We all need words to live by – little nuggets of wisdom wrapped up in one pithy phrase to – usually – help us stay on the straight narrow or inspire us to reach for the stars.
Some of us pull from the Classics: “Pride goes before a fall…”
Some of us pull from Shakespeare: “There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy…”
Some of us pull from the movies: “Do or do not, there is no try!”
And some of us pull from: TV “To boldly go where no man has gone before!”
But the Harry Potter fans are truly special because, for most of us, the source of the quotes we live by were actually being written while many of us were still growing up. …Okay maybe not my crusty self, but most of us fans.
Between the multi-media juggernaut that is the Harry Potter book, stage, video game, film and merchandising franchise and the resulting tidal wave of Potter-inspired fanfic, there are now millions of people around the world who – at least some of the time – live by the words J.K. Rowling.
But do you actually know what those words are? Not the plot, but her exact words? Just how dedicated a fan are you? Find out by reviewing this list of 37 Harry Potter quotes every fan has to know and leave a comment to let us know what your favorite quotes are.
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37 Harry Potter Quotes That Every True HP Fan Should Know
Get ready for some of those throwback feels as we delve into some of the most powerful quotes used throughout the Harry Potter series.
What’s your favorite quote in Harry Potter? Let us know below!
1. “We Must All Face the Choice Between What Is Right, and What Is Easy.” – Albus Dumbledore
2. “Things We Lose Have a Way Of Coming Back To Us In The End…” – Luna Lovegood
3. “Why On Earth Should That Mean It’s Not Real?” – Albus Dumbledore
4. “Help Will Always be Given At Hogwarts to Those Who Ask for It.” – Albus Dumbledore
5. “For In Dreams, We Enter a World That Is Entirely Our Own.” – Albus Dumbledore
Terri L. Heard is a web content writer, former TV Guide assignment editor, and committed fanfic reader and writer who lives in Philadelphia, PA. She is currently working on completing her debut romance novel, (working title) Black Ice. She writes as Librasmile or Tenthsun on Archive of Our Own.