The 20 Most Magical ‘Harry Potter’ Quotes In Honor Of Its 20th Anniversary

20 years ago, the world gained three life-long best friends when J.K. Rowling opened the world up to the magical world of Harry Potter. If you’re anything like me, Harry, Ron and Hermione feel more like real friends than characters in a book series and Dumbledore’s outstanding wisdom never fails to ring true.

These imaginative, magical and captivating stories are filled with messages of love, friendship, family and courage. The wisdom is endless. In honor of Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary, here are 20 of the greatest quotes from the series.

1. “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

-Albus Dumbledore, The Chamber of Secrets

2. “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, The Sorcerer’s Stone 

3. “Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.”

-Luna Lovegood, The Order of the Phoenix 

4. “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

–Sirius Black, The Goblet of Fire

5. “Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both influencing injury, and remedying it.”

-Albus Dumbledore, The Deathly Hallows

6. “The ones that love us never really leave us.”

-Sirius Black, Order of the Phoenix

7. “It is the quality of one’s convictions that determine success, not the number of followers.”

– Remus Lupin, The Dealthy Hallows

8. “One can never have enough socks.”

-Albus Dumbledore, The Sorcerer’s Stone

9. “Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”

-Albus Dumbledore, The Half-Blood Prince

10. “Wit beyond measure is a man’s greatest treasure.”

– Luna Lovegood, Order of the Phoenix

11. “I am what I am an’ I’m not ashamed. ‘Never be ashamed,’ my ol’ dad used ter say, ‘there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth bothern’ with.”

-Hagrid, Goblet of Fire

12. “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”

– Sirius Black, Order of the Phoenix

13. “Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have.”

Hermione Granger, The Order Of The Phoenix

14. “Happiness can be found in the darkest times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

Albus Dumbledore, The Prisoner Of Azkaban 

15. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

Albus Dumbledore, The Sorcerer’s Stone

16. “Perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it.”

-Albus Dumbledore, The Dealthy Hallows

17. “Don’t let the Muggles get you down.”

-Ron Weasley, Prisoner of Azkaban 

18. “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,  Order of the Phoenix

19. “Greatness inspires envy. Envy engenders spite. Spite spawns lies.”

-Tom Riddle, The Half-Blood Prince

20. “Lily? After all this time?” “Always.”

-Severus Snape, The Deathly Hallows

The true hero was finally revealed.

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