29 Best Hermione Granger Quotes & Comebacks

29 Best Hermione Granger Quotes & Comebacks
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Best friend to Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger is the brains of the beloved friend group from the Harry Potter series and these Hermione Granger quotes are a great testament as to why. 

Despite J.K Rowling's ongoing LGBTQ controversies, her character Hermione is not one to be tolerant in the face of intolerance.

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What’s interesting to me is that J.K. Rowling conducted herself in such a manner that would easily cause an uproar amongst the characters in her books — except maybe Lord Voldemort. If Hermione Granger and her friends had access to Twitter, Hogwarts would be in an uproar. 

Best Hermione Granger Quotes

Here are 29 Hermione Granger quotes that contradict J.K. Rowling’s shortsightedness.

1. "It means 'dirty blood.' Mudblood’s a foul name for someone who’s Muggle-born. Someone with non-magic parents. Someone like me. It’s not a term one usually hears in civilized conversation." — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

2. "One person can’t feel all that at once, they’d explode." — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

3. "I mean, it’s sort of exciting isn’t it? Breaking the rules." — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

4. "Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself." — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

5. "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!" — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

6. "Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have!" — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

7. "Next time there’s a ball, ask me before someone else does, and not as a last resort!" — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

8. "Actually I’m highly logical which allows me to look past extraneous detail and perceive clearly that which others overlook." — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

9. "Now if you two don’t mind, I’m going to bed before either of you come up with another clever idea to get us killed — or worse, expelled." — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

10. "Sometimes friendship means not having to say anything. Thank yous and apologies can sometimes get lost, but that doesn’t mean they are unexpressed." — Hermione Granger

11. "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!” — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

12. "Books! And cleverness! There are more important things! — Friendship! And Bravery!" — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

13. "I’m hoping to do some good in the world!" — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

14. "Just because it’s taken you three years to notice, Ron, doesn’t mean no one else has spotted I’m a girl!" — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

15. "I checked this out weeks ago for a bit of light reading." — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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16. "Mudblood and proud of it." — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

17. "Don’t you tell me what to do, Harry Potter!" — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

18. "You said to us once before that there was time to turn back if we wanted to. We’ve had time, haven’t we?" — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Halfblood Prince

19. "And just look at these books! …Harry, this is wonderful, there’s everything we need here!" — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 

20. "Well, if you two are going to chicken out, fine. I don’t want to break the rules, you know. I think threatening Muggle-Borns is far worse than brewing up a difficult potion." — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

21. "The way they were treating her! Mr. Diggory, calling her ‘elf’ all the time… and Mr. Crouch! He knows she didn’t do it and he’s still going to sack her! He didn’t care how frightened she’d been or how upset she was — it was like she wasn’t even human!" — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

22. "No, stop! Stop! Stop! You're going to take someone's eye out. Besides, you’re saying it wrong. It’s Leviosa. Not Leviosar." — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

23. "Honestly, don’t you two read?" — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

24. "Don’t you dare call Hagrid pathetic, you foul, you evil little cockroach!" — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

25. "At least no one on the Gryffindor team had to buy their way in, they got in on pure talent." — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

26. "I’ve always admired your courage Harry, but sometimes you can be really thick." — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

27. "When are you going to get it into your head? We're in this together!" — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

28. "If you're going to kill Harry, you'll have to kill us, too." — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

29. "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!" — Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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Izzy Casey is a writer who covers pop culture and body positivity.