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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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    7 Ways to Get Rid of Negative Energy and Become Positive

    7 Ways to Get Rid of Negative Energy and Become Positive

    Negativity affects ourselves and everyone around us. It limits our potential to become something great and live a fulfilling, purposeful life. Negativity has a tangible effect on our health, too. Research has shown that people who cultivate negative energy experience more stress, more sickness, and less opportunity over the course of their lives than those who choose to live positively.

    When we make a decision to become positive, and follow that decision up with action, we will begin to encounter situations and people that are also positive. The negative energy gets edged out by all positive experiences. It’s a snowball effect.

    Although negative and positive thoughts will always exist, the key to becoming positive is to limit the amount of negativity that we experience by filling ourselves up with more positivity.

    Here are some ways to get rid of negativity and become more positive.

    1. Become Grateful for Everything

    When life is all about us, it’s easy to believe that we deserve what we have. An attitude of entitlement puts us at the center of the universe and sets up the unrealistic expectation that others should cater to us, our needs, and our wants. This vain state of existence is a surefire way to set yourself up for an unfulfilled life of negativity.

    People living in this sort of entitlement are “energy suckers”–they are always searching for what they can get out of a situation. People that don’t appreciate the nuances of their lives live in a constant state of lacking. And it’s really difficult to live a positive life this way.

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    When we begin to be grateful and appreciate everything in our lives–from the small struggles that make us better, to the car that gets us from A to B every day–we shift our attitude from one of selfishness, to one of appreciation. This appreciation gets noticed by others, and a positive harmony begins to form in our relationships.

    We begin to receive more of that which we are grateful for, because we’ve opened ourselves up to the idea of receiving, instead of taking. This will make your life more fulfilling, and more positive.

    2. Laugh More, Especially at Yourself

    Life gets busy, our schedules fill up, we get into relationships, and work can feel task oriented and routine-driven at times. Being human can feel more like being a robot. But having this work-driven, serious attitude often results in negative and performance oriented thinking.

    Becoming positive means taking life less seriously and letting yourself off the hook. This is the only life that you get to live, why not lighten up your mood?

    Laughter helps us become positive by lightening our mood and reminding us not to take life so seriously. Are you sensitive to light sarcasm? Do you have trouble laughing at jokes? Usually, people who are stressed out and overly serious get most offended by sarcasm because their life is all work and no play.

    If we can learn to laugh at ourselves and our mistakes, life will become more of an experiment in finding out what makes us happy. And finding happiness means finding positivity.

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    3. Help Others

    Negativity goes hand in hand with selfishness. People that live only for themselves have no higher purpose in their lives. If the whole point of this world is only to take care of yourself and no one else, the road to a long-term fulfillment and purpose is going to be a long one.

    Positivity accompanies purpose. The most basic way to create purpose and positivity in your life is to begin doing things for others. Start small; open the door for the person in front of you at Starbucks or ask someone how their day was before telling them about yours.

    Helping others will give you an intangible sense of value that will translate into positivity. And people might just appreciate you in the process.

    4. Change Your Thinking

    We can either be our best coach or our best enemy. Change starts from within. If you want to become more positive, change the wording of your thoughts. We are the hardest on ourselves, and a stream of negative self talk is corrosive to a positive life.

    The next time you have a negative thought, write it down and rephrase it with a positive spin. For example, change a thought like, “I can’t believe I did so horribly on the test–I suck.” to “I didn’t do as well as I hoped to on this test. But I know I’m capable and I’ll do better next time.”

    Changing our self-talk is powerful.

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    5. Surround Yourself with Positive People

    We become most like the people that we surround ourselves with. If our friend group is full of negative energy-suckers and drama queens, we will emulate that behavior and become like them. It is very difficult to become more positive when the people around us don’t support or demonstrate positive behavior.

    As you become more positive, you’ll find that your existing friends will either appreciate the new you or they will become resistant to your positive changes. This is a natural response.

    Change is scary; but cutting out the negative people in your life is a huge step to becoming more positive. Positive people reflect and bounce their perspectives onto one another. Positivity is a step-by-step process when you do it solo, but a positive group of friends can be an escalator.

    6. Get into Action

    Negative thoughts can be overwhelming and challenging to navigate. Negativity is usually accompanied by a “freak-out” response, especially when tied to relationships, people and to worrying about the future. This is debilitating to becoming positive and usually snowballs into more worry, more stress and more freak-outs.

    Turn the negative stress into positive action. The next time you’re in one of these situations, walk away and take a break. With your eyes closed, take a few deep breaths. Once you’re calm, approach the situation or problem with a pen and pad of paper. Write out four or five actions or solutions to begin solving the problem.

    Taking yourself out of the emotionally charged negative by moving into the action-oriented positive will help you solve more problems rationally and live in positivity

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    7. Take Full Responsibility, Stop Being the Victim

    You are responsible for your thoughts.

    People that consistently believe that things happen to them handicap themselves to a victim mentality. This is a subtle and deceptive negative thought pattern. Phrases like “I have to work” or “I can’t believe he did that to me” are indicators of a victim mentality. Blaming circumstances and blaming others only handicaps our decision to change something negative into something positive.

    Taking full responsibility for your life, your thoughts and your actions is one of the biggest steps in creating a more positive life. We have unlimited potential within to create our own reality, change our life, and change our thoughts. When we begin to really internalize this, we discover that no one can make us feel or do anything. We choose our emotional and behavioral response to people and circumstances.

    Make positive choices in favor of yourself.

    “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny” ― Lao Tzu

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