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38 Dobby Quotes to Remind Us of Our Forever-Treasured Free Elf from ‘Harry Potter'

Dayna Remus
Nov 16, 2022
03:20 P.M.
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To say Dobby is a favorite of "Harry Potter" fans is an understatement, with the death of everyone's beloved elf leaving everyone full of grief. Read these 38 quotes about what Dobby had to say before his passing.

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Book readers and movie-goers were introduced to Dobby in the third installment of the "Harry Potter" franchise, "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets."

Knowing the danger that Potter was in while attending Hogwarts during the year the book was set, Dobby tried to save "The Chosen One's" life on multiple occasions. He did so by, funnily, putting Potter in grievously dangerous situations to scare him into leaving the school.

Throughout this third novel and movie, fans learned that Dobby was the enslaved house elf to the Malfoy family, who was, at the time, at least suspected by Potter to be connected to the main antagonist, Voldemort.

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To rid himself of slavery, Dobby's master had to present the elf with a piece of clothing. Potter tricked Lucius Malfoy, the patriarch of the Malfoy family, into giving Dobby a sock, leaving the elf with his newfound freedom.

Read 38 of the adorable elves' quotes below to follow his journey from slavery to freedom.

 Dobby’s quote: "Master has given Dobby a sock. Master has presented Dobby with clothes. Dobby is… free." | Image: AmoDays

Dobby’s quote: "Master has given Dobby a sock. Master has presented Dobby with clothes. Dobby is… free." | Image: AmoDays

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Dobby's Harry Potter Quotes

"Harry Potter! Such an honor it is." — Dobby

"Harry Potter will do the task! Dobby knew Harry had not found the right book, so Dobby did it for him!" — Dobby

"Harry Potter should have listened to Dobby. Harry Potter should have gone back home when he missed the train." — Dobby

"Harry Potter must not go back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year!" — Dobby

"Friends who don't even write to Harry Potter?" — Dobby

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Dobby’s quote: "Listen… Listen, terrible things are about to happen at Hogwarts. Harry Potter must not stay here, now that history is to repeat itself." | Image: AmoDays

Dobby’s quote: "Listen… Listen, terrible things are about to happen at Hogwarts. Harry Potter must not stay here, now that history is to repeat itself." | Image: AmoDays

"Offend Dobby? Dobby has heard of your greatness, sir, but never has he been asked to sit down by a wizard! Like an equal." — Dobby

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"Yes, Harry Potter! And if Dobby does it wrong, Dobby will throw himself off the topmost tower, Harry Potter!" — Dobby

"Dobby cannot say, sir. Dobby only wants Harry Potter to be safe." — Dobby

"Harry Potter. Dobby has come to rescue you." — Dobby

"No! Not to kill you, sir. Never kill you. Dobby remembers how it was before Harry Potter triumphed over He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named." — Dobby

Dobby’s quote: "Offend Dobby? Dobby has heard of your greatness, sir, but never has he been asked to sit down by a wizard! Like an equal." | Image: AmoDays

Dobby’s quote: "Offend Dobby? Dobby has heard of your greatness, sir, but never has he been asked to sit down by a wizard! Like an equal." | Image: AmoDays

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"Dobby will have to punish himself most grievously for coming to see you, sir." — Dobby

"Listen… Listen, terrible things are about to happen at Hogwarts. Harry Potter must not stay here, now that history is to repeat itself." — Dobby

"Dobby is sorry, sir! Dobby is only wanting to wish Harry Potter Merry Christmas and bring him a present, sir! Harry Potter did say Dobby could come and see him sometimes, sir!" — Dobby

"You shall not harm Harry Potter! You shall go now! You shall not touch Harry Potter. You shall go now!" — Dobby

"Dobby is quite sure, sir! Dobby heard Professor McGonagall and Professor Moody in the staff room, talking about the next task … Dobby cannot let Harry Potter lose his Wheezy!" — Dobby

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Dobby’s quote: "You shall not harm Harry Potter!” | Image: AmoDays

Dobby’s quote: "You shall not harm Harry Potter!” | Image: AmoDays

"Harry Potter must hurry… They has his weezy…weezy who is giving Dobby this." — Dobby

"Such a beautiful place to be with friends. Dobby is happy to be with his friend, Harry Potter." — Dobby

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Dobby’s Quotes from When He Was Enslaved

"Dobby is always having to punish himself for something, sir. They let Dobby get on with it, sir. Sometimes they remind me to do extra punishments …" — Dobby

"Dobby has come to protect, even if he does have to shut his ears in the oven door." — Dobby

"Dobby is used to death threats, sir. Dobby gets them five times a day at home." — Dobby

Dobby’s quote: "Dobby had to punish himself, sir. Dobby almost spoke ill of his family, sir." | Image: AmoDays

Dobby’s quote: "Dobby had to punish himself, sir. Dobby almost spoke ill of his family, sir." | Image: AmoDays

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"Bad Dobby! Bad Dobby!" — Dobby

"This, sir? 'Tis a mark of the house-elf's enslavement, sir." — Dobby

"The wizard family that Dobby serves, sir. Dobby is bound to serve one family forever… if they ever knew Dobby was here! Oooo!" — Dobby

"We House elves were treated like vermin, sir… Of course, Dobby is still treated like vermin." — Dobby

"Dobby is very sorry; Dobby had to iron his hands." — Dobby

Dobby’s quote: "This, sir? 'Tis a mark of the house-elf's enslavement, sir." | Image: AmoDays

Dobby’s quote: "This, sir? 'Tis a mark of the house-elf's enslavement, sir." | Image: AmoDays

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"Dobby had to punish himself, sir. Dobby almost spoke ill of his family, sir." — Dobby

Quotes from Dobby after Gaining His Freedom

"Master has given Dobby a sock. Master has presented Dobby with clothes. Dobby is… free." — Dobby

"Dobby has no master. Dobby is a free elf." — Dobby

"Dobby is a free house-elf, and he can obey anyone he likes, and Dobby will do whatever Harry Potter wants him to do!" — Dobby

Quotes from a Free Elf

"Dobby hears things, sir; he is a house-elf; he goes all over the castle as he lights the fires and mops the floors." — Dobby

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Dobby’s quote: "Dobby never meant to kill! Dobby only meant to maim or seriously injure!" | Image: AmoDays

Dobby’s quote: "Dobby never meant to kill! Dobby only meant to maim or seriously injure!" | Image: AmoDays

"Dobby has come to tell you. It is difficult, sir. Dobby wonders where to begin?" — Dobby

"Professor Dumbledore offered Dobby ten Galleons a week and weekends off, but Dobby beat him down, miss... Dobby likes freedom, miss, but he isn't wanting too much, miss, he likes work better." — Dobby

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"Dobby knows the perfect place, sir! Dobby heard tell of it from the other house-elves when he came to Hogwarts, sir. It is known by us as the Come and Go Room, sir, or else as the Room of Requirement!" — Dobby

"Professor Dumbledore said we are free to call him a barmy old codger if we like, sir!" — Dobby

"Sir? I like her [Luna Lovegood ] very much." — Dobby

Dobby’s quote: "Dobby has no master. Dobby is a free elf." | Image: AmoDays

Dobby’s quote: "Dobby has no master. Dobby is a free elf." | Image: AmoDays

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"Dobby is making them [socks] himself, sir! He is buying the wool out of his wages, sir!" — Dobby

"Dobby never meant to kill! Dobby only meant to maim or seriously injure!" — Dobby

"Dobby likes Professor Dumbledore very much, sir, and is proud to keep his secrets and our silence for him." — Dobby

Dobby’s quote: "Such a beautiful place to be with friends. Dobby is happy to be with his friend, Harry Potter." | Image: AmoDays

Dobby’s quote: "Such a beautiful place to be with friends. Dobby is happy to be with his friend, Harry Potter." | Image: AmoDays

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In "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," Dobby leaves the story just as he came into it — trying to save Harry Potter, except this time, he ends up being murdered in the process.

Dobby is only one character but represents a broader side plot in the Harry Potter franchise concerning all the house elves and their subjugation in the magical world created by J.K Rowling.

In the book, Hermione Granger, one of the main characters, created S.P.E.W., or The Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare in an effort to free the house elves. Her efforts were not met with much support from other Hogwarts students and even some elves who felt content in their subjugated positions. However, while working at the Ministry of Magic, she persevered and managed to help empower house elves and other magical creatures facing prejudice.

To read about a character similar to Granger, who challenges the status quo, scan through these 44 quotes by Huey Freeman from "The Boondocks."

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