The Best Harry Potter Quotes In All Seven Books, According To Amazon Kindle Users
This year marked the 20th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and the significant milestone has fans feeling more nostalgic than usual for their favorite series. We've been celebrating by reflecting on what the books meant to us growing up, watching marathons of all eight movies, buying all new Hogwarts swag, and now, just in time for holiday card inscriptions, we're paying tribute to the beloved series by sharing the most popular Harry Potter quotes from each book. Would you be surprised to learn that six out of seven of them are from the wise and inspirational Professor Dumbledore? Yeah, me either.
For the last two decades, Harry Potter has been enchanting Muggle readers with stories of not only magic and wonder, but of love and friendship, courage and hope, and the important balance of good and evil. To so many Potterheads, the wise words of J.K. Rowling have become ones to live by. They are also ones to endlessly quote whenever you find yourself in need of inspiration, advice, comfort, or just an excuse to smile.
On almost every page of the seven book series, you can find a quote that is worth printing on a poster, wearing on a sweatshirt, or getting as a tattoo. But, according to recent data from Amazon Charts, there is one character whose quotes are more popular than anyone: Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, the best headmaster to ever walk the halls of Hogwarts, and, apparently, the best wizard to turn to for life advice. During his at least 115 years on earth, and especially during his time mentoring Harry as the Chosen One, Dumbledore doled out his supreme wisdom in the form of perfectly quotable one-liners. In fact, the talented wizard was so wise, he even gave out great advice from beyond the grave — see Book 7 below.
In honor of twenty years of priceless life lessons, here are the most highlighted passages from the Harry Potter series. Do any of them surprise you?
"After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."
— Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
— Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
"Non-magic people (more commonly known as Muggles) were particularly afraid of magic in medieval times, but not very good at recognising it. On the rare occasion that they did catch a real witch or wizard, burning had no effect whatsoever. The witch or wizard would perform a basic Flame-Freezing Charm and then pretend to shriek with pain while enjoying a gentle, tickling sensation. Indeed, Wendelin the Weird enjoyed being burnt so much that she allowed herself to be caught no fewer than forty-seven times in various disguises."
"Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open."
— Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
"Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young..."
— Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
"It is the unknown we feat when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more."
— Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
"Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love."
— Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows