700+ HARRY POTTER QUOTES: By Theme, Character, Book & More

Harry Potter

If someone asked you;

How much do you love Harry Potter quotes out of 10?

Would you would answer… 9 3/4? Of course you would.

For those of us that grew up with Harry Potter quotes, the words of wisdom left an imprint not only on our minds, but on our hearts. For example:

  • “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”
  • “Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.”
  • “Just then Neville caused a slight diversion by turning into a large canary.”

But J.K. Rowling produced so many brilliant Harry Potter quotes that we can have trouble remembering our favourite Harry Potter quotes.

To help you quickly find your favourite Harry Potter quotes and re-live your favourite moments-we’ve put together an epic collection of more than seven hundred categorised Harry Potter quotes…

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

1. “Why, dear boy, we don’t send wizards to Azkaban just for blowing up their aunts.”2. “Do I look stupid?” snarled Uncle Vernon, a bit of fried egg dangling from his bushy mustache.3. “Percy wouldn’t notice a joke if it danced naked in front of him wearing one of Dobby’s hats.”4. “Honestly, if you were any slower, you’d be going backward.”5. “Gotta bone ter pick with yeh. I’ve heard you’ve bin givin’ out signed photos. How come I haven’t got one?”6. “Your sons flew that car to Harry’s house and back last night! … What have you got to say about that, eh?”
“Did you really…Did it go all right? I – I mean… that – that was very wrong, boys – very wrong indeed.”
7. “Ron’s old Shooting Star was often outstripped by passing butterflies.”8. “We tried to shut Percy in a pyramid. But Mum spotted us.”9. Lockhart cuffed Harry merrily on the shoulder.
“Just do what I did, Harry!”
“What, drop my wand?”
10. “Where is Wood?” said Harry, suddenly realizing he wasn’t there.
“Still in the showers,” said Fred. “We think he’s trying to drown himself.”
11. “I dreamed I was buying new shoes last night,” said Ron. “What d’ya think that’s gonna mean?”
“Probably that you’re going to be eaten by a giant marshmallow or something,” said Harry.
12. “And it’s Gryffindor in possession again, as Johnson takes the Quaffle—Flint alongside her—poke him in the eye, Angelina—it was a joke, professor, it was a joke…”13. “I assure you that if you die, you need not hand it in.”14. “Don’t talk to me.”
“Why not?”
“Because I want to fix that in my memory for ever. Draco Malfoy, the amazing bouncing ferret…”
15. “Well, I certainly don’t,” said Percy sanctimoniously. “I shudder to think what the state of my in-tray would be if I was away from work for five days.”
“Yeah, someone might slip dragon dung in it again, eh, Perce?” said Fred.
“That was a sample of fertilizer from Norway!” said Percy, going very red in the face. “It was nothing personal!’
“It was,” Fred whispered to Harry as they got up from the table. “We sent it.”
16. “Anyone can speak Troll. All you have to do is point and grunt.”17. “I’m never wearing them,” Ron was saying stubbornly. “Never.”
“Fine,” snapped Mrs. Weasley. “Go naked. And, Harry, make sure you get a picture of him. Goodness knows I could do with a laugh.”
18. “Can I have a look at Uranus too, Lavender?”19. “Well, I can certainly see why we’re trying to keep them alive. Who wouldn’t want pets that can burn, sting, and bite all at once?”20. “My own brother, Aberforth, was prosecuted for practicing inappropriate charms on a goat. It was all over the papers, but did Aberforth hide? No, he did not! He held his head high and went about his business as usual! Of course, I’m not entirely sure he can read, so that may not have been bravery…”21. “Wild! I can make that old bloke down there pick his nose again… and again… and again…”22. “There you go, Harry! You weren’t being thick after all; you were just showing moral fiber!”23. “You’re a prefect? Oh Ronnie! That’s everyone in the family!”
“What are Fred and I? Next door neighbors?”
24. “Yeah, Quirrell was a great teacher. There was just that minor drawback of him having Lord Voldemort sticking out of the back of his head!”25. “Listening to the news! Again?”
“Well, it changes every day, you see,” said Harry.
26. “Accio Brain!”27. “Don’t put your wand there, boy! … Better wizards than you have lost buttocks, you know.”28. “This is night, Diddykins. That’s what we call it when it goes all dark like this.”29. “Do you remember me telling you we are practicing non-verbal spells, Potter?”
“Yes,” said Harry stiffly.
“Yes, sir.”
“There’s no need to call me ‘sir’ Professor.”
30. “You’d think people had better things to gossip about,” said Ginny as she sat on the common room floor, leaning against Harry’s legs and reading the Daily Prophet. “Three Dementor attacks in a week, and all Romilda Vane does is ask me if it’s true you’ve got a Hippogriff tattooed across your chest.”
Ron and Hermione both roared with laughter. Harry ignored them.
“What did you tell her?”
“I told her it’s a Hungarian Horntail,” said Ginny, turning a page of the newspaper idly. “Much more macho.”
“Thanks,” said Harry, grinning. “And what did you tell her Ron’s got?”
“A Pygmy Puff, but I didn’t say where.”
31. “Why are you worrying about YOU-KNOW-WHO, when you should be worrying about YOU-NO-POO? The constipation sensation that’s gripping the nation!”32. “Yes, it is easy to see that nearly six years of magical education have not been wasted on you, Potter. Ghosts are transparent.”33. Professor McGonagall: “Why is it when something bad happens, it’s always you three?” Ron: “Believe me, Professor, I’ve been asking myself the exact same thing for the past six years.”34. “So why in the name of Merlin’s saggy left —”
“Don’t talk to your mother like that.”
35. “The idea of a teenage Dumbledore was simply odd, like trying to imagine a stupid Hermione or a friendly Blast-Ended Skrewt.”36. “Death’s got an Invisibility Cloak?” Harry interrupted again.
“So he can sneak up on people,” said Ron. “Sometimes he gets bored of running at them, flapping his arms and shrieking.”
37. “He can move faster than Severus Snape confronted with shampoo.”38. “Well, thank you for that assessment, Mr Weasley. Perhaps it would be more useful if I were to transfigure Mr Potter and yourself into a pocket watch. That way, one of you might be on time.”39. Hermione: “Stop moving, both of you. This is devil’s snare! You have to relax. If you don’t, it’ll only kill you faster!”
Ron: “Kill us faster? Oh, now I can relax!”
40. “So light a fire!” Harry choked. “Yes…of course…but there’s no wood!” …
“HAVE YOU GONE MAD!” Ron bellowed. “ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT!”
41. “Can you believe our luck?” said Ron miserably, bending down to pick up Scabbers. “Of all the trees we could’ve hit, we had to get one that hits back.”42. “Just then Neville caused a slight diversion by turning into a large canary.”43. “I am a wizard, not a baboon brandishing a stick.”1. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.”2. “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are far more than our abilities.”3. “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”4. “As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all – the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.”5. “Besides, the world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters. 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.”6. “Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.” 7. “Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.”8. “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.”9. “Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”10. “The thing about growing up with Fred and George,” said Ginny thoughtfully, “is that you sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”11. “It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew – and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents – that there was all the difference in the world.”12. “It was important, Dumbledore said, to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then could evil be kept at bay, though never quite eradicated…”13. “Power was my weakness and my temptation. 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.”14. “There are all kinds of courage,” said Dumbledore, smiling. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”15. “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”16. “It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”17. “Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.”18. “What you fear most of all is —fear. Very wise…”19. “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”20. “According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scars than almost anything else.”21. “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean it is not real?”22. “Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right.”23. “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.”24. “Don’t let the Muggles get you down.”25. “We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on.”26. “Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more, believing in yourself.”27. ‘It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”1. “There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.”2. “Go on, have a pasty,” said Harry, who had never had anything to share before or, indeed, anyone to share it with. It was a nice feeling, sitting there with Ron, eating their way through all Harry’s pasties, cakes, and candies (the sandwiches lay forgotten).3. “Books! And cleverness! There are more important things – friendship and bravery.”4. “There are all kinds of courage,” said Dumbledore, smiling. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”5. “I’m not blamin’ yeh … but I gotta tell yeh, I thought you two’d value yer friend more’n broomsticks or rats. Tha’s all.”6. “If you want to kill Harry, you’ll have to kill us, too!”7. “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”8. “No, Harry, you listen,” said Hermione. “We’re coming with you. That was decided months ago – years, really.”9. “Nobody’s ever asked me to a party before, as a friend. Is that why you dyed your eyebrow, for the party? Should I do mine too?”10. “Luna had decorated her bedroom ceiling with five beautifully painted faces: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville. They were not moving as the portraits at Hogwarts moved, but there was a certain magic about them all the same: Harry thought they breathed. What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends…friends … friends …”11. “You think I’m a fool?”demanded Harry.
“No, I think you’re like James,” said Lupin, “who would have regarded it as the height of dishonor to mistrust his friends.”
12. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”13. “I believe your friends Misters Fred and George Weasley were responsible for trying to send you a toilet seat. No doubt they thought it would amuse you.”14. “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”15.”We’re with you whatever happens.”1. “The wand chooses the wizard. That much has always been clear to those of us who have studied wandlore.”2. “Curious indeed how these things happen. The wand chooses the wizard, remember… I think we must expect great things from you, Mr Potter… After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things – terrible, yes, but great.”3. “There will be no foolish wand-waving or silly incantations in this class.”4. Lockhart cuffed Harry merrily on the shoulder.
“Just do what I did, Harry!”
“What, drop my wand?”
5. “There was a lot more to magic, as Harry quickly found out, than waving your wand and saying a few funny words.”6. “But the idea of the Dark Lord in possession of the Deathstick is, I must admit, formidable.”7. “You talk about wands like they’ve got feelings,” said Harry, “like they can think for themselves.”8. “There was a moment, in the graveyard, where Voldemort’s wand and mine sort of… connected.”9. “And what if I wave my wand and nothing happens?”
“Throw it away and punch him on the nose,” Ron suggested.
10. “That wand’s more trouble than it’s worth. And quite honestly, I’ve had enough trouble for a life time.”

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1. “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure: filled with fun, majesty, and a bit of mischief.”2. “You think the dead we loved truly ever leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly in times of great trouble?”3. “You don’t understand!” whined Pettigrew. “He would have killed me, Sirius!”
“THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE DIED!” roared Black. “DIED RATHER THAN BETRAY YOUR FRIENDS, AS WE WOULD HAVE DONE FOR YOU!”
4. “It was not, after all, so easy to die.”5. “The true master does not run away from Death. He accepts that he must die and knows that there are far, far worse things in the living world than dying.”6. “Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.”7. “But know this; the ones that love us never really leave us.”8. “It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”1. “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”2. “Power was my weakness and my temptation. 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.”3. “There is no good and evil, there is only power, and those too weak to seek it…”4. “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.”5. “We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on.”6. “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”7. “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.”8. “He couldn’t know that at this very moment, people meeting in secret all over the country were holding up their glasses and saying in hushed voices: ‘To Harry Potter – the boy who lived!”1. “Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.”2. “Just because it’s taken you three years to notice, Ron, doesn’t mean no one else has spotted I’m a girl!”3. “And that, boys, is why you should never go for looks alone.”4. “You should write a book,” Ron told Hermione as he cut up his potatoes, “translating mad things girls do so boys can understand them.”5. “Ginny, listen…I can’t be involved with you anymore. We’ve got to stop seeing each other. We can’t be together.”
“It’s for some stupid noble reason isn’t it?”
“It’s been like…like something out of someone else’s life these last few weeks with you. But I can’t…we can’t…I’ve got to do things alone now. Voldemort uses people his enemies are close to. He’s already used you as bait once, and that was just because you were my best friend’s sister. Think how much danger you’ll be in if we keep this up. He’ll know, he’ll find out. He’ll try and get me through you.”
“What if I don’t care?”
“I care. How do you think I’d feel if this was your funeral…and it was my fault…”
6. “When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.”7. “What do I care how ‘e looks? I am good-looking enough for both of us, I theenk! All these scars show is zat my husband is brave!”8. “But this is touching, Severus,” said Dumbledore seriously. “Have you grown to care for the boy, after all?”
“For him?” shouted Snape. “Expecto Patronum!”
From the tip of his wand burst the silver doe. She landed on the office floor, bounded once across the office, and soared out of the window. Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
“After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape.
9. “Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.”10. “And without thinking, without planning it, without worrying about the fact that fifty people were watching, Harry kissed her.”11. “You are protected, in short, by your ability to love!”1. “What was there to be gained by fighting the most evil wizard who has ever existed? Only innocent lives, Peter.”2. “When a wizard goes over ter the Dark Side there’s nothin’ and no one matters to ’em anymore…”3. “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”4. “There is no good and evil, there is only power, and those too weak to seek it…”5. “Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.”6. “It is my belief… that the truth is generally preferable to lies.” 7. “Killing is not so easy as the innocent believe.”8. “Voldemort himself created his worst enemy, just as tyrants everywhere do! Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back!”9. “Killing rips the soul apart.”
10. “Thank you so much Dobby for rescuing me from that cellar. It’s so unfair that you had to die when you were so good and brave. I’ll always remember what you did for us. I hope you’re happy now.”11. “It is important to fight and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay though never quite eradicated.”1. “I don’t go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me.”2. “Harry Potter was a highly unusual boy in many ways.”3. The Sorting Hat: “Hmmm,” said a small voice in his ear. “Difficult. Very difficult. Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind either. There’s talent, oh my goodness yes – and a nice thirst to prove yourself, now that’s interesting… So where shall I put you?”4. “Your aunt and uncle will be proud, though, won’t they?” said Hermione as they got off the train and joined the crowd thronging toward the enchanted barrier. “When they hear what you did this year?”
“Proud?” said Harry. “Are you crazy? All those times I could’ve died, and I didn’t manage it? They’ll be furious…”
5. “They don’t know we’re not allowed to use magic at home. I’m going to have a lot of fun with Dudley this summer…”6. To the Dursleys: “He was my mum and dad’s best friend. He’s a convicted murderer, but he’s broken out of wizard prison and he’s on the run. He likes to keep in touch with me though… keep up with news… check if I’m happy…”7. “I’m not going to be murdered,’ Harry said out loud.
‘That’s the spirit, dear,” said his mirror sleepily.”
8. “That’s what they should teach us here how girls’ brains work … it’d be more useful than Divination, anyway…”9. “It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew – and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents – that there was all the difference in the world.”10. “Dumbledore’s man through and through, aren’t you Potter?”
“Yeah I am,” said Harry. “Glad we straightened that out.”

11. “He accused me of being Dumbledore’s man through and through.”
“How very rude of him.”
“I told him I was.”
12. “He will only be gone from the school when none here are loyal to him.”13. ” how they had talked about fighting a losing battle, and that it was important to fight, and to fight again, and to keep fighting, to keep evil at bay, though never quite eradicated.”14. “Finally, the truth. Lying with his face pressed into the dusty carpet of the office where he had once thought he was learning the secrets of victory, Harry understood at last that he was not supposed to survive.”15. “But if it matters to you, you’ll be able to choose Gryffindor over Slytherin. The Sorting Hat takes your choice into account.”
“Really?”
“It did for me,” said Harry.
He had never told any of his children that before, and he saw the wonder in Albus’s face when he said it.
16. “So it all comes down to this, doesn’t it? Does the wand in your hand know its last master was Disarmed? Because if it does… I am the true master of the Elder Wand.”17. “Give it here, Malfoy, or I’ll knock you off your broom!”18. “Not to be rude or anything, but this isn’t really a great time for me to have a House Elf in my bedroom.”19. “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”20. “I didn’t put my name in that cup, I don’t want eternal glory.”21. “Facing this stuff in real life is not like school. In school if you make a mistake you can just try again tomorrow, but out there when you’re a second away from being murdered or watching a friend die right before your eyes, you don’t know what that’s like.”22. “Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more, believing in yourself.”23. “The prophecy said: neither one can live for the other one survives. It means one of us is gonna have to kill the other in the end.”24. “Every great wizard in history has started out as nothing more than what we are now, students. If they can do it, why not us?”25. “Even though we got a fight ahead of us, we’ve got one thing that Voldemort doesn’t have. Something worth fighting for.”26. “Albus Severus Potter, you were named after two headmasters of Hogwarts. One of them was a Slytherin and he was the bravest man I ever knew.”27. “Mischief managed.”1. “One can never have enough socks.”2. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.”3. “The truth.’ Dumbledore sighed. ‘It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”4. “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”5. “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”6. “There are all kinds of courage,” said Dumbledore, smiling. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”7. “Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!”8. “Scars can come in useful. I have one myself above my left knee which is a perfect map of the London Underground.”9. “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”10. “The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.”11. “The Prophet is bound to report the truth occasionally,” said Dumbledore, “if only accidentally.”12. “Power was my weakness and my temptation. 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.”13. “Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.”14. “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”15. “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”16. “People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.”