The 10 Most Romantic Harry Potter Quotes That Work Better Than An Amortentia Potion

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Although what first comes to mind when you think of the Wizarding World might be magic wands and time-worn spell books, the message at the core of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is one of a different kind of magic altogether: love. And while you might not immediately think to pick up a novel like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows when looking for your next great romantic read, the fact remains that there are actually tons of romantic moments in the Harry Potter series — and plenty of beautifully romantic lines to go with them. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, if you’re looking for the perfect way to sweep your Potter-loving lover off his or her feet, consider adding a few of these romantic quotes from Harry Potter to your own date night spell book. Who knows what kind of magic you might create?

Here are 11 romantic lines from Harry Potter, perfect for wooing your Potterhead Valentine this year. After all, as Professor McGonagall said: "Dumbledore would have been happier than anybody to think that there was a little more love in the world" — and the world could definitely use a little more love, romantic and otherwise, these days.

"There was a clatter as the basilisk fans cascaded out of Hermione's arms. Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth. Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet."

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

"…and then [Ginny] was kissing him as she had never kissed him before, and Harry was kissing her back, and it was blissful oblivion, better than firewhiskey; she was the only real thing in the world."

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

"And without thinking, without planning it, without worrying about the fact that fifty people were watching, Harry kissed her."

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

"Tonks deserves somebody young and whole." "But she wants you."

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— Remus Lupin and Arthur Weasley, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

"The ones that love us never really leave us. You can always find them, in here."

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— Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

"The old argument," he said softly. "But nothing I have seen in the world has supported your pronouncements that love is more powerful than my kind of magic, Dumbledore." "Perhaps you have been looking in the wrong places," suggested Dumbledore."

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

…to have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.”

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— Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love…”

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

"Dumbledore would have been happier than anybody to think that there was a little more love in the world."

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