Harry Potter Book Quote Posters

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Harry Potter Book Quote Posters

My favorite books growing up were the Harry Potter series. I loved them not only because of the stories but also because of the lessons they taught. There are so many great lessons in the Harry Potter series, many of them coinciding with a great quote. I recently started working on creating content for my classroom, and I knew that I needed Harry Potter book quote posters to hang in my room. 

I ultimately decided that I wanted to use a quote from each book for the set. I started with my own ideas by making a list of quotes that I love. After I had this list, I headed over to Goodreads to see how those quotes ranked on their quotes lists. I tried to select quotes with significant meaning that also seemed to be well liked by other readers.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Book Quote

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live

This quote from Dumbledore in the first novel is one of the most profound from the entire series. Harry is struggling to stop visiting the Mirror of Erised, and Dumbledore reminds him that the mirror is only a dream. Harry misses his parents and wishes that he could see them again, but that is just not reality. Dumbledore doesn’t want Harry to dream his life away as others have and forget to have his own real experiences. I want my kids to look at this poster and realize that there is beauty in their life. Each day, each moment that is real and true means so much more than dreams. Instead, I want to encourage them to work hard in this life to create a new reality even better than their dreams.


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

It is our choices Harry that show what we truly are far more than our abilities

I’m a big fan of anything that facilitates my students thinking about how their choices affect the world around, and what better way to do that than this quote, also by wise old Dumbledore. Being smart or skilled is great, but if you don’t choose to use those gifts for the right things, they are useless. This quote serves as a great reminder of that.


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good

I’m not sure you can even begin to have a Harry Potter collection that doesn’t mention the Marauder’s Map. This quote is so iconic that it just has to be included. I also think it’s definitly okay to be a little fun with your room and your students, so I’m happy to have this quote to put up in my room.


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

If you want to know what a mans like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors not his equals

This right here is some mad good advice from Sirius Black. He is referencing Barty Crouch, but I feel that his advice is universal. This is an important lesson for our kids to learn. Sometimes we can learn a lot more about someone from the way they treat other people than the way they treat us or their equals.


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.

This book quote is from Luna Lovegood. Luna is a little odd, sure, but she’s pretty insightful for her age. This quote is just one example of that. I love how reassuring and comforting the message being this quote is, so it definitely has a place in my room.


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress adventure

Here is another Dumbledore quote, but one that I love for my students. I want them all to pursue adventure, whatever that means to them, and I hope that this quote can encourage that in them if they are ever staring off at it and pondering the meaning of their life.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

After all this time Always

This quote is controversial among the fandom, but as for me, I love it. I feel like it embodies the way I feel about this series, even all these years later. I will always love Harry Potter and find joy and love in reading them again and again.

If you would like to have these book quotes in your classroom, you can find them in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

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