Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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.

OUTLANDER:

"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.)

DRAGONFLY IN AMBER:

"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.)

VOYAGER:

"To have ye with me again--to talk wi’ you--to know I can say anything, not guard my words or hide my thoughts--God, Sassenach,” he said, “the Lord knows I am lust-crazed as a lad, and I canna keep my hands from you--or anything else--” he added, wryly, “but I would count that all well lost, had I no more than the pleasure of havin’ ye by me, and to tell ye all my heart."

(From VOYAGER by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 27, "Up in Flames". Copyright© 1994 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)

DRUMS OF AUTUMN:

"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.)

THE FIERY CROSS:

"When the day shall come, that we do part," he said softly, and turned to look at me, "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.)

A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES:

"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.)

AN ECHO IN THE BONE:

"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.)

WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD:

"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.)

And here's a bonus quote from TV Jamie, from OUTLANDER Episode 107 ("The Wedding"):

"To a lady of grace, a woman of strength, and a bride of astonishing beauty."

Happy Valentine's Day!

6 comments:

Mary Tormey said...

Hi Karen , this one of the things that drew me to the series , the romantic scenes and saw that Jamie is not afraid to show his emotions and is able to express his feelings towards Claire and show it as well , I thought and still think that Jamie & Claire are the most romantic couple in modern fiction today , so Happy Valentine's Day to a very romantic couple , will be watching season 3 in 2017, please post more soon. love your Blog, Sincerely .

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this treat.

♥Susanlynn said...

Wow..Jamie has a way with words. The first quote from Outlander is my favorite. If Hubba and I decide to renew our vows some day (we have been married for 46 years), I would like to use those words because they say it all.


Happy Valentine's Day. Thanks,Karen , for adding some love and sweetness to the day.

Elisa Pitoniak said...

Thanks for sharing these quotes!!! Jamie definitely has a way with words that melt many a reader!!! Happy Valentine's Day Karen!!!

Jilly said...

The best line in all 8 books missing here is "God, you gave me a rare woman and I loved her well."

Linda LaBracio said...

I love the books, love the show and Diana you wrote such beautiful lines for Jamie and Claire.I thank you for giving us so much pleasure, education and hope. Keep them coming.