Cassandra Clare quotes
When you love someone, you don't have a choice. Love takes your choices away
Love is a contradiction.
Usually I'm remarkably good natured. Try me on a day that doesn't end in y.
I don't do what I'm told, but I might do what you want if you ask me nicely.
I prefer to think that I'm a liar in a way that's uniquely my own.
Cassandra Clare Love quotes ⇑
"You could have had anything else in the world, and you asked for me." She smiled up at him. Filthy as he was, covered in blood and dirt, he was the most beautiful thing she'd ever seen. "But I don't want anything else in the world."
It's all right to love someone who doesn't love you back, as long as they're worth you loving them. As long as they deserve it.
The boy never cried again, and he never forgot what he'd learned: that to love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed.
L'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle. It means that love is the most powerful force in the world. That love can do anything.
There are memories that time does not erase... Forever does not make loss forgettable, only bearable.
And I'm supposed to sit by, while you date boys and fall in love with someone else, get married...? And meanwhile, I'll die a little bit more every day, watching.
You left me. You made a pet out of me, and then you left me. If love were food, I would have starved on the bones you gave me.
She had loved him for such a long time, she thought. How was it that she did now know him at all?
And next time you're planning to injure yourself to get my attention, just remember that a little sweet talk works wonders.
Most people are lucky to have even one great love in their life. You have found two.
For that was love, wasn't it--to burn bright in someone else's eyes?
I love you Clary. More then I ever-- God. More than i probably should. You know that, don't you?
Is this the part where you tell me you're secretly in love with me? Vampire mojo strikes again.
Cassandra Clare Short quotes ⇑
There's plenty of sense in nonsense sometimes, if you wish to look for it.
Cassandra Clare Humor quotes ⇑
What's the point in wasting a perfectly good brick wall when you have someone to throw against it, that's what I always say.
Jem is nothing but goodness. That he struck you last night only shows how capable you are of driving even saints to madness.
If there was such a thing as terminal literalism, you'd have died in childhood
I hope you told him you were bitten by a gay spider.
'Do you even really know how vampires are made?' 'Well, when a mommy vampire and a daddy vampire love each other very much...'
There were valuable first editions of books in the enormous library, most of them had been scribbled in by some idiot named Will H.
You might want to lie down... I find that it helps when the crushing sense of horrible realization sets in.
"That's not the spirit of the law, Emma. Remember? The Law is hard, but it is the Law." "I thought it was 'the Law is annoying, but it is also flexible."
"Don't you think 'Mark is kind of a weird name for a Shadowhunter?" Julian was saying as Emma approached. "I mean, if you really think about it. It's confusing. 'Put a Mark on me, Mark."
Also, I'm sleeping with your mom. Just thought you should know.
"Look on the bright side," said Simon, "If they need a human sacrifice, you can always offer me. I'm not sure the rest of you qualify anyway."
I have a high pain threshold. In fact, it's more of a large and tastfully decorated foyer than a threshold. But I do get easily bored
"Lord, you're Irish," said Will. "Can you make things that don't have potatoes in them? We had an Irish cook once when I was a boy. Potato pie, potato custard, potatoes with potato sauce..."
As it turned out, everyone wanted a doughnut. Jace wanted two.
Cassandra Clare Heart quotes ⇑
I can offer you my life, but it is a short life; I can offer you my heart, though I have no idea how many more beats it shall sustain
These pictures are my heart. And if my heart was a canvas, every square inch of it would be painted over with you.
"I've never minded it," he went on. "Being lost, that is. I had always thought one could not truly be lost if one knew one's own heart. But I fear I may be lost without knowing yours."
But I watch my brothers give their hearts away and I think, Don't you know better? Hearts are breakable. And I think even when you heal, you're never what you were before.
Our hearts, they need a mirror, Tessa. We see our better selves in the eyes of those who love us.
Cassandra Clare Funny quotes ⇑
You and your name-dropping. 'I knew Michael'. 'I knew Sammael'. 'The angel Gabriel did my hair'. It's like I'm with the Band with biblical figures.
Don't bother her, don't try to talk to her, don't even look at her, or I'll fold you in half so many times you'll look like a tiny little origami werewolf.
Cassandra Clare Life quotes ⇑
People aren't born good or bad. Maybe they're born with tendencies either way, but its the way you live your life that matters.
You're seventeen... You can't have wasted a life you've barely lived.
I know it's wrong - God, it's all kinds of wrong - but I just want to lie down with you and wake up with you, just once, just once ever in my life.
All Cassandra Clare quotes ⇑
There are so many worse things than death. Not to be loved or not to be able to love: that is worse.
If you really love something, you never try to keep it the way it is forever. You have to let it be free to change.
It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them.
A bad law is no law.
Or maybe it's just that beautiful things are so easily broken by the world.
In the end that was the choice you made, and it doesn't matter how hard it was to make it. It matters that you did.
We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.
Growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change
Maybe that was why she couldn't cry, she realized, staring dry-eyed at the ceiling. Because what was the point in crying when there was no one there to comfort you? And what was worse, when you couldn't even comfort yourself?
Lies and secrets... they are like cancer in the soul. They eat away what is good and leave only destruction behind.
There is no pretending... I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.
One must always be careful of books... and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.
When you find a man you wish to marry... remember this: You will know what kind of man he is not by the things he says, but by the things he does.
Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
Let me give you a piece of advice. The handsome young fellow who's trying to rescue you from a hideous fate is never wrong. Not even if he says the sky is purple and made of hedgehogs.
He's very broken, Like a lovely vase that someone has smashed. Only luck and skill can put it back together the way it was before.
Sometimes, when I have to do something I don't want to do, I pretend I'm a character from a book. It's easier to know what they would do.
Alec: "How do you manage never to get mud on your clothes?", Isabelle: "I'm pure at heart. It repels the dirt."
It's fascinating. You know all these words, and they're all English, but when you string them together into sentences, they just don't make any sense.
There was beauty in the idea of freedom, but it was an illusion. Every human heart was chained by love.
Fate is never fair. You are caught in a current much stronger than you are; struggle against it and you'll drown not just yourself but those who try to save you. Swim with it. and you'll survive
There was an electric anger in his gaze, and a sort of challenge that made Simon long to hit him with something heavy. Like a pickup truck.
Every time I think I'm missing a piece of me, you give it back.
Love potions? For Will Herondale? T'aint my way to turn down payment, but any man who looks like you has got no need of love potions, and that's a fact.
"I never cared,” he said. “I wanted you anyway. I always wanted you."
Just because you call an electric eel a rubber duck doesn't make it a rubber duck, does it? And God help the poor bastard who decides they want to take a bath with the duckie.
"Is this the part where you start tearing off strips of your shirt to bind my wounds?" "If you wanted me to rip my clothes off, you should have just asked."
"You don't get to decide," she said, "where I go, or when." "I know." His voice was ragged. "I've always known that about you. I don't know why I had to fall in love with someone who's more stubborn than I am."
I know you feel inhuman, and as if you are set apart, away from life and love, but... I promise you, the right man won't care.
She had never imagined she had the power to make someone else so happy. And not a magical power, either--a purely human one.
But maybe you never really had someone, she thought now. Maybe, no matter how much you loved them, they could slip through your fingers like water, and there was nothing you could do about it.
You said I am a good man... But I am not that good a man. And I am--I am catastrophically in love with you.
"You promise." "I swear on the angel. The hell with that. I swear on us." "Why us?" "Because there isn't anything I believe in more."
You've always been what you are. That's not new. What you'll get used to is knowing it.
All that existed was Jace; all she felt, hoped, breathed, wanted, and saw was Jace. Nothing else mattered.
Desire is not always lessened by disgust. Nor can it be bestowed, like a favor, to those most deserving of it. And as my words bind my magic, so you can know the truth. If she doesn't desire his kiss, she won't be free.
Alec muttered a retort into his coffee. It rhymed with something that sounded a lot more like "ducking glass mole."
"I feel a sense of responsibility," said Jordan. "And where is this feeling located? In your pants, perhaps?"
The way he looked at you. I got it then. He loved you, and it was killing him. He won't get over you, Clary, he can't.
Someday, Will, I will go where none can follow me, and I think it will be sooner rather than later. Have you ever asked yourself why I agreed to be your parabatai?
Looking at him now-even if she hadn't been in love with him, that part of her that was her mother's daugher, that loved every beautiful thing for its beauty alone, would still have wanted him.
THE INFERNAL DEVICES ARE WITHOUT PITY. THE INFERNAL DEVICES ARE WITHOUT REGRET. THE INFERNAL DEVICES ARE WITHOUT NUMBER. THE INFERNAL DEVICES WILL NEVER STOP COMING.
"I'm always so glad I have no idea what you're vacantly chatting about," said Jace. "It fills me with a sense of peace and well-being."
"As for this," Magnus said sliding the stele into Jace's jeans pocket, "keep it in your pants, Shadowhunter."
Suddenly reminded, she clapped a hand over her mouth. "Oh- Simon!" "No, I'm Jace," he said patiently. "Simon is the weaselly little one with the bad haircut and dismal fashion sense."
How can you tell? That I like books, I mean. The look on your face when you walked in, somehow I doubted you were that impressed by me.
While the Clave disapproves of trespassers, oddly they take an even darker view of beheading and skinning people. They're peculiar that way.
"He is a Shadowhunter,” said Jocelyn. “His loyalty will be to Clave and Covenant.” “He's my friend,” said Magnus coldly. “His loyalty is to me."
I saw Jonathan after he faced the fear demon, you know. It showed itself to him as you. That told me all I needed to know. The greatest fear in Jonathan's life is the love he feels for his sister.
I don't know how to live in the world as a Shadowhunter without Will. I don't think i even want to. I am still a parabatai, but my other half is gone.
"As long as everyone's wearing their own pants." "I see I have come in on a fascinating moment in the conversation."
I can keep a perfectly good eye on Simon, thank you. He's my neophyte Downworlder to mock and boss around, not yours.
"But unlike you," said Jace, "there is nothing of hell in us." "You are mortal; you age; you die," the Queen said dismissively. "If that is not hell, pray tell me, what is?
He'd felt like a jack-o-lantern for the past few days, as if his guts had been yanked out with a fork and dumped in a heap while a grinning smile stayed plastered on his face.
"What?” Simon looked alarmed. "I'm not really sleeping with your mom, you know. I was just trying to get your attention. Not that your mom isn't a very attractive woman for her age."
"It's a girl," Jace said, recovering his composure. "Surely you've seen girls before, Alec. Your sister Isabelle is one."
You see it, don't you, James? Without Tessa there is nothing for me--no joy, no light, no life. If you loved me, you would let me have her. You can't love her as I do. No one could. If you are truly my brother, you would do this for me.
"I think,” Jace said, “that you don't want to tell your secrets, so you decided to break up with Alec because...