10 Harry Potter Book Quotes That Will Give You Hope

There was a time in my life, a dark time really, when I refused to read the Harry Potter series. One of my best friends growing up was obsessed with the series and told me, almost on a daily basis, that I needed to read the books. I just waved her off because I didn’t feel like reading them. Little did I know that I was depriving myself of the most magical and wonderful book series in existence. I was young and naive then.

I’m not sure if it was my friend’s insistence that finally pushed me to read it, or I actually became genuinely curious. All I know is that one weekend I didn’t have a book to read and I was browsing through our little library at home when I saw Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone sitting towards the bottom of our book shelf. I told myself if I didn’t like it, then I could just stop reading it. But, guess what? I LOVED it. After reading the first one, I read the second one, then the third and so on. I’ve re-read the series multiple times, and now I even have a second edition of the first Harry Potter book that has become my most cherished possession.

The one thing I love most about books is that they have the ability to take you into a different world. I’m either reading to lose myself in someone else’s life, sometimes to escape my own, or I’m reading to remind myself that I’m not alone in whatever I’m struggling with in my life. I don’t just love Harry Potter because it’s a story about magic, I love Harry Potter because it’s shown me time and time again that I can beat the dragons in my life.

You should prepare yourself for more Harry Potter posts in the near future. I wrote a whole paper on this book in my Critical Analysis class in college. I could go on for days, but since this post isn’t meant to be a Harry Potter analysis post, I’m just going to shut myself up and get to the quotes I know you all are waiting to read.

Enjoy! And let me know which Harry Potter quote is your favorite!

It is our choices that show what we truly are far more than our abilities.

Albus Dumbledore, Chamber of secrets

Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?

Albus Dumbledore, Deathly Hallows

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.”

Hagrid, Goblet of Fire

The thing about growing up with Fred and George is that you sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.

Ginny Weasly, Half-blood prince

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.

Sirius Black, Order of Phoenix

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

Albus Dumbledore, Prisoner of Azkaban

It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.

Albus Dumbledore, Deathly Hallows

Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.

Luna lovegood, Order of Phoenix

It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live.

Albus Dumbledore, Sorcerer’s stone

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

Albus Dumbledore, Deathly hallows

And there you have it! 10 Harry Potter quotes that will hopefully bring you hope. I know there are so many more quotes I could have included. I really just chose these ten because I love them the most. Don’t hesitate to share your favorite Harry Potter book quote in the comments.

Happy Reading!

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