what harry taught me

What Harry Potter Characters Taught Me or Motivate Me to Do:
  • Harry Potter: Never give up no matter what happens.
  • Ron Weasley: Stay loyal to my friends no matter how mad I am at them.
  • Hermione Granger: Keep reading, it's very useful.
  • Lily Potter: To look past the cover and look at the pages of "books" (people)
  • James Potter: Protect family even if it means dying trying to protect them.
  • Sirius Black: Always be true to who I am.
  • Remus Lupin: To accept love, even if I don't think I deserve it.
  • Peter Pettigrew: Never become a traitor.
  • Molly Weasley: Be kind to everyone, you never know what they're going through.
  • Arthur Weasley: Always question new things and explore.
  • Fred and George Weasley: Always make people laugh even if the world is falling apart.
  • Ginny Weasley: Stand up for yourself no matter how small.
  • Percy Weasley: Family matters, and family will always welcome you back.
  • Bellatrix Lestrange: Be badass no matter what gender.
  • Narcissa Malfoy: If someone does something for you, always return the favor.
  • Draco Malfoy: It's okay to be scared of things.
  • Lucius Malfoy: Not to be a stuck up prat.
  • Severus Snape: Do whatever it takes to help win a war or to protect someone.
  • Professor Dumbledore: Remain wise in times of trouble.
  • Professor McGonagall: No matter what age I am I am still capable of anything.

When I say Harry’s ruined me for other men, I don’t mean it in the sense that I’ll never be with a man unless it’s him. I say it to shed light on the fact that Harry’s a true gentleman, an honest gem of this planet. I say it because Harry has taught me, as well as numerous others, what a real man is: loving, tender, accepting, sensible, intellectual, open-minded. When I say Harry’s ruined me for other men, I don’t mean it to downgrade anyone. I say it because Harry’s taught me to not settle for somebody who isn’t going to love me the same way I love them.

What Harry Taught me



1997 - 2011

  • Harry Potter taught me that some things are worth dying for.
  • Ron Weasley taught me that believing in yourself is a hundred times more powerful than luck.
  • Hermione Granger taught me that an education is a girl’s best asset, even if it doesn’t make you many friends.
  • Severus Snape taught me to never, ever, ever judge someone.
  • Rubeus Hagrid taught me that anything can be cute with the right perspective.
  • Ginny Weasley taught me that bold is beautiful.
  • Lily Potter taught me that a mother’s love is the strongest force on earth.
  • Remus Lupin taught me that fear is the only thing I should be afraid of.
  • Dolores Umbridge taught me that education with a political agenda is a terrible, terrible thing.
  • Sirius Black taught me that the ones we love never truly leave us.
  • Albus Dumbledore taught me that good people are not always good.
  • Draco Malfoy taught me that bad people are not always bad.
  • Neville Longbottom taught me that courage is standing up for what’s right, even when you’re scared out of your mind.
  • Luna Lovegood taught me that weird is wonderful.
  • Dobby taught me that freedom is a gift.
  • Lucius Malfoy taught me that no amount of money, pomp, or circumstance will buy you true friends.
  • Fred & George Weasley taught me that sometimes all you need is a good laugh.
  • The Dursleys taught me that a world without imagination is a dull and dreary place.
  • Arthur Weasley taught me that a good sense of curiosity and a bit of obsession can be healthy.
  • Fleur Delacour taught me that true love is not based on appearance.
  • Molly Weasley taught me that a happy family is not measured in gold.
  • Bellatrix Lestrange taught me that hatred and prejudice rot your mind and can turn even the most beautiful person into a monster.
  • Kreacher taught me that if you want to get to know a man, look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
  • Cho Chang taught me that rebound relationships almost never work.
  • Nymphadora Tonks taught me to love myself, no matter what I look like.
  • Percy Weasley taught me that, in the end, no career is worth sacrificing your family.
  • Sybill Trelawney taught me that you cannot change the past, only the future.
  • Lavender Brown taught me that physical relationships only last for so long.
  • Peter Pettigrew taught me that rats do not make good friends.
  • Nicholas Flamel taught me that to the well-prepared mind, death is but the next great adventure.
  • Minerva McGonagall taught me that a good cause is worth fighting for at any age.
  • Hedwig taught me that the love we have for our pets is very real.
  • Lord Voldemort taught me that a life without love is barely living.
  • J. K. Rowling taught me that the stories we love will always be with us.

Until the very end.

;_; This is beautiful.

You know Harry Potter, he..he helped me once, he taught me something. He taught me to let go of things that hurt us. He taught me to open my heart up to what’s new. Harry Potter gave me a new family, he taught me how to love. I guess that’ kinda what Harry Potter’s all about. But, you know, there comes a time when you have to move on, Quirrel, a time when we have to let even Harry Potter go, and that’s okay.
—  the end of the very potter series
You know, Harry Potter, he… he helped me once. He taught me something. He taught me that.. it’s alright to let go of things that hurt us. He taught me to open my heart up to what’s new. Harry Potter gave me a new family. He taught me how to love. And I guess that’s kinda what Harry Potter’s all about. But, you know… there comes a time when you have to move on, Quirrell. A time when we have to let even Harry Potter go. And that’s okay.
—  Voldemort (AVPSY)