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.