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J.K. Rowling

  • There are all kinds of courage. It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.

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

  • The best of us must sometimes eat our words.

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

  • Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.

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

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

  • It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.

  • Is fat really the worst thing a human being can be? Is fat worse than vindictive, jealous, shallow, vain, boring, evil, or cruel? Not to me.

    • J.K. Rowling
  • It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all.

    • J.K. Rowling,
    • Harvard commencement address ()
  • Numbing the pain will only make it worse when you finally feel it.

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

    • J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling, English writer


Real name: Joanne “Jo” Rowling. The “K” is borrowed since she had no middle name. She has also written as Robert Galbraith.