Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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Harry Potter And The Importance Of Dreams


Quote of the day: 

Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure. Paulo Coelho 



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So it has been 20 years since the iconic Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone novel written by J.K. Rowling came out. Hard to believe but true. Her books have sold more than 500 million copies worldwide and translated into 68 languages. Asides watching a few of the Harry Potter films, I haven't read any of her works. But that is some incredible achievement isn't it?.

Through her works a whole new world opened up to both the young and old, a world of dreams and fantasies, chronicling the life of a young wizard and his friends. It is the best selling book series in history and with a movie franchise that continues to expand. I think its great that it got children reading again (not that they ever stopped), and adults too.

And to think Rowling has lived a 'rags to riches' life, from having to survive on state benefits to writing a book -she had got the idea for Harry Potter while on a delayed train many years before. And it is worthy to note that she got a lot of rejections before the first book was published. It all goes to show that in this world anything is possible and the word impossible does not seem to exist. Even when things seem impossible no hope should be lost. The idea you have today may be worth a lot tomorrow. You may not be the next author with a breakthrough novel, or the next creator, photographer, singer, painter, or genius, but if you do not take the risk you will never know.

Those very ideas that you have tucked away in the recess of your mind may not be worthless after all. It is a great lesson to learn. To face your fears you have to live your dreams. Underneath those fears lies immense opportunities waiting to be realized.This is all part of the theme for Harry Potter. Being fearless, aging with wisdom, rising above rejection and chaos, and above all to remember that the power of love conquers all.



Peace. Love. Light* 



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39 comments:

  1. I've never read any of her books and only have seen sketches of the movies. She did well for herself. I admit that I tried my hand at writing, and enjoyed it immensely.

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  2. Hi Blogoratti - I remember getting 'the hump' because one couldn't get away from Harry - and my two goddaughters were the perfect age for Harry - so I had another few years of him ... I admire JK for what's she done ... allowing many to dream and to see a different side of her life - and her own as you say rags to riches story ... she's done well - cheers Hilary

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  3. I absolutely loved reading them and can highly recommend them to anyone, whatever the age!

    -Kati
    Almost Stylish

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  4. Hard to believe it was so long ago. One of the greats!

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  5. I once tried to read "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" but I gave up a third of the way through. It was awful both in the way it was written and in terms of subject matter. Mind you, I am the kind of guy who very much favours realism. If everybody's dreams came true who would clean the hotel rooms, who would drive the trains, who would inspect the sewers and pick the vegetables, police the streets and paint the railings? No. There just isn't room for everybody's dreams to come true Mr B..

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  6. I never read the Story of Harry Potter. :)

    Lovely Greetings from Vienna!

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  7. Yep, have to keep on keeping on indeed, as you will never know otherwise.

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  8. I read one of the HP books, I can't remember which one, and then started on a second book which I didn't finish. The books were intriguing but didn't catch my fancy completely. But I have some young grandies coming up to the age when they might enjoy the adventures of HP so I might buy them the books.
    I like to think that nothing is impossible if you want it enough, but I tend to agree with Yorkshire Pudding regarding dreams coming true for everyone.

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  9. An inspiring post. I've read all the Harry Potter books and enjoyed them very much.

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  10. I also find it interesting that she still has Harry Potter on her mind too. She recently announced that there are two Harry Potters. The first was the great-great-grandfather of the one we know. Could it be the beginning of a new series? Or maybe a prequel to the present series?

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  11. J. K. Rowling's character is one of †he immirtal ones in the language by now. Great reads.

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  12. I'm not a Harry Potter fan. Tried but couldn't get into the books. I'm more old school (or just old!) and prefer Tolkien. My Eldest and Himself both love the Potter stories and read the books together. While her stories didn't capture my imagination, Ms. Potter did bring a lot of children into reading. Quite a legacy beyond her stories.

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  13. You are a motivational writer Blogoratti. I hope you bring forth any ideas you have tucked away in your mind. I hope you are living your dreams. :)

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  14. My daughter introduced me to the Harry Potter books when she was in middle school. I loved all of them, and I enjoyed the movie. I'm glad that J.K. Rowling's dream came true.

    Love,
    Janie

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  15. If we let our imaginations go...

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  16. So inspirational, darling!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  17. All the Harry Potter books were favorites of my grandson. I did have opportunity to see a few of the movies and enjoyed then very much. Of course sharing then with my grandson made them extra special for me.

    I like to think of going for your dreams in this way, if things don't turn out as you planned; you don't fail, you just learn what doesn't work. It's all a learning experience.

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  18. I can't believe its been 20 years. I guess what this story really teaches us is not to give up because you never know what will be a success. Its a great book and maybe I need to read it again.

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  19. Goodness ...where have those twenty years gone!
    Harry Potter has been so successful.

    All the best Jan

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  20. I'm listening to it right now, thanks for the link. I just don't associate DD with this Babs signature song. I wonder if Barbra ever sang Que Sera? Sorcerer's or Philosopher's Stone, this book has a very special meaning for me, no matter what it's called.

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  21. I do believe this, but also know I sometimes give up to quickly. And a person does need to keep on keeping on. That has got my husband as far as he is since the stroke.

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  22. Excellent message, friend!

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  23. i always say that even if you don't agree with witches/wizards ... i am thankful that these books got some many kids, adults, teens reading .. that is so great. reading is so important ... i love the series .. i enjoy the movies but i prefer the books. so amazing great ... i was shocked to see it was 20 yrs old. that is wild. shocking!! i feel old ... i was working at the PO when they started coming out and it was a big big deal ... it was a big security deal, i mean. ( :

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  24. I am not a Harry Potter fan as much as Lord of the Ring fan. But this was a good post anyway.

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  25. As if by magic, those 20 years have disappeared in a blink!

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  26. Vi alguns filmes e gosto da ação ! Para crianças e adolescentes é ainda mais genial.
    Um abraço e obrigado pela visita e comentário.
    Abraço

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  27. ...dreams make life worth living.

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  28. I read about half the books, but I am not a kid, and I stopped, but I basically liked them. I saw the films except for the last two. I still hope to catch them.

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  29. Hi and thanks for visiting my blog and for the comment, much appreciated. I have never read any of JKR's books and neither has my husband, but I admire her for what she has done. Maybe I should try one but I have a pile of books to get through so..... Love all you past posts as well. Cheers Diane

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  30. I have not read the Harry Potter book but I know it was very popular at one time. Have a beautiful day!

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  31. I'm literally grown up with Harry & friends and I was so into the books and the movies when I was little! Well, like the major part of the people of myy generation, I think! ^^
    I even went in London to visit the studios and the location of the movies!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  32. Hard to believe it's been 20 years! It certainly has been a wild ride for her. Imagine if she had become discouraged by the rejections and given up...

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  33. I love a rags to riches story very much, especially if it's real and not fiction ☺ I bet JK Rawlings great up reading a lot of Enid Blyton!

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  34. I have never read any of her books. However, I have read a great deal about the author and have watched her interviews. I admire her and I also love her generosity and kindness.

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  35. I've actually never read the books but watched all the movies and loved them. Though I have never actually thought of this lesson I quite agree. Nobody knows what will happen tomorrow but we cant let fear keep us from trying.

    Princess Audu

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  36. My kids grew up watching Harry Potter.....and still enjoy watching all the movies. I liked your post today very much.

    ~Sheri

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  37. Wow. Has it been that long already? I remember buying the first book when it came out.

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  38. I have never read any of her books. I'm not a Harry Potter fan but I admire JKR.

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