Interview with the Vampire

Interview with the Vampire quotes

34 total quotes (ID: 766)

Armand
Claudia
Lestat
Louis


Locked together in hatred. I can hate Lestat. But I can't hate you, Louis. Louis, my love, I was mortal until you gave me your immortal kiss. You became my mother, and my father, and so I'm yours forever. But now it's time to end it, Louis. Now it's time to leave him.


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

I'll put you in your coffin!

All I ever need to find you is to follow the corpses of rats.

[After dancing with a rotting corpse] There's still life in the old lady yet! Louis! [laughing] Come back! You are what you are! Merciful death, how you love your precious guilt.

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

You lack the courage of your convictions, sir. Do it.

Forgive me if I have a lingering respect for life.

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

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

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: You ... fed on me.
Louis: Yes. And he found me with you, and he cut his wrist and fed you from it, and you were a vampire, and have been every night thereafter.
Claudia: You both did it.
Louis: I took your life ... he gave you another one.
Claudia: And here it is, and I hate you both!

Lestat: More melancholy nonsense. I swear, you grow more and more like Louis each day. Soon you'll be eating rats!
Claudia: Rats? When did you eat rats, Louis?
Louis: It was a long, long time ago, before you were born. [playfully slurps] And I don't recommend them.

[Lestat has just given Claudia a doll]
Claudia: Another doll? I have dozen, you realize.
Lestat: I thought you could use one more.
Claudia: Why always on this night?
Lestat: What do you mean?
Claudia: You always give me a doll on the same night of the year.
Lestat: Oh? I didn't realize.
Claudia: Is this my birthday? You dress me like a doll. You make my hair like a doll. Why?
Lestat (trying to change the subject): Some of these, Claudia, are so old ... tattered. You should throw them away.
Claudia: I will, then!
[Claudia begins removing the dolls from her bed, revealing the naked corpse of a woman lying underneath.]
Lestat: Claudia? Claudia? Claudia! What have you done?
Claudia: What you told me to do!
Louis: Leave a corpse here to rot?
Claudia: I wanted her! I wanted to be her!
[Claudia pushes past Louis and exits the room]
Lestat: She's mad!
Louis: Claudia.
Lestat: Pollutes the very house we live in!
Claudia: Do you want me to be a doll forever?!
[Takes out a pair of scissors and holds them to her hair]
Louis: Claudia, don't!
Claudia: Why not? Can't I change, like everybody else?!
[Proceeds to cut off her hair then runs into her bedroom. Seconds later Claudia's screams are heard from within her room. Louis busts in to find Claudia in front of the mirror with a full head of curls]
Claudia: Which one of you did it?! [pushes past Louis and confronts Lestat] Which one of you made me the way I am?!
Lestat: What you are? A vampire gone insane, that pollutes its own bed?
Claudia: And if I cut my hair again!
Lestat: It will grow back again.
Claudia: But it wasn't always so. I had a mother once. And Louis, he had a wife. He was mortal, the same was she. And so was I!
Louis: Claudia!
Claudia: You made us what we are! Didn't you?
Lestat: Stop her, Louis!
Claudia: Did you do it to me?
[Claudia cuts Lestat's cheeks with the scissors. Lestat looks at Claudia stunned]
Claudia: How did you do it?
Lestat: And why should I tell you? It's in my power.
Claudia: Why yours alone? Tell me how it was done!
Lestat: Be glad I made you what you are.
[Lestat jumps out of the chair he had been sitting in and grabs Claudia by the throat]
Lestat: You'd be dead now if I hadn't. Liked that damned corpse. Now get rid of it!
Claudia: You get rid of it!
[She drops the scissors, then storms out]

Lestat: Absinthe. You've given them absinthe.
Claudia: No, laudanum. It killed them, unfortunately, but it keeps the blood warm.