Let's be real–we all know who the real hero of Harry Potter is: Hermione Granger, the smart-as-a-whip sidekick who saved the day again and again, leaving a trail of wise words in her wake.
Throughout the seven-book, eight-movie series, we've watched Hermione grow from precocious kid to well-spoken woman. We've watched her make mistakes, fall in love, triumph, fail, and find out exactly who she is; and through it all, she stayed true to herself.
Sure, it might be a little weird to look to a 12-year-old fictional character for inspiration–but hey, inspiration can be found anywhere, right? These nine quotes will open your mind to reveal your inner Hermione: the badass, intelligent, take-no-shit woman within.
"When in doubt, go to the library."
"Fear of the name only increases fear of the 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!”
"Books! And cleverness! There are more important things -- friendship and bravery."
"It's sort of exciting, isn't it? Breaking the rules."
"Actually I'm highly logical which allows me to look past extraneous detail and perceive clearly that which others overlook."
"The truth is that you don't think a girl would have been clever enough!"
"You said it once before that there was time to turn back if we wanted to. We've had time, haven't we?"
"No, I'm not, I'm hoping to do some good in the world!"
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