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Julie Anne Long Sayings: He composed himself inwardly. Sparing the world his awkwardness, hiding vulnerability. Preserving his pride. He composed himself inwardly. Sparing the world his awkwardness, hiding vulnerability. Preserving his pride.
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: Nonchalance, she could have told Argosy, does not pay. Nonchalance, she could have told Argosy, does not pay.
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: What was love if not a certain pleasantly deluded familiarity built up over years? What was love if not a certain pleasantly deluded familiarity built up over years?
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: He would ask nothing else from life if he would be allowed to protect and He would ask nothing else from life if he would be allowed to protect and cherish her for the rest of his.
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: You ought to choose fewer words that contain S for the time being. You are You ought to choose fewer words that contain S for the time being. You are spitting all over me.
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: Colin could not recall a single woman ever regarding him with anything so neutral as Colin could not recall a single woman ever regarding him with anything so neutral as detachment. It suddenly seemed important to ascertain whether she was pretty, in the same way it was necessary to know whether a man was armed.
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: It's what this night would feel like if I could seize hold of it It's what this night would feel like if I could seize hold of it
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: It's ... " She couldn't finish."Don't try, Miss Redmond," he agreed, shading his eyes. "There It's ... " She couldn't finish.
"Don't try, Miss Redmond," he agreed, shading his eyes. "There are honestly no suitable words, so we shall not fault you for failing to find them. Nothing makes a man feel more like God than sailing a ship over the sea with no land in sight. And nothing makes a man feel less like a God than clinging to a shred of ship exploded by lightning in a storm.
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: Love, real love, the kind that you fall in, isn't like Corinthians. The "suffereth long" Love, real love, the kind that you fall in, isn't like Corinthians. The "suffereth long" and "is kind" nonsense. It's like the Song of Solomon. It's jealousy and fire and floods. It's everything that consumes.
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: Oh, I'm bowed, but unbroken. Oh, I'm bowed, but unbroken.
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: She didn't want to need anything, particularly something - or someone - she quite simply She didn't want to need anything, particularly something - or someone - she quite simply couldn't have. Too much had been taken from her already, and she'd had enough of accommodating pain, of straightening her spine, of soldiering on
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: Poetry was a barrier against rawemotions. It distilled them into bearablemusic, allowed one to accommodate Poetry was a barrier against raw
emotions. It distilled them into bearable
music, allowed one to accommodate them
a little at a time.

Alexander Moncrieffe
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: He wasn't at all what she expected. No: this wasn't true. He was everything she'd He wasn't at all what she expected. No: this wasn't true. He was everything she'd expected from everything she'd read about him - he was irritating, frivolous, arrogant, disconcertingly charming. It was just that she would not have suspected his intelligence had depth, that his wit was in part defense, that his charm was a result of, in part, startlingly acute perception and even ... grace.
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: A few deep breaths would take care of that. She studied the horse and took A few deep breaths would take care of that. She studied the horse and took deep breaths.
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: Something was stirring in him, though; a bud of comprehension that could very well bloom Something was stirring in him, though; a bud of comprehension that could very well bloom into forgiveness if left unchecked.
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: He was close enough now to see that her profile was designed to do dramatic He was close enough now to see that her profile was designed to do dramatic things to hearts: stop them, steal them, break them.
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: Sometimes, the only way out of the fire is through the fire, m'boy. Sometimes, the only way out of the fire is through the fire, m'boy.
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: Jules could have sworn there was a devilish glint in the shopkeepers eye. 'I find Jules could have sworn there was a devilish glint in the shopkeepers eye.
'I find today I am in need of a bonnet.'
Mr. Postlethwaite was silent. And then his eyes crept toward the marquess's hairline.
'It will be a gift for a woman, Mr. Postlethwaite.'
'Of course, sir.'
The marquess wished the 'of course' sounded a bit more sincere. He'd scarcely been in the shop for more than three minutes and already his dignity was fraying.
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: She wondered if seeds ever resented the sun, knowing it would shine with no quarter She wondered if seeds ever resented the sun, knowing it would shine with no quarter and give them no choice but to push their heads up out of the safety of the hard, hard ground and bloom.
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: They immediately spent a moment in bemused silence in honor of the perilous little paradox They immediately spent a moment in bemused silence in honor of the perilous little paradox that was the English female
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: I don't know,' he said irritably. 'Is it meant to improve you?'She swiveled toward him, I don't know,' he said irritably. 'Is it meant to improve you?'
She swiveled toward him, eyes wide with shock.
'Because nothing could,' he added.
Her mouth dropped in astonishment. Blotchy scarlet rushed her complexion. One would have thought he'd shot her.
Oh dear God!
He realized belatedly how wrong it had sounded.
'No! God ... that is to say.. nothing is necessary to improve you. Nothing could possibly make you better ... than you already are.
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: We all have foibles, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And the We all have foibles, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And the beholder oftentimes gets it wrong.
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: He was all too aware of the failings of his species and he knew how He was all too aware of the failings of his species and he knew how to use them to his advantage. A fascinating skill. A useful one. But hardly a loving one.
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: Very well," she said after a moment. "Here is how I see that loyalty and Very well," she said after a moment. "Here is how I see that loyalty and love are the same: You would lay down your life for someone for reasons of both love and loyalty. But loyalty implies dependence, doesn't it? For instance, dogs are loyal. It also implies indebtedness. For instance, servants are loyal."
"It also implies integrity. And honor. And - "
"Steadfastness," she completed, with only a hint of irony.
"So you see them as absolutes then, Miss Redmond? Love means to be willing to die for someone, and loyalty perhaps the same?"
"How can they be otherwise?
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: We think we're so clever. And yet we're always surprised to find ourselves entrapped or We think we're so clever. And yet we're always surprised to find ourselves entrapped or made fools of.
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: Her laugh was wonderful. It was mischief made musical. Her laugh was wonderful. It was mischief made musical.
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: No proper life could be made from the pursuit of blinding pleasure followed by limp No proper life could be made from the pursuit of blinding pleasure followed by limp exhaustion.
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: You wagered you could indulge passion and receive trust and honor in return, and lost. You wagered you could indulge passion and receive trust and honor in return, and lost.
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: I should not, if I were you, wish to be, because 'sterner stuff' is usually I should not, if I were you, wish to be, because 'sterner stuff' is usually forged by hardship.
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: MEEEEE!" it bellowed.She jumped back again, dropping the basket lid. What the devil?She opened it MEEEEE!" it bellowed.
She jumped back again, dropping the basket lid. What the devil?
She opened it again, and looked down at the wee thing.
"MEEEEEE!"
"Good heavens, you are loud," she told it. "I thought cats were supposed to say 'meow.' There are two syllables in meow."
"MEEEEEE!" It corrected vehemently and with great singularity.
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Julie Anne Long Sayings: This man offered her forever.And if Prescott had asked a month ago ... If he'd This man offered her forever.
And if Prescott had asked a month ago ... If he'd asked the day before she'd encountered Jonathan Redmond at midnight outside the Duke of Greyfolk's house ...
Ah, but she was a different woman now. One kiss had changed that.
And a ballroom orgasm.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Rhys told himself that everything came with a price. He'd made a difficult choice years Rhys told himself that everything came with a price. He'd made a difficult choice years ago to regain all he had, and some days he could convince himself that life was like war: bitter, desperate choices were often made in the name of survival, and some inevitably survived at the expense of others.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Good God. She was Wellington with eyelashes. Good God. She was Wellington with eyelashes.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: I love you," she murmured. The words ... it was as though an entire sun I love you," she murmured.
The words ... it was as though an entire sun had exploded in his chest.
He'd been ridiculous. His thrashing thoughts, his grand confusion and torment and helplessness
it was only love, had always been love, he supposed. It was no precipice he stood at, or rather precipices have little meaning when one finally acknowledges that one has wings. Connor stepped off.
"I love you, too."
Such grave, inadequate words for what it was he felt.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: He was sardonic even in his thoughts these days. He was sardonic even in his thoughts these days.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Your imagination has an impressive reach.""Or my boredom an impressive scope. Your imagination has an impressive reach."
"Or my boredom an impressive scope.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Plain girls who were also clever were a ha'pence a dozen. Plain girls who were also clever were a ha'pence a dozen.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: He wished for access to all the world's languages at once, for then he would He wished for access to all the world's languages at once, for then he would have a better word for how he felt and what she was.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: And in his weariness, only one word came to Jonathan, like a prayer. Tommy, he And in his weariness, only one word came to Jonathan, like a prayer. Tommy, he thought, invoking what was good and real. Tommy. The word for love in his world right now. Tommy. And he supposed the word that occurred to you in your darkest moments ... well, that word meant love. That was perhaps how you knew. And perhaps that was the purpose of dark moments.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: When Phoebe glanced back at the marquess he swiftly lifted that rogue lock of hair, When Phoebe glanced back at the marquess he swiftly lifted that rogue lock of hair, pointed at his forehead and mouthed: Good aim. She clapped a hand over her mouth. Dear God, he was sporting a bruise! So that's where she'd clocked him with his hat! And this explained the forelock.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: You are my dream, Cynthia. You are my dream, Cynthia.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: And home, Elise, is anywhere love is. Any you are my love. And home, Elise, is anywhere love is. Any you are my love.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: He regarded her thoughtfully, and something about that look traveled up her spine like a He regarded her thoughtfully, and something about that look traveled up her spine like a trailed finger.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: He stared in something like disbelief. He'd seen a man convulse after being struck by He stared in something like disbelief. He'd seen a man convulse after being struck by a bolt of lighting once.
Watching the marionettes was just that pleasant.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: But now he understood why someone would write things like 'she walked in beauty like But now he understood why someone would write things like 'she walked in beauty like the night' and so forth. Because poetry was a barrier against raw emotions. It distilled them into bearable music, allowed one to accommodate them a little at a time.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: She slid her arms She slid her arms
Julie Anne Long Sayings: And this is the potency a first kiss should have: it should be earned. The And this is the potency a first kiss should have: it should be earned. The moments leading up to it should be as tense as a crossbow drawn back. The reader should want it as badly as the hero and heroine, and feel as satisfied and transported and transformed as the hero and heroine in the wake of it. There are different ways to use kisses in a romance, but that first kiss is so meaningful, a pinnacle, and can be more intimate than sex.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: I will die, however," he said quite seriously, "if you leave me again. Just watch I will die, however," he said quite seriously, "if you leave me again. Just watch me.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: For if light had a sound, it was that laugh. For if light had a sound, it was that laugh.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: The question remains ... who takes care of you, Miss Vale?" "I might ask the The question remains ... who takes care of you, Miss Vale?"
"I might ask the same question of you, Lord Dryden.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Sometimes being heroic means showing uncommon grace in the face of untenable circumstances. Sometimes being heroic means showing uncommon grace in the face of untenable circumstances.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Their faces were inches apart now, and he traced her lips with one finger, lightly, Their faces were inches apart now, and he traced her lips with one finger, lightly, lightly, then placed his lips there as if he'd drawn them into being.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Not every man will make you want to do anything he wishes because the moment Not every man will make you want to do anything he wishes because the moment he touches you your body is his to command. Not every man is capable of making you scream with bliss in every imaginable position, or knows where to touch you or listens to your breath and your sighs to know precisely how to touch you, so that the pleasure you experience is the most intense. Not every man will make you see stars every ... single ... time.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: There had been counts in his life before. Counts before dueling pistols were fired. Counts There had been counts in his life before. Counts before dueling pistols were fired. Counts before footraces and horse races. Counts in his head to postpone his release while some beautiful woman lay beneath him.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: I know what you think of me, Miles. I know what youhave thought of me. I know what you think of me, Miles. I know what you
have thought of me. But I have a heart. I do have a heart. I just cannot afford to use it. Don't you see? Why can't you see this? Whereas you
may play at all of this as much as you like. There will always be someone for you. And that is the difference. I cannot afford to use my heart. And you
you choose not to use yours.' - Cynthia Brightley to Miles Redmond
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Her predicament (the word she had come to prefer in her mind, rather than "circumstances") Her predicament (the word she had come to prefer in her mind, rather than "circumstances") had turned her into quite a philosopher, when by nature she'd always been a pragmatist. For instance, one allegedly wasn't rewarded for all of the good one did until on departed the Earthly Plane. But if you committed one (albeit epic) transgression, a lifetime of damnation seemed required.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Perhaps men like the Everseas were commonplace here in England. Perhaps finding a beautiful titled Perhaps men like the Everseas were commonplace here in England. Perhaps finding a beautiful titled husband would be as simple as shaking an apple from a tree.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: He wanted to be a man she admired. The way he admired her. He wanted He wanted to be a man she admired. The way he admired her. He wanted her to think of him as brave. He wanted to be better because of her, and for her.
He was better because of her. She'd changed him irrevocably.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: No one understood what his legend had cost him. No one understood what his legend had cost him.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: I can only think god is responsible for passion,for god gives us bodies with which I can only think god is responsible for passion,for god gives us bodies with which to express it and heart in which to hold it
Julie Anne Long Sayings: I love you so much i can hardly tell my own heart from yours anymore, I love you so much i can hardly tell my own heart from yours anymore, and I've never said it to another woman in my life as it's never until now been true.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: What happens next?" she whispered.Connor turned to her and smiled faintly. Always a question, that What happens next?" she whispered.
Connor turned to her and smiled faintly. Always a question, that was Rebecca.
There's more?" he said in mock wonderment
Rebecca dimpled.
You know very well there is more."
Tell me all about it," he encouraged.
In Papa's book - "
Tell me all about it without mentioning your papa.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: And much like a catapult, my dear, the lower you begin in life, the higher And much like a catapult, my dear, the lower you begin in life, the higher you can eventually fly. All it requires is the right person to, shall we say, effect the launch.
-Miss Endicott.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: I took a fall, he confirmed evenly. After a hesitation doubtless only Phoebe noticed.And Phoebe I took a fall, he confirmed evenly. After a hesitation doubtless only Phoebe noticed.
And Phoebe didn't know whether it was the sort of fall Lucifer took, or the sort poets wrote about when love struck, or even if it was an innuendo at all, because she suspected everything was destined to sound like an innuendo from now on.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Use it all you want. Marry him. He'll never really be yours, and you'll never Use it all you want. Marry him. He'll never really be yours, and you'll never know it.
Or maybe you will.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Don't be tedious, Lavay. If it's so necessary for you to know," he said ungraciously. Don't be tedious, Lavay. If it's so necessary for you to know," he said ungraciously. "She won a contest."
There was a short stunned silence.
"You ... played a game?" Lavay said this slow, flat incredulity, hilarity suppressed, clearly trying to picture it. "And you lost to a ... girl. What manner of contest was this? Ribbon-tying?"
Flint felt ridiculous now, in retrospect, which was doing nothing to settle his temper. "I challenged her to aim a dart ... let's just say it landed rather serendipitously in the right spot,"
he finished curtly. "She was lucky."
"You speak metaphorically, Captain? She aimed a dart as in the vein of Cupid?
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Her voice was a thread, but still she managed to sound acerbic. "I believe it's Her voice was a thread, but still she managed to sound acerbic. "I believe it's the devil's job to tempt me. Not yours."
"And the difference between the devil and I would be . . . ?"
"None that I can detect.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: "I've ... " he began.He could have completed that any number of ways: " ... "I've ... " he began.
He could have completed that any number of ways: " ... botched everything." " ... loved you since I laid eyes on you." " ... been a complete idiot for you." " ... never deserved you." " ... been so wrong about everything that matters in life."
"I love you." He hadn't planned to say it.
She went still.
She kissed her fingers, and laid them on his lips, stopping him from saying anything more.
"Thank you," she said. "Don't follow me.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: It knew things, that smile. It knew things, that smile.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Love.' What a wilderness of pain, of yearning, of loss could be contained in that Love.' What a wilderness of pain, of yearning, of loss could be contained in that word. Patient and kind nonsense, is how Lady Fennimore had put it. Love wasn't for cowards; he wondered if it was for the wise. He supposed love itself made you stupid at first, or no one, no one would ever fall in love at all.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Why are you holding a knife?" he asked, mimicking her tone.Shock blurred her vision.The ease Why are you holding a knife?" he asked, mimicking her tone.
Shock blurred her vision.
The ease had gone out of his posture. Suddenly she knew he was a man poised to spring if he needed to. And this was what he'd been leading up to all along.
She cleared her throat. "Oh ... this?"
"Yes," he said softly. "That."
She remained silent. She idly tested the tip of the knife with her fingertip. Very sharp. Perfectly deadly.
"Let me guess. It's not what I think."
Think, Tommy, think. "I'm carrying a knife," she said slowly, "because ... I don't own a pistol.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Men who are fatally struck usually take a moment to drop. He felt rather suspended Men who are fatally struck usually take a moment to drop. He felt rather suspended in that moment.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: He just hadn't expected to have his equilibrium roughly jostled by a pair of blue He just hadn't expected to have his equilibrium roughly jostled by a pair of blue eyes this evening. He couldn't remember ever seeing eyes quite that color before. So achingly lovely they made him restless. He felt oddly as though he needed to do something about them.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: A proper kiss, Miss Eversea, should turn you inside out. It should ... touch places A proper kiss, Miss Eversea, should turn you inside out. It should ... touch places in you that you didn't know existed, set them ablaze, until your entire being is hungry and wild ... It should slice right down through you like a cutlass with a pleasure so devastating it's very nearly pain ... It should make you want to do things you'd never dreamed you'd want to do, and in that moment all of those things will make perfect sense. And it should herald, or at least promise, the most intense physical pleasure you've ever known, regardless of whether that promise is ever, ever fulfilled. It should, in fact ... " he paused for effect " ... haunt you for the rest of your life.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: The wrong man could have brought it all crashing down," she told him. "A different The wrong man could have brought it all crashing down," she told him. "A different man might have collapsed under the weight of the responsibility.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Kinkade sketched the occasional nude woman, and was generous about passing the sketches around to Kinkade sketched the occasional nude woman, and was generous about passing the sketches around to the men and cheerful about accepting criticisms and suggestions, which he seldom incorporated, as he had his own vision. He signed them O.McCaucus-Bigg
A new soldier was always puzzled by this, given that this wasn't Kinkade's name.
"O.McCaucus-Bigg?"
"Braggart, are you?" Kinkade would roar. "Not as big as mine,laddie!"
A good joke, suitable for thirteen-year-old boys and bored sergeants and subalterns.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: But is not one a result of the other?" she asked. "Love and loyalty? I But is not one a result of the other?" she asked. "Love and loyalty? I cannot see how could you prefer one to the other.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Irony, when delivered cold and shaved very, very fine, could sound like amusement. Irony, when delivered cold and shaved very, very fine, could sound like amusement.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: There are things the artist intends, and things the viewer sees, and what the viewer There are things the artist intends, and things the viewer sees, and what the viewer sees isn't always what the artist intends. Isn't always apparent upon first viewing.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Maybe we're born with a full set of qualities, some fine, some not so fine, Maybe we're born with a full set of qualities, some fine, some not so fine, and none of us knows what will bring out everything that lives within us. And sometimes it's the fine qualities that cause us trouble, and the not so fine that save us.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Good God. He doesn't know me at *all*.How crushing.How illuminating.How ... potentially very useful. Good God. He doesn't know me at *all*.
How crushing.
How illuminating.
How ... potentially very useful.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Life is short, Tommy. Short and dangerous. A bit like you. Life is short, Tommy. Short and dangerous. A bit like you.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: She charmed and sparkled and said witty things, but she knew very well she was She charmed and sparkled and said witty things, but she knew very well she was being charming and sparkling and witty while she was doing it, which somehow felt wrong.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: But love, real love, the kind that you fall in, isn't like Corinthians. The "suffereth But love, real love, the kind that you fall in, isn't like Corinthians. The "suffereth long" and "is kind" nonsense. It's like the Song of Solomon. It's jealousy and fire and floods. It's everything that consumes." - Lady Fennimore
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Two is my number as well, Lady Balmain. Two is my number as well, Lady Balmain.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Even cliffs are vulnerable, Captain Eversea, she thought. The sea gets at them, eventually, reshaping Even cliffs are vulnerable, Captain Eversea, she thought. The sea gets at them, eventually, reshaping them inexorably, giving them no choice at all in the matter.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: But the pain was old to him, and somehow it had become a part of But the pain was old to him, and somehow it had become a part of him. He could bear it and speak of it. It had shaped him; he had accomodated it. He had loved abd he had lost and it had made him who he was.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: He leaned in for a sniff. 'Smells like a horse's arse! I've got Ian!' -'No He leaned in for a sniff. 'Smells like a horse's arse! I've got Ian!' -'No sniffing allowed! We never discussed sniffing! I cry foul!' Ian was outraged. 'I'm not giving you a shilling!' -'Give him a shilling! It's not his fault you smell like a horse's arse!
Julie Anne Long Sayings: She wouldn't look up at him, wouldn't take her hands from her eyes; she didn't She wouldn't look up at him, wouldn't take her hands from her eyes; she didn't want him to see her. So he wrapped his arms around her like armor, making a shelter for her to fall apart ... He surreptitiously rested his cheek against the top of her head. That rich hair was too silky and fine and warm, and her narrow pale part seemed ridiculously pale and vulnerable as a fontanelle. Here, it seemed to say, was proof that Thomasina de Ballesteros could be broken. Cracked like an egg. That she was human.
The rage he felt then toward the duke was almost euphoric. Almost holy.
This is how crusades are born, he thought. With this kind of certainty about right and wrong, good and evil, and the need to avenge.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Vapidity was an excellent disguise for many qualities. Vapidity was an excellent disguise for many qualities.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Only two. Practically an innocent. So unlike all the men she'd known, and he must Only two. Practically an innocent. So unlike all the men she'd known, and he must have known it. And yet the thoughts swelled and crashed and swelled again, a torrent of unprecedented jealousy, raw and unfamiliar: Who? Who knows how it feels to be covered by your body? Who knows the taste of your mouth, the feel of you inside her? Who has tangled her bare legs with yours, seen your eyelashes against your cheek while you sleep, your hair smashed across the pillow, knows the scrape of your morning beard against her cheek?
What are you like when you lose control, Reverend Sylvaine?
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Directness often disguised as much as it revealed, and was a marvelous defense. Directness often disguised as much as it revealed, and was a marvelous defense.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: And before he knew what he was doing, he reached out and with a thumb And before he knew what he was doing, he reached out and with a thumb brushed away one teardrop glistening in that mauve crescent beneath her eyes.
And then he looked down at his thumb, and rubbed the tear out of existence, right into his skin.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: I am going to take you every imaginable way,' he promised on a whisper, tugging I am going to take you every imaginable way,' he promised on a whisper, tugging her bodice lower.
'Excellent,' she murmured. She tugged his shirt from his trousers.
'Right side up, upside down, sideways, sitting, standing. You on top. Then me on top.'
'A brilliant plan.' His shirt fell from his shoulders. Oh, his shoulders. The vast glorious curve of them. She couldn't wait to lick one.
'Backward, forward. On the bed, on the table, on the settee.'
He paused, and lifted her dress off over her head with all the ceremony of an unveiling. It fell to the floor.
'And then?' she whispered.
'And then we'll do it all over again.'
It was the never-ending story!
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Lovely as a spring day but not the sort to make one envious, any more Lovely as a spring day but not the sort to make one envious, any more than one would envy the sun its ability to shine.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: It hurt. And just as there seemed to be no end in the kinds of It hurt. And just as there seemed to be no end in the kinds of pleasure he could give or to the ways in which she loved him, and because of this, no end to the way he could hurt her, again and again and again.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Because that's what happened to fury when tenderness was applied. It dissolved. Because that's what happened to fury when tenderness was applied. It dissolved.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: Murmured to him nonsense, which is the language of love, Murmured to him nonsense, which is the language of love,
Julie Anne Long Sayings: I suppose we all tend to want the impossible. And sometimes in attempting it we I suppose we all tend to want the impossible. And sometimes in attempting it we achieve something near enough to the impossible to elicit satisfaction.
Julie Anne Long Sayings: All his reckless, whimsical, sensual testing of the world throughout the years had been a All his reckless, whimsical, sensual testing of the world throughout the years had been a search for what he knew with her. Passion and peace. Laughter and combat and friendship. God, but he loved her. It was an immensely humbling, enormous, radiant thing.