50 Unforgettable ‘Harry Potter’ Quotes

It’s been over twenty years since J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone landed on bookshelves (and over a decade since The Deathly Hallows brought the series to an end) – but the Harry Potter series is still being enjoyed by millions of fans around the world – who love nothing more than quoting their favourite Harry Potter characters!

For our latest post on The Blog That Must Not Be Named, we’ve collected some of our all-time favourite Harry Potter quotes – which you can read below – for your enjoyment:

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

“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


“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” – ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

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

“Yer a wizard, Harry.” – HAGRID



“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.” – ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

“It’s leviOsa, not levioSA!” – HERMIONE GRANGER


“Voldemort is my past, present, and future.” – LORD VOLDEMORT

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

“It is the quality of one’s convictions that determines success, not the number of followers” – REMUS LUPIN


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

“Books! And cleverness! There are more important things—friendship and bravery.” – HERMIONE GRANGER


“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.” – ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

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

“Not my daughter you bitch!” – MOLLY WEASLEY


There is no good and evil. There is only power, and those too weak to seek it.” – LORD VOLDEMORT

“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good” – THE MARAUDERS

“We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.” – KINGSLEY SHACKLEBOLT


“Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” – ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

“Don’t let the muggles get you down.” – RON WEASLEY

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


“I don’t go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me.” – HARRY POTTER

“I mean, it’s sort of exciting, isn’t it, breaking the rules?” – HERMIONE GRANGER

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” – ALBUS DUMBLEDORE


“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” – GINNY WEASLEY

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

“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


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

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


“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.’” – HAGRID

“Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.” – LUNA LOVEGOOD

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean it is not real?” – ALBUS DUMBLEDORE


“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” – ALBUS DUMBLEDORE 

“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” – ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

“I’m going to kill you, Harry Potter. I’m going to destroy you. After tonight, no one will ever again question my power. After tonight if they speak of you, they’ll only speak of how you begged for death. And how I being a merciful Lord… obliged.” – LORD VOLDEMORT


“There will be no foolish wand-waving or silly incantations in this class.” – SEVERUS SNAPE

“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

“I think we’ve outgrown full-time education … Time to test our talents in the real world, d’you reckon?” – FRED WEASLEY


“We’re all going to keep fighting, Harry. You know that?” – NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM

“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.” – RON WEASLEY

“We teachers are rather good at magic, you know.” – MINERVA MCGONAGALL


“I’m going to keep going until I succeed — or die. Don’t think I don’t know how this might end. I’ve known it for years.” – HARRY POTTER

“Don’t you turn your back on me, Harry Potter! I want you to look at me when I kill you! I want to see the light leave your eyes!” – LORD VOLDEMORT

You’re the weak one. And you’ll never know love, or friendship. And I feel sorry for you.” – HARRY POTTER


“Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.” – HERMIONE GRANGER

“For in dreams we enter a world that is entirely our own.” – ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

Do you have a favourite Harry Potter quote? Let us know in the comments section below this post!

Did you hear? The Blog That Must Not Be Named: The Podcast has finally arrived! We just released the first episode of our BRAND-NEW podcast, in which Kieran (founder and editor of this blog) discussing his love of the Harry Potter series and reveals how he was introduced to the Wizarding World. You can listen to the episode by clicking play on the YouTube video below:


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