Cassandra Clare

«If I was harsh with you, it was because I cannot bear to see you treat yourself as if you are worth nothing. Whatever part you might act to the contrary, I see you as you really are, my blood brother. Not just better than you pretend to be, but better than most people could hope to be.»

Cassandra Clare


«Clary curled up on the ground seeing in front of her not the shell of a destroyed town but the eyes of the brother and the sister that she would never have.»

Cassandra Clare


«Magnus, standing by the door, snapped his fingers impatiently. "Move it along, teenagers. The only person who gets to canoodle in my bedroom is my magnificent self."»

Cassandra Clare


«You couldnt erase everything that caused you pain with recollection.Every memory was valuable; even the bad ones»

Cassandra Clare


«Haven't you ever heard that modesty is an attractive trait?"»

Cassandra Clare


«Beautiful girls should know how to defend themselves against the advances of gentlemen.»

Cassandra Clare


«Magnus raised his hands above his head and clapped once. The room flooded with light. "You see? You think that would be possible without magic?»

Cassandra Clare


«There is no pretending," Jace said with absolute clarity. "I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.»

Cassandra Clare


«Will is… difficult,” Jem said. “But family is difficult. If I didn’t think the Institute was the best place for you, Tessa, I wouldn’t say it was. And one can build one’s own family. I know you feel inhuman, and as if you were set apart, away from life and love, but…” His voice cracked a little, the first time Tessa had heard him sound unsure. He cleared his throat. “I promise you, the right man won’t care.»

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?»

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«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.»

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«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»

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«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.»

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«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?"»

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«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