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86 of the best book quotes from J. K. Rowling
  1. #1
    “You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.”
  2. #2
    “It’s lucky it’s dark. I haven’t blushed so much since Madam Pomfrey told me she liked my new earmuffs.”
  3. #3
    “What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret, so, naturally the whole school knows.”
  4. #4
    “Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”
  5. #5
    “One can never have enough socks.”
  6. #6
    “The truth… It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”
  7. #7
    “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”
  8. #8
    “There is no need to call me Sir, Professor.”
  9. #9
    ‘No, Harry, you listen,’ said Hermione. ‘We’re coming with you. That was decided months ago — years, really.‘”
  10. #10
    “‘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.’”
  11. #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 botherin’ with.‘”
  12. #12
    “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
  13. #13
    “I solemnly swear I am up to no good.”
  14. #14
    “Yer a wizard Harry.”
  15. #15
    “It is my belief…that the truth is generally preferable to lies.”
  16. #16
    “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”
  17. #17
    “Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.”
  18. #18
    “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”
  19. #19
    “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
  20. #20
    “Oh I see, so basically, you’re going to take the best-looking girl who’ll have you, even if she’s completely horrible?”
    author
    J. K. Rowling
    characters
    RonHermione
  21. #21
    “At least no one on the Gryffindor team had to buy their way in, They got in on pure talent.”
  22. #22
    “Ultimately, she had a bigger heart than she had a brain, and that’s saying something for Hermione.”
    author
    J. K. Rowling
    character
    Hermione
  23. #23
    “Sometimes friendship means not having to say anything. Thank yous and apologies can sometimes get lost, but that doesn’t mean they’re unexpressed,”
    author
    J. K. Rowling
    character
    Hermione
    concept
    Friendship
  24. #24
    “But from that moment on, Hermione Granger became their friend. Because there are somethings you can’t go through in life and become friends, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.”
  25. #25
    “I’ll fix it up with Mum and Dad, then I’ll call you. I know how to use a fellytone now—”
    “A telephone, Ron,” said Hermione. “Honestly, you should take Muggle Studies next year...”
  26. #26
    “Did you see me disarm Hermione, Harry?”
    “Only once” said Hermione stung. “I got you loads more then you got me—”
    “I did not only get you once, I got you at least three times—”
    “Well if you’re counting the one where you tripped over your own feet and knocked the wand out of my hand—”
  27. #27
    “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.”
  28. #28
    “What’s got your wand in a knot?”
  29. #29
    “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!”
  30. #30
    “Are you sure that’s a real spell? Well, it’s not very good, is it?”
  31. #31
    “Next time there’s a ball, ask me before someone else does, and not as a last resort!”
  32. #32
    “I mean, it’s sort of exciting isn’t it? Breaking the rules.”
  33. #33
    “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”
  34. #34
    “Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!”
  35. #35
    “I’m hoping to do some good in the world!”
  36. #36
    “Always the tone of surprise.”
  37. #37
    “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
  38. #38
    “Actually I’m highly logical which allows me to look past extraneous detail and perceive clearly that which others overlook.”
  39. #39
    “Very well spotted.”
  40. #40
    “You’re the cleverest witch I’ve ever met Hermione.”
  41. #41
    “Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.”
  42. #42
    “You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”
  43. #43
    “Curiosity is not a sin.... But we should exercise caution with our curiosity... yes, indeed.”
  44. #44
    “Shh! Listen! Someone’s coming! I think — I think it might be us!”
  45. #45
    “You know, the Egyptians used to worship cats.”
  46. #46
    “The best of us sometimes eat our words.”
  47. #47
    “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!”
  48. #48
    “And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”
  49. #49
    “Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.”
  50. #50
    “Now if you two don’t mind, I’m going to bed before either of you come up with another clever idea to get us killed - or worse, expelled.”
  51. #51
    “Stop, stop, stop! You’re going to take someone’s eye out. Besides, you’re saying it wrong. It’s leviosa, not leviosar!”
    author
    J. K. Rowling
    characters
    RonHermione
  52. #52
    “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”
  53. #53
    “It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
  54. #54
    “Excuse me, I have to go vomit.”
  55. #55
    “Just because it’s taken you three years to notice, Ron, doesn’t mean no one else has spotted I’m a girl!”
  56. #56
    “Oh, there you are, Albus,′ he said. ‘You’ve been a very long time. Upset stomach?’
    ‘No, I was merely reading the Muggle magazines,’ said Dumbledore. ‘I do love knitting patterns.”
  57. #57
    “No, Harry. Even in the wizarding world, hearing voices isn’t a good sign.”
  58. #58
    “Dobby is free.”
  59. #59
    “You’re a little scary sometimes, you know that? Brilliant ... but scary,”
  60. #60
    “Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”
  61. #61
    “Perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it.”
  62. #62
    “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.”
  63. #63
    “Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both influencing injury, and remedying it.”
  64. #64
    “It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”
  65. #65
    “Do not pity the dead, Harry, pity the living, and above all those who live without love.”
  66. #66
    “Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.”
  67. #67
    “But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
  68. #68
    “For future reference, Harry, it is raspberry...although of course, if I were a Death Eater, I would have been sure to research my own jam preferences before impersonating myself.”
  69. #69
    “The idea of a teenage Dumbledore was simply odd, like trying to imagine a stupid Hermione or a friendly Blast-Ended Skrewt.”
  70. #70
    “You know, Minister, I disagree with Dumbledore on many counts...but you cannot deny he’s got style...”
  71. #71
    “I sometimes find, and I am sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memories crammed into my mind.”
  72. #72
    “No good sittin’ worryin’ abou’ it. What’s comin’ will come, an’ we’ll meet it when it does.”
  73. #73
    “Honestly, don’t you two read?”
  74. #74
    “It is important to fight and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay though never quite eradicated.”
  75. #75
    “The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.”
  76. #76
    “But Dumbledore says he doesn’t care what they do as long as they don’t take him off the Chocolate Frog cards.”
  77. #77
    “Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.”
  78. #78
    “I’ve always wanted to use that spell.”
  79. #79
    “Oh for heaven’s sake! Listen to me, all of you! You’ve got just as much right as wizards to be unhappy! You’ve got the right to wages and holidays and proper clothes, you don’t have to do everything you’re told — look at Dobby!”
  80. #80
    “Books! And cleverness! There are more important things! — Friendship! And Bravery!”
  81. #81
    “I think we’ve outgrown full-time education ... Time to test our talents in the real world, d’you reckon?”
  82. #82
    “Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have!”
  83. #83
    “I checked this out weeks ago for a bit of light reading.”
  84. #84
    “Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”
  85. #85
    “You think the dead we loved truly ever leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly in times of great trouble?”
  86. #86
    “Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one that rises against them and strikes back!”
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