"In your country, as in Hungary, as in our Romania, there is a tradition." I shivered, because I remembered that tradition. "Ah! he said, you know what I mean?" "Yes," I replied, "I saw, in Poland, persons subjected to this horrible fate." "You mean the vampire, is not it?" The Story of the Pale Lady by Alexandre Dumas and Paul Bocage
"Yes, in my childhood, I saw how, in the graveyard of a village owned my father, how forty people were dug up, after they had died in two weeks without one could guess the cause of death. Seventeen gave all the signs of vampirism, that is that we found them fresh, ruddy like the living; others were they victims."The Story of the Pale Lady by Alexandre Dumas and Paul Bocage.
Two flowers will last a spring time; two roses, that fade in winter, shed their leaves with age. Look, Gilbert, aren't you ambitious? Speak -- do you refuse eternal youth, eternal power, eternal love? Oh, we love well too, we supernatural creatures, and all your life of mortal happiness with Antonia will last no longer than a kiss in our immortal delirium. Ziska in Le Vampire by Alexandre Dumas and Auguste Maquet