It's been over a month since the American people's nonstop protest of President Trump's administration started, and with more official marches, protests, and strikes getting added to the calendar everyday, it doesn't seem like this movement will be stopping any time soon. If you're starting to feel a little activist fatigue yourself, look to these J.K. Rowling quotes that will inspire you to resist, because no matter how tired you might feel, the fight isn't over yet.
From her Harry Potter series to her commencement speeches to her everyday advice on Twitter, J.K. Rowling is overflowing with inspiration, and that is exactly what we could all use right about now. The last few contentious weeks have been filled with political unrest and organized dissent, and all of the necessary resistance can easily start to feel exhausting. But if Harry Potter and his author has taught readers anything, it's that even when you're tired, hungry, and beat down, good can't afford to give into evil. Like Dumbledore said, “It is important to fight and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay though never quite eradicated.”
Ready to keep the fight going for the A Day Without A Woman general strike and beyond? Here are 15 J.K. Rowling quotes that will help inspire you to keep resisting. Remember, Dumbledore's Army never rests.
1“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
2“The truth [...] It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”
3“Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.”
4"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.”
5“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”
6“I believe in free will. Of those that, like us, are in a privileged situation at least. For you, for me: people who are living in western society, people who are not repressed, who are free. We can choose. The things go largely like you want them to go. You control your own life. Your own will is extremely powerful.”
— Interview, "The Volkskrant"