Words of wisdom from 8 fictional heroines to help you kill it at work

These eight fictional heroines below have incredible words of wisdom that can help you become the best you can be in life, and especially in your career.

Who do you turn to for life advice? It turns out that some of our favorite fictional female characters have pretty great insight to share. Hermione Granger could get us out of a pickle in no time, while Olivia Pope could help us gain the ultimate confidence. The eight fictional heroines below have incredible words of wisdom that can help you become the best you can be in life, and especially in your career.

1. Sophia Maguire — “The Event”

“Leadership requires discipline, sacrifice, the ability to make people believe in the impossible. No one said anything about easy.”

2. Alice Kingsleigh — “Alice In Wonderland”

“You’re mad, bonkers, off your head! But I’ll tell you a secret: all the best people are.”

3. Arya Stark — “Game of Thrones”

“A bruise is a lesson … and each lesson makes us better.”

4. Meredith Grey — “Grey’s Anatomy”

“Life is not a spectator sport. Win, lose or draw, the game is in progress, whether we want it to be, or not. So, go ahead, argue with the refs, change the rules…cheat a little, take a break … and tend to your wounds. But play. Play. Play hard. Play fast. Play loose and free.”

5. Hermione Granger — “Harry Potter”

“Luck can only get you so far.”

6. Alicia Florrick — “The Good Wife”

“I’m going to try something I may regret, but at least I’m going to try it.”

7. Olivia Pope — “Scandal”

“I am very good at what I do. I am better at it than anyone else. And that is not arrogance, that is a fact.”

8. Elle Woods — “Legally Blonde”

“I am very good at what I do. I am better at it than anyone else. And that is not arrogance, that is a fact.”

This article first appeared on Swirled.