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Best Quotes of Albus Dumbledore

Headmaster of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Supreme Mugwump of the International Confederation of Wizards. Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot. Buzzle brings you a compilation of the best quotes of Albus Dumbledore, the greatest and most powerful wizard there ever was.
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Albus Dumbledore quote
"Mad? He's a genius! Best wizard in the world! But he is a bit mad, yes."
―Percy Weasley
The year 2013 marked the 15th anniversary of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, and certainly, celebrations were in order. But the much-loved author threw a surprise when asked about her favorite character from the series. No, Miss Granger did not make the cut. Here's what Rowling had to say about her favorite character, Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore.

"Of all the other characters in the Harry Potter series, he's the one I miss the most. I feel like I wrote Dumbledore from the back of my head. Sometimes he said things and told Harry things that I only knew I knew or believed until ... I saw that I had written them down in the voice of Dumbledore. He was the character who was hardest to leave for me. He was the person who I'd have come back physically and sit and talk to me. It would be Dumbledore."

Brilliant, inspiring, and oddly comforting, Rowling's Dumbledore admittedly had all the best lines in the series. So, here they are, the most famous Dumbledore quotes.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

"I would trust Hagrid with my life."
"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!"
"Ah, music," he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic beyond all we do here!"
"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."
"I? I see myself holding a pair of thick, woolen socks."
"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."

Dumbledore quote on choices

"Ah! Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans! I was unfortunate enough in my youth to come across a vomit-flavored one, and since then I'm afraid I've rather lost my liking for them - but I think I'll be safe with a nice toffee, don't you?"
He smiled and popped the golden-brown bean into his mouth.
"Alas! Ear wax!"
"It's lucky it's dark. I haven't blushed so much since Madam Pomfrey told me she liked my new earmuffs."
"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."
"I don't need a cloak to become invisible."

"Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love."
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

"Fear of a name increases fear of a thing itself."
"There are all kinds of courage. It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends."
Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets

"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are far more than our abilities".
"I seem to remember telling you both that I would have to expel you if you broke any more school rules," said Dumbledore. Ron opened his mouth in horror. "Which goes to show that the best of us must sometimes eat our words."

Dumbledore quote on death

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

"You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us? You think we don't recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble?"
"The consequences of our actions are always so diverse, so complex, that it makes predicting the future very difficult, indeed."

"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one remembers to turn on the light."
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

"...in the light of Voldemort's return, we are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. Lord Voldemort's gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great. We can fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust. Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open."
"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."
"Curiosity is not a sin.... But we should exercise caution with our curiosity... yes, indeed."
"Remember Cedric. Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory."
"You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be."

"You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it."
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

"The fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength".
"Witness for the defense, Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore."

Dumbledore quote on words

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

"P.S. I enjoy acid pops."
"There are much more terrible things than physical injury."
"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."
"Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth."
"I know what you are known as . . . but to me, you will always be Tom Riddle. It is one of the irritating things about old teachers. I am afraid that they never quite forget their charges' youthful beginnings."
"It is a long time since my last visit," said Dumbledore, peering down his crooked nose at Uncle Vernon. "I must say, your agapanthuses are flourishing."

"Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love."
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"No, I was merely reading the Muggle magazines," said Dumbledore. "I do love knitting patterns."
"Yet, sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often. Best to say nothing at all, my dear man."
"I am not worried, Harry," said Dumbledore, his voice a little stronger despite the freezing water. "I am with you."
"We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on."
"Voldemort himself created his own worst enemy, just as tyrants everywhere do! Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress?"
"In fact, being - forgive me - rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger."
"Severus...please..."

Dumbledore quote on dreams

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it."
"You know, I sometimes think we Sort too soon..."
"After all, to the well-organised mind, death is but the next great adventure."
"Did I know, in my heart of hearts, what Gellert Grindelwald was? I think I did, but I closed my eyes."
"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"

Professor Dumbledore's words always manage to impart wisdom, and never fail to make us smile. We muggles do have a lot to thank him for, you know ...
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Published: April 4, 2014
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Very true! - Lilani [April 4, 2014]
The graphics on these are awesome. - Ed [April 4, 2014]