"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 lived at all, in which case you've failed by default"
I think this is a great statement because as humans we all fear failure. The thought of letting our loved ones, and most importantly ourselves, down is in the backs of our minds everyday. But as J.K. Rowling notes, you have to take chances because failure really isn't as bad as it sounds. Failure is something everyone should experience because if you never try something because you are afraid to fail, you will never accomplish anything.
"J.K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement on Vimeo." Vimeo, Video Sharing For You. Aug. 2008. Web. 05 Sept. 2010.