1. “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

2. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”

3. “It is the quality of one’s convictions that determines success, not the number of followers.”

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

5. “Hope springs forever.”

JK Rowling Casual Vacancy

6. “Personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition. Your qualifications are not your life.”

7. “Love is the strongest power there is.”

8. “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

9. “The wizards represent all that the true ‘muggle’ most fears: They are plainly outcasts and comfortable with being so. Nothing is more unnerving to the truly conventional than the unashamed misfit!”

10. “Don’t let the muggles get you down.”


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

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

13. “We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on.”

14. “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.”

15. “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”


16. “No man or woman alive, magical or not, has ever escaped some form of injury, whether physical, mental, or emotional. To hurt is as human as to breathe.”

17. “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.”

18. “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”

19. “Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.”

20. “When in doubt, go to the library.”