"I'm interested in that drive, that rush to judgment, that is so prevalent in our society.We all know that pleasurable rush that comes from condemning, and in the short term it's quite a satisfying thing to do, isn't it?"
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."J. K. Rowling on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."J. K. Rowling on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."J. K. Rowling on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."J. K. Rowling on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."J. K. Rowling on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."