November 6, 2016

J. K. Rowling Quotes

“…After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. You know, the Stone was not such a wonderful thing. As much money and life and you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all – the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.”

“…people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.”

“A Muggle,’ said Hagrid, ‘it’s what we call nonmagic folk like them. An’ it’s your bad luck you grew up in a family o’ the biggest Muggles I ever laid eyes on.”

“According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scarring than almost anything else…”

“Achievable goals are the first step to self improvement.”

“After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”

“Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.”

“Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!”

“And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”

“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”

“Choosing to live in narrow spaces leads to form of mental agoraphobia and that brings its own terrors. I think the willfully unimaginative see more monsters, they are often more afraid. What is more, those who choose not to empathize enable real monsters. For without ever committing an act of outright evil ourselves, we collude through our own apathy.”

“Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself, but poverty itself is romanticized only by fools.”

“Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.”

“Dawn seemed to follow midnight with indecent haste.”

“Death is just life’s next big adventure.”

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

“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”

“Failure means a stripping away of the inessential.”

“Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than I was and began diverting all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.”

“Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.”

“Harry found the [tea]… seemed to burn away a little of the fear fluttering in his chest.”

“Hearing voices no one else can hear isn’t a good sign, even in the wizard world.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them.”

“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.”

“I really don’t believe in magic.”

“I was convinced that the only thing I wanted to do ever – was write novels.”

“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.”

“I will carry on writing, to be sure. But I don’t know if I would want to publish again after Harry Potter.”

“If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

“If you’re holding out for universal popularity, I’m afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.”

“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.”

“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 relevetory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.”

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

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.”

“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.”

“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.”

“It is not an ennobling experience. Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It means a thousand petty humiliations and hardships.”

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

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

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

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

“It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.”

“It would be one way to kill off the merchandising.”

“It’s a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up.”

“I’ve given you more than I’ve given anyone else which I probably shouldn’t probably say on — on screen, or they’ll kidnap and torture him, and we need him.”

“Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire.”

“Life is difficult and complicated and beyond anyone’s total control, and the humility to know that will enable you to survive its vicissitudes.”