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Anne Rice’s “Interview With the Vampire” Quotes (36 Quotes)


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  • Don't you see? I'm not the spirit of any age. I'm at odds with everything and always have been! I have never belonged anywhere with anyone at any time!
    (Anne Rice, "Interview With the Vampire")

  • That is the crowning evil, that we can even go so far as to love each other, you and I. And who else would show us a particle of love, a particle of compassion or mercy? Who else, knowing us as we know each other, could do anything but destroy us? Yet we can love each other.
    (Anne Rice, "Interview With the Vampire")

  • Every moment must be first known and then savored.
    (Anne Rice, "Interview With the Vampire")

  • That morning I was not yet a vampire, and I saw my last sunrise. I remember it completely, and yet I can't recall any sunrise before it. I watched its whole magnificence for the last time as if it were the first. And then I said farewell to sun light, and set out to become what I became.
    (Anne Rice, "Interview With the Vampire")

  • How pathetic it is to describe these things which can't truly be described.
    (Anne Rice, "Interview With the Vampire")


  • The only power that exists is inside ourselves.
    (Anne Rice, "Interview With the Vampire")

  • I allowed myself to forget how totally I had fallen in love with Lestat's iridescent eyes, that I'd sold my soul for a many-colored and luminescent thing, thinking that a highly reflective surface conveyed the power to walk on water.
    (Anne Rice, "Interview With the Vampire")

  • The world changes, we do not, therein lies the irony that kills us.
    (Anne Rice, "Interview With the Vampire")

  • A starving child is a frightful sight. A starving vampire, even worse.
    (Anne Rice, "Interview With the Vampire")

  • I lived like a man who wanted to die but who had no courage to do it himself.
    (Anne Rice, "Interview With the Vampire")

  • Then, are you master of us all? You didn't teach her that. Was she supposed to imbibe it from my quiet subservience?
    (Anne Rice, "Interview With the Vampire")

  • A summer rain had left the night clean and sparkling with drops of water. I leaned against the end pillar of the gallery, my head touching the soft tendrils of a jasmine which grew there in a constant battle with a wisteria, and I thought of what lay before me throughout the world and throughout time, and resolved to go about it delicately and reverently, learning that from each thing which would take me best to another.
    (Anne Rice, "Interview With the Vampire")

  • I love you still, that's the torment of it. Lestat I never loved. But you! The measure of my hatred is that love. They are the same! Do you know now how much I hate you!
    (Anne Rice, "Interview With the Vampire")

  • This evil, this concept, it comes from disappointment, from bitterness! Don't you see? Children of Satan! Children of God! Is this the only question you bring to me, is this the only power that obsesses you, so that you must make us gods and devils yourself when the only power that exists is inside ourselves? How could you believe in these old fantastical lies, these myths, these emblems of the supernatural?
    (Anne Rice, "Interview With the Vampire")

  • And he would listen, making only a few comments, always sympathetic, so that when I left him I had the distinct impression he had solved everything for me.
    (Anne Rice, "Interview With the Vampire")


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