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Vampire Lestat Quotes

  • I am the Vampire Lestat. I’m immortal more or less. The light of the sun, the sustained heat of an intense fire-these things might destroy me. But then again, they might not.

    Anne Rice
  • I will be the Vampire Lestat for all to see. A symbol, a freak of nature – something loved, something despised all of those things. I tell you I can’t give it up. I can’t miss. And quite frankly I am not in the least afraid.” – Lestat, The Vampire Lestat, p. 532

    Anne Rice
  • A singer can shatter glass with the proper high note,” he said, “but the simplest way to break glass is simply to drop it on the floor.

    Anne Rice
  • I can’t help being a gorgeous fiend. It’s just the card I drew.

    Anne Rice
  • None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are.

    Anne Rice
  • There is one purpose to life and one only: to bear witness to and understand as much as possible of the complexity of the world- its beauty, its mysteries, its riddles.

    Anne Rice
  • But just remember, life without me would be even more unbearable.

    Anne Rice
  • Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a very dangerous enemy indeed.

    Anne Rice
  • To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.

    Anne Rice
  • Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ASK. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds.

    Anne Rice
  • I never lie,” I said offhand. “At least not to those I don’t love.

    Anne Rice
  • Evil is a point of view … God kills, and so shall we; indiscriminately … for no creatures under God are as we are, none so like Him as ourselves. God kills indiscriminately and so shall we. For no creatures under God are as we are none so like him as ourselves.

    Anne Rice
  • Handsome enough’ is this Grim Reaper, Who can snuff all these ‘brief candles,’ every fluttering soul sucking the air, from this hall” -The Vampire Lestat

    Anne Rice
  • I stumble through a carnival of horrors

    Anne Rice
  • Merciful death. How you love your precious guilt

    Anne Rice
  • Should we put out the light? And then put out the light. But once put out thy light, I cannot give it vital breath again. It needs must wither.

    Anne Rice
  • The most difficult novel I have had to write in terms of just getting it done was The Vampire Lestat. It took a year to write.

    Anne Rice
  • We are predators, whose all-seeing eyes were meant to give them detachment.

    Anne Rice
  • I am not times fool, nor a god hardened by the millennia; I am not the trickster in the black cape nor the sorrowful wanderer. I have a conscience. I know right from wrong I know what I do and yes, I do it. I am the Vampire Lestat. That’s your answer do with it as you will.

    Anne Rice
  • His blood coursed through my veins sweeter than life itself. And as it did, Lestats words made sense to me. I knew peace only when I killed and when I heard his heart in that terrible rhythm, I knew again what peace could be.

    Anne Rice
  • Claudia… you’ve been a very very naughty little girl.

    Anne Rice
  • Oh Lestat, you deserved everything that’s ever happened to you. You better not die. You might actually go to hell.

    Anne Rice
  • I was the vampire Lestat again. I was back in action. New Orleans was once again my hunting ground.

    Anne Rice
  • As for oblivion, well, we can wait a little while for that.

    Anne Rice
  • To be godless is probably the first step to innocence,” he said, “to lose the sense of sin and subordination, the false grief for things supposed to be lost.” So by innocence you mean not an absence of experience, but an absence of illusions.” An absence of need for illusions,” he said. “A love of and respect for what is right before your eyes.

    Anne Rice
  • I am an unwilling devil. I cry like some vagrant child. I want to go home.

    Anne Rice
  • Lestat and Louie feel sorry for vampires that sparkle in the sun. They would never hurt immortals who choose to spend eternity going to high school over and over again in a small town —- anymore than they would hurt the physically disabled or the mentally challenged. My vampires possess gravitas. They can afford to be merciful.

    Anne Rice
  • I was particularly stunned by the casting of Cruise, who is no more my Vampire Lestat than Edward G. Robinson is Rhett Butler.

    Anne Rice
  • Have you told Eric and the rest of them that—” “That I’m a vampire? No. It isn’t the sort of thing you just drop into casual conversation.” “Maybe not, but they’re your friends. They should know. And besides, they’ll just think it makes you more of a rock god, like that vampire Lester.” “Lestat,” Simon said. “That would be the vampire Lestat. And he’s fictional.

    Cassandra Clare
  • 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

    Lestat Quotes

    “I never lie,” I said offhand. “At least not to those I don’t love.”
    ― Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat
    “I can’t help being a gorgeous fiend. It’s just the card I drew.”
    ― Anne Rice, The Queen of the Damned
    “And books, they offer one hope — that a whole universe might open up from between the covers, and falling into that universe, one is saved.”
    ― Anne Rice, Blackwood Farm
    “Oh Lestat, you deserved everything that’s ever happened to you. You better not die. You might actually go to hell.”
    ― Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat
    “To be godless is probably the first step to innocence,” he said, “to lose the sense of sin and subordination, the false grief for things supposed to be lost.”
    So by innocence you mean not an absence of experience, but an absence of illusions.”
    An absence of need for illusions,” he said. “A love of and respect for what is right before your eyes.”
    ― Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat
    “A singer can shatter glass with the proper high note,” he said, “but the simplest way to break glass is simply to drop it on the floor.”
    ― Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat
    “Don’t be a fool for the Devil, darling.”
    ― Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
    “I am the Vampire Lestat. I’m immortal more or less. The light of the sun, the sustained heat of an intense fire-these things might destroy me. But then again, they might not.”
    ― Anne Rice
    “Lestat and Louie feel sorry for vampires that sparkle in the sun. They would never hurt immortals who choose to spend eternity going to high school over and over again in a small town —- anymore than they would hurt the physically disabled or the mentally challenged. My vampires possess gravitas. They can afford to be merciful.”
    ― Anne Rice
    “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
    “Should we put out the light? And then put out the light. But once put out thy light, I cannot give it vital breath again. It needs must wither.”
    ― Anne Rice
    “The spirit who inhabits her animates us all. Destroy the host, you destroy the power. The young die first; the old wither slowly; the eldest perhaps would go last. But she is the Queen of the Damned, and the Damned can’t live without her.”
    ― Anne Rice, The Queen of the Damned
    “She understood the genre constraints, the decencies were supposed to be observing. The morally cosy vision allows the embrace of monstrosity only as a reaction to suffering or as an act of rage against the Almighty. Vampire interviewee Louis is in despair at his brother’s death when he accepts Lestat’s offer. Frankenstein’s creature is driven to violence by the violence done to him. Even Lucifer’s rebellion emerges from the agony of injured price. The message is clear: By all means become an abomination—but only while unhinged by grief or wrath.”
    ― Glen Duncan, The Last Werewolf
    “No, but one can feel desperate at any age, don’t you think? The young are eternally desperate,” he said frankly. “And books, they offer hope — that a whole universe might open up from between the covers, and falling into that universe one is saved.”
    ― Anne Rice, Blackwood Farm
    “You’re the hunter, the warrior. You’re stronger than anyone else here, that’s your tragedy.”
    ― Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat
    “As we move on year by year in this life, we learn that telling doesn’t necessarily purge; telling something is merely a reliving, and it’s a torment.”
    ― Anne Rice, Blood Canticle
    “Pamper the mad man.”
    ― Anne Rice
    “En quelques jours, ils avaient noué une alliance malsaine avec un jeune et élégant vampire français du Garden District aux cheveux blonds improbables, et totalement dénué de scrupules.”
    ― Deborah Harkness, A Discovery of Witches
    “All the old poetry makes sense when you look at one whom you have loved.”
    ― Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat
    “Traitor,” said Amel. “Slut.” I tried to conceal my smile. I just love being called a slut. I don’t know why. I just do.”
    ― Anne Rice, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis
    “Was this what he believed, what he had always believed when I talked on and on about goodness? Was he making the violin say it? Was he deliberately creating those long, pure liquid notes to say that beauty meant nothing because it came from the dispair inside him, and it had nothing to do with the desair finally, because the despair wasn’t beautiful, and a beauty then was a horrid irony?”
    ― Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat
    “Remarkable, if for nothing else, because of this, that all of those men and women who stayed for any reason left behind them some monument, some structure of marble and brick and stone that still stands; so that even when the gas lamps went out and the planes came in and the office buildings crowded the blocks of Canal Street, something irreducible of beauty and romance remained; not in every street perhaps, but in so many that the landscape is for me the landscape of those times always, and walking now in the starlit streets of the Quarter or the Garden District I am in those times again. I suppose that is the nature of the monument. Be it a small house or a mansion of Corinthian columns and wrought-iron lace. The monument does not say that this or that man walked here. No, that what he felt in one time in one spot continues. The moon that rose over New Orleans then still rises. As long as the monuments stand, it still rises. The feeling, at least here…and there…it remains the same.”
    ― Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
    “But what endures is what has always mattered: love – that we love one another as surely as we are alive. And if there is any hope for us to ever really be good – that hope will be realized through love.”
    ― Anne Rice
    “Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ask. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds -justifications, confirmations, forms of consolation without which they can’t go on. To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.”
    ― Anne Rice
    “I think you’re like a man who loses an arm or a leg and keeps insisting that he can feel pain where the arm or leg used to be.”
    ― Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
    “But the old Italian commedia that I loved—Pantaloon, Harlequin, Scaramouche, and the rest—lived on as they always had, with tightrope walkers, acrobats, jugglers, and puppeteers, in the platform spectacles at the St.-Germain and the St.-Laurent fairs.”
    ― Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat
    “Yet their whispers slithered around me. And those scents, ah, not a one was like another. And as clearly as if spoken aloud it came, the summons from mortals here and there, sensing what I was, and the lust.”
    ― Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat
    “─Sueño los sueños de los jóvenes ─confesó─, o sea que siempre sueño con ser mayor, más rico, más sensato, más fuerte. Solté una risita.”
    ― Anne Rice, Anne Rice’s The Tale of the Body Thief
    “And no small part of this unpredicted miracle was the curious innocence of these people in the very midst of their freedom and their wealth. The Christian god was as dead as he had been in the 1700s. And no new mythological religion had arisen to take the place of the old.”
    ― Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat
    “It gave me no hope to see him doing these simple things with the sluggishness of a somnambulist. It proved nothing more than that he could go like this forever, our silent accomplice, little more than a resuscitated corpse.”
    ― Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat

 

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