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 never get it right, you people, do you? Either we've got Fudge, pretending everything's lovely while people get murdered right under his nose, or we've got you, chucking the wrong people into jail and trying to pretend you've got 'The Chosen One' working for you!

You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don't recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble? Your father is alive in you, Harry, and shows himself most plainly when you have need of him. How else could you produce that particular Patronus? Prongs rode again last night.

You'll stay with me?' Until the very end,' said James.

You're the one who is weak. You will never know love or friendship. And I feel sorry for you.

You place too much importance, and you always have done, on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!

You think you?re funny, she said coldly. But you?re just an arrogant, bullying toerag, Potter. Leave him alone. I will if you go out with me, Evans, said James quickly. Go on . . . Go out with me, and I?ll never lay a wand on old Snivelly again. I wouldn?t go out with you if it was a choice between you and the giant squid, said Lily.

You'll write to me, won't you? Albus asked his parents immediately, capitalizing on the momentary absence of his brother. Every day, if you want us to, said Ginny. Not every day, said Albus quickly. James says most people only get letters from home about once a month. We wrote to James three times a week last year, said Ginny. And you don't want to believe everything he tells you about Hogwarts, Harry put in. He likes a laugh, your brother.

Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young . . . and I seem to have forgotten lately.

You said to us once before, said Hermione quietly, that there was time to turn back if we wanted to. We've had time, haven't we?

You thought I would not weesh to marry him? Or per'aps you hoped? said Fleur, her nostrils flaring. What do I care how he looks? I am good-looking enough for both of us, I theenk! All these scars show is zat my husband is brave! And I shall do zat! she added fiercely, pushing Mrs. Weasley aside and snatching the ointment from her.

Young people are so infernally convinced that they are absolutely right about everything.

You've got to appreciate what the worst is. You don't want to find yourself in a situation where you're facing it.

You saved Dad's life. If anyone's got the right to eavesdrop on him, it's you.

You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.

Your aunt and uncle will be proud, though, won't they? said Hermione as they got off the train and joined the crowd thronging toward the enchanted barrier. When they hear what you did this year?

You've sort of made up for it tonight,' said Harry. 'Getting the sword. Finishing off the Horcux. Saving my life.' 'That makes me sound a lot cooler than I was,' Ron mumbled. 'Stuff like that always sounds cooler than it really was,' said Harry. 'I've been trying to tell you that for years.' Simultaneously they walked forwards and hugged, Harry gripping the still sopping back of Ron's jacket.

You see what you expect to see, Severus.

You will find that I will only truly have left this school when none here are loyal to me.

Your devotion is nothing more than cowardice. You would not be here if you had anywhere else to go.

You see! said a strained voice. Tonks was glaring at Lupin. She still wants to marry him, even though he's been bitten! She doesn't care! It's different, said Lupin, barely moving his lips and looking suddenly tense. Bill will not be a full werewolf. The cases are completely- But I don't care either, I don't care! said Tonks, seizing the front of Lupin's robes and shaking them. I've told you a million times.... And the meaning of Tonk's Patronus and her mouse-colored hair, and the reason she had come running to find Dumbledore when she had heard a rumor someone had been attacked by Greyback, all suddenly became clear to Harry; it had not been Sirius that Tonks had fallen in love with after all. And I've told you a million times, said Lupin, refusing to meet her eyes, staring at the floor, that I am too old for you, too poor....too dangerous.... I've said all along you're taking a ridiculous line on this, Remus, said Mrs. Weasley over Fleur's shoulder as she patter her on the back. I am not being ridiculous, said Lupin steadily. Tonks deserves somebody young and whole. But she wants you, said Mr. Weasley, with a small smile. And after all, Remus, young and whole men do not necessarily remain so. He gestured sadly at his son, lying between them. This is....not the moment to discuss it, said Lupin, avoiding everybody's eyes as he looked around distractedly. Dumbledore is dead.... Dumbledore would have been happier than anybody to think that there was a little more love in the world, said Professor McGonagall curtly...

You?d think a bit of kissing would cheer her up.

Your great puddin' of a son don' need fattin' anymore Dursley, don't worry.

You see, I, unlike you, have been made a prefect, which means that I, unlike you, have the power to hand out punishments. Yeah, said Harry, but you, unlike me, are a git.

You?ll soon find out some wizarding families are much better than others, Potter. You don?t want to go making friends with the wrong sort. I can help you there. He held out his hand to shake Harry?s, but Harry didn?t take it. I think I can tell who the wrong sort are for myself, thanks, he said coolly.

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British Novelist, Author of the Harry Potter fantasy series