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Anne Rice, American Novelist ( October 4, 1941 - )

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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


God Vision Soul

The only pain in pleasure is the pleasure of the pain.~Anne Rice


Pain Pleasure Only

I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them.~Anne Rice


Love Joy Words

I'm always looking, and I'm always asking questions.~Anne Rice


Looking Asking Questions

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


God People Evil

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


May Door Question

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


Different Us Makes

The world doesn't need any more mediocrity or hedged bets.~Anne Rice


World Mediocrity Need

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


Love Children God

I broke with my religion in college.~Anne Rice


Religion College Broke

When you make his sandwiches, put a sexy or loving note in his lunch box.~Anne Rice


Relationship Sexy You

Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ASK. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds.~Anne Rice


Knowledge World Try

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


Risk Fool Yourself

I wish we had more visible Christian and Catholic leaders who talked about love.~Anne Rice


Love Wish Christian

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


Me I Can Vampires

Obsession led me to write. It's been that way with every book I've ever written. I become completely consumed by a theme, by characters, by a desire to meet a challenge.~Anne Rice


Challenge Book Me

My own funeral, I'd like to be laid out in a coffin in my own house. I would like my coffin to be put in the double parlor, and I would like all the flowers to be white.~Anne Rice


Flowers White My Own

You reach deep down and 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.~Anne Rice


Deep Book You

You can look at the New York Times Bestseller List and you can be pretty sure that the writers on that list don't know each other very well.~Anne Rice


Look You Know

Writers, as they gain success, feel like outsiders because writers don't come together in real groups.~Anne Rice


Success Together Real

When I write something, every word of it is meant. I can't say it enough.~Anne Rice


Enough Say Word

What I did was take the Jesus of the Gospels, the Son of God, the Son of the Virgin Mary, and sought to make Him utterly believable, a vital breathing character.~Anne Rice


Son God Character

We need to stop fighting Christian against Christian. I have no time for anything but trying to love other people. That is a full-time job.~Anne Rice


Love Time Job

We have to become saints. We have to become like Christ. Anything less is simply not enough.~Anne Rice


Enough Like Become

There may be writing groups where people meet but it's occasional. You really do it all at your own computer or your own typewriter by yourself.~Anne Rice


May Writing People

The whole theme of Interview with the Vampire was Louis's quest for meaning in a godless world. He searched to find the oldest existing immortal simply to ask, What is the meaning of what we are?~Anne Rice


World Meaning Find