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Diana Gabaldon

Outlander

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    Valeria Sedanomembuat kutipan4 bulan yang lalu
    Many of the lost will be found, eventually, dead or alive. Disappearances, after all, have explanations.
    Val Garaymembuat kutipan7 bulan yang lalu
    Then let amorous kisses dwell
    On our lips, begin and tell
    A Thousand and a Hundred score
    A Hundred, and a Thousand more.
    Val Garaymembuat kutipan7 bulan yang lalu
    It was no romantic pledge he had made me, but the blunt promise to guard my safety at the cost of his own.
    Val Garaymembuat kutipan7 bulan yang lalu
    Because to step outside the group, let alone to stand against it, was for uncounted thousands of years death to the creature who dared it.
    Val Garaymembuat kutipan7 bulan yang lalu
    "How could the people have let it happen? They must have known, must have seen the trucks, the coming and going, the fences and smoke. How could they stand by and do nothing?
    Val Garaymembuat kutipan7 bulan yang lalu
    And then you found that the sound went straight through you, and each syllable was crystal clear, whether you understood it or not, echoing poignantly inside your head.
    Bellamembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    A dying man takes on a faint greenish tinge. At first just a touch at the edge of the jaw, this pallor spreads gradually, over the face and down the chest as the force of life begins to ebb. I had seen it many times. A few times, I had seen that deadly progress arrested and reversed, the skin flush with blood once more, and the man live.
    Bellamembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    As though, knowing that everything is possible, suddenly nothing is necessary.
    Bellamembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    I was now smack up against the reason that physicians seldom treat members of their own families. Some jobs in medicine require a certain ruthlessness to complete successfully; detachment is necessary to inflict pain in the process of effecting a healing.
    Bellamembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    There comes a turning point in intense physical struggle where one abandons oneself to a profligate usage of strength and bodily resource, ignoring the costs until the struggle is over. Women find this point in childbirth; men in battle.
    Past that certain point, you lose all fear of pain or injury. Life becomes very simple at that point; you will do what you are trying to do, or die in the attempt, and it does not really matter much which.
    Bellamembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    No matter how ugly the manner in which a man dies, it’s only the presence of a suffering human soul that is horrifying; once gone, what is left is only an object.
    Bellamembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    bright hair darkened by the rain to the color of ancient bronze
    Bellamembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    Since the days of the first cave dwellers, humans – hairless, weak, and helpless save for cunning – have survived by joining together in groups; knowing, as so many other edible creatures have found, that there is protection in numbers. And that knowledge, bred in the bone, is what lies behind mob rule. Because to step outside the group, let alone to stand against it, was for uncounted thousands of years death to the creature who dared it. To stand against a crowd would take something more than ordinary courage; something that went beyond human instinct.
    Юлия Леоноваmembuat kutipan4 tahun yang lalu
    International financiers change their names and vanish into the smoke of imported cigars.
    Many of the lost will be found, eventually, dead or alive. Disappearances, after all, have explanations.
    Usually.
    Юлия Леоноваmembuat kutipan4 tahun yang lalu
    People disappear all the time. Ask any policeman. Better yet, ask a journalist. Disappearances are bread-and-butter to journalists.
    Young girls run away from home. Young children stray from their parents and are never seen again. Housewives reach the end of their tether and take the grocery money and a taxi to the station. Inter
    Lina Cemembuat kutipan5 tahun yang lalu
    Well, why not?” said Frank equably. “It only means ‘Englishman,’ after all, or at worst, ‘outlander,’ and we’re all of that
    Sanzhar Surshanovmembuat kutipan7 tahun yang lalu
    The note read: “For a virtuous woman is a pearl of great price, and her value is greater than rubies.”
    Sanzhar Surshanovmembuat kutipan7 tahun yang lalu
    Bruised pride hurts worse than anything, and it bruises easy then.”
    Sanzhar Surshanovmembuat kutipan7 tahun yang lalu
    Better safe than sorry, ye ken.”
    Sanzhar Surshanovmembuat kutipan7 tahun yang lalu
    actually sleep with someone did give this sense of intimacy, as though your dreams had flowed out of you to mingle with his and fold you both in a blanket of unconscious knowing.
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