The Ultimate List of Harry Potter Quotes

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The love of all things Harry Potter transcends age, gender, race, nationality, political party… Hogwarts is a great unifier for people from all walks of life.

Though the Harry Potter books are most generally known as a series about “wizards,” there is so much more to the Harry Potter story.

These tales from J.K. Rowling are, at the heart of it, stories about friendship and love, just as much as they are about wizardry. Which is why they have been so wildly popular for the past two decades.

Rowling’s own rags-to-riches story is inspirational in itself, as she went from living hand-to-mouth to becoming one of the world’s richest authors.

Her Harry Potter tales instill important life lessons from a young age, especially those centered on how we treat our friends, which is why they are loved by so many kids (and grown-ups, too).

We have collected a list of favorite quotes and inspiring quotes from the series, recounting everything from touching moments of friendship on display to humor, to offer general life lessons, and more. These harry potter friendship quotes will surely bring up fond memories of all the Hogwarts school moments we love…

Classic Harry Potter Quotes

“I am what I am, an’ I’m not ashamed.” – Rubeus Hagrid, The Goblet of Fire

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” – Albus Dumbledore, The Goblet of Fire

“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, The Sorcerer’s Stone

“There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it.” – Professor Quirrell, The Sorcerer’s Stone

“You sometimes have to join forces with those you’d rather avoid.” – Mr. Weasley, The Prisoner of Azkaban

“We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same and worth saving.” – Kingsley Shacklebolt, The Deathly Hallows

“You could be great, you know, it’s all here in your head.” – The Sorting Hat, The Sorcerer’s Stone

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – Albus Dumbledore, The Sorcerer’s Stone

“Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.” – Albus Dumbledore, The Half-Blood Prince

“When in doubt, go to the library.” – Ron Weasley, The Chamber of Secrets

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

“I don’t go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me.” – Harry Potter, The Prisoner of Azkaban

“Don’t worry. You’re just as sane as I am.” – Luna Lovegood, The Order of the Phoenix

“The mind is not a book to be opened at will and examined at leisure.” – Severus Snape, The Order of the Phoenix

“What you fear most of all is – fear. Very wise.” – Professor Remus Lupin, The Prisoner of Azkaban

“Well, I’m sure you’ll find someone somewhere who’ll have you.” – Hermione Granger, The Goblet of Fire

“Play to your strengths.” – Alastor Moody, The Goblet of Fire

“Where’s the fun without a bit of risk?” – Fred Weasley, The Goblet of Fire

“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, The Order of the Phoenix

“Ask us no questions and we’ll tell you no lies.” – Fred Weasley, The Order of the Phoenix

“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” – Albus Dumbledore, 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, The Goblet of Fire

“It’s so unfair that you had to die when you were so good and brave. I’ll always remember what you did for us. I hope you’re happy now.” – Luna Lovegood, The Deathly Hallows

“After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” – Albus Dumbledore, The Philosopher’s Stone

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

“Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies.” – Lord Voldemort, The Half-Blood Prince

“There’s a time and a place for getting a smart mouth.” – Ron Weasley, The Deathly Hallows

“The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should, therefore, be treated with great caution.” – Albus Dumbledore, The Sorcerer’s Stone

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – Albus Dumbledore, The Chamber of Secrets

“Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” – Albus Dumbledore, The Sorcerer’s Stone

“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, The Order of the Phoenix

“People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.” – Albus Dumbledore, The Half-Blood Prince

“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” – Albus Dumbledore, The Half-Blood Prince

“No good sittin’ worryin’ abou’ it. What’s comin’ will come, an’ we’ll meet it when it does.” – Hagrid, The Goblet of Fire

“Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both influencing injury, and remedying it.” – Albus Dumbledore, The Deathly Hallows

“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” – Albus Dumbledore, The Goblet of Fire

“Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels, but old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.” – Albus Dumbledore, The Order of the Phoenix

“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, The Prisoner of Azkaban

“Harry, you wonderful boy, you brave, brave man.” – Albus Dumbledore, The Deathly Hallows

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Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Arthur A. Levine Books, 1997.

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