“Harry Potter” Quotes for the New Year

Somehow, even though 2018 dragged on forever, it is now 2019 and we are at the beginning of a new year. I can guarantee that this year, things are going to happen. Those things could be big or small or even average sized. I do not know what those things are going to be, nor do I know when they are going to happen. But I do know that these Harry Potter quotes can get us through anything. Here are some of the Potter quotes I’ll be keeping with me this year.


“Time is making fools of us again.” – Albus Dumbledore

This quote is a useful one to remember when January feels like it’s dragging on forever but then suddenly, February, March, and April have all come and gone. Time makes fools of us all, and no amount of careful planning can really change that.


“I think I’ll just go down and have some pudding and wait for it all to turn up… It always does in the end.” – Luna Lovegood

When you’ve given something your best effort, the only thing left to do is to let go. Do your best and leave the rest to the workings of the universe. And when the universe gives you your results back, you can figure out how to move on from there. In the meantime, treat yourself to some pudding. You deserve it.




“No good sittin’ worryin’ abou’ it… What’s comin’ will come, an’ we’ll meet it when it does.” – Rubeus Hagrid

Hagrid is right. It’s no use worrying about what might happen in the future. Many things are going to happen this year, and when they do happen, we will be ready to meet them. Yes, everything could go wrong, but there’s an equal chance that everything will go right. You will get through this year, even if it doesn’t feel like you will right now.




“You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.” – Albus Dumbledore

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. Everyone needs help from others at some point in their lives. This year, reach out to people when you need them and let the people you love know that they’re not alone.




“Don’t let the Muggles get you down.” – Ron Weasley

Muggles are the people who don’t believe in us, who tear us down instead of building us up, who exhaust us and sap us of our strength. This year, find ways to affirm your own strength and worth. Don’t let anyone stop you from believing in yourself.


“Friday was an important day for Harry and Ron. They finally managed to find their way down to the Great Hall without getting lost once.” – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Celebrate every victory, no matter how small. Keep track of your accomplishments. Even if every other student can already find their way down to the Great Hall, what matters is that you are making progress.


“‘Never be ashamed,’ my ol’ dad used ter say, ‘there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth botherin’ with.” – Rubeus Hagrid

Once again, Hagrid is right. What you know about yourself matters far more than what others may think of you. Anyone who would say otherwise is not worth bothering with.




“’And what if I wave my wand and nothing happens?’ ‘Throw it away and punch him on the nose,’ Ron suggested.” – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

As Ron wisely suggests, you can always punch your opponent in the face. There is always another option, even when things seem lost.


“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.” – Albus Dumbledore

You may start the year with a neat, tidy, beautiful bullet journal, but reality is always messier than we want it to be. This year, don’t let perfection stand in the way of progress.




“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” – Albus Dumbledore

This is one of the most important quotes from the Potter series to me. In stressful situations, it’s easy to feel like you’re getting worked up over nothing. Your feelings, your worries, your dreams, and your desires are valid and real. Only you can define your reality, and no one can take that away from you.


“Ah well… wand still in your jeans? Both buttocks still on? Okay, let’s go.” – Nymphadora Tonks

2018 has come and gone, and whatever happened in the last year, you are still intact. You still have your wand with you and you still have both your buttocks, which apparently is more than some wizards can say. You have a whole group of people who support you waiting for you downstairs. The only thing left to do is to get going!




What Harry Potter quotes inspire you this new year? Let us know!

Richa Venkatraman

I'm writing from deep within the Harry Potter universe, into which I burrowed long ago with no intention of ever leaving. I enjoy reading, writing, making music, and learning about anything and everything. Now and in the future, like Hermione Granger, "I'm hoping to do some good in the world.