Snape Quotes


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

You dare use my own spells against me?

I can teach you how to bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses.

There will be no foolish wand-waving or silly incantations in this class.

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You have your mother’s eyes.

Sometimes we must choose between what is easy and what is right.

I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, and even put a stopper in death.

I see no difference.

You must be a very talented witch to have brewed such a potion your first try.

Tell me, what would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?

Fame is a fickle friend, Harry.

You are here to learn the subtle science and exact art of potion-making.

Do you remember me telling you we are practicing non-verbal spells, Potter?

I am the Half-Blood Prince.

I can teach you how to defend yourself from a Dark wizard.

Once again, you astonish me with your gifts, Potter.

You can pretend it doesn’t exist, or you can choose to follow it.

I have no interest in what people think of me.

Do you think I’m a fool?

For in dreams, we enter a world that is entirely our own.

It is the quality of one’s convictions that determines success, not the number of followers.

Sometimes, we must make sacrifices for the greater good.

You won’t find it written down anywhere.

I think differently, and I have different priorities.

You have your mother’s talent, Harry.

I make the same mistakes as you, but unlike you, I learn from them.

Curiosity is not a sin, Harry, but you should exercise caution.

To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.

You’re a fool, Harry Potter, and you will lose everything.

You are protected, in short, by your ability to love!

It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness.

It is an ancient art.

You must be wondering why I brought you here.

I don’t expect you will really understand the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron.

There is no need to call me sir, Professor.

How grand it must be, to be the Chosen One.

I don’t believe you need to be cruel in order to teach.

Yet, love was not something he could ever have.

You will soon find out that some wizarding families are better than others.

I am prepared to teach you how to close your mind to the Dark Lord.

Sometimes, the only way to do what must be done is to sever the ties of sentiment.

You don’t understand what I’ve been through!

In the end, we all must make choices.

Tell them that I had to do it.

Your father was a swine.

You remind me so much of her.

You dare speak his name?

I can teach you how to control your emotions, so they don’t control you.

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