60 Magical Harry Potter Quotes
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On 26 June 1997, an unknown Scottish author named Joanne Rowling released her first novel.
Just 500 copies of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone were printed, but it was the beginning of a worldwide phenomenon that would fascinate both children and adults for decades.
Today, seven books and eight movies later, Rowling’s magical world continues to inspire and encourage new generations of Harry Potter lovers.
What was once a figment of an author’s imagination has become a series of novels, eight box-office hit movies, and a number of major attractions (you can go to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in America, Japan, Europe and beyond). It has amassed a cult following of loyal “muggles” (non-magic folk) both online and in real life.
Separately, the novels and the movies have grossed over $7.7 billion each, making J.K. Rowling one of the richest and most successful authors of all time.
From Hogwarts to Hogsmeade, Platform 9 and 3/4 and The Burrow, Rowling has created a world that is wonderful and engaging because it meshes so well with our own. It’s as easy to comprehend the existence of a hidden platform at London Kings Cross station as it is an ancient magical village in the wild and windswept highlands of Scotland.
Whether it’s the thrill of shopping for school supplies in Diagon Alley, boarding the Hogwarts Express, or attending a potions class, Rowling brings us into the world of Harry Potter and makes us feel like we belong.
The trials and lessons faced by Harry Potter and his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, challenge us and force us to contemplate the big questions about life, love, friendship, loyalty, destiny, and even death. So whether your love of Harry Potter comes from reading the books, seeing the movies, or a bit of both, we’ve put together a list of the best and most magical quotes from the series.
Harry Potter Quotes
“Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.”
“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
“But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
“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!”
“Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have.”
“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”
“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love. “
“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more. “
“You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble? “
“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.”
“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.”
“Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.”
“I solemnly swear I am up to no good.”
“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.’”
“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.’”
“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”
“I think we’ve outgrown full-time education … Time to test our talents in the real world, d’you reckon?”
“Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”
“For in dreams we enter a world that is entirely our own.”
“‘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.’”
“And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”
Published at Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:30:38 +0000