Scottish Quotes

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Andrew Lang
“You can cover a great deal of country in books. ”
Andrew Lang

Jane Yolen
“You can only chase a butterfly for so long.”
Jane Yolen, Prince Across the Water

Elizabeth Wein
“I'M SCOTTISH!”
Elizabeth Wein, Code Name Verity

Robert Burns
“Not the bee upon the blossom,
In the pride o' sunny noon;
Not the little sporting fairy,
All beneath the simmer moon;
Not the poet, in the moment
Fancy lightens in his e'e,
Kens the pleasure, feels the rapture,
That thy presence gi'es to me.”
Robert Burns

Irvine Welsh
“Ah fuckin hate the way some American cunts call lassies cunts. Fuckin offensive, that shite.”
Irvine Welsh, Dead Men's Trousers

Robert Burns
“Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie,
O, what a panic's in thy breastie! ”
Robert Burns

Diana Gabaldon
“It would ha' been a good deal easier, if ye'd only been a witch.”
Diana Gabaldon, The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel

Tessa Dare
“Most lasses like it when a man kills the bugs. Along with reaching high places and giving sexual pleasure, it's one of the few universally popular qualities we have on offer.”
Tessa Dare, When a Scot Ties the Knot

Christina Dodd
“If ye canna see the bright side o' life, polish the dull side”
Christina Dodd, Some Enchanted Evening

Elizabeth Wein
“Her own hair was a glory of copper fire that morning, shining like a whisky still, long and loose in gentle flames down her back.”
Elizabeth Wein, The Pearl Thief

Gwenn Wright
“I had turned to leave and he had called after me. “Miss Maria, I kin no other woman who could be wearing men’s trousers and be dripping such as ye are and look quite so lovely. It’s a right shame your mother is marrying you off to that great sot!”
I had turned to call back to him, “I doubt very much we will have to worry about that after today!”
Gwenn Wright, The BlueStocking Girl

Christina Dodd
“He who lies down with dogs shall rise with fleas”
Christina Dodd, Some Enchanted Evening

J. Derrick McClure
“The Scots language is a mark of the distinctive identity of the Scottish people; and as such we should be concerned to preserve it, even if there were no other reason, because it is ours. This statement requires neither explanation nor apology.”
J.Derrick McClure, Why Scots Matters

Jean M. Grant
“Listen to the earth, Feel the fire. Allow the power to flow through ye.”
Jean M. Grant, A Hundred Kisses

“An old liar told me here
To think ahead and save my money.
I should have spent it on ribbons.
I should have learned the tune my dead grandfather played
When the daft wife heard him resounding
In the deep pine woods in early November.”
Menzies McKillop

Robert Burns
“We will drain our dearest veins,
But they shall be free.”
Robert Burns, The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns

Viet Thanh Nguyen
“I sipped my scotch. It was smoky and smooth, tasting of peat and aged oak, underscored by licorice and the intangible essence of Scottish masculinity. I liked my scotch undiluted, like I liked my truth.”
Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer

Noel Marie Fletcher
“No lack of time, strength or money shall prevent me from doing anything that I want to do,” was Sarah Macnaughtan’s lifelong motto, first uttered in her younger years. A compassionate and daring woman ahead of her time who stood barely over 5 feet tall, Sarah let no obstacles become roadblocks in her life.”
Noel Marie Fletcher, The Strange Side of War: A Woman’s WWI Diary

Nan Shepherd
“It is, as with all creation, matter impregnated with mind: but the resultant issue is a living spirit, a glow in the consciousness, that perishes when the glow is dead. It is something snatched from non-being, that shadow which creeps in on us continuously and can be held off by continuous creative act. So, simply to look on anything, such as a mountain, with the love that penetrates to its essence, is to widen the domain of being in the vastness of non-being. Man has no other reason for his existence.”
Nan Shepherd

Abhijit Naskar
“Occupation has no place in a civilized society. It is time Palestine redeemed freedom from Israeli occupation, Scotland from British occupation, and Jammu and Kashmir from Indian occupation.”
Abhijit Naskar, Hometown Human: To Live for Soil and Society

Madeline  Martin
“I canna let you die like Da,” he said softly.
“And yet ye canna let me live,” she replied.”
Madeline Martin, Highland Spy

George Gillespie
“If obedience is the chief thing good stood upon, why are not other laws and statutes urged as strictly as those which concern ceremonies?”
George Gillespie, A Dispute Against the English Popish Ceremonies Obtruded on the Church of Scotland

“Annie's message is timeless, her shining spirit and healing gift from the Spiritual Universe will capture your heart. She was born with birth defects in a time when special children and their mothers were put to death or banished. But have things changed really that much? Have they changed enough? "No!" Bullying, abuse, ridicule, and inequality thrives in the lives of women and children in our global modern society, just as surely as it did in the mid-1600s Colonial America. Based on factual research.”
Deborah A.Bowman

Donna Grant
“Why can’t I get enough of you?” she asked between kisses.
“Do you want to?”
Donna Grant, Firestorm

Donna Grant
“When are we going to deal with Usaeil?”
“Soon.”
“The sooner, the better, Con. If you don’t do something she’s going to.”
He raised a brow. “You mean worse than she already has? She’s all but told the Light.”
“You think you know her, but you don’t. She cares about nothing but her own desires now.”
Sounds like the Dark,” he said.
“I know.”
Donna Grant, Firestorm

George MacDonald
“So, teaching him only that which she loved, not that which she had been taught, Janet read to Gibbie of Jesus, and talked to him of Jesus, until at length his whole soul was full of the Man, of His doings, of His words, of His thoughts, of His life. Almost before he knew, he was trying to fashion his life after that of the Master.

Janet had no inclination to trouble her own head, or Gibbie's heart, with what men call the plan of salvation. It was enough to her to find that he followed her Master.”
George MacDonald, The Baronet's Song & The Shepherd's Castle

Kerrelyn Sparks
“Have ye been naughty or nice?”
“It might be fun to get a little naughty.”
Kerrelyn Sparks, All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire

Penny Watson
“Salmon with whisky-maple glaze, surrounded by a trio of colors- peas with mint, carrots with maple and thyme, and neeps and tatties with nutmeg and parsley. Green, orange, white. And we can put the salmon on a bed of risotto and mushrooms.”
Penny Watson, A Taste of Heaven

Robert Burns
“Fortune, if thou’ll but gie me still
Hale breeks, a scone, an whisky gill,
An’ rowth o’ rhyme to rave at will,
Take a’ the rest,
An’ deal’t about as thy blind skill
Directs thee best.”
Robert Burns, Selected Poems

Betsy Whyte
“... never leave a loved one with an angry countenance. Anything could happen in seconds, and how would a person feel if something happened to a dear one, and you had last spoken to him or her in anger.”
Betsy Whyte, The Yellow on the Broom

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