J.K. Rowling is the woman responsible for gracing our lives with Harry Potter. Her passion to follow her dreams and never give up not only brought us books that are so well-loved, but has shown us that anything is possible.

Here are 15 inspiring J.K. Rowling quotes that will either make you love her even more (if that's even possible), or cause you to reflect on your life and change for the better.

  1. "We do not need magic to change the world; we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better."

  2. "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default."

  3. "Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts, that is something on which to pride yourself; but poverty itself is romanticized by fools."

  4. "It is our choices ... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

  5. "Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young."

  6. "What's coming will come and we'll just have to meet it when it does."

  7. "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."

  1. "Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates."

  2. "The moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you."

  3. "Secretly we're all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be."

  4. "Failure means a stripping away of the inessential."

  5. "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."

  1. "Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself."

  2. "Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve."

  3. "His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even ... knowledge, was foolproof."

Which one is your favorite?

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