15 Life Problems Solved by Harry Potter Quotes

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Sometimes things just don’t go your way—sometimes, you’re Slytherin getting repeatedly destroyed by Gryffindor in the House Cup of life. Little do you know, J.K. Rowling has fixed virtually all of life’s problems, from tiny annoyances to major grievances, sneakily embedding their solutions in a certain seven-part series we all know and love. Here are 15 perfect Potterquotes to get you through the worst of the worst.

When you just got dumped:
“Eat. You’ll feel better.” –Remus Lupin
(Lupin had 99 problems, but not eating enough chocolate was definitely none of them.)

When you’re the new kid and you’re worried about making friends:
“There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.”
(So just find yourself a mountain troll and a couple of cohorts, and you should be good to go.)

When you really, really don’t want to get up in the morning:
“We must try not to sink beneath our anguish…but battle on.” Albus Dumbledore
(Nothing beats being warm and comfortable in your bed like a blanket burrito, but do you think Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore ever hit the snooze button?)

When you can’t decide if you should study or watch just one more episode of Master of None on Netflix:
“Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort.” Albus Dumbledore
(This should put your Netflix binge-watching into perspective. Remember Cedric Diggory.)

When you fail an important test:
“Books! And cleverness! There are more important things—friendship and bravery…” Hermione Granger
(If the resident Hogwarts smartypants can prioritize real life above school, then you can, too.)

When your favorite TV show has just been canceled:
“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” Albus Dumbledore
(RIP, Hannibal. Forever in our hearts.)

When you and your best friend have different OTPs:
“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” Albus Dumbledore
(My friend is all aboard the Harry/Hermione ship, while I’m more of a Harry/Draco myself. We make it work.)

When your parents seriously just don’t get it:
“Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.” Albus Dumbledore
(Good advice, whether the parental units are saying things like “WE WERE YOUNG ONCE TOO, YA KNOW,” or just need your help with the sorcery that is Facebook.)

When you can’t find your phone:
“Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.” Luna Lovegood
(Have you checked your pocket? I bet it’s in your pocket.)

When your favorite fictional character gets killed off:
“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” Albus Dumbledore
(Think of the ghost fanfics that can happen now.)

When your friend wants your advice on how to deal with her loser boyfriend:
“The trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.” Albus Dumbledore
(It’s the polite way of saying “You’re a hot pot of rice that don’t need no side dish,” which is the polite way of saying “DUMP HIM.”)

When you messed up big time, and you have to apologize:
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” Albus Dumbledore
(Translation: always use your words.)

And if you’re stuck on how to actually format the apology, might we suggest going this route:
“I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being—forgive me—rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.” Albus Dumbledore
(Yep. That should do it.)

When you find yourself worrying about what people think:
“‘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
(Real talk? This is A+ advice. For following your “impossible” dreams, for standing up for what you believe, for coming out, for ignoring the haters, for just doing you. Four for you, Hagrid. You go, Hagrid.)

When you never got your Hogwarts letter:
“Don’t let the Muggles get you down.” Ron Weasley
(There’s still time. It probably just got lost.)

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