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Dumbledore Quotes

Dumbledore quote - Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not
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


Dumbledore quote - It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.
It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


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.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Dumbledore quote - We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.
We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


I DON'T CARE!" Harry yelled at them, snatching up a lunascope and throwing it into the fireplace. "I'VE HAD ENOUGH, I'VE SEEN ENOUGH, I WANT OUT, I WANT IT TO END, I DON'T CARE ANYMORE!"
"You do care," said Dumbledore. He had not flinched or made a single move to stop Harry demolishing his office. His expression was calm, almost detached. "You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


Dumbledore quote - You know, Minister, I disagree with Dumbledore on many counts...but you cannot deny he's got style..
You know, Minister, I disagree with Dumbledore on many counts...but you cannot deny he's got style...

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


He must have known I'd want to leave you."
"No, he must have known you would always want to come back.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


He accused me of being Dumbledore's man through and through."
"How very rude of him."
"I told him I was."
Dumbledore opened his mouth to speak and then closed it again. Fawkes the phoenix let out a low, soft, musical cry. To Harry's intense embarrassment, he suddenly realized that Dumbledore's bright blue eyes looked rather watery, and stared hastily at his own knee. When Dumbledore spoke, however, his voice was quite steady.
"I am very touched, Harry.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


Dumbledore quote - Ah, music,
Ah, music," he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic beyond all we do here!

J.K. Rowling , Chapterhouse: Dune


Dumbledore quote - But Dumbledore says he doesn't care what they do as long as they don't take him off the Chocolate Fr
But Dumbledore says he doesn't care what they do as long as they don't take him off the Chocolate Frog cards.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


Dumbledore quote - Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both infl
Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


A pair of werewolves occupied another booth. They were eating raw shanks of lamb and arguing about who would win in a fight: Dumbledore from Harry Potter books or Magnus Bane.
"Dumbledore would totally win," said the first one. "He has the badass Killing Curse."
The second lycanthrope made a trenchant point. "But Dumbledore isn't real."
"I don't think Magnus Bane is real either," scoffed the first. "Have you ever met him?"
"This is so weird," said Clary, slinking down in her seat. "Are you listening to them?"
"No. It's rude to eavesdrop," said Jace.

Cassandra Clare , City of Ashes


But this is touching, Severus, said Dumbledore seriously. Have you grown to care for the boy, after all?
For him? shouted Snape. Expecto Patronum!
From the tip of his wand burst the silver doe. She landed on the office floor, bounded once across the office, and soared out of the window. 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.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Dumbledore quote - For future reference, Harry, it is raspberry...although of course, if I were a Death Eater, I would
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.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


Dumbledore quote - Killing is not so easy as the innocent believe.
Killing is not so easy as the innocent believe.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


Dumbledore quote - Curiosity is not a sin.... But we should exercise caution with our curiosity... yes, indeed.
Curiosity is not a sin.... But we should exercise caution with our curiosity... yes, indeed.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


I took a wrong turn on the way to the bathroom and found myself in a beautifully proportioned room I had never seen before, containing a really rather magnificent collection of chamberpots. When I went back to investigate more closely, I discovered that the room had vanished. But I must keep an eye out for it. Possibly it is only accessible at five thirty in the morning. Or it may only appear at the quarter moon - or when the seeker has an exceptionally full bladder.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


Dumbledore quote - The idea of a teenage Dumbledore was simply odd, like trying to imagine a stupid Hermione or a frien
The idea of a teenage Dumbledore was simply odd, like trying to imagine a stupid Hermione or a friendly Blast-Ended Skrewt.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Dumbledore quote - Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.
Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


Dumbledore quote - Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And
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 , Chapterhouse: Dune


Dumbledore quote - It was important, Dumbledore said, to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then could
It was important, Dumbledore said, to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then could evil be kept at bay, though never quite eradicated. . . .

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


Dumbledore quote - I believe your friends Misters Fred and George Weasley were responsible for trying to send you a toi
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.

J.K. Rowling , Chapterhouse: Dune


Dumbledore quote - I see a light in the kitchen. Let us not deprive Molly any longer of the chance to deplore how thin
I see a light in the kitchen. Let us not deprive Molly any longer of the chance to deplore how thin you are.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


Can you think what the Mirror of Erised shows us all?" Harry shook his head.
"Let me explain. The happiest man on earth would be able to use the Mirror of Erised like a normal mirror, that is, he would look into it and see himself exactly as he is. Does that help."
Harry thought. Then he said slowly, "It shows us what we want... whatever we want..."
"Yes and no," said Dumbledore quietly.
"It shows us nothing more or less than the deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts. You, who have never known your family, see them standing around you. Ronald Weasley, who has always been overshadowed by his brothers, sees himself standing alone, the best of all of them. However, this mirror will give us neither knowledge or truth. Men have wasted away before it, entranced by what they have seen, or been driven mad, not knowing if what it shows is real or even possible.
"The Mirror will be moved to a new home tomorrow, Harry, and I ask you not to go looking for it again. If you ever do run across it, you will now be prepared. It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that. Now, why don't you put that admirable cloak back on and get off to bed.

J.K. Rowling , Chapterhouse: Dune


Dumbledore quote - You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


Dumbledore quote - You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.
You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


Dumbledore quote - Like the fact that the person Sirius cared for the most about in the world was you,
Like the fact that the person Sirius cared for the most about in the world was you," said Dumbledore quietly.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


Oh, there you are, Albus,' he said. 'You've been a very long time. Upset stomach?'
'No, I was merely reading the Muggle magazines,' said Dumbledore. 'I do love knitting patterns.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


Dumbledore quote - It's lucky it's dark. I haven't blushed so much since Madam Pomfrey told me she liked my new earmuff
It's lucky it's dark. I haven't blushed so much since Madam Pomfrey told me she liked my new earmuffs.

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


Dumbledore quote - I sometimes find, and I am sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memor
I sometimes find, and I am sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memories crammed into my mind.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


Dumbledore quote - It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are far more than our abilities.
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are far more than our abilities.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


Dumbledore quote - My word, Severus, that I shall never reveal the best of you?’ Dumbledore sighed, looking down into S
My word, Severus, that I shall never reveal the best of you?’ Dumbledore sighed, looking down into Snape’s ferocious, anguished face. ‘If you insist …

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


I feel I owe you another explanation Harry," said Dumbledore hesitantly. "You may, perhaps, wondered why I never chose you as a prefect? I must confess...that I rather thought...you had enough responsibility to be going on with."
Harry looked up at him and saw a tear trickling down Dumbledore's face into his long silver beard.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


Dumbledore quote - Harry, you wonderful boy, you brave, brave man.
Harry, you wonderful boy, you brave, brave man.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Draco, do it, or stand aside so one of us -" screeched the woman, but at that precise moment the door to the ramparts burst open once more and there stood Snape, his wand clutched in his hand as his black eyes swept the scene, from Dumbledore slumped against the wall, to the four Death Eaters, including the enraged werewolf, and Malfoy.
"We've got a problem, Snape," said the lumpy Amycus, whose eyes and wand were fixed alike upon Dumbledore, "the boy doesn't seem able -"
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 said nothing, but walked forwards and pushed Malfoy roughly out of the way. The three Death Eaters fell back without a word. Even the werewolf seemed cowed.
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!

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


I was supposed to be waiting up here when you got back, only your Phoenix lot got in the way...
Yes, they do that, said Dumbledore.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


Dumbledore quote - Because to confide a part of your soul to something that can think and move for itself is obviously
Because to confide a part of your soul to something that can think and move for itself is obviously a very risky business.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


Dumbledore quote - Even if I could, I wouldn't. Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a
Even if I could, I wouldn't. Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground.

J.K. Rowling , Chapterhouse: Dune


I see you are —
Dumbledore’s man through and through, said Harry. That’s right.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


Dumbledore quote - The fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength
The fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


Dumbledore quote - And I must draft an advertisement for the Daily Prophet, too,' he added thoughtfully. 'We'll be need
And I must draft an advertisement for the Daily Prophet, too,' he added thoughtfully. 'We'll be needing a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher.... Dear me, we do seem to run through them, don't we?

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


Dumbledore quote - I am not worried, Harry,
I am not worried, Harry," said Dumbledore, his voice a little stronger despite the freezing water. "I am with you.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


There is a room in the Department of Mysteries, that is kept locked at all times. It contains a force that is at once more wonderful and more terrible than death, than human intelligence, than forces of nature. It is also, perhaps, the most mysterious of the many subjects for study that reside there. It is the power held within that room that you possess in such quantities and which Voldemort has not at all. That power took you to save Sirius tonight. That power also saved you from possession by Voldemort, because he could not bear to reside in a body so full of the force he detests. In the end, it mattered not that you could not close your mind. It was your heart that saved you.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


Dumbledore quote - I AM NOT PAYING FOR SOME CRACKPOT OLD FOOL TO TEACH HIM MAGIC TRICKS!
I AM NOT PAYING FOR SOME CRACKPOT OLD FOOL TO TEACH HIM MAGIC TRICKS!" yelled Uncle Vernon. Hagrid seized his pink umbrella and whirled it over his head "NEVER -" he thundered "- INSULT -ALBUS -DUMBLEDORE - IN - FRONT - OF - ME!

J.K. Rowling , Chapterhouse: Dune


Snape raised his wand and pointed it directly at Dumbledore.
"
Avada Kedavra!

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


But he understood at last what Dumbledore had been trying to tell him. It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew —
and so do I
, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride,
and so did my parents
— that there was all the difference in the world.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince