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30 Severus Snape Quotes That All Harry Potter Fans Should Read

Severus Snape remains our favorite Hogwarts professor.

Severus Snape is an iconic character created by J.K Rowling and brought to life by Alan Rickman.

Whether on the pages of a paperback or on screen, the charisma of Snape is unbeatable. These 'Harry Potter' Snape quotes are as iconic as the character.

When we think about 'Harry Potter', one of the first characters that comes to mind is Severus Snape. The snarky character is the Potions Master of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and is loved by all of us. In a villain to hero transformation at the end of the series, he made his way into millions of hearts across the globe.

There is a lot of discussion among Potterheads about Snape's use of the word "always". When Dumbledore asked Severus Snape if he still loved Lily, Snape said he always loved her. So, he used the the word "always", showing that it is Lily who Snape was in love with. Snape did not love Harry Potter, but he did care for him. His love for Harry's mother is the heartbreaking reason why Snape's last words were "look at me," which he said to Harry before he died.

Alan Rickman brought this amazing character to life in the 'Harry Potter' movie series and immortalized him forever. These Professor Snape quotes will surely make you nostalgic. If you like these Severus Snape quotes, be sure to check out these Dumbledore quotes and [Hermione Granger quotes] for more.
 

Funny Snape Quotes

If Snape is known for one thing, it's his dry humor. He doesn't always try to be funny but his demeanor makes these dialogues hilarious even when they're spoken seriously. Snape is probably not the funniest character in the series but these funny Severus Snape quotes certainly made us laugh out loud.

1. "Ah, yes. Harry Potter. Our new - celebrity."

- Snape, 'Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone', 'The Potions Master', 1997.

2. "Yes, it is easy to see that nearly six years of magical education have not been wasted on you, Potter. 'Ghosts are transparent.'"

- Snape, 'Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince', 'The Unknowable Room', 2005.

3. "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, 'Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone', 'The Potions Master', 1997.

4. "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, 'Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince', 'The Unknowable Room', 2005.

5. "How extraordinarily like your father you are, Potter. He too was exceedingly arrogant."

- Snape, 'Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban', 'Snape's Grudge', 1999.

6. "And a point will be taken from Gryffindor House for your cheek, Potter."

- Snape, 'Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone', 'The Potions Master', 1997.

7. "Tut, tut — fame clearly isn't everything."

- Snape, 'Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone', 'The Potions Master', 1997.

8. "Well, it may have escaped your notice, but life isn’t fair."

- Snape, 'Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix', 2007.

9. "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, 'Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban', 'Grim Defeat', 1999.

10. "The mind is a complex and many-layered thing, Potter – or at least, most minds are."

- Snape, 'Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix', 'Occlumency', 2003.

11. "I do not take cheek from anyone, Potter... not even the Chosen One."

- Snape, 'Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince', 'The Half-Blood Prince', 2005.

12. "What would your head have been doing in Hogsmeade, Potter? Your head is not allowed in Hogsmeade. No part of your body has permission to be in Hogsmeade."

- Snape, 'Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban', 'Snape's Grudge', 1999.

13. "Longbottom, at the end of this lesson we will feed a few drops of this potion to your toad and see what happens. Perhaps that will encourage you to do it properly."

- Snape, 'Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban', 'The Boggart In The Wardrobe', 1999.

14."Are you incapable of restraining yourself, or do you take pride in being an insufferable know-it-all?"

- Snape, 'Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban', 2007.

15. "Then why does it have the name ‘Roonil Wazlib’ written inside the front cover?"

- Snape, 'Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince', 'Sectumsempra', 2005.

Iconic Snape Quotes

Every 'Harry Potter' fan knows the famous "always" quote from Snape, some even get tattoos of it on their skin. But that's not all that Snape said. Some of his dialogues were full of knowledge and wit, while some of them were full of emotions. Even though Snape came off as a cruel and aloof character, the end changed our perception. Snape became an unsung hero of the series. Here are a few quotes that prove that this iconic character is worth all the hype he receives.

16.  "Albus Dumbledore: Lily. After all this time?

Severus Snape: Always."

- 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2', 2011.

17. "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."

- Snape, 'Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone', 'The Potions Master', 1997.

18."'Would you like me to do it now?' asked Snape, his voice heavy with irony. 'Or would you like a few moments to compose an epitaph?'"

- 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows', 'The Prince's Tale', 2007.

19."Control your emotions. Discipline your mind!"

- Snape, 'Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix', 2007.

20. "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, ensnaring the senses."

- Snape, 'Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone', 'The Potions Master', 1997.

21."I have spied for you and lied for you, put myself in mortal danger for you. Everything was supposed to be to keep Lily Potter's son safe. Now you tell me you have been raising him like a pig for slaughter..."

- Snape, 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows', 'The Prince's Tale', 2007.

22."Fools who wear their hearts proudly on their sleeves, who cannot control their emotions, who wallow in sad memories and allow themselves to be provoked so easily - weak people, in other words - they stand no chance against his powers! He will penetrate your mind with absurd ease, Potter!"

- Snape, 'Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix', 'Occlumency', 2003.

23."You dare use my own spells against me, Potter? It was I who invented them — I, the Half-Blood Prince!"

- Snape, 'Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince', 'Flight Of The Prince', 2005.

24. "You don't want me as your enemy, Quirrell."

- Snape, 'Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone', 2003.

25. "'That is just as well, Potter,' said Snape coldly, 'because you are neither special nor important, and it is not up to you to find out what the Dark Lord is saying to his Death Eaters.'"

- 'Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix', 'Seen And Unforeseen', 2003.

26."It's real for us."

- Snape, 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows', 'The Prince's Tale', 2007.

27. "I have deceived one of the greatest wizards of all time."

- Snape, 'Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince', 2005.

28. "The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure."

- Snape, 'Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix', 'Occlumency', 2003.

29. "There is no wand more powerful, Ollivander himself has said. Tonight, when the boy comes, it will not fail you, I am sure of it. It answers to you, and you only."

- Snape, 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2', 2011.

30. "The Dark Arts are many, varied, ever-changing and eternal. Fighting them is like fighting a many-headed monster, which, each time a neck is severed, sprouts a head even fiercer and cleverer than before. You are fighting that which is unfixed, mutating, indestructible."

- Snape, 'Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince', 'The Half-Blood Prince', 2005.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Snape quotes then why not take a look at these ['Harry Potter' love quotes], or [Dobby quotes] for more?

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