J.K. Rowling Motivational Quotes

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J.K. Rowling (1965 -) became the first billionaire author in history with the success of her phenomenal Harry Potter series. To date, she’s sold over 500 million books.

Her story is inspirational for authors or anyone else pursuing a dream with tenacity and against the odds. As a single mother living on government assistance, Rowling typed the draft of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on a manual typewriter. Many experts dismissed the work, one even telling her to, “Get a day job because she’s never succeed as a children’s’ author.”

Hers is a true rags to riches story and one that proves that hard work, determination, and a dream are the key elements for massive success.

Here are 11 of my favorite quotes by this amazing author.

  1. Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

  2. It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.

  3. It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.

  4. It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

  5. We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.

  6. Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.

  7. 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.

  8. It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.

  9. I would like to be remembered as someone who did the best she could with the talent she had.

  10. You control your own life. Your own will is extremely powerful.

  11. As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.