100 Harry Potter Quotes

These are the Top 100 Harry Potter quotes from the J.K. Rowling books and movie adaptations. Considered as a cultural phenomenon, the series touched the lives of millions of people and continues to do so today.

Living in a world of magic and wonder, the story follows the lives of the three main protagonists—Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley. And though it may seem like your usual fictional fantasy show, there are a lot of meaningful life lessons you can learn from this masterpiece.

Let’s get started.

Best Harry Potter Quotes

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1. “If you don’t take it, I’m throwing it down the drain. I don’t want it and I don’t need it. But I could do with a few laughs. We could all do with a few laughs. I’ve got a feeling we’re going to need them more than usual before long.” – Harry Potter

2. “I would trust Hagrid with my life.” – Albus Dumbledore

3. “If all goes well, you will be able to save more than one innocent life tonight.” – Albus Dumbledore

4. “It’s only dying a bit later than I would have, because I’m never going over to the Dark Side!” – Harry Potter

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5. “She might not have needed saving if we hadn’t locked the thing in with her.” – Harry Potter

6. “Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human.” – Albus Dumbledore

7. “Oh, I don’t think any of us believe the Dementors were there by coincidence.” – Albus Dumbledore

8. “I knew I could do it this time, because I’d already done it. Does that make sense?” – Harry Potter

9. “I don’t want to be rude or anything, but this isn’t a great time for me to have a house-elf in my bedroom.” – Harry Potter

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10. “Have you ever seen anything quite as pathetic?” – Draco Malfoy

11. “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are—far more than our abilities.” – Albus Dumbledore

12. “I think it’s a warning. It means danger’s coming.” – Harry Potter

13. “I’d never have believed this. The man who taught me to fight dementors—a coward.” – Harry Potter

14. “Please be sensible. Black did a terrible, terrible thing, but don’t put yourself in danger.” – Hermione Granger

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15. “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

16. “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” – George Weasley

17. “It’s all that’s keeping me going. You don’t know what it’s like here. I don’t belong here. I belong in your world—at Hogwarts.” – Harry Potter

18. “I do not believe a single person inside this castle would have helped Black enter it.” – Albus Dumbledore

19. “You take notes for a change, it won’t kill you!” – Hermione Granger

Harry Potter Quotes on Life and Wisdom

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20. “Strange how nearsighted being invisible can make you.” – Albus Dumbledore

21. “It does not do good to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – Albus Dumbledore

22. “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

23. “Curiosity is not a sin, but we should exercise caution with our curiosity.” – Albus Dumbledore

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

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25. “You have shown bravery beyond anything I could have expected of you tonight, Harry. You have shown bravery equal to those who died fighting Voldemort at the height of his powers. You have shouldered a grown wizard’s burden and found yourself equal to it—and you have now given us all we have a right to expect.” – Albus Dumbledore

26. “There is no shame in what you are feeling, Harry. On the contrary, the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength.” – Albus Dumbledore

27. “Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.” – Albus Dumbledore

28. “Sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often. Best to say nothing at all, my dear man.” – Albus Dumbledore

29. “I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being—forgive me—rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.” – Albus Dumbledore

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30. “Yes, Harry, you can love. Which, given everything that has happened to you, is a great and remarkable thing. You are still too young to understand how unusual you are, Harry.” – Albus Dumbledore

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

32. “I think I can tell who the wrong sort are for myself, thanks.” – Harry Potter

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

34. “No, it was honest. One of the only honest things you’ve said to me. You don’t care whether I live or die, but you do care that I help you convince everyone you’re winning the war against Voldemort.” – Harry Potter

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35. “I like a quiet life, you know me.” – Harry Potter

36. “Dumbledore will only be gone from the school when none here are loyal to him.” – Harry Potter

37. “Dumbledore’s man through and through. That’s right.” – Harry Potter

38. “A promise is a promise.” – Hermione Granger

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

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40. “The truth is that you don’t think a girl would have been clever enough.” – Hermione Granger

41. “When in doubt, go to the library.” – Ron Weasley

42. “Don’t worry. You’re just as sane as I am.” – Luna Lovegood

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

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

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45. “Training for the ballet, Potter?” – Draco Malfoy

46. “Do I look stupid?” – Uncle Vernon

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

48. “Twitchy little ferret, aren’t you, Malfoy?” – Hermione Granger

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

Harry Potter Quotes on Pain and Sacrifice

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50. “Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” – Albus Dumbledore

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

52. “Dementors are not to be fooled by tricks or disguises—or even Invisibility Cloaks. It is not in the nature of a Dementor to understand pleading or excuses.” – Albus Dumbledore

53. “I sometimes find, and I am sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memories crammed into my mind.” – Albus Dumbledore

54. “You are blinded by the love of the office you hold, Cornelius!” – Albus Dumbledore

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55. “If your determination to shut your eyes will carry you as far as this, Cornelius, we have reached a parting of the ways. You must act as you see fit. And I, I shall act as I see fit.” – Albus Dumbledore

56. “It is my belief—and never have I so hoped that I am mistaken—that we are all facing dark and difficult times.” – Albus Dumbledore

57. “Indeed, your failure to understand that there are things much worse than death has always been your greatest weakness.” – Albus Dumbledore

58. “You are the true master of death, because the true master does not seek to run away from Death. He accepts that he must die, and understands that there are far, far worse things in the living world than dying.” – Albus Dumbledore

59. “Killing is not nearly as easy as the innocent believe.” – Albus Dumbledore

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60. “Voldemort said that he only killed my mother because she tried to stop him from killing me. But why would he want to kill me in the first place?” – Harry Potter

61. “If you’d heard your mum screaming like that, just about to be killed, you wouldn’t forget it in a hurry.” – Harry Potter

62. “It’s just hard to realize he won’t write to me again.” – Harry Potter

63. “If they hadn’t found me, I’d be dead now.” – Hermione Granger

64. “You must be really upset about what we heard yesterday. But the thing is, you mustn’t go doing anything stupid.” – Hermione Granger

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65. “You don’t think he’s hurt or anything, do you?” – Hermione Granger

66. “Of all the trees we could’ve hit, we had to get one that hits back.” – Ron Weasley

67. “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

68. “Once again, you show all the sensitivity of a blunt axe.” – Nearly Headless Nick

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

Harry Potter Quotes on Friendship, Wonder, and Magic

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70. “Voldemort had powers I will never have.” – Albus Dumbledore

71. “You’re a lot braver now that you’re back on the ground and you’ve got your little friends with you.” – Harry Potter

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

73. “But who’d be that desperate? If you’re going to be cursed forever, death’s better, isn’t it?” – Harry Potter

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

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

76. “Just promise never to try and save my life again.” – Harry Potter

77. “I’ll never know what they’d have wanted, because thanks to Black, I’ve never spoken to them.” – Harry Potter

78. “I’m not doing this for you. I’m doing it because I don’t reckon my dad would’ve wanted them to become killers just for you.” – Harry Potter

79. “The wand’s more trouble than it’s worth. And quite honestly, I’ve had enough trouble for a lifetime.” – Harry Potter

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80. “Oh, are you doing magic? Let’s see it, then.” – Hermione Granger

81. “Don’t you care about Gryffindor? Do you only care about yourselves?” – Hermione Granger

82. “Please, sir, don’t legends always have a basis in fact?” – Hermione Granger

83. “Won’t it be nice to get out of school for a bit and explore Hogsmeade?” – Hermione Granger

84. “You are very kind, Harry. But your blood is worth more than mine.” – Albus Dumbledore

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85. “The castle’s protected by more than walls, you know.” – Hermione Granger

86. “If we manage that without being seen, it’ll be a miracle!” – Hermione Granger

87. “Maybe you’re taking it in turns to look and keep missing each other.” – Hermione Granger

88. “But what about you? Whose hair are you ripping out?” – Harry Potter

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

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90. “Don’t let the muggles get you down.” – Ron Weasley

91. “Voldemort uses people his enemies are close to. He’s already used you as bait once, and that was just because you’re my best friend’s sister. Think how much danger you’ll be in if we keep this up. He’ll know, he’ll find out. He’ll try and get to me through you.” – Harry Potter

92. “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

93. “Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.” – Luna Lovegood

94. “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.” – Severus Snape

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95. “The mind is a complex and many-layered thing.” – Severus Snape

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

97. “I always said he was mental. Brilliant and everything, but cracked.” – Ron Weasley

98. “The wand chooses the wizard.” – Garrick Ollivander

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

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100. “Mischief Managed!” – Harry Potter

Do You Believe That You Need Friends in Order to Live a Life of Magic and Wonder?

Life isn’t a flat line—we encounter many ups and downs, twists, and turns. And in the Harry Potter series, we learn that genuine friendship can get you through anything. True friends help us find our footing in this ever-turning world. They are the ones who let our bravery come through, and this kind of friendship doesn’t just happen with peers—those the same age as you, the same personality. You can even find true friendship in your mentors in life. Harry and his friends are brave in facing their challenges, but what made them truly brave is the fact that they were open to asking for help. In the end, one can only be truly successful if they have someone to have their backs no matter what happens.

Was the Harry Potter series also a favorite of yours growing up? Who is your favorite character and what did you learn from them? Share your thoughts down below.

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