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21 Quotes That Prove The Women Of "Harry Potter" Are The Real Heroes

Who run the world? Witches.

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1. When Luna was wise beyond her years.

From Order of the Phoenix.
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From Order of the Phoenix.

2. When Hermione tried to convince Ron and Harry that the Half-Blood Prince could easily have been a girl.

From chapter 25 of Half Blood Prince.
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From chapter 25 of Half Blood Prince.

3. When McGonagall told Umbridge like it is.

From chapter 29 of Order of the Phoenix.
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From chapter 29 of Order of the Phoenix.

4. When Hermione needed to sort out her priorities.

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From Philosopher's Stone.

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5. And then when she came full circle.

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From Philosopher's Stone.

(Though let's not forget she's a boss witch who can do both.)

6. When Ginny reminded Harry that he's not the only special one.

“I didn’t want anyone to talk to me,” said Harry, who was feeling more and more nettled.“Well, that was a bit stupid of you,” said Ginny angrily, “seeing as you don’t know anyone but me who’s been possessed by You-Know-Who, and I can tell you how it feels.” Harry remained quite still as the impact of these words hit him. Then he wheeled around.“I forgot,” he said.“Lucky you,” said Ginny coolly. – From chapter 23 of Order of the Phoenix.
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“I didn’t want anyone to talk to me,” said Harry, who was feeling more and more nettled.

“Well, that was a bit stupid of you,” said Ginny angrily, “seeing as you don’t know anyone but me who’s been possessed by You-Know-Who, and I can tell you how it feels.”

Harry remained quite still as the impact of these words hit him. Then he wheeled around.

“I forgot,” he said.

“Lucky you,” said Ginny coolly. – From chapter 23 of Order of the Phoenix.

7. When Hermione stood up to Papa Malfoy.

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From Chamber of Secrets.

8. And when McGonagall shared the same sentiment six years later.

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From Deathly Hallows Part II.

9. When Rowena Ravenclaw knew that brains will always get you ahead.

From Chapter 10 of Order of the Phoenix.
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From Chapter 10 of Order of the Phoenix.

10. When Narcissa would stop at no lengths to protect her son.

From chapter six of Half-Blood Prince.
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From chapter six of Half-Blood Prince.

11. When Ginny benefited from growing up with Fred and George.

From chapter 29 of Order of the Phoenix.
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From chapter 29 of Order of the Phoenix.

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12. When Luna served this iconic line.

From Order of the Phoenix.
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From Order of the Phoenix.

13. When Madam Pomfrey knew exactly what Harry was about.

From chapter three of Prisoner of Azkaban.(Though to be fair, this time, he'd just ridden the Hogwarts Express.)
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From chapter three of Prisoner of Azkaban.

(Though to be fair, this time, he'd just ridden the Hogwarts Express.)

14. When Fleur proved Mrs Weasley wrong.

From chapter 29 of Half-Blood Prince.
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From chapter 29 of Half-Blood Prince.

15. When Myrtle followed her heart.

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From Chamber of Secrets.

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16. When Ginny refused to let Ron decide what she could and couldn't do.

From chapter 14 of Half-Blood Prince.
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From chapter 14 of Half-Blood Prince.

17. When Tonks proved why she's everyone's fave.

From chapter 9 of Order of the Phoenix.
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From chapter 9 of Order of the Phoenix.

18. When Hermione clapped back at Lavender calling Ron "interesting".

From Half-Blood Prince.
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From Half-Blood Prince.

19. When McGonagall helped Peeves unleash hell on Umbridge.

"… Harry witnessed Professor McGonagall walking right past Peeves, who was determinedly loosening a crystal chandelier, and could have sworn he heard her tell the poltergeist out of the corner of her mouth, 'It unscrews the other way.'" – From chapter 30 of Order of the Phoenix.
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"… Harry witnessed Professor McGonagall walking right past Peeves, who was determinedly loosening a crystal chandelier, and could have sworn he heard her tell the poltergeist out of the corner of her mouth, 'It unscrews the other way.'" – From chapter 30 of Order of the Phoenix.

20. When Hermione showed her loyalty.

From chapter 30 of Half-Blood Prince.
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From chapter 30 of Half-Blood Prince.

21. And of course, when Molly stood up to Bellatrix.

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From Deathly Hallows Part II.