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21 Best Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Quotes from the Book

Get the best Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban quotes (from the novel) to transport you back to the wizarding world and teach you something meaningful about friendship, family, mischief, grief, fear, good and evil, magic, and more.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third novel in the Harry Potter set of books by J.K. Rowling. In this book, Harry faces his fear of dementors and learns the truth about Sirius Black, the accused murderer of Peter Pettigrew.

Prominent characters in the below Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban quotes also include Hermione Granger, Albus Dumbledore, George Weasley, Professor Snape, Draco Malfoy, Professor Lupin, Cornelius Fudge, and more.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Quotes

"Harry Potter was a highly unusual boy in many ways." 

"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good."

“Mischief Managed.”

"The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed."

"You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don't recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble? Your father is alive in you, Harry, and shows himself most plainly when you have need of him."

“Family is a life jacket in the stormy sea of life.”

"'Oh no,' said Lupin. 'Much worse than that. You can exist without your soul, you know, as long as your brain and heart are still working. But you'll have no sense of self anymore, no memory, no [...] anything. There's no chance at all of recovery. You'll just – exist. As an empty shell.'"

“You mustn’t blame yourself for the way the boy’s turned out, Vernon. If there’s something rotten on the inside, there’s nothing anyone can do about it.”

“You sometimes have to join forces with those you'd rather avoid.”

"'A thought that still haunts me,' said Lupin heavily. 'And there were near misses, many of them. We laughed about them afterwards. We were young, thoughtless – carried away with our own cleverness.'"

"Hermione went very red, put down her hand, and stared at the floor with her eyes full of tears. It was a mark of how much the class loathed Snape that they were all glaring at him, because every one of them had called Hermione a know-it-all at least once, and Ron, who told Hermione she was a know-it-all at least twice a week, said loudly, 'You asked us a question and she knows the answer! Why ask if you don’t want to be told?'”

"That suggests that what you fear most of all is—fear. Very wise, Harry."

Get too near a Dementor and every good feeling, every happy memory will be sucked out of you. If it can, the Dementor will feed on you long enough to reduce you to something like itself — soul-less and evil. You’ll be left with nothing but the worst experiences of your life.”

"I gotta tell yeh, I thought you two'd value yer friend more'n broomsticks or rats."

″‘What we need,’ said Dumbledore slowly, and his light blue eyes moved from Harry to Hermione, ‘is more time.‘”

"'It has nothing to do with weakness,' said Professor Lupin sharply, as though he had read Harry's mind. 'The Dementors affect you worse than the others because there are horrors in your past that others don't have.'"

“Mysterious thing, Time. Powerful, and when meddled with, dangerous.”

“You know Harry, in a way you did see your father last night... You found him inside yourself.”

“If you made a better rat than a human, it’s not much to boast about, Peter.”

“Don't let the muggles get you down.”

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

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