Transcript from J.K. Rowling commencement speech

PHOTOS: Pictures from Jo’s time at Harvard can now be viewed here in our gallery. Thanks to UniversHarryPotter!

AUDIO AND VIDEO: Both the audio and the video from today’s commencement are now online!

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!