life, philosophers stone, and lived image

1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone:

“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.”

“Strange how short-sighted being invisible can make you.”

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that Harry."

"Hard work and pain are the best teachers."

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

Always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself."

"The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with caution."

"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."

"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."

book, harry potter, and hp image

2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets:

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

"Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain."

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

book, harry potter, and candle image

3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban:

“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”

“Don't let the muggles get you down.”

"That suggests that what you fear most of all is – fear."

book, harry potter, and goblet of fire image

4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire:

“It is a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up.”

"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.”

"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."

"Curiosity is not a sin... But we should exercise caution with our curiosity."

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

“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”

"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided."

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

book, harry potter, and jk rowling image

5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix:

"Size is no guarantee of power."

"This is how it is – this is why you're not in the Order – you don't understand – there are things worth dying for!"

“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."

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

"Some wounds run too deep for the healing."

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

book, books, and girl image

6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:

"And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure."

"Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right"

“It is impossible to manufacture or imitate love.”

“I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being - forgive me - rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.”

"Ah, Harry, how often this happens, even between the best of friends! Each of us believes that what he has to say is much more important than anything the other might have to contribute!"

“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."

“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."

autumn, fall, and harry potter image

7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:

“Because, sometimes you've got to think about more than your own safety! Sometimes you've got to think about the greater good!"

“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.”

"You are the true master of death, because the true master does not seek to run away from Death. He accepts that be must die, and understands that there are far, far worse things in the living world than dying.”

"Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love."

"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?!"