Cool Quotes

These are some of my favorite quotes from movies, books, short stories, TV and interviews.

"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. and when you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you."


"We enjoy the night, the darkness, where we can do things that aren't acceptable in the light. Night is when we slake our thirst."

---"Vampire's Kiss" by William Hill

"Everyone knows the phenomenon of trying to hold your breath underwater - how at first it's alright and you can handle it, and then as it gets closer and closer to the time when you must breathe, how urgent the need becomes, the lust and the hunger to breathe. And then the panic sets in when you begin to think that you won't be able to breathe - and finally, when you take in air and the anxiety subsides...that's what it's like to be a vampire and need blood."

---Francis Ford Coppola's journal in "BS Dracula: The Film and the Legend"

"Count Dracula may not seem like the ideal husband. Of course he's deathly pale, but he's a vegetarian, and they all seem to look like that."

---Maxine McKendry in "Andy Warhol's Dracula"

"I would rather spend one night with Dracula dead than with my husband alive."

---Women at the opening of the Broadway version of "Dracula" starring Frank Langella

"I love the night. It's the only time I feel really alive."

---Helen Chandler in the film "Dracula" (1931)

"As I always say, one must never be afraid to look deep down into the darkest depths of oneself where the light never reaches."

---Elizabeth the vampire in the film "Daughters of Darkness"

"He must be beheaded. I suggest you use your big bowie knife."
"Well, I wasn't planning on getting that close"

---Anthony Hopkins and Bill Campbell in the film "Bram Stoker's Dracula"

"The walls of my castle are cracked, the shadows are many. But come in. Feel yourself at home."

---Carlos Villarias in the Spanish film version of "Dracula"

"I'm going out to get a bite to drink."

---George Hamilton in the film "Love at First Bite"

"We must survive, all of us. Blood for me: a cooked bird for you. What is the difference?"

---The Count in the BBC production of "Count Dracula"

"My last dinner cost me my lover."

---Anne Parillaud in the film "Innocent Blood"

"You must excuse me, but I have already dined. And I never drink wine."

---Gary Oldman in the film "Bram Stoker's Dracula"

"The fans, the vampire groupies, love the idea of this androgynous, preternatural figure stalking the night, and craving aesthetic pleasure just as he craves blood, wearing only the best velvet clothes, and savoring red roses."

---Anne Rice

"It takes us back to primitive times when we worshipped dark gods as well as light gods. And it's a powerful metaphor for the outcast-- and monster in all of us.

---Anne Rice on the vampire as a hero

"People don't want you to drink blood. They want you to drink Nescafe, preferable decaf."

---Jack the vampire in "Blood Lust"

"Suppose someone came to you and said you can be attractive, brilliant, wealthy, fascinating, and you can live forever. Would you turn it down?"

---Meg Reed Thompson

"Psychos do not explode when sunlight hits them, no matter how crazy they are."

---Seth (George Clooney) in the movie "From Dusk till Dawn"

"A vampire lives in a constant state of desire and disgust. His nature often revolts him, but he doesn't have the will to deny his indulgences. There's the killing, but there's also the pleasure, the sensuality, the lust. The sheer ecstasy of it all."

---"Forever Knight - Stranger Than Fiction"

"What a fine decade this has turned out to be. War, riot, assassination...the Age of Aquarius, indeed."

---Lacroix (Nigel Bennett) on "Forever Knight"

"The blood flowed down upon my shirt and coat, and as he watched it with a narrow gleaming eye. It seemed an eternity that he watched it ...." I think that he knew what I meant to do before he even did it, and I was waiting in my helplessness as if I'd been waiting for years. He pressed his bleeding wrist to my mouth, said firmly, a little impatiently, "Louis, drink." And I did."

---Louis in "Interview With The Vampire" by Anne Rice

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