110 Vampire Quotes to Unleash the Spooks & Bloodthirst

These vampire quotes we’ve gathered will take you into the world of vampires, so if you’re a fan and you’re obsessed with them, this collection is for you!

Vampires are everywhere. Whether it’s in books, TV, or somewhere else, there is a vampire. We’re sure that at one point or another, you were able to hear about stories, folklore, and legends that describe these creatures of the night.

Behind them are hundreds of years of history and myths that will make you wonder where these creatures came from. That’s why, if you’re eager to find out more, read this whole collection.

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And don’t forget to check out these Twilight quotes.

Best Vampire Quotes

1. “I am neither good, nor bad, neither angel nor devil, I am a man, I am a vampire.” – Michael Romkey

2. “When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers I kind of wanted to be a vampire.” – Angelina Jolie

3. “The strength of the vampire is that people will not believe in him.” – Garrett Fort

4. “A starving child is a frightful sight. A starving vampire, even worse.” – Anne Rice

5. “Bring a vampire around, people start discovering religion.” – Richard Laymon 

6. “It’s almost as if we each have a vampire inside us. Controlling that beast, that dark side, is what fascinates me.” – Sheryl Lee

7. “A vampire, like a lady, never reveals his true age.” – Gail Carriger

8. “He was like Superman, but with fangs and oddly impaired morals.” – Patricia Briggs

9. “If there’s one thing real vampires seem to have in common, it is their reluctance to tell the world about who, and what, they are.” – Kim Wall

10. “That’s often the way here with vampires. Quiet lives, active deaths.” – Matthew Schofield

11. “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.” – William Hill

12. “Every vampire fiction reinvents vampires to its own needs. You take what you want.” – Joss Whedon

13. “None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are.” – Anne Rice

14. “The vampire is an outsider. He’s the perfect metaphor for those things. He’s someone who looks human and sounds human, but is not a human, so he’s always on the margins.” – Anne Rice

Famous Vampire Quotes

15. “The world changes, we do not, therein lies the irony that kills us.” – Anne Rice

16. “I took mythology a lot more seriously since I’d become a vampire.” – Stephenie Meyer

17. “Vampires can live a very long time, theoretically forever, which means their idea of getting down to business can be damn leisurely.” – Laurell K. Hamilton

18. “Like a cyclone, imperialism spins across the globe. Militarism crushes peoples and sucks their blood like a vampire.” – Karl Liebknecht

19. “Into every generation comes a vampire.” – Holly Black

20. “I really liked playing a vampire. Their hunger is insatiable. Even when they eat someone, it’s never enough.” – Parker Posey

21. “But just remember, life without me would be even more unbearable.” – Anne Rice

22. “Becoming a vampire means completely changing your identity.” – Park Chan-wook

23. “As most people know, I am a vampire, so I have no reflection. Every day, I paste a picture of someone else on the mirror.” – Meat Loaf

24. “The vampire craze is kind of fascinating. We’re interested in the idea of immorality and I think we’re drawn to people or creatures who can give in to those base impulses and just be bad and not feel bad about it.” – Benjamin Walker

25. “There are vampires and vampires, and not all of them suck blood.” – Fritz Leiber

26. “I’m an energy vampire. I just suck off everybody’s energy. But I give it back.” – Dolly Parton

27. “Vampires are people too. They’ve got their own problems, they just drink blood.” – Heather Brewer

28. “Vampire doesn’t see his image. Even less in the holy water.” – Charles De Leusse

29. “You want a love that consumes you, you want passion and adventure and even a little danger.” – Ian Somerhalder

Quotes That Will Make You Believe That Vampires Are Real

30. “Vampires pretending to be humans pretending to be vampires. How avant-garde!” – The Vampire Chronicles

31. “Even vampires cannot make food appear out of nothing. Vampires are thus constrained by ecological limits, aka physics and math. There is no garlic stronger than an ecological limit, and when those limits are exceeded, a stake will fall with deadly force.” – Kyle G. Crider

32. “If vampires ever spend less time playing theatrics and living down to their stereotypes, they might actually take over the world someday.” – Carrie Vaughn

33. “Death is the one predator we can’t escape. But vampires have found the loophole so many of us crave. I think that is the allure of vampirism.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon

34. “I always thought the appeal for vampires is the same as religion, the desire to avoid death and live forever.” – Bentley Little

35. “Vampires bore a grudge longer than any technically living creatures, and whenever they were in a bad temper, they expressed themselves through murder.” – Cassandra Clare

36. “Evil is like a vampire. When you take arms against it and destroy it, you find in the end that you are evil too. That it is living on your own actions.” – Denis Johnston

37. “I know nothing of God or the Devil. I have never seen a vision nor learned a secret that will damn or save my soul. And as far as I know, after four hundred years, I am the oldest living vampire in the world.” – Interview With the Vampire

38. “Vampires have become tragic or romantic figures. Vampire is largely seduction tales. They’re no longer the scary creatures in the dark.” – Stephen Graham Jones

39. “There’s no set-in-stone way to be a vampire, especially with the evil ones.” – Cameron Bright

40. “The vampire was real. It was only that his true story had never been told.” – Richard Matheson

41. “Vampires occur everywhere, but in busy cities no one notices.” – Matthew Schofield

42. “The phenomenon of vampires has always appealed to me. Everyone kind of likes a vampire story because it almost could be true.” – Bill Nighy

43. “It seems like whenever a big newspaper or TV show talks about teen literature, they focus on dark books or vampire books. It’s kind of this cliche. It seems like the only time adults pay attention is with that angle.” – Jay Asher

44. “The vampire underworld is much larger than most people could imagine. It exists in all the cities mentioned in the book, but also in many, many more. Teenagers, especially, seem to like to act out vampire fantasies.” – James Patterson

Quotes to Highlight a Vampire’s Uniqueness

45. “To the jaded eye, all vampires seem alike, but they are wonderful in their versatility. Some come to life in moonlight, others are killed by the sun, some pierce their eyes, others with fangs, some are reactionary, others are rebels, but all are disturbingly close to the mortals they prey on. I can think of no other monsters who are so receptive. Vampires are neither inhuman nor non-human nor all-too-human, they are simply more alive than they should be.” – Nina Auerbach

46. “Vampires are sleek demons for good times.” – Adam Cohen

47. “But first, on earth as vampire sent. Thy corpse shall from its tomb be rent. Then ghastly haunt thy native place and suck the blood of all thy race. There from thy daughter, sister, wife. At midnight drain the stream of life. Yet loathe the banquet which perforce must feed thy livid living corpse.” – Lord Byron

48. “There are two levels of vampirism—one is the regular vampire, which is just like it has always been and then there’s the super vampires, which are a new breed we’ve created.” – Guillermo del Toro

49. “Vampires don’t settle old scores, we harbor them.” – Interview With the Vampire

50. “I’m crazy about romantic vampires anyway. To me, the vampire is simply an evil monster.” – Brian Lumley

51. “I want to be a vampire. They’re the coolest monsters.” – Gerard Way

52. “I’ve always had a fascination with vampires. It’s not that I’m exactly fascinated with the dark side. It’s the human struggle with it. How we deal with those two aspects of who we are.” – Sheryl Lee

53. “And everybody dreams about vampires, we grow up dreaming about them. They’re the first and worst monster that lives under everybody’s bed.” – Robin McKinley

54. “These days, vampires are a massively important part of the pop culture landscape. Not only are they a staple in horror and fantasy fiction, but they are, perhaps unarguably, the sexiest of all monsters. Even if you’re a furry and are super, aggressively onboard with werewolves, you can’t sit there and tell me that you wouldn’t prefer a profoundly hirsute vampire.” – Aubrey Sitterson

55. “Vampirism—one, the condition of being a vampire, marked by the need to ingest blood and extreme vulnerability to sunlight. Two, the act of preying upon others for financial or emotional gain. Three, gigantic pain in the butt.” – Molly Harper

56. “All a vampire has is time.” – Queen of the Damned

57. “Vampires, real vampires, didn’t nibble on the necks of nubile young virgins. They tore people to pieces and sucked the blood out of the chunks.” – David Wellington

58. “I have an interest in understanding evil. Who is the bad guy, the vampire who kills people and sucks their blood, or the survivalists who kill people to save their own lives? Is evil merely a creation of people? Or is there an evil nature? Or is it in the eye of the beholder? I really like these questions.” – Lois Tilton

59. “I have always enjoyed vampire stuff without ever having been a full vampire geek. I suppose I love the idea of bloodthirst because it can say so much about us, not simply about addiction but about all those desires that can tear a family apart.” – Matt Haig

Funny and Savage Vampire Quotes

60. “Some vampires are so amazingly stupid it seems they will never learn anything no matter how long they live. Others are pretentious. Mozart shows up a lot in vampiric form.” – Katherine Ramsland

61. “I was stealing things in the supermarket today while balanced on the shoulders of vampires. I was charged with shoplifting on three counts.” – Tim Vine

62. “I want a cheeseburger so badly, but I have to be a vampire in a few weeks.” – Kristen Stewart

63. “To make you a vampire they have to suck your blood. And then you have to suck their blood. It’s like a whole big sucking thing.” – Buffy

64. “Any politician promising not to raise your taxes is like a vampire promising to become a vegetarian.” – Pierre Poilievre

65. “Where does a vampire get all his jokes? From a crypt writer!” – Anonymous

66. “It’s not the size of your fangs, it’s how you bite.” – Anonymous

67. “Even bipolar vampires needed sleep from time to time, and he was well past his recommended safe dosage of stress.” – Rachel Caine

68. “A vampire is very easy. You just take a very good-looking actor. Put some teeth on them, make them pale, and you’re there.” – David Hayter

69. “Why are vampires like false teeth? They all come out at night.” – Anonymous

Quotes That Will Give You Snippets of the Pros and Cons of Being a Vampire

70. “If you need me, I’ll be in my coffin.” – Anonymous

71. “There comes a time for every vampire when the idea of eternity becomes momentarily unbearable. Living in the shadows, feeding in the darkness with only your own company to keep, rots into a solitary, hollow existence.” – Queen of the Damned

72. “Vampires are immortal, you can do whatever you want, and get away with it. And there’s the seduction part, of course, sex is a big part of the vampire thing.” – Jonny Lee Miller

75. “A vampire may play with his food, but he never sets it free.” – Pamela Palmer

74. “People say I look like a vampire. I don’t know whether to take that as a compliment or not.” – Nathaniel Buzolic

75. “Loving the monsters always ends badly for the humans. It’s a rule.” – Laurell K. Hamilton

76. “I was a newborn vampire, weeping at the beauty of the night.” – Anne Rice

77. “I’m going out to get a bite to drink.” – George Hamilton

78. “Being infected, being a vampire, it’s always you. Maybe it’s more you than ever before. It’s you as you always were, deep down inside.” – Holly Black

79. “There was one great tomb more lordly than all the rest. Huge it was, and nobly proportioned. On it was but one word, Dracula.” – Bram Stoker

80. “Eternity is a long time to spend alone, without others of your kind.” – Cassandra Clare

81. “The vampire’s eyes were open and he was staring at her intently. It was as though he were trying to speak to her with simply the power of a glare. Alexia did not speak glare-ish.” – Gail Carriger

82. “Vampire teeth really aren’t very efficient, are they? It looks very messy. I’m not sure it’s the best way to get a pint off anyone.” – Saoirse Ronan

83. “The blood is the life!” – Bram Stoker

84. “Let the flesh instruct the mind.” – Anne Rice

Quotes to Give You Insight Into a Vampire’s World

85. “Forget what you think you know. Vampires exist.” – Blade

86. “Vampires are total sexual metaphors; there’s just no way around that.” – Alan Ball

87. “I have never met a vampire personally, but I don’t know what might happen tomorrow.” – Bella Lugosi

88. “I’m really kind of a vampire at heart.” – Jamie Kennedy

89. “If every vampire who said he was at the crucifixion was actually there, it would’ve been like Woodstock.” – Joss Whedon

90. “Vampires are real. They’re usually not the cape-wearing, ‘mwah—hah—hah—ing’ types, but rather people with ordinary jobs who just happen to consume blood.” – Marissa Fessenden

91. “Like some kind of particularly tenacious vampire the short story refuses to die and seems at this point in time to be a wonderful length for our generation.” – Neil Gaiman

92. “Merciful death. How you love your precious guilt.” – Anne Rice

93. “Consequently, if you believe God made Satan, you must realize that all Satan’s power comes from God and so that Satan is simply God’s child, and that we are God’s children also. There are no children of Satan, really.” – Anne Rice

94. “It seems that the days of sparkly vampires are behind us and a new era of mental illness and exploration of sexualities and identities is now to be expected.” – Lorraine Levis

More Vampire Quotes 

95. “I am the monster that breathing men would kill. I am Dracula.” – Bram Stoker

96. “I’m really not good with impulse control.” – Richelle Mead

97. “Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!” – Bela Lugosi

98. “I’ve often described my book ‘Anno Dracula’ as ‘literally, a vampire novel.’ In that it battens on to other novels and sucks their lifeblood, transforming as well as feeding off them.” – Kim Newman

99. “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

100. “I used to work in a hospital, in a laboratory doing phlebotomy. I was a vampire.” – John Edward

101. “His blood coursed through my veins sweeter than life itself. And as it did, Lestat’s words made sense to me. I knew peace only when I killed and when I heard his heart in that terrible rhythm, I knew again what peace could be.” – Anne Rice

102. “Don’t be a fool for the Devil, darling.” – Anne Rice

103. “I never knew what life was until it ran out in a red gush over any lips, my hands!” – Anne Rice

104. “I can do this, I lied to myself feebly. No one was going to bite me.” – Stephenie Meyer

105. “Horror isn’t only about ghosts or monsters. For example, paranormal romance seems the antithesis of horror. Once you have a sexy, fun vampire who is sweet, and you have a happy ending, it’s not horror.” – Ellen Datlow

106. “That morning I was not yet a vampire, and I saw my last sunrise. I remember it completely, and yet I can’t recall any sunrise before it. I watched the whole magnificence of the dawn for the last time as if it were the first. And then I said farewell to sunlight, and set out to become what I became.” – Anne Rice

107. “I have been so long master that I would be master still, or at least that none other should be master of me.” – Bram Stoker

108. “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but I might be a vampire so I don’t give a shit. I’ll heal.” – Gena Showalter

109. “My Gullah grandfather is bringing a bag of dust to a vampire war. I feel better.” – Elle Jasper

110. “Boy Scouts and vampire slayers should always be prepared.” – Christopher Golden

Are You Obsessed With Vampires?

Vampire myths were very famous in the old days. A series of disappearances and suspicious activities around graveyards and cemeteries have led to accusations of vampirism. What we see in the movies or the books is undoubtedly influenced by old legends.

Vampires are nearly as old as humans. It is said that they sustain themselves by consuming the life of living creatures like humans and animals.

Our collection features some definitions of vampires, superstitions about them, and some of their most well-known traits. We hope these quotes were able to teach you something about these bloodsucking and shadowy creatures.

Do you believe in vampires? Do you have quotes you would like to add? Please, make sure you leave a comment below and join our discussion!

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