"Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. 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."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."J. K. Rowling on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."J. K. Rowling on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."J. K. Rowling on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."J. K. Rowling on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."J. K. Rowling on Maya Angelou
"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."