Dracula Quotes

A set of Dracula quotes to learn for the English Literature exam

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Jonathan

"I felt in my heart a wicked, burning desire"

"I grew dreadfully afraid and the horses shared my fear."

"I read that every known superstition in the world is gathered into the horseshoe of the Carpathians, as if it were at the centre of somesort of imaginative whirlpool."

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Mina

"You have given me hope...that there are good women still left to make life happy...good women whose lives and whose truths make good lesson for children."

"We women have something of a mother in us."

"I believe we should have shocked the New Woman with our appetites."

"When we are married I shall be able to be useful to Jonathan."

"Mina! She has man's brain...and a woman's heart."

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Lucy

"Why can't a girl marry three men, or as many who want her?"

"Lucy's eyes unclean and full of hellfire."

"Come to me Arthur...my arms are hungry for you...come, my husband, come!"

"You will think me a horrid flirt."

"A voluptous smile"

"Driving deeper and deeper the mercy-bearing stake"

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The Brides

"Both thrilling and replusive."

"An agony of delightful anticipation."

"She licked her lips like an animal."

"Brilliant white teeth that shone like pearls against the ruby of their voluptous lips."

"Silvery, musical laugh...the sound that never could have come through the softness of human lips."

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Dracula

"Your girls that you all love are mine already."

"You, their best beloved one, are now to me, flesh of my flesh; blood of my blood, kin of my kin; my bountiful wine press."

"I am noble; I am boyar...I am master."

"A pair of eyes that seemed red in the lamplight."

"Eyes blazed with demonic fury."

"Clad in black from head to foot...the mouth was fixed and cruel-looking with sharp white teeth."

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Setting

"The mountain range had separated into two atmoshperes and now we were entering a thunderous one."

"Great frowning rocks surrounded us on either side."

"The dark, rolling clouds obscured the moon."

"Pulling into the courtyard of a vast ruined castle, whose black windows came no ray of light."

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Van Helsing/Dr Seward

"It is not the fault of our science that wants to explain all."

"There are things done today in eletrical Science that would be deemed unholy."

"Why the tortoise lives more long than the generations of men."

"We see around us everyday the growth of new beliefs."

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Science

"It is not the fault of our science that wants to explain all."

"There are things done today in eletrical Science that would be deemed unholy."

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Religion

"Devils or no devils or all devils at once."

"God's women...show that there is a heaven they can enter."

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Vampirism as an allegory for sexual desire

"I could see the moisure shining on the scarlet lips and on the red tongue as it lapped the sharp, white teeth."

"There are kisses for us all."

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Comments

Stephanie

Really good quotes but the one from Van Helsing about science is not "it is not the fault of our science, it is "it is the fault of our science". Otherwise really useful thanks!

Dla2lag

A good starting point for reminding yourself of key quotes; you could try and identify where the quotes appear in the book and see what points you can make about the choice of language made in the identified quotes.

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