Interview With the Vampire Quotes



Are you looking for Interview with the Vampire Quotes? It has always been one of my favorite vampire novels. And here are some of my favorite vampire quotes. And just below you'll find quite a few of them from the book but also from the movie as well.

So, enjoy reading some great vampire quotes below - both about vampires and most of them actually by the vampire themselves (as spoken by Louis, Lestat, Claudia and others). And I hope you find at least a few Interview with the Vampire Quotes that you like from all the ones I have gathered below. These are just a few but at least it will be enough to get you started in the meantime.

So, have fun reading a few of my favorite Interview with the Vampire Quotes right now!

Interview With the Vampire Quotes

Lestat - Pain is terrible for you. You feel it like no other creature because you are a vampire.

Louis - Blood, I was to find, was a necessity as well. I woke the next evening with a hunger I had never felt.

Lestat - We are predators, Whose all seeing eyes were meant to give them detachment.

Lestat - Have you said your good-byes to the light?

Claudia - One lesson you taught me: never drink from the dead.

Lestat - Feed on what you will. Rats, chickens, poodles, I'll leave you to it and watch you come around. But just remember, life without me would be even more unbearable.

Louis - How do we seem to you? Do you find us beautiful, magical? Our white skin, our fierce eyes? "Drink me," you ask me; do you have any idea of the thing you will become?


Lestat - Claudia, you've been a very, very naughty little girl.

Louis - Whatever happened to Lestat I do not know. I go on, night after night. I feed on those who cross my path. But all my passion went with her golden hair. I'm a spirit of preternatural flesh. Detached. Unchangeable. Empty.

Claudia - Tell me how it came to be, that I am this…thing.

Louis - I'm flesh and blood, but not human. I haven't been human for two hundred years.

Louis - Most of all I longed for death. I know that now. I invited it. A release from the pain of living. My invitation was open to anyone. To the whore at my side, to the pimp that followed. But it was a vampire that accepted.

Lestat - Claudia! Claudia! Now, who are we going to get to finish your dress? These impracticalities, cherie! Remember: never in the home!

Louis - So it was, when I'd given up the search for vampires, that a vampire found me.

Lestat - It's your coffin, my love. Enjoy it. Most of us never get to know what it feels like.


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.

Louis - Thirty years had passed, yet her body remained that of an eternal child. Her eyes alone told the story of her age, staring out from under her doll-like curls, with a questioning that will one day need an answer.

Louis - Though the fire seemed to spread through the quarter, I stood on that deck, fearful he would come out again from the very river, like some monster, to destroy us both. And all the while, I thought, 'Lestat, you deserve your vengeance. You gave me the dark gift, and I delivered you into the hands of death for the second time.'

Lestat - For you, Louis. You can pretend it's wine.

Claudia - Danger holds you to me!

Louis - Love holds you to me.

Claudia - You…fed on me.

Louis - I took your life. He gave you a new one.


Louis - You see that old woman? That will never happen to you. You will never grow old, and you will never die.

Claudia - And it means something else too, doesn’t it? I shall never ever grow up.

Louis - But the world was a tomb to me, a graveyard of broken statues, and each of those statues resembled her face.

Lestat - You are a vampire who never knew what life was until it ran out in a big gush over your lips.

Lestat - I like to do it. I enjoy it. Take your aesthete's taste purer things; kill them swiftly, if you will, but do it. For do not doubt: you are a killer, Louis.

Louis - But the world was a tomb to me, a graveyard of broken statues, and each of those statues resembled her face.

Armand - The world changes, we do not, there lies the irony that finally kills us.

Claudia - I want some more.


Louis - We searched village after village, country after country. And always we found nothing. I began to believe we were the only ones. There was a strange comfort in that thought. For what the damned really have to say to the damned?

Lestat - Oh, Louis, Louis. Still whining, Louis. Have you heard enough? I've had to listen to that for centuries!

Lestat - Perfect! Just perfect! Just burn the place! Burn everything we own! Have us sleeping in the field like cattle!

Louis - That morning I was not yet a vampire, and I saw my last sunrise. I remember it completely, and yet I can’t recall any sunrise before it. I watched its whole magnificence for the last time as if it were the first. And then I said farewell to sun light, and set out to become what I became.

Claudia - Goodnight sweet prince and may flights of devils sing you to your rest.

Louis - Her blood coursed through my veins sweeter than life itself. And as it did, Lestat's words made sense to me. I knew peace only when I killed, and when I heard her heart in that terrible rhythm, I knew again what peace could be.

Armand - They had forgotten the first lesson: that we must be powerful, beautiful, and without regret.

Lestat - Evil is a point of view. God kills indiscriminately and so shall we. For no creatures under God are as we are, none so like him as ourselves.

Claudia - I'll put you in your coffin!


Lestat - I've come to answer your prayers. Life has no meaning anymore, does it? The wine has no taste, food sickens you and there seems no reason for any of it.

Lestat - Your body's dying. Pay no attention, it happens to us all.

Lestat - One happy family.

Louis - They know about us. They watch us dine on empty plates and drink from empty glasses.

Lestat - Do you still want death? Or have you tasted it enough?

Claudia - I promise I'll get rid of the bodies.

Lestat - There's still life in the old lady yet! Louis! Come back! You are what you are! Merciful death, how you love your precious guilt.

Claudia - You have found your new companion, Louis. You will make me mine.

Louis - A little child she was, but also a fierce killer, now capable of the ruthless pursuit of blood with all a child's demanding.


Claudia - Who will take care of me my love, my dark angel, when you are gone?

Louis - We kept to ourselves, pondering the mystery of each other.

Lestat - The dark gift is different for each of us. But one thing is true for us all, we grow stronger as we go along. Just take my word for it. She blamed a slave for his murder. Imagine what they did to him. Evildoers are easier, and they taste better.

Louis - Then out of curiosity, boredom, who knows what, I left the old world and came back to my America. And there, a mechanical wonder allowed me to see the sun rise for the first time in two hundred years. And what sunrises, seen as the human eye could never see them: silver at first, then, as the years progressed, in tones of purple, red, and my long lost blue.

Claudia - Do you know what his soul said to me, without saying a word? 'Let him go', he said 'Let him go'.

Louis - Vampires pretending to be humans, pretending to be vampires.

Louis - How do we seem to you? Do you find us beautiful, magical? Our white skin, our fierce eyes? "Drink" you ask me, do you have any idea of the thing you will become?


Armand - You are beautiful my friend. Lestat must have wept when he made you.

Louis - For 30 years I had avoided that place. Yet I found my way back there with hardly an upward glance.

Louis - Forgive me if I have a lingering respect for mortal life.

Lestat - You are a killer, Louis.

Armand - I know nothing of God, or the Devil. I have never seen a vision nor learned a secret that will damn or save my soul. And as far as I know, after four hundred years, I am the oldest living vampire in the world.

Louis - We reached the Mediterranean. I wanted those waters to be blue, but they were black, nighttime waters, and how I suffered then, straining to recall the color that in my youth I had taken for granted.

Lestat - It's so easy you almost feel sorry for them. You'll get used to killing. Just forget about that mortal coil. You'll become accustomed to it, all too quickly.

Louis - 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.

Claudia - It's time we were on our way. I'm hungry, and the city awaits.


Louis - Lestat killed two, sometimes three a night. A fresh young girl, that was his favorite for the first of the evening. For seconds, he preferred a gilded beautiful youth. But the snob in him loved to hunt in society, and the blood of the aristocrat thrilled him best of all.

Louis - I walked all night, I walked as I had walked years before when my mind swarmed with guilt at the thought of killing. I had thought of all the things I had done, and couldn't undo. And I longed for a moments peace.

Lestat - Anything's possible. Just try it for a week. Come to New Orleans. Let me show you some real sport.

Lestat - Merciful death. How you love your precious guilt.

Louis - You've condemned me to Hell.

Louis - I'm frightened of myself.

Lestat - [dancing around with the corpse of Claudia's mother] There's still life in the old lady yet.

Louis - I'm flesh and blood, but not human. I haven't been human for two hundred years.

Lestat - Where do you think, my idiot friend? We're in a nice, filthy cemetery. Does this make you happy? Is this fitting, proper enough?

Lestat - No one could resist me, not even you, Louis.


Louis: So you want me to tell you the story of my life?

Daniel Molloy: So, what do you do?
Louis: I'm a vampire.
Daniel Molloy: Hmm. That's something I've never heard before. You mean this literally, I take it?
Louis: Absolutely. I was waiting for you in that alleyway: watching you watching me. And then you began to speak.
Daniel Molloy: What a lucky break for me.
Louis: Perhaps lucky for the both of us.
Daniel Molloy: You said you were waiting for me. What were you going to do? Kill me, drink my blood, all that stuff?
Louis: Yes, but you needn't be concerned with that now.
Daniel Molloy: You really believe this, don't you, that you're a vampire?
Louis: We can't begin this way. Let me turn on the light.
Daniel Molloy: I thought vampires didn't like the light.
Louis: We love it. I only wanted to prepare you.

Louis: Perhaps you'd like another cigarette?
Daniel Molloy: Yeah, I suppose I would. It's not bothering you, is it?
Louis: No.
Daniel Molloy: No, I don't assume that it would be, I mean, it's not like you're gonna die from cancer or anything, is it?
Louis: No, I don't think so.

Daniel Molloy: What about crucifixes?
Louis: Crucifixes?
Daniel Molloy: Yes, can you look at them?
Louis: Actually I am quite fond of looking at crucifixes.
Daniel Molloy: What about the old stake through the heart?
Louis: Nonsense

Daniel Molloy: So a vampire can cry.
Louis: Once, maybe twice in his own eternity. Maybe it was to quench those tears forever that I took such revenge on them.


Daniel Molloy: So there are no vampires in Transylvania? No Count Dracula?

Louis: Fictions, my friend. The vulgar fictions of a demented Irishman.

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