Content may contain affiliate links including Amazon Associate links. If you click & make a purchase, I receive a small commission that helps keep this site up and running, at no cost to you. Read my full disclosure policy.

27 Awesome, Inspiring Harry Potter Quotes

Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

My kids and I listened to the entire Harry Potter audiobook series in 2018. The stories were wonderful and amazing and impactful, and we fell instantly and completely in love with Harry, Hermione, Ron, and the rest.

Except maybe not Draco Malfoy, although I've even seen some interesting notes on his character that make me like him a little bit more.

As we finished a book, we would buy the accompanying movie on Amazon and watch it together. The girls were Harry and Hermione for Halloween, and half of everything we own now has HP and his cronies on it.

Anyway, Snape has had a special place in my heart from the first movie. I hated the book version of Snape, because he was nothing but a mean bully, but there was something about Alan Rickman's Snape in the movies that was stern but not hateful and captivated me from the first, holding my heart through the very last.

His eyes were full of tears. After all this time? Always. Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

This is possibly why I was so struck by his line, “Always.” If you're unfamiliar, Dumbledore and Snape were speaking about Harry and his mother, with whom Snape was in love for most of his life. She had chosen James Potter over Severus Snape, and she had been dead for more than fifteen years. Dumbledore says, with tears in his eyes, “After all this time?” asking if Snape still loves her. Snape's reply is simply, “Always.”

I love what that simple word represents, the thought that true love never ends. It makes me think of Outlander, where Jamie says, “It was always forever for me, Sassenach,” when she goes back in time for the second time, twenty years after they parted, to rejoin him and share a new life. It reminds me of my handsome husband and all the hard times we've endured together and how our love has prevailed and will prevail in all the rest of our days.

It also reminds me of my kids, to whom I will be hopelessly dedicated for the rest of my life. There's nothing they can do to separate themselves from my life, just like there's nothing I can do to separate myself from the love of Christ.

Always.

I bought a beautiful, hand-painted, wooden sign with the quote on it to hang in our bedroom, and I started working on a small printable to hang in my office when Grace came in.

“You know, people get tattoos of that quote. I've seen a lot of them on Pinterest,” she told me.

Tattoos!

Why hadn't I thought of that?

Now that it was in my head, I couldn't get it out. I was consumed by imagining what font I'd use and where I'd put it. I thought and thought and thought about it, and then I searched the fonts on my computer, put something together, and printed it out.

No time at all passed before I had the quote tattooed in the middle of my upper back with a watercolored heart, and I love it. The heart is actually not what I imagined, but it is okay for now, and I will probably go back with more pictures and get it reworked long after it's healed and I've forgotten how excruciating the pain of an upper back tattoo feels.

And, while I was there and paying for the needles and everything, I went ahead and got a second tattoo, this one on my forearm. It's another quote from Harry Potter, of course.

Will you stay with me? Until the very end. Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

Just before battling Voldemort for the last time, Harry conjures his deceased family and friends using the Resurrection Stone. They are all standing around him, and he asks, “Will you stay with me?” and his father replies, “Until the very end.”

Like “Always,” this quote spoke straight to my heart. I will be there, in spirit or in body, with my kids until the very end. Same with Joe. It also reminds me to stay in it, whatever “it” is, until the very end, until it's over. Persevere. Stick with it. Do the thing.

What's coming will come, and we'll meet it when it does. Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

And, even though I swear off tattoos for good every single time I get one (because THEY HURT), I know what my next tattoo will be. It will be this quote, from Hagrid: “What's coming will come, and we'll meet it when it does.”

I know the Christian community, as a whole, doesn't look favorably on Harry Potter, and that's okay. To each his own.

But I see this quote as a statement of faith. Harry had Hagrid, a very large man who protected him and looked out for him. I have Jesus. Jesus is powerful, and with Jesus, I can take on whatever comes my way. He's got this, and I don't have to worry. There's nothing I can do to prevent crisis and loss and trials, but with the help of Jesus, I can weather and beat them.

So all this to say that I completely believe the following quote, which is not spoken by a character but by the author herself:

“The stories we love best live in us forever.”

She is a wise woman, that JK Rowling. She knows a lot and has given voice to characters that speak right into my soul.

These stories, Harry Potter and Laura Ingalls Wilder and Narnia and Outlander and The Penderwicks, all these characters live in my heart. And also, Ruth and Esther and Jonah and Joseph. The latter are true and real historical people, but they're also stories that live in my heart. They're a part of me, and I think of them often as I face my life.

And best of all? Jesus. Again, true and real and historical, but also a story, the very best story, that lives on in me forever.

The stories we love best live in us forever. -JK Rowling in Harry Potter. Awesome quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – Albus Dumbledore

It does not do well to dwell on dreams & forget to live. Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

“It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.” – Albus Dumbledore

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends. Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – Albus Dumbledore

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

“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

If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean it is not real?” – Albus Dumbledore

Of course it is happening inside your head, but why on earth should that mean it is not real?

“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.” – Albus Dumbledore

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. Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore

Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times when one only remembers to turn on the light. Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

“We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.” – Albus Dumbledore

We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy. Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

“Numbing the pain for a while will only make it feel worse when you finally feel it.” – Albus Dumbledore

Numbing the pain for a while will only make it feel worse when you finally feel it. Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

“Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic.” – Albus Dumbledore

Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic. Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

“Anything is possible if you've got enough nerve.” – Ginny Weasley

Anything is possible if you've got enough nerve. Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness. Nothing more.” – Albus Dumbledore

It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death & darkness. Nothing more. Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

“It matters not what someone is born, but what he grows to be.” – Albus Dumbledore

It matters not what someone is born, but what he grows to be. Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

“The ones who love us never really leave us.” – Sirius Black

 

The ones who love us never really leave us. Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

“Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more. Believing in yourself.” – Harry Potter

Working hard is important, but there is something that matters even more. Believing in yourself. Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

“Indifference and neglect often do more damage than outright neglect.” – Albus Dumbledore

Indifference & neglect often do more damage than outright dislike. Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

“People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than for being right.” – Albus Dumbledore

People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than for being right. Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

“The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.” – Albus Dumbledore

The truth is a beautiful & terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution. Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

“What is life without a little risk?” – Sirius Black

What is life, without a little risk best? Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

“That you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength.” – Albus Dumbledore

That you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength. You do care. Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

“You do care. You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.” – Albus Dumbledore

You do care. You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it. Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

“We don't need magic to transform the world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.” – Albus Dumbledore

We don't need magic to transform the world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. The stories we love best live in us forever. -JK Rowling in Harry Potter. Awesome quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

“In dreams, we enter a world that's entirely our own.” – Albus Dumbledore

In dreams we enter a world that's entirely our own. Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

That Dumbledore. He is seriously wise and full of amazing, wonderful, and inspirational quotes. Harry Potter was a lucky boy to have a mentor who spoke into his heart with all this wisdom and truth, and we are all lucky to be able to read his (and others') words.

Maybe on our skin.

(ha! I know most of you aren't into tattoos like I am, so please forgive me.)

Awesome Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, and more. I love all these quotes to live by. The best printable quotes for a tattoo. Meaningful truths.

© 2019, Tara Ziegmont. All rights reserved.

Get new posts delivered to your inbox!

* indicates required

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.