5 Insanely relatable Hermione Granger quotes just to remind us how badass she is!
Hermione Granger is known for being an inspiring role model to young women (muggles and witches alike). At Cinereplicas, we love a bold and brash heroine, and Hermione is one of our favorites.
Out of all the female (and male) characters in the entire series, Hermione is hands down the most badass. She is the perfect mix of a good head and a good heart, brave and selfless with a huge amount of intelligence to back it all up. She nailed "Wingardium levi-OH-sa", she's a proud Mudblood, and she can pretty much out-magic anyone who comes her way. She's the brightest witch of her age, after all! She still goes through life like the rest of us, navigating relationships, pushing past fear and uncertainty, and advocating for the less fortunate. Basically, she is the witch you want to be.
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. Without her, surely, Harry and Ron would have been killed — or worse, expelled!
Hermione had some of the best lines in series (JK.Rowling herself admitted it). If you want to feel empowered, here are 5 of the best Hermione Granger quotes:
"Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn't mean we all have!"
Best Hermione punchline! Ron is a teenage boy - an age not generally known for emotional intelligence. Hermione was pointing out that Ron couldn’t grasp the myriad of feelings Cho was going through. Her ferocity is no doubt spurred that she wishes he would at least try to, and perhaps he might understand her a little bit better.
"Don’t you tell me what to do, Harry Potter!”
No one else, except Hermione would have figured out the riddle of Devil’s Snare, the fact that the basilisk was using the pipes in Hogwarts to get around, that Lupin was really a werewolf, or how to do all those protection charms when she, Harry, and Ron were finding the Horcruxes and Deathly Hallows. We all know that without Hermione, Harry would’ve died in book 1! Boys, Hermione told you what to do, not the opposite, understood?
"Mudblood and proud of it."
Mudblood is a derogatory term for a Muggle-born wizard or witch; that is, individuals with no wizarding parents or grandparents. There does not appear to be any difference in the magical power of Muggle-borns compared to those who are pure-blood or half-blood, but those prejudiced against Muggle-borns consider them to be of "lower breeding" or worth, and undeserving of magic. Hermione refuses to allow the term to be degrading to her (like Lily Evans as well). Be proud of who you are.
“'Fear Of A Name Only Increases Fear Of The Thing Itself'
Most people are afraid of using the name Voldemort. It’s a phrase coined by Dumbledore that Hermione takes on too, and it’s—again—the right thing to do. People tend to shy away from the word and use the nicknames You-Know-Who, or He Who Must Not Be Named. But Hermione is completely right; this makes him taboo and makes him even more feared, which is exactly what he wants. The memory of Tom Riddle even specifically says he wanted a name that people would one day fear to use. So, by using the name, it’s defiance of an evil force, and refusing to be afraid of him. Lord Voldemort, who?
“You do realize that your sheets are changed, your fires lit, your classrooms cleaned, and your food cooked by a group of magical creatures who are unpaid and enslaved?”
Having been deeply upset at the treatment and general prospects of house-elves, both in Hogwarts and the rest of the Wizarding World, Hermione set up S.P.E.W. (Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare) in order to champion their rights and question their standing in wizarding law and Elf legislation. She thought it cruel that house-elves were neither paid nor given holidays for their work, so she campaigned tirelessly for a change in their working conditions. Bearing in mind that Hermione's idea that house-elves should be treated decently led to Harry attempting to be kind to house-elf, Kreacher, which caused Kreacher to be pleasant in return and tell Harry the story of his master Regulus Black's visit to the horcrux cave. None of us will ever be truly free until elf persecution ends!!