Anonymous: How exactly does Hufflepuff blood taste? Is it different from Ravenclaw, or Gryffindor?
: Wat Da Hell is a Hufelpuf?? ....... id leik to FIND out
"I've always thought in Hufflepuff they just spend the day making stuff with safety scissors and glitter."
Cedric was walking away from the sort of glory Hufflepuff hadn't had in centuries.
"We sing a song, we mop the floor. A Hufflepuff can open your door!"
He was sucking some blood from a Hufflepuff.
— Throwaway line from My Immortal
(the only mention of Hufflepuff in the story)
Cedric: Hufflepuffs are particularly good finders!
: What the hell is a Hufflepuff?
— Cedric Diggory
(clinging to the only bit of characterisation that the Hufflepuffs get) and Albus Dumbledore
, A Very Potter Musical
"This may surprise people, but it is the truth...In many, many ways, Hufflepuff is my favourite House. Here's my reasoning, bear with me. (Again, I don't want to spoil things too much for people who haven't read the whole series, so I'm going to say what I'm about to say quite carefully). There comes a point in the final book where each House has the choice whether or not to rise to a certain challenge, and that's everyone in the House. The Slytherins, for reasons that are understandable, decide they'd rather not play. The Ravenclaws, some decide they will, some decide they won't. The Hufflepuffs, virtually to a person, stay, as do the Gryffindors. Now, the Gryffindors comprise a lot of foolhardy and show-offy people, that's just the way it is, I'm a Gryffindor, I'm allowed to say it. You know, there's bravery, and there's also showboating, and sometimes the two go together. The Hufflepuffs stayed for a different reason; they weren't trying to show off, they weren't being reckless, that's the essence of Hufflepuff House. Now my oldest child (my daughter, Jessica) said something very profound to me, not very many days ago, actually, she said to me —and she, by the way, was not sorted into Hufflepuff House— but, she said to me, 'I think we should all want to be Hufflepuffs.' I can only say to you, that I would not be at all disappointed to be sorted into Hufflepuff House."