We have listed the most highlighted sections from all eight books in the Outlander series. Let’s look at some of the most popular passages from Diana Gabaldon’s book series.
Most Outlander book readers find passages they can not help reading over and over. When you find the right words that speak to you, sometimes you need to relive that feeling again. Before electronic books all we had to mark our favorite lines with a highlighter, dog-ear the corner of the page or work a reading crease so the book opens to the page automatically. With the advancement of electronic book (Ebooks) and its growing popularity, companies are trying to figure out how to make reading a book a social event. Companies like Amazon are using their Kindle apps to show users reading the same book the most highlights lines by other users. Not all of your favorite passages made the list, but it does give you insight to what the fans like. If this list is any indication it is Jamie who gets the best or most memorable lines.
Book 1: Outlander
- “For where all love is, the speaking is unnecessary. It is all. It is undying. And it is enough.”
- “Life among academics had taught me that a well-expressed opinion is usually better than a badly expressed fact, so far as professional advancement goes.”
- “Ye are Blood of my Blood, and Bone of my Bone. I give ye my Body, that we Two might be One. I give ye my Spirit, ’til our Life shall be Done.”
- “We have nothing now between us, save—respect, perhaps. And I think that respect has maybe room for secrets, but not for lies.”
- “To stand against a crowd would take something more than ordinary courage; something that went beyond human instinct. And I feared I did not have it, and fearing, was ashamed.”
- “As though, knowing that everything is possible, suddenly nothing is necessary.”
- “It starts out the same, but then, after a moment,” he said, speaking softly, “suddenly it’s as though I’ve a living flame in my arms.” His touch grew firmer, outlining my lips and caressing the line of my jaw. “And I want only to throw myself into it and be consumed.”
- “Without one word of direct explanation or apology, he had given me the message he intended. I gave you justice, it said, as I was taught it. And I gave you mercy, too, so far as I could. While I could not spare you pain and humiliation, I make you a gift of my own pains and humiliations, that yours might be easier to bear.”
“Then let amorous kisses dwell On our lips, begin and tell A Thousand and a Hundred score A Hundred, and a Thousand more.”
- “He told me that a man must be responsible for any seed he sows, for it’s his duty to take care of a woman and protect her. And if I wasna prepared to do that, then I’d no right to burden a woman with the consequences of my own actions.”