Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Most romantic quotes

I know it's a little early for Valentine's Day, but I thought some of you might appreciate something else to talk about besides the Endless Movie-Casting Debate on Diana Gabaldon's Facebook page.  So, here are my all-time favorite romantic quotes from the OUTLANDER series.

"Ye are Blood of my Blood, and Bone of my Bone. I give ye my Body, that we Two might be One. I give ye my Spirit, 'til our Life shall be Done."

(From OUTLANDER by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 14 ("A Marriage Takes Place"). Copyright© 1991 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)
"I do not know if the wound is mortal, but Claire--I do feel my heart's blood leave me, when I look at you."

(From DRAGONFLY IN AMBER by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 29 ("To Grasp the Nettle"). Copyright© 1992 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.
"I have burned for you for twenty years, Sassenach," he said softly. "Do ye not know that?"

(From VOYAGER by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 25 ("House of Joy"). Copyright© 1994 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)
"And when my body shall cease, my soul will still be yours. Claire--I swear by my hope of heaven, I will not be parted from you."

(From DRUMS OF AUTUMN by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 16 ("The First Law of Thermodynamics"). Copyright© 1997 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)
"When the day shall come, that we do part....if my last words are not 'I love you'--ye'll ken it was because I didna have time."

(From THE FIERY CROSS by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 111 ("And Yet Go Out to Meet It"). Copyright© 2001 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)
"Claire," he said, quite gently, "it was you. It's always been you, and it always will be."

(From A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 31 ("And So To Bed"). Copyright© 2005 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)
"Thee is a wolf, too, and I know it. But thee is my wolf, and best thee know that."

(From AN ECHO IN THE BONE by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 103 ("The Hour of the Wolf"). Copyright© 2009 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)
It's hard to pick just one per book! Feel free to suggest your own favorites.

16 comments:

Belinda said...

Those are my picks too. Wonderfully romantic.

Jill said...

favorite quote is right before (or after can't remember) rachel says the wolf quote to ian:

"the world is turning upside down, and you are the only constant thing. the only thing that binds me to the earth." Ian Murray to Rachel in "An Echo in the Bone"

P.S. young Ian is by far my favorite character (yes, even over Jamie). Know of any good Ian fan boards/posts out there? They seem kind of hard to find except for the occasional one that discusses his former Mohawk life.

Christiane KYPREOS said...

Hello Mrs.Henry, here I am once more... Thankyou,all the quotes are wonderful. I do like these too : "Don't be afraid, we are the two of us now"(Outlander) and "To see the years touch you gives me joy Sassenach, he whispered, for it means that you live."(The Fiery Cross).Have a nice day.

Karen Henry said...

Wonderful quotes, everybody!

Christiane - PLEASE call me "Karen"! "Mrs. Henry" sounds like my mother. :-)

Karen

Christiane KYPREOS said...

All right KAREN, I will from now on ! Thanks

Cari said...

That's quite a task to choose just one quote from each book, but you chose verra well! And I like how you strayed from the Jamie/Claire quotes for your Echo in the Bone choice. That last scene between Ian and Rachel is just lovely. :-)

bramblefae said...

"Ye are blood of my blood..." That was incorporated into my wedding. (Actually, I walked down the aisle to "Is Tu Fuil") So, it's definitely my overall favorite. I'll have to think about others. :)

Anonymous said...

" then let amorous kisses dwell on our lips, begin and tell a Thousand, and a Hundred score
A Hundred, and a Thousand more"

Ah so romantic

ELLen

Lenis Makua said...

Luv them all! Esp Ian's & Rachels!

Karen Henry said...

@Cari - my other favorite from ECHO is the "coup de foudre" line, but the wolf line makes me go "Awwwwwww!!" every time I hear it, so it really wasn't hard to choose that one. Glad you liked these!

Karen

Karen Henry said...

Bramblefae - Oh, I love that "Is tu fuil" song! Just lovely. How neat that you got to use it at your wedding. Congratulations! :-)

Karen

Karen Henry said...

Ellen - I love that, too. :-)

Karen

Karen Henry said...

Lenis - glad you liked them!

Karen

Outlander Kitchen said...

Wonderful selection of quotes, Karen! Theresa

Karen Henry said...

Thanks, Theresa, I'm glad you liked them!

Karen

bramblefae said...

It's a great song, Karen, but now I get choked up everytime I hear it! *laugh*