20 quotes on writing by JK Rowling

JK Rowling is a world famous author. She shot to fame overnight when her publication of the fantasy work Harry Potter released in the late nineties. Here are some witty yet intelligent quotes said or mentioned by JK Rowling in her interview and write ups.

  • “Is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me.
  • “Writing for me is a kind of compulsion, so I don’t think anyone could have made me do it, or prevented me from doing it.”
  • “There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.”
  • “Some failure in life is inevitable. 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.”
  • “Whatever money you might have, self-worth really lies in finding out what you do best.”
  • “It is perfectly possible to live a very moral life without a belief in God, and I think it’s perfectly possible to live a life peppered with ill-doing and believe in God.”
  • “I don’t think there’s any harm at all in allowing a kid to fantasize. In fact, I think to stop people from fantasizing is a very destructive thing indeed.”
  • “If it’s a good book, anyone will read it. I’m totally unashamed about still reading things I loved in my childhood.”
  • “The stories we love best do live in us forever.”
  • “Writing for me is a kind of compulsion, so I don’t think anyone could have made me do it, or prevented me from doing it.”
  • “I’ll be writing until I can’t write anymore. It’s a compulsion with me. I love writing.”
  • “Read a lot. Reading really helps. Read anything you can get your hands on.”
  • “Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”
  • “Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies.”
  • “Killing rips the soul apart.”
  • “No story lives unless someone wants to listen. So thank you, all of you.”
  • “Parents shouldn’t leave their kids unless —unless they’ve got to.”
  • “Wit beyond measure is mans greatest treasure”
  • “Birth and death: there was the same consciousness of heightened existence and of her own elevated importance”
  • “Young people are so infernally convinced that they are absolutely right about everything.”

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