Memorable Quotes of the Harry Potter Series

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– Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone –

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

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“Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.”

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

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“Oh, HONESTLY, don’t you two read?”

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“The trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.”

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“There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it.”

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“There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other.”

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

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“Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!”

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“Nothing more or less than the deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts.”

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– Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets –

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

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“Honestly, if you were any slower, you’d be going backward.”

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“When in doubt, go to the library.”

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Why spiders? Why couldn’t it be “follow the butterflies?”

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

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

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“You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.”

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– Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban –

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

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“What you fear most of all is —fear. Very wise…”

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“The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.”

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“You sometimes have to join forces with those you’d rather avoid.”

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

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“Family is a life jacket in the stormy sea of life.”

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– Harry Potter and 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.”

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

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

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

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“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”

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“Time will not slow down when something unpleasant lies ahead.”

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“Curiosity is not a sin… but we should exercise caution with our curiosity… yes, indeed.”

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“Where’s the fun without a bit of risk?”

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“Well, [bad] times like that bring out the best in some people and the worst in others.”

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“Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right.

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“What would come, would come… and you would have to meet it, when it did.”

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– Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix –

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

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“Wit beyond measure is a man’s greatest treasure.”

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

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“Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.”

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

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“You should write a book, Hermione, translating mad things girls do so boys can understand them.”

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“According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scars than almost anything else.”

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“Don’t worry. You’re just as sane as I am.”

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“The mind is a complex and many-layered thing, Potter… or at least, most minds are…”

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“Ask us no questions and we’ll tell you no lies.”

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“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.”

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

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“In the end, it mattered not that you could not close your mind. It was your heart that saved you.”

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“A good first impression can work wonders”

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– Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince –

“When you have that last piece of the jigsaw, everything will, I hope, be clear…

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“I like a quiet life, you know me.”

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“I am not worried… I am with you.”

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“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”

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“People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.”

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“We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, but battle on.”

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“Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.”

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“It is impossible to manufacture or imitate love.”

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– Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows –

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

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“Cinderella? Snow White? What’s that? An illness?”

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“Which came first, the phoenix or the flame?”

“…I think the answer is that a circle has no beginning.”

“Well reasoned.”

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“Power was my weakness and my temptation.”

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“Will you stay with me?”

“Until the very end.”

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“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

-J.K. Rowling, shared by: goodreads

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2 thoughts on “Memorable Quotes of the Harry Potter Series

  1. Hi, could you please tell me where in the book Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is said “Family is a life jacket in the stormy sea of life”? I can´t seem to find it. Many thanks!

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