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J.K.Rowling at Harvard Commencement. Read more at http://goo.gl/ZpPS2.
*”Through telling your own unique story you will grow in virtue.”*
— +John Kellden
*”Through listening to others sharing their own unique story, you will
rediscover your own path..”*
— +John Kellden
The whole speech is well worth listening to, even if you don’t want to
become a gay wizard. Video ht +Dibyendu De
The importance of failure and imagination.
Watched it again today. always inspires me when I’m feeling low.
Great speech by J.K Rowling the Author of the Harry Potter books, she
explains the benefits of failure and how without it she would not have had
success in her life.
J.K. Rowling’s address at Harvard
A story that resonates with me!!
Hi everyone! As requested, I am sharing the video of JK Rowling’s Harvard
Commencement Speech, which I referred to in my earlier discussion post.
Why is JK Rowling speaking at Harvard? somebody shove all of her books up
her anus and ill bake some popcorn and watch XD
Excellent…nice explanations about life failures and imagination!!
Proud Potterhead and Harvard student <3
When I hear other people talking and giving so each I feel as though they
do not understand. I will always refer to this when I need inspiration.
Others all say the same things. This was original and touched my heart.
“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.”
It brings me tears every single time!!!
well this is depressing.
Simply one of the best speeches I have ever had the joy and honor of
she has warm gentle eyes… they make me calm.
Rowling has been inspire me since I learnt about her! Thank you!
Both articulate and kind, J.K. Rowling is a uniquely delightful human
From past 3 month i have watched this commencement speech multiple times &
something drives me back to watch it again & again… perhaps there’s
something deeper than i have though, simply because she makes me cry
silently, almost every time… i don’t know why, perhaps i find some
similarities or her voice of words resonates, or she is trying to tell me
something… today i feel, i have come a little closer to understand
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our
The best speech I have heard till date that resonates with my heart and
“The fact that you are graduating from Harvard suggests that you are not
very well acquainted to failure. You might be driven by a fear of failure
quite as much as a desire for success. In fact, your conception of failure
might not be too far removed from the average person’s idea of success.”
J.K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement
😀 16:24 thumbs up
One of the best speeches written of all time.
“climbing out of poverty by your own efforts is something to pride
yourself” Great Speech!
I understand what it means to fail. I relate with her story so much and I
am an aspiring author. Sometime when I felt like giving up I just look at
her bio or any writer and I keep going.
This was such an inspiring speech. I really needed this, especially with
finals week coming up. I feel so empowered right now :)
Just love it
No pain, no gain.
Thank you J.K.Rowling. I’ll never read Harry Potter as long as I live, but
you’re an exceptional person.
“what we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” so true.
Great Comment Speeches
shes a lady that puts her money inside her bra cup. i seen her doing that
at a casino in las vegas. nice
0:25 president first
0:26 members of The Hobbit corporation
0:29 and the border fences members of the faculty
0:33 proud parents and a buffalo
she left me speechless. she touched upon the best things, unbelievable. she
deserves all the success she has, wow. she is special, but yet special in a
“bad” environment. it would be obious for me that all the people would
think as same as her. these are normal words for me, but yet so difficult
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