Best Harry Potter Quotes

Looking for the finest Harry Potter quotes that encapsulate the series’ enchantment?

From our bookcases and on the big screen, the colorful gang of witches and wizards at Hogwarts School of Wizardry taught us about life, friendship, love, acceptance, death, and courage, leaving us with scores of lines and experiences we’ll never forget.

You are not alone if you still cry when you think of the Battle of Hogwarts and can’t stop laughing when you imagine what Hermione, Harry, and Ron might be up to as adults.

Whether you’re reading the words for the first time or the thousandth, they’ll undoubtedly appeal to something deep within you — something that encourages you to be brave in the face of misfortune while simultaneously confirming that friendship and love are the most valuable and beautiful things in the world.

Continue reading to learn about the top Harry Potter quotes of all time.

“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

“There will be no foolish wand-waving or silly incantations in this class. As such, I don’t expect many of you to appreciate the subtle science and exact art that is potion-making. However, for those select few who possess the predisposition, I can teach you how to bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses. I can tell you how to bottle fame, brew glory, and even put a stopper in death. Then again, maybe some of you have come to Hogwarts in possession of abilities so formidable that you feel confident enough to not pay attention!”

Professor Severus Snape

“‘The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.'”

Albus Dumbledore

“I’ll be in my bedroom, making no noise and pretending I’m not there.”

Harry Potter

“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

“Troll — in the dungeons — thought you ought to know.”

Professor Quirrell

“Funny way to get to a wizards’ school, the train. Magic carpets all got punctures, have they?”

Uncle Vernon

“Hearing voices no one else can hear isn’t a good sign, even in the wizarding world.”

Ron Weasley

“Fame is a fickle friend, Harry. Celebrity is as celebrity does. Remember that.”

Gilderoy Lockhart

“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”

George Weasley

“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”

Albus Dumbledore

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

Albus Dumbledore

“When in doubt, go to the library.”

Ron Weasley

“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

“Are you insane? Of course I want to leave the Dursleys! Have you got a house? When can I move in?”

Harry Potter

“I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for.”

Sirius Black

“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

“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”

Albus Dumbledore

“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”

Albus Dumbledore

“Anyone can speak Troll. All you have to do is point and grunt.”

Fred Weasley

“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.’”

Rubeus Hagrid

“I mean, it’s sort of exciting, isn’t it, breaking the rules?”

Hermione Granger

“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

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

Albus Dumbledore

“The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.”

Albus Dumbledore

“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

“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

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”

Albus Dumbledore

“Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.”

Albus Dumbledore

“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

“‘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.’”

Harry Potter

“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

“Once again, you show all the sensitivity of a blunt axe.”

Nearly Headless Nick

“Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.”

Hermione Granger

“When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.”

Horace Slughorn

“He can run faster than Severus Snape confronted with shampoo.”

Fred Weasley

“You can laugh, but people used to believe there were no such things as the Blibbering Humdinger or the Crumple-Horned Snorkack!”

Luna Lovegood

“Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have.”

Hermione Granger

“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”

Albus Dumbledore

“‘The thing about growing up with Fred and George is that you sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.’”

Ginny Weasley

“It is the quality of one’s convictions that determines success, not the number of followers.”

Remus Lupin

“Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”

Kingsley Shacklebolt

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”

Albus Dumbledore

“And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”

Albus Dumbledore

“You haven’t got a letter on yours. I suppose she thinks you don’t forget your name. But we’re not stupid — we know we’re called Gred and Forge.”

George Weasley

“Well, that’s a good sign, I never feel you perform as well in exams if you’re not a bit nervous,”

Hermione Granger

“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.”

Sirius Black

That concludes our list of best Harry Potter quotes. If you want us to add more, drop a comment.

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