Harry Potter Quotes: Top 10 Magically Inspirational Quotes






Author Joanne Rowling, better known by her pen name J.K. Rowling, will celebrate her 53rd birthday on July 31st. Over twenty years ago, when Rowling was 32, the first book in the Harry Potter series was released. In the following years, the wizarding world of Harry Potter became a cultural phenomenon and J.K. Rowling became the ninth-best-selling fiction author of all time. In order to celebrate Rowling’s life and career, we’ve compiled a list of 10 magically inspirational Harry Potter quotes. Although these quotes are attributed to different characters (mostly Albus Dumbledore), they all spring from Rowling’s infinite wisdom. Happy birthday, queen!

1. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live” – Albus Dumbledore, The Sorcerer’s Stone


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. “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities” – Albus Dumbledore, Chamber of Secrets


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, Goblet of Fire


5. “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open” – Albus Dumbledore, Goblet of Fire


6. “I am what I am an’ I’m not ashamed” – Rubeus Hagrid, Goblet of Fire


7. “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” Albus Dumbledore, Goblet of Fire


8. “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


9. “Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect” – Luna Lovegood, Order of the Phoenix


10. “Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” – Albus Dumbledore, Half-Blood Prince


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