The Top 10 Most Inspiring J.K. Rowling Quotes

J.K. Rowling is the epitome of the terms failure, success and imagination. The Harry Potter creator defied her own fate when she overcame poverty and struggle on her journey to billions. The best part of her rags to riches fairy tale story is that she was never ever concerned with the money, but what pulled her heart was her passion and purpose to inspire children through story telling. From these powerful wise words you’ll get a glimpse of the inner world of one of the biggest visionaries ever. This is the top 10 list of the most inspirational J.K. Rowling quotes that will teach you to embrace failure and endure through setbacks because they are inevitable if you wish to conquer your wildest dreams.


“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.” – J.K. Rowling


“Whatever money you might have, self-worth really lies in finding out what you do best.” – J.K. Rowling

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“Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena I believed I truly belonged.” – J.K. Rowling


“Unlike any other creature on this planet, humans can learn and understand, without having experienced. They can think themselves into other people’s places. 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.” – J.K. Rowling

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“Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.” – J.K. Rowling


“You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” – J.K. Rowling

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“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”J.K. Rowling


“The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive. You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity. Such knowledge is a true gift, for all that it is painfully won, and it has been worth more than any qualification I ever earned.J.K. Rowling

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“It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.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 transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.” J.K. Rowling

Bonus J.K. Rowling Quote About His Self-worth:

“I believe in free will. Of those that, like us, are in a privileged situation at least. For you, for me: people who are living in western society, people who are not repressed, who are free. We can choose. The things go largely like you want them to go. You control your own life. Your own will is extremely powerful.” – J.K. Rowling

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