Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by British author, J. K. Rowling. The novels chronicle the lives of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Profoundly inspirational Harry Potter quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. – Albus Dumbledore
‘There are all kinds of courage,’ said Dumbledore, smiling. ‘It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.’
‘The truth.’ Dumbledore sighed. ‘It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.’
There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.
‘Ah, music,’ he said, wiping his eyes. ‘A magic beyond all we do here!’ – Albus Dumbledore
I hope you’re pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed – or worse, expelled. Now if you don’t mind, I’m going to bed. – Hermione Granger
Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves it’s own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever. – Albus Dumbledore
Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself. – Albus Dumbledore
As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all – the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them. – Albus Dumbledore
‘Don’t play,’ said Hermione at once.
‘Say you’re ill,’ said Ron.
‘Pretend to break your leg,’ Hermione suggested.
‘Really break your leg,’ said Ron.
‘I know some things,’ he said. ‘I can, you know, do math and stuff. – Harry Potter
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live. – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry then did something that was both very brave and very stupid.
The wand chooses the wizard. – Garrick Ollivander
Funny way to get to a wizards’ school, the train. Magic carpets all got punctures, have they? – Uncle Vernon
Troll – in the dungeons – thought you ought to know. – Professor Quirrell
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Quotes
Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain. – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Training for the ballet, Potter? – Draco Malfoy
Of all the trees we could’ve hit, we had to get one that hits back. – Ron Weasley
Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself. – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
When in doubt, go to the library. – Ron Weasley
Hearing voices no one else can hear isn’t a good sign, even in the wizarding world. – Ron Weasley
You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it. – Albus Dumbledore
‘Do I look stupid?’ snarled Uncle Vernon, a bit of fried egg dangling from his bushy mustache.
Honestly, if you were any slower, you’d be going backward. – Draco Malfoy
Snape was looking as though the first person to ask him for a Love Potion would be force-fed poison.
‘Jiggery pokery!’ said Harry in a fierce voice. ‘Hocus pocus – squiggly wiggly -‘
‘MUUUUUUM!’ howled Dudley, ‘He’s doing you know what!’
Fawkes is a phoenix, Harry. Phoenixes burst into flame when it is time for them to die and are reborn from the ashes. – Albus Dumbledore
‘Offend Dobby!’ choked the elf. ‘Dobby has never been asked to sit down by a wizard – like an equal.’
I’ll be in my bedroom, making no noise and pretending I’m not there. – Harry Potter
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. – Albus Dumbledore
Fame is a fickle friend, Harry. Celebrity is as celebrity does. Remember that. – Gilderoy Lockhart
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Quotes
Don’t let the muggles get you down. – Ron Weasley
But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Mr. Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people’s business.
Mr. Prongs agrees with Mr. Moony, and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git.
Mr. Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a professor.
Mr. Wormtail bids Professor Snape good day, and advises him to wash his hair, the slimeball. – The Marauder’s Map
I solemnly swear that I am up to no good. – George Weasley
The ones that love us never really leave us. You can always find them, in here. – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
You think the dead we loved truly ever leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly in times of great trouble? – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. – Albus Dumbledore
You think the dead we loved truly ever leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly in times of great trouble? – Albus Dumbledore
I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for. – Sirius Black
‘I dreamed I was buying new shoes last night,’ said Ron. ‘What d’ya think that’s gonna mean?’
‘Probably that you’re going to be eaten by a giant marshmallow or something,’ said Harry.
Are you insane? Of course I want to leave the Dursleys! Have you got a house? When can I move in? – Harry Potter
‘Have you ever seen anything quite as pathetic?’ said Malfoy. ‘And he’s supposed to be our teacher!’
Harry and Ron both made furious moves toward Malfoy, but Hermione got there first – SMACK!
She had slapped Malfoy across the face with all the strength she could muster. Malfoy staggered. Harry, Ron, Crabbe, and Goyle stood flabbergasted as Hermione raised her hand again.
Mischief Managed! – Harry Potter
The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed. – Albus Dumbledore
‘I’m not going to be murdered,’ Harry said out loud.
‘That’s the spirit, dear,’ said his mirror sleepily.
Why, dear boy, we don’t send wizards to Azkaban just for blowing up their aunts. – Cornelius Fudge
Professor Kettleburn, our Care of Magical Creatures teacher, retired at the end of last year in order to enjoy more time with his remaining limbs. – Albus Dumbledore
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Quotes
If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. – Sirius Black
Your devotion is nothing more than cowardice. You would not be here if you had anywhere else to go. – Voldemort
I am what I am, an’ I’m not ashamed. ‘Never be ashamed,’ my ol’ dad used ter say, ‘there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth botherin’ with. – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be. – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
‘You seem to be drowning twice,’ said Hermione.
‘Oh, am I?’ said Ron peering down at his predictions. ‘I’d better change one of them to getting trampled by a rampaging Hippogriff.’
It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be. – Albus Dumbledore
Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory. – Albus Dumbledore
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy. – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it. – Albus Dumbledore
We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. – Albus Dumbledore
Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open. – Albus Dumbledore
Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open. – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it. – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery. – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
No good sittin’ worryin’ abou’ it. What’s comin’ will come, an’ we’ll meet it when it does. – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
It is my belief…that the truth is generally preferable to lies. – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Just because it’s taken you three years to notice, Ron, doesn’t mean no one else has spotted I’m a girl! – Hermione Granger
Time will not slow down when something unpleasant lies ahead.
Anyone can speak Troll. All you have to do is point and grunt. – Fred Weasley
‘I’m never wearing them,’ Ron was saying stubbornly. ‘Never.’
‘Fine,’ snapped Mrs. Weasley. ‘Go naked. And, Harry, make sure you get a picture of him. Goodness knows I could do with a laugh.’
Curiosity is not a sin…. But we should exercise caution with our curiosity… yes, indeed. – Albus Dumbledore
Twitchy little ferret, aren’t you, Malfoy? – Hermione Granger
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Quotes
Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike. – Albus Dumbledore
Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have. – Hermione Granger
Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure. – Luna Lovegood
Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect. – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I think I’ll just go down and have some pudding and wait for it all to turn up – it always does in the end. – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I mean, it’s sort of exciting, isn’t it, breaking the rules? – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are. – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
‘You do care,’ said Dumbledore. He had not flinched or made a single move to stop Harry demolishing his office. His expression was calm, almost detached. ‘You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.’
Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have. – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Don’t worry. You’re just as sane as I am. – Luna Lovegood
Yeah, Quirrell was a great teacher. There was just that minor drawback of him having Lord Voldemort sticking out of the back of his head! – Harry Potter
Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human … the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength. – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Thoughts could leave deeper scars than almost anything else. – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
The world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters. We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are. – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young. – Albus Dumbledore
‘You should write a book,’ Ron told Hermione as he cut up his potatoes, ‘translating mad things girls do so boys can understand them.’
‘Well?’ Ron said finally, looking up at Harry. ‘How was it?’
Harry considered it for a moment. ‘Wet,’ he said truthfully.
Ron made a noise that might have indicated jubilation or disgust, it was hard to tell.
‘Because she was crying,’ Harry continued heavily.
‘Oh,’ said Ron, his smile faded slightly. ‘Are you that bad at kissing?’
‘Dunno,’ said Harry, who hadn’t considered this, and immediately felt rather worried. ‘Maybe I am.’
The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure. Thoughts are not etched on the inside of skulls, to be perused by an invader. The mind is a complex and many-layered thing. – Severus Snape
‘Mistletoe,’ said Luna dreamily, pointing at a large clump of white berries placed almost over Harry’s head. He jumped out from under it.
‘Good thinking,’ said Luna seriously. ‘It’s often infested with nargles.’
‘First sign of madness, talking to your own head,’ said a sly voice from the empty picture on the wall.
‘Ron,’ said Hermione in a dignified voice, ‘you are the most insensitive wart I have ever had the misfortune to meet.’
Ah well… wand still in your jeans? Both buttocks still on? Okay, let’s go. – Nymphadora Tonks
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Quotes
Once again, you show all the sensitivity of a blunt axe. – Nearly Headless Nick
Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure. – Albus Dumbledore
Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right. – Hermione Granger
‘The thing about growing up with Fred and George,’ said Ginny thoughtfully, ‘is that you sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.’
And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure. – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve. – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more. – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
‘An Unbreakable Vow?’ said Ron, looking stunned. ‘Nah, he can’t have…. Are you sure?’
‘Yes I’m sure,’ said Harry. ‘Why, what does it mean?’
‘Well, you can’t break an Unbreakable Vow…’
‘I’d worked that much out for myself, funnily enough.’
Harry was left to ponder in silence the depths to which girls would sink to get revenge.
‘I don’t mean to be rude-‘ he began, in a tone that threatened rudeness in every syllable.
‘Yet, sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often,’ Dumbledore finished the sentence gravely.’
When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love. – Horace Slughorn
Harry looked around; there was Ginny running toward him; she had a hard blazing look in her face as she threw her arms around him. And without thinking, without planning it, without worrying about the fact that fifty people were watching, Harry kissed her. After several long moments, or it might have been half an hour-or possibly several sunlit days- they broke apart.
It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more. – Albus Dumbledore
Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth. – Albus Dumbledore
I am a wizard, not a baboon brandishing a stick. – Lines written in detention by Seamus Finnigan
You need your friends, Harry. – Albus Dumbledore
‘You have not asked me, for instance, what is my favorite flavor of jam, to check that I am indeed Professor Dumbledore and not an impostor.’
‘I didn’t…’ Harry began, not entirely sure whether he was being reprimanded or not.
‘For future reference, Harry, it is raspberry…although of course, if I were a Death Eater, I would have been sure to research my own jam preferences before impersonating myself. – Albus Dumbledore
He can run faster than Severus Snape confronted with shampoo. – Fred Weasley
I always said he was mental. Brilliant and everything, but cracked. – Ron Weasley
‘How do you feel, Georgie?’ whispered Mrs. Weasley.
George’s fingers groped for the side of his head.
‘Saintlike,’ he murmured.
‘What’s wrong with him?’ croaked Fred, looking terrified. ‘Is his mind affected?’
‘Saintlike,’ repeated George, opening his eyes and looking up at his brother. ‘You see…I’m HOLEY, Fred, geddit?’
Here lies Dobby, a free elf. – Written on Dobby’s gravestone
Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
‘After all this time?’
‘Always,’ said Snape.
‘Er – no, they don’t,’ said Harry. ‘They think I’m a waste of space, actually, but I’m used to -‘
‘I don’t think you’re a waste of space.’
If Harry had not seen Dudley’s lips move, he might not have believed it. As it was, he stared at Dudley for several seconds before accepting that it must have been his cousin who had spoken; for one thing, Dudley had turned red. Harry was embarrassed and astonished himself.
‘Well . . . er . . . thanks, Dudley.’
Do not pity the dead, Harry, pity the living, and above all those who live without love. – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both influencing injury, and remedying it. – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Until the very end. – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on Earth should that mean it’s not real? – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving. – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real? – Albus Dumbledore
‘Ron, you know full well Harry and I were brought up by Muggles!’ said Hermione. ‘We didn’t hear stories like that when we were little, we heard Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella -‘
‘What’s that, an illness?’ asked Ron.
It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well. – Albus Dumbledore
‘So it all comes down to this, doesn’t it?’ whispered Harry. ‘Does the wand in your hand know its last master was Disarmed? Because if it does . . . I am the true master of the Elder Wand.’
‘That wand’s more trouble than it’s worth,’ said Harry. ‘And quite honestly,’ he turned away from the painted portraits, thinking now only of the four-poster bed lying waiting for him in Gryffindor Tower, and wondering whether Kreacher might bring him a sandwich there, ‘I’ve had enough trouble for a lifetime.’
Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love. – Albus Dumbledore
‘Snape’s patronus was a doe,’ said Harry, ‘the same as my mother’s because he loved her for nearly all of his life, from when they were children.’
‘Albus Severus,’ Harry said quietly, so that nobody but Ginny could hear, and she was tactful enough to pretend to be waving to Rose, who was now on the train, ‘you were named for two headmasters of Hogwarts. One of them was a Slytherin and he was probably the bravest man I ever knew.’
‘You’ll stay with me?’ [- Harry Potter]
‘Until the very end,’ said James.