My Favorite Harry Potter Quotes

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in celebration of “A Return to Hogwarts” which premiered on HBO on January 1, 2022. The crew reunited for a special that marks the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which officially hit theaters on Nov. 16, 2001, in the United States. The series has some very memorable and inspirational quotes.

On June 26, 1997, the United Kingdom released Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone book. The following year it was released in the United States and all over the world. Instant classic.

There have been 6 books since then, 7 overall. It has given us incredible movies and memories, great for all ages. Beyond that it has given us inspirational, memorable quotes.

I remember seeing the first Harry movie for the first time in middle school and the last movie in theaters.

We shall start with my top 4 favorite quotes (one is a conversation)

*This post contains spoilers. Be warned if you have to read the books or watched the movies*

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Voldemort Harry Potter, the boy who lived… come to die”

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Dumbledore       “Don’t pity the dead Harry, pity the living. And above all those who live without love”

Harry      ‘Come on Tom, let’s finish this the way we started, together

Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince

   A conversation between Tom and Slughorn

 ‘Tom Riddle:  I was in the library the other day, in the Restricted Section, and I read something rather odd about a bit of rare magic. It’s called, as I understand it… Horcruxes

Horace Slughorn: I beg your pardon?

Tom Riddle: Horcruxes. I came across the term while reading and I didn’t fully understand it

.Horace Slughorn: I’m not sure what you were reading, Tom, but this is very dark stuff. Very dark indeed.

Tom Riddle: Which is why I came to you.

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Horace Slughorn:  A Horcrux is an object in which a person has concealed part of their soul.

Tom Riddle: But I don’t understand how that works, Sir.

Horace Slughorn: One splits ones soul and hides part of it in an object. By doing so, you are protected, should you be attacked and your body destroyed.

Tom Riddle: Protected?

Horace Slughorn: That part of your soul that is hidden lives on. In other words, you cannot die.

Tom Riddle: And how does one split his soul, sir?

Horace Slughorn: I think you already know the answer to that, Tom

.Tom Riddle: Murder.

Horace Slughorn: Yes. Killing rips the soul apart. It’s a violation against nature.

Tom Riddle: Can you only split the soul once? For instance, isn’t seven…

Horace Slughorn: Seven? Merlin’s beard, Tom! Isn’t it bad enough to consider killing one person? To rip the soul into seven pieces… This is all hypothetical, isn’t it, Tom? All academic?

Tom Riddle:  Of course, sir. It’ll be our little secret.End of conversation

From Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Dumbledore To know the future, you must return to the past’

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From Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Dumbledore ‘Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only you remember to turn on the light’

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From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


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

    Dumbledore    ‘Of course it’s happening inside your head Harry, but why on Earth should that mean it’s not real??

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From Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 

      Harry- Are you sure you don’t want any help looking?      

Luna-That’s all right. Anyway, my mum always said things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end.  If not always in the way we expect. 


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

 Bellatrix-  You stupid elf! You could have killed me! 

       Dobby- Dobby never meant to kill! Dobby only meant to maim, or seriously injure!

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Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1      

     Bellatrix- How dare you defy your master!

Dobby- Dobby has no master, Dobby is a free elf and Dobby has come to save Harry Potter and his friends

From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

             Neville-  It doesn’t matter that Harry’s gone.             Seamus- Stand down Neville! 
            Neville- People die every day. Friends, family. Yeah, we still lost Harry tonight. He’s still with us, in here. 
[Points to his heart]            Neville-So’s Fred, Remus, Tonks… they didn’t die in vain. But YOU will. ‘Cause you’re wrong! Harry’s heart did beat for us! For all of us! It’s not over!   

✴ From Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets        

 Tom Riddle- Lord Voldemort is my past, present and future  

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✴From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

         Snape- You have performed extraordinary magic with this wand, my Lord, in the last hours alone. 

       Voldemort- No, I am extraordinary, but the wand… it resists me. 

 Snape- There is no wand more powerful, Olivander himself has said. Tonight when the boy comes, it will not fail you I assure you

From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2  

      Voldemort-  [as Harry, Ron and Hermione stand in the boathouse, Voldemort’s voice echoes throughout the castle grounds] You have fought valiantly, but in vain. 

[Shot of a female Death Eater disarming George Weasley] 
      Voldemort- I do not wish this. Every drop of magical blood spilled is a terrible waste. I, therefore, command my forces to retreat. 
[Shot of all Death Eaters lowering their wands] 
     Voldemort-  In their absence, dispose of your dead with dignity. Harry Potter, I now speak directly to you. On this night, you have allowed your friends to die for you rather than face me yourself. 
[Harry stares at the burning wreckage of Hogwarts] 
    Voldemort- There is no greater dishonor. Join me in the Forbidden Forest and confront your fate. If you do not do this, I shall kill every last man, woman and child who tries to conceal you from me. 

From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

         Voldemort-  I know that many of you will want to fight. Some of you may even think that to fight is wise. But this is a folly. Give me Harry Potter. Do this and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave Hogwarts untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded. You have one hour.

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Harry for many of us were our childhood. Our friend. It made us feel that maybe we are special too. 20+ years later, the movies and books are doing the same for kids around the world.

The Harry Potter universe will live on forever in time.

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