Quotations From JIMMY SANGSTER


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  • Y'know, an old man came here once to see his dear departed niece. Fell down these stairs. It was really quite amusing. He came to pay his last respects, and he remained to share them. Quite amusing.
    Jimmy Sangster (b. 1924), British screenwriter, and Terence Fisher. Undertaker (Miles Malleson), Horror of Dracula, telling Van Helsing to be careful on the workshop stairs (1958). Based on the novel by Bram Stoker.
  • Some things are best left alone. Such as interfering in things which are beyond our powers.
    Jimmy Sangster (b. 1924), British screenwriter, and Terence Fisher. Landlord (George Woodbridge), Horror of Dracula, at the beginning of the movie (1958). Based on the novel by Bram Stoker.

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  • I wonder if I can trust you. But then, uncertainty is part of life's fascination, isn't it?
    Jimmy Sangster (b. 1924), British screenwriter, and Terence Fisher. "Dr. Stein" (Peter Cushing), The Revenge of Frankenstein, speaking to his new assistant (1958).

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  • We've restored life where life was extinct. It's no longer sufficient to bring the dead back to life. We must create from the beginning, we must build up our own creature, build it up from nothing.
    Jimmy Sangster (b. 1924), British screenwriter, and Terence Fisher. Victor Frankenstein (Peter Cushing), The Curse of Frankenstein, to his friend Paul, after a successful experiment to revive a dead dog (1957). Based on the classic story by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.

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  • Mutilating? I've removed his brain. Mutilating has nothing to do with it.
    Jimmy Sangster (b. 1924), British screenwriter, and Terence Fisher. Victor Frankenstein (Peter Cushing), The Curse of Frankenstein, when his friend Paul accuses him of mutilating Professor Bernstein's corpse (1957). Based on the classic story by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
  • One can spend too much of one's life locked in stuffy rooms seeking out obscure truths, searching, researching, until one is too old to enjoy life.
    Jimmy Sangster (b. 1924), British screenwriter, and Terrence Fisher. Professor Bernstein (Paul Hardtmuth), The Curse of Frankenstein, responding to the complaint of Frankenstein's fiancee that he is spending too much time with his work (1957). Based on the classic story by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.

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  • There are certain things for which civilization has no answer. But if you choose to meddle thus, then you must be prepared to face the consequences, whatever they are.
    Jimmy Sangster (b. 1924), British screenwriter, and Terence Fisher. Mehemet Bey (George Pastell), The Mummy, warning John Banning not to ask too many questions (1959).
  • Better not touch our friend here while I'm gone. Let him rest in peace—while he can.
    Jimmy Sangster (b. 1924), British screenwriter, and Terence Fisher. Victor Frankenstein (Peter Cushing), The Curse of Frankenstein, talking about the monster, who is waiting to be brought to life (1957). Based on the classic story by May Wollstonecraft Shelley.

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  • Careful. It would be a pity to lose you. So soon.
    Jimmy Sangster (b. 1924), British screenwriter, and Terence Fisher. "Dr. Stein" (Peter Cushing), The Revenge of Frankenstein, speaking to his new assistant (1958).
  • My name is Frankenstein, I'll admit. But it's a large family, you know, remarkable since the middle ages for productivity. There are offshoots everywhere. Even in America, I'm told.
    Jimmy Sangster (b. 1924), British screenwriter, and Terence Fisher. "Dr. Stein" (Peter Cushing), The Revenge of Frankenstein, on being confronted with his true identity (1958).

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