"You lose your individuality a huge amount when you have no money, and I certainly had that experience."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."J. K. Rowling on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."J. K. Rowling on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."J. K. Rowling on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."J. K. Rowling on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."J. K. Rowling on Mark Twain
"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."