Top 51 Most Inspirational J.K. Rowling Quotes To Motivate You

Inspirational J.K. Rowling Quotes

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

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

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

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“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”

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

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“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.”

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

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

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

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“Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.”

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“He can run faster than Severus Snape confronted with shampoo.”

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“Mr. Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people’s business.
Mr. Prongs agrees with Mr. Moony, and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git.
Mr. Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a professor.
Mr. Wormtail bids Professor Snape good day, and advises him to wash his hair, the slimeball.”

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“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”

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“Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.”

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“Is it true that you shouted at Professor Umbridge?”
“Yes.”
“You called her a liar?”
“Yes.”
“You told her He Who Must Not Be Named is back?”
“Yes.”
“Have a biscuit, Potter.”

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“Death’s got an Invisibility Cloak?” Harry interrupted again.
“So he can sneak up on people,” said Ron. “Sometimes he gets bored of running at them, flapping his arms and shrieking…”

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“Not my daughter, you bitch!”

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“Don’t talk to me.”
“Why not?”
“Because I want to fix that in my memory for ever. Draco Malfoy, the amazing bouncing ferret…”

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“You know, Minister, I disagree with Dumbledore on many counts…but you cannot deny he’s got style…”

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

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“Why are they all staring?” demanded Albus as he and Rose craned around to look at the other students.
“Don’t let it worry you,” said Ron. “It’s me. I’m extremely famous.”

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“He must have known I’d want to leave you.”
“No, he must have known you would always want to come back.”

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

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“How do you feel, Georgie?” whispered Mrs. Weasley.
George’s fingers groped for the side of his head.
“Saintlike,” he murmured.
“What’s wrong with him?” croaked Fred, looking terrified. “Is his mind affected?”
“Saintlike,” repeated George, opening his eyes and looking up at his brother. “You see…I’m HOLEY, Fred, geddit?”

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

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“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.”

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“Now, you two – this year, you behave yourselves. If I get one more owl telling me you’ve – you’ve blown up a toilet or –”
“Blown up a toilet? We’ve never blown up a toilet.”
“Great idea though, thanks, Mum.”

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“There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione’s arms. Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth. Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet.
“Is this the moment?” Harry asked weakly, and when nothing happened except that Ron and Hermione gripped each other still more firmly and swayed on the spot, he raised his voice. “OI! There’s a war going on here!”
Ron and Hermione broke apart, their arms still around each other.
“I know, mate,” said Ron, who looked as though he had recently been hit on the back of the head with a Bludger, “so it’s now or never, isn’t it?”
“Never mind that, what about the Horcrux?” Harry shouted. “D’you think you could just — just hold it in, until we’ve got the diadem?”
“Yeah — right — sorry —” said Ron, and he and Hermione set about gathering up fangs, both pink in the face.”

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“You’ll stay with me?’
Until the very end,’ said James.”

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“Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.”

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“It is my belief… that the truth is generally preferable to lies.”

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“Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!”

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“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.”

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“Honestly, if you were any slower, you’d be going backward.”

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

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“You’d think people had better things to gossip about,” said Ginny as she sat on the common room floor, leaning against Harry’s legs and reading the Daily Prophet. “Three Dementor attacks in a week, and all Romilda Vane does is ask me if it’s true you’ve got a Hippogriff tattooed across your chest.”
Ron and Hermione both roared with laughter. Harry ignored them.
What did you tell her?”
I told her it’s a Hungarian Horntail,” said Ginny, turning a page of the newspaper idly. “Much more macho.”
Thanks,” said Harry, grinning. “And what did you tell her Ron’s got?”
A Pygmy Puff, but I didn’t say where.”

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“Give her hell from us, Peeves.”

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“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.”

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“The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well.”

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“He accused me of being Dumbledore’s man through and through.”
“How very rude of him.”
“I told him I was.”
Dumbledore opened his mouth to speak and then closed it again. Fawkes the phoenix let out a low, soft, musical cry. To Harry’s intense embarrassment, he suddenly realized that Dumbledore’s bright blue eyes looked rather watery, and stared hastily at his own knee. When Dumbledore spoke, however, his voice was quite steady.
“I am very touched, Harry.”

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“Ginny!” said Mr. Weasley, flabbergasted. “Haven’t I taught you anything? What have I always told you? Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain?”

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

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“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.”

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“You could say sorry,” suggested Harry bluntly.
“What, and get attacked by another flock of canaries?” muttered Ron.
“What did you have to imitate her for?”
“She laughed at my mustache!”
“So did I, it was the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen.”

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“So light a fire!” Harry choked. “Yes…of course…but there’s no wood!” …
“HAVE YOU GONE MAD!” Ron bellowed. “ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT!”

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“Seventeen, eh!” said Hagrid as he accepted a bucket-sized glass of wine from Fred.
“Six years to the day we met, Harry, d’yeh remember it?”
“Vaguely,” said Harry, grinning up at him. “Didn’t you smash down the front door, give Dudley a pig’s tail, and tell me I was a wizard?”
“I forge’ the details,” Hagrid chortled.”

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“Accio Brain!”

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

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“Sometimes you remind me a lot of James. He called it my ‘furry little problem’ in company. Many people were under the impression that I owned a badly behaved rabbit.”

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“Don’t let the muggles get you down.”

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“Well, you’re expelling us aren’t you?” said Ron.
“Not today, Mr. Weasley.”
Snape looked as though Christmas had been canceled.”

-J.K. Rowling

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