Emma Watson Quotes

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

I see wings dancing around me Beleive in your dreams.

I like to think of myself as an actress I think of going through all of the films as my kind of film academy the way that I've learnt.

I really love animals and enjoy working with them.

this kiss between hermione and ron is highly anticipated it's been building up for eight films now. and harry potter is not twilight you know; we're not selling sex.

I want to be normal. I really want anonymity.

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.

If I've learned anything it's really just to stop trying to find answers and certainties.

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.

It's difficult on my dating life because anyone I get photographed with is automatically my boyfriend. So it just makes it look as if I've had like 6 000 boyfriends!

Even worse than seeing women's privacy violated on social media is reading the accompanying comments that show such a lack of empathy.

We had fun just messing around and being awkward like they would be awkward. There's always that stage in a friendship when you wonder whether it could be more.

If I were in the director's chair I would cast [Geena Davis] in something awesome every six months if I had the choice.

I would say there have been different stages of my feminist awakening. The more layers you peel back and the more things you're made aware of you're like "Oh my God.

Don't be ashamed if you don't like what others pretend to love

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.

Women share this planet 50/ 50 and they are underrepresented -- their potential astonishingly untapped.

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.

Gender equality historically has been predominantly a women's movement for women. But I think the impact of gender inequality and how it's affecting men hasn't really been addressed.

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.

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.

Girls should never be afraid to be smart

If men don't have to be aggressive in order to be accepted women won't feel compelled to be submissive. If men don't have to control women won't have to be controlled.

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

It was unbelievable seeing me as an action figure! In a few months toddlers all around the country will be biting my head off!

Obviously I'm recognized on the street and I am away from home a lot more and let's face it I have an action figure of myself!

No country in the world can yet say they have achieved gender equality.

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.

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

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

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

As an actress I take roles I find interesting.

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

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

If anyone else played Hermione it would actually kill me.

I just love music generally. If you come to my house I always have music playing.

I've found that if ultimately if you truly pour your heart into what you believe in even if it makes you vulnerable amazing things can and will happen.

In Cancún I felt like I had walked into an American teen movie.

I don't know anything about American history or presidents. I don't know what tailgating is! I've never been to an Olive Garden!

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.

For an actor it is better to play well (or even not so well) in a bad film than to not play at all.

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.

I'm excited about the aging process. I'm more interested in women who aren't perfect. They're more compelling.

I'm going to be the most competitive birth-giver ever.

Concentrate on comfort - even if that means wearing the same thing over and over because when I feel comfortable I feel so much more relaxed and have a much better time.

Harry Potter's like Santa Clause: something you can't see but wish was real so badly that you end up believing in it.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

I've never really had any barrier to break I guess. I don't really have anything to rebel against. I'm quite lucky.

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

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.


Most people are really nice but some stare like you're some kind of zoo exhibit and not a real person with real feelings.

There's nothing interesting about looking perfect.

Being passionate is not what makes you a girl it's what makes you a human.

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

Believe in yourself and go for it

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

I think women are scared of feeling powerful and strong and brave sometimes.

Originally what I used to love was being on a stage and reacting to a live audience and maybe my calling is more in theatre.

There's nothing wrong with being afraid. It's not the absence of fear it's overcoming it. Sometimes you've got to blast through and have faith.

Men don't have the benefits of equality either.

If you believe in equality you're a feminist. Sorry to tell you.

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

I truly truly believe that beauty is something that comes from within.

While I wouldn't object to work at a restaurant or a different place that sells decent-or-better food I think that I can learn much more by becoming a coder.

Becoming yourself is really hard and confusing and it's a process. It's often not cool to be the person who puts themselves out there.

Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like. I promise.

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!


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

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

We are tapping into what the world wants: to be a part of change.

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.

Chivalry should be consensual.


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

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.

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.

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

I get sent Bibles. I have a collection of about 20 in my room. People think I need to be guided.

I find the whole concept of being â??sexy' embarrassing and confusing.

We don't often talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that that they are and that when they are free things will change for women as a natural consequence.

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

Oh my God no no chance no chance. That [kissing her co-stars]s not in my contract!

Really I was open-minded about doing anything but the one thing I didn't want to do was get myself into a corset because I was worried I'd never get out again.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

The reality is that if we do nothing it will take 75 years or for me to be nearly a hundred before women can expect to be paid the same as men for the same work.

Don't let anyone tell you what you can or cannot do or cannot achieve. Do. Not. Allow. It.

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

I love painting and have a need to do it.

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

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.

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

I really never break the rules. I'm not scared to say what I think or if I really disagree with something then I'll say it but I'm not kind of like a born rebel.

The saddest thing for a girl to do is to dumb herself down for a guy.

I can't wait to be able to drive but it's hard. Good driving doesn't really run in my family genes. My mother is possibly the worst driver ever.


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

He is a good kisser. I can definitely vouch for that.

Young girls are told you have to be the delicate princess. Hermione taught them that you can be the warrior.

In terms of men I fancy I think the actor James Franco is gorgeous. But I find it odd to be described as a sex symbol myself.

I think I'm actually in denial that I'm famous it only sinks in when people crowd in the streets. My friends treat me like a regular person which is what I wanted.

We really damage our own confidence when we put ourselves down so I try not to.

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

If we stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are we can all be freer. And this is what HeforShe is about. It's about freedom.

I'm lucky that I've worked with so many different directors with very different styles and with a lot of different actors.

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

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.

I hope that having my life and having an education will lengthen my career.

Feminism is equality: politically; culturally; socially; economically. That's it that simple.

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.

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.

I really believe that you have to earn things. I don't feel comfortable unless I have worked really hard.

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

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.

I didnt know there were so many ways you could walk down stairs until the day we filmed Hermiones entrance into the Yule Ball Hall

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.

For the record feminism by definition is: 'The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political economic and social equality of the sexes.'

It's important to read because it's really good for your vocabulary. It's really good for your imagination. I enjoy reading because I find it relaxing.

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.

I'm a feminist but I think that romance has been taken away a bit for my generation.

We need female advocates. I'd love to live in a world where there are as many women in parliament as men.

I do things in my own way but I've never felt any need to rebel

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

There are so many scripts and they are fantastic. I think I would like to do something different maybe something smaller.

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.

For the first two movies I had a huge crush on Tom Felton. He was my first crush. He totally knows. We talked about it - we still laugh about it. We are really good friends now and that's cool.

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.

In the film industry you work very long hours and making a film is a very intense process.

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.

Who here actually thinks I would do Fifty Shades of Grey as a movie? Like really. For real. In real life... ? ... Good. Well that's that sorted then.

Don't think I'm going off to find myself though. I already know who I am.


I think that why the research and the data are so important is because you become so used to seeing the world one way that you don't even notice anymore. [Gender inequality] has this invisibility.



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.

Oh I think Rupert's gorgeous. He is he's totally gorgeous! Very handsome very handsome indeed.

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.

It is my belief that there is a greater understanding than ever that women need to be equal participants in our homes in our societies in our governments and in our workplaces.

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.


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

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.

Harry Potter is not twilight you know; we're not selling sex.

I definitly wouldn't want Harry Potter to be the last thing I do.

I can be 100 years old but I will always be proud to say I was in Harry Potter.

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

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.

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.

It makes me sad to hear girls constantly putting themselves down. We have these unbelievably high expectations of ourselves when actually we're human beings and our bodies have a function.

People say things to me like 'It's really cool that you don't go out and get drunk all the time and go to clubs.' I appreciate that but I'm kind of an introverted kind of person just by nature.

I think it's so much sexier to be understated. It's more intriguing to be sexy in a less obvious way.

If I'm feeling tired I just say 'I'm going to paint my nails purple and put some lipstick on!'

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

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.

If not me- who? If not now- when?

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.

There's nothing interesting about looking perfectâ??you lose the point. You want what you're wearing to say something about you about who you are.

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

As wonderful as charity is that money runs out. It's not sustainable. It lasts for a certain period of time and it's gone. What i really think people need is the opportunity to help themselves.

Don't feel stupid if you don't like what everyone else pretends to love.

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

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

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.

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.

I hope my head doesn't get very big. I'm just going to keep my feet on the ground stick to friends and family and try to lead a normal life.

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.

Why has the word become such an uncomfortable one?

When I was younger they used to tease me. And now they're quite protective.

If I was going to be a princess I would be a warrior princess.

I never wear pigtails I wear plaits.

I don't know. I think there are fans out there who know that too and who wonder whether Ron would have really been able to make her happy.

I have to kind of like switch heads. Sometimes I manage it seamlessly and other times I feel rather all over the place. I feel a bit schizophrenic like I have a split personality.