105+ Inspirational JK Rowling Quotes [2021] Writer Of Harry Potter Fantasy Series

105+ Inspirational JK Rowling Quotes [2021] Writer Of Harry Potter Fantasy Series

JK Rowling is a widely known British Author, Philanthropist, Film & Television Producer, and Screenwriter.

J. K. Rowling is popular for writing the Harry Potter Fantasy Series, which has won multiple awards and sold more than 500 million copies which is one of the highest records for any Author.

Forbes listed JK Rowling as the first person to become a billionaire by writing books and also she was the second richest female entertainer in the year 2004.

We've put together an incredible collection of JK Rowling quotes to read.

Here they are:

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List of Inspiring JK Rowling Quotes

“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.” – JK Rowling


“Whatever money you might have, self-worth really lies in finding out what you do best.”


“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” – JK Rowling


“Constant vigilance!” – JK Rowling


“Fools who wear their hearts proudly on their sleeves, who cannot control their emotions, who wallow in sad memories and allow themselves to be provoked this easily – weak people, in other words...” – JK Rowling


“The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.” – JK Rowling


“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.” – JK Rowling


“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.” – JK Rowling


“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” – JK Rowling


“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” – JK Rowling


“You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” – JK Rowling


“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.” – JK Rowling


“I’ve been writing since I was six. It is a compulsion, so I can’t really say where the desire came from; I’ve always had it. My breakthrough with the first book came through persistence because a lot of publishers turned it down!” – JK Rowling


“The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution.” – JK Rowling


“She had a way of seeing the beauty in others, even, and perhaps most especially, when that person couldn’t see it in themselves.” – JK Rowling


“You don’t understand – there are things worth dying for!” – JK Rowling


“You’ve got to be prepared for hitting wrong notes occasionally, or quite a lot. That’s just part of the learning process. And read a lot. Reading a lot really helps. Read anything you can get your hands on.” – JK Rowling


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


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


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


“I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” – JK Rowling


“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” – JK Rowling


“It is no good and evil, there are only power and those too weak to seek it.” – JK Rowling


“I sometimes find, and I am sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memories crammed into my mind.” – JK Rowling


“The world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet. Don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them.” – JK Rowling


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


“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – JK Rowling


“You think the dead we loved truly ever leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly in times of great trouble?” – JK Rowling


“Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.” – JK Rowling


“We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same and worth saving.” – JK Rowling


“You’ve got to work. It’s about structure, It’s about discipline, It’s all these deadly things that your schoolteacher told you you needed… You need it.” – JK Rowling


“We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on.” – JK Rowling


“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” – JK Rowling


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


“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.” – JK 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 – in which case, you fail by default.” – JK Rowling


“Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” – JK Rowling


“You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships until both have been tested by adversity.” – JK Rowling


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


“Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies.” – JK Rowling


“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.” – JK Rowling


“Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have.” – JK Rowling


“Nothing more or less than the deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts.” – JK Rowling


“I hope you’re pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed – or worse, expelled. Now if you don’t mind, I’m going to bed.” – JK Rowling


“Never be ashamed! There’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth bothering with.” – JK Rowling


“We teachers are rather good at magic, you know.” – JK Rowling


“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” – JK Rowling


“We have to choose between what is right, and what is easy.” – JK Rowling


“Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.” – JK Rowling


“Ask us no questions and we’ll tell you no lies.” – JK Rowling


“The only way out is through.” – JK Rowling


“Wit beyond measure is a man’s greatest treasure.” – JK Rowling


“Here lies Dobby, a free elf.” – JK Rowling


“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.” – JK Rowling


“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – JK Rowling


“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” – JK Rowling


“There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other.” – JK Rowling


“We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.” – JK Rowling


“I don’t think there’s any harm at all in allowing a kid to fantasize. In fact, I think to stop people from fantasizing is a very destructive thing indeed.” – JK Rowling


“You’re a wizard, Harry.” – JK Rowling


“I open at the close.” – JK Rowling


“What’s most important in a friendship? Tolerance and loyalty.” – JK Rowling


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


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


“Of all the trees we could’ve hit, we had to get one that hits back.” – JK Rowling


“I don’t need a cloak to become invisible.” – JK Rowling


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


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


“Imagination is the foundation of all invention and innovation.” – JK Rowling


“Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right.” – JK 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 – in which case, you fail by default.” – JK Rowling


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


“Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves it’s own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” – JK Rowling


“The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive.” – JK Rowling


“You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.” – JK Rowling


“The discipline involved in finishing a piece of creative work is something on which you can truly pride yourself.” – JK Rowling


“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” – JK Rowling


“The moment you are old enough to take the wheel, the responsibility lies with you.” – JK Rowling


“I was set free, because my greatest fear had already been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – JK Rowling


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


“Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.” – JK Rowling


“I think it’s the books that you read when you’re young that live with you forever.” – JK Rowling


“You control your own life. Your own will is extremely powerful.” – JK Rowling


“Don’t worry. You’re just as sane as I am.” – JK Rowling


“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.” – JK Rowling


“For in dreams we enter a world that is entirely our own. Let them swim in the deepest ocean or glide over the highest cloud.” – JK Rowling


“The ministry has fallen. Scrimgeour is dead. They are coming.” – JK Rowling


“Sometimes, you have to stop trying to force it, walk away and let your subconscious show you the way. Fill up on life for a while.” – JK Rowling


“I don’t go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me.” – JK Rowling


“What’s coming will come and we’ll just have to meet it when it does.” – JK Rowling


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


“Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.” – JK Rowling


“We can’t choose our fate, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that.” – JK Rowling


“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.” – JK Rowling


“There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it.” – JK Rowling


“Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena I believed I truly belonged.” – JK Rowling


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


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


“Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.” – JK Rowling


“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” – JK Rowling


“The stories we love best do live in us forever.” – JK Rowling


“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” – JK Rowling


“Somewhere out in the darkness, a phoenix was singing in a way Harry had never heard before: a stricken lament of terrible beauty. And Harry felt, as he had felt about phoenix song before, that the music was inside him, not without: It was his own grief turned magically to song...” – JK Rowling


“Honestly, if you were any slower, you’d be going backward.” – JK Rowling


“As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.” – JK Rowling


“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.” – JK Rowling


“Secretly we’re all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be.” – JK Rowling

Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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