'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' Quotes

These "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Quotes Ring in the Grand Finale

The three "Harry Potter" film series stars standing together outdoors.

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The curtains close. With "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the famous epic of wizardry and magic finally ends. J. K. Rowling takes us Muggles for one last magical tour into Harry Potter's world. The book ends with a climax that reaches a feverish pitch. If you haven't yet grabbed a copy of the book, you are missing a lot. For the rest of the die-hard Harry Potter fans, take a trip to a fantasy land with these "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" quotes. Spoiler alert! These quotes do reveal parts of the story.

Life and Death

"We did it, we bashed them, wee Potter's the one,
And Voldy's gone moldy, so now let's have fun!"

Sirius Black
(On being asked if dying hurt) "Dying? Not at all. Quicker and easier than falling asleep."

"That Potter lives is due more to my errors, than to his triumphs...I have been careless, and so have been thwarted by luck and chance, those wreckers of all but the best-laid plans. But I know better now. I understand those things that I did not understand before. I must be the one to kill Harry Potter, and I shall be."

Dumbledore's Wisdom

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
"It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well."

Albus Dumbledore
"Do not pity the dead, Harry, pity the living. Above all, pity those who live without love. By returning you may ensure that fewer souls are maimed and fewer families are torn apart. If that seems to you a worthy goal, then we say goodbye for the present."

Albus Dumbledore
"That which Voldemort does not value, he takes no trouble to understand. Of house-elves and children's tales, of love, loyalty, and innocence, Voldemort knows and understands nothing. Nothing. That they all have a power beyond his own, a power beyond the reach of any magic, is a truth he has never grasped."

On the Wizarding World

Hermione Granger
"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."

Albus Dumbledore
"Power was my weakness and my temptation."

Luna Lovegood
(after McGonagall says Lord Voldemort is attacking) "Ooh! We can say that name now?"

Mr. Ollivander
"The wand chooses the wizard, that much has always been clear to those of us who have studied wandlore."

Fred Weasley
"For instance, this new idea that You-Know-Who can kill with a single glance from his eyes. That's a Basilisk, listeners. One simple test, check whether the thing that's glaring at you has got legs. If it has, it's safe to look into its eyes, although if it really is You-Know-Who, that's still likely to be the last thing you ever do."

On Love

Ronald Weasley
"All's fair in love and war, and this is a bit of both."

Harry Potter
(to Ron and Hermione kissing) "Oi! There's a war going on here!"

Harry's Friends

Ron Weasley
(with regard to Peeves singing his victory song) "That really captures the scope and tragedy of the thing, doesn't it?"

Luna Lovegood
"I think the answer is: a circle that has no beginning."

Hermione Granger
"Mudblood, and proud of it!"

Dudley Dursley
(to Harry) "I don't think you're a waste of space."

Ron Weasley
(referring to Draco Malfoy's son) "Make sure you beat him in every test, Rosie. Thank God you inherited your mother's brains."

Final Words

Engraved on Dobby's grave
"Here lies Dobby, a free elf."

Engraved on Rowena Ravenclaw's diadem
"Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure."

Engraved on the Potters' grave
"The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."