J K Rowling Quotes & Wallpapers

J K Rowling
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It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. J K Rowling

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

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 have failed by default. J K Rowling

Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? J K Rowling

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

Everything that fails brings you closer to what works. J K Rowling

Power was my weakness and my temptation. J K Rowling

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

How thick can you get? J K Rowling

The fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength J K Rowling

Why would I go looking for someone I know wants to kill me? J K Rowling

Dumbledore lowered his hands and surveyed Harry through his half-moon glasses. 'It is time,' he said, 'for me to tell you what I should have told you five years ago, Harry. Please sit down. I am going to tell you everything. J K Rowling

Promise me you'll look after yourself ... stay out of trouble ...' 'I always do, Mrs Weasley,' said Harry. 'I like a quiet life, you know me. J K Rowling

Hallows, not Horcruxes. J K Rowling

Miss Granger, you foolish girl, how could you think of tackling a mountain troll on your own? Five points will be taken from Gryffindor for this," said Professor McGonagall. "I'm very disappointed in you." Hermione left. Professor McGonagall turned to Harry and Ron. "Well, I still say you were lucky, but not many first years could have taken on a full-grown mountain troll. You each win Gryffindor five points. J K Rowling

Where are you heading, if you've got the choice?" James lifted an invisible sword. "'Gryffindor, where dwell the brave at heart!' Like my dad." Snape made a small, disparaging noise. James turned on him. "Got a problem with that?" "No," said Snape, though his slight sneer said otherwise. "If you'd rather be brawny than brainy -" "Where're you hoping to go, seeing as you're neither?" interjected Sirius. J K Rowling

Harry, I've left a letter telling your aunt and uncle not to worry-" "They won't," said Harry. "That you're safe-" "That'll just depress them." "-and you'll see them next summer." "Do I have to? J K Rowling

So after E, it's A for 'Acceptable,' and that's the last pass grade, isn't it?" "Yep," said Fred, dunking an entire roll in his soup, transferring it to his mouth, and swallowing it whole. "Then you get P for 'Poor' " - Ron raised both his arms in mock celebration - "and D for 'Dreadful.' " "And then T," George reminded him. "T?" asked Hermione, looking appalled. "Even lower than a D? What on earth does that stand for?" " 'Troll,' " said George promptly. J K Rowling

Dudley thought for a moment. It looked like hard work. J K Rowling

He did not know or care whether they were wizards or Muggles, friends or foes; all he cared about was that a dark stain was spreading across Dobby's front, and that he had stretched out his thin arms to Harry with a look of supplication. Harry caught him and laid him sideways on the cool grass. "Dobby, no, don't die, don't die -" The elf's eyes found him, and his lips trembled with the effort to form words. "Harry...Potter..." And then with a little shudder the elf became quite still, and his eyes were nothing more than great glassy orbs, sprinkled with light from the stars they could not see. J K Rowling

The hook-nosed teacher looked past Quirrell's turban straight into Harry's eyes - and a sharp, hot pain shot across the scar on Harry's forehead. J K Rowling

Interesting theory. Has anyone ever tried sticking a sword in Voldemort? Maybe the Ministry should put some people onto that, instead of wasting their time stripping down Deluminators or covering up breakouts from Azkaban... J K Rowling

Oh, that,' said Ginny, giggling. 'Well-Percy's got a girlfriend.' Fred dropped a stack of books on George's head. 'What?' 'It's that Ravenclaw prefect, Penelope Clearwater,' said Ginny. 'That's who he was writing to all last summer. He's been meeting her all over the school in secret. I walked in on them kissing in an empty classroom one day. He was so upset when she was-you know-attacked. You won't tease him, will you?' she added anxiously. 'Wouldn't dream of it,' said Fred, who was looking like his birthday had come early. J K Rowling

Taunting Death ... means pitting oneself against a wily enemy who cannot lose. J K Rowling

Harry, despite your privileged insight into Voldemort's world (which, incidentally, is a gift any Death Eater would kill to have), you have never been seduced by the Dark Arts, never, even for a second, shown the slightest desire to become one of Voldemort's followers!" "Of course I have'!" said Harry indignantly. "He killed my mum and dad!" "You are protected, in short, by your ability to love!" said Dumbledore loudly. J K Rowling

Hermione turned and beamed at Harry; her eyes, too, were full of tears. "...then I declare you bonded for life. J K Rowling

Er - have the Bludgers ever killed anyone?" Harry asked, hoping he sounded offhand. "Never at Hogwarts. We"ve had a couple of broken jaws but nothing worse than that. You do' have to worry about the Quaffle or the Bludgers -" "- unless they crack my head open." "Do' worry, the Weasleys are more than a match for the Bludgers - I mean, they"re like a pair of human Bludgers themselves. J K Rowling

It's your one last chance," said Harry, "it's all you"ve got left. . . .I"ve seen what you"ll be otherwise. . . . Be a man . . . try . . . Try for some remorse. . . . J K Rowling

Bidding the wizard farewell, he turned to his daughter, who held up her finger and said, "Daddy, look - one of the gnomes actually bit me!" "How wonderful! Gnome saliva is enormously beneficial!" said Mr. Lovegood, seizing Luna's outstretched finger and examining the bleeding puncture marks. "Luna, my love, if you should feel any burgeoning talent today - perhaps an unexpected urge to sing opera or to declaim in Mermish - do not repress it! You may have been gifted by the Gernumblies!" Ron, passing them in the opposite direction, let out a loud snort. J K Rowling

George: "I can't see anyone trying to bump off a quidditch team." Fred: "Wood might've done the Slytherins if he could've got away with it. J K Rowling

They heard the click of the mail slot and flop of letters on the doormat. "Get the mail, Dudley," said Uncle Vernon from behind his paper. "Make Harry get it." "Get the mail, Harry." "Make Dudley get it." "Poke him with your Smelting stick, Dudley. J K Rowling

Nothing like a nighttime stroll to give you ideas. J K Rowling

You can exist without your soul, you know, as long as your brain and heart are still working. But you'll have no sense of self anymore, no memory, no . . . anything. There's no chance at all of recovery. You'll just - exist. As an empty shell. And your soul is gone forever . . . lost. J K Rowling

Hedwig didn't return until the end of the Easter holidays. Percy's letter was enclosed in a package of Easter eggs that Mrs. Weasley had sent. Both Harry's and Ron's were the size of dragon eggs, and full of home-made toffee. Hermione's, however, was smaller than a chicken's egg. Her face fell when she saw it. "Your mum doesn't read Witch's Weekly, by any chance, does she, Ron?" she asked quietly. "Yeah," said Ron, whose mouth was full of toffee. "Gets it for the recipes." Hermione looked sadly at her tiny egg. J K Rowling

Wonder what it's like to have a peaceful life," Ron sighed, as evening after evening they struggled through all the extra homework they were getting. J K Rowling

What's interesting about the wizarding world is when you take physical strength out of the equation, a woman can do magic just as powerfully as a man can do magic. A woman can fight just the same as a man. J K Rowling

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

Yet, sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often. Best to say nothing at all, my dear man. J K Rowling

All those poor elves I haven't set free yet, having to stay over during Christmas because there aren't enough hats! J K Rowling

Oh, HONESTLY, don't you two read? J K Rowling

Always the innocent are the first victims, so it has been for ages past, so it is now. J K Rowling

Merlin's beard, what is Xenophilius Lovegood wearing? He looks like an omelet. J K Rowling

And this is Nymphadora-" "Don't call me Nymphadora, Remus," said the young witch with a shudder. "It's Tonks." "-Nymphadora Tonks, who prefers to be known by her surname only," finished Lupin. "So would you if your fool of a mother had called you 'Nymphadora,' " muttered Tonks. J K Rowling

Andrew hated to see her humiliated and pathetic like this; but he half hated her too for landing herself in it, when any idiot could have seen... J K Rowling

The world had ended, so why had the battle not ceased, the castle fallen silent in horror, and every combatant laid down their arms? J K Rowling

Parminder kept her unwept tears locked tightly inside where they seemed to undergo an alchemical transformation, returning to the outer world as lava slides of rage. J K Rowling

Seven years after becoming a lone parent, I feel qualified to look anyone in the eye and say that people bringing up children single-handedly deserve, not condemnation, but congratulation. J K Rowling

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that. J K Rowling

Now, I do' want any of you youngsters to worry - you"ll still have your Potions master when I'm through with him, never fear!" "Would' it be good if they finished each other off?" Ron muttered in Harry's ear. J K Rowling

YOU CHEATING SCUM!" Lee Jordan was howling into the megaphone, dancing out of Professor McGonagall's reach. "YOU FILTHY, CHEATING B -" Professor McGonagall did' even bother to tell him off. She was actually shaking her finger in Malfoy's direction, her hat had fallen off, and she too was shouting furiously. J K Rowling

Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! J K Rowling

P.S. I enjoy acid pops. J K Rowling

Would it hurt to die? J K Rowling

Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love. J K Rowling

This is night, Diddykins. That's what we call it when it goes all dark like this. J K Rowling

We teachers are rather good at magic, you know. J K Rowling

According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scars than almost anything else. J K Rowling

Look...at...me..." he whispered. The green eyes found the black, but after a second, something in the depths of the dark pair seemed to vanish, leaving them fixed, blank, and empty. The hand holding Harry thudded to the floor, and Snape moved no more. J K Rowling

Don't worry. You're just as sane as I am. J K Rowling

But if it matters to you, you'll be able to choose Gryffindor over Slytherin. The Sorting Hat takes your choice into account." "Really?" "It did for me," said Harry. He had never told any of his children that before, and he saw the wonder in Albus's face when he said it. J K Rowling

Finally, the truth. Lying with his face pressed into the dusty carpet of the office where he had once thought he was learning the secrets of victory, Harry understood at last that he was not supposed to survive. J K Rowling

So then I thought, I'd like you to have something to remember me by, you know, if you ever meet some veela when you're off doing whatever you're doing.' I think dating opportunities are going to be pretty thin on the ground, to be honest.' There's a silver lining I've been looking for,' she whispered, and then she was kissing him as she never kissed him before, and Harry was kissing her back, and it was a blissful oblivion, better than firewhiskey; she was the only real thing in the world, Ginny, the feel of her, one hand on her back, the other in her long sweet-smelling hair... 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... J K Rowling

Go on, have a pasty," said Harry, who had never had anything to share before or, indeed, anyone to share it with. It was a nice feeling, sitting there with Ron, eating their way through all Harry's pasties, cakes, and candies (the sandwiches lay forgotten). J K Rowling

I'm not a freak. That's a horrible thing to say." "That's where you're going. A special school for freaks. You and that Snape boy ... weirdos, that's what you two are..." "You didn't think it was such a freak's school when you wrote the headmaster and begged him to take you. J K Rowling

And Percy was shaking his brother, and Ron was kneeling beside them, and Fred's eyes stared without seeing, the ghost of his last laugh still etched upon his face. J K Rowling

And Hermione was struggling to her feet in the wreckage, and three red-headed men were grouped on the ground where the wall had blasted apart. Harry grabbed Hermione's hand as they staggered and stumbled over stone and wood. 'No - no - no!' someone was shouting. 'No! Fred! No!' And Percy was shaking his brother, and Ron was kneeling beside them, and Fred's eyes stared without seeing, the ghost of his last laugh still etched upon his face. J K Rowling

I pay a lot of tax, and I feel, one of the reasons I stay and pay why I'm not based in Monaco... I think my country helped me. J K Rowling

The thing about the 600 words, I mean some day, you can do a very, very, very hard day's work and not write a word, just revising, or you would scribble a few words. J K Rowling

If you love something - and there are things that I love - you do want more and more and more of it, but that's not the way to produce good work. So as an author, I need to write what I need to write. J K Rowling

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