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“None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are.”
Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat
“You do have a story inside you; it lies articulate and waiting to be written — behind your silence and your suffering.”
Anne Rice
“Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
“The prince is never going to come. Everyone knows that; and maybe sleeping beauty's dead.”
Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat
“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, The Witching Hour
“The world changes, we do not, therein lies the irony that kills us.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
tags: life
“To write something you have to risk making a fool of yourself.”
Anne Rice
“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
“In the very depths of Hell, do not demons love one another?”
Anne Rice
“Come on, say it again. I'm a perfect devil. Tell me how bad I am. It makes me feel so good!”
Anne Rice, The Queen of the Damned
tags: bad
“I never lie," I said offhand. "At least not to those I don't love.”
Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat
“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
“I can’t help being a gorgeous fiend. It’s just the card I drew.”
Anne Rice, The Queen of the Damned
“The only power that exists is inside ourselves.”
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
“Ignore any loss of nerve, ignore any loss of self-confidence, ignore any doubt or confusion. Move on believing in love, in peace, and harmony, and in great accomplishment. Remember joy isn't a stranger to you. You are winning and you are strong. Love. Love first, love always, love forever.”
Anne Rice
“It's an awful truth that suffering can deepen us, give a greater lustre to our colours, a richer resonance to our words.”
Anne Rice, The Queen of the Damned
“Keep your secrets
Keep your silence
It is a better gift than truth”
Anne Rice, The Queen of the Damned
“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
“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
“Take me from this earth
an endless night-
this, the end of life.
From the dark I feel your lips
and taste your bloody kiss.”
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, The Vampire Lestat
“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
“Goodnight sweet prince, may flights of devils wing you to your rest.”
Anne Rice
“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
“Whatever will happen will happen, but choose your companions with care. Choose them because you like to look at them and you like the sound of their voices, and they have profound secrets in them that you wish to know. In other words, choose them because you love them. Otherwise you will not be able to bear their company for very long.”
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, Servant of the Bones
“I have lived lies. I have done it again and again. I live lies because I cannot endure the weakness of anger, and I cannot admit the irrationality of love.-Marius”
Anne Rice
“Strong women are absolutely unpredictable.”
Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat

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