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Joanne K. Rowling

Geburtstag: 31. Juli 1965
Andere Namen: Джоан Роулинг, J.K. Rowling, Kennilworthy Whisp

Joanne K. Rowling [ˌd͡ʒəʊˈæn ˈkeɪ ˈrəʊlɪŋ], OBE , bekannt als J. K. Rowling oder unter ihrem Pseudonym Robert Galbraith, ist eine britische Schriftstellerin, die mit einer Reihe von Romanen um den Zauberschüler Harry Potter berühmt wurde. Die Mittelinitiale „K“, die für den Vornamen ihrer Großmutter „Kathleen“ steht, fügte Rowling selbst hinzu.

2004 schätzte das Forbes Magazine Rowlings Vermögen erstmals auf eine Milliarde US-Dollar. Damit wäre sie unter den Schriftstellern der Weltgeschichte die Erste. In einem 2007 veröffentlichten Interview dementierte sie diese Summe jedoch. 2012 wurde sie schließlich von Forbes aus der Liste der Dollar-Milliardäre entfernt.

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„Schließlich ist der Tod für den gut vorbereiteten Geist nur das nächste große Abenteuer.“

—  Joanne K. Rowling, buch Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen

Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen. Aus dem Englischen von Klaus Fritz. Carlsen Verlag, 2000. S. 323. ISBN 3-551-55167-7
Original engl.: "After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."

„Es verlangt einiges an Mut, sich seinen Feinden entgegenzustellen, doch genauso viel, den eigenen Freunden in den Weg zu treten.“

—  Joanne K. Rowling, buch Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen

Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen. Aus dem Englischen von Klaus Fritz. Carlsen Verlag, 2000. S. 332. ISBN 3-551-55167-7
Original engl.: "It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but just as much to stand up to your friends."

„Viel mehr als unsere Fähigkeiten sind es unsere Entscheidungen, […] die zeigen, wer wir wirklich sind.“

—  Joanne K. Rowling, buch Harry Potter und die Kammer des Schreckens

Harry Potter und die Kammer des Schreckens. Aus dem Englischen von Klaus Fritz. Carlsen Verlag, 2000. S. 343. ISBN 3-551-55168-5
Original engl.: "It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

„Geld und Leben, so viel du dir wünschst! Die beiden Dinge, welche die meisten Menschen allem andern vorziehen würden – das Problem ist, die Menschen haben den Hang, genau das zu wählen, was am schlechtesten für sie ist.“

—  Joanne K. Rowling, buch Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen

Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen, Aus dem Englischen von Klaus Fritz. Carlsen Verlag, 2000. S. 323. ISBN 3-551-55167-7
Original engl.: "As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things which are worst for them."

„The Potter books in general are a prolonged argument for tolerance, a prolonged plea for an end to bigotry, and I think it's one of the reasons that some people don't like the books, but I think that it's a very healthy message to pass on to younger people that you should question authority and you should not assume that the establishment or the press tells you all of the truth.“

—  Joanne K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling, as quoted in ‪Harry Potter's Bookshelf : The Great Books Behind the Hogwarts Adventures‬ (2009) by John Granger <!-- also partly in Biography Today : Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers Vol. 17, Issue 1 (2008), p. 142 -->
2000s
Kontext: I think most of us if you were asked to name a very evil regime would think of Nazi Germany. … I wanted Harry to leave our world and find exactly the same problems in the Wizarding world. So you have to the intent to impose a hierarchy, you have bigotry, and this notion of purity, which is a great fallacy, but it crops up all over the world. People like to think themselves superior and that if they can pride themselves on nothing else, they can pride themselves on perceived purity. … The Potter books in general are a prolonged argument for tolerance, a prolonged plea for an end to bigotry, and I think it's one of the reasons that some people don't like the books, but I think that it's a very healthy message to pass on to younger people that you should question authority and you should not assume that the establishment or the press tells you all of the truth.

„They see it for what it is… It is a fantasy world and they understand that completely.“

—  Joanne K. Rowling

As quoted in "Success of Harry Potter bowls author over" at CNN.com (21 October 1999) http://www.cnn.com/books/news/9910/21/rowling.intvu/; also quoted in "Urban Legends Reference Pages : Harry Potter" at Snopes.com http://www.snopes.com/humor/iftrue/potter.asp
1990s
Kontext: I absolutely did not start writing these books to encourage any child into witchcraft. … I'm laughing slightly because to me, the idea is absurd.
I have met thousands of children now, and not even one time has a child come up to me and said, "Ms. Rowling, I'm so glad I've read these books because now I want to be a witch." They see it for what it is... It is a fantasy world and they understand that completely.

„I think most of us if you were asked to name a very evil regime would think of Nazi Germany. … I wanted Harry to leave our world and find exactly the same problems in the Wizarding world.“

—  Joanne K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling, as quoted in ‪Harry Potter's Bookshelf : The Great Books Behind the Hogwarts Adventures‬ (2009) by John Granger <!-- also partly in Biography Today : Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers Vol. 17, Issue 1 (2008), p. 142 -->
2000s
Kontext: I think most of us if you were asked to name a very evil regime would think of Nazi Germany. … I wanted Harry to leave our world and find exactly the same problems in the Wizarding world. So you have to the intent to impose a hierarchy, you have bigotry, and this notion of purity, which is a great fallacy, but it crops up all over the world. People like to think themselves superior and that if they can pride themselves on nothing else, they can pride themselves on perceived purity. … The Potter books in general are a prolonged argument for tolerance, a prolonged plea for an end to bigotry, and I think it's one of the reasons that some people don't like the books, but I think that it's a very healthy message to pass on to younger people that you should question authority and you should not assume that the establishment or the press tells you all of the truth.

„Dumbledore knows pretty much everything anyway, but that Hermione has read it somewhere.“

—  Joanne K. Rowling

Interview by Lizo Mzimba (February 2003) <!-- published where? -->
2000s
Kontext: If you need to tell your readers something … there are only two characters that you can put it convincingly into their dialogue. One is Hermione, the other is Dumbledore. In both cases you accept, it's plausible that they have, well Dumbledore knows pretty much everything anyway, but that Hermione has read it somewhere. So, she's handy.

„Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. … It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope.“

—  Joanne K. Rowling

2000s
Kontext: Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. … It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. Sad hurts but it's a healthy feeling. It's a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.

As quoted in "J. K. Rowling : The Interview," by Ann Treneman in The Times (30 June 2000) http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2000/0600-times-treneman.html

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„We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.“

—  Joanne K. Rowling

Paraphrased variant: 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.
Harvard address (2008)

„The world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet. Don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them.“

—  Joanne K. Rowling

Online tweet, in response to an extremely depressed person contemplating https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/595148783056527360?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.etonline.com%2Fnews%2F163965_jk_rowling_sends_beautiful_message_to_fan_who_wants_to_finally_give_up%2F suicide, as quoted in "J.K. Rowling Sends Beautiful Message to Fan Who Wants to 'Finally Give Up'" by Alex Ungerman ET Online (5 May 2015) http://www.etonline.com/news/163965_jk_rowling_sends_beautiful_message_to_fan_who_wants_to_finally_give_up/
2010s

„I don't think I've ever wanted magic more.“

—  Joanne K. Rowling

Tweet https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/746192965568077824 quoted in "J.K. Rowling Wishes Magic Could Get U.K. Out of Brexit" http://time.com/4381196/j-k-rowling-brexit-magic-tweet/ by Amanda Calvo, Time (24 June 2016)
2010s

„The Internet doesn’t just offer opportunities for misogynistic abuse, you know. Penis enlargers can also be bought discreetly.“

—  Joanne K. Rowling

8 May 2015 tweet, according to Hollywood Reporter http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jk-rowling-burns-twitter-troll-794521
2010s

„Canon: brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever. White skin was never specified. Rowling loves black Hermione.“

—  Joanne K. Rowling

Tweet https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/678888094339366914?lang=en quoted in " J.K. Rowling angry about black Hermione complaints https://www.cnn.com/2016/06/06/entertainment/jk-rowling-hermione-cursed-child/index.html" by Lisa Respers France, CNN (June 6, 2016)
2010s

„I don't believe in magic, either.“

—  Joanne K. Rowling

As quoted in "Success of Harry Potter bowls author over" at CNN.com (21 October 1999)
1990s

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