Dumbledore

17 Harry Potter Quotes You Don’t Hear Very Often

We can all agree that the Harry Potter franchise is something we should celebrate everyday. July 31st is the birthday that J.K. Rowling shares with her main character, Harry Potter. Her bestselling series has inspired millions worldwide, and perhaps brought just a bit of magic into all our lives. Rowling is 53 today… and Harry is 38. From the books, the memorabilia, the clothing, to everything in between, we need it all. Especially the quotes. So here are ten uncommon lines that are bloody brilliant. 

 

 

 


 

 

“Humans do have a knack for choosing precisely those things which are worst for them.”

 

 


 

 

“‘The truth.’ Dumbledore sighed. ‘It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”

 

 


 

 

“‘Jiggery pokery!’ said Harry in a fierce voice. ‘Hocus pocus – squiggly wiggly -‘

‘MUUUUUUUM!’ howled Dudley, tripping over his feet as he dashed back toward the house. ‘MUUUUM! He’s doing you know what!'”

 

 


 

 

“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”

 

 


 

 

“Curiosity is not a sin,” he said. “But we should exercise caution with our curiosity . . . yes indeed . . .”

 

 


 

 

“Killing is not so easy as the innocent believe.” 

 

 


 

 

“It was not, after all, so easy to die.” 

 

 


 

 

“There is no point in apportioning blame. What is done, is done.” 

 

 


 

 

“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”

 

 


 

 

“Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young…”

 

 


 

 

“Like all young people, you are quite sure that you alone feel and think, you alone recognize danger, you alone are the only one clever enough to realise…”

 

 


 

 

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”

 

 


 

 

“Always the innocent are the first victims. So it has been for ages past, so it is now.”

 

 


 

 

“Time will not slow down when something unpleasant lies ahead.”

 

 


 

 

“Well, times like that bring out the best in some people, and the worst in others.”

 

 


 

 

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

 

 


 

 

“Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”

 

 

 

 

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