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Today’s post marks not only the end of our Rowling Words of Wisdom week, but it also concludes our J.K. Rowling Appreciation Month. Before you drown your sorrows in butterbeer, be sure to check out today’s curated links below. Don’t forget, you can always check out all of the posts from J.K. Rowling Appreciation Month here.
The J.K. Rowling Words of Wisdom (Part 2) Link You Need in Your Life
Today’s quote came from Rowling’s Harvard commencement speech which you can read and/or watch in its entirety over on the Harvard Gazette’s website: “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination.” Full of great one-liners and words of wisdom/inspiration like this:
And tomorrow, I hope that even if you remember not a single word of mine, you remember those of Seneca, another of those old Romans I met when I fled down the Classics corridor, in retreat from career ladders, in search of ancient wisdom:
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
I wish you all very good lives.
How about some Rowling TBT? Here’s an hour-long special interview from the BBC which originally aired in 2001: “J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and Me“.
If you, like myself, can watch Rowling interviews all day, every day, then check out this interview/chat session with Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe (aka Harry Potter) from the DVD extras of Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: “A Conversation with J.K. Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe“. The video interview runs just over an hour.
In case you missed it, be sure to check out our last post: J.K. Rowling Quotes: Words of Wisdom (Part 1).