Outlander North Carolina Quotes Season 3

What The Outlander World Needs Now -10 Things To Make You Smile

November 1, 2017

Remember this song from the sixties – What The World Needs Now Is Love, Sweet Love? Yes, I know I’ve just seriously dated myself and some of you youngins (that’s what we North Carolinians call a young person) have probably never heard of this particular song. If you haven’t, the song is really good and has a great message and you should listen to it. Ahem…rambling. Where was I? Oh yes. On a very serious note, it’s been a rough few days for the Outlander community. Things have gotten pretty nasty in some arenas. I’m not here to discuss any of that. I’m also not going to critique the last two episodes (A. Malcolm & Crème De Menthe) which have caused so much controversy in our fandom. Nope, the purpose of this post is to bring a little lightheartedness to all of you Outlander fans – book readers and non-book readers, show watchers and non-show watchers. I think we all need a little laughter as well as a good dose of love. Don’t you?

Hoping that you would say yes to that question, I went ahead and picked out a few humorous quotes from Outlander, Book 1, to share with you. I narrowed it down to 10 which was really hard. Diana’s characters make me laugh – well, some of them anyway since there are those we shall not speak of. (In honor of Halloween, I watched M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Village” and that line just kind of stuck with me. Sorry, I digress again.) I hope these quotes brighten your day as they did mine. While looking these up, I was also reminded of why I fell in love with Outlander to begin with – the books and the show. I hope they do the same for you! Love, hugs and laughter, Outlander family!!!


Do you have a favorite humorous quote from the book or the show? Share it in the comments!

As always, thanks for reading Outlander North Carolina where suffering from obsession to Outlander is a daily thing. By the way, if you haven’t joined the Outlander North Carolina Facebook group, you’re missing out! Being a resident of North Carolina is not a requirement and we’d love to have you around! Click here to join:  Outlander North Carolina Facebook Group.

(All quotes are from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Copyright© 1991 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)


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  • Reply Andy November 1, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Thank you. This helps. A little.

    • Reply Beth Pittman November 1, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Well, sometimes a little is a lot. Thanks Andy!

      • Reply Andy November 1, 2017 at 3:35 pm

        Oh, and I remember the song.

        • Reply Beth Pittman November 1, 2017 at 3:38 pm

          LOL!!! I was thinking most of my audience would but you never know!

  • Reply Nancy McCulley November 1, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Well crap….I wrote out my whole comment and forgot to hit “post”.

    I do indeed have a funny part to share Beth. Remember in TFC, the chapter about Joscasta and Duncan’s wedding?
    Well, Jamie and Claire have just had an intimate interlude amongst the budding trees ( Jamie’s hand plays a big role in the scene ????). He is telling Claire Duncan’ s problem with impotence and pleads with Claire to share this news with Jocasta. Claire begrudgingly agrees and heads of to the house to break the news to the Bride-to-Be. As she walks off Jamie says… ” You might tell her Duncan still has the one good hand”.
    ???????????????????????? cracks me up every time I read it. Our Diana has a wicked sense of humor ????

    • Reply Beth Pittman November 1, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      Don’t you hate when that happens!!! Yes, I love that whole scene! Diana really does have a great sense of humor. Love reading her books. I catch myself laughing out loud and my husband looks at me like I’m crazy. LOL!!! He knows I am, of course!

  • Reply Nancy Roach November 1, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Love this, Beth! The humor is one of my favorite things about the books. Thanks for reminding us.

    • Reply Beth Pittman November 1, 2017 at 4:41 pm

      It really is, Nancy! Diana is SO good at it. Thanks for reading!

  • Reply Meredith November 1, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Some of my favorite lines are from Angus and Rupert. In the first episode of season 1, when Claire is starting to work on Jamie’s shoulder, she looks at Angus and tells him to fetch her several things…I absolutely love the look on his face and the tone he uses to reply, “fetch me she says”. Cracks me up every time!

    I also love the scene in the wedding episode when Rupert and Angus visit the blacksmith to get the ring made. I love when Rupert calls Angus a “great gob”. ????

    • Reply Beth Pittman November 2, 2017 at 7:50 am

      Oh, Angus & Rupert were the perfect comic relief in Seasons 1 and 2. I loved their characters in the show. If you’ve read the books, you know the show took their characters and ran with them – made them way larger. And even though it wasn’t in the book, I loved it! Some changes the show has made – Murtagh, for another example – have been simply awesome and have added to the story so much! But, yes, I’m with you, love Rupert and Angus and miss them this season.

  • Reply Christine Tentindo November 1, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Love the first one, “Chickens are such poor company” after horrendous story…nearly fell off my couch…knew then that
    someone (Diana) had gotten that unique Celtic humor just right……(20 years with an Irish musician!) Never heard it brought
    up, but I am new to Outlander….8 months. Started a weekend binge watch and couldna stop!!!! Love SH by the way!

    • Reply Beth Pittman November 2, 2017 at 7:46 am

      Welcome to the Outlander obsession, Christine! I discovered Outlander in early 2015. Got started and couldn’t stop. Books, show, everything. It’s an amazing story and I love the relationship Jamie & Claire have together. Yes, I love SH too. The perfect Jamie!!!

  • Reply Anne Marie November 2, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Thank you Beth for the smiles and the memories. I did laughed reading some passages in the books, unfortunately I forgot a lot of them in order to participate . But I do remember that song. 😉

    • Reply Beth Pittman November 2, 2017 at 9:27 am

      Thank you, Anne Marie! And I’m glad I’m not the only one who remembers that song!!!

  • Reply Susan Jackson November 7, 2017 at 10:32 am

    I had a bathing suit with the words of that song printed on it. Have mercy.

    Thank you for these–if there’s one thing I say isn’t enough of in the shows, it’s Jamie’s humor (his devotion to his religion is the other). I forget this stuff when I’m on watching the show–once S3 is over, it’s time to hit the books. 🙂

    • Reply Beth Pittman November 7, 2017 at 11:09 am

      I know. I forget them too and when I start re-reading bits and pieces, I see the humor he has and his devotion to his faith.

  • Reply PAT NEWELL December 25, 2017 at 2:11 am

    I loved the tv series, but the scenes most difficult to watch were Claires marriage to Frank- funny but during WW ll, she had purpose and strength and was respected. After travelling through the stones, even the men from that era treated her with respect. What a culture shock when even while delivering her child, she was talked down to by her doctor. Being a stay at home wife was stiffling for her. And the Deans comments about her actually reading a newspaper and having an opinion and Frank standing there allowing it to happen. Jamie would never have allowed that. Frank never truly understood her and she had to wall off a big part of who she was. Then she had to face predudice at medical school. How unhappy she must have been. No wonder she loved Jamie, because he could look into her soul and all her faults, both good and bad and accept her for her true self without any pretence. Nor was he threatened by her strength. He truly admired her. To open oneself emotionally and sexually without any fear or reservations is a wonderous thing. Perhaps we all hope we have a little of Claire in ourselves and hope to find a rare man like Jamie.

    • Reply Beth Pittman December 25, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      Love your thoughtful insight, Pat! Agree with you on every level. Thank you for commenting!

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