J. K. 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 have failed by default.J. K. Rowling

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It is our choices... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.J. K. Rowling

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I sometimes have a tendency to walk on the dark side.J. K. Rowling

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And the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for awhile is just bliss.J. K. Rowling

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I would like to be remembered as someone who did the best she could with the talent she had.J. K. Rowling

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Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.J. K. Rowling

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It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.J. K. Rowling

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If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.J. K. Rowling

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I will carry on writing, to be sure. But I don't know if I would want to publish again after Harry Potter.J. K. Rowling

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Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them.J. K. Rowling

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It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.J. K. Rowling

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The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution.J. K. Rowling

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Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.J. K. Rowling

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I think you have a moral responsibility when you've been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently.J. K. Rowling

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On the subject of literary genres, I've always felt that my response to poetry is inadequate. I'd love to be the kind of person that drifts off into the garden with a slim volume of Elizabethan verse or a sheaf of haikus, but my passion is story.J. K. Rowling

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Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain.J. K. Rowling

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It is perfectly possible to live a very moral life without a belief in God, and I think it's perfectly possible to live a life peppered with ill-doing and believe in God.J. K. Rowling

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Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.J. K. Rowling

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People ask me if there are going to be stories of Harry Potter as an adult. Frankly, if I wanted to, I could keep writing stories until Harry is a senior citizen, but I don't know how many people would actually want to read about a 65 year old Harry still at Hogwarts playing bingo with Ron and Hermione.J. K. Rowling

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The internet has been a boon and a curse for teenagers.J. K. Rowling

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When people are very damaged, they can often meet the world with a kind of defiance.J. K. Rowling

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Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power to that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.J. K. Rowling

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Secretly we're all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be.J. K. Rowling

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Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.J. K. Rowling

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The best of us must sometimes eat our words.J. K. Rowling

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However my parents - both of whom came from impoverished backgrounds and neither of whom had been to college, took the view that my overactive imagination was an amusing quirk that would never pay a mortgage or secure a pension.J. K. Rowling

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I am proud of having done what I've done. Very proud.J. K. Rowling

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I think that I've had a very strange life.J. K. Rowling

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There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other.J. K. Rowling

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What's coming will come and we'll just have to meet it when it does.J. K. Rowling

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