My heart is harrowed by strange thoughts
Of horrid things on high
“Who has sent his hounds after you? Who has put a bounty upon your head? Who will punish whoever fails to bring you to him? Your mistress has already forgotten you. Who then has the greater claim?”
"The solemn bell of the grandfather clock in the downstairs hall tolled the hour, the eleven echoing reverberations reaching even into the closed upper chamber where three figures were seated about a round wooden table."
"Pharaoh himself could not have looked upon the children of Israel as they escaped him across the Red Sea with more bitter longing than the Vicomte de Castellane as he looked upon me."
There is no method or rationale to what he remembers and uses; if it sounds useful or disgusting, it sticks.
"My dreams were full of disordered visions – of guillotines, of crosses…and of gleaming, wolfish eyes in the forest, watching the passage of my carriage as I travelled ever deeper into darkness."
"You shall not become as we are unless you wish to. Only do not bereave us of your company so soon..."
"Upon every throat, I beheld the two red welts of the vampire’s kiss..."
“Were I enduring already the agonies of the damned and my very salvation depended upon it, I yet would not thirst for his blood..."
"I knew that it was useless to resist them but I did not wish to resist..."