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20 Best Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Quotes from the Book

Get the best Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone quotes (from the novel) to transport you back to the wizarding world and teach you something meaningful about family, friendship, bravery, and so much more.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling was the first book in the series. It introduced us to a young Harry, an orphan living unhappily on Privet Drive with his unkind Aunt Petunia and family. Luckily, the friendly giant Rubeus Hagrid brings news that Harry is a famous wizard and whisks him away to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he studies with Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, and Draco Malfoy; plays the game quidditch; and learns magic from an array of memorable teachers, like Professor McGonagall, Dumbledore, and Severus Snape.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Quotes

Below are the top 20 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone quotes from the book about three major themes: family, friendship, and bravery, plus so much more.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Quotes About Family

"Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. He didn't realize that love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark. Not a scar, no visible sign...to have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever. It is in your very skin."

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Quotes About Friendship

"Books! And cleverness! There are more important things – friendship and bravery."

“But from that moment on, Hermione Granger became their friend. Because there are some things you can’t go through in life and become friends, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.”

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Quotes About Bravery

“You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry,
Set Gryffindors apart;[.]"

“There are all kinds of courage,” said Dumbledore, smiling. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends."

"Books! And cleverness! There are more important things – friendship and bravery."

More Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Quotes

“Harry -- yer a wizard.”

"It's not the wizard that chooses the wand it's the wand that chooses the wizard."

“Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!”

“As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.”

“Strange how nearsighted being invisible can make you.”

"We could all have been killed -- or worse, expelled."

“What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret, so, naturally the whole school knows.”

"Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human … the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength."

“One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.”

"Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself."

"There is no good and evil, there is only power, and those too weak to seek it…"

“'Ah, music,' he said, wiping his eyes. 'A magic beyond all we do here!'”

"'The truth.'  Dumbledore sighed. 'It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution. However, I shall answer your questions unless I have a very good reason not to, in which case I beg you'll forgive me. I shall not, of course, lie.'"

"To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever."

"After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure." 


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