JK Rowling Harvard Commencement Speech Part 1 – June 5 2008

JK Rowling Harvard Commencement Speech Part 1 – June 5 2008

JK Rowling is keynote speaker for Harvard University Commencement June 5, 2008.

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Trisha Liu says:

A wonderful message on the importance of failure, imagination, empathy,
connection.

My favorite message, “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.”

Roxanne Smolen says:

Funny!

Amir Jahanlou says:

INSPIRATIONAL
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JK Rowling Harvard Commencement Speech Part 1 – June 5 2008

Julie Z says:

Possibly my favorite commencement speech. What’s yours?

Grant Andrews says:

Inspiration. A powerful speech. Be sure to find the other parts as well.

Geli Heimann says:

Inspiration. A powerful speech. Be sure to find the other parts as well.

Ashley Costa says:

One of my favorite speeches OF ALL TIME!

Zack Fair says:

Wonderful!

Jofer Dolleton says:

World’s largest Gryffindor reunion. Haha

Esam Abdullah says:

what a great speech

Jarinporn Tuntikijsirivong says:

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. – JK Rowling

Mansi Mehta says:

Good Speech..

Olga Lishansky says:

Inspiration. A powerful speech. Be sure to find the other parts as well.

Héctor Hernández Bastida says:

“…some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without
failing in something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well
not have live at all, in which case you have failed by default.”

Worawisut Pinyoyang says:

หลายคนอาจจะดูและอ่าน Harry Potter กัน แต่ไม่รู้ว่าจะมีหลายคนมั้ย
ที่สนใจว่ากว่า JK Rowling จะเขียน Harry Potter ออกมา ต้องเจออะไรบ้าง
อยากให้สื่อเอามาขยายจริงๆ ว่ากว่า JK จะมาถึงวันนี้ได้ ชีวิตเธอตกต่ำแค่ไหน
เผื่อเป็นแรงบันดาลใจให้คนหลายๆคน

ว่างๆลองดูครับ เธอไปกล่าวสุนทรพจน์ที่ Hogwarts of America — Harvard
University :)
“The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination”

Steffen Henkel says:

Ansprache von JK Rowling in Harvard… wirklich inspirierend. Es geht um
Scheitern und wie sie damit ungegangen ist.

Irene Pelegrí says:

I a més, ara els vídeos de youtube vénen directament a google +
No sabia que tenia ganes de tornar a sentir aquest discurs, un dels millors
en què m’hi he submergit. Els beneficis d’equivocar-se, de fallar, de no
ensortit-te a la primera, uns beneficis que es poden sense pietat a un
ensenyament que s’ensanya amb l’error, en color vermell i tinta a pressió
sobre el paper.
Segueix amb les parts 2 i 3, valen la pena.

Stacy McCoy says:

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. – J.K. Rowling

Ninebomb Vetmed says:

สิ่งสำคัญ ที่ “เจ.เค.โรลลิ่ง” บอกกับ บัณฑิตแห่งฮาร์วาร์ด

Marcus Boswell says:

Inspiration. A powerful speech. Be sure to find the other parts as well.

Apisit Luangsukaviriya says:



Saiprasad Patel says:

“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.” – JK Rowling.

Mick Rooney says:

Inspiration. A powerful speech. Be sure to find the other parts as well.

Brady2k10 says:

@Doommage33 shut up she copied a lot why dont you accept that

Karen Michaels says:

Very eloquent speaker. I hope I can achieve that sort of grace and dignity.

AllDadeRb says:

@jeleung you can`t always blame your parents for things that you do! Once
your old enough your on your own.

KatzYellowknight says:

@FireUnderTheBridge If Twilight is better than why you are jealous and try
to throw lies and stupidity on Rowling?

S0anonymous says:

In a word: Brilliant. In wisdom, luminescent beauty and inspiration, you
are truly brilliant.

AsianHideout says:

i cant understand british english very well but i do believe that she said
“gay wizard”? really?

lilly leaf says:

@Midfield401 hahaha! yeah im not the best speller…

DMelodies says:

@Puppylove24100 You did not spell “spelt” wrong at all :) “Spelled” is
American spelling, whereas “spelt” is its British equivalent. So give
yourself a pat on the back!

the scarecrow says:

Oh god this woman. THIS WOMAN. I love how inspiring and and simultaneously
humble and hilarious she is. It’s probably why she’s the best thing that
happened to my childhood.

KnightoftheLord1 says:

Am I the only 19 year old. who thinks she’s hot?

Mehriban Kuanishbaeva says:

I truly appreciate her (;

folladordeprostis says:

@californialinchen You don’t like MILFS??

MidwesternDiva says:

26 people are Yalies who are jealous JK didn’t come to their commencement.

wrhinehart15 says:

Who could ever dislike this? Rowling is my hero!

GottaLoveThe Moopets says:

One of the best commencement addresses ever.

Malin Nilsson says:

Or do you just wanna do hear money?

Rohana Monzon says:

This really inspires me so much. :))

Bobby Bird says:

if you are surprised by jk rowling thinking of dumbledore as gay, you’ve
obviously never read the book and experienced his character. what does it
matter?

JeffMakesVideos says:

I love this.

Anxhelo Tosuni says:

I’ve grown up with HP series, and it made me a better person…! if there’s
any reason that I still believe in magic its you!

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