JK Rowling Quotes Everyone Needs to Hear

JK Rowling Quotes that Everyone Needs to Hear

Typical of readers in my generation, JK Rowling is hands down the author who has defined my childhood and inspired me most as a writer. She’s inspirational on many different levels, and is someone I look up to immensely. Intelligent and kind, JK Rowling can be quoted on many issues. So today, I’m sharing JK Rowling quotes everyone needs to hear.

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“Rock bottom became the solid foundation upon which I rebuilt my life.”

– Commencement Address at the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association


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

Interview with SPIEGEL


“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.”

– Commencement Address at the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association


“If someone asked for my recipe for happiness, step one would be finding out what you love doing most in the world and step two would be finding someone to pay you to do it.”

Interview with Amazon


“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.”

Interview with USA Today


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

Interview with MuggleNet


“You have to resign yourself to wasting lots of trees before you write anything really good. That’s just how it is. It’s like learning an instrument. 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.”

Highlight in January Magazine


“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.”

– Commencement Address at the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association

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Do you find JK Rowling to be a source of inspiration? What are some of your favorite quotes by her? Do you have another author that you look up to and turn to for inspiration or motivation? Please leave your opinions and experiences in the comments below!

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