Carmilla Quotes

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J. Sheridan Le Fanu
“But to die as lovers may - to die together, so that they may live together.”
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla

J. Sheridan Le Fanu
“She used to place her pretty arms about my neck, draw me to her, and laying her cheek to mine, murmur with her lips near my ear, “Dearest, your little heart is wounded; think me not cruel because I obey the irresistible law of my strength and weakness; if your dear heart is wounded, my wild heart bleeds with yours. In the rapture of my enormous humiliation I live in your warm life, and you shall die—die, sweetly die—into mine. I cannot help it; as I draw near to you, you, in your turn, will draw near to others, and learn the rapture of that cruelty, which yet is love; so, for a while, seek to know no more of me and mine, but trust me with all your loving spirit.”

And when she had spoken such a rhapsody, she would press me more closely in her trembling embrace, and her lips in soft kisses gently glow upon my cheek.

Sheridan Le Fanu

J. Sheridan Le Fanu
“Girls are caterpillars while they live in the world, to be finally butterflies when the summer comes; but in the meantime there are grubs and larvae, don't you see - each with their peculiar propensities, necessities and structure.”
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla

J. Sheridan Le Fanu
“Although I felt very weak, I did not feel ill; and strength, one always fancies, is a thing that may be picked up when we please.”
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla

J. Sheridan Le Fanu
“If your dear heart is wounded, my wild heart bleeds with yours. In the rapture of my enormous humiliation I live in your warm life, and you shall die--die, sweetly die--into mine.”
Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla

Theodora Goss
MARY: Renaissance, not medieval. Most of the castle was built during the sixteenth century, although I believe its foundations date from the fourteenth.

CATHERINE: And our readers will care why?

MARY: You may not care for accuracy, but I do—and Carmilla will, when she reads this book.

CATHERINE: If I ever get the damn thing written, with all these interruptions!”
Theodora Goss, European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman

“But dreams come through stone walls, light up dark rooms, or darken light ones, and their persons make their exits and their entrances as they please, and laugh at locksmiths.”
― J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla

Theodora Goss
“My name is Carmilla,” said the woman. “I’ve come from Mina, in Budapest. I think it’s time you were rescued from this place. Don’t you think?”
Theodora Goss, European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman