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.— J. K. Rowling
Astonishing Harry Potter quotations
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
Dobby has no master. Dobby is a free elf!
Dobby is a free elf, and Dobby has come to save Harry Potter and his friends!
We have to choose between what is right, and what is easy.
Nothing like a nighttime stroll to give you ideas.
Longbottom, if brains were gold, you'd be poorer than Weasley, and that's saying something.
Honestly, if you were any slower, you’d be going backward.
You'd better hurry up, they'll be waiting for 'the Chosen Captain' — 'The Boy Who Scored'— whatever they call you these days.
What’s comin’ will come, an’ we’ll meet it when it does.
Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.
Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.
Hogwarts is threatened!” shouted Professor McGonagall.
“Man the boundaries, protect us, do your duty to our school!
The thing about growing up with Fred and George," said Ginny thoughtfully, "is that you sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
What are Fred and I? Next door neighbors?
Harry witnessed Professor McGonagall walking right past Peeves who was determinedly loosening a crystal chandelier and could have sworn he heard her tell the poltergeist out of the corner of her mouth 'It unscrews the other way.
I thought it sounded a bit like Percy singing.
.. maybe you've got to attack him while he's in the shower, Harry.
When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.
It's always at the back of my mind that acting might come to an end for me when Harry Potter finishes. I don't know if I'm good enough to have a long career. I've got a bit of an inferiority complex about my acting. My self-esteem is quite low in that sense.
Twitchy little ferret, aren't you, Malfoy?
You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.
Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.
You can't give a Dementor the old one-two!
You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.
Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.
People ask me if there are going to be stories of Harry Potter as an adult.
Frankly, if I wanted to, I could keep writing stories until Harry is a senior citizen, but I don't know how many people would actually want to read about a 65 year old Harry still at Hogwarts playing bingo with Ron and Hermione.
Don't talk to me." "Why not?" "Because I want to fix that in my memory for ever. Draco Malfoy, the amazing bouncing ferret.
Harry Potter is awesome.
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—
He couldn't know that at this very moment, people meeting up in secret all over the country were holding up their glasses and saying in hushed voices: 'To Harry Potter - the boy who lived!
We'll send you a Hogwarts toilet seat!
Don't let the muggles get you down.
Honestly, woman, you call yourself our mother?
What are we doing here? Has something gone wrong?” “Oh no, Ron,” came Fred’s voice, very sarcastically. “No, this is exactly where we wanted to end up.
You haven't got a letter on yours," George observed.
"I suppose she thinks you don't forget your name. But we're not stupid-we know we're called Gred and Forge.
George,” said Fred, “I think we’ve outgrown full-time education.
” “Yeah, I’ve been feeling that way myself,” said George lightly.