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How many of you are familiar with one of the best Vampire novel writer Anne Rice?
Author Anne Rice hails from New Orleans, Louisiana. She gained notoriety as a writer of erotica and vampire novels. Her most popular book, Interview with the Vampire, was published in 1976 and later made into a movie of the same name, starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. Rice rediscovered her Catholic faith in 1998 and wrote several books that reflected that her interest in religion, including Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt (2005) and Angel Time (2009). In 2010, Rice said that she was no longer a Christian. Her most recent works are The Wolf Gift (2012) and The Wolves of Midwinter (2013).
We have collected a list of Anne Rice Quotes form her books to help you being alive all the time. Hope you will enjoy reading them.


Anne Rice Quotes About Being Alive


“We are blessed to be tiny beings in this universe. We are blessed to feel momentous because we are larger than these grains of sand.”

From The Book: Prince Lestat

“We spend too much time cursing time—time waits for no man, time will tell, oh, the ravages of time, time flies! We don’t think about the gift of time. Time gives us the chance to make mistakes and correct them, to regenerate, to grow. Time gives us the chance to forgive, to restore, to do better than we have ever done in the past. Time gives us the chance to be sorry when we fail and the chance to try to discover in ourselves a new heart.”

From The Book: The Wolves of Midwinter

“Whatever you’ve suffered, no matter how bad it’s been, you can use that, use that to be a stronger person.”

From The Book: Prince Lestat

“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.”

From The Book: Servant of the Bones

“I’m hoping what all sentient beings hope… that somehow I’m part of something larger than myself, in which I play a role, an actual role that is somehow intended and meaningful.”

From The Book: The Wolf Gift

“You are too strong for this rain and too strong for this sorrow.”

From The Book: Prince Lestat

“Our language needs endless synonyms for beautiful; the eyes could see what the tongue cannot possibly describe.”

From The Book: Memnoch the Devil

“Collect yourself, whatever you are, into something with a purpose.”

From The Book: Prince Lestat

“Life is a gift.”

From The Book: Prince Lestat

“You have to suffer through this emptiness… and find what impels you to continue.”

From The Book: The Vampire Lestat

“I don’t think you can hold in your mind the full conception of what the world is.”

From The Book: The Queen of the Damned

“Every moment must be first known and then savored.”

From The Book: Interview with the Vampire

“Memory was a curse, yes, he thought, but it was also the greatest gift. Because if you lost memory you lost everything.”

From The Book: Blood and Gold

“Find the attitude which gives you the maximum strength and the maximum dignity, no matter what else is going on.”

From The Book: The Witching Hour

“You have to pass away from what failed you into what can sustain you. Otherwise – there is no hope.”

From The Book: The Vampire Lestat

“We do good when we make others forget their sorrow, make them forget for a little while.”

From The Book: Prince Lestat

“I dream of miracles but I cannot imagine them. I pray for mercy, yet I cannot envision how it would come about.”

From The Book: Blood and Gold

“That was the test of love, he thought dreamily, when you can’t bear to be this happy without the other person with you.”

From The Book: The Witching Hour


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“There is no normal life. There is only life.”

From The Book: The Wolves of Midwinter

More Anne Rice Quotes about life

“You really have need of very little, but each of us must decide how much he wants.”

From The Book: Interview with the Vampire

“I was too miserable to take much consolation just from feeling good for a moment.”

From The Book: Memnoch the Devil

“Only love could create such conflict, such longing, such fear.”

From The Book: Prince Lestat

“The explanation of evil is a hell of a lot more disappointing than that. It’s blunders, people making blunders, whether it’s raiding a village and killing all the inhabitants, or killing a child in a fit of rage. Mistakes. Everything is simply a matter of mistakes.”

From The Book: The Wolf Gift

“Let my stories do what stories always do. Let them keep you from your darker dreams and from your darker journey. Let them keep you here.”

From The Book: Blood and Gold

“Hoping for something is not the same as expecting it.”

From The Book: The Wolf Gift

“Pain. Unspeakable pain. It didn’t matter who in this world or any other was staring at me, watching me, seeking to share this moment or merely shuddering as I experienced it. Just didn’t matter. Because in pain like this one is always alone.”

From The Book: Prince Lestat

“And you must know we do not really change over time; we are as flowers unfolding, we merely become more nearly ourselves.”

From The Book: The Queen of the Damned


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“If drugs really numb your consciousness, they’d be a good thing. As it was, they slowed you down, confused you, kept you vulnerable to violent flashes of recall, and then agitated you and made you unsure of what you knew and didn’t know.”

From The Book: The Wolf Gift

“Had I ever loved anyone more than I loved him? Had I ever revealed more of my soul to anyone than I had revealed to him?”

From The Book: Blood and Gold

“I would have done just about anything for him.”

From The Book: The Witching Hour

“Pride eats the mind and the heart and the soul alive.”

From The Book: The Wolf Gift

“I’ve always been my own teacher. And I must confess I’ve been my favorite pupil a well.”

From The Book: The Queen of the Damned

“Aren’t there gradations of evil? Is evil a great perilous gulf into which one falls with the first sin, plummeting to the depth?”

From The Book: Interview with the Vampire

“Anger is as weak as fear.”

From The Book: Blood and Gold

“Sleep is your friend. Dreams are your unwelcome guests.”

From The Book: Blood and Gold

“You make me miserable. You really do, I want you to know that. Much as I love you, much as I need you, much as I can’t exist without you, you make me miserable.”

From The Book: Blood Canticle

“The fact that I loved you was the greatest lie I have ever lived.”

From The Book: Blood and Gold

“I picture heaven as a vast library, with unlimited volumes to read. And paintings and statues to examine galore. I picture it as a great doorway to learning…rather than one great dull answer to all our questions.”

From The Book: The Mummy

“Truth is a risky proposition. It’s the nature of mediocre human beings to believe that lies are necessary, that they serve a purpose, that truth is subversive, that candor is dangerous, that the very scaffold of communal life is supported by lies.”

From The Book: The Wolf Gift


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“When you find out there is no ultimate good and evil in which you can place your faith, the world does not fall apart at the seams. It simply means that every decision is more difficult, more critical, because you are creating the good and evil yourself and they are very real.”

From The Book: The Feast of All Saints

“One tiny flame could make so many other flames; one tiny flame could set afire a whole world.”

From The Book: The Tale of the Body Thief

“I lived like a man who wanted to die but who had no courage to do it himself.”

From The Book: Interview with the Vampire

“Do you know what I think about crying? I think some people have to learn to do it. But once you learn, once you know how to really cry, there’s nothing quite like it. I feel sorry for those who don’t know the trick. It’s like whistling or singing.”

From The Book: Memnoch the Devil

“Strong women are absolutely unpredictable.”

From The Book: The Vampire Lestat

“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.”

From The Book: Blackwood Farm

“It was as if the empty nights were made for thinking of him.”

From The Book: Interview with the Vampire

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

From The Book: The Vampire Lestat

“Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.”

From The Book: 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.”

From The Book: Interview with the Vampire

 

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