J. K. Rowling
Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates.
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'Harry Potter' gave me back self respect. Harry gave me a job to do that I loved more than anything else.
I imagined being a famous writer would be like being like Jane Austen.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
I'm interested in that drive, that rush to judgment, that is so prevalent in our society.We all know that pleasurable rush that comes from condemning, and in the short term it's quite a satisfying thing to do, isn't it?
I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because 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.
The middle class is so funny, it's the class I know best, and it's the class where you find the most pretension, so that's what makes the middle classes so funny.
I do get recognized, but I must say Edinburgh is a fantastic city to live if you're well-known. There is an innate respect for privacy in Edinburgh people, and I also think they're used to seeing me walking around, so I don't think I'm a very big deal.
Death obsesses me, yes it does. I can't really understand why it doesn't obsess everyone - I think it does really, I'm just a little more out about it.
Having a track record to live up to and the history of successes had become a hindrance. It becomes harder to break out of what people expect you to do.
As a first step there must be an offer to achieve equality of rights in disarmament by abolishing the weapons forbidden to the Central Powers by the Peace Treaties.
It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.
The whole history of pop music had rested on the first person singular, with occasional intrusions of the second person singular.
We aren't cool and never will be.
President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet. My promise... is to help you and your family.
We are anthill men upon an anthill world.
I would like a food/lifestyle show. We're not sure what that is yet. I want to be able to share what I do and how I raise my family. I feel like I have a story to tell. I enjoy talking and listening, sharing ideas and sharing advice.
A good day is one where I can not just read a book, but write a review of it. Maybe today I'll be able to do that. I get for some reason somewhat stronger when the sun starts to go down. Dusk is a good time for me. I'm crepuscular.
We must promote upward mobility, starting with solutions that speak to our broken education system, broken immigration policy, and broken safety-net programs that foster dependency instead of helping people get back on their feet.