“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — Albus Dumbledore
“Books! And cleverness! There are more important things — friendship and bravery." - Hermione Granger
“No story lives unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love best do live in us forever. So whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” - J.K. Rowling
“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” - Albus Dumbledore
“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!” - Albus Dumbledore
“We can’t choose our fate, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that.” - Albus Dumbledore
“The happiest man on earth would be able to use the Mirror of Erised like a normal mirror, that is, he would look into it and see himself exactly as he is.” - Albus Dumbledore
“He must have known I’d run out on you.’ ‘No,’ Harry corrected him. ‘He must’ve always known you’d always want to come back.” - Harry Potter
“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 botherin’ with.’” - Rubeus Hagrid
"We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving." - Kingsley Shacklebolt
"It is the quality of one's convictions that determines success, not the number of followers." - Remus Lupin
"We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on." - Sirius Black
"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies... but a great deal more to stand up to your friends." - Albus Dumbledore
"Of course, it's happening inside your head Harry, why should that mean that it's not real?" - Albus Dumbledore
“'Snape's patronus was a doe,' said Harry, 'the same as my mother's because he loved her for nearly all of his life, from when they were children.'”
“'That wand’s more trouble than it’s worth,' said Harry. 'And quite honestly,' he turned away from the painted portraits, thinking now only of the four-poster bed lying waiting for him in Gryffindor Tower, and wondering whether Kreacher might bring him a sandwich there, 'I’ve had enough trouble for a lifetime.'”
“'So it all comes down to this, doesn’t it?' whispered Harry. '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.'”
“'How do you feel, Georgie?' whispered Mrs. Weasley. George's fingers groped for the side of his head. 'Saintlike,' he murmured. 'What's wrong with him?' croaked Fred, looking terrified. 'Is his mind affected?' 'Saintlike,' repeated George, opening his eyes and looking up at his brother. 'You see...I'm HOLEY, Fred, geddit?'”
“Harry looked around; there was Ginny running toward him; she had a hard blazing look in her face as she threw her arms around him. And without thinking, without planning it, without worrying about the fact that fifty people were watching, Harry kissed her. After several long moments, or it might have been half an hour-or possibly several sunlit days- they broke apart.”
“When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.” — Horace Slughorn
“'I don't mean to be rude—' he began, in a tone that threatened rudeness in every syllable. 'Yet, sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often,' Dumbledore finished the sentence gravely.'”
“'An Unbreakable Vow?' said Ron, looking stunned. 'Nah, he can’t have.... Are you sure?' 'Yes I’m sure,' said Harry. 'Why, what does it mean?' 'Well, you can’t break an Unbreakable Vow...' 'I’d worked that much out for myself, funnily enough.'”
“Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.” — Hermione Granger
“'Ron,' said Hermione in a dignified voice, 'you are the most insensitive wart I have ever had the misfortune to meet.'”
“'First sign of madness, talking to your own head,' said a sly voice from the empty picture on the wall."
“Mistletoe,' said Luna dreamily, pointing at a large clump of white berries placed almost over Harry's head. He jumped out from under it. 'Good thinking,' said Luna seriously. 'It's often infested with nargles.”
“'You should write a book,' Ron told Hermione as he cut up his potatoes, 'translating mad things girls do so boys can understand them.'”
“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!” — Harry Potter
"'You do care,' said Dumbledore. He had not flinched or made a single move to stop Harry demolishing his office. His expression was calm, almost detached. 'You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.'”
"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.'
“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.” — Albus Dumbledore
“'You seem to be drowning twice,' said Hermione. 'Oh, am I?' said Ron peering down at his predictions. 'I'd better change one of them to getting trampled by a rampaging Hippogriff.'"
“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
“Why, dear boy, we don't send wizards to Azkaban just for blowing up their aunts.” — Cornelius Fudge
“'I'm not going to be murdered,' Harry said out loud. 'That's the spirit, dear,' said his mirror sleepily."
“The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.” — Albus Dumbledore
“'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.”
“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?” — Albus Dumbledore
“Fawkes is a phoenix, Harry. Phoenixes burst into flame when it is time for them to die and are reborn from the ashes.” — Albus Dumbledore
“Snape was looking as though the first person to ask him for a Love Potion would be force-fed poison.”
“You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.” — Albus Dumbledore
“Funny way to get to a wizards’ school, the train. Magic carpets all got punctures, have they?” — Uncle Vernon
“'Don't play,' said Hermione at once. 'Say you're ill,' said Ron. 'Pretend to break your leg,' Hermione suggested. 'Really break your leg,' said Ron.”
“Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. Love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves it's own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” — Albus Dumbledore
“I hope you're pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed - or worse, expelled. Now if you don't mind, I'm going to bed.” — Hermione Granger
"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." - J.K Rowling
"'The truth.' Dumbledore sighed. 'It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.'"
"'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.'"
“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.”
"‘Why are they all staring?’ demanded Albus as he and Rose craned around to look at the other students. ‘Don’t let it worry you,’ said Ron. ‘It’s me. I’m extremely famous.’"
“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love.” ― Albus Dumbledore
"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?" ― Albus Dumbledore
"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
"And Percy was shaking his brother, and Ron was kneeling beside them, and Fred's eyes stared without seeing, the ghost of his last laugh still etched upon his face."
"Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it." ― Albus Dumbledore
"‘Ron, you know full well Harry and I were brought up by Muggles!’ said Hermione. ‘We didn’t hear stories like that when we were little, we heard ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ and ‘Cinderella’ —’ ‘What’s that, an illness?’ asked Ron."
"‘Does it hurt?’ The childish question had escaped Harry's lips before he could stop it. ‘Dying? Not at all,’ said Sirius. ‘Quicker and easier than falling asleep.’"
"We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving." — Kingsley Shacklebolt
"That wand’s more trouble than it’s worth. And quite honestly, I’ve had enough trouble for a lifetime." — Harry Potter
"I’m going to keep going until I succeed—or I die. Don’t think I don’t know how this might end. I’ve known it for years." — Harry Potter
"It is the quality of one’s convictions that determines success, not the number of followers." —Remus Lupin
"You’re just as sane as I am." —Luna Lovegood
"And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure." — Albus Dumbledore
"The thing about growing up with Fred and George is that you sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve." — Ginny Weasley
"Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young." — Albus Dumbledore
"Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect." ― Luna Lovegood
"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
"I mean, it's sort of exciting, isn't it, breaking the rules?" — Hermione Granger
"You can laugh, but people used to believe there were no such things as the Blibbering Humdinger or the Crumple-Horned Snorkack!" ― Luna Lovegood
"Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn't mean we all have." ― Hermione Granger
"I think I'll just go down and have some pudding and wait for it all to turn up — it always does in the end." ― Luna Lovegood
"The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure. Thoughts are not etched on the inside of skulls, to be perused by an invader. The mind is a complex and many-layered thing." — Severus Snape
"I think we've outgrown full-time education ... Time to test our talents in the real world, d'you reckon?" — Fred Weasley
"Accio Brain!" — Ron Weasley
"Just because it’s taken you three years to notice, Ron, doesn’t mean no one else has spotted I’m a girl!" — Hermione Granger
"Your devotion is nothing more than cowardice. You would not be here if you had anywhere else to go." — Voldemort
"Twitchy little ferret, aren’t you, Malfoy?" — Hermione Granger
"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 botherin' with.'" — Rubeus Hagrid
"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
"Why, dear boy, we don’t send wizards to Azkaban just for blowing up their aunts." — Cornelius Fudge
"Are you insane? Of course I want to leave the Dursleys! Have you got a house? When can I move in?" — Harry Potter
"Don’t let the muggles get you down." — Ron Weasley
"'I’m not going to be murdered,’ Harry said out loud. ‘That’s the spirit, dear,’ said his mirror sleepily."
"Honestly, if you were any slower, you’d be going backward." — Draco Malfoy
"Fame is a fickle friend, Harry. Celebrity is as celebrity does. Remember that." — Gilderoy Lockhart
"Dobby is free." — Dobby
"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." — Albus Dumbledore
"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."
"The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution." — Albus Dumbledore
"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." — Albus Dumbledore
"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. Not a scar, no visible sign… to have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever. It is in your very own skin." — Albus Dumbledore
"There will be no foolish wand-waving or silly incantations in this class. As such, I don't expect many of you to appreciate the subtle science and exact art that is potion-making. However, for those select few who possess the predisposition, I can teach you how to bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses. I can tell you how to bottle fame, brew glory, and even put a stopper in death. Then again, maybe some of you have come to Hogwarts in possession of abilities so formidable that you feel confident enough to not pay attention!" — Severus Snape
"You're a little scary sometimes, you know that? Brilliant... but scary." — Ron Weasley
"To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure." ― Albus Dumbledore
"Yer a wizard Harry." ― Rubeus Hagrid
“Yeah, size is no guarantee of power,” - George Weasley
“I am not worried, Harry…I am with you.” - Albus Dumbledore
'Albus Severus,' Harry said quietly, so that nobody but Ginny could hear, and she was tactful enough to pretend to be waving to Rose, who was now on the train, 'you were named for two headmasters of Hogwarts. One of them was a Slytherin and he was probably the bravest man I ever knew.'”
“'Er — no, they don’t,' said Harry. 'They think I’m a waste of space, actually, but I’m used to —' 'I don’t think you’re a waste of space.' If Harry had not seen Dudley’s lips move, he might not have believed it. As it was, he stared at Dudley for several seconds before accepting that it must have been his cousin who had spoken; for one thing, Dudley had turned red. Harry was embarrassed and astonished himself. 'Well . . . er . . . thanks, Dudley.'”
“'You have not asked me, for instance, what is my favorite flavor of jam, to check that I am indeed Professor Dumbledore and not an impostor.' 'I didn’t...' Harry began, not entirely sure whether he was being reprimanded or not. 'For future reference, Harry, it is raspberry...although of course, if I were a Death Eater, I would have been sure to research my own jam preferences before impersonating myself.'” — Albus Dumbledore
“'Well?' Ron said finally, looking up at Harry. 'How was it?' Harry considered it for a moment. 'Wet,' he said truthfully. Ron made a noise that might have indicated jubilation or disgust, it was hard to tell. 'Because she was crying,' Harry continued heavily. 'Oh,' said Ron, his smile faded slightly. 'Are you that bad at kissing?' 'Dunno,' said Harry, who hadn't considered this, and immediately felt rather worried. 'Maybe I am.'”
“Professor Kettleburn, our Care of Magical Creatures teacher, retired at the end of last year in order to enjoy more time with his remaining limbs.” — Albus Dumbledore
“'Have you ever seen anything quite as pathetic?' said Malfoy. 'And he’s supposed to be our teacher!' Harry and Ron both made furious moves toward Malfoy, but Hermione got there first - SMACK! She had slapped Malfoy across the face with all the strength she could muster. Malfoy staggered. Harry, Ron, Crabbe, and Goyle stood flabbergasted as Hermione raised her hand again."
“Mr. Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people's business. Mr. Prongs agrees with Mr. Moony, and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git. Mr. Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a professor. Mr. Wormtail bids Professor Snape good day, and advises him to wash his hair, the slimeball.” — The Marauder's Map
“'Jiggery pokery!' said Harry in a fierce voice. 'Hocus pocus — squiggly wiggly —' 'MUUUUUUM!' howled Dudley, 'He’s doing you know what!'”
“'Ah, music,' he said, wiping his eyes. 'A magic beyond all we do here!'" — Albus Dumbledore
“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.” - Harry Potter