19 Harry Potter Quotes About Friendship

Part of the magic of growing up with Harry Potter was getting to hang out with all of our friends at Hogwarts. At least, the characters felt like our friends, and every book was another chance to sit by the fire in the Gryffindor common room and talk about how to defeat Voldemort with our fictional BFFs. We'd go down to Hogsmeade with them, eat treacle tart in the Great Hall with them, complain about homework from Snape with them (although seriously, 12 inches of parchment is only like one page, those kids had it pretty easy) — it all felt so real!

Even when the Golden Trio weren't speaking to each other, we knew that they would be friends again by the end of the book. Ron would stop being a jealous brat, or Hermione would stop freaking out over Lavender, or Harry would have to fight a dragon or something and his friends would all have to forgive each other because there were bigger things to deal with. Even beyond the main three, there were some stellar friendships going on with the side characters: the twins and Lee Jordan, Seamus and Dean, Parvati and Lavender, Luna and Neville (who TOTALLY should have ended up together, but I digress). So if you need an extra dose of those warm and fuzzy Harry Potter friendship feelings, check out some of these choice Harry Potter quotes about friendship:

1. “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

2. “He must have known I'd want to leave you.""No, he must have known you would always want to come back.”

― Ron Weasley & Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

3. 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

4. “You could say sorry," suggested Harry bluntly. "What, and get attacked by another flock of canaries?" muttered Ron."What did you have to imitate her for?""She laughed at my mustache!""So did I, it was the stupidest thing I've ever seen.”

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

5. “So light a fire!" Harry choked. "Yes...of course...but there's no wood!" ..."HAVE YOU GONE MAD!" Ron bellowed. "ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT!”

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

6. “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.”

― Remus Lupin, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

7. “Harry — you're a great wizard, you know."

"I'm not as good as you," said Harry, very embarrassed, as she let go of him."Me!" said Hermione. "Books! And cleverness! There are more important things — friendship and bravery and — oh Harry — be careful!”

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

8. “I enjoyed the meetings, too. It was like having friends.”

― Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

9. "THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE DIED!" roared Black. "DIED RATHER THAN BETRAY YOUR FRIENDS, AS WE WOULD HAVE DONE FOR YOU!”

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

10. Luna had decorated her bedroom ceiling with five beautifully painted faces: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville. They were not moving as the portraits at Hogwarts moved, but there was a certain magic about them all the same: Harry thought they breathed. What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends. . . friends . . . friends . . .

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

11. “You think I'm a fool?" demanded Harry."No, I think you're like James," said Lupin, "who would have regarded it as the height of dishonor to mistrust his friends.”

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

12. “Nobody's ever asked me to a party before, as a friend. Is that why you dyed your eyebrow, for the party? Should I do mine too?”

― Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

13. “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

14. "You're the one who is weak. You will never know love or friendship. And I feel sorry for you."

― Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

15. "We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided."

― Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

16. “Ron," said Hermione in a dignified voice, "you are the most insensitive wart I have ever had the misfortune to meet.”

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

17. “Don't play," said Hermione at once."Say you're ill," said Ron."Pretend to break your leg," Hermione suggested."Really break your leg," said Ron.”

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

18. “I believe your friends Misters Fred and George Weasley were responsible for trying to send you a toilet seat. No doubt they thought it would amuse you.”

― Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

19. “We're with you whatever happens.”

― Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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