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30 Memorable Quotes From The Harry Potter Movies

30 Memorable Quotes From The Harry Potter Movies

Who hasn’t been influenced somehow by Harry Potter?

All Harry Potter books are amazing. They take you to a wondrous and magical world that you wish really existed. Everything about the books (and movies) is enchanting. Many characters are close to Potter fans’ hearts — Harry, Hermione, Ron, and Dumbledore (to name a few). Have you ever realized that the best quotes from our favorite Harry Potter characters are also chock-full of wisdom?

Here are some memorable quotes from the Harry Potter series that incidentally also teach valuable life lessons. Enjoy!

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    1. What Sirius tells Harry is profound.

    “We’ve all got both light and darkness inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” — Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    2. This quote is too powerful.

    “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, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    3. Dumbledore says the most perceptive things.

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    “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” —Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    4. Who can honestly disagree with this?

    “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” — Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    5. Here’s some more words of truth.

    “You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” —Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    6. Harry, the greatest wizard in all of history, says it straight.

    “Every great wizard in history has started out as nothing more than what we are now, students. If they can do it, why not us?” — Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    7. Tom Riddle also says clever things.

    “Greatness inspires envy; envy engenders spite; spite spawns lies.” — Tom Riddle, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    8. How about this gem by Dumbledore.

    “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.” — Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    9. This is so true!

    “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” — Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    10. Who can forget this exchange between Dumbledore and Harry?

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    “Of course it is happening inside your head… but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” — Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    11. Luna’s mum was wise.

    “Anyway, my mum always said things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.” — Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    12. Harry saying what matters.

    “Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more, believing in yourself.” — Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    13. Dumbledore!

    “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” — Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    14. What about time?

    “Time will not slow down when something unpleasant lies ahead.” — Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    15. Everybody take heed.

    “When in doubt, go to the library.” — Ron Weasley, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    16. Dumbledore on love.

    “You are protected, in short, by your ability to love!” — Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

    17. Hagrid always was the warmest, but this was extra special.

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    “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, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    18. This old man, Dumbledore, is so wise. Here’s another inspiring quote.

    “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” — Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    19. Good advice indeed.

    “We must try not to sink beneath our anguish…but battle on.” — Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince

    20. Who wouldn’t want to know how a girl’s brain works?

    “That’s what they should teach us here. How girls’ brains work. It would be more useful than divination anyway.” — Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    21. No one could say it better!

    “Which only goes to show that the best of us must sometimes eat our words.” — Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    22. So true.

    “The ones that love us never really leave us. You can always find them.” — Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    23. You’ve got to agree with the good professor.

    “It is the quality of one’s convictions that determines success, not the number of followers.” — Remus Lupin, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    24. Well said, Hagrid.

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    “What’s comin’ will come and we’ll meet it when it does.” — Rubeus Hagrid, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    25. And what about happiness, Dumbledore?

    “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    26. Dumbledore has style.

    “You know, Minister, I disagree with Dumbledore on many counts but you cannot deny he’s got style.” — Phineas Nigellus, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    27. Fred and George. Enough said.

    “Wow, we’re identical!” — Fred and George Weasley, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    28. Dumbledore is wise.

    “The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”  — Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

    29. Dumbledore – always the one to make a point.

    “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” — Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    30. This one is a personal favorite! It’s so profound and poetic.

    “Wit beyond measure is a man’s greatest treasure.” — Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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    11 Things Overachievers Do Differently

    11 Things Overachievers Do Differently

    We all know some overachievers: supermoms who manage to get online degrees between cleaning, cooking, and taking kids to practice; students who write 10-page papers when the directions call for 4; managers whose resumes look more like pages from the Guinness book of Records.

    How do they do it all? How is it possible that one person can graduate at the top of their class, found an orphanage in India, run 30k marathons, write a best-selling book, travel all over the world and learn to speak Mandarin Chinese while having a full-time job?

    What’s the secret of an overachiever? Here’re 11 things overachievers do differently that you can learn from.

    1. They Know How to Manage Their Time

    It’s pretty simple actually – you can never become an overachiever if you don’t know how to organize your time efficiently.

    The great thing is that overachievers are ready to share their knowledge and time management talent with the rest of the world. Read The 4-Hour Workweek or The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss, and you’ll know what I’m talking about.

    2. They Don’t Spend Hours Watching TV or Playing Computer Games

    Mostly because they have better things to do, like exercising, reading, spending an evening with their family or volunteering to work in the local soup kitchen. Their philosophy is simple – the world is full of wonderful things to try, explore and experience. Watching TV is not one of them.

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    3. They Are Obsessed With Perfection

    Imagine Steve Jobs’ work approach and you’ll understand the level of perfection and painfully high standards that overachievers set for themselves and those around them. Often it pays off (especially if they focus on just one domain). But sometimes compulsive over-striving turns into a sure-fire road to disappointments and unfinished tasks.

    Learn how to strike a balance: How Not to Let Perfectionism Secretly Screw You Up

    4. They Know How To Inspire

    Overachievers learn quickly that it is much easier to achieve goals through collaboration (and especially delegation). So they know how to inspire, encourage, persuade and motivate people around them. Even though they often drive their team crazy with their stubbornness and perfectionism, people quickly follow under the spell of their enthusiasm and greater vision.

    Learn these 10 Powerful Ways to Influence People Positively.

    5. They Set Clear Goals

    The term “overachiever” itself implies that they know how to achieve goals. That is kind of hard to do if your goals are vague, unclear and lack specific deadline, which is why overachievers educate themselves, read goal-setting books, and think about the best way to approach a new task.

    Although, it’s worth mentioning that overachievers usually use their time management and goal-setting skills towards competitive, “I want to kick butt” type of goals rather than self-improvement, mastery goals.

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    Take a look at these tips to help you set clearer goals: What Are SMART Goals (And How to Use Them to Become Successful)

    6. They Are Organized

    It’s hard to imagine a disorganized overachiever, isn’t it? Their great organizational and planning skills usually serve three main purposes: keeping track of time, keeping track of progress and keeping track of achievements.

    This hasn’t been confirmed by scientific research yet, but overachievers might actually get a “runner’s high” from crossing tasks off their to-do lists, and making new to-do lists.

    Here’s How to Organize Your Life: 10 Habits of Really Organized People

    7. They Try to Avoid Failure at All Costs

    Some psychologists believe that overachievers place their self-worth on their competence, driven by an underlying fear of failure. Rather than setting and striving for goals based on a pure desire to achieve, their core motivation becomes avoiding failure. This may explain the fact that overachiever beat themselves up for even little setbacks and seemingly-insignificant mistakes.

    But be aware that having a strong fear of failure can wrek havoc your productivity. So the best thing to do? Learn to conquer the fear: Why You Have the Fear of Failure (And How to Conquer It)

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    8. They Love Awards

    Who doesn’t love them, right? True enough, but unlike most people who like to feel acknowledged and appreciated for their efforts, overachievers are bent on collecting ‘awards’, be it university degrees, spelling bee prizes or unusual destinations.

    While loving awares isn’t bad, it’s even better if you’re driven by internal motivation instead of external ones which could be quite uncontrolable or unstable: Why Is Internal Motivation So Powerful (And How to Find It).

    9. They Don’t Understand the Concept of Work Hours

    Don’t get surprised if you receive a work-related email anywhere between 8 p.m. and midnight. It’s something overachievers usually do and you weren’t the only one. At least 20 more emails have been sent during these hours to other people. The concepts of over-achieving and working overtime usually go hand in hand.

    The downside of this is an imbalnced life, which may need to problems in other aspects of life including health and relationships. A better way is to Achieve a Realistic Work Life Balance.

    10. They Rest

    Overachievers might often be labeled as “workaholics”, because they often ignore bodily signs of hunger, fatigue and even a full bladder, hoping to finish just one last little part. This doesn’t mean that overachievers don’t know how to disconnect and relax.

    True that they tend to work in the highest gear, but they also have enough sense to give themselves time to rest and recharge. Of course, they do it in their own overachieving way, preferring climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or hiking through the Amazon jungle to lazing on the beach.

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    11. Overachievers Continuously Educate Themselves

    A great quality that most overachievers have is the hunger for knowledge. They surround themselves with bright people. They know how to listen, and most importantly, they get tons of mentoring.

    Despite the fact that overachievers want to excel at everything they set their minds on, they are humble enough to admit that to get on top of their game, they need help. And they are willing to pay someone to push, coach and guide them.

    You too can learn How to Create a Habit of Continuous Learning for a Better You.

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