25 Harry Potter Quotes That Will Instantly Make You Happier

Sometimes you're having a rough day, and you just need a magical pick me up. Or sometimes you're having a great day, and you want to keep the good vibes rolling. For all moods, I prescribe several quotes from Harry Potter, and a large mug of butterbeer (or, in the event that butterbeer continues to be fictional, just the quotes should do it).

Harry Potter is the ultimate literary comfort food. I don't mean that in a bad way — it's still an inventive masterpiece of modern fiction, and it's definitely not the literary equivalent of mashed potatoes. But Harry Potter is one of those series you can return to again and again, and always know that it'll leave you feeling warm and cozy. Except for maybe the end of the fifth book. And the sixth book. And the seventh book. And maybe that one part at the end of the fourth. OK, so it's not all sunshine and pygmy puffs, but even in the darkest corner of the wizarding world, there's always a light at the end of the tunnel.

So if you need a hearty dose of Pepperup Potion, or if you're running low on chocolate to deal with all those dementors in your life, try some quotes that will instantly make you happier:

1. Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

2. "There is no need to call me Sir, Professor."

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

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

— Mr. Weasley, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

4. "You’re a wizard, Harry."

— Hagrid, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

5. "We did it, we bashed them, wee Potter’s the one, and Voldy’s gone moldy, so now let’s have fun!"

— Peeves, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

7. "Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have."

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

8. "You know, Minister, I disagree with Dumbledore on may counts ... but you cannot deny he's got style."

— Phineas Nigellus Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

9. "Mr. Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people's business."

—The Maruder's Map, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

10. "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."

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

11. "Twitchy little ferret, aren't you Malfoy?"

— Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

12. "Give her hell from us, Peeves." And Peeves, whom Harry had never seen take an order from a student before, swept his belled hat from his head and sprang to a salute as Fred and George wheeled about to tumultuous applause from the students below and sped out of the open front doors into the glorious sunset.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

13. "...She was crying," Harry continued heavily. "Oh," said Ron, his smile faded slightly. "Are you that bad at kissing?"

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

14. "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, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

15. "I’m not going to be murdered," Harry said out loud. "That’s the spirit, dear," said his mirror sleepily.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

16. "Have a biscuit, Potter."

—Professor McGonagall, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

17. "The Aurors are part of the Rotfang Conspiracy, I thought everyone knew that. They're working to bring down the Ministry of Magic from within using a mixture of dark magic and gum disease."

—Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

18. "One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books."

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

19. "And it’s Johnson, Johnson with the Quaffle, what a player that girl is, I’ve been saying it for years but she still won’t go out with me —""JORDAN!" yelled Professor McGonagall."Just a fun fact, Professor, adds a bit of interest —"

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

20. But Ron was staring at Hermione as though suddenly seeing her in a whole new light."Hermione, Neville’s right — you are a girl. . . ""Oh well spotted," she said acidly.

—J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

21. "You don't think anything that Skeeter cow — sorry, Professor," he added quickly, looking at Dumbledore.

"I have gone temporarily deaf and haven't any idea what you said, Harry," said Dumbledore, twiddling his thumbs and staring at the ceiling.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

22. "The toilet's never had anything as horrible as your head down it— it might be sick."

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

23. "Then why," asked Snape, "does it have the name ‘Roonil Wazlib’ written inside the front cover?"Harry’s heart missed a beat. "That’s my nickname," he said.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

24. "Go on, have a pasty," said Harry, who had never had anything to share before or, indeed, anyone to share it with. It was a nice feeling, sitting there with Ron, eating their way through all Harry's pasties, cakes, and candies (the sandwiches lay forgotten).

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

25. All was well.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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