15 Harry Potter Quotes Only True Fans Will Remember

I am a creature of habit. As odd as it sounds, I often eat the same exact meals day after day; when I walk to my local coffee shop, I always go the exact same way; and every single time I fly, I re-read Harry Potter. Truth be told, this is an improvement on an old pattern — there was a time when I read Harry Potter with every single meal, and that right there was a habit that quickly alienated both friends and family. Strangers on a plane, however, don't seem to have any hang-ups bout me hunkering down and savoring my all-time favorite texts to my heart's content.

Of course, what with living in Europe and traveling for work, I end up in the air a good deal. And if you factor in my travel reading on top of a lifetime of at-the-table consumption, I would say that you could safely call me a Harry Potter super fan. While I could recite my favorite spells (and I'll admit it, I do from time to time) or make a case for the world's coolest magical creature (let's not go there, it always ends badly...) my favorite aspect of Harry Potter superfandom is the ability to call to mind my favorite quotations at a moments notice. Of course, there are some iconic quotations that even the casual reader will remember, but these 15 passages only a true Potter superfan will recognize. So what do you think, are you up to the challenge?

1. “Always with that look of surprise….”

Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

2. “Curiosity is not a sin… But we should exercise caution with our curiosity… yes, indeed”

Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

3. “Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!”

Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

4. “People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right”

Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

5. “You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve”

Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

6. “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike”

Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

7. “The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with caution”

Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

8. “Time is making fools of us again”

Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

9. “You should write a book … translating mad things girls do so boys can understand them”

Ron Weasley, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

10. “When in doubt, go to the library”

Ron Weasley about Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

11. “Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels”

Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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

Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

13. “The trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them”

Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

14. “We can’t choose our fate, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that”

Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

15. “I’m not going to be murdered”

Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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