Severus Snape’s 20 Greatest Quotes

The bane of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts life – and unexpected hero – Professor Snape was always on hand to deliver a sarcastic barb or droll insult. Here are his 20 best quotes…

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

Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone

“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 ever you apply for a job.”

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“Would you like me to [kill you] now? Or would you like a few moments to compose an epitaph?”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“Well, it may have escaped your notice, but life isn’t fair.”

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“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, ensnaring 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.”

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone




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