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Diana Gabaldon quotes: You're the world I have," she murmured, and then her breathing changed, and she took him down with her into safety. You're the world I have," she murmured, and then her breathing changed, and she took him down with her into safety.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: I'll be setting off just after the Angelus bell- at noon, I mean - should that suit your honors. I'll be setting off just after the Angelus bell- at noon, I mean - should that suit your honors.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Ye werena the first lass I kissed," he said softly. "But I swear you'll be the last. Ye werena the first lass I kissed," he said softly. "But I swear you'll be the last.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Women are never too old to wear pink," Fergus replied firmly. "I have heard les mesdames say so, many times. Women are never too old to wear pink," Fergus replied firmly. "I have heard les mesdames say so, many times.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Strength of bone and fire of mind, all wrapped around a core of steel-hard purpose that would make him a deadly projectile, once set on any course. Strength of bone and fire of mind, all wrapped around a core of steel-hard purpose that would make him a deadly projectile, once set on any course.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: I am a sassenach, after all," I said, seeing it. He touched my face briefly with a rueful smile. "Aye, mo duinne. But you're my sassenach. I am a sassenach, after all," I said, seeing it. He touched my face briefly with a rueful smile. "Aye, mo duinne. But you're my sassenach.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Come to think, perhaps being nearly killed wasn't always a misfortune-so long as you didn't actually die of it. Come to think, perhaps being nearly killed wasn't always a misfortune-so long as you didn't actually die of it.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Go down," she said, "and tell them the MacKenzies are here. Go down," she said, "and tell them the MacKenzies are here.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: I waved pleasantly after him, thinking how much I should enjoy sticking a fork into him, when the time came. I waved pleasantly after him, thinking how much I should enjoy sticking a fork into him, when the time came.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Come on!" he said, grunting as he shifted the Chinaman's slippery form for a better grip. "They'll be after us any moment! Come on!" he said, grunting as he shifted the Chinaman's slippery form for a better grip. "They'll be after us any moment!
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Chin - and there it was. I near beshit myself. Chin - and there it was. I near beshit myself.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: I stood in front of him in nothing but my shoes and gartered rose-silk stockings. I stood in front of him in nothing but my shoes and gartered rose-silk stockings.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: TWO DOWN," Roger whispered. TWO DOWN," Roger whispered.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Jamie ... I only want to be where you are. Nothing else. Jamie ... I only want to be where you are. Nothing else.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Exposure to a two-year-old boy was probably the best possible object lesson in the dangers of motherhood, Exposure to a two-year-old boy was probably the best possible object lesson in the dangers of motherhood,
Diana Gabaldon quotes: of a musket ball embedded in his of a musket ball embedded in his
Diana Gabaldon quotes: I asked. I was quiet then, letting him come to terms with it. I asked. I was quiet then, letting him come to terms with it.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: If," I said through my teeth, "you ever raise a hand to me again, James Fraser, I'll cut out your heart and fry it for breakfast! If," I said through my teeth, "you ever raise a hand to me again, James Fraser, I'll cut out your heart and fry it for breakfast!
Diana Gabaldon quotes: I can bear pain myself, he said softly, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have. I can bear pain myself, he said softly, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Aye, verra good. Now then, if ye'll just put your hands above your head and seize the bedstead - Aye, verra good. Now then, if ye'll just put your hands above your head and seize the bedstead -
Diana Gabaldon quotes: He wiped the sweat from his face on his sleeve, squared his shoulders, and strode back into the fray. All there was to do was his duty. He wiped the sweat from his face on his sleeve, squared his shoulders, and strode back into the fray. All there was to do was his duty.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Dinna fash yourself, Sassenach. Ye canna say more than ye know, but tell me it all, just once more. Dinna fash yourself, Sassenach. Ye canna say more than ye know, but tell me it all, just once more.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: And if your life is a suitable exchange for my honor, why is my honor not a suitable exchange for your life? And if your life is a suitable exchange for my honor, why is my honor not a suitable exchange for your life?
Diana Gabaldon quotes: My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me. My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Scots have long memories, and they're not the most forgiving of people. Scots have long memories, and they're not the most forgiving of people.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: It is easier to kill someone to save your own life than it is to hurt someone to save theirs. It is easier to kill someone to save your own life than it is to hurt someone to save theirs.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: The small, homely scar of a smallpox vaccination. Rain The small, homely scar of a smallpox vaccination. Rain
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Conflict and character are the heart of good fiction, and good mystery has both of those in spades. Conflict and character are the heart of good fiction, and good mystery has both of those in spades.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: The world and each day in it is a gift, mo chridhe - no matter what tomorrow may be. The world and each day in it is a gift, mo chridhe - no matter what tomorrow may be.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: are like sherry in crystal, and are like sherry in crystal, and
Diana Gabaldon quotes: For God's sake, be careful, Sassenach!" he muttered. "Dinna go near those things! For God's sake, be careful, Sassenach!" he muttered. "Dinna go near those things!
Diana Gabaldon quotes: It's a wise man who kens the limits of his knowledge, Ian. It's a wise man who kens the limits of his knowledge, Ian.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: There's nay shame to ha' fallen in battle, mo caraidh," he said softly. "The greatest of warriors may be overcome. There's nay shame to ha' fallen in battle, mo caraidh," he said softly. "The greatest of warriors may be overcome.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Dialogue doesn't take place in a vacuum. Dialogue is contradictory, in that it can either speed up or slow down a passage. Dialogue doesn't take place in a vacuum. Dialogue is contradictory, in that it can either speed up or slow down a passage.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Drunk wi' power," he remarked disapprovingly to the ceiling. "Verra unwomanly attitude, that. Drunk wi' power," he remarked disapprovingly to the ceiling. "Verra unwomanly attitude, that.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: No man is really at his best with someone else's hand up his arse. No man is really at his best with someone else's hand up his arse.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Claire. The name knifed across his heart with a pain that was more racking than anything his body had ever been called on to withstand. Claire. The name knifed across his heart with a pain that was more racking than anything his body had ever been called on to withstand.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: He has cat blood, I reflected sourly, no doubt that was how he managed to sneak up on me in the darkness. He has cat blood, I reflected sourly, no doubt that was how he managed to sneak up on me in the darkness.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: He stood for a moment, bereavement a sudden, small tear in his soul. He stood for a moment, bereavement a sudden, small tear in his soul.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Sometimes a shadow rises, and death lies nameless in the dark. Sometimes a shadow rises, and death lies nameless in the dark.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: the medical way for a two-month voyage. the medical way for a two-month voyage.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Christ, was he going to die in public, in a pleasure garden, in the company of a sodomite spy dressed like a rooster? Christ, was he going to die in public, in a pleasure garden, in the company of a sodomite spy dressed like a rooster?
Diana Gabaldon quotes: The greatest burden lies in caring for those we cannot help. The greatest burden lies in caring for those we cannot help.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: That Cherry Bounce must be good stuff. That Cherry Bounce must be good stuff.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Oh, Lord!" This must be what it's like to make love in Hell," he whispered. "With a burning she-devil. Oh, Lord!" This must be what it's like to make love in Hell," he whispered. "With a burning she-devil.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: But bees that hae honey in their mouths hae stings in their tails, aye?' He But bees that hae honey in their mouths hae stings in their tails, aye?' He
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Men would eat horse droppings, if ye served them wi' butter. Men would eat horse droppings, if ye served them wi' butter.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: The curious alchemy of cookery, that process of making the transfer of life from one being to another palatable. The curious alchemy of cookery, that process of making the transfer of life from one being to another palatable.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: And I have wondered often, was I master in my soul, or did I become the slave of my own blade? And I have wondered often, was I master in my soul, or did I become the slave of my own blade?
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Twenty-four years ago today, I married ye, Sassenach," he said softly. "I hope ye willna have cause yet to regret it. Twenty-four years ago today, I married ye, Sassenach," he said softly. "I hope ye willna have cause yet to regret it.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Oh, aye, Sassenach. I am your master ... and you're mine. Seems I canna possess your soul without losing my own. Oh, aye, Sassenach. I am your master ... and you're mine. Seems I canna possess your soul without losing my own.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Also was remembering the baronet who might have been his father. He reached Also was remembering the baronet who might have been his father. He reached
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Just as my grandmother taught me, and her grandmother before her. Just as my grandmother taught me, and her grandmother before her.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: It was what you did when someone died; turned toward God and at least acknowledge the fact. It was what you did when someone died; turned toward God and at least acknowledge the fact.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Not a hothouse flower, this daughter of Leoch, despite her surroundings. Not a hothouse flower, this daughter of Leoch, despite her surroundings.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Some nights, he even slept. Some nights, he even slept.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Money might not buy happiness, I reflected, but it was a useful commodity, nonetheless. Money might not buy happiness, I reflected, but it was a useful commodity, nonetheless.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: A fine coaching inn there - though not much else. Dougal looked surprised A fine coaching inn there - though not much else. Dougal looked surprised
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Freedom and Whisky gang tegither. Freedom and Whisky gang tegither.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: His traitorous, deprived anatomy didn't care a whit that she was a selfish, blackmailing little bitch. His traitorous, deprived anatomy didn't care a whit that she was a selfish, blackmailing little bitch.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Reputation depended often on the smallest of actions, the daily decisions made with honor and responsibility, not the huge drama of heroic battles. Reputation depended often on the smallest of actions, the daily decisions made with honor and responsibility, not the huge drama of heroic battles.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: I loved Frank ... I loved him alot. But by that time, Jamie was my heart and the breath of my body. I couldn't leave him. I couldn't. I loved Frank ... I loved him alot. But by that time, Jamie was my heart and the breath of my body. I couldn't leave him. I couldn't.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: After all, who's going to look after all the sick folk, if your grannie's lying about in pieces?" F After all, who's going to look after all the sick folk, if your grannie's lying about in pieces?" F
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Me. The cloud cover had parted for a moment and the light touched the Me. The cloud cover had parted for a moment and the light touched the
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Appealing than truth and rationality. The words Appealing than truth and rationality. The words
Diana Gabaldon quotes: You're real, he whispered. I had thought him pale already. Now all vestiges of color drained from his face. You're real, he whispered. I had thought him pale already. Now all vestiges of color drained from his face.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: There's no place on earth with more of the old superstitions and magic mixed into its daily life than the Scottish Highlands. There's no place on earth with more of the old superstitions and magic mixed into its daily life than the Scottish Highlands.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: So remember it, lad. If your head thinks up mischief, your backside's going to pay for it. Brian Fraser to young Jamie So remember it, lad. If your head thinks up mischief, your backside's going to pay for it. Brian Fraser to young Jamie
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Come to bed, a nighean. Nothing hurts when ye love me. He was right; nothing did. Come to bed, a nighean. Nothing hurts when ye love me. He was right; nothing did.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Here's tae us. Wha's like us?" "Damned few," she replied in broad Scots, "and they're all deid. Here's tae us. Wha's like us?" "Damned few," she replied in broad Scots, "and they're all deid.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: If I die," he whispered in the dark, "dinna follow me. The bairns will need ye. Stay for them. I can wait. If I die," he whispered in the dark, "dinna follow me. The bairns will need ye. Stay for them. I can wait.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: I canna look at ye asleep without wanting to wake ye, Sassenach." His hand cupped my breast, gently now. "I suppose I find myself lonely without ye. I canna look at ye asleep without wanting to wake ye, Sassenach." His hand cupped my breast, gently now. "I suppose I find myself lonely without ye.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: But, like many ideas, that one was more appealing in concept than in execution But, like many ideas, that one was more appealing in concept than in execution
Diana Gabaldon quotes: came a day when the food came a day when the food
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Is it usual, what it is between us when I touch you? Is it usual, what it is between us when I touch you?
Diana Gabaldon quotes: I work on multiple projects at a time because it keeps me from getting writer's block. I work on multiple projects at a time because it keeps me from getting writer's block.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Restlessly, I moved around the surgery, picking things up and putting them down again. Restlessly, I moved around the surgery, picking things up and putting them down again.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Boldness in battle is nothing out of the way ... but to face down fear in cold blood is rare in any man. Boldness in battle is nothing out of the way ... but to face down fear in cold blood is rare in any man.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: A file of red-coated soldiers came at the quick-march from the other end of the quay, splitting the crowd like vinegar dropped on mayonnaise. A file of red-coated soldiers came at the quick-march from the other end of the quay, splitting the crowd like vinegar dropped on mayonnaise.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: Quite suddenly she understood the impulse that caused men to engage in casual blasphemy. Quite suddenly she understood the impulse that caused men to engage in casual blasphemy.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: What are you doing with the child?" I inquired cautiously."I'm teachin' young James here the fine art of not pissing on his feet," he explained. What are you doing with the child?" I inquired cautiously.
"I'm teachin' young James here the fine art of not pissing on his feet," he explained.
Diana Gabaldon quotes: got up. She couldn't lie in bed mourning what was lost; it was no got up. She couldn't lie in bed mourning what was lost; it was no