11 Hermione Quotes To Inspire You

by Amy Sachs

A few things about Hermione Granger: She's the brightest witch of her age, from 11 through the end of the series, and probably until forever. She knows it's "levi-OH-sa" not "levi-oh-SAR." She's a proud Mudblood, and she can pretty much out-magic anyone who comes her way. Basically, she was everything you wanted to be.

For most girls, growing up, we had Barbies and Disney princesses. And then the Harry Potter series came along, and brought us Hermione. Not that we didn't still love Barbie and Disney, but it was a welcome change to see a girl stand up for herself, what she liked, and what she believed in, and not be afraid to do so. Plus, she was a total book-lover — as if we could love her MORE.

Harry might have been the Boy Who Lived, The Chosen One, etc., but he wouldn't have been able to navigate his way through Hogwarts and the many misadventures he found there without Hermione. The mobile library, the thousands of facts she tucked away after all her time in the library, and her sense of friendship made Hermione an irreplaceable friend to both Harry and Ron. Without her, surely, they would have been killed — or worse, expelled! Here are 11 Hermione quotes to inspire you in any situation.

On The Big Picture

"Books! And cleverness! There are more important things! — Friendship! And Bravery!"

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

"I mean, it's sort of exciting isn't it? Breaking the rules."

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

"Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself."

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“I’m hoping to do some good in the world!”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist!”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

On Love

"Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn't mean we all have!"

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“Next time there’s a ball, ask me before someone else does, and not as a last resort!”

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“Just because it’s taken you three years to notice, Ron, doesn't mean no one else has spotted I'm a girl!”

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

On Taking Charge

"Don’t you tell me what to do, Harry Potter!”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“Actually I’m highly logical which allows me to look past extraneous detail and perceive clearly that which others overlook.”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Mudblood and proud of it."

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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