Thursday Quotables: A Breath of Snow and Ashes


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.Β  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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A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
(published 2005)

Love advice from a military man:

“It would appear that Mr. Higgins has formed some Attachment to two young Ladies, both resident on Fraser’s Ridge. I have pointed out to him the Difficulty of fighting on two Fronts, as it were, and advised him to concentrate his Forces so as to provide the best chance of Success in his Attack upon a single Object — with, perhaps, the Possibility of falling back to regroup, should his initial Essay fail.”

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

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9 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables: A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  1. Very nice quote! I have to giggle when it was from a military man, it sounds like it too! Bless him, his advice makes sense but it’s more like a battle strategy πŸ˜‰ lol.

    • Exactly! That’s why I loved it — the character is an English military officer, very upper crust but with a great sense of humor, and this piece (from a letter he’s written) really captures his essence (and made me smile).

    • Oh, they are huge (this one is about 1400 pages), but so worth it! I’d say give Outlander a try — it’s not as huge as some of the later ones. πŸ™‚

  2. Lol! I haven’t made it past book 1 in this series yet, although I really want to get to the later books, set in the States. I’m glad this one’s going down a storm!

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