J. K. Rowling

j. k. rowling quotes

Joanne Rowling better known as J. K. Rowling ( born 31 July 1965 ) is a British novelist, popular for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series. The Harry Potter books have also been the basis for the popular film series of the same name.

In 1997, her first novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published. Rowling lived in poverty and faced many ups and downs during the writing period of her first novel. There were six sequels following the first novel in Harry Potter series. The same series has won multiple awards and sold more than 500 million copies, becoming the best-selling book series in history. The Harry Potter series is extremely popular. Most kids grow up reading and watching movies on Potter’s adventures. Since 2007, when last book of Harry Potter series was published, Rowling has written many other books too. She is the world’s first billionaire author but after giving away much of her earnings to charity, she lost her billionaire status.

The popularity and fame that she has gained is indeed a huge achievement for someone with humble beginnings. Journey of her life from being a poor and jobless person to a billionaire in less than 10 years is inspirational. Rowling inspire us to dare to dream and never give up on it, whatever the adverse conditions are.

J. K. Rowling Quotes

The moment you are old enough to take the wheel....
The moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies...
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Achievable goals are the first step to self-improvement
Achievable goals are the first step to self-improvement.
We can’t choose our fate, but we can choose others....
We can’t choose our fate, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that.
Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keep its brain.
Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keep its brain.
If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he....
If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences
Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.
Death is just life's next big adventure.
Death is just life’s next big adventure.
Imagination is the foundation of all invention and innovation.
Imagination is the foundation of all invention and innovation.
Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.
Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.
The fame thing is interesting because I never wanted to be famous...
The fame thing is interesting because I never wanted to be famous, and I never dreamt I would be famous.
Bigotry is probably the thing I detest most.
Bigotry is probably the thing I detest most.
We have to choose between what is right, and what is easy.
We have to choose between what is right, and what is easy.
It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.
It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.
Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates
Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates.
Whatever money you might have, self-worth really lies in finding out what you do best.
Whatever money you might have, self-worth really lies in finding out what you do best.
It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success.
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.
Are you the sort of person who gloats when they see a woman fall...
Are you the sort of person who gloats when they see a woman fall, or the kind that celebrates a magnificent recovery?
The world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet
The world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet. Don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them.
Failure means a stripping away of the inessential
Failure means a stripping away of the inessential.
Sometimes, you have to stop trying to force it...
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.
We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.
It is impossible to live without failing at something
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.
Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home
Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
As is a tale, so is life.
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
there are certain things you just don't do in fantasy
The thing about fantasy – there are certain things you just don’t do in fantasy.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are...
It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.