50 Magical Harry Potter Quotes Muggles, Witches & Wizards Will Love

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You can learn a lot about friendship, family, and love from a good book or movie, and when you find one you love, you're sure to memorize all the best quotes. 

Harry Potter, in my humble opinion, is one of the best children’s book series in the world.

The Harry Potter books are filled with lessons that are funny, inspiring, relatable, and — excuse my pun — magical. And filled with amazing quotes

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The accompanying film series doesn’t exactly compare to the books (seriously, read the books. They’re phenomenal.), but they’re still exciting, fun, and sum up the brilliance of the books as best as can be done in only two and a half hours each.

In all honesty, I would have been more upset if they didn’t allow the movies to “age” along with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson anyway.

Like most people born in the ’90s, I still find myself getting excited about Harry Potter (even at nearly 25-years-old).

For us 90’s kids, Harry Potter reminds us of simpler times, of discovering a love for reading and of wishing we were a witch/wizard. Oh, if only our Hogwarts letters had shown up.

We read the books numerous times, we watched the movies with our friends, we played all the games that had anything to do with the franchise and we dressed up like witches and wizards (not always just on Halloween).

I even hand-made my own wand in my father’s garage (proud Harry Potter dork, right here!).

From the very beginning of the series to the very end, Harry Potter taught us all about friendship, love, and the importance of family, whether it’s your literal family or the family that you make on your own (like poor little orphan Harry did with the Weasleys).

These books taught us how to be good people and how to deal with the relationships in our lives. And, above all else, they taught us how vital love is to a fulfilling and successful life.

It can be hard to put into the right words just how much a person means to you, but never fear... Harry Potter is here. 

To find the best friendship quote to share with a family member or a BFF that feels closer than family, here are the best Harry Potter quotes below.

Harry Potter Quotes About Love

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1. "There’s no Hogwarts without you."  —​ Harry Potter, "Chamber of Secrets"

2. "You are protected, in short, by your ability to love." —​ Albus Dumbledore, "Half-Blood Prince"

3. "Love as powerful as your mother’s for you, leaves its own mark." —​ Albus Dumbledore, "Sorcerer's Stone"

4. "And without thinking, without planning it... Harry kissed her."  —​ J.K. Rowling, "Half-Blood Prince"

5. "I see the way you look at her."  —​ Hermione Granger, "Half-Blood Prince"

6. "When you have seen as much life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love."  —​ Professor Slughorn, "Half-Blood Prince"

7. "To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever." — Albus Dumbledore, "Sorcerer’s Stone"

8. "And you’ll never know love or friendship and I feel sorry for you." —​ Harry Potter, "Order of the Phoenix"

9. "Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living and above all, those who live without love." —​ Albus Dumbledore, "Deathly Hallows"

10. "The ones that love us never really leave us." —​ Sirius Black, "Prisoner of Azkaban"

11. "Dumbledore would have been happier than anybody to think there was a little bit more love in the world." — Minerva McGonagall, "Half-Blood Prince"

12. “It is impossible to manufacture or imitate love.” — Professor Slughorn, "Half-Blood Prince"

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Harry Potter Quotes About Friendship

13. "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, "Sorcerer's Stone"

14. "What a beautiful place to be with friends."  — Dobby, "Deathly Hallows"

15. "Book! And cleverness! There are more important things — friendship and bravery."  — Hermione Granger, "Sorcerer’s Stone"

16. "One of my best friends is muggle-born and she’s the best in our year!" —​ Harry Potter, "Half-Blood Prince"

17. "We’re with you, Harry. No matter what happens." —​ Hermione Granger, "Half-Blood Prince"

18. "He was their friend … and he betrayed them." — Harry Potter, "Prisoner of Azkaban"

19. "Believe me. I never betrayed James and Lily. I would have died before I betrayed them." — Sirius Black, "Prisoner of Azkaban"

20. "I don’t think you’re a waste of space." —​ Dudley Dursley, "Deathly Hallows"

21. "While you’re here, your house will be like your family." —​ Minerva McGonagall, "Sorcerer's Stone"

22. "When all of this is over, we’ll be a proper family." —​ Sirius Black, "Prisoner of Azkaban"

23. “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” — Albus Dumbledore, "Goblet of Fire"

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Funny Harry Potter Quotes

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24. "You’re just as sane as I am." — Luna Lovegood, "Order of the Phoenix"

25. "What an idiot." — Hermione Granger, "Sorcerer’s Stone"

26. "Don’t let the muggles get you down." —​ Ron Weasley, "Prisoner of Azkaban"

27. "Why is it when something happens it is always you three?"  — Minerva McGonagall, "Half-Blood Prince"

28. "I think I can tell the wrong sort for myself thanks."  — Harry Potter, "Sorcerer’s Stone"

29. "Have a biscuit, Potter." — Minerva McGonagall, "Order of the Phoenix"

30. "At least no one on the Gryffindor team had to buy their way in." —​ Hermione Granger, "Chamber of Secrets"

31. "What do I care how he looks? I am good-looking enough for the both of us..."  —​ Fleur Delacour, "Half-Blood Prince"

32. "...You’re so old-fashioned, Mum. Anyway, it’s nowhere near as long as Professor Dumbledore’s…" — Ginny Weasley, "Order of the Phoenix"

33. "What are Fred and I, next-door neighbors?" — George Weasley, "Order of the Phoenix"

34. "I haven’t blushed so much since Madam Pomfrey told me she liked my earmuffs." —​ Albus Dumbledore, "Sorcerer's Stone"

35. "RONALD WEASLEY! How dare you steal that car?! I am ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTED! Your father is now facing an inquiry at work and it’s entirely YOUR FAULT! If you put another toe out of line, we’ll bring you straight home! Oh, and Ginny, dear, congratulations on making Gryffindor, your father and I are so proud." —​ Mrs. Weasley, "Chamber of Secrets"

36. "I’ll be in my bedroom, making no noise and pretending that I don’t exist." —​ Harry Potter, "Chamber of Secrets"

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Short Harry Potter Quotes

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37. "You tell those spiders, Ron." — Harry Potter, "Prisoner of Azkaban"

38. "No offense, but I really don’t care." — Harry Potter, "Goblet of Fire"

39. "I love magic." —​ Harry Potter, "Goblet of Fire"

40. "Always." —​ Severus Snape, "Deathly Hallows"

41. "Ten galleons." —​ Fred and George Weasley, "Half-Blood Prince"

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Inspirational Harry Potter Quotes

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42. "I’m not worried, Harry. I’m with you."  —​ Albus Dumbledore, "Half-Blood Prince"

43. "It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but just as much to stand up to your friends." —​ Albus Dumbledore, "Sorcerer’s Stone"

44. "What’s comin’ will come and we’ll meet it when it does." —​ Hagrid, "Goblet of Fire"

45. "The stories we love best do live in us forever."  —​ J.K. Rowling

46. "It’s for some stupid, noble reason, isn’t it?" —​ Ginny Weasley, "Half-Blood Prince"

47. "It’s not much, but it’s home." —​ Ron Weasley, "Chamber of Secrets"

48. "People die every day! Friends, family. Yeah, we lost Harry tonight. He’s still with us, in here. So’s Fred, Remus, Tonks, all of them. They didn’t die in vain. But YOU will!" —​ Neville Longbottom, "Deathly Hallows"

49. "We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy." — Albus Dumbledore, "Goblet of Fire"

50. "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." —​ Albus Dumbledore, "Chamber of Secrets"

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Nicole Bradley-Bernard is a freelance writer who has written articles for multiple publications including YourTango, FINE Magazine, New York Gal Magazine, Momentum Magazine, and more.