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The 15 Most Iconic Lines in All of Harry Potter

I’m not sure if you know this, but the Harry Potter books are really quite good. They’re stunning, imaginative works of fiction, each line of life-changing prose simply better than the last. One minute, they inspire; the next, they move you to tears. 95% of the human population owns a T-shirt emblazoned with a Potter quote. A smaller but no less significant portion has gotten one tattooed on their actual, literal bodies. 

Here are just some of the most iconic lines from the book series that defined a generation.