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“Fictional people are people, too, otherwise why would we care what happens to them?”
Nora Roberts, The Collector
“Like he cared about a lot of stupid settlers and Indians and soldiers who hung around out here before he was even born. Hell, before his prehistoric grandparents had been born.
Who gave a shit about Crazy Horse and Sitting Bullshit. He cared about X-Men and the box scores.”
Nora Roberts, Black Hills
tags: humor
“You mess with one Quinn, you mess with them all.”
Nora Roberts, Sea Swept
“You did that on purpose."
"Did what on purpose?"
"Wore the don't-touch suit and the sex goddess perfume at the same time just to drive me crazy."
"Listen to the suit, Quinn. Dream about the perfume.”
Nora Roberts, Sea Swept
“Why do I find it irresistible when you tell me to go to hell so politely?”
Nora Roberts, The MacGregors: Serena & Caine
“I can't say I cared much for you when I first came back. There's that crappy attitude of yours, and you're ugly, but you kind of grow on a guy."
Immensely cheered, Seth snickered. "You're uglier."
"I'm bigger, I'm entitled. So I guess I'll hang around to see if you get any prettier as time goes on."
"I didn't really want you to go," Seth said under his breath after a long moment. It was the closest he could get to speaking his heart.
"I know.”
Nora Roberts, Sea Swept
“She's the light. Before, you can fumble around in the dark or manage in the dim. You don't even know it's dim because that's the way it's always been. But then, she's the light. Everything changes. If the light shuts off, or worse, you're stupid enough to shut it off yourself, it's a hell of a lot darker than before.”
Nora Roberts
“Do you always get away with the outrageous?"
"Mostly. Are you always s beautiful in the morning?"
"Don't waste your charm."
"It's all right, I have more.”
Nora Roberts, The MacGregors: Serena & Caine
“She gazed toward the marsh that grew thicker, deeper, greener with approaching summer. Mosquitoes whined in there, breeding in the dark water. Alligators slid through it, silent death. It was a place where snakes could slither and bogs could suck the shoe right off your foot.
And it was a place, she thought, that went bright and beautiful with the twinkling of fireflies, where wildflowers thrived in the shade and the stingy light. Where an eagle could soar like a king.
There was no beauty without risk. No life without it.”
Nora Roberts, Carolina Moon
“Sometimes it’s all you can do,” he murmured. “Fight back; run wild, until you get it all out.”

“Sometimes there is nothing to fight and nowhere to run.”
Nora Roberts, Sea Swept
“I know what it is to be pushed in a direction you don't want to go, or one you're not ready for. People say they know what's best for you. Maybe sometimes it's true. But it doesn't matter if they keep pushing until they take your choices away.”
Nora Roberts, Heaven and Earth
“What was your secret?"

That brought another smile. "Learn to laugh, otherwise, you'll beat them to death with a hammer first chance”
Nora Roberts, Blood Brothers
“Happy Fuller: Somehow you always love in a special way the one who gives you the most grief.”
Nora Roberts, Carnal Innocence
“Being dead didn't make Jack Mercy any less of a son of a bitch”
Nora Roberts, Montana Sky
“You're the woman in my life,” he said. “Another thing about me and my brothers? We look after the women in our lives. We don't know any other way.”
Nora Roberts, The Next Always
“That has not yet been put to the test. I got my fourth-degree black belt this winter. When I make martial arts noises, thousands flee in terror. Don't test me."

"Can you hear that? It's my knees knocking."

"They're wise to fear me.”
Nora Roberts, Chasing Fire
“Body adornments show that we're aware of our bodies and expect others to be aware as well.”
Nora Roberts
“Laying a hand on his heart, she timed its beats to her own. And knew the truest magic was there.”
Nora Roberts, Dance Upon the Air
“I want you more than I should," she heard herself say. "I have you less than I want.”
Nora Roberts, Summer Desserts
“Falling in love has nothing to do with time. It can take a year, or an instant. It happens when its ready to happen.”
Nora Roberts, Courting Catherine
“Cut it out!" Phillip exploded. "Cut it out right now or I swear I'm going to pull over and knock your heads together. Oh, my God." He took one hand off the wheel to drag it down his face. "I sound like Mom. Forget it. Just forget it. Kill each other. I'll dump the bodies in the mall parking lot and drive to Mexico. I'll learn how to weave mats and sell them on the beach at Cozumel. I'll be quiet, it'll be peaceful. I'll change my name to Raoul, and no one will know I was ever related to a bunch of fools."
Seth scratched his belly and turned to Cam. "Does he always talk like that?"
"Yeah, mostly. Sometimes he's going to be Pierre and live in a garret in Paris, but it's the same thing."
"Weird," was Seth's only comment. (...) Getting new shows was turning into a new adventure.”
Nora Roberts, Sea Swept
“Why were there no buoys in life to show you the way?”
Nora Roberts, Treasures: Secret Star\Treasures Lost, Treasures Found
“Make a life with me, one that comes from love, one that I can watch grow in you. Only a fool would believe that what comes from what we have together would be anything but beautiful.”
Nora Roberts
“It does not make you less of a woman to need a man. To need one to exist, yes, this is nonsense. To need one to give one scope and importance, this is dishonest. But to need a man, one man, to bring joy and passion? This is life”
Nora Roberts, Summer Desserts
tags: love
“Don't say hit and mountain in the same sentence.”
Nora Roberts, Northern Lights
“Aidan to Jude: What's wrong with running away if where you were didn't suit you? Doesn't it follow you're funning to something else? Something that does suit you?”
Nora Roberts, Jewels of the Sun
“Getting a room's not always enough. Sometimes you gotta close the door.”
Nora Roberts, Chasing Fire
“Better, Cilla thought, to be alone on a quiet night than to be alone in a crowd. Much better.”
Nora Roberts, Tribute
“To fate and the strange way that it twists us all together.”
Nora Roberts
tags: fate
“You can’t just hope for happy endings. You have to believe in them. Then do the work, take the risks.”
Nora Roberts, Dark Witch


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