Today is the first day of the rest of your lives. Carpe diem. Spread your wings. Oh, the places you'll go. Congradulations. Avoid swimming after Death Eating.

OK, J.K. Rowling was way more articulate and inspirational as she offered Harvard's Class of '08 some choice advice during her commencement speech yesterday.

The Harry Potter matriarch recounted her own travails and success, ending with a call to action: "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."

The rest of the video after the jump.

Via the Leaky Caudron

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