J. K. Rowling
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"Joanne" ""Jo"" "Rowling", , pen names "J. K. Rowling" and "Robert Galbraith", is a British novelist best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. They have become the List of best-selling books/best-selling book series in history and been the basis for a Harry Potter (film series)/series of films which became the List of highest-grossing film series#Highest-grossing franchises and film series/highest-grossing film series in history. Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and maintained creative control by serving as a producer on the final instalment.

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If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.

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

There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other.

Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.

Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good sign, even in the wizarding world.

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

Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.

Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.

Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.

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

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.

His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even... knowledge, was foolproof.

When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.

There is no good or evil: only power and those too weak to seek it.

Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy.

The consequences of our actions are so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.

What's coming will come and we'll just have to meet it when it does.

Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them.

Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.

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

The best of us must sometimes eat our words.

...people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.

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

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

You think the dead we love ever truly leave us? You think that we don't recall them most plainly when we need? Your father is alive in you Harry and shows himself most plainly when you have need of him.

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution.

If you're holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.

I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It's totally for myself.

You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.

What's comin' will come and we'll meet it when it does.

Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain.

Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire.