"Don't give me that nonsense. Nothing personal? Maybe not to you, but it is damn well personal to somebody else. And believe me, that matters more than you can imagine. I defy you to prove that 'personal' hasn't even once affected how you did your job."
"I once found a book on Alchemy in the school library. Didn't understand a word of it. Some jumble of Old English describing a bird eating its own wings. The librarian explained things a lot more clearly. The process of creating a Philosopher's Stone …