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The Secret of NIMH Quotes

The Secret of NIMH is a TV program that debuted in 1970 . The Secret of NIMH stopped airing in 1970.

It features Don Bluth, and Gary Goldman; John Pomeroy as producer, and Jerry Goldsmith in charge of musical score.

The Secret of NIMH is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of The Secret of NIMH is 82 minutes long. The Secret of NIMH is distributed by MGM/UA Entertainment.

The cast includes: Paul Shenar as Jenner, Peter Strauss as Justin, Derek Jacobi as Nicodemus, Elizabeth Hartman as Mrs. Brisby, Jodi Hicks as Cynthia, Dom DeLuise as Jeremy, Ian Fried as Timmy, Hermione Baddeley as Auntie Shrew, Aldo Ray as Sullivan, Arthur Malet as Mr. Ages, Edie McClurg as Miss Right, Tom Hatten as Mrs. Fitzgibbons, Shannen Doherty as Teresa, Wil Wheaton as Martin, Tom Hatten as Farmer Fitzgibbons, and Joshua Lawrence as Billy Fitzgibbons.

The Secret of NIMH Quotes

Dom DeLuise as Jeremy

  • (Dom DeLuise) "Excuse me, pardon me."
  • (Dom DeLuise) "Well, uh, let me explain. Oh, what a lovely hat you're wearing."
  • (Hermione Baddeley) "Don't you sweet-talk me."
  • (Dom DeLuise) "You can't leave me here like this. There's a ca-cat -- there's a ca-ca -- he's very big, and he might -- and he might -- Ungh."
  • (Hermione Baddeley) "Good. Good riddance. Teresa. Martin. That's the least you deserve."
  • (Shannen Doherty) "Auntie."
  • (Hermione Baddeley) "There you are. Keep an eye on this hooligan, make sure he doesn't get away until I can get help. And as for you, you black buzzard, I wouldn't try anything. I shall return."
  • (Dom DeLuise) "So -- do you like me?"
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "Of course I like you. Bye now."
  • (Dom DeLuise) "No, i mean -- um, i mean -- you don't think I'm clumsy or anything?"
  • (Dom DeLuise) "I haven't found Miss Right yet, but when I do,"
  • (Dom DeLuise) "the whole world will hear us singing."
  • (Dom DeLuise) "Hey, you were a girl once. Maybe you can teach me how to -- you know, how to, uh --"
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "Behave yourself?"
  • (Dom DeLuise) "I'm not that bad. I just need a few pointers to polish my style."
  • (Dom DeLuise) "Oof."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "Jeremy, I've got to go home."
  • (Dom DeLuise) "Uh, let me fly you home. We can talk on the way."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "No, thank you. I'm afraid of heights."
  • (Dom DeLuise) "All right, so we'll walk."
  • (Dom DeLuise) "Mrs. Briz. Mrs. Briz. Gimme the sparkly. I gotta have the sparkly. Mrs. B, I gotta have it. Girls can't resist sparklys. Oh, please? PLEEEEEEEZ?"
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "I gave it to Justin."
  • (Dom DeLuise) "Justin? Who the heck is Justin?"
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "The leader of the rats."
  • (Dom DeLuise) "The leader of the rats. How could you do this to me? What'll I say? Mrs. B -- what'll I do?"
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "Just be, um -- be athletic."
  • (Dom DeLuise) "Ah, hah. That's right. Athletic --"
  • (Dom DeLuise) "I'll just be a little athl -- AHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGH."
  • (Dom DeLuise) "If I was anywhere near a cat, I'd be sneezing my brains out. You see, I'm alergic to KAAAH --. I'm alergic to KAAY --. I'm alergic to --"

Elizabeth Hartman as Mrs. Brisby

  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "Pardon me, but I couldn't help noticing that you're limping."
  • (Arthur Malet) "That is none of your affair. Now, to what you are about to see and hear you must swear absolute secrecy."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "Yes, I understand --"
  • (Arthur Malet) "Swear it."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "I swear."
  • (Arthur Malet) "If word were to get out, we'd have all of humanity here to-to blow the place apart."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "Is it always this dark?"
  • (Arthur Malet) "We're down three feet."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "H-hello. I was sent here to find Nicodemus. Are you Nicodemus?"
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "Please, I need help."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "You're in great danger. NIMH is coming."
  • (Paul Shenar) "Come come, let's return to the rosebush --"
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "NIMH is coming."
  • (Unnamed) "NIMH."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "In the morning."
  • (Unnamed) "NIMH."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "Yes. You will all die unless you leave the farm tonight."
  • (Paul Shenar) "Lies."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "Please. You must believe me."
  • (Unnamed) "What if it's true?"
  • (Unnamed) "We'll all be killed."
  • (Unnamed) "Don't panic."
  • (Paul Shenar) "Don't listen. She's hysterical."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "Get out now -- Auughhh."
  • (Paul Shenar) "You get out. I've had enough."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "Please. I would do anything for Timothy. Anything."
  • (Great Owl) "There is a way. Go to the rats."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "But I don't know any rats."
  • (Great Owl) "In the rosebush."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "Oh, yes. Near the farmhouse."
  • (Great Owl) "Go there. Ask for Nicodemus."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "Nicodemus? But how can they help?"
  • (Great Owl) "They must move your house to the lee of the stone."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "No rat could move my house. It's a --"
  • (Great Owl) "They have ways."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "I don't understand, but I will do as you say."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "If you're going to feather a nest, you've got a lot to learn about how to treat a lady."
  • (Dom DeLuise) "Right. When you're right, you're right, and you're right. None of the girls I meet wanna get serious."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "I doubt they'd survive."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "Auntie Shrew what's going on?"
  • (Hermione Baddeley) "Indeed."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "Please come back inside."
  • (Hermione Baddeley) "Not for a king's ransom. I just have one thing to say"
  • (Hermione Baddeley) "that child is a brat."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "Yes, I will speak to him."
  • (Hermione Baddeley) "I came here to inform you that the frost is off the ground, and moving day is at hand. Prepare to move your very very odd family. Good day."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "You can unlock any door, if you only have the key."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "I went to see the Great Owl."
  • (Arthur Malet) "Owl? You say you saw the Owl?"
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "Yes. He told me to ask for Nicodemus."
  • (Arthur Malet) "Yes, I know Nicodemus."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "He lives with the rats."
  • (Arthur Malet) "More specifically, he's the leader of the rats."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "You know him?"
  • (Arthur Malet) "No one has ever seen the Owl. And live to tell about it."
  • (Great Owl) "I must bid you good evening, Mrs --"
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "Mrs. Brisby."
  • (Great Owl) "Brisby? Mrs. Johnathan Brisby?"
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "Why, yes. He was my husband. But how did you know about him?"
  • (Great Owl) "That is not important. I will say this: His name is not unknown in these woods."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "Jeremy."
  • (Dom DeLuise) "Shhhh."
  • (Dom DeLuise) "I'm in disguise."

Paul Shenar as Jenner

  • (Paul Shenar) "Listen. The Brisby house is a large cement block. In the moving, what if it should fall?"
  • (Aldo Ray) "An accident?"
  • (Paul Shenar) "Of course. Cut the lines, and the weight of it will crush his bones."
  • (Aldo Ray) "It's risky."
  • (Paul Shenar) "Once rid of Nicodemus, the plan will die. We can stay her as long as we like."
  • (Aldo Ray) "What about Justin?"
  • (Paul Shenar) "Leave him to me."
  • (Paul Shenar) "The plan is nothing but folly, a doddering old fool's fantasy. Nicodemus would have us destroy this colony only to lead us to starvation in some wilderness."
  • (Peter Strauss) "He. Good old Jenner."
  • (Paul Shenar) "With Nicodemus out of the way, what's to stop us from taking over?"
  • (Aldo Ray) "Jenner, you can't kill Nicodemus."
  • (Paul Shenar) "No taste for blood, eh? They've taken the animal out of you."
  • (Paul Shenar) "Friends, we cannot move the Brisby home."
  • (Arthur Malet) "We-we can't just leave it here, in the mud."
  • (Paul Shenar) "The equipment is a shambles. One day we will journey to Thorn Valley, just as Nicodemus wanted, but not now. Come, let us return to the rosebush, where we belong."
  • (Paul Shenar) "Hear me. The Thorn Valley Plan is the aspiration of idiots and dreamers. We --"
  • (Paul Shenar) "We were just talking about you."
  • (Peter Strauss) "That's refreshing, Jenner, usually you're screaming about us."

Shannen Doherty as Teresa

  • (Shannen Doherty) "Oh. Auntie Shrew."
  • (Jodi Hicks) "Oh, Auntie."
  • (Wil Wheaton) "Oh, no."

Wil Wheaton as Martin

  • (Wil Wheaton) "I'm not afraid of the dark."
  • (Hermione Baddeley) "Martin."
  • (Wil Wheaton) "I'm not afraid of the farmer."
  • (Hermione Baddeley) "I can't hear."
  • (Wil Wheaton) "I'm not afraid of Dragon. I'm not even afraid of -- of the Great Owl."
  • (Hermione Baddeley) "Oh, hush up."
  • (Wil Wheaton) "Ah, you hush up."
  • (Hermione Baddeley) "Precocious monster."
  • (Wil Wheaton) "Bossy bullfrog."
  • (Hermione Baddeley) "Spoiled brat."
  • (Wil Wheaton) "Loudmouth."

Hermione Baddeley as Auntie Shrew

  • (Hermione Baddeley) "I shall -- return."
  • (Hermione Baddeley) "The Great Owl would know what to do about this. You must go see him."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "I couldn't do that. Owls eat mice."
  • (Hermione Baddeley) "Well, my child, show a little courage. We're fighting for Timmy's life."
  • (Hermione Baddeley) "Cast not pearls before swine, I always say, and that includes insolent piglets."
  • (Hermione Baddeley) "What did I tell you? Moving day."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "It can't be."
  • (Hermione Baddeley) "It certainly can. I don't supposed you've packed."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "What about Timmy? The chill in the air could kill him."
  • (Hermione Baddeley) "Well, child, that tractor surely will. For the last time, get your children out of here before it's too late."
  • (Hermione Baddeley) "Why me, that I alone should be responsible for the welfare of the entire field? It's monstrous."

Peter Strauss as Justin

  • (Peter Strauss) "Friends, tonight we journey to Thorn Valley. We will leave no tracks; no evidence that the rats of NIMH ever existed. Come --"
  • (Peter Strauss) "It was you. You did it. You killed Nicodemus. That was no accident."
  • (Paul Shenar) "Yes. I killed him."
  • (Peter Strauss) "Reveal thy name."
  • (Arthur Malet) "Justin, you featherhead. Get your hands off me."

Derek Jacobi as Nicodemus

  • (Derek Jacobi) "Courage of the heart is very rare. The stone has a power when it's there."
  • (Derek Jacobi) "Johnathan, your wife has come at last. Perhaps now I can repay you for your kindness to me, yet Mrs. Brisby may serve the rats of NIMH more than we her. Jenner, I fear, could do her harm. He is consumed by a lust for power. Thus far the amulet has remained safely hidden, but if he finds it -- Heaven help us."
  • (Derek Jacobi) "We can no longer live as rats. We know too much."
  • (Derek Jacobi) "In the beginning, we were ordinary street rats, stealing our daily bread, and living off the efforts of man's work. We were captured, put in cages, and sent to a place called NIMH. There were other animals there, in cages. They were put through the most unspeakable torture, to satisfy some scientific curiosity. Often, at night, I would hear them cry out in anguish. Twenty rats and eleven mice were given injections. Our world began changing."
  • (Derek Jacobi) "Johnathan, wherever you are, your thoughts must comfort her tonight. She will be waiting, and you will not return."
  • (Derek Jacobi) "Johnathan could not tell you about us because the injections slowed the aging process. You see, you would have grown old, while he remained young."
  • (Derek Jacobi) "Johnathan Brisby was killed today while helping with the plan. It is four years since our departure from NIMH, and our world is changing. We cannot stay here much longer. Johnathan was a dear friend. I am lost in knowing how to help his widow. She knows nothing about us or the plan. Perhaps best that I do nothing at present. I shall miss him. Johnathan; wherever you are; your thoughts must comfort her tonight. She will be waiting and you will not return. Farewell -- my friend."

Tom Hatten as Mrs. Fitzgibbons

  • (Tom Hatten) "I'm coming, I'm coming. Hold your horses. Hello? Who? NIMH? Oh, yeah, NIMH. You called about the rats. I don't know about any special behavior, but the traps sure don't work. Morning? Suits me just fine. No, no. You can buldoze that rosebush right out of here. I want those rats exterminated. Now, there's no charge, right? All right. I'll see you in the morning."
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "NIMH? They're coming here?"
  • (Elizabeth Hartman) "I must warn Justin."
  • (Tom Hatten) "Dragon. You lazy kitty. Go chase some of those rats out in the barn. I've never seen a cat sleep so much."

Jodi Hicks as Cynthia

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Ian Fried as Timmy

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Joshua Lawrence as Billy Fitzgibbons

  • (Joshua Lawrence) "Mom don't let the cat in yet, I've caught a mouse."
  • (Tom Hatten) "A mouse?"
  • (Joshua Lawrence) "Can I keep it, can I?"
  • (Tom Hatten) "No silly um, put it outside."
  • (Peter Strauss) "Damn."
  • (Joshua Lawrence) "Aww mom please? I can feed it the portion ok."
  • (Tom Hatten) "Oh alright, come on junior."
  • (Peter Strauss) "I'll have to come back for you later."

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