“Ah, yes, Harry Potter. Our new – celebrity.”

Snape, Philosopher’s Stone, Ch. 8

“You are here to learn the subtle science and exact art of potion-making. As there is little foolish wand-waving here, many of you will hardly believe this is magic. I don’t expect you will really understand the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron with its shimmering fumes, the delicate power of liquids that creep through human veins, bewitching the mind, ensaring the senses … I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even stopper death – if you aren’t as big a bunch of dunderheads as I usually have to teach.”

Snape, Philosopher’s Stone, Ch. 8

“Most unfortunately, you are not in my House and the decision to expel you does not rest with me. I shall go and fetch the people who do have that happy power.”

Snape, Chamber of Secrets, Ch. 5

“That is the second time you have spoken out of turn, Miss Granger. Five more points from Gryffindor for being an insufferable know-it-all.”

Snape, Prisoner of Azkaban, Ch. 9

“What was your head doing in Hogsmeade, Potter? Your head is not allowed in Hogsmeade. No part of your body is allowed in Hogsmeade.”

Snape, Prisoner of Azkaban, Ch. 14

“Moronic though some of this class undoubtedly are, I expect you to scrape an “Acceptable” in your OWL, or suffer my … displeasure.”

Snape, Order of the Phoenix, Ch. 12

“And Crabbe, loosen your hold a little. If Longbottom suffocates it will mean a lot of tedious paperwork and I am afraid I shall have to mention it on your reference if you ever apply for a job.”

Snape, Order of the Phoenix, Ch. 32

“Another ten points from Gryffindor. I would expect nothing more sophisticated from you, Ronald Weasley, the boy so solid he cannot Apparate half an inch across a room.”

Snape, Half-Blood Prince, Ch. 21

“You dare use my own spells against me, Potter? It was I who invented them – I, the Half-Blood Prince! And you’d turn my inventions on me, like your filthy father, would you? I don’t think so …”

Severus Snape, Half-Blood Prince, Ch. 28


Severus Snape, Half-Blood Prince, Ch. 28

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