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Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Character)
from The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

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Young Frankenstein (1974)
Igor: You know, I'll never forget my old dad. When these things would happen to him... the things he'd say to me.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: What did he say?
Igor: "What the hell are you doing in the bathroom day and night? Why don't you get out of there and give someone else a chance?"

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [dreaming] I am not a Frankenstein. I'm a Fronkensteen. Don't give me that. I don't believe in fate. And I won't say it.
[pauses]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: All right, you win. You win. I give. I'll say it. I'll say it. I'll say it. DESTINY! DESTINY! NO ESCAPING THAT FOR ME! DESTINY! DESTINY! NO ESCAPING THAT FOR ME!

Frau Blücher: Would the doctor care for a... brandy before retiring?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No. Thank you.
Frau Blücher: [suggestively] Some varm milk... perhaps?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No... thank you very much. No thanks.
Frau Blücher: [suggestively] Ovaltine?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: NOTHING! Thank you! I'm a little - tired!
Frau Blücher: Then I vill say... goodnight, Herr Doctor.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Goodnight, Frau Blücher.
[horses whinny]

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: That music...
Frau Blücher: Yes. It's in your blood - it's in the blood of ALL Frankensteins. It reaches the soul when words are useless. Your grandfather used to play it to the creature HE vas making.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Then it was you all the time.
Frau Blücher: Yes.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: You played that music in the middle of the night...
Frau Blücher: Yes.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: ...to get us to the laboratory.
Frau Blücher: Yes.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: That was YOUR cigar smoldering in the ashtray.
Frau Blücher: Yes.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: And it was you... who left my grandfather's book out for me to find.
Frau Blücher: Yes.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: So that I would...
Frau Blücher: Yes.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Then you and Victor were...
Frau Blücher: YES. YES. Say it. He vas my... BOYFRIEND.

[Frankenstein, Igor and Inga in front of HUGE castle doors]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: What knockers.
Inga: Oh, thank you doctor.

[Dr. Frankenstein leans in for a kiss]
Elizabeth: Taffeta, darling.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Taffeta, sweetheart.
Elizabeth: [pulling away] No, the dress is taffeta. It wrinkles so easily.

[Froederick and Igor are exhuming a dead criminal]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: What a filthy job.
Igor: Could be worse.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: How?
Igor: Could be raining.
[it starts to pour]

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: For what we are about to see next, we must enter quietly into the realm of genius.

Igor: Dr. Frankenstein...
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: "Fronkensteen."
Igor: You're putting me on.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No, it's pronounced "Fronkensteen."
Igor: Do you also say "Froaderick"?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No... "Frederick."
Igor: Well, why isn't it "Froaderick Fronkensteen"?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: It isn't; it's "Frederick Fronkensteen."
Igor: I see.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: You must be Igor.
[He pronounces it ee-gor]
Igor: No, it's pronounced "eye-gor."
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: But they told me it was "ee-gor."
Igor: Well, they were wrong then, weren't they?

Inga: Werewolf!
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Werewolf?
Igor: There.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: What?
Igor: There, wolf. There, castle.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Why are you talking that way?
Igor: I thought you wanted to.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No, I don't want to.
Igor: [shrugs] Suit yourself. I'm easy.

Medical Student: Isn't it true that Darwin preserved a piece of vermicelli in a glass case until, by some extrordinary means, it actually began to move with voluntary motion?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Are you speaking of the worm or the spaghetti?
[the class laughs]
Medical Student: Why, the worm, sir.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Yes, I did read something of that incident when I was a student, but you have to remember that a worm... with very few exceptions... is not a human being.
Medical Student: But wasn't that the whole basis of your grandfather's work? The reanimation of dead tissue?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: My grandfather was a very sick man.
Medical Student: But as a Fronkensteen, aren't you the least bit curious about it? Doesn't the bringing back to life what was once dead hold any intrigue to you?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: You are talking about the nonsensical ravings of a lunatic mind! Dead is dead!
Medical Student: But look at what has been done with hearts and kidneys...
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Hearts and kidneys are tinker toys! I am talking about the central nervous system!

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: What is this place?
Igor: Music room?
[plucks violin string]

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Are you ready?
Igor: Are you sure this is how they did it?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Yes! It's all written down in the notes! Now tie off the kites and hurry down as fast as you can!
Igor: What's the hurry?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: There's a possibility of electrocution! Do you understand?
[no answer, shouts]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: I said, there is a possibility of electrocution! Do you understand?
Igor: [suddenly appears next to Fredrick] I understand. I understand. Why are you shouting?

Igor: What is this?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Schwartzwalder Kirschtorte.
The Monster: [off-screen] MMMMMMM!
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Oh, do you like it? I'm not partial to desserts myself, but this is excellent.
Igor: Who are you talking to?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: To you. You just made a yummy sound, so I thought you liked the dessert.
Igor: I didn't make a yummy sound, I just asked you what it is.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: But you did. I just heard it.
Igor: It wasn't me.
Inga: It wasn't me.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Well, now look here. If it wasn't you, and it wasn't you...
[he asks himself]
The Monster: [off-camera] Mmmmmm!

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Sit down, won't you?
[Igor sits on the floor]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No, no, up here.
[Igor gets up onto a stool]

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Gone! Gone! We've got to find him, you understand? We've got to find him before he kills someone! What have I done? Oh God in Heaven! What have I done?

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: My fellow scienti...
Audience: Ssssssssssssssss!
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: ...tists - and neurosurgeons, ladies and gentlemen. A few short weeks ago, coming from a background, believe me, as conservative and traditionally grounded in scientific fact as any of you, I began an experiment in, incredulous as it may sound, the reanimation of dead tissue.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Please! Remain in your seats, I beg you! We are not children here, we are scientists! I assure you there is nothing to fear!

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Please, I beg you! For safety's sake, don't humiliate him!

Frau Blücher: I came to tell you that your fiance should be arriving any second!
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [shirtless] Elizabeth! Here, tonight?
Frau Blücher: I suggest you put on a tie!

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Have all the preperations been made for the transference?
Inga: Yes, doctor.
Igor: Are you sure you want to go through with this?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: It's the only thing that can save him now.
Igor: You realize you're risking both your lives?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [plays a sour note] Yes.

Inga: Hold on to your hat! I'll be right back.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [literally holds onto his hat] I'm holding onto it, Darling!
Inga: Just a few more seconds.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Damn your eyes.
Igor: [to camera] Too late.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: For the experiment to be a success, all of the body parts must be enlarged.
Inga: In other vords: his veins, his feet, his hands, his organs vould all have to be increased in size.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Exactly.
Inga: He vould have an enormous schwanzstucker.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: That goes without saying.
Inga: Voof.
Igor: He's going to be very popular.

[in Victor Frankenstein's laboratory]
Igor: [sings] I ain't got no body, and nobody cares for me. Yakka tak ta a yakka tak ta ha!
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Igor.
Igor: Froedrick.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: How did you get here?
Igor: Through the dumbwaiter.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: You know, I'm a rather brilliant surgeon. Perhaps I can help you with that hump.
Igor: What hump?

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: I am a scientist, not a philosopher! You have more chance of reanimating this scalpel than you have of mending a broken nervous system!
Medical Student: But what about your grandfather's work, sir?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: My grandfather's work was doodoo! I am not interested in death! The only thing that concerns me is the preservation of life!
[jams the scalpel into his leg, lets go of the scalpel and it sticks upright out of his leg, grasps it again, then slowly crosses his legs to block the scalpel from view]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Class... is... dismissed.

[Frederick arrives at the Transylvania station]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Pardon me, boy. Is this the Transylvania station?
Shoe-Shine Boy: Ja, ja. Track 29. Can I give you a shine?

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: LIFE! DO YOU HEAR ME? GIVE MY CREATION... LIFE!

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Love is the only thing that can save this poor creature, and I am going to convince him that he is loved even at the cost of my own life. No matter what you hear in there, no matter how cruelly I beg you, no matter how terribly I may scream, do not open this door or you will undo everything I have worked for. Do you understand? Do not open this door.
Inga: Yes, Doctor.
Igor: Nice working with ya.
[Dr. Frederick Frankenstein goes into the room with The Monster. The Monster wakes up]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Let me out. Let me out of here. Get me the hell out of here. What's the matter with you people? I was joking! Don't you know a joke when you hear one? HA-HA-HA-HA. Jesus Christ, get me out of here! Open this goddamn door or I'll kick your rotten heads in! Mommy!

Inga: You haven't even touched your food.
[Frederick explodes and slaps on his food]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: There. Now I've touched it. Happy?

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [singing] If you're blue, and you don't know where to go to, why don't you go where fashion sits...
The Monster: 'UTTIN' ON THE 'IIIIITZ.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [to Inga from behind the bookcase] Put... the candle... back!

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Well, dear, are you ready?
Inga: Yes, Doctor.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Elevate me.
Inga: Now? Right here?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Yes, yes, raise the platform.
Inga: Oh. Ze platform. Oh, zat, yah, yah... yes.

[after failing to bring the creature to life]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Nothing.
Inga: Oh, Doctor, I'm sorry.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No. No. Be of good cheer. If science teaches us anything, it teaches us to accept our failures, as well as our successes, with quiet dignity and grace.
[starts beating up the creature]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Son of a bitch! Bastard! I'll get you for this! What did you do to me? What did you do to me.
Inga: Stop it! Stop that! Stop it! You'll kill him!
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: I don't want to live. I do not want to live.
Igor: Quiet dignity and grace
[rolls eyes]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Oh... mama...

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Eyegor.
Igor: Froadrick.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [to The Monster] Hello handsome. You're a good looking fellow, do you know that? People laugh at you, people hate you, but why do they hate you? Because... they are jealous. Look at that boyish face. Look at that sweet smile. Do you wanna talk about physical strength? Do you want to talk about sheer muscle? Do you want to talk about the Olympian ideal? You are a God. And listen to me, you are not evil. You... are... good.
[the Monster starts to cry, and Dr. Frederick Frankenstein hugs him]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: This is a nice boy. This is a good boy. This is a mother's angel. And I want the world to know once and for all, and without any shame, that we love him. I'm going to teach you. I'm going to show you how to walk, how to speak, how to move, how to think. Together, you and I are going to make the greatest single contribution to science since the creation of fire.
Inga: [from outside] Dr. Fronkensteen! Are you all right!
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: MY NAME IS FRANKENSTEIN!

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Well it seems as if our mysterious violinist has disa...
[sees something]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: puh.
Inga: Disa what?
Igor: -ppeared.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Shh.

[Frederick, Inga and Igor find an abandoned violin]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Well this explains the music.
Igor: It's still warm.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: From that fateful day when stinking bits of slime first crawled from the sea and shouted to the cold stars, "I am man.", our greatest dread has always been the knowledge of our mortality. But tonight, we shall hurl the gauntlet of science into the frightful face of death itself. Tonight, we shall ascend into the heavens. We shall mock the earthquake. We shall command the thunders, and penetrate into the very womb of impervious nature herself.

[following Igor's botched attempt to interpret Dr. Frankenstein's charade clues while being attacked by the monster]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: SEDA-GIVE?

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: My grandfather... was a very... SICK... man.

[after he brings the creature to life]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Alive! It's alive! It's alive!

Frau Blücher: Good night, Herr Doktor.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Good night, Frau Blücher.
[horses whinny]

Igor: Where are you going?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: To wash up. I've got to look normal.
[his bowtie pops open]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: We've all of us got to behave normally.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: STAND BACK, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! HE'S GOT A ROTTEN BRAIN!
Frau Blücher: It's not rotten! It's a good brain!
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: IT'S ROTTEN, I TELL YOU! ROTTEN!
The Monster: [lunging at Dr. Frankenstein] RRAAAAAAAA!
Igor: Ixnay on the ottenray.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Igor, help me with the bags.
Igor: [Imitating Groucho Marx] Soitenly. You take the blonde, I'll take the one in the toiben.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: I was talking about the luggage.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Nice hopping.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [to Igor] Now that brain that you gave me. Was it Hans Delbruck's?
Igor: [pause, then] No.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Ah! Very good. Would you mind telling me whose brain I DID put in?
Igor: Then you won't be angry?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: I will NOT be angry.
Igor: Abby someone.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [pause, then] Abby someone. Abby who?
Igor: Abby... Normal.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [pause, then] Abby Normal?
Igor: I'm almost sure that was the name.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [chuckles, then] Are you saying that I put an abnormal brain into a seven and a half foot long, fifty-four inch wide GORILLA?
[grabs Igor and starts throttling him]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Is that what you're telling me?

[Frau Blucher has just "walked in" on Frederick and Inga in the lab]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: I thought I told you never to interrupt me while I'm working!

Elizabeth: How do you do?
Elizabeth: [turns in Igor's direction to speak, changes her mind, then looks back to Inga] How do you do?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Uh, this is my financier, Elizabeth.
Inga: Oh, I'm so happy to meet you at last!
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: My fi-nan-ce...
Elizabeth: Excuse me darling, what is exactly that you do do?

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Throw... the third switch!
Igor: [shocked] Not the *third switch*!

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: With such a specimen for a body, all we need now is an equally magnificant brain. You know what to do?
Igor: I have a pretty good idea.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [pointing to Igor's hump] Good man. Didn't you, didn't you use to have that on the other side?
Igor: What?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Your, uh, oh nevermind.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [after reading his grandfather's notes] IT... COULD... WORK!

[last lines]
Inga: You know, there's something I've been meaning to ask you. In the transference, the monster got part of your wonderful brain. But what did you ever get from him?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [growls suggestively]
Inga: [gasping] Oh my goodness, I don't believe...
[emits several somewhat painful-sounding moans and grunts]
Inga: [singing] Oh, sweet mystery of life, at last I've found you!


Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
Victor Frankenstein: It's alive. It's alive!

The Creature: What kind of people is it in which I am comprised? Good people? Bad people?
Victor Frankenstein: Materials. Nothing more.
The Creature: You're wrong.
[Picks up recorder]
The Creature: Did you know I knew how to play this? From which part of me did this knowledge reside? From this mind? From these hands? From this heart? And reading and speaking. Not so much things learned as things remembered.
Victor Frankenstein: Slight trace waves in the brain perhaps.
The Creature: Did you ever consider the consequences of your actions? You made me, and you left me to die. Who am I?
Victor Frankenstein: You? I don't know.
The Creature: And you think that I am evil.

Victor Frankenstein: You do speak!
The Creature: Yes, I speak, and read, and think, and know the ways of men.

The Creature: You gave me these emotions, but you didn't tell me how to use them. Now two people are dead because of us. Why?
Victor Frankenstein: There was something at work in my soul which I do not understand.
The Creature: And what of my soul? Do I have one? Or was that a part you left out?

Victor Frankenstein: Do you share my madness?
Walton: No, not madness.
Victor Frankenstein: What, then?
Walton: There is a passage to the North Pole. And I will find it!
Victor Frankenstein: At the cost of your own life and the lives of your own crew?
Walton: Lives come and go. If we succeed, our names will live on forever. I will be hailed as the benefactor of our species.
Victor Frankenstein: You're wrong. I of all men know that.

Walton: Who are you?
Victor Frankenstein: My name... is Victor... FRANKENSTEIN

Victor Frankenstein: I haven't got time to argue!
Elizabeth: Oh, isn't it convenient? Or doesn't it fit in with your plans? Don't you ever think of anything or anyone than yourself?

Victor Frankenstein: And I'm frightened that if I tell you the truth, I'll lose you.
Elizabeth: You'll lose me if you don't.


Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)
Baron Frankenstein: To know death, Otto, you have to fuck life... in the gall bladder!

Baron Frankenstein: The medical profession would love to claim my achievement as part of their own and call it a giant stride forward of medicine. But they can't. It is a giant stride forward for me!

Baron Frankenstein: Something went wrong.
Otto, the Baron's assistant: But what?
Baron Frankenstein: Maybe the mixture of the blood wasn't right. You was the only one who knew about it... But maybe someone got into the laboratory?
Otto, the Baron's assistant: But who, Baron?
Baron Frankenstein: The children? But they wouldn't do it. My sister. My sister! She always was very jealous of me. Always! But, we failed. That beautiful Serbian female. Everybody would have jumped-everyone! But maybe that head of that... creature wasn't any good? His perfect nose, his perfect nose, he has the perfect brain, he was the king I wanted, and we failed! We have to try it again! Otto, we have to try it again! I am going to prove that we can do it! We waited for so long!

Baron Frankenstein: Make him unconscious, but don't kill him, or damage his head in any way. I need his brain for my zombie! I am sure it has the right instincts we want!

Baron Frankenstein: [holding up his severed hand] It's all your fault!

Baron Frankenstein: Two girls? One man? He must be very powerful!


"Once Upon a Time: In the Name of the Brother (#2.12)" (2013)
Dr. Whale: [referring to the stranger] Gold. You fixed me. Now fix him. It will take you seconds, and cost you nothing.
Mr. Gold: No.
Dr. Whale: No? Just... "no"?
Mr. Gold: I owe you nothing, Whale. I owe none of you anything, and some of you owe me. So, yeah - just, no. Oh, and point of interest, the driver? He saw me throwing some magic. So, instead of trying to get him outta here, you better be hoping he dies, because if he doesn't, he's gonna be driving tour buses up and down Main Street. So glad I don't give a damn!

Dr. Whale: I wanted my name to stand for life. But everybody just thinks it's the name of a monster.
[he chuckles]
Dr. Whale: I guess they're right about that. Rumplestiltskin says that... magic has a price. But from where I'm sitting, seems that science does, too.

Dr. Whale: Thank you. Monster to monster.

Rumplestiltskin: [introducing himself] Stiltskin. Rumple Von Stiltskin.
Victor Frankenstein: A foreigner.
Rumplestiltskin: What tipped you off? My rosy complexion?

Victor Frankenstein: Are you a philanthropist?
Rumplestiltskin: Well, I've been called worse.

[Frankenstein senior is furious about Victor using his dead brother for his experiments]
Victor Frankenstein: It can work! I did this for you too, Father. I wanted you to have two sons again.
Alphonse: And now I have none!


Frankenstein: The True Story (1973) (TV)
Dr. Henry Clerval: You're afraid. I was afraid at first. It's the way we've been brought up. We've been brought up to fear! To fear the punishment of the gods. But Prometheus defied them.
Dr. Victor Frankenstein: And they punished him!
Dr. Henry Clerval: He scorned their punishment. So has every other hero that's stolen secrets from nature to give to mankind.

Dr. Victor Frankenstein: You know, I find I enjoy being a criminal.

Dr. Victor Frankenstein: The process is r... R? Ready to begin!

Dr. John Polidori: And what different futures, your and mine. But each will have what each desires. Only fools like Henry Clerval want vulgar fame. I shall have the power that works unseen, that moves the world. You alone, Frankenstein, when you read in your newspaper that a monarch has been deposed or that two nations are at war with each other, will say to yourself - that's the hand of Polidori. That's the man who once called me colleague.
Dr. Victor Frankenstein: Long live Polidori the invisible. May his plots thicken.

Dr. Victor Frankenstein: [to the Creature, viciously] Are you satisfied now? Have you punished me enough for giving you life?
[he calms down, then:]
Dr. Victor Frankenstein: I've wronged you, I know. I, I disowned you. I wanted to destroy you. How can I blame you for anything that you've done? Poor creature... you're as weary of life as I am. If only I could rid mankind of us both. I'm a weak human, I can't stay long in this terrible place. But your iron body will keep you alive against your will. You'll be all alone here. That would be too cruel. Forgive me. Please forgive me.
[the creature doesn't answer]
Dr. Victor Frankenstein: *Forgive me!*
[the shout and its echoes begin to cause an avalanche]
The Creature: [in a flashback to his "birth" and first words] Beautiful.
[In Henry Clerval's voice]
The Creature: Victor. Bravo. Bravo, Victor.
[as the ice cave crumble around them, they walk towards each other and the Creature places a hand on Victor's shoulder]
Dr. Victor Frankenstein: Rest.

Dr. Victor Frankenstein: Why can't I create life out of death? Out of my brother's corpse?
Elizabeth Fanschawe: That's how Satan tempted our Lord.
Dr. Victor Frankenstein: If Satan could teach me how to bring William to life again, I'd gladly become his pupil.


"Once Upon a Time: The Doctor (#2.5)" (2012)
Regina Mills: I know you took Daniel's body, and you took one of my hearts. Why? WHY? Did you bring him back?
Dr. Whale: I did it.
Regina Mills: He's alive?
Dr. Whale: Yes. I brought him back. But he's not Daniel.
Regina Mills: What?
Dr. Whale: He's... he's a monster.

[Whale has asked Mr. Gold to reattach his arm]
Dr. Whale: You said you can do it.
Mr. Gold: Oh, yes. But there's a difference between 'can' and 'will'.
Dr. Whale: Name your price.
Mr. Gold: Say it.
Dr. Whale: Say what?
Mr. Gold: You know what. You came here, not the hospital. So say it.
Dr. Whale: [the penny drops] I need magic.
Mr. Gold: That's all I needed to hear.
[he magics Whale's arm back in its proper place]
Mr. Gold: Always a pleasure doing business with you, uh... Victor.

Mr. Gold: You want me to reattach your arm?
Dr. Whale: Can you do it?
Mr. Gold: Of course. But first, tell me why.
Dr. Whale: Because I want to use it again.

Dr. Whale: [David punches Dr. Whale in the face] What the hell was that for?
David Nolan: Sleeping with my wife.
Dr. Whale: Kathryn?
David Nolan: Snow.

Dr. Whale: Send me back.
Regina Mills: Excuse me?
Dr. Whale: To my land. Send me back to my brother.
Regina Mills: Why don't you check the "Missing" board like everyone else?
Dr. Whale: Your curse only brought the *living*.
Regina Mills: Well, then I'm sorry for your loss. But I'm afraid I can't send anyone anywhere.


The Bride (1985)
Viktor the Monster: Mine!
[gesturing at Eva]
Baron Charles Frankenstein: Take your filthy hands off me!
Viktor the Monster: [grabbing Eva's hand] For me!
Baron Charles Frankenstein: Yes, she's for you.

Baron Charles Frankenstein: You must trust me, and you must obey me!
Eva: I will not obey you! I will not!
Baron Charles Frankenstein: Don't provoke me, Eva!
Eva: I will provoke you!

Baron Charles Frankenstein: I created your body, just as I created your mind. And I can uncreate it too.

Eva: What is 'dead'?
Baron Charles Frankenstein: Sleeping... sleeping forever. One day we go to sleep and we don't wake up.
Eva: I don't think I could sleep that long.

Eva: You taught me out of books, but I have a life of my own.
Eva: You didn't create me! You didn't create ME!
Baron Charles Frankenstein: As a matter of fact... I did.


Van Helsing (2004)
Dr. Victor Frankenstein: I'll take him away, far away, where no-one will ever find him.
Count Vladislaus Dracula: Oh, no, Victor. The time has come for me to take command of him.
Dr. Victor Frankenstein: What are you saying?
Count Vladislaus Dracula: Why do you think I brought you here, gave you this castle, equipped your laboratory?
Dr. Victor Frankenstein: You said... you said you believed in my work.
Count Vladislaus Dracula: And I do. But now that it is, as you yourself have said, "A triumph of science over God", it must now serve my purpose.

[first lines]
Dr. Victor Frankenstein: It's alive. It's alive. It's alive!

Dr. Victor Frankenstein: I could never allow him to be used for such evil.
Count Vladislaus Dracula: I could. In fact, my brides are insisting on it.

Count Vladislaus Dracula: Success!
Dr. Victor Frankenstein: Oh Count, it's just you.
[sighs in relief]
Count Vladislaus Dracula: I was beginning to lose faith, Victor.
[looks down at the angry mob]
Count Vladislaus Dracula: A pity your moment of triumph is being spoiled over a little thing like grave robbery.

Dr. Victor Frankenstein: Good God... I would kill myself before helping in such a task.
Count Vladislaus Dracula: Feel free. I don't actually need you anymore, Victor. I just need him... he is the key.


The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
Baron Frankenstein: Let's let our friend here rest in peace... while he can.

Baron Frankenstein: [after his monster has nearly killed him] I did it, Paul!

Baron Frankenstein: I've harmed nobody, just robbed a few graves!

Baron Frankenstein: Pass the marmalade Elizabeth.


Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999) (V)
Dr. Frankenstein: I am going to turn you into a mindless zombie. Have you ever seen a mindless zombie?
Alvin Seville: Are you kidding? I live in Hollywood!

Mr. Yesman: Lovely bag! It must have costed you an arm and a leg.
Dr. Frankenstein: Actually... an arm and *two* legs.

Dr. Frankenstein: Finally - my fiendish formula is finished.
Alvin Seville: Try saying that three times - quickly!
Dr. Frankenstein: My finished formula is frrr... my formlest fiendula is... my fishiest formula... my fie... never mind!


The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
Baron Frankenstein: [upon discovering a hanged effigy of himself inside his ransacked home] Why can't they leave me alone? Why can't they *ever* leave me alone?

Baron Frankenstein: I realized long ago that the only way to prove my theories was to make something in my laboratory that actually lived. I never told you, Hans... I succeeded once.

Body Snatcher: [referring to a stolen body] I've got it!
Baron Frankenstein: So I observe... and so will half the county, if you don't hurry up and bring it inside!


Frankenweenie (1984)
Victor Frankenstein: People are weird.

Susan Frankenstein: [with her back to Victor, who's sneaking appliances out of the kitchen] Find what you wanted?
Victor Frankenstein: Yep.
Susan Frankenstein: Hope it wasn't cake.
Victor Frankenstein: Nope.

Victor Frankenstein: [after resurrecting his dog] It's only Sparky.
Ben Frankenstein: What do you mean it's only Sparky?


Frankenstein 1970 (1958)
Baron Victor von Frankenstein: [Reading from his ancestor's stone memorial marker] "I, Frankenstein, began my work in the year 1740 A.D. with all good intentions and humane thoughts to the high purpose of probing the secrets of life itself with but one end, the betterment of mankind."
[Speaking for himself]
Baron Victor von Frankenstein: So wrote my ancestor, but first he had to learn how flesh is made. He had to discover the art of transplanting vital organs from human beings into his creature and knitting them together until they all had all the attributes of God-inspired birth. Of course, I must admit that perhaps he was not too scrupulous about where he got his raw material.

Baron Victor von Frankenstein: [to Mike Shaw] This castle is filled with rare, old treasures.
[Putting his hand on his shoulder in a condescending fashion]
Baron Victor von Frankenstein: Feel free to browse, my friend.

Baron Victor von Frankenstein: Shuter, yours is not the brain that I would have chosen, but at least you are obedient.


Frankenstein's Daughter (1958)
Oliver Frank aka Frankenstein: You've always treated me as a monster, Trudy. Now you're going to be one.

Elsu: Your father and grandfather never used a female brain.
Oliver Frank aka Frankenstein: No. The way the female's brain is conditioned to a man's world. Therefore it takes orders where the other one's didn't.


"Penny Dreadful: Night Work (#1.1)" (2014)
Dr. Victor Frankenstein: I've only one other question: why me?
Sir Malcolm: Because you were unafraid to pull back the skin and look beneath.

Dr. Victor Frankenstein: There is only one worthy goal for scientific exploration: piercing the tissue that separates life from death. Everything else, from the deep bottom of the sea to the top of the highest mountain on the farthest planet, is insignificant. Life and death, Sir Malcolm. The flicker that separates one from the other, fast as a bat's wing, more beautiful than any sonnet. That is my river. That is my mountain. There I will plant my flag.


Frankenstein's Monster (2014)
Victor Frankenstein: There are too many unknowns. Too many unknowns.

Professor: [reciting Hippocratic oath] If I uphold this oath may I be blessed. If I violate this oath, so help me God.
Victor Frankenstein: [in laboratory] If I violate this oath... so help me.


Frankenweenie (2012)
Victor Frankenstien: Nobody likes scientists.
Mr. Rzykruski: They like what science gives them, but not the questions, no. Not the questions that science asks.

Victor Frankenstien: You said yourself, if you could bring back Sparky, you would!
Mr. Frankenstein: Yes, but that was different because we couldn't! It's easy to promise the impossible.


"Once Upon a Time: The Shepherd (#1.6)" (2011)
Mary Margaret Blanchard: You ever walk into a situation where you know exactly what's going to happen... and then you go into it anyway? And then when what you're afraid of happens... you kick yourself, because you should have known better. But that's just who you are - so you keep punishing yourself.
Dr. Whale: No.
Mary Margaret Blanchard: How do you do that?
Dr. Whale: By never doing what's expected. Keeps life interesting.

[last lines]
Dr. Whale: Can I buy you a drink?
Mary Margaret Blanchard: You can buy me two.


"Frankenstein" (2004)
The Creature: The world has rejected me! I hoped my father would not.
Victor Frankenstein: I'm not your father!
The Creature: You made me what I am.

Victor Frankenstein: If an artist can create beauty with paint and brushes then why can't a scientist create life with flesh and bone?


The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
Doctor Hans Kleve: [on seeing the Creature for the first time in its tank] Who is he?
Doctor Victor Stein: No-one. He hasn't been born yet.

Doctor Victor Stein: It should have been perfect. I made it to be perfect. If the brain hadn't been damaged, my work would have been hailed as the greatest scientific achievement of all time. Frankenstein would have been accepted as a genius of science. Instead, he was sent to the guillotine. I swore I would have my revenge. They will never be rid of me!


"Once Upon a Time: Witch Hunt (#3.13)" (2014)
David Nolan: [after Little John becomes a flying monkey] What the hell was that thing?
Dr. Whale: Don't look at me. I'm a doctor, not a vet.


Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
Dr. Victor Frankenstein: Sins? What sins? I am a scientist - I cannot sin. She MUST die! The truth is too unbearable.


Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)
Baron Victor Frankenstein aka Dr. Carl Victor: [after operating eyeballs onto the creature] Now, in approximately one hour, when the narcosis wears off... we shall see.
Simon Helder: [jokingly] Let's hope it's he who sees!
Baron Victor Frankenstein aka Dr. Carl Victor: ..."he who sees"?
Simon Helder: Sorry...
Baron Victor Frankenstein aka Dr. Carl Victor: [begins to laugh maniacally] "He who sees"! I like that!
Simon Helder: I didn't think it was that funny, I must say...


"Once Upon a Time: Broken (#2.1)" (2012)
Dr. Whale: [pounds on Regina's door with the mob behind him] Open up! Open up, or we're coming in!
Regina Mills: [opens door and smiles sweetly] Can I help you?
Dr. Whale: That smirk? Isn't gonna last forever, Regina. You took everything from us, and now...
Regina Mills: What? Now you're gonna kill me?
Dr. Whale: Eventually. But first you need to suffer.
Regina Mills: Listening to you has been enough suffering for all of us. That's right. You wanted to see your Queen? Well, my dears. Here - she - is!


Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)
Dr. Frankenstein: They have seen all the illusions in my creature emporium, but they have yet to face the greatest illusion: the illusion of reality.


Carry on Christmas (1969) (TV)
Dr. Frank N. Stein: There must be an easier way to make a cup of tea!


"Once Upon a Time: We Are Both (#2.2)" (2012)
Dr. Whale: Hey, let me ask you something. Are the nuns still nuns, or can they, you know, date?
David Nolan: Uh, I don't know. Blue!
Dr. Whale: Don't say it's me asking.


"The Ghost Busters: Dr. Whatsisname (#1.2)" (1975)
Dr. Frankenstein: [Delighted to find a gullible fool at the door] Come in, my dear patsy, come in!
Eddie Spenser: [Clueless] Not patsy, sir, Spencer. Eddie Spencer.


Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
Baron Frankenstein: Had man not been given to invention and experiment, then tonight, sir, you would have eaten your dinner in a cave. You would've strewn the bones about the floor then wiped your fingers on a coat of animal skin. In fact, your lapels do look a bit greasy. Good night.


Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992)
Baron Von Frankenstein: You slut! And vith Henry Clavell, my best friend!
Sarah Brightman: Vell perhaps if you spent less time vith that heap of brain-damaged flesh in the basement and more time vith me, I vouldn't have to seek pleasures elsevere! Vould I?
Baron Von Frankenstein: But vith him!
Mark Loftmore: Now, just a minute!


Frankenstein Island (1981)
Dr. Frankenstein: I hear thee. So as I hear, be thee assured my response is forthcoming!


Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
Chief of Police: Do you expect us to believe this childish rubbish, sir? Do you take us for fools?
Baron Frankenstein: Yes.