Regency Quotes

Quotes tagged as "regency" (showing 1-30 of 83)
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

Julia Quinn
“Sometimes Hen...I think I would give my life just for one of your smiles.”
Julia Quinn, Minx

Julianne Donaldson
“You are brave and loyal and true. You have such a good heart." He held my hand close to his chest and covered it with his other hand. "It is only afraid. But I would take such good care of it, love, if you would give it to me.”
Julianne Donaldson, Blackmoore

Vicky Dreiling
“You are my one and only, for all eternity.”
Vicky Dreiling, How to Marry a Duke

Georgette Heyer
“Your fate is writ clear;you will be murdered. I cannot conceive how it comes about that you were not murdered long since!"
"How odd!Charles himself once said that to me, or something like it!"
"There is nothing odd in it; any sensible man must say it!”
Georgette Heyer, The Grand Sophy

Georgette Heyer
“How the deuce would you know the right way to go on if you was never taught anything but the wrong way?”
Georgette Heyer, Cotillion

Mary Balogh
“If you have always suspected your sister of an inclination to madness, it will be my pleasure to confirm your worst fears.”
Mary Balogh, The Temporary Wife / A Promise of Spring

William Congreve
“I came up stairs into the world, for I was born in a cellar.”
William Congreve

Georgette Heyer
“Yes, love," responded his sister cheerfully, "but it wasn't of the least consequence, and in any event I answered for you. You would be astonished, I daresay, if you knew what interesting conversations I enjoy with myself.”
Georgette Heyer, Venetia

Julia Justiss
“Oh, my dear, love isn't always the coup de foudre--the lightning strike. Sometimes it happens quietly, so quietly you may not even notice.”
Julia Justiss, Convenient Proposal To The Lady

Georgette Heyer
“She contrived, without precisely making so vulgar a boast, to convey the impression that she was escaping from courtships so persistent as to amount to persecution; and Mr Beaumaris, listening with intense pleasure , said that London was the very place for anyone desirous of escaping attention.”
Georgette Heyer, Arabella

Georgette Heyer
“I don't ask you - fribble!' snapped his lordship, rounding on him, with the speed of a whiplash. 'You may keep your tongue between your teeth!'

"Yes, sir - happy to!' uttered Claud, dismayed. 'No wish to offend you! Thought you might like to be set right!'

'Thought I might like to be set right?'

'No, no! Spoke without thinking!' said Claud hastily. ' I know you don't!”
Georgette Heyer, The Unknown Ajax

Jane Austen
“But above all, above respect and esteem, there was a motive within her of good will which could not be overlooked. It was gratitude. -- Gratitude, not merely for having once loved her, but for loving her still well enough, to forgive all the petulance and acrimony of her manner in rejecting him, and all the unjust accusations accompanying her rejection. He who, she had been persuaded, would avoid her as his greatest enemy, seemed, on this accidental meeting, most eager to preserve the acquaintance, and without any indelicate display of regard, or any peculiarity of manner, where their two selves only were concerned, was soliciting the good opinion of her friends, and bent on making her known to his sister.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Georgette Heyer
“I must own, too, that I can't be astonished at his being vexed to death over this business. It is excessively awkward! However, he doesn't lay the blame for that at my door: you mustn't think that!"
"I should think not indeed!" exclaimed Anthea between amusement and indignation. "How could he possibly do so?"
"No, very true, my love!" agreed Mrs Darracott. "I thought that myself, but it did put me on the fidgets when Richmond said he wanted to see me, because in general, you know, things I never even heard about turn out to be my fault.”
Georgette Heyer, The Unknown Ajax

Georgette Heyer
“She sighed and leaned her cheek against his shoulder. "How comfortable this is! she said. "And so delightfully vulgar! Does plain Mr Dash put his arm round ladies in hackney coaches?"
"When not in gaol he does," the Duke responded.”
Georgette Heyer, The Foundling

Georgette Heyer
“Ferdy choked.It took a great deal of back-slapping to restore him, and when he was at last able to catch his breath again, his eyes were watering and his countenance was alarmingly flushed.
'Well, what the deuce!' exclaimed Sherry, eyeing him in surprise.
'Crumb' gasped Ferdy.
'Crumb? You weren't eating anything!'
'Must have been,' said Ferdy feebly.”
Georgette Heyer, Friday's Child

Georgette Heyer
“Entertaining females with accounts of jug-bitten maunderings is one of my favourite pastimes.”
Georgette Heyer, Black Sheep

Georgette Heyer
“Bustle about Noddy, or we shant be in time to snabble any of the lobster patties.”
Georgette Heyer, Frederica

Georgette Heyer
“A man who would contract the mumps,’ declared Cecilia, ‘would do anything!’ Lady Ombersley saw nothing unreasonable in this pronouncement, nor was she surprised that his lordship’s unromantic behaviour had given Cecilia a distaste for him.”
Georgette Heyer

Christina McKnight
“Kiss under the kissing bough and a lady is guaranteed to be wed before the following Christmastide.”
Christina McKnight, A Kiss At Christmastide

Christina McKnight
“Lucas,” she started again. “You may release me now.”
“And if I refuse?”
“Then we shall be found in short order in a position most scandalous by my servants.”
“And we do not want that to happen?” This time, it was a question, not a statement.
Pippa wanted nothing less than to be released. “Surely, the wisest decision would be that.”
“Are you a wise woman, Pippa?” he asked, his breath fanning her face. “Because, I assure you, at this very moment, I do not feel like a wise man.”
Christina McKnight, A Kiss At Christmastide

Giovanna Roma
“Le accarezzo il volto preoccupato, ma lei si ritrae. Questa ragazzina sarà la mia rovina. Tento di baciarla e mi chiude la bocca col palmo della mano. Le artiglio il polso, stufo di non averla da giorni e la bacio con forza. Un debole lamento esce direttamente dalla sua gola, non appena le sfioro le labbra.”
Giovanna Roma, Il patto del marchese

Giovanna Roma
“Le mie gambe tremano quando cammina deliberatamente piano nella nostra direzione. Sembra ancora il diavolo in persona. La sua compostezza e la sua fierezza creano un’aura tetra lungo il percorso.”
Giovanna Roma, Il patto del marchese

Giovanna Roma
“Ho giurato a me stesso di baciarla per ogni giorno in cui non ho potuto farlo.
© #IlPattoDelMarchese‬ - Giovanna Roma ‪#Regency‬ #LordRussell”
Giovanna Roma, Il patto del marchese

“Austen suggests that a gentleman is made, not born - and made only through a process of painful self-reflection and discovery.”
Emily Auerbach

Giovanna Roma
“Le mani tastano il mio sedere senza vergogna e mi attirano a sé con forza. Le sue labbra sono a un nulla dalle mie e d’impulso gli avvolgo le braccia intono al collo.
«Baciami, Annabelle.»”
Giovanna Roma, Il patto del marchese

Giovanna Roma
“«Lady Annabelle. È una settimana molto fortunata: vi incontro per due giorni di seguito.» Si intrattiene nel baciamano più del dovuto. Le sue labbra posano dei soffici baci sulle mie nocche, poi mi guarda sorridente e posa un nuovo bacio.”
Giovanna Roma, Il patto del marchese

Sofie Darling
“A hot romp is timeless ...”
Sofie Darling

“For all the largesse of my mind’s colony where a vividly enflamed man would take off each of the precious stones and melt away the cast, his success ultimately lay in being nice to me, being nice to himself irrespective of the behavior of each; of being proud of me and of himself irrespective of worldly success; holding me in regard with an almost primitive sense of courage, irrespective of the purity of my body or spirit.”
Noorilhuda, The Governess

Susan Lodge
“There are some friendships you cannot slay, no matter how many times you wound each other.”
Susan Lodge, Captain Rockford's Reckoning

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