Favorite Quotes

'Once upon a time, there was a man as great as the gods...... But even the great can tremble with fear. Even the great can Fall.

Mary E. Pearson, Kiss of Deception

Friday, July 10, 2015

Harry Potter Month: Favorite Quotes

Harry Potter Month is an event taking place in the month of July to coincide with Harry Potter's Birthday. It is hosted by Fatih @GeekyZooGirl and Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows. The plan is to fill the month with everything related to Harry Potter, like themed posts, discussions, re-reading the books and re-watching the movies. All of these things will allow you to earn House-Points towards the House Cup. For more info or to sign up, go here.

For my next Harry Potter Month post I wanted to share with you all my favorite quotes from the books. And to make sure this post isn't too long I'll just be sharing my top 7 favorite quotes. These are in no particular order. Also, I tried getting one quote from each book, but I never really had a beloved quote from Chamber of Secrets and Order just had so many great quotes! I think the "Give Her Hell" quote from the Order is one of my all time favorite quotes and I have no idea why. I remember reading the book and when I got to that part it just really stuck with me. 

1. “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” 
― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
I love this quote so much because it always reminds me of the fun and wimsical side of Harry Potter. This series is great because it is so complex and devestating, but also because it has this childish feeling that always makes me feel better.

2. “Every second he breathed, the smell of the grass, the cool air on his face, was so precious: To think that people had years and years, time to waste, so much time it dragged, and he was clinging to each second.” 
― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
I love this so much because it motivates me to live more. Instead of just wasting tine I can be doing something, even if its just talking to someone . 

3.“If you want to know what a man's like, take a look at how he treats his inferioirs, not his equals."
-J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
I love this quote so much because it embodies so many themes that are in Harry Potter. I also love it because Sirius said it.

4.“Don't worry. You're just as sane as I am.” 
― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
This quote always brings a smile to my face because it is so wonderfully weird. Its like a stand against social convention, just because someone acts different than you doesn't mean they are crazy. 

5. “Give her hell from us, Peeves.” 
― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I remember the first time I read the Order and i got to this part I literally stopped reading just to stare at this sentance. I can't really explain to you why I love this quote so much, but I do.

6. “What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret, so, naturally the whole school knows.” 
― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
I always smile when I read this quote because of Dumbledore's humor always cracks me up. Also, the moment in the movies when Dumbledore said this is one of the most vivid scenes I remember.

7. “It was important, Dumbledore said, to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then could evil be kept at bay, though never quite eradicated. . . .” 
― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Why this quote sruck with me even though its not that popular because its worss to live by. You can never give up, even when your not fighting evil. 

What are your favorite quotes from the series?

Happy reading


  1. Great quotes! Thanx for sharing)) I left some of my favourite quotes in the comments section in a similar post here: http://thebookbanner.blogspot.com/2015/07/favorite-harry-potter-quotes.html

  2. Dumbledore had such a great, wry sense of humor, and I think it really shows in that quote about the whole school knowing about Harry's battle with Quirrell/Voldemort. And I absolutely LOVE the "Give her hell from us, Peeves" quote from OotP, and the fact that Peeves did exactly that to Umbridge! :D

  3. Alex @ The Book BannerJuly 13, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    I love all these quotes! I really enjoy "Give her hell from us, Peeves." too. I think that quote gets me so much because Peeves responds positively to it. He salutes the twins in a manner that says of course I will. Thank you for you years at Hogwarts boys, I will make you proud. Peeves doesn't take orders from anyone. I love that.
    And I've always loved the Sirius quote from Goblet of Fire. After I read that for the first time, I paid way more attention to it. I've noticed the people I like the most are always the ones that are nicest to their inferiors. It's in the same vein of watch how people treat their waitstaff before you make judgements on their character. It show you a lot about them. Great list!

  4. These are awesome quotes - I especially love the second quote on your list, and it definitely does motivate you to live more! I also especially love 1, 4, 5 and 6, because so often the famous, popular quotes are quite dark and serious (I have to admit, my favourites usually are!), but these instantly give you that Harry Potter love while also being a bit more upbeat.