Dumbledore Quotes

57 of the best book quotes from Dumbledore
  1. #1
    “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”
  2. #2
    “Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both influencing injury, and remedying it.”
  3. #3
    “You think the dead we loved truly ever leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly in times of great trouble?”
  4. #4
    “It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”
  5. #5
    “Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one that rises against them and strikes back!”
  6. #6
    “Albus Dumbledore is the greatest sorcerer in the world.”
  7. #7
    “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
  8. #8
    “The truth. Tell them Hogwarts is no longer safe. It is as we feared, Minerva. The Chamber of Secrets has indeed been opened again.”
  9. #9
    “He’ll never be gone. Not as long as those who remain are loyal to him.”
  1. #10
    ″‘You can speak Parseltongue, Harry,’ said Dumbledore calmly, ‘because Lord Voldemort-who is the last remaining ancestor of Salazar Slytherin- can speak Parseltongue.‘”
  2. #11
    ″‘What we need,’ said Dumbledore slowly, and his light blue eyes moved from Harry to Hermione, ‘is more time.‘”
  3. #12
    “You know Harry, in a way you did see your father last night... You found him inside yourself.”
  4. #13
    “We can’t choose our fate, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that.”
  5. #14
    “Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.”
  6. #15
    “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.”
  7. #16
    “Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels, but old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.”
  8. #17
    “Or perhaps, to confess that you yourself are worried and frightened? You need your friends, Harry. As you so rightly said, Sirius would not have wanted you to shut yourself away.”
  9. #18
    “But nothing I have seen in the world has supported your pronouncements that love is more powerful than my kind of magic, Dumbledore.”
  1. #19
    “We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on.”
  2. #20
    ″‘You are protected, in short, by your ability to love!’ said Dumbledore loudly. ‘The only protection that can possibly work against the lure of power like Voldemort’s!‘”
  3. #21
    Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
    “After all this time?”
    “Always,” said Snape.”
  4. #22
    “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
  5. #23
    “It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
  6. #24
    “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”
  7. #25
    “But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
  8. #26
    “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”
  9. #27
    “Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.”
  1. #28
    “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”
  2. #29
    “Do not pity the dead, Harry, pity the living, and above all those who live without love.”
  3. #30
    “Perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it.”
  4. #31
    “It is my belief…that the truth is generally preferable to lies.”
  5. #32
    “And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”
  6. #33
    “‘Why are they all staring?’ demanded Albus as he and Rose craned around to look at the other students. ‘Don’t let it worry you,’ said Ron. ‘It’s me. I’m extremely famous.’”
  7. #34
    “The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.”
  8. #35
    “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”
  9. #36
    “It is important to fight and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay though never quite eradicated.”
  1. #37
    “The truth… It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”
  2. #38
    “The best of us sometimes eat our words.”
  3. #39
    “One can never have enough socks.”
  4. #40
    “Curiosity is not a sin.... But we should exercise caution with our curiosity... yes, indeed.”
  5. #41
    “I sometimes find, and I am sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memories crammed into my mind.”
  6. #42
    “Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.”
  7. #43
    “Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”
  8. #44
    “What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret, so, naturally the whole school knows.”
  9. #45
    “But Dumbledore says he doesn’t care what they do as long as they don’t take him off the Chocolate Frog cards.”
  1. #46
    “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
  2. #47
    “You know, Minister, I disagree with Dumbledore on many counts...but you cannot deny he’s got style...”
  3. #48
    “The idea of a teenage Dumbledore was simply odd, like trying to imagine a stupid Hermione or a friendly Blast-Ended Skrewt.”
  4. #49
    “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!”
  5. #50
    “For future reference, Harry, it is raspberry...although of course, if I were a Death Eater, I would have been sure to research my own jam preferences before impersonating myself.”
  6. #51
    “I believe your friends Misters Fred and George Weasley were responsible for trying to send you a toilet seat. No doubt they thought it would amuse you.”
  7. #52
    “It’s lucky it’s dark. I haven’t blushed so much since Madam Pomfrey told me she liked my new earmuffs.”
  8. #53
    It was as Harry suspected. Everyone here seemed to have been invited because they were connected to somebody well-known or influential – everyone except Ginny.
  9. #54
    “You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.”
  10. #55
    “Her son lives. He has her eyes, precisely her eyes. You remember the shape and color of Lily Evans’s eyes, I am sure?”
    “DON’T!” bellowed Snape. “Gone… dead…”
    “Is this remorse, Severus?”
    “I wish… I wish I were dead…”
    “And what use would that be to anyone?” said Dumbledore coldly.
  11. #56
    I have spied for you and lied for you, put myself in mortal danger for you. Everything was supposed to be to keep Lily Potter’s son safe. Now you tell me you have been raising him like a pig for slaughter —
  12. #57
    “But somebody else had spoken Snape’s name, quite softly.
    “Severus . . .”
    The sound frightened Harry beyond anything he had experienced all evening. For the first time, Dumbledore was pleading.
    Snape gazed for a moment at Dumbledore, and there was revulsion and hatred etched in the harsh lines of his face.
    “Severus . . . please . . .”
    Snape raised his wand and pointed it directly at Dumbledore.
    “Avada Kedavra!”
    A jet of green light shot from the end of Snape’s wand and hit Dumbledore squarely in the chest. Harry’s scream of horror never left him; silent and unmoving, he was forced to watch as Dumbledore was blasted into the air. For a split second, he seemed to hang suspended beneath the shining skull, and then he fell slowly backward, like a great rag doll, over the battlements and out of sight.”

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