J. K. Rowling quotes
Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.
Newt Scamander: My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice.
Thoughts can leave deeper scars than almost anything else.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.
J. K. Rowling Short quotes ⇑
No story lives unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love best do live in us forever.
Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies.
I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for.
Curiosity is not a sin... But we should exercise caution with our curiosity...
Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure.
Percy wouldn't notice a joke if it danced naked in front of him wearing one of Dobby's hats.
J. K. Rowling Humor quotes ⇑
Honestly, if you were any slower, you'd be going backward.
Just think how many books I could've sold if Harry had been a bit more creative with his wand. [On the success of 50 Shades of Grey]
Would you like me to kill you now?... Or would you like a few moments to compose an epitaph?
Anyone can speak Troll. All you have to do is point and grunt.
Can I have a look at Uranus too, Lavender?
The world isn't split into good people and Death Eaters.
Why, dear boy, we don't send wizards to Azkaban just for blowing up their aunts.
Of all the trees we could've hit, we had to get one that hits back.
"Where is Wood?" said Harry, suddenly realizing he wasn't there. "Still in the showers," said Fred. "We think he's trying to drown himself.
Fred and George turned to each other and said together, 'Wow, we're identical!' 'I dunno though, I think I'm still better looking,' said Fred, examining his reflection in the kettle.
J. K. Rowling Death quotes ⇑
Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.
You think the dead we loved truly ever leave us? You think that we don't recall them more clearly in times of great trouble?
J. K. Rowling Life quotes ⇑
It is a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up.
When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.
All J. K. Rowling quotes ⇑
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
The truth... It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.
The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.
Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.
It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.
I'm going to keep going until I succeed - or die. Don't think I don't know how this might end. I've known it for years.
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.
Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.
People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.
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.
I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist!
I am sorry too... "Sorry I will never know [my son]... but he will know why I died and I hope he will understand I was trying to make a world in which he could live a happier life.
What's comin' will come, an' we'll meet it when it does.
I am what I am, an' I'm not ashamed. 'Never be ashamed,' my ol' dad used to say, 'there's some who'll hold it against you, but they're not worth botherin' with.
Each of us believes that what he has to say is much more important than anything the other might have to contribute
I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being--forgive me--rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.
We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.
I don't believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
Just because it's taken you three years to notice, Ron, doesn't mean no one else has spotted I'm a girl!
Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn't mean we all have.
Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
There's nothing better when something comes and hits you and you think 'YES'!
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.
Ron... you are the most insensitive wart I have ever had the misfortune to meet.
"Like the fact that the person Sirius cared for the most about in the world was you," said Dumbledore quietly.
The ones who love us never really leave us, you can always find them in here.
There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.
"Are you planning to follow a career in Magical Law, Miss Granger?” asked Scrimgeour. “No, I'm not,” retorted Hermione. “I'm hoping to do some good in the world!"
I thought it sounded a bit like Percy singing... maybe you've got to attack him while he's in the shower, Harry.
Harry and Hermione are very platonic friends. But I won't answer for anyone else, nudge-nudge wink-wink!
The idea of a teenage Dumbledore was simply odd, like trying to imagine a stupid Hermione or a friendly Blast-Ended Skrewt.
I know [Umbridge] by reputation and I'm sure she's no Death Eater-" "She's foul enough to be one..." "Yes, but the world isn't split into good people and Death Eaters.
From this point forth, we shall be leaving the firm foundation of fact and journeying together through the murky marshes of memory into thickets of wildest guesswork.
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.
"The thing about growing up with Fred and George," said Ginny thoughtfully, "is that you sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve."
What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret, so, naturally the whole school knows.
For future reference, Harry, it is raspberry...although of course, if I were a Death Eater, I would have been sure to research my own jam preferences before impersonating myself.
"I'll fix it up with Mum and Dad, then I'll call you. I know how to use a fellytone now-" "A telephone, Ron," said Hermione. "Honestly, you should take Muggle Studies next year...
IF WE DIE FOR THEM, I'LL KILL YOU, HARRY!
'My word, Severus, that I shall never reveal the best of you?' Dumbledore sighed, looking down into Snape's ferocious, anguished face. 'If you insist ...
Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.
Twilight fell: The sky turned to a light, dusky purple littered with tiny silver stars.
Oh, it can't be a reference to the fact Harry's a great Seeker, that's way too obvious. There must be a secret message from Dumbledore hidden in the icing!
"No, thanks," said Harry. "The toilet's never had anything as horrible as your head down it- it might be sick." Then he ran, before Dudley could work out what he'd said.
Rita looked as though she would have liked nothing better than to seize the paper umbrella sticking out of Hermione's drink and thrust it up her nose.
Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.
Nobody's ever asked me to a party before, as a friend. Is that why you dyed your eyebrow, for the party? Should I do mine too?
'Oh, there you are, Albus,' he said. 'You've been a very long time. Upset stomach?' 'No, I was merely reading the Muggle magazines,' said Dumbledore. 'I do love knitting patterns.'