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    Quotes by J. K. Rowling

    • I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It's totally for myself.
    • It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.
    • Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good sign, even in the wizarding world.
      Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, 1999
    • It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
      Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, 1999
    • Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain.
      Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, 1999
    • The best of us must sometimes eat our words.
      Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, 1999
    • Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.
      Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    • If you're holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.
      Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    • It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.
      Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    • Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.
      Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    • Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy.
      Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    • What's comin' will come and we'll meet it when it does.
      Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    • Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
      Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Movie
    • ...people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.
      Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince
    • Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.
      Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005
    • It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.
      Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005
    • When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.
      Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005
    • 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.
      Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    • You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
      Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    • Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.
      Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2003
    • Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
      Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2003
    • The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution.
      Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
    • The consequences of our actions are so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.
      Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    • There is no good or evil: only power and those too weak to seek it.
      Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone
    • Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!
      Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 1997
    • Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.
      Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 1997
    • It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
      Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 1997
    • There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other.
      Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 1997
    • To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.
      Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 1997
    • Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.
      J. K. Rowling Official Website
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