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The Invisible Man (Character)
from The Invisible Man (1933)

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The Invisible Man (1933)
The Invisible Man: [in an oily, menacing voice] There is no need to be afraid, Kemp. We are partners.

The Invisible Man: And if you try and escape by the window, I shall follow you, and no one in the world can save you.

The Invisible Man: Put a warm rug in the car. It's cold outside when you have to go about naked.

The Invisible Man: The drugs I took seemed to light up my brain. Suddenly I realized the power I held, the power to rule, to make the world grovel at my feet.

The Invisible Man: I meant to come back just as I was when you saw me last, but the fools wouldn't let me work in peace. I had to teach them a lesson.

The Invisible Man: Power, I said! Power to walk into the gold vaults of the nations, into the secrets of kings, into the Holy of Holies; power to make multitudes run squealing in terror at the touch of my little invisible finger. Even the moon's frightened of me, frightened to death! The whole world's frightened to death!
[seeing police dogs and policemen encroaching upon the house]
The Invisible Man: So, I see. Kemp couldn't sleep. He had to go downstairs. He was frightened. I put my trust in Kemp. I told him my secret and he gave me his word of honor. You must go now, Flora.
Flora Cranley: I want to help you.
The Invisible Man: There is nothing left for you to do, my dear, except to go. I shall come back. I swear, I shall come back because I shall defeat them. Go now my dear.
Flora Cranley: No, I want to stay. You must hide.
The Invisible Man: Don't worry, the whole world's my hiding place. I can stand there amongst them in the day and night and laugh at them.

The Invisible Man: You're a true friend, Kemp, a man to trust. I've no time now but, believe me, as surely as the moon will set and the sun will rise I shall kill you tomorrow night. I shall kill you even if you hide in the deepest cave of the Earth. At ten o'clock tomorrow night, I shall kill you!

The Invisible Man: We'll begin with a reign of terror, a few murders here and there, murders of great men, murders of little men - well, just to show we make no distinction. I might even wreck a train or two... just these fingers around a signalman's throat, that's all.

Dr. Kemp: They'll have a guard.
The Invisible Man: A guard? What can a guard do, you fool?

The Invisible Man: I'm frozen. Cold enough to freeze the icicles off an Eskimo.

The Invisible Man: An invisible man can rule the world. Nobody will see him come, nobody will see him go. He can hear every secret. He can rob, and rape, and kill!

The Invisible Man: Leave that alone and get out of here!
Herbert Hall: Look here, is this my house or yours?

The Invisible Man: I give you a last chance to leave me alone.
Const. Jaffers: Give ME a last chance? You've commited assualt, that's what you've done, and you can come along to the station with me. Come along now. Come quietly, unless you want me to put the handcuffs on.
The Invisible Man: Stop where you are. You don't know what you're doing.
Const. Jaffers: I know what I'm doing, all right. Come on
Man in Pub: Get hold of him!
Man in Pub # 2: Lock him up!
The Invisible Man: All right, you fools. You've brought it on yourselves! Everything would have come right if you'd only left me alone. You've driven me near madness with your peering through the keyholes and gaping through the curtains, and now you'll suffer for it! You're crazy to know who I am, aren't you? All right! I'll show you!
[the Invisible Man removes his rubber nose and goggles and throws them at his spectators]
The Invisible Man: There's a souvenior for you, and one for you. I'll show you who I am - and WHAT I am!
[the Invisible Man, laughing maniacally, removes his bandages and fake hair]
Const. Jaffers: Look! He's all eaten away!
The Invisible Man: Eh? How do you like that, ay?

The Invisible Man: [his last words] I knew you'd come for me, Flora. I wanted to come back to you. My darling... I failed. I meddled in things that man must leave alone.
[dies]

Dr. Kemp: [hearing the distant clock tower chiming ten and thinking himself alone] 10 o'clock. 10 o'clock, he wanted to murder me!
The Invisible Man: I think this will do nicely, Kemp. We'll stop here. It's 10 o'clock. I came with you to keep my promise.

The Invisible Man: I hope your car's insured, Kemp. I'm afraid there's going to be a nasty accident in a minute. A very nasty accident!
Dr. Kemp: Griffin, I'll do anything! Everything you ask me!
The Invisible Man: You will? That's fine. Just sit where you are. I'll get out and take the handbrake off and give you a little shove to help you on. You'll run gently down and through the railings, then you'll have a big thrill for a hundred yards or so till you hit a boulder, then you'll do a somersault and probably break your arms, then a grand finish up with a broken neck! Well, goodbye, Kemp. I always said you were a dirty little coward. You're a dirty sneaking little rat as well. Goodbye.

The Invisible Man: [undressing] They've asked for it, the country bumpkins. This will give them a bit of a shock, something to write home about. A nice bedtime story for the kids, too, if they want it.

The Invisible Man: [strangling a volunteer searcher] Here I am. Aren't you pleased you found me?

The Invisible Man: [singing] "Here we go gathering nuts in may / nuts in may / nuts in may / here we go gathering nuts in may / on a cold and frosty morning."


The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): Oh, chemist, eh? Do we get to blow something up, then?

Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): That's the last time I ever play with matches.

Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): And they'll provide an antidote... well, that's if I'm a good boy.
Allan Quatermain: And are you a good boy?
Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): I guess you'll find out, won't you?

Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): OW. You scratched me.
Dorian Gray: Better me than him.

Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): Allow me to introduce myself. Rodney Skinner, gentleman thief. Now, I thought invisibility would be a boon to my work. Well, you can imagine, it was my undoing. Once you're invisible, it's bloody hard to turn back.

[Mina jumps and gasps like something just grabbed her behind]
Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): I've been waiting all week to do that.
Allan Quatermain: Get a grip, man.
Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): Well, I thought I just did.
[Mina slaps him]
Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): Oooh, Mina...
Captain Nemo: Report.
Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): Well, hello to you, too. And need I remind you, I am naked in the snow. I can't feel any of my extremities. And I mean... any of them.

Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): So, how did M get you?
Allan Quatermain: None of your business.
Mina Harker: You're a little testy, Mr. Q.
Allan Quatermain: Mrs. Harker, I doubt if you measure danger the way I do.
Mina Harker: And I imagine you with quite the library, Mr. Quatermain. All those books you must have read merely by looking at their covers.
Allan Quatermain: I've had women along on past exploits, and found them to be, at best, a distraction.
Mina Harker: Do I distract you?
Allan Quatermain: My dear girl, I've buried two wives and many lovers... and I'm in no mood for more of either.
Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): You can send 'em my way.
Allan Quatermain: Skinner, shut up.

Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): This is a charming spot. Does Jack the Ripper live here?

Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): And I thought I was special. You're invulnerable to harm.
Dorian Gray: I don't like to boast.

Rodney Skinner (the Invisible Man): Oh, scotch anyone?
Dorian Gray: Help yourself.
Mina Harker: Don't let it ruin your makeup.
Captain Nemo: I'm impressed, Mr. Gray. You take Skinner's uniqueness in your stride.
Dorian Gray: Well, I've seen too much in my life to shock easily.

Rodney Skinner (the Invisible Man): Hello, Dorian. The great white hunter's bagged his prize.
[they hear and see men being thrashed]
Dorian Gray: Or the prize bagged him.
[Quatermain is corraling Mr. Hyde]
Allan Quatermain: Stay back, if you value your lives.

Tom Sawyer: [Skinner has been burnt by a flamethrower] Are you okay?
Rodney Skinner (The Invisible Man): That's the last time I play with matches!


"The Invisible Man: Pilot (#1.1)" (2000)
Darien: My conscience was calling, and it was time to pick up the phone.

Darien: [thinking after seeing his girlfriend and almost attacking her] It took all my will to put the demon back in its bottle. But even that couldn't prepare me for what was coming next.
[One man approaches Darien]
Darien: Who the hell are you?
[another sneaks up behind him and knocks him out]
Darien: I had no idea who they were, but I can tell you this much. Their car was really cheap.

Darien: I mean don't you get it? I could have raped that woman. I could have killed you.
Kevin Fawkes: You are not going to kill anybody. Darien, please trust me. I will take care of you.
Darien: [disbelieving nod] Yeah, you know what? I'd say you already did that.

Kevin Fawkes: It was my fault. It was all my fault.
Darien: Next time, you're gonna trust me, right?
Kevin Fawkes: Yeah, next time I'll ..
[Door opens in front of them. A man with uzi appears]
Darien, Kevin Fawkes: Oh crap!

Darien Fawkes: Time flies when you're having fun, or in a coma. I'd been unconscious nearly three weeks. Just enough time for every muscle in my body to go on strike.

Kevin: We have to think about premature visibility.
Darien Fawkes: Premature visibility.
Kevin: It can happen if you get distracted.
Darien Fawkes: Well, then we need to get some uglier nurses.

Arnaud: [injecting Darien] Little prick. Really Monsieur, I'd no idea you were so educated. I rather thought that was your brother's domain.
Darien: Yeah, well, I guess, you know, don't believe everything you think.
Arnaud: [getting another needle] You see, I understand. I have an elder brother myself. Things become quite competitive. Perhaps we could compare notes sometime.
Darien: Absolutely! I would love that! Definitely. Yeah. Yeah. Then maybe you could teach me some Swiss douche.
Arnaud: Excuse me?
Darien: That's your language right?
Arnaud: Ah, that's Swiss *Deutsch*, Swiss German. I'm Swiss French.
[Arnaud gets another needle]
Darien: So you don't douche?
Arnaud: Monsieur!
Darien: Relax man. I'm just ribbing you.
[Darien laughs]
Darien: Hell, I love Swiss stuff. You know: knives and clocks and cheese...
Arnaud: [injecting, double entendre] Little prick.

[pointing a gun at his head]
Darien Fawkes: No one move, or the gland gets it!

Darien Fawkes: A schmuck named Nietzsche once wrote: 'Anything that's done out of love is beyond good and evil.' Now, here's the thing: I love my job. So what does that make me? My feeling always was, good and evil could kiss my ass. But one night... well, they kinda got together and bit me on it.


"The Invisible Man: Impetus (#1.5)" (2000)
Darien Fawkes: Answer the question, how do you know he gave her the right shot?
The Keeper: Why wouldn't he?
Darien Fawkes: Because maybe Gloria's right. Yeah maybe the Official assigned him to keep you from finding a cure.
The Keeper: But why would he do that?
Darien Fawkes: Because Gloria being sick is the only thing keeping the Keeper.

The Keeper: Did you assign him to purposely derail my research?
The Official: Now why would I do that?
The Keeper: To keep me working here?
The Official: Did he put this idea in your head?
Darien Fawkes: Guilty.
The Official: You really think that *low* of me, Fawkes?
Darien Fawkes: Well, yeah!
The Official: [chuckles] Yeah it does sound like something I *might* do.

The Official: Where you going?
Darien Fawkes: I'm going to bust that scrawny little rat's ass.
The Official: [rising out of his chair] No!
[Fawkes stops. Fawkes and the Keeper stare at him]
Darien Fawkes: Why not?
The Official: Because I've been waiting for this opportunity for 10 long years.

Darien Fawkes: What about you huh? What are you going to do now?
The Keeper: What do you mean?
Darien Fawkes: Well, I mean there's no reason for you to work at the Agency anymore?
The Keeper: That's not true. I have a *very* important* reason. Assuming you're still gonna be there.
Darien Fawkes: ... Yeah. Yeah. Absolutely. I could stick around for a while.

Robert Albert Hobbes: If you'd have listened to me and worn the HAZMAT suit like I told you, we wouldn't be in this mess!
Darien Fawkes: What do you mean "we?"

Darien Fawkes: Don't you think I have the right to know why I'm the subject of two agency experiments?
The Keeper: IT WASN'T THE AGENCY!

The Keeper: We have a new trial antidote. We need to do some more testing on it. But I'm pretty sure it's going to work.
Darien Fawkes: What the hell are you waiting for? Will you give it to me?
The Keeper: No. No. It's too dangerous.
Darien Fawkes: Give it to me.
The Keeper: [sighs] Wait here.


Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
[Nick is invisible]
Alice Monroe: How am I going to explain this to my mother?
Nick Halloway: Just tell her that you met someone, you really like him, you think it's serious, he's transparent...

Nick Halloway: [invisible] You know something, Alice?
Alice Monroe: What?
Nick Halloway: If you were blind, we'd make the perfect couple.

Nick Halloway: Now you listen to me, you son of a bitch. I've lost everything but my soul, and you're not going to take that away from me.

Nick Halloway: I want my molecules back!

Nick Halloway: [narrating] I was a fugitive, afraid of getting caught. I kept imagining Jenkins leaping out at me from every dark corner. As a child, I would dream about being invisible. I thought it would be so easy. I could do what I want, go where I want and take what I want. But that's the catch. No matter how hungry I was, I couldn't give myself away.


"The Invisible Man: Flowers for Hobbes (#1.16)" (2001)
Darien Fawkes: [pulling out a syringe with the retrovirus] You ready to die again?
[removes his Jacket and puts the needle in his mouth]
Robert Albert Hobbes: We both know that can't harm me now, Fawkes.
Darien Fawkes: Yeah. We both
[removes the needle from his mouth]
Darien Fawkes: We both know it'll kill me, right? So it's pretty simple here to save me, you're gonna have to tell me how to stop it.
[puts the needle in his own leg]

Robert Albert Hobbes: I will not do that.
Darien Fawkes: Yeah, you will. Yes, you will. You would die for me, Bobby. ... See that's what I know, it's not cause it's your job or your code. It's cause I'm your friend. And if you think that's an illusion, then you're just plain ignorant.

Darien Fawkes: You ever hear the term "honor amongst thieves." That's a myth. Fear amongst thieves, maybe. Basic relationship is, "You stab my back, I'll stab yours." Now if you look at it that way, Manny Merrick is a very honorable guy.

Darien Fawkes: Yeah, well, Hobbes the thing you're forgetting here is, they're not your abilities.
Robert Albert Hobbes: Were you born with the quicksilver gland? It's a gift, Fawkes. It's a beautiful gift. And I have this gift now.
Darien Fawkes: Yeah, yeah. Well I'd like to be free of my gift, friend, okay?

Darien Fawkes: The keeper is working on a way to reverse this thing.
Robert Albert Hobbes: I know how to reverse it, Fawkes. I don't *want* to reverse it. I understand things now. Things that you'll never, ever, ever, understand.


Invisible Agent (1942)
Frank Raymond: I can't tell you Japs apart.

Frank Raymond: You Nazis. I pity the devil when you boys start arriving in bunches.

Maria Sorenson: Are you insane?
Frank Raymond: No, just transparent. You wouldn't call a window insane, would you?


The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
[last lines]
Helen Manson: Geoffrey!
Geoffrey Radcliffe: Helen, darling!

Willie Spears: Where are you? Where are you?
Geoffrey Radcliffe: Here beside you!
Willie Spears: But, but I can't see you!
Geoffrey Radcliffe: Of course you can't, I'm a ghost.
Willie Spears: [Gasps] Ghost!
Geoffrey Radcliffe: [Sneezes]
Willie Spears: What kinda ghosts sneeze?
Geoffrey Radcliffe: It's cold in the other world, so cold!


"The Invisible Man: Legends (#2.1)" (2001)
The Keeper: I think it wants to... mate... with you.
Darien Fawkes: Pardon me?
The Keeper: It all makes sense to me now. Remember when it licked you?
Darien Fawkes: Yeah. Wait- Wait a minute. You're joking right? I don't know if I mentioned this before I'm hanging upside down. I'm not in the mood to be joking right now, Keep.
The Keeper: No. I'm not joking. I'm not joking! I think your gland is giving off some kind of pheremone that's causing it to think you're one of its own.
Darien Fawkes: Crap! She's almost here! What am I supposed to do?
The Keeper: Well, okay. There's one other thing you need to know. I've known this for along time - I just - I have not told you because I've never thought it would be relevent until now.
Robert Albert Hobbes: Spit it out!
The Keeper: Darien. Darien, the chromosomal make up of the gland is XX. Which means that even though you are a male. The gland is female.
[Darien drops the cell phone]

Darien Fawkes: Don't worry about it. He's just pretending to be stupid. It's insulting.
The Official: No, Darien. You're the one insulting your brother's memory.
Darien Fawkes: [getting angry] What did you say?
Robert Albert Hobbes: Easy partner.
The Official: Kevin Fawkes designed the quicksilver gland out of his own insight, using his own talent, his intuition. This 10 foot tall creature who leaves no evidence save some questionable footprints. This *windigo* is a myth!
Darien Fawkes: Ahh
[rises from chair starts to walk away then turns around]
Darien Fawkes: We never said how tall it was!


"The Invisible Man: Ralph (#1.3)" (2000)
Darien Fawkes: In his very first story, Sherlock Holmes met his match. Her name was Irene Adler, but as Dr. Watson points out, 'She was always The Woman'. The Woman who eluded him. The Woman who got away. For Sherlock, it was a mystery. For me... it was elementary.

Darien Fawkes: To Darien Fawkes, Jessica Semplar will always be the kid. On the whole, it was nothing new. All the women in my life leave me. Difference is, to them I was a man. To her I was magic. How do you say goodbye to that?


"The Invisible Man: Diseased (#1.19)" (2001)
The Keeper: [As Fawkes is strangling Arnud] If you kill him, you will not survive!
Darien Fawkes: Well as long as he goes first.

The Keeper: Fine. Fine. Fine. Kill him, but-but-but kill him later! Right now you could- you could - you could TRASH his place!
[Fawkes drops Arnud. Turns and walks slowly to Claire]
Darien Fawkes: You do not tell me what to do. I am so sick of you manipulating me. Let me explain something for you, if I wanna trash his place. Oh, I'll trash his place.
[picks up a table and throws it out a window.]
The Keeper: There's - there's a really obnoxious sculpture in the Foyer.
[Darien leaves the room. To Arnud]
The Keeper: If you don't give me the answer now, I SWEAR I will turn him loose on you again!


The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)
Herbert Higgins: Have you been scalded or have you got the mange?
Robert Griffin: Neither. I'm invisible.
Herbert Higgins: You - Oh, don't make me laugh! Next thing you'll be telling me you curl up and sleep in a buttercup.

Robert Griffin: Well...
[holds up his glass]
Robert Griffin: here's how!


"The Invisible Man" (1958)
[first lines of series]
Dr. Peter Brady: My name is Peter Brady. For some time now, I've been engaged in highly secret experiments designed to bring about a great step forward in man's conquest of space and time. Here in my lab, working night and day, I've been prying into the mysteries of the future. Only a few hours ago I felt that there were secrets that would never be known here on Earth. And then suddenly, in the midst of routine experiments, a strange and unpredicted event took place. Whether a mistake or the natural conclusion of the experiment I cannot say. I can say that what happened is one of the most fantastic experiences in our modern day.


Monster Therapy (2014)
Invisible Man: Why don't you eat another cheeseburger Ed-fatso?


"The Invisible Man: The Importance of Being Eberts (#2.3)" (2001)
Darien Fawkes: The Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan once wrote, 'Things are seldom what they seem: Skim milk masquerades as cream'. Well, of course he was then promptly beaten up by every kid in the school yard... Look, the point is, we probably learned more about Eberts when he was Arnaud, than we ever would've from Eberts himself.


Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)
Bud Alexander: I told you not to get smart, didn't I?
[Taking his coat off]
Bud Alexander: Now, I'll show you who is the boss.
Tommy Nelson: [Putting Bud's coat back on] No, I'll show you who's boss.
Bud Alexander: [Looking around] Who said that?
Lou Francis: The voice is familiar; but, I can't quite place the face.


"Dragon Ball: Deadly Battle (#3.18)" (2002)
Invisible Man: [after being beat by Yamcha, waves a white flag] I quit. Mama was right--I'm not cut out for show business!


Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Wilbur Grey: And another thing Mr. Chick Young! The next time I tell you that I saw something when I saw it, you believe me that I saw it!
Chick Young: Oh relax. Now that we've seen the last of Dracula, the Wolf Man, and the Monster, there's nobody to frighten us anymore.
Invisible Man: Oh, that's too bad. I was hoping to get in on the excitement.
Chick Young: Who said that?
Invisible Man: Allow me to introduce myself. I'm the Invisible Man.


"The Invisible Man: The Devil You Know (#1.6)" (2000)
Darien Fawkes: You know what, he's right. Actually I can go invisible.
[Darien walks to Lawson, and quicksilvers his hand.]
Luke Lawson: Okay, there, he just did it. See? His hand, he just did it with his hand, see? I'm not crazy.
[Darien turns around pops his hand out from under his jacket sleeve]
Darien Fawkes: Pop! Hey Judge, what do you say we make *him* disappear, huh?


Mad Monster Party? (1967)
Felix Flanken: Sorry, I can't see a thing without my glasses.
Invisible Man: I've heard that one before.


"The Invisible Man: Germ Theory (#2.11)" (2001)
Robert Hobbes: All right. Let's review our options: Quicksilver madness - dead. Unchecked infection - dead. Escape the building - dead. Stay in the building until Protocol Thirty-Four elapses - dead.
Darien Fawkes: Oh, you left out being struck by a giant meteor.


"The Invisible Man: Play to Kill (#1.6)" (1959)
Diane Brady: Peter, you're becoming a regular hermit. You've got to face up to life, go out and have some fun.
Dr. Peter Brady: Oh, I'll be the life and soul of the party. All covered in bandages.


Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
[from trailer]
Frankenstein: We're gonna need more time. Uh-oh.
[the tower falls down, explodes, then Frank is on fire, and runs around crazy, destroying every camp cabin]
Frankenstein: FIRE!
Griffin: Frank, calm down!
Murray: Stop, drop and roll!
Frankenstein: FIRE!
Wayne: Frank, no!
Murray: Stop, drop and roll!
Wayne: Frank, slow down!
Frankenstein: FIRE!
Wayne: Frank, wait!
[Camp kids takes out marshmallows on sticks, cheer and start coming to the fire to roast them]


The Invisible Man (1998) (TV)
Jack Griffin: Diane, This is agent Cooper. My body seems to be turned invisible. I have tried to drink a fresh cup of black joe but I cannot seem to find my mouth. Please notify Gordon Cole that I need some lipstick so I can find it, preferably the color of blue velvet. Thanx Diane, and good night


"The Invisible Man: The Catevari (#1.2)" (2000)
Robert Hobbes: You were supposed to get the calamari!
Darien Fawkes: The what?
Robert Hobbes: You heard me.
Darien Fawkes: No, I didn't. What did you say?
Robert Hobbes: Kalahari. Whatever.


"The Invisible Man: Money for Nothing: Part 2 (#1.22)" (2001)
Darien Fawkes: There was a mime. I beat the Hell out of a mime. What happened to him? Is he okay?
Robert Hobbes: Relax, he did not recover.
Darien Fawkes: Thank God.


"The Invisible Man: Brother's Keeper (#2.6)" (2001)
Darien Fawkes: You can pick on me all you like, but don't you ever *ever* mess with my brother.