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The Best Severus Snape Quotes

Updated June 27, 2019 5.7k votes 521 voters 11.8k views25 items

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Here are the best Severus Snape quotes from the Harry Potter movies. Played by Alan Rickman, Severus Snape is a Professor at Hogwarts who specializes in potions, but whose real passion lies in the Dark Arts. Cold, brilliant, and serious, Severus Snape immediately shows his distaste for Harry Potter, but over the series, Snape's hidden layers are revealed. What is your favorite quote from Severus Snape?

Vote up the best Severus Snape quotes, and see where he ranks among the best Harry Potter characters.

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    Obviously

    Obviously is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Severus Snape Quotes
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    Dolores Umbridge: You applied first for the Defense Against the Dark Arts post, is that correct?

    Severus Snape: Yes. 

    Dolores Umbridge: But you were unsuccessful?

    Severus Snape: Obviously. 

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    Always

    Always is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Severus Snape Quotes
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    Albus Dumbledore: After all this time, Severus?

    Severus Snape: Always.

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    Know-It-All

    Know-It-All is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Severus Snape Quotes
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    Severus Snape: That is the second time you have spoken out of turn, Miss Granger. Tell me, are you incapable of restraining yourself, or do you take pride in being an insufferable know-it-all? 

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    Life Isn't Fair

    Life Isn't Fair is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Severus Snape Quotes
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    Severus Snape: It may have escaped your notice, but life isn't fair.

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