Favorite romantic quotes from the OUTLANDER books

Happy 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.)


"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.)


"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," 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.)


"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.)

What are some of your own favorite romantic quotes from the books?


KC_Active said...

Beautiful words. Thank you for putting these up. I love that you take time to do this and it brings so much pleasure to us reading them in one place.

Mary Tormey said...

Hi Karen I have always loved Jamie for the beautiful romantic things he has said to Claire and he had also has shown his love for her over the yrs and she has too so Happy Valentines Day to a very romantic couple and Roger and Bree and all the others in the Outlander world. many blessings to them all . please post more soon. sincerely,

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Karen, for refreshing my memory with the poignant reminders. I would have been married to my David for 50yrs. on Feb.3rd, last; he passed away just 4 weeks before we would have celebrated! To mark the occasion, I got out my wedding gift(no pearls!) from him: a KJV Scofield reference bible which he had inscribed thus:
Dear Patricia:
The truths of this book have given women their elevated place in society, more than anything in this world.
If you would be free from the petty tyrannies of your husband, keep him near its Author, for His command is,
"Husbands, love your wives as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it." No woman minds being in subjection to one who would be crucified for her."
I love you,
As it turns out, my David was a wonderful Jamie! Not a ginger, but he had a Jewish soul that relied on the word of God, a Christian spirit which guided his every decision; this was wrapped up in a beautiful Celtic warrior's body! Thanks for reminding me to read it again; that bible I keep in protective as it is nearly worn out. "Lady Di" has described him perfectly.

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