Cassandra Clare

«People aren't born good or bad. Maybe they're born with tendencies either way, but it's the way you live your life that matters. And the people you know. Valentine was Hodge's friend, and I don't think Hodge really had anyone else in his life to challenge him or make him be a better person. If I'd had that life, I don't know how I would have turned out. But I didn't. I have my family. And I have you.»

Cassandra Clare


«Scrawny little mundane bastard.»

Cassandra Clare


«What if everything you believe is wrong and you could still be loved and still be forgiven?»

Cassandra Clare


«You're my sister," he said finally. "My sister, my blood, my family. I should want to protect you"—he laughed soundlessly without any humor—"to protect you from the sort of boys who want to do with you exactly what I want to do."»

Cassandra Clare


«Out of the corner of her eye she thought she saw Jace shoot her a look of white rage - but when she glanced at him, he looked as he always did: easy, confident, slightly bored.»

Cassandra Clare


«Look, it's easy to outsmart a werewolf or a vampire," Jace said. "They're no smarter than anyone else. But faeries live for hundreds of years and they're as cunning as snakes. They can't lie, but they love to engage in creative truth-telling. They'll find out whatever it is you want most in the world and give it to you—with a sting in the tail of the gift that will make you regret you ever wanted it in the first place."»

Cassandra Clare


«You could have fooled me. Everytime I called you, Luke said you were sick. I figured you were avoiding me. Again."»

Cassandra Clare


«Your place is with me,” Jem said. “It always will be.”»

Cassandra Clare


«Well, I’m not kissing the mundane," said Jace. "I’d rather stay down here and rot."»

Cassandra Clare


«Fire wants to burn»

Cassandra Clare


«He remembered Tessa weeping in his arms in Paris, and thinking that he had never known the loss she felt, because he had never loved like she had, and that he was afraid that someday he would, and like Tessa he would lose his mortal love. And that it was better to be the one who died than the one who lived on. He had dismissed that, later, as a morbid fantasy, and had not remembered it again until Alec.»

Cassandra Clare


«Must I go bound while you go free»

Cassandra Clare


«I know how you are with your words, and, Will- I love all of them. Every word you say. The silly ones, the mad ones, the beautiful ones, and the ones that are only for me. I love them, and I love you." - Tessa Gray»

Cassandra Clare


«Sometimes," Jem said, "our lives can change so fast that the change outpaces our minds and hearts. It's those times, I think, when our lives have altered but we still long for the time before everything was altered-- that is when we feel the greatest pain. I can tell you, though, from experience, you grow accustomed to it. You learn to live your new life, and you can't imagine, or even really remember, how things were before.»

Cassandra Clare


«Jesus!" Luke exclaimed.»

Cassandra Clare


«Aren’t they supposed to be hiring someone else to train me full-time»

Cassandra Clare


«Will stopped glaring at Gabriel, and turned to Tessa. He looked at her and his face softened: the traces of the wild, broken boy he had been vanished, replaced with the expression often worn by the man he was now, who knew what it was to love and be loved. “Dear heart,” he said. He took her hand and kissed it. “Who knows your courage better than I?»

Cassandra Clare


«It is stupid to hope, but sometimes hope is all you have.»

Cassandra Clare


«And when I saw him[my father] lying dead in a pool of his own blood, I knew then that I hadn't stopped believing in God. I'd just stopped believing God cared. There might be a God, Clary, and there might be not. Either way, we're on our own.»

Cassandra Clare


«What makes you think that Valentine's change of plans had anything to do with your brother?"»

Cassandra Clare


«Isabelle was holding an umbrella. It was clear plastic, decorated with decals of colorful flowers. It was one of the girliest things Simon had ever seen, and he didn’t blame Alec for ducking out from under it and taking his chances with the rain.»

Cassandra Clare


«Your trusting idiocy knows no bounds»

Cassandra Clare


«And I'm suppose to sit by while you date boys and fall in love with someone else, get married...?" His voice tightened. "And meanwhile, I'll die a little bit more every day, watching.»

Cassandra Clare


«Isabelle drifted over, Jace a pace behind her. She was wearing a long black dress with boots and an even longer cutaway coat of soft green velvet, the color of moss. "I can't believe you did it!" she exclaimed. "How did you get Magnus to let Jace leave?"»

Cassandra Clare


«I want it to stop," he said. "Sophie says everyone is still searching for a cure for me. I know I gave Will my permission, but I want everyone to cease looking now, Charlotte. It is over.»

Cassandra Clare


«The dark prince sat astride his black steed, his sable cape flowing behind him. A golden circlet bound his blond locks, his handsome face was cold with the rage of battle, and...»

Cassandra Clare


«He dropped his voice, so low that Tessa wasn’t sure if what he said next was real or part of the dream darkness rising to claim her, though she»

Cassandra Clare


«He has become a worm. That is what I am telling you."»

Cassandra Clare


«Do you remember back at the hotel when you promised that if we lived, you’d get dressed up in a nurse’s outfit and give me a sponge bath?" asked Jace.»

Cassandra Clare


«No. Absolutely not.'»

Cassandra Clare