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Historical Fiction quotes by Danny Saunders
#1. In my end lies my beginning" Who said that? Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1542-1587). #Quote by Danny Saunders
Historical Fiction quotes by Gwenn Wright
#2. I had turned to leave and he had called after me. "Miss Maria, I kin no other woman who could be wearing men's trousers and be dripping such as ye are and look quite so lovely. It's a right shame your mother is marrying you off to that great sot!"
I had turned to call back to him, "I doubt very much we will have to worry about that after today! #Quote by Gwenn Wright
Historical Fiction quotes by Laura Morelli
#3. In Venice, things not always as they first appear. I contemplate this observation from my post on the aft deck of one of Master Fumagalli's gondolas, taking in the panorama of bridges, domes, bell towers, and quaysides of my native city. I row into the neck of the Grand Canal, and, one by one, the reflection of each colorful façade appears, only to dissipate into wavering, shimmering shards under my oar. #Quote by Laura Morelli
Historical Fiction quotes by Samuel Snoek-Brown
#4. Tastes change, Cherie. I find the older I get the more I like to be reminded of my youth. #Quote by Samuel Snoek-Brown
Historical Fiction quotes by Jennifer Donnelly
#5. She's got a big belt around her hips. It has a shiny buckle with PRADA on it, which is Italian for insecure. #Quote by Jennifer Donnelly
Historical Fiction quotes by Jody Hedlund
#6. His words were like a soothing balm covering over the voices inside always taunting she'd never be good enough. He'd accepted her in spite of her mistakes. He approved of what she'd done. And he believed she was capable. #Quote by Jody Hedlund
Historical Fiction quotes by Roseanna M. White
#7. Sometimes God let people die. Let His children break. And then pieced them back together into something new. Something that He could use for His glory instead of theirs. #Quote by Roseanna M. White
Historical Fiction quotes by Sarah Dunant
#8. It was so cold. In the monastery. Sometimes the wind came from the sea with ice in it... It could freeze the skin off your face. Once the snow was so deep we couldn't get out of the doors to the woodshed. A monk jumped from a window. He sank into a drift and took a long time to get up. That night, they made me sleep next to the stove. I was small, thin, like a piece of birch bark. But then the Stove went out.
Father Bernard took me into his cell... It was he who first gave me chalk and paper. He was so old his eyes his eyes looked as if he was crying. But he was never sad. In winter he had fewer blankets than the others. He said he didn't need them because God warmed him.
But even Father Bernard was cold that night. He laid me down on the bed next to him, wrapped me in an animal skin, then in his own arms. He told me stories about Jesus. How His love could wake the dead and how with Him in one's heart one could heat the world... When I woke it was light. The snow had stopped. I was warm. But he was cold. I gave him the skin but his body was stiff. I didn't know what to do. I got out a piece of paper from his chest under the bed and drew him, lying there. His face had a smile on it. I knew that God had been there when he died. That now He was in me, and because of Father Bernard I would be warm forever. #Quote by Sarah Dunant
Historical Fiction quotes by Susan Anne Mason
#9. I hope you also know that your heavenly Father loves you unconditionally and without limit. You are a treasured child of God, most worthy of all goodness that comes into your life. And definitely worthy of a fine man like Nolan. ~Aunt Iris to Hannah #Quote by Susan Anne Mason
Historical Fiction quotes by Michael Manley Former Prime Minister Of Jamaica
#10. Where are these fucking guns coming from? #Quote by Michael Manley Former Prime Minister Of Jamaica
Historical Fiction quotes by Louis L'Amour
#11. Historical novels are, without question, the best way of teaching history, for they offer the human stories behind the events and leave the reader with a desire to know more. #Quote by Louis L'Amour
Historical Fiction quotes by Anita Diament
#12. I got nice rejections explaining that historical fiction was a difficult sell. But I kept trying. #Quote by Anita Diament
Historical Fiction quotes by Kellyn Roth
#13. I'm an idiot for trying to avoid these feelings because they have caused me pain in the past. #Quote by Kellyn Roth
Historical Fiction quotes by Bradley Steffens
#14. It's true. I doubt. I doubt because I seek the truth. Doubt has served me well. #Quote by Bradley Steffens
Historical Fiction quotes by James Alexander Thom
#15. Mortmain is an old French word that should be tattooed on the inside of any historical novelist's skull. This wonderful and terrible word means "dead hand." Its definition is: "The influence of the past regarded as controlling the present." (It is also used as a legal term with the same basic meaning. #Quote by James Alexander Thom
Historical Fiction quotes by Katlyn Charlesworth
#16. Come out, Yamiko,
come out... #Quote by Katlyn Charlesworth
Historical Fiction quotes by Rehan Khan
#17. The one you love, often times can never love you back - Gurkan #Quote by Rehan Khan
Historical Fiction quotes by Y.S. Lee
#18. He laughed, then became serious once more. "Mary............"
The expression in his eyes set her heart pounding. "Yes?"
Twice he began to frame a sentence, and twice his voice seemed to fail him.
And she thought she understood. What could he possibly say to her now, when he was on the verge of leaving forever? Even something as simple as asking her to write to him carried a distinct sort of promis, the type of promise he was ten years and a half a world removed from being able to make.
She forced a polite smile and held out her hand. "Good luck, James."
Regret-and relief-flooded his eyes. he took her hand, cradling it for a long moment. "And to you."
It was foolish to linger. She slid her fingers from his grasp, turned, and began to walk away in the direction of the Academy. She'd gone about thirty paces when she heard his voice.
She spun about. "What is it?"
"Stay out of wardrobes!"
She laughed, shook her head, and began to walk again. She was smiling this time. #Quote by Y.S. Lee
Historical Fiction quotes by Kellyn Roth
#19. Low and behold what comes of reading too many romance novels. #Quote by Kellyn Roth
Historical Fiction quotes by Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini
#20. Pardon me for this resolution … I know that this will be a disgrace that I bring to my people, but I cannot help it. Love is the blame for it. I go in peace ... pray for me ... good-bye all. #Quote by Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini
Historical Fiction quotes by Rehan Khan
#21. He never felt ready. Just, almost. Yet, almost would have to do - Will #Quote by Rehan Khan
Historical Fiction quotes by James Alexander Thom
#22. Some writers don't believe they're ready to begin writing the story until they've finished all the research they can think of to do - until they're sure of everything. That's a logical approach, of course. The more factual knowledge, the less likelihood you'll have to throw out a lot of glorious prose when you find out that something you assumed to be true wasn't.
But one problem with delaying your start until the research is all done is that the research is never all done. #Quote by James Alexander Thom
Historical Fiction quotes by Margaret Anne MacLeod
#23. If you see me leaving this palace, you have my permission to nail me to the wall. #Quote by Margaret Anne MacLeod
Historical Fiction quotes by Charles Phillips
The same young men who crowded each other as they faced the recruiters' tables now crowded each other as they died. #Quote by Charles Phillips
Historical Fiction quotes by Anne Rouen
#25. She was destroyed many years ago, La Belle, on the cobblestones of the alley beside the opera house ... #Quote by Anne Rouen
Historical Fiction quotes by Gail Levy
#26. You think I started out like this?
Well, I didn't.
I started out like anyone else - young and hopeful. I started out arrogant and in love, assuming the whole dizzy world was where it should be: at my feet. I started out - well, I started out a little like you. #Quote by Gail Levy
Historical Fiction quotes by Margaret McGoverne
#27. What had these people done to deserve a band of desperate rebels turning up on their doorsteps, and now more trouble!

Yet, what had any of them done, what gods had they displeased to deserve the calamity that was the Romans? #Quote by Margaret McGoverne
Historical Fiction quotes by David Liss
#28. Seduction is an absolute pleasure to read
clever, suspenseful, exciting, mysterious, learned, and engrossing. Some of the best historical fiction I've read in quite some time and just plain reading fun. M.J. Rose is at the top of her game, and that is saying something. #Quote by David Liss
Historical Fiction quotes by Jack Williamson
#29. "Hard" science fiction probes alternative possible futures by means of reasoned extrapolations in much the same way that good historical fiction reconstructs the probable past. Even far-out fantasy can present a significant test of human values exposed to a new environment. Deriving its most cogent ideas from the tension between permanence and change, science fiction combines the diversions of novelty with its pertinent kind of realism. #Quote by Jack Williamson
Historical Fiction quotes by Susan Anne Mason
#30. Love should never be viewed as a competition. Love requires compromise and sacrifice. There's no place for ego in a marriage.~pg. 357 #Quote by Susan Anne Mason
Historical Fiction quotes by Amalia Carosella
#31. Perhaps Zeus was king, but I was Spartan, a princess twice over, and queen of Athens besides. I knew my duty. And I would rule my own fate. #Quote by Amalia Carosella
Historical Fiction quotes by Judith Arnopp
#32. How things change,' I say, 'how strange that, even when all is lost, we can still find beauty in simple things. #Quote by Judith Arnopp
Historical Fiction quotes by Jenny Lloyd
#33. How easy it is to do wrong when there is someone else to blame. #Quote by Jenny Lloyd
Historical Fiction quotes by Alicia G. Ruggieri
#34. She thought of the Good Shepherd with His sheep. Of the Man hanging upon the cross. And the understanding bubbled up within her soul: He makes all things new. #Quote by Alicia G. Ruggieri
Historical Fiction quotes by Karen Witemeyer
#35. He made a glorious picture. Tall in the saddle. Valiant. Unafraid of the dangers that lurked ahead. A hero on a noble quest. A rather romantic notion for a woman who'd packed away dreams of handsome knights long ago in favor of the reality of a career in medicine. #Quote by Karen Witemeyer
Historical Fiction quotes by Samuel Snoek-Brown
#36. Lightening flashed again and again but above the shriek of the wind and the pounding hail they never heard the thunder. #Quote by Samuel Snoek-Brown
Historical Fiction quotes by Jean M. Auel
#37. I could write historical fiction, or science fiction, or a mystery but since I find it fascinating to research the clues of some little know period and develop a story based on that, I will probably continue to do it. #Quote by Jean M. Auel
Historical Fiction quotes by Natasha Pulley
#38. What's that?' Thaniel said, curious. The postmarks and stamps weren't English or Japanese.

'A painting. There's a depressed Dutchman who does countryside scenes and flowers and things. It's ugly, but I have to maintain the estates in Japan and modern art is a good investment. #Quote by Natasha Pulley
Historical Fiction quotes by Diana Gabaldon
#39. I stood still, vision blurring, and in that moment, I heard my heart break. It was a small, clean sound, like the snapping of a flower's stem. #Quote by Diana Gabaldon
Historical Fiction quotes by Aziz Hamza
#40. If the gods chose Sextus as King of Rome, the worst possible evil will befall it #Quote by Aziz Hamza
Historical Fiction quotes by Bette Lee Crosby
#41. He searched his mind for something more to say, something to take away her pain, but he could find nothing. There were no words to ease such a pain. He knew because the ache in his heart was as great as hers. #Quote by Bette Lee Crosby
Historical Fiction quotes by Madi Merek
#42. Her entire life, she'd been told sin was wrong, a black and white interpretation of what is evil and what is holy in the world - colored like a priest's robe and collar - but she never believed it to be true. Sin was colorful: scarlet like rose blood, azure like skin deprived oxygen, violet as bruises, jade as rot; a colorful contradiction to the darkness and blinding light all are taught sin and holiness to be. #Quote by Madi Merek
Historical Fiction quotes by Nancy B. Brewer
#43. Children worked in the mills: I will always believe that children are designed for green meadows and play, not for factories and cotton dust. #Quote by Nancy B. Brewer
Historical Fiction quotes by Winston Graham
#44. I believe yours is the only wisdom, Demelza. #Quote by Winston Graham
Historical Fiction quotes by Tanya Moir
#45. Our house has its back to the sea,' writes Hester in her journal. 'Below us, the ocean spreads to the sky, twitching wide and blue and hungry. One would think it to be infinite. But we, of course, know better. #Quote by Tanya Moir
Historical Fiction quotes by Sharon Lovejoy
#46. (Running out of Night) ...is a story that respects this pivotal era of American history, a story that reveals the pain, the courage, and the hope that eventually changed the world.–Middle Shelf : Cool Reads for Kids magazine #Quote by Sharon Lovejoy
Historical Fiction quotes by Abigail Wilson
#47. Two murders. One bridge. And the truth as elusive as the fog. #Quote by Abigail Wilson
Historical Fiction quotes by Hilary Mantel
#48. Every time you go to see Hamlet you don't expect it to have a happy ending ... you're still enthralled.
(Interview BBC Radio 4 Today 17 October 2012.) #Quote by Hilary Mantel
Historical Fiction quotes by A.S. Byatt
#49. I do not want to be a relative and passive being, anywhere. I want to live and love and write. #Quote by A.S. Byatt
Historical Fiction quotes by Melissa Jagears
#50. If you can lean from your mistakes, then you're better off for it. It might not be something you can look back on proudly, but you can use what you've learned to make your future something to be proud of. #Quote by Melissa Jagears
Historical Fiction quotes by Barbara Kyle
#51. The night of the fireworks changed the course of many lives in England, though no one suspected the dark future as hundreds of courtiers stared, faces upturned in delight, at the starbursts of crimson, green, and gold that lit up the terraces, gardens, and pleasure grounds of Rosethorn House, the country home of Richard, Baron Thornleigh. That night, no one was more proud to belong to the baron's family than his eighteen-year-old ward, Justine Thornleigh; she had no idea that she would soon cause a deadly division in the family and ignite a struggle between two queens. Yet she was already, innocently, on a divergent path, for as Lord and Lady Thornleigh and their multitude of guests watched the dazzle of fireworks honoring the spring visit of Queen Elizabeth, Justine was hurrying away from the public gaiety. Someone had asked to meet her in private. #Quote by Barbara Kyle
Historical Fiction quotes by Anne Rouen
#52. She did not realise that there could be a joy - a spiritual ecstasy- in the touch of a certain man, or that she would long for his touch with all her being #Quote by Anne Rouen
Historical Fiction quotes by Leonard Leventon
#53. There is a little bit of everybody in everybody. #Quote by Leonard Leventon
Historical Fiction quotes by Jacqueline Winspear
#54. It's really important in any historical fiction, I think, to anchor the story in its time. And you do that by weaving in those details, by, believe it or not, by the plumbing. #Quote by Jacqueline Winspear
Historical Fiction quotes by Demetra Angelis Foustanellas
#55. Identity was partly heritage, partly upbringing, but mostly the choices you make in life."
Patricia Briggs. #Quote by Demetra Angelis Foustanellas
Historical Fiction quotes by Bert J. Hubinger
#56. Huzzah! Free Trade and Sailors' Rights! But instead American ships are captured and sailors impressed by the thousands into the British Navy, becoming slaves to the lash, while the United States has virtually no navy to back them up. Baltimore native, Nathan Jeffries, son of an American hero, Captain William Jeffries, and his Quaker wife, Amy, is haunted by the memories of his fiancee, his best friend, his enemy's woman and his betrayal. Chesapeake Bay is no refuge aboard his father's brig Bucephalus;facing his worst fears, he is chased and captured by armed privateer schooner Scourge. In a violent world at war, Nathan must break his most solemn promise to his mother. For Nathan and the young United States, 1812 would severely challenge rights of passage. #Quote by Bert J. Hubinger
Historical Fiction quotes by Nancy B. Brewer
#57. I am a survivor. But I am not unique of the people that survived the great late war. We all have our stories to tell. But for most of us the hardened corners have soften with the passage of time. #Quote by Nancy B. Brewer
Historical Fiction quotes by F.C. Malby
#58. To Jana's mind everybody seemed happy to see BAbichka and resisted returning her, like a misplaced package sent to the wrong address. It was as if the recipient opened it up, knowing it should be returned, but wondering who long they could legitimately keep it before being changed with theft. #Quote by F.C. Malby
Historical Fiction quotes by Nadifa Mohamed
#59. As their figures recede, it strikes Filsan as ironic that they had delayed fleeing so they could take as many of their possessions as possible, but now those very possessions prevent their flight. #Quote by Nadifa Mohamed
Historical Fiction quotes by Stephanie Dray
#60. Selene's life is a lesson to us that the trajectory of women's equality hasn't always been a forward march. In some ways the ancients were more advanced than we are today; there have been setbacks before and may be more in the future. #Quote by Stephanie Dray
Historical Fiction quotes by Jess Neal Woods
#61. This is the very reason that some lives end seemingly early and by their own hands because Mother Nature doesn't understand that a personage can out-age a body. It is the reason that someone unwell can look so very vibrant on the outside, giving no indication that death lurks around the corner. Souls saturated in sickness, negativity, and ill-thoughts cannot weather the years well. #Quote by Jess Neal Woods
Historical Fiction quotes by Mario Escobar
#62. Sometimes we have to lose everything to find what is most important. When life robs us of what we thought we could not live without and leaves us standing naked before reality, the essential things tht had always been invisible take on their true value. #Quote by Mario Escobar
Historical Fiction quotes by Margaret Anne MacLeod
#63. You will need money in the beginning. How much do you have in London? Can we use your diamonds as security? #Quote by Margaret Anne MacLeod
Historical Fiction quotes by Erica Sehyun Song
#64. The stars twinkled high above and reflected onto the cold window. I blew on the frosty glass and watched my breath fog up. I traced my initials across the cold glass, the condensation trickling down the pane. #Quote by Erica Sehyun Song
Historical Fiction quotes by Gwenn Wright
#65. A smile is hidden beneath the mustache, it crinkles the corners of his hooded eyes. "I didn't. I have other business in town and I told my friend I would attend to the matter of his son, as he could not do so himself."
"Very kind of you."
"Yes. I have been looking forward to it for quite some time."
Daddy's lemonade is almost gone, he sips it carefully, turning his eyes back to the water. "Looking forward to seeing the lad or to conducting your business?" Daddy is toying with him.
"Both. You see, I had never actually met his son." The glass rests against Daddy's lips, unmoving. Mr. Geyer watches him closely. "But now I have, so I can get on with my," he fixes his own gaze on the water, as though trying to see whatever it is that has transfixed my father, "business. #Quote by Gwenn Wright
Historical Fiction quotes by David        Cook
#66. The defenders retreated, but in good order. A musket flamed and a ball shattered a marine's collar bone, spinning him around. The soldiers screamed terrible battle-cries as they began their grim job of clearing the defenders off the parapet with quick professional close-quarter work. Gamble trod on a fallen ramrod and his boots crunched on burnt wadding. The French reached steps and began descending into the bastion.
'Bayonets!' Powell bellowed. 'I want bayonets!'
'Charge the bastards!' Gamble screamed, blinking another man's blood from his eyes. There was no drum to beat the order, but the marines and seamen surged forward.
'Tirez!' The French had been waiting, and their muskets jerked a handful of attackers backwards. Their officer, dressed in a patched brown coat, was horrified to see the savage looking men advance unperturbed by the musketry. His men were mostly conscripts and they had fired too high. Now they had only steel bayonets with which to defend themselves.
'Get in close, boys!' Powell ordered. 'A Shawnee Indian named Blue Jacket once told me that a naked woman stirs a man's blood, but a naked blade stirs his soul. So go in with the steel. Lunge! Recover! Stance!'
'Charge!' Gamble turned the order into a long, guttural yell of defiance.
Those redcoats and seamen, with loaded weapons discharged them at the press of the defenders, and a man in the front rank went down with a dark hole in his forehead. Gamble saw the officer aim a pisto #Quote by David Cook
Historical Fiction quotes by Rhonda Fink-Whitman
#67. It wasn't my choice to write this story...it was my responsibility. #Quote by Rhonda Fink-Whitman
Historical Fiction quotes by Andrew Luck
#68. I'm a big fan of historical fiction stuff. Historical battles - 'Gladiators,' 'The Patriot.' #Quote by Andrew Luck
Historical Fiction quotes by Steve Kurtz
#69. 12/18/89 Calvin asks Hobbes if he'll help him write a book. Calvin says this book will be like historical fiction. He's writing a fictional autobiography. He tells Hobbes it's the story of his life with a lot of parts completely made up. Hobbes asks why he'd want to make up his whole life. Calvin replies that in his book, he has a flame thrower. #Quote by Steve Kurtz
Historical Fiction quotes by Kermit Roosevelt III
#70. In time of war, it is not enough to say, 'I am a citizen and I have rights.' One must also say, 'I am a citizen and I have obligations. #Quote by Kermit Roosevelt III
Historical Fiction quotes by Daniel Aaron
#71. Historical fiction isn't history in the conventional sense and shouldn't be judged as such. The best historical novels are loyal to history, but it is a history absorbed and set to music #Quote by Daniel Aaron
Historical Fiction quotes by Susan Anne Mason
#72. There's only one parent's love you truly need: your heavenly Father's. And the good news is you don't have to earn it, and you don't have to prove yourself worthy to receive it. You are loved for exactly the person you are, with all your faults and flaws. In His eyes, you are a masterpiece. His own wondrous creation.~page 303 #Quote by Susan Anne Mason
Historical Fiction quotes by Deanna Raybourn
#73. 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. #Quote by Deanna Raybourn
Historical Fiction quotes by Avi
#74. It's said truth is stranger than fiction, but fiction makes truth a friend, not a stranger. #Quote by Avi
Historical Fiction quotes by Deb Stratas
#75. Anyone young, famous and beautiful who dies young is forever frozen in time and fascinating to all of us. #Quote by Deb Stratas
Historical Fiction quotes by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
#76. My anger mounted. "What about your son and me? What about us? How can you even think of leaving me alone here with our baby boy? Telemachus needs his father. What's going to happen to us if you leave? Who will help me raise him? Who will take care of us? You know as well as I do some of the men around here are nothing but a bunch of scoundrels. Mark my words, Odysseus. The second you're gone, they'll swarm in here like bees around honey. They'll take over the place. I won't be able to do a thing to stop them. #Quote by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
Historical Fiction quotes by Sebastian Faulks
#77. There is an arch supported by four vast columns. Etched over hundreds and hundreds of yards of stone, furlongs of stone, there are names:
"Who are these, these? The men who died in this battle?"
"No. The lost, the ones they did not find. The others are in the cemeteries."
"These are just the ... the unfound." When she could speak again. From the whole war?"
The man shook his head. "Just these fields."
Elizabeth sat on the steps. "No one told me. My God no one told me, #Quote by Sebastian Faulks
Historical Fiction quotes by Alexandre Dumas
#78. True, I have raped history, but it has produced some beautiful offspring. #Quote by Alexandre Dumas
Historical Fiction quotes by Barbara Kyle
#79. Snow crunched under the feet of three cloaked figures – a queen, her lady, and a gravedigger – as they hurried along a moonlit path in Windsor Castle's lower ward. The gravedigger pushed a cart that held a slab of marble, his pick and shovel, and some straw. When the trio reached the steps of St. George's Chapel, Queen Mary stopped. She turned her head, pushing aside the fur of her hood, and a gust of wind needled her with crystallized snow. She looked back at her attendants. Was she wrong to trust them with this night's work? #Quote by Barbara Kyle
Historical Fiction quotes by Meredith Jaeger
#80. Margaret looked at the ring on her finger. "Gran gave me this before we boarded the ship. It's the most special thing in the world to me. I'll never take it off, Hanna. No matter how hungry I am. #Quote by Meredith Jaeger
Historical Fiction quotes by Vivian Vande Velde
#81. Dragons don't ask for maidens, he said. Dragons are offered maidens.
Alys shook her head to show she didn't understand.
Is a king likely to be a maiden? Or a village headman? It's the men who make the laws that decree that maidens be offered. #Quote by Vivian Vande Velde
Historical Fiction quotes by Kate Forsyth
#82. Soeur Seraphina gently removed my lace fontanges. It was named for the King's mistress Angelique de Fontanges, who had lost her hat while hunting one day and had hastily tied up her curls with her garter. The King had admired the effect, and the next day all the court ladies had appeared with their curls tied back with lace #Quote by Kate Forsyth
Historical Fiction quotes by Rachel Fordham
#83. I'm a better person in Azure Springs than I was in Alexandria. And pain brought me here. I'm still making peace with it all, but I'm grateful I got here even if the road was rocky and marred with pain. #Quote by Rachel Fordham
Historical Fiction quotes by Jenny Lloyd
#84. All that I was and the world that was mine are gone forever. #Quote by Jenny Lloyd
Historical Fiction quotes by Tessa Afshar
#85. But the choices that lead us into broken paths often have their beginnings in more convoluted places. #Quote by Tessa Afshar
Historical Fiction quotes by Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini
#86. Antonio's will was cursed. Not once, but twice. #Quote by Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini
Historical Fiction quotes by Robert Harris
#87. Outwardly, I hope, I wear my usual mask of detachment, even irony, for there has never been a situation,however dire, even this one, that did not strike me as containing at least some element of the human comedy. #Quote by Robert Harris
Historical Fiction quotes by Mark McGinty
#88. No life form on this planet undergoes such a slow and graceful death as the tobacco leaf. #Quote by Mark McGinty
Historical Fiction quotes by Erndell Scott
#89. Tolerance over time breeds resentment. Only through understanding, that comes from the acceptance of one another's differences, shall we find true peace. #Quote by Erndell Scott
Historical Fiction quotes by Rehan Khan
#90. Books are like clouds. Words are the rain. Together they nourish the heart and soul of the seeker of truth = Awa #Quote by Rehan Khan
Historical Fiction quotes by Osiris Brackhaus
#91. So when I saw you lying in the shed there, I thought that even God couldn't be that cruel. You were everything I ever asked for – so maybe you could also be the love of my life... #Quote by Osiris Brackhaus
Historical Fiction quotes by Ben Witherington III
#92. We live in a Jesus haunted culture that is Biblically illiterate, and so unfortunately at this point in time, almost anything can pass for knowledge of the historical Jesus from notions that he was a a Cynic sage to ideas that he was a Gnostic guru to fantasies that he didn't exist, to Dan Browne's Jesus of hysterical (rather than historical) fiction. #Quote by Ben Witherington III
Historical Fiction quotes by Melissa Jagears
#93. This couldn't be happening. Not unless he's stumbled into one of those silly romance novels his aunt used to read. #Quote by Melissa Jagears
Historical Fiction quotes by Hilary Mantel
#94. When you're writing historical fiction, you are always looking for the untold story. You're looking for what has been repressed politically, or repressed psychologically. You are working in the crypt. #Quote by Hilary Mantel
Historical Fiction quotes by Libba Bray
#95. Did everyone from your little Hans Christian Andersen village look the same? #Quote by Libba Bray
Historical Fiction quotes by Jody Hedlund
#96. But one by one she'd been cutting away the tangle of propriety so that with each thread she cut loose, she was slowly finding the freedom to be herself and not someone else's version of who she ought to be. #Quote by Jody Hedlund
Historical Fiction quotes by Nancy B. Brewer
#97. I can hear my steps echo as I follow him to the end of the hall. The door to the small closet under the steps is standing ajar. He closes the door and latches it. #Quote by Nancy B. Brewer
Historical Fiction quotes by Hilary Mantel
#98. Those sectaries in Europe who are always expecting the end of the world, but who hope that, after the earth has been consumed by fire, they will be seated in glory: grilled a little, crisp at the edges and blackened in parts, but still, thanks be to God, alive for eternity, and seated at his right hand. #Quote by Hilary Mantel
Historical Fiction quotes by Hilary Mantel
#99. Once you're labeled as mentally ill, and that's in your medical notes, then anything you say can be discounted as an artifact of your mental illness. #Quote by Hilary Mantel
Historical Fiction quotes by Deborah Harkness
#100. I just killed a man! This isn't the moment to discuss our marriage."
"Nonsense. Marrying amid bloodshed is a de Clermont family tradition," Philippe said briskly. #Quote by Deborah Harkness
Historical Fiction quotes by Melissa Jagears
#101. Don't shove away a lifetime of blessing because you fear trials. You'll have them no matter what you do.~ Marianne Lister #Quote by Melissa Jagears
Historical Fiction quotes by Paul W. Feenstra
#102. History is about the untold story, and writing historical fiction is a wonderful way to present the past in a compelling and entertaining way. #Quote by Paul W. Feenstra
Historical Fiction quotes by Elaine Marolakos Edelson
#103. A warrior becomes experienced by being defeated; a scholar by making mistakes. Defeat and mistakes we have left in the past, he said. #Quote by Elaine Marolakos Edelson
Historical Fiction quotes by Victoria Dougherty
#104. On the black cotton was printed a white skull and crossbones - the skull head grinning as if he were mocking her. The nun struggled for her breath and wanted to drop the evil little banner, but her fingers wouldn't let go of it - making her stare into its horrid death face as if she were looking at her own end. #Quote by Victoria Dougherty
Historical Fiction quotes by Michael Shaara
#105. They rode for a while in silence, a tiny island in the smoky stream of marching men. Then Lee said slowly, in a strange, soft, slow tone of voice, "Soldiering has one great trap."
Longstreet turned to see his face. Lee was riding slowly ahead, without expression. He spoke in that same slow voice. "To be a good soldier you must love the army. But to be a good officer you must be willing to order the death of the thing you love. This is...a very hard thing to do. No other profession requires it. That is one reason why there are so very few good officers. Although there are many good men."
Lee rarely lectured. Longstreet sensed a message beyond it. He waited. Lee said, "We don't fear our own deaths, you and I." He smiled slightly, then glanced away. "We protect ourselves out of military necessity, not do not protect yourself enough and must give thought to it. I need you. But the point is, we are afraid to die. We are prepared for our own deaths, and for the deaths of comrades. We learn that at the Point. But I have seen this happen: we are not prepared for as many deaths as we have to face, inevitably as the war goes on. There comes a time..."
He paused. He had been gazing straight ahead, away from Longstreet. Now, black-eyed, he turned back, glanced once quickly into Longstreet's eyes, then looked away.
"We are never prepared for so many to die. So you understand? No one is. We expect some chosen few. We expect an occasional empty chair, a toast to d #Quote by Michael Shaara
Historical Fiction quotes by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
#106. You cruel, hard-hearted gods!" I flung the goblet in his direction. Hermes barely had time to dart out of its way before it hit the wall and shattered to small pieces. "You're all the same! Hsst! Jealous! Vindictive! That's what you are! You allow yourselves to take pleasure with any mortal you wish. Let a goddess do the same. Let a goddess choose a mortal for her lover, and you set off in a fury of revenge against her as if her actions are an affront to you. And all the while, you male gods allow yourselves all kinds of liberties you deny to us females. #Quote by Tamara Agha-Jaffar
Historical Fiction quotes by Inge H. Borg
#107. The end is but a new beginning for the eternal Ba. #Quote by Inge H. Borg
Historical Fiction quotes by Victor Hugo
#108. I will weep with you over the children of kings, provided that you will weep with me over the children of the people #Quote by Victor Hugo
Historical Fiction quotes by F.C. Malby
#109. The lines in the corners of her eyes spoke of years of wisdom, as a tree with the number of rings increasing with each passing year. She was a small frame of a woman with piercing eyes that suggested that they knew you, understood you even. #Quote by F.C. Malby
Historical Fiction quotes by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
#110. It is easier to start a war than to end it. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Historical Fiction quotes by Rehan Khan
#111. Commander. The world needs a certain type of person like you who cares, to make things better - Awa #Quote by Rehan Khan
Historical Fiction quotes by Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini
#112. Her heart now pounding, a strange feeling of combined fear and happiness invaded her. She took a deep breath. Her lungs filled with fresh air. An invigorating rush of electricity all over her body overcame her.
"So, is this how falling in love feels?" she thought.
She knew the answer. #Quote by Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini
Historical Fiction quotes by Marion Croslydon
#113. Their eyes locked.
They could see into each other's souls. This was why she had been born. #Quote by Marion Croslydon
Historical Fiction quotes by Philippa Gregory
#114. Before anything else I was a woman who was capable of passion and who had a great need and a great desire for love. #Quote by Philippa Gregory
Historical Fiction quotes by Lisa Wingate
#115. Together, we travel the living river. We turn our faces to the sunlight and fly time and time again home to Kingdom Arcadia. #Quote by Lisa Wingate
Historical Fiction quotes by Maurice Druon
#116. I have always regarded historical fiction and fantasy as sisters under the skin, two genres separated at birth. #Quote by Maurice Druon
Historical Fiction quotes by Gary Inbinder
#117. The great city seemed to weigh upon me, as though it were crushing me under its heap of brick and stone. Gray, drizzly skies, congested streets, the soot-belching boats and barges chugging up and down the Thames, the teeming mass of four millions hastening about the countless activities of daily life in a metropolis, things adventurous, meaningful, spiritual, quotidian, futile, criminal, meaningless and absurd. Amidst this seething stew of humanity, I painted. #Quote by Gary Inbinder
Historical Fiction quotes by Sai Marie Johnson
#118. Keep the guests company, and mind your asses! Stay out of the hall before my chamber! #Quote by Sai Marie Johnson
Historical Fiction quotes by Nancy B. Brewer
#119. To those of you who are enslaved by your past, may my story set you free. For youth is innocent and its beauty is to always be cherished. #Quote by Nancy B. Brewer
Historical Fiction quotes by Dawn Klinge
#120. A sideways rain quickly soaked the pair as
they made their way across the street toward a
small diner. Inside, the smell of coffee permeated
the air and Benny Goodman's band could be
heard from a radio in the corner. #Quote by Dawn Klinge
Historical Fiction quotes by Dominique Wilson
#121. So why had he come? He'd said he'd had no choice, but for centuries men had chopped off their own limbs, faked insanity, gone into hiding or to prison rather than to war. Was there some dark flaw in his psyche? Did he have some perverse need to destroy? To kill? #Quote by Dominique Wilson
Historical Fiction quotes by Liliana Shelbrook
#122. When giving up is not an option, you survive at any cost. #Quote by Liliana Shelbrook
Historical Fiction quotes by Osamu Tezuka
#123. By nature, it's impossible to describe enlightenment! How do you plan on sharing your enlightenment? Hahaha, that's impossible. Wake up! That'll be the end of the world if you ever succeed! #Quote by Osamu Tezuka
Historical Fiction quotes by Karen Witemeyer
#124. I'll pray for you, as well, Logan, that you won't lay burdens on yourself that only God is meant to carry. ~page 106 #Quote by Karen Witemeyer
Historical Fiction quotes by Dawn Klinge
#125. He knew the way she liked her coffee, her favorite flowers--pink roses--and the meaning of countless things, like the way she straightened up to her full height and raised her left eyebrow when she was holding back on something she wanted to say. #Quote by Dawn Klinge
Historical Fiction quotes by Leila Meacham
#126. I'm learning not to hope for what I can't control ... #Quote by Leila Meacham
Historical Fiction quotes by Rehan Khan
#127. You have both shown physical courage. Now demonstrate your moral courage - Awa #Quote by Rehan Khan
Historical Fiction quotes by Rehan Khan
#128. Even when we fall, we can look to the stars and know one day we will be amongst them - Gurkan #Quote by Rehan Khan
Historical Fiction quotes by Nadine Gordimer
#129. She did have one book - a thick paperback snatched up in passing, until that moment something bought years ago and never read, perhaps it was meant for this kind of situation: Manzoni's I Promessi Sposi, in translation as The Betrothed. She did not want to begin it because what would happen when she had read it? There was no other. Then she overcame the taboo (if she did not read, they would find a solution soon; if she did read the book, they would still be here when it was finished). #Quote by Nadine Gordimer
Historical Fiction quotes by F.C. Malby
#130. One word was the method by which the state collected their information. They could reel in the informants and spread them out like tentacles, ready to sting in any direction. #Quote by F.C. Malby
Historical Fiction quotes by F.C. Malby
#131. As people's hopes soared, Jana felt a tinge of fear. #Quote by F.C. Malby
Historical Fiction quotes by Barbara Kyle
#132. Alana Marks had always known she was different. From her gypsy childhood, to the way she now made her living in the movies, she'd always lived on the edge. She'd been paid to leap from a sixteenth story window, roll a car to a cliff edge, get thrown off a speeding train and dragged into a river by a runaway horse. At the moment, she was about to set herself on fire and jump out of a burning barn. #Quote by Barbara Kyle
Historical Fiction quotes by Naomi Wood
#133. Martha thanks Sylvia, gesturing with the book. "Just remember not to try to hard with understanding it, " Sylvia says. "Like people, they're best not to be too thoroughly understood. #Quote by Naomi Wood
Historical Fiction quotes by Bernard Cornwell
#134. So we rode through a broken gate in a broken wall into a broken town, and it was dusk, and the day's rain had finally lifted, and a shaft of red sunlight came from beneath the western clouds as we entered the ruined town. We rode straight into the light of that swollen sun which reflected from my helm that had the silver wolf on its crest, and it shone from my mail coat and from my arm rings and from the hilts of my two swords, and someone shouted that I was the king. I rode Witnere, who tossed his great head and pawed at the ground, and I was dressed in my shining war glory. #Quote by Bernard Cornwell
Historical Fiction quotes by Jeff Shaara Quoting Colonel
#135. All right. They're on our left. They're on our right. They're in front of us, they're behind us. They can't get away this time'. #Quote by Jeff Shaara Quoting Colonel "Chesty" Puller
Historical Fiction quotes by Jane Yolen
#136. You can only chase a butterfly for so long. #Quote by Jane Yolen
Historical Fiction quotes by Sonya Heaney
#137. Cats do whatever they wish, whenever they wish it. #Quote by Sonya Heaney
Historical Fiction quotes by Kathryn Lasky
#138. Be proud. Be proud you are a soldier. Be proud you are a woman. #Quote by Kathryn Lasky
Historical Fiction quotes by Grace Willows
#139. The heavy rain dripped off his thick leather hat and sloshed on the dry hard ground. To someone with a soul, it might have been peaceful, pretty, even to watch the drops bounce and form graceful puddles before they disappeared into the cracks in the Earth.

Daniel Marlin merely cursed. He only saw the weather as another delay before they could rescue their brother from jail. He turned the horse back into the copse of trees, hating to admit defeat. #Quote by Grace Willows
Historical Fiction quotes by Barry Unsworth
#140. Writers of historical fiction are not under the same obligation as historians to find evidence for the statements they make. For us it is sufficient if what we say can't be disproved or shown to be false. #Quote by Barry Unsworth
Historical Fiction quotes by F.C. Malby
#141. I couldn't bring myself to ask Matka why they had taken him. She pretended that he'd gone away on business. I pretended I knew nothing. My brother and sister believed the lie. There were so many lies that we had to live with ... and secrets. #Quote by F.C. Malby
Historical Fiction quotes by Katlyn Charlesworth
#142. Peggy is a sovereign nation. She governs herself and those around her by her own laws. #Quote by Katlyn Charlesworth
Historical Fiction quotes by Winston Graham
#143. Did I behave myself tonight, Ross?' she asked. 'Did I behave as Mrs Poldark should behave?'
'You misbehaved monstrously,' he said, 'and were a triumph. #Quote by Winston Graham
Historical Fiction quotes by Marge Piercy
#144. Nobody hates us as ourselves. In their minds we're not human ... They don't hate us because we did something or said something. They make us stand for an evil they invent and then they want to kill it in us. #Quote by Marge Piercy
Historical Fiction quotes by J.G. Farrell
#145. The British could leave and half India wouldn't notice us leaving just as they didn't notice us arriving. All our reforms of administration might be reforms on the moon for all it has to do with them.. #Quote by J.G. Farrell
Historical Fiction quotes by Edwidge Danticat
#146. You may be surprised what we use our dreams to do, how we drape them over our sight and carry them like amulets to protect us from evil spells. #Quote by Edwidge Danticat
Historical Fiction quotes by Samuel Snoek-Brown
#147. I offer you your life, friend, and recommend you take it. #Quote by Samuel Snoek-Brown
Historical Fiction quotes by Lauren B. Grossman
#148. The kindest thing you can offer an author is a review and a star rating. So appreciated.
THE GOLDEN PEACOCK has had a successful 5-star run on Goodreads and on Amazon. Thank you!" Lauren B. Grossman #Quote by Lauren B. Grossman
Historical Fiction quotes by Gavriel Savit
#149. It's their failure, my little Anna, not yours. Men who try to understand the world without the help of children are like men who try to bake bread without the help of yeast. #Quote by Gavriel Savit
Historical Fiction quotes by Elif Safak
#150. Page 158:
'Architecture is team work,' said Sinan. 'Apprenticeship is not.'
'Why don't you want us to look at each other's drawings? ' Jahan once asked.
'Because you'll compare. If you think you are better than the others, you'll be poisoned by hubris. If you think another's better, poisoned by envy. Either way, it is poison. #Quote by Elif Safak
Historical Fiction quotes by John Edward Williams
#151. Mankind in the aggregate I have found to be brutish, ignorant and unkind, whether those qualities were covered by the coarse tunic of the peasant of the white and purple toga of a senator. And yet in the weakest of men, in moments when they are alone and themselves, I have found veins of strength like gold in decaying rock; in the cruelest of men, flashes of tenderness and compassion; and in the vainest of men, moments of simplicity and grace. #Quote by John Edward Williams
Historical Fiction quotes by Katrina D. Miller
#152. I want you forever. I will always be with you. I will always love you. I will love, honor, and cherish you for all eternity. #Quote by Katrina D. Miller
Historical Fiction quotes by Earl Devere
#153. Seems like we own the day! Now die like a good Christ!

- Boniface de Monteferret, ON THE WALLS OF CHRIST

As Constantinople falls. #Quote by Earl Devere
Historical Fiction quotes by Susan Wiggs
#154. Even the most egregious captive state, bound and gagged on her damp bunk, felt eerily familiar to her. With nothing to do but lie there and think of things, she reflected that captivity took many different forms. A woman under the domination of her father or husband was as much a prisoner as a hostage on a boat. She had merely traded one form of servitude for another. #Quote by Susan Wiggs
Historical Fiction quotes by R. Sharenow
#155. The world is going crazy, Karl. And when the world is crazy, a sane man is never okay." from The Berlin Boxing Club #Quote by R. Sharenow
Historical Fiction quotes by Mal Peet
#156. I'm not a great reader of historical fiction; it's not my favourite genre. #Quote by Mal Peet
Historical Fiction quotes by Anya Seton
#157. Cease, daughter!" said the priest at last in a trembling voice. "I cannot grant absolution, no priest could... #Quote by Anya Seton
Historical Fiction quotes by Marge Piercy
#158. No, It's not fair. But I was thinking more along the lines of the Pentagon and Washington itself. Sometimes I suspect that those who are running things might grow addicted to power. Secrecy's essential in wartime, but once in place, will it ever be removed? #Quote by Marge Piercy
Historical Fiction quotes by Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini
#159. Do you know who Samuel Langhorne Clemens is, Antonio?" Bessie asked.
"No, chood I?" he said.
"He is best known as Mark Twain, the author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," she said.
"I have herd of the story, but I hav not red the booc," he said.
"Well, you should read it," she said. "It is excellent reading. An American classic. Mark Twain worked in Schoharie for a while," she said.
"Is that so?" he said.
"Yes, he worked as a brakeman on the Schoharie railroad station on Depot Street the winter of 1879, three years after he wrote his famous book," Bessie said.
"Why would he do that, a famos author?" Antonio asked.
"A self-published author, I should add. #Quote by Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini
Historical Fiction quotes by JoAnn Spears
#160. Ann Boleyn...a Renaissance Audrey Hepburn in a little black dress. #Quote by JoAnn Spears
Historical Fiction quotes by Katherine Imogene Youngblood
#161. Writing is an act of faith. One must believe and see people who are invisible to others and be faithful to tell half formed stories. It's like being on the trail of an apparition who's repeatedly just out of reach.
K. Youngblood #Quote by Katherine Imogene Youngblood
Historical Fiction quotes by Anne O'Brien
#162. It is important for a woman to have the duplicity to make good use of whatever gifts she might have, however valueless they might seem... You have to have the inner strength to pursue your goal, and not care how many enemies you make along the road. It is not easy. #Quote by Anne O'Brien
Historical Fiction quotes by Lauren Willig
#163. LIPID (Last Idiot Person I Dated) syndrome: a largely undiagnosed but pervasive disease that afflicts single women. #Quote by Lauren Willig
Historical Fiction quotes by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
#164. There are some corrupt Christians who do their business with female donkeys. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Historical Fiction quotes by Rehan Khan
#165. Sometimes you arrive in a place, not where you want to be, but where you need to be - Konjic #Quote by Rehan Khan
Historical Fiction quotes by Sarah MacLean
#166. She had wanted more than she could have.
She had wanted him, and more ... she had wanted him to want her.
In the name of something bigger than tradition, bolder than reputation, more important than a silly title. #Quote by Sarah MacLean
Historical Fiction quotes by Kermit Roosevelt III
#167. I never wanted to safe... I wanted to be good. #Quote by Kermit Roosevelt III
Historical Fiction quotes by Shaune Bordere
#168. Mayor Walmsley is using the typical Jim Crow manipulation tactics to deflect the blame and guilt. He's a classic racist politician with an ulterior motive," says Ora. #Quote by Shaune Bordere
Historical Fiction quotes by Melissa De La Cruz
#169. Yes, she had seen Alex's temper flare over his disappointment with a lack of his own regiment to command, but she saw that as merely the fighting spirit of an ambitious and confident leader. Yet, wasn't that what appealed most to her about him? A spirit and impetuousness that could match her own and challenge her to be better herself in this new democracy? A man who could honor her own values? #Quote by Melissa De La Cruz
Historical Fiction quotes by Michael Ledoux
#170. Please believe I've put my task above the mean level of personal vengeance. I am exposing criminals, not for their sins against myself but for their black injustices to others... not only for what they have done but for what they continue to do. They are the ones devoid of all humanity, the ones that profited by the sufferings of others. "
- Edmond Dantés
(The Count of Monte Cristo) #Quote by Michael Ledoux
Historical Fiction quotes by Pamela Allegretto
#171. She dreamed of Venice. However, it wasn't a city alive with stars dripping like liquid gold into canals, or Bougainvillea spilling from flowerpots like overfilled glasses of wine. In this dream, Venice was without color. Where pastel palazzi once lined emerald lagoons, now, gray, shadowy mounds of rubble paralleled murky canals. Lovers could no longer share a kiss under the Bridge of Sighs; it had been the target of an obsessive Allied bomb in search of German troops. The only sign of life was in Piazza San Marco, where the infamous pigeons continued to feed. However, these pigeons fed not on seeds handed out by children, but on corpses rotting under the elongated shadow of the Campanile. #Quote by Pamela Allegretto
Historical Fiction quotes by Katlyn Charlesworth
#172. Julia Woodhull was many things: a lady of secrets, a patriot's niece, and a dead man's daughter. But one thing Julia Woodhull was most certainly not was a fool. #Quote by Katlyn Charlesworth
Historical Fiction quotes by D.W. Ulsterman
#173. They didn't realize that if you take away the possibility of pain, and suffering, failure…you also take away the possibility of happiness, success, and joy." -The Old Man: DOMINATUS #Quote by D.W. Ulsterman
Historical Fiction quotes by Robert Stephen Parry
#174. But then, she wonders,just what kind of man would ever give her the courage to marry at all- to overcome that dreadful fear of death that seemed always to accompany the very thought of love? It was illogical, idiotic and childish. And yet the child was with her always; and always she would be afraid unless someone could place a light down there inside that dark and chilly heart of hers and chase all the ghosts away - the ghosts of Katherine Howard, of Jane Seymour and, not least, that of her own poor mother. They accompanied her always, those spirits - especially at this kind of time, a time of being alone, of being feminine and reflective. They would all gather round to whisper in her ear and warn her - so that even as she looks up once more into her mirror she almost expects to see them there, ranged behind her shoulders, their faces full of concern and anxiety. Never trust them - never trust the men, for they will betray you always the moment you surrender to them! #Quote by Robert Stephen Parry
Historical Fiction quotes by J. Michael  Dolan
#175. Birkenau simmered in the July sun like some hideous brew, a witch's potion of blood, sweat, smoke, and excrement worthy of something the weird sisters might have cooked up in Macbeth. #Quote by J. Michael Dolan
Historical Fiction quotes by Jody Hedlund
#176. It was as if she'd been stuck her entire life in a tiny overcrowded corner that had defined her existence, ignorant of the spacious world that existed beyond her. #Quote by Jody Hedlund
Historical Fiction quotes by Philippa Gregory
#177. Once more, I am watching the most powerful men in the kingdom bring their power to bear on a woman who has done nothing worse than live to the beat of her own heart, see with her own eyes; but this is not their tempo nor their vision and they cannot tolerate any other. #Quote by Philippa Gregory
Historical Fiction quotes by Maureen Jennings
#178. Jennings is too tough and honest a writer to let anyone off her moral hook, even her hero. #Quote by Maureen Jennings
Historical Fiction quotes by Pat Barker
#179. I wanted to be a novelist from a very early age - 11 or 12 - but I don't think I ever thought I would write historical fiction. I never thought I might write academic history because I simply wasn't good enough! #Quote by Pat Barker
Historical Fiction quotes by Bette Lee Crosby
#180. Here's to the future, he said and lifted the glass to his mouth. There was a lump of regret stuck in his throat as he spoke the words, but he washed it down with the whiskey. #Quote by Bette Lee Crosby
Historical Fiction quotes by David        Cook
#181. What do we do if we come across trouble, sir?' Cahill asked, slapping at a fly. 'As much as I enjoy giving the rebel turds a walloping, it should be down to the Militia to keep the buggers in check.'
'They are doing their job,' Mullone said, glancing at a free-standing Celtic Cross that had once been a prominent feature beside the road, but was now strangled with weeds, besieged with dark moss and deeply pitted with age.
'If you call plundering, fighting and torture work, sir.'
'You don't have much faith in the peace talks then, Seán?'
'No, sir. There's more chance of me taking holy orders and becoming the Pope than there is of peace,' Cahill replied. 'The negotiations that spout from the politicians mouths are nothing but wet farts.'

-from Liberty or Death #Quote by David Cook
Historical Fiction quotes by Joy Sikorski
#182. Memories are strange things. Withough being something I can hold in my hand, they wield a beguiling power over me. Like a mirage in the noontime heat of summer, they dance before my inner eyes and beckon me to find water where there is not water. #Quote by Joy Sikorski
Historical Fiction quotes by Pamela Sargent
#183. What 'Floating Worlds' does draw on is Holland's artistry in bringing the past to life in her historical fiction and depicting the people who inhabited that past. #Quote by Pamela Sargent
Historical Fiction quotes by James Alexander Thom
#184. In my long career in this historical fiction business, though, I've found that the most effective storytelling concept is this: Once upon a time it was now.
That has become my credo and my method as a longtime historical novelist.
It's quite simple, if you see as Janus sees:
Today is now.
Yesterday was now.
Tomorrow will be now.
Three hundred years ago, the eighteenth century was now.
You, as a historical novelist, can make any time now by taking your reader into that time. Once you grasp that, the rest is just hard work.
Stay with me, and you'll see how such work is done. #Quote by James Alexander Thom
Historical Fiction quotes by Megan Frampton
#185. That would be awkwarder--for her, at least--than expiring in his bedroom. And yes, she knew that wasn't a word.
She reached his door without either fainting or falling, and counted it as a victory already. And then she raised her hand to knock, but the door whooshed open, and she was pulled inside.
"I was hoping," he began, before lowering his mouth onto hers. #Quote by Megan Frampton
Historical Fiction quotes by Susan Meissner
#186. I hope [Willa] still thinks butterflies are beautiful. I think they are. We shouldn't think for a moment that just because their lives are short they shouldn't be here. #Quote by Susan Meissner
Historical Fiction quotes by Katlyn Charlesworth
#187. How can one fight for a love that acts as the enemy? #Quote by Katlyn Charlesworth
Historical Fiction quotes by Nancy B. Brewer
#188. To those of you who have lost your way, may my story serve as a reminder that life is a journey. The lessons we learn along the way are not for our sake alone. We are obligated to share them #Quote by Nancy B. Brewer
Historical Fiction quotes by Nancy B. Brewer
#189. Ain't nothing too serious. Even death is a joke on the old devil, if we are living for the Lord. #Quote by Nancy B. Brewer
Historical Fiction quotes by James Erich
#190. 'Are our gods better than Olaf's god?'

Alfdis laughed. 'That's a silly question. Gods are gods. Our gods have been with us since the beginning of the world. We sacrifice to them, and they aid us when they see fit. Other people have their own gods and their own ways of dealing with them. That's their concern.' #Quote by James Erich
Historical Fiction quotes by Rehan Khan
#191. To slaughter one's ego, I found there to be only one cure, travel - Huja #Quote by Rehan Khan
Historical Fiction quotes by Tony Kushner
#192. Real love isn't ambivalent. I'd swear that's a line from my favorite best-selling paperback novel, "In Love with the Night Mysterious", except I don't think you've ever read it. Well, you ought to, instead of spending the rest of your life, trying to get through "Democracy in America." It's about this white woman whose daddy owns a plantation in the Deep South, in the years before the Civil War. And her name is Margaret, and she's in love with her daddy's number-one slave, and his name is Thaddeus. And she's married, but her white slave-owner husband has AIDS: Antebellum Insufficiently-Developed Sex-organs. And so, there's a lot of hot stuff going down, when Margaret and Thaddeus can catch a spare torrid ten under the cotton-picking moon. And then of course the Yankees come, and they set the slaves free. And the slaves string up old daddy and so on, historical fiction. Somewhere in there I recall, Margaret and Thaddeus find the time to discuss the nature of love. Her face is reflecting the flames of the burning plantation, you know the way white people do, and his black face is dark in the night and she says to him, "Thaddeus, real love isn't ever ambivalent. #Quote by Tony Kushner
Historical Fiction quotes by Diana Gabaldon
#193. I thought the force of my wanting must wake ye, surely. And then ye did come ... " He stopped, looking at me with eyes gone soft and dark. "Christ, Claire, ye were so beautiful, there on the stair, wi' your hair down and the shadow of your body with the light behind ye ... ." He shook his head slowly. "I did think I should die, if I didna have ye," he said softly. "Just then. #Quote by Diana Gabaldon
Historical Fiction quotes by James Alexander Thom
#194. A novel, or so-called "fiction," if deeply researched and conscientiously written, might well contain as much truth as a high-school history textbook approved by a state board of education. But having been designated "historical fiction" by its publisher, it is presumed to be less reliably true than that textbook. If fiction were defined as "the opposite of truth," then much of the content of many approved historical textbooks could be called "historical fiction."
But fiction is not the opposite of truth. Fiction means "created by imagination." And there is plenty of evidence everywhere in literature and art that imagination can get as close to truth as studious fact-finding can. #Quote by James Alexander Thom
Historical Fiction quotes by Taylor  Brown
#195. It wasn't dying that she feared, it was dying bad: leaving her grandboy alone in the world, unprotected, his wounds unhealed. Death, which walked ever through these mountains, knew she would not go down easy. #Quote by Taylor Brown
Historical Fiction quotes by Caroline Leech
#196. And if he was kind and friendly and funny, and if he told you about places so beautiful that you wanted to go with him to see them, and if he listened to you talk like he actually cared about what you were saying?
And if he tried to protect you when other people tried to tell you what to do, as if they owned you? And if he has the handsomest face you've ever seen, no matter if the skin has been damaged, because he's just lovely even so? #Quote by Caroline Leech
Historical Fiction quotes by Sarah Sundin
#197. Sonetimes the hardest person to forgive is yourself. #Quote by Sarah Sundin
Historical Fiction quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#198. The ones who were actually making an effort to follow the general course of events, and trying to get involved through self-sacrifice and heroic conduct, were the least useful members of society; they looked at things the wrong way round, and everything they did, with the best of intentions, turned out to be useless and absurd, like the regiments provided by Pierre and Mamonov that went off to loot Russian villages, like the lint scraped by the ladies that never got through to the wounded, and so on. Even people who just liked to think things through and talk them over couldn't discuss the current situation of Russia without unconsciously lapsing into hypocrisy, falsehood or useless victimization and animosity levelled against individuals they were eager to blame for things that weren't anybody's fault.

Historical events illustrate more clearly than anything the injunction against eating of the Tree of Knowledge. The only activity that bears any fruit is subconscious activity, and no one who takes part in any historical drama can ever understand its significance. If he so much as tries to understand it, his efforts are fruitless. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Historical Fiction quotes by Robert Stephen Parry
#199. I believe we do well to fall asleep each night with books. We enter the library of our dreams in good company then. #Quote by Robert Stephen Parry
Historical Fiction quotes by Mary Renault
#200. Men are not born equal in themselves, so I think it beneath a man to postulate that they are. If I thought myself as good as Sokrates I should be a fool; and if, not really believing it, I asked you to make me happy by assuring me of it, you would rightly despise me. So why should I insult my fellow-citizens by treating them as fools and cowards? A man who thinks himself as good as everyone else will be at no pains to grow better. On the other hand, I might think myself as good as Sokrates, and even persuade other fools to agree with me; but under a democracy, Sokrates is there in the Agora to prove me wrong. I want a city where I can find my equals and respect my betters, whoever they are; and where no one can tell me to swallow a lie because it is expedient, or some other man's will. #Quote by Mary Renault
Historical Fiction quotes by Stratford Caldecott
#201. Today, in a world with instant access to Google, we rely on the electronic web to supply everything we need, from historical facts to word definitions and spellings as well as extended quotations. All of us who use a computer are aware of the shock of inner poverty that we suddenly feel when deprived (by a virus or other disaster) of our mental crutches even just for a day or a week. Plato is right: memory has been stripped from us, and all we possess is an external reminder of what we have lost, enabling us to pretend to a wisdom and an inner life we no longer possess in ourselves.13 #Quote by Stratford Caldecott
Historical Fiction quotes by Barbara Delinsky
#202. Some women are born with an instinct for knowing how things work - and what to do when they break. #Quote by Barbara Delinsky
Historical Fiction quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#203. Writing fiction or nonfiction is a lonely battle wrestling with sentences in an effort to put together an intelligible thought that speaks for the author. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Historical Fiction quotes by Tess Gerritsen
#204. I think that, for physicians who want to become writers, they have the material, the smarts, they have the logic, they know the stories; it's just a matter of being able to connect with their emotional sides - that's the key to writing good fiction. #Quote by Tess Gerritsen
Historical Fiction quotes by Jon Foreman
#205. C.S. Lewis says that fiction is able to sneak past the watchful dragons of religion. It becomes more powerful to speak in poetry.
The song goes straight to the heart while the numbers
and the math of it will never be able to reach that. #Quote by Jon Foreman
Historical Fiction quotes by Jonathan Franzen
#206. It's doubtful that anyone with an internet connection at his workplace is writing good fiction. #Quote by Jonathan Franzen
Historical Fiction quotes by John DeChancie
#207. John DeChancie is a popular author of numerous science fiction/fantasy novels including the hugely entertaining CASTLE series and STARRIGGER trilogy. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. #Quote by John DeChancie
Historical Fiction quotes by Aldous Huxley
#208. He had allowed the advertisers to multiply his wants; he had learned to equate happiness with possessions, and prosperity with money to spend in a shop. #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Historical Fiction quotes by Jaguar Jonez
#209. Jaeshawn!" I screamed. My hips bucked off the bed, as the sucking grew more intense. I could feel a tightening sensation in my stomach that sent tingles to the ends of my toes. He stopped sucking and roughly dragged his tongue over my love button, over and over again, until I felt like I was going to explode. "Jaeeee!" I screamed as I started to ride his tongue. #Quote by Jaguar Jonez
Historical Fiction quotes by Stephen King
#210. Keeping up the fiction. You have to keep it up, sometimes, no matter how you feel. #Quote by Stephen King
Historical Fiction quotes by Eugene Lim
#211. This time it was true death we heard - oblivion, void, the absolute - and the beauty of the experience was rooted in our sadness in acknowledging living within it. That's what True Death would say. Not I'm coming for you but You always dwell within me. #Quote by Eugene Lim
Historical Fiction quotes by Kelly Corrigan
#212. Moms in fiction and memoir get a bad rap. #Quote by Kelly Corrigan
Historical Fiction quotes by Patricia Eimer
#213. She couldn't be the first alien to crash-land on twenty-first-century Earth. #Quote by Patricia Eimer
Historical Fiction quotes by S.A. Tawks
#214. Ms Rainn, when was the last time you visited a library for the books and not the free Internet it offers? #Quote by S.A. Tawks
Historical Fiction quotes by Andrea Barrett
#215. Slowly, I began to relearn something I'd once grasped but had lost sight of: that emotion - that central element of fiction - derives not from information or from explanation, nor from a logical arrangement of the facts, but specifically from powerful images and from the qualities of language: diction, rhythm, form, structure, association, metaphor. And sometimes I also had glimmers of another thing I'd once known: how effectively information can be used to wall off emotion. #Quote by Andrea Barrett
Historical Fiction quotes by Faith Sullivan
#216. Katie, when I saw you again, there was nothing I wanted to do more than stand by your side for the rest of my life. #Quote by Faith Sullivan
Historical Fiction quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#217. Fish and visitors stink after three days. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Historical Fiction quotes by James Robertson
#218. She was convinced the country was about to succumb to revolutionary socialism. Her own circumstances encouraged this belief: just on the edge of the really rich country set, she shared their views and opinions but lacked the financial and architechtural insulation from real or imagined political troubles. She found crushed larger cans and cigarette packets in her front garden and interpreted these as menacing signals from the Perthshire proletariat. Every flicker and dim of electric light was a portent of class war. #Quote by James Robertson
Historical Fiction quotes by Julie B. Campbell
#219. Flanked by his personal guardsmen, Emperor Gevalen walked toward me, never letting go of me with his eyes. It was thrilling and terrifying all at once. #Quote by Julie B. Campbell
Historical Fiction quotes by George Washington
#220. Happiness is more effectually dispensed to mankind under a republican form of government than any other. #Quote by George Washington
Historical Fiction quotes by Carl Sagan
#221. My long-time view about Christianity is that it represents an amalgam of two seemingly immiscible parts-the religion of Jesus and the religion of Paul. Thomas Jefferson attempted to excise the Pauline parts of the New Testament. There wasn't much left when he was done, but it was an inspiring document. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Historical Fiction quotes by Charlena E.  Jackson
#222. I finally know how to love myself. I do not need anyone's approval or anyone to love me in order to love myself.

I am truly and wholeheartedly in love with myself - and I wouldn't have it any other way. #Quote by Charlena E. Jackson
Historical Fiction quotes by Charles Arminjon
#223. Forgetting that human life is a reality and not fiction, he seeks diversion in frivolous amusements, squanders his best years in pleasures and idleness and boredom, and consumes fruitlessly the talent that God had entrusted to him. In this enfeebling frame of mind, a man need only come before him with threatening words and the power to interfere with his repose, interests, or pleasures, and the man will at once be his master, will have full power to subject him either to a degrading bondage or to unspeakable tortures. #Quote by Charles Arminjon
Historical Fiction quotes by Ruth Rendell
#224. I get very tired of violence in crime fiction. Maybe it is what life is like, but I don't want to do it in my books. #Quote by Ruth Rendell
Historical Fiction quotes by Carl Sagan
#225. The Somnium makes clear to us, although it did not to all of Kepler's contemporaries, that "in a dream one must be allowed the liberty of imagining occasionally that which never existed in the world of sense perception." Science fiction was a new idea at the time of the Thirty Years' War, and Kepler's book was used as evidence that his mother was a witch. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Historical Fiction quotes by Marcus Chown
#226. I am constantly amazed by how much stranger science is than science fiction #Quote by Marcus Chown
Historical Fiction quotes by Tom Weston-Jones
#227. It's something I'd find rather distracting in a historical piece, looking at characters that have obviously just gotten off their Ab Blaster. You see a piece set in the 1300s or the 1800s, and you've got characters who have perfect abs and are incredibly well-groomed, not a hair out of place, and it just doesn't make sense. #Quote by Tom Weston-Jones
Historical Fiction quotes by George Orwell
#228. If the Party could thrust its hand into the past and say of this or that event, it never happened - that, surely, was more terrifying than mere torture and death?...But where did that knowledge exist? Only in his consciousness, which in any case must soon be annihilated...'Who controls the past,' ran the Party slogan,'controls the future:who controls the present controls the past.'...All that was needed was a series of victories over your own memory. #Quote by George Orwell
Historical Fiction quotes by CA Conrad
#229. In a world of watered-down bestsellers and formula novels, Hitching to Nirvana eases back just enough to show the blade which cuts the real open, then bolts forward again, giving us a charged, swerving dance to self-actualization. Hitching to Nirvana is a magnetic forcefield, not just pulling us beautifully into the story, but into our own lives. It's rare when a writer can open the shared world with such a deft, personal touch. Janet Mason is a genius. #Quote by CA Conrad
Historical Fiction quotes by Anonymous
#230. Like qualitative and quantitative research, historical references, and subject matter interviews - help UX designers to discover unique problems for a specific set of target customers. #Quote by Anonymous
Historical Fiction quotes by Alan Lightman
#231. Will these millions of children, for generations upon future generations, know that some of their atoms cycled through this woman? [ ... ] Will they feel what she felt in her life, will their memories have flickering strokes of her memories, will they recall that moment long ago when she stood by the window, guilt ridden and confused, and watched as the tadr bird circled the cistern? No, it is not possible. [ ... ] But I will let them have their own brief glimpse of the Void, just at that moment they pass from living to dead, from animate to inanimate, from consciousness to that which has no consciousness. For a moment, they will understand infinity. #Quote by Alan Lightman
Historical Fiction quotes by Fox Mulder
#232. I'll show you my theory, if you show me yours. #Quote by Fox Mulder
Historical Fiction quotes by Nic Pizzolatto
#233. We live in a culture that has a real hard time distinguishing fiction from reality. Even when they're told something is fiction. #Quote by Nic Pizzolatto
Historical Fiction quotes by Kaylin McFarren
#234. Never settle for normal, Miss Lyons," Shinzo told her. "Normal is not natural. Extraordinary is natural, and that's why you're here. To do something extraordinary. #Quote by Kaylin McFarren
Historical Fiction quotes by Laura Anderson Kurk
#235. Is there one in particular, Tennyson?" Henry said, ducking out from under her arm. "I could arrange a meeting."
"Yeah, the one from Texas ... what's his name?"
"That would be Dylan. But he's a nice guy and you'd break his heart. He dropped out of Texas A&M to come up here and saddle bum around with my horses year-round. Knowing your dad, I think you'd better be looking for a pre-med honors student."
"Leave my dad out of this. #Quote by Laura Anderson Kurk
Historical Fiction quotes by Grace Burrowes
#236. I live to bring you pleasure. To Gilly, his words rang like a vow. #Quote by Grace Burrowes
Historical Fiction quotes by Charles Stross
#237. I don't do flash fiction. #Quote by Charles Stross
Historical Fiction quotes by G.M.T. Schuilling
#238. Karma's not a bitch. She's a whore, acting like I've stolen her pimp. #Quote by G.M.T. Schuilling
Historical Fiction quotes by Ben Lerner
#239. I don't think "I'm going to publish this as fiction" but I think "I'm going to tell this story to a friend" and then I start telling the story in my mind as the experience transpires as a way of pretending it's already happened. #Quote by Ben Lerner
Historical Fiction quotes by Matt Groening
#240. With 'Futurama,' I was just worried that somebody would beat us to it; it seemed so obvious that there should be an animated science fiction show set in the future. And one of the reasons why it's not, I learned, is that it's really, really difficult. #Quote by Matt Groening
Historical Fiction quotes by Anton Szandor LaVey
#241. Whatever alleged 'truth' is proven by results to be but an empty fiction, let it be unceremoniously flung into the outer darkness, among the dead gods, dead empires, dead philosophies, and other useless lumber and wreckage! #Quote by Anton Szandor LaVey
Historical Fiction quotes by Anna Bradley
#242. The night they'd made love, Eleanor had given him everything. She'd placed her body and her pleasure in his hands, yes, but she'd given him her trust, too. He'd felt it in every sigh, every gasp, every kiss, and it had devastated him. Humbled him. It was the sweetest pleasure he'd ever known. #Quote by Anna Bradley

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