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  • An Englishman thinks a hundred miles is a long way; and American thinks a hundred years is a long time
    (Diana Gabaldon, "Drums of Autumn")

  • He shook his head, absorbed in one of his feats of memory, those brief periods of scholastic rapture where he lost touch with the world around him, absorbed completely in conjuring up knowledge from all its sources.
    (Diana Gabaldon, "Outlander")

  • The rest of the journey passed uneventfully, if you consider it uneventful to ride fifteen miles on horseback through rough country at night, frequently without benefit of roads, in company with kilted men armed to the teeth, and sharing a horse with a wounded man. At least we were not set upon by highwaymen, we encountered no wild beasts, and it didn't rain. By the standards I was becoming used to, it was quite dull.
    (Diana Gabaldon, "Outlander")

  • Could it be possible that he really did have enough imagination to be able to grasp the truth?
    (Diana Gabaldon, "Dragonfly in Amber")

  • Everyone can lie, young Roger, given cause enough. Even me. It's only that it's harder for those of us who live in glass faces; we have to think up our lies ahead of time.
    (Diana Gabaldon, "Voyager")


  • 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 eigh¡teenth-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")

  • This is our time. Until that time stops - for one of us, for both - it is our time. Now. Will you waste it, because you are afraid?
    (Diana Gabaldon, "Drums of Autumn")

  • I can bear pain myself, he said softly, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have.
    (Diana Gabaldon, "Outlander")

  • The woman crosses the room, and it is only when she is directly in front of us that I am certain about who she is. She is dressed in a pelisse fashionable among women half her age, and the feather in her hat is an extraordinary shade of blue. Outside, a young man is waiting at her coach. Passersby will suspect that he is her son, but anyone who has ever been acquainted with her will know better.
    (Diana Gabaldon, "Outlander")

  • Damn right I begrudge! I grudge every memory of yours that doesna hold me, and every tear ye've shed for another, and every second you've spent in another man's bed!
    (Diana Gabaldon, "Dragonfly in Amber")

  • He was dead. However, his nose throbbed painfully, which he thought odd in the circumstances.
    (Diana Gabaldon, "Voyager")

  • No hay respuestas, sino elecciones.
    (Diana Gabaldon, "Dragonfly in Amber")

  • What a mystery blood was -- how did a tiny gesture, a tome of voice, endure through generations like the harder verities of flesh? He had seen it again and again, watching his nieces and nephews grow, and accepted without thought the ehoes of parent and grandparent that appeared for brief moments. the shadow of a face looking back through the years -- that vanished again into the face that was now.
    (Diana Gabaldon, "Drums of Autumn")

  • 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")

  • There are things that I canna tell you, at least not yet. And I'll ask nothing of ye that ye canna give me. But what I would ask of ye---when you do tell me something, let it be the truth. And I'll promise ye the same. We have nothing now between us, save---respect, perhaps. And I think that respect has maybe room for secrets, but not for lies. Do ye agree?
    (Diana Gabaldon, "Outlander")


    More Diana Gabaldon Quotations (Based on Topics)


    Time - Man - Faces - Life - World - Memory - Love - Truth - Place - People - Imagination & Visualization - Respect - Secrets - Charity - Thought & Thinking - Mind - Courage - Lies & Deceit - Romantic Love - Speaking - View All Diana Gabaldon Quotations

    More Diana Gabaldon Quotations (By Book Titles)


    - A Breath of Snow and Ashes
    - Dragonfly in Amber
    - Drums of Autumn
    - Outlander
    - The Fiery Cross
    - Voyager

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