Quotation Explorer - 'J. K. Rowling'

If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. - J. K. Rowling
There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other. - J. K. Rowling
Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good sign, even in the wizarding world. - J. K. Rowling
It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends. - J. K. Rowling
Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth. - J. K. Rowling
Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy. - J. K. Rowling
I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It's totally for myself. - J. K. Rowling
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve. - J. K. Rowling
Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike. - J. K. Rowling
The consequences of our actions are so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed. - J. K. Rowling
Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself, but poverty itself is romanticized only by fools. - J. K. Rowling
Ultimately, we all have to decide for ourselves what constitutes failure, but the world is quite eager to give you a set of criteria if you let it. - J. K. Rowling
Never be ashamed! There's some who'll hold it against you, but they're not worth bothering with. - J. K. Rowling
The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution. - J. K. Rowling
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
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. - J. K. Rowling
Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain. - J. K. Rowling
What's coming will come and we'll just have to meet it when it does. - J. K. Rowling
There is no good or evil: only power and those too weak to seek it. - J. K. Rowling
When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love. - J. K. Rowling
Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it. - J. K. Rowling
It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be. - J. K. Rowling
Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open. - J. K. Rowling
What's comin' will come and we'll meet it when it does. - J. K. 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, the responsibility lies with you. - J. K. Rowling
It is not an ennobling experience. Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It means a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. - J. K. Rowling
Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates. - J. K. Rowling
Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here! - J. K. Rowling
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. - J. K. Rowling
Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire. - J. K. Rowling
Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve. - J. K. Rowling
You will never truly know yourself or the strength of your relationships until both have been tested by adversity. - J. K. Rowling
Personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition or achievement. Your qualifications are not your life. - J. K. Rowling
We touch other peoples lives simply by existing. - J. K. Rowling
If you're holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time. - J. K. Rowling
His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even... knowledge, was foolproof. - J. K. Rowling
Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself. - J. K. Rowling
Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them. - J. K. Rowling
...people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right. - J. K. Rowling
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not lived at all. In which case, you've failed by default. - J. K. Rowling
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. - J. K. Rowling
To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. - J. K. Rowling
You think the dead we love ever truly leave us? You think that we don't recall them most plainly when we need? Your father is alive in you Harry and shows himself most plainly when you have need of him. - J. K. Rowling
It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more. - J. K. Rowling
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy. - J. K. Rowling
Achievable goals are the first step to self improvement. - J. K. Rowling
Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than I was and began diverting all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. - J. K. Rowling
The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive. - J. K. 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. - J. K. Rowling
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better. - J. K. Rowling
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