J. K. Rowling Quotes

J. K. Rowling quotes

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Joanne “Jo” Rowling

Born: 31st July 1965 in Gloucestershire, England

Nationality: British

Profession: Novelist

Famous for: Harry Potter Series


  • Best-selling author in United Kingdom
  • Most Influential Woman in Britain (2012)

[quote style=”boxed”]Death is just life’s next big adventure.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even… knowledge, was foolproof.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]I really don’t believe in magic.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power to that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]The best of us must sometimes eat our words.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]There’s no formula.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]What’s coming will come and we’ll just have to meet it when it does.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Failure means a stripping away of the inessential.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Hearing voices no one else can hear isn’t a good sign, even in the wizarding world.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]However my parents – both of whom came from impoverished backgrounds and neither of whom had been to college, took the view that my overactive imagination was an amusing quirk that would never pay a mortgage or secure a pension.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It’s totally for myself. I never in my wildest dreams expected this popularity.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]I was convinced that the only thing I wanted to do ever – was write novels.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]I will carry on writing, to be sure. But I don’t know if I would want to publish again after Harry Potter.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]If you’re holding out for universal popularity, I’m afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Never be ashamed! There’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth bothering with.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Of all the subjects on this planet, I think my parents would have been hard put to name one less useful than Greek mythology to securing the keys to an executive bathroom.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]The moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.[/quote]
[quote style=”boxed”]Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.[/quote]