It’s no secret that I am a huge Harry Potter fan. I adored reading the books growing up. The series is a big part of why I love reading and writing so much. I’m also super inspired by JK Rowling. I’m inspired by her journey and her talent.
Whether you’re a fan of the series or not, I guarantee you can still find inspiration in the words of these characters. Without further ado, here are my all-time favorite quotes from the Harry Potter books.
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – Albus Dumbledore
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.” – Albus Dumbledore
Chamber of Secrets
“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – Albus Dumbledore
Prisoner of Azkaban
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of
Goblet of Fire
“I am what I am an’ I’m not ashamed.” – Rubeus Hagrid“
“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” – Albus Dumbledore
“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” – Albus Dumbledore
“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” – Albus Dumbledore
Order of the Phoenix
“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
“Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more: believing in yourself.” – Harry Potter
“Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.” – Luna Lovegood
“It’s sort of exciting, isn’t it? Breaking the rules.” – Hermione Granger
“People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.” – Hermione Granger
“Do not pity the dead. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.” – Albus Dumbledore
The Magic of JK Rowling
I continue to be in awe of Jo’s imagination and knack for crafting powerful words. I find that so many of the greatest nuggets of wisdom we get from Harry Potter is through Dumbledore. In a lot of ways, Jo and Dumbledore are one in the same.
Similarly, The Order of the Phoenix turned some great phrases. This installment of the series was, by all accounts, where the story turned and where the characters really had to grow up and lead.
What about you!? Did you spot your favorite Harry Potter quote? If not, share it with me below!