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27 Best Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Quotes from the Book

Get the best Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows quotes (from the novel) to transport you back to the wizarding world and teach you something meaningful about love, life, death, and magic.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh novel in the Harry Potter set of books by J.K. Rowling. In this final book of the series, Harry embarks on the "worst camping trip ever." After a heartbreaking death, Harry vows to destroy each of Lord Voldemort's Horcruxes, the pieces of Voldemort's soul which have rendered him immortal. Only in doing so can Harry ever attempt to kill Voldemort.

Naturally, this journey leaves several beloved characters in distress, as the plotlines, themes, and character development in the series all reach their conclusions.

Characters that feature prominently in this book and in these Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows also include: Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, Death Eaters, Luna Lovegood, George Weasley, Draco Malfoy, Hermione Granger, Neville Longbottom, Fred Weasley, Remus Lupin, Bellatrix Lestrange, Ron Weasley, and more.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Quotes

“Do not pity the dead, Harry, pity the living, and above all those who live without love.”

“Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both influencing injury, and remedying it.”

“I mean, you could claim that anything’s real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody’s proved it doesn’t exist!”

“Only the difference between truth and lies, courage and cowardice.”

“We teachers are rather good at magic, you know.”

“Actually I’m highly logical which allows me to look past extraneous detail and perceive clearly that which others overlook.”

“Every second he breathed, the smell of the grass, the cool air on his face, was so precious: To think that people had years and years, time to waste, so much time it dragged, and he was clinging to each second.”

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

“Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”

“Harry, you wonderful boy, you brave, brave man.”

“Power was my weakness and my temptation.”

“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

“He can run faster than Severus Snape confronted with shampoo.”

“Why had he never appreciated the miracle that he was, brain and nerve and bounding heart?”

“Perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it.”

“I’m hoping to do some good in the world!”

“You see what you expect to see, Severus.”

“I have seen your heart, and it is mine.”

“Hermione was screaming again: the sound went through Harry like physical pain.”

“You'll stay with me?" / "'Until the very end,' said James.'"

“'All's fair in love and war,' said Ron brightly, 'and this is a bit of both.'”

“Would it hurt to die? All those times he had thought it was about to happen and escaped, he had never really thought of the thing itself: his will to live had always been so much stronger than his fear of death.”

“I'm going to keep going until I succeed — or die. Don't think I don't know how this might end. I've known it for years.”

“It was not, after all, so easy to die.”

“You are the true master of death, because the true master does not seek to run away from Death. He accepts that be must die, and understands that there are far, far worse things in the living world than dying.”

“The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.”

“After all this time?” / “'Always,' said Snape.”


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