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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Quotes

23 of the best book quotes from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  1. #1
    “Do not pity the dead, Harry, pity the living, and above all those who live without love.”
  2. #2
    “Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both influencing injury, and remedying it.”
  3. #3
    Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
    “After all this time?”
    “Always,” said Snape.”
  4. #4
    “Albus Severus,” Harry said quietly, so that nobody but Ginny could hear, and she was tactful enough to pretend to be waving to Rose, who was now on the train, “you were named for two headmasters of Hogwarts. One of them was a Slytherin and he was probably the bravest man I ever knew.”
  5. #5
    “I’m hoping to do some good in the world!”
  6. #6
    “I mean, you could claim that anything’s real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody’s proved it doesn’t exist!”
  7. #7
    “Actually I’m highly logical which allows me to look past extraneous detail and perceive clearly that which others overlook.”
  1. #8
    “Are you planning to follow a career in Magical Law, Miss Granger?” asked Scrimgeour.
    “No, I’m not,” retorted Hermione. “I’m hoping to do some good in the world!”
  2. #9
    “Always the tone of surprise.”
  3. #10
    “Ooh, you look much tastier than Crabbe and Goyle, Harry” said Hermione, before catching sight of Ron’s raised eyebrows, blushing slightly and saying “oh you know what I mean - Goyle’s Potion looked like bogies.”
  4. #11
    “Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”
  5. #12
    “Perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it.”
  6. #13
    “‘He must have known I’d run out on you.’ ‘No,’ Harry corrected him. ‘He must’ve always known you’d always want to come back.’”
  7. #14
    ‘No, Harry, you listen,’ said Hermione. ‘We’re coming with you. That was decided months ago — years, really.‘”

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  1. #15
    “‘Why are they all staring?’ demanded Albus as he and Rose craned around to look at the other students. ‘Don’t let it worry you,’ said Ron. ‘It’s me. I’m extremely famous.’”
  2. #16
    “I’ve always wanted to use that spell.”
  3. #17
    “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
  4. #18
    “The idea of a teenage Dumbledore was simply odd, like trying to imagine a stupid Hermione or a friendly Blast-Ended Skrewt.”
  5. #19
    “Her son lives. He has her eyes, precisely her eyes. You remember the shape and color of Lily Evans’s eyes, I am sure?”
    “DON’T!” bellowed Snape. “Gone… dead…”
    “Is this remorse, Severus?”
    “I wish… I wish I were dead…”
    “And what use would that be to anyone?” said Dumbledore coldly.
  6. #20
    There was a long pause, and slowly Snape regained control of himself, mastered his own breathing. At last he said, ‘Very well. Very well. But never – never tell, Dumbledore! This must be between us! Swear it! I cannot bear… especially Potter’s son… I want your word!’
    ‘My word, Severus, that I shall never reveal the best of you?’ Dumbledore sighed, looking down into Snape’s ferocious, anguished face. ‘If you insist …’
  7. #21
    I have spied for you and lied for you, put myself in mortal danger for you. Everything was supposed to be to keep Lily Potter’s son safe. Now you tell me you have been raising him like a pig for slaughter —
  8. #22
    “Would you like me to do it now?” asked Snape, his voice heavy with irony. “Or would you like a few moments to compose an epitaph?”
  9. #23
    “But somebody else had spoken Snape’s name, quite softly.
    “Severus . . .”
    The sound frightened Harry beyond anything he had experienced all evening. For the first time, Dumbledore was pleading.
    Snape gazed for a moment at Dumbledore, and there was revulsion and hatred etched in the harsh lines of his face.
    “Severus . . . please . . .”
    Snape raised his wand and pointed it directly at Dumbledore.
    “Avada Kedavra!”
    A jet of green light shot from the end of Snape’s wand and hit Dumbledore squarely in the chest. Harry’s scream of horror never left him; silent and unmoving, he was forced to watch as Dumbledore was blasted into the air. For a split second, he seemed to hang suspended beneath the shining skull, and then he fell slowly backward, like a great rag doll, over the battlements and out of sight.”