Ok so Emma Watson isn’t an author, but she’s fixed in many of our minds as Harry Potter’s friend Hermione Granger, and more recently Sam from The Perks of Being a Wallflower. She also runs a feminist book club and is a keen activist in the feminist movement.
Born Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson on 15th April 1990 in Paris, the actress came back to the UK in 1995 and is considered to be a British actress. Unknown to the public until her casting as Hermione in 1999, she’s barely been out of the public eye since.
There can be no doubt that Emma Watson is empowering young women the world over with her work as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, and some of the roles she’s played have been pretty kick ass too. We’ve mixed them all up, bringing you the best movie lines and empowering quotes from Emma Watson.
“Books! And cleverness! There are more important things — friendship and bravery.”
“Fear of a name increases fear of a thing itself.”
“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!”
“Mudblood and proud of it.”
“You can’t just sit there and put everybody’s lives ahead of yours and think it counts as love.”
“I want to make sure that the first person you kiss loves you. Okay?”
“Welcome to the island of misfit toys.”
Emma Watson as Emma Watson
“I want to be a Renaissance woman. I want to paint, and I want to write, and I want to act, and I want to just do everything.”
“There’s nothing wrong with being afraid. It’s not the absence of fear; it’s overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith.”
“I never feel so accomplished as when I open a tough jar.”
And there is it, Emma Watson proving that we should be proud of our accomplishments, never shy from our fears, be there for our friends, and take some self praise even for the little things.