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A collection of inspirational quotes by Emma Watson on love, people, art, learning, fun, regret etc.

100 Inspirational Quotes By Emma Watson

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The face of feminism, Emma Watson has never shied away from raising her voice against gender inequality. Similar to her famous on-screen character ‘Hermione Granger’ in the Harry Potter series, Watson is a self-confessed nerd and bookworm. She graduated from the prestigious Brown University and has always portrayed the role of an intelligent woman in her movies. She is highly active on social media where she shares her opinions and thoughts supporting several social causes. She has also been a spokesperson at the UN giving a speech on the importance of gender equality. Let’s take a look at some of her most inspiring quotes on determination, ambition, education, imperfection, books, beauty, love, and courage.

I don't consider myself to be a celebrity. I don't fit that mould.

- Emma Watson

Dan Radcliffe and Rupert Grint to me are like a pair of warm-hearted brothers.

- Emma Watson

I always have several books on the go at any one moment, so it's no good you asking 'What's on the bedside table at the moment, Emma?' because often I can't even see the table!

- Emma Watson

I like Valentino a lot - they never use actresses in their campaigns.

- Emma Watson

The entertainment industry is pretty nuts, and having had that experience outside of it and going to university has really made a big difference. It's important to me to feel like I have my own life.

- Emma Watson

But sometimes I've felt a little constrained by that idea of who I'm meant to be.

- Emma Watson

I've got about eight pairs of shoes, and that's it.

- Emma Watson

My grandma said - when I was really young and I'd sing along to the radio - why do you sing in an American accent? I guess it was because a lot of the music I was listening to had American vocalists.

- Emma Watson

I'm a real Londoner. We have very grey weather in London, and I think it encourages a very eclectic and crazy fashion sense. I mix high-street stuff with more high-end fashion, and I love vintage.

- Emma Watson

I love Karl Lagerfeld. I worship him. I was brought up in Paris, and my mum used to wear a lot of Chanel. I love the brand.

- Emma Watson

I'm a very heady person; I'm in my head a lot.

- Emma Watson

I think when I was younger I wasn't really sure if I wanted to act, so I played around with a few different ideas. I wasn't sure whether I might want to write or whether I might want to do something in fashion.

- Emma Watson

I genuinely haven't really had a rebellious phase. I think it's just because of the way I was brought up. I think it's because I left home when I was ten years old.

- Emma Watson

As a child, I loved being onstage. I loved singing, I loved the lights, I loved the adrenaline. I even loved learning lines. I was completely obsessive.

- Emma Watson

I think the actresses who are really successful are the ones who are comfortable in their own skins and still look human.

- Emma Watson

I do worry about the expectation to look a certain way.

- Emma Watson

I really want to write a novel. I also want to learn to play the mandolin.

- Emma Watson

I'm very romantic and of course I want to be in love.

- Emma Watson

Make-up is actually something I've always really loved.

- Emma Watson

I think there's this idea that lipstick is something quite old or something you'd only wear at night.

- Emma Watson

As I've got older, and since I cut all my hair off, I've felt a bit more liberated about trying different things out.

- Emma Watson

I like books that aren't just lovely but that have memories in themselves. Just like playing a song, picking up a book again that has memories can take you back to another place or another time.

- 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.

- Emma Watson

The difficulty for me is that I'm interested in so many different things. I could never really imagine myself doing one thing, and I'm pretty sure that I'll end up doing four or five different things.

- Emma Watson

I have collections of quirky things from places I've been to, like a set of Russian dolls.

- Emma Watson

As an actress I take roles I find interesting.

- Emma Watson

Being an actress, I find myself people-watching and I can be quite shy.

- Emma Watson

I dance a lot and I run and do yoga and play field hockey and tennis. I like to be active. I don't always have time for that stuff, but I do always feel better afterward.

- Emma Watson

I've never understood having crushes on people who you don't know in real life.

- Emma Watson

I didn't come from a background of films. I didn't even really ever watch films. The fact is, my parents weren't into that stuff, and neither was I.

- Emma Watson

I wasn't one of those girls who always dreamed of being an actress. I went to a normal school and then these film auditioners turned up when I was nine. Then I just fell into this whirlwind.

- Emma Watson

Now, honestly, every movie set that I go on, I walk onto set with the confidence that there is nothing that they can throw at me that's gonna surprise me.

- Emma Watson

But 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.

- Emma Watson

I was working on 'Harry Potter' while I was growing up, and the attention it brought me made me feel quite isolated.

- Emma Watson

I don't know, I'd love to try some theater. That's my other thing. I'd love to do some Shakespeare.

- Emma Watson

When I haven't been working I've tried to travel a lot.

- Emma Watson

I'm really interested in modern history, but to fulfill a History degree at Brown you have to do modern and pre-modern.

- Emma Watson

I don't really buy designer stuff. I have a few nice things, but I don't really have the occasion to wear couture too often.

- Emma Watson

To be honest, I've always had far too much freedom. I had a job when I was 10. I started living on my own when I was 17 or 18. I've earned my own money; I've traveled the world. What would I rebel against?

- Emma Watson

I love painting and have a need to do it.

- Emma Watson

I love fashion. I think it's so important, because it's how you show yourself to the world.

- Emma Watson

I could be 100 years old and in my rocker, but I'll still be very proud that I was part of the 'Harry Potter' films.

- Emma Watson

I want to be normal. I really want anonymity.

- Emma Watson

I thought, If people are going to write about what I'm wearing, then I would wear young British designers who need the publicity.

- Emma Watson

Hermione is so close to who I am as a person that I've never really had to research a role. I'm literally rediscovering what it means to be an actress.

- Emma Watson

I stole a piece of the chess set on the first film. I took a piece of the treasure out of Bellatrix's vault on this film. And I've taken my wand and I've got my cloak.

- Emma Watson

My friends are all really nice about my fame, they're just curious really, they ask lots of questions.

- Emma Watson

If anyone else played Hermione, it would actually kill me.

- Emma Watson

I really love animals and enjoy working with them.

- Emma Watson

I think when you take away all, like, the premieres and press stuff and all the special effects, then you just come down to the fact that it's all about acting, and I think that has been the best bit for me.

- Emma Watson

Hermione uses all these big long tongue twister words. I don't know what she's going on about half the time!

- Emma Watson

With 'Harry Potter,' I've been all over the world. I probably wouldn't have gone to New York so young if it weren't for the films.

- Emma Watson

I had a job when I was 10. I started living on my own when I was 17 or 18. I've earned my own money; I've traveled the world. What would I rebel against?

- Emma Watson

And I always keep cards people send me. I have a whole wall covered with them.

- Emma Watson

When I started dating I had this kind of Romeo and Juliet, fateful romantic idea about love which was almost that you were a victim and there was a lot of pain involved and that was how it should be.

- Emma Watson

I'm a perfectionist, so my bossiness definitely comes out.

- Emma Watson

Some days, for some reason, I can't go anywhere, and I'm like, 'That was a mistake,' and other days no one will even notice me.

- Emma Watson

I have a real thing for Mexican directors. And I love Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

- Emma Watson

My cinematic crush has been pretty much the same since I was 12: Kevin Costner.

- Emma Watson

I've always been fascinated by Elizabeth Taylor, and I had read that her first kiss happened on a film set, which actually made me a little sad. You need to have normal experiences of your own.

- Emma Watson

I'm very crafty! One time I made a television set out of a cardboard box - Everybody thought it was a lark! This was the beginning of a love affair with the arts.

- Emma Watson

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.

- Emma Watson

I'm a multidimensional person and that's the freedom of fashion: that you're able to reinvent yourself through how you dress and how you cut your hair or whatever.

- Emma Watson

Field hockey is my strongest sport, and if I lose a game, I take a long, hot bath and moan about it.

- Emma Watson

I try to avoid wearing black because sometimes it's the easy option. But I'm young, so it's nice to be able to play with color and not just wear black all the time. I can save that for when I'm older.

- Emma Watson

Let's be honest, I have enough money to never have to work again.

- Emma Watson

I just loved performing. It just made me feel alive. It's scary, but that's part of it. I think it's important to have that extra adrenaline. It gives you that extra zing.

- Emma Watson

I would love to not date someone in the same industry as me. Otherwise it becomes what it means to everyone else.

- Emma Watson

I have had no control over my life. I have lived in a complete bubble. They found me and picked me for the part. And now I'm desperately trying to find my way through it.

- Emma Watson

If I could wear any label forever it would be Burberry. It covers a huge span of stuff. You can't go wrong with a classic trench and a pair of jeans.

- Emma Watson

It's quite stressful knowing that every time you walk out the door, someone is going to be giving you a very good look up and down, judging everything you wear.

- Emma Watson

I've probably earned the right to screw up a few times. I don't want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.

- Emma Watson

It's very hard to describe your own style. And I'm young, so I'm still experimenting. But I think it's quite British and very much about individuality.

- Emma Watson

Acting never was about the money for me... Maybe in 10 years, I'll be able to appreciate the fact that I am financially stable and independent and I don't have to make bad choices. I can be very picky.

- Emma Watson

I feel like a voodoo doll. It's grim. It's gross.

- Emma Watson

I am literally obsessed with Lena Dunham. She's, like, my favorite person in the world. I follow her on Twitter; I read her every day.

- Emma Watson

Yes, I will put it out there - I will work for anyone for free if they're prepared to make their clothing Fair Trade and organic. It's really hard to get people interested in it.

- Emma Watson

I just try and surround myself, for the biggest proportion of time that I can, with people who make me feel normal, because constantly feeling abnormal is quite difficult.

- Emma Watson

I was very keen. I was super-eager to please and be good. And I was always kind of bossy.

- Emma Watson

I've always been like that; I give 100 percent. I can't do it any other way.

- Emma Watson

I'm not going to school just for the academics - I wanted to share ideas, to be around people who are passionate about learning.

- Emma Watson

It sounds so geeky, but I really do like studying and reading, and if I'm not working on 'Harry Potter,' then my greatest relaxation is to sit with a book.

- Emma Watson

I don't want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.

- Emma Watson

I like men with quick wit, good conversation and a great sense of humour. I love banter. I want a man to like me for me - I want him to be authentic.

- Emma Watson

I'm going to do what I want to do. I'm going to be who I really am. I'm going to figure out what that is.

- Emma Watson

If I hadn't done 'Harry Potter,' I would have gone and done years of art. I really do love it, and I'd love to write.

- Emma Watson

All I can do is follow my instincts, because I'll never please everyone.

- Emma Watson

I have to really enjoy the good things because it makes the bad things OK.

- Emma Watson

I don't have makeup on all the time, but when I want, I have fun with my friends choosing clothes and putting nail polish on.

- Emma Watson

My idea of sexy is that less is more. The less you reveal the more people can wonder.

- Emma Watson

It sounds like a cliche but I also learnt that you're not going to fall for the right person until you really love yourself and feel good about how you are.

- Emma Watson

I don't want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself.

- Emma Watson

I'm a feminist, but I think that romance has been taken away a bit for my generation. I think what people connect with in novels is this idea of an overpowering, encompassing love - and it being more important and special than anything and everything else.

- Emma Watson

I still have friends from primary school. And my two best girlfriends are from secondary school. I don't have to explain anything to them. I don't have to apologize for anything. They know. There's no judgment in any way.

- Emma Watson

I went from being totally unknown and never acting professionally to being in a major movie and being very famous. It all happened so quickly, I didn't have any time to work things out. It's been pretty scary at times.

- Emma Watson

I want to avoid becoming too styled, too 'done' and too generic. You see people as they go through their career, and they just become more and more like everyone else. They start out with something individual about them, but it gets lost.

- Emma Watson

I would love to persuade Christopher Bailey to get even just a section of Burberry that's, like, organic or free trade. I love him, he's a very good person and an amazing designer, and I have a lot of respect and time for him.

- Emma Watson

People don't really understand, but having people stare, and point, and take pictures, even if it is in a positive framework, is quite isolating; there's no two ways about it. You feel a little bit, you know, freakish.

- Emma Watson

If I went to somewhere busy, I wouldn't last very long. I can't go to a museum - I'll last 10 or 15 minutes in a museum. The problem is that when one person asks for a photograph, then someone sees a flash goes off, then everyone else sort of... it's sort of like a domino effect.

- Emma Watson

I just feel like if I start opening the door to talking about my university experience, then people just kind of... own everything. There was a lot of stuff a couple of years ago saying that I was bullied at Brown and awful things like that, none of which were true.

- Emma Watson