Lately, I’ve been watching Castlevania on and off with my boyfriend. Let’s be honest. I’ve been watching a lot of television lately to fill up all of the excess time on my hands due to the Coronavirus. I really can’t go to any of my usual haunts, so Netflix has become an important part of my life.
If you haven’t seen Castlevania, it’s an excellent animated series featuring Dracula. The characters are complex, the dialogue is great, the plot is interesting, and the animation is beautiful.
You see, that dialogue, it gets me every time. It makes me want to go read something by Bram Stoker or Anne Rice. It also spurred me to share some of my favorite quotes from vampire books, shows, and movies. So, here they are, in no particular order. I promise that I’m not playing favorites.
Interview With the Vampire (Novel — 1976)
“The only power that exists is inside ourselves.“
“How pathetic it is to describe these things which can’t truly be described.“
“Every moment must be first known and then savored.“
From Dusk Till Dawn (Movie — 1996)
“Well, your best better get a hell of a lot fucking better, or you are gonna feel a hell of a lot fucking worse.“
“Are you so much a fucking loser, you can’t tell when you’ve won?“
“Fight now; cry later.“
“Let me explain the house rules. Follow the rules, we’ll get along like a house on fire. Rule number one: No noise, no question. You make a noise… Mr. .44 makes a noise. You ask a question, Mr. .44 answers it.“
Castlevania (TV Series 2017-)
“What do you mean, no? That woman was the only reason on earth for me to tolerate human life!“
“But I don’t care. Killing you was the point. Living through it was just a luxury.“
“Because it is what my mother would have wanted. And we are all, in the end, slaves to our family’s wishes.“
“It was not meant to disrespect you. It was intended to unsettle a room full of men. I prefer in such situations to arrive with as many advantages as possible.“
Dracula (Movie — 1992)
“I have crossed oceans of time to find you.“
“Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose? That the luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds… true love?“
“I want to be what you are, see what you see, love what you love.“
“I shall rise from my own death, to avenge hers with all the powers of darkness.“
And there you have it. A list of quotes to ponder if you find yourself isolated over the next couple of weeks, and a great list of movies to watch I might add. Wherever you might find yourself today, be safe and just know that this too shall pass.
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