Yes, yes, we know. It's Harry Potter's birthday today. But did you know today is also the 50th birthday of one J.K. Rowling, who is an actual living person and not just a fictional character we all adore? Many happy returns, J.K.
Before we send our owls out with birthday presents, cake, and cards, let's take a moment to reflect on all that this author has given us. How can we repay her for the magic and wonder of the Hogwarts world? Who else can we turn to for savvy tweets that shut things down like a boss? Where else can we turn for sage words of wisdom?
Whether it's a tweet, a book passage, or a quote directly from Rowling's mouth, the British writer is full of thoughtful, inspiring messages. In honour of her 50th, we've selected some favourite quotes to live by. It's like having your own personal Dumbledore, only with a sharper wit.
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