J. K. Rowling Quotes

“My favorite literary heroine is Jo March. It is hard to overstate what she meant to a small, plain girl called Jo, who had a hot temper and a burning ambition to be a writer.”

 

“I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It’s totally for myself. I never in my wildest dreams expected this popularity.”

 

“Sometimes the ideas just come to me. Other times I have to sweat and almost bleed to make ideas come. It’s a mysterious process, but I hope I never find out exactly how it works. I like a mystery, as you may have noticed.”

 

“I didn’t write with a target audience in mind. What excited me was how much I would enjoy writing about Harry. I never thought about writing for children―children’s books chose me. I think if it is a good book anyone will read it.”

 

I think writing about the time in Hermione’s life that I write about – growing from childhood into womanhood, literally, I think it brought back to me how very difficult it is. So much is expected of you as you become a woman, and often you are asked to sacrifice parts of you in becoming a girl, I would say. Hermione doesn’t.

 

If you are writing children’s books, you need to be a ruthless killer.

 

Books can be misleading

 

The presence of hundreds of books had finally convinced Hermione that what they were doing was right.

 

I don’t read ‘chick-lit,’ fantasy or science fiction but I’ll give any book a chance if it’s lying there and I’ve got half an hour to kill.

 

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.

 

How in the name of Merlin’s pants have you managed to get your hands on those Horcrux books?

 

I think the Harry books are actually very moral, but some people just object to witchcraft being mentioned in a children’s book.

 

Magic has universal appeal. I don’t believe in magic in the way that I describe in my books, but I’d love it to be real.

 

I expect what you’re not aware of would fill several books, Dursely.

 

Madam Pince, our librarian, tells me that it is ‘pawed about, dribbled on, and generally maltreated’ nearly every day – a high compliment for any book.

 

I think it’s the books that you read when you’re young that live with you forever.

 

I didn’t write with a target audience in mind. What excited me was how much I would enjoy writing about Harry. I never thought about writing for children – children’s books chose me. I think if it is a good book anyone will read it.

 

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.

 

Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to the lookout.

 

Some people do not seem to grasp that I still have to sit down in peace and write the books, apparently believing that they pop up like mushrooms without my connivance.

 

Warlock D. J. Prod of Didsbury says: “My wife used to sneer at my feeble charms, but one month into your fabulous Kwikspell course and I succeeded in turning her into a yak! Thank you, Kwikspell!

 

He tried to give his wife pleasure in little ways, because he had come to realize, after nearly two decades together, how often he disappointed her in the big things. It was never intentional. They simply had very different notions of what ought to take up most space in life.

 

Life, for Colin, was one long brace against pain and disappointment, and everybody apart from his wife was an enemy until proven otherwise.

 

Mr. Weasley was unavailable for comment, although his wife told reporters to clear off or she’d set the family ghoul on them.

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