I have learned not to think little of any one’s belief, no matter how strange it be. I have tried to keep an open mind; and it is not the ordinary things of life that could close it, but the strange things, the extraordinary things, the things that make one doubt if they be mad or sane.

– Bram Stoker

Dracula, Chapter 14. Van Helsing in reply to Mina’s warning when she gives him a copy of Jonathan’s journal from his time with Count Dracula. She says he may find the events described unbelievable. But Van Helsing’s open mind allows him to embrace new technologies and what seems like the impossible, and also helps him counter Dracula’s evil.