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A list of the best J. K. Rowling quotes. This list is arranged by which famous J. K. Rowling quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest J. K. Rowling quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from J. K. Rowling should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable J. K. Rowling quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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47 2
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. J. K. Rowling

49 3
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

70 6
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. J. K. Rowling

61 6
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy. J. K. Rowling

43 4
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be! J. K. Rowling

34 3
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve. J. K. Rowling

47 6
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. J. K. Rowling

31 3
People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right. J. K. Rowling

33 4
Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it. J. K. Rowling

23 2
Indeed, your failure to understand that there are things much worse than death has always been your greatest weakness. J. K. Rowling

31 4
The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with caution. J. K. Rowling

27 4
What's comin' will come and we'll meet it when it does. J. K. Rowling

19 2
It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more. J. K. Rowling

29 5
Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth. J. K. Rowling

22 3
To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. J. K. Rowling

25 4
Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right, and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. J. K. Rowling

27 6
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. J. K. Rowling

17 2
When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love. J. K. Rowling

17 2
We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. Lord Voldemort's gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great. We can fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust. Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open. J. K. Rowling

19 3
It is my belief... that the truth is generally preferable to lies. J. K. Rowling

18 3
Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human … the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength. J. K. Rowling

19 5
Kreacher is what he has been made by wizards, Harry. Yes, he is to be pitied. His existence has been as miserable as your friend Dobby's. He was forced to do Sirius's bidding, because Sirius was the last of the family to which he was enslaved, but he felt no true loyalty to him. And whatever Kreacher's faults, it must be admitted that Sirius did nothing to make Kreacher's lot easier. J. K. Rowling

21 7
The consequences of our actions are so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed. J. K. Rowling

17 4
Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain. J. K. Rowling

15 3
As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them. J. K. Rowling

14 3
You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don't recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble? Your father is alive in you, Harry, and shows himself plainly when you have need of him. J. K. Rowling

15 4
Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here! J. K. Rowling

12 2
No, I think I'll just go down and have some pudding and wait for it all to turn up.... It always does in the end. J. K. Rowling

12 2
We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on. J. K. Rowling

13 3
Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself. J. K. Rowling

11 2
Nothing like a nighttime stroll to give you ideas. J. K. Rowling

12 3
There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other. J. K. Rowling

14 5
Curiosity is not a sin.... But we should exercise caution with our curiosity... yes, indeed. J. K. Rowling

12 4
You can exist without your soul, you know, as long as your brain and heart are still working. But you'll have no sense of self anymore, no memory, no....anything. There's no chance at all of recovery. You'll just exist. As an empty shell. J. K. Rowling

16 8
I had an American journalist say to me, "Is it true you wrote the whole of the first novel on napkins?" I was tempted to say, "On teabags, I used to save them." J. K. Rowling

9 2
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 4
Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike ...We wizards have mistreated and abused our fellows for too long, and we are now reaping our reward. J. K. Rowling

8 2
Time is making fools of us again. J. K. Rowling

8 2
You dare use my own spells against me, Potter? It was I who invented them - I, the Half-Blood Prince! And you'd turn my inventions on me, like your filthy father, would you? I don't think so . . . no. J. K. Rowling

8 2
Fame clearly isn't everything. J. K. Rowling

10 4
You are here to learn the subtle science and exact art of potion-making. As there is little foolish wand-waving here, many of you will hardly believe this is magic. I don't expect you will really understand the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron with its shimmering fumes, the delicate power of liquids that creep through human veins, bewitching the mind, ensnaring the senses -- I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even stopper death -- if you aren't as big a bunch of dunderheads as I usually have to teach. J. K. Rowling

8 3
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

8 3
Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. J. K. Rowling

9 4
The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure. Thoughts are not etched on the inside of skulls, to be perused by an invader. The mind is a complex and many-layered thing. J. K. Rowling

10 6
Fools who wear their hearts proudly on their sleeves, who cannot control their emotions, who wallow in sad memories and allow themselves to be provoked this easily -- weak people, in other words -- they stand no chance against his powers! J. K. Rowling

10 7
I gave my hero a talent I'd love to have. Who wouldn't want to fly? J. K. Rowling

10 7
There is no good or evil: only power and those too weak to seek it. J. K. Rowling

8 5
Bigotry is probably the thing I detest most. J. K. Rowling

6 3
I sometimes find, and I am sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memories crammed into my mind.... At these times... I use the Pensieve. One simply siphons the excess thoughts from one's mind, pours them into the basin, and examines them at one's leisure. J. K. Rowling

9 7
Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open. J. K. Rowling