41 Badass Hermione Granger Quotes That Will Inspire You To Live Life Louder

Flickr / ursulakm


“Books! And cleverness! There are more important things — friendship and bravery and — oh Harry — be careful!”


“At least no one on the Gryffindor team had to buy their way in, They got in on pure talent.”


“Well, if you two are going to chicken out, fine, I don’t want to break rules, you know. I think threatening Muggle-borns is far worse than brewing up a difficult potion. But if you don’t want to find out if it’s Malfoy, I’ll go straight to Madam Pince now and hand the book back in —”


“There you are, then, they see the Grim and die of fright. The Grim’s not an omen, it’s the cause of death! And Harry’s still with us because he’s not stupid enough to see one and think, right, well, I’d better kick the bucket then!”


“If being good at Divination means I have to pretend to see death omens in a lump of tea leaves, I’m not sure I’ll be studying it much longer!”


“Honestly, am I the only person who’s ever bothered to read Hogwarts, A History?”


“Don’t you dare call Hagrid pathetic, you foul — you evil little cockroach!!” [Hermione confronting Draco Malfoy]


“Well, honestly . . . ‘the fates have informed her’ . . . who sets the exam? She does! What an amazing prediction!” [Hermione mocking fraudster Professor Trelawney]


“You know, house-elves get a very raw deal! It’s slavery, that’s what it is! That Mr. Crouch made her go up to the top of the stadium, and she was terrified, and he’s got her bewitched so she can’t even run when they start trampling tents! Why doesn’t anyone do something about it?”


“It’s people like you, Ron, who prop up rotten and unjust systems, just because they’re too lazy to —”


“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?”


“Oh I see, so basically, you’re going to take the best-looking girl who’ll have you, even if she’s completely horrible?” [Hermione chiding Ron on his dating strategies]


“My parents don’t read the Daily Prophet. [Rita Skeeter] can’t scare me into hiding!”


“Oh for heaven’s sake! Listen to me, all of you! You’ve got just as much right as wizards to be unhappy! You’ve got the right to wages and holidays and proper clothes, you don’t have to do everything you’re told — look at Dobby!”


“This sort of thing is exactly what Dumbledore was talking about. You-Know-Who’s only been back two months, and we’ve started fighting among ourselves. And the Sorting Hat’s warning was the same — stand together, be united.”


“I’ve got a query about your course aims […] there’s nothing written up there about using defensive spells, [and] surely the whole point of Defense Against the Dark Arts is to practice defensive spells?” [Hermione questioning Dolores Umbridge]


So now we know how we ended up with Umbridge! Fudge passed this ‘Educational Decree’ and forced her on us! And now he’s given her the power to inspect other teachers! I can’t believe this. It’s outrageous!”


“Yes, Harry, but all the same, there’s no point pretending that you’re not good at Defense Against the Dark Arts, because you are. You were the only person last year who could throw off the Imperius Curse completely, you can produce a Patronus, you can do all sorts of stuff that full-grown wizards can’t.”


“Then I’ll go back again tomorrow! I’ll plan his lessons for him if I have to. I don’t care if she throws out Trelawney but she’s not taking Hagrid!”


“That foul, lying, twisting old gargoyle! You see what she’s up to? It’s her thing about half-breeds all over again — she’s trying to make out Hagrid’s some kind of dim-witted troll, just because he had a giantess for a mother — and oh, it’s not fair, that really wasn’t a bad lesson at all — I mean, all right, if it had been Blast-Ended Skrewts again, but thestrals are fine — in fact, for Hagrid, they’re really good!”


“[Ron], you are the most insensitive wart I have ever had the misfortune to meet.”


“One day, you’ll read Hogwarts, A History, and perhaps that will remind you that you can’t Apparate or Disapparate inside Hogwarts.”


“So the Daily Prophet exists to tell people what they want to hear, does it?”


“Maybe [I don’t understand Quidditch], but at least my happiness doesn’t depend on Ron’s goalkeeping ability.”


“A giant! A giant in the forest! And we’re supposed to give him English lessons! Always assuming, of course, we can get past the herd of murderous centaurs on the way in and out! I — don’t — believe, — him!”


“Oh, you’re so naive sometimes, Harry, you really think Umbridge will wait for proof?”


“I just think it’s very irresponsible to start performing spells when you don’t even know what they’re for, and stop talking about ‘the Prince’ as if it’s his title, I bet it’s just a stupid nickname, and it doesn’t seem as though he was a very nice person to me!”


“Quidditch! Is that all boys care about? Cormac hasn’t asked me one single question about myself, no, I’ve just been treated to ‘A Hundred Great Saves Made by Cormac McLaggen’ nonstop!”


“The truth is that you don’t think a girl would have been clever enough!” [Hermione arguing with Harry and Ron about the identity of the Half-Blood Prince]


“You said to us once before, that there was time to turn back if we wanted to. We’ve had time, haven’t we?”


“Harry, [Voldemort] is taking over the Ministry and the newspapers and half the Wizarding world! Don’t let him inside your head too!”


No, Harry, you listen, we’re coming with you. That was decided months ago – years, really.”


“No, I’m not [going to work at the Ministry of Magic], I’m hoping to do some good in the world!”


“Harry, Kreacher doesn’t think like that, he’s a slave; house-elves are used to bad, even brutal treatment; what Voldemort did to Kreacher wasn’t that far out of the common way. What do wizard wars mean to an elf like Kreacher? He’s loyal to people who are kind to him, and Mrs. Black must have been, and Regulus certainly was, so he served them willingly and parroted their beliefs.”


“And are they bothering to give an excuse for torturing Harry’s whereabouts out of people?”


“Harry caught the fish and I did my best with it! I notice I’m always the one who ends up sorting out the food, because I’m a girl, I suppose!” [Hermione responds to Ron’s complaints about the food]


“[Dumbledore] changed, Harry, he changed! It’s as simple as that! Maybe he did believe these things when he was seventeen, but the whole of the rest of his life was devoted to fighting the Dark Arts! Dumbledore was the one who stopped Grindelwald, the one who always voted for Muggle protection and Muggle-born rights, who fought You-Know– Who from the start, and who died trying to bring him down!”


“But that’s – I’m sorry, but that’s completely ridiculous! How can I possibly prove it doesn’t exist? Do you expect me to get hold of – of all the pebbles in the world and test them? 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!”


“I’m a mudblood! Mudblood, and proud of it! I’ve got no higher position under this new order than you have, Griphook! It was me they chose to torture, back at the Malfoys’!”


“We will fight! We’ll have to, to reach the snake! But let’s not lose sight now of what we’re supposed to be d-doing! We’re the only ones who can end it!”


“Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.” Thought Catalog Logo Mark

Jacob has written things @ Thought Catalog. Maybe Like him👍 and Follow him🙋?

Keep up with Jacob on Instagram, Twitter and JacobGeers.com

More From Thought Catalog