"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."J. K. Rowling on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."J. K. Rowling on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."J. K. Rowling on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."J. K. Rowling on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."J. K. Rowling on Winston Churchill
"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."