Perhaps J.K  Rowling knew exactly what she was doing when she first sat down to write Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, but I doubt she could have known that she was creating one of the greatest, most iconic villains of our time: Lord Voldemort. “He Who Must Not Be Named” is going to be named and celebrated for years, thanks to his devilish way with words and sinister intent that kept us turning pages and returning to the theaters year after year. Lord Voldemort may be filled with endless evil, but he is so good at it that we can’t help but quote his malice with delight. Here’s our list of Voldemort’s top ten quotes from the Harry Potter films:

10. Tom Marvolo Riddle: Voldemort is my past, present, and future.
From Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

9. Lord Voldemort: Harry! I’d almost forgotten you were here, standing on the bones of my father. I’d introduce you, but rumor has it you’re almost as famous as me these days.
From Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

8. Tom Marvolo Riddle: Surely you didn’t think I was going to keep my filthy Muggle father’s name? No. I fashioned myself a new name, a name I knew wizards everywhere would one day fear to speak, when I became the greatest sorcerer in the world!
From Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

7. Lord Voldemort: The Boy-Who-Lived. How lies have fed your legend, Harry! Do you want to know what really happened thirteen years ago? Shall I divulge how I truly lost my powers? It was love. You see, when dear sweet Lily Potter gave her life for her only son, it provided him with the ultimate protection, I could not touch him. It was old magic, something I should have foreseen. But no matter, no matter, things have changed. I CAN TOUCH YOU… NOW!
From Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

6. Lord Voldemort: I’m going to kill you, Harry Potter. I’m going to destroy you. After tonight, no one will ever again question my power. After tonight if they speak of you, they’ll only speak of how you begged for death. And how I being a merciful Lord… obliged.
From Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

5. Lord Voldemort: Don’t you turn your back on me, Harry Potter! I want you to look at me when I kill you! I want to see the light leave your eyes!
From Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

4. Lord Voldemort: You’re a fool, Harry Potter, and you will lose everything
From Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

3. Lord Voldemort: Avada Kedavra!
From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

2. Tom Riddle: I can make things move without touching them. I can make animals do what I want without training them. I can make bad things happen to people who are mean to me. I can make them hurt, if I want…
From Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

1. Lord Voldemort: There is no good and evil. There is only power, and those too weak to seek it.
From Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

By Chris Harder

Filed Under: Harry Potter Films