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The Best Severus Snape Quotes 

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Updated June 27, 2019 2.3k votes 323 voters 7.6k views 25 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?

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Obviously

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

Albus Dumbledore: After all this time, Severus?

Severus Snape: Always.

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Know-It-All

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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Anything

Severus Snape: No! Don't kill me!

Albus Dumbledore: The prophecy did not refer to a women. It spoke of a boy born at the end of July.

Severus Snape: Yes but, he thinks its her son! He intends to hunt them down now, to kill them. Hide her, hide them all. I beg you.

Albus Dumbledore: What will you give me in return, Severus?

Severus Snape: Anything.

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