Quotes of J. K. Rowling

“ You will never truly know yourself or the strength of your relationships until both have been tested by adversity. ”

- J. K. Rowling

“ 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 empathize enable real monsters. For without ever committing an act of outright evil ourselves, we collude through our own apathy. ”

- J. K. Rowling

“ Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences. ”

- J. K. Rowling

“ It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. ”

- J. K. Rowling

“ Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences. ”

- J. K. Rowling

“ Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open. ”

- J. K. Rowling

“ 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

“ 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

“ 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

“ If you're holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time. ”

- J. K. Rowling

“ Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates. ”

- J. K. Rowling

“ Achievable goals are the first step to self improvement. ”

- J. K. Rowling

“ 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 empathize enable real monsters. For without ever committing an act of outright evil ourselves, we collude through our own apathy. ”

- J. K. Rowling

“ 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

“ 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

“ 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

“ Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here! ”

- J. K. Rowling

“ 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

“ Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here! ”

- J. K. Rowling

“ 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

“ 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

“ 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

“ The consequences of our actions are so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed. ”

- J. K. Rowling

“ Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain. ”

- J. K. Rowling

“ Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth. ”

- J. K. Rowling

“ 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

“ It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. ”

- J. K. Rowling

“ Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself. ”

- J. K. Rowling

“ 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. ”

- J. K. Rowling

“ The thing about growing up with Fred and George," said Ginny thoughtfully, "is that you sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve. ”

- J. K. Rowling
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