Emma Watson first rose to stardom as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movie series. Since then, she has stayed in the spotlight not just for playing characters in Hollywood blockbusters, but for her important role in promoting education for girls worldwide.
In 2014, Watson visited Bangladesh and Zambia, and was appointed a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador. She delivered a powerful speech at the United Nations to launch her U.N. Women campaign, HeForShe, in which she famously called on men to fight for gender equality, saying “it’s your issue too.”
Emma Watson has become a powerful role model for girls and women around the world, and was ranked 26th on TIME’s list of The 100 Most Influential People in 2015.
Here are the top 10 most inspiring quotes from Emma Watson.
Top 10 Most Inspiring Emma Watson Quotes
It’s a journey and the sad thing is you only learn from experience, so as much as someone can tell you things, you have to go out there and make your own mistakes in order to learn.
If you want to run for Prime Minister, you can. If you don’t, that’s wonderful, too. Shave your armpits, don’t shave them, wear flats one day, heels the next; We want to empower women to do exactly what they want.
The less you reveal, the more people can wonder.
If we stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by what we are, we can all be freer.
It’s not the absence of fear. It’s overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith.
I’m excited about the aging process. I’m more interested in women who aren’t perfect. They’re more compelling.
Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong.
If you truly pour your heart into what you believe in, even if it makes you vulnerable, amazing things can and will happen.
I don’t have perfect teeth. I’m not stick thin. I want to be the person who feels great in her body and can say that she loves it and doesn’t want to change anything.
Don’t let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do or achieve. Do what you want to do and be who you want to be.
Watch Emma Watson’s powerful speech on gender equality:
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