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42 Sirius Black Quotes for True Potterheads

42 Sirius Black Quotes for True Potterheads

Sirius Black was a pureblood wizard who lived as a Gryffindor among a family of Slytherins. He was Harry Potter’s godfather and Lily and James Potter’s best friend. He was one of those characters that appeared evil at first but eventually became a fan-favorite when their true self was revealed. Those who read the book got to know him better than those who watched him in the movie franchise.

Regardless of his appearance in books or movies, Sirius made every Potterhead cry, laugh, and wish for more of his charm.

Here are some Sirius Black quotes to remember the wizard who meant a lot to Harry and all the Potterheads.

Sirius Black Quotes That Are Hard to Forget

1. “You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us?” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2 .”Believe me, Harry. I never betrayed James and Lily. I would have died before I betrayed them.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
3. “It must have been the finest moment of your miserable life, telling Voldemort you could hand him the Potters.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
4. “Then you should have died! Died, rather than betray your friends, as we would have done for you.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
5. “I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
6. “I, a spy for Voldemort? When did I ever sneak around people who were stronger and more powerful than myself?” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
7. “What was there to be gained by fighting the most evil wizard who has ever existed? Only innocent lives, Peter!” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
8. “It was as if someone had lit a fire in my head, and the dementors couldn’t destroy it.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
9. “Lily and James only made you a Secret-Keeper because I suggested it.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
10. “They could tell that my feelings were less – less human, less complex when I was a dog…but they thought, of course, that I was losing my mind like everyone else in there, so it didn’t trouble them.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
11. “I did my waiting! Twelve years of it, in Azkaban!” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
12. “The ones who love us never really leave us; you can always find them in here.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
13. “You weren’t about to commit murder right under Albus Dumbledore’s nose, for a wreck of a wizard who’d lost all of his power, were you?” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
14. “I swam as a dog back to the mainland…I journeyed north and slipped into the Hogwarts grounds as a dog.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
15. “You’d been passing information to him for a year before Lily and James died! You were his spy!” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
16. “You are – truly your father’s son, Harry.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
17. “If you made a better rat than human, it’s not much to boast about, Peter.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
18. “I’ve been living in the forest ever since, except when I came to watch the Quidditch, of course. You fly as well as your father did, Harry…” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
19. “I think the only reason I never lost my mind is that I knew I was innocent.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
20. “So, one night when they opened my door to bring me food, I slipped past them as a dog.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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Sirius Black from movies
21. “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
22. “But whoever put your name in that goblet did it for a reason, and I can’t help thinking the tournament would be a very good way to attack you and make it look like an accident.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
23. “Keep your eyes open – particularly when the person we discussed is around – and concentrate on keeping yourself out of trouble.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
24. “Bad times like that bring out the best in some people and the worst in others.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
25. “Personally, I’d have welcomed a dementor attack. A deadly struggle for my soul would have broken the monotony nicely.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
26. “My mother didn’t have a heart Kreacher. She kept herself alive out of pure spite.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
27. “And anyway, the shock would kill him. You suggest to him that he leaves this house, see how he takes it.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
28. “Voldemort doesn’t march up to people’s houses and bang on their front doors, Harry.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
29. “The world isn’t split into good people and death eaters.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
30. “Well, as everyone thinks I’m a mad mass murderer and the Ministry’s put a ten-thousand-Galleon price on my head, I can hardly stroll up the street and start handing out leaflets, can I?” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
31. “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
32. “Don’t worry about it, I’m pretending to be a lovable stray.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
33. “Sirius Black: The latest intelligence is that Fudge doesn’t want you trained in combat.
Ron Weasley: Combat? What does he think we’re forming some sort of wizard army?
Sirius Black: That’s exactly what he thinks. That Dumbledore is assembling his own forces to take on the Ministry. He’s becoming more paranoid by the minute.” Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
34. “I thought the first thing you’d do when you got here would be to start asking questions about Voldemort.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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Sirius Black look from the movies
35. “When all this is over, we’ll be a proper family. You’ll see.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
36. “This is how it is – this is why you’re not in the Order – you don’t understand – there are things worth dying for!” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
37. “This is my parents’ house. I offered it to Dumbledore as headquarters for the Order. It’s about the only useful thing I’ve been able to do.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
38. “Because accepting that Voldemort’s back would mean trouble like the Ministry hasn’t had to cope with for nearly fourteen years.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
39. “And it’s very important for us to have spies inside the Ministry, because you can bet Voldemort will have them.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
40. “What’s life without a little risk?” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
41. “[looking at the tapestry with the Black family tree] I hated the lot of them. My parents, with their pure-blood mania… my repulsive cousin, Bellatrix Lestrange [he points to a scorched hole in the tapestry over his name] My mother did that after I ran away. Charming woman.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
42. “We are part of you. Invisible to anyone else.” – Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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7 Things Movie Watchers Won’t Know about Sirius Black – Harry Potter Explained

If you’ve read the books, you’ll know him a little better, but if you’re a movie-only person – you’ve only seen a fraction of the man that Sirius Black truly is.

Summary

True Potterheads know there’s more to Sirius Black’s mysterious personality than sarcasm and darkness. He was a brave Gryffindor and Harry Potter’s father figure who became an essential part of his life during the short time they knew each other.

These Sirius Black quotes can motivate you to re-read the Harry Potter series or watch the movies to experience them once again.

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