11 Harry Potter Quotes That Will Get You Through Your Lowest Moments

Let’s face it: we all have those days. You know the ones I’m talking about; everything’s just a little more difficult than it needs to be, nothing seems to be going the way you’d planned, you’re pretty convinced things are not going to get better any time soon, and nobody — not even your cat — really understands what you’re going through. I have definitely been in your shoes, and let me tell you: I’ve never met a book (or a totally uplifting book quote) that couldn’t help solve my problems. (I swear.)

J.K. Rowling is kind of a master at writing the most quotable of book quotes. Even if you’re not a complete Potterhead, there’s no denying the fact that she’s penned to page some pretty amazing Harry Potter quotes that will help you through your lowest moments. After all, Rowling’s characters had some pretty tough stuff to contend with themselves — it’s no wonder they sprout words of wisdom that seem to have been written especially for you.

Here are 11 Harry Potter quotes that will get you through your lowest moments — just like they did for Ron, Hermione, and even Harry himself. Get ready to turn those difficult days into some of your most powerful moments ever, Potter-style.

1. “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 Order of the Phoenix

2. “Don’ you worry, Harry. You’ll learn fast enough. Everyone starts at the beginning at Hogwarts, you’ll be just fine. Just be yerself. I know it’s hard. Yeh’ve been singled out, an’ that’s always hard. But yeh’ll have a great time at Hogwarts — I did — still do, ’smatter of fact.”

— Rubeus Hagrid, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

3. “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

4. “What’s comin’ will come, an’ we’ll meet it when it does.”

— Rubeus Hagrid, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

5. “I don’t care!" Harry yelled at them, snatching up a lunascope and throwing it into the fireplace. "I’ve had enough, I’ve seen enough. I want out, I want it to end, I don’t care anymore!”

"You do care," said Dumbledore. He had not flinched or made a single move to stop Harry demolishing his office. His expression was calm, almost detached. "You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.”

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

6. “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

7. “I'm going to keep going until I succeed — or die. Don't think I don't know how this might end. I've known it for years.”

Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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

— Madam Pomfrey, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

9. “I am what I am an’ I’m not ashamed. ‘Never be ashamed,’ my ol’ dad used ter say, ‘there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth bothern’ with.’”

— Rubeus Hagrid, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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

— Ron Weasley, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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

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

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