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13 Inspiring Quotes By J.K. Rowling

She’s not only one of the world’s wealthiest women; she’s also one of the most inspiring too. Her rags to riches story serves as a reminder that achieving your dreams even when you are at your lowest ebb is possible. But J.K. Rowling’s wealth isn’t the reason she should be considered a role model – it is her wisdom, insight and humility that makes her such an inspiration. We’ve picked 13 of her most inspiring quotes so that you can see just how insightful the Harry Potter author can be!

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

3, “You control your own life. Your own will is extremely powerful.”

4, “I think to stop people from fantasising is a very destructive thing indeed.”

5, “We do not need magic to change the world, we carry the power we need inside ourselves already; we have the power to imagine better.”

6, “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)

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

8, “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, responsibility lies with you.”

9, “I was set free, because my greatest fear had already been realised, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”

10, “The wizards represent all that the true ‘muggle’ most fears: they are plainly outcasts and comfortable with being so. Nothing is more unnerving to the truly conventional than the unashamed misfit!”

11, “The mistake ninety-nine percent of humanity made, as far as Fats could see, was being ashamed of what they were, lying about, trying to be somebody else.” (The Casual Vacancy)

12, “It matters not what someone is born, but who they grow to be.” (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)

13, “We’re all human aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.” (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)

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