Thursday Quotables: Outlander (!!!)


Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.ย  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!


Outlander 2014

I’m rereading Outlander (because really, why not?) — and in anticipation of the TV episode coming up this weekend, thought I’d share one of the defining moments from the book:

I had one last try.

“Does it bother you that I’m not a virgin?” He hesitated a moment before answering.

“Well, no,” he said slowly, “so long as it doesna bother you that I am.” He grinned at my drop-jawed expression, and backed toward the door.

“Reckon one of us should know what they’re doing,” he said. The door closed softly behind him; clearly the courtship was over.

(Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, published 1991)

What lines made you laugh, cry, or gasp this week? Do tell!

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6 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables: Outlander (!!!)

  1. Pingback: Thursday Quotables – Ellis Island | The Old Shelter

  2. I have been dying to re-read this because the show is seriously making me question everything I recall. Plus, the book is fabulous and deserves a re-read. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • LOL. The book deserves many re-reads! I’ve been reading along with the show, reading the chapters that I think will be covered before each week’s episode, and it’s made it really fun (or even more fun) to compare and contrast with the book fresh in my mind. Who am I kidding? So long as I get to watch Claire and Jamie, I’ll be a happy camper. ๐Ÿ™‚

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