This Sunday (July 31) is an auspicious day because it not only marks Harry Potter’s birthday but also author J.K Rowling’s.

Any “Harry Potter” book fan worth their salt knows that Harry’s birthday is typically a day for magical shenanigans and life-changing events to occur, but it occurred to us that movie fans might not be quite as amped for July 31, considering most of the films omit the date entirely.

That got us thinking, what better way to ring in J.K’s birthday (and the release of the novelization of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) than filling you in on all the greatest “Harry Potter” book quotes that should have been in the movies.

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1. Harry’s sassy response to Snape

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“Do you remember me telling you we are practicing non-verbal spells, Potter?”
“Yes,” said Harry stiffly.
“Yes, sir.”
“There’s no need to call me ‘sir,’ Professor.”
The words had escaped him before he knew what he was saying.

— “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”

2. Dumbledore’s words of wisdom about grief

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“I DON’T CARE!” Harry yelled at them, snatching up a lunascope and throwing it into the fireplace. “I’VE HAD ENOUGH, I’VE SEEN ENOUGH, I WANT OUT, I WANT IT TO END, I DON’T CARE ANYMORE!”
“You do care,” said Dumbledore. He had not flinched or made a single move to stop Harry demolishing his office. His expression was calm, almost detached. “You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.”

– “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”

3. Ginny’s joke about Harry & Ron’s tattoos


“You’d think people had better things to gossip about,” said Ginny as she sat on the common room floor, leaning against Harry’s legs and reading the Daily Prophet. “Three Dementor attacks in a week, and all Romilda Vane does is ask me if it’s true you’ve got a Hippogriff tattooed across your chest.”
Ron and Hermione both roared with laughter. Harry ignored them.
“What did you tell her?”
“I told her it’s a Hungarian Horntail,” said Ginny, turning a page of the newspaper idly. “Much more macho.”
“Thanks,” said Harry, grinning. “And what did you tell her Ron’s got?”
“A Pygmy Puff, but I didn’t say where.”

— “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”

4. The real reason behind Ron & Hermione’s first kiss

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“The house-elves, they’ll all be down in the kitchen, won’t they?”
“You mean we ought to get them fighting?” asked Harry.
“No,” said Ron seriously. “I mean we should tell them to get out. We don’t want any more Dobbys, do we? We can’t order them to die for us –”
There was a clatter as the basilisk fans cascaded out of Hermione’s arms. Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth. Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet.

— “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”

5. And Harry’s reaction to that kiss


“Is this the moment?” Harry asked weakly, and when nothing happened except that Ron and Hermione gripped each other still more firmly and swayed on the spot, he raised his voice. “OI! There’s a war going on here!”

— “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”

6. Literally any of Lee Jordan’s Quidditch commentary


“And it’s Johnson, Johnson with the Quaffle, what a player that girl is, I’ve been saying it for years but she still won’t go out with me —”
“JORDAN!’ yelled Professor McGonagall.
“Just a fun fact, Professor, adds a bit of interest —”

— “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”

7. Dumbledore’s deep words about death


“After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”

— “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

8. The Marauders Map insulting Snape


“Mr. Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people’s business.”
“Mr. Prongs agrees with Mr. Moony, and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git.”
“Mr. Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a professor.”
“Mr. Wormtail bids Professor Snape good day, and advises him to wash his hair, the slimeball.”

— “Harry Potter and the Prisonzer of Azkaban”

9. Fred & George’s reaction to Ron being a prefect

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“You’re a prefect? Oh Ronnie! That’s everyone in the family!”
“What are Fred and I? Next door neighbors?”

— “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”

10. Sirius’ wise words about character


“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

— “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”

Posted by:Lindsay MacDonald

Lindsay MacDonald is a Los Angeles based entertainment reporter with an affinity for CW superheroes. She graduated from Pepperdine University with a major in Media Studies and a borderline unhealthy obsession with TV in 2012. She would much rather spend the day binge-watching ‘The Flash’ or sorting ‘Game of Thrones’ characters into Hogwarts houses than venturing outdoors. TV words to live by: “Never ignore coincidence. Unless, of course, you’re busy. In which case, always ignore coincidence.”