Original Bram Stoker Novel
- Van Helsing in the novel has many due to his unusual mannerisms:
John Seward: I am satisfied that Lucy's body is not in that coffin; but only proves one thing.
Van Helsing: And what is that, friend John?
Seward: That it is not there.
Van Helsing: That is good logic, so far as it goes.
- Seward dictating his notes on Renfield.
Seward: I seemed to wish to keep him at the point of madness, a thing I would avoid with patients as I would the mouth of hell. Memorandum, under what circumstances would I not avoid the pit of hell?
- "Well, the milk that is spilt does not cry out afterwards, as you say."
- Van Helsing is devising a serum to let Dracula walk in daylight; so far, the effectiveness lasts for about three and a half minutes. Dracula is not amused. "You leave me just enough time to have a cup of tea before I burst into flames!?!?!"