Protectiveness Quotes

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Virginia Woolf
“Anything may happen when womanhood has ceased to be a protected occupation.”
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

Ilona Andrews
“Fuck the pack. I gave them fifteen years of my life. I fought for them, bled for them, and the moment my back was turned, they attacked my wife. I owe them nothing.”
Ilona Andrews, Magic Slays

Colleen Hoover
“The fact that Ridge has been honest in his conversations with me is not something he did wrong. The fact that he has feelings for me also isn’t wrong, when you know exactly how much he’s fought those feelings. People can’t control matters of the heart, Warren.

They can only control their actions, which is exactly what Ridge did. He lost control once for ten seconds, but after that, every single time temptation reared its ugly head, he walked in the other direction. The only thing Ridge has done wrong is fail to delete his messages, because by doing so, he failed to protect Maggie. He failed to protect her from the harsh truth that people don’t get to choose who they fall in love with. They only get to choose who they stay in love with.” I look up at the ceiling and blink back tears. “He was choosing to stay in love with her, Warren. Why can’t she see that? This will kill him so much more than it’s killing her.”
Colleen Hoover, Maybe Someday

Cassandra Clare
“To his children, Will showed the same love he had always shown to her, fierce and unyielding. And the same protectiveness he had only ever showed to one other person: the person James had been named after. Will’s parabatai, Jem.”
Cassandra Clare, The Whitechapel Fiend

Dorothy L. Sayers
“He was being about as protective as a can-opener.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night

L.J. Smith
“Whatever. I just won’t have Elena hurt, is all. Or the little red-headed witch.”

“Ah, yes, sweet Bonnie. I wouldn’t mind one or two like her. One for Samhain and one for the Solstice.”

Damon snorted drowsily. “There aren’t two like her; I don’t care where you look. I won’t have her hurt either.”
L.J. Smith, Nightfall

Mallika  Nawal
“There is nothing more heartbreaking than to see the woman you love, the one woman you would do anything to protect, is the woman who is afraid of you.

It broke his heart.”
Mallika Nawal, I'm a Woman & I'm on SALE

Margaret Peterson Haddix
“A thousand times today I've started to open my mouth, started to squeak out, "Can you tell me...? But then I'd look into the front seat, at my mother's silent shaking, my father's grim profile, the mournful bags under his eyes, and all the questions I might ask seemed abusive. Assault and battery, a question mark used like a club. My parents are old and fragile. I'd have to heartless to want to hurt them.”
Margaret Peterson Haddix, Double Identity

Abbi Glines
“I know you love her. I’ve never seen you act this crazed in your life. I get that. But Nan hates her. If you love Blaire then protect her from the venom that is dripping from your sister’s fangs. Or I will.”
Abbi Glines, Never Too Far

Honoré de Balzac
“Is there any instinct more deeply implanted in the heart of man than the pride of protection, a protection which is constantly exerted for a fragile and defenceless creature?”
Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot

Margaret Peterson Haddix
“Unlike my mother, my father does not cry quietly. His wails roll out like a wave of pain, and I scramble to roll up my window. My mother cannot hear that. I cannot bear to hear it myself. I am not used to my father's crying. I've had no time to harden my heart against him.”
Margaret Peterson Haddix, Double Identity

Donna Goddard
“When we love someone, we make it our business to protect them.”
Donna Goddard, Waldmeer

Dov Zeller
“I believe you spend your life in some kind of hiding place, and you think you're safe from danger and harm, and one of these days you'll wake up and realize that the thing you're keeping yourself from is fullness.”
Dov Zeller, The Right Thing to Do at the Time

Carolyn Hennesy
“Then Prometheus turned to Pandy, very obviously not looking at Douban.”
Carolyn Hennesy, Pandora Gets Frightened

Mango Wodzak
“The sooner we wake up and realise that we have a moral duty to guide and protect this planet, the sooner things will improve for every form of life on this planet.”
Mango Wodzak, Destination Eden

“Chase leaned on the table, staring Sammy straight in the eye. "If you ever, ever try to harm my mate again, in any way, no matter how indirectly, I will find you.”
Zoe Chant, Firefighter Pegasus

Neil Gaiman
“Our deal's over," said Charlie. "I brought your feather. I want my brother. You took him. I want him back. Anansi's bloodline was not mine to give."
"And if I no longer have your brother?"
It was hard to tell, in the firefly light, but Charlie did not believe that her lips had moved. Her words surrounded him, however, in the cries of nightjars, and in the owls' shrieks and hoots.
"I want my brother back," he told her. "I want him whole and in one piece and uninjured. And I want him now. Or whatever went on between you and my father over the years was just the prelude. You know. The overture.”
Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys

Bronwyn Parry
“…But what it comes down to for me is that it’s not an ideal world. There are people out there who torture, burn, maim, bomb and enslave others. Mostly because of religion and territory, and they’re not going to be dissuaded from their path. Kids should be able to chase butterflies and feed ducks and go to school without fearing a bomb or a bullet. Or worse. And I guess that’s why I do what I do…”
Bronwyn Parry, Storm Clouds

Lisa Kleypas
“He couldn't stand by and do nothing. Something inside him had been let out of its cage, and it wouldn't go back in until he'd made the world pay for hurting Cassandra.
When he thought of what she might be feeling, how frightened and furious and wounded she must be... a strange and terrible emotion twisted all through him. He wanted Cassandra in his arms. He wanted to shield her from all this damned ugliness.”
Lisa Kleypas, Chasing Cassandra

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I should like to save the Shire, if I could – though there have been times when I thought the inhabitants too stupid and dull for words, and have felt that an earthquake or an invasion of dragons might be good for them. But I don’t feel like that now. I feel that as long as the Shire lies behind, safe and comfortable, I shall find wandering more bearable: I shall know that somewhere there is a firm foothold, even if my feet cannot stand there again.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Danielle Bennett
“Funny what one's willing to do for family, isn't it?' Fan said, pulse pounding like a jackrabbit's. 'I take no pleasure in saying this, but we aren't as different as I thought.'
'Don't be so fucking sentimental,' I told him, and the blood was already flowing when Thom shouted.”
Danielle Bennett, Dragon Soul

Georgette Heyer
“George, who had been standing gripping the back of a chair, demanded in a voice which boded ill for the absent Viscount. 'What has Sherry done to you?'
"He has not done anything yet. That is why I had to run away, to prevent him! I could not bear it, I "could" not!'
'By God!' George swore, his brilliant eyes beginning to smolder. 'Only tell me!'
Mr Ringwood emerged from his stupefaction at this point. He poured himself out some brandy, tossed it off, and set down the glass with the air of a man who was now competent to deal with any emergency. 'Hold your tongue, George!' he commanded tersely. 'So Sherry's home, is he, Kitten?'
She nodded, two large tears rolling down her cheeks.
'I take it it's this curst race of yours?'
'Yes. How could I have been so wicked and stupid as to- Oh, Ferdy, if I had but listened to you this morning!'
He shook his head sadly. 'Pity,' he agreed. 'Thought so at the time.'
'But even then it would have been too late, for Sherry says they are betting on me in the clubs, and my reputation is quite ruined! Everyone is talking of me, b-bandying my name about-'
'Let anyone bandy your name about in my presence!' said George, grinding his teeth. 'Only let them mention your name, that's all I ask! "I" shall know what to do if Sherry don't!”
Georgette Heyer, Friday's Child

J.D.  Crighton
“Despite a protective Geyer threatening to “break the neck of the first reporter who attempted to interview the woman,” a determined reporter caught Mrs. Pitezel on her way out of the Rossin House dining room.”
J.D. Crighton, Detective in the White City: The Real Story of Frank Geyer

Lolah Runda
“Marriage is a form of prison, choose it wisely. A person for the most part never changes, the heart sees only what it wants to see. At times it is better to appear as nothing, see nothing, hear nothing, speak nothing to protect what matters most.”
Lolah Runda, Yeo-na and the Fox god

Jill Eileen Smith
“You do not need to fear me, Esther."
She simply nodded.
"But you do."
She smoothed her gown. "I will do whatever you ask of me, my lord."
"You remind me of Vashti," he said, his tone low, husky. "And yet you are nothing like her." A deep sigh escaped him. "You draw out a need within me to protect you, though you are willing to do whatever I ask. You delight me, Esther.”
Jill Eileen Smith, Star of Persia: Esther's Story

Jill Eileen Smith
“He lifted her hand to his lips and kissed each finger. When he came to her mother's ring, he paused. "Tell me about this ring. It is not like the jewels I have provided my women."
"It belonged to my mother. She died when I was a baby."
The comment brought a look of approval to his eyes. He smiled. "Esther. You have made me feel things tonight that I have not felt in a very long time. A sense that I must protect you at all costs has arisen within me." He paused as if searching for the right words. "I have the strongest desire to take you to my bed, and yet I cannot. Not yet."
She gave him a quizzical look, not sure whether to fear or hope.
"I want you, Esther. But I also want you to be happy, and this is a life you did not choose. So I will give you a choice. You can either marry me at week's end and take Vashti's place as queen of Persia... or you may go back to your father and marry a man of your desire. You are young and I am old in comparison. And I am not likely to ever make such an offer to anyone again. This is completely out of character for me." He laughed lightly. "My advisors would think me mad."
"You would offer me this and never take me to your bed?"
The idea seemed incredulous since she had spent the past year preparing for that very thing.
He nodded. "It is as though the gods will not allow me to touch you outside of marriage. I do not understand its, but you give me a feeling that we could truly be one of heart and soul.”
Jill Eileen Smith, Star of Persia: Esther's Story

Eva Dresden
“A beast in a man’s skin, a monster she didn’t recognize under the syrup thick stains of blood and gore sheeting from his skin. Tobias’ wild green eyes swung up to meet Quinn’s. Lip curled up, showing the vicious edge of his teeth, he took in Quinn’s horrified face. Whatever else he saw snapped something inside of him. Something she felt torn asunder deep inside her heart. Pain, yes, but so much more. Possessive, protective. Swimming through it all the sharp edged sword of his love.”
Eva Dresden, Destroyed

“She meant to embarrass you. I don’t want to be her friend.”
He took a slow breath. She was an F-5 tornado, and for some reason she’d chosen to stop spinning long enough for him to catch her. “I thought you and I were still at odds.”

“We’re at odds because you’re a jackass. That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t fight a dragon for you.”
“Is she a dragon, then?”
“Nope. A snake, maybe. I’ll figure it out.”
............
Perhaps she did need some figuring out. Not because she might be digging after Reg’s money, however. Because of the look she sent at Samantha when no one else was looking.

Sam might be willing to slay a dragon on his behalf, but that was nothing compared to what he was prepared to do for her.”
Suzanne Enoch, Barefoot in the Dark

Susan Stoker
“You can trust me," Decker said, his voice having lowered. "I know how that sounded, but you have nothing to fear from me. To you, I'm harmless.”
Susan Stoker, Securing Sidney

Susan Stoker
“People will talk," Sidney warned.
"Let them," Decker said immediately. "But if they dare say something to your face, I'm gonna shut that shit down.”
Susan Stoker, Securing Sidney

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