"Every now and then I read a poem that does touch something in me, but I never turn to poetry for solace or pleasure in the way that I throw myself into prose."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."J. K. Rowling on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."J. K. Rowling on Oscar Wilde
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."J. K. Rowling on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."J. K. Rowling on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."J. K. Rowling on Robert Frost
"Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young."
"The best of us must sometimes eat our words."
"I would like to be remembered as someone who did the best she could with the talent she had."
"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."
"No, there is literally nothing on the business side that I wouldn't sacrifice in a heartbeat to have an extra couple of hours' writing. Nothing."