Potter Week: Best Harry Potter Quotes

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We're counting down to the premiere of the final film, set to hit theaters on Friday with "Potter Week" and tons of great Potter content - including "best of" lists, behind-the-scenes videos, exclusive interviews, and best Potter quotes.

Join in on the fun and become Potter obsessed with us!

The Harry Potter series has produced a ton of great posts, so we're picking some of our favorites from each or the seven films.  Make sure to check out Movie Fanatic for awesome quotes from the either and final installment after the film opens.

For now, let's take a look back at the success of Harry Potter and focus on all things Harry (and Ron, and Hermione, and everyone else) with some great quotes!

What's your favorite Potter quote?

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone

Harry and Friends
Hermione: You've got dirt on your nose. Did you know? Just there.

[after catching Harry scribbling on his paper]
Professor Severus Snape: Tell me, what would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?
[Harry doesn't answer]
Professor Severus Snape: You don't know? Well, let's try again... Where, Mr. Potter, would you look if I asked you to find me a bezoar?
Harry: I don't know, sir.
Professor Severus Snape: And what is the difference between monkshood and wolfsbane?
Harry: I don't know, sir.
Professor Severus Snape: Pity... clearly, fame isn't everything, is it, Mr. Potter? 

Dumbledore: Harry, do you know why it is that Professor Quirrell could not bear to have you touch him?
[Harry shakes his head]
Dumbledore: It was because of your mother. She sacrificed herself for you, and that kind of act leaves a mark.
[Harry reaches up to touch his scar]
Dumbledore: No no, this kind of mark cannot be seen. It lives in your very skin.
Harry: And what is that?
Dumbledore: Love, Harry. Love.

Ron: Sunshine, daisies, butter mellow, turn this stupid, fat rat yellow! 

Lord Voldemort: There is no good and evil, there is only power, and those too weak to seek it...

Ron: What do they think they're doing, keeping a thing like that locked up in a school?
Hermione: You don't use your eyes, do you? Didn't you see what it was standing on?
Ron: I wasn't looking at its feet! I was a bit preoccupied with its heads... or maybe you didn't notice? There were three! 

Harry: I can't be a wizard. I'm just Harry, just Harry.

Harry: Good of you to get us out of trouble like that.
Ron: Mind you, we did save her life!
Harry: Mind you, she might not have needed saving if you hadn't insulted her.
Ron: What are friends for? 

Harry: I swear I don't know. One second the glass was there and the next it was gone. It was like magic.
Uncle Vernon: There is no such thing as magic! 

Hagrid: You're the boy who lived. 

Dumbledore: It does not do to dwell on dreams, Harry, and forget to live. 


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

The Chamber of Secrets
Ron: Have you spoken to Hermione?
Harry: She should be out of hospital in a few days... when she stops coughing up fur balls. 

Hermione: Look at my face.
Ron: Look at your tail. 

Harry: Ron, I should tell you, most Muggles aren't exactly accustomed to seeing a flying car. 

Lucius Malfoy: Let us hope that Mr. Potter will always be around to save the day.
Harry: Don't worry. I will be. 

Lucius Malfoy: Let me see; red hair, vacant expressions, tatty second-hand books, you must be the Weasleys. 

Moaning Myrtle: Oh, Harry? If you die down there, you're welcome to share my toilet.
Harry: Uh... thanks, Myrtle. 

Dumbledore: It is not our abilities that show what we truly are... it is our choices.
 
Harry: [to Dobby] Never try to save my life again. 

Hermione: Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself. 

Ron: They were starving him, Mum. There were bars on his window.
Mrs. Weasley: You'd best hope I don't put bars on your window, Ronald Weasley. 

Ron: Why spiders? Why couldn't it be "follow the butterflies"? 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The Talented Trio
Professor Lupin: Why do you look so miserable, Harry?
Harry: None of it made any difference. Pettigrew escaped.
Professor Lupin: Didn't make any difference? Harry, it made all the difference in the world! You helped discover the truth. You saved an innocent man from a terrible fate. It made a great deal of difference. 

Professor Snape: That is the second time you have spoken out of turn, Miss Granger. Tell me, are you incapable of restraining yourself, or do you take pride in being an insufferable know-it-all?
Ron: He's got a point, you know.

Ron: [when Harry and Hermione reappear] How did you get there? I... I was talking to you there! And now you're there!
Hermione: What's he talking about Harry?
Harry: I dunno. Honestly Ron, how can people be in two places at once 

Dumbledore: Well?
Harry: He's free. We did it.
Dumbledore: Did what? Good night. 

Malfoy: [outside the shrieking shack to Ron and Hermione] Well, well. Look who's here - you two shopping for your new dream home? Bit grand for you, isn't it, Weasel-Bee? Don't your family all sleep in... one room? 

Ron: I'm warning you Hermione! Keep that bloody beast of yours away from Scabbers or I'll turn it into a tea cozy!
Hermione: It's a cat, Ronald! What do you expect? It's in his nature.
Ron: A cat? Is that what they told you? It looks more like a pig with hair if you ask me.
Hermione: That's rich! Coming from the owner of that smelly old shoe brush. Too right, Crookshanks, just ignore the mean little boy. 

Hermione: Is that really what my hair looks like from the back?

Hermione: [after Hagrid gives Ron Scabbers back] I think you owe someone an apology.
Ron: Right. Next time I see Crookshanks, I'll let him know.
Hermione: [annoyed] I meant me! 

Hermione: Harry... what's happened?
Harry: [Referring to Sirius Black] He was their friend, and he betrayed them. HE WAS THEIR FRIEND!... I hope he finds me! Because when he does, I'm gonna be ready! When he does, I'M GOING TO KILL HIM!

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

All Dressed Up
Dumbledore: Today we acknowledge a really terrible loss. Cedric Diggory was, as you all know, exceptionally hard working, infinitely fair-minded, and most importantly, a fierce, fierce friend. Therefore, I feel you have the right to know exactly how he died. You see, Cedric Diggory was murdered, by Lord Voldemort. The Ministry of Magic does not wish me to tell you this. But not to do so I feel would be an insult to his memory. Now the pain we all feel at this dreadful loss reminds me, and, reminds us, that though we may come from different countries and speak in different tongues, our hearts beat as one. In light of the recent events, the bonds of friendship made this year will be more important than ever. Remember that, and Cedric Diggory will not have died in vain. You REMEMBER THAT... and we'll celebrate a boy who was kind, and honest, and brave, and true, right to the very end. 

Harry: This is mad! At this rate, we'll be the only ones in our year without a date! Well... Us and Neville.
Harry: Yeah, but then again he can take himself.
Hermione: It might interest you to know that Neville's already got someone.
Ron: Oh! Now I'm really depressed. 

Dumbledore: Curiosity is not a sin, Harry. However, from time to time, you should exercise caution. 

Hermione: Everything's going to change now isn't it?
Harry: Yes.

Voldemort: I'm going to kill you, Harry Potter. I'm going to destroy you. After tonight, no one will ever again question my power. If they speak of you, they'll only speak of how you begged for death. And I being a merciful Lord... obliged. 

Harry: I didn't put my name in that cup! I don't want eternal glory, I just wanna be... look, I don't know what happened tonight and I don't know why. It just did. 

Harry: You're being stupid.
Ron: Yeah, that's me. Ron Weasley, Harry Potter's stupid friend!

Hermione: [to Ron] I won't be going alone because, believe it or not, someone's asked me.
[gets up and hands her book to Snape, then turns back to Ron]
Hermione: And I said *yes*! 

Ron: Mum sent me something...
[He unwraps his dress robes and holds them up]
Ron: Mum sent me a dress.

Dolores Umbridge: [during an inspection] You applied first for the Defense Against the Dark Arts post, is that correct?
Severus Snape: Yes.
Dolores Umbridge: But you were unsuccessful?
Severus Snape: Obviously.

Severus Snape: [watches a touching memory between Harry and Sirius] I may vomit. 

Hermione Granger: Ron, just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon! 

Ron: Hey, Hermione... you're a girl.
Hermione: Oh, well spotted.
Ron: [miming a dance] Come with one of us?
[Snape swiftly hits Ron on the head with a notebook]
Ron: Ow!

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter: Every great wizard in history has started out as nothing more then what we are *now*. If they can do it, why not us?
[Ron raises his fist in agreement] 

Hermione Granger: We've got to be able to defend ourselves, and if Umbridge refuses to teach us how, we need someone who will.

Ron Weasley: Are we forming some sort of wizard army?

Dolores Umbridge: Things at Hogwarts are far worse than I feared! 

Severus Snape: You won't last two seconds if he invades your mind.
Harry Potter: I'm not weak!
Severus Snape: Then prove it! 

Ron Weasley: [goes up to Hermione in Room of Requirement] Don't worry Hermione. I'll go easy on you. 

Ron Weasley: Maybe you don't have to do this all by yourself, mate. 

Hermione Granger: So what was it like?
[speaking about Harry's kiss]
Harry Potter: Kind of wet.
Hermione Granger: Well, she has been crying a lot lately...
Ron Weasley: Well, you'd think a bit of snogging would make her happy 

Dolores Umbridge: I really do hate the children.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry, Ron, and Hermoine in Half-Blood Prince
Bellatrix Lestrange: Do it!
Fenrir Greyback: He doesn't have the stomach, like his father. Let me finish him in my own way.
Bellatrix Lestrange: No! The Dark Lord was clear, the boy's to do it.

Lavender Brown: I happen to be his girlfriend!
Hermione Granger: Well, I happen to be his... friend. 

Remus Lupin: Voldemort has choosen Draco Malfoy for a mission.

Albus Dumbledore: This is beyond anything I have imagined. 

Albus Dumbledore: In my life I have seen things that are truly horrific. Now I know you will see worse. 

Horace Slughorn: These are mad times we live in! Mad! 

Albus Dumbledore: You must be wondering why I brought you here.
Harry Potter: Actually sir, after all these years I just sort of go with it.

Harry Potter: Fight back you, coward!

Tom Riddle: Who are you?
Albus Dumbledore: Well, I'm like you, Tom. I'm different.
Tom Riddle: Prove it. 

Harry Potter: Did you know, sir? Then?
Albus Dumbledore: Did I know that I just met the most dangerous dark wizard of all time? No. 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Harry, Hermoine and Ron on the Prowl
Bellatrix Lestrange: Ehem... My Lord, I'd like to volunteer myself for this task.
Lord Voldemort: I must be the one to kill Harry Potter.

Rufus Scrimgeour: These are dark times, There is no denying. 

Hermione Granger: If Voldemort's really taken over the Ministry, none of the old places are safe. 

Ron Weasley: Don't expect me to get excited over another damn thing we need to find 

Harry Potter: I thought you knew what you had signed up for?
Ron Weasley: Yeah, I thought so too 

Pius Thicknesse: Our world has faced no greater threat than it does today. 

Lord Voldemort: Why do you live?
Harry Potter: Because I have something worth living for.

Lord Voldemort: Only *I* can live, forever. 

Harry Potter: What do you know about the Deathly Hallows?
Mr. Ollivander: It is rumored there are three. To possess them all is to make oneself immortal. But few truly believe such objects exist. If it's true, you really don't stand a chance. 

Harry Potter: [From the second trailer] You think I don't know how this feels?
Ron Weasley: No! You don't know how it feels! Your parents are dead! You have no family! 


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