Perhaps the greatest aspect to Outlander -- both the book series and the television show -- is the great love that Jamie Fraser has for his wife, Claire. There are many significant moments throughout the series that perfectly showcases how perfectly matched these lovers are for one another.
And for those who are fans of Jamie Fraser, a big part of the reason for that is how utterly romantic he is with Claire. So many beautiful quotes by Jamie have been said and he proves time and time again through his actions that he means every word. We have compiled a list of some of Jamie Fraser's most romantic quotes...ever.
Prepare to swoon and fall in love with the Scotsman all over again, Outlander fans.
10 “Your face is my heart, Sassenach, and the love of you is my soul.”
Jamie Fraser can make a woman swoon by merely existing before us. But he takes it to a whole other level when he calls Claire “Sassenach” in his own loving way.
Add to that this gorgeous quote from Drums of Autumn where Jamie bares his heart and soul to Claire once again, and we can definitely say we will be comparing him to all other men going forward. The way he makes Claire feel as though she is the only woman in the world and that he will never love another the way he loves her leaves us awestruck, to be sure.
9 “Ye werena the first lass I kissed, (…) but I swear you'll be the last.”
This quote from Jamie was packed with deep meaning when he said it to Claire in the first Outlander book. Going into their impromptu marriage, Claire knew Jamie was a virgin, while he knew she was not.
When they first kiss, though, she asks him where he learned to kiss like that. He replies, "I said I was a virgin...not a monk." Though Jamie may have had prior experience kissing lasses, this quote he said to Claire proved that he only wanted to kiss her for the rest of his days. And he had every intention of upholding that promise.
8 “I always wake when you do, Sassenach; I sleep ill without ye by my side.”
Jamie and Claire are connected in ways that only soulmates can be. And for Jamie, he cannot live properly without knowing his Sassenach is okay.
This includes when she is sleeping. And when she wakes, he cannot stay in bed and sleep without her by his side, as proven by this quote from The Fiery Cross.
He would rather wake with her and be next to her in her time of need than go on sleeping by himself. It is a tremendously sweet and romantic gesture from our favorite Highlander. It's no surprise that Claire is madly in love with the Scot.
7 “I can bear pain myself, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have.”
During season 1, when Jamie and Claire are at Lallybroch, they discuss their future including whether a family is in the cards for them. At this point, Claire believes she is barren and cannot provide children for Jamie.
He reassures her that it's okay, of course, but even goes further in his support with this swoon-worthy quote. He simply could not bear to see her go through pain because he loves her too much to witness such a thing. And that is what she would have to endure in childbirth.
The thought alone pains him, which is the most supportive a partner can be in those circumstances.
6 “When the day shall come that we do part, if my last words are not ‘I love you’ — ye’ll ken it was because I didna have time.”
This quote is enough to make you tear up just from reading it. This line was uttered by our beloved Jamie at the end of The Fiery Cross. It is hands down one of the best lines he has said to Claire throughout the entire series, in our opinion.
The fact that he is more concerned about telling Claire he loves her one more time than the fact he is meeting his ultimate demise, if that were to occur, is outrageously romantic and instantly makes you feel like you need to grab a box of tissues. The man sure has a way with words.
5 “Does it ever stop? The wanting you? Even when I’ve just left ye. I want you so much my chest feels tight and my fingers ache with wanting to touch ye again.”
Shortly after Jamie and Claire are married and they have become intimate with one another, Jamie feels like he cannot stand to keep his hands off Claire. He is so infatuated and attracted to her -- not to mention he has growing feelings for her romantically -- that all he can think about is being with her.
While it is apparent at this point in both the books and the television show that there is a lot of lustful thoughts going on between Jamie and Claire, it is also becoming clear at this point that there is a great love story beginning between these two.
4 “Oh, aye, Sassenach, I am your master…and you’re mine. Seems I canna possess your soul without losing my own.”
Is there anything more romantic than feeling you are in an equal partnership with the man you love? Jamie Fraser seems to be in a group of his own with how forward-thinking he was in the 18th-century, especially in terms of his marriage to Claire.
When he tells Claire that they possess each other's souls and therefore will always be the one for the other, it was a deep and meaningful moment for the two of them. The emotionally-charged scene showed the true connection that they have and that their bond was only growing deeper every single day that passed.
3 “Damn right I begrudge! I grudge every memory of yours that doesna hold me, and every tear ye've shed for another, and every second you've spent in another man's bed!”
A little jealousy can be healthy in a relationship, and Jamie sure was guilty of jealousy during the moment this quote is from. When discussing Frank and Claire's past relationship with the man, Jamie temporarily lost his temper and uttered these words to Claire about him.
After this point, he even went so far as to say he didn't want to hear about him anymore. This is understandable since Claire left Frank back in her own time to stay with Jamie in the 18th-century. It also showed how much Jamie loved Claire and only wanted her to be with him instead of lost in her memories with Frank.
2 “For so many years, for so long, I have been so many things, so many different men. But here (…) here in the dark, with you… I have no name.”
Once Claire and Jamie finally reunited during the third book in the Outlander series, Voyager, they picked up right where they left off. Their chemistry and love were just as palpable as the last time they had seen one another.
While with Claire, Jamie told her just how much he felt like himself when he was in her presence, there, in the dark. It made readers see how deep their love ran and that the comfort they felt when with one another was incomparable. Jamie always has a way of making Claire know that she is the only woman he will ever need in his arms.
1 “Don’t be afraid. There’s the two of us now.”
This quote beautifully emulates the way their relationship always should be. When Jamie and Claire are with each other, the rest of the world doesn't matter, nor does any of the drama that is coming their way.
Jamie tells Claire that in this moment, she does not need to be afraid, because it is only the two of them. The great thing about Jamie and Claire is their love has survived insurmountable odds, and this quote shows that when they are together, they can face anything. It is a gorgeous sentiment from Jamie that proves he is one of the most romantic fictional men to ever exist.