The best Quotes by Joanne K. Rowling

The best Quotes by Joanne K. Rowling

Joanne Rowling (born 31 July 1965), best known by her pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British author and philanthropist. She wrote Harry Potter, a seven-volume children's fantasy series published from 1997 to 2007. She writes Cormoran Strike, an ongoing crime fiction series, under the alias Robert Galbraith.

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Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
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I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
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If you don't like to read you haven't found the right book.
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The dedication of this book is split seven ways: To Neil, to Jessica, to David, to Kenzie, to Di, to Anne, and to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end.
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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.
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Sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
via Twitter, 05.09.2019
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The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary.
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Once upon a time, there was a tiny country called Cornucopia, which had been ruled for centuries by a long line of fair-haired kings. The king at the time of which I write was called King Fred the Fearless. He'd announced the ‘Fearless’ bit himself, on the morning of his coronation, partly because it sounded nice with 'Fred', but also because he'd once managed to catch and kill a wasp all by himself, if you didn't count five footmen and the boot boy.
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I do have a tendency to walk on the dark side sometimes. I have suffered from depression, I know how that feels, I have an innate inclination that way. Writing does help with that.
September 2012
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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.
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I would like to be remembered as someone who did the best she could with the talent she had.
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The internet has been a boon and a curse for teenagers.
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Ultimately, she had a bigger heart than she had a brain, and that's saying something for Hermione.
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A lot of people say that Slytherins and Gryffindors represent two sides of the same coin.
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As we have developed the game of Quidditch, so it has developed us; Quidditch unites witches and wizards from all walks of life, bringing us together to share moments of exhilaration, triumph and (for those who support the Chudley Cannons) despair.
Quidditch Through the Ages
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But we're not bad people. We're like our emblem, the snake: sleek, powerful, and frequently misunderstood.
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Magic causes as much trouble as it cures.
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If you need to tell your readers something...there are only two characters that you can put it convincingly into their dialogue. One is Hermione, the other is Dumbledore. In both cases you accept, it's plausible that they have, well Dumbledore knows pretty much everything anyway, but that Hermione has read it somewhere.
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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.
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Ravenclaws are famous for clambering over each other to get good marks.
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Activists in my mentions are trying to organise yet another boycott of my work, this time of the Harry Potter TV show. As forewarned is forearmed, I've taken the precaution of laying in a large stock of champagne.
April 2023
HBO Max's commitment to preserving the integrity of my books is important to me, and I'm looking forward to being part of this new adaptation which will allow for a degree of depth and detail only afforded by a long form television series.
April 2023, about HBO Max' Harry Potter series
Maybe they think they're my horcruxes and I'm sitting here writhing in agony every time one goes up in flames.
March 2023, about people burning her books
I never set out to upset anyone. However, I was not uncomfortable with getting off my pedestal. What has interested me, particularly on social media, "You've ruined your legacy. You could have been beloved forever, but you chose to say this". And I think: you could not have misunderstood me more profoundly. I do not walk around my house, thinking about my legacy.
(The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling) - February 2023
I'm almost scared to admit this, but one thing has stopped me collapsing in a puddle of misery on the floor. While each of the previous Potter books has strong claims on my affections, Deathly Hallows is my favourite, and that is the most wonderful way to finish the series.
Speaking of eccentrics, you'll like our Head of house, Professor Filius Flitwick. People often underestimate him, because he's really tiny (we think he's part elf, but we've never been rude enough to ask) and he's got a squeaky voice, but he's the best and most knowledgeable Charms master alive in the world today. His office door is always open to any Ravenclaw with a problem, and if you're in a real state he'll get out these delicious little cupcakes he keeps in a tin in his desk drawer and make them do a little dance for you. In fact, it's worth pretending you're in a real state just to see them jive.
Wizarding World - about Professor Flitwick
Most British people have never known another monarch, so she's been a thread winding through all our lives. She did her duty by the country right up until her dying hours, and became an enduring, positive symbol of Britain all over the world. She's earned her rest.
September 2022
Dear God. When your spade starts melting in the molten heat of the earth's core, stop digging.
July 2022, about Boris Johnson
"Did Dumbledore, who believed in the prevailing power of love, ever fall in love himself?"
"I always thought of Dumbledore as gay. Dumbledore fell in love with Grindelwald, and that added to his horror when Grindelwald showed himself to be what he was."
"Why is the scar on Harrys forehead lightning shaped?"
"To be honest, because its a cool shape. I couldnt have my hero sport a doughnut-shaped scar."
"What did Dumbledore write in the letter to make the Dursleys take Harry?"
"Dumbledore appealed in the letter you're asking about, so that part of Petunia that did remember wanting desperately to be part of the world and he appealed to her sense of fair play to a sister that she had hated because Lily had what she couldn't have."
I've never said there are only two genders. There are innumerable gender identities. The question at the heart of this debate is whether sex or gender identity should form the basis of decisions on safeguarding, provision of services, sporting categories and other areas where women and girls currently have legal rights and protections. Using the words ‘sex' and ‘gender' interchangeably obscures the central issue of this debate.
December 2021
Our emblem is the eagle, which soars where others cannot climb; our house colours are blue and bronze, and our common room is found at the top of Ravenclaw Tower, behind a door with an enchanted knocker. The arched windows set into the walls of our circular common room look down at the school grounds: the lake, the Forbidden Forest, the Quidditch pitch and the Herbology gardens. No other house in the school has such stunning views.
Sport is a very important subject at school, that's why I gave Quidditch such an important place at Hogwarts. I was very bad in sports, so I gave Harry a talent I would really loved to have. Who wouldn't want to fly?
Powerful infatuations can be induced by the skilful potioneer, but never yet has anyone managed to create the truly unbreakable, eternal, unconditional attachment that alone can be called Love.
The Gryffindors comprise a lot of foolhardy und show-offy people. That's just the way it is, I'm a Gryffindor, I'm allowed to say. There's bravery and there's also showboating and sometimes, the two go together.
Oktober 2012
The heroes and heroines who triumph in his stories are not those with the most powerful magic, but rather those who demonstrate the most kindness, common sense and ingenuity.
No witch has ever claimed to own the Elder Wand. Make of that what you will.
Although there is a lot of Christian imagery in the books. That's undeniable. But that's an allusion to a belief system in which I was raised.
about Harry Potter
In many ways, Hufflepuff is my favorite house.
Oktober 2012
Our emblem is the lion, the bravest of all creatures; our house colours are scarlet and gold, and our common room lies up in Gryffindor Tower.
Our emblem is the badger, an animal that is often underestimated, because it lives quietly until attacked, but which, when provoked, can fight off animals much larger than itself, including wolves. Our house colours are yellow and black, and our common room lies one floor below the ground, on the same corridor as the kitchens.
Another cool thing about Ravenclaw is that our people are the most individual – some might even call them eccentrics. But geniuses are often out of step with ordinary folk, and unlike some other houses we could mention, we think you've got the right to wear what you like, believe what you want, and say what you feel. We aren't put off by people who march to a different tune; on the contrary, we value them!
Our emblem is the serpent, the wisest of creatures; our house colours are emerald green and silver, and our common room lies behind a concealed entrance down in the dungeons. As you'll see, its windows look out into the depths of the Hogwarts lake.
Merlin was a Slytherin. Yes, Merlin himself, the most famous wizard in history!
As for the Hufflepuffs, well, nobody could say they're not nice people. In fact, they're some of the nicest people in the school.
A portrait over the wooden mantelpiece shows Helga Hufflepuff, one of the four founders of Hogwarts School, toasting her students with a tiny, two-handled golden cup.
Now, there are a few things you should know about Hufflepuff house. First of all, let's deal with a perennial myth about the place, which is that we're the least clever house. WRONG. Hufflepuff is certainly the least boastful house, but we've produced just as many brilliant witches and wizards as any other.
The entrance to the common room is concealed in a stack of large barrels in a nook on the right hand side of the kitchen corridor. Tap the barrel two from the bottom, middle of the second row, in the rhythm of "Helga Hufflepuff", and the lid will swing open. We are the only house at Hogwarts that also has a repelling device for would-be intruders. If the wrong lid is tapped, or if the rhythm of the tapping is wrong, the illegal entrant is doused in vinegar.
Hufflepuff house is haunted by the Fat Friar, who was executed because senior churchmen grew suspicious of his ability to cure the pox merely by poking peasants with a stick, and his ill-advised habit of pulling rabbits out of the communion cup. Though a genial character in general, the Fat Friar still resents the fact that he was never made a cardinal.

Quotes about Joanne K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling created seven Horcruxes. She put a part of her soul in every book and now her books will live forever.
Stephen King - about Harry Potter
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I called JK up and said, "Look, do you mind, I can't say 'Harry pocketed-ed it'. Would it be okay if I said 'Harry put it in his pocket'?" There was a big pause at the end of the line, then she said, "No" in her best witch's voice. I could hear her smile as she said it.
Stephen Fry - Mai 2019
JK Rowling? No one has done more to bring joy to so many generations.
Tom Felton - October 2022
Well just meeting J. K. Rowling was amazing because she created all this world. And all the fans, we all get so obsessed with it and then you meet the one person who made it all up. It was just so amazing.
I can't understand the vitriol directed at J.K. Rowling. I can understand the heat of an argument, but I find this age of accusation and the need to condemn irrational. I find the level of hatred that people express about views that differ from theirs, and the violence of language towards others, disturbing.
Ralph Fiennes - March 2021

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