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22 Quotes That Prove J.K. Rowling Is A Goddamn Genius

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– Harvard Commencement Address

"We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy." – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“Humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.” – Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals." – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

"The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution." – Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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– Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

"People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.” – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

"We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better." – Harvard Commencement Address

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– Spiegel interview

“You could find beauty nearly anywhere if you stopped to look for it, but the battle to get through the days made it easy to forget that this totally cost-free luxury existed.” – Career of Evil

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The Casual Vacancy

"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." – Harvard Commencement Address

“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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– Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

"Never be ashamed. There’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth bothering with.” – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” –Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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– Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels.” – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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– Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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