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62 Wonderful Quotes by J.K. Rowling

Best J.K. Rowling Quotes

Joanne “Jo” Rowling, is a British novelist, her pen name is J.K. Rowling. She is the creator of one of the most popular fantasy book “Harry Potter”; one of the well known film franchise of the fantasy series. Here are few magical quotes by J.K. Rowling.

J K Rowling Quotes

  1. “The stories we love best do live in us forever.” – J.K. Rowling
  2. “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
  3. “Whatever money you might have, self-worth really lies in finding out what you do best.” – J.K. Rowling
  4. “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K. Rowling
  5. “Personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition or achievement. Your qualifications are not your life.” – J.K. Rowling
  6. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – J.K. Rowling
  7. “Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates.” – J.K. Rowling
  8. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” – J.K. Rowling
  9. “Writing for me is a kind of compulsion, so I don’t think anyone could have made me do it, or prevented me from doing it.” – J.K. Rowling
  10. “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 fail by default.” – J.K. Rowling
  11. “No story lives unless someone wants to listen.” – J.K. Rowling
  12. “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” – J.K. Rowling
  13. “It is perfectly possible to live a very moral life without a belief in God, and I think it’s perfectly possible to live a life peppered with ill-doing and believe in God.” – J.K. Rowling
  14. “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” – J.K. Rowling
  15. “If it’s a good book, anyone will read it. I’m totally unashamed about still reading things I loved in my childhood.” – J.K. Rowling
  16. “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” – J.K. Rowling
  17. “Read a lot. Reading really helps. Read anything you can get your hands on.” – J.K. Rowling
  18. “Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.” – J.K. Rowling
  19. “The only way out is through.” – J.K. Rowling
  20. “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.” – J.K. Rowling
  21. “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
  22. “Wit beyond measure is a man’s greatest treasure.” – J.K. Rowling
  23. “I don’t go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me.” – J.K. Rowling
  24. “We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.” – J.K. Rowling
  25. “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
  26. “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” – J.K. Rowling
  27. “Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.” – J.K. Rowling
  28. “It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.” – J.K. Rowling
  29. “Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” – J.K. Rowling
  30. “Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.” – J.K. Rowling
  31. “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” – J.K. Rowling
  32. “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” – J.K. Rowling
  33. “Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” – J.K. Rowling
  34. “The best of us must sometimes eat our words.” – J.K. Rowling
  35. “I think you’re working and learning until you die. I can with my hand on my heart say I will never write for any reason other than I burningly wanted to write the book.” – J.K. Rowling
  36. “When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.” – J.K. Rowling
  37. “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” – J.K. Rowling
  38. “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” – J.K. Rowling
  39. “Is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me.” – J.K. Rowling
  40. “Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!” – J.K. Rowling
  41. “He must have known I’d want to leave you.” “No, he must have known you would always want to come back.” – J.K. Rowling
  42. “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
  43. “Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.” – J.K. Rowling
  44. “Curiosity is not a sin…. But we should exercise caution with our curiosity… yes, indeed.” – J.K. Rowling
  45. “There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” – J.K. Rowling
  46. “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
  47. “To hurt is as human as to breathe.” – J.K. Rowling
  48. “You think the dead we loved truly ever leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly in times of great trouble?” – J.K. Rowling
  49. “There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it.” – J.K. Rowling
  50. “I bumped into a woman I hadn’t seen for nearly three years. The first thing she said to me? “You’ve lost a lot of weight since the last time I saw you!”” – J.K. Rowling
  51. “Time will not slow down when something unpleasant lies ahead.” – J.K. Rowling
  52. “So ultimately, the people who have read the book, who are not paid to have an opinion, are generally the best benchmark of whether you have done what you set out to do.” – J.K. Rowling
  53. “It is a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up.” – J.K. Rowling
  54. “As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. I wish you all very good lives.” – J.K. Rowling
  55. “It is one of the most hauntingly beautiful places in the world, the history is fascinating, the men are handsome and the whisky is delicious. But don’t eat the macaroni pies.” – J.K. Rowling
  56. “The mind is a complex and many-layered thing” – J.K. Rowling
  57. “I mean, you could claim that anything’s real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody’s proved it doesn’t exist!” – J.K. Rowling
  58. “Don’t let the muggles get you down.” – J.K. Rowling
  59. “Some failure in life is inevitable. 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 fail by default.” – J.K. Rowling
  60. “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, responsibility lies with you.” – J.K. Rowling
  61. “I didn’t write with a target audience in mind. What excited me was how much I would enjoy writing about Harry. I never thought about writing for children — children’s books chose me. I think if it is a good book anyone will read it.” – J.K. Rowling
  62. “There’s nothing better when something comes and hits you and you think ‘YES’!” – J.K. Rowling

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