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The Vampire Lestat

Anne Rice

Top 10 Best Quotes

“None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are.”

“The prince is never going to come. Everyone knows that; and maybe sleeping beauty's dead.”

“I never lie," I said offhand. "At least not to those I don't love.”

“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.”

“Strong women are absolutely unpredictable.”

“Oh Lestat, you deserved everything that's ever happened to you. You better not die. You might actually go to hell.”

“I'm Gentleman Death in silk and lace, come to put out the candles. The canker in the heart of the rose.”

“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.”

“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.”

“We breathe the light, we breathe the music, we breathe the moment as it passes through us.”

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