J. K. Rowling Quotes

People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

# Inspirational

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

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

# Truth

Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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

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

- J. K. Rowling

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.

- J. K. Rowling

# Inspirational

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 revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathise with humans whose experiences we have never shared.

- J. K. Rowling

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, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

# Human Nature

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

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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

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

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

# Death

The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure. Thoughts are not etched on the inside of skulls, to be perused by an invader. The mind is a complex and many-layered thing.

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Do not pity the dead. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

# Death, Life, Love

Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.

- J. K. Rowling

# Books

Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

# Human Nature

If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.

- J. K. Rowling

Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

# Happiness

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

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

# Future

The only way out is through.

- J. K. Rowling

# Inspirational

The wand chooses the wizard.

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, but battle on.

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

# Inspirational

Always the innocent are the first victims, so it has been for ages past, so it is now.

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Imperfect understanding is often more dangerous than ignorance.

- J. K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Wands are only as powerful as the wizards who use them.

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows