Wise Words Wednesday: J.K. Rowling

“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.”

~ J.K. Rowling


The above quote is from the following video of a 2008 Harvard Commencement speech given by J.K. Rowling, the author of the awesome Harry Potter series.

In this amazingly inspiring talk, Rowling discusses her biggest failures & how they taught her more about herself & life than anything else, & how imagination can make the world a better place.

Inspiring much? 🙂

Here’s another of my favourite quotes from this speech:

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

For some excerpts of the speech, click here.

And Keep Smiling!

Jen ♥


6 responses to “Wise Words Wednesday: J.K. Rowling

  1. yes, it’s a great speech.

  2. “The power to imagine better”–what a wonderful phrase! This is a wonderful speech, and i’ll have to listen to it several more times. Thanks.

  3. Thanks for this! Definitely upfromsplatish stuff!! 🙂

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