JK Rowling, formally Joanne "Jo" Rowling

Rowling, formally Joanne "Jo" Rowling

British Novelist, Author of the Harry Potter fantasy series

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Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I built my life.

You seem to be drowning twice, said Hermione. Oh, am I? said Ron peering down at his predictions. I'd better change one of them to getting trampled by a rampaging Hippogriff.

You?re going to have ?trials and suffering? ? sorry about that ? but there?s a thing that could be the sun . . . hang on . . . that means ?great happiness? . . . so you?re going to suffer but be very happy. . . .

Your parents gave their lives to keep you alive, Harry. A poor way to repay them - gambling their sacrifice for a bag of magic tricks.

You should have told her differently,' said Hermione, still with that maddeningly patient air. 'You should have said it was really annoying, but I'd made you promise to come along to the Three Broomsticks, and you really didn't want to go, you'd much rather spend the whole day with her, but unfortunately you thought you really ought to meet me and would she please, please come along with you, and hopefully you'd be able to get away more quickly? And it might have been a good idea to mention how ugly you think I am too,' Hermione added as an afterthought. 'But I don't think you're ugly,' said Harry, bemused. Hermione laughed.

You?re JOKING! said Fred Weasley loudly. The tension that had filled the Hall ever since Moody?s arrival suddenly broke. Nearly everyone laughed, and Dumbledore chuckled appreciatively. I am not joking, Mr. Weasley, he said, though now that you mention it, I did hear an excellent one over the summer about a troll, a hag, and a leprechaun who all go into a bar... Professor McGonagall cleared her throat loudly. Er ? but maybe this is not the time . . . no . . . said Dumbledore.

Your qualifications, your CV, are not your life, though you will meet many people of my age and older who confuse the two. Life is difficult, and complicated, and beyond anyone's control, and the humility to know that will enable you to survive its vicissitudes.

You should write a book, Ron told Hermione as he cut up his potatoes, translating mad things girls do so boys can understand them.

You?re not supposed to dislike your own child. You were supposed to like them no matter what, even if they were not what you wanted.

Your Wheezy, sir, your Wheezy ? Wheezy who is giving Dobby his sweater!

You sometimes have to join forces with those you'd rather avoid.

You? this isn't a criticism, Harry! But you do? sort of? I mean?don't you think you've got a bit of?a?saving-people thing?

You're a prefect? Oh Ronnie! That's everyone in the family! What are Fred and I? Next door neighbors?

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

You'd better hope Creevey doesn't meet Ginny, they'll be starting a Harry Potter fan club.

You're a wizard, Harry.

You must accept the reality of other people. You think that reality is up for negotiation, that we think it's whatever you say it is. You must accept that we are as real as you are; you must accept that you are not God.

You think I'm a fool? demanded Harry. No, I think you're like James, said Lupin, who would have regarded it as the height of dishonor to mistrust his friends.

You'd better hurry up, they'll be waiting for 'the Chosen Captain' ? 'The Boy Who Scored'? whatever they call you these days.

You're just as sane as I am.

You mustn?t blame yourself for the way the boy?s turned out, Vernon. If there?s something rotten on the inside, there?s nothing anyone can do about it.

You think it - wise - to trust Hagrid with something as important as this? I would trust Hagrid with my life, said Dumbledore.

You'd think I walk around with my eyes shut, banging off the walls.

'You're saying it wrong,' Harry heard Hermione snap. 'It's Wing-gar-dium Levi-o-sa, make the gar nice and long.'

You need your Inner Eye tested, if you ask me.

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British Novelist, Author of the Harry Potter fantasy series