Harry Potter he meets wonderful people during his time at Hogwarts. Rubeus Hagrid is one, and the half-giant is always on the lookout for the young student. Hermione Granger is another, and she befriends the most famous celebrity in the wizarding world after a rocky start in their relationship. But Ron Weasley is the best of all, sticking with his friend through thick and thin and becoming immensely iconic as a result of his loyalty.
Ron is funny too, often providing comic relief, even when things are at their darkest. These are just some of his best quotes, considering both the books and the movies.
10 “She needs to order her priorities.”
On The Philosopher’s Stone Blockbuster, the main trio are dismayed by the discovery of Fluffy the three-headed dog. They come across the shocking beast while trying to run away from the disgusting Argus Filch, who loves to get students in trouble. And when they are safely back in Gryffindor Tower, Hermione attacks Harry and Ron, saying that she is going to sleep before she is “… killed or worse yet, expelled”.
This is where Ron hilariously mutters that Hermione should sort her priorities, and rightly so. While being kicked out of Hogwarts would be bad, being maimed to death would be considerably worse. Hermione is smart, but this was a foolish moment on her part.
9 “Oh I’m so glad to know what it’s called, it’s a great help.”
Sarcasm is synonymous with the character of Ron, who sometimes can’t help it. And he uses it to great effect when he is suffocated to death by Devil’s Snare, the deadly plant that is placed in the trapdoor to prevent Nicolas Flamel’s stone from being acquired by evildoers in the first book and movie.
Hermione politely informs Ron about the plant’s name and that’s when he bursts out, uttering the words above. Later, she loses her temper when her friend suggests that she can’t start a fire, when she has a magic wand in her hand. The duo later end up together, but it was clear that they could barely stand each other to begin with.
8 “Percy wouldn’t recognize a joke if she danced naked in front of him using Dobby’s cozy tea.”
Ron gets along quite well with all of his siblings. He admires Bill and Charlie, puts up with Fred and George’s antics while also acting as Ginny’s protector, especially during his early years at Hogwarts. But one member of his family that he doesn’t exactly agree with is Percy.
So when he jokingly points to Percy’s sense of humor, it’s the difference between the two brothers in a nutshell. Percy is on the right track, too much for Ron’s liking, and then gets into a fight with his family over Harry’s claim that Voldemort has returned. Fortunately, the future employee of the Ministry of Magic realizes that he is wrong and joins his family at the Battle of Hogwarts.
7 “Why spiders? Why couldn’t it be ‘Follow the butterflies’?”
On The Chamber of Secrets In the movie, Ron and Harry see Hagrid take Azkaban after he was wrongly accused of being behind the series of attacks on Muggle-borns that year. However, before leaving, the half-giant tells the couple to “follow the spiders” if they want to know more about when the Chamber was first opened.
And that’s when Ron amusingly vents his fury, asking why they couldn’t have followed something nicer, like butterflies, instead. Their journey leads them to Aragog in the Forbidden Forest, who nearly kills them. Fortunately, the intervention of Arthur Weasley’s flying Ford Anglia saves them from a terrible fate.
6 “I hate being poor.”
Certainly Ron’s easy to dislike sometimes. In the goblet of fire, does not believe Harry when the Boy Who Lived insists that he did not put his name on the magic item to participate in the Triwizard Tournament. And he also fights with Harry in the Deathly Hallows novel, allowing Voldemort’s Horcrux medallion to influence his mood and cause friction in their relationship.
Ultimately, however, it all comes down to jealousy. And when Ron says he “hates being poor” in the fourth book, it pretty much sums up why he feels so inadequate. He utters these words at the Quidditch World Cup when Harry buys Omnioculars from him to watch the game, and Ron doesn’t have the finances to make the purchase.
5 “I want to fix that in my memory forever. ‘Draco Malfoy, the incredible jumping ferret.’
During Ron’s time at Hogwarts, Draco Malfoy frequently annoys him. The Slytherin student targets the younger Weasley boy about all sorts of things: from his lack of money to his questionable Quidditch skills. However, Ron has a moment to enjoy in the fourth book and movie when his enemy is transformed into a ferret by Barty Crouch Jr, who is disguised as Alastor Mad-Eye Moody.
Harry and Hermione try to strike up a conversation with Ron about the subsequent incident, but Ron shuts them down. It’s a rare moment where Malfoy is the humiliated one, rather than himself. And it’s clear that Ron wants to savor until the last second, which is understandable.
4 “Those wacky Muggles who cut people up?”
Ron and Harry come from two very different backgrounds. The former was raised by wizards and witches, so he is not much surprised when he arrives at Hogwarts. Meanwhile, Harry spent his childhood being raised by the vile Dursley family, who kept him in the dark about his roots until the events of The Philosopher’s Stone.
And the contrast is evident in the Order of the Phoenix when they talk about St. Mungo’s Hospital. Ron labels the doctors as “crazy Muggles”, showing his intolerance towards anything that is not magical. In the wizarding world, medical professionals are called “healers,” which makes sense since that’s their job.
3 “Are you that bad at kissing?”
Friends can make difficult situations easier to handle with their humor. Ron is a perfect example of this, using his golden personality to clarify the fact that Cho Chang was crying when she and Harry shared a kiss in the Room of Requirement in the Order of the Phoenix.
Ron jokes that Cho was crying because Harry was kissing her, rather than because he still feels sad after Cedric Diggory’s heartbreaking death. Harry and Cho date a bit during the novel, but they end up canceling things after a date at Hogsmeade goes horribly wrong.
two “And that’s the second time we saved your life tonight, you two-faced bastard.”
Another example of Ron’s great sense of humor is in the Deathly Hallows book. At the Battle of Hogwarts, Ron sees Draco Malfoy pleading with the Death Eaters, despite saving his life before. Harry and Ron then take action, knocking the Death Eater out of Draco’s path, and the latter punches him in the face.
It’s a great moment for the redhead, allowing him to physically attack Draco without consequences after many years of stress. Later, Malfoy changes allegiance and he and his family are saved from Azkaban after Narcissa helps Harry play dead in front of Lord Voldemort himself.
1 “It’s me. I’m extremely famous.”
The Deathly Hallows Book It ends similarly to the movie, with Harry, Ron, and Hermione escorting their young children to Platform Nine and Three-Quarters before their own trips to Hogwarts. When they stand on the platform, Ron and Hermione’s children notice the amount of stares they get.
It is here that Ron jokes that they are looking at him, rather than Harry the Chosen One, the one really responsible for the destruction of Voldemort. This shows that he has gotten used to being in the shadows and is comfortable because he has everything he needs: Hermione, young children, and a fiercely loyal best friend.
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