30+ quotes from The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon

Quotes from The Fiery Cross

Diana Gabaldon ·  1443 pages

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“Mo Nighean donn," he whispered," mo chridhe. My brown lass, my heart."
Come to me. Cover me. Shelter me. a bhean, heal me. Burn with me, as I burn for you.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from 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.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“While the Lord might insist that vengeance was His, no male Highlander of my acquaintance had ever thought it right that the Lord should be left to handle such things without assistance.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“...well, if women's work was never done, why trouble about how much of it wasn't being accomplished at any given moment?”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“I love you, a nighean donn. I have loved ye from the moment I saw ye, I will love ye ’til time itself is done, and so long as you are by my side, I am well pleased wi’ the world.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“I have lived through war, and lost much. I know what's worth the fight, and what is not. Honor and courage are matters of the bone, and what a man will kill for, he will sometimes die for, too. And that, O kinsman, is why a woman has broad hips; that bony basin will harbor a man and his child alike. A man's life springs from his woman's bones, and in her blood is his honor christened. For the sake of love alone, I would walk through fire again.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“Bedding her could be anything from tenderness to riot, but to take her when she was a bit the worse for drink was always a particular delight.
Intoxicated, she took less care for him than usual; abandoned and oblivious to all but her own pleasure, she would rake him, bite him - and beg him to serve her so, as well.
He loved the feeling of power in it, the tantalizing choice between joining her at once in animal lust, or of holding himself-for a time- in check, so as to drive her at his whim.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“D'ye ken that the only time I am without pain is in your bed, Sassenach? When I take ye, when I lie in your arms-my wounds are healed, then, my scars forgotten.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“Sometimes,' he whispered at last, 'sometimes, I dream I am singing, and I wake from it with my throat aching.'
He couldn't see her face, or the tears that prickled at the corners of her eyes.
'What do you sing?' she whispered back. She heard the shush of the linen pillow as he shook his head.
'No song I've ever heard, or know,' he said softly. 'But I know I'm singing it for you.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“I always wake when you do, Sassenach; I sleep ill without ye by my side.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“......what I was born does not matter, only what I will make of myself, only what I will become.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“Our lovemaking was always risk and promise-for if he held my life in his hands when he lay with me, I held his soul, and knew it.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“He's a man...and that's no small thing to be.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“Men go where they will, they do as they must; it is not a woman's part to bid them to stay, nor yet to reproach them for being what they are-or for not coming back.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“The past is gone-the future is not come. And we are here together, you and I.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“He bent and kissed me briefly, then headed for the door. Just short of it, though, he turned back.
"The, um, sperms ..." he said, a little awkwardly.
"Yes?"
"Can ye not take them out and give them decent burial or something?"
I hid my smile in my teacup.
"I'll take good care of them," I promised. "I always do, don't I?”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“You are beautiful,” he whispered to me. “If you say so.” “Do ye not believe me? Have I ever lied to you?” “That’s not what I mean. I mean—if you say it, then it’s true. You make it true.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“Blessed are those who eat greens, for they shall keep their teeth. Blessed are those who wash their hands after wiping their arses, for they shall not sicken. Blessed are those who boil water, for they shall be called saviors of mankind.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“You're beautiful to me, Jamie,” I said softly, at last. “So beautiful, you break my heart.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“You invent yourself...You look at other women-or men; you try on their lives for size. You take what you can use, and you look inside yourself for what you can't find elsewhere. And always...always...you wonder if you're doing it right.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“Sorcha,” he whispered, and realized that he had called her so a moment before. Now, that was odd; no wonder she had been surprised. It was her name in the Gaelic, but he never called her by it. He liked the strangeness of her, the Englishness. She was his Claire, his Sassenach.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“If I'd known I should meet a damn bear, Jamie said, grunting as he lifted another stone into place, I would have taken another path.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“I understood very well just then, why it is that men measure time. They wish to fix a moment, in the vain hope that doing so will keep it from departing.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“He was not afraid to die with her, by fire or any other way - only to live without her.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“Money might not buy happiness, I reflected, but it was a useful commodity, nonetheless.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“I want to take ye to bed. In my bed. And I mean to spend the rest of the day thinking
what to do wit ye once I got ye there. So wee Archie can just go and play at marbles
with his bollucks, aye?”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“She sounded as though love were an unfortunate but unavoidable condition.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“He thought of such places in a way that had no words, only recognizing one when he came to it. He might have called it holy, save that the feel of such a place had nothing to do with church or saint. It was simply a place he belonged to be, and that was sufficient.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“He had learned early on the trick of living separately in a crowd, private in his mind when his body could not be. But he was born a mountain-dweller, and had learned early, too, the enchantment of solitude, and the healing of quiet places.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


“The past is gone—the future is not come. And we are here together, you and I.”
― Diana Gabaldon, quote from The Fiery Cross


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Diana Gabaldon
Born place: in Arizona, The United States
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