10 of the most inspiring quotes from J K Rowling

10 of the most inspiring quotes from J K Rowling

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From businessmen in first class to first graders reading by flashlight, there was a time not too long ago when J.K. Rowling, who turns 51 on Sunday, had everyone and their mother devouring the stories about a wizarding world she dreamed up on the back of diner napkins.

She’s responsible for many of literature’s most beloved characters, and she’s inspired a generation to become lifelong readers, with many still returning to her words for inspiration. Let’s celebrate the birthday of the author who made our Muggle lives a little more magical with 10 of her best quotes:

1. On the future: We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better. (via ‘The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination‘)

2. On self: “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” (Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)

3. On failure: “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.” (via ‘The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination‘) …

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