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Can wizards throw around raw magical energy without any spell?

According to Toby's comment on this thread: There was some mention (in Order of the Phoenix, I believe) about them being able to throw around raw magical energy without it actually being "focused"...
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Which Harry Potter novel is the quote “Things are gonna get serious for you” from?

I read this quote from Harry Potter in the book or on the Internet, I don't remember. I think I read it 3-4 years ago. It was like Things are gonna get serious for you. This quote was a play on ...
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Was Lupin's comment to Harry about fear affected by Franklin Roosevelt? If so, why did Rowling choose this?

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, after Harry explained the boggart would change into a dementor for him, Lupin says, "That suggests that what you fear most of all, is fear itself. This is ...
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What is the provenance of this Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets quote

In a couple of answers that have been posted on this site today (one, two) a quote has been used (to good effect, I hope the authors of these answers know I don't mean to slight their knowledge of ...