Do You Remember Sirius Black? 18 of His Best Quotes

Eighteen years ago today, the fifth book in the series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, was published, selling over five million copies in the first 24 hours of its release. To celebrate this anniversary, here’s 18 of the best quotes from our favorite godfather: Sirius Black.

Favorite Quotes On This Day

Harry Potter is one of the most beloved fantasy series of all time. Eighteen years ago today, the fifth book in the series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, was published, selling over five million copies within 24 hours of its release. To celebrate this anniversary, we’ve collected eighteen of the best quotes from our favorite godfather: Sirius Black.

 

 

1. “I want you to listen to me very carefully, Harry. You’re not a bad person. You’re a very good person, who bad things have happened to. Besides, the world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters. 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.” – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

 

2. “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

 

3. “Well, bad times like that bring out the best in some people and the worst in others.” – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

 

4. “It’s cruel that I got to spend so much time with James and Lily, and you so little. But know this: the ones that love us never really leave us. And you can always find them [Sirius puts his hand on Harry’s heart] in here.” – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

 

5. “What’s life without a little risk?” – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

 

6. “I would have died! I would have died rather than betray my friends, as we would have done for you!” – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

 

IMAGE VIA SHOP TRENDS

 

7. “This is how it is – this is why you’re not in the Order – you don’t understand – there are things worth dying for!” – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

 

8. “No one would have made me a prefect. I spent too much time in detention with James. Lupin was the good boy. He got the badge.” – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

 

9. “When all this is over, we’ll be a proper family. You’ll see.” – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

 

10. “Mr. Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a professor.” – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

 

11. “This heart is where you truly live. This heart! Here!” – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

 

 

12. “You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us?” – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

 

IMAGE VIA WIZARDING WORLD

 

13. “I did my waiting! Twelve years of it! In Azkaban!” – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

 

14. “I was going for the rat. Normally, I have a very sweet disposition as a dog. In fact, more than once, James suggested that I make the change permanent. The tail I could live with. But the fleas? They’re murder.” – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

 

15. “Get away from my godson. [Punches Lucius Malfoy in the face]” – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

 

16. “Brilliant, Snape – once again you’ve put your keen and penetrating mind to the task and as usual come to the wrong conclusion.” – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

 

17. “Peter Pettigrew! And he’s in this room, right now! Come out, come out, Peter! Come out and play!” – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

 

18. “Well, as everyone thinks I’m a mad mass murderer and the Ministry’s put a ten-thousand-Galleon price on my head, I can hardly stroll up the street and start handing out leaflets, can I?” – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

FEATURED IMAGE VIA HARRY POTTER FAN ZONE