The 10 Best Pieces of Advice from Fictional Characters

Fiction can produce some real wisdom.

There are words that we read in a book or hear in a movie that stay with us forever, whether from a childhood classic like The Lion King or a hilarious comedy like The Office. Recently, someone on Reddit asked, "What did a fictional character say that stuck with you?" The responses are sure to stoke your nostalgia and inspire you all the same.

1
Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Sirius Black
Warner Bros. via YouTube

"If you want to know what a man's like, take a look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals." —Redditor @PokerJoker13

2
Winnie-the-Pooh, The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh

winnie the pooh
Disney via YouTube

"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." —Redditor @jeffala

3
Andy Bernard, The Office

andy bernard the office
NBC via YouTube

"I wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've actually left them." —Redditor @BloodyLeftNostril

4
Meera Reed, Game of Thrones

meera reed game of thrones
HBO

"Some people will always need help. That doesn't mean they're not worth helping." —Redditor @Nacodoo

5
Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Dumbledore Harry Potter
Warner Bros via YouTube

"It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live." —Redditor @hwytohellaven

6
Bill Anderson, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

perks of being a wallflower
Summit Entertainment via YouTube

"We accept the love we think we deserve." —Redditor @javier1zq

7
Rafiki, The Lion King

the lion king
Disney via YouTube

"The past can hurt, but the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it." —Redditor @MustLoveDisneyMovies

8
Dr. Robert Ford, Westworld

westworld
HBO

"Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin never died. They simply became music." —Redditor @emp_raf_III

9
Batman, The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Batman
Warner Bros via YouTube

"Sometimes losing people is a part of life, but that doesn't mean you stop letting them in." —Redditor @ImBigThan0s

10
Stitch, Lilo and Stitch

Lilo and Stitch
Disney via YouTube

"This is my family. I found it all on my own. It's little, and broken, but still good." —Redditor @JunkoAdoresMonsters

And for more words to live by, check out 99 Life-Changing Quotes to Inspire Your Days.

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Diana Bruk
Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more
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