Thursday Quotables: Written In My Own Heart’s Blood


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.  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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Written In My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon
(published 2014)

My book group is continuing with our slow and steady re-read of book #8 in the Outlander series, discussing two chapters per week (and with 145 chapters, as you can imagine, it’ll take us a while yet to get through it all!) Here’s a snippet from one of this week’s chapters that made me smile — a little exchange between a Quaker and a Scot/Mohawk who are soon to become brothers-in-law:

A certain tenseness in Denny’s shoulders relaxed. “Scouts are not required to kill the enemy, are they?”

“No, we’ve our choice about it,” Ian assured him, straight-faced. “We can kill them if we like — but just for the fun of it, ken. It doesna really count.”

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

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4 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables: Written In My Own Heart’s Blood

  1. There are a lot of great Outlander quotes! I’m not up to this book yet, but I keep reminding myself to take note of quotes I want to write in my little quote journal — I keep forgetting though, especially on audio! Must use that bookmark feature more often, lol

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