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Dr. Henry Jekyll (Character)
from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)

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Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical (2001) (TV)
[Dr. Jekyll is fighting his internal demon, Edward Hyde]
Jekyll: All that you are is a face in the mirror. I close my eyes and you disappear.
Hyde: I'm what you face when you face in the mirror. Long as you live I will still be here.

Hyde: ...And I'll live inside you forever...
Jekyll: No!
Hyde: With Satan himself by my side...
Jekyll: No!
Hyde: And I know, that for now and forever, they'll never be able to separate Jekyll from Hyde!

Jekyll: [while stumbling around dizzily and laughing, then writing in a notebook] No noticeable behavorial differences.

Jekyll: This is the moment, my final test. Destiny beckoned, I never reckoned second best. I won't look down. I *MUST NOT* fall. This is the moment, the sweetest moment of them all. This is the moment, damn all the odds. This day or never, I'll sit forever with the Gods. When I look back, I will always recall, moment for moment, this was the moment, the greatest moment of them all.

Jekyll: I never miss an opportunity to meet with Lady Beaconsfield.
Emma Alice Margaret Carew: [Emma laughs aloud]
Jekyll: Tell me, is there a Lord Beaconsfield?
Emma Alice Margaret Carew: He died, forty years ago.
Jekyll: Sensible fellow.

Jekyll: Miss Carew.
Emma Alice Margaret Carew: Dr. Jekyll.
Jekyll: Are you angry with me?
Emma Alice Margaret Carew: No.
Jekyll: You should be.
Emma Alice Margaret Carew: I'm just happy you're here.
Jekyll: Well, I try never to miss any social occasion attended by Lady Beaconsfield. Tell me. Is there a Lord Beaconsfield?
Emma Alice Margaret Carew: He died 30 years ago.
Jekyll: Sensible fellow.

Jekyll: All that you are is the end of a nightmare. All that you are is a dying scream. After tonight, I shall end this demon dream.
Hyde: This is not a dream, my friend, and it will never end. This one is the nightmare that goes on. Hyde is here to stay, no matter what you may pretend, and he'll flourish long after you're gone.

Jekyll: [as he changes] Oh, dear God!

Lucy: I feel like a lady.
Jekyll: You are a lady. An extraordinary lady.

Jekyll: God damn you Hyde! Take all your evil deeds and rot in hell!
Hyde: I'll see you there Jekyll.

Jekyll: [after explaining his theory to the board of Saint Jude's] A volunteer, I hope.
Right Honourable Sir Archibald Proops: A volunteer mental patient?
[sarcastic]
Right Honourable Sir Archibald Proops: Very good.
Jekyll: A man of whom society has already abandoned. An inmate of this prison...
Sir Danvers Carew: Prison? Now, Henry...
Lady Elizabeth Beaconsfield: And you would perform your surgery on this pitiful creature's brain?
Jekyll: No. As I've already explained to this aghust body: my treatment takes the form of rare drugs, precisely combined, and administered through hypodermic injection!
Rupert, the 14th Bishop of Basingstoke: WHAT?

Jekyll: [seeing Utterson has drawn and pointed his swordcane at him. He begs with tears in his face] Do it, John. Do it. Set me free. Set us all free. Just do it, John!
Mr. John Utterson, Esq.: [voice breaking] I cannot.
[Jekyll suddenly grabs the blade, pulling Utterson in and stabbing himself. The crowd gasps and Utterson pulls the blade out]
Jekyll: [turns clutching his mortal wound] Father.
[collapses as Emma runs to his side]
Mr. John Utterson, Esq.: Forgive him!
Emma Alice Margaret Carew: [weeping] Henry!


The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)
Dr. Henry Jekyll: [to Litauer] This moral quibbling is useless. Man as he is comprises two beings: one of whom I call man as he could be. In his perfection this inner man is beyond good and evil.
Dr. Ernst Littauer: And the other man?
Dr. Henry Jekyll: He too is beyond good and evil - man as he would be... free of all the restictions society imposes on us... subject only to his own will.

Dr. Henry Jekyll: [to Litauer] Resigning my appointment freed me from idiots who are no more scientists than I am a priest!

Dr. Henry Jekyll: London and I are virgins to one another.

Dr. Henry Jekyll: [Referring to deaf and dumb schoolchildren who are fighting at recess] In each one of these dumb human animals there is a personality which shows itself only in play.
Dr. Ernst Littauer: Dumb human animals? Henry, these are not pretty guinea pigs; they are children who cannot speak.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: But I am convinced that, in this case, the not speaking is a refusal of one part of the mind to allow the other part to express itself freely.
Dr. Ernst Littauer: You suggest they play out what they cannot speak out?
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Precisely!
Dr. Ernst Littauer: You are the same Hnry Jekyll, forever seeking keys to the locked doors of the mind.

Dr. Henry Jekyll: [Thunderstruck by the sensual beauty of the scantily clad exotic dancer] A tigress!
Paul Allen: [Detached] Tigers needn't lick their lips over her unless they're very rich.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Is she so exclusive?
Paul Allen: Only princes, pashes, millionaires, or distinguished actor/managers need apply.
[Aware of Hyde's fascination with the dancer as she continues her routine which climaxes with her putting the snake's head in her mouth]
Paul Allen: Forget it, John boy. She's not in the prep school class. Believe me, I've tried.

Paul Allen: [as the scantily clad Maria walks by their table going to her dressing room] Ah, Maria! The unattainable Eve with her apples and snakes.
Maria: [Politely] It's a pleasure to see you again, Mr. Allen.
Paul Allen: You have a new admirer, my dear, Mr. Edward Hyde.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: [Obviously attracted to her] Enchanted! My sincere compliments.
Maria: You are most kind, Mr. Hyde.
Paul Allen: Such natural manners. She only uses Christian names in bed.
[Insulted, Maria throws a drink from the table in his face]

Maria: [In her dressing room] Your friend talked to me like a common whore.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: In all fairness he never implied you were common.
Maria: [She takes off her mask and Hyde is struck by her exotic beauty] Just how much money did you have in mind, Mr. Hyde?
Dr. Henry Jekyll: I would not insult so beautiful a woman by offering her anything so trivial.
Maria: [Dismissively] So, thank you for your politeness, but good night.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Don't mention it.
[She walks into her bedroom and he confidently follows]
Maria: I have to dress.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Don't let me prevent you.
Maria: But I have an appointment.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: I'm afraid you'll be late.
Maria: What could possibly detain me?
Dr. Henry Jekyll: [Confidently] I intend to.
[laughs]
Maria: [Feigning insult] You are impertinent Mr. Hyde!
Dr. Henry Jekyll: [Cooly] Yes, that is so.
Maria: [Intrigued] You have an amusing approach.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Merely direct.
Maria: You are very confident, aren't you?
Dr. Henry Jekyll: [Lighting a cigarillo] Could a man without confidence approach you?
Maria: The men who beg get nothing.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: I do not beg.
Maria: If a man buys, he pays much but gets very little.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: I am not buying.
Maria: [She approaches him] You do not buy... you do not beg.
[She takes his cigarillo, puts it in her mouth suggestively, and blows the smoke in his face]
Maria: Is there anywhere a man who simply takes?
Dr. Henry Jekyll: [Taking the cigarillo out of her hand] I am that man.
Maria: I thought you were.
[She puts her arms around his neck and they they kiss passionately as he takes her down to the bed and begins to undress her]

Dr. Henry Jekyll: I'm new to your wicked city.
Cabby: [after Jekyll is out of earshot] It's only wicked if you're poor, sir.

Dr. Henry Jekyll: Will we ever know who we really are?

Dr. Henry Jekyll: [as Hyde] What are you in for?
Paul Allen: About 2000 pounds.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Sell your soul.
Paul Allen: Gladly. No Takers.

Kitty Jekyll: Where is Henry?
Dr. Henry Jekyll: [as Hyde] Believe me. Your husband is here.


The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
Allan Quartermain: Jekyll, come on! We'll need Hyde!
Dr. Henry Jekyll: No! Hyde will never use me again.
Dorian Gray: Then what good are you?

Allan Quartermain: Well, we were the faster, but now we're the tortoise to his hare.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: So, we're done?
Tom Sawyer: No, we're alive. If M has any idea to the contrary, that gives us an edge.
Captain Nemo: The sea is vast, he could be anywhere.
Tom Sawyer: Yeah, well, I'm an optimist, now maybe that's a crime to you twisted so-and-so's but it keeps me from going crazy.
Mina Harker: Your optimism's out of place.
Tom Sawyer: You're wrong! Because we'll get out, man... at least, I will. That other agent I told you about... was my childhood friend. We were agents together until the Fantom shot him dead. Now you can be done, but I am not. I will avenge his death.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: It's not about any one of us, Tom, it's bigger than that.
Tom Sawyer: Yes, it is, Jekyll! The fate for the world is in our hands... the world! So M tricked you, he brought you all together and you walked straight into his trap. But the way that I see it, that's the part he did wrong... He brought you together.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: He has a point.
Allan Quartermain: And the boy becomes a man... perhaps a leader of men.
Mina Harker: And Women.

Captain Nemo: Contain your evil, Doctor. I'll not have the brute free upon my ship. Must I take drastic steps?
Dr. Henry Jekyll: I am in control.
Captain Nemo: I very much doubt it.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Your talk is all well and good, sir... but your own past is far from laudable.

Dr. Henry Jekyll: Let's not make a saint out of a sinner. Next time he may not be so helpful.

Edward Hyde: Yes, Henry. Look, but don't touch. That's your way.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Just shut up. I won't be tricked again.
Edward Hyde: Tricked? You've known what I was about each time you drank the formula.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Liar. I am a good man.
Edward Hyde: Who's lying now? You want it, even more than you want her.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: No.
Edward Hyde: You can't shut me out forever. Drink the elixir.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: No.
Edward Hyde: She barely even looks at you...
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Be quiet.
Edward Hyde: SHE LOOKED AT ME.

Dorian Gray: [after watching Hyde's attack] Quite the parlor trick.
Mr. Hyde: Wait 'til you see my next one.
[Hyde transforms suddenly into small and meek Henry Jekyll]
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Dr.Jekyll... at your service.

Mina Harker: [after seeing a painful reaction Jekyll's face] You all right?
Dr. Henry Jekyll: My ears hurt, it's nothing.

Dr. Henry Jekyll: He's stolen us - and we let him!

Allan Quartermain: The Phantom is M. And the hunt is still on.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: What are you talking about?
Allan Quartermain: The Phantom is M. The same man who recruited us.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: [trying to examine Allan's wound] Let me see that.
[he is shrugged off]
Captain Nemo: But how?
Allan Quartermain: We'll get our answers. Where are the others?
Mina Harker: [entering] Dorian's missing in action. And Mr. Skinner must have fled when he realized we knew.
Allan Quartermain: [concerned] Sawyer?
Tom Sawyer: [entering with a bloody lip] He'll live to fight another day.
Mina Harker: [advances towards Tom, he draws back] Don't worry, I've had my fill of throats for this evening.


Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype (1980)
[first lines]
Dr. Henry Heckyl: I don't have to see the fear in their eyes, I can feel them cringing. I can feel them shrinking from my face. My one and only, old, unfortunate face. What they never see is the beauty behind my eyes. They only see the colors.

Dr. Henry Heckyl: Mine is a face that spoils a sunny day. Luckily I don't need tan.

Dr. Henry Heckyl: If only they knew me, they would love me. But they don't know me. They don't. So screw 'em!

Dr. Henry Heckyl: I'm afraid the transplant will have to wait until we can find a donor with two right feet.

Dr. Henry Heckyl: First of all I'm going to give you a shot of zilophob. It will help suppress the pain I'm going to have to put you through.
Lt. Mack Druck - 'Il Topo': I don't feel pain, I'm a cop.

Dr. Henry Heckyl: [scaring away yet another girl] I could have taken her to a movie. To a Chinese restaurant. To a water bed motel.

[last lines]
Dr. Henry Heckyl: Now we're dead, and I'm still a virgin.


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
Poole: You should go out, sir. London offers many amusements for a gentlemen like you, sir.
Dr. Jekyll: Yes, but gentlemen like me daren't take advantage of them, Poole. Gentlemen like me have to be very careful of what we do or say.

Dr. Lanyon: Perhaps you're forgetting, you're engaged to Muriel.
Dr. Jekyll: Forgotten it? Can a man dying of thirst forget water? And do you know what would happen to that thirst if it were to be denied water?
Dr. Lanyon: If I understand you correctly, you sound almost indecent.
Dr. Jekyll: What names you give things!

Dr. Lanyon: You're a rebel, and see what it has done for you. You're in the power of this monster that you have created.
Dr. Jekyll: I'll never take that drug again!
Dr. Lanyon: Yes, but you told me you became that monster tonight not of your own accord. It will happen again.
Dr. Jekyll: It never will. I'm sure of it. I'll conquer it!
Dr. Lanyon: Too late. You cannot conquer it. It has conquered you!

Dr. Jekyll: Oh, God. This I did not intend. I saw a light but did not know where it was headed. I have tresspassed on your domain. I've gone further than man should go. Forgive me. Help me!

Dr. Jekyll: I have no soul. I'm beyond the pale. I'm one of the living dead!

Dr. Jekyll: Things one can't do, are the ones I want to.


Mary Reilly (1996)
Mary Reilly: He said you have an illness. What kind of an illness?
Dr. Henry Jekyll: You might call it a fracture in my soul, something which left me with a taste for oblivion.

Dr. Henry Jekyll: It was the only way he could devise to set you free. It was inevitable from the moment I found how to achieve what I'd always wanted... To be the knife as well as the wound. Would you have ever forgiven me? I wanted the night... you see... and here it is...

[last lines]
Dr. Henry Jekyll: I wanted the night, you see. A - and here it is.
Mary Reilly: You said you didn't care what the world thought of you. Nor will I.

Dr. Henry Jekyll: Haven't you ever wished for a completely new life, Mary?
Mary Reilly: No sir. What good would that do?
Dr. Henry Jekyll: I mean, suppose you were able to do absolutely whatever you wanted, with no consequences and no regrets? Then what?
Mary Reilly: I don't believe there's such a thing as actions without consequences.

[first lines]
Dr. Henry Jekyll: I'm not going to bite you.
Mary Reilly: I'm sorry, sir, you gave me a fright.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: You're up very early.
Mary Reilly: I'm generally up by five, sir, otherwise I get behind.

Dr. Henry Jekyll: When we had our talk, you refused to say you hated your father.
Mary Reilly: I don't.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Why not?
Mary Reilly: He put a dark place in me and I can't forgive him for that, but it's part of me now, and how can I regret what I am? Though it often makes me sad.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Oh, well, sadness, yes, that can't helped. That comes in like the tide.


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Dr. Henry Jekyll: [as Hyde] When you went to see the good doctor, before you left you said... I almost thought, well what did you think? Maybe that you saw a little bit of ME, Hyde in him?

Ivy Peterson: What are you going to do?
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Something so simple. I'm going to put an end to all that confusion.

Dr. Henry Jekyll: [as Mr. Hyde] The World is yours, my darling, but the moment is mine!


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2003) (TV)
Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde: I'm *not* Dr Jekyll. I'm Mr Hyde.

Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde: It was Hyde. Not me. Hyde. It wasn't me doing those things. It was Hyde.

Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde: [Mr Hyde saying to his other side, Dr. Jekyll] I live in your soul, like a cage barred.
Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde: But sometimes, the door is open, and i fly out to greet you.


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920/I)
Sir George Carew: In devoting yourself to others, Jekyll, aren't you neglecting the development of your own life?
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Isn't it by serving others that one develops oneself, Sir George?
Sir George Carew: Which self? A man has two two - as he has two hands. Because I use my right hand, Should I never use my left?
[Carew pointedly moves both hands indepemdently, making his point known to the whole table]
Sir George Carew: Your really strong man fears nothing. It is the weak one that is afraid of - - experience.

Dr. Henry Jekyll: Poole, there's a friend of mine named - Hyde. I want him to have full liberty and authority about the house...


Jekyll & Hyde (1990) (TV)
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Science will control our shapes, our intelligence. Even create new breeds of men. Violent men to fight our wars. Docile men to do our work. Hell on Earth. And I... I want no part of it.

Dr. Henry Jekyll: Evil is not a scientific word.


Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971)
Dr. Jekyll: I walked the streets, brooding on the bitter irony that all I wanted to do for humanity, for life, would be cheated by death... unless I could cheat death.


Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)
Vicky Edwards: What plans do you have for Bruce and me?
Dr. Henry Jekyll: None... you can't marry him. You belong to me!


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2008) (TV)
[last lines]
Dr. Jekyll: Hello, Claire.
Claire Wheaton: Henry.


I, Monster (1971)
Dr. Charles Marlowe: The face of evil is ugly to look upon. And as the pleasures increase, the face becomes uglier.


The Pagemaster (1994)
Dr. Jekyll: My boy, I derive no pleasure in telling you that you are in extreme danger.
Richard Tyler: Danger?
Dr. Jekyll: Even as we speak.


"The Ghost Busters: Jekyll & Hyde: Together, for the First Time! (#1.11)" (1975)
Mr. Hyde: This should get some action!
Dr. Jekyll: What are you doing?
Mr. Hyde: Well, I'm writing a letter to the animal society. I was down to the museum the other day, and you ought to see how they treat those dinosaurs. They looked like skeletons! Say, how do you spell "scrawny," with a deer or a buffalo?