The Best Nora Roberts quotes

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Nora Roberts is one of the most successful contemporary romance authors of all time. She has published more than 200 novels, and sold a total of 450 million copies as well as having written over 1 billion words making her the world’s bestselling author. Nora Roberts began writing in 1973 after she was inspired by J.D Salinger’s Franny and Zooey which led her to create a novel with similar themes but set in rural Virginia. In 1978, Nora married her high school sweetheart who supported her career choice from the beginning and shared his wifeโ€™s dream for an eventual writing career with their two children during their early years together.

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Discover the most inspiring Love, Women, Time, Giving, Life, Believing, Thinking, Heart quotes from Nora Roberts, and much more.


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About Nora Roberts

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October 10, 1950

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Romance, Fantasy, Suspense


Were you in love with him?’ ‘No, I was used to him. โ€” Nora Roberts

Did people never fall in love with anyone who was eager to return in? โ€” Nora Roberts

Love was decidedly uncomfortable, unpredictable, and unwelcome. โ€” Nora Roberts

Love is very brave. โ€” Nora Roberts

were you in love with him no i was used to him Nora Roberts quote

The simple and most complex answer is love. โ€” Nora Roberts

Love, even when pledged, isn’t enough. โ€” Nora Roberts

Love is an empty word without respect. โ€” Nora Roberts

Love meant different things to different people. โ€” Nora Roberts

The saddest songs are always about love. โ€” Nora Roberts

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If love doesn’t make a fool of us, what will? โ€” Nora Roberts

Those who love suffer when who they love suffers. โ€” Nora Roberts

Love without trust? It’s not love at all. โ€” Nora Roberts

Love, nobody inside it knows how the hell to handle it. โ€” Nora Roberts

Love can kick your ass. โ€” Nora Roberts

love was decidedly uncomfortable unpredictable and unwelcome Nora Roberts quote

Magic is. But its power is nothing beside love.โ€“โ€“Prince Carrick โ€” Nora Roberts

Love birds don’t always sing pretty tunes. โ€” Nora Roberts

Love can really screw you up before you learn to live with it. โ€” Nora Roberts

Love is not enough. But, it is the rock on which all else stands. โ€” Nora Roberts

Love is very funny business. And sexโ€“well, let’s face it, sex is hysterical. โ€” Nora Roberts

love is very brave Nora Roberts quote

Love doesn’t turn on and off like a light switch. โ€” Nora Roberts


I’ll give you everything I’ve got, and if you need more, I’ll find it and give it to you. โ€” Nora Roberts

Don’t give up on your own happyโ€“evers. โ€” Nora Roberts

I don’t think you tell someone you love them because you expect something. I think you tell them because you have something to give. โ€” Nora Roberts

Give them your brains, girl, never your guts. โ€” Nora Roberts

i ll give you everything i ve got and if you need more i ll find it and give it to you Nora Roberts quote

It’s the heart that gets us through the hard times, and gives us joy. โ€” Nora Roberts

It takes a lot of spine and stomach to make yourself into something when no one gives you a foundation. โ€” Nora Roberts

Happy Fuller: Somehow you always love in a special way the one who gives you the most grief. โ€” Nora Roberts

Love has no end, no borders, no limits. The more you give, the more there is. โ€” Nora Roberts

And the marriage thing? You’ll give it a shot?’ She grinned into the sunlight. It might not have been the world’s most romantic proposal, but it suited her. It suited her just fine. โ€” Nora Roberts

don t give up on your own happy evers Nora Roberts quote

I don’t kick a man when he’s down, unless I’m the one who put him down in the first place. I don’t put him down unless he deserves it. And I don’t break my word if I give it. So I’ll give you my word. โ€” Nora Roberts

What did she say?’ Eve asked when they got into the car. ‘Here’s love, she said, to hold until next we meet and I give you more. โ€” Nora Roberts


Why were there no buoys in life to show you the way? โ€” Nora Roberts

Life is like a moustache. It can be wonderful or terrible. But it always tickles. โ€” Nora Roberts

Lifeโ€“โ€“you have to live it as it comes. โ€” Nora Roberts

why were there no buoys in life to show you the way Nora Roberts quote

Why is it you think you’ll live forever and why do you want to, I’d like to know, when you deny yourselves so many of the basic pleasures in life? โ€” Nora Roberts

You have to trust or you’re only living half a life. โ€” Nora Roberts

The world needs lovers who fit, or how would we go on? To be only one of one for a life? That’s a lonely life. โ€” Nora Roberts

Life has very little even ground. โ€” Nora Roberts

My own sense of family, where I came from and what I made for myself is an important part of my life. โ€” Nora Roberts

life is like a moustache it can be wonderful or terrible but it always tickles Nora Roberts quote

Doing nothing sometimes hurts more than doing something. Life doesn’t come with a guarantee, which is just as well, because most guarantees are bullshit. โ€” Nora Roberts

I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of the life to start as soon as possible.โ€“Harry Burns โ€” Nora Roberts

The hardest part of growing up was realizing life was nothing like the way she’d imagined it. โ€” Ava Miles

You spend your life getting walked on, you learn to recognize the tread. โ€” Nora Roberts

Some things in life are just out of our control. It’s what we do about them that counts. โ€” Nora Roberts

life you have to live it as it comes Nora Roberts quote

We’re all victims of what life deals out. It’s how we handle it that’s important. โ€” Nora Roberts

You bring the color and the life. It’s a lucky man who is offered that color and life, and a wise one who values it. โ€” Nora Roberts

Why? Why am I the one?’ ‘Because my life opened up, and it flooded with color when you walked back into it. โ€” Nora Roberts

Some things in life are out of your control. You can make it a party or a tragedy. โ€” Nora Roberts

It’s life, and it’s messy, and it breaks down. โ€” Nora Roberts

you have to trust or you re only living half a life Nora Roberts quote

Up to this point your life has pretty much sucked. You’re not responsible for that. But you are responsible for what happens from here on. โ€” Nora Roberts

He’d done as he’d pleased and even had often enjoyed long runs of luck where he hadn’t been caught. But the luckiest moment of his life had been being caught. โ€” Nora Roberts


The purest magic is in the heart….. โ€” Nora Roberts

When he pressed his lips to her heart, she wanted to weep. โ€” Nora Roberts

Be yourself. Be true to that, to your heart. Patience. See what happens if you step back instead of bounding forward. โ€” Nora Roberts

the purest magic is in the heart Nora Roberts quote

She, as no other ever could, reached every corner of his heart. His joy, and his salvation. โ€” Nora Roberts

No. No, I don’t believe you’d betray me with her. I don’t believe you’d cheat on me. But I’m afraid, and I’m sick in my heart that you might look at her, then at me. And regret. โ€” Nora Roberts

Remind me not to piss you off Red. You might aim for the heart and shoot me in the balls. โ€” Nora Roberts

Courage comes in different forms. There’s strengthโ€“โ€“that’s the muscle. But love’s the heart. When you put them together, you can do anything. โ€” Nora Roberts

It was amazing, really, just how much pain the human heart could hold. โ€” Nora Roberts

when he pressed his lips to her heart she wanted to weep Nora Roberts quote

A marriage is a delicate thing, Maggie, a balance of two hearts and two hopes. Sometimes the weight’s just too heavy on the one side, and the other can’t lift to it. โ€” Nora Roberts

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In Nora Roberts Statements



You don’t find time to write. You make time. It’s my job. โ€” Nora Roberts

Second chances are scarier than first chances, because the second time you know how much you’re risking. โ€” Nora Roberts

Every time I hear writers talk about โ€˜the muse,’ I just want to bitchโ€“slap them. It’s a job. Do your job. โ€” Nora Roberts

Time with a friend was as refreshing as a nap. โ€” Nora Roberts

you don t find time to write you make time it s my job Nora Roberts quote

And each book has to receive your best effort every single time. No slacking. โ€” Nora Roberts

Life is never as long as we want it to be, and wasted time can never be recovered. โ€” Nora Roberts

He looks fierce and dignified at the same time. Can I pet him? โ€” Nora Roberts

Grayson: Fiction is just a lie anyway. Brianna: But it’s notโ€“it’s a different kind of truthโ€“it would be your truth at the time of the writing, wouldn’t it? โ€” Nora Roberts

I’ve gotten to know a number of readers from being online, and really treasure the time I’ve spent with them. โ€” Nora Roberts

time with a friend was as refreshing as a nap Nora Roberts quote

Why?’ Eve leaned forward. ‘Sincerely, I’ve always wanted to know why anyone buys multiple pairs of shoes at a time.’ ‘If I have to explain it, the joy is lost. โ€” Nora Roberts

Falling in love has nothing to do with time. It can take a year, or an instant. It happens when its ready to happen. โ€” Nora Roberts

I’ve found out that falling in love doesn’t have anything to do with time. It can take a year or an instant. It happens when it’s ready to happen. โ€” Nora Roberts

Eve, we’re going to be married in a few days.’ The jittering started again, big time. ‘Yeah.’ ‘If he keeps looking at you like that, I’m going to have to hurt him. โ€” Nora Roberts

I wouldn’t waste a day, not an hour, not a moment. Take what you want and damn caution. Live, enjoy. Feed ravenously. Or the biggest regret you’ll have at the end of your life is wasted time. โ€” Nora Roberts

and each book has to receive your best effort every single time no slacking Nora Roberts quote

Sometimes I like taking lots of steps at a time.’ ‘That’s how you trip.’… ‘But you get where you’re going faster.’ ‘Not if you trip. โ€” Nora Roberts

I fear feeling my heart break a second time, because I’m not sure I could survive it. I’d rather live alone than risk the pain. โ€” Nora Roberts

I think sometimes fate cuts you a break. Like it says, okay, you’ve had enough of that crap, so it’s time you fell into something nice. See what you make out of it. โ€” Nora Roberts

First line] ‘The business of murder took time, patience, skill, and a tolerance for the monotonous. โ€” Nora Roberts


I can’t believe what a state I got myself into over this. Everyone was right. They said it would just happen, and it did. I guess the best things do. โ€” Nora Roberts

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I believe in us.โ€“He kissed her again, swayed with her.โ€“You’re the one I can dance with. โ€” Nora Roberts

What people know, what they believe, what they accept? Those are all different matters, aren’t they? โ€” Nora Roberts

Do you believe in reincarnation?…I was wondering why some connections seem so easy, so natural, as if they’d already been made and are getting picked up again. โ€” Nora Roberts


Continuity, he thought, wasn’t the same as stagnation. โ€” Nora Roberts

That was the biggest problem with getting used to someone, she thought. You were lonely when they weren’t there. โ€” Nora Roberts

continuity he thought wasn t the same as stagnation Nora Roberts quote

Sometimes, she thought, you had to go with your instincts, with your cravings. At that moment hers, all of hers, centered on him. โ€” Nora Roberts

It doesn’t matter how long it takes.’ She thought of him, of them, the lifetime already shared. ‘it’s how long it lasts. โ€” Nora Roberts

Better, Cilla thought, to be alone on a quiet night than to be alone in a crowd. Much better. โ€” Nora Roberts

I thought it was over, all I could think was I never told you I love you. What an idiot. โ€” Nora Roberts

He wouldn’t just be facing her, he thought with genuine, backโ€“sweating fear, but all of them. The four of them, with Mrs. Grady for backup. They’d roast his balls. โ€” Nora Roberts

i thought it was over all i could think was i never told you i love you what an idiot Nora Roberts quote

Earrings are like orgasms. You can never have too many.’ ‘ I never thought about it quite that way.’ Well, you’re a man. ‘ She gave his knee a friendly pat. โ€” Nora Roberts

Nature will kill you without a minute’s thought, and in nastier ways than a crazy guy with agun. It doesn’t make her any less beautiful. โ€” Nora Roberts


She doesn’t like you, McNab. ‘I knoooow. I find that really attractive in a woman. โ€” Nora Roberts

She was the only woman he was afraid he would beg for. โ€” Nora Roberts

You’re the woman in my life,’ he said. ‘Another thing about me and my brothers? We look after the women in our lives. We don’t know any other way. โ€” Nora Roberts

she doesn t like you mcnab i knoooow i find that really attractive in a woman Nora Roberts quote

A woman who can threaten your life before breakfast is the only sort of woman worth having. โ€” Nora Roberts

But even strong women need an arm to lean on now and then. (Anna Whitney in Glory in Death) โ€” Nora Roberts

A woman,’ Smithy said with a sigh when they drove away. ‘It’s always over a woman.’ ‘Hey, don’t blame my breed for the stupidity of yours. โ€” Nora Roberts

He wouldn’t mention, now or tHen, tHe illegal nineโ€“millimeter automatic He had in his pocket. Why distress tHe woman you loved with minor details? โ€” Nora Roberts

Two women can’t share a house comfortably, no matter how fond they might be of each other. It’s got to be one woman’s kitchen. โ€” Nora Roberts

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Whatever happened to women who liked to be swept off their feet?’ ‘They got dropped,’ Diana said flatly. โ€” Nora Roberts

You know, lieutenant, you wear your weapon the way other women wear pearls.’ ‘It’s not a fashion accessory. โ€” Nora Roberts

Men like him were so used to getting their own way with a quick smile, a murmured word, they didn’t know how to act with a woman who stood firmly on her own feet. โ€” Nora Roberts

Aren’t most romance heros, or heros in fiction of any kind, generally superior to real men? Same goes for heroines and real women. โ€” Nora Roberts

That woman doesn’t have the sense God gave a retarded flea. โ€” Nora Roberts

a woman who can threaten your life before breakfast is the only sort of woman worth having Nora Roberts quote

A woman with romance in her life lived as grandly as a queen, because her heart was treasured. โ€” Nora Roberts

Romance made every woman beautiful, and every man a prince. A woman with romance in her life lived as grandly as a queen, because her heart was treasured. โ€” Nora Roberts

Some romantic you are,’ Caine complained as he pushed the door open with his back.’Whatever happened to women who liked to be swept off their feet?’ ‘They got dropped,’ Diana said flatly. โ€” Nora Roberts

Everyone needs] a woman who’ll listen, take your side, tell the truthโ€“or not, as you need it. A woman you can count on, no matter what, and who’ll love you no matter how much you screw up. โ€” Nora Roberts

There were too many idiot men in the world, to her way of thinking. And most of them ended up bumping up against stubborn women. โ€” Nora Roberts

but even strong women need an arm to lean on now and then anna whitney in glory in death Nora Roberts quote

Are you telling me you’re cooking me dinner?โ€“Regan Its the quickest way, without physical contact, to get a woman into bed. The kitchen through there? โ€” Nora Roberts

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