Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Quick-Quotes Quill
|Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic|
|Features||Transcription of what is thought by writer|
|First Appearance||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire|
A Quick-Quotes Quill is a quill that automatically transcribes what is spoken in its presence.
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.
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