Talk:Anne Rice

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Source for quotations ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 17:03, 23 October 2005 (UTC)


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  • "This book (Christ The Lord: Out Of Egypt) means more to me than anything I've ever done, I'm not offering agnostic explanations. He is real. He worked miracles. He is the Son of God! And there is so much more to write."
  • "Anyone can write a book about an off-the-wall Jesus, a magician. That's easy. But if we really believe the angel came to Mary, that there were shepherds, what was it like? It was more and more exciting to think about."
  • "Christians have been arguing with each other for 2,000 years. … What I hope for is that we can love one another, no matter how much we disagree; that we can embrace one another, no matter how tough the arguing becomes. … If we love, we can overcome much of what divides us as people."
  • To write something, you have to risk making a fool of yourself.
  • We're frightened of what makes us different.
  • 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.
  • I got to the point where the vampire began describing his brother's death, and the whole thing just exploded! Suddenly, in the guise of Louis, a fantasy figure, I was able to touch the reality that was mine. It had something to do with growing up in New Orleans, this strange, decadent city full of antebellum houses. It had something to do with my old-guard Catholic background. It had something to do with the tragic loss of my daughter and with the death of my mother when I was fourteen. Through Louis' eyes, everything became accessible. But I didn't ask when I was writing what it meant; I only asked if it felt authentic. There was an intensity--an intensity that's still there when I write about those characters. As long as it is there, I will go on with them. In some way they are a perfect metaphor for me.
  • To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.
  • I like mainly to be invisible, to sort of drift around unseen in the world.
  • I was particularly stunned by the casting of [Tom] Cruise, who is no more my Vampire Lestat than Edward G. Robinson is Rhett Butler.
  • A writer can’t know everything about what she writes. It’s impossible. You reach deep down and you bring up what feels absolutely authentic to you as you move along with the book but you don’t know everything about it. You can’t.
  • Once I returned to the Church and began to see the universe as a place that really did incorporate redemption and really tried to understand the implications of there being a God, my identification with the vampires as outcasts, as outsiders and lost souls began to totally wane. It no longer worked for me. I had done it. It had led me to this point.
  • I promised that from now on I would write only for the Lord.

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