50 Magical J.K. Rowling Quotes To Motivate And Inspire You

Published on March 22nd, 2018

J.k. Rowling

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

-J.K. Rowling

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

-J.K. Rowling

“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.”



-J.K. Rowling

“Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
“After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape.”

-J.K. Rowling

“Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.”

-J.K. Rowling

“The truth.” Dumbledore sighed. “It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”

-J.K. Rowling


“Do you remember me telling you we are practicing non-verbal spells, Potter?”
“Yes,” said Harry stiffly.
“Yes, sir.”
“There’s no need to call me “sir” Professor.”
The words had escaped him before he knew what he was saying.”

-J.K. Rowling

“Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have.”

-J.K. Rowling

“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”

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

-J.K. Rowling


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

-J.K. Rowling

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

-J.K. Rowling

“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.”



-J.K. Rowling

“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.”

-J.K. Rowling

“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.”

-J.K. Rowling

“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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“You’re a prefect? Oh Ronnie! That’s everyone in the family!”
“What are Fred and I? Next door neighbors?”

-J.K. Rowling

“I DON’T CARE!” Harry yelled at them, snatching up a lunascope and throwing it into the fireplace. “I’VE HAD ENOUGH, I’VE SEEN ENOUGH, I WANT OUT, I WANT IT TO END, I DON’T CARE ANYMORE!”
“You do care,” said Dumbledore. He had not flinched or made a single move to stop Harry demolishing his office. His expression was calm, almost detached. “You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.”

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“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”

-J.K. Rowling

“Not my daughter, you bitch!”

-J.K. Rowling

“Percy wouldn’t notice a joke if it danced naked in front of him wearing one of Dobby’s hats.”

-J.K. Rowling

“You haven’t got a letter on yours,” George observed. “I suppose she thinks you don’t forget your name. But we’re not stupid-we know we’re called Gred and Forge.”

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“Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.”

-J.K. Rowling

“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.”

-J.K. Rowling

“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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“Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.”

-J.K. Rowling

“Cinderella? Snow White? What’s that? An illness?”

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“Albus Severus,” Harry said quietly, so that nobody but Ginny could hear, and she was tactful enough to pretend to be waving to Rose, who was now on the train, “you were named for two headmasters of Hogwarts. One of them was a Slytherin and he was probably the bravest man I ever knew.”

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“Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.”

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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?”

-J.K. Rowling

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

-J.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.”

-J.K. Rowling

“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.”

-J.K. Rowling

“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.”

-J.K. Rowling

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

-J.K. Rowling

“Oh well… I’d just been thinking, if you had died, you’d have been welcome to share my toilet.”

“Give her hell from us, Peeves.”

-J.K. Rowling

“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.”

-J.K. Rowling

“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.”

-J.K. Rowling

“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?”

-J.K. Rowling

“What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret, so, naturally the whole school knows.”

-J.K. Rowling

“The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.”

-J.K. Rowling

“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”

-J.K. Rowling

“Why are you worrying about YOU-KNOW-WHO, when you should be worrying about YOU-NO-POO? The constipation sensation that’s gripping the nation!”

-J.K. Rowling

“An Unbreakable Vow?” said Ron, looking stunned. “Nah, he can’t have…. Are you sure?”
“Yes I’m sure,” said Harry. “Why, what does it mean?”
“Well, you can’t break an Unbreakable Vow…”
“I’d worked that much out for myself, funnily enough.”

-J.K. Rowling

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

-J.K. Rowling

“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.”

-J.K. Rowling

“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.”

-J.K. Rowling

“It’s going to be all right, sir,” Harry said over and over again, more worried by Dumbledore’s silence than he had been by his weakened voice. “We’re nearly there … I can Apparate us both back … don’t worry …”
“I am not worried, Harry,” said Dumbledore, his voice a little stronger despite the freezing water. “I am with you.”

-J.K. Rowling

“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!”

-J.K. Rowling

“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.”

-J.K. Rowling

“Hello, Harry” said George, beaming at him. “We thought we heard your dulcet tones.”
“You don’t want to bottle up your anger like that, Harry, let it all out,” said Fred, also beaming. “There might be a couple of people fifty miles away who didn’t hear you.”

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“I’m going to keep going until I succeed — or die. Don’t think I don’t know how this might end. I’ve known it for years.”

-J.K. Rowling

“Accio Brain!”

-J.K. Rowling

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

-J.K. Rowling

“To hurt is as human as to breathe.”

-J.K. Rowling

“You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.”

-J.K. Rowling

“Where is Wood?” said Harry, suddenly realizing he wasn’t there.
“Still in the showers,” said Fred. “We think he’s trying to drown himself.”

-J.K. Rowling

“From now on, I don’t care if my tea leaves spell ‘Die, Ron, Die,’ I’m chucking them in the bin where they belong.”

-J.K. Rowling

“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.”

-J.K. Rowling

“Don’t let the muggles get you down.”

-J.K. Rowling

“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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