How to Help Your Community

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r own business. You can serve your community by offering a great product and possibly even hiring employees. Buy your food from local vendors. Try to get most of your produce from the farmers market, where members of your community go to sell food theyve worked hard to grow.Shop at local businesses whenever you can. For example, if you have the choice to buy a new pair of jeans at a chain discount store or a small business owned by a member of your community, choose the latter. Change your mindset from buying the cheapest available product to leveraging your purchases to provide the most community good. Knowing that your money will go toward boosting your local economy and building a strong, vibrant community is worth the extra effort and expense. Help others to see the light and help them come aboard to help you boost the local communitys financial health.Consider starting your own business. You can serve your community by offering a great product and possibly even hiring employees.Recycle and compost.

Many communities are experiencing problems with landfills that are getting too full. Producing too much trash pollutes the environment, and thats not good for your communitys long-term health. You can do your part to help improve the situation by recycling and composting as much of your waste as possible. If you want to go above and beyond, you could also spread awareness about how to recycle, or start a recycling program at your school or place of work.Composting is useful in more ways than one. It allows you to dispose of your food waste without putting it in the trash, and as a result you end up with rich soil you can use in your garden. Once you learn how to do it, show others how easy it can be.Save energy and water.

Using excessive electricity and water strains community resources. Saving energy and water is good for the planet as well as your local environment. Do your best to conserve energy and water and it will become an investment in your communitys long-term health. Turning off your lights when youre not using them, using energy-saving appliances, decreasing your reliance on air conditioning, turning down the temperature on your water heater, and unplugging your computer when you power it down are all ways you can help save energy.Taking shorter showers, making sure your pipes arent leaking, limiting your lawn watering, and using a low-water method of washing dishes are all ways you can help save water.Be less reliant on your car.

Communities that rely heavily on car transportation often experience elevated air pollution levels. Air pollution is not only detrimental to plants and animals, it causes major health problems for humans, too. Using your car less often decreases your carbon footprint, which helps your community. Here are alternatives to try: Walk or bike where you need to go. It takes a little longer, but you see more along the way.Use public transportation. Even if your area doesnt have a great subway or elevated rail system, you probably have bus lines nearby.Carpool to work or school, instead of driving places by yourself. en

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99 Funny Christmas Quotes To Keep You Laughing Until The New Year

99 Funny Christmas Quotes To Keep You Laughing Until The New Year

Christmas is stressful. From shopping for the perfect gifts to cooking a feast for the family, it’s surprising that people actually look forward to the holiday hustle and bustle.

To help you get through the stress of holiday season, check out these 99 funny Christmas quotes to keep you jolly through the season…

“Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.” – Victor Borge

“My husband’s idea of getting the Christmas spirit is to become Scrooge.” – Melanie White

Conan O'Brien Christmas quote "There are 17 more shopping days until Christmas. So, guys, that means 16 more days till we start shopping, right?"

“There are 17 more shopping days until Christmas. So, guys, that means 16 more days till we start shopping, right?” – Conan O’Brien

“Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.” – Dave Barry

“Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and receipts for all major purchases.” – Bridger Winegar

“I haven’t taken my Christmas lights down. They look so nice on the pumpkin.” – Winston Spear

Robert Godde funny Christmas quote "At Christmas, tea is compulsory. Relatives are optional"

“At Christmas, tea is compulsory. Relatives are optional.” – Robert Godden

“This holiday season, no matter what your religion is, please take a moment to reflect on why it’s better than all the other ones.” – Guy Endore Kaiser

“The principal advantage of the non-parental lifestyle is that on Christmas Eve you need not be struck dumb by the three most terrifying words that the government allows to be printed on any product: “Some assembly required.”” – John Leo

“Nothing’s as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas.” – Kin Hubbard

Bernard Manning Christmas quote "I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, 'toys not included.'"

“I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, ‘toys not included.’” – Bernard Manning

“What I like about Christmas is that you can make people forget the past with the present.” – Don Marquis

“I hate the radio this time of year because they play “All I Want For Christmas Is You” like, every other song. And that’s just not enough.” – Bridger Winegar

“Adults can take a simple holiday for Children and screw it up. What began as a presentation of simple gifts to delight and surprise children around the Christmas tree has culminated in a woman unwrapping six shrimp forks from her dog, who drew her name.” – Erma Bombeck

Funny Christmas quote "The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other"

“The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other.” – Johnny Carson

“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” – Garrison Keillor

“I love Christmas. I receive a lot of wonderful presents I can’t wait to exchange.” – Henny Youngman

“That’s the true spirit of Christmas; people being helped by people other than me.” – Jerry Seinfeld

“Do give books – religious or otherwise – for Christmas. They’re never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.” – Lenore Hershey

Larry Wilde Christmas Tree quote "Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall"

“Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” – Larry Wilde

“For Christmas this year, try giving less. Start with less attitude. There’s more than enough of that in the world as it is – and people will usually just give it back anyway!” – Anne Bristow

“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph.” – Shirley Temple

“Aren’t we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas. You know, the birth of Santa?” – Matt Groening

Carol Nelson funny Christmas quote "Christmas is a time when you get homesick, even when you’re home"

“Christmas is a time when you get homesick, even when you’re home.” – Carol Nelson

“Let me see if I’ve got this Santa business straight. You say he wears a beard, has no discernible source of income and flies to cities all over the world under cover of darkness? You sure this guy isn’t laundering illegal drug money?” – Tom Armstrong

“Who’s the bane of Santa’s life? The elf and safety officer.” – Catherine Tate

“Santa Claus wears a Red Suit, he must be a communist. And a beard and long hair, must be a pacifist. What’s in that pipe that he’s smoking?” – Arlo Guthrie

Ellen Degeneres quote "Nothing says holiday like a cheese log"

“Nothing says holiday like a cheese log.” – Ellen DeGeneres

“Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it.” – Richard Lamm

“Did you ever notice that life seems to follow certain patterns? Like I noticed that every year around this time, I hear Christmas music.” – Tom Sims

“The one thing women don’t want to find in their stockings on Christmas morning is their husband.” – Joan Rivers

Johnny Carson quote "Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas"

“Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.” – Johnny Carson

“Many banks have a new kind of Christmas club in operation. The new club helps you save money to pay for last year’s gifts.” – Author Unknown

“I bought my brother some gift wrap for Christmas. I took it to the gift wrap department and told them to wrap it, but in a different print so he would know when to stop unwrapping.” – Steven Wright

“Be careful with drinking this Christmas. I got so drunk last night I found myself dancing in a cheesy bar… or, as you like to call it, delicatessen.” – Sean Hughes

Erma Bombeck quote "There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child"

“There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.” – Erma Bombeck

“Christmas, here again. Let us raise a loving cup; Peace on earth, goodwill to men, and make them do the washing up.” – Wendy Cope

“Although it is pleasant to think about poison at any season, there is something special about Christmas, and I found myself grinning.” – Alan Bradley

“Christmas is the season when you buy this year’s gifts with next year’s money.” – Author Unknown

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” – Roy L. Smith

Andy Borowitz funny Christmas quote "Christmas sweaters are only acceptable as a cry for help"

“Christmas sweaters are only acceptable as a cry for help.” – Andy Borowitz

“People can’t concentrate properly on blowing other people to pieces properly if their minds are poisoned by thoughts suitable to the twenty-fifth of December.” – Ogden Nash

“A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.” – John B. Priestly

“I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.” – Fred Rogers

"Pets, like their owners, tend to expand a little over the Christmas period." -Pets, like their owners, tend to expand a little over the Christmas period.

“Pets, like their owners, tend to expand a little over the Christmas period.” -Pets, like their owners, tend to expand a little over the Christmas period.

“‘Elf’ has become this big holiday movie, and I remember running around the streets of New York in tights saying, ‘This could be the last movie I ever make,’ and I could never have predicted that it’d become such a popular film.” – Will Ferrell

“Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Holiday Season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall. We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge from the mall, then we follow her, in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago followed a star, week after week, until it led them to a parking space.” – Dave Berry

“Next to a circus there ain’t nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit.” – Frank McKinney Hubbard

Louis C.K. quote "One thing I learned from drinking is that if you ever go Christmas caroling, you should go with a group of people. And also go in mid-December"

“One thing I learned from drinking is that if you ever go Christmas caroling, you should go with a group of people. And also go in mid-December.” – Louis C.K.

“As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.” – Donald E. Westlake

“Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.” – Author Unknown

“A Christmas shopper’s complaint is one of long-standing.” – Author Unknown

"One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly." -Andy Rooney

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” -Andy Rooney

“The magi, as you know, were wise men — wonderfully wise men who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents.” – O. Henry

“Wretched excess is an unfortunate human trait that turns a perfectly good idea such as Christmas into a frenzy of last-minute shopping.” – Jon Anderson

“Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words.” – Harlan Miller

"One good thing about Christmas shopping is it toughens you for the January sales." -Grace Kriley

“One good thing about Christmas shopping is it toughens you for the January sales.” -Grace Kriley

“Three phrases that sum up Christmas are: Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men, and Batteries not Included.” – Author Unknown

“Christmas and the New Year are actually two holidays. So there is a plural, which in the English language, necessitates the use of ‘s.’ I suppose you could say ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘Happy New Year,’ but you probably have sh*t to do.” – Jon Stewart

“I left Santa gluten-free cookies and organic soy milk and he put a solar panel in my stocking.” – Author Unknown

“The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn’t for any religious reasons. They couldn’t find three wise men and a virgin.” – Jay Leno

P.J. O'Rourke quote "There is a remarkable breakdown of taste and intelligence at Christmastime. Mature, responsible grown men wear neckties made of holly leaves and drink alcoholic beverages with raw egg yolks and cottage cheese in them"

“There is a remarkable breakdown of taste and intelligence at Christmastime. Mature, responsible grown men wear neckties made of holly leaves and drink alcoholic beverages with raw egg yolks and cottage cheese in them.” – P.J. O’Rourke

“Ever wonder what people got Jesus for Christmas? It’s like, “Oh great, socks. You know I’m dying for your sins right? Yeah, but thanks for the socks! They’ll go great with my sandals. What am I, German?” – Jim Gaffigan

“Every year, Christmas gets longer and longer, and you don’t care, do you? Every year, you just take more of the calendar for yourself. How long does it take you people to shop? It’s beyond belief! It’s insane! When I was a kid, Halloween was Halloween, and Santa wasn’t poking his ass into it!” – Lewis Black

“This past Christmas, I told my girlfriend for months in advance that all I wanted was an Xbox. That’s it. Beginning and end of list, Xbox. You know what she got me? A homemade frame with a picture of us from our first date together. Which was fine. Because I got her an Xbox.” – Anthony Jeselnik

Ogden Nash quote "Merry Christmas, nearly everybody!"

“Merry Christmas, nearly everybody!” – Ogden Nash

“I’ve had this look for about a year. I usually grow this beard out around Christmas. I like to go to malls dressed as Jesus, and I like to then walk around the mall and go, ‘No! No! This wasn’t what it was supposed to be about, people!’ Then if there’s a Santa at the mall, I walk up to him and say, ‘Listen, fat man, you’re just a clown at my birthday party.’” – Marc Maron

“I set a personal record on Christmas. I got my shopping done three weeks ahead of time. I had all the presents back at my apartment, I was halfway through wrapping them, and I realized, ‘Damn, I used the wrong wrapping paper.’ The paper I used said, ‘Happy Birthday.’ I didn’t want to waste it, so I just wrote ‘Jesus’ on it.” – Demetri Martin

“If you can’t wrap Christmas presents well, at least make it look like they put up a good fight.” – Author Unknown

“Christmas: it’s the only religious holiday that’s also a federal holiday. That way, Christians can go to their services, and everyone else can sit at home and reflect on the true meaning of the separation of church and state.” – Samantha Bee

Phyllis Diller Christmas party quote "What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day"

“What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.” – Phyllis Diller

“People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.” – Author Unknown

“Mentally I am ready for Christmas, financially I am not ready for Christmas.” – Author Unknown

“Christmas is a magical time of year… I just watched all my money magically disappear.” – Author Unknown

“Even before Christmas has said Hello, it’s saying ‘Buy Buy’.” – Robert Paul

“Sending Christmas cards is a good way to let your friends and family know that you think they’re worth the price of a stamp.” – Melanie White

“Christmas Shopping: Wouldn’t it be wonderful to find one gift that you didn’t have to dust, that had to be used right away, that was practical, fit everyone, was personal and would be remembered for a long time? I penciled in “Gift certificate for a flu shot.” – Erma Bombeck

“Anyone who believes that men are the equal of women has never seen a man trying to wrap a Christmas present.” – Author Unknown

“The outdoor Christmas lights, green and red and gold and blue and twinkling, remind me that most people are that way all year round — kind, generous, friendly and with an occasional moment of ecstasy. But Christmas is the only time they dare reveal themselves.” – Harlan Miller

“There are some people who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas; there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas.” – Robert Staughton Lynd

“I get a little behind during Lent, but it comes out even at Christmas.” – Frank Butler

“My mother-in-law has come round to our house at Christmas seven years running. This year we’re having a change. We’re going to let her in.” – Leslie “Les” Dawson, Jr.

“Bloody Christmas, here again, let us raise a loving cup, peace on earth, goodwill to men, and make them do the washing up.” – Wendy Cope

“Most of the soap operas always use the Christmas special to kill huge quantities of their characters. So they have trams coming off their rails, or cars slamming into each other or burning buildings. It’s a general clean-out.” – Baron Fellowes

“Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.” – Stephen John Fry

“It may be a cliche, but it’s true – the build-up to Christmas is so much more pleasurable than the actual day itself.” – Julie Burchill

“The best Christmas present I got from my husband was a week to do whatever I wanted.” – Olivia Haigh Williams

Funny Christmas Quotes from Books, Films, and Television

“Out upon merry Christmas! What’s Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money; a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer…? If I could work my will,” said Scrooge indignantly, “every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ upon his lips should be boiled with his won pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should!” – Charles Dickens, A Christmas Story
Bart Simpson Santa Clause quote "You know you’re getting old, when Santa starts looking younger."

“You know you’re getting old, when Santa starts looking younger.” – Bart Simpson in The Simpsons: Miracle on Evergreen Terrace

“Oh look, yet another Christmas TV special! How touching to have the meaning of Christmas brought to us by cola, fast food, and beer… Who’d have ever guessed that product consumption, popular entertainment, and spirituality would mix so harmoniously?” – Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes

“Charlie, stay away from those things. They’re reindeer, you don’t know where they’ve been. They all look like they’ve got key lime disease.” – Scott Calvin in The Santa Clause
Charlie Brown Christmas quote "Rats. Nobody sent me a Christmas card today. I almost wish there weren't a holiday season. I know nobody likes me. Why do we have to have a holiday season to emphasize it?"

“Rats. Nobody sent me a Christmas card today. I almost wish there weren’t a holiday season. I know nobody likes me. Why do we have to have a holiday season to emphasize it?” – Charlie Brown in A Charlie Brown Christmas Movie

“From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it.” – Katharine Whitehorn, Roundabout

“How can you give Kris Kringle a parking ticket on Christmas Eve? What’s next, rabies shots for the Easter Bunny?” – Santa Claus in Home Alone

“I hate Christmas. The mall is full of nothing but women and children. All you hear is, ‘I want this,’ ‘Get me this,’ ‘I have to have this’… and then there’s the children. And they’re all by my store ’cause they stuck the mall Santa right outside ringing his stupid bell. As if you need a bell to notice a 300-pound alcoholic in a red suit. ‘Ho, ho, ho,’ all day long. So, nice as can be, I go outside, ask him to shut the hell up. He takes a swing at me. So I lay a hook into his fat belly and he goes down. Beard comes off, all the kids start crying and I’m the bad guy.” – Al Bundy in Married With Children

Love Actually quote "Christmas shopping. Never an easy or a pleasant task."

“Christmas shopping. Never an easy or a pleasant task.” – Harry in Love Actually

“One can never have enough socks. Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.” – Professor Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“If you see a sign that says ‘Peep Show’, that doesn’t mean they’re letting you look at presents before Christmas.” – Father Christmas in Elf

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60 Magical Harry Potter Quotes

60 Magical Harry Potter Quotes

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60 Magical Harry Potter Quotes

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

Harry Potter quote "It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live"

“It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – Albus Dumbledore

“Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.” – Hermione Granger

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” – Albus Dumbledore

“But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore

“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!” – Professor Severus Snape

Harry Potter quote "If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals"

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” – Sirius Black

“Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have.” – Hermione Granger

“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” – Albus Dumbledore

“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love. “ – Albus Dumbledore

“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more. “ – Albus Dumbledore

“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? “ – Albus Dumbledore

Harry Potter quote "You want fame, you have to be prepared for a long hard slog"

“You want fame, you have to be prepared for a long hard slog.” – Gilderoy Lockhart

“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.” – Harry Potter

“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.” – Sirius Black

“Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.” – Luna Lovegood

Dumbledore quote "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities"

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

“I solemnly swear I am up to no good.” – Harry Potter

“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.’” – Rubeus Hagrid

“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.’” – Ginny Weasley

“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” – Albus Dumbledore

Hermione Granger Quote "I mean, it's sort of exciting, isn't it, breaking the rules?"

“I mean, it’s sort of exciting, isn’t it, breaking the rules?” – Hermione Granger

“I think we’ve outgrown full-time education … Time to test our talents in the real world, d’you reckon?” – Fred Weasley

“Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.” – Kingsley Shacklebolt

“For in dreams we enter a world that is entirely our own.” – Albus Dumbledore

“‘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.’” – Ron Weasley

“And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” – Albus Dumbledore

Dumbledore quote "Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it"

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

“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.” – Albus Dumbledore

“We’re all going to keep fighting, Harry. You know that?” – Neville Longbottom

“I am not worried, Harry…I am with you.” – Albus Dumbledore

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” – Albus Dumbledore

Ron Weasly Quote "When in doubt, go to the library"

“When in doubt, go to the library.” – Ron Weasley

“Time will not slow down when something unpleasant lies ahead.” – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” – Albus Dumbledore

“Celebrity is as celebrity does, remember that.” – Gilderoy Lockhart

“Parents shouldn’t leave their kids unless —unless they’ve got to.” – Harry Potter

“Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies.” – Lord Voldemort

Harry Potter Quote "We can't choose our fate, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that"

“We can’t choose our fate, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that.” – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“The happiest man on earth would be able to use the Mirror of Erised like a normal mirror, that is, he would look into it and see himself exactly as he is. Does that help.” – Albus Dumbledore

“Hogwarts is threatened!” shouted Professor McGonagall. “Man the boundaries, protect us, do your duty to our school!” – Professor McGonagall

“Killing is not so easy as the innocent believe.” – Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

“That’s what they should teach us here. How girls’ brains work… It would be more useful than divination, anyway…” – Ron Weasley

“What’s comin’ will come, and we’ll meet it when it does.” – Rubeus Hagrid

Albus Dumbledore quote "We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy"

“We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.” – Albus Dumbledore

“Once again, you show all the sensitivity of a blunt axe.” – Nearly Headless Nick

“From now on, I don’t care if my tea leaves spell, ‘Die, Ron, die,’ I’m chucking them in the bin where they belong. – Ron Weasley

“Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back!” – Albus Dumbledore

“Don’t let the muggles get you down.” – Ron Weasley

“There were near misses, many of them. We laughed about them afterwards. We were young, thoughtless — carried away with our own cleverness.” – Remus Lupin

Lord Voldemort quote "There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it"

“There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it.” – Lord Voldemort

“We teachers are rather good at magic, you know.” – Minerva McGonagall

“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” – Albus Dumbledore

“You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.” – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.” – Albus Dumbledore

“But from that moment on, Hermione Granger became their friend. Because there are somethings you can’t go through in life and become friends, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.”– Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter quote "I'm going to keep going until I succeed — or die. Don't think I don't know how this might end. I've known it for years"

“I’m going to keep going until I succeed — or die. Don’t think I don’t know how this might end. I’ve known it for years.” – Harry Potter

“Finally, the truth. Lying with his face pressed into the dusty carpet of the office where he had once thought he was learning the secrets of victory, Harry understood at last that he was not supposed to survive.” – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“I was ripped from my body, I was less than spirit, less than the meanest ghost… But still, I was alive.” – Lord Voldemort

“I mean, you could claim that anything’s real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody’s proved it doesn’t exist!” – Hermione Granger

“How can I have hung round you for five years and not think girls are clever?” – Ron Weasley

“The world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters.” – Sirius Black

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows quote "All was well"

“All was well.” – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Bonus Quotes about all things Harry Potter

While many fans have imagined what it would be like to walk the halls of Hogwarts, for Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson, it was a reality that occupied a considerable part of their childhood.

Playing such huge roles undoubtedly changed their lives, in some ways for the better, and others worse.

One thing is for certain, and that is that the profound effect of the Harry Potter series, whether in print or on screen.  J.K. Rowling’s creation continues to delight and amaze new fans every day, with fellow authors and actors applauding her stories and the deep emotion they have captured.

I must have read my battered old copies of the Harry Potter novels hundreds of times, and I still get excited, frustrated, nervous, and upset as I read them… even though I know the story so well.

Enjoy these bonus quotes on what it’s like to be in the Wizarding World, Rowling’s mastery, and the legacy of the Harry Potter series!

Stephen King quote "JK Rowling created seven horcruxes. She put a part of her soul in every book and her books will live forever"

“JK Rowling created seven horcruxes. She put a part of her soul in every book and her books will live forever.” – Stephen King

“No story lives unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love best do live in us forever. So whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” – J.K. Rowling

“I used to be self-conscious about my height, but then I thought, f—k that, I’m Harry Potter.” – Daniel Radcliffe

“The line between Ron and me became thinner with each film and I think we became virtually the same person. There’s a lot of me in Ron and moving on was a massive adjustment because it was such a constant part of my life.” – Rupert Grint

“Harry Potter isn’t real? Oh no! Wait, wait, what do you mean by real? Is this video blog real? Am I real if you can see me and hear me, but only through the internet? Are you real if I can read your comment but I don’t know who you are or what your name is or where you’re from or what you look like or how old you are? I know all of those things about Harry Potter. Maybe Harry Potter’s real and you’re not.” – John Green

J.K. Rowling quote "There's always room for a story that can transport people to another place"

“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” – J.K. Rowling

“When I see the images of the first Harry Potter, I immediately think of how ugly my hair was.” – Emma Watson

“Harry Potter, to a point, will always define me, but I hope in the same way that Harrison Ford is defined by Star Wars.” – Daniel Radcliffe

What is your favorite lesson from the Harry Potter series? Is there a quote that inspires you that’s missing from our list? Share it with us below.

Published at Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:30:38 +0000

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