Out of respect for whatever it might be or trying to be less vulnerable? "Feel free to stop cackling at any point," William said coldly. The edge was uppermost in the look she turned on her uncle, and he thought that, in fact, if Willie was enamored of her, it was perhaps not surpris- ing. "I had a letter from William, intimating that he had--if not actually forced his attentions upon you--behaved in a manner unbecoming a gentleman. (NT) -- Kathy in PA, Tue, February 13 2018, QOTD for Monday, February 12, 2018 -- Lisa W, Sun, February 11 2018, The following quotation is from "Drums of Autumn" by Diana Gabaldon, Copyright 1997 All rights reserved. Alderdyce thinks that I--I mean, because I've shown I'm--that I can have children, then she's sure to get grandchildren out of me later on? The Judge could pick any healthy girl--of good character," she added bitterly, "and be fairly sure of having children by her." He took a drink, let it drift across his tongue, and swallowed, relishing the final ghost of the taste before answering. “Testosterone poisoning” is another Diana gem (NT) -- Kathy in PA, Mon, February 12 2018, I get that now and then. “Well, see, there’s a problem about that,” she said. “I would lay the world at your feet, Claire – and I have nothing to give ye! [ Post a Reply to this Message ][ Edit | View ] Replies: In some ways, Claire had "the world" before, in Boston - a medical career, nice house, the comfort & security of modern conveniences, not to mention Bree, but she left it all to go back for just the chance to be with Jamie. (NT) -- Diana H, Thu, February 08 2018, QOTD for Wednesday, February 7, 2018 -- kgp, Tue, February 06 2018, The following quotation is from Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon. It’s interesting to see things from Jamie’s perspective, most of it unbelievable that things will happen that way. Chapter 71: Black Pudding “I remembered what it was like, that feeling that one was living in an elaborate make-believe.(NT) -- kgp, Thu, February 22 2018, Tuesday -- kgp, Tue, February 20 2018, The following quotation is from An Echo In The Bone by Diana Gabaldon. " [ Post a Reply to this Message ][ Edit | View ] Replies: Jamie and Willie meeting is always special! And it's what I love about Diana's writing, showing interactions of people that fit into any aera of time. (NT) -- Oatcake, Fri, February 16 2018, QOTD for Thursday, February 15, 2018 -- Lisa W, Wed, February 14 2018, The following quotation is from "The Scottish Prisoner" by Diana Gabaldon, Copyright 2011. Then I spend an afternoon with my sister's grandies and I'm over it. " Hal stood restlessly twirling the club's terrestrial globe, looking elegant, urbane, and thoroughly indigestible. "There seem remarkably few of them among the pages of novels, by contrast to the maternal variety. She looked up at me, and suddenly she was my little girl again. (NT) -- Kathy in PA, Tue, February 06 2018, QOTD for Monday, February 5th, 2018 -- kgp, Mon, February 05 2018, The following quotation is from A Breath Of Snow And Ashes by Diana Gabaldon. The feeling that reality existed in another time, another place. “They take paupers and criminals from prisons, too.” Young Ian, who had evidently heard the exchange, if not understood it, took the opportunity to stop for a moment, wiping his brow as he leaned on his shovel.The thing did have remarkably small eyes, and its proprietor had opined that it was able to use its remarkable electrical abilities in some way to discern, as well as to electrocute, its prey.[ Post a Reply to this Message ][ Edit | View ] Replies: I read this last summer and had forgotten it, to my utter horror.Copyright 2012 This quote is from 'The Space Between': Since it's a cold, windy February day (and we are due to get snow).
I've been looking for it but it's not the thing one can put on the Lost and Found list in the local paper, after all. Oh, please, someone, tell me how my free-flowing thought processes got led into this direction. I'm hoping some of you who are now twenty-plus years older than Lally Land in it's infancy will identify. However, I can't find it so I'll use it later this week, if I ever find it. He was familiar enough with the language of the body to know desire and surrender when he touched them. Suddenly the biblical injunction, ONE FLESH, seemed something immediate, and very real. I truly hope that we can continue to keep coming here for The Quotes. (NT) -- Marcie, Fri, February 23 2018, I want it to continue but I'd love more participation. (NT) -- kgp, Fri, February 23 2018, I think Geneva was VERY temperamental.
But as he lifted his cloak to unwrap the cup, twilight began to rise from the earth, and the sounds came clear to him through the still air. It didn’t occur to him to flee, and for an instant he wondered why not, for the very air around him quivered with strangeness. ” “Well, no,” I said, stunned into apology.” [ Post a Reply to this Message ][ Edit | View ] Replies: HI kgb, I can do the rest of the week. Have you heard the story of the Prodigal Son, by chance? He tries to help every deserving person, regardless of station in life. "I can't help it; it was the most--the most--oh, God, I'll never forget what you looked like when we pulled you out of that privy! As women, we DO see necessity, and do what must be done. (NT) -- Diana H, Thu, February 15 2018, QOTD for Tuesday, February 13, 2018 -- Lisa W, Mon, February 12 2018, The following quotation is from "An Echo in the Bone" by Diana Gabaldon, Copyright 2009. Dottie pulled to a halt in the shelter of a topiary lion and said, "Uncle John. " Dottie had her mother's autumn-leaf coloring, with hair the color of ripened wheat and cheeks with the perpetual faint flush of rose hips. John helped me begin to like Bri by hearing their conversations. He sat up himself and topped his glass, pouring the golden liquid carefully. Or would not; it makes no difference." He looked at her directly, pale blue eyes unblinking. “Marsali liked Aloysius,” he added dismissively, making it clear that he had nothing to do with the choice of so undistinguished a name. But you’re right; ye canna be my conscience.” In spite of everything, I felt a lightening of spirit, as though some indefinable burden had dropped away. ” [ Post a Reply to this Message ][ Edit | View ] Replies: QOTD for Tuesday, February 6, 2018 -- kgp, Mon, February 05 2018, The following quotation is from Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon. ” “Well, I don’t know for sure, because I don’t have any brothers to tell me.
Because they’re not coming for you, the calm voice within his mind replied. They were in sight now, figures coming slowly out of the distance, taking shape as they came, as though they materialized from thin air. [ Post a Reply to this Message ][ Edit | View ] Replies: I like that, even though he figured it was supernatural, he puts his coat and pants back on. (NT) -- Kathy in PA, Sun, February 18 2018, QOTD for Friday, February 16, 2018 -- Lisa W, Thu, February 15 2018, The following quotation is from "An Echo In The Bone" by Diana Gabaldon, Copyright 2009. " "You know it was an accident," William said stiffly. At least Fraser's daughter hadn't been present to witness his humiliation at the time. But--" His father pressed the handkerchief to his mouth, his shoulders shaking silently. But where Minnie's face was pretty and gently appealing, Dottie's was underlain by Hal's fine bones and embroidered with his dark lashes; her beauty had a dangerous edge to it. I felt like I got to know (and love) her along with Lord John. "You know; an elderly woman's urgent desire for grandchildren to dandle upon her knee, spoil with sweetmeats, and generally corrupt." He raised his glass to his nose and reverently breathed in the vapors. I haven't had a decent sherry in two years, at least." "What--you mean Mrs. " [ Post a Reply to this Message ][ Edit | View ] Replies: “Granny lust” a term I had never heard before, but it is a perfect description of that particular feeling. [ Post a Reply to this Message ][ Edit | View ] Replies: QOTD for Friday, February 9, 2018 -- kgp, Fri, February 09 2018, The following quotation is from Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon, Copyright 1997. All rights reserved “Brianna took a deep breath, and her fist closed tight on the leaf in her hand, crushing it. “Oh, I’m glad,” I said, adding impulsively, “it would be a terrible strain.” “Oh, aye? Some of my friends had brothers though – one of them said they learned eighteen different synonyms for penile erection.” [ Post a Reply to this Message ][ Edit | View ] Replies: I love conversations where Claire tells Jamie about “modern” times.
Poor Briana though, she can't catch a break in the 18th century. "To the best of Lord John Grey's knowledge, stepmothers as depicted in fiction tended to be venal, evil, cunning, homicidal, and occasionally cannibalistic. He left off performing this activity, and gave Grey a look of income- prehension. I merely wondered where Mother's new ac- quisition might fall, along the spectrum of character." " [ Post a Reply to this Message ][ Edit | View ] Replies: QOTD for Saturday, February 10, 2018 -- kgp, Sat, February 10 2018, The following quotation is from Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon, Copyright 1997 All rights reserved. “It isn’t Roger’s.” [ Post a Reply to this Message ][ Edit | View ] Replies: It always made me angry that Brianna said, with such certainty, that SB is the father. He shrugged his shoulders with an irritable violence, as though his shirt was too tight. “It’s you, and it’s Ian, and it’s Duncan and it’s Fergus and it’s Marsali – God help me, there’s even Laoghaire to think of! I remembered, and with a small shock, realized that it was now only a memory – for me, time had shifted, as though my illness had pushed me through some final barrier. “Da told me about one time he was arrested, when they took him to Edinburgh, and kept him in the Tolbooth.
(NT) -- kgp, Mon, February 12 2018, QOTD for Sunday, February 11, 2018 -- Lisa W, Sat, February 10 2018, The following quotation is from "Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade" by Diana Gabaldon, Copyright 2007 All rights reserved. Stepfathers, by contrast, seemed negligible, if not completely innocuous. In her defense maybe it was because Roger tried “coitus interruptus” and Stephen didn’t, but come on! Now was my time, reality the scrape of wood and slick of grease beneath my fingers, the arc of the sun that set the rhythm of my days, the nearness of Jamie. He was in a cell wi’ three other men, and one of them a fellow with consumption, who coughed something dreadful, keeping the rest awake all night and all day.