“How to describe what humans look like to us! … you can’t imagine what it’s like for us to look on living flesh. There are those billions of colors and tiny configurations of movement, yes, that make up a living creature on whom we concentrate.

But the radiance mingles totally with the carnal scent. Beautiful, that’s what any human being is to us, if we stop to consider it, even the old and the diseased, the downtrodden that one doesn’t really "see” in the street. They are all like that, like flowers ever in the process of opening, butterflies ever unfolding out of the cocoon.“ 

The Vampire Lestat

I love this quote bc it means that just being alive makes us ALL beautiful.

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