Quotes from Count Dracula

Christopher Lee as Count Dracula

‘My friend.—Welcome to the Carpathians. I am anxious- ly expecting you. Sleep well tonight. At three tomorrow the diligence will start for Bukovina; a place on it is kept for you. At the Borgo Pass my carriage will await you and will bring you to me. I trust that your journey from London has been a happy one, and that you will enjoy your stay in my beautiful land.—Your friend, Dracula.’

‘Welcome to my house! Enter freely and of your own free will!’

‘Welcome to my house! Enter freely. Go safely, and leave something of the happiness you bring!’

‘I am Dracula, and I bid you welcome, Mr. Harker, to my house. Come in, the night air is chill, and you must need to eat and rest.’

‘Nay, sir, you are my guest. It is late, and my people are not available. Let me see to your comfort myself.’

‘I pray you, be seated and sup how you please. You will I trust, excuse me that I do not join you, but I have dined already, and I do not sup.’

‘Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!’

‘But you must be tired. Your bedroom is all ready, and tomorrow you shall sleep as late as you will. I have to be away till the afternoon, so sleep well and dream well!’

‘To know her is to love her.’

‘And to know not is to care not for.’

‘I have been so long master that I would be master still, or at least that none other should be master of me.’

‘You may go anywhere you wish in the castle, except where the doors are locked, where of course you will not wish to go. There is reason that all things are as they are, and did you see with my eyes and know with my knowledge, you would perhaps better understand.’

‘Our ways are not your ways, and there shall be to you many strange things. Nay, from what you have told me of your experiences already, you know something of what strange things there may be.’

‘I myself am of an old family, and to live in a new house would kill me. A house cannot be made habitable in a day, and after all, how few days go to make up a century.’

‘I love the shade and the shadow, and would be alone with my thoughts when I may.’

‘How dare you touch him, any of you? How dare you cast eyes on him when I had forbidden it? Back, I tell you all! This man belongs to me! Beware how you meddle with him, or you’ll have to deal with me.’

‘Yes, I too can love. You yourselves can tell it from the past. Is it not so? Well, now I promise you that when I am done with him you shall kiss him at your will. Now go! Go! I must awaken him, for there is work to be done.’

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