Laura Kinsale’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Laura Kinsale Quotes 

Laura Kinsale, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Laura Kinsale quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Laura Kinsale’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Laura Kinsale made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“He liked radical politics and had a fondness for chocolate.”
― Laura Kinsale, Flowers from the Storm

 “I think,’ Olympia said slowly, ‘that I know you quite well.’ She looked down at the deck and added in a carefully mild voice, ‘You can be a scoundrel; I know that. You stole from me and betrayed me and lied to me. You have no morals and no ideals; you think of yourself first and you’re a coward sometimes on that account.’ She hesitated, chewing her lip. ‘What people call a coward, anyway. I don’t know what cowardice is anymore. I don’t know what heroism is.’ She looked up. ‘But I know one thing, and I learned it from you. I know what courage means. It means to pick up and go on, no matter what. It means having a heart of iron, like they say. You have that.”
― Laura Kinsale, Seize the Fire

“My God.” He pushed away from the bedpost. “Friends! And do you fall into bed with any man who’s ‘dear’ to you? How am I to take that?”

“Of course I don’t.” She stood up, letting the knotted scarf slip away. “I can’t seem to help myself. With you. About that. It’s extremely vexing.”

“You’re quite right on that count,” he said sullenly. “I’m damned vexed. I’d like to vex you right here on the floor, in fact. And the idea of Sturgeon vexing you is enough to dispose me to murder. Is that clear? Do you comprehend me?” He took a reckless stride toward her and caught her chin between his fingers. “I’m not your friend, my lady. I’m your lover.”
― Laura Kinsale, Lessons in French

 “Then you came and I started to feel again. I started to think there was a reason I survived, that you were my reason. But nothing’s so simple, is it? I didn’t protect you. Here you are hurting so bad, and I can’t even help. I’m just here and I need you. That’s all it comes to. I need you to be brave when I haven’t been. I know how hard it is. Look at me. Look at what’s happened to me. Jesus, I feel like I’ll be crying for the next century.” He bent his head, pressed his tear-wet cheek to her dry cold skin. “But I’m here. I’m not hiding anymore. Princess, I’m asking you. Come back to me. You’re my life.”
― Laura Kinsale, Seize the Fire

 “My books are mine, and yet they are alien to me–as a child belongs to a parent and yet has a life of its own. I can guide and hope and nudge my characters this and that way, but in the end, they become what they become. I don’t always like what they become myself, but like a parent, there are times when I just don’t know what to do about it. Other times when I’m so proud of them I could bust.”
― Laura Kinsale

 “It had not seemed difficult, on a small income, to know what was right to do….Now, with so much, it was daily a decision: what was necessary, what was frivolous…It was so much gray–so little black and white; for a year she’d spent more of her time questioning herself and how she lived in Truth than she had done altogether in her life.”
― Laura Kinsale, Flowers from the Storm

“Its been six weeks,” he murmured. “Six weeks I’ve wanted you. I know how you move, and how the sunlight makes a shadow on the curve of your cheek, and the shape of your ear.” He chucked harshly then turned his head on the pillow to look at her. “I’m dying,” he said. He dropped his fist against his chest. “Right here, you’re killing me.”
― Laura Kinsale, The Prince of Midnight

 “Dost though even know what would become of me? Thou dost not.” She exhaled sharply. “Friends would disown me. It is our way. I would be alone!”

“No,” he said unexpectedly. He turned and held his hand to her, palm upward, empty, a simple masculine offering. “Maddygirl. With…me.”
― Laura Kinsale, Flowers from the Storm

“The flame in her was slow and deep-he was going to incite it with the fire in himself; he was going to make a blaze to burn down cities, to lay waste cathedrals and castles and plain meetinghouses-to make a world where it was only him, and only her, and this bed, and one flesh.”
― Laura Kinsale, Flowers from the Storm

“She hadn’t ascribed to this modern notion of equality between the sexes. Woman were patently superior.”
― Laura Kinsale, The Shadow and the Star

10 Famous Quotes by Author Laura Kinsale

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Laura Kinsale quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Laura Kinsale quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Laura Kinsale. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Laura Kinsale quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Laura Kinsale Quote 

“The baby closed its mouth, staring at him with hope and small hiccups.

“Jesus,” he said. He lay down on the bed, pulling the pillow under his head, and drew the whole bundle of coat, shawl and infant up against his shirt. A tiny hand closed tight on the lace. One sob erupted, and then changed midbreath to a soft sigh.

Women, he thought sardonically, sinking in the bedclothes, with sleep revolving and closing in his head. He moved one finger, feeling a cheek as soft as down.

What’s your name?

Ask the girl. Remember that…


It was wrong. I must leave thee now.

Don’t cry. Don’t cry, little girl… I’m so tired. I never deserved you, did I? Maddy… but I loved you.

I always loved you.”
― Laura Kinsale, Flowers from the Storm

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