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35 Best Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Quotes from the Book

Get the best Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire quotes (from the novel) to transport you back to the wizarding world and teach you something meaningful about competition, bravery, darkness, and more.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth novel in the Harry Potter set of books by J.K. Rowling. In this book, the Quidditch World Cup and the Triwizard Tournament take center stage. The contestants, including Harry, face dragons, mermaids, and more. The students also attend the festive Yule Ball. As fun as this story is, it also ends on a sad and somber tone, signaling a shift from lighter to darker, and more mature, times in the series.

Characters that feature prominently in this book and in these Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire quotes also include: Ron Weasley, Albus Dumbledore, Draco Malfoy, Neville Longbottom, Cedric Diggory, Voldemort, Hermione Granger, Rita Skeeter, and more.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Quotes

"That is no ordinary scar."


“I love magic!”

“By Gryffindor, the bravest were / Prized far beyond the rest; For Ravenclaw, the cleverest / Would always be the best; / For Hufflepuff, hard workers were / Most worthy of admission; And power-hungry Slytherin / Loved those of great ambition.”

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

“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”

“Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.”

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”

“It is my belief…that the truth is generally preferable to lies.”

“Yeah, well, yeh get weirdoes in every breed.”

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

“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.‘”

“No good sittin’ worryin’ abou’ it. What’s comin’ will come, an’ we’ll meet it when it does.”

“Anyone can speak Troll. All you have to do is point and grunt.”

"We can fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust. Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open."

“While we may come from different places and speak in different tongues, our hearts beat as one.”

“Curiosity is not a sin.... But we should exercise caution with our curiosity... yes, indeed.”

“I sometimes find, and I am sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memories crammed into my mind.”

“Well, I’m sure you’ll find someone somewhere who’ll have you.”

"Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery."

"A true leader does what is right, no matter what others think."

“Just because it’s taken you three years to notice, Ron, doesn't mean no one else has spotted I'm a girl!”

"You have shown bravery beyond anything I could have expected of you tonight, Harry. You have shown bravery equal to those who died fighting Voldemort at the height of his powers. You have shouldered a grown wizard's burden and found yourself equal to it."

"Times like that bring out the best in some people and the worst in others."

"It is a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up."

"Time will not slow down when something unpleasant lies ahead."

"But I was willing to embrace mortal life again, before chasing immortality."

"I was ripped from my body, I was less than spirit, less than the meanest ghost… but still, I was alive."

"Where's the fun without a bit of risk?"

"You have no business here. This tent is for champions and friends."

"There you go, Harry! You weren't being thick after all - you were showing moral fiber!" 

"Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery." 

“You've got to appreciate what the worst is. You don't want to find yourself in a situation where you're facing it.”

"Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory."

“'Yeah you can have a word,' said Harry savagely. 'Good-bye.'”

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