J.K. Rowling Quotes (Author of Harry Potter)

If you’re looking for some words of wisdom from one of the most successful authors of our time, you need look no further than J.K. Rowling quotes. We’ve collected some of the best for you. Whether you’re looking for some motivation to get through a tough day or some advice on how to achieve your goals, these quotes from J.K. Rowling will help you get there.

jk rowling quotes

J.K. Rowling is a world-renowned author who wrote the Harry Potter series. She was born in 1965 in in Yate, Gloucestershire, England.

Rowling had a difficult childhood. She was bullied at school, and her mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when Rowling was seventeen. Despite these difficulties, Rowling excelled in school and won a scholarship to study French and Classics at the University of Exeter.

While she was at university, Rowling started writing a novel about a boy who goes to wizard school. She finished the book in 1995 and tried to find a publisher, but no one was interested.

In 1997, a British publishing company called Bloomsbury agreed to publish the book, but only after the chairman’s eight-year-old daughter read it and liked it. The book was released in the United Kingdom in June of 1997. It was an instant success.

The Harry Potter series has been translated into 79 languages and has sold more than 450 million copies worldwide. Rowling has been awarded numerous awards, including the Order of the British Empire, France’s Légion d’honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

Rowling‘s success has not come without hard work. She wrote the first book in the series, Philosopher’s Stone, while she was a single mother living on welfare. She later said that the book was rejected by twelve publishers before being accepted by Bloomsbury.

If you’re a fan of J.K. Rowling, you’ll love her quotes. They’re inspiring, funny, and full of wisdom. Here are some of our favorite J.K. Rowling quotes

65 J.K. Rowling Quotes

  1. “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.”

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

3. “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”

4. “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.”

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

6. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

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

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

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

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

jk rowling quotes about harry potter

J.K. Rowling Quotes About Life

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

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

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

14. “It is my belief… that the truth is generally preferable to lies.”

15. “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.”

16. “To hurt is as human as to breathe.”

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

18. “Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress adventure.”

19. “Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.”

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

jk rowling inspirational quotes

Famous J.K. Rowling Quotes

21. “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.”

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

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

24. “Wherever I am, if I’ve got a book with me, I have a place I can go and be happy.”

25. “Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.”

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

27. “Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.”

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

31. “The world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters.”

32. “The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well.”

jk rowling love quotes

Inspirational J.K. Rowling Quotes

33. “Sometimes he gets bored of running at them, flapping his arms and shrieking…”

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

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

36. “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.”

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

38. “And the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for a while is just bliss.”

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

40. “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.”

41. “What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret, so, naturally the whole school knows.”

42. “Harry was left to ponder in silence the depths to which girls would sink to get revenge.”

Thought-Provoking J.K. Rowling Quotes

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

44. “Read a lot. Reading really helps. Read anything you can get your hands on.”

45. “When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.”

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

50. “There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.”

51. “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.”

52. “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.”

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

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

55. “Time will not slow down when something unpleasant lies ahead.”

56. “As much money and life as 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.”

Read More J.K. Rowling Quotes

57. “I’m sure there will always be some that take it too far, but that’s the case with everything. I believe it’s much better to engage in dialog with children to explain the difference between fantasy and reality. Then they are better equipped to deal with people who might have taken it too far.”

58. “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.”

59. “Every second he breathed, the smell of the grass, the cool air on his face, was so precious: To think that people had years and years, time to waste, so much time it dragged, and he was clinging to each second.”

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

61. “Honestly, if you were any slower, you’d be going backward.”

62. “By all means continue destroying my possessions. I daresay I have too many.”

63. “It is 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.”

64. “You will find that I will only truly have left this school when none here are loyal to me.”

65. “Sometimes you remind me a lot of James. He called it my ‘furry little problem’ in company. Many people were under the impression that I owned a badly behaved rabbit.”

30 Philip Fisher Quotes...

 10 Short Philip Fisher Quotes to Inspire You “I have...

45 Pat Flynn Quotes...

“Be open to and welcoming of unforeseen events because...

Mukesh Ambani Quotes About...

“Dance to your own music and take some risks...

Neil Armstrong Quotes About...

“Ever since I was a little boy, I dreamed...

Michael Milken Quotes On...

“This provides something that is readable for the layperson...

Michael Dell Quotes About...

“Don’t spend so much time trying to choose the...

30 Philip Fisher Quotes (LEGENDARY INVESTOR)

 10 Short Philip Fisher Quotes to Inspire You “I have already made up my mind, don't confuse me with facts.” 2. “When profit margins of a...

45 Pat Flynn Quotes On Entrepreneurship, Success and Life

“Be open to and welcoming of unforeseen events because those unplanned moments are often the seeds of spectacular opportunities in your life.” - Pat...

Mukesh Ambani Quotes About Success, Life and Hard Work

“Dance to your own music and take some risks in life, because it is often the risk taker who changes the course of history…...

Neil Armstrong Quotes About Space, Life and Success

“Ever since I was a little boy, I dreamed I would do something important in aviation.” https://youtu.be/XeOry41uDIQ Famous Neil Armstrong Quotes “Shoot for the stars but if...

Michael Milken Quotes On Wealth

“This provides something that is readable for the layperson and has been vetted by some of the top scientists. It helps you separate the...

Michael Dell Quotes About Entrepreneurship and Success

“Don’t spend so much time trying to choose the perfect opportunity, that you miss the right opportunity.” - Michael Dell https://youtu.be/24yT--WVTmI Inspirational Michael Dell Quotes “I...

Howard Schultz Quotes About Starbucks and Leadership

“In times of adversity and change, we really discover who we are and what we’re made of." - Howard Schultz https://youtu.be/UtBdQfElhv0 Famous Howard Schultz Quotes “Dream...

George Soros Quotes On Investing, Trading and Money

“It’s not whether you’re right or wrong, but how much money you make when you’re right and how much you lose when you’re wrong.”...

Cliff Lerner Quotes on Startup, Success and Life

“Lord give me the confidence of someone that has never built anything writing advice threads on how to build a startup.” - Cliff Lerner https://youtu.be/HHQB2eMuD3E?si=1YpaJ-2CAWOOvqtl Famous...