Harry Potter

  • “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” –Dumbledore, The Chamber of Secrets
  • “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” –Dumbledore, The Goblet of Fire
  • “The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.” –Dumbledore, The Prisoner of Azkaban
  • “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” –Dumbledore, The Sorcerer’s Stone
  • “Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” –Dumbledore, The Sorcerer’s Stone
  • “There are all kinds of courage,” said Dumbledore, smiling. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” –Dumbledore, The Sorcerer’s Stone
  • “People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.” –Dumbledore, The Half-Blood Prince
  • “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” –Dumbledore, The Goblet of Fire
  • “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” –Dumbledore, The Goblet of Fire
  • “We cannot choose our fate, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that.” –Dumbledore, The Order of the Phoenix
  • “It is important,” Dumbledore said, “to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then could evil be kept at bay, though never quite eradicated.” –Dumbledore, The Half-Blood Prince
  • “The truth.” Dumbledore sighed. “It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.” –Dumbledore, The Sorcerer’s Stone
  • “Curiosity is not a sin…but we should exercise caution with our curiosity.” –Dumbledore, The Goblet of Fire
  • “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.” –Dumbledore, The Goblet of Fire
  • “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” –Dumbledore, The Goblet of Fire
  • “Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels, but old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.” –Dumbledore, The Order of the Phoenix
  • “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?” –Dumbledore, The Prisoner of Azkaban
  • “Do not pity the dead, Harry, pity the living, and above all those who live without love.” –Dumbledore, The Deathly Hallows
  • “It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.” –Dumbledore, The Half-Blood Prince
  • “Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” –Dumbledore, The Half-Blood Prince
  • “Ah, music,” he said wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here.” –Dumbledore, The Sorcerer’s Stone
  • “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean it is not real?” –Dumbledore, The Deathly Hallows
  • “Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both influencing injury, and remedying it.” –Dumbledore, The Deathly Hallows
  • “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.” –Dumbledore, The Prisoner of Azkaban
  • “No good sittin’ worryin’ abou’ it. What’s comin’ will come, an’ we’ll meet it when it does.” –Hagrid, The Goblet of Fire
  • “What you fear most of all is– fear. Very wise.” –Lupin, The Prisoner of Azkaban
  • “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” –Sirius Black, The Goblet of Fire
  • “Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.” –Luna Lovegood, The Order of the Phoenix
  • “Thoughts could leave deeper scars than almost anything else.” –Ron quoting Madam Pomfrey, The Order of the Phoenix
  • “We are all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.” –Kingsley Shacklebolt, The Deathly Hallows
  • “Mischief Managed.” — The Prisoner of Azkaban