Albus Dumbledore Quotes

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J.K. Rowling
“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

J.K. Rowling
“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.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

J.K. Rowling
“You will find that I will only truly have left this school when none here are loyal to me.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

J.K. Rowling
“The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Jack Thorne
“DUMBLEDORE: Harry, there is never a perfect answer in this messy, emotional world. Perfection is beyond the reach of humankind, beyond the reach of magic. In every shining moment of happiness is that drop of poison: the knowledge that pain will come again. Be honest to those you love, show your pain. To suffer is as human as to breathe.”
Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two

J.K. Rowling
“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!”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

J.K. Rowling
“Of course we still want to know you!" Harry said, staring at Hagrid.
"You don't think anything that Skeeter cow - sorry, Professor," he added quickly, looking at Dumbledore.
"I have gone temporarily deaf and haven't any idea what you said, Harry," said Dumbledore, twiddling his thumbs and staring at the ceiling.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

J.K. Rowling
“The fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

J.K. Rowling
“I AM NOT PAYING FOR SOME CRACKPOT OLD FOOL TO TEACH HIM MAGIC TRICKS!" yelled Uncle Vernon. But he had finally gone too far. Hagrid seized his umbrella and whirled it over his head. ‘NEVER –’ he thundered, ‘– INSULT – ALBUS – DUMBLEDORE – IN – FRONT – OF – ME!”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Jack Thorne
“We cannot protect the young from harm. Pain must and will come.”
Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two

J.K. Rowling
“Clever as I am, I remain just as big a fool as anyone else.”
J.K. Rowling, The Tales of Beedle the Bard

J.K. Rowling
“In dreams, we enter a world that’s entirely our own.”
J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling
“I don't need a cloak to become invisible.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

J.K. Rowling
“The — the prophecy . . . the prediction . . . Trelawney . . .”
“Ah, yes. How much did you relay to Lord Voldemort?”
“Everything — everything I heard! That is why — it is for that reason — he thinks it means Lily Evans!”
“The prophecy did not refer to a woman. It spoke of a boy born at the end of July —”
“You know what I mean! He thinks it means her son, he is going to hunt her down — kill them all —”
“If she means so much to you, surely Lord Voldemort will spare her? Could you not ask for mercy for the mother, in exchange for the son?”
“I have — I have asked him —”
“You disgust me.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

J.K. Rowling
“Do you see, Harry? Do you see the flaw in my brilliant plan now? I had fallen into the trap I had foreseen, that I had told myself I could avoid, that I must avoid.”

“I don’t —”

“I cared about you too much,” said Dumbledore simply. “I cared more for your happiness than your knowing the truth, more for your peace of mind than my plan, more for your life than the lives that might be lost if the plan failed. In other words, I acted exactly as Voldemort expects we fools who love to act.

“Is there a defense? I defy anyone who has watched you as I have — and I have watched you more closely than you can have imagined — not to want to save you more pain than you had already suffered. What did I care if numbers of nameless and faceless people and creatures were slaughtered in the vague future, if in the here and now you were alive, and well, and happy? I never dreamed that I would have such a person on my hands.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

J.K. Rowling
“Tell me one last thing,” said Harry. “Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?”

Dumbledore beamed at him, and his voice sounded loud and strong in Harry’s ears even though the bright mist was descending again, obscuring his figure.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

J.K. Rowling
“I take my hat off to you — or I would, if I were not afraid of showering you in spiders.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

J.K. Rowling
“As far as informing the headmaster, Harry had no idea where Dumbledore went during the summer holidays. He amused himself for a moment, picturing Dumbledore, with his long silver beard, full-length wizard's robes, and pointed hat, stretched out on a beach somewhere, rubbing suntan lotion onto his long crooked nose.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Jack Thorne
“DUMBLEDORE: Those that we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch. Paint . . . and memory . . . and love.”
Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two

J.K. Rowling
“Never try to understand the students. They hate it. They would much rather be tragically misunderstood, wallow in self-pity, stew in their own —”

“That’s enough, Phineas,” said Dumbledore.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

J.K. Rowling
“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. I therefore award ten points to Mr. Neville Longbottom!”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Jack Thorne
“DUMBLEDORE: You ask me, of all people, how to protect a boy in terrible danger? We cannot protect the young from harm. Pain must and will come.

HARRY: So I’m supposed to stand and watch?

DUMBLEDORE: No. You’re supposed to teach him how to meet life.”
Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two

J.K. Rowling
“Maybe a man in a million could unite the Hallows, Harry. I was fit only to possess the meanest of them, the least extraordinary. I was fit to own the Elder Wand, and not to boast of it, and not to kill with it. I was permitted to tame and to use it, because I took it, not for gain, but to save others from it.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

J.K. Rowling
“Mysterious thing, Time. Powerful, and when meddled with, dangerous.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

J.K. Rowling
“DUMBLEDORE: Do you know why I admire you, Newt? More, perhaps, than any man I know? (off NEWT’S surprise) You don’t seek power or popularity. You simply ask, is the thing right in itself? If it is, then I must do it, no matter the cost.”
J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts - The Crimes of Grindelwald: The Original Screenplay

J.K. Rowling
“I would assume that you were going to offer me refreshment, but the evidence so far suggests that that would be optimistic to the point of foolishness.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

J.K. Rowling
“Was it—was she making a real prediction?'
Dumbledore looked mildly impressed.
'Do you know, Harry, I think she might have been,' he said thoughtfully. 'Who'd have thought it? That brings her total of real predictions up to two. I should offer her a pay raise...”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

J.K. Rowling
“Like a tongue on frozen steel, like flesh in flame —”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

J.K. Rowling
“That brings her total of real predictions up to two. I should offer her a pay rise…”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

J.K. Rowling
“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.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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