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So the awesomatic SriVidhya tagged us on this three day quote challenge. Because I am a quote-girl and because I love SriVidhya and because it is blogathon here goes mine –

This world knows how much I love JK Rowling. So, it comes as no surprise that I want to quote (a part of) her Harvard Commencement address titled ‘The Fringe benefits of failure and the power of imagination’ here –

You might never fail on the scale I did, but 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.Failure gave me an inner security that I had never attained by passing examinations. Failure taught me things about myself that I could have learned no other way. I discovered that I had a strong will, and more discipline than I had suspected; I also found out that I had friends whose value was truly above the price of rubies.

The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive. You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity. Such knowledge is a true gift, for all that it is painfully won, and it has been worth more than any qualification I ever earned.’

Her speech ended,

‘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…’

Need I say more! 🙂

If you want to take this challenge up, then here are the rules –

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.

2. Post three different quotes on three different days (preferably) or all on the same day.

3. It can be from your favorite book, author or your own. Don’t forget to mention the source.

So there, one more day of blog challenge done! 🙂