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.

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

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

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

Meera Reed, Game of Thrones

meera reed game of thrones

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

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

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

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

Dr. Robert Ford, Westworld


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

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

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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