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  • 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")

  • Goddamn it, do it yourself. You're five hundred years old and you can't use a telephone? Read the directions. What are you, an immortal idiot?
    (Anne Rice, "The Queen of the Damned")

  • One will hate you for taking his life, another will run to excesses that you scorn. A third will emerge mad and raving, another a monster you cannot control. One will be jealous of your superiority, another shut you out... And the veil will always come down between you Make a legion, you will be, always and forever alone!
    (Anne Rice, "The Vampire Lestat")

  • 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")

  • I can't help being a gorgeous fiend. It's just the card I drew.
    (Anne Rice, "The Queen of the Damned")

  • Strong women are absolutely unpredictable.
    (Anne Rice, "The Vampire Lestat")

  • 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")

  • I tell you, we would be hard put to determine what is more evil -- religion or the pure idea. The intervention of the supernatural or the elegant abstract solution! Both have bathed this earth in suffering; both have brought the human race literally and figuratively to its knees.
    (Anne Rice, "The Queen of the Damned")

  • The prince is never going to come. Everyone knows that; and maybe sleeping beauty's dead.
    (Anne Rice, "The Vampire Lestat")

  • 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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