50 Poweful J.K. Rowling Quotes That’ll Motivate You

Which are your favorite J.K. Rowling quotes?

JK Rowling is a British author and movie producer. Rowling is best known for writing ‘Harry Potter’ and has sold 500 million copies since debuting in 1997. 

Her books were adapted into a multi-billion dollar film series, beginning with ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’; which was released in November 2001. She also produced and written the movie ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ The film was nominated for five ‘BAFTAs’. 

Here’s our collection of the most powerful J.K. Rowling quotes:


50 Powerful J.K. Rowling Quotes That’ll Motivate You

1. “Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” – J.K. Rowling

2. “I feel 80% of my life is completely normal.” – J.K. Rowling

3. “I was convinced that the only thing I wanted to do ever – was write novels.” – J.K. Rowling

4. “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

5. “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

6. “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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7. “Secretly we’re all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be.” – J.K. Rowling


8. “The middle class is so funny, it’s the class I know best, and it’s the class where you find the most pretension, so that’s what makes the middle classes so funny.” – J.K. Rowling

9. “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” – J.K. Rowling

10. “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

11. “Failure means a stripping away of the inessential.” – J.K. Rowling

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

13. “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

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

15. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – J.K. Rowling

16. “Never be ashamed! There’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth bothering with.” – J.K. Rowling


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17. “Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools.” – J.K. Rowling


18. “The first story I finished was when I was six years old.” – J.K. Rowling

19. “There’s no formula.” – J.K. Rowling

20. “You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” – J.K. Rowling

21. “Bigotry is probably the thing I detest most.” – J.K. Rowling

22. “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

23. “I really don’t believe in magic.” – J.K. Rowling

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

25. “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” – J.K. Rowling

26. “Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire.” – J.K. Rowling


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27. “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


28. “The fame thing is interesting because I never wanted to be famous, and I never dreamt I would be famous.” – J.K. Rowling

29. “There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other.” – J.K. Rowling

30. “Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.” – J.K. Rowling

31. “Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” – J.K. Rowling

32. “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

33. “I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It’s totally for myself. I never in my wildest dreams expected this popularity.” – J.K. Rowling

34. “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

35. “In a novel, you have to resist the urge to tell everything.” – J.K. Rowling

36. “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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37. “Of all the subjects on this planet, I think my parents would have been hard put to name one less useful than Greek mythology to securing the keys to an executive bathroom.” – J.K. Rowling


38. “The best of us must sometimes eat our words.” – J.K. Rowling

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

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

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

42. “Hearing voices no one else can hear isn’t a good sign, even in the wizarding world.” – J.K. Rowling

43. “I just hate meetings. Though it’s true that once you’ve made a lot of money, people around you might be full of ideas about ways to make lots more money and might be disappointed that you don’t want to seize every opportunity to do so.” – J.K. Rowling

44. “I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling

45. “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

46. “It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K. Rowling


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47. “No, there is literally nothing on the business side that I wouldn’t sacrifice in a heartbeat to have an extra couple of hours’ writing. Nothing.” – J.K. Rowling


48. “Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates.” – J.K. Rowling

49. “The moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you.” – J.K. Rowling

50. “What’s coming will come and we’ll just have to meet it when it does.” – J.K. Rowling



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