Emma Watson's 10 Most Inspiring Quotes

On the one hand, it seems impossible that Emma Watson is turning 25 tomorrow, April 15, because we all know her so well as that precocious preteen Hermione Granger. On the other, Watson's thoughtful statements about gender equality and other important issues are wise beyond their years. 

It's the latter we'd like to focus on as we wish the Harry Potter and Noah star a very happy birthday. We've always admired the young actress, but it's been inspiring to see her grow into such an informed, well-spoken, and passionate advocate for women's rights. She's addressed the United Nations, stared down hackers, and motivated us all — men and women — to be just a little bit better. She's graceful, yet grounded, intelligent, but approachable. She's everything you'd want a movie star to be. She's also everything you'd want a young woman to be. 

Bear that in mind as you discover some of Watson's most powerful quotes. Here's to another year of greatness, gal.

More from News

Watch

R29 Original Series

Watch Now
Documentary
Five love stories behind diverse, multicultural marriages.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Life experiments, 5 days at a time.
Watch Now
Fashion
The style of subculture.
Watch Now
Beauty
Viral trends, tried and tested.
Watch Now
Documentary
From vibrators to lipstick, learn how your favorite products are made.
Watch Now
Documentary
Extraordinary, one-of-a-kind individuals
Watch Now
Documentary
The latest stories to watch.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Inside the homes of millennial women — & what they paid for them
Watch Now
Comedy
Let's talk about sex, baby.
Watch Now
Documentary
Female artisans around the world
Watch Now
Politics
Made by and for smart, opinionated women.
Watch Now
Film
We helped 12 female directors claim their power.