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J.K. Rowling Quotes that will soothe your soul

 J.K Rowling’s twitter account is magic. From tweets that take on Trump to revelations about Hogwarts. She is a woman of wisdom. She is an author that many have enjoyed and it’s fair to question what we did to deserve her. 

She’s an inspiration in persistence, with Harry Potter being rejected by 12 publishers who are probably now swamped with regret. Not only this, but Rowling wrote and published her first novel while experiencing the ups and downs of motherhood by herself. Not only has she enriched childhoods but also the lives of many who struggle to maintain their motivation when it comes to reaching for success.  

This is a list of some of her most inspiring quotes so that when you’re lost and struggling, you can remember one of the world’s most iconic authors lived through it too. 

  • “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.” 

  • “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” –  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • “It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  • “But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • “I am what I am, an’ I’m not ashamed. ‘Never be ashamed,’ my ol’ dad used ter say, ‘there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth botherin’ with.” – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • “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.”
  • “I am not going to stand here and tell you that failure is fun. That period of my life was a dark one, and I had no idea that there was going to be what the press has since represented as a kind of fairy tale resolution.”
  • “It’s wingardium leviOsa, not leviosAH.” – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  • “Many prefer not to exercise their imaginations at all. They choose to remain comfortably within the bounds of their own experience, never troubling to wonder how it would feel to have been born other than they are.”
  • “We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”


J.K. Rowling Harvard Commencement Speech:

‘The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination’

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