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Quotes from Dracula (1931)

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    • Count Dracula: For one who has not lived even a single lifetime, you're a wise man, Van Helsing.
    • [first lines]
    • [reading from a Transylvanian tourist brochure]
    • Young Girl Passenger: "Among the rugged peaks that crown down upon the Borgo Pass are found crumbling castles of a bygone age."
    • Renfield: No, no, master. I wasn't going to say anything, I told them nothing. I am loyal to you master.
    • Count Dracula: I am Dracula.
    • Renfield: Oh, it's really good to see you. I don't know what happened to the driver and my luggage and... Well, and with all this, I thought I was in the wrong place.
    • Count Dracula: I bid you welcome.
    • [Dracula goes up the stairs. Renfield starts to follow him. Suddenly, Dracula hears wolves howling]
    • Count Dracula: Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
    • [Dracula goes up the steps and waits for Renfield, who, without difficulty, cuts open a hole in a huge spider's web using his wa]
    • Count Dracula: The spider spinning his web for the unwary fly. The blood is the life, Mr. Renfield.
    • Renfield: Why, er... yes.
    • Renfield: Rats. Rats. Rats! Thousands! Millions of them! All red blood! All these will I give you if you will obey me.
    • Renfield: I'm loyal to you, Master, I am your slave, I didn't betray you! Oh, no, don't! Don't kill me! Let me live, please! Punish me, torture me, but let me live! I can't die with all those lives on my conscience! All that blood on my hands!
    • [Dracula picks up Renfield with his bony hands and in a few seconds, Renfield dies]
    • Innkeeper: Castle Dracula?
    • Renfield: Yes. That's where I'm going.
    • Innkeeper: To the castle?
    • Renfield: Yes.
    • Innkeeper: No. You musn't go there. We people of the mountains believe in the castle there are vampires. Dracula and his wives - they take the form of wolves and bats. They leave their coffins at night and they feed on the blood of the living.
    • Count Dracula: Van Helsing.
    • [Dracula raises his hand to hypnotise Van Helsing]
    • Count Dracula: Come here.
    • [Van Helsing takes three hypnotised steps towards Dracula but soon steps back, resisting Dracula's hypnotic power over him]
    • Count Dracula: Your will is strong, Van Helsing.
    • [Van Helsing reaches out for his crucifix as Dracula looms toward him]
    • Count Dracula: More wolfbane?
    • Van Helsing: More effective than wolfbane, Count.
    • Count Dracula: Indeed.
    • [Dracula lunges towards Van Helsing. Van Helsing holds up the crucifix. Dracula snarls and turns away. Van Helsing, in triumph, ]
    • [Van Helsing turns to face Count Dracula]
    • Count Dracula: Now that you have learned what you have learned, it would be well for you to return to your own country.
    • Van Helsing: I prefer to remain and protect those whom you would destroy.
    • Count Dracula: You are too late. My blood now flows through her veins. She will live through the centuries to come, as I have lived.
    • Van Helsing: Should you escape us, Dracula. We know how to save Miss Mina's soul if not her life.
    • Count Dracula: If she dies by day. But I shall see that she dies by night.
    • Van Helsing: And I will have Carfax Abbey torn down, stone by stone, excavated a mile around. I will find your earth-box and drive that stake through your heart.
    • Count Dracula: Come here.
    • Count Dracula: I am Dracula. I bid you welcome.
    • Count Dracula: Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
    • Martin: Aren't you ashamed now? Aren't you? Spiders now, is it? Flies ain't good enough!
    • Renfield: Flies? Flies? Poor puny things! Who wants to eat flies?
    • Martin: You do, you loony!
    • Renfield: Not when I can get nice fat spiders!
    • Martin: All right, have it your own way.
    • Van Helsing: Gentlemen, we are dealing with the undead.
    • Scholar: Nosferatu
    • Van Helsing: Yes, Nosferatu.
    • Count Dracula: Listen to them. Children of the night. What music *they* make.
    • Count Dracula: This is very old wine. I hope you will like it.
    • Renfield: Aren't you drinking?
    • Count Dracula: I never drink... wine.
    • Renfield: I'm loyal to you Master, I 'm your slave, I didn't betray you! Oh no, don't! Don't kill me! Let me live, please! Punish me - torture me - but let me live! I can't die with all those lives on my conscience, all that blood on my hands!
    • Van Helsing: You'll die in torment if you die with innocent blood on your soul.
    • Renfield: God will not damn a poor lunatic's soul. He knows that the powers of evil are too great for those with weak minds.
    • Count Dracula: To die, to be *really* dead, that must be glorious!
    • Mina Seward: Why, Count Dracula!
    • Count Dracula: There are far worse things awaiting man than death.
    • Lucy Weston: Lofty timbers, the walls around are bare, echoing to our laughter as though the dead were there... Quaff a cup to the dead already, hooray for the next to die!
    • Van Helsing: The strength of the vampire is that people will not believe in him.
    • Maid: He's crazy!
    • Martin: They're all crazy. They're all crazy except you and me. Sometimes I have my doubts about you.
    • Maid: Yes.
    • Count Dracula: The spider spinning his web for the unwary fly... The blood is the life, Mr. Renfield.
    • Mina Seward: ...I heard dogs howling. And when the dream came, it seemed the whole room was filled with mist. It was so thick, I could just see the lamp by the bed, a tiny spark in the fog. And then I saw two red eyes glaring at me. And a white livid face came down out of the mist. It came closer and closer. I felt its breath on my face and then its lips... oh!
    • RenfieldVan Helsing: Mr. Harker, I have devoted my lifetime to the study of many strange things. Little-known facts which the world is, perhaps, better off for not knowing.
    • John Harker: I know. But Professor, all I want is to get Mina away from all of this.
    • Van Helsing: That will do no good. Our only chance of saving Miss Mina's life is to find the hiding place of Dracula's living corpse and to drive a stake through its heart.
    • Renfield: Isn't this a strange conversation for men who aren't crazy?
    • [tries to hypnotize Van Helsing and fails]
    • Count Dracula: Your will is strong, Van Helsing.
    • [advances toward Van Helsing; Van Helsing reaches into one of his pockets]
    • Count Dracula: More wolfbane?
    • Van Helsing: More effective than wolfbane, Count.
    • Count Dracula: Indeed.
    • [Van Helsing pulls a crucifix from his pocket; Dracula hisses and flees]
    • [doing an impression of Dracula]
    • Lucy Weston: It reminds me of the broken battlements of my own castle in Transylvania.
    • [both giggle]
    • Mina Seward: Good night, Lucy.
    • Lucy Weston: Good night, dear.
    • [chuckles]
    • Mina Seward: Oh, Lucy, you're so romantic!
    • Lucy Weston: Laugh all you like. I think he's fascinating.
    • Mina Seward: Oh, I suppose he's all right. But give me someone a little more normal.
    • Lucy Weston: Like John?
    • Mina Seward: Yes, dear, like John.
    • [dreamily]
    • Lucy Weston: Castle... Dracula... Transylvania!
    • Mina Seward: Well, Countess! I'll leave you to your count and his ruined abbey!
    • Renfield: He came and stood below my window in the moonlight. And he promised me things, not in words, but by doing them.
    • Van Helsing: Doing them?
    • Renfield: By making them happen. A red mist spread over the lawn, coming on like a flame of fire! And then he parted it, and I could see that there were thousands of rats, with their eyes blazing red,l ike his, only smaller. Then he held up his hand, and they all stopped, and I thought he seemed to be saying: "Rats! Rats! Rats! Thousands! Millions of them! All red-blood! All these will I give you! If you will obey me!"
    • Van Helsing: What did he want you to do?
    • Renfield: That which has already been done!
    • [giggles sinisterly]
    • Renfield: You know too much to live, Van Helsing!
    • Van Helsing: What have you to do with Dracula?
    • Renfield: DRACULA?... I never even heard the name before
    • John Harker: My, what a big bat!
    • [Referring to Renfield]
    • Martin: I've heard to wolves howling at night he thinks that are talking to him. He's CRAZY!
    • Doctor Seward: But, Professor Van Helsing, modern medical science does not admit of such a creature! The vampire is a pure myth, superstition.
    • Van Helsing: I may be able to bring you proof that the superstition of yesterday can become the scientific reality of today.
    • [Holding a box]
    • Van Helsing: A moment ago, I stumbled upon a most amazing phenomena. Something so incredible, I mistrust my own judgement. Look.
    • [Van Helsing opens the box to reveal a mirror. Dracula smacks it out of his hand]
    • Count Dracula: Doctor Seward. My humble apology. I dislike mirrors.
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