J. K. Rowling Quotes

Joanne Rowling, honored with the titles CH, OBE, and FRSL, is a distinguished British author and philanthropist. Under her pen name, J. K. Rowling, she is celebrated for creating the seven-volume fantasy series known as Harry Potter, which captivated readers from 1997 to 2007. Wikipedia

“You are the true master of death, because the true master does not seek to run away from Death. He accepts that be must die, and understands that there are far, far worse things in the living world than dying.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Somewhere out in the darkness, a phoenix was singing in a way Harry had never heard before: a stricken lament of terrible beauty. And Harry felt, as he had felt about phoenix song before, that the music was inside him, not without: It was his own grief turned magically to song…” ~ J.K. Rowling

“You might never fail on the scale I did, but some failure in life is inevitable. 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 fail by default.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“She’s as nutty as squirrel poo.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“We can’t choose our fate, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“I believe your friends Misters Fred and George Weasley were responsible for trying to send you a toilet seat. No doubt they thought it would amuse you.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“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

“What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret, so, naturally the whole school knows.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“We can only guess,” said Dumbledore.

“Time will not slow down when something unpleasant lies ahead.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Listeners, that brings us to the end of another Potterwatch. We don’t know when it will be possible to broadcast again, but you can be sure we shall be back. Keep twiddling those dials: the next password will be ‘Mad-Eye.’ Keep each other safe. Keep faith. Good night.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“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

“Professor Lupin?” he said. “If you knew my dad, you must’ve known Sirius Black as well.” Lupin turned very quickly.“What gives you that idea?” he said sharply.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Once again, you show all the sensitivity of a blunt axe.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“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.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“You look in excellent health to me, Potter, so you will excuse me if I don’t let you off homework today. I assure you that if you do die, you need not hand it in.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Really, Hagrid, if you are holding out for universal popularity, I’m afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time,′ said Dumbledore, now peering sternly over his half-moon spectacles. ‘Not a week has passed, since I became Headmaster of this school, when I haven’t had at least one owl complaining about the way I run it. But what should I do? Barricade myself in my study and refuse to talk to anybody?” ~ J.K. Rowling

“By all means continue destroying my possessions. I daresay I have too many.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Enemies of the Heir, beware! You’ll be next, Mudbloods!” ~ J.K. Rowling

“All was well.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Longbottom, if brains were gold, you’d be poorer than Weasley, and that’s saying something.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Time is making fools of us again.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“This man’s name was Albus Dumbledore.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Turn to page three hundred and ninety-four.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Harry: This book belongs to Harry Potter. Ron: Shared by Ron Weasley, because his fell apart. Hermione: Why don’t you buy a new one then? Ron: Write on your own book, Hermione. Hermione: You bought all those dungbombs on Saturday. You could have bought a new book instead. Ron: Dungbombs rule.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Cedric Diggory was an extremely handsome boy of around seventeen. He was Captain and Seeker of the Hufflepuff House Quidditch team at Hogwarts.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Don’t count your owls before they are delivered.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Or perhaps in Slytherin, you’ll make your real friends. Those cunning folk use any means to achieve their ends.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Worrying means you suffer twice.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“And tears came before he could stop them, boiling hot then instantly freezing on his face, and what was the point in wiping them off? Or pretending? He let them fall.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Great, tell me when you’ve defeated Voldemort for me, will you?” ~ J.K. Rowling

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

“Would you like a cough drop Dolores?” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Don’t, Ginny, we’ll send you loads of owls. We’ll send you a Hogwarts toilet seat. George! Only joking, Mum.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Freedom’s just a word today Freedom’s just a word When someone takes your word away It’s seldom ever heard So take a sentence full of things you’re not supposed to say Carry on, but don’t write them down or you’ll be gone.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“There was no benign smile upon Dumbledore’s face, no twinkle in the eyes behind the spectacles. There was cold fury in every line of the ancient face; a sense of power radiated from Dumbledore as though he were giving off burning heat.” ~ J.K. Rowling

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

“Are you insane? Of course I want to leave the Dursleys! Have you got a house? When can I move in?” ~ J.K. Rowling

“The Patronus is a kind of positive force, a projection of the very things that the dementor feeds upon – hope, happiness, the desire to survive – but it cannot feel despair, as real humans can, so the dementors can’t hurt it.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“What a beautiful place to be with friends. Dobby is happy to be with his friend… Harry Potter…” ~ J.K. Rowling

“The more you care, the more you have to lose.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It’s totally for myself.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“No story lives unless someone wants to listen. So thank you, all of you.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“You might belong in Gryffindor where dwell the brave at heart. Their daring nerve and chivalry set Gryffindors apart.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Twitchy little ferret, aren’t you, Malfoy?” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“You’re the cleverest witch I’ve ever met Hermione.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“The stories we love best do live in us forever.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Nasty temper he’s got, that Sirius Black.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Snape’s patronus was a doe,? said Harry, ’the same as my mother’s because he loved her for nearly all of his life, from when they were children.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Gringotts was the safest place in the world for something you wanted to hide – except perhaps Hogwarts.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being – forgive me – rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Ultimately, we all have to decide for ourselves what constitutes failure, but the world is quite eager to give you a set of criteria if you let it.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves it’s own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“He was a big, beefy man with hardly any neck, although he did have a very large moustache.” ~ J.K. Rowling

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

“It was so good to be held. If only their relationship could be distilled into simple, wordless gestures of comfort. Why had humans ever learned to talk?” ~ J.K. Rowling

“I don’t mean to be rude – ” he began, in a tone that threatened rudeness in every syllable.“ – yet, sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often,” Dumbledore finished the sentence gravely. “Best to say nothing at all, my dear man. Ah, and this must be Petunia.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“The Forbidden Forest looked as though it had been enchanted, each tree smattered with silver, and Hagrid’s cabin looked like an iced cake.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“If you have to ask, you’ll never know. If you know, you need only ask.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Hagrid. You live in a wooden house!” ~ J.K. Rowling

“If I thought I could help you,” Dumbledore said gently, “by putting you into an enchanted sleep and allowing you to postpone the moment when you would have to think about what has happened tonight, I would do it. But I know better. Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it. You have shown bravery beyond anything I could have expected of you. I ask you to demonstrate your courage one more time. I ask you to tell us what happened.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“The ones that love us never really leave us – Sirius Black.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Even if I could, I wouldn’t. Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“We did it, we bashed them, wee Potter’s the one, And Voldy’s gone moldy, so now let’s have fun! “Really gives a feeling for the scope and tragedy of the thing, doesn’t it?” said Ron, pushing open a door to let Harry and Hermione through.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“What is life without a little risk?” -Sirius Black.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“October arrived, spreading a damp chill over the grounds and into the castle. Madam Pomfrey, the matron, was kept busy by a sudden spate of colds among the staff and students. Her Pepperup Potion worked instantly, though it left the drinker smoking at the ears for several hours afterwards. Ginny Weasley, who had been looking peaky, was bullied into taking some by Percy. The steam pouring from under her vivid hair gave the impression that her whole head was on fire.” ~ J.K. Rowling

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

“At the age of one year old, Harry had somehow survived a curse from the greatest Dark sorcerer of all time, Lord Voldemort, whose name most witches and wizards still feared to speak. Harry’s parents had died in Voldemort’s attack, but Harry had escaped with his lightning scar, and somehow – nobody understood why – Voldemort’s powers had been destroyed the instant he had failed to kill Harry.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even put a stopper on death.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“The ones who love us never really leave us, you can always find them in here.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Ah, Harry, how often this happens, even between the best of friends! Each of us believes that what he has to say is much more important than anything the other might have to contribute!” ~ J.K. Rowling

“We Slytherins are brave, yes, but not stupid. For instance, given the choice, we will always choose to save our own necks.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves it’s own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“However,? said Dumbledore, speaking very slowly and clearly so that none of them could miss a word, ’you will find that I will only truly have left this school when none here are loyal to me. You will also find that help will be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“As our listeners will know, unless they’ve taken refuge at the bottom of a garden pond or somewhere similar, You-Know-Who’s strategy of remaining in the shadows is creating a nice little climate of panic.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“I hope you’re pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed – or worse, expelled. Now if you don’t mind, I’m going to bed.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“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

“From now on, I don’t care if my tea leaves spell ‘Die, Ron, Die,’ I’m chucking them in the bin where they belong.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right. -Albus Dumbledore.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“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.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Tut, tut – fame clearly isn’t everything.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw, if you’ve a ready mind, Where those of wit and learning, Will always find their kind.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Neither can live while the other survives, and one of us is about to leave for good…” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Ultimately, she had a bigger heart than she had a brain, and that’s saying something for Hermione.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Anyone can speak Troll. All you have to do is point and grunt.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Finally, the truth. Lying with his face pressed into the dusty carpet of the office where he had once thought he was learning the secrets of victory, Harry understood at last that he was not supposed to survive.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“The last words Albus Dumbledore spoke to the pair of us?? Harry is the best hope we have. Trust him.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Mischief Managed.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“You will find that I will only truly have left this school when none here are loyal to me.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“The only way out is through.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Snape might refer to their work as “cleaning,” but in Harry’s opinion they were really waging was on the house, which was putting up a very good fight, aided and abetted by Kreacher.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Harry Potter was a highly unusual boy in many ways. For one thing, he hated the summer holidays more than any other time of year. For another, he really wanted to do his homework, but was forced to do it in secret, in the dead of night. And he also happened to be a wizard.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Honestly, if you were any slower, you’d be going backward.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“You see what you expect to see, Severus.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Accio Brain!” ~ J.K. Rowling

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

“Parry Otter, the Chosen Boy Who – well – something of that sort…” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Dear Mr. Potter, Please note that the new school year will begin on September the first. The Hogwarts Express will leave from King’s Cross station, platform nine and three-quarters, at eleven o’clock. Third years are permitted to visit the village of Hogsmeade on certain weekends. Please give the enclosed permission form to your parent or guardian to sign. A list of books for next year is enclosed. Yours sincerely, Deputy Headmistress Harry.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“To be a hero; sometimes, all it takes is having your heart in the right place.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“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

“The long game was ended, the Snitch had been caught, it was time to leave the air…” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Las’ time I saw you, you was only a baby,” said the giant.

“I just take the train from platform nine and three-quarters,” – Harry Potter.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“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

“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

“Snape was looking as though the first person to ask him for a Love Potion would be force-fed poison.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. Not a scar, no visible sign… to have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone will give us some protection forever. it is in your skin.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Always the innocent are the first victims, so it has been for ages past, so it is now.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” ~ J.K. Rowling

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

“Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.” ~ J.K. Rowling

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

“Hogwarts was the first and best home he had known. He and Voldemort and Snape, the abandoned boys, had all found home here.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“You’re a wizard, Harry.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Some wounds run too deep for the healing.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“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.” ~ J.K. Rowling

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

“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…” ~ J.K. Rowling

“His eyes are as green as a fresh pickled toad, His hair is as dark as a blackboard. I wish he was mine, he’s really divine, The hero who conquered the Dark Lord.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“For in dreams we enter a world that is entirely our own. Let them swim in the deepest ocean or glide over the highest cloud.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“You must accept the reality of other people. You think that reality is up for negotiation, that we think it’s whatever you say it is. You must accept that we are as real as you are; you must accept that you are not God.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“When I was quite young my parents never said books were off limits.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“The ministry has fallen. Scrimgeour is dead. They are coming.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Constant vigilance!” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Let muggles manage without us!” ~ J.K. Rowling

“And let it be noted that Slytherin House played its part! Let our contribution not be forgotten!” ~ J.K. Rowling

“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Don’t worry. You’re just as sane as I am.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Twilight fell: The sky turned to a light, dusky purple littered with tiny silver stars.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“The fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“No witch has ever claimed to own the Elder Wand. Make of that what you will.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Can I have a look at Uranus too, Lavender?” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Give her hell from us, Peeves.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Harry Potter wasn’t a normal boy. As a matter of fact, he was as not normal as it is possible to be.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“No, I’m fine,? said Harry, wondering why he kept telling people this, and wondering whether he had ever been less fine.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“I have gone temporarily deaf and haven’t any idea what you said, Harry.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“That even though we’ve got a fight ahead of us, we’ve got one thing that Voldemort doesn’t have. – Something worth fighting for.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Family is a life jacket in the stormy sea of life.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“SCORPIUS: Thank you for being my light in the darkness.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“I take my hat off to you – or I would, if I were not afraid of showering you in spiders.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“First sign of madness, talking to your own head.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Nothing more or less than the deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Bangs and smoke were more often the marks of ineptitude than expertise.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“What’s most important in a friendship? Tolerance and loyalty.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling – that really hollowed-out feeling.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Of all the trees we could’ve hit, we had to get one that hits back.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us?” ~ J.K. Rowling

“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

“You’d think a bit of kissing would cheer her up.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“I don’t need a cloak to become invisible.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Swish and flick.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“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.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Ah,” said Dumbledore gently, “yes. Yes, I thought we might hit that little snag.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“You don’t understand – there are things worth dying for!” ~ J.K. Rowling

“While we may come from different places and speak in different tongues, our hearts beat as one.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“As for the fact that Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle apeared to be going their different ways when they were usually inseparable, these things happened as people got older – Ron and Hermione, Harry reflected sadly, were living proof.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“We’re all going to keep fighting, Harry. You know that?” ~ J.K. Rowling

“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

“Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more: Believing in yourself.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“We did it, we bashed them wee Potter’s the one, and Voldy’s gone moldy, so now let’s have fun!” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Dumbledore would have been happier than anybody to think that there was a little more love in the world.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Young people are so infernally convinced that they are absolutely right about everything.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“What exactly is the function of a rubber duck?” ~ J.K. Rowling

“I enjoyed the meetings, too. It was like having friends.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“To hurt is as human as to breathe.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Time is Galleons, little brother.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Once again you’ve put your keen and penetrating mind to the task and as usual come to the wrong conclusion!” ~ J.K. Rowling

“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

“Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies. You must know this, Dumbledore.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Harry Potter is greater by far than Dobby knew!” he sobbed.

“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 fail by default.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Death comes for us all in the end.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Don’t let the muggles get you down”.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“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

“Voldemort himself created his worst enemy, just as tyrants everywhere do! Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back!” ~ J.K. Rowling

“I think it’s the books that you read when you’re young that live with you forever.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“The world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“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

“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Ron said, “One person can’t feel all that at once, they’d explode.” “Just because you’ve got the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have,” said Hermione.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Ask us no questions and we’ll tell you no lies, Hermione. C’mon, George, if we get there early we might be able to sell a few Extendable Ears before Herbology.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Hey, Mr English guy! I think your egg is hatching. – Jacob Kowalski.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“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.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“It was strange how your brain could know what your heart refused to accept.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Really Hagrid, if you are holding out for universal popularity, I’m afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“If you made a better rat than a human, it’s not much to boast about, Peter.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“I open at the close.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Where’s the fun without a bit of risk?” ~ J.K. Rowling

“I am the creature you have not seen. I am you. I am me. The echo unforseen. Sometimes in front, sometimes behind. A constant companion, for we are entwined.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Gryffindor, where dwell the brave at heart!” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Why are you worrying about YOU-KNOW-WHO, when you should be worrying about YOU-NO-POO? The constipation sensation that’s gripping the nation!” ~ J.K. Rowling

“You’d better hurry up, they’ll be waiting for ‘the Chosen Captain’ – ‘The Boy Who Scored’ – whatever they call you these days.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Don’t be stupid, it’s a flying house!” ~ J.K. Rowling

“No man or woman alive, magical or not, has ever escaped some form of injury, whether physical, mental, or emotional. To hurt is as human as to breathe.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“And what will you give me in return, Severus?’ ‘In – in return?’ Snape gaped at Dumbledore, and Harry expected him to protest, but after a long moment he said, ‘Anything…” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Merlin’s beard.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“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. Remember Cedric Diggory.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Depression isn’t just being a bit sad. It’s feeling nothing. It’s not wanting to be alive anymore.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“You don’t seek power or popularity. You simply ask, is the thing right in itself? If it is, then I must do it, no matter the cost.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“She had a way of seeing the beauty in others, even, and perhaps most especially, when that person couldn’t see it in themselves.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Although people rarely died playing Quidditch, referees had been known to vanish and turn up months later in the Sahara Desert.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“I’ll be in my bedroom, making no noise and pretending I’m not there.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Oh, HONESTLY, don’t you two read?” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand hand, step on board, and we can take you anywhere you want to go. My name is Stan Shunpike, and I will be your conductor this eve –.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Why, dear boy, we don’t send wizards to Azkaban just for blowing up their aunts.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“You are protected, in short, by your ability to love!” ~ J.K. Rowling

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

“What is life without a little risk?” ~ J.K. Rowling

“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.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“By Gryffindor, the bravest were Prized far beyond the rest; For Ravenclaw, the cleverest Would always be the best; For Hufflepuff, hard workers were Most worthy of admission; And power-hungry Slytherin Loved those of great ambition.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“I don’t go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me.” ~ J.K. Rowling

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

“Just then Neville caused a slight diversion by turning into a large canary.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“And Percy was shaking his brother, and Ron was kneeling beside them, and Fred’s eyes stared without seeing, the ghost of his last laugh still etched upon his face.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Wherever I am, if I’ve got a book with me, I have a place I can go and be happy.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“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

“According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scars than almost anything else.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“But nothing I have seen in the world has supported your famous pronouncements that love is more powerful than my kind of magic, Dumbledore.” “Perhaps you have been looking in the wrong places,” suggested Dumbledore.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Never tickle a sleeping dragon.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“You can laugh! But people used to believe there were no such things as the Blibbering Humdinger or the Crumple-Horned Snorkack!” ~ J.K. Rowling

“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…” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Popularity is the one insult I have never suffered.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“It unscrews the other way.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“It was his own grief turned magically to song.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“We all must face the choice between what’s right and what is easy.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Accio Firebolt!” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Oh you is a bad elf, Dobby!” ~ J.K. Rowling

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

“Dumbledore will only leave from Hogwarts when there are none loyal to him!” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Power was my weakness and my temptation.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“If all goes well, you will be able to save more than one innocent life tonight.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Harry looked down and saw deep green mountains and lakes, coppery in the sunset.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“He can run faster than Severus Snape confronted with shampoo.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Whatever happens to your body, your soul will survive, untouched…” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Newt Scamander: My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“It is impossible to manufacture or imitate love.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Oooh, look, a Blibbering Humdinger!” ~ J.K. Rowling

“What do you see when you look in the mirror?” “I? I see myself holding a pair of thick, woolen socks.” Harry stared. “One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Give me Harry Potter,” said Voldemort’s voice, “and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded.

“We teachers are rather good at magic, you know.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself – Luna Lovegood.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“The silence was unbearable to him. If the pictures could have reflected the feelings inside him, they would have been screaming in pain.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Control your emotions! Discipline your mind!” ~ J.K. Rowling

“You do care,” said Dumbledore. He had not flinched or made a single move to stop Harry demolishing his office. His expression was calm, almost detached.

“But Dumbledore says he doesn’t care what they do as long as they don’t take him off the Chocolate Frog cards.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Nothing like a nighttime stroll to give you ideas.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“I am a wizard, not a baboon brandishing a stick.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“He could not return to living full-time with the Dursleys, not now that he knew the other world, the one to which he really belonged.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Holey? You have the the whole world of ear-related humor before you, you go for holey?” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Severus Snape wasn’t yours,” said Harry.

“Ask us no questions and we’ll tell you no lies.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“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

“Wit beyond measure is a man’s greatest treasure.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Well you seemed too busy to call him a prat and I thought someone should.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“We’re his army,” said Neville. “Dumbledore’s Army. We were all in it together, we’ve been keeping it going while you three have been off on your own – ” “It hasn’t exactly been a picnic, mate,” said Ron. “I never said it had, but I don’t see why you can’t trust us. Everyone in this room’s been fighting and they’ve been driven in here because the Carrows were hunting them down. Everyone in here’s proven they’re loyal to Dumbledore – loyal to you.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“The wizards represent all that the true ‘muggle’ most fears: They are plainly outcasts and comfortable with being so. Nothing is more unnerving to the truly conventional than the unashamed misfit!” ~ J.K. Rowling

“You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.” ~ J.K. Rowling

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

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have.” ~ J.K. Rowling

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

“I sometimes find, and I am sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memories crammed into my mind.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“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.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“He’ll be famous – a legend – I wouldn’t be surprised if today was known as Harry Potter Day in the future – there will be books written about Harry – every child in our world will know his name!” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Whatever house I’m in, I hope she’s not in it.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Cinderella? Snow White? What’s that? An illness?” ~ J.K. Rowling

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“He stood up. His heart was leaping against his ribs like a frantic bird. Perhaps it knew it had little time left, perhaps it was determined to fulfill a lifetime’s beats before the end. He did not look back as he closed the office door.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Fawkes is a phoenix, Harry. Phoenixes burst into flame when it is time for them to die and are reborn from the ashes.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“The wand chooses the wizard.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“It was not, after all, so easy to die.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Eat, you’ll feel better.” – Remus Lupin.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“No one wants to read about some ugly old Armenian warlock, even if he did save a village from werewolves. He’d look dreadful on the front cover.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Only the difference between truth and lies, courage and cowardice.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Harry and Hermione are very platonic friends. But I won’t answer for anyone else, nudge-nudge wink-wink!” ~ J.K. Rowling

“The magic continues, destiny awaits.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“I will not calm down!” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Enter, stranger, but take heed Of what awaits the sin of greed, For those who take, but do not earn, Must pay most dearly in their turn. So if you seek beneath our floors A treasure that was never yours, Thief, you have been warned, beware Of finding more than treasure there.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Because to confide a part of your soul to something that can think and move for itself is obviously a very risky business.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Destination. Determination. Deliberation.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“Here lies Dobby, a free elf.” ~ J.K. Rowling

“When in doubt, go to the library.” ~ J.K. Rowling

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