Those who are fans of the Harry Potter series grew up with it. These films taught valuable lessons and somehow managed to do so while also still being entertaining! One of the most prominent characteristics that Potter heads take pride in is their ability to quote the books and the movies.
With some searching, Penn Book was able to find quite a few quotes from the wizarding world! Here we have a collection of Famous Harry Potter Quotes from the movies and books that should be remembered by all fans, alongside where they came from.
Famous Quotes from Harry Potter
Harry Potter is a beloved fantasy book series written by J.K. Rowling. The series follows the adventures of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger as they attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and fight against the evil Lord Voldemort.
The series has become a cultural phenomenon, inspiring millions of fans around the world. Many of the quotes from the series have become iconic and are still widely quoted today.
These quotes range from the wise words of Dumbledore to the humorous one-liners from Ron. They touch upon themes such as friendship, bravery, love, and the power of imagination. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a newcomer to the series, these Harry Potter quotes are sure to inspire and delight.
Inspirational Harry Potter Quotes
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
‘The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.’ — 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.
It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live. ― Albus Dumbledore
To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. ― Albus Dumbledore
Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.
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 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.’
You’re a little scary sometimes, you know that? Brilliant … but scary. — Ron Weasley
Yer a wizard Harry. ― Rubeus Hagrid
’ Ah, music,’ he said, wiping his eyes. ‘A magic beyond all we do here!’ — Albus Dumbledore
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
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself. — Hermione Granger
Fame is a fickle friend, Harry. Celebrity is as celebrity does. Remember that. — Gilderoy Lockhart
I’ll be in my bedroom, making no noise and pretending I’m not there. — Harry Potter
Hearing voices no one else can hear isn’t a good sign, even in the wizarding world. — Ron Weasley
When in doubt, go to the library. — Ron Weasley
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. — Albus Dumbledore
Honestly, if you were any slower, you’d be going backward. — Draco Malfoy
Dobby is free. — Dobby
Training for the ballet, Potter? — Draco Malfoy
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
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
I solemnly swear I am up to no good. ― Harry Potter
Why, dear boy, we don’t send wizards to Azkaban just for blowing up their aunts. — Cornelius Fudge
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
Honestly, am I the only person who’s ever bothered to read ‘Hogwarts: A History?’ — Hermione Granger
But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. ― 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
Mischief Managed! — Harry Potter
Don’t let the muggles get you down. — Ron Weasley
I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for. — Sirius Black
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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
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
Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open. — Albus Dumbledore
It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be. ― Albus Dumbledore
We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. — Albus Dumbledore
Your devotion is nothing more than cowardice. You would not be here if you had anywhere else to go. — Voldemort
Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it. — Albus Dumbledore
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
Anyone can speak Troll. All you have to do is point and grunt. — Fred Weasley
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
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Give her hell from us, Peeves.’ And Peeves, whom Harry had never seen take an order from a student before, swept his belled hat from his head and sprang to a salute as Fred and George wheeled about to tumultuous applause from the students below and sped out of the open front doors into the glorious sunset. ― Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I mean, it’s sort of exciting, isn’t it, breaking the rules? — 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
Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike. — Albus Dumbledore
I think we’ve outgrown full-time education … Time to test our talents in the real world, d’you reckon?, — Fred Weasley
Harry witnessed Professor McGonagall walking right past Peeves who was determinedly loosening a crystal chandelier and could have sworn he heard her tell the poltergeist out of the corner of her mouth, ‘It unscrews the other way.’ ― 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
Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect. ― Luna Lovegood.
Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure. — Luna Lovegood
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. ― Luna Lovegood
Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have. ― Hermione Granger
You can laugh, but people used to believe there were no such things as the Blibbering Humdinger or the Crumple-Horned Snorkack! ― Luna Lovegood
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
And now, Harry, let us step out 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 is that you sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.’ — Ginny Weasley
#Harry Potter movie quotes
Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth. — Albus Dumbledore
Once again, you show all the sensitivity of a blunt axe. — Nearly Headless Nick
It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more. — Albus Dumbledore
There is no need to call me ‘sir,’ Professor. —Harry Potter
You’re just as sane as I am. —Luna Lovegood
I am a wizard, not a baboon brandishing a stick.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
It is the quality of one’s convictions that determines success, not the number of followers. —Remus Lupin
‘No, Harry, you listen,’ said Hermione. ‘We’re coming with you. That was decided months ago — years, really.’
Harry was left to ponder in silence the depths to which girls would sink to get revenge.
’ 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.’
Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving. — Kingsley Shacklebolt
Not my daughter, you b*tch! ― Molly Weasley
And Percy was shaking his brother, and Ron was kneeling beside them, and Fred’s eyes stared without seeing, the ghost of his last laugh still etched upon his face.
He can run faster than Severus Snape confronted with shampoo. — Fred Weasley
‘Why are they all staring?’ demanded Albus as he and Rose craned around to look at the other students. ‘Don’t let it worry you,’ said Ron. ‘It’s me. I’m extremely famous.’
Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real? ― Albus Dumbledore
I’ve always wanted to use that spell. ― Minerva McGonagall
All was well.
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
‘He must have known I’d run out on you.’ ‘No,’ Harry corrected him. ‘He must’ve always known you’d always want to come back.’
‘After all this time?’ ‘Always,’ said Snape.
Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it. ― Albus Dumbledore
Harry Potter Quotes About Love
Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.– Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
It is impossible to manufacture or imitate love.– Horace Slughorn, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.— Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
What do I care how he looks? I am good-looking enough for both of us, I theenk! All these scars show is zat my husband is brave!– Fleur Delacour, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Family…Whatever yeh say, blood’s important. . . .– Rubeus Hagrid, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I cared more for your happiness than your knowing the truth, more for your peace of mind than my plan, more for your life than the lives that might be lost if the plan failed.– Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter Quotes About Friendship
Books! And cleverness! There are more important things — friendship and bravery.– Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
We’re with you whatever happens.– Ron Weasley, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
He must have known I’d want to leave you. ― Ron Weasley & Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
No, he must have known you would always want to come back. ― Ron Weasley & Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Sometimes you remind me a lot of James. He called it my ‘furry little problem’ in company. Many people were under the impression that I owned a badly behaved rabbit. ― Remus Lupin, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
I enjoyed the meetings, too. It was like having friends. ― Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Nobody’s ever asked me to a party before, as a friend. Is that why you dyed your eyebrow, for the party? Should I do mine too? ― Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
You’re the one who is weak. You will never know love or friendship. And I feel sorry for you. ― Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I believe your friends Misters Fred and George Weasley were responsible for trying to send you a toilet seat. No doubt they thought it would amuse you. ― Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Best Harry Potter Quotes That Never Made It Into The Movies
Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back! – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. You know, the Stone was really not such a wonderful thing. 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, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Curiosity is not a sin. But we should exercise caution with our curiosity. – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human. – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Well, that’s a good sign, I never feel you perform as well in exams if you’re not a bit nervous,
Best Quotes From Harry Potter Books
We’ll send you a Hogwarts toilet seat. —George Weasley, Harry Potter, and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Alas! Ear wax! —Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter, and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
You haven’t got a letter on your [sweater]. 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, Harry Potter, and the Sorcerer’s Stone
MOLLY WEASLEY: “Your sons flew that car to Harry’s house and back last night! What have you got to say about that, eh?”
ARTHUR WEASLEY: “Did you really? Did it go all right?” —Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Of all the trees we could’ve hit, we had to get one that hits back. —Ron Weasley after flying the Weasley car into the Whomping Willow, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Amazing! Amazing! This is just like magic! —Gilderoy Lockhart, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
HERMIONE: “Harry, don’t go picking a row with Malfoy, don’t forget, he’s a prefect now, he could make life difficult for you.”
HARRY: “Wow, I wonder what it’d be like to have a difficult life?” —Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Other Favorite Harry Potter Quotations
’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.’
Time will not slow down when something unpleasant lies ahead.
GEORGE: Hello, Harry. We thought we heard your dulcet tones.
FRED: You don’t want to bottle up your anger like that, Harry, let it all out. There might be a couple of people fifty miles away who didn’t hear you. —Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Oh, angsty Book 5 Harry.
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
RITA SKEETER: Congratulations, Harry! I wonder if you could give me a quick word? How you felt facing that dragon? How you feel now, about the fairness of the scoring?
HARRY: Yeah, you can have a word. Good-bye. —Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Unfortunately, this sick burn does little to keep wizarding tabloid journalist Rita Skeeter at bay.
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
Snape was looking as though the first person to ask him for a Love Potion would be force-fed poison.
’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.’
I’m going to keep going until I succeed—or I die. Don’t think I don’t know how this might end. I’ve known it for years. — Harry Potter
That wand’s more trouble than it’s worth. And quite honestly, I’ve had enough trouble for a lifetime. — Harry Potter
We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving. — Kingsley Shacklebolt
‘Does it hurt?’ The childish question had escaped Harry’s lips before he could stop it. ‘Dying? Not at all,’ said Sirius. ‘Quicker and easier than falling asleep.’
‘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.
Not my daughter, you b*tch! ― Molly Weasley
Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love. ― Albus Dumbledore
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.
Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself. — Albus Dumbledore
‘I know some things,’ he said. ‘I can, you know, do math and stuff.’ — Harry Potter
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
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.
‘Offend Dobby!’ choked the elf. ‘Dobby has never been asked to sit down by a wizard — like an equal.’
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
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. — Albus Dumbledore
‘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.
‘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.
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.
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 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.’
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
‘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
‘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.’
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 should write a book,’ Ron told Hermione as he cut up his potatoes, ‘translating mad things girls do so boys can understand them.’
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
FAQs About Harry Potter Quotes
Who are some of the most quoted characters in Harry Potter?
Albus Dumbledore, Hagrid, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley are some of the most quoted characters in the series.
What themes do Harry Potter quotes explore?
The quotes in the series touch upon themes such as friendship, bravery, love, and the power of imagination, as well as the importance of facing fears and standing up for what is right.
How have Harry Potter quotes impacted popular culture?
Harry Potter quotes have become iconic and are widely quoted and referenced in popular culture. The series has inspired a massive fan following and has had a significant impact on modern pop culture.
If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, then these quotes are definitely for you! They capture the feeling of the series perfectly and will no doubt make you feel nostalgic. So go ahead and give them a read – you won’t regret it!
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