quote by J. K. Rowling

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

— J. K. Rowling

Almighty Snape quotations

Three children have become adults since a phone call with Jo Rowling, containing one small clue, persuaded me that there was more to Snape than an unchanging costume, and that even though only three of the books were out at that time, she held the entire massive but delicate narrative in the surest of hands.

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

Look . . . at . . . me. . . .

Look...at...me..." he whispered. The green eyes found the black, but after a second, something in the depths of the dark pair seemed to vanish, leaving them fixed, blank, and empty. The hand holding Harry thudded to the floor, and Snape moved no more.


Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.

I have just returned from the dubbing studio where I spoke into a microphone as Severus Snape for absolutely the last time.

I say there are spots that don't come off.... Spots that never come off, d'you know what I mean?

Course Dumbledore trusts you,” growled Moody.

“He’s a trusting man, isn’t he? Believes in second chances. But me — I say there are spots that don’t come off, Snape. Spots that never come off, d’you know what I mean?

I think there should be laughs in everything.

Sometimes, it's a slammed door, a pie in the face or just a recognition of our frailties.


Hogwarts was the first and best home he had known.

He and Voldemort and Snape, the abandoned boys, had all found home here.

Snape's patronus was a doe,' said Harry, 'the same as my mother's because he loved her for nearly all of his life, from when they were children.

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 remember my first scene with Alan Rickman, and I was anxious because he is a slight 'method' actor; as soon as he is in his cloak, he walks and talks like Snape - it is quite terrifying. But I really wanted to talk to him because 'Robin Hood' was one of my favourite films.

I knew with Snape I was working as a double agent, as it turns out, and a very good one at that.


Snape is vindictive, he's cruel. He's not a big man. But he loves. I like him, but I'd also like to slap him hard.

I know I'm not normal in this, but [ Severus ] Snape is absolutely my favorite character in the Harry Potter books. He is completely mortal - good, bad, strong, weak, motivated by hatred, motivated by love. A gorgeous, compelling, complex character who definitely earns a spot at my table.

Do you know what I think, Potter?' said Snape, very quietly.

"I think that you are a liar and a cheat and that you deserve detention with me every Saturday until the end of term. What do you think, Potter?

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

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


And what will you give me in return, Severus?' 'In - in return?' Snape gaped at Dumbledore, and Harry expected him to protest, but after a long moment he said, 'Anything.

You know, I sometimes think we Sort too soon.

Turn to page three hundred and ninety-four.

What would your head have been doing in Hogsmeade, Potter?" said Snape softly.

"Your head is not allowed in Hogsmeade. No part of your body has permission to be in Hogsmeade.

Kill me then,' panted Harry, who felt no fear at all, but only rage and contempt. 'Kill me like you killed him, you coward-' DON'T-' screamed Snape, and his face was suddenly demented, inhuman, as though he was in as much pain as the yelping, howling dog stuck in the house behind them- 'CALL ME A COWARD!


Our Headmaster is taking a short break," said Professor McGonagall, pointing at the Snape-shaped hole in the window.

Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears. "After all this time?" "Always," said Snape.

He can run faster than Severus Snape confronted with shampoo.

On the other hand, the Prince had proved a much more effective teacher than Snape so far.

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 was looking as though the first person to ask him for a Love Potion would be force-fed poison.

Killed?" said Hagrid loudly, staring down at Harry.

"Snape killed? What're yeh on abou', Harry?" "Dumbledore," said Harry. "Snape killed... Dumbledore.

Crackers!” said Dumbledore enthusiastically, offering the end of a large silver noisemaker to Snape, who took it reluctantly.

Professor Snape was forcing them to research antidotes.

They took this one seriously, as he had hinted that he might be poisoning one of them before Christmas to see if their antidote worked.

You know how I think they choose people for Gryffindor team?" said Malfoy loudly a few minutes later, as Snape awarded Hufflepuff another penalty for now reason at all. "It's people they feel sorry for. See, there's Potter, who's got no parents, then there's the Weasleys, who've got no money - you should be on the team, Longbottom, you've got no brains.