Best Quotes by Harry Potter Author J. K. Rowling

Collection of famous quotes by British Author J. K. Rowling. She is the author of the much-loved series of seven Harry Potter novels, originally published between 1997 and 2007.

Joanne Rowling CH, OBE, HonFRSE, FRCPE, FRSL, better known by her pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British author, screenwriter, producer, and philanthropist.

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JK Rowling was Rejected by 12 Publishers before Publishing Harry Potter

Best Quotes by J. K. Rowling

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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

The best of us must sometimes eat our words.

— J. K. Rowling

I would like to be remembered as someone who did the best she could with the talent she had.

— J. K. Rowling

The middle class is so funny it’s the class I know best and it’s the class where you find the most pretension so that’s what makes the middle classes so funny.

— J. K. Rowling

No there is literally nothing on the business side that I wouldn’t sacrifice in a heartbeat to have an extra couple of hours’ writing. Nothing.

— J. K. Rowling

Death is just life’s next big adventure.

— J. K. Rowling

To the well-organized mind death is but the next great adventure.

— J. K. Rowling

Death obsesses me yes it does. I can’t really understand why it doesn’t obsess everyone – I think it does really I’m just a little more out about it.

— J. K. Rowling

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.

— J. K. Rowling

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.

— J. K. Rowling

You lose your individuality a huge amount when you have no money and I certainly had that experience.

— J. K. Rowling

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.

— J. K. Rowling

Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.

— J. K. Rowling

Failure means a stripping away of the inessential.

— J. K. Rowling

The fame thing is interesting because I never wanted to be famous and I never dreamt I would be famous.

— J. K. Rowling

I imagined being a famous writer would be like being like Jane Austen.

— 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

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.

— J. K. Rowling

Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.

— J. K. Rowling

The middle class is so funny it’s the class I know best and it’s the class where you find the most pretension so that’s what makes the middle classes so funny.

— J. K. Rowling

Hearing voices no one else can hear isn’t a good sign even in the wizarding world.

— J. K. Rowling

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

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing and must therefore be treated with great caution.

— J. K. Rowling

I received free health care.

— J. K. Rowling

Whether you come back by page or by the big screen Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.

— J. K. Rowling

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.

— J. K. Rowling

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.

— J. K. Rowling

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

— J. K. Rowling

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.

— J. K. Rowling

I think you’re working and learning until you die.

— 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

You lose your individuality a huge amount when you have no money and I certainly had that experience.

— J. K. Rowling

Every now and then I read a poem that does touch something in me but I never turn to poetry for solace or pleasure in the way that I throw myself into prose.

— J. K. Rowling

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.

— J. K. Rowling

‘Harry Potter’ gave me back self respect. Harry gave me a job to do that I loved more than anything else.

— J. K. Rowling

I do get recognized but I must say Edinburgh is a fantastic city to live if you’re well-known. There is an innate respect for privacy in Edinburgh people and I also think they’re used to seeing me walking around so I don’t think I’m a very big deal.

— J. K. Rowling

I don’t read ‘chick lit’ fantasy or science fiction but I’ll give any book a chance if it’s lying there and I’ve got half an hour to kill.

— J. K. Rowling

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

— J. K. Rowling

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing and must therefore be treated with great caution.

— J. K. Rowling

Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.

— J. K. Rowling

I don’t think I am evangelical in my work.

— J. K. Rowling

If you love something – and there are things that I love – you do want more and more and more of it but that’s not the way to produce good work.

— J. K. Rowling

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