The Harry Potter films (and books) just wouldn’t be the same without Harry’s best friend Ron Weasley.
While he’s often hilarious, there’s definitely far more to the freckled ginger kid than just being comic relief – although we do think his funny lines are some of the best.
Ron is a wonderfully real character; he’s brave and funny, but also flawed. He makes mistakes and learns from them, rather than just being a Mary-Sue character.
There’s definitely something of all of us in Ron.
And did we mention he has some of the best lines from the whole franchise?! We’ve compiled this epic list of all of Ron’s best quotes, be they funny, sad or even a little wise. Relive your love for the youngest Weasley boy while re-reading all these iconic lines from the films and books.
The Most Iconic and Famous Quotes by Ron Weasley
Ron is the quintessential British lad. His regular use of light profanity probably sounds totally normal to anyone from England, although viewers from other countries found it somehow charming to hear him exclaim “bloody hell” so regularly. These are the most well-known Ron Weasley quotes, that we love to use ourselves, in our best British accent.
“Sunshine, daisies, butter mellow, turn this stupid, fat rat yellow!” Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“Hermione: Now if you two don’t mind, I’m going to bed before either of you come up with another clever idea to get us killed – or worse, expelled.
Ron: She needs to sort out her priorities!” Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“That was bloody brilliant!” Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“Bloody hell!” Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
“Blimey!” Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
“Are you mental?” Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
The Funniest Lines by Ron Weasley
While there’s more to Ron than being the punchline, we have to admit he says a LOT of hilarious things. This is the biggest section of this post, because there are more funny Ron Weasley quotes than anything else! He’s especially good at sarcasm, usually when interacting with his other bff Hermione.
“Ron: I’m Ron by the way, Ron Weasley.
Harry: I’m Harry. Harry Potter.
Ron: So… so it’s true! I mean, do you really have the… the…
Harry: The what?
Ron: [in a hushed tone] The scar?
Harry: Oh. [shows him the scar on his forehead] Yeah.
Ron: Wicked!” Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“Hermione: [putting a large book on the table] I checked this out weeks ago for a bit of light reading.
Ron: This is light?” Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“Ron: [to Hermione] You’re a little scary sometimes, you know that? Brilliant… but scary.” Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“Hermione: Look at you playing with your cards. Pathetic! We’ve got final exams coming up soon.
Ron: I’m ready! Ask me any question.
Hermione: All right, what are the three most crucial ingredients in a Forgetfulness Potion?
Ron: I forgot.
Hermione: And what, may I ask, do you plan to do if this comes up in the final exam?
Ron: Copy off you?” Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“Hermione: Stop moving, both of you. This is devil’s snare! You have to relax. If you don’t, it’ll only kill you faster!
Ron: Kill us faster? Oh, now I can relax!” Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“Professor Minerva McGonagall: Well, you all know, of course, that Hogwarts was founded over a thousand years ago, by the four greatest witches and wizards of the age. Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin. Now three of the founders co-existed quite harmoniously. One did not.
Ron: Three guesses who.” Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
“Hermione: Look, Hagrid’s our friend, why don’t we just go and ask him about it?
Ron: That would be a cheerful visit. ‘Hello Hagrid! Tell us, have you been setting anything mad and hairy loose in the castle lately?'” Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
“Why spiders? Why couldn’t it be ‘follow the butterflies’?” Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
“Gilderoy Lockhart: [they find the Basilisk skin] What’s this? It looks like a… snake.
Harry: It’s a snake skin.
Ron: Bloody hell. Whatever shed this must be 60 feet long, or more. [Lockhart passes out] Heart of a lion, this one.” Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
“Harry: I didn’t mean to blow her up, I just… lost control.
Hermione: Honestly Ron, it’s not funny! Harry was lucky not to be expelled.
Harry: I think I was lucky not to have been arrested actually.
Ron: I still think it’s brilliant.” Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
“Ron: Who do you think that is?
Hermione: Professor R. J. Lupin.
Ron: Do you know everything? [to Harry] How is it she knows everything?
Hermione: [annoyed] It’s on his suitcase, Ronald.
Ron: Oh.” Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
“Harry: Egypt, huh? What’s it like?
Ron: Brilliant! Loads of cool stuff. Mummies, tombs. Even Scabbers enjoyed himself.
Hermione: You know, the Egyptians used to worship cats.
Ron: Yeah, along with the dung beetle.” Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
“Ron: [sitting bolt upright in bed] Spiders… the spiders… they want me to tap-dance. And I don’t want to tap-dance!
Harry: You tell those spiders, Ron.
Ron: Yeah, tell them… I’ll tell them… [falls straight back asleep]” Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
“Ron: Let me get this strait. Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban to come after you?
Hermione: But they’ll catch Black, won’t they? I mean, everyone’s looking for him.
Ron: Sure. Except no one’s ever broken out of Azkaban before, and he’s a murderous raving lunatic.
Harry: Thanks, Ron.” Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
“Sirius Black: Sorry about the bite, I reckon that twinges a bit.
Ron: A bit? A bit? You almost tore my leg off!” Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
“What the bloody hell was that all about?” Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
“[referring to Professor Moody] Brilliant, isn’t he? Completely demented, of course. Terrifying to be in the same room with him. But he’s really been there, you know? He’s looked evil in the eye!” Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
“Ron: At least I warned you about the dragons.
Harry: Hagrid warned me about the dragons.
Ron: No, I did! Don’t you remember? I told Hermione to tell you that Seamus told me that Parvati told Dean that Hagrid was looking for you! Seamus never actually told me anything, so it was really me all along. I thought we’d be alright, you know, after you figured that out.
Harry: Who… who could possibly figure that out? It’s completely mental.
Ron: Yeah… it is, isn’t it. I suppose I was a bit distraught.” Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
“Ron: What are those?
Harry: My dress robes…
Ron: Well, those’re all right! No lace, no dodgy little collar…
Harry: Well, I expect yours are more traditional…
Ron: Traditional? They’re ancient! I look like my great aunt Tessie! [takes a sniff in the underarm area] I smell like my great Aunt Tessie!” Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
“Harry: Why do they have to travel in packs? And how are you supposed to get one on their own to ask them? [Stops in front of a group of girls, hesitates, then continues walking]
Ron: Blimey, Harry. You’ve slayed dragons. If you can’t get a date, who can?” Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
“Hagrid: I remember when I first met you all. Biggest bunch of misfits I ever set eyes on! You reminded me of myself a little. And here we all are, four years later.
Ron: We’re still a bunch of misfits.” Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
“Harry Potter: First we’ve got to find a place to practice where Umbridge won’t find out.
Ginny Weasley: The Shrieking Shack?
Harry Potter: It’s too small.
Hermione Granger: The Forbidden Forest?
Ron Weasley: Not bloody likely!” Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
“Ginny Weasley: Harry, what happens if Umbridge does find out?
Hermione Granger: Who cares? I mean, it’s sort of exciting, isn’t it, breaking the rules.
Ron Weasley: Who are you and what have you done with Hermione Granger?” Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
“[Ron and Hermione ask Harry about his first kiss with Cho]
Ron Weasley: Well? How was it?
Harry Potter: Wet. I mean, she was sort of crying.
Ron Weasley: [laughs] That bad at it, are you?
Hermione Granger: I’m sure Harry’s kissing was more than satisfactory. Cho spends half her time crying these days.
Ron Weasley: You’d think a bit of snogging would cheer her up.” Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
“Hermione Granger: How’d you get away?
Ginny Weasley: Puking Pastilles. It wasn’t pretty.
Ron Weasley: Told them I was hungry and wanted some sweets. Of course, they told me to bugger off and ate the lot themselves.
Hermione Granger: That was clever, Ron!
Ron Weasley: It’s been known to happen.” Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
“Professor Minerva McGonagall: [to Harry, Ron, & Hermione] Why is it, when something happens, it is always you three?
Ron Weasley: Believe me, Professor. I’ve been asking myself the same question for six years.” Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
“[Tonks and Ron arrive at the Burrow. Hermione hugs Ron gratefully] Nymphadora Tonks: Deserves that. Brilliant, he was. Wouldn’t be standing here without him.
Hermione Granger: Really?
Ron Weasley: Always the tone of surprise.” Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
“[Preparing to enter the Ministry of Magic] We have to flush ourselves in! [pause] That’s disgusting.” Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
“[Harry, Ron and Hermione infiltrate the Ministry of Magic disguised as Ministry employees]
Yaxley: Cattermole! It’s still raining inside my office!
Ron Weasley: [trying to disguise his voice] Uh… have you tried an umbrella?” Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
“Luna Lovegood: Well, there’s Rowena Ravenclaw’s lost diadem.
Ron Weasley: Oh bloody hell, here we go.” Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
“Hermione Granger: We can’t just stand here. Who’s got an idea?
Ron Weasley: Don’t ask us. You’re the brilliant one!” Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The Best Ron Weasley Insults and Burns
As Luna Lovegood pointed out, Ron can be very funny, but also a little mean. However, some of the meaner things he said are actually quite clever and witty. Here are the best insults and burns by Ron Weasley.
“Ron: I’m warning you Hermione! Keep that bloody beast of yours away from Scabbers or I’ll turn it into a tea cozy!
Hermione: It’s a cat, Ronald! What do you expect? It’s in his nature.
Ron: A cat? Is that what they told you? It looks more like a pig with hair if you ask me.” Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
“She’s gone mental, Hermione has. I mean, not that she wasn’t always mental, but now it’s out in the open for everyone to see!” Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
“Professor Snape: That is the second time you have spoken out of turn, Miss Granger. Tell me, are you incapable of restraining yourself, or do you take pride in being an insufferable know-it-all?
Ron: He’s got a point, you know.” Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
“[about Krum] Ruddy pumpkin head, isn’t he?” Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
“Harry: You’re being stupid.
Ron: Yeah, that’s me. Ron Weasley, Harry Potter’s stupid friend!” Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
“Piss off.” Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
“Harry Potter: This is mad. Who’d want to be taught by me? I’m a nutter, remember?
Ron Weasley: Look on the bright side. You can’t be any worse than old toad face.
Harry Potter: Thanks, Ron.
Ron Weasley: I’m here for you, mate.” Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
“Hermione Granger: Um… Hi! You all know why we’re here. We need a teacher. A proper teacher. One who’s had real experience defending themselves against the Dark Arts.
Zacharias Smith: Why?
Ron Weasley: Why. Because You-Know-Who’s back, you tosspot.” Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
“That foul little git!” Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
“Gregory Goyle: [aiming at Hermione] Avada Kedavra!
Ron Weasley: [chasing them off] Aaarrrgh! That’s my girlfriend you numpty!” Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The Best Wise and Brave Lines by Ron Weasley
While Ron may have often been overlooked beside his friends famous Harry Potter and brilliant Hermione Granger, he wasn’t stupid. He wasn’t as book-smart as Hermione but he did manage to say some clever things on occasion. We’ve found the best Ron Weasley wise lines and brave quotes that prove he belongs in Gryffindor.
Hermione: It means you’ll never die.
Ron: I know what it means!” Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“[during the final chess game; Harry looks around at the board] Harry: Wait a minute!
Ron: You see it, don’t you, Harry? Once I make my move, the Queen will take me. Then you’re free to check the King.
Harry: No. Ron, NO!
Hermione: What is it?
Harry: He’s going to sacrifice himself.
Hermione: No, you can’t, there must be another way!
Ron: Do you want to stop Snape from getting that stone or not? Harry, it’s you that has to go on, I know it. Not me, not Hermione, YOU.” Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“Ron: Do you think we’ll ever just have a quiet year at Hogwarts?
Hermione and Harry: No.
Ron: Yeah, didn’t think so. Oh well, what’s life without a few dragons?” Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
“[to Harry] Maybe you don’t have to do this all by yourself, mate.” Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
“Ron Weasley: Going somewhere?
Harry Potter: No one else is going to die. Not for me.
Ron Weasley: For you? You think Mad-Eye died for you? You think George took that curse for you? You may be the Chosen One, mate, but this is a whole lot bigger than that.” Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
“Harry Potter: This is mental.
Hermione Granger: Completely mental.
Ron Weasley: The world’s mental.” Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Bonus: The Best Ron Weasley Quotes from the Books
We can’t forget the many great Ron Weasley lines that didn’t make it onto the big screen. These are the best Ron Weasley quotes from the books, which also serve to highlight his humor.
“So Dobby stopped us from getting on the train and broke your arm. . . .” He shook his head. “You know what, Harry? If he doesn’t stop trying to save your life he’s going to kill you.” Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
“Yeah, we’ll call you,” muttered Ron as the knight disappeared, “If we ever need someone mental.” Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
“Can I have a look at Uranus too, Lavender?” Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
“The house-elf who lives here,” said Ron. “Nutter. Never met one like him.”
“He is not a nutter,” said Hermione.
“His life’s ambition is to have his head cut off and stuck up on a plaque like his mother”, said Ron. “Is that normal, Hermione?” Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
“I’ll make Goyle do lines, it’ll kill him, he hates writing,” said Ron happily. He lowered his voice to Goyle’s low grunt and, screwing up his face in a look of pained concentration, mimed writing in midair. “I… must… not… look… like… a… baboon’s… backside.” Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
“From now on, I don’t care if my tea leaves spell ‘Die, Ron, Die,’ I’m chucking them in the bin where they belong.” Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
“Why are they all staring?” demanded Albus as he and Rose craned around to look at the other students.
“Don’t let it worry you,” said Ron. “It’s me. I’m extremely famous.” Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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