Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Quick-Quotes Quill

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Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic
Quick-Quotes Quill
Type Magical device
Features Transcription of what is thought by writer
First Appearance Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Overview[edit | edit source]

A Quick-Quotes Quill is a quill that automatically transcribes what is spoken in its presence.

Extended Description[edit | edit source]

Beginner warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.

We first see this when it is produced by Rita Skeeter, when she is interviewing Harry, immediately before the Weighing of the Wands ceremony. Rita's Quill is an acid-green, and she seems to like the flavour of it, as she sucks on the end of it briefly before setting it on the parchment.

We also find that it does not actually record accurately what is being said. This particular Quill seems to generate text that only vaguely resembles what is spoken, slanting it to make it sensational.

Analysis[edit | edit source]

It is certain that this particular quill and Rita are very attuned, as the Quill seems to produce the sort of story, on its own, that Rita is famous for. One must wonder if the Quill can be tuned, however, as the story that Rita produces with, apparently, the exact same Quill in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix seems to be written straight, when we see it published in The Quibbler

Questions[edit | edit source]

Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here.

Greater Picture[edit | edit source]

Intermediate warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.