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JK Rowling – On Inspiration

J.K. Rowling is a British novelist, screenwriter, and film producer best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies.

Her success with the Harry Potter series has made a fire in the hearts of many aspiring authors. Fan-fiction books became a thing after her Harry Potter series. She is also known for her charitable works and an active voice against political issues.

Harry Potter is a novel that shows how the oppressed and discriminated fought against a force that stops the equality of wizards, witches, and muggles alike.

J.K. Rowling’s impact extends far beyond the realm of literature. Her contributions to popular culture have left an indelible mark. The Harry Potter franchise has not only dominated bookshelves but also made an incredible transition to the silver screen, captivating audiences worldwide. The vivid portrayal of the magical world by actors like Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson brought an added dimension to the already enchanting narrative. This cinematic success further solidified Rowling’s position as a creative genius. The cultural influence of the series can be seen in various forms, from theme parks to conventions that celebrate the wizarding world. It’s a testament to Rowling’s storytelling prowess that her creations continue to resonate with both new and devoted fans alike.

Here are quotations from the Harry Potter series that became an inspiration to many:

“You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.”
― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“I’m going to keep going until I succeed — or die. Don’t think I don’t know how this might end. I’ve known it for years.”
― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

And the most iconic…

“A breeze ruffled the neat hedges of Privet Drive, which lay silent and tidy under the inky sky, the very last place you would expect astonishing things to happen. Harry Potter rolled over inside his blankets without waking up. One small hand closed on the letter beside him and he slept on, not knowing he was special, not knowing he was famous, not knowing he would be woken in a few hours’ time by Mrs. Dursley’s scream as she opened the front door to put out the milk bottles, nor that he would spend the next few weeks being prodded and pinched by his cousin Dudley…He couldn’t know that at this very moment, people meeting in secret all over the country were holding up their glasses and saying in hushed voices: “To Harry Potter – the boy who lived!”
― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

So if you ever need inspiration in writing a letter to anyone, never think that it wouldn’t matter cause you don’t know what effect or inspiration it can give to the recipient or the reader. Just look at how Harry’s life has changed from the moment he received his acceptance letter from Hogwarts.

JK Rowling
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