We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Failure is not fun. It can be awful. But living so cautiously that you never fail is worse.
The world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet. Don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them.
It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.
We have to choose between what is right, and what is easy.
It is important to remember that we all have magic inside us.
If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Don’t let the muggles get you down.
We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.
There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction; the moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you.
Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.
The truth is always easier than a lie or an evasion – easier to deal with and easier to live with.
Achievable goals are the first step to self improvement.
It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Life is too short. I only want to do things that I enjoy, or that I think are good or worth doing.
To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.
Secretly we’re all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Imagination is … the foundation of all invention and innovation.
Wherever I am, if I’ve got a book with me, I have a place I can go and be happy
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.
Is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me.
The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive. You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity. Such knowledge is a true gift, for all that it is painfully won, and it has been worth more than any qualification I ever earned.