10 Magically Relevant Dumbledore Quotes


The votes are in, they’ve been counted, and the result? America is hurting right now. On all sides. And it’s complicated. We’re hurting because our president-elect, who succeeded with a platform of “otherness” and confusion and fear, has many worrying for their futures in this country, and he was elected by many who have been hurting badly enough, for long enough, to feel he was their only option. Trump is the only winner here.

Is there more to say about this? Absolutely. Here, by me? Not now. I’ve collected ten quotes here from the one and only Albus Dumbledore because right now we need real dialogue, magic, and a whole lot of wisdom.

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1  “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

2  “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”

3  “It is important to fight and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay though never quite eradicated.”

4  “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”

5  “Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right.”

6  “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

7  “Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love.”

8  “The best of us sometimes eat our words.”

9  “Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

10  “It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.”

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