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.
"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."
The mind is a complex and many-layered thing, Potter... or at least, most minds are.SpiritSeverus Snape in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Well, it may have escaped your notice, but life isn't fair.LifeSeverus Snape in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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.Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure.HeadSeverus Snape in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Fools who wear their hearts proudly on their sleeves, who cannot control their emotions, who wallow in sad memories and allow themselves to be provoked this easily - weak people, in other words.SeriousnessSeverus Snape in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Snape: "Hide them all, then. Keep her - them - safe. Please."
Dumbledore: "And what will you give me in return, Severus?"
Snape: "In - return? Anything."
Crabbe, loosen your hold a little. If Longbottom suffocates it will mean a lot of tedious paperwork.Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even put a stopper on death.Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Yes, it is easy to see that nearly six years of magical education have not been wasted on you, Potter. Ghosts are transparent.GhostsSeverus Snape in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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.Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
"Would you like me to do it now?" asked Snape, his voice heavy with irony. "Or would you like a few moments to compose an epitaph?"Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
"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."Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry: "Where's Snape?"
Ron: "Maybe he's ill!"
Harry: "Maybe he's left!"
Ron: "Or he might have been sacked! I mean, everyone hates him-"
Snape: "Or maybe he's waiting to hear why you two didn't arrive on the school train."
Clever idea, Black, getting yourself seen on a safe station platform... gave you a cast-iron excuse not to leave your hidey-hole in future, didn’t it?Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Dumbledore is a great wizard. Only a fool would question it.Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Snape: "On my desk by Monday morning, two rolls of parchment on the Werewolf, with particular emphasis on recognizing it."
Harry: "Sir, it's Quidditch tomorrow."
Snape: "Then I suggest you take extra care, Mr. Potter. Loss of limb will not excuse you."