Voyager Quotes

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Voyager

“He would feel it begin to slip away when he left- that thin veneer of humanity- more of it gone with each step away from the farmhouse. Sometimes he would keep the illusion of warmth and family all the way to the cave where he hid; other times it would disappear almost at once, torn away by a chill wind, rank and acrid with the scent of burning.”

“You’ve known forever who you are. Do you realize at all how unusual it is to know that? …I haven’t got that absolute conviction that there’s something in life I’m meant to do –and you have.”

“For whether foolish or wise, naive or experienced, all the Greys were men of honor.”

” ‘Ye wouldna speak to save your own life, but ye would do it to save a lady’s honor. The honor of my own lady,’ Fraser said softly. ‘That doesna seem like cowardice to me.’ “

“I am fully sensible of the honor, my lady,” he said at last, with heavy irony, “but I really cannot-“
“Yes, you can.” Her eyes rested frankly on the front of his filthy breeches. “Betty says so.”

Jamie. There it was; the anchor point to which I had clung, my single hold on sanity.”

“I havena been afraid for a verra long time, Sassenach,” he whispered. “But now I think I am. For there is something to be lost, now.”

“I am thinking that you are verra beautiful, Sassenach,” he said softly.
“Maybe if one has a taste for gooseflesh on a large scale”, I said tartly, stepping out of the tub and reaching for the cup. He grinned suddenly at me, teeth flashing white in the dimness of the cellar.
“Oh, aye,” he said “Well, you’re speaking to the only man in Scotland who has a terrible cockstand at sight of a plucked chicken.”

“How many decades of the rosary are you supposed to say as penance?” I asked curiously.
“Eighty-five,” he muttered. The rosiness of his freshly shaved cheeks deepened.
Young Ian’s mouth dropped open in awe.

“Am I a man? To want you so badly that nothing else matters? To see you, and know I would sacrifice honor or family or life itself to lie wi’ you, even though ye’d left me?”

“The rest of the house was quiet, everyone safely in bed, and there was no sound but the hissing of the fire, the sigh of the wind, and the scratch of Ellen’s rosebush at the window, insistent as the demands of love.”

‘But here,’ he said, so softly I could barely hear him, ‘here in the dark, with you…I have no name.’

‘Oh, aye. Ian will do fine. It’s only that it’s a good deal easier to something that’s a bit dangerous than it is to wait and worry while someone else does it.’

‘Ha,’ I told him. ‘So now you know what it’s like being married to you.’

“I have noticed,” she said slowly, “that time does not really exist for mothers, with regard to their children. It does not matter greatly how old the child is – in the blink of an eye, the mother can see the child again as it was when it was born, when it learned to walk, as it was at any age — at any time, even when the child is fully grown and a parent itself.”

“I dinna like ye, and I reckon ye ken that, but Da says you’re a wisewoman, and I think you’re maybe an honest woman, even if you are a whore, so you’ll maybe tell me.”

‘What it comes to, I think, is the knowledge that you are not God.’ He paused, then added, softly, ‘And the very real regret that you cannot be.’

“They do say abstinence makes the heart grow firmer, no?”

“Absence” I said, dodging the spoon for a moment. “And fonder. If anything’s grower firmer from abstinence it wouldn’t be his heart.”

‘You shall have my friendship,’ Jamie said softly, ‘if that has any value to ye.’

‘A very great value indeed.’ “

“I trust you won’t take this the wrong way,” I said, sinking slowly back onto the wicker sofa, “but why aren’t you dead?”

‘Is that right?’ he said at last. ‘Let you be taken, watch them hang you, and keep quiet about it- for fear of smirching my reputation? For God’s sake, Jamie, what do you take me for?’

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