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Favorite Quotes

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

- Henry David Thoreau


ROMANCE NOVEL QUOTES

"I know. I look like Braveheart. Of course, there is a slight matter of my having eight inches on Mr. Gibson." "Oh? Where?"
- Connie Brockway, My Scottish Summer, Lassie Go Home, p.10

A thong! Why wear underpants at all if your butt cheeks are going to hang out? If I wanted hemorrhoids, I could lift heavy objects."
- Millie Criswell, The Trouble With Mary, p.138

This is the one we want, his hormones said. This one right here, who doesn't know an oil filter from a brake pad. The one who smells like fresh-baked brownies and stares at you with those big chocolatey-brown eyes. Now do something about it before we get nasty.
- Jacquie D'Alessandro, Kiss the Cook, p. 64

"I can't stop thinking about you," said a low, sexy voice. Uh-oh. If this was someone selling cemetary plots, she could be in trouble. It's not good to have people looking for cadavers say they can't stop thinking about you.
- Jacquie D'Alessandro, Kiss the Cook, p. 105

"I always thought love was like childbirth. It hurts like hell, but in the end it's worth it."
- Jacquie D'Alessandro, Kiss the Cook, p. 217

With those lovely lips, she spoke of the best way to remove water spots from glassware, and the detective felt his pulse quicken. Could it be that here she was at last – the woman of his fantasies, the woman his brothers claimed could not possibly exist? Could it be that this woman under the studio lights was one part Martha Stewart to one part Carmen Electra?
- Susan Donovan, Knock Me Off My Feet, p. 1

His hands had stopped shaking, and his sperm, he imagined, were no longer shivering.
- Darlene Gardner, The Misconception, p. 8

“I believe this is yours?” His smile widened, but I wasn’t sure if he was charmed or only amused by clumsiness. I willed my hair to curl, my lashes to lengthen, wanting to shout, Really, I’m much cuter than this. I accepted the brown mesh flat, conscious of how little it resembled a glass slipper.” “Thank you.”
- Chris Gavaler, Pretend I’m Not Here, pgs. 19-20

"He's spent all his life in good-natured rebellion against the tyranny of the unimportant.”
- Robin Hardy, Streiker’s Bride (quote donated by Jen Gildenstern)


"Because I'm not some alley cat with her tail up in the air waiting for the nearest Tom to come over, stick it in, and leave."
- Sherrilyn Kenyon, Fantasy Lover, p. 42

“What are you expecting to happen? You think some guy will walk into your life and you’ll take one look and know he’s the right man?” “Sure. Why not?” “You know what your problem is? You’ve written one too many romance novels,” Jared muttered.
- Jayne Ann Krentz, The Pirate, p. 188

"There are a lot of things I don't know about you. I'll spend my life with you, and still not learn all I want to know. I don't care by what name you go - you're still the same woman. The woman who fascinates me."
- Stephanie Laurens, A Secret Love, p.253

"Abstinence. It didn't even sound comfortable."
- Stephanie Laurens , All About Love, p.1

"If you seek love, don't expect it to be simple, don't expect it to be easy. If one thing is certain, it's that it'll be neither. If you want love, then by all means seek it out - search for it high and low. You know you'll always have us - all of us - here to help you, but when it comes down to it, love is a matter of each individual heart. No one can tell you, no one can warn you, no one can prepare you for what it will be like. When it comes, if it comes, you'll know it - and then you'll have to decide just how much you want it, how much you're willing to give to let it live." (Honoria to the twins, Amelia and Amanda)
- Stephanie Laurens, All About Love, p.405

"I love you - more than I've ever loved anyone. I love you so profoundly it goes beyond all reason. And I could never let you go - let you be taken from me - that would be the same as letting life itself go, because you are life to me." (Honoria to Devil)
- Stephanie Laurens, Devil's Bride, p.334

Besides, she didn't need a man. She'd never in her life needed one. All they did was gulp down food without so much as a thank you, belch and sniff. Why, she'd be better off with a pet pig.
- Kinley MacGregor, Claiming the Highlander

Ah, puppy love, Stacey reflected. But did it ever get any less complicated, this crazy thing men and women did, trying to find happiness, seeking the opposite of themselves in order to complete the internal circle of self?
- Hailey North, Tangled Up In Love, p. 310

"Fire," she rasped. John looked at her blankly. "Fire!" she repeated a bit more urgently, giving him a feeble shove. "What about the fire?" "I'm cold." "You were trying to warm yourself?" Belle sighed and nodded. "I think you should stay in the bed. I'll get you more blankets." "No!" Belle yelled, and John was taken quite aback at her forcefulness. "I want the fire." "I'll tell you what, why don't I put you in the bed, and I'll bring you a candle to have nearby." "Stupid."
- Julia Quinn, Dancing at Midnight

She looked doubtful. "If you insist." "I do." "Very well." With barely a moment for either of them to prepare, she drew back and let fly. Before James had any idea what was happening, he was sprawled on the ground, and his right eye socket was throbbing. Elizabeth, rather than displaying any sort of worry or concern over his health, was jumping up and down, squealing with glee. "I did it! I really did it! Did you see it? Did you see it?" "No," he muttered, "but I felt it".
- Julia Quinn, How to Marry a Marquis, p.166

He wondered if she'd mind if he threw her down on the blanket and tore off her clothing. She looked heartbreakingly innocent. Alex sighed. She'd probably mind.
- Julia Quinn, Splendid

"I am a man," he said, holding the flagon high above his head. "And I am about to show you how very unknightly a man can be."
- Sue-Ellen Welfonder, Knight in my Bed, p.159

"Mama said men suffered through a broken heart worse than women did. Mama said that a man's heart broke the way a seasoned hickory stick did, slow and hard and with a noise like a scream."
- Penelope Williamson, Mortal Sins (quote donated by Jen Gildenstern)


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BIBLICAL QUOTES

Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust.
Love still stands when all else has fallen.
- 1 Corinthian 13:7,8

Resentment kills a fool,
And envy slays the simple.
- Job 5:2

Do not judge, and you will not be judged.
Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned.
Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
- Luke 6:37

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters,
He restores my soul.
- Psalm 23:1-3

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GENERAL QUOTES

In an interview, General Norman Schwartzkopf was asked if he didn't think there was room for forgiveness toward the people who have harbored and abetted the terrorists who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks on America. Schwartzkopf said, "I believe that forgiving them is God's function. Our job is simply to arrange the meeting."

“The Americans will always do the right thing...After they’ve exhausted all the other alternatives.”
- Winston Churchill

Dance as if no one were watching,
Sing as if no one were listening,
And live every day as if it were your last.
- Irish Proverb

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty."
- John F. Kennedy

“Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have made a difference in the world. Marines don’t have that problem.”
- Ronald Reagan

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

All my soul follows you, love encircles you and I live in being yours.
- Robert Browning

"The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it."
- James Bryce

But to see her was to love her, love but her, and love her forever.
- Robert Burns

"I have always believed that all things depended upon Fortune, and nothing upon ourselves."
- George Gordon Byron

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.”
- Les Brown

Make our earth an Eden, like the heaven above
- Julia F. Carney, Little Things (quote donated by LauraLee)


“Love drives out fear.”
- Czechoslovakian saying (quote donated by Jen Gildenstern)


"The price of greatness is responsibility."
- Sir Winston Churchill

To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet.
- Charles Caleb Colton

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."
- Hellen Keller

When Christ said: "I was hungry and you fed me," he didn't mean only the hunger for bread and for food; he also meant the hunger to be loved. Jesus himself experienced this loneliness. He came amongst his own and his own received him not, and it hurt him then and it has kept on hurting him. The same hunger, the same loneliness, the same having no one to be accepted by and to be loved and wanted by. Every human being in that case resembles Christ in his loneliness; and that is the hardest part, that's real hunger.
- Mother Teresa

What is a face, really? Its own photo? Its make-up? Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter? That which is in front? Inside? Behind? And the rest? Doesn't everyone look at himself in his own particular way? Deformations simply do not exist.
- Pablo Picasso

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

"A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking."
- Jerry Seinfeld

Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness.
- Seneca (quote donated by LauraLee)


Doubt that the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.
- William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.
- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

The courses of true love never did run smooth.
- William Shakespeare

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
- William Shakespeare

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
- William Shakespeare

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
- Dr. Seuss

'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
- Lord Tennyson

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau








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