J. K. Rowling Quotes

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Death's got an Invisibility Cloak?" Harry interrupted again. 
"So he can sneak up on people," said Ron. "Sometimes he gets bored of running at them, flapping his arms and shrieking...

J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 2007)

Perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who ... have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.

J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 2007)

You can exist without your soul, you know, as long as your brain and heart are still working. But you'll have no sense of self anymore, no memory, no....anything. There's no chance at all of recovery. You'll just exist. As an empty shell.

J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 1999)

One of my regrets would be that I will never again have the pleasure of sneaking into a cafe, any cafe I like, sitting down and diving into my world and no one knowing what I am doing and no one bothering about me and being totally anonymous, that was fantastic.

J. K. Rowling (Interview in BBC News, 2005)

Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and, therefore, the foundation of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and relevetory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.

J. K. Rowling (Harvard Commencement Speech, 2008)

Choosing to live in narrow spaces leads to form of mental agoraphobia and that brings its own terrors. I think the willfully unimaginative see more monsters, they are often more afraid. What is more, those who choose not to empathise enable real monsters. For without ever committing an act of outright evil ourselves, we collude with it, through our own apathy.

J. K. Rowling (Harvard Commencement Speech, 2008)

It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew - and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents - that there was all the difference in the world.

J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005)

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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
 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)