John William Polidori Quotes.

1. "The title of the elder branch falling at length to him, he obtained an important embassy, which served as an excuse for hastening the marriage,"
- John William Polidori, The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre

2. "his character was dreadfully vicious, for that the possession of irresistible powers of seduction, rendered his licentious habits more dangerous to society."
- John William Polidori, The Vampyre; a Tale

3. "all those upon whom it was bestowed, inevitably found that there was a curse upon it, for they were all either led to the scaffold, or sunk to the lowest and the most abject misery."
- John William Polidori, The Vampyre; a Tale

4. "he had required, to enhance his gratification, that his victim, the partner of his guilt, should be hurled from the pinnacle of unsullied virtue, down to the lowest abyss of infamy and degradation:"
- John William Polidori, The Vampyre; a Tale

5. "IT happened that in the midst of the dissipations attendant upon a London winter, there appeared at the various parties of the leaders of the ton a nobleman, more remarkable for his singularities, than his rank."
- John William Polidori, The Vampyre; a Tale

6. "In many parts of Greece it is considered as a sort of punishment after death, for some heinous crime committed whilst in existence, that the deceased is not only doomed to vampyrise, but compelled to confine his infernal visitations solely to those beings he loved most while upon earth—those to whom he was bound by ties of kindred and affection.—A supposition alluded to in the "Giaour."
- John William Polidori, The Vampyre; a Tale