52 J.K Rowling Quotes that Make You Stronger

J.K Rowling Quotes -Through her popular book series Harry PotterJ.K Rowling has now become famous the world over. In fact, that is putting it lightly. Business Insider estimates that Harry Potter has sold at least 500 million copies! Now that is what we call a successful author!

Her very successful books led onto the creation of the much loved Harry Potter films.  However, it was not always an easy road for her. In fact,  many publishers had initially rejected her offer when she asked to publish the Harry Potter series.

Therefore, J K Rowling’s story proves that the doubters are not always right. Presented here is 52 of Rowling quotes which will hopefully light a spark in you and empower you to make a success of your life despite the seeming obstacles.


Following are the few popular quotes by J.K Rowling that you will surely like.

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  2. “The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution.” – J.K. Rowling
  3. “Failure is not fun. It can be awful. But living so cautiously that you never fail is worse.” – J.K. Rowling
  4. “Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates.” – J.K. Rowling
  5. “You are the true master of death because the true master does not seek to run away from Death. He accepts that he must die, and understands that there are far, far worse things in the living world than dying.” – J.K. Rowling
  6. “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” – J.K. Rowling
  7. “It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K. Rowling
  8. “You sort of start thinking anything is possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” – J.K. Rowling
  9. “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
  10. “If someone asked for my recipe for happiness, step one would be finding out what you love doing the most in the world and step two would be finding someone to pay you to do it.” – J.K. Rowling
  11. “We can choose. Things go largely like you want them to go. You control your own life. Your own will is extremely powerful.” – J.K. Rowling
  12. “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” – J.K. Rowling
  13. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – J.K. Rowling
  14. “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” – J.K. Rowling
  15. “People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.” – J.K. Rowling
  16. “Failure means a stripping away of the inessential.” – J.K. Rowling
  17. “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” –J.K. Rowling
  18. “As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.” – J.K. Rowling
  19. “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” – J.K. Rowling
  20. “Never be ashamed! There’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth bothering with.” – J.K. Rowling
  21. “Is ‘fat’ really the worse thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’, or ‘cruel’? Not to me.” – J.K. Rowling
  22. “Whatever money you might have, self-worth really lies in finding out what you do best.” – J.K. Rowling
  23. Best J.K Rowling Quotes “You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships until both have been tested by adversity.” – J.K. Rowling

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  25. “We have to choose between what is right, and what is easy.” – J.K. Rowling
  26. “Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” – J.K. Rowling
  27. “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.” – J.K. Rowling
  28. “Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.” – J.K. Rowling
  29. “You’ve got to work. It’s about structure. It’s about discipline. It’s all these deadly things that your schoolteacher told you needed…you need it.” – J.K. Rowling
  30. “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
  31. “What’s coming will come and we’ll just have to meet it when it does.” – J.K. Rowling
  32. “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
  33. “I would like to be remembered as someone who did the best she could with the talent she had.” – J.K. Rowling
  34. “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
  35. “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
  36. “The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.” – J.K. Rowling
  37. “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

  38. “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” – J.K. Rowling
  39. “October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.” – J.K. Rowling
  40. “We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”- J.K. Rowling
  41. “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”- J.K. Rowling
  42. “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.” – J.K. Rowling
  43. “Wherever I am, if I’ve got a book with me, I have a place I can go and be happy”- J.K. Rowling
  44. “The world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet. Don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them.” – J.K. Rowling
  45. “Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.”- J.K. Rowling
  46. “It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”- J.K. Rowling
  47. “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.”- J.K. Rowling
  48. “If it’s a good book, anyone will read it. I’m totally unashamed about still reading things I loved in my childhood.”- J.K. Rowling
  49. “Is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me.” J.K. Rowling
  50. “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”- J.K. Rowling
  51. “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.”- J.K. Rowling

J.K Rowling’s life was full of challenges, but she did not quit. Even in her darker days as she suffered from depression, she ploughed on.  Her books push the boundaries of our thinking and they have the power of opening up our minds into new thinking. Rowling’s story is one that is about motivation, perseverence and self belief.