Historical Romance Quotes

Quotes tagged as "historical-romance" (showing 1-30 of 976)
Lisa Kleypas
“I want to fill every part of you, breathe the air from your lungs and leave my handprints on your soul. I want to give you more pleasure than you can bear.”
Lisa Kleypas, Devil in Winter

Diana Gabaldon
“A hedgehog? And just how does a hedgehog make love?" he demanded.

No, I thought. I won't. I will not. But I did. "Very carefully," I replied, giggling helplessly. So now we know just how old that one is, I thought. ”
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

Diana Gabaldon
“Lying on the floor, with the carved panels of the ceiling flickering dimly above, I found myself thinking that I had always heretofore assumed that the tendency of eigh­teenth-century ladies to swoon was due to tight stays; now I rather thought it might be due to the idiocy of eighteenth-century men. ”
Diana Gabaldon, Dragonfly in Amber

Diana Gabaldon
“If I die," he whispered in the dark, "dinna follow me. The bairns will need ye. Stay for them. I can wait.”
Diana Gabaldon, A Breath of Snow and Ashes

Julie Garwood
“I know the truth now. You've figured out I'm falling in love with you and you're trying to make me stop by hurting me this way. Well it won't work.
One way or another, I'm going to make you care about me. Yes, I am, unless your cold attitude kills me first.
It's only fair, Connor. If I'm going to be miserable, by God, so are you.
I am not a common wench and I will not be treated like one.”
Julie Garwood, The Wedding

Tessa Dare
“He kissed her. Without warning, without permission. Without even deciding to do it, but simply because he couldn't have done anything else. He needed that breath she was holding. It belonged to him, and he wanted it back.”
Tessa Dare, One Dance with a Duke

Lisa Kleypas
“You’re far too prickly tempered to be a mistress. You’re far better suited as a wife.”
Lisa Kleypas, Married By Morning

Sylvia Day
“Love will find a way against time itself.”
Sylvia Day, Catching Caroline

Lisa Kleypas
“They (mothers-in-law) never leave when they say they will. When my mother-in-law visits, the mice throw themselves at the cat, begging to be eaten.”
Lisa Kleypas, Married By Morning

Lisa Kleypas
“Where are we going?” Annabelle asked, resisting his hold on her wrist.
“To the house. If they’re not willing to be witnesses, then it seems I’ll have to debauch you in front of someone else.”
Lisa Kleypas, Secrets of a Summer Night

Catherine Anderson
“And if you ever - and I do mean ever - try to leave me, I’m goin’ with you.”
Catherine Anderson, Cherish

Julie Garwood
“Someday, my love, you're going to understand just how much I care for you. You're my light, my warmth, my other half. I only feel alive when I'm with you. I love you." Caine”
Julie Garwood, Guardian Angel

Elizabeth Hoyt
“Every word you have ever uttered, is engraved upon my heart.”
Elizabeth Hoyt, Wicked Intentions

Lisa Kleypas
“Win told me that one isn’t improved by being at the top of the mountain, one is improved by the climb.”
Lisa Kleypas, Married By Morning

Karen Witemeyer
“. . . if you can't see the good man he is, you need to unscrew them eyeballs of yours and try on a different pair.”
Karen Witemeyer, To Win Her Heart

Sarah MacLean
“..he wanted her.
And at another time, as another man, he would have her. Without hesitation. As lover. . . as more.”
Sarah MacLean

Lisa Kleypas
“Annabelle gave him a chiding smile. “If you’re implying that I’m spoiled, I assure you that I am not.”

“You should be.” His warm gaze slid over her pink-tinted face and slender upper body, then sought hers again. There was a note in his voice that gently robbed her of breath. “You could do with a bit of spoiling.”
Lisa Kleypas, Secrets of a Summer Night

Julianne Donaldson
“You are not The Giver of My Heart’s Desire.” I took a deep breath and smiled. “You are my heart’s desire.”
Julianne Donaldson, Blackmoore

Shiree McCarver
“IF you wish to be a writer then don't wait until you write the "great American novel" for they aren't written they are created. If you don't write at all you won't know how "great" that simple book can be.”
Shiree McCarver

Deeanne Gist
“He wants a fifteen thousand pound settlement."
"Fifteen thousand!"
"He says you're a great deal of trouble."
She hesitated for one startled moment before choking back a laugh.
"I am."
"I thought so." He leveled Drew a look. "If I pay you the fifteen thousand, do you swear to keep her?"
Drew reared back his head. "Forever?"
Her father scowled. "Forever."
"Oh, I suppose." He gave a long-suffering sigh. "If I must."
She bit the insides of her cheeks to keep from laughing outright.”
Deeanne Gist, A Bride Most Begrudging

Julie Garwood
“The man irritated her just like a rash.”
Julie Garwood, Honor's Splendour

Lisa Kleypas
“I’ve never heard of a man being so eager to confess to the parent of a girl he’s just ruined”
Lisa Kleypas, Secrets of a Summer Night

Christina Dodd
“I want to talk to you. I want to listen to you. I want to walk with you and, yes, I want you in my bed. That's what I want today. That's what I'll want in a hundred years. If you promise to be my wife forever, I will pledge myself to your happiness.”
Christina Dodd, Rules of Attraction

Mary Balogh
“Happy? Most of the time? Happiness is always a fleeting thing," he said, "It never rests upon anyone as a permanent state, though many of us persist in believing in the foolish idea that if this would just happen or that we would be happy for the rest of our lives. I know moments of happiness just as most other people do. Perhaps I have learned to find it in ways that would pass some people by. I feel the summer heat here at this moment and see the trees and the water and hear that invisible gull overhead. I feel the novelty of having company when I usually come here alone. And this moment brings me happiness.”
Mary Balogh

Nancy B. Brewer
“With time, grief has a way of slipping down in the crevices of your heart. It never really leaves; it just makes room for more.”
Nancy B. Brewer, Beyond Sandy Ridge

Julie Garwood
“I will find her."
"And when you do?" Roger asked.
"I will make her mine," the warrior answered in a hard, determined voice. "She will be mine."
The vow was made.”
Julie Garwood, Gentle Warrior

Anne Stuart
“If I am ever in the position where I wish to seduce someone I will simply assure her it’s better than rats.”
Anne Stuart, Ruthless

Tessa Dare
“I don't care who he is. He needs to disappear." Ransom turned and called out the window. "For the love of G-d man. I have England's sweetheart bent over the desk and panting for me. Go away and come back tomorrow.”
Tessa Dare, Romancing the Duke

Nicole Luiken
“I wondered what he would have thought if he'd known that I'd gleaned most of my information from reading historical romance novels.”
Nicole Luiken, Violet Eyes

Tessa Dare
“He laced his hands behind his neck and propped his boots on the opposite arm of the sofa. If an artist were to capture this image, it would have been labeled,Smugness: A Portrait. She wanted to shake him.”
Tessa Dare, Romancing the Duke

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