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Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1) Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
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“Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.”
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
tags: life
“Consequently, if you believe God made Satan, you must realize that all Satan's power comes from God and so that Satan is simply God's child, and that we are God's children also. There are no children of Satan, really.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
“Evil is a point of view. We are immortal. And what we have before us are the rich feasts that conscience cannot appreciate and mortal men cannot know without regret. God kills, and so shall we; indiscriminately He takes the richest and the poorest, and so shall we; for no creatures under God are as we are, none so like Him as ourselves, dark angels not confined to the stinking limits of hell but wandering His earth and all its kingdoms.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
tags: evil
“The only power that exists is inside ourselves.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
“It was as if when I looked into his eyes I was standing alone on the edge of the world...on a windswept ocean beach. There was nothing but the soft roar of the waves.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
“People who cease to believe in God or goodness altogether still believe in the devil... Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
“It was as if the empty nights were made for thinking of him. And sometimes I found myself so vividly aware of him it was as if he had only just left the room and the ring of his voice were still there. And somehow, there was a disturbing comfort in that, and, despite myself, I’d envision his face.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
“Like all strong people, she suffered always a measure of loneliness; she was a marginal outsider, a secret infidel of a certain sort.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
“And what constitutes evil, real evil, is the taking of a single human life. Whether a man would die tomorrow or the day after or eventually... it doesn't matter. Because if God does not exist, then life... every second of it... Is all we have.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
tags: evil
“And I realized that I’d tolerated him this long because of self-doubt.”
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
tags: words
“In the spring of 1988, I returned to New Orleans, and as soon as I smelled the air, I knew I was home.
It was rich, almost sweet, like the scent of jasmine and roses around our old courtyard.
I walked the streets, savoring that long lost perfume.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
“As if the night had said to me, ‘You are the night and the night alone understands you and enfolds you in its arms’ One with the shadows. Without nightmare. An inexplicable peace.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
“Do you know what it means to be loved by Death?... Do you know what it means to have Death know your name?”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
“Every moment must be first known and then savored.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
tags: life
“I was a newborn vampire, weeping at the beauty of the night.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
“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
“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
“Paris was a universe whole and entire unto herself, hollowed and fashioned by history; so she seemed in this age of Napoleon III with her towering buildings, her massive cathedrals, her grand boulevards and ancient winding medieval streets--as vast and indestructible as nature itself. All was embraced by her, by her volatile and enchanted populace thronging the galleries, the theaters, the cafes, giving birth over and over to genius and sanctity, philosophy and war, frivolity and the finest art; so it seemed that if all the world outside her were to sink into darkness, what was fine, what was beautiful, what was essential might there still come to its finest flower. Even the majestic trees that graced and sheltered her streets were attuned to her--and the waters of the Seine, contained and beautiful as they wound through her heart; so that the earth on that spot, so shaped by blood and consciousness, had ceased to be the earth and had become Paris.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
tags: paris
“Don't be a fool for the Devil, darling.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
“You see that old woman? That will never happen to you. You will never grow old, and you will never die.
And it means something else too, doesn't it? I shall never ever grow up.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
“Let the flesh instruct the mind.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
“A starving child is a frightful sight. A starving vampire, even worse.”
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.”
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“I was at a loss suddenly; but conscious all the while of how Armand listened; that he listened in the way that we dream of others listening, his face seeming to reflect on every thing said. He did not start forward to seize on my slightest pause, to assert an understanding of something before the thought was finished, or to argue with a swift, irresistible impulse -- the things which often make dialogue impossible.
And after a long interval he said, 'I want you. I want you more than anything in the world.”
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
“Mortal beauty often makes me ache, and mortal grandeur can fill me with that longing...but Paris, Paris drew me close to her heart, so I forgot myself entirely. Forgot the damned and questing preternatural thing that doted on mortal skin and mortal clothing. Paris overwhelmed, and lightened and rewarded more richly than any promise. ”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
“But during all these years I had a vague but persistent desire to return to New Orleans. I never forgot New Orleans. And when we were in tropical places and places of those flowers and trees that grow in Louisiana, I would think of it acutely and I would feel for my home the only glimmer of desire I felt for anything outside my endless pursuit of art.”
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
tags: louis

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