JK Rowling: 15 quotes on her birthday

With the creation of boy wizard Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling performed a kind of magic: She turned herself into one of the most beloved authors on the globe. But now, not content to rest on her laurels, Rowling is back for more. Her novel for adults, "The Casual Vacancy," was published last year. And then last month, we discovered that she was also the author – through pen name Robert Galbraith – of a thriller called "The Cuckoo's Calling." To mark the birthday of this remarkable and prolific author, here are some of her wonderful words.

1. Words are magic

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

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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