Among the many memorable celebrity graduation speeches is J.K. Rowling's inspiring Harvard commencement speech from 2008, and this year, her compelling words will be turned into a book. Set to be released in April 2015, J.K. Rowling's speech will be published with the title Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination, and sales of the illustrated book will benefit financial aid at Harvard and Lumos, a charity founded by the author. To celebrate the news, watch her speech above, then check out some of the most thoughtful quotes as well as the book's cover below.
- "Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all — in which case, you fail by default."
- "You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity."
- "Happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition or achievement. Your qualifications, your CV, are not your life."
- "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."
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