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Quotes from The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

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    • Doctor Pretorius: To a new world of gods and monsters!
    • Doctor Pretorius: We shall drink to our partnership. Do you like gin? It is my only weakness.
    • The Monster: Alone: bad. Friend: good!
    • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: It's a perfect night for mystery and horror. The air itself is filled with monsters.
    • The Monster: We belong dead!
    • Doctor Pretorius: Do you know who Henry Frankenstein is, and who you are?
    • The Monster: Yes, I know. Made me from dead. I love dead... hate living.
    • Doctor Pretorius: You are wise in your generation. We must have a long talk, and then I have an important call to make.
    • Henry Frankenstein: I've been cursed for delving into the mysteries of life!
    • The Monster: I want friend like me.
    • [looking at the female skeleton exhumed to create the Bride]
    • Karl: Pretty little thing, in her way, wasn't she?
    • Doctor Pretorius: I hope her bones are firm.
    • The Monster: Woman... Friend... Wife...
    • The Monster: Smoke? Friend?
    • Doctor Pretorius: Yes, I hope so. Have a cigar - they're my only weakness!
    • The Monster: Good! Good!
    • [last lines]
    • [clutching Elizabeth reassuringly]
    • Henry Frankenstein: Darling, darling.
    • Doctor Pretorius: Sometimes I have wondered whether life wouldn't be much more amusing if we were all devils, no nonsense about angels and being good.
    • [first lines]
    • [prologue]
    • [Lord Byron looking out the window at a thunderstorm]
    • Lord Byron: How beautifully dramatic! The cruelest savage exhibition of nature at her worst without.
    • [turns to face Mary and Percy Shelley, both seated]
    • Lord Byron: And we three. We elegant three within. I should like to think that an irate Jehovah was pointing those arrows of lightning directly at my head. The unbowed head of George Gordon, Lord Byron. England's greatest sinner. But I cannot flatter myself to that extent. Possibly those thunders are for our dear Shelley. Heavens applause for England's greatest poet.
    • Percy Bysshe Shelley: What of my Mary?
    • Lord Byron: She's an angel.
    • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: You think so?
    • Villager: He isn't human. Frankenstein made him out of dead bodies.
    • Doctor Pretorius: The Bride of Frankenstein!
    • [repeated line]
    • The Monster: Friend, friend.
    • The Monster: Friend? Friend?
    • The Monster's Mate: Awwwwwwww!
    • Doctor Pretorius: Stand back! Stand back!
    • The Monster's Mate: Awwwwwwww!
    • The Monster: She *hate* me, like others.
    • Karl: Whataya say, pal, let's give ourselves up and let 'em hang us. This is no life for murderers.
    • Karl: The kites! The kites! Get 'em ready! Ludwig! He wants the kites!
    • [realizes Doctor Pretorius isn't working]
    • The Monster: *Woork!*
    • [speaking of his Devil creation]
    • Doctor Pretorius: The next one is the very devil. Beelzebub, this little chap. There's a certain resemblance to me, don't you think? Or, do I flatter myself?
    • [speaking to Frankenstein and Elizabeth]
    • The Monster: Go, you live.
    • [turning to Doctor Pretorius]
    • The Monster: You stay, we belong dead.
    • Minnie: Nobody'd believe me! All right. I wash me hands of it. They can all be murdered in their beds.
    • [to Elizabeth]
    • Henry Frankenstein: This is Professor Pretorius. He used to be Doctor of Philosophy at the university but, uh...
    • Doctor Pretorius: But was booted out - booted, my dear Baron, is the word - for knowing too much.
    • [after seeing Pretorius' creations]
    • Henry Frankenstein: But this isn't science. It's more like black magic.
    • Doctor Pretorius: You think I'm mad. Perhaps I am. But listen, Henry Frankenstein. While you were digging in your graves, piecing together dead tissues, I, my dear pupil, went for my material to the source of life. I grew my creatures, like cultures, grew them as nature does, from seed.
    • Lord Byron: Well, whatever your purpose may have been, my dear, I take great relish in savoring each separate horror. I roll them over on my tongue.
    • Doctor Pretorius: Everything is now ready for you and me to begin our supreme collaboration!
    • Henry Frankenstein: No, no. Don't tell me of it. I don't want to hear! I've changed my mind. I won't do it!
    • Doctor Pretorius: I expected this! I thought we might need another assistant. Perhaps he can persuade you.
    • Henry Frankenstein: Nothing can persuade me!
    • Doctor Pretorius: We shall see!
    • [the Monster is revealed]
    • Henry Frankenstein: No! Not that!
    • Doctor Pretorius: Oh, he's quite harmless... except when crossed!
    • Lord Byron: You hear? Come Mary, come and watch the storm.
    • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: You know how lightning alarms me.
    • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: An audience needs something stronger than a pretty little love story. So, why shouldn't I write of monsters?
    • Lord Byron: ...open up your pits of hell.
    • Hans' Wife: Come back Hans! You will be burned yourself. Maria drowned to death and you burned up, what should I do then? Awwwww!
    • Minnie: It's alive. The Monster. It's alive! Ohhh-ohhh!
    • Elizabeth: Speak to me, Henry.
    • Minnie: Oh, my lady, he'll never speak again.
    • Elizabeth: I was foretold of this. I was told beware of my wedding night.
    • Minnie: Awwwww! Oh, look! My lady, he's alive! Awwww!
    • Elizabeth: Henry, darling!
    • Henry Frankenstein: Elizabeth.
    • Minnie: Oh, what a terrible wedding night.
    • Henry Frankenstein: Perhaps death is sacred - and I profaned it.
    • Henry Frankenstein: Oh, what a wonderful vision it was. I dreamed of being the first to give to the world - the secret that God is so jealous of: the formula for life. Think of the power - to create a man - and I did. I did it! I created a man - and who knows, in time, I could have trained him to do my will. I could have built a race. I might even have found the secret of eternal life!
    • Henry Frankenstein: It may be that I'm intended to know the secret of life. It may be part of the divine plan.
    • Elizabeth: No, no! It's the devil that prompts you. It's death, not life, that is in it all and at the end of it all.
    • Minnie: Doctor Pretorius? Pretorius? - - Wha-wha-what, what was the name?
    • Doctor Pretorius: Doctor Pretorius.
    • Elizabeth: Who's there?
    • Minnie: It's Minnie, my lady.
    • Doctor Pretorius: You and I have gone too far to stop. Nor, can it be stopped so easily.
    • Henry Frankenstein: When can I see it?
    • Doctor Pretorius: I thought you might change your mind. Why not tonight? It is not very late.
    • Henry Frankenstein: Is it far?
    • Doctor Pretorius: No, but you will need a coat.
    • Doctor Pretorius: Creation of life is enthralling. Distinctly enthralling, is it not?
    • Doctor Pretorius: My experiments did not turn out quite like yours, Henry. But science, like love, has her little surprises. As you shall see.
    • Doctor Pretorius: Follow the lead of nature - or of God, if you like your Bible stories. Male *and* female created to them. Be fruitful and multiply. Create a race. A man-made race upon the face of the earth. Why not?
    • Doctor Pretorius: Our mad dream is only half realized. Alone, you have created the man. Now, together, we will create - his mate.
    • Henry Frankenstein: You mean?
    • Doctor Pretorius: Yes, a woman. That should be *really* interesting.
    • Burgomaster: What is it now?
    • Hunter in Woods: The Monster. He's in the woods!
    • Burgomaster: Get out the bloodhounds! Raise all the men you can. Lock the women indoors. And wait for me.
    • Burgomaster: Bring him down when you've bound him.
    • Minnie: Do you want any help there? I'll bind him!
    • Minnie: I'd hate to find him under my bed at night. He's a nightmare in the daylight, he is.
    • Burgomaster: Monster, in deed? Tsch! Tsch!
    • Minnie: Shoot him! Why don't you shoot him?
    • [at a campfire, smoking a pipe]
    • Gypsy's Mother: Where's the pepper and salt? We got no pepper and salt.
    • Gypsy: All right, mother. I'll get it. Don't worry. You shall have your meat.
    • Gypsy's Mother: Awww!
    • [to The Monster]
    • Hermit: We shall be friends. I have prayed many times for God to send me a friend. Its very lonely here and its been a long time since any human being came into this hut. I shall look after you and you will comfort me. And now you must lie down and go to sleep. Yes. Yes. Now, you must sleep.
    • Hermit: And now, for our lesson. Remember, this is bread. Bread!
    • The Monster: Good.
    • Hermit: And now, for a smoke!
    • [lights a match]
    • The Monster: No! No!
    • Hermit: No. No. This is good. Smoke! You try.
    • The Monster: Smoke?
    • [puffs the cigar]
    • The Monster: Good! Good!
    • The Monster: Bread.
    • Hermit: And this is wine - to drink.
    • The Monster: Drink!
    • Hermit: Drink!
    • The Monster: Good! Good!
    • Hermit: We are friends - you and I. Friends.
    • The Monster: Friends!
    • Hermit: Good!
    • Hermit: And this is fire.
    • The Monster: Arrrrrrr!
    • Hermit: No! No. Fire is good!
    • The Monster: Fire - no good. No!
    • Hermit: There is good. And there is bad.
    • The Monster: Good. Bad.
    • [reading a tombstone]
    • Karl: Died 1899. Madelina Ernestine, beloved daughter of...
    • Doctor Pretorius: Oh, never mind that! How old was she?
    • Karl: Age 19 years 3 months.
    • Doctor Pretorius: Oh, that's the one!
    • The Monster: You - make man - like me?
    • Doctor Pretorius: No. Woman! Friend for you.
    • The Monster: Woman? Friend! Yes!
    • The Monster: Frankenstein.
    • The Monster: Must - do it!
    • Henry Frankenstein: What we need is a female victim of sudden death. Can you do it?
    • Henry Frankenstein: There are always accidental deaths occurring.
    • Doctor Pretorius: Always.
    • Henry Frankenstein: Shall we put the heart in now?
    • Doctor Pretorius: Yes.
    • Henry Frankenstein: Ludwig!
    • Doctor Pretorius: Isn't it amazing, Henry? Lying here, within this skull, is an artificially developed human brain. Each cell, each convolution - ready. Waits for life to come.
    • Doctor Pretorius: Look. The storm is coming up over the mountains. It will be here soon!
    • Henry Frankenstein: The kites! Are the kites ready?
    • Karl: Yes!
    • Henry Frankenstein: Then send them up as soon as the wind rises. Hurry! Hurry!
    • The Monster's Mate: Mmmmm...
    • Henry Frankenstein: She's alive! Alive!
    • Burgomaster: Monster indeed. I'll show him!
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