Fantastic Beasts Film Quotes

Are you excited about the new Fantastic Beasts film series?  Do you want to find out what everyone’s new favorite Hufflepuff, Newt Scamander, is saying? Have you wanted to read quotes about this new chapter in the wizarding world’s history? Look no further! Here we have all the new quotes from J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts series!

Albus Dumbledore

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

“I take it you’ve heard the rumors. Grindelwald had a vision that he will rise to dominance over the wizarding world.” - Trailer

“Muggles are not lesser. Not disposable.” - Trailer

“I cannot move against Grindelwald. It has to be you. Well, I don't blame you, in your shoes, I’d probably refuse too. It’s late. Good evening, Newt.”

"Do you know why I admire you, Newt? More, perhaps, than any man I know? You don’t seek power or popularity. You simply ask, is the thing right in itself? If it is, then I must do it, no matter the cost."

“We were closer than brothers.”

“Regret is my constant companion. Do not let it become yours.”

“If you’d ever had the pleasure to teach him, you’d know Newt is not a great follower of orders.”

“Everyone is scared of something.” [to Young Newt] [/su_note]

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

“If you listen carefully enough, the past whispers to you.”

“The world as we know it is coming undone”

“Grindelwald’s pulling it apart with hate.”

“If we’re to defeat him, you’ll have to trust me.”

“Correct. Three points to Hufflepuff.”
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Credence Barebone/Aurelius Dumbledore

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

"I'm still looking. Mr. Graves, if I knew whether it was a girl or boy-"

"I'm sorry, Ma. I didn't realize it was so late."

"I trusted you. I thought you were my friend. That you were different."

"I don't think I want to, Mr. Graves."

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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Gellert Grindelwald/Percival Graves

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

"You’re an interesting man, Mr. Scamander. Just like your suitcase, I think there's much more to you than meets the eye." - as Percival Graves

"Kicked out of Hogwarts for endangering human life with a beast. Yet one of your teachers argued strongly against your expulsion. I wonder, what makes Albus Dumbledore so fond of you, Mr. Scamander?" - as Percival Graves

"No human could do what this thing is capable of." - as Percival Graves

"We've lived in the shadows for too long." - as Percival Graves

"I ask all of you, who does this protect? Us or them?" - as Percival Graves

"I refuse to bow down any longer." - as Percival Graves

"Time is running out, Mr. Scamander." - as Percival Graves

"Find the child, and we will all be free." - as Percival Graves

"You can control it, Credence." - as Percival Graves

"Do you think you can hold me?"

"Shall we die just a little?"

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

“I hate Paris.”

“Queenie, we are not here to hurt you. We only want to help you. You're so very, very far from home. Far away from everything you love. Everything that was comfortable. I would never see you harmed, ever. It is not your fault that your sister is an Auror. I wish you were working with me now towards a world where we wizards are free to live openly, and to love freely.”

"We don't say such things out loud. We say we only want freedom. Freedom to be ourselves."

"Only here shall you know freedom, only here shall you know yourself."

“The disapproval of cowards is praise to the brave.”

“My brothers, my sisters. The clock is ticking faster. We who live for freedom, for truth, and for love. The moment has come to share my vision of the future that awaits if we do not rise up and take our rightful place in the world. Where we wizards are free. Aurors, join me in this circle, pledge to me your eternal allegiance, or die.”

“Magic blooms only in rare souls. You came today because of a craving and a knowledge that the old ways serve us no longer.”

“That is the enemy - their arrogance, their power lust, their barbarity. He’s the key to our victory.”

“It is not we who are violent.”

“Mr. Scamander. Do you think Dumbledore will mourn for you?”

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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

"Our war with the Muggles begins today!"

“The world will hear our voice and it will be deafening.”

"You were committed to me. To us."

"With or without you, I’d burn their world, Albus."
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

"So you're the guy with the case full of monsters, huh? That can get you killed, Mr. Scamander."

"You've got a big price on your head, Mr. Scamander. Why should I help you instead of turnin' you in?"

"Ah, come on, that's a Bowtruckle. They pick locks, am I right?"

"Well, good luck gettin' back alive, Mr. Scamander, what with the whole of MACUSA on your back."

"You ask too many questions, Mr. Scamander. That can get you killed."

Jacob Kowalski

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

"Hey! Mr. English guy! I think your egg is hatching!"

"But why would I have to wear something like this?"

"Mr. Scamander, I don't think I'm dreaming."

"I ain't got the brains to make this up."

"We've got a plan, right guys?"

"Is there a wizardry school here in America?"

"I wanna be a wizard." - Trailer

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

“I'm already enchanted!”

“Queen, honey. Well, I’m just curious, when were you going to wake me up? After we’d had five kids?”

“Ew! Calamari.”

“And we’re licking the dirt now.” [about Newt]

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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

"I said I wanted out and I’m out."

"Are you kidding me right now?"

"For the record, no one ever died playing Three-card Monte."

"I got it for Christmas."
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Leta Lestrange

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Newt: “Well, there are no strange creatures-”
Leta: “-only blinkered people.”

“Oh, Newt. You never met a monster you couldn’t love.”

Dumbledore: “This is a surprise.”
Leta: “Finding me in a classroom? Was I such a bad student?”
Dumbledore: “On the contrary, you were one of my cleverest.”
Leta: “I said bad, not stupid.”

Mary Lou Barebone

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

"There's strange things going on all over the city. The people behind it are not like you and me. There’s a hidden society; it goes back centuries."

"Something is stalking our city, wreaking destruction, and then disappearing without a trace."

"Witches live among us."

"Your mother was a wicked, unnatural woman."

"Are you a seeker?"

Newt Scamander

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

"Lumos Maxima. Lumos Maxima."

"Just a smidge."

"Come on, give me a smile." [to bowtruckle]

"I know that you have rather backwards laws about relations with non-magic people. You're not meant to befriend them, you can't marry them; which seems wildly absurd."

"We are going to recapture my creatures before they get hurt. They are currently in an alien terrain surrounded by millions of the most vicious creatures on the planet: humans."

"Put this on." [Jacob questions why] "Because your skull is susceptible to breakage under immense force."

"Don't panic! There is absolutely nothing to worry about!"

"News travels fast."

"Sorry, we call them 'Muggles.'"

"What gave it away?" [to Jacob]

"Danger. He senses danger."

"They need our help."

"I won't let another one die."

"Magic beasts. I study them. They're the reason I came to America."

"The best wizarding school is Hogwarts."

"Mr. Kowalski could do with a nighty-night."

"New York is considerably more interesting than I expected."

"My philosophy is, worrying means you suffer twice."

"Try very hard not to be predictable."

"More of a Chaser."

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Travers: “You want an end to the ban on your traveling internationally. Why?”
Newt: “Because I like to travel internationally.”

“She has eyes just like a salamander.”

Dumbledore: “Mmm, that’s an unusual one. So Mr. Scamander fears what more than anything else in the world?
16-year-old Newt: “Having to work in an office, sir.”

“He’s an Auror. And a hugger.” [about Theseus]

Newt: "You've gone middle head!"
Tina: “Who else uses that expression, Mr. Scamander?”
Newt: “I think it might just be me.”

“What I’m trying to say is, I want you to be happy, but don’t be happy that I’m happy, because I’m not.
Happy. Or engaged.”

“It was a mistake in a stupid magazine. My brother's marrying Leta, June the sixth. I'm supposed to be best man. Which is sort of mildly hilarious.”

Newt: “… your eyes in newsprint… See, in reality they have this effect in them, Tina… It’s like fire in water, in dark water. I’ve only ever seen that in-”
Tina: “Salamanders?”

“Grindelwald doesn’t seem to understand the nature of things he considers simple.”

“I’ve chosen my side.”

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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

"Do what is right not what is easy."

"Dumbledore asked that I give you something Jacob."

"Swivel, but delicately."

"The room we require."
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Porpentina Goldstein

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

"Yesterday a wizard entered New York with a case, a case full of magical creatures. And unfortunately, some have escaped."

"It was opened?" [to Newt]

"Mr. Scamander, do  you know anything about the wizarding community in America? We don't like things loose."

"Who would marry [Jacob]?

"It's Mr. Scamander. He's lost something I'm going to help him find."

"You wiped his memory, right? The No-Maj? No magic? The non-wizard!"

"Was that everything that came out of the case?"

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Tina: “Mr. Scamander, I need to go talk to the Ministry - and I know how you feel about Auror -”
Newt: “I may have been a little strong in the way that I expressed myself in that letter -”
Tina: “What was the exact phrase? ‘A bunch of careerist hypocrites’?”

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Queenie Goldstein

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

"Tina, you brought men home."

"Of course - Ilvermorny! It's only the best wizard school in the whole world!"

"Aw, don't worry, honey. Most guys think what you was thinking, first time they see me."

"She's a taker, you need a giver."

"But, we made them coco."

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

“You've been real kind, but my sister Tina's probably worried sick about me, you know. Banging on all the doors and things, so I think I'd better be going.” [to Rosier]

“I can’t tell if you’re making a joke or if you’re just… French.”

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Seraphina Picquery

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

"Magical beasts are terrorizing No-Majs. When No-Majs are afraid, they attack. Contain this or it will mean war."

"You've known for 24 hours that an unregistered wizard set magical beasts loose in New York City?"

"Where is this man?"

"This is related to Grindelwald's attacks in Europe. This could mean war."

"This could mean exposure. It must be stopped."

"We will do our best, Mr. Grindelwald."
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

"It was necessary. He's extremely powerful. We've had to change his guard three times - he's very... persuasive. So we removed his tongue."

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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

"I really hope you didn't spend all day coming up with that."

"Maybe if you waved your arms around, you know, like a crazy man, then you'd appear more menacing."

"You do know I'm a witch, right?"

"You know what they say. A book can take you around the world and back, all you have to do is open it."

"I don't think we can, Mr. Kowalski. You could have ducked under the counter, but you didn't. You could have looked the other way, but you didn't. In fact, you were willing to put yourself in danger to save a perfect stranger. Seems to me you're just the kind of average joe the world needs right now. You just don't know it yet. That's why I had to show you. We need you, Mr. Kowalski."

"Newt is far too kind. "Fantastic Beasts" is required reading for all my fifth-years."
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More Characters

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

"It was like, um, like a ghost. I saw its eyes, shining white eyes. And it dove down underground." - No-Maj witness

"Like a wind. Like a ghost." - No-Maj witness

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

"Perhaps you should take off your shirt?" - Bunty

“He’s the best teacher we’ve got.” [about Dumbledore] - McClaggan

“The wizarding and non-wizarding worlds have been at peace for over a century. Grindelwald wants to see that peace destroyed.” - Guzman

“The time is coming, when everyone’s going to have to pick a side. Even you.” - Theseus Scamander

"He knows what you were born, not who you are." [to Credence] - Nagini

“I am alive, but I am an alchemist, and therefore immortal.” - Nicolas Flamel

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