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‘You are here to learn the subtle science and exact art of potion-making,’ he began. He spoke in barely more than a whisper, but they caught every word — like Professor McGonagall, Snape had the gift of keeping a class silent without effort. ‘As there is little foolish wand-waving here, many of you will hardly believe this is magic. 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 can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even put a stopper on death — if you aren’t as big a bunch of dunderheads as I usually have to teach.’

 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Hermione brewing a Polyjuice Potion in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

I would have liked to experience all the subjects taught in Hogwarts but I have to admit that Potions is the subject I was looking forward to the most.  And I am glad that we have Potions.

I loved how Professor Snape described potion-making.  He has a certain way with stringing words together and make it sound so captivating. I don’t think one could be a full-fledged witch or wizard without having to concoct one.

It definitely isn’t easy but that makes it more challenging and appealing.


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