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99 Famous Quotes By Anne Rice That Will Guide You Through Tough Times

Born On: October 4, 1941
Died On: December 11, 2021
Born In: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died At Age: 80

Howard Allen Frances O’Brien, better known as Anne Rice, is an author from the United States, who has won worldwide acclaim as one of the most famous authors of gothic fiction. In addition to that, she has also been a well-known name in the world of erotic and Christian literature. Rice has written plenty of books in a career that has spanned several decades and is a hugely popular author, whose ‘The Vampire Chronicles’ series remains a global favourite. The book ‘Interview With The Vampire’ was the first book of that series and several sequels continued over the next decades, as the series became a runaway success all across the world. On the other hand, she has also been an active writer in the genre of Christian literature and wrote novels on certain episodes from the life of Jesus Christ. ‘Christ The Lord: The Road to China’ and ‘Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt’ are notable examples. Her books have sold around 100 million copies worldwide, making her one of the most popular authors in the world. Her books from ‘The Vampire Chronicles’ have also been made into two movies, and here are some of the famous quotes by Anne Rice.

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

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

Anne Rice
You do have a story inside you; it lies articulate and waiting to be written — behind your silence and your suffering.

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.

Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.

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

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

Anne Rice
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.

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 world changes, we do not, therein lies the irony that kills us.

The world changes, we do not, therein lies the irony that kills us.

Anne Rice
To write something you have to risk making a fool of yourself.

To write something you have to risk making a fool of yourself.

Anne Rice
Come on, say it again. I'm a perfect devil. Tell me how bad I am. It makes me feel so good!

Come on, say it again. I'm a perfect devil. Tell me how bad I am. It makes me feel so good!

Anne Rice
In the very depths of Hell, do not demons love one another?

In the very depths of Hell, do not demons love one another?

Anne Rice
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?

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
I can’t help being a gorgeous fiend. It’s just the card I drew.

I can’t help being a gorgeous fiend. It’s just the card I drew.

Anne Rice
I never lie,

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

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.

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
Keep your secrets
Keep your silence
It is a better gift than truth

Keep your secrets Keep your silence It is a better gift than truth

Anne Rice
The only power that exists is inside ourselves.

The only power that exists is inside ourselves.

Anne Rice
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.

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
People who cease to believe in God or goodness altogether still believe in the devil... Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.

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
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.

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
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.

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
Goodnight sweet prince, may flights of devils wing you to your rest.

Goodnight sweet prince, may flights of devils wing you to your rest.

Anne Rice
Like all strong people, she suffered always a measure of loneliness; she was a marginal outsider, a secret infidel of a certain sort.

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
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.

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
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

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
Believe in angels? Then believe in vampires. Believe in me. There are worse things on earth.

Believe in angels? Then believe in vampires. Believe in me. There are worse things on earth.

Anne Rice
Strong women are absolutely unpredictable.

Strong women are absolutely unpredictable.

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

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

Anne Rice
If I am an angel, paint me with black wings.

If I am an angel, paint me with black wings.

Anne Rice
Just remember... life without me would be even more unbearable.

Just remember... life without me would be even more unbearable.

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

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

Anne Rice
The truth is, laughter always sounds more perfect than weeping. Laughter flows in a violent riff and is effortlessly melodic. Weeping is often fought, choked, half strangled, or surrendered to with humiliation.

The truth is, laughter always sounds more perfect than weeping. Laughter flows in a violent riff and is effortlessly melodic. Weeping is often fought, choked, half strangled, or surrendered to with humiliation.

Anne Rice
We're frightened of what makes us different.

We're frightened of what makes us different.

Anne Rice
And I realized that I’d tolerated him this long because of self-doubt.

And I realized that I’d tolerated him this long because of self-doubt.

Anne Rice
One moment the world is as it is. The next, it is something entirely different. Something it has never been before.

One moment the world is as it is. The next, it is something entirely different. Something it has never been before.

Anne Rice
How pathetic it is to describe these things which can't truly be described.

How pathetic it is to describe these things which can't truly be described.

Anne Rice
Oh to have you with me, to have you here, not to be alone, but to be with you, my beauty, you of all souls! You.

Oh to have you with me, to have you here, not to be alone, but to be with you, my beauty, you of all souls! You.

Anne Rice
As if the night had said to me, ‘You are the night and the night alone understands you and enfolds you in its arms’ One with the shadows. Without nightmare. An inexplicable peace.

As if the night had said to me, ‘You are the night and the night alone understands you and enfolds you in its arms’ One with the shadows. Without nightmare. An inexplicable peace.

Anne Rice
Be kind. Always if you have a choice, be kind.

Be kind. Always if you have a choice, be kind.

Anne Rice
Merciful death. How you love your precious guilt

Merciful death. How you love your precious guilt

Anne Rice
I was good and bad, but never wicked.

I was good and bad, but never wicked.

Anne Rice
A singer can shatter glass with the proper high note,

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.

Anne Rice
Do you know what it means to be loved by Death?... Do you know what it means to have Death know your name?

Do you know what it means to be loved by Death?... Do you know what it means to have Death know your name?

Anne Rice
How shameful. How predictable! How insipid. And how sweet.

How shameful. How predictable! How insipid. And how sweet.

Anne Rice
Every moment must be first known and then savored.

Every moment must be first known and then savored.

Anne Rice
I never knew what life was until it ran out in a red gush over any lips, my hands!

I never knew what life was until it ran out in a red gush over any lips, my hands!

Anne Rice
I was a newborn vampire, weeping at the beauty of the night.

I was a newborn vampire, weeping at the beauty of the night.

Anne Rice
To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner

To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner

Anne Rice
Don't you see? I'm not the spirit of any age. I'm at odds with everything and always have been! I have never belonged anywhere with anyone at any time!

Don't you see? I'm not the spirit of any age. I'm at odds with everything and always have been! I have never belonged anywhere with anyone at any time!

Anne Rice
I am the Vampire Lestat. I'm immortal more or less. The light of the sun, the sustained heat of an intense fire-these things might destroy me. But then again, they might not.

I am the Vampire Lestat. I'm immortal more or less. The light of the sun, the sustained heat of an intense fire-these things might destroy me. But then again, they might not.

Anne Rice
I know nothing of god or the devil. I have never learned a secret nor found a cure that would damn or save my soul.

I know nothing of god or the devil. I have never learned a secret nor found a cure that would damn or save my soul.

Anne Rice
So we reach into the raging chaos, and we cling to it, and we tell ourselves it has meaning, and that the world is good, and we are not evil, and we will all go home in the end.

So we reach into the raging chaos, and we cling to it, and we tell ourselves it has meaning, and that the world is good, and we are not evil, and we will all go home in the end.

Anne Rice
I love you still, that's the torment of it. Lestat I never loved. But you! The measure of my hatred is that love. They are the same! Do you know now how much I hate you!

I love you still, that's the torment of it. Lestat I never loved. But you! The measure of my hatred is that love. They are the same! Do you know now how much I hate you!

Anne Rice
I live lies because I cannot endure the weakness of anger, and I cannot admit the irrationality of love.

I live lies because I cannot endure the weakness of anger, and I cannot admit the irrationality of love.

Anne Rice
Don't be a pawn in somebody's game. Find the attitude which gives you the maximum strength and the maximum dignity, no matter what else is going on

Don't be a pawn in somebody's game. Find the attitude which gives you the maximum strength and the maximum dignity, no matter what else is going on

Anne Rice
We shall live even in this state of living death, we shall love, we shall feel, we shall defy all who would judge and destroy us.

We shall live even in this state of living death, we shall love, we shall feel, we shall defy all who would judge and destroy us.

Anne Rice
As for oblivion, well, we can wait a little while for that.

As for oblivion, well, we can wait a little while for that.

Anne Rice
We all suffer under a curse, the curse that we know more than we can endure, and there is nothing, absolutely nothing we can do about the force and the lure of this knowledge.

We all suffer under a curse, the curse that we know more than we can endure, and there is nothing, absolutely nothing we can do about the force and the lure of this knowledge.

Anne Rice
There are so many books I mean to read, and things I mean to see.

There are so many books I mean to read, and things I mean to see.

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

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

Anne Rice
We breathe the light, we breathe the music, we breathe the moment as it passes through us.

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

Anne Rice
Don't be a fool for the Devil, darling.

Don't be a fool for the Devil, darling.

Anne Rice
Sometimes fear is a warning. It's like someone putting a hand on your shoulder and saying Go No Farther.

Sometimes fear is a warning. It's like someone putting a hand on your shoulder and saying Go No Farther.

Anne Rice
Heaven would be Hell in no time if every cruel, selfish, vicious soul went to Heaven.

Heaven would be Hell in no time if every cruel, selfish, vicious soul went to Heaven.

Anne Rice
I think to feel this happy is to be miserable, to feel this much satisfaction is to burn.

I think to feel this happy is to be miserable, to feel this much satisfaction is to burn.

Anne Rice
I know nothing, because I know too much, and understand not nearly enough and never will.

I know nothing, because I know too much, and understand not nearly enough and never will.

Anne Rice
The supernatural world has always been more real to me than the real world.

The supernatural world has always been more real to me than the real world.

Anne Rice
Revenge is the concern of those who are at some point or other beaten. I am not beaten, I told myself. No, not beaten. And victory is far more interesting to contemplate than revenge.

Revenge is the concern of those who are at some point or other beaten. I am not beaten, I told myself. No, not beaten. And victory is far more interesting to contemplate than revenge.

Anne Rice
I don't like myself you know. I love myself. I'm devoted to myself till my dying day. But I don't like myself.

I don't like myself you know. I love myself. I'm devoted to myself till my dying day. But I don't like myself.

Anne Rice
Let the flesh instruct the mind.

Let the flesh instruct the mind.

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

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

Anne Rice
When we are weary, we speak lovingly of dreams as if they embodied our true deisres-What we WOULD have when that which we DO have so sorely disappoints us

When we are weary, we speak lovingly of dreams as if they embodied our true deisres-What we WOULD have when that which we DO have so sorely disappoints us

Anne Rice
The human heart is my school.

The human heart is my school.

Anne Rice
A perfectly evil Devil makes even less sense than a perfect God.

A perfectly evil Devil makes even less sense than a perfect God.

Anne Rice
You see that old woman? That will never happen to you. You will never grow old, and you will never die.
And it means something else too, doesn't it? I shall never ever grow up.

You see that old woman? That will never happen to you. You will never grow old, and you will never die. And it means something else too, doesn't it? I shall never ever grow up.

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

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

Anne Rice
Words. Borne on the ever swelling current of hatred, like flowers opening in the current, petals peeling back, then falling apart.

Words. Borne on the ever swelling current of hatred, like flowers opening in the current, petals peeling back, then falling apart.

Anne Rice
I assume I don't need an introduction.

I assume I don't need an introduction.

Anne Rice
The earth here is beautiful. And it still belongs to the dead.

The earth here is beautiful. And it still belongs to the dead.

Anne Rice
A starving child is a frightful sight. A starving vampire, even worse.

A starving child is a frightful sight. A starving vampire, even worse.

Anne Rice
I’d thought I knew what beauty was in women; but she’d surpassed all the language I had for it.

I’d thought I knew what beauty was in women; but she’d surpassed all the language I had for it.

Anne Rice
I am an unwilling devil. I cry like some vagrant child. I want to go home.

I am an unwilling devil. I cry like some vagrant child. I want to go home.

Anne Rice
The greatest create of power you have on earth, whether you are an angel, a spirit, a man or woman or child is to help others.

The greatest create of power you have on earth, whether you are an angel, a spirit, a man or woman or child is to help others.

Anne Rice
So until we meet again, I am thinking of you always; I love you; I wish you were here...in my arms.

So until we meet again, I am thinking of you always; I love you; I wish you were here...in my arms.

Anne Rice
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.

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.

Anne Rice
Time can tick when there is no clock.

Time can tick when there is no clock.

Anne Rice
Hell's Bells ringing, my secret music...

Hell's Bells ringing, my secret music...

Anne Rice
Why does shame and self-loathing become cruelty to the innocent ?

Why does shame and self-loathing become cruelty to the innocent ?

Anne Rice
Suppose death had a heart to love and to release you, to whom would he turn this passion, would you chose a person from the crowd there. A person to suffer as you suffer.

Suppose death had a heart to love and to release you, to whom would he turn this passion, would you chose a person from the crowd there. A person to suffer as you suffer.

Anne Rice
His Back was turned to the end of the world and the end of the world was quiet.

His Back was turned to the end of the world and the end of the world was quiet.

Anne Rice
Claudia, you've been a very very naughty little girl.

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

Anne Rice
I feel like an outsider, and I always will feel like one. I've always felt that I wasn't a member of any particular group.

I feel like an outsider, and I always will feel like one. I've always felt that I wasn't a member of any particular group.

Anne Rice
For always in her there was a dark place full of despair and a great dividing force to make meaning because there was none.

For always in her there was a dark place full of despair and a great dividing force to make meaning because there was none.

Anne Rice
What is fear after all? It is indecision. You seek some way to resist, escape. There is none.

What is fear after all? It is indecision. You seek some way to resist, escape. There is none.

Anne Rice
Sweet to think on it, that when we are last weary of all this world there is the rising sun

Sweet to think on it, that when we are last weary of all this world there is the rising sun

Anne Rice
For several long moments we remained locked together, and I think I covered her hair with small sacred kisses, her perfume crucifying me with memories.

For several long moments we remained locked together, and I think I covered her hair with small sacred kisses, her perfume crucifying me with memories.

Anne Rice
You're a perfect devil, Lestat!

You're a perfect devil, Lestat!" "That's what you are! You are the devil himself!

Anne Rice
It seems an insult to the night to speak of purpose and intent, when this common moment is so brimming full of blessed design tranquility. All things follow their course.

It seems an insult to the night to speak of purpose and intent, when this common moment is so brimming full of blessed design tranquility. All things follow their course.

Anne Rice
Ah, come now. I look like an angel, but I'm not. The old rules of nature encompass many creatures like me. We're beautiful like the diamond-backed snake, or the striped tiger, yet we're merciless killers

Ah, come now. I look like an angel, but I'm not. The old rules of nature encompass many creatures like me. We're beautiful like the diamond-backed snake, or the striped tiger, yet we're merciless killers

Anne Rice
Because I show you my pain, I do not of necessity love you.

Because I show you my pain, I do not of necessity love you.

Anne Rice
No one is safe from nature's savagery,not even the innocent. Only beauty is consistent.
 Gabrielle envisions a time when the Savage Garden will overtake civilizations and destroy it.

No one is safe from nature's savagery,not even the innocent. Only beauty is consistent. Gabrielle envisions a time when the Savage Garden will overtake civilizations and destroy it.

Anne Rice