75 Anne Rice Quotes from Famous Gothic Fiction Author

American novelist Anne Rice, who was born as Howard Allen O’Brien in New Orleans in 1941 is well known for her works about vampires and other supernatural beings.

The best-selling Vampire Chronicles, which centers on the immortal vampire Lestat, was written by Anne Rice, who was influenced by her New Orleans upbringing and personal misfortunes, including as the death of her daughter to leukemia.

She creatively presented otherworldly beings who had complex moral issues.

Anne Rice

Many of her books have been turned into movies and TV shows.

After returning to Catholicism, Rice also wrote historical fiction, erotica and spiritual literature describing the life of Jesus Christ.

She was active on social media and talked to her followers frequently.

Anne Rice is famous for the The Vampire Chronicles series.

Best Anne Rice Quotes


Evil is always possible. Goodness is a difficulty. ~ Anne Rice.


We do good when we make others forget their sorrow, make them forget for a little while. ~ Anne Rice.


I assume I don’t need an introduction. ~ Anne Rice.


Everyone is a potential naked slave to you once you become a trainer. ~ Anne Rice.


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


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

I was the vampire Lestat again. I was back in action. New Orleans was once again my hunting ground. ~ Anne Rice.


Oh, the lies that I have told myself and others. I knew it yet I didn’t know. ~ Anne Rice.

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


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

Writers write about what obsesses them. You draw those cards. I lost my mother when I was 14. My daughter died at the age of 6. I lost my faith as a Catholic. When I’m writing, the darkness is always there. I go where the pain is. ~ Anne Rice.


The only power that exists is inside ourselves. ~ Anne Rice.

I picture heaven as a vast library, with unlimited volumes to read. And paintings and statues to examine. ~ Anne Rice.

Famous Anne Rice Quotes

Go where the pain is, go where the pleasure is. ~ Anne Rice.


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

When I’m writing, the darkness is always there. I go where the pain is. ~ Anne Rice.


Fear is only good when you have a choice in things. ~ Anne Rice.

No matter how rudely someone treats you, remain kind. Walking away at peace with yourself is worth it. ~ Anne Rice.

Pride is the parent of destruction; pride eats the mind and the heart and the soul alive. ~ Anne Rice.


Don’t let the old story repeat itself now. Arm yourself with all that’s happened. ~ Anne Rice.

The library furnished our dreams, helped us shape our ambitions, made up people of books and ideas and grand designs. ~ Anne Rice.

I congratulate myself on not having arrived into the world until the present time. This age suits my taste. ~ Anne Rice.

Great Anne Rice Quotes


Merciful death. How you love your precious guilt. ~ Anne Rice.

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

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


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

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

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


Evil is just a point of view. ~ Anne Rice.

The young know how truly difficult and dreadful youth can be. Their youth is wasted on everyone else, that’s the horror. The young have no authority, no respect. ~ Anne Rice.

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

Top Anne Rice Quotes


Let the flesh instruct the mind. ~ Anne Rice.

Motivated employees are crucial to a company’s success. ~ Anne Rice.

Strong women are absolutely unpredictable. ~ Anne Rice.

I want to love all the children of God – Christian, Jew, Moslem, Hindu, Buddhist – everyone. I want to love gay Christians and straight Christians. ~ Anne Rice.

Obviously, a writer can’t know everything about what she writes. It’s impossible. ~ Anne Rice.

People who cease to believe in God or goodness altogether still believe in the devil. I don’t know why. No, I do indeed know why. Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult. ~ Anne Rice.

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


But death we are, and death we’ve always been. ~ Anne Rice.

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

Powerful Anne Rice Quotes

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

Remember always, he said, that nothing is as precious to us as the magnificent gift of life. Let the moon and the stars always remind you of this-that though we are tiny creatures in this universe, we are filled with life. ~ Anne Rice.

The vampires have always been metaphors for me. They’ve always been vehicles through which I can express things I have felt very, very deeply. ~ Anne Rice.

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

Everyone today has a story; the world’s an archive. ~ Anne Rice.

Thought-Provoking Anne Rice Quotes

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.

I know nothing of God or the Devil. I have never seen a vision nor learned a secret that would damn or save my soul. ~ Anne Rice.

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. ~ 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. ~ Anne Rice.

What if I could give you your life back; pluck out the pain; and give you a world of unimaginable beauty that would be for all time. ~ Anne Rice.

Keep your secrets; Keep your silence; It is a better gift than truth. ~ Anne Rice.

The vampire is an outsider. He’s the perfect metaphor for those things. He’s someone who looks human and sounds human, but is not human, so he’s always on the margins. ~ Anne Rice.


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

Would that death were like this. Would that one would sleep and sleep and sleep forever. ~ Anne Rice.

I love the one who punishes me well. ~ Anne Rice.

Popular Anne Rice Quotes

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

Consequently, if you believe God made Satan, you must realize that all Satan’s power comes from God and so that Satan is simply God’s child, and that we are God’s children also. There are no children of Satan, really. ~ Anne Rice.

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


In the name of Christ, I quit Christianity. ~ Anne Rice.

Dear God, help me. Do not forget me on this tiny cinder lost in a galaxy that is lost–a heart no bigger than a speck of dust beating, beating against death, against meaninglessness, against guilt, against sorrow. ~ Anne Rice.

My conscience is killing me, isn’t it? And when you’re immortal that can be a really long and ignominious death. ~ Anne Rice.

For me, places have a tremendous impact. I fall in love with places. All of life seems different in different places. ~ Anne Rice.

I think love can save the world. When we love, we completely recognize the value of the other. ~ Anne Rice.

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