Deanna Raybourn Quotes.
To know how a character will behave in any given situation is a necessity and a gift.
I hesitated for all the right reasons. And I accepted for all the wrong ones.
Without an expectation of success, one is rarely successful.
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I adored history, not the dry dates and boring battles, but the stories and the people who populated them.
She didn’t look at me and I didn’t look at her. Some questions are so direct the only way to ask them is sideways.
One is not born English without knowing how to converse easily about the weather.
Among my favorite half-dozen topics is the field of Victorian female explorers, the intrepid women who packed up their parasols and petticoats and roamed the world in search of adventure. Some were scientists, some artists, some unabashed curiosity-seekers who simply went out to see what they could see.
….Only you mattered in that moment. Only you. And I would have done anything to save you. I would have paid any price committed any sin sold my very soul to do it.
If one has a purpose, life is bearable enough, do you not think so?
If you lift the romantic element out of my plots, you still have fully formed mysteries. In the same fashion, if you pull the mystery out of a historical romance, you are left with a perfectly satisfying story.
They have different accents in America ” Brisbane smiled. “Just as we do here.” I waved a hand. “They all sound alike to me.
Now I was more certain than ever of my decision. I could not love a man who did not love Jane Austen.
One of the joys of writing historical fiction is the chance to read as much as you like on a pet subject – so much that you could easily bore your friends senseless on the topic.
Life is too uncertain… You must seize happiness where you find it.
What virtue is there in a man who demonstrates goodness because he has been bred to it? It is his habit from youth. But a man who has known unkindness and want, for him to be kind and charitable to those who have been the cause of his misfortunes, that is a virtuous man.
It sounds ghoulish, but it would have been fascinating to be in Paris in 1789 and watch the revolution begin. I can’t even imagine what the energy must have been like that year with all of that change crackling in the air.
If you were a man, your ladyship, I would cordially horsewhip you for that remark.