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  I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What's to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  There aren't that many people who have written seven-book series, taken them 17 years. Actually finishing was the most remarkable feeling I have ever had. I couldn't tell you which was uppermost - euphoria or feeling devastated.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  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.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Will there be an eighth novel and will Harry be in it? There are questions that I simply cant answer.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  I absolutely did not start writing these books to encourage any child into witchcraft.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Read as much as you possibly can. Nothing will help you as much as reading and you'll go through a phase where you will imitate your favourite writers and that's fine because that's a learning experience too.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  One of my regrets would be that I will never again have the pleasure of sneaking into a cafe, any cafe I like, sitting down and diving into my world and no one knowing what I am doing and no one bothering about me and being totally anonymous, that was fantastic.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  The stories we love best do live in us forever. So, whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  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.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Those who chose not to empathize enable real monsters; for without ever committing an act of outright evil ourselves, we collude with it through our own apathy.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  For some to love you, some must loathe you.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  I imagined being a famous writer would be like being like Jane Austen. Being able to sit at home in the parsonage and your books would be very famous and occasionally you would correspond with the Prince of Wales's secretary.  
 -  Joanne 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.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  I dont go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  What's life without a little risk?  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  But I was willing to embrace mortal life again, before chasing immortality.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  It takes much bravery to stand up to our enemies but we need as much bravery to stand up to our friends.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Of all the trees we could've hit, we had to pick one that fights back.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Dont put your wand into your back pocket! Better wizards than you have lost buttocks from it!  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Albus Severus Potter, you were named after two headmasters of Hogwarts. One of them was a Slytherin and he was the bravest man I have ever known.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  It is the quality of ones convictions that determines success, not the number of followers.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  There are some things you cant share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our ablities.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

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

  People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Ron, just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesnt mean we all have.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  You will learn to bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Truth - a beautiful and terrible thing and therefore must be treated with great caution.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Braggarts and rogues, dogs and scoundrels, drive them out, Harry Potter, see them off!  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Killing rips the soul apart.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Azkaban - the wizard's prison, Goyle. Honestly, if you were any slower, you'd be going backwards.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Always the innocent are the first victims, so it has been for ages past, so it is now.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Well, I am sure you'll find someone somewhere who'll find you.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Never be ashamed. There's some who'll hold it against you, but they're not worth bothering with.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  I would assume that you were going to offer me refreshment, but the evidence so far suggests that that would be optimistic to the point of foolishness.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Oh, my dear boy, we're not going to punish you for a little thing like that! It was an accident! We dont send people to Azkaban just for blowing up their aunts!  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  I wonder, how you can expect to gain an idea of my usual teaching methods if you continue to interrupt me? You see, I do not generally permit people to talk when I am talking.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  

  You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  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.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  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.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What's to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  But I was willing to embrace mortal life again, before chasing immortality.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  

  Never be ashamed. There's some who'll hold it against you, but they're not worth bothering with.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  

  It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  

  Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  

  Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  

  To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  

  Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  

  Yet, sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often. Best to say nothing at all, my dear man.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Then you should have died! Died, rather than betray your friends, as we would have done for you!  
 -  Joanne 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.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation in its arguably most tranformative and revelatory capacity it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling