40+ Sirius Black Quotes That All True Potterheads Should Read

Moumita Dutta
Feb 29, 2024 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Feb 18, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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Sirius is basically the proverbial 'black sheep' of the Black family.

He is the lone Gryffindor in a bloodline full of Slytherins. He was hated so much in his own family that he had to spend most of his childhood at the Potters'.

Madman, convict on the run, mass-murderer, traitor, spy, he is called many names. But as the story unfolds, we see him turning into a fan-favorite. Sirius has an amalgamation tattoo on his sternum representing his spirit animal - the wolf.  That is exactly why we have made a list of our favorite quotes by Sirius Black, from both the books and the movies, that will make you cry, laugh and admire him some more. If you are searching for Sirius Black quotes, Harry Potter Sirius Black quotes, Sirius Black quotes light and dark or Sirius Black quotes the ones we love, you can find your answers here.

If you want to read more articles from the Harry Potter series, check out [Harry Potter love quotes] and Snape quotes.

Quotes By Sirius Black That Made Us Laugh

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Sirius's character is enigmatic and sarcastic with a mischievous sort of charm, and his words reflect it quite properly. Black starts off as being depicted as a convict but is slowly revealed to be a man of character and ethics. Here are some quotes by him that made us laugh out loud, and we are hoping that you will too, because we solemnly swear that we are up to no good.

1.  "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.'

2.  "Keep muttering and I will be a murderer."

- Sirius Black, 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'.

3.  "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'.

4.  "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'.

5.  "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'.

6.  "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'.

7.  "Don't worry about it, I'm pretending to be a lovable stray."

- Sirius Black, 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'.

Quotes By Sirius Black That We Absolutely Love

For a man with so much hatred on his shoulders, he sure said some stuff that made us love and admire him more and more, and here are a few of them.

8.  "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'.

9.  "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'.

10.  "We are part of you. Invisible to anyone else."

- Sirius Black, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'.

11.  "The world isn't split into good people and death eaters."

- Sirius Black, 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'.

12.  "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'.

13.  "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'.

14.  "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'.

15.  "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'.

16.  "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'.

17.  "I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for."

- Sirius Black, 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'.

18.  "What's life without a little risk?"

- Sirius Black, 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'.

19.  "I did my waiting! Twelve years of it, in Azkaban!"

- Sirius Black, 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'.

20.  "You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us?"

- Sirius Black, 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'.

Quotes By Sirius Black For True Potterheads

We feel Sirius's pain, we are enraged by the wrongs done to him and we cannot help but shed a tear when he eventually dies. Here are some quotes that shed some more light on this complex character.

21.  "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'.

22.  "When all this is over, we'll be a proper family. You'll see."

- Sirius Black, 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'.

23.  "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'.

24.  "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'.

25.  "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'.

26.  "Lily and James only made you a Secret-Keeper because I suggested it."

- Sirius Black, 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'.

27.  "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'.

28.  "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'.

29.  "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'.

30.  "You are - truly your father's son, Harry."

- Sirius Black, 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'.

31.  "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'.

32.  "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'.

33.  "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'.

34.  "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'.

35.  "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'.

36.  "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'.

37.  "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'.

38.  "How dare you speak to Harry? How dare you face him?"

- Sirius Black, 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'.

39.  "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'.

40.  "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'.

41.  "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'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Sirius Black quotes, then why not take a look at Hermione Granger quotes, or Dobby quotes.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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