ROMANCE NOVEL QUOTES
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
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.
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
- 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.
"He's spent all his life in good-natured rebellion against the tyranny of the unimportant.”
Hardy, Streiker’s Bride (quote donated by Jen Gildenstern)
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."
Laurens, A Secret Love, p.253
"Abstinence. It didn't even sound comfortable."
- Stephanie Laurens , All About Love,
"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,
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
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)
knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust.
Love still stands when all else has fallen.
- 1 Corinthian 13:7,8
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.
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,
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
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.
"I have always believed that all things depended upon Fortune, and nothing upon ourselves."
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.”
- Les Brown
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)
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.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo
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
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
- 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
- Eleanor Roosevelt
"A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still
- 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
my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.
- William Shakespeare, Romeo and
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;
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