15 Emma Watson Quotes You Need in Your Life

There are only three months left until Hollywood revives the essence of our childhood — Beauty and the Beast. We’re thanking the Disney gods for casting such a strong, influential actress in the role of our favorite book-loving princess. Here are 15 quotes to remind you why Emma Watson is truly an inspiration.

1. “If you truly put your heart into what you believe in, even if it makes you vulnerable, amazing things can and will happen.”

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2. “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.”

3. “Don’t let anyone tell you what you can or cannot do, or cannot achieve. Do not allow it.”

4. “As much as someone can tell you things, you have to go out there and make your own mistakes in order to learn.”

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5. “I think that it is very important if you know what you want, understand where you are heading towards, and try your best to get it. It is only when we use our hearts to do it, and fall in love with what we are doing, then can we really get real determination.”

6. “I invite you to step forward, to be seen and ask yourself: If not me, who? If not now, when?”

7. “Girls should never be afraid to be smart.”

8. “I feel like young girls are told that they have to be a princess and fragile. It’s bullshit. I identify much more with being a warrior – a fighter. If I was going to be a princess, I’d be a warrior princess.”

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9. “Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all perceive gender on a spectrum, instead of two sets of opposing ideals.”

10. “I truly, truly believe that beauty comes from within.”

11. “I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself.”

12. “Beauty is what we feel in the inside which also shows outside us. Beauty is the marks that life leaves on us, all the kicks and the caresses the memories leave us. Beauty is letting yourself live.”

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13. “It is not the word [feminism] that is important. It is the idea and ambition behind it.”

14. “I’m more interested in women who aren’t perfect. They’re more compelling.”

15. “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. These things are so irrelevant and surface to what it is all really about, and I wish people wouldn’t get caught up in that. We want to empower women to do exactly what they want, to be true to themselves, to have the opportunities to develop.”

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