I think it will thrill you. It may shock you. It might even horrify you. So if any of you feel that you do not care to subject your nerves to such a strain, now is your chance to—Well, we warned you.
Prologue; Edward Van Sloan actually comes out from behind an on-screen curtain to deliver this speech.
Have you never wanted to do anything that was dangerous? Where should we be if nobody tried to find out what lies beyond? You never wanted to look beyond the clouds and the stars, or to know what causes the trees to bud, and what changes a darkness into light? But if you talk like that, people call you crazy. Well, if I could discover just one of these things—what eternity is, for example—I wouldn't care if they did think I was crazy.
Frankenstein, trying to explain to his fiancee why he experiments the way he does
You do not quite get what I mean. Herr Frankenstein was interested only in human life. First to destroy it, then recreate it. There you have his mad dream.
Explaining why Dr. Frankenstein left the University
My mind is just as open as it ever was, professor. But it's a scientific mind, and there's no place in it for superstitions.
Skeptical of Von Helsing's story of vampires
Do you believe that the dead can influence the living?... Could you conceive of a superhuman mentality influencing someone from the other side of death?... There is such a one.... Someone, something that reaches out from beyond the grave and fills me with horrible impulses.
Dracula's Daughter, trying to explain her situation to Dr. Garth
Possibly there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in your psychiatry, Mr. Garth.
Dracula's Daughter, telling Garth that she believes Von Helsing's story of vampires Unbeknownst to Garth, the Countess is a vampire.
You can't murder a man who's been dead for five centuries.
Prof. Von Helsing, defending himself against the charge of having murdered Count Dracula
She was beautiful when she died—a hundred years ago.