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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
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it was amazing
bookshelves: read-in-2011, favorites, romance, own, own-audiobook-ebook
Read in March, 2011 — I own a copy , read count: countless

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Diana Gabaldon
“I can bear pain myself, he said softly, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have.”
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

Diana Gabaldon
“No wonder men got impervious to superficial pain, I thought. It came from this habit of hammering each other incessantly.”
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
tags: humor

Diana Gabaldon
“Oh, aye, Sassenach. I am your master . . . and you're mine. Seems I canna possess your soul without losing my own.”
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

Diana Gabaldon
“And I mean to hear ye groan like that again. And to moan and sob, even though you dinna wish to, for ye canna help it. I mean to make you sigh as though your heart would break, and scream with the wanting, and at last to cry out in my arms, and I shall know that I've served ye well.”
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

Diana Gabaldon
“Murtagh was right about women. Sassenach, I risked my life for ye, committing theft, arson, assault, and murder into the bargain. In return for which ye call me names, insult my manhood, kick me in the ballocks and claw my face. Then I beat you half to death and tell ye all the most humiliating things have ever happened to me, and ye say ye love me." He laid his head on his knees and laughed some more. Finally he rose and held out a hand to me, wiping his eyes with the other.
"You're no verra sensible, Sassenach, but I like ye fine. Let's go.”
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

Diana Gabaldon
“No wonder he was so good with horses, I thought blearily, feeling his fingers rubbing gently behind my ears, listening to the soothing, incomprehensible speech. If I were a horse, I’d let him ride me anywhere.”
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

Diana Gabaldon
“I gave you justice, it said, as I was taught it. And I gave you mercy , too, so far as I could. While I could not spare you pain and humiliation, I make you a gift of my own pains and humiliations, that yours might be easier to bear. ”
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

Diana Gabaldon
“Sometimes our best action result in things that are most regrettable.”
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

Diana Gabaldon
“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, Outlander
tags: humor

Diana Gabaldon
“When I asked my da how ye knew which was the right woman, he told me when the time came, I'd have no doubt. And I didn't. When I woke in the dark under that tree on the road to Leoch, with you sitting on my chest, cursing me for bleeding to death, I said to myself 'Jamie Fraser, for all ye canna see what she looks like, and for all she weights as much as a good draft horse, this is the woman.”
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

Diana Gabaldon
“And if your life is a suitable exchange for my honor, why is my honor not a suitable exchange for your life?”
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

Diana Gabaldon
“That's what marriage is good for; it makes a sacrament out of things ye'd otherwise have to confess. Jamie Fraser”
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

Diana Gabaldon
“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, Outlander

Diana Gabaldon
“There comes a turning point in intense physical struggle where one abandons oneself to a profligate usage of strength and bodily resource, ignoring the costs until the struggle is over. Women find this point in childbirth; men in battle.”
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

Diana Gabaldon
“Not for the first time, I reflected that intimacy and romance are not synonymous.”
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

Diana Gabaldon
“Ye are Blood of my Blood, and Bone of my Bone,
I give ye my Body, that we Two might be One.
I give ye my Spirit, 'til our Life shall be Done.”
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

Diana Gabaldon
“But just then, for that fraction of time, it seems as though all things are possible. You can look across the limitations of your own life, and see that they are really nothing. In that moment when time stops, it is as though you know you could undertake any venture, complete it and come back to yourself, to find the world unchanged, and everything just as you left it a moment before. And it's as though knowing that everything is possible, suddenly nothing is necessary.”
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

Diana Gabaldon
“Why, what's the matter wi' the poor child?" she demanded of Jamie. "Has she had an accident o' some sort?"

"No, it's only she's married me," he said, "though if ye care to call it an accident, ye may.”
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

Diana Gabaldon
“I swore an oath before the altar of God to protect this woman. And if you're tellin' me that ye consider your own authority to be greater than that of the Almighty, then I must inform ye that I'm not of that opinion, myself.”
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander


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