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Rowling Quotes

We’ve collected the best Rowling Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Ashwin Sanghi, Alan Rickman, Jamie Parker, Terry Hayes, Sarah Rees Brennan. Use them as an inspiration.

J. K. Rowling‘s first ‘Harry Pottermanuscript was rejected 12 times. Stephen King‘s ‘Carrie’ was rejected 30 times. ‘Gone With The Wind‘ was rejected 38 times. I was immensely proud to have beaten them all.
Three children have become adults since a phone call with Jo Rowling, containing one small clue, persuaded me that there was more to Snape than an unchanging costume, and that even though only three of the books were out at that time, she held the entire massive but delicate narrative in the surest of hands.
J. K. Rowling has already got a whole generation reading.
I have nothing but praise for J. K. Rowling. Her contributionapart from the books themselves, obviously – is showing writers how to interact with the 21st Century.
Terry Hayes
Whether you‘re starving in a garret or living in a castle like J. K. Rowling, I had this image of the author as a flawless, composed individual, serene in the knowledge they were creating art.
I’m pretty omnivorous – in fact, I don’t think of books in terms of genres. J. K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter‘ books are no more Y.A. reading, to me, than John le Carre’s ‘Smileynovels are spy stories.
Nobody sells books like J.K. Rowling. We have a rule in publishing: Never compare anything to ‘Harry Potter’ because it’s like lightning in a bottle.
Whenever anyone calls me ‘The new J..K. Rowling,’ I think, ‘What’s wrong with the old one?’
When I read ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ the world that J. K. Rowling has created is so wonderful.
I feel like J. K. Rowling’s world is one that is owned by everyone in some ways. People have grown up with it and have such a sense of that universe that there’s something kind of wonderful seeing everyone get involved.
J. K. Rowling is one of my favourite authors, and I really admire how she created this big wizarding world. But I think our books are very, very different, and I don’t think there can be a next J. K. Rowling. She is one of a kind.
Nagini should be played by an Asian. Scriptwriter J.K. Rowling probably searched for an Asian actress because she researched the origin of Nagini.
We had a script reading, and that’s where we met J.K. Rowling, which was really exciting.
I realise that there’s something about fantasy, whether it’s written by the Grimm Brothers or J. K. Rowling or Thorne or J. M. Barrie, that it gets closer to the human experience than realism every could.
I think money is essential to happiness and right now I wouldn’t want to be anyone other than Wilbur Smith – I’ve had a fantastic life, rewarded far more heavily than I deserve. Maybe I’d like to be J. K. Rowling, but I’ll settle for second best.
J. K. Rowling has said that she was bullied in school. She was a daydreamer and had her nose in books all the time, much like some of her characters today.
Alexandra Robbins
My first ever interview for ‘Blue Peter‘ was a film with JK Rowling.
The emotions triggered by fiction are very real. When Charles Dickens wrote about the death of Little Nell in the 1840s, people wept – and I’m sure that the death of characters in J.K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ series led to similar tears.
My first memory of the Harry Potter series was my little brother just falling into those books and not resurfacing until he was done. That J.K. Rowling got an entire generation reading is extraordinary – I’m amazed, thrilled, and proud to now be portraying one of that phenomenal writer’s characters.
I love ‘Harry Potter’ and JK Rowling – don’t laugh at me!
Fantastic Beasts, to in any way be associated with that world was amazing, especially having been such a huge fan of JK Rowling for such a long time, it’s one of those things I never would have dreamt of being a part of.
Olafur Darri Olafsson
J.K. Rowling is a talented storyteller, but she has also used the style and technique of modern television and cinema media, which seizes the imagination by pummelling it, bombarding it with powerful stimuli, in a rapid pace, with plenty of emotional rewards.
Get your butt in a chair and write. If it comes out weak or bad or clunky or ordinary, then accept that this happens to everyone. Everyone. Get it down, get it done, and fix it in the rewrite. Just like everyone from Stephen King to J. K. Rowling to Chuck Palahniuk does.
People always tell me I’m nothing like my character. Well, hopefully not! He’s a character who‘s very defined. He was purposefully written by Jo Rowling as very one-dimensional in the first few books, because you’re supposed to hate him.
I write adult fiction, but a good 40 to 50 per cent of my readers are teenagers. I love that if they have to grow up and move past JK Rowling they can move to me. From Jo to Jodi!
It’s hard for children’s authors to be accepted when they try to write adult books. J.K. Rowling is the exception because people are so eager to read anything by her, but it took Judy Blume three or four tries before she had a success.
I’m not like J.K. Rowling, where I know there’s going to be this number of seasons, and I know exactly what‘s going to happen. I would be so bored if that was the case. There would be no journey. There would be nothing to discover.
One of my biggest goals in writing the music for ‘Fantastic Beasts’ was to create memorable melodies. J.K. Rowling’s world has always had a great musical legacy and I was hoping to continue that tradition.
The world may not be ready yet for the film equivalent of books on tape, but this peculiar phenomenon has arrived in the form of the film adaptation of J. K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.’
I love J. K. Rowling. If I could meet any person, I would meet her.