13 Lines From Harry Potter That Will Always Put A Smile On Your Face

J.K. Rowling once tweeted that her all-time favorite quote from the Harry Potter series is: “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” — spoken by none other than Professor Albus Dumbledore, the obvious go-to character when seeking out some of the very best lines from Harry Potter. (It’s also the perfect quote for a writer best known for bringing to life her own fictitious imaginings of Harry, Hermione, Ron, and the rest of the Hogwarts-ian gang.) But still, it’s a wonder the author of the bestselling series could pick just one.

The Harry Potter books, after all, are filled with some pretty amazing one-liners. And entire paragraphs. And dialogue sequences. And… well, you get the point. People just love Potter-isms. Whether you’re partial to Hermione’s sassy sarcasm, Ron’s totally hilarious wit, or Dumbledore’s classic words of wisdom, the totally quotable lines never seem to end. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll consider that Harry Potter-inspired tattoo for the seven millionth time. (And you won’t be able to fight the urge forever.)

Now, get ready to add some more smile creases to that Harry Potter-lovin’ face of yours, because here are 13 lines from Harry Potter that'll make you smile every single time you read them.

1. "When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love."

—Professor Horace Slughorn, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

2. "You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve."

—Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

3. "Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain."

—Arthur Weasley, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

4. "'Why are they all staring?' demanded Albus as he and Rose craned around to look at the other students. 'Don’t let it worry you,' said Ron. 'It’s me. I’m extremely famous.'"

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

5. "'Now, you two — behave yourselves. If I get one word that you've blown up a toilet or —' 'Blown up a toilet? We've never blown up a toilet.' 'Great idea though, thanks Mum.'"

Molly Weasley, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

6. "There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them."

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

7. "'But you are normal!' said Harry fiercely. 'You've just got a-a- problem…' Lupin burst out laughing. 'Sometimes you remind me a lot of James. He called it my 'furry little problem' in company. Many people were under the impression that I owned a badly behaved rabbit.'"

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

8. "I took a wrong turn on the way to the bathroom and found myself in a beautifully proportioned room I had never seen before, containing a really rather magnificent collection of chamber pots. When I went back to investigate more closely, I discovered that the room had vanished. But I must keep an eye out for it. Possibly it is only accessible at five thirty in the morning."

—Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

9. "'I see myself holding a pair of thick, woolen socks.' Harry stared. 'One can never have enough socks,' said Dumbledore. 'Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a pair. People will insist on giving me books.'"

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

10. "Why spiders? Why couldn't it be 'follow the butterflies'?"

—Ron Weasley, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

11. "If you’re holding out for universal popularity, I’m afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time."

—Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

12. "Don't let the Muggles get you down."

—Ron Weasley, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

13. "Well, he should have some chocolate, at the very least."

—Madam Pomfrey, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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