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

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

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

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

To hurt is as human as to breathe.

J. K. ROWLING, The Tales of Beedle the Bard

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

J. K. ROWLING, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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

I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What's to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that.

J. K. ROWLING, USA Today, Mar. 23, 2008

Those who choose not to empathize enable real monsters, for without ever committing an act of outright evil ourselves we collude with it through our apathy.

J. K. ROWLING, speech, Jun. 5, 2008

Perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who ... 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

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, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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

J. K. ROWLING, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Killing is not nearly as easy as the innocent believe.

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

Always use the proper names for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.

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

Taunting Death ... means pitting oneself against a wily enemy who cannot lose.

J. K. ROWLING, The Tales of Beedle the Bard

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, speech to Harvard Alumni Association, 2008

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

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

One of my regrets would be that I will never again have the pleasure of sneaking into a cafe, any cafe I like, sitting down and diving into my world and no one knowing what I am doing and no one bothering about me and being totally anonymous, that was fantastic.

J. K. ROWLING, BBC News, Jul. 17, 2005

You are the true master of death, because the true master does not seek to run away from Death. He accepts that he must die, and understands that there are far, far worse things in the living world than dying.

J. K. ROWLING, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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.

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

Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It means a thousand petty humiliations and hardships.

J. K. ROWLING, speech, Jun. 5, 2008

Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.

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

Decent people are so easy to manipulate.

J. K. ROWLING, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

There aren't that many people who have written seven-book series, taken them 17 years. Actually finishing was (the) most remarkable feeling I've ever had. (I) couldn't tell you which was uppermost - euphoria or feeling devastated.

J. K. ROWLING, CBS News, Jul. 20, 2007

Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies.

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

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

You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.

J. K. ROWLING, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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

J. K. ROWLING, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back!

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

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

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

Luck can only get you so far.

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

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

When in doubt, go to the library.

J. K. ROWLING, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Power was my weakness and my temptation.

J. K. ROWLING, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Today I would just like to say: I'm really sorry about Fred. *Bows head in acceptance of your reasonable ire* ... I thought I might apologise for one death per anniversary. Fred was the worst for me, so I started with him.

J. K. ROWLING, statement regarding the death of Fred Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, multiple Twitter posts, May 2, 2015

October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.

J. K. ROWLING, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure.

J. K. ROWLING, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Enter, stranger, but take heed
Of what awaits the sin of greed,
For those who take, but do not earn,
Must pay most dearly in their turn.
So if you seek beneath our floors
A treasure that was never yours,
Thief, you have been warned, beware
Of finding more than treasure there.

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

We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.

J. K. ROWLING, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Shh! Listen! Someone’s coming! I think -- I think it might be us!

J. K. ROWLING, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Aaah ... when two Neptunes appear in the sky it is a sure sign that a midget in glasses is being born, Harry.

J. K. ROWLING, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Honestly, if you were any slower, you'd be going backward.

J. K. ROWLING, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Really Hagrid, if you are holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.

J. K. ROWLING, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.

J. K. ROWLING, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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

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

First sign of madness, talking to your own head.

J. K. ROWLING, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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

J. K. ROWLING, The Tales of Beedle the Bard


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