20 "Harry Potter" Quotes to Get You Through Any Situation

Let these "Harry Potter" quotes guide you through the toughest times.

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Though the final film in the original Harry Potter series was released in 2011, it remains as relevant as ever. Thanks to overarching themes of unconditional love, loyalty, and selflessness, the books and movies created by J.K. Rowling will always be a source of inspiration and awe. With seven books in the original series, there is plenty of magical material to look back on, but we've chosen 20 of the best Harry Potter quotes to help you in your times of need. When in doubt, just think: WWDD? (What would Dumbledore do?)

Famous Harry Potter Quotes

Harry Potter quote from Voldemort
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    1. "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."
      —Albus Dumbledore, from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    2. "We've all got both light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on."
      —Sirius Black, from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    3. "We can't choose our fate, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that."
      —Albus Dumbledore, from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    4. "It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!"
      —Albus Dumbledore, from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    5. "Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies."
      —Lord Voldemort, from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    6. "In dreams, we enter a world that's entirely our own."
      —Albus Dumbledore, from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    7. "The ones that love us never really leave us."
      —Sirius Black, from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    8. "To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."
      —Albus Dumbledore, from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    9. "Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."
      —Albus Dumbledore, from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    10. "It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
      —Albus Dumbledore, from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Great Harry Potter Quotes

Albus Dumbledore Harry Potter Quote
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    1. "What's comin' will come, an' we'll meet it when it does."
      —Rubeus Hagrid, from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    2. "Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect."
      —Luna Lovegood, from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    3. "It is the quality of one's convictions that determines success, not the number of followers."
      —Remus Lupin, from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    4. "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, from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    5. "The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed."
      —Albus Dumbledore, from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    6. "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, from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    7. "Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike."
      —Albus Dumbledore, from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    8. "People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right."
      —Hermione Granger, from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    9. "Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth."
      —Albus Dumbledore, from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    10. "Do not pity the dead. Pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love."
      —Albus Dumbledore, from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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