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The Harry Potter logo first used for the American edition of the novel series (and some other editions worldwide), and then the film series.
The Harry Potter logo, used first in American editions of the novel series and later in films

Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The novels chronicle the lives of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's struggle against Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard who intends to become immortal, overthrow the wizard governing body known as the Ministry of Magic, and subjugate all wizards and Muggles (non-magical people).

Since the release of the first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, on 26 June 1997, the books have found immense popularity, critical acclaim and commercial success worldwide. They have attracted a wide adult audience as well as younger readers and are often considered cornerstones of modern young adult literature. The series has also had its share of criticism, including concern about the increasingly dark tone as the series progressed, as well as the often gruesome and graphic violence it depicts. As of February 2018, the books have sold more than 500 million copies worldwide, making them the best-selling book series in history, and have been translated into eighty languages. The last four books consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books in history, with the final instalment selling roughly eleven million copies in the United States within twenty-four hours of its release.

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  • Hermione Granger: "Ron, you're the most insensitive wart I have ever had the misfortune to meet."
  • "Ghost" Cedric Diggory: "Take my body back will you? Back to my parents..."
  • Hermione Granger:"Twitchy little ferret, aren't you Malfoy?"
  • Sirius Black:"I would rather die than betray my friends."
  • Severus Snape: "No-one cheeks me like that. Not even the Chosen one."
  • Severus Snape: "Sometimes costs are made to be borne."
  • Severus Snape: "Turn to page three hundred and ninety four."
  • Severus Snape: "Harry Potter...our new celebrity."
  • Severus Snape: "Obviously."
  • Albus Dumbledore:"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
  • Luna Lovegood: "A Wrackspurt - they're invisible, they float in through your ears and make your brain go fuzzy," she said. "I thought I felt one zooming around in here."
  • Harry Potter: "I don't know who Maxime thinks she's kidding. If Hagrid's half-giant, she definitely is. Big bones... the only thing that's got bigger bones than her is a dinosaur."
  • Neville Longbottom: "Oh no! I've killed Harry Potter!"
  • Draco Malfoy: "Longbottom, if brains were gold you'd be poorer than Weasley, and that's saying something."
  • Severus Snape: "Oh, very good," interrupted Snape, his lip curling. "Yes, it is easy to see that nearly six years of magical education have not been wasted on you, Potter. 'Ghosts are transparent.'"
  • The Marauder's Map: "Mr. Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people's business." "Mr. Prongs agrees with Mr. Moony, and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git." "Mr. Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that Professor Snape ever became a professor."
  • Lucius Malfoy: Now let's everybody just...calm down. Shall we?
  • Ginny Weasley: "There's the silver lining I've been looking for."
  • Hermione Granger: "Now, if you two don't mind, I'm going to bed, before either of you come up with another clever idea to get us killed — or worse, expelled."
  • Ron Weasley: "She needs to sort out her priorities."
  • Sirius Black: "If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."
  • Phineas Nigellus Black: "...brave, yes, but not stupid."
  • Hermione Granger: "It's kind of fun isn't it ... breaking the rules."
  • Ron Weasley: "Who are you and what have you done with Hermione Granger?!"
  • Rubeus Hagrid: "Yer a wizard, Harry."
  • Ron Weasley: "Excuse me, are you the imprint of a departed soul?"
  • Ron Weasley: "Oi, Peabrain!"
  • Ron Weasley: "IF WE DIE FOR THEM, I'LL KILL YOU, HARRY!"
  • Ron Weasley: "Oh, she was perfect, obviously. Perfect deliberation, divination, and desperation, or whatever the hell it is."
  • Minerva McGonagall: "We'll risk it, Sybill," said Professor McGonagall impatiently. "Do sit down, the turkey's getting stone cold."
  • Professor Lupin: "Hermione!" said Lupin, startled. "What's the matter?" Hermione Granger: "P-P-Professor McGonagall!" Hermione gasped, pointing into the trunk. "Sh-she said I'd failed everything!"
  • Albus Dumbledore : "As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all. The trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them...."
  • Harry Potter: "I don't go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me."
  • Lord Voldemort: "His mother left upon him the traces of her sacrifice.... This is old magic, I should have remembered it, I was foolish to overlook it...but no matter, I can touch him now."
  • Remus Lupin: “That suggests that what you fear most of all is...fear. Very wise, Harry...”
  • Moaning Myrtle: "Let's all throw books at Myrtle, because she can't feel it! Ten points if you can get it though her stomach! Fifty points if it goes through her head!"
  • Albus Dumbledore: "Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth...."
  • Rubeus Hagrid: "Ah, well, people can be stupid abou' their pets...."
  • Moaning Myrtle: "Oh, Harry...well...I'd just been thinking...if you die down there, you're welcome to share my toilet...."
  • Sirius Black: "He's at Hogwarts, He's at Hogwarts."
  • Draco Malfoy: " Wait 'till my father hears about this! "
  • Hermione Granger:"Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon..."
  • Albus Dumbledore:"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"
  • Harry Potter:"I've had enough trouble for a lifetime."
  • Harry Potter:"For the first time in your life, you're talking sense."
  • Harry Potter:"OI! There's a war going on here!"
  • Draco Malfoy: "I didn't know you could read."
  • Lord Voldemort: "Harry Potter: The Boy Who Lived...come to die."
  • Harry Potter: "Yes." Severus Snape: "Yes SIR." Harry Potter: "There's no need to call me sir, Professor."
  • Minerva McGonagall: "I do not want the house of Godric Gryffindor to behave like a Bambling Bumbling Band of Baboons."
  • Hermione Granger: "Next time there's a ball, ask me before someone else does, and not as a last resort!"
  • Luna Lovegood: "You're not going mad! I can see them too. You're just as sane as I am!"
  • Albus Dumbledore: "Even in the darkest of times, we must remember to turn on the light."
  • Harry Potter: "he's back! Voldemort's back! Cedric told me to take his body back!"

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