Transcript from J.K. Rowling commencement speech
As promised, Harvard University now has the transcript online from Jo’s commencement speech. Jo kicked off her speech with a few jokes tailored to Potter fans and then went into some moving words of wisdom:
So today, I can wish you nothing better than similar friendships. And tomorrow, I hope that even if you remember not a single word of mine, you remember those of Seneca, another of those old Romans I met when I fled down the Classics corridor, in retreat from career ladders, in search of ancient wisdom:
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
I wish you all very good lives.
Thank you very much.”
A video will be posted online shortly in case you missed it. Stay tuned!