30 Best Quotes From 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'

Hermione and Harry surrounded by their friends in 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince via Warner Bros. Pictures

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The 30 Most Iconic Quotes From Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Of all the books and movies in the Harry Potter franchise, our favorite is by far Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

There's something about it that really sets it apart from the rest, though we can't quite place our finger on this unnamed quality. It's the development of the characters that really propels the story further and sets it up for the cataclysmic finale.

2019 also marks the 10 year anniversary of the films release. So, we decided to round up the best quotes from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to relive all the magic this film and book provided. Read through them now!

Best Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Quotes

  • "Don't you see? Voldemort himself created his worst enemy, just as tyrants everywhere do! 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!" -Dumbledore

  • "Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right." -Hermione

  • "Seriously misunderstood creatures, spiders are. It's the eyes I reckon, they unnerve some people." -Hagrid

  • "But I suppose thats the way life goes on. You have something now and then it suddenly goes... poof!" -Slughorn

  • "He's covered in blood again. Why is it he's always covered in blood?" -Ginny

  • "Draco, years ago, I knew a boy who made all the wrong choices... please, let me help you." -Dumbledore

  • "I would rather die than betray his trust." -Harry

  • "Someone else? I'm sure I don't know what you mean... Oh alright. The Death Eaters have been trying to recruit me for over a year, you know what that's like? You can only say no to these people so many times, so I never stay anywhere more than a week. The Muggles who own this place are in the Canary Islands." -Slughorn

  • "Each of us believes that what he has to say is much more important than anything the other might have to contribute." -Dumbledore

  • "I've always admired your courage Harry. Sometimes you can be really thick. You don't think you can find all those horcruxes by yourself, do you? You need us Harry." -Hermione

Famous Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Quotes

  • "It's the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more." -Dumbledore

  • "Don't you understand? I have to do this!" -Draco

  • "Times like these, dark times, they do funny things to people. They can tear them apart." -Arthur

  • "Once again you astonish with your gifts Potter, gifts mere mortals can only dream of possessing. How grand it must be... to be the Chosen One." -Snape

  • "You don't know what I'm capable of, you don't know what I've done!" -Draco

  • "Once again I must ask too much of you Harry." -Dumbledore

  • "Luck can only get you so far." -Hermione

  • "Why is it, whenever something happens, it is always you three?" -McGonagall

  • "I'm like you, Tom. I'm different." -Dumbledore

  • "You have to realize who you are, Harry." -Hermione

Cute Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Quotes

  • "Skin. So you think Dean's dating my sister because of her skin?" -Ron

  • "How does it feel, Harry? When you see Dean with Ginny? I know. I see the way you look at her. You're my best friend." -Hermione

  • "How can I have hung round with you for five years and not think girls are clever?" -Harry

  • "I'd like to know where you get your information. More knowledgeable than half the staff, you are." -Slughorn

  • "All right, fine, you're in love with her. Have you ever actually met her?" -Harry

  • "I often talk aloud to myself. I find it extraordinarily useful. Have you been whispering to you yourself, Draco? Draco, you are no assassin." -Dumbledore

  • "You dare use my own spells against me, Potter? Yes. I'm the Half-Blood Prince." -Snape

  • "Oh, come and stir my cauldron, and if you do it right I'll boil you up some hot, strong love to keep you warm tonight." -Celestina

  • "Well, we find we appreciate you more and more, Mum, now we're washing our own socks." -George

  • "I'm going to tell you something - something others have only guessed at. It's true. I am the Chosen One, only I can destroy him, but in order to do so, I need to know what Tom Riddle asked you all those years ago in your office, and I need to know what you told him. Be brave, sir. Be brave like my mother. Otherwise you disgrace her. Otherwise she died for nothing. Otherwise the bowl will remain empty, forever." -Harry

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