55+ Best 'Dracula' Quotes By Bram Stoker

Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Dec 12, 2023 By Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Originally Published on Feb 22, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
Bram Stoker's gothic tale of Dracula

Dracula is a character that has single-handedly made the whole undead genre popular.

Bram Stoker basically started the trend. Although, there were a couple of stories already in existence, he did it before it became cool.

In 'Dracula', Stoker gathered all the myth, information, legends, folklore and everything else that was available, and combined them to birth the character of the Prince of Horror, Count Dracula.

Which is why we have compiled a list of quotations from the book and movie both, to provide you with some extra chills to make this winter last a bit longer.

It can even be said that Dracula is a metaphor for human desire, and it could even be said that he isn't a bad guy. Another metaphor within the novel is that one who finds true love is the luckiest man who walks this earth.

Whether you are looking for Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' quotes, Bram Stoker quotes, 'Dracula' love quotes, 'Dracula' book quotes, famous gothic literature quotes, famous 'Dracula' quotes, Important quotes in 'Dracula' or quotes from Bram Stoker, here, you will find them all.

If you want to read more about gothic literature, please check out our similar ones [Frankenstein's Monster quotes] and [Edgar Allen Poe quotes].

Best 'Dracula' Quotes

Dracula book in black cover

Whether you fancy the lives of the undead or get repulsed by them, a vampire's existence is one we simply cannot ignore. Here are some quotations that prove it, so enter freely and of your own will and read these best spooky quotes!

1.  “No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be.”

- Jonathan Harker, Chapter Four, 'Dracula'.

2. “I sometimes think we must be all mad and that we shall wake to sanity in strait-waistcoats.”

- Dr. Seward, Chapter 20, 'Dracula'.

3. “No man knows till he experiences it, what it is like to feel his own life-blood drawn away into the woman he loves.”

- Dr. Seward, Chapter 10, 'Dracula'.

4.  “I want to cut off her head and take out her heart.”

- Van Helsing, Chapter 13, 'Dracula'.

5.  “Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose?"

- Count Dracula, 'Bram Stoker's Dracula', 1992.

6. “There are mysteries which men can only guess at, which age by age they may solve only in part.”

- Van Helsing, Chapter 15, 'Dracula'.

7. "That the luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds true love?”

- Count Dracula, 'Bram Stoker's Dracula', 1992.

8.  “Oh, the terrible struggle that I have had against sleep so often of late; the pain of the sleeplessness, or the pain of the fear of sleep, and with such unknown horror as it has for me."

- Lucy Westernra, Chapter 11, 'Dracula'.

9.  “I am all in a sea of wonders. I doubt. I fear. I think strange things, which I dare not confess to my own soul.”

- Jonathan Harker, Chapter Two.

10.  “Do you not think that there are things which you cannot understand, and yet which are, that some people see things that others cannot?"

- Van Helsing, Chapter 14.

11.  “Enter freely and of your own free will!”

-Count Dracula, Chapter Two.

12.  “Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!”

- Count Dracula, Chapter Two.

Famous Quotes From 'Dracula'

Bram Stoker, in his book 'Dracula', has provided us with some of the most memorable sayings ever. Here are a few of them.

13.  “The blood is the life! The blood is the life!"

- Renfield, Chapter 11, 'Dracula'.

14.  "It is old, and has many memories, and there are bad dreams for those who sleep unwisely."

- Count Dracula,  Chapter Three, 'Dracula'.

15.  "Whenever he spoke of his house he always said ‘we’, and spoke almost in the plural, like a king speaking."

- Jonathan Harker, Chapter Three, 'Dracula'.

16.  "What devil or what witch was ever so great as Attila, whose blood is in these veins?"

- Count Dracula, Chapter Three, 'Dracula'.

17.  "Where ends the war without a brain and heart to conduct it?"

- Count Dracula, Chapter Three, 'Dracula'.

18.  "I am beginning to feel this nocturnal existence tell on me. It is destroying my nerve. I start at my own shadow, and am full of all sorts of horrible imaginings."

- Jonathan Harker, Chapter Three, 'Dracula'.

19.  "There was something about them that made me uneasy, some longing and at the same time some deadly fear."

- Jonathan Harker, Chapter Three, 'Dracula'.

20.  "How can I escape from this dreadful thing of night, gloom, and fear?"

- Jonathan Harker, Chapter Four, 'Dracula'.

21.  "There, in one of the great boxes, of which there were fifty in all, on a pile of newly dug earth, lay the Count! He was either dead or asleep."

- Jonathan Harker, Chapter Four, 'Dracula'.

22.  "Tomorrow, my friend, we must part. You return to your beautiful England, I to some work which may have such an end that we may never meet."

- Count Dracula, Chapter Four, 'Dracula'.

23.  "The last I saw of Count Dracula was his kissing his hand to me, with a red light of triumph in his eyes, and with a smile that Judas in hell might be proud of."

- Jonathan Harker, Chapter Four, 'Dracula'.

24.  "The last glimpse I had was of the bloated face, blood-stained and fixed with a grin of malice which would have held its own in the nethermost hell."

- Jonathan Harker, Chapter Four, 'Dracula'.

Important 'Dracula' Quotes

'Dracula' has many important quotes. Here, we have provided a list of them.

25.  "Mina is a woman, and there is nought in common. They are devils of the Pit!"

- Jonathan Harker, Chapter Four, 'Dracula'.

26.  "I am told that, with a little practice, one can remember all that goes on or that one hears said during a day."

- Mina Murray, Chapter Five, 'Dracula'.

27.  "He has a curious habit of looking one straight in the face, as if trying to read one’s thoughts."

- Lucy Westernra, Chapter Five, 'Dracula'.

28.  "I wish I were with you, dear, sitting by the fire undressing, as we used to sit, and I would try to tell you what I feel."

- Lucy Westernra, Chapter Five, 'Dracula'.

29.  "Mr. Quincy P. Morris found me alone. It seems that a man always does find a girl alone."

- Lucy Westernra, Chapter Five, 'Dracula'.

30.  "We’ve told yarns by the campfire in the prairies, and dressed one another’s wounds after trying a landing at the Marquesas, and drunk healths on the shore of Titicaca."

- Quincey Morris, Chapter Five, 'Dracula'.

31.  "They have a legend here that when a ship is lost bells are heard out at sea."

- Mina Murray, Chapter Six, 'Dracula'.

32.  "His face fell, and I could see a warning of danger in it, for there was a sudden fierce, sidelong look which meant killing."

- Dr. Seward, Chapter Six, 'Dracula'.

33.  "What he desires is to absorb as many lives as he can, and he has laid himself out to achieve it in a cumulative way."

- Dr. Seward, Chapter Six, 'Dracula'.

34.  "Lucy has not walked much in her sleep the last week, but there is an odd concentration about her which I do not understand, even in her sleep she seems to be watching me."

- Mina Murray, Chapter Six, 'Dracula'.

35.  "There’s something in that wind and in the hoast beyont that sounds, and looks, and tastes, and smells like death."

- The old man, Chapter Six, 'Dracula'.

36.  "I called in fright, ‘Lucy! Lucy!’ and something raised a head, and from where I was I could see a white face and red, gleaming eyes."

- Mina Murray , Chapter Eight, 'Dracula'.

37.  "Between me and the moonlight flitted a great bat, coming and going in great whirling circles."

- Mina Murray, Chapter Eight, 'Dracula'.

38. "You must tell him all you think. Tell him him what I think, if you can guess it, if you will."

- Van Helsing, Chapter Nine, 'Dracula'.

39.  "My life is hers, and I would give the last drop of blood in my body for her."

- Arthur Holmood, Chapter 10, 'Dracula'.

40. "My young sir, I do not ask so much as that, not the last!"

- Van Helsing, Chapter 10, 'Dracula'.

41. "Young miss is bad, very bad. She wants blood, and blood she must have or die."

- Van Helsing, Chapter 10, 'Dracula'.

42. "If you only knew how gladly I would die for her you would understand …"

- Arthur Holmood, Chapter 10, 'Dracula'.

43.  "My dear mother gone! It is time that I go too. Goodbye, dear Arthur, if I should not survive this night. God keep you, dear, and God help me!"

- Lucy Westernra, Chapter 11, 'Dracula'.

44.  "How shall I describe what we saw?"

- Dr. Seward, Chapter 12, 'Dracula'.

45. "If that were all, I would stop here where we are now, and let her fade away into peace, for I see no light in life over her horizon."

- Van Helsing, Chapter 12, 'Dracula'.

46.  "Well, the devil may work against us for all he’s worth, but God sends us men when we want them."

- Van Helsing, Chapter 12, 'Dracula'.

47. "In God’s name, what does it all mean? Was she, or is she, mad, or what sort of horrible danger is it?"

- Dr. Seward, Chapter 12, 'Dracula'.

48. "Jack Seward, I don’t want to shove myself in anywhere where I’ve no right to be, but this is no ordinary case."

- Quincey Morris, Chapter 12, 'Dracula'.

49.  "There has been a series of little circumstances which have thrown out all our calculations as to Lucy being properly watched."

- Dr. Seward, Chapter 12, 'Dracula'.

50.  "You must not be alone, for to be alone is to be full of fears and alarms."

- Van Helsing , Chapter 12, 'Dracula'.

51. "We learn from failure, not from success!"

- Chapter 10, 'Dracula'.

52. "Sleep has no place it can call its own."

- Chapter 23, 'Dracula'.

53. "My revenge is just begun! I spread it over centuries, and time is on my side."

- Count Dracula, Chapter 23, 'Dracula'.

54. "Now God be thanked that all has not been in vain! See! the snow is not more stainless than her forehead! The curse has passed away!"

- Quincey P. Morris, Chapter 27, 'Dracula'.

55. "I want you to believe...to believe in things that you cannot."

- Count Dracula, Chapter 14, 'Dracula'.

56. "I have learned not to think little of any one’s belief, no matter how strange it be."

- Van Helsing, Chapter 14, 'Dracula'.

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Written by Rajnandini Roychoudhury

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

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Rajnandini RoychoudhuryBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature. 

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