Today is a magical day in both the wizarding world and the Muggle world. Harry Potter celebrates his 38th birthday while J.K. Rowling celebrates her 53rd birthday.

In honor of these shared birthdays, let’s celebrate with some of the best quotes from the Harry Potter book series!

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Actual Quotes by Harry Potter, the Birthday Boy

“I don’t go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me.”

Prisoner of Azkaban

“He was my mum and dad’s best friend. He’s a convicted murderer, but he’s broken out of wizard prison and he’s on the run. He likes to keep in touch with me, though … keep up with news … check if I’m happy …”

Prisoner of Azkaban

“There’s no need to call me “sir,” Professor.”

Half-Blood Prince

3 Times Hermione Granger was Sassy AF

“I hope you’re pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed — or worse, expelled. Now if you don’t mind, I’m going to bed.”

Philosopher’s Stone

“Honestly, am I the only person who’s ever bothered to read Hogwarts: A History?”

Prisoner of Azkaban

“I mean, you could claim that anything’s real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody’s proved it doesn’t exist!”

Order of the Phoenix

3 Times Ron Weasley was Brave and Loyal

“That’s chess! You’ve got to make some sacrifices! I take one step forward and she’ll take me — that leaves you free to checkmate the king, Harry!”

Philosopher’s Stone

“If you want to kill Harry, you’ll have to kill us, too!”

Prisoner of Azkaban

“We’re with you whatever happens.”

Half-Blood Prince

6 Inspirational Quotes from Albus Dumbledore

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

Philosopher’s Stone

“After all, to the well-organised mind, death is but the next great adventure.”

Philosopher’s Stone

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

Chamber of Secrets

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

Prisoner of Azkaban

“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”

Goblet of Fire

“And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”

Half-Blood Prince

Which Harry Potter quote is your favorite?!

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