I somehow missed this. Shame on me, and I'm a Prefect!:
"There is nothing worse than death, Dumbledore!" "You are quite wrong. Indeed, your failure to understand that there are things much worse than death has always been your greatest weakness." Who are the two people in this conversations?
Toughie! Har har, it's Voldemort and Dumbledore from the Order of the Phoenix. Which I need to either reread or listen to but I'm currently reading a vampire story* so that'll just have to come later.
*Yes, I finished the Fox Woman. And this is my very first vampire story, whatever that may mean. Wait, were there vampires in Harry Potter? Okay, well, this is my very first vampire-as-majority story.