Today is the birthday of Joanne "Jo" Murray (née Rowling; born 31 July 1965), author. She is best known as the creator of the Harry Potter fantasy series and for her rags to riches life story, in which she progressed from living on welfare to multi-millionaire status within five years.
"It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be." - 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
"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default." - J. K. Rowling
"It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends." - J. K. Rowling
"It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." - J. K. Rowling
"The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution." - J. K. Rowling
"Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike." - J. K. Rowling
"You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve." - J. K. Rowling
"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." - J. K. Rowling
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Le Chariot Chuck: 1918 - Paris, France. circa 1918. "Sample Red Cross rolling kitchen, ready to travel. On exhibition at the Grand Palais." 5x7 glass negative. View full size.
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