May 6, 2020
60+ Magical Harry Potter Quotes That Will Never Get Old

Harry Potter. Two words that conjure up a world of magic. A world where hats talk, motorbikes fly, and an orphaned boy with a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead is freed from his dreary life locked in the cupboard under the stairs when a bushy-bearded jolly half-giant tells him on the stroke of midnight on his 11th birthday, “Yer a wizard Harry”. From this world, we gained not only a miraculous, timeless experience, but also some of the best Harry Potter quotes we can use in various contexts and get our point across. Always.

It’s been over 20 years since J.K. Rowling introduced us to Hogwarts, the boy who lived, and all of his magical friends, and Harry’s ink-and-paper world has remained as fantastical and quotable as ever. Like a vault in Gringotts overflowing with galleons, sickles, and knuts, these 60+ Harry Potter quotes from our favorite Potter pals are priceless gems! So let’s see some Harry Potter inspirational quotes, some of the best Harry Potter quotes left to us for the ages by other iconic characters in the series, and, generally, words of wisdom about love, friendship, courage, loyalty, and trust that we can all live by for the rest of our lives!

I. Wisest Harry Potter Quotes: Albus Dumbledore

Some of the most iconic and famous Harry Potter quotes come from the former Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – Albus Dumbledore. The wizard is as well known for imparting wisdom and warning, and humor and heart into everything he says as he is for his wardrobe of colorful robes. The man has style, and we’re here for it. Bring on the best Harry Potter quotes from Albus Dumbledore himself!

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

— The Half-Blood Prince

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

— The Deathly Hallows

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

— The Goblet of Fire

4. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

— The Philosopher’s Stone

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

— The Philosopher’s Stone

6. “One can never have enough socks.”

— The Philosopher’s Stone

7. “You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”

— The Goblet of Fire 

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

— The Prisoner of Azkaban

9. “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 that rises against them and strikes back!”

— The Half-Blood Prince

10. “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

— The Half-Blood Prince

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

— The Sorcerer’s Stone

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

— The Goblet of Fire

II. Memorable Harry Potter Quotes from Harry Himself

Vanquishing the Dark Lord, annihilating Slytherin on the Quidditch Pitch, and throwing down sicker burns than a Hungarian Horntail (shooting-fire-fifty-feet) is the boy wizard himself. Forget being Master of Death. Harry is Master of Sass and these are some of the most memorable Harry Potter quotes to prove it.

So, it is time to indulge in some of the best Harry Potter quotes – from Harry Potter himself! After all, the timeless quotes from Harry Potter is the reason why you are here, aren’t you? Down below, you will find the original J.K. Rowling quotes, but if you want other Harry Potter inspirational quotes to use on a daily basis, we also recommend you read some of the best HP fanfic stories out there. Their authors did a magical job giving The Boy Who Lived plenty of unforgettable lines!

1. “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.”

— The Order of The Phoenix

2. “Pity you can’t attach an extra arm to your [broom], Malfoy,” said Harry. “Then it could catch the Snitch for you.”

— The Prisoner of Azkaban

3. “He was my mum and dad’s best friend. He’s a convicted murderer, but he’s broken out of wizard prison and he’s on the run. He likes to keep in touch with me, though…keep up with my news…check if I’m happy…”

— The Prisoner of Azkaban

4. “Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more: believing in yourself.”

— The Order of the Phoenix

5. “I don’t go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me.”

— The Prisoner of Azkaban

6. “Do you remember me telling you we are practicing nonverbal spells, Potter?” “Yes,” said Harry stiffly. “Yes, sir.” “There’s no need to call me ‘sir,’ Professor.”

— The Order of the Phoenix

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

— The Order of the Phoenix

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

— The Chamber of Secrets

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

— The Prisoner of Azkaban

III. Timeless Harry Potter Quotes: Hermione Granger

Emma Watson made bushy-haired and bookish Hermione famous for telling Ron Weasley off with the often recited “It’s Levi-OH-sa, not Levi-oh-SAH,” comment. But, Hermione’s brilliance comes not only from her spell casting and studiousness but also her unapologetic honesty, inquisitiveness, and loving friendship. These Harry Potter quotes go way beyond the surface level Hermione of Leviosa infamy.

1. “Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.”

— The Chamber of Secrets

2. “Not spew,” said Hermione impatiently. “It’s S – P – E – W. Stands for the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare. I was going to put Stop the Outrageous Abuse of Our Fellow Magical Creatures and Campaign for a Change in Their Legal Status – but it wouldn’t fit. So that’s the heading of our manifesto.”

— The Goblet of Fire

3. “Actually I’m highly logical which allows me to look past extraneous detail and perceive clearly that which others overlook.”

— The Deathly Hallows Part 1 (Film)

4. “Me? Books and cleverness. There are more important things: friendship and bravery.”

— The Philosopher’s Stone

5. “If being good at Divination means I have to pretend to see death omens in a lump of tea leaves, I’m not sure I’ll be studying it much longer!”

— The Prisoner of Azkaban

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

— The Order of the Phoenix

IV. Hilarious Harry Potter Quotes: Ron Weasley

Although Rupert Grint’s portrayal of Ron in the Harry Potter films often errs on the side of angsty, in the novels, Ron Weasley fires off some of the most hilarious Harry Potter quotes. Harry may be the chosen one, but Weasley is our King (of comedy) and these funny Harry Potter quotes prove it.

1.“Percy wouldn’t recognize a joke if it danced naked in front of him wearing Dobby’s tea cozy.”

— The Goblet of Fire

2. “Aaaaah,” said Ron, imitating Professor Trelawney’s mystical whisper, “when two Neptunes appear in the sky, it is a sure sign that a midget in glasses is being born, Harry…”

— The Goblet of Fire

3 “This isn’t your average book. It’s pure gold: Twelve Fail-Safe Ways to Charm Witches. Explains everything you need to know about girls… You’d be surprised, it’s not all wand work either.”

— The Deathly Hallows

4. Moaning Myrtle: “I promised I wouldn’t tell anyone, and I’ll take his secret to the -”

“- not the grave, surely?” said Ron with a snort. “The sewers, maybe…”

— The Half-Blood Prince

5. “From now on, I don’t care if my tea leaves spell ‘Die, Ron, Die,’ I’m chucking them in the bin where they belong.”

— The Prisoner of Azkaban

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

— The Philosopher’s Stone

V. Memorable Harry Potter Quotes: Remus Lupin

When things start to get a little hairy in The Prisoner of Azkaban, Professor Lupin steps in with Patronus casting lessons (and lots of Honeydukes best chocolate!) and becomes Harry’s de facto mentor. As the books and films progress, Remus becomes one of Harry’s closest confidants and is a solid, steady voice of reason. We’re over the moon with these inspirational Harry Potter quotes from the Moony Marauder himself.

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

— The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Film)

2. “Your parents gave their lives to keep you alive, Harry. A poor way to repay them – gambling their sacrifice for a bag of magic tricks.”

— The Prisoner of Azkaban

3. “Sometimes you remind me a lot of James. He called it my ‘furry little problem’ in company. Many people were under the impression I owned a badly behaved rabbit.”

— The Half-Blood Prince

4. “Didn’t make any difference? Harry, it made all the difference in the world! You helped discover the truth. You saved an innocent man from a terrible fate. It made a great deal of difference.”

— The Prisoner of Azkaban (Film)

5. “Not at all up to your usual standard, Hermione. Only one out of three, I’m afraid. I have not been helping Sirius get into the castle and I certainly don’t want Harry dead. But I won’t deny that I am a werewolf.”

— The Prisoner of Azkaban

VI. Deep Harry Potter Quotes: Sirius Black

Sometimes, the best Harry Potter quotes are the simplest ones. These sound barks–I mean bites– from Harry’s charismatic and rebellious godfather, Sirius, fit the bill. These hilarious and heartbreaking quotes reflect the Azkaban escapee’s fierce love, loyalty, and resilience.

1. “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.”

— The Order of the Phoenix (Film)

2. “The ones who love us never really leave us, you can always find them in here.”

— The Prisoner of Azkaban

3. “Personally, I’d have welcomed a dementor attack. A deadly struggle for my soul would have broken the monotony nicely.”

— The Order of the Phoenix

4. “This heart is where you truly live! This heart! Here! This flesh is only flesh!”

— The Prisoner of Azkaban (Film)

5. “You should have died! Died rather than betray your friends, as we would have done for you!”

— The Prisoner of Azkaban

VII. Uplifting Harry Potter Quotes: Minerva McGonagall

Hogwarts Deputy Headmistress, Head of Gryffindor House, and Animagus extraordinaire, Professor McGonagall’s whip-smart words can be scathing or sweet and are frequently somewhere in between.

The Scottish Transfiguration teacher unflinchingly squares off against vile Dolores Umbridge, fights tooth and nail during the Battle of Hogwarts, and keeps year after year of unruly, mischief-making, trouble seeking Gryffindors in line. McGonagall’s quotes are golden. No transfiguration needed!

1. “It’s high time your grandmother learned to be proud of the grandson she’s got, rather than the one she thinks she ought to have — particularly after what happened at the Ministry.

— The Half-Blood Prince

2. “Have a biscuit, Potter.”

— The Order of the Phoenix

3. “I’m sorry Dolores do you need a cough drop?”

— The Order of the Phoenix

4. “Really, Severus,” said Professor McGonagall sharply, “I see no reason to stop the boy playing Quidditch. The cat wasn’t hit over the head with a broomstick. There is no evidence at all that Potter has done anything wrong.”

— The Chamber of Secrets

5. “You look in excellent health to me, Potter, so you will excuse me if I don’t let you off homework today. I assure you that if you die, you need not hand it in.”

— The Prisoner of Azkaban

VIII. Cute Harry Potter Quotes: Ginny Weasley

Spirited and athletic Ginny blazes with confidence. She grows from meek first year to a hex-slinging, quidditch-playing badass. She has a thriving love life, is a dedicated friend, and respects herself. She’s also not afraid to clap back, especially when Harry is being insufferably angsty in The Order of the Phoenix book. These Harry Potter quotes represent the ferocity of Ginny Weasley!

1. “You’d think people had better things to gossip about. Three dementor attacks in a week, and all Romilda Vane does is ask me if it’s true you’ve got a hippogriff tattooed across your chest.”

— The Half-Blood Prince

2.”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.”

— The Half-Blood Prince

3. “Well, that was a bit stupid of you, seeing as you don’t know anyone but me who’s been possessed by You-Know-Who.”

— The Order of the Phoenix

4. “I’m three years older than you were when you fought You-Know-Who over the Philosopher’s Stone, and it’s because of me Malfoy’s stuck back in Umbridge’s office with giant flying bogeys attacking him.”

— The Order of the Phoenix

5. “Let’s get this straight once and for all. It’s none of your business who I go out with or what I do with them.”

— The Half-Blood Prince

IX. Quircky Harry Potter Quotes: Luna Lovegood

Irish actress Evanna Lynch is the one who brought Luna Lovegood’s most iconic quotes, “I suspect Nargles are behind it” and “Don’t worry. You’re just as sane as I am” to the big screen with such charm and affection that Luna became an instant fan favorite amongst moviegoers.

In both films and books, Luna’s known for her kindness, quirkiness, and complete confidence in being herself, no matter how many odd looks it gets her. Here are a few of Luna’s best quotes.

1.“I think they think I’m a bit odd, you know. Some people call me ‘Loony’ Lovegood, actually.”

— The Order of the Phoenix

2. “I don’t think you should be an Auror, Harry. The Aurors are part of the Rotfang Conspiracy, I thought everyone knew that. They’re working to bring down the Ministry of Magic from within using a mixture of dark magic and gum disease.”

— The Half-Blood Prince

3. “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?”

— The Half-Blood Prince

4. “Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself.”

— The Deathly Hallows

5. “We believe you, by the way. That He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named is back, and you fought him, and the Ministry and the Prophet are conspiring against you and Dumbledore.”

— The Order of the Phoenix (Film)

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X. Surprising Harry Potter Quotes: Neville Longbottom

Forgetful, round-faced Neville Longbottom spends his first year at Hogwarts botching even the simplest of spells and potions, and habitually losing his toad, Trevor. But, with each book, Neville grows a little braver and bolder.

By the time the fifth book rolls around, the future Nagini-slaying wizard is facing off against Death Eaters in the Ministry of Magic, defiantly resisting Professor Umbridge, and being one of the dopest Herbology students in all of Hogwarts. These inspirational Harry Potter quotes reflect his evolution!

1. “I’m worth twelve of you, Malfoy.”

— The Philosopher’s Stone

2. “Thank goodness you found me! I’ve been out here for hours. I couldn’t remember the new password to get in to bed.”

— The Philosopher’s Stone

3. “My gran says that’s rubbish. She says it’s the Daily Prophet that’s going downhill, not Dumbledore. She’s cancelled our subscription. We believe Harry. My gran’s always said You-Know-Who would come back one day. She says if Dumbledore says he’s back, he’s back.

— The Order of the Phoenix

4. “We were all in the D.A. together. It was all supposed to be about fighting You-Know-Who, wasn’t it? And this is the first chance we’ve had to do something real – or was that all just a game or something?”

— The Order of the Phoenix

5. “I’ll join you when hell freezes over! Dumbledore’s Army!”

— The Deathly Hallows

Conclusion

Harry Potter will never be gone! Not as long as those fans who remain are loyal and hype AF to it!

So crack open a bottle of butterbeer (or fire whisky), get ready to rep your house, and tell us some of your favorite quotes from your favorite books and characters in Harry Potter’s wizarding world! We hope you enjoyed this selection of Harry Potter quotes, but feel free to add some of your best Harry Potter quotes from the characters you love most!

Is there anyone you wish we included here? We know we have some dues to pay to Severus Snape and Hagrid, to name a few, but we are open to let you pick your next favorite entry to update this list!

Tweet me on Twitter @thebadgerbabe_ or comment on our Facebook just who it is you’d like to see next! Until then, mischief managed!

Victoria Tomis

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Hiya, my name is Vicky and I’m your friendly neighborhood Marvel-loving, Studio Ghibli-obsessed, Queer Potterhead.

I may be in my mid-twenties but I’ve been an enthusiastic Potterhead for over a decade. I can’t go a day without firing off at least half a dozen Harry Potter references and have a small museum of Potter and Wizarding World merch… one with FAR too many Funkos.

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