Newly added quotes:

“I simply sat and thought, for four (delayed train) hours, while all the details bubbled up in my brain, and this scrawny, black-haired, bespectacled boy who didn’t know he was a wizard became more and more real to me.

“Perhaps, if I had slowed down the ideas to capture them on paper, I might have stifled some of them (although sometimes I do wonder, idly, how much of what I imagined on that journey I had forgotten by the time I actually got my hands on a pen). I began to write ‘Philosopher’s Stone’ that very evening, although those first few pages bear no resemblance to anything in the finished book.”

JK Rowling

“It was 1990. My then boyfriend and I had decided to move up to Manchester together. After a weekend’s flat-hunting, I was travelling back to London on my own on a crowded train, and the idea for Harry Potter simply fell into my head.”

JK Rowling

“I do not think I “ought” to be a model of reference for my fame. But I want to do something good by using my public image and reputation.”

Emma Watson

“I gave my hero a talent I’d love to have had. Who wouldn’t want to fly?”

JK Rowling

“Me and Daniel had a wand fight in the bathroom. God, that sounds wrong.”

Tom Felton

“I am thrilled though not sure that I deserve it. I always thought my father deserved a medal for facing 25 years of chronic disability with quiet daily heroism so I am delighted to accept such a wonderful honour in his memory.”

Helena Bonham Carter

“Will kids (and adults as well) still be wild about Harry 100 years from now, or 200? My best guess is that he will indeed stand time’s test and wind up on a shelf where only the best are kept; I think Harry will take his place with Alice, Huck, Frodo, and Dorothy, and this is one series not just for the decade, but for the ages.”

Stephen King

“I’m so proud to be part of Harry Potter and even prouder to be representing the gingers.”

Rupert Grint

“Harry’s a character that’s worked his way into the consciousness of millions of people of all ages around the world.”

Dan Radcliffe

“I feel as though I know what he (Harry Potter) is doing now. He’ll always be a presence in my life, really.”

JK Rowling

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