82 Best Harry Potter Quotes

82 Best Harry Potter Quotes

J. K. Rowling inspired a whole generation of readers with her fascinating stories. The Harry Potter saga made us cry, laugh, and, at times, even dwell on our own purpose in life. Even though the first books seemed to be mainly addressed to a children’s audience, the last ones really showed us J. K. Rowling’s talent in crafting stories for all ages. From love to friendship and even death, the Harry Potter saga seems to discuss every important topic in life!

Here are 82 of the best harry potter quotes in the whole saga divided into categories ranging from ‘death’ to ‘love’ to ‘friendship’ and more. Whether this is your first time reading them out loud or whether you know them by heart, you will surely enjoy these magical harry potter quotes!

Harry Potter Quotes on Love

“Oh, to be young and feel love’s keen sting.” — Albus Dumbledore

“To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” — Albus Dumbledore 

“You’re the one who is weak. You will never know love or friendship. And I feel sorry for you.” — Harry Potter

“It is impossible to manufacture or imitate love.” — Professor Slughorn

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

“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” — Albus Dumbledore

“You are protected, in short, by your ability to love!” — Albus Dumbledore

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Harry Potter Quotes on Friendship

“We can’t choose our fate, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that.” — 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

“You are the most insensitive wart I have ever had the misfortune to meet.” — Hermione Granger

“Books! And cleverness! There are more important things – friendships and bravery.” — Hermione Granger

“He must have known I’d want to leave you.” “No, he must have known you would always want to come back” — Ron Weasley and Harry Potter

“Sometimes friendship means not having to say anything. Thank yous and apologies can sometimes get lost, but that doesn’t mean they’re unexpressed.” — J.K. Rowling

“You need your friends, Harry.” — Albus Dumbledore

“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.” — J. K. Rowling

“We’re with you whatever happens.” — Hermione Granger

“Then you should have died! Died, rather than betray your friends, as we would have done for you.” — Sirius Black

Harry Potter Quotes on Life

“It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” — Albus Dumbledore

“What’s life without a little risk?” Sirius Black

“Time will not slow down when something unpleasant lies ahead.” — J. K. Rowling

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

“Curiosity is not a sin…. But we should exercise caution with our curiosity.” — Albus Dumbledore

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

“Bad times like that bring out the best in some people and the worst in others.” — Sirius Black 

“It’s not our abilities that make us who we are, Harry. It’s our choices” — Albus Dumbledore

“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

“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” — Albus Dumbledore

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

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

“Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.” — Albus Dumbledore

“Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.” — Luna Lovegood

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

“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

“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 botheri’ with.’” — Rubeus Hagrid

“We must all face the choice between what is right, and what is easy.” — Albus Dumbledore

“For in dreams we enter a world that is entirely our own. Let them swim in the deepest ocean or glide over the highest cloud.” — Albus Dumbledore

“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

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

“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.” — Albus Dumbledore

“Wit beyond measure is a man’s greatest treasure.” — Luna Lovegood

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

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

“It is my belief that the truth is generally preferable to lies.” — Albus Dumbledore

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” — Albus Dumbledore

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

“No story lives unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love best do live in us forever.” — J.K. Rowling

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Harry Potter Quotes on Death

“Killing is not so easy as the innocent believe.” — J. K. Rowling

“Taunting Death … means pitting oneself against a wily enemy who cannot lose.” — J. K. Rowling

“You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble?” — Albus Dumbledore

“We do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.” — Albus Dumbledore

“The ones that love us never really leave us. You can always find them, in here.” — Sirius Black

“To the well-organised mind, death is but the next great adventure.” — Albus Dumbledore

Harry Potter Quotes That Made Us Laugh

“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

“Honestly, if you were any slower, you’d be going backward.” — Draco Malfoy

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

Well, thank you for that assessment, Mr Weasley. Perhaps it would be more useful if I were to transfigure Mr Potter and yourself into a pocket watch. That way, one of you might be on time.” — Professor McGonagall

“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

“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

“You’re a little scary sometimes, you know that? Brilliant… but scary.” — Ron Weasley

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

“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” — Albus Dumbledore

“Why is it when something happens, it is always you three?” — Professor McGonagall

“ I will not have you, in the course of a single evening, besmirching that name by behaving like a babbling, bumbling band of baboons!​​” — Professor McGonagall

“Who cares? I mean, it’s sort of exciting, isn’t it, breaking the rules.” — Hermione Granger

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Harry Potter Quotes on Studying and Productivity

“When in doubt, go to the library” — Ron Weasley

“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

“Run like you have to get to the library.” — Hermione Granger

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

“Honestly, don’t you two read?” — Hermione Granger

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default” — J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter Quotes on Equality and Social Justice

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

“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” — Albus Dumbledore

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

“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

“Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself” — Hermione Granger

“It is important to fight and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay though never quite eradicated.” — Albus Dumbledore

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

Iconic Harry Potter Quotes

“You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.” — Albus Dumbledore

“Not my daughter, you b*tch!” — Molly Weasley

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

“Your devotion is nothing more than cowardice. You would not be here if you had anywhere else to go.” — Voldemort

“It’s leviOsa, not levioSA!” — Hermione Granger

“You’re just as sane as I am.” — Luna Lovegood

“I solemnly swear I am up to no good.” ― Harry Potter

“Always.” — Severus Snape