Women day quotes about relationships, feminism, womanhood and women empowerment
Emma Watson - successful, perfect and powerful woman is the best example of women empowerment to motivate the ladies reading my blog. Whether you fell in love with her as the straight-talking, goody-two-shoes Hermione in Harry Potter or as the woman-savior she became during her infamous epic HeForShe UN speech, you’re likely familiar with her empowering way with words.In fact, that might just be what we love most about this now 30-year-old starlet. She’s been speaking some of the truest and bravest nuggets of truth for years now. Whether it’s about weight, appearance and beauty or how women can make meaningful choices by where we choose to put our money, Watson has become a feminist icon. And frankly, she knows what’s up.
Emma Watson, pictured at the NYC premiere for Little Woman in December 2019, celebrated her 30th birthday on 15 April 2020.
Back in 2011 a seemingly shy Emma Watson made her magical debut as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, and went on to capture the hearts of not only Hogwarts, but Harry Potter fans the world over.
We’re now nine years PP (Post Potter) and as she celebrated her 30th birthday, today (April 15), Emma Watson has become so much more than the magical student who wowed us with her potion knowledge.
Now a powerful women’s rights activist, Watson also advocates for feminism, gender equality, and a right to education.
In 2014 she was appointed as one of UN’ s goodwill ambassadors, going on to make an epic speech on gender equality on 20 September as part of the HeForShe campaign, which has been watched more than 7 million times on YouTube.
No wonder, therefore that Time named her one of the most influential people in the world in 2015.
There’s no denying Emma Watson is pretty awesome, so how better to celebrate her awesomeness than by gathering together some of the most inspirational things she’s said. Because let’s face it she has said some pretty great stuff.
From that unforgettable quote about ‘self-partnering’ to offering encouragement to women the world over to follow their dreams, she may no longer be Hermione Grainger but she still has some pretty magical things to say. Let us read them now-
1. “If you truly pour your heart into what you believe in, even if it makes you vulnerable, amazing things can and will happen.”
2. “I’m excited about the aging process. I’m more interested in women who aren’t perfect. They’re more compelling.”
3. “Girls should never be afraid to be smart.”
4. “The less you reveal, the more people can wonder.”
5. “I truly, truly believe that beauty is something that comes from within.”
6. “If not me, who? If not now, when?”
7. “It’s amazing, people get so detached from what they eat and what they wear. No one has any contact with how things are made that are put in their body and put in their mouths and I just find it alarming that no one questions it.”
8. “I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop.”
9. “Don’t expect change to happen overnight, even if it’s not always visible it’s making more impact than you think.”
10. “What gets scary is when your self-worth is tied up in what strangers think of you.”
11. “Becoming yourself is really hard and confusing, and it’s a process. I was completely the eager beaver in school, I was the girl in the front of the class who was the first person to put her hand up, and it’s often not cool to be the person that puts them self out there, and I’ve often gotten teased mercilessly, but I found that ultimately if you truly pour your heart into what you believe in—even if it makes you vulnerable—amazing things can and will happen.”
12. “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.”
13. “You can only really look beautiful if you feel beautiful on the inside. It shows through your face, the way you move and the way you hold yourself.”
14. “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.”
15. “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.”
16. “If we stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by what we are, we can all be freer.”
17. “It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals.”
18. “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.”
19. “Men: I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too.”
20. “Young girls are told you have to be the delicate princess. Hermione taught them that you can be the warrior.”
21. “I never feel so accomplished as when I open a tough jar.”
22. “All I can do is follow my instincts, because I’ll never please everyone.”
23. “I’ve always been like that; I give 100 percent. I can’t do it any other way.”
24. “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.”
25. “But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Women are choosing not to identify as feminists.”
26. “We need more of those [feminists] and if you still hate the word, it is not the word that is important. It’s the idea and the ambition behind it.”
27. “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.”
28. “I’m willing to be seen. I’m willing to speak up. I’m willing to keep going. I’m willing to listen to what others have to say. I’m willing to go to bed each night at peace with myself. I’m willing to be my biggest best-est most powerful self.”
29. “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 not as two opposing sets of ideas.”
30. “I feel like young girls are told they have to be a princess, and be delicate and fragile, and that’s bullshit. I identify much more with the idea of being a warrior, being a fighter. If I was going to be a princess, I’d be a warrior princess, definitely. I think women are scared of feeling powerful and strong and brave sometimes. I think you’ve got to embrace it.”
31. “With airbrushing and digital manipulation, fashion can project an unobtainable image that’s dangerously unhealthy.”
32. “We want to try to galvanize as many men and boys as possible to be advocates for change.”
33. “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.”
34. “I’ve earned my own money; I’ve traveled the world. What would I rebel against?”
35. “I don’t want other people to decide what I am. I want to decide that for myself.”
36. “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.”
37. “Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like, I promise.”
38. “It’s not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith.”
39. “I’ve always said, stuff the engagement ring! Just build me a really big library.”
40. “I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.”
41. “The saddest thing a girl can do is dumb herself down for a guy.”
42. “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.”
43. “I want to be a Renaissance woman. I want to paint, and I want to write, and I want to act, and I just want to do everything.”
44. “How can we affect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feel welcome to participate in the conversation?”
45. “When at 15, my girlfriends started dropping out of their beloved sports teams, because they didn’t want to appear muscle-y, when at 18, my male friends were unable to express their feelings, I decided that I was a feminist.”
46. “I’m reading so much and exposing myself to so many new ideas. It almost feels like the chemistry and the structure of my brain is changing so rapidly sometimes.”
47. “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.”
48. “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.”
49. “There’s nothing interesting about looking perfect–you lose the point. You want what you’re wearing to say something about you, about who you are.”
50. “We are struggling for a uniting word, but the good news is that we have a uniting movement.”Emma Watson quote about equality, feminism, women empowerment and much more. If you get motivated with her sayings then do share with your family and friends, motivate them and enjoy womanhood.
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