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10 Inspiring Quotes From Harry Potter To Motivate You This Year

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January 18, 2021

Any true Potterhead would understand that Harry Potter wasn’t just about magic and Hogwarts' fantastic world. If there’s one thing we still carry with us from the books and films, it’s the words of wisdom uttered every now and then.

A great story has the power to inspire people on a massive level. The Harry Potter Series started as a children’s storybook, but with the adventure and fantasy came some powerful, classic lines from our favorite characters. 

If you’ve read the books a couple of times or watched the movies on repeat, you’d have your list of favorite dialogues. But, here’s our take on the best quotes from Harry Potter that are engraved on our hearts and always will be. 

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Sirius Black’s Opinion On Vice & Virtue 

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It’s so comforting when we finally understand that we are in control of our life. And instead of seeking someone else to blame, it’s better to realize that we tend to be both evil and good. 

"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."

 says Sirius Black in the movie, The Order of the Phoenix 

Albus Dumbledore’s Perspective On Truth 

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We’ve always heard about the liberating nature of truth, but a part of us agrees with the notion of ‘easier said than done.’ Dumbledore advises us to handle truth carefully and understand it’s positive and negative aspects. 

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

says Dumbledore in The Sorcerer’s Stone 

Kingsley Shacklebolt On The Importance Of Life 

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Being human and having the gift called ‘life’ is a blessing we sometimes tend to overlook. According to Shacklebolt, a big part of being alive includes valuing every human life and helping others survive the darkest storms. 

“We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving." 

says Kingsley Shacklebolt in The Deathly Hallows, Chapter 22

Ron Weasley’s Words Of Positivity 

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It’s indeed astonishing to have Ron Weasley grace us with his wisdom. Even though he was trying to cheer up Harry with his positivity dose, we sure can remember his words and not let any negativity around affect us.   

"Don’t let the muggles get you down." 

says Ron Weasley in Chapter 1 of The Prisoner of Azkaban.

Rubeus Hagrid On Embracing Yourself 

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We should remember Hagrid's golden words in times when we feel like we are not good enough. It’s imperative to fully accept yourself for who you are, regardless of how much the world around you wants you to change. 

"I am what I am, an' I'm not ashamed.”

says Rubeus Hagrid in The Goblet of Fire.

Luna Lovegood’s Thoughts On Loss 

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Losing something or someone is never comfortable, and the aftermath tends to cloud your judgment. However, Luna thinks that everything we lose has its way of returning to us, so we get to keep some part of it. 

"Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect." 

says Luna Lovegood in The Order of the Phoenix movie. 

Hermione Granger On Breaking The Rules 

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Just like we hardly expect any wisdom from Ron, seeing Hermione’s rebellious side is a shocker too. But if one comes to think of it, going off the beaten path for once might be what you need, paired with all the thrill and excitement. 

"I mean, it's sort of exciting, isn't it, breaking the rules?" 

says Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie. 

Remus Lupin On True Success 

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We could all use some Lupin motivation in a world full of undue social media influence and cult games. According to him, our success is not dependent on how many followers we have; instead, it’s a product of our belief and commitment. 

"It is the quality of one’s convictions that determines success, not the number of followers." 

says Remus Lupin in The Deathly Hallows before the Battle of Hogwarts. 

Albus Dumbledore’s Thoughts On The Power Of Words 

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Words have the power to make or break a situation and should be chosen carefully. The elderly wizard suggests us to understand how powerful words can be so that we may act with both caution and wisdom. 

"Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it."  

says Albus Dumbledore in Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Albus Dumbledore On Staying Positive In Hard Times 

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A real favorite amongst all Potterheads, Dumbledore always had something positive and wise to boost young wizards' confidence at Hogwarts. Whenever you feel lost or shattered, remember to look for the light both within and around yourself. 

"But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." 

 says Albus Dumbledore in The Prisoner of Azkaban movie.

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