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Harry Potter Quotes That Will Get You Through Difficult Times

When you first watched Rufus Scrimgeour come on the screen and say, “These are dark times, there is no denying. Our world has perhaps faced no greater threat than it does today. But I say this to our citizenry: We, ever your servants, will continue to defend your liberty and repel the forces that seek to take it from you! Your Ministry remains strong,” did you ever think that you would actually be living something similar? I didn’t. But now, in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, it feel as though we are.

We can all use a little put of hope and positivity right now. We can all use some reassurance that we will get through these dark times. And what better place to find that than in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter? These quotes from our beloved Harry Potter (a mix of from the books and the movies!) are for sure to help get us all through difficult times.

Harry Potter Quotes That Will Get You Through Difficult Times

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

  • “To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” – Albus Dumbledore
  • “The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution. However, I shall answer your questions unless I have a very good reason not to, in which case I beg you’ll forgive me. I shall not, of course, lie.” – Albus Dumbledore
  • “Humans do have a knack for choosing precisely those things which are worst for them.” – Albus Dumbledore

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • “Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.” – Hermoine Granger
  • “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – Albus Dumbledore
  • “He’ll never be gone. Not as long as those who remain are loyal to him.” – Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

  • “But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore
  • “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?” – Albus Dumbledore

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 

  • “I am what I am, an’ I’m not ashamed. ‘Never be ashamed,’ my ol’ dad used ter say, ‘there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth botherin’ with.” – Rubeus Hagrid
  • “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” – Albus Dumbledore
  • “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” – Albus Dumbledore
  • “What’s coming will come, and we’ll meet it when it does.” – Rubeus Hagrid
  • “Curiosity is not a sin” he said. ” but we should exercise caution with our curiosity…yes, indeed.” – Albus Dumbledore
  • “Time will not slow down when something unpleasant lies ahead.” – Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 

  • “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 world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters. 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.” – Sirius Black
  • “Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human … the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength.” – Albus Dumbledore
  • “Working hard is important, but there is something that matters more, believing in yourself.” – Harry Potter
  • “The fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength.” – Albus Dumbledore
  • “It seemed impossible that there could be people in the world who still desired food, who laughed, who neither knew nor cared that Sirius Black was gone forever.”

Harry Potter and the Half-Blooded Prince

  • “It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.” – Albus Dumbledore
  • “We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on.” – Albus Dumbledore
  • “Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” – Albus Dumbledore
  • “Somewhere out in the darkness, a phoenix was singing in a way Harry had never heard before: a stricken lament of terrible beauty. And Harry felt, as he had felt about phoenix song before, that the music was inside him, not without: It was his own grief turned magically to song.”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows

  • “Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.” – Kingsley Shacklebolt
  • “Do not pity the dead, Harry, pity the living, and above all those who live without love.” – Albus Dumbledore
  • “Of course, it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” – Albus Dumbledore
  • “Wands are only as powerful as the wizards who use them. Some wizards just like to boast that theirs are bigger and better than other people’s.” – Hermoine Granger

What are some of your favorite Harry Potter quotes? We’d love to know! Don’t let the muggles get you down.

About the Author

Michelle Ioannou

Michelle graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelors of Arts '13 and a Master of Arts '14. She's currently working in corporate America with a side of freelance writing. She wants you to learn from her experiences and mistakes so your 20s can be your best decade. When she's not working, she's likely planning her escape to a tropical island.