J. K. Rowling Quotes

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Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.
J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005)
People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.
J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005)
What's coming will come and we'll meet it when it does.
J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2000)
Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.
J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2000)
Ultimately, we all have to decide for ourselves what constitutes failure, but the world is quite eager to give you a set of criteria if you let it.
J. K. Rowling (Harvard Commencement Speech, 2008)
It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.
J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 1997)
Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.
J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2000)
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.
J. K. Rowling (Harvard Commencement Speech, 2008)
I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What's to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that.
J. K. Rowling (Quoted in USA Today, 2008)
Life is difficult and complicated and beyond anyone's total control, and the humility to know that will enable you to survive its vicissitudes.
J. K. Rowling (Harvard Commencement Speech, 2008)
When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.
J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005)
The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive.
J. K. Rowling (Harvard Commencement Speech, 2008)
The consequences of our actions are so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.
J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 1999)
We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.
J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2003)
Personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition or achievement. Your qualifications are not your life.
J. K. Rowling (Harvard Commencement Speech, 2008)
Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy.
J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2000)
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2000)
You will never truly know yourself or the strength of your relationships until both have been tested by adversity.
J. K. Rowling (Harvard Commencement Speech, 2008)
Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2003)
Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 2007)
The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution.
J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 1997)
Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself, but poverty itself is romanticized only by fools.
J. K. Rowling (Harvard Commencement Speech, 2008)
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not lived at all. In which case, you've failed by default.
J. K. Rowling (Harvard Commencement Speech, 2008)
There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction. The moment you are old enough to take the wheel, the responsibility lies with you.
J. K. Rowling (Harvard Commencement Speech, 2008)
Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human … the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength.
J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2003)
It is not an ennobling experience. Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It means a thousand petty humiliations and hardships.
J. K. Rowling (Harvard Commencement Speech, 2008)
Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back!
J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005)
The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure. Thoughts are not etched on the inside of skulls, to be perused by an invader. The mind is a complex and many-layered thing.
J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2003)
Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than I was and began diverting all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.
J. K. Rowling (Harvard Commencement Speech, 2008)
You are the true master of death, because the true master does not seek to run away from Death. He accepts that he must die, and understands that there are far, far worse things in the living world than dying.
J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 2007)
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J. K. Rowling Biography

Born: July 31, 1965

Joanne Rowling is a British fantasy author. She is best known as the author of the highly successful and popular Harry Potter book series.

Notable Works

Harry Potter Series: (1997 - 2007)
 The Philosophers Stone
(1997)
 The Chamber of Secrets (1998)
 The Prisoner of Azkaban (1999)
 The Goblet of Fire (2000)
 The Order of the Phoenix (2003)
 The Half-Blood Prince (2005)
 The Deathly Hallows (2007)

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