Quotes by: J. K. Rowling

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J. K. Rowling
OBE FRSL
Rowling at the White House Easter Egg Roll, 2010
Born Joanne Rowling
(1965-07-31) 31 July 1965 (age 51)
Yate, Gloucestershire, England
Pen name
J. K. Rowling Robert Galbraith
Occupation Novelist
Nationality British
Education University of Exeter (1986, B.A.)
Period 1997–present
Genre Fantasy, drama, young adult fiction, tragicomedy, crime fiction
Notable works Harry Potter series
Spouse
Jorge Arantes
(m. 1992; div. 1995)
Neil Murray
(m. 2001)
Children 3
Website
jkrowling.com

On the subject of literary genres, I've always felt that my response to poetry is inadequate. I'd love to be the kind of person that drifts off into the garden with a slim volume of Elizabethan verse or a sheaf of haikus, but my passion is story.
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
When people are very damaged, they can often meet the world with a kind of defiance.
J. K. Rowling
My favorite literary heroine is Jo March. It is hard to overstate what she meant to a small, plain girl called Jo, who had a hot temper and a burning ambition to be a writer.
J. K. Rowling
It is our choices... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
J. K. Rowling
Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them.
J. K. Rowling
Never be ashamed! There's some who'll hold it against you, but they're not worth bothering with.
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
No, there is literally nothing on the business side that I wouldn't sacrifice in a heartbeat to have an extra couple of hours' writing. Nothing.
J. K. Rowling
The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary.
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 to that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.
J. K. Rowling
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