20 Inspirational Quotes from Harry Potter

By: Johanna Marano April 9, 2017

The Harry Potter series seems as though it has always composed a major portion of my life. Once I started, I could not stop. I was just captivated by this extraordinary and well-crafted world that is paralleled to our own. I feel as though I grew up alongside these characters and as a result, I walked away having learned numerous life lessons. Here is a list of my all-time favorite quotes from the entire series (from both the books and movies). *Most come from Dumbledore because of course they do.*

  1. “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – Albus Dumbledore
  2. “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
  3. “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” – Albus Dumbledore
  4. “It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.” – Albus Dumbledore
  5. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – Albus Dumbledore
  6. “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore
  7. “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” – Albus Dumbledore
  8. “Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.” – Albus Dumbledore
  9. “Do not pity the dead, Harry, pit the living. And above all pity those who live without love.” – Albus Dumbledore
  10. “Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! The pain is part of being human . . . the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength.” – Albus Dumbledore
  11. “It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.” – Albus Dumbledore
  12. “You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” – Ginny Weasley
  13. “Books! And cleverness! There are more important things – friendship and bravery.” – Hermione Granger
  14. “Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.” – Hermione Granger
  15. “Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.” – Luna Lovegood
  16. “It is the quality of one’s convictions that determines success, not the number of followers.” – Remus Lupin
  17. “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 bothern’ with.” – Rubeus Hagrid
  18. “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
  19. “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
  20. “The ones who love us never really leave us, you can always find them in here.” – Sirius Black
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The Harry Potter book covers I grew up knowing and loving.

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