Get all the best, most famous Albus Dumbledore quotes on love from the beloved, bestselling Harry Potter book series.

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I’m writing this post in honor of the new movie about Dumbledore’s backstory, Secrets of Dumbledore, to explore more closely what the wise half-blood wizard, professor, and Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry had to say about the most important topic of love.

Dumbledore is one of the most memorable book characters of all-time, and his quotes are always filled with depth and wisdom more powerful than even magic, and they remain my favorite of all the characters’ words in Harry Potter.

They are the types of quotes you can always return to and find new meaning. After all, it was Dumbledore himself who said:

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

And, as a reminder of Dumbledore’s nature, recall that it was said about him in Harry Potter as follows:

“Albus Dumbledore was never proud or vain; he could find something to value in anyone, however apparently insignificant or wretched, and I believe that his early losses endowed him with great humanity and sympathy.”

With all that in mind, let’s take a look at the best Dumbledore quotes on love.

(These quotes work especially well for Harry Potter fans preparing a wedding ceremony script or vows.)

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Best Dumbledore Quotes on Love

What does Dumbledore say about love?

The most famous thing Albus Dumbledore says about love in Harry Potter is: “To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.”

Dumbledore also says the following about love:

“Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love.”

“You think the dead we loved truly ever leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly in times of great trouble?”

“Love as powerful as your mother’s for you, leaves its own mark.”

“‘You are protected, in short, by your ability to love!’ said Dumbledore loudly. ‘The only protection that can possibly work against the lure of power like Voldemort’s!'”

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

“It was your heart that saved you.”

“Oh, to be young and feel love’s keen sting.”

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

“I was afraid that your hot head might dominate your good heart.”

“‘But nothing I have seen in the world has supported your pronouncements that love is more powerful than my kind of magic, Dumbledore.’ […] ‘Perhaps you have been looking in the wrong places,’ suggested Dumbledore.”

“I am not worried, Harry. I am with you.”

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Those are all the best Headmaster Albus Dumbledore quotes on love from the bestselling Harry Potter series.

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