It seems strange to think that the Harry Potter books and films were released so long ago. We can still remember checking out the books from the library and reading them for the first time. We can still remember getting to the theater anxiously awaiting the film to start. Eyes and minds full of wonder and magic.
Some things never truly change.
For us, it doesn’t take an anniversary of something to reflect on Harry Potter. We do it more often than we even recognize.
There are moments in life that we find ourselves looking for guidance, motivation, inspiration, and something special to make it all more beautiful.
Sometimes, all of that comes in the form of quotes from some of our favorite books, films, television shows, and comics.
This week, it’s come from Harry Potter. Maybe it’s the marathons on Sy-Fy for Halloween or the fact that we see HP merch every time we walk into Barnes and Noble or Target, but we’ve been on a bit of a kick lately.
So today, we gathered 10 Harry Potter quotes for you that take us back 10 years. We hope they’ll spark some nostalgia within you as well.
If you’re anything like us, you felt a spark of fierce companionship when you first heard this quote. It’s a statement to live by, to build your relationships of all kind by, to remember in times of struggle and seemingly overwhelming unkindness.
We’re all a lot stronger together.
In terms of beautiful, this one might not be one of those ‘hits you right in the feelings’ quotes – but it’s important. It was a moment when Hermione let her guard down and – if for a moment – embraced it.
Sometimes we all need to take a moment to forget playing it safe, to stop playing by all the rules. Sometimes we all need to break them all instead.
This is one we have to remember quite often. It’s so easy to get caught up in what could be, in what we’re working towards, and in what’s happening next. Sometimes, it’s so easy, that we forget everything we already have right in front of us.
Your dreams should motivate you and push you to keep going. They should not overwhelm you so much that you forget everything you’ve achieved already.
Keep dreaming, but keep living, too.
This is one of the most important lessons we learned from Harry Potter. You won’t ever understand the depth of someone’s character until you see how they treat those who can do nothing for them.
It’s sort of like that saying that reminds us not to base our opinion off of someone strictly by how they treat us…watch how they treat their waiter.
That may be more of a ‘dating rule’ but it works for everyone.
This isn’t just one of our favorite Harry Potter quotes, it’s one of our favorite quotes in general. We often have an idea of how our lives should look, what we should do, and who should be part of the equation.
The thing is, it’s not that easy. Life happens, we lose the picture perfect idea and sometimes those losses are devastating.
The things meant to be with us will always come back, maybe not in ways we expected, but in ways we need.
This is sort of a Harry Potter fan’s go-to quote. You see it on t-shirts, phone cases, messenger bags, and a slew of other Potter merchandise.
It’s the phrase that brings the Marauder’s Map to existence and also sort of helped band together a group of friends. It’s also a tie between Harry and his father, so the phrase serves more than one purpose, and fans put their own spin on it as well.
This goes back to the fact that we all work better when we’re working together. It doesn’t matter what differences stand between us, as long as we’re working towards the same goal.
It can be scary to open your heart, but it’s the only way to truly feel love and joy. Isn’t that what we’re all hoping for?
This is something we can all agree on. Standing up to your enemies is hard enough, but having to stand up to your friends? That can be quite a challenge.
By nature, we try to avoid conflict, and that sometimes leads to us being quiet when we should have said something or being disappointed because someone who loved us let us down.
The bravery comes from being able to look at someone you love and saying ‘this isn’t okay’. It’s also brave to admit your mistakes, especially when they’ve hurt someone you care about.
We might be a little sappy here, but we did say these were some beautiful quotes. It is a pity to live without love. Some will say it’s easy, others will say they don’t desire it – but when it’s just you and your own thoughts at the end of the day – well, we think we’d all welcome love.
It’s a shame that it can be so hard to receive it.
This one just…had to be mentioned, and truly needs to explanation. Find us one Harry Potter fan who can read that quote without using Hagrid’s voice, we salute you. We most certainly cannot.
The world that J.K Rowling built is truly something special. She brought fans from around the world together and allowed us to bond over a sense of true magic.
We’re not sure about you. but we still get that excited feeling every time we open a Harry Potter book or sit down to watch a film on tv.
What quotes from Harry Potter immediately take you back 10 years? What characters still resonate with you the most, and why?
Let us know.
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