20 Harry Potter Quotes You Can Use In Everyday Life

Anyone who has read J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books knows exactly how their words of wisdom and snarky comments pop into your head at just the right moment. You could go years without experiencing their magic and mystery and still know all of the lines by heart. Trust me, non-fans, these books really are that powerful.

Even if you don't consider yourself a Potterhead, I'm sure you have seen the beautiful .gifs and calligraphy on Tumblr and elsewhere. Although the quotes they use are wonderful, they really don't even scratch the surface of Harry Potter quotability. Sure, you can easily apply lines about turning on the light and dwelling on dreams to your everyday life, but there are so many more fantastic quotes out there from these wonderful books.

That's why I've put together this list of 20 Harry Potter quotes you can use in everyday life. These lines have the potential to become your new personal mantras, sharp retorts, and philosophical musings. Read this list, then sprinkle these quotes around to make your everyday life just a little more magical. Paint them on your walls, print them on a T-shirt, or write them on your mirror: whatever appeals to you. Just make these wonderful sentences a part of your life.

"We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving."

— Kingsley Shacklebolt, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"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, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

"I know some things ... I can, you know, do math and stuff."

— Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

"Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure."

— Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

"When in doubt, go to the library."

— Ronald Weasley, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

"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, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

"It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more."

— Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

"I'm going to keep going until I succeed — or die."

— Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"It’s not all book signings and publicity photos, you know. You want fame, you have to be prepared for a long hard slog."

— Gilderoy Lockhart, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

"Keep muttering and I will be a murderer."

— Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

"What's comin' will come, and we'll meet it when it does."

— Rubeus Hagrid, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

"Oh, HONESTLY, don't you two read?"

— Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

"I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being — forgive me — rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger."

— Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

"Just because you've got the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn't mean we all have."

— Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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

— Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Don't let the muggles get you down."

— Ronald Weasley, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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

— Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

"Once again, you show all the sensitivity of a blunt axe."

— Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

"What exactly is the function of a rubber duck?"

— Arthur Weasley, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

"Always."

— Severus Snape, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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