Tom Marvolo Riddle Quotes in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)


Tom Marvolo Riddle Quotes:

  • Tom Marvolo Riddle: How is it that a baby with no extraordinary magical talent was able to defeat the greatest wizard of all time? How did you escape with nothing but a scar, while Lord Voldemort's powers were destroyed?

    Harry: Why do you care how I escaped? Voldemort was after your time!

    Tom Marvolo Riddle: Voldemort is my past, present, and future.

  • Harry: You. You're the Heir of Slytherin. You're Voldemort.

    Tom Marvolo Riddle: Surely you didn't think I was going to keep my filthy Muggle father's name? No. I fashioned myself a new name, a name I knew wizards everywhere would one day fear to speak, when I became the greatest sorcerer in the world!

    Harry: Albus Dumbledore is the greatest sorcerer in the world!

    Tom Marvolo Riddle: Dumbledore's been driven out of this castle by the mere memory of me!

  • Tom Marvolo Riddle: So this is what Dumbledore sends his great defender. A songbird and an old hat.

  • Harry: [writing inside Tom Riddle's diary] My name is Harry Potter.

    [the words disappear, then other words appear in the diary]

    Tom Marvolo Riddle: Hello, Harry Potter, my name is Tom Riddle.

    Harry: [writing] Do you know anything about the Chamber of Secrets?

    Tom Marvolo Riddle: [word appears] Yes...

    Harry: Can you tell me?

    Tom Marvolo Riddle: No...

    [Harry sighs in frustration, but then sees the next words, and get excited]

    Tom Marvolo Riddle: But I can show you... Let me take you back 50 years ago... 13th June.

    [the pages turn to this date, then Harry is swept inside the diary]

  • [to Tom Riddle]

    Harry: [smiling] I bet Dumbledore saw right through you.

    Tom Marvolo Riddle: He certainly kept an annoyingly close watch on me after that!

    [walks around Harry]

    Tom Marvolo Riddle: I knew it wouldn't be safe to open the Chamber again while I was still at school so I decided to leave behind a Diary, preserving by 16-year old self in its pages so that ond day, I would be able to lead another to finish Salazar Slytherin's noble work!

  • Tom Marvolo Riddle: Let's match the power of Lord Voldemort, Heir of Salazar Slytherin, against the famous Harry Potter.

  • Tom Marvolo Riddle: Haven't I told you? Killing Mudbloods doesn't matter to me any more. For many months now, my new target has been you.

  • Tom Marvolo Riddle: Funny, the damage a silly little book can do, especially in the hands of a silly little girl.

  • [Tom watches wizards carry a dead student away]

    Dumbledore: Riddle. Come.

    Tom Marvolo Riddle: [looks upstairs and sees Dumbledore, who is fifty years younger] Professor Dumbledore.

    Harry: Dumbledore?

    Dumbledore: It is not wise to be wandering around this late hour, Tom.

    Tom Marvolo Riddle: Yes, Professor. I suppose I-I had to see for myself if the rumors were true.

    Dumbledore: I'm afraid they are, Tom. They are true.

    Tom Marvolo Riddle: About the school, as well? I don't have a home to go to. They wouldn't really close Hogwarts, would they, Professor?

    Dumbledore: I understand, Tom. But, I'm afraid Headmaster Dippet may have no choice.

    Tom Marvolo Riddle: Sir, if it all stopped. If the person responsible was caught...

    Dumbledore: Is there something you wish to tell me?

    Tom Marvolo Riddle: No, sir. Nothing.

    Dumbledore: [he examines Riddle, but then shrugs it off] Very well, then. Off you go.

    Tom Marvolo Riddle: Goodnight, sir.

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