"One ought, everyday at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and speak a few reasonable words." --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Emma Watson on Modesty

"I find the whole concept of being ‘sexy’ embarrassing and confusing. If I do an interview with photographs people desperately want to change me – dye my hair blonder, pluck my eyebrows, give me a fringe. Then there’s the choice of clothes. I know everyone wants a picture of me in a mini-skirt. But that’s not me. I feel uncomfortable. I’d never go out in a mini-skirt. It’s nothing to do with protecting the Hermione image. I wouldn’t do that. Personally, I don’t actually think it’s even that sexy. What’s sexy about saying, ‘I’m here with my boobs out and a short skirt, have a look at everything I’ve got?’ My idea of sexy is that less is more. The less you reveal the more people can wonder."


  1. fabulous quote. and for the record, it is that Cinderella Ate My Daughter book that has me so jaded with hollywood girls and how they flipflop on their "standards". i know too much ;)

  2. my hope for her, and every single girl in the world, is that she remembers what she believes to be true now and not let growing up or older change how much she values her absolute beauty.

    this reminds me of my post

    I dressed my most immodest when I didn't realize how amazing I am. Knowing your individual worth makes all the difference sometimes.

  3. This is one major reason why I love Emma Watson. How amazing is the girl, in her position, that says stuff like this and means it?