Harry Potter: The Best Voldemort Quote From Every Movie
With the news that Ralph Fiennes is interested in a possible Lord Voldemort spin-off (via Movie website) is remembered by fans everywhere as one of the greatest fictional villains ever created.
Serving as the main antagonist of the Harry Potter series, Voldemort was praised for his characterization, especially for the development of his character arc Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. While the villain has many notable quotes throughout his screen time, there are a few quotes from the movies that stand out to truly encapsulate his complex and ruthless persona.
“There is no good or evil. There is only power…”
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Voldemort’s introduction happens long before his physical entrance Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Harry, having barely been shown the ropes of the Wizarding World, learns of Voldemort’s deeds and murders very early in the film, although he does not physically confront his half form until the end of the film.
This quote shows Harry (and the audience) how corrupt and evil Voldemort really is; the line shows not only how irreparably broken his morals are, but also his firm belief that his actions are only driven by his thirst for power. The delivery of this line, along with its chilling message and the sheer conviction with which Voldemort delivers it, is what makes this his best quote from the first film.
“Voldemort is my past, present and future.”
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
For those who didn’t read the books, the scene of Tom Marvolo Riddle’s name being rearranged in “I am Lord Voldemort” was quite a shocking revelation, along with many other unknown facts about him before he became Voldemort. Especially since it seemed so unlikely that Tom, the charming and popular Slytherin wizard who even Harry had trusted, would end up transforming into the Dark Lord.
This quote shows how unapologetic Tom is about his eventual rise to evil power, which doesn’t fit the opinions of others who posit his transformation into something unfortunate. It also reaffirms his self-esteem and pride in his powerful, if completely evil, character. Not to mention the shock value of what happens next, making this his best date yet Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
“How lies have fueled your legend Harry.”
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Two of Voldemort’s distinguishing qualities are his willful ignorance and self-inflated ego. He refuses to give any respect to what he does not understand or consider important, such as the powers of love and friendship, or even Harry Potter’s skills as a wizard, some of the biggest mistakes that cost him the victory
This quote from his return to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire it not only highlights his ignorance, but also reminds the audience of Harry’s struggles and legitimacy as the Chosen One. Doubting Harry, only to be bested by him moments later, Voldemort summarizes how his arrogant nature and condescending approach will lead to his downfall, over and over, until he dies, restoring hope to viewers who good will always triumph. about evil next to becoming his best quote in the movie.
“You are a fool, Harry Potter. And you will lose. Everything.”
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry fighting Voldemort’s control of his mind Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is one of the most powerful moments in the film series. The montage of Harry remembering his friends and family and using that love to resist Voldemort’s hold on him is an empowering scene.
What makes this moment even more shocking is Voldemort’s line right after, he calls Harry an idiot and promises that he will lose everything as a result of his beliefs. Voldemort’s delivery of the quote, with such contempt and pity, along with the confidence with which he says the line is what makes it his best quote in the film, perfectly embodying his personality .
“I can make bad things happen to people who are bad to me.”
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Before Voldemort was the famous and feared Dark Lord, he was the young orphan, Tom Riddle. While there isn’t much excuse for his misdeeds as an adult, it’s interesting to reflect on the ways in which Voldemort was misunderstood and what he might have been had he been raised in circumstances other than the orphanage.
This quote is Voldemort’s best Harry Potter in the Half-Blood Prince as it puts into perspective the kind of life he had growing up and why he clung so desperately to Hogwarts. He also shows his affinity for using magic as punishment for those who wrong him, beginning his slow but steady descent into a ruthless wizard by feeding off his own supremacy over others.
“To her, the mixture of magical and muggle blood is not an abomination . . .”
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
Tom Riddle grew up hating his father’s bloodline and focusing instead on his relationship with House Gaunt and Salazar Slytherin, establishing himself as a descendant of important pureblood families despite being a half-breed himself. His hatred of his muggle roots is one of the things that prove Voldemort to be the most evil character in the series.
This quote of his from Deathly Hallows part 1 is the best thing about this movie as it shows how much Tom has reinvented himself to fit his ideas of power and tyranny. He asserts this line and stands unchallenged, among a roomful of undercover people, showing the audience the flaw and hypocrisy of his actions as he, a half-breed, speaks of his own kind as an abomination.
“I don’t need to look for the boy, before the night is over he will come to me…”
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Undoubtedly, Voldemort and Harry share a strange but powerful connection, much to the chagrin of both archenemies. As such, the two have some understanding of each other, with Harry knowing how Voldemort will operate and Voldemort knowing exactly how to get to Harry.
The line shows Voldemort’s sheer ignorance one last time as he underestimates Harry and believes that his brilliant plan is what will bring him down. The quote isn’t just Voldemort’s best line Deathly Hallows part 2but it also shows Voldemort’s strong belief that he knows Harry’s weaknesses and can therefore exploit them to get what he wants, emphasizing his ignorance and ego one last time before his death.
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