J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter book series and the accompanying films have inspired a generation of young (and old) people to love reading and dream of a world where anything is possible. Harry Potter quotes are filled with magic, wonder, and surprising bits of wisdom that can be applied to even a Muggle’s everyday life.
Dobby hears things, sir, he is a house-elf, he goes all over the castle as he lights the fires and mops the floors
Dobby the House Elf in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
“This, sir?” said Dobby, plucking at the pillowcase. “‘Tis a mark of the house-elf’s enslavement, sir. Dobby can only be freed if his masters present him with clothes, sir."J. K. Rowling
Nothing like a nighttime stroll to give you ideas.J. K. Rowling
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.Albus Dumbledore
Do not pity the dead, Harry, pity the living, and above all those who live without love.J. K. Rowling
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.J. K. Rowling
Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.Albus Dumbledore
Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.Luna Lovegood
It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!J. K. Rowling
“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”J. K. Rowling
"The truth." Dumbledore sighed. "It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution."J. K. Rowling
"Death's got an Invisibility Cloak?" Harry interrupted again. "So he can sneak up on people," said Ron. "Sometimes he gets bored of running at them, flapping his arms and shrieking..."J. K. Rowling
All those poor elves I haven't set free yet, having to stay over during Christmas because there aren't enough hats!J. K. Rowling
Rowling speaks to an adult generation that hasn't known and doesn't care about mystery. They are inhabitants of urban jungles, not of the real wild. They don't have the skills to tell ersatz magic from the real thing, for as children they daily invested the ersatz with what imagination they had.a. s. byatt
“I am not worried, Harry,” said Dumbledore, his voice a little stronger despite the freezing water. “I am with you.”J. K. Rowling
We could have all been killed – or worse, expelled.J. K. Rowling
Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.J. K. Rowling
"I’m not going to be murdered," Harry said out loud. "That’s the spirit, dear," said his mirror sleepily.J. K. Rowling
There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.J. K. Rowling
To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.J. K. Rowling
No good sittin' worryin' abou' it. What's comin' will come, an' we'll meet it when it does.J. K. Rowling
If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.J. K. Rowling
We are all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.J. K. Rowling
Books! And cleverness! There are more important things – friendship and bravery and – oh Harry – be careful!J. K. Rowling
Dumbledore becomes both a friend and mentor to young Harry, providing some of the best quotes in the series along the way. In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, he offers the essential truth "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, his ghost says, “Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love."
Harry Potter quotes inspire children to study hard and work to expand their minds. Throughout the series, battles are fought with skill and intellect instead of pure physical strength. In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Severus Snape says, "The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure. Thoughts are not etched on the inside of skulls, to be perused by an invader. The mind is a complex and many-layered thing."
The idea of having a grand destiny is a theme that runs throughout the series, with young Harry beginning as a mistreated orphan and ending up one of the most powerful wizards in the world. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling writes, "It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!"