Lady Van Tassel quotes

Dear stepdaughter... You look as if you've seen a ghost.

The easiest part was the first. To enter your home as your mother's sick-nurse and put her body into the grave and mine into the marriage bed.

You're just in time to have your head cut off.

The Horseman comes. And tonight he comes for you.

Watch your heads.

Brom Van Brunt: We haven't heard your name yet, friend.
Ichabod Crane: I have not yet said it.

Katrina Anne Van Tassel: I have shed my tears for Brom... and yet my heart is not broken. Do you think me wicked?
Ichabod Crane: No... but perhaps there is a little bit of witch in you, Katrina.
Katrina Anne Van Tassel: Why do you say that?
Ichabod Crane: Because you have bewitched me.

Ichabod Crane: And you, sir?
Baltus Van Tassel: A simple farmer who has prospered. The town looks to me as friend and counsel.
Magistrate Samuel Philipse: And landlord. And banker. Can we proceed? Thank you.
Ichabod Crane: So... [Walks by Dr. Lancaster] Three persons murdered. [Walks past Baltus Van Tassel] First, Peter Van Garrett and his son, Dirk Van Garrett. [Walks by Magistrate Philipse] Both of them strong, capable men, found together... [to Reverend Steenwyck] decapitated. One week later, the widow Winship. [To Steenwyck, again] Also, decapitated. Now, I will need to ask you many questions. But first, let me ask: Is anyone suspected?
Baltus Van Tassell:a How much have your superiors explained to you, constable?
Ichabod Crane: Only that the three were slain in open ground. Their heads found severed from their bodies.
Reverend Steenwyck: Their heads were not found severed. Their heads were not found at all.
Ichabod Crane: The heads are... gone?
Notary James Hardenbrook: Taken. Taken by the Headless Horseman. Taken back to hell.

Katrina Anne Van Tassel: Will you take nothing from Sleepy Hollow that was worth the coming here?
Ichabod Crane: No. No, not nothing. [pauses] A kiss, from a lovely young woman, before she saw my face or knew my name.
Katrina Anne Van Tassel: Yes, without sense or reason.

Ichabod Crane: Gentlemen. Murder needs no ghosts come from the grave. We have murders in New York without benefit of ghouls and goblins.
Baltus Van Tassel: You are a long way from New York, constable.

Ichabod Crane: Katrina, why are you in my room?
Katrina Anne Van Tassel: Because it is yours.

Ichabod Crane: [the decapitated corpse of Masbath has been found] You have moved the body?
Dr. Thomas Lancaster: I did.
Ichabod Crane: You must never move the body!
Dr. Thomas Lancaster: Why not?
Ichabod Crane: Because...

Dr. Thomas Lancaster: This is most irregular, Constable.
Ichabod Crane: I should hope so, Doctor, but in this case necessary. I shall need to operate.
Dr. Thomas Lancaster: Operate? She's dead.
Ichabod Crane: Of course, when I say "operate", I mean I shall need to use the operating table.

Ichabod Crane: What are you running from, Magistrate Phillipse?
Magistrate Samuel Philipse: Damn you, Crane.
Ichabod Crane: You had a mind to help me.
Magistrate Samuel Philipse: Yes. And now it's put me in mortal dread of...
Ichabod Crane: Of what?
Magistrate Samuel Philipse: Of powers against which there is no defense. Come.
Ichabod Crane: How did you know the widow was expecting a child?
Magistrate Samuel Philipse: She told me.
Ichabod Crane: Then I deduce you are the father.
Magistrate Samuel Philipse: I'm not the father.
Ichabod Crane: Did she tell you the name of the child's father?
Magistrate Samuel Philipse: Yes, she did. She came to me for advice as town magistrate to protect the rights of her child. I was bound by my oath of office to keep the secret, but--
Ichabod Crane: Do you believe the father killed her?
Magistrate Samuel Philipse: The Horseman killed her.
Ichabod Crane: How often do I have to tell you? There is no Horseman. There never was a Horseman, and never will be a Horseman. What is that thing?
Magistrate Samuel Philipse: My talisman. It protects me from the Horseman.
Ichabod Crane: You, a magistrate, and your head full of such nonsense. Now tell me the name of--
[Ichabod is interrupted by several sheep bleating. A horse is heard in the distance]
Magistrate Samuel Philipse: Oh, my god! [Runs]

Ichabod Crane: It was a headless horseman.
Baltus Van Tassel: You must not excite yourself.
Ichabod Crane: But it was a headless horseman!
Baltus Van Tassel: Of course it was. That's why you're here.
Ichabod Crane: No, you must believe me. It was a horseman, a dead one. Headless.
Baltus Van Tassel: I know, I know.
Ichabod Crane: You don't know because you were not there! It's all true.
Baltus Van Tassel: Of course it is. I told you. Everyone told you.
Ichabod Crane: I... saw him. [faints]

Ichabod Crane: We take the Indian Trail to the Tree of the Dead.
Young Masbath: How will we recognize it?
Ichabod Crane: Without difficulty, I rather fear. Then climb down to the Horseman's resting place.
Young Masbath: His camp?
Ichabod Crane: His grave.

[after escaping from the burning windmill and the Horseman]
Young Masbath: Is he...dead?
Ichabod Crane: That's the problem. He was dead to begin with.

Lady Van Tassel: Still alive?
Ichabod Crane: Run, Katrina!
Lady Van Tassel: [Produces a pistol] Yes, do run. And jump. And skip!

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