Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
written by Steven Kloves, from the novel by J.K. Rowling

Prof. Snape: There will be no foolish wand-waving or silly incantations in this class. As such, I don't expect many of you to appreciate the subtle science and exact art that is potion making. However, for those select few who possess the pre-disposition, I can teach you how to bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses; I can tell you how to bottle fame, brew glory, and even put a stopper in death. Then again, maybe some of you have come to Hogwarts in possession of abilities so formidable that you feel comfortable enough to not pay attention. Mr. Potter, our new celebrity.

Thanks to Maggie and Matthew and 'candystripe' (respectively) for sending in corrections to this monologue.

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