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JK Rowling: 15 quotes on her birthday

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2. The power of the imagination – for good and for evil

"Unlike any other creature on this planet, human beings can learn and understand without having experienced. They can think themselves into other people's places. Of course, this is a power like my brand of fictional magic that is morally neutral. One might use such power to manipulate or control, just as much as to understand or sympathize." 

J.K. Rowling, 2008 commencement address at Harvard University

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