Success Inspiring Quotes from Rowling

Author of the popular book franchise in history, Harry Potter, came from far behind, passing through great personal hardships, poverty, and depression on the way to becoming the inspiration she is today. J.K. Rowling wrote the first installment, the very first three chapters, of the Harry Potter series while her life was still at the very rock bottom. 
She faced a great trauma when she lost her mother, and as if it was not enough for her, her short-lived marriage, which lasted for 3 years (1992-1995), collapsed. She was out of work, a single mother battling severe clinical depression, at a point Rowling started contemplating suicide as a way out. 



When Rowling wrote her first book she was a single mother trying to raise a child on state welfare benefits of $90 US a week (about £68 at the time) in a mouse-infested flat in Edinburgh. She was so poor that it was rumoured that she couldn't afford to heat her flat in the winter [to which she denied in an interview in 2000] so by day she went and sat in a local coffee shop with her baby daughter, nursing an espresso for hours as she worked on her manuscript
She was, in her own words, “as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain, without being homeless,” feeling like an epic failure at every level, and living hand to mouth without a hint of a light at the end of the tunnel.


Rowling dived into a world of writing as a way of distracting herself from the bombardment of misfortunes that continuously threatened to crush her spirit. On some level, she knew that channeling her drive into the one thing that kept her going – that kept her dreaming – might also have been the thing that literally kept her alive.
By the year 2000, Rowling had become the highest-earning woman in Britain, with an income of more than £18.3 million ($29.3 million) in the previous year. In 2001 her annual earnings were estimated at over £21.4 million ($34.3 million), placing her between Madonna and Paul McCartney in the ranks of high-earning celebrities. 



The world-wide success of the Harry Potter movies gave her earnings another huge boost. In 2004, Forbes magazine estimated her fortune at just over £576 million ($1 billion), making her the first person ever to become a US Dollar billionaire by writing books. 
Rowling never forgot where she came from, and has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to charities as a result, actively supporting over a dozen organizations, and establishing her own children’s foundation, Lumos, in 2005. 

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J.K. Rowling’s often told story is one that merits retelling. Rowling achieved huge success despite all these obstacles and with that in mind, there is no reason why (given hard work and talent) you could not be just as successful as she is. You may ask ‘What is the full meaning of J.K. Rowling?’ You can find out here
Below are some of inspiring qoutes from Rowling. Go through them with an open heart and make a resolve never to back down :

1. “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”

2. “Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.”

3. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

4. “As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.”

5. “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”

6. “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”

7. “Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.”

8. “I would like to be remembered as someone who did the best she could with the talent she had.”

9. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.”

10. “I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”

11. “Wit beyond measure is a man’s greatest treasure.”

12. “Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies.”

13. “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”

14. “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.”

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15. “Humans have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.”

16. “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”

17. “The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive.”

18. “We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”

19. “Are you the sort of person who gloats when they see a woman fall, or the kind that celebrates a magnificent recovery?”

20. “You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity.”

21. “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. I believe in free will.”

22. “Of those that, like us, are in a privileged situation at least.”

23. “For you, for me: people who are living in western society, people who are not repressed, who are free.”

24. “We can choose. The things go largely like you want them to go. You control your own life. Your own will is extremely powerful.”

25.  “Life is difficult, and complicated, and beyond anyone’s total control, and the humility to know that will enable you to survive its vicissitudes.”

26. “Whatever money you might have, self- worth really lies in finding out what you do best.”

27. “Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential.”

28. “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.”


29. “Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena I believed I truly belonged.”
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