“I love the saying: ‘Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, while still expecting different results’ [attributed to Albert Einstein]. It's not error itself that defines insanity. It's denial. It's evasion. It's a wilful refusal to introspect and look at one's own actions objectively. It wouldn't be possible to do the same thing over and over again, while expecting different results, unless you were blocking your willingness to face facts. When this blocking becomes so automatic, so ingrained, so much a part of your personality, that it's ever-more difficult to break the cycle - that's surely insanity, of a kind. Technically speaking, in the most narrow sense, insanity (or ‘mental illness’) involves the experience of outright delusions and hallucinations, as with a schizophrenic. However, the operative principle is the same with people who aren't that far along. We're all capable of some form, degree or version of insanity. The extent to which we are is the extent to which we pay a price. Because no matter how much you think you're escaping reality, you're not. The road to insanity is paved with multiple evasions that become habit. The road BACK is paved with clarity of thinking, a willingness to face facts, and optimism that reason can solve problems - and beats denial, any day of the week.” - Michael J. Hurd, Ph.D.
Inga (Teri Garr): Yes, Doctor.
Igor (Marty Feldman): Nice working with ya.
[Dr. Frankenstein goes into the room with the Creature. The Creature wakes up]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Let me out. Let me out of here. Get me the hell out of here. What's the matter with you people? I was joking! Don't you know a joke when you hear one? Ha ha ha ha. Jesus Christ, get me out of here! Open this goddamn door or I'll kick your rotten heads in! Mommy! [Frankenstein gives up, faces his fear and resorts to using his charm and wit to placate the Creature] Hello handsome! [The Creature looks to his left and right in confusion] You’re a good-looking fellow, do you know that? People laugh at you. People hate you. But why do they hate you? Because they are jealous! [The Creature growls a little] Look at that boyish face. Look at that sweet smile. You wanna talk about physical strength? Do you want to talk about sheer muscle? Do you want to talk about the Olympian ideal? You are a god! [The Creature looks upwards with newfound pride] And, listen to me: You are not evil. You are good! [The Creature breaks down in tears and Dr. Frankenstein gets down and holds him lovingly]. This is a nice boy. This is a good boy. This is a mother’s angel. And I want the world to know, once and for all and without any shame, that we love him! I’m going to teach you. I’m going to show you how to walk, how to speak, how to move, how to think. Together, you and I are going to make the greatest single contribution to science since the creation of fire.