Test Your Harry Potter Knowledge with the Ultimate Quotes Quiz


By: Stella Alexander

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

What's worse than being killed? Being expelled, of course! Or maybe failing this quiz! In just over 20 years, the wizarding world of Harry Potter has bloomed into an enormous fandom with record-breaking films, A-list celebrities, and die-hard fans. With the magic moving from print to film to an entire theme park, Harry Potter has morphed into a life of its own. Can you test your knowledge with some of the franchise's most famous quotes?

While the magic began for us in 1997, J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter journey started at the turn of the 1990s. The single mother spent six years writing her first novel "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" before needing another year to get it published. All her hard work came to fruition on June 26, 1997, when the first novel was released. The success of her first book transformed her into a household name overnight. The popularity of Harry Potter would continue with six more books, a movie deal with eight installments, and a larger than life theme park at Universal Studios. Rowling was able to make her series live beyond the pages of her books, but we all know it's the words that made us stay. 

There have been countless characters that have appeared in Harry Potter, and we can all agree that most of them have delivered some unforgettable lines. From the humor to the drama, can you master this ultimate quotes quiz? Let's find out! Wands at the ready!

Who said, "I hope you're pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed — or worse, expelled."

Hermione was often called a know-it-all, but according to Ron, she really needed to sort out her priorities. This famous line comes from the first book, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."


The following quote was from which Harry Potter installment? "Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect."

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" was the fifth "Harry Potter" installment and brought in a host of new characters including Luna Lovegood, an eccentric and quirky Ravenclaw.


Finish the quote: "It does not do well to dwell on dreams and _______________."

This line is delivered by Albus Dumbledore to Harry Potter in "Sorcerer's Stone." This occurs when Dumbledore and Harry share a conversation about the Mirror of Erised.


Ron Weasley said the following quote to whom? "You're a little scary sometimes, you know that? Brilliant ... but scary."

It was always a match made in heaven, wasn't it? Ron Weasley spoke these words to future wife, Hermione Granger, in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."


Albus Dumbledore is known for saying which of the following quotes?

Albus Dumbledore probably had the wisest words in the Harry Potter world. He is known for telling Harry that love is the most powerful thing.


The person who said the following quote was what kind of magical being? "Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain."

We're right there with you, Arthur Weasley! The Weasley patriarch spoke these words in "Chamber of Secrets," after Ginny reveals the diary to him.


Who said this? "However, for those select few who possess the predisposition, I can teach you how to bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses. I can tell you how to bottle fame, brew glory, and even put a stopper in death."

In the first "Harry Potter" we were introduced to Severus Snape, a dark wizard with aspirations to be Defence Against the Dark Arts professor instead of Potions master.


The following quote was from what Harry Potter installment? "Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have."

Don't cross Hermione Granger, even if you're her future husband! She spoke these words to Ron Weasley in "Order of the Phoenix."


Finish the quote: "There is no need to call me ________, Professor."

LOL to Harry Potter! When Snape emphasizes that Harry should respond to him "Yes, sir," Harry let's him know that it's not necessary to call him sir.


Ginny Weasley said the following quote to whom: "I never really give up on you."

Ginny Weasley wasn't willing to give up on her love for Harry Potter. She told him as much in "Half-Blood Prince" when she reveals that her heart was always waiting for him!


Hermione Granger is known for saying which of the following quotes?

Hermione loves to read and it is well-known that her favorite novel is "Hogwarts: A History." We wonder how many times she's read it!


The person who said the following quote was what kind of magical being: "“But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

Albus Dumbledore has some of the most profound quotes in Harry Potter. He spoke these words during Prisoner of Azkaban to Harry.



Lee Jordan was known for his quidditch commentary throughout the first few Harry Potter books and films. After Draco was caught cheating in the third installment, Lee had a few words for him.


The following quote was from what Harry Potter installment: “Dobby is free.”

Dobby is a house-elf that was introduced in the second Harry Potter installment, Chamber of Secrets. He belonged to the Malfoys until Harry tricked Lucius into freeing Dobby.


Finish the quote: I don't think you're a waste of _______."

At the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, he says goodbye to the Dursleys one last time. These words are spoken to him by his cousin, Dudley Dursley.


The Weasley twins said the following quote about whom: Make way for the heir of Slytherin, seriously evil wizard coming through …"

Always the jokesters, in the second Harry Potter novel, they walked in front of Harry announcing this to the students in the halls. Their older, prefect brother, Percy, didn't agree.


Who said, "Books! And cleverness! There are more important things — friendship and bravery."

Hermione Granger always loved her books but she would learn that there are more important things in the world!


The person who said the following quote was what kind of magical being: "Hermione, Neville’s right — you are a girl."

Hermione Granger was ALWAYS a girl but it took a bit of hair and makeup for people to realize, including her future husband, Ron Weasley.


Who said, "If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."

Sirius Black hitting us with the knowledge! Sirius Black says this in "Goblet of Fire" when he is talking about the mistreatment of house elves.


The following quote was from what Harry Potter installment: "Twitchy little ferret, aren't you Malfoy?"

Yikes! Who remembers when Malfoy was turned into a ferret? We do! Hermione spoke these words to Draco Malfoy during Goblet of Fire when he was turned into a ferret by Moody/Crouch.


Finish the quote: "Give her hell from us, __________."

Fred Weasley says these words to Peeves after they wreak havoc on Umbridge before they leave the school during Order of the Phoenix. The poltergeist salutes them as they leave.


Albus Dumbledore said the following quote about whom: "It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends."

Yes, Nevillle Longbottom! While he might've seemed cowardly in the beginning, Neville Longbottom proved himself to belong in the brave Gryffindor.


Molly Weasley said the following quote to whom: "Not my daughter, you b*tch!"

During Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Bellatrix begins firing spells at Ginny in which her feisty mother steps in to protect her.


The person who said the following quote was what kind of magical being: "We’ve all got both Light & Dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to action. That’s who we really are."

This line was spoken by Sirius Black in "Order of the Phoenix." He spoke these words to Harry who was afraid of the darkness within him.


Who said, "Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”

In DH, Kingsley Shacklebolt summarized the message behind the series with this quote. No wonder he would go on to become Minister for Magic.


The following quote was from what Harry Potter installment: “Yer a wizard Harry.”

Harry Potter spent the first few years of his life thinking he was a normal human until Rubeus Hagrid revealed his magical ancestry to him in the first novel/book.


Finish the quote: “Fear of a _______ only increases fear of the thing itself.”

In "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," Hermione Granger sheds some knowledge to all of those who are too afraid to speak Voldemort's name.


Harry Potter said the following quote to whom: "He must've always known you'd always want to come back."

Harry spoke these words to his best friend, Ron Weasley, during the Deathly Hallows after Ron returns after leaving Harry and Hermione in the woods.


Who said, "Can I have a look at Uranus too, Lavender?"

There's always room for an Astronomy joke but this happened during Divination with Professor Trelawney. Ron Weasley spoke these words to future girlfriend, Lavender Brown.


The following quote was from what Harry Potter installment: "What are Fred and I, next-door neighbours?"

In Order of the Phoenix, Molly congratulates Ron by saying that everyone in the family has been chosen as a prefect which leaves George to wonder who he and Fred are.


Who said, "I mean, it's sort of exciting, isn't it, breaking the rules?"

Hermione Granger was known for always following the rules, but even she can admit that there's a thrill to breaking the rules in OotP.


The following quote was from what Harry Potter installment: "I think I'll just go down and have some pudding and wait for it all to turn up — it always does in the end.”

Leave Luna Lovegood alone! When her character was introduced in OotP, her fellow classmates kept stealing her things, but she would always look on the bright side.


Finish the quote: "Then why does it have the name ____________ written inside the front cover?"

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Snape discovers Harry with his old textbook. Roonil Wazlib was a fake name written on the inside cover.


Ron Weasley said the following quote to whom: "Hearing voices no one else can hear isn’t good sign, even in the wizarding world."

Ron Weasley tells this to his best friend, Harry Potter in the first chapter of "Chamber of Secrets" when Harry admits to hearing things.


Severus Snape is known for saying which of the following quotes?

Severus Snape was one of the most dynamic characters to come through Harry Potter. His love for Lily Evans drove all his actions and made him into a complete hero.


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