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Le Vampire,
lithograph by R. de Moraine
Les Tribunaux secrets (1864)
Lilith (1892), by John Collier.
The Vampire, by Philip Burne-Jones, 1897

A vampire is a supernatural creature, featuring prominently in horror fiction and folk tales, that lives after death through drinking the blood of the living.


  • The reason good women like me and flock to my pictures is that there is a little bit of vampire instinct in every woman.
    • Theda Bara, a.k.a. "The Vamp", attributed in Leta W. Clark, Women, Women, Women: Quips, Quotes, and Commentary (1977), p. 16
  • She [Susan] is very lovely, Mr. Mears - very toothsome if I may be permitted a small bon mot.
    • Barlow's note left to Ben & co, in Stephen King, 'Salem's Lot, p. 345.
  • The world is coming down around our ears and you're sticking at a few vampires.
    • Ben Mears, in Stephen King, 'Salem's Lot, Part 2, Chapter 5.

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