"He told me then to go look at his father myself, since I was the one who was always `looking,’ and I did. The old man was truly dying… And as he moaned and prayed for death, Lestat in the other room began to play the spinet. I slammed it shut, barely missing his fingers. `You won’t play while he dies!’ I said. `The hell I won’t!’ he answered me. `I’ll play the drum if I like!’ And taking a great sterling silver platter from a sideboard he slipped a finger through one of its handles and beat it with a spoon."
- Louis de Pointe du Lac, Interview with the Vampire