Thursday Quotables: The Theory of Everything / The Shadowy Horses

tq7Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!

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tq5I’m cheating a bit this week. I just couldn’t make up my mind whether to go with a snarky quote or a more serious (and lovely) descriptive passage. So… why choose? This week, I’m going with two Thursday Quotables.

Here’s Quotable #1:

The cop clears his throat. “Please state what happened.” He looks me up and down; his eyes linger on my forehead (which is throbbing in pain, thank you very much) and — yep, there it is — he glances at my boobs, like he doesn’t mean to but he can’t help it. Dudes think they’re completely 007 about the boob eye-flick, but I can always tell. It’s a a gift.

Source:  The Theory of Everything
Author: J. J. Johnson
Peachtree Publishers, 2012

And Quotable #2:

A man was coming across the moor.

It might have been the fogged window, or the wild weather, or the rough and rolling landscape that, like all the Scottish Borderlands, held traces of the harsh and violent past — the echoed din of charging hooves, of chilling battle-cries and clashing broadswords. Whatever it was, it tricked my senses. The man, to my eyes, looked enormous, a great dark giant who moved over bracken and thorn with an effortless stride. He might have been a specter from a bygone age, a fearless border laird come to challenge our rude intrusion on his lands — but the illusion lasted only a moment.

Source:  The Shadowy Horses
Author: Susanna Kearsley
Sourcebooks Landmark, 2012 (originally published 1997)

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2 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables: The Theory of Everything / The Shadowy Horses

  1. Oooh fun quotes. I like the book flick thing. I have that magic power too as I was blessed (or is it cursed) with lovely DD’s

    • LOL. I love the part about “dudes think they’re completely 007”! It’s like — hey, we know you’re doing it, so cut it out!

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