harry potter quotes

You know what I hate with my whole fucking soul? The Hogwarts stereotypes. You’re reckless and a douche, but still good? Gryffindor. You’re a bitch, sarcastic and evil? Slytherin. You’re smart, get good grades and are like an old wise man? Ravenclaw. You’re nothing in particular, but kind and bake cookies? Hufflepuff. Because nowhere does it say if you’re a hero you’re a Gryffindor, if you’re an edgy teen you’re an Slytherin, if you’re smart you’re an Ravenclaw or when you’re kind you’re a Hufflepuff. Give me a fucking Slytherin who is manipulated easily, who is always kind but who is very ambitious. Give me a goth Hufflepuff, with a bitchface who values hardworking. Give me a Gryffindor with social anxiety, who is super shy, who is very chivalrous and values bravery. Give me a Ravenclaw who is streetsmart instead of booksmart, who is very creative and thinks out of the box. Give me non-stereotyping Hogwarts houses.

Inspirational Quotes

Everyone needs extra inspiration/motivation every once in a while. Therefore, I have compiled a list of some of my favourite inspirational Harry Potter quotes (quotes are from the books and films).

  • “Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more, believing in yourself”
  • “Books! And cleverness! There are more important things! - Friendship! And Bravery!”
  • “When in doubt, go to the library”
  • “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities”
  • “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live”
  • “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends”
  • “Ah, music,” he said wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here”
  • “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on Earth should that mean that it is not real?”
  • “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic”
  • “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the the light”
  • “In dreams, we enter a world that’s entirely our own”
  • “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be”
  • “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”
  • “Well, [bad] times like that bring out the best in some people and the worst in others’
  • “The ones who love us never really leave us, you can always find them in here”
  • “What’s life without a little risk?”
  • “We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving”
  • “You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve”
  • “Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect”
  • “No good sitting worrying about it. What’s coming will come, and we’ll meet it when it does”

I hope these quotes inspire you too!

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harry potter book quotes:

“I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even stopper death — if you aren’t as big a bunch of dunderheads as I usually have to teach.”   Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

  • Sirius: Thanks, mom.
  • McGonagall: ...
  • Sirius: Why is everyone staring at me?
  • Remus: You just called Professor McGonagall mom; you said: "Thanks, mom."
  • Sirius: What? No, I didn't. I said thanks, Professor.
  • McGonagall: Do you see me as a mother figure, Mr. Black?
  • Sirius: No, if anything, I see you as a bother figure because you're always bothering me.
  • James: Hey, show your mother some respect.
Houses as Iconic Harry Potter quotes

 Hufflepuff- “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light” – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Ravenclaw-  “Words are in my not-so-humble opinion, the most inexhaustible form of magic we have, capable both of inflicting injury and remedying it.” ― Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Slytherin- “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

Gryffindor- “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”- Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone