The Most Touching Lines From The Harry Potter Books

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Some days, you just need to be reminded that there are good things in the world. For those of you looking for something to warm your hearts, I've gathered the 10 most touching lines from the Harry Potter books for you to enjoy below. You may laugh at the memories or cry at the feels, but you're sure to have a cathartic experience from reading these wonderful Harry Potter quotes.

Twenty years after they first appeared on store shelves, the Harry Potter books never fail to bring some much-needed warmth and light into readers' lives. With every re-reading, J.K. Rowling's bestselling series about the boy wizard with a unique scar reminds you that hope and "[h]appiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light."

Harry Potter isn't unique in this way, of course. There are myriad novels and poems that have touched readers' hearts and lives so that we are drawn back to their pages. But the Harry Potter series holds a special significance for many book lovers, especially those who, in the late Nineties, were the perfect, preteen age to follow along with the Golden Trio's adventures.

Whether you're debating re-reading Harry Potter or just want to take a trip down memory lane, the quotes below will hit you right in the feels. Check my picks out, and share your most touching Harry Potter moments with me on Twitter.


"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"

— Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


"Have a biscuit, Potter."

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


"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 . . ."

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


"Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory."

— Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


"Don't let the muggles get you down."

— Ron Weasley, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


"Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human … the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength."

— Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


"The thing about growing up with Fred and George ... is that you sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve."

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


"Dobby has no master. Dobby is a free elf, and Dobby has come to save Harry Potter and his friends!"

— Dobby, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


"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


"The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well."

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows