Quinten Quirrell is the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts during Harry Potter's first year. Prior to his employment at Hogwarts, he is said by Rubeus Hagrid to have a "brilliant mind," and was a fine teacher while studying from books; some time before Harry's arrival at Hogwarts, "he took a year off to get some first-hand experience". Quirrell had worked at Hogwarts as Muggle Studies teacher for a certain length of time, before taking the cursed Defence Against the Dark Arts position in the same year that Harry joined. Upon his return, he appears perpetually nervous and has developed a stutter and nervous tics. Quirrell's attire includes a new purple turban which he claims to have received as a reward from an African prince for getting rid of a troublesome zombie. Fred and George Weasley constantly joke that the turban was full of garlic. However, the turban turned out not to be full of garlic, but instead full of the Dark Lord Voldemort.