J. K. Rowling
Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
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However my parents - both of whom came from impoverished backgrounds and neither of whom had been to college, took the view that my overactive imagination was an amusing quirk that would never pay a mortgage or secure a pension.
I don't read 'chick lit,' fantasy or science fiction but I'll give any book a chance if it's lying there and I've got half an hour to kill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You lose your individuality a huge amount when you have no money, and I certainly had that experience.
I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It's totally for myself. I never in my wildest dreams expected this popularity.
To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.
Comics, for me, is being able to sing alone in the shower. I find it freeing. You just pick up a pen and get to it.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.
The day I made that statement, about the inventing the internet, I was tired because I'd been up all night inventing the Camcorder.
Religion can emerge in all forms of feeling: here wild anger, there the sweetest pain here consuming hatred, there the childlike smile of serene humility.
I looked up my family tree and found three dogs using it.
Peace if possible, truth at all costs.
If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.
Most people repent their sins by thanking God they ain't so wicked as their neighbors.
Missionaries are going to reform the world whether it wants to or not.