Saturday, February 13, 2016

Favorite romantic quotes from the OUTLANDER books

In honor of Valentine's Day, here are some of my all-time favorite romantic Jamie quotes from Diana Gabaldon's OUTLANDER books.  It was hard to pick just one per book! I hope you enjoy them.

"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'm honest enough to say that I dinna care what the right and wrong of it may be, so long as you are here wi' me, Claire," he said softly. "If it was a sin for you to choose me...then I would go to the Devil himself and bless him for tempting ye to it."

(From DRAGONFLY IN AMBER by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 22, "The Royal Stud". 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.)
"Ever heard of coup de foudre, Sassenach? It didna take me more than one good look at you."

(From AN ECHO IN THE BONE by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 68, "Despoiler". Copyright© 2009 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)
"I have loved ye since I saw you, Sassenach," he said very quietly, holding my eyes with his own, bloodshot and lined with tiredness but very blue. "I will love ye forever. It doesna matter if ye sleep with the whole English army--well, no," he corrected himself, “it would matter, but it wouldna stop me loving you."

(From WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 24, "Welcome Coolness in the Heat, Comfort in the Midst of Woe". Copyright© 2014 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)

Happy Valentine's Day!

And for those of you in the US, STARZ Edge channel will be running a marathon of all 16 episodes of OUTLANDER Season 1 from 8 am - midnight on February 14.

5 comments:

Molly Moore said...

I am an admin on a FB Outlander page and I just did a beautiful photo edit and post for the coup de foudre, it was AEITB week for us!

Mary Tormey said...

Hi Karen , there are many romantic quotes in the books , which is why I love them a lot, also I think the sweetest gift Jamie ever gave Claire was Also as a kitten , I've read the scene many times and have loved it , will try to watch the marathon and will be watching Season 2 in the Spring, please post more soon, Love Your Blog, Sincerely Mary Tormey.

Susanlynn♥ said...

Thank you, Karen. One of the reasons that I love Outlander is Jamie's loving words. How could you not love a guy who says all those sweet sentiments to you? The lad is smitten! When I think of this long marriage , I think of one more quote that is not in Outlander but has always sustained me through the loss of loved ones " Love is stronger than death." Claire and Jamie will be together forever.

doris bailey said...

For a love like that, I would give my very life.
Tears....

p_anderson said...

Thanks, Karen! One of the things I love best about Diana's books are the unexpected small declarations and observations of love between Jamie and Claire. Sometimes you see them coming and at other times, well, suddenly you're reading timeless words of deep-felt love. At that point, I look up, release my breath, and...re-read! Happy Valentine's Day to you! Peggy Anderson