J.K. Rowling’s Best Quotes

J.K. Rowling’s words have touched the hearts of millions around the world. Below, you’ll find some of her most memorable and inspiring quotes. These words of wisdom from the beloved author of the Harry Potter series offer a glimpse into her thoughts on life, courage, and the power of imagination. Read more quotes from famous authors here.

  1. “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K. Rowling
  2. “The stories we love best do live in us forever.” – J.K. Rowling
  3. “You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity.” – J.K. Rowling
  4. We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.” – J.K. Rowling
  5. “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
  6. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – J.K. Rowling
  7. “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” – J.K. Rowling
  8. “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
  9. “I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea.” – J.K. Rowling
  10. “You control your own life. Your own will is extremely powerful.” – J.K. Rowling
  11. “Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” – J.K. Rowling
  12. “The world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet. Don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them.” – J.K. Rowling
  13. “Failure means a stripping away of the inessential.” – J.K. Rowling
  14. “You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity.” – J.K. Rowling
  15. “We all have magic inside us.” – J.K. Rowling
  16. “I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It’s totally for myself.” – J.K. Rowling
  17. “Imagination is the foundation of all invention and innovation.” – J.K. Rowling
  18. “I’ve always been interested in the extraordinary, the odd, the strange, the surreal.” – J.K. Rowling
  19. “It is important to remember that we all have magic inside us.” – J.K. Rowling
  20. “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
  21. “I don’t think there’s any harm in just being who you are.” – J.K. Rowling
  22. “The internet has been a boon and a curse for teenagers.” – J.K. Rowling
  23. “Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates.” – J.K. Rowling
  24. “Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” – J.K. Rowling
  25. “The truth is always easier than a lie or an evasion – simpler and tidier.” – J.K. Rowling
  26. I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” – J.K. Rowling
  27. “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – J.K. Rowling
  28. “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” – J.K. Rowling
  29. “It’s no good sitting on your butt and saying you are a writer; you’ll never be a writer unless you actually write.” – J.K. Rowling
  30. “Failure is not fun. It can be awful. But living so cautiously that you never fail is worse.” – J.K. Rowling
  31. “The stories we love best do live in us forever. So whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” – J.K. Rowling
  32. “I am not a hero. I’m the girl who writes about heroes.” – J.K. Rowling
  33. “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” – J.K. Rowling
  34. “What’s coming will come and we’ll just have to meet it when it does.” – J.K. Rowling
  35. “You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” – J.K. Rowling
  36. “Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.” – J.K. Rowling
  37. “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.” – J.K. Rowling
  38. “You can’t please everyone. If you do, you’re not being true to yourself.” – J.K. Rowling
  39. “If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” – J.K. Rowling
  40. “We have to choose between what is right, and what is easy.” – J.K. Rowling
  41. “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” – J.K. Rowling
  42. “We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.” – J.K. Rowling
  43. “We cannot protect the young from harm. Pain must and will come.” – J.K. Rowling
  44. “Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.” – J.K. Rowling
  45. “The best of us must sometimes eat our words.” – J.K. Rowling
  46. “It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” – J.K. Rowling
  47. “It’s the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.” – J.K. Rowling
  48. “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” – J.K. Rowling
  49. “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” – J.K. Rowling
  50. “I think you have a moral responsibility when you’ve been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently.” – J.K. Rowling

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