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23 "Harry Potter" Quotes That Really Should've Been In The Movies

"Have a biscuit, Potter."

We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which Harry Potter quote they wish had been included in the movies. Here are some of their best and most popular responses:

1. Harry Potter's secret nickname:

"This is your copy of Advanced Potion-Making, is it, Potter?"

"Yes," said Harry, still breathing hard.

"You're quite sure of that, are you, Potter?"

"Yes," said Harry, with a touch more defiance.

"This is the copy of Advanced Potion-Making that you purchased from Flourish and Blotts?"

"Yes," said Harry firmly.

"Then why," asked Snape, "does it have the name 'Roonil Wazlib' written inside the front cover?"

Harry's heart missed a beat. "That's my nickname," he said.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

2. Fred and George's heir of Slytherin quips:

Fred and George, however, found all this very funny. They went out of their way to march ahead of Harry down the corridors, shouting, "Make way for the heir of Slytherin, seriously evil wizard coming through …"

Percy was deeply disapproving of this behaviour.

"It is not a laughing matter," he said coldly.

"Oh, get out of the way, Percy," said Fred, "Harry's in a hurry."

"Yeah, he's nipping off to the Chamber of Secrets for a cup of tea with his fanged servant," said George, chortling.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

3. Basically any interaction between McGonagall and Umbridge:

"I should have made my meaning plainer," said Professor McGonagall, turning at last to look at Umbridge directly in the eyes. "He has achieved high marks in every Defence Against the Darks Arts test set by a competent teacher."

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

4. Harry's incredibly sassy response to Professor Snape:

"Do you remember me telling you we are practising non-verbal spells, Potter?"

"Yes," said Harry stiffly.

"Yes, sir."

"There's no need to call me "sir" Professor."

The words had escaped him before he knew what he was saying.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

5. Lee Jordan's wonderful Quidditch commentary:

"YOU CHEATING SCUM!" Lee Jordan was howling into the megaphone, dancing out of Professor McGonagall's reach. "YOU FILTHY, CHEATING B–"

Professor McGonagall didn't even bother to tell him off. She was actually shaking her fist in Malfoy's direction; her hat had fallen off, and she, too, was shouting furiously.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

6. Harry's surprisingly emotional goodbye to the Dursleys:

"Doesn't matter?" repeated Hestia, her voice rising ominously. "Don't these people realise what you've been through? What danger you are in? The unique position you hold in the hearts of the anti-Voldemort movement?"

"Er – no, they don't," said Harry. "They think I'm a waste of space, actually, but I'm used to –"

"I don't think you're a waste of space."

If Harry had not seen Dudley's lips move, he might not have believed it.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

7. The greatest sports song in history:

"Weasley can save anything,

He never leaves a single ring,

That's why Gryffindors all sing:

Weasley is our King."

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

8. Harry's reassuring words to Ron:

"He knew what he was doing when he gave me the Deluminator, didn't he? He – well," Ron's ears turned bright red and he became engrossed in a tuft of grass at his feet, which he prodded with his toe. "He must've known I'd run out on you."

"No," Harry corrected him. "He must've always known you'd always want to come back."

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

9. Hermione's worry when Hagrid hatches a dragon:

He looked very pleased with himself, but Hermione didn't. "Hagrid, you live in a wooden house," she said.

But Hagrid wasn't listening. He was humming merrily as he stoked the fire.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

10. Fred and George's iconic departure from Hogwarts:

Fred looked across the hall at the poltergeist bobbing on his level above the crowd.

"Give her hell from us, Peeves."

And Peeves, who Harry had never seen take an order from a student before, swept his belled hat from his head and sprang to a salute as Fred and George wheeled about to tumultuous applause from the students below and sped out of the open front doors into the glorious sunset.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

11. Ron's insistence that they rescue the house-elves of Hogwarts...

"The house-elves, they'll all be down in the kitchen, won't they?"

"You mean we ought to get them fighting?" asked Harry.

"No," said Ron seriously. "I mean we should tell them to get out. We don't want any more Dobbys, do we? We can't order them to die for us –"

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

12. ...and Hermione's ~passionate~ response:

"Is this the moment?" Harry asked weakly, and when nothing happened except that Ron and Hermione gripped each other still more firmly and swayed on the spot, he raised his voice. "OI! There's a war going on here!"

"I know, mate," said Ron, who looked as though he had recently been hit on the back of the head with a Bludger, "so it's now or never, isn't it?"

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

13. Harry's fierce protectiveness of Minerva McGonagall:

As Amycus spun round, Harry shouted, "Crucio!"

"I see what Bellatrix meant," said Harry, the blood thundering through his brain, "you need to really mean it."

"Potter!" whispered Professor McGonagall, clutching her heart. "Potter – you're here! What –? How –?" She struggled to pull herself together. "Potter, that was foolish!"

"He spat at you," said Harry.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

14. Ginny's reminder that Harry was not the only one to have suffered:

"I didn't want anyone to talk to me," said Harry, who was feeling more and more nettled.

"Well, that was a bit stupid of you," said Ginny angrily, "seeing as you don't know anyone but me who's been possessed by You-Know-Who, and I can tell you how it feels."

Harry remained quite still as the impact of these words hit him. Then he wheeled around.

"I forgot," he said.

"Lucky you," said Ginny coolly.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

15. Fred and George's quip when Ron becomes Prefect:

"I don't believe it! I don't believe it! Oh, Ron, how wonderful! A prefect! That's everyone in the family!"

"What are Fred and I, next-door neighbours?" said George indignantly.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

16. Remus Lupin's request that Harry be godfather to his son:

"You'll be godfather?" he said, as he released Harry.

"M – me?" stammered Harry.

"You, yes, of course – Dora quite agrees, no one better –"

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

17. Professor McGonagall's little chat with Harry:

"Is it true that you shouted at Professor Umbridge?"

"Yes," said Harry.

"You called her a liar?"


"You told her He Who Must Not Be Named is back?"


Professor McGonagall sat down behind her desk, frowning at Harry. Then she said, "Have a biscuit, Potter."

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

18. Ron's Uranus joke:

"Oh, Professor, look! I think I found an unaspected planet! Oooh, which one's that, Professor?"

"It is Uranus, my dear," said Professor Trelawney, peering down at the chart.

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

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

19. Gred and Forge:

"You haven't got a letter on yours," George observed. "I suppose she thinks you don't forget your name. But we're not stupid - we know we're called Gred and Forge."

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

20. Ron's amazingly cheeky response to Professor Snape:

"A five-year-old could have told us as much," sneered Snape. "The Inferius is a corpse that has been reanimated by a Dark wizard's spells. It is not alive, it is merely used like a puppet to do the wizard's bidding. A ghost, as I trust that you are all aware by now, is the imprint of a departed soul left upon the earth, and of course, as Potter so wisely tells us, transparent. "

"Well, what Harry said is the most useful if we're trying to tell them apart!" said Ron. "When we come face-to-face with one down a dark alley, we're going to be having a shufti to see if its solid, aren't we, we're not going to be asking, 'Excuse me, are you the imprint of a departed soul?'"

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

21. Harry's determination to stand up to Professor Umbridge:

"Yeah, Quirrell was a great teacher," said Harry loudly, "there was just that minor drawback of him having Lord Voldemort sticking out of the back of his head."

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

22. Dumbledore's comforting words to Harry after Sirius' death:

"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."

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

23. And Luna just being Luna:

"I enjoyed the meetings too," said Luna serenely. "It was like having friends."

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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