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  • 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")

  • He shook his head slowly from side to side, as though it were very heavy. I could almost hear the contents sloshing.
    (Diana Gabaldon, "Dragonfly in Amber")

  • Home is the place where they have to take you in
    (Diana Gabaldon, "Voyager")

  • Sassenach, I've been stabbed, bitten, slapped, and whipped since supper - which I didna get to finish. I dinna like to scare children an I dinna like to flog men, and I've had to do both. I've two hundred English camped three miles away, and no idea what to do about them. I'm tired, I'm hungry, and I'm sore. If you've anything like womanly sympathy about ye, I could use a bit!
    (Diana Gabaldon, "Dragonfly in Amber")

  • Your face is my heart Sassenach, and the love of you is my soul
    (Diana Gabaldon, "Drums of Autumn")

  • It was in a way a comforting idea; if there was all the time in the world, then the happenings of a given moment became less important.
    (Diana Gabaldon, "Outlander")

  • There was a feeling, not sudden, but complete, as though I had been given a small object to hold unseen in my hands. Precious as opal, smooth as jade, weighty as a river stone, more fragile than a bird's egg. Infinitely still, live as the root of Creation. Not a gift, but a trust. Fiercely to cherish, softly to guard. The words spoke themselves and disappeared into the groined shadows of the roof.
    (Diana Gabaldon, "Outlander")

  • Healing comes from the healed; not from the physician.
    (Diana Gabaldon, "Dragonfly in Amber")


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    Time - Man - Faces - Memory - Love - World - Life - Place - People - Truth - Speaking - Lies & Deceit - Romantic Love - Body - War & Peace - Secrets - Charity - Thought & Thinking - Imagination & Visualization - Respect - 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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