The Best Ever Harry Potter Quotes – Hermione Granger’s Best Quotes [From the Movies]


The wizarding world of Harry Potter is one of our favorite pop culture film franchises. There are so many great quotes from memorable characters in the Harry Potter series that range from inspirational and heartfelt to downright hilarious.

That is largely due to the Harry Potter franchise’s fantastic cast, which excellently embodied the characters across eight films.

These include both British royalty who played the supporting cast and the relative nobodies who became the stars of the series and grew up with audiences on the screen:

Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter, Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley, and Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger.

Miss Granger was always the most talented in her classes and went on to become the brightest witch of her age – all of which means she has some keen words of wisdom to share.

Loyal, fierce, and fiercely brilliant, here are the top Hermione Granger quotes, witty one-liners, cheeky banter, and always-on point observations from none other than Hogwarts’ star witch Hermione Granger.

Enjoy them as these are the best harry potter quotes from the harry potter films to use in your own life.

1. “It’s Leviosaaa, Not Leviosar!”

From The Sorcerer’s Stone

The most iconic Hermione Granger quote from the films is all in Emma Watson’s performance. Once the kids arrive at Hogwarts, Hermione finds Ron as he struggles with his floating charm. His form is so bad Hermione can barely take it, so she corrects him with this classic line.

Hermione: “No, stop, stop, stop! You’re going to take someone’s eye out. Besides, you’re saying it wrong. It’s Leviosaa, not Leviosar! Wingardium leviosa!”

And then she casts the real spell. Of course, this should have come as no surprise to the boys. Hermione became well known to all as a know-it-all right away. The very first thing she says to Ron and Harry on the Hogwarts Express is a critique of their spells.

Check it out here:

“You’ve got dirt on your nose, by the way.” Rough thing to tell a kid who didn’t grow up with much money.

2. “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!”

From: The Sorcerer’s Stone

After Hermione makes the mistake of helping Ron and Harry on their quest to find out what Severus Snape is up to, they come face to face with Hagrid’s three-headed dog, Fluffy.

They nearly make it out alive, but when they do, Hermione puts both her friends in their place. They’re the ones that need to get their priorities straight, after all.

3. “Honestly, don’t you two read?”

From: The Sorcerer’s Stone

Hermione is, by all accounts, a bookworm. And Ron and Harry are, by all accounts, far from it. This is why the two boys often rely on Hermione for help.

For instance, when they are trying to learn about Nicolas Flamel and what he might be hiding at Hogwarts, Hermione is the one who finds out about the Sorcerer’s stone.

She finds a massive book that she was digging through for a “bit of light reading” and shares her discovery.

When the boys are flabbergasted by the “sorcerer’s stone” (or philosopher’s stone if you’re reading this in the UK!) and ask what it is, she replies with this witty one-liner.

4.”What an idiot.”

From: The Sorcerer’s Stone

Yes, Hermione did say this, and about Harry no less! When Harry took off flying on a broom to face off with Malfoy and reclaim Neville’s enchanted Remembrall.

As Dumbledore says at the end of the film, “it takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

Hermione has no problem putting her friends in their place – or calling them out, even when they think they’re doing the right thing.

5. “Books and cleverness. There are more important things: friendship and bravery.”

From: The Sorcerer’s Stone

When Harry has to go on his own to face Professor Quirrell in the final challenge protecting the sorcerer’s stone, Harry has to leave Hermione and Ron behind. He’s worried that he won’t have his friends with him, which is why Hermione shares this insightful quote with him:

Hermione: “You’ll be okay, Harry. You’re a great wizard. You really are.”

Harry: “Not as good as you.”

Hermione: “Me? Books and cleverness. There are more important things: friendship and bravery. And Harry, just be careful.”

6. “Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.”

From: The Chamber of Secrets

Hermione says this to Lucius Malfoy in a dignified voice as she faces off against him at Lockhart’s book signing. Harry had just mentioned Voldemort by name, to which the elder Malfoy called him brave.

But Hermione is bravest of all, staring down the evil man who teaches his son that wizards with magic parents are good and muggle-born witches have dirty blood.

7. “No, Harry. Even in the wizarding world, hearing voices isn’t a good sign.”

From: The Chamber of Secrets

Hermione tells Harry this when he starts to hear voices in the great hall, with the intent to get him to exercise great caution when telling others about this issue.

Hermione is the one to ask about the chamber of secrets. She asks Professor McGonagall to explain it to them in this chilling scene.

8. “It’s not a term one usually hears in civilized conversation.”

From: Chamber of Secrets

Hermione can’t help but call out injustice when she sees it, which is exactly what she does when she sees Malfoy bought the Slytherin team new Nimbus 2001 brooms to get picked as their seeker.

She says, “At least no one on the Gryffindor team had to buy their way in. They got in on pure talent.”

When Malfoy calls her a dirty wizard word and Ron “slugs” himself in defense of her, the trio return to Hagrid’s hut to regroup. As Hermione explains the term to Harry, she holds herself together with poise despite being hurt and angry. Because she’s the brilliant and clever witch she is, she still finds a way to cut the Malfoys down as she breaks it down for Harry.

Here’s the quote in context:

Hermione: “He called me a mudblood.”

Hagrid: “He did not.”

Harry: “What’s a mudblood?”

Hermione: “It means dirty blood. Mudblood’s a really foul name for someone who is muggle-born. Someone with non-magic parents. Someone like me. It’s not a term one usually hears in civilized conversation.”

After the first move, Hermione has gotten used to breaking the rules hanging with Ron and Harry, so when they try to chicken out of a plan to brew a Polyjuice potion to spy on Malfoy to find out if he’s the heir of Slytherin, she calls them out like so:

Hermione: “Well, if you two are going to chicken out, fine, I don’t want to break rules, you know. I think threatening Muggle-borns is far worse than brewing up a difficult potion. But if you don’t want to find out if it’s Malfoy, I’ll go straight to Madam Pence now and hand the book back in-”

This doesn’t go great for her, unfortunately. Check out the scene above.

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9. “You! You foul, loathsome, evil little cockroach!”

From: Prisoner of Azkaban

When Hermione, Ron, and Harry come across Draco Malfoy on their way to try to stop the execution of the Hippogriff Buckbeak, Malfoy shows up to gloat in their face.

The twitchy little ferret was the one who called daddy to get Buckbeak killed. Hermione is ready to fight and almost curses him. Here’s what she says:

Hermione: “You! You foul, loathsome, evil little cockroach!”

She then proceeds to think better of herself and punches Draco in the face instead. Needless to say, it’s one of the most memorable moments in the franchise.

Hermione [punches Draco on in the face] : “That felt good!”

Ron: “Not good. Brilliant!”

As they say, awful things happen to those who meddle with time. Guess Draco didn’t know he was meddling, but he sure found out with a fist to the face.

10.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!”

From: The Prisoner of Azkaban

It would be an understatement to say Hermione had a full schedule in her third year at Hogwarts. Fans of the series know Hermione needed a little help from Dumbledore to fit in all her classes.

However, there was one class Hermione couldn’t get behind, and that was divination.

While Hermione ridicules the subject to her friends in the book, she has a slightly different reaction to Divination teacher Professor Trelawney in the films.

The scene above is where Hermione decides Divination class wasn’t worth the wasted time.

11. “Next time there’s a ball, pluck up the courage to ask me before someone else does! And not as a last resort!”

From: The Goblet of Fire

Ron often takes his relationship with Hermione for granted. Obviously, the two are perfect for each other, but he’s too blind (or stubborn) to admit it. So when he asks Hermione to the ball as a last resort, she tells him she’s already got a date.

Then when Ron has the nerve to make a stink because she’s having a good time with her date? She’s 1,00% had it, so she calls him out for being so insensitive and cowardly.

This is also the first time she acknowledges their feelings for one another, even if it is in the midst of her furious moves.

12. “It’s S – P – E – W. Stands for the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare.” “Never heard of it.” “Well, of course, you haven’t…. I’ve only just started it.”

From: The Goblet of Fire

This is a quote from the book version of Goblet of Fire, but it’s one of the best quotes from J.K. Rowling’s Hermione.

I wish that the subplot of Hermione’s social justice brigade for the rights of house-elves made it to the silver screen, but unfortunately, it was cut for time.

House elves need proper clothes to be free; otherwise, they are essentially indentured slaves to their wizard masters, and Hogwarts has a dark secret – its backend staff is run by house elves.

Throughout the book series, Hermione campaigns against this with SPEW, even calling out the house elves for their seeming ignorance of their plight.

Hermione: “Oh, for heaven’s sake! You have just as much right as wizards to be unhappy!”

However, the only interactions film viewers have with house-elves are with Dobby and Kreacher.

To honor one of Hermione’s best quotes and storylines, here is a montage of the best scenes with Dobby from the film franchise:

I guess figuring out the secrets of Mr. Crouch, Mad-Eye Moody, and the goblet of fire is more important, but still, we do love this group of magical creatures.

13. “Just because you’ve got the emotional range of a teaspoon….”

Said by: Hermione in Order of the Phoenix

Hermione has plenty of wisdom for Harry when he comes to her and Ron with an update on his and Cho Chang’s relationship.

Harry tells them that his kiss with Cho was “wet” from her crying. Ron suggests the snogging should have cheered her up, to which Hermione responds:

Hermione: “Don’t you understand how she must be feeling? Well, obviously she’s feeling sad about Cedric, and therefore confused about liking Harry, guilty about kissing him, conflicted because Umbridge is pressing to sack her mum from the Ministry, and frightened about failing her OWLs because she’s so busy worrying about everything else.”

Ron: “One person couldn’t feel all that. They’d explode!”

Hermione: “Just because you’ve got the emotional range of a teaspoon”

There’s one more great line here that Hermione doesn’t say in the film but does say in the book. She tells him, “Ron…You are the most insensitive wart I have ever had the misfortune to meet.”

14. “Who cares? I mean, it’s sort of exciting, isn’t it? Breaking the rules?”

From: The Order of the Phoenix

When the Ministry of Magic sends Dolores Umbridge to take over the defense of the dark arts class, Hermione, Harry, and Ron decide to teach the students themselves as part of Dumbledore’s army.

Of course, Albus Dumbledore has nothing to do with it, but that’s the just name.

All sorts of friends join them, including Luna Lovegood. When Ginny begins to get nervous about getting caught, Hermione says this quote, giddy with glee.

Obviously, Ron is stunned and has this to say back:

Ron: Who are you and what have you done with Hermione Granger?”

But Hermione was the one to convince Harry to teach the other students in the first place. As she reminds him, he was the “only person last year who could throw off the Imperius Curse completely…You can do all sorts of stuff grown wizards can’t.” 

She was quite inspirational and rousing when she gave the speech in the books. Here’s an excerpt:

Hermione: “This sort of thing is exactly what Dumbledore was talking about. You-Know-Who’s only been back two months, and we’ve started fighting among ourselves. And the Sorting Hat’s warning was the same—stand together, be united.”

So, upon Hermione’s advice, they start their lessons. Here’s a fun montage of the DA at work from the film:

One moment missed from the films is after Hermione and Ron duel it out in DA in the books, Ron tries to claim he got one over on Hermione, but she reminds him that’s not quite how it went down:

Hermione: “Well if you’re counting the one where you tripped over your own feet and knocked the wand out of my hand—”

15. “He’s been poisoned, you daft dimbo”

From: The Half-Blood Prince

When Ron is taken out by the whiskey Slughorn shares with him to overcome the loss of the love potion, Hermione is waiting by his bedside when his girlfriend Lavender Brown shows up.

She says this to her when Lavender freaks out at the sight of her poor “Won won.”

What would Fred Weasley say if he heard that, huh? He’d never let Ron live it down.

16. “I’ve always admired your courage Harry, but sometimes you can be really thick.”

From: The Half-Blood Prince

Hermione says this to Harry after Dumbledore dies, and Harry tries to leave Ron and Hermione to go finish Dumbledore’s plan on his own. They are best friends, after all.

He plans to spend the next year hunting down Voldemort’s Horcruxes. Harry tries to tell her this, and she takes a good look at him and tells him the above in the scene.

Hermione is quite good at putting Harry in his place throughout this movie. For example, when Harry gets excited by the attention he’s getting from being “the chosen one,” she has this to say:

Also, check out the best inspirational Harry Potter quotes from the movies here.

17. “Actually, I’m highly logical, which allows me to look past extraneous detail and perceive clearly that which others overlook.”

From: The Deathly Hallows Part 1

In their last year at Hogwarts, the trio spends their days on the run.

After Hermione uses the Sword of Gryffindor to defeat Horcruxes, Harry is amazed by how brilliant she is, to which Hermione responds with this quote.

Hermione isn’t afraid of anyone, not even the new Minister of Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour. She calls him out with the following line,

Hermione: “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!”

To which he responds by asking if she’s pursuing a degree in magical law.  It doesn’t quite go down the same in the films, but check out the scene yourself above.

18. “You complete ass, Ronald Weasley! You show up here after weeks, and you say ‘Hey’?”

From: The Deathly Hallows Part 1

Hermione says this at the sight of Ron when he returns to save them from the Horcrux. This is, of course, before he gives his little ball of light speech.

Check out the best Harry Potter love quotes from the movies here.

Hermione has told Ron off in so many ways. She told him to take Muggle Studies, and she told him to write a book to translate all the mad things girls do so boys can understand them.

She’s even called out his perpetual tone of surprise when she amazes him time and again.

But their romance is truly a wonderful thing, not a terrible thing, especially when it reaches its full height.

This is why this scene when he returns and they embrace is so powerful to viewers who have watched these characters’ love blossom over the eight films.

When the two embrace for the second time, it’s down in the chamber of secrets. You know what scene I’m talking about… here it is:

Like Dumbledore says, love as powerful as theirs leaves its own mark, even if there is no visible sign. And as a matter of fact, these two human beings and their love left their mark on a generation of viewers.

And that’s one thing Voldemort will never understand. If he did, he wouldn’t be Voldemort.

And that’s it. Those are the 18 best quotes from Hermione, everyone’s favorite witch!

To end this article, let’s enjoy the tearful goodbye between the three friends at the end of Deathly Hallows Part 2!

What do you think are the best ever Harry Potter quotes from Hermione Granger? Let us know in the comments below.


Grant Harvey is a freelance writer, screenwriter, and filmmaker based out of Los Angeles. When he’s not working on his own feature-length screenplays and television pilots, Grant uses his passion and experience in film and videography to help others learn the tools, strategies, and equipment needed to create high-quality videos as a filmmaker of any skill level.

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