Michael Gambon Passes Away at 82: 5 Greatest Quotes by the Actor When He Played Dumbledore in Harry Potter

Michael Gambon Passes Away at 82: 5 Greatest Quotes by the Actor When He Played Dumbledore in Harry Potter
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Michael Gambon was an incredible actor who worked in the role of Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter franchise. Alongside the movies, Gambon also earned 4 BAFTA  Awards throughout his career.

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With his role as Albus Dumbledore, the actor has often been quoted around the world for his character’s philosophies. With quotes pertaining to the Light and Dark, here are 5 quotes by Dumbledore from the Harry Potter franchise to give courage to those who need it.

Michael Gambon as Headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter franchise
Michael Gambon as Headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter franchise

5) Dreams Are Our Own

Michael Gambon took upon the role of Albus Dumbledore back in 2004 in Alfonso Cuaron’s film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. When the students are sleeping in the great hall Alan Rickman’s Snape and Gambon’s Dumbledore walk the corridors and that’s when Dumbledore gives one of the greatest quotes of all time.

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Dumbledore talks about dreams.
Dumbledore talks about dreams.

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“For in dreams, we enter a world that is entirely our own. Let him swim in the deepest ocean or glide over the highest cloud.”

This quote resonated with people all around the world since this quote describes that people need to keep dreaming.

4) No Spell Can Reawaken The Dead

Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Dumbledore has a very heart-to-heart moment with Daniel Radcliffe’s Harry Potter. During their talks, the duo discussed Harry’s parents and the upcoming dark times that were going to come at them.

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“No spell can reawaken the dead, Harry. I trust you know that. Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.”

The above-stated quote gave Potter a harsh reality check that he had to accept his past and move ahead by looking at the future.

3) It’s Not How You Are Alike

A still from Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix

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With Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Michael Gambon‘s Dumbledore had to remain a bit distant from Potter since Harry was busy building Dumbledore’s army. During the epic finale when Voldemort enters Harry Potter’s mind, Dumbledore’s quote gives Harry the clarity that he is not so similar to Voldemort as the latter would have him believe.

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“Harry… It’s not how you are alike. It’s how you are not…”

As Harry finds memories of his friends running through his head, Voldemort fails to capture Potter and goes away with the Magic Minister finding an old Dumbledore cradling an injured Harry!

2) A Boy Who Made All The Wrong Choices

Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy with Helena Bonham Carters Bellatrix Lestrange
Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy with Helena Bonham Carters Bellatrix Lestrange

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is where Dumbledore finds his demise. With Snape killing him at the top of the astronomy tower, the chance is originally given to Draco. Trying to convince Malfoy not to kill him, Michael Gambon shows Dumbledore’s kind nature with this quote.

“Draco, years ago I knew a boy who made all the wrong choices. Please let me help you!”

This quote just shows how being kind can help troubled people. Draco cries after Dumbledore offers him his help and eventually ends up sparing Dumbledore before Snape comes and kills the Headmaster.

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1) Happiness Can Be Found

The world prays that Michael Gambon rests in peace.
The world prays that Michael Gambon rests in peace.

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The most quoted scene from the entire Harry Potter franchise (except Snape’s “Always”) is Dumbledore’s speech about the Dementors. In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Michael Gambon gives off a comical Dumbledore who is also serious when need be. During the introduction of the Dementors guarding Hogwarts, Dumbledore gave hope in the darkest of times.

“But you know happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light.”

And with a swift motion of the hand, the Headmaster’s candle rekindles comforting students in Hogwarts. The above-stated quote essentially tells people that getting through sadness is in their hands only. The quote has often been revered as one of the best motivating quotes of all time.

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It is truly heartbreaking news that Michael Gambon passed away at the age of 82. Fans around the world are praying for the actor’s family and will eventually raise their wands for Gambon for being the man who gave hope to people all around the world when there was none.

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Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.