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You have something on your neck. What Looks like a bite mark, what were you doing out all night, anyway? Nothing. I went walking in the park. Tried to clear my head. And ran into a vampire What? No! I fell. On your neck? -- Cassandra Clare
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If you don't want them to find you, changing your last name seems a fairly elementary first step. Trust me, I'm an expert. I've watched a lot of spy movies. -- Cassandra Clare
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You have been known to call upon Brother Zachariah for a broken toe.
"It was turning green," said Will -- Cassandra Clare
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But I think it has to do with what you believe about yourself. If you believe you're damned, then you are. But if you don't ... -- Cassandra Clare
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Speaking of hope, did you see that shot Alec got off with his bow? That's my boyfriend. -- Cassandra Clare
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This was a Julian she'd never seen, a Julian with his expression stripped down to the elegant bones of his face. -- Cassandra Clare
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And write what you love - don't feel pressured to write serious prose if what you like is to be funny. -- Cassandra Clare
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Jem cried out with all his remaining strength. You cannot go where I am going! Nor would I want that for you! -- Cassandra Clare
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I am glad," he said. "They will be able to take care of each other when I am gone, or at least I can hope for it. He says she does not love him, but - surely she will come to love him in time. Will is easy to love, and he has given her his whole heart. I can see it. I hope she will not break it. -- Cassandra Clare
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He wanted to run to her, wrap her in his arms. Protect her. But it was Jem's place to do those things, not his. Not his. -Will Herondale -- Cassandra Clare
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And now," Eric yelled into his mircophone, "we're going to sing a new song-one we just wrote. This one's for my girlfriend. We've been going out for three weeks, and, damn, our love is true. We're gonna be together forever, baby. This one's called 'Bang You Like a Drum. -- Cassandra Clare
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Good. Because I don't need protecting."
"I knew you'd say that.But the thing is, sometimes you do. And sometimes I do. We're meant to protect each other, but not from everything. Not from the truth. That's what it means to love someone but let them be themselves. -- Cassandra Clare
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If there's a thing I've learned in my life it's to not be afraid of the responsibility that comes with caring for other people. What we do for love: those things endure. Even if the people you do them for don't -- Cassandra Clare
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She wondered what on earth about liking someone could possibly have him wound up to such a pitch of anxiety. You're not gay, are you? -- Cassandra Clare
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How awfully convenient for you, regardless. And for him. He won't have to worry about you spilling his secrets."
"Yeah," Jace said. "He's terrified I'll tell everyone that he's always wanted to be a ballerina. -- Cassandra Clare
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So we're racing the Clare and the Courts," said Julian. "Fantastic. Maybe there's someone else we can piss off. The Spiral Labyrinth? The Scholomance? Interpol? -- Cassandra Clare
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These pictures are my heart. And if my heart was a canvas, every square inch of it would be painted over with you. -- Cassandra Clare
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Do you miss Wales? Tessa inquired. She wasn't sure why she did it; she knew asking Will about his past was like poking a dog with a sore tail, but she couldn't seem to help it. -- Cassandra Clare
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Julian gave his brother a slow, sweet smile. In that smile was all the love and wonder of the little boy who'd lost his brother and against all odds, gotten him back. -- Cassandra Clare
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Isn't the crisis over?" "We're Shadowhunters," Jace said. "You'll find that the crisis is never over. -- Cassandra Clare
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You're not gay, are you?"
Simon's greenish color deepened. "If I were, I would dress better. -- Cassandra Clare
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Clary?" he thought.
Her voice came through, tinged with alarm. "What is it? What's happened? Did my mom find out I'm gone?"
"Not yet," he thought back. "Is Azazel the cat from the Smurfs?"
There was a long pause. "That's Azrael, Simon. And no more using the magic rings for Smurfs question. -- Cassandra Clare
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I wouldn't change it," Simon said. "I wouldn't give up loving you. Not for anything. You know what Raphael told me? That I didn't know how to be a good vampire, that vampires accept that they're dead. But as long as I remember what it was like to love you, I'll always feel like I'm alive. -- Cassandra Clare
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Livvy: Look. Since then, Ty's learned so much about the way people say things they don't mean, about tone not matching expression, all that. But he trusts you, he's let you in. He might not always remember to apply that stuff to you. I'm just saying - don't lie to him. Don't lead him on. -- Cassandra Clare
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Fortunate is the one who knows the name of their heart. They are the ones whose hearts are never truly lost. They can always call their heart back home.
Do you remember the name of your heart, Simon Lewis?"
"I think so," Simon whispered. -- Cassandra Clare
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His beauty did not blaze like Will's did in fierce colors and repressed fire, but it had its own muted perfection, the loveliness of snow falling against a silver gray sky. -- Cassandra Clare
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It's all very romantic," Gabriel said, and then frowned. "Or it would be, if my brother could get a word out without sounding like a choking frog. I fear he will not go down in history as one of the world's greatest wooers of women. -- Cassandra Clare
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I think you ought to let me take poor Tessa into town to get some new clothes. Otherwise, the first time she takes a deep breath, that dress will fall right off her."
Will looked interested. "I think she should try that out now and see what happens. -- Cassandra Clare
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Kieran glanced at her with shimmering eyes. Neither looked quite human: The black eye was too dark, the silver too metallic. And yet the overall effect was haunting, inhumanly beautiful. -- Cassandra Clare
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Heroes aren't always the ones who win," she said. "They're the ones who lose, sometimes. But they keep fighting, they keep coming back. They don't give up. That's what makes them heroes. -- Cassandra Clare
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Sometimes, someone you have known all your life becomes no longer familiar to you, but strange in a marvelous way, as if you have discovered a beach you have been visiting all your life is made not of sand but of diamonds, and they blind you with their beauty. -Malcom Fade, Lord of Shadows -- Cassandra Clare
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Cucumber and bergamot," Clary said. "Is there anything else you hate that I ought to know about?"
Jace looked at Dorothea over the rim of his teacup. "Liars," he said. -- Cassandra Clare
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The weapons room looked exactly the way something called "the weapons room" sounded like it would look. -- Cassandra Clare
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I brought gear. I thought you might be in need of clothing, but I didn't realize quite how in need. Tessa -- Cassandra Clare
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Why not risk your life, if you don't want to live anyway? Why not risk your life if you'll never be happy no matter what you do? -- Cassandra Clare
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I love you; I love you and I don't care that you're my sister; don't be with him, don't want him, don't go with him. Be with me. Want me. Stay with me.
I don't know how to be without you. -- Cassandra Clare
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For me my big dream that I would like to achieve is for each book to be better than the books that came before, to continue to improve and to become better as a writer and hopefully to have a long career . -- Cassandra Clare
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Let's face it. My career is now professional vampire. -- Cassandra Clare
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Magnus loves you. He wouldn't love you if you were the sort of person who could abandon someone helpless -- Cassandra Clare
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She had always wanted a brother. And she had one now. Sebastian. It was like always wanting a puppy and being a hellhound instead. -- Cassandra Clare
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You have ruthlessness in your bones and ice in your heart, Clarissa. Don't tell me any differently. -- Cassandra Clare
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Change is no loss, Will. Not always. -- Cassandra Clare
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Funny isn't it?" said Sebastian. "The lies good people tell. He'll probably make you eggs every day for the rest of your life now, and you'll choke them down because you can't tell him you don't like them."
Clary thought of the Seelie Queen. "Love makes liars of us all? -- Cassandra Clare
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He knew what his plans were. He knew they balanced, like a million angels, on the head of a pin. Chance, circumstance, and determination held them together. -- Cassandra Clare
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The first one is always the hardest. -- Cassandra Clare
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There's a stigma that guys hate romance and hate love, but that's not true. Look at 'Iron Man.' There's a whole through-line plot about his relationship with Pepper, and everybody loves it. -- Cassandra Clare
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How can you not understand?" He pointed at her books. "You read novels. Obviously, I'm here to rescue you. Don't I look like Sir Galahad?" He raised his arms dramatically. "My strength is as the strength of ten, Because my heart is pure
-- Cassandra Clare
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Clary, Jace said, breaking her out of her reverie. He tightened his arms around her, and she raised her head; the crowd was cheering as the first of the rockets went up. -- Cassandra Clare
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The Silent brothers are doing nude cartwheels in the hallways -- Cassandra Clare
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The grandeur of the Institute never failed to impress Magnus - the way it towered high and mighty above everything else, timeless and unmoving in its Gothic disapproval of all that was modern and changeable. -- Cassandra Clare
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Magic is dangerous- but love is more dangerous still -- Cassandra Clare
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[Magnus] was wearing canary-yellow pajamas, and on his feet were green slippers with alien faces, complete with sproingy atennae. -- Cassandra Clare
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There was a numbness in Clary's hands, a hard pressure in her chest. It was lovely, she could see that: the city rising up beside her like a towering forest of silver and glass, the dull gray shimmer of the East River, slicing between Manhattan and the boroughs like a scar. -- Cassandra Clare
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Have you never seen a movie? Read a comic book? That's always how it starts - just a little temptation, just a little taste of evil, and then BAM, your light saber turns red and you're breathing through a big black mask and slicing off your son's hand just to be mean.
They looked at him blankly. -- Cassandra Clare
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Jules: I should never have touched you. I never thought what we had could break so easily.
Emma: It's not broken. We made a mistake - but being together wasn't the mistake.
Jules: Most people get to make mistakes, Emma. It doesn't have to ruin their whole lives. -- Cassandra Clare
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A man doesn't have to agree with his government to be a patriot, does he? It takes a true patriot to dissent, to say he loves his country more than he cares for his own place in the social order. -- Cassandra Clare
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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. -- Cassandra Clare
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Livvy held up a hand. In Emma's defense, Cameron's annoying, but he's hot. -- Cassandra Clare
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I remember you saying that growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change.I guess that means I've grown up now ... -- Cassandra Clare
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I've screwed everything up royally. I remember you saying that growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change. -- Cassandra Clare
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She is fine. She hates us both but it really didn't sound like anything else was wrong -- Cassandra Clare
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How is Ty? There is nothing wrong with Ty, but he is different, and the Clave hates all that is different. They will try to punish him, for being who he is. They would punish a star for burning. -- Cassandra Clare
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Jules: Why are you on the floor?
Emma: I've heard roling out of bed in the morning helps you build up resistance to surprise attacks.
Jules: Oh yeah? What does screaming "holy crap!" do?
Emma: That part's optional. -- Cassandra Clare
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I would think that counted as offering resistance," Will said. "Eating one's son-in-law, that is. Though I suppose everyone has their family altercations. -- Cassandra Clare
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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. -- Cassandra Clare
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Threatening the High Warlock. Better and better. Maybe we should head down to vampire clan headquarters and punch Anselm Nightshade in the face. -- Cassandra Clare
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First the flame and then the flood:
In the end it's Blackthorn blood.
Seek thou to forget what's past
First thirteen and then the last.
Search not the book of angels gray,
Red or white will lead you far astray.
To regain what you have lost,
Find the black book at any cost. -- Cassandra Clare
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Aunt Harriet always said that as long as a tall woman carried herself well, she would forever look regal. -- Cassandra Clare
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He held her close enough to kiss, close enough to whisper the most important secrets in the world, and he spoke to her as he would have wanted some good angel to speak to his family, to his own shivering young soul, long ago and in a land far away. -- Cassandra Clare
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Humans are animals. Pain is their nature. -- Cassandra Clare
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Then Alec had smiled at one of Magnus's jokes, and the smile had lit a lamp in his solemn face, making his blue eyes brilliant, and briefly taking Magnus's breath away -- Cassandra Clare
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Am I blind?" Wills voice floated out of the darkness tinged with annoyance. "Im not going to be at all pleassed if youve blinded me, Henry."
"No, " Henry sounded worried. "No, the phospher seems to, well, it seems to have turned all the lights in the room off." - Clockwork Angel -- Cassandra Clare
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And the answer is yes. I have loved you. I always have, and I always will. -- Cassandra Clare
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What could possibly make you think I have any standards left when it comes to you? -- Cassandra Clare
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That ones yours,huh?"he asked,pointing to 3A."How come it just says 'Kyle'?Doesnt he have a last name?"
"Kyle wants to be a rock star,"Simon said,heading down the stairs."I think his working the one-name thing.Like Rihanna. -- Cassandra Clare
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Simon-"From now on I will only adress people by nodding at them." Clary-"That's stupid why would you do that?" Simon-"Because it says that 'I am a badass, and I recognive that you too, are a badass -- Cassandra Clare
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You can't have two fathers." "Sure you can," Simon said. "Who says you can't? We can buy you one of those books they have for little kids. Timmy Has Two Dads. Except I don't think they have one called Timmy Has Two Dads and One of Them Was Evil. -- Cassandra Clare
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Maybe I should get my mom something," he said bitterly. "What says 'Thanks for throwing me out of the house and pretending I died'?" "Orchids? -- Cassandra Clare
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Simon," said a voice at his shoulder, and he turned to see Izzy, her face a pale smudge between dark hair and dark cloak, looking at him, her expression half-angry, half-sad. "I guess this is the part where we say goodbye? -- Cassandra Clare
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Jace found himself looking at a boy only a few years older than himself. Dark hair, a sharp delicate face, eyes that seemed young and old at the same time. The runes of the Brothers marked his high cheekbones, and as the boy turned, Jace saw the pale edge of a faded rune at the side of his throat. -- Cassandra Clare
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Isabella with her whip and boots and knives would chop anyone who tried to pen her up in a tower into pieces, build a bridge out of the remains, and walk carelessly to freedom, her hair looking fabulous the entire time. -- Cassandra Clare
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The missing stairs baffled Clary. What did vampires have against stairs?
-Clary, pg.266- -- Cassandra Clare
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It's so dark," she said lamely.
"You want me to hold your hand?"
Clary put both her hands behind her back like a small child.
"Don't talk down to me."
"Well, I could hardly talk up to you. You're too short. -- Cassandra Clare
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It would hardly benefit me to hold anything back unnecessarily, when I know what I'm asking. For you to find a needle in
God, not even a haystack. A needle in a tower full of other needles. -- Cassandra Clare
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Maureen clapped her hands together. "Oh," she said in her elfin little voice. "It's pretty."
"Pretty?" Simon looked quickly at the hunched shape on top of the concrete block. "Maureen, what the hell- -- Cassandra Clare
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Well, at least you know it works this time," she said, getting on behind him. "If we crash into the parking lot of a Key Food, I'll kill you, you know that?"
"Don't be ridiculous," said Jace. "There are no parking lots on the Upper East Side. Why drive when you can get your groceries delivered? -- Cassandra Clare
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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
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Oh, come on," Clary said. "You're a vampire, not Spider-Man. -- Cassandra Clare
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It means 'Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234'. -- Cassandra Clare
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For a moment she just stared, wondering if there were another girl staying here, or if Sebastian had taken to cross-dressing. -- Cassandra Clare
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When I think of you, and you are not there, I see you in my mind's eye always with a book in your hand. -- Cassandra Clare
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You're a reader as well as a writer, so write what you'd want to read. -- Cassandra Clare
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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 -- Cassandra Clare
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If you have a soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. Whatever the color, the shape, the design of the shade that conceals it, the flame inside the lamp remains the same. You are that flame. -- Cassandra Clare
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Good organization," said Magnus. "I knew the man who founded it, back in the 1800s. Woolsey Scot. Respectable old werewolf family."
Alec made an ugly sound in the back of his throat. "Did you sleep with him, too?"
Magnus's cat eyes widened. "Alexander! -- Cassandra Clare
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Doesn't he have any daughters?' Emma muttered.
'He has no use for them,' said Mark. 'They say he has girl children killed at birth.'
Emma couldn't prevent a flinch of anger. 'Just let me get close to him,' she whispered. 'I'll show him what use girls are. -- Cassandra Clare
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Alec is brave, and he's good, and he's loyal, and like all Lightwoods he has cheekbones you could use to slice salami. -- Cassandra Clare
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The long lonely cry of a suffering boy he could not help chilled Magnus through to the bone, like cold water seeping through to find a grave. Sometimes he thought they were all forsaken, every soul on this earth.

Even the Nephilim. -- Cassandra Clare
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Bad time to be a llama."
"Is it ever a good time, really? -- Cassandra Clare
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My rapier wit hides my inner pain. -- Cassandra Clare
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Despite everything, I can't bear the thought of this ring being lost forever, any more than I can bear the thought of leaving you forever. And though I have no choice about the one, at least I can choose about the other. -- Cassandra Clare
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Carstairs is alright, I suppose. If you like that sort."
"Oh?"
"The taken. The uninterested."
"As opposed to ... you, Gabriel?"
"Well, yes. -- Cassandra Clare
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I don't know who I am. I look at myself and I see Stephen Herondale, but I act like a Lightwood and talk like my father - like Valentine. So I see who I am in your eyes, and I try to be that person, because you have faith in that person and I think faith might be enough to make me what you want. -- Cassandra Clare
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I think Zachariah just stole our cat. I swear I saw him putting Church into the backseat of a car. -- Cassandra Clare
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Damnit.' Isabelle, standing in the mouth of the alley, her wet black hair like a cloak around her shoulders, kicked a trash can out of her way and glowered. 'Oh, for goodness's sake,' she said. 'I can't believe you two. Why? What's wrong with bedrooms? And pivacy? -- Cassandra Clare
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Shotgun!" announced Clary as Jace came back around the side of the van.
Alec grabbed for his bow, strapped across his back. "Where?"
"She means she wants the front seat," said Jace, pushing wet hair out of his eyes. -- Cassandra Clare
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I was just thinking of bunding up Cecily and feeding her to the ducks in Hyde Park, said Will, pushing his wet hair back and favoring Jem with a rare smile. -- Cassandra Clare
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He taught me there's a place on a man's back where, if you sink a blade in, you can pierce his heart and sever his spine, all at once,' Sebastian had said. 'I guess we got the same birthday present that year, big brother,' Jace thought. 'Didn't we? -- Cassandra Clare
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The good suffer, the evil flourish, and all that is mortal passes away. -- Cassandra Clare
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Sometimes you must lose everything to gain it again, and the regaining is the sweeter for the pain of loss. -- Cassandra Clare
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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. -- Cassandra Clare
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Harry just stared. 'I'm sorry,' Draco's mouth said, but his eyes said, 'I'm so tired, I don't care anymore. -- Cassandra Clare
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Just remember, when your mother's gnawing my ankle like a furious mama bear separated from her cum, I did it for you. -- Cassandra Clare
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I feel like you can look inside me and see all the places I am odd or unusual and fit your heart around them, for you are odd and unusual in just the same way. We are the same. -- Cassandra Clare
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For years I have had no mirror; I have learned to make do. The eyes of another can be a mirror more effective than water. If you will look at me, I can see my reflection in yours -- Cassandra Clare
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You're attacking that one like a wolverine. -- Cassandra Clare
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It's all right. It doesn't matter what you do. We're dreaming, you know. -- Cassandra Clare
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It was a faerie expression, 'of my heart,' the closest they might come to saying 'girlfriend' or 'boyfriend. -- Cassandra Clare
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The foundations of your childhood, they stay with you. -- Cassandra Clare
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Tessa had even pleaded with Magnus to come in with her to help break the news, but he had refused, on the grounds that internecine Shadowhunter dramas had nothing to do with him, and he had a novel to get back to besides. -- Cassandra Clare
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And maybe I am a monster. I don't know the answer to that. But what I do know is that even if there's demon blood inside me, there is human blood inside me as well. And I couldn't love you like I do if I weren't at least a little bit human. Because demons want. But they don't love. -- Cassandra Clare
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I swear on the Angel." He ducked his head down, kissed her cheek. "The hell with that. I swear on us. -- Cassandra Clare
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Then maybe you can help me out with something. I need an armaments shop. I want to buy a sword. A really good one." Jace looked surprised, then amused. "What for?" "Oh, you know. Killing." Clary made a hand gesture she hoped conveyed her murderous intentions toward all things evil. -- Cassandra Clare
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It's nearly full dark. We should go."
"We? I thought you were going to leave me alone."
"I lied," Jace said without a shred of embarrassment. -- Cassandra Clare
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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. -- Cassandra Clare
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Tessa, surprising herself, let out a gasp of laughter. Will looked at her, his mouth just beginning to quirk up in a grin. I must be more amusing than I thought. Which would make me very amusing indeed. -- Cassandra Clare
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When Love and Lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the Purest heart. -- Cassandra Clare
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Love and lies can corrupt even the purest heart. -- Cassandra Clare
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Emma: Whoa. Whoa ho ho.
Cristina: Did you just say "whoa ho ho"?
Emma: I did. So is this like a high-five-slash-chest-bump- situation or an oh-my-God-what-are-we-going-to-do-situation? -- Cassandra Clare
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There are some mechanisms that are so - so broken that they cannot be repaired. -- Cassandra Clare
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Most of us do things for reasons that are more purely personal. For love, or for hate. -- Cassandra Clare
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I know you worry about me needing you, but I shouldn't be with you because I need you. I should be with you because I love you. -- Cassandra Clare
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I love you Clary. More then I ever
God. More than i probably should. You know that, don't you? -- Cassandra Clare
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The things we're most frightened of, we can't make ourselves dismiss them. -- Cassandra Clare
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You like the party?
Is it in honour of anything?
My cat's birthday.
Where's your cat?
I don't know, he ran away. -- Cassandra Clare
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When the soul has left the body, it belongs to death. And it cannot be taken back without a price. -- Cassandra Clare
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Will pointed a finger accusingly in their direction. "You're ganging up on me. Is this how it's going to be from now on? I'll be the odd man out? Dear God, I'll have to befriend Jessamine."
"Jessamine can't stand you," Jem pointed out.
"Henry, then."
"Henry will set you on fire. -- Cassandra Clare
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I'm not unsympathetic. But do you like me? Because this being gay business doesn't mean you can just throw yourself at any guy and it'll be fine because he's not a girl. There are still people you like and people you don't. -- Cassandra Clare
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It's a coffee cup."
She could hear the irritation in her own voice. "I know it's a coffee cup."
"I can't wait till you draw something really complicated, like the Brooklyn Bridge or a lobster. You'll probably send me a singing telegram. -- Cassandra Clare
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Forsooth, I no longer toil in vain,
To prove that demon pox warps the brain.
So though 'ti pity, it's not in vain
That the pox-ridden worm was slain:
For to believe in me, you all must deign. -- Cassandra Clare
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Mark: "A strange evening, forsooth," he said.
Emma: "Don't you forsooth me. -- Cassandra Clare
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You don't need to worry, though. He's not my type."
"I don't think I've ever heard a girl say that before," said Simon. "I thought Jace was the kind of guy who was everyone's type. -- Cassandra Clare
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Sebastian lay a few feet away from her, on his back. There was a great blackened hole across the front of his chest. He turned his head toward her, his face taut and white with pain, and her heart contracted.
His eyes were green. -- Cassandra Clare
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Julian: "Wikipedia knows about everything. It might be run by warlocks."
Emma: "You think that's what they do all day in the Spiral Labyrinth? Run Wikipedia?"
Julian: "I admit it seems like a letdown. -- Cassandra Clare
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When two souls are as one, they stay together on the Wheel. I was born into this world to love you, and I will love you in the next life, and the one after that." ~Jem Carstairs -- Cassandra Clare
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Maia pulled on a braid. "I ran into Eric of all people. He told me what happened and that you'd backed out of Millenium Lint's gigs for the past two weeks because of it."
"Actually, they changed their name," Jordan said. "They're Midnight Burrito now. -- Cassandra Clare
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Thank you, Dean Ashdown," Ragnor said. "The removal of the mounted warlock's head from my bedroom will be sufficient. -- Cassandra Clare
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I just don't see why the past has to matter. -- Cassandra Clare
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Alaric had his head up, sniffing the wind. "The stench of death lies heavy on the air." Luke -- Cassandra Clare
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Well, what? Sophie-"
"I hit her on the head with a mirror," Sophie said hopelessly. "One of those silver-backed ones, so it was quite heavy. She went down just like a stone, miss. So I ... I tied her to the bed and I came looking for you. -- Cassandra Clare
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Nobody else is wearing anything even remotely like it.'
Magnus cast a disparaging look around at all the fashion-challenged sailors. 'I feel sorry for them, of course, but I do not see why that observation should alter my current extremely stylish course of action. -- Cassandra Clare
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The most remarkable thing about him were his eyes. They were laughing eyes, at once both joyous and tender: they were the radiant pale blue of a sky slipping toward evening in Heaven, when angels who had been sweet all day found themselves tempted to sin. -- Cassandra Clare
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Magnus raised his head and looked up and over at Alec; it was a look that made Clary flush and glance away. There was so much love in it, mixed with exasperation and pride and despair. It was an unguarded look, and it felt wrong to see it. -- Cassandra Clare
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Jace shook his blond head in exasperation.
You had to make a crazy jail friend, didn't you? You couldn't just count ceiling tiles or tame a pet mouse like normal prisoners do? -- Cassandra Clare
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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 ...
"And his arm looked like an eggplant," Clary muttered to herself in exasperation. -- Cassandra Clare
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She glanced over at Zachariah, who was busy patting Church. The cat had climbed up onto the champagne table and was gleefully knocking over glasses. Her look was one of exasperation and fondness mixed together. -- Cassandra Clare
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Take me home. But this was home, Jace's arms surrounding her, the cold wind of Alicante in their clothes, her fingers digging into the back of his neck, the place where his hair curled softly against the skin -- Cassandra Clare
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Many who have gazed upon me have compared the experience to gazing at the radiance of the sun. -- Cassandra Clare
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You're pining," said Jace.
Alec shrugged. "Look who's talking. 'oh I love her. Oh, she's my sister. Oh why, why, why - -- Cassandra Clare
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Yes, she doesn't really look like either of us, does she? Perhaps she's a girl who's fallen madly in love with me and persists in following me wherever I go."
"My talent is shape-shifting, Will, not acting," said Tessa, and at that Jem laughed out loud. -- Cassandra Clare
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I wish I could hate you," he said. His voice was light, his mouth curved in an unconcerned half smile, his eyes sick with misery. "I want to hate you. I try to hate you. It would be so much easier if I did hate you. Sometimes I do hate you and then I see you and I ... -- Cassandra Clare
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You disappear so completely into your head sometimes," he said. "I wish I could follow you. -- Cassandra Clare
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He touched her face, gently, with the back of his hand. 'you disappear so completely into your head sometimes.' he said. 'i wish i could follow you.'
you do, she wanted to say, you live in my head all the time -- Cassandra Clare
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Great," Simon said. "Maybe I'll even make it back before my mother notices I'm gone. What's the time difference between here and Manhattan?"
"You have a mother?" Aline looked amazed. -- Cassandra Clare
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He does what he wants, and I don't ask," he said. "He could bring a six-foot tall pink rabbit in a bikini back home with him if he wanted to. It's not my business. But if you're asking me if I've brought any girls back here, the answer is no. I don't want anybody but you. -- Cassandra Clare
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Say it," she said.
"Say it sober."
"I love you," he said.
"I don't want you to say it back unless you mean it, but I love you."
She leaned back over him, and pressed the pads of her fingertips against his.
"I mean it. -- Cassandra Clare
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If you love someone, you're not supposed to want them to come back. Better a peaceful sleep in the earth than the life of a zombie
not really dead but not really alive, either. -- Cassandra Clare
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I don't care," Clary said. "He'd do it for me. Tell me he wouldn't. If I were missing-"
"He'd burn the whole world down till he could dig you out of the ashes. I know," Alec said. -- Cassandra Clare
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It's Simon, he's missing."
Ahh." said Magnus delicately "Missing what exactly?"
Missing!" Jace repeated "As in gone, absent, notable for his lack of presence, disappeared -- Cassandra Clare
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But they love each other. Isn't that what love means? That you're supposed to be there for the other person to turn to, no matter what? -- Cassandra Clare
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When you lost someone to addiction- and he had lost many- you lost something very precious. You watched them fall. You waited for them to hit the bottom. It was a terrible wait. -- Cassandra Clare
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You never really hate anyone as much as someone you cared about once. -- Cassandra Clare
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I love reading epic fantasies and big fat books and so I really wanted to write one. I think you always write what you want to read. -- Cassandra Clare
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I'm the one who's always been there for you ... not him! -- Cassandra Clare
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My talent is shape-shifting, Will, not acting, said Tessa, and at that, Jem laughed out loud. Will glared at him. -- Cassandra Clare
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I am not doing this in front of everyone," Simon announced.
"It's not spin the bottle, Simon," said Clary. "It's just food. Not that you're food, Alec," she added when he glared. She held her hands up. "Never mind. -- Cassandra Clare
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Isabelle tugged her tank top back down and glared at her brother. "You don't knock now?"
"It's my bedroom!" Alec spluttered. -- Cassandra Clare
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Magnus glared at him out of gold-green eyes. "If I wanted to lie on a couch and
complain to someone about my parents, I'd hire a psychiatrist."
"Ah," said Jace. "But my services are free."
"I heard that about you. -- Cassandra Clare
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Hearts are breakable," Isabelle said. "And I think even when you heal, you're never what you were before". -- Cassandra Clare
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One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us. -- Cassandra Clare
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It's hard to believe how much light you cand find in the darkness, when you have someone who loves you. -- Cassandra Clare
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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. -- Cassandra Clare
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Emma cursed the intensity of the faerie language- like meant nothing to them: They lived in a world of love or hate, scorn or adoration. -- Cassandra Clare
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I am drawn to writing books about magic and the supernatural because those are the types of books I like to read. I've written many short stories with realistic settings, and I certainly wouldn't rule out realistic novels in the future! -- Cassandra Clare
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They all have always loved you, Will Herondale, for you cannot hide what is good about yourself, however hard you try. -- Cassandra Clare
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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
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Demon pox,' said Will with the satisfaction of the truly vindicated. -- Cassandra Clare
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You have proved yourself, Emma," he said. "You could ride with Gwyn, if you chose." "The Wild Hunt doesn't allow women," she pointed out, the words torn from her mouth by the wind. "The more fool they," he said. "Women are fiercer by far than men. -- Cassandra Clare
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We have a name," said Jace. "Magnes B-"
"Shut up." Alec hissed, thwacking Jace with his closed menu. Jace looked injured.
"Jesus," he rubbed his arm. "What's your problem? -- Cassandra Clare
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But you've never drunk fresh blood. Have you?"
Simon raised his eyebrows in response.
"Well, aside from mine, of course," Jace said. "And I'm sure my blood is fan-tastic. -- Cassandra Clare
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Emma showered carefully - the downside of having your hair long when you were a Shadowhunter was never knowing after a fight if there was ichor in it. Once the back of her neck had been green for a week. -- Cassandra Clare
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I feel myself dissolving, vanishing into nothingness, for if there is no one in the world who cares for you, do you really exist at all? -- Cassandra Clare
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If no one in the entire world cares about you, do you really exist at all? -- Cassandra Clare
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At the time I thought what I had with you and your mother was better than nothing. But if you can't tell the truth to the people you care about the most, eventually you stop being able to tell the truth to yourself. -- Cassandra Clare
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I'm glad you think this is funny."
"You're not happy to see me, then?" Jace asked. "I have to say, I'm surprised. I've always been told my presence brightened up any room. One might think that went doubly for dank underground cells. -- Cassandra Clare
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I've always been told my presence brightened up any room. One might think that went doubly for dank underground cell. (Jace) -- Cassandra Clare
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How strange to have the power to literally transform yourself into other people, and yet be so unable to put yourself in their place. -- Cassandra Clare
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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. -- Cassandra Clare
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Mom. I have something to tell you. I'm undead. Now, I know you may have some preconceived notions about the undead. I know you may not be comfortable with the idea of me being undead. But I'm here to tell you that undead are just like you and me ... well, okay. Possibly more like me than you. -- Cassandra Clare
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For the first time, he looked at her, and she wasn't a stranger, she was Clary - his friend. His family. The girl he'd sworn always to protect. The girl he loved as fiercely as he loved himself. -- Cassandra Clare
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We are Morgensterns," he added, a dark ache in his voice. " The bright stars of morning. The children of Lucifer, the most beautiful of all God's angels. We are so much lovelier when we fall." He paused. "Look at me , Clary. Look at me. -- Cassandra Clare
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It could have been the whole thing where you stabbed him. -- Cassandra Clare
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No, I couldn't," Alec said. "I hate it when straight guys think all gay guys are attracted to them. I'm not attracted to every guy any more than you're attracted to every girl. -- Cassandra Clare
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You know, when someone prefers their own brother over you, it isn't a confidence booster. -- Cassandra Clare
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Still. If one could look this fabulous, one had an obligation to. One -- Cassandra Clare
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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. -- Cassandra Clare
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Simon-But werewolfs don't like our kind! Jordan-I do. It's his kind I don't like. They think they're better than everyone else. Jace-No, I think I'm better than everybody else. City of Fallen Angels- Jace, Simon, and Jordan. -- Cassandra Clare
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You'd think the Angel would have been foresighted enough to give us a birth-control rune, but no dice. -- Cassandra Clare
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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. -- Cassandra Clare
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Did you ever think that in a past life Alec was an old woman with ninety cats who was always yelling at the neighborhood kids to get off her lawn? Because I do, -- Cassandra Clare
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Tessa was laying on her side, her brown hair spread over the pillow, watching Will, whose face was bent over the pages, with a look of tenderness in her eyes, a tenderness mirrored in the softness of Will's voice as he read. -- Cassandra Clare
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I love you. I love you without the memories. I love you right now."
Isabelle said in a calm voice, "I know."
Simon stared at her. "Was that...," he said slowly. "Was that a Star Wars reference? Because if it was, I would like to declare my love all over again. -- Cassandra Clare
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Will looked as if she had slpped him. "I didn't do it so you'd be grateful!"
"Then what?" Her voice rose. "You did it because it's your mandate? Because the law says-"
"I did it because I love you! -- Cassandra Clare
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You don't understand,' she said, and there was a puzzling trace of resentment in her voice. 'Children never do. The love a parent has for a child, there's nothing else like it. No other love so consuming. -- Cassandra Clare
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But how would it be if there was nowhere in the world that you belonged? If you could get nobody to love you? What if you could not be a Shadowhunter or a warlock or anything else?
Maybe then you were worse than a tragedy. Maybe you were nothing at all. -- Cassandra Clare
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Can I touch your mango? -- Cassandra Clare
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Sometimes the newly Marked go into shock. The good news is, if this happens to you, you are unlikely to notice, because you will be in shock. -- Cassandra Clare
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Luke could only imagine the odd picture they made: the starving vampire, the dying warlock, and the werewolf keeping watch at the window. -- Cassandra Clare
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When I first arrived in London, I so quickly tired of being surrounded by so many people that it was only with great difficulty that I refrained from seizing the next unfortunate who crossed my path and committing violent acts upon their person. -- Cassandra Clare
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I fell in love with you," he said, "because you were one of the bravest people I've ever known. So how could I ask you to stop being brave just because I loved you? -- Cassandra Clare
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A gentle boy with a gentle soul, but every soul contains its own opposite, and the opposite of gentleness was ruthlessness - the beautiful wreckage of mercy. -- Cassandra Clare
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Why does it take girls so long to shower?" he demanded. "Mortal girls, Shadowhunters, female warlocks, you're all the same. I'm not getting any younger waiting out here."
-Magnus to Clary, pg.272- -- Cassandra Clare
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Perhaps not," said Will, who had ears like a bat's. "But I would make a radiant bride. -- Cassandra Clare
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The mages wouldn't be happy at all if they knew you were going after him. Master Rufus - "
"Let's kill him," Call said. Havoc growled.
"Master Rufus?" Aaron looked alarmed.
"No, of course not Master Rufus! I meant Jasper," Call said. -- Cassandra Clare
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Now that you know the truth, you can never go back. -- Cassandra Clare
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Well, there aren't any graves in mundane wedding ceremonies," said Tessa. "Though your ability to quote the Bible is impressive. Better than my aunt Harriet's."
"Did you hear that, James? She just compared us to her aunt Harriet. -- Cassandra Clare
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The funny thing about mundies is how obsessed with magic they are for a bunch of people who don't even know what the word means. -- Cassandra Clare
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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?
"Actually," replied Simon, "It is. If you watched infomercials you'd know that. -- Cassandra Clare
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Jace was kissing her like he thought he might go to hell for doing it, but it would be worth it. -- Cassandra Clare
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I think as women we've always been very used to growing up reading and identifying with male protagonists, especially in fantasy. There's a saying in publishing that girls will read about boys, but boys will only read about boys, and it's important to give women strong heroines. -- Cassandra Clare
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You know men. We have delicate egos."
"I wouldn't describe Jace's ego as delicate."
"No, Jace is sort of the antiaircraft artillery tank of male egos," Simon admitted. -- Cassandra Clare
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So you're trying to make her happy despite the fact that the reason she's unhappy in the first place is you," said Simon, not very kindly. "That seems contradictory, doesn't it?"
"Love is a contradiction," said Jace. -- Cassandra Clare
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I won't be just your friend. I love you, Maia. I'm in love with you. I always have been. I always will be. Just being your friend would kill me - Jordan -- Cassandra Clare
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He understands why people hold hands: he'd always thought it was about possessiveness, saying This is mine. But it's about maintaining contact. It is about speaking without words. It is about I want you with me and don't go. -- Cassandra Clare
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Two people who had hurt each other the way only two people in love could. -- Cassandra Clare
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To be beautiful you had to be willowy and tall. When you were as short as Clary was, just over five feet, you were cute. Not pretty or beautiful, but cute. -- Cassandra Clare
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The Herondales are a rather infamous line, as you probably know. Many of them heroes, some of them traitors, so many of them brash, wild creatures consumed by their passions, whether it be love or hate. -- Cassandra Clare
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She had never thought about her name much before, but when he said it, it was as if she were hearing it for the first time - the hard T, the caress of the double S, the way it seemed to end on a breath. -- Cassandra Clare
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We're late," she said, "The show is supposed to start in ten minutes. If some people hadn't decided that 'semiformal' meant 'seminaked'-"
"Why are you calling me 'some people'?" Mark inquired. "I am only one person. -- Cassandra Clare
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Will bounded up onto one of the ladders and yanked a book off the shelf. "I'll find you something else to read. Catch." He had let it fall without looking and Tessa had to dart forward to seize it before it hit the floor. - Clockwork Angel -- Cassandra Clare
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Julian wanted to laugh too. He wished he could. He wished he could forget the darkness that flickered at the edge of his vision. He wished he could close his eyes and fall, forgetting for one moment that there was no net stretched out below to catch him. -- Cassandra Clare
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Do you remember what I told you that first time at Taki's? About faerie food?"
"I remember you said you ran down Madison Avenue naked with antlers on your head", said Clary, blinking silver drops off her lashes. -- Cassandra Clare
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One of us," said Malcolm, "is worth five hundred of you. I can burn you to the ground in six seconds flat and use the ashes to stuff a teddy bear for my girlfriend. Not that I have a girlfriend at the moment," he added, "but one lives to hope. -- Cassandra Clare
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We are but dust and shadows, as the saying goes," said James. "Of course the saying does not add, 'Some of us also turn into shadows occasionally, when the mood takes us.' I suppose nobody predicted that I would come to pass. It's true that I have been told I am somewhat unpredictable. -- Cassandra Clare
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Magnus was sure that the llama stampede he witnessed was a coincidence. The llamas could not be judging him. -- Cassandra Clare
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Kissing Simon was pleasant. It was a gentle sort of pleasant, like lying in a hammock on a summer day with a book and a glass of lemonade -- Cassandra Clare
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Don't tell me you aren't even a little glad to see me, Mother," Sebastian said, and
though his words were pleading, his voice was flat. "Aren't I everything you could want in
a son?" He spread his arms wide. "Strong, handsome, looks just like dear old Dad. -- Cassandra Clare
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Wherever Jordan's going - and I do believe we all go somewhere - think of it as the light that will bring him home. -- Cassandra Clare
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Oh, for goodness' sake," yawned Isabelle, "Is he really waking us up at this ungodly hour just to prove his love to you or something? Couldn't he have called? mundane men are such twits."
(Thinking its Simon when the "doorbell" of institute rings)
-Isabelle to Clary, pg.188- -- Cassandra Clare
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With tears running down her face, Cecily had reminded him of the moment at her wedding to Gabriel when he had delivered a beautiful speech praising the groom, at the end of which he had announced, Dear God, I thought she was marrying Gideon. I take it all back. -- Cassandra Clare
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What am I?" he asked. "I am Edmund Herondale, and, my lady, I am always and forever at your service. If you will have me." He smiled, and the smile was slow and devastating. In the dark narrow street long past midnight, his eyes were high summer. -- Cassandra Clare
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I love you," she said. "I always have and I always will. -- Cassandra Clare
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I love you so much, so incredibly much," he went on, "and I forget when you're close to me, I forget who you are. I forget that you're Jem's. I'd have to be the worst sort of person to think what I'm thinking right now. But I am thinking it. -- Cassandra Clare
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So what was that all about?"
"I think," Jace said, "that she asked if she could touch my mango."
"She said that?"
Jace shrugged. "Yeah, then she gave me her number. -- Cassandra Clare
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Cortana," he said. "Made by Wayland the Smith, the legendary forger of Excalibur and Durendal. Said to choose its bearer. When Ogier raised it to slay the son of Charlemagne on the field, an angel came and broke the sword and said to him, 'Mercy is better than Revenge. -- Cassandra Clare
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I need someone who can keep up with me, not some sickly creature that looks as if he's doddering off to the grave. -- Cassandra Clare
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Khalepa ta kala
"Beauty is harsh -- Cassandra Clare
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Voices urging her to try, to reach into herself, to draw out the power. Voices that could turn hard and cold at the slight provocation. Voices that wheedled and threatened and lied. -- Cassandra Clare
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I never want anything but this, I never want a less strange love. -- Cassandra Clare
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If no one in the entire world cared about you, did you really exist at all? -- Cassandra Clare
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Well, I hate to tell you this," she said, "but your friend is an asshole."
"He's not my friend," said Simon. "And I couldn't agree with you more, actually."
-Maia & Simon about Jace, pg.49- -- Cassandra Clare
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He could barely believe any of his new memories, but the idea that Isabelle Lightwood had been his girlfriend seemed more unbelievable than the fact that vampires were real and Simon had been one. -- Cassandra Clare
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[Jem] looked from Will to Tessa and raised his silvery eyebrows. "A miracle," he said. "You got him to speak."
"Just to shout at me, really," said Tessa. "Not quite loaves and fishes. -- Cassandra Clare
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You never know when, and you never know who, but someday a stranger will burst through the door of your life and transform it utterly. The world will be turned upside down, and you will be happier for it. -- Cassandra Clare
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Did you like it?" he said. "I could have given you ... jewelry, but I wanted it to be something that was wholly yours. That no one else would hear or own. And I am not good with words, so I wrote how I felt about you in music." He paused. "Did you like it? -- Cassandra Clare
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I screwed her over. I didn't want to see her screwed over by someone else. -- Cassandra Clare
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When I first met you, I thought you were unlike anyone else I had ever known. You made me laugh. No one but Jem has made me laugh in, good God, five years. And you did it like it was nothing, like breathing. -- Cassandra Clare
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He landed on his back amid a tangled pile of clothes. "Isabelle," Simon protested weakly, "do you really think this is going to make you feel any better?"
"Trust me," Isabelle said, placing a hand on his chest, just over his unbeating heart. "I feel better already. -- Cassandra Clare
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The front door shut, leaving Alec sitting in the half-lit garden, alone. He closed his eyes for a moment, the image of a face hovering behind his lids. Not Jace's face, for a change. The eyes set in the face were green, slit-pupiled. Cat eyes. -- Cassandra Clare
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He hated to admit it, but this was one of the things about demon amnesia that bothered him the most. What kind of seventeen-year-old guy doesn't know whether or not he's a virgin? -- Cassandra Clare
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He would look so young. They were both so young. Tessa knew it was unusual to marry at seventeen and eighteen, but they were racing a clock.
The clock of Jem's life, before it wound down. -- Cassandra Clare
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Julian spoke through his teeth. "Malcolm, this is not a love story."
"Every story is a love story. -- Cassandra Clare
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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. -- Cassandra Clare
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Along with Alec's blood, Simon could taste the metal of fear, the spark of pain, and the eager flame of something else, something he had tasted the first time he had drunk Jace's blood on the filthy metal floor of Valentine's ship. Maybe all Shadowhunters did have a death wish, after all. -- Cassandra Clare
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Pulvis et umbra sumus," said James once, out loud in class, after hearing too many whispers. "My father says that sometimes. We are but dust and shadows. Maybe I'm just -getting a head start on all of you. -- Cassandra Clare
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I need some beef and broccoli before I face any more Mr. Darcy. It's a truth universally acknowledged that if you watch too much television on am empty stomach, your head falls off."
"If your head fall off, " Tessa said, "the hairdressing industry would go into an economic meltdown -- Cassandra Clare
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I care about you," Simon said. "I always cared about you. -- Cassandra Clare
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Bridget's voice floated out from the kitchen. Cold blows the wind tonight, sweetheart, Cold are the drops of rain; The very first love that ever I had In greenwood he was slain. I'll do as much for my sweetheart As any young woman may; I'll sit and mourn at his graveside A twelve-month and a day. -- Cassandra Clare
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Against his will, Magnus found a smile curving his lips as he rummaged around for his big blue coffee cup that said BETTER THAN GANDALF across the front in sparkly letters. He was besotted; he was officially revolted by himself. -- Cassandra Clare
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Yes," Jace said, "I regret having disobeyed you."
No! Clary thought, but her heart sank. Was he giving up, did he think it was the only way to save her and Simon?
Valentine's face softened. "Jonathan-"
"Especially," Jace said, "since I plan to do it again. Right now. -- Cassandra Clare
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It smells like heartbreak in here," said Jace. -- Cassandra Clare
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We can erase everything that caused you pain with its recollection -- Cassandra Clare
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Ragnor and Catarina both begged him to give the instrument up. Random strangers on the street begged him to give the instrument up. Even cats ran away from him. -- Cassandra Clare
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Jordan followed, buttoning his jeans and muttering about how there was nothing strange about having a pattern of dancing penguins on your underwear. -- Cassandra Clare
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As long as they're making beloved books into movies, people are going to be like, 'That's not my mental image of them.' It takes that moment for it to click and become their mental image. -- Cassandra Clare
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I cannot recall a situation you did not think was special and required his presence," said Gabriel dryly. "You have been known to call upon Brother Zachariah for a broken toe. -- Cassandra Clare
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I have wanted to do this," he said, "every moment of every hour of every day that I have been with you since the day I met you. but you know that. You must know. Don't you? -- Cassandra Clare
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Tell me you love me. Tell me you love me and will fight with me. -- Cassandra Clare
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I know there are monsters on this earth,' said Tessa. 'You cannot tell me otherwise. I have seen them. -- Cassandra Clare
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I never date anyone my cat doesn't like," Magnus said easily, and stood up. "So let's say Friday night? -- Cassandra Clare
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And I would do it again. I love you, Jace Wayland-Herondale-Lightwood-whatever you want to call yourself. I don't care. I love you and I will always love you, and pretending it could be any other ways is just a waste of time. -- Cassandra Clare
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Medium clever," Simon acknowledged. "Like a cross between George Clooney in Ocean's Eleven and those MythBusters guys, but, you know, better-looking."
"I'm always so glad I have no idea what you're vacantly chattering about," said Jace. "It fills me with a sense of peace and well-being. -- Cassandra Clare
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Vampires, fey folk, werewolves, Shadowhunters, and demons - these things made sense to Magnus. But the mundane world - it seemed to have no pattern, no form. Their quicksilver politics. Their short lives ... -- Cassandra Clare
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Have a little faith. -- Cassandra Clare
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Too much of anything could destroy you, Simon thought. Too much darkness could kill, but too much light could blind. -- Cassandra Clare
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But am I clever and right or clever and wrong? -- Cassandra Clare
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Go to Idris. You're safer there, but don't be trusting, and don't let your guard down. I need you to live. -- Cassandra Clare
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This world will be consumed by hellfire," he said. "But I will bring you
and Jace safely through the flames if you only do what I ask. It is a grace I extend to no
one else. Do you not see how foolish you are to reject it? -- Cassandra Clare
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Theoretically the planet could suddenly crack in half, leaving me on one side and you on the other side, forever and tragically parted, but I'm not worried about that, either. Some things, Jace said, -- Cassandra Clare
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Are you still mad because i broke your phone" Jace said. "Because you broke my wrist, so i'd said we're even"
"It was sprained," Alec said. "Not broken, sprained -- Cassandra Clare
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And that was glorious too, the idea of loving someone and not fearing they would soon be lost. -- Cassandra Clare
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No. That's Clary; shes's my best friend." Simon pocketed his phone. "And she has a boyfriend. Like, really, really, really has a boyfriend. The nuclear bomb of boyfriends. Trust me on this one. -- Cassandra Clare
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He cocked his head to the side. "Did he die well?"
"He died screaming." Charlotte's bluntness startled Tessa.
"What a beautiful thing to hear. -- Cassandra Clare
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I'm memorable, its true."
-Magnus, pg.229- -- Cassandra Clare
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And therefor," said Magnus "We must go." Will blinked at him. "Go where?" "Don't worry about that right now, my love." Will blinked again. "Pardon? -- Cassandra Clare
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Will-, Tessa began but it was too late, Church made a yowling noise at being woken, and lashed out with his claws. Will began to swear. Tessa left, unable to hide the slightest of smiles as she went. -- Cassandra Clare
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The girl behind the scrawled letters. I loved you from the moment I read them. I love you still. - Will Herondale -- Cassandra Clare
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There walked warlocks in all their bat-winged, cat-eyed glory, and here, as they swung out over the river, she saw the darting flash of multicolored tails under the silvery skin of the water, the shimmer of long, pearl-strewn hair, and heard the high, rippling laughter of the mermaids. -- Cassandra Clare
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For love is as strong as death. -- Cassandra Clare
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There is truth in stories," said Arthur. "There is truth in one of your paintings, boy or in a sunset or a couplet from Homer. Fiction is truth, even if it is not a fact. If you believe only in facts and forget stories, your brain will live, but your heart will die. -- Cassandra Clare
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Well that's convenient, i guess blessings are easier to come by than i thought. maybe i should ask for blessings on my mission against all those who wear white after labor day -- Cassandra Clare
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Good," Simon said. "If you want to know why, it's because you smell like blood."
"It's my cologne. Eau de Recent Injury." Jace raised his left hand. It was a glove of white bandages, stained across the knuckles where blood had seeped through. -- Cassandra Clare
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For love means forgiveness. -- Cassandra Clare
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I'm pure at heart. It repels the dirt. -- Cassandra Clare
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He was looking up at the sky, where a pale crescent of moon darted in between thick sweeps of cloud and fog. Flakes of white snow had fallen and mixed with his black hair. His cheeks and lips were flushed with the cold. He looked more handsome than she had ever remembered him. -- Cassandra Clare
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But you could not blame someone for dying. For leaving on purpose, perhaps, as her brother had left her and her parents, but not for dying, the power over which was surely beyond the grasp of any mortal human. -- Cassandra Clare
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JACE WAYLAND," she said. "Explain yourself."
Jace was glaring at the cat. "I told you to bring me to Alec! Backstabing Judas."
Church rolled onto his back, purring contentedly. -- Cassandra Clare
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You're killing me because you want me to give a message to God for you?" Jace shook his head, the point of the blade scraping across his throat. "You're crazier than I thought -- Cassandra Clare
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In 1444 in Wallachia/The vampires all came forth to rock ya, ha.
Just no. -- Cassandra Clare
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Give me one good reason why I shouldn't chop him into worthless-bastard-themed confetti.
Isabelle Lightwood -- Cassandra Clare
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Even more blood welled up and spilled down his arm, splattering onto the ground.
"Camille's carpet," Magnus protested.
"It's blood," said Will. "She ought to be thrilled. -- Cassandra Clare
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You could give me the past," he said a little sadly. "But Alec is my future. -- Cassandra Clare
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Magnus gazed upon Camille. Some of my fondest memories include lashings of cream and beautiful women. -- Cassandra Clare
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Camille's tear-streaked face flashed for a moment with triumph. "I knew it," she said. "Whatever else you might say, whatever lies you tell, you hate our kind. Don't you? -- Cassandra Clare
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God knows we're all drawn toward what's beautiful and broken; I have been, but some people cannot be fixed. Or if they can be, it's only by love and sacrifice so great it destroys the giver. -- Cassandra Clare
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One does silly things when one is twelve. -- Cassandra Clare
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Emma, who had also been twelve, had not been shy about letting the world know she thought Jace was the handsomest and most amazing person who had ever graced the planet with his presence. -- Cassandra Clare
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This is bad," said Jace. "You said that before." "It seemed worth repeating." "Well, it wasn't. -- Cassandra Clare
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It was like I saw your soul in the notes of the music. And it was beautiful." She leaned forward and touched his face lightly, the smooth skin over his hard cheekbone, his hair like feathers against the back of her hand. "I saw rivers, boats like flowers, all the colors of the night sky. -- Cassandra Clare
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He's my neophyte Downworlder to mock and boss around, not yours. -- Cassandra Clare
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Isabelle chewed thoughtfully on her straw. 'That new lead singer they have is hot. Is he single? I'd like to ride him around town like a bad, bad pony- -- Cassandra Clare
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You can see where it was, years ago. Like an old woman who was once beautiful, but time has taken her beauty away. -- Cassandra Clare
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Come with me," she said. "Stay with me. Be with me. See everything with me. I have traveled the world and seen so much, but there is so much more, and no one I would rather see it with than you. I would go everywhere and anywhere with you, Jem Carstairs. -- Cassandra Clare
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Will," she whispered against his mouth. She wanted him closer to her so badly, it was like an ache, a painful hot ache that spread from her stomach to speed her heart and knot her hands in his hair and set her skin burning. "Will, you need not be so careful. I will not break. -- Cassandra Clare
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Why do you tell me you love me only when you're drunk or dreaming? she asked. I have awful timing, said Simon -- Cassandra Clare
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Is this a game? We just blurt out whatever word comes next to mind? In that case mine's 'genuphobia'. It means an unreasonable fear of knees."
"What's the word for a perfectly reasonable fear of annoying idiots?" inqired Jessamine. -- Cassandra Clare
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When Will truly wants something," said Jem, quietly, "when he feels something - he can break your heart. -- Cassandra Clare
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And the gold of her ruined wedding dress. -- Cassandra Clare
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There are ways in which we're so alike. We're reckless. We don't think before we act. We'll do anything for people we love. And I never thought how scary that was for the people who loved me until I saw -- Cassandra Clare
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WHY CAN'T YOU GO SOMEWHERE ELSE TO DO THESE HORRIBLE THINGS? MY EYES. -- Cassandra Clare
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He was beautiful and hopeful and hesitant, a heartbreaker who wore his heart on his sleeve. -- Cassandra Clare
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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. -- Cassandra Clare
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I didn't know you were bringing the mundane." His blue eyes flicked uneasily over Simon.
"That's what I like about you people," said Simon. "You always make me feel so welcome. -- Cassandra Clare
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His eyes were green. -- Cassandra Clare
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His steady gaze held hers. His blue eyes were very dark, uniquely so. She had known people before with blue eyes, but they had always been light blue. Will's were the color of the sky just on the edge of night. -- Cassandra Clare
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Fancy meeting you here," Jasper said.
"That is such a tired villain line, Jasper, and you know it," said Call. -- Cassandra Clare
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It wasn't fair, he thought - Aaron having no family and Tamara having her scary family and now Jasper. Soon, there would be no one left for him to hate without feeling bad about it. -- Cassandra Clare
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I am a deWinter. We do not froth. -- Cassandra Clare
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Jace was looking at her incredulously. "Let me get this straight," he said. "You came here to apologize to me?" She was taken aback. "Of course I did." "Clary," he said. "You saved my life." "I stabbed you. With a massive sword. You caught on fire. -- Cassandra Clare
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Temper us in fire, and we grow stronger. When we suffer, we survive. -- Cassandra Clare
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But even the strongest tree can have a weak branch. -- Cassandra Clare
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Ouch," Jace said in her ear, his tone indignant. "You elbowed me." "Well, you landed on me. -- Cassandra Clare
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I was pondering the Greek ideals of love. Agape, of course, the highest love, the love that Gods feel. Then eros, romantic love; and philia, the love of friends; and storge, the love of family. -- Cassandra Clare
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Patience, grasshopper," said Maia. "Good things come to those who wait."
"I always thought that was 'Good things come to those who do the wave,'" said Simon. "No wonder I've been so confused all my life. -- Cassandra Clare
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Patient grasshopper, good things come to those who wait -- Cassandra Clare
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one lives in hope -- Cassandra Clare
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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. -- Cassandra Clare
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Everyone has choices to make; no one has the right to take those choices away from us. Not even out of love.. -- Cassandra Clare
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Clary," he whispered. There was a thump, and she realized he had fallen to his kees by the side of her bed. She didn't move, but her body tightened. His voice was a whisper. "Clary, it's me. It's me. -- Cassandra Clare
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She glanced at Jem expecting to see him blinking in surprise or hurt, but he was only smiling a little as if Will were a kitten that had tried to bite him. -- Cassandra Clare
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'Twas on an evening fair I went to take the air,
I heard a maid making her moan;
Said, 'Saw ye my father? Or saw ye my mother?
Or saw ye my brother John?
Or saw ye the lad I that I love best,
And his name it is Sweet William? -- Cassandra Clare
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There are only four points of warmth and brightness, in the whole world, that burn fiercely enough for me to feel something like the person I was. Your mother, your father, Lucie, and you. You love, and tremble, and burn. -- Cassandra Clare
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Magnus kept misplacing his baby. This did not seem a good sign for the future. Magnus was sure you were meant to keep a firm grip on their location. He -- Cassandra Clare
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I was going to put what birthday it was on the sign," he said, "but Jace said that after twenty, you're just old, so it doesn't matter anyway."
Jace stopped with his fork halfway to his mouth.
"I said that? -- Cassandra Clare
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How she still thought of Max every day and it was like someone had emptied her lungs of air, and she would catch at her heart, afraid she was dying. -- Cassandra Clare
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Sometimes people get taken away from you whether you want it or not. And sometimes that hurts so much, it might be easier to forget. -- Cassandra Clare
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Maybe one day it will be just you and me, my little blueberry," Magnus said conversationally. "But not for a long, long time. We'll take care of him, you and I. Won't we?"
Max Lightwood made a happy burbling sound that Magnus took as agreement. -- Cassandra Clare
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Max," Jace said. "Max, I'm so sorry. -- Cassandra Clare
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I shall do what I can to make some provision that I might see you again, and Tessa again. For you are half my heart, and she is the other. As long as I have one of you to be my north star, my heart shall not die, and I shall remain your James Carstairs. -- Cassandra Clare
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I am Valentine's son. Jonathan Christopher Morgenstern. You never had any right to that name. You're a ghost. And a pretender. -- Cassandra Clare
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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? -- Cassandra Clare
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I get a lot of inspiration from Japanese manga, especially shoujo which tends to have elaborate and fantastical adventure plots. -- Cassandra Clare
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Jace likes to pretend that everyone isn't talking about him, even when he knows they are. -- Cassandra Clare
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Like letting spiders live because they eat mosquitoes,
Clary thought. So they're good enough to let live, good enough to make your food for you, good enough to flirt with-but not really good enough? I mean, not as good as people. -- Cassandra Clare
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Those of us who do not live forever do not like change perhaps as much as those of you who do. -- Cassandra Clare
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He flushed, the colour dark against his pale skin. 'I mean. Tessa Gray, will you do me the honour of becoming my wife?' Jem ... -- Cassandra Clare
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Blue does not go with everything," Will told her. "It does not go with red, for instance."
"I have a red and blue striped waistcoat," Henry interjected, reaching for the peas.
"And if that isn't proof that those two colors should never be seen together under Heaven, I don't know what is. -- Cassandra Clare
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Jace reached up to unzip his jacket.
Simon-I dont care how hungry I am, I am not going to drink your blood again.
Jace-Like I would let you. -- Cassandra Clare
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This was love, new and bright and terrifying -- Cassandra Clare
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You are in my bones and my bones and my heart. I have to tear myself to let you go. -- Cassandra Clare
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She could taste the terror she'd felt when she'd first seen the Ravener. The taste was sharp and coppery on her tongue like old pennies. -- Cassandra Clare
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Alec watched them through the half-open door, Jace leaned against the sink as his adoptive sister sponged his wrists and wrapped them in a white gauze. "Okay, now take off your shirt." (Isabelle)
"I knew there was something in this for you." (Jace)
~pg. 329~ -- Cassandra Clare
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I can't believe you didn't say you were Simon Lewis," she said. "I thought you were just a mundane."
Simon leaned slightly away. "I am just a mundane. -- Cassandra Clare
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Jem looked at ease in a white sweater and dark jeans. His black hair had a single, dramatic streak of silver in it that stood out against his brown skin. -- Cassandra Clare
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As long as Simon didn't think about the past, the past couldn't hurt him. But, increasingly, he couldn't help himself.
There was too much pleasure in the pain. -- Cassandra Clare
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Before Clary could respond, Jace's eyes slid open. He looked up at the warlock, dazzled and dizzy. "What are you doing here?"
Magnus grinned down at Jace, and his teeth sparkled like sharpened diamonds.
"Hey roommate," he said.
-pg. 128- -- Cassandra Clare
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His eyes softened. But it doesn't change what we are to each other. It's like there's always been a piece of my soul missing, and it's inside you, Clary. I know I told you once that whether God exists or not, we're on our own. But when I'm with you, I'm not. -- Cassandra Clare
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Astriola. That IS demon pox. You had evidence that demon pox existed and you didnt mention it to me! Et tu, Brute!' He rolled up the paper and hit Jem over the head with it. -- Cassandra Clare
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I thought perhaps that when you told me you did not love me that my own feelings would fall away and atrophy, but they have not. They have grown every day. I love you now more desperately, this moment, than I have ever loved you before, and in an hour I will love you more than that -- Cassandra Clare
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[ ... ]
"oh, dear," said Tessa.
"I have that effect on women," Will said. "I probably should have warned you before you agreed to marry me."
"I can still change my mind," Tessa said sweetly.
"Don't you dare -," He began with a breathless half laugh, [ ... ] -- Cassandra Clare
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As his mother said, once you started worrying about the future, you started obsessing about the past. -- Cassandra Clare
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I can offer you my life, though it is a short life. I can offer you my heart, though I have no idea how many beats it shall sustain. But I love you enough to hope the rest of my life-whatever its length-happy, by spending it with you.-Jem. -- Cassandra Clare
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The boy was standing alone as though the broken glass all around him were a shining sea and he were an island. -- Cassandra Clare
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Edmund, Magnus decided, put him in mind of nothing so much as a boat- a shining beautiful thing, buffeted by the whims of the water and winds. Only time would tell if he would find anchor and harbor, or if all that beauty and charm would be reduced to a wreck. -- Cassandra Clare
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History, the way the teachers liked it, was a racetrack, a straight shot from start to finish line; life itself was more of a maze. -- Cassandra Clare
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We had and incident. I took care of it."
"Really." Jace's voice dripped sarcasm. "Do you even know how to use that knife, Clarissa? Without poking a hole in yourself or any innocent bystanders? -- Cassandra Clare
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Break a leg up there," Jace said with a wicked grin. "And I'll be down here, hopefully breaking someone else's. -- Cassandra Clare
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And so what? I just killed a demon in my own house, and you're going to be a dickhead about it because I'm not some spoiled-rotten rich brat like you and your sister?" Alec looked astonished. "What did you call me? -- Cassandra Clare
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It's so hard to be sassy to the Fair Folk. You people never get jokes -- Cassandra Clare
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A femme fatale and a warrior princess. -- Cassandra Clare
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You're the boy who does what has to be done because no one else will. -- Cassandra Clare
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Alec looked horrified, as if she'd asked him to put on a tutu and execute a perfect pirouette. -- Cassandra Clare
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As long as there is love and memory, there is no true death. -- Cassandra Clare
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Clary knew she'd never be able to pull off that sort of elegance in a million years, and she didn't care. Isabelle was Isabelle, and Clary was grateful she existed, making the world a little fiercer with every one of her smiles. -- Cassandra Clare
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I have been a friend to Shadowhunters. I know many of your families, going back for hundreds of years."
"There is nothing we can do to correct the questionable judgments of our ancestors," Lucian said.
Magnus hated this guy. -- Cassandra Clare
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Something inside Clary cracked and broke, and words came pouring out. 'What do you want me to tell you? The truth? The truth is that I love Simon like I should love you, and I wish he was my brother and you weren't, but I can't do anything about that and neither can you! -- Cassandra Clare
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He always wanted to play video games," said Emma. "I hate video games."
"No one is perfect, Emma."
"But some people are perfect for each other. Don't you think that has to be true? -- Cassandra Clare
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One for sorrow, two for mirth, three for a wedding, four for a birth, five for silver, six for gold, seven for a secret that's never been told.
~ Simon -- Cassandra Clare
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To love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be destroyed -- Cassandra Clare
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Enormous? Did you just call me FAT? I am not fat. - Jace -- Cassandra Clare
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Just kissing? How quickly you dismiss our love. -- Cassandra Clare
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The morning star isn't a stat," Clary said grumpily. It's a planet. I learned that in astronomy class."
"Mundane education is regrettably prosaic," said Jace. -- Cassandra Clare
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Clary stopped dead in her tracks. "Simon?"
"Oh, God," said Jace, sounding resigned. "And here I'd actually hoped I'd got hold of something interesting." -Clary and Jace pg. 114 -- Cassandra Clare
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I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there's a life after that, I'll love you then. -- Cassandra Clare
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Surely, she was too young to have so many ghosts. -- Cassandra Clare
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As long as I can dream, I will dream of you. -- Cassandra Clare
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My shoulder will never be the same. I expect you to nurse me back to health. -- Cassandra Clare
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One more thing," Jace said. "Is there a holy place around here?"
"Good idea. If you're going to take on a lair of vampires by yourself, you'd better pray first. -- Cassandra Clare
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Is this one of those keep-your-friends-close-and-your-enemies-closer things?"
"I though it was keep your friends close so you have someone to drive the car when you sneak over to your enemy's house at night and throw up in his mailbox. -- Cassandra Clare
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Alec looked impressed. "I didn't know all that."
Jace hopped on the windowsill and swung his legs. "Not all of us sleep through history lessons."
"I do not
"
"Oh yes you do, and drool on the desk besides."
"Shut up said Magnus, but he said it quite mildly. -- Cassandra Clare
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We can buy you one of those books they have for little kids 'Timmy Has Two Dads'. Except I don't think they have one called 'Timmy Has Two Dads and One of Them Was Evil'. That part you're just going to have to work through on your own. -- Cassandra Clare
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Enormous? Did you just call me fat? -- Cassandra Clare
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My heart tells me this is the best and greatest feeling I have ever had. But my mind knows the difference between wanting what you can't have and wanting what you shouldn't want. And I shouldn't want you. -- Cassandra Clare
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If there were such a thing as terminal literalism, you'd have died in childhood. -- Cassandra Clare
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It's the mortal cup Jace, not the mortal toilet bowl. -- Cassandra Clare
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I will not hang back here in Alicante while Magnus is in danger. Go without me, and you disrespect our parabatai oaths, you disrespect me as a shadowhunter, and you disrespect the fact that this is my battle too. -- Cassandra Clare
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Love is a contradiction. -- Cassandra Clare
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Usually I'm remarkably good natured. Try me on a day that doesn't end in y. -- Cassandra Clare
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Jace is in love with the idea of dying, said Isabelle. -- Cassandra Clare
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You know Jace Lightwood?" said Emma.
"I
What?"
"He's famous," Emma said with obvious amazement. He's the best Shadowhunter. The best. -- Cassandra Clare
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What's this?" he demanded, looking from Clary to his companions, as if they might know what she was doing there.
"It's a girl," Jace said,recovering his composure. "Surely you've seen girls before, Alec. Your sister Isabelle is one. -- Cassandra Clare
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Hotter than me? --Jace -- Cassandra Clare
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Isabelle," she said, lightening her tone with an obvious effort, "your loyalty to your friend is understandable
"
"He's not my friend." Isabelle looked over at Jace, who was staring at her in a sort of daze. "He's my brother. -- Cassandra Clare
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I think she just asked if she could touch my mango. -- Cassandra Clare
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I guess it's true what they say," observed Jace. "There are no straight men in the trenches."
"That's atheists, jackass," said Simon furiously. "There are no atheists in the trenches. -- Cassandra Clare
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That's the van? It looks like a rotting banana.
This was undeniable - Eric had painted the van a neon shade of yellow, and it was blotched with dings and rust like splotches of decay. -- Cassandra Clare
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There was a long silence. Magnus broke it. "I have to hand it to you," he said. "I never thought Jace and Clary would be topped by anyone else in terms of insane, self-destructive decisions, but you all are giving them a run for their money. -- Cassandra Clare
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He looks," Simon had once said to Isabelle, "like he's thinking about something deep and meaningful, but if you ask him what it is, he'll punch you in the face. -- Cassandra Clare
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No good sentences ever include the word 'should.' I should have paid the tavern bill; now they're coming to break my legs. I should never have run off with my best friend's wife; now she devils me constantly. I should - -- Cassandra Clare
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It's looking like a quiet night," [Magnus] said. "Come on. Finish up and let me take you home."
"Is this chivalry?" Catarina said with a smile. "Thought that was dead."
"Like us, it never dies. -- Cassandra Clare
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The voice was Clary's. He would know it from anywhere. He wondered if his mind was conjuring it up now, a sense memory of what he'd most loved during his life to carry him through the process of death. Simon, you stupid idiot! I'm over here! At the window! -- Cassandra Clare
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Ty smiled. It was a genuine, light-up-your-face-type smile, and it made Kit remember the first time he'd met Ty. -- Cassandra Clare
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One thing you'll learn as you get older, Simon, is that when people tell you something unpleasant about themselves, it's usually true. -- Cassandra Clare
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We get used to living one way, even if it's a bad way or a hard one. When that's gone, there's a hole to fill. It's in our nature to try to fill it with anxieties and fears. It can take time to fill it with good things instead. -- Cassandra Clare
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Maybe you should call him,' Simon suggested, trying not to think too hard about how weird it was to be giving a demon hunter advice about possibly dating a warlock. -- Cassandra Clare
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I believe that authors don't have a responsibility to include "messages" in their work, but they do have a responsibility to write a world that seems true and real, never more than when expecting readers to believe in magic and angels and fairies. -- Cassandra Clare
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We are bound together, Emma, bound together - I breathe when you breathe, I bleed when you bleed, I'm yours and you're mine, you've always been mine, and I have always, always belonged to you! -- Cassandra Clare
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In some ways, we've been through something no one else can ever understand but the two of us ... And it made me realize. We are always and absolutely better together. -- Cassandra Clare
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That's why when major badasses greet each other in movies, they don't say anything, they just nod. The nod means, 'I' am a badass, and I recognize that you, too, are a badass,' but they don't say anything because they're Wolverine and Magneto and it would mess up their vibe to explain. -- Cassandra Clare
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You asked me who I belong to," he whispered. "I belong to you. Your blood is my blood, your bones my bones. The first time you saw me, I looked familiar, didn't I? Just like you looked familiar to me. -- Cassandra Clare
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I'm not a man. I have no male pride for you to trick me with, and I am not interested in single combat. That is entirely a weakness of your sex, not mine. I am a woman. I will use any weapon and all weapons to get what I want. -- Cassandra Clare
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Well, I'm a Lovelace. My family quit Shadowhunting due to laziness in the 1700s. -- Cassandra Clare
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HOUSE RULES [at the Praetor Lupus Headquarters]
No shape-shifting in the hallways.
No howling.
No silver.
Clothing must be worn at all times. ALL TIMES.
No fighting. No biting.
Mark all your food before you put it in the communal refrigerator. -- Cassandra Clare
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She, like the house, was awe-inspiring in her ruin, -- Cassandra Clare
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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. -- Cassandra Clare
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She was glad she had been scarred. She said that whoever loved her now would love her true self, and not her pretty face. -- Cassandra Clare
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I really love fantasy. I have to say it is my favourite genre to read and one of the genres I love the most to write. -- Cassandra Clare
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Intentions are nothing -- Cassandra Clare
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I think sometimes it's too hard to believe in yourself. You just do the things you're not sure you can do. You just act, in spite of not being certain. I don't believe I can change the world - it sounds stupid to even talk about it - but I'm going to try. -- Cassandra Clare
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A sarcastic blond genie with a bad attitude.
-Clary, pg.243- -- Cassandra Clare
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Sed lex, dura lex," said Balogh. The latin phrase had been hammered into them from the first day of the Academy, and Simon was comming to hate the sound of it -so often was it used as an excuse for acting like monsters. -- Cassandra Clare
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He took a third piece of pizza. It was truly amazing, Clary thought, how much teenage boys were able to eat without ever gaining weight or making themselves sick. -- Cassandra Clare
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I'm really grateful to you for saving us, Maia, and Jace is too, even though he's so stubborn that he'd rather jam a seraph blade through his eyeball than say so. And don't you say you hope he does," she added hastily, seeing the look on the other girl's face, "because that's really not helpful. -- Cassandra Clare
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There is that. I might have better luck telling him I'm in love with him. Jace thinks everyone's in love with him anyway."
"But I," said Clary, "actually am. -- Cassandra Clare
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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. -- Cassandra Clare
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I were missing - " "He'd burn the whole world down till he could dig you out of the ashes. -- Cassandra Clare
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No." Magnus strode toward him. "I didn't call you because I'm tired of you only wanting me around when you need something. I'm tired of watching you be in love with someone else-someone, incidentally, who will never love you back. Not the way I do. -- Cassandra Clare
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WHO CALLS UPON THE HIGH WARLOCK? -- Cassandra Clare
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She turned and looked at him. "Ducks?" she said again.
A smile tugged the edge of his mouth. "I hate ducks. Don't know why. I just always have. -- Cassandra Clare
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Then why are you here?" Emma demanded. "Oh, is this one of those missed-connections things? We met the other night, you felt a spark? Sorry, but I don't date trees."
"I am not a tree." Iarlath looked angry, his bark peeling slightly. -- Cassandra Clare
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when life gives you lemonade, add vodka. -- Cassandra Clare
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As Kit's father used to say about various criminals, Julian was the kind of person who could descend into Hell and come out with the devil himself owing him a favor. -- Cassandra Clare
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Every night, no matter what has happened during the day, no matter if I am torn and bloodied or so bone-tired I wish I were dead, I look up at the stars and I give each star a brother's name or a sister's face. I will not sleep until I remember every one. The stars will burn out before I forget. -- Cassandra Clare
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I'm not going to do that."
"of course you're not." Jace said. "because you live to torture me, don't you?"
"Not everything, Jace, is about you." Clary said furiously.
"Possibly," Jace said "But you have to admit that the majority of the things are. -- Cassandra Clare
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You don't have to tell me good things about your mother," he added. "I already know them."

"Do you?"

He shrugged slightly. "She raised you, didn't she? -- Cassandra Clare
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All the stories are true.



-Jace Wayland. -- Cassandra Clare
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Will turned around slowly, wiping blood from his face.
"You're glaring at me," he said to Magnus. "You look like Church before he bites someone. -- Cassandra Clare
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I can tell you that the end of a live is the sun of the love that was lived in it, that whatever you think you have sworn, being here at the end of Jem's life is not what is important.
It was being here for every other moment. Since you met him you have never left him and never not loved him -- Cassandra Clare
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I do not understand how you humans can walk in shoes that are that tall."
"Its my motto," said Isabelle, with a sultry smile. "Nothing less than seven inches. -- Cassandra Clare
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I rather wonder what I am doing here. I enjoy city life, you know. The glittering lights, the constant companionship, the liquid entertainment. The lack of sudden monkeys. -- Cassandra Clare
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You like the party?" "Is it in honor of anything?" "My cat's birthday." "Oh." She glanced around. "Where's your cat?" "I dont know. He ran away." -Magnus & Clary, pg.221- -- Cassandra Clare
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Part of Clary wanted to lean sideways
and put her head on her mother's shoulder. She could even close her eyes, pretend everything was all right. The other part of her knew that it wouldn't make a difference; she couldn't keep her eyes closed forever. -- Cassandra Clare
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Magnus believed that many old things were creations of enduring beauty. The pyramids. Michelangelo's David. Versailles. Magnus himself. -- Cassandra Clare
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Clary: So, do you mind if I ask something? Its personal but important.
Simon: What is it?
Clary: With the whole Mark of Cain thing, does that mean that if I accidently kick you during the nightm I get kicked in the shins seven times by an invisible force?
Simon: Just go to sleep, Fray. -- Cassandra Clare
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What they had between them was still as fragile as flickering candle flame, as delicate as eggshell - and he knew that if it shattered, if he somehow let it break and be destroyed, something inside him would shatter too, something that could never be fixed. -- Cassandra Clare
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You cannot hide your true self forever. -- Cassandra Clare
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Jace's clothes had been clean,stylish,ordinary. Sebastian had been wearing a long black wool trench coat that had looked expensive.
Like an evil Burbeery ad, Simon said when she was done. -- Cassandra Clare
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Isabelle looked dubious. "Mom and Dad won't be pleased if they find out."
"That you freed a possible criminal by trading away your brother to a warlock who looks like a gay Sonic the Hedgehog and dresses like the Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Band? Simon inquired. "No, probably not. -- Cassandra Clare
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You know how the bonds of family are, my lady ... They cling as tightly as vines. And sometimes, like vines, they cling tightly enough to kill. -- Cassandra Clare
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Magnus had often thought of getting a pet, but he had never considered acquiring a sullen teenage vampire. Once Raphael was gone, he thought, he was getting a cat. And he would always throw his cat a birthday party. -- Cassandra Clare
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He had wanted to go to the Academy and become a Shadowhunter, to learn more about his own life and remember everything he had lost, to become someone stronger and better.
Except that you did not become someone stronger and better by only thinking about yourself. -- Cassandra Clare
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I was Marked by a very cute boy with terrible impulse control. I don't remember because I was basically unconscious but everyone was mad at him when I woke up. The end, love Clary. -- Cassandra Clare
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I want to make you happy. And yet when you walk in that aisle to meet him and join yourself forever you will walk of the invisible shards of my heart, Tessa. -- Cassandra Clare
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Words have the power to change us." - Tessa Gray -- Cassandra Clare
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Words Have The Power To Change Us -- Cassandra Clare
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So John took out of his pocket A knife both long and sharp, And stuck it through his brother's heart, And the blood came pouring down. Says John to William, Take off thy shirt, And tear it from gore to gore, And wrap it round your bleeding heart, And the blood will pour no more. -- Cassandra Clare
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I see you're trying to distract me from the real point here," Magnus said instead. "You had a birthday - a perfect excuse for me to throw one of my famous parties - and you didn't even tell me about it? -- Cassandra Clare
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A great sadness welled up in Magnus at the sight of him. It was human to age and die, and Jem stood outside that humanity now, outside the light that burned so brightly and so briefly. It was cold outside that light and fire. No one had greater cause to know that cold than Magnus did. -- Cassandra Clare
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Have that effect on women," Will said. "I probably should have warned you before you agreed to marry me." "I -- Cassandra Clare
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The Queen gave him a look: special and secretive and shared between the two of them.You warned her about us, the look seemed to say.That we would hurt her, break her as you might break a twig between your fingers. But you, who thought you could not be touched - you are the one who has been broken. -- Cassandra Clare
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I think' she said, choosing her words with care, ; that any good impulse can be twisted into something evil. -- Cassandra Clare
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He doesn't need to act normal," said Ty sharply.
"He bumped into a pay phone and said, 'Excuse me, miss,' on our way in," said Julian. -- Cassandra Clare
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He bumped into a pay phone and said, 'Excuse me, miss,' on our way in," said Julian.
"It's polite to apologize," said Mark with the same small voice.
"Not to inanimate objects. -- Cassandra Clare
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She jerked hastily back to avoid stepping on it, and her shoulder bumped his
he put a hand out to steady her, just as she turned to apologize and then she was somehow in the circle of his arm and he was kissing her. -- Cassandra Clare
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The warlock's gaze, on the flames, was remote and distant, as if he were looking back into the past. Simon couldn't help but remember what Magnus had said to him once, about living forever:
Someday you and I will be the only two left. -- Cassandra Clare
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I don't remember ordering the bride of an evil maniac," said Magnus. "It was definitely beef and broccoli. What about you, Tessa? Did you order the bride of an evil maniac? -- Cassandra Clare
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The figure in the doorway ducked; the brick hit the wall, and Luke straightened up and looked at her curiously. I hope when we're married, that's not the way you greet me every day when I come home, he said. -- Cassandra Clare
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To destroy the enemy it can be necessary to understand him. -- Cassandra Clare
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If the baby needs a bed," George offered, "Simon and I could keep him in our sock drawer."
Simon gave George an appalled glare. George looked distressed. -- Cassandra Clare
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You don't get it, Clary. You don't understand what it's like to live always at war, to grow up with battle and sacrifice. I guess it's not your fault. It's just how you were brought up- -- Cassandra Clare
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I wish you'd quit going to the shadow market," Julian muttered. "it's dangerous there-"
"oh, NO," Emma said. "not danger, Mr. I-just-almost-bled-out-in-my-car. -- Cassandra Clare
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The Nephilim - the bogeyman for monsters, and all those who could be monsters. -- Cassandra Clare
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He spared a moment to hope that Edmund Herondale would find comfort in the arms of his beautiful mundane love, that he would live a life that made all he had lost and all he had suffered seem worthwhile. -- Cassandra Clare
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What don't kill me...
Had better start running! -- Cassandra Clare
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They no longer panicked when they heard skittering noises in the wall or under the bed. If the noises where in the bed, they allowed themselves some panic. This had happened more than once. -- Cassandra Clare
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I need Jace," said Sebastian. "But in his heart, he's not like me. But you are. -- Cassandra Clare
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Isabelle!" he called again. "Let down your raven hair!'
"Oh my God," Clary muttered. "There was something in that blood Raphael gave you, wasn't there? I'm going to kill him. -- Cassandra Clare
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Magnus began to be truly alarmed. Will's voice would have shaken, betraying that his cruelty had been part of his playacting, but his son's laugh was that of someone genuinely delighted by the chaos erupting all around him -- Cassandra Clare
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Don't make it sound like that. Like some ordinary sort of grief. It's not like that. They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite. Over. This is a fresh wound every day. -- Cassandra Clare
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The baby gazed up at Alec with grave eyes only a shade darker than Alec's own. Alec gazed back at the baby. He looked as surprised as anyone else by the baby's sudden hush. -- Cassandra Clare
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If there is one thing I have learned in my life, and I grant I have not learned much, it is this: Neither Fair Folk nor mortals know what love is or is not. No one does. -- Cassandra Clare
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I loved you recklessly from the moment I knew you. I never cared about the consequences. I told myself I did, I told myself you wanted me to, and so I tried, but I never did. I wanted you more than I wanted to be good. I wanted you more than I wanted anything, ever. -- Cassandra Clare
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I don't think Will Herondale and a sense of responsibility are even on speaking terms -- Cassandra Clare
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Go in peace, James Carstairs. -- Cassandra Clare
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Jem?" he said. 'It is you, James?'
'Who else?' Jem's voice. -- Cassandra Clare
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I want you to be happy, and him to be happy. And yet when you walk that aisle to meet him and join yourselves forever you will walk an invisible path of the shards of my heart Tessa. I would give over my own life for either of yours. -- Cassandra Clare
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He wondered if it had occurred to Tamara to ask him to dance, but he knew she would always choose Aaron first. He'd accepted it a long time ago. He didn't even really mind. -- Cassandra Clare
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Mr. Rochester never courted Jane Eyre, Tessa pointed out.
No, he dressed up as a woman and terrified the poor girl out of her wits. Is that what you want? -- Cassandra Clare
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She unwrapped the blanket when she came in my door. You were inside it. She set you down on the floor and you started ranging around, picking things up, pulling my cat's tail - you screamed like a banshee when the cat scratched you, so I asked your mother if you were part banshee. She didn't laugh. -- Cassandra Clare
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But for an immortal to love a mortal, that had been the destruction of gods, and if gods had been destroyed by it, Magnus could hardly hope for better. -- Cassandra Clare
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Have you ever been in love? For real?"
"You know I haven't. Don't you think I would have mentioned it?"
"But how can you know for sure, if you don't know what it would feel like? Maybe you have without even realizing it. Maybe you're holding out for something you already have. -- Cassandra Clare
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Whoa, sexy weirdness," said Emma. "This may be more sexy weirdness than I can handle."
"It is not weird!"
"It is," said Emma. "You are headed for a faerie threesome. Or some kind of war."
"Emma!"
"Hot faerie threesome," said Emma cheerfully. "I can say I knew you when. -- Cassandra Clare
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What did Isabelle want?" Jace asked.
Alec hesitated. "Isabelle says the Queen of the Seelie Court has requested an audience with us."
"Sure," said Magnus. "And Madonna wants me as a backup dancer on her next world tour. -- Cassandra Clare
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I kick kittens. I made rude gestures at nuns. -- Cassandra Clare
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I forgave you because I love you and I hate being without you. I hate it, my cat hates it. And because Catarina convinced me I was being stupid. -- Cassandra Clare
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Magnus tells me I was a hero. And I see on your face when you're looking at me that you're searching for that guy. The guy you knew who was a hero, who did great things. I don't remember doing those things. I don't know if that makes me not a hero anymore. But I'd like to try to be that guy again. -- Cassandra Clare
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What's all this about yanking poor Magnus and Alec back from their vacation?" Isabelle demanded. "They have opera tickets! -- Cassandra Clare
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No one told you to call your band Salacious Mold, my friend."
"We're Millennium Lint now," Simon protested -- Cassandra Clare
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No body told you to call your band Salacious Mold, my friend. -- Cassandra Clare
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Luke indicated Simon and Clary with a wave of his hand. 'I brought some people to see you.'
Jace's eyes moved to them. They were as blanked as if the had been painted. 'Unfortunately, ' he said, 'I only had the one pencil. -- Cassandra Clare
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Were you thinking about eating me? -- Cassandra Clare
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I foresee many romantic picnics in our future. You drinking a virgin pina colada. Me drinking the blood of a virgin. (Simon) -- Cassandra Clare
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If you do not help me," Tessa said to Jem, "I swear, I will change into you, and I will lift him myself. And then everyone here will see what you look like in a dress." She fixed him with a look. "Do you understand? -- Cassandra Clare
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It was one thing to have a demon for a parent. It was another thing when your father owned a significant portion of Hell's real estate. -- Cassandra Clare
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I bet you thought you were very clever, sneaking off like that." "Medium clever, "Simon acknowledged. "Like a cross between George Clooney in Ocean's Eleven and those MythbBusters guys, but, you know, better-looking. -- Cassandra Clare
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To love is to be destroyed, and to be loved is to be destroyed. -- Cassandra Clare
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The problem was that Simon did not know how to pack like a badass. -- Cassandra Clare
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The poor parent birds work themselves to death trying to find enough food to feed the enormous cuckoo child who has murdered their babies and taken their places."
Jace: " Enormous? Did you just call me fat?"
Inquisitor: "It was an analogy."
Jace: "I am not fat. -- Cassandra Clare
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A forty-foot worm?" Will muttered to Jem as they moved through the Italian garden, their boots - thanks to a pair of Soundless runes - making no noise on the gravel. "Think of the size of the fish we could catch."
Jem's lips twitched. "It's not funny, you know."
"It is a bit. -- Cassandra Clare
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I watch Jace Herondale play, and I see the ghosts that rise up in the music. Don't you?" "Ghosts are memories, and we carry them because those we love do not leave the world." "Yes," she said. I just wish he were here to see this with us, just here with us one more time. -- Cassandra Clare
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Neither he nor Annabel did anything wrong. To see someone you love so horribly punished and tortured - to think they'd abandoned you only to find out that you abandoned them - " She shuddered. "I -- Cassandra Clare
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What was odder, perhaps, was that Ty was looking at him. Emma remembered Ty, years ago, saying, Why do people say "look at me" when they mean "look at my eyes"? You could be looking at any part of a person and you're still looking at them. -- Cassandra Clare
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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. -- Cassandra Clare