J.K. Rowling: 10 quotes on her birthday

Joanne "Jo" Rowling created a phenomenon when she published her first book, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" in 1997. Rowling's books on the boy wizard have since become the number one bestselling series of all time, inspiring millions of readers around the world, children and adult alike. Known to most of the world as J.K. Rowling, she has now begun writing under the name Robert Galbraith to create a mystery series about a private investigator named Cormoran Strike. Born on July 31, 1965, Rowling was named the "Most Influential Woman in Great Britain" in 2010, and supports a number of charities. Here, on her birthday, are 10 quotes from one of the most successful children's authors of all time.

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This Oct. 16, 2012 photo shows author J.K. Rowling at an appearance to promote her latest book "The Casual Vacancy," at The David H. Koch Theater in New York.

1. Common humanity

"We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”

– from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" (2007)

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