Cassandra Clare

Born: July 27, 1973

Occupation: Author

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I saw you in the library. With—” “ Colonel Mustard?

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Everyone has something they can't live without.

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Sophie has a gift," she said. "She has the Sight. She can see what others do not. In her old life she often wondered if she was mad. Now she knows that she is not mad but special. There, she was only a...

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You have a power of incalculable value. You need ask nothing of anyone. You need depend on no one. You are free, and that freedom is a gift.

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Sometimes when you cannot decide what to do, you pretend to be a character in a book, because it is easier to decide what they would do"-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.

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I always thought love made you stupid. Made you weak. A bad Shadowhunter. 'To love is to destroy.'I believed that[...]I used to think being a good warrior meant not caring,[...] And then I met you. You...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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“ It’ s a lot to process,” she said. “ What Sebastian said, what happened last night, everything. I need to sleep, but I’ m too keyed up. When I was young and I couldn’ t sleep, my mother used...

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“ Turned you gay?” She sounded incredulous. “ Alec, you didn’ t tell me gay?” She sounded incredulous. “ Alec, you didn’ t tell me that.” “ I hope you told him you were bitten by a gay...

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I told you to bring me to Alec! Backstabbing Judas.

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Hurry up, mundie boy, we've got work to do.

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...In Paris she found Magnus, who was living in a garret apartment and paiting, an occupation for which he had no aptitude whatsoever. He let her sleep on a mattress by the window, and in the night, when...

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The cycle hit the beach and spun out. Emma went into a rolling crouch as she flew free of it, keeping her elbows in, pushing the air hard out of her lungs. She turned her head as she hit the sand, slapping...

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The only one who gets to canoodle in my bedroom is my magnificent self.

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Exsanguinated," said Jace, impressed. "That's a big word." "And you're a big-" "Tsk tsk," he interrupted. "No swearing in church.

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Something in him was broken, and through that break spilled a blind cruelty, a need to hurt and to push away

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trying to read his face. It was like a book written in a foreign language she'd studied all too briefly.

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When I was a little kid, I realized that if you say any word over and over fast enough, it loses all it's meaning.

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I do not believe you can threaten people into goodness.” - Jem Carstairs

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Will began to straighten up, to turn away from the bed. And as he did, he felt something wrap tightly around his wrist. He glanced down and saw Jem’s hand braceleting his own. For a moment he was too...

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Every life is finite, Will.

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I think' she said, choosing her words with care, ; that any good impulse can be twisted into something evil.

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He had electric blue hair that had stuck around his head like tendrils of a startled octopus.

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I'll just have them change the entry in the demonology textbook from 'almost extinct' to 'not extinct enough for Alec. He prefers his monsters really, really extinct.' Will that make you happy?

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Wherever we are, we are as one

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Through many waters borne, brother, I am come to thy sad grave, that I may give these last gifts to the dead. Forever and ever, brother, hail. Forever and ever, farewell.

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You would make a very ugly woman" "I would not. I would be stunning

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Woolsey bites on occasion

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Moreover, I wish to assure you both that I did not make any amorous advances on female monkeys.

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And you won’t leave me?” “No.” Alec said. “No, we won’t ever leave you. You know that.” “Never.” Isabelle took his hand, the one Alec wasn’t holding, and pressed it fiercely. “Lightwoods,...

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It was like a dam of musical critique had broken. Imasu turned on him with eyes that flashed instead of shining. "It is worse than you can possibly imagine! When you play, all of my mother's flowers lose...

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I shall see you on Blackfriars Bridge, Tessa.

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Do you remember when we stood together on Blackfriars Bridge?” he asked softly, and his eyes were like that night had been, all black and silver. “Of course I remember.” “It was the moment I first...

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You know, when most girls say they want a big rock, they don't mean, you know, literally a big rock. -Clary Fray to Jace Wayland

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There is more to living than not dying," he said. "Look at the way you live Will. You burn as bright as a star.

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Do not make the mistake of believing that he does not love you because he plays at not caring.

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There might not be so much of a difference between the side of Light and the side of Dark as you suppose. After all, without the Dark, there is nothing for the light to burn away.

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When the soul has left the body, it belongs to death. And it cannot be taken back without a price.

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This was Jace being brave. Simon thought, brave and snarky because he thought Lilith was going to kill him, and that was the way he wanted to go, unafraid and on his feet. Like a warrior. The way Shadowhunters...

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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.

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My favorite jacket is an emergency item. Much like myself, it is both snuggly and fashionable.

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His eyes shone when he looked at her, green as spring grass. He has always had green eyes, said the voice in her head. People often marvel at how much alike you are, he and your mother and yourself. His...

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Before Simon could answer, he heard the sound of the front door opening. He looked daggers at Jace. "That's my roommate. Kyle. Be nice." Jace smiled charmingly. "I'm always nice.

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There are some kinds of wounds you can get, internal injuries. You don't know what's wrong with you, but you're bleeding to death slowly inside.

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It is hard to think of something as a gift when you have been tormented and imprisoned for it.

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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.

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Ragnor looked very regretful about all the choices that had led him to his being in this place and especially in this company

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The letter I received said you had need of my particular talents, but I must confess that I have so many talents that I am not sure which one you require.

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There was a brief pause for them to evaluate the full horror of the situation. Magnus. personally, was in horror up to his elbows.

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Don't fight in front of the client, boys." Catarina implored in her sweet voice," or I will knock your heads together so hard, your skulls will crack like eggs

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I would leave at once, but it would be cruel to abandon a lady in a foreign land with a maniac.

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The more beautiful the skin is, the more deadly it is. That's what Will's like. All that pretty face and whatnot just hides how twisted up and rotten he is on the inside.

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I wouldn't call that an instrument of music," Ragnor observed sourly. "An instrument of torture, perhaps.

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Of course, the guests were also staring because they know of my relationship with Camille, and are wondering what we might be doing here in the library... alone." He wiggled his eyebrows at Tessa.

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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.

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Magnus was sure that the llama stampede he witnessed was a coincidence. The llamas could not be judging him.

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Magnus had learned to be careful about giving his memories with his heart. When people died, it felt like all the pieces of yourself you had given to them went as well. It took so long, building yourself...

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He'd learned his lesson a long time ago: Even in the midst of heartbreak, you could still find yourself laughing.

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That was what humans did: They left on another messages through time, pressed between pages or carved into rock. Like reaching out a hand through time, and trusting in a phantom hoped-for hand to catch...

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We live forever by the grace of human love, which rocked strange children in their cradles and did not despair and did not turn away.

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It was a bit warm. Still. If one could look this fabulous, one had an obligation to. One should wear everything, or one should wear nothing at all.

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In Paris one could have the eyes of a cat (as he did) and tell people it was a trick of fashion.

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How generous the universe could be, when he wanted to be!

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Oh, the universe had outdone herself. The universe would be send flowers.

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When one steals a flying balloon and animates it to fly over Paris, one should, ideally, have some idea how said balloon normally works.

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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...

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words have the power o change us

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She felt dirty all over and looking over Sebastian, sweat on his brow and his naked torso barely covered by the sheets, she had to swallow back bile at what she'd just done.

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I fell in love with you," he said, "because you were one of the bravest people I'd ever known. So how could I ask you to stop being brave just because I loved you?" He ran his hands through his hair, making...

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Clary didn't ask what that was. She was busy trying not to fall over. The ground was heaving up and down under her feet. "Jace," she said, and crumpled into him. He caught her as if he were used to catching...

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He's not a liar at all. Not about important things. He'll tell you horrible truths, but he won't lie." She paused before she added quietly: "That's why it's generally better not ask him anything unless...

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Piano keys jangled as he got to his feet. "Our own Sleeping Beauty. Who finally kissed you awake?" "Nobody. I woke up on my own." "Was there anyone with you?

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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...

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Isabelle: Do you want some soup? Jace: No Isabelle: Do you think Hodge will want some soup? Jace: No one wants soup Simon: I want some soup! Jace: No, you don't. You just want to sleep with Isabelle

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Hearts are breakable," Isabelle said. "And I think even when you heal, you're never what you were before".

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I was looking for the opposite, really -something that might put an end to being in love

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Sometimes.. Love just ain't enough- Luke Garroway to Clary

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You’re seventeen,” Magnus said. “You can’t have wasted a life you’ve barely lived.

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I never cared,” he said. “I wanted you anyway. I always wanted you.

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Tessa: "A little girl robbed you?" Will: "Actually, she wasn't a little girl at all, as it turns out, but a midget in a dress with a penchant for violence, who goes by the name Six-Fingered Nigel." Jem:"Easy...

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It is not easy to be different, and even less so to be unique.

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No," said Simon. "I know we're not much compared to you, but we don't kill our friends. We try to save them. If Heaven didn't want it that way, we ought to have been given the ability to love." He shoved...

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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.

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Tess, Tess, Tessa. Was there ever a more beautiful sound than your name? To speak it aloud makes my heart ring like a bell. Strange to imagine that, isn’t it—a heart ringing? But when you touch me,...

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love isnt mortal or immortal. it just is

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Amor verus numquam moritur: True love never dies

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You're the first Shadowhunter I've ever met." “That’s too bad,” said Jace, “since all the others you meet from now on will be a terrible letdown.

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She supposed they were imperfections, those marks, but they didn't feel that way to her; they were a history, cut into his body: the map of a life of endless war.

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Forever does not make loss forgettable, only bearable, Brother Zachariah to Clary Fray

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It had been a whim, and there was nothing Magnus attached more importance to than a whim.

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It really was getting difficult to be wonderful.

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He tried to learn seductive phrases in all languages, but the only Swedish he had ever really needed was, "Do you serve anything aside from pickled fish?" and "If you wrap me in furs, I can pretend to...

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There was no way possible [the queen] could have done all of the things the pamphleteers claimed. The crimes were too gross, too immoral and far too physically challenging. Magnus himself had never attempted...

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Are you, monsieur, a man of your word?" "It really depends upon the word," Magnus said. "There are so many wonderful words...

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It was a very bad idea. It was a terrible idea. It was the worst idea he had ever heard. It was irresistible.

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Hello," Magnus said to the monkey. The monkey did not reply. "I shall call you Ragnor.

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I'll need you to get a leash for my monkey, Claude, and also a hat." "Of course, monsieur" "Do you think he needs a little coat as well?" "Perhaps not in this weather, monsieur." "You are right," Magnus...

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Someday," Magnus said, looking at the crumpled royal person at his feet, "I must write my memoirs.

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There was no Jace Wayland more real than the one he saw in her eyes when she looked at him.

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She had a plan. Even if it was a little insane.

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Okayyyyy,” Isabelle said in a low voice, “When did Brother Zachariah get hot?

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I don't suppose it would be possible to, er, step on him?

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Yes, Consul. The next time one of our esteemed members turns into a worm and eats another esteemed member, we will inform you immediately.

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Flirting? We were merely indulging in a little risqué conversation," Magnus said, offended. "When I begin to flirt, I assure you the entire room will know. My flirtations cause sensations.

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Magnus gazed upon Camille. "Some of my fondest memories include lashings of cream and beautiful women.

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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...

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Excuse me, Bane?" said Roderick Morgenstern. "Are you attending?" "I'm so sorry," Magnus said politely. "Somebody incredibly attractive just came into the room, and I ceased to pay attention to a word...

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He found himself looking into many faces for potentional love, and seeing many people as shining vessels of possibility. Perhaps this time there would be that indefinable something that sent hungry hearts...

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No fewer than four of my esteemed elders told me I was on no account to ever converse with you, so I vowed that I would know you. My name is Edmund Herondale. May I ask your name? They reffered to you...

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I have very few rules in life, but one of them is to never decline an adventure. The others are: to avoid becoming romantically entangled with sea creatures; to always ask for what you want, because the...

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Very well," Magnus said. "Let us pause for a moment and consider—Oh, you have already run off Splendid.

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I fear I must agree," Magnus murmured. He pressed a hand over his heart and his new peacock-blue waistcoast. "I strive to find some respect in my heart for you, but alas! It seems an impossible quest.

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I shall never eat duck again. I cannot believe I used to like duck. The duck betrayed me.

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Vampires bore a grudge longer than any technically living creatures, and whenever they were in a bad temper, they expressed themselves through murder.

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I want my people to be protected, strong, and not to be driven into corners until they either become killers or are killed!

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Sometimes he thought they were all forsaken, every soul on this earth.

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Years later Magnus would return to London and Camille Belcourt's side, and find it not all that he had dreamed. Years later another desperate Herondale boy with blue, blue eyes would come to his door,...

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Ladies' hearts are like china on a mantelpiece. There are so many of them, and it is so easy to break them without noticing.

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I thought of love as a game. It is not a game. It is more serious than death.

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One can give up many things for love, but one should not give up oneself.

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Ma'am," Magnus said, advancing. "I must counsel you not to exit the carriage while a demon-slaying is in progress.

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I do not mean to seem indelicate or ungrateful," said Linette Owens, "but are you a dangerous lunatic?

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Magnus had been alive hundreds of years himself, and yet the simplest things could turn a day into a jewel, and a succession of days into a glittering chain that went on and on. Here was the simplest thing:...

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Thank you,” Simon said. “It’s a joke, Isabelle. He’s the Count. He likes counting. You know. ‘What did the Count eat today, children? One chocolate chip cookie, two chocolate chip cookies, three...

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When I am in the darkness, I want to think of it in the light, with you," he said, and straightened, and turned to walk toward the door. The parchment robes of the Silent Brothers moved around him as he...

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He played of love and loss and years of silence, words unsaid and vows unspoken, and all the spaces between his heart and theirs; and when he was done, and he'd set the violin back in its box, Will's eyes...

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He pulled the Carstairs family ring from his finger and held it out to Will. "Take it." Will let his eyes drift down toward it, and then up to Jem's face. A dozen awful things he could say, or do, went...

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Nicely done, brother," said Gabriel from the bed, blinking sleepy green eyes at Gideon. Gideon threw a scone at him.

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Don't panic, but we've got an audience." Clary turned her head. Perched on a nearby tree branch was Hugo, watching them beadily from bright black eyes. So the sound she'd heard had been wings rather than...

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Jace snorted so loudly that she turned on him with a frown. He wiggled his mud-caked fingers at her. His nails were black crescents. "Filthy inside and out.

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When I was a little kid, I realized that if you say any word over and over fast enough, it loses all meaning. I'd lie awake saying the words over and over to myself--'sugar,' 'mirror,' 'whisper,' 'dark.'...

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Or maybe it's just that beautiful things are so easily broken by the world.

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One of the things he'd always loved about Clary was how easily caught up in her imagination she was, how easily she could wall herself away in illusory worlds of curses and princes and destiny and magic.

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What's the point in wasting a perfectly good brick wall when you have someone to throw against it, that's what I always say.

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He's my neophyte Downworlder to mock and boss around, not yours.

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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.

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It will bring you light even among the darkest shadows of this world and others

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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.

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I suppose you've always been amazing at this stuff."- Clary "I was born amazing." - Jace

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I can't believe he took you to an actual resteraunt. I assumed his idea od a date would be making you watch him play World of Warcraft with his nerd friends.

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Alec keeps sending me annoying photos. Lots of captions like Wish you were here, except not really.

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I love you Clary. More then I ever-- God. More than i probably should. You know that, don't you?

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Kyle want to be a rockstar. I think hes working the one-name thing. Like Rihanna." "I have no idea what you're talking about.

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Is this the part where you tell me you're secretly in love with me? Vampire mojo strikes again.

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You're just worried they'll hire a male instructor and he'll be hotter than you." Jace's eyebrows went up. "Hotter than me?" "It could happen," Clary said, "You know, theoretically." "Theoretically the...

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Jace perched on the windowsill and looked down at him. "You really don't get this bodyguard thing, do you?" "I didn't even think you liked me all that much," said Simon. "Is this one of those keep-your-friends-close-and-your-enemies-closer...

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It’s fascinating. You know all these words, and they’re all English, but when you string them together into sentences, they just don’t make any sense.

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Hail and Farewell, my brother.

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What's this?" "That's a mango." Simon stared at Jace. Sometimes it really is like Shadowhunters were from an alien planet. "I don't think I've seen one of those that wasn't already cut up," Jace mused....

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You know, some people think Shadowhunters are just myths. Like mummies and genies." Kyle grinned at Jace. "Can you grant wishes?" "That depends," he said. "Do you wish to be punched in the face?

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I think she just asked if she could touch my mango.

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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...

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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,"...

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I guess you're coming as my date now." Simon shoved the phone into his pocket. "I'm secure enough in my masculinity to accept that," said Jordan. "We better get you something nice to wear, though," he...

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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...

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I'm always so glad I have no idea what you're vacantly chatting about," said Jace. It fills me with a sense of peace and well-being.

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Even if you haven't had the exclusivity conversation, they're still going to be mad if they find out you're dating someone they know and you haven't mentioned it. It's a dating rule." "Well, how am I supposed...

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They think they're better than everyone else." "No," said Jace. "I think I'm better than everyone else. An opinion that has been backed up with ample evidence." Kyle looked at Simon. "Does he always talk...

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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...

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It's a bit of the very last verse from Paradiso- Dante's Paradise. 'My will and my desire were turned by love, the love that moves the sun and the other stars.' Dante was trying to explain faith, I thnk,...

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White for Shadowhunters is the color of funerals," Luke explained. “ But for mundanes, Jace, it’ s the color of weddings. Brides wear white to symbolize their purity.” “I thought Jocelyn said her...

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Whatever the Clave was discussing, the Council meeting was dragging on brutally late. “But he knows New York. He doesn’t know Alicante—

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For a split second longer she stood motionless. Then, somehow, she had caught at the front of his shirt and pulled him toward her. His arms went around her, lifting her almost out of her sandals, and then...

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Tea. I find that both settles the stomach and concentrates the mind. Wonderful drink, tea.

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Whither thou goest, I will go; Where thou diest, will I die And there will I be buried: The Angel do so to me, and more also, If aught but death part thee and me.

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You could dress it up with a sequined headband,” Magnus suggested, offering his boyfriend something blue and sparkly. “Just a thought.” “Resist the urge, Alec.” Simon was sitting on the edge...

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Hmph," she said. "I'd like to see you learn how to manage sitting and standing up straight in stays and petticoats and a dress with a foot's worth of train!" "So would I," said Gideon from across the room.

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I love you, Clary," he said without looking at her. He was staring out into the church, at the row of lighted candles, their fold reflected in his eyes. "More than I ever--" He broke off. "God. More than...

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He was a vampire now. He was supposed to have eternity. But what he had was days.

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Your life is yours to live as you choose.

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Your plans are suicidal. At best.

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Clary's mother apparently reguarded him as about as sexually threatening as a goldfish.

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Magnus, I wish I had the nerve to wear the kind of pants you do.

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Speaking of hope, did you see that shot Alec got off with his bow? That's my boyfriend." He beamed and wiggled his fingers; blue sparks shot from them. He shone all over. Only Magnus, Simon thought resignedly,...

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It could have been the whole thing where you stabbed him.

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But maybe you never really had someone, she thought now. Maybe, no matter how much you loved them, they could slip through your fingers like water, and there was nothing you could do about it.

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Clary made fun of him about his new look; but, then, Clary found everything about Simon's love life borderline hilarious.

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Hey," said Jace. who was sitting on an overturned speaker, looking at his cellphone, "do you want to see a photo of Alec and Magnus in Berlin?" "Not really," said Simon. "Magnus is wearing lederhosen."...

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Cassandra Clare

Now that you know the truth, you can never go back.

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Cassandra Clare

Declarations of love amuse me. Especially when unrequited.

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Cassandra Clare

That does it," said Jace. "I'm going to get you a dictionary for Christmas this year." "Why?" Isabelle said. "So you can look up 'fun.' I'm not sure you know what it means.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

Simon looked from one of them to the other, and shook his head. “ When did you two get so buddy-buddy? Last night it was all, ‘I’m the most elite warrior!’ ‘ No, I’m the most elite warrior!’...

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Cassandra Clare

Fine,” Kyle said. “I’m a werewolf. I’m not part of a pack, but I do have an alliance. Have you heard of the Praetor Lupus?” “I’ve heard of lupus,” said Simon. “Isn’t it a kind of disease?

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Cassandra Clare

Simon stepped between them. “I’m not going to let you fight with each other.” “And what are you going to do about it if . . . Oh.” Jace's gaze trailed up to Simon’s forehead, and he grinned...

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Cassandra Clare

Isabelle and Jace had left the topic of dead Shadowhunters behind and had moved on to something Jace apparently found even more horrifying__Isabelle's date with Simon. "I can't believe he took you to an...

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Cassandra Clare

You're all he ever wants.

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Cassandra Clare

Dudes," He said, "Do not follow other dudes to the bathroom." Isabelle sighed. "Latent homosexual panic will do you in every time

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Cassandra Clare

Fine." Magnus stood up. "But," he added, pausing by Alec's chair and leaning in close to him, "you are not trivial." Alec flushed. "If you say so," he said. "I say so," said Magnus, and he turned to follow...

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Cassandra Clare

Don't bother her, don't try to talk to her, don't even look at her, or I'll fold you in half so many times you'll look like a tiny little origami werewolf.

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Cassandra Clare

I care about you," Simon said. "I always cared about you.

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Cassandra Clare

You know, when someone prefers their own brother over you, it isn't a confidence booster.

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Cassandra Clare

She pulled away. "That doesn't make any sense." "Neither does this," he said, "but I don't care. I'm sick of trying to pretend I can live without you. Don't you understand that? Can't you see it's killing...

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Cassandra Clare

You're a public menace. You shouldn't be allowed out on your own.

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Cassandra Clare

They belonged to each other totally, and always would, and that was that. But maybe everyone felt that way? Until the moment they realized they were just like everyone else, and everything they'd thought...

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Cassandra Clare

All that running and getting nowhere, he thought. Story of my life.

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Cassandra Clare

Oh, good. You're starting to talk about yourself in the third person. That's not a sign of impending megalomania or anything.

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Cassandra Clare

You know," Kirk said finally, breaking the silence. "I see it. He is pretty hot.

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Cassandra Clare

They kind of look like evil lawn gnomes

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Cassandra Clare

So you interrupted my date to make fun of me for still living with my parents. Couldn't you have done that on a night I didn't have a date? That's most nights, in case you're curious.

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Cassandra Clare

If we're going to the Silent City, you might want to get dressed. I mean, I appreciate the bra-and-panties look, but I don't know if the Silent Brothers will. There are only a few of the left, and I don't...

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Cassandra Clare

Here's a hot tip: Most girls don't like being stalked.

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Cassandra Clare

It's because you're too scared to tell anyone who you really love. Love makes us liars.

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Cassandra Clare

Weakness and corruption isn't in the world," Clary snapped. "It's in people. And it always will be. The world just needs good people to balance it out. And you're planning to kill them all.

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Cassandra Clare

Will had laid down his heart for her and Jem to walk upon because he loved them more than he loved himself

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Cassandra Clare

My rapier wit hides my inner pain.

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Cassandra Clare

Do you have a lot of other profound thoughts like that? Blood is blood? A toaster is a toaster? A Gelatinous Cube is a Gelatinous Cube?

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Cassandra Clare

As long as everyone's wearing their own pants." "I see I have come in on a fascinating moment in the conversation.

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Cassandra Clare

It wouldn't be my move," Jace agreed. " First the candy and flowers, then the apology letters, THEN the ravenous demon hordes. In that order." "He might have sent her candy and flowers," Isabelle said....

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Cassandra Clare

My mom says you only need three people you can rely on to achieve self-actualization.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

You see, cuckoos are parasites. They lay their eggs in other birds' nests. When the egg hatches, the baby cuckoo pushes the other baby birds out of the nest. The poor parent birds work themselves to death...

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

We came to see Jace. Is he alright?" "I don't know," Magnus said. "Does he normally just lie on the floor like that without moving?

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Cassandra Clare

You're so easy to tease. And yes, your friend is just fine. Well, except that he keeps putting all my things away and trying to clean up. Now I can't find anything. He's compulsive.

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Cassandra Clare

Is standing by the window muttering about blood something he does all the time?" asked Simon. "No," Jace said. "Sometimes he sits on the couch and does it.

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Cassandra Clare

It wouldn't be my move," Jace agreed. "First the candy and flowers, then the apology letters, then the ravenous demon hordes. In that order.

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Cassandra Clare

One of the Silent Brothers is here to see you. Hodge sent me to wake you up. Actually he offered to wake you himself, but since it's 5 a.m., I figured you'd be less cranky if you had something nice to...

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Cassandra Clare

L'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle. "It means that love is the most powerful force in the world. That love can do anything.

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

But they love each other," Clary said, appalled. "Isn't that what love means? That you're supposed to be there for the other person to turn to, no matter what?" Luke looked toward the river, at the dark...

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Cassandra Clare

I borrowed this from Kyle. My other shirt was pretty filthy." "Wow, you're wearing each other's clothes now. That's, like, best friend stuff." "Feeling left out?" said Kyle. "I suppose you want to borrow...

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Cassandra Clare

He grabbed for the coatrack that stood by the door, ripped the coats off it, and flung the door wide, the rack held above his head like a javelin. On the other side of the door was Jace. He blinked. "Is...

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Cassandra Clare

Magnus sighed. "Alexander, I've been alive for hundreds of years. I've been with men, been with women - with faeries and warlocks and vampires, and even a djinn or two." He looked sideways at Maryse, who...

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Cassandra Clare

He wondered if normalcy was something, like vision or silence, you didn't realize was precious until you lost it.

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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...

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Cassandra Clare

You'd think the Angel would have been foresighted enough to give us a birth-control rune, but no dice.

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Cassandra Clare

What's all this about yanking poor Magnus and Alec back from their vacation?" Isabelle demanded. "They have opera tickets!

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Cassandra Clare

The boy was standing alone as though the broken glass all around him were a shining sea and he were an island.

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Cassandra Clare

Oh, I'll trust you," the boy told him carelessly. "It hardly matters. We are all betrayed sooner or later—all betrayed, or traitors." "I see that a flair for the dramatic runs in the blood," Magnus said...

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Cassandra Clare

Then I lost him for a brief period of time, and by the time I caught up with him, he had wandered into Hyde Park, waded into the Serpetine, spread his arms wide, and was shouting, 'Ducks, embrace me as...

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Cassandra Clare

Love is a contradiction.

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Cassandra Clare

Magnus shrugged. "He also made inappropriate amorous advances to a startled grandmotherly sort selling flowers, an Irish wolfhound, and innocent hat stand in a dwelling he broke into, and myself.

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

A Shadowhunter I believe you know send for me—Tatiana Blackthorn? The lady used to be a Lightwood, did she not?" Magnus turned to Will. "And your sister Cecily married her brother. Gilbert. Gaston. I...

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Cassandra Clare

How they loved each other, these three, how they had suffered for each another, and yet how much joy they clearly took from simply being in the same room.

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Cassandra Clare

Hello, Uncle Brother Zachariah," James said without opening his eyes. "I would say that I'm sorry to bother you, but I'm sure this is the most excitement you've had all year. Not so lively in the City...

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Cassandra Clare

As Magnus turned to walk away from the church, he heard the sound of violin music carried to him on the cloudy London air, and remembered another night, a night of ghosts and snow and Christmas music,...

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Cassandra Clare

Tatiana's eyes were huge and poison-green, eyes with enough pain in them to eat away at a world and devour a soul.

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Cassandra Clare

Still I pictured having you for fifty, sixty more years. I thought I might be ready then to let you go. But it's you, and I realize now that I won't be anymore ready to lose you then than I am right now....

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Cassandra Clare

To love something is to destroy it forever.

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Cassandra Clare

James had given his heart to this girl, Magnus thought, and Magnus knew well enough from Edmund and Will what it meant when a Herondale gave his heart away. It was not a gift that could be returned.

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Cassandra Clare

Never trust a duck" - Will Herondale "We are bound, you and I, over the divide of death, down through whatever generations may come. Forever." - Will Herondale

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Cassandra Clare

I feel a sense of responsibility," said Jordan. "And where is this feeling located? In your pants, perhaps?

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Cassandra Clare

Chairmen Meow deserves me every effort.

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Cassandra Clare

I prefer the school of life.

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Cassandra Clare

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-

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Cassandra Clare

I suppose you've always been amazing at this stuff?" "I was born amazing" Jace stroked her cheek with the tips of his fingertips, lightly but enough to make her shiver.

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Cassandra Clare

Jealousy is such an ugly emotion.

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Cassandra Clare

Ladies who were no better than they should be, whose dresses were too tight, too bright and too all the things Magnus liked most, lounged on velvet-covered benches along the walls.

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Cassandra Clare

[Will Herondale] would say he knew a warlock who was a better friend, and more worth trusting, than many a nephilim warrior.

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Cassandra Clare

Being remembered, and remembered so kindly, touched him more than he would have thought possible.

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Cassandra Clare

Perhaps [James Herondale] loved vice for vice's own sake.

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Cassandra Clare

Coaxing drunken Shadowhunters into making fools of themselves was a favorite occupation among the Downworlders, and this performance had been a tremendous success.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

Ragnor [was] always happy to see chaos, but not be involved in it.

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I will add that I do not believe his admiration of my person, dazzling through I am, to be sincere. He told me I was a beautiful, sparkling lady.

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Cassandra Clare

I decided it was well past time to take him home and place him in bosom of his family. If you had rather I put him in an orphanage, I fully understand.

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Do stop flirting with my husband," said Tessa. "I shall not," Magnus declared, "but I will pause briefly so that I may catch up on your news.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

The conviction that everyone in this house must be dead had gained such a hold on Magnus that it was a shock when the woman who had summoned him here opened the door.

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Cassandra Clare

It was, of course, odd for a lady to be opening her own door, but from the look of the place, Magnus assumed the entire staff of servants had been given the decade off.

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She seemed shy, yet all her attention was focused on Magnus, as if he were the most fascinating thing she had ever seen. There was no man who did not want to see himself reflected like that in a beautiful...

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Cassandra Clare

[Magnus] reminded himself of his manners, and bowed. "Charmed," he said. "Or whatever effect would please you best, I'm sure.

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Cassandra Clare

She seemed like a creature made to attract everyone and express nothing real, though it would take a master observer, like Magnus, to know it.

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Cassandra Clare

Magic or nature, they were much the same thing to Magnus.

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Cassandra Clare

Let me say to you what I said once, in an entirely different context to Catherine the Great," Magnus declared. "My dear lady, you cannot afford me,and also, please leave that horse alone. Good night.

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Cassandra Clare

If you do not intend to help us," she said, "then leave this house. Dawn is coming." "I am not a vampire." Magnus said. "I shall not disappear with the light" "You will if I kill you before the sun comes...

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Cassandra Clare

No matter what the price offered, no Downworlder would fail to listen to a warning against one of the nephilim.

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Cassandra Clare

That's right," he said. "I created a a bunch of Forsaken Warriors, had them attack the Institute and kill Madeleine and nearly kill the rest of us, just so that I could keep Clary from at home. And lo...

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Cassandra Clare

And lo and behold, my diabolical plan is working.

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Cassandra Clare

Clary," Jace said again. "You know: short, redheaded, bad temper.

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Cassandra Clare

He didn't know what books meant to her, that books were symbols of truth and meaning ...

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Sophie," he said, and when she gave him a stern look, he took a hasty swig of the posset. “Miss Collins. I have not yet had a chance to properly apologize to you, so let me take it now. Please forgive...

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Cassandra Clare

If one could look this fabulous, one had an obligation to.

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Cassandra Clare

Always ask for what you want, because the worst thing that can happen is embarrassment but the best thing that can happen is nudity.

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Cassandra Clare

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

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Wo ai ni, Tessa,” he whispered. “Wo bu xiang shi qu ni.” She knew, without knowing how she knew, what the words meant. I love you. And I don’t want to lose you.

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Cassandra Clare

You could give me the past,“ he said a little sadly. “But Alec is my future.

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Cassandra Clare

You can't forget the things you did in the past, or you'll never learn from them.

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Cassandra Clare

Love isn't a weakness.

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Cassandra Clare

My will and my desire were turned by love, the love that moves the sun and the other stars.

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Cassandra Clare

Be what you are. No one who really loves you will stop

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Cassandra Clare

Simon I've been trying to call you, but it seems like your phone is turned off. I don't know where you are right now. I don't know if Clary's already told you what happened tonight. But I have to go to...

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Cassandra Clare

Henry," said Charlotte, who appeared to have recovered from her shock, "if you set yourself on fire deliberately, I will institute divorce proceedings. Now sit down and eat your supper. And say hello to...

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Well, I don't want you to die," Tessa said. "I don't know why I feel it so strongly -- I've just met you -- but I don't want you to die." "And I trust you," he said. "I don't know why -- I've just met...

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Cassandra Clare

Anyway, he's [Simon] obviously not here. Go back to what you were doing. What's the point in wasting a perfectly good brick wall when you have someone to throw against it, that's what I always say." And...

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Cassandra Clare

What were you dreaming about?" "You." He twisted a lock of her hair around his finger. "I always dream about you." "Oh, yeah? Because I thought you were having a nightmare." He tipped his head back to...

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Cassandra Clare

Have you heard that modesty is an attractive traits? Only to ugly people

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Cassandra Clare

Do you want to go back to Vienna?” he said. Alec didn’t answer, just stared into space. “Or we could go somewhere else,” said Magnus. “Anywhere you want. Thailand, South Carolina, Brazil, Peru...

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Cassandra Clare

And now, I’m going to sleep. I’ll see you in the morning, he said to Simon. “You,” he said to Jace, “well, I guess I’ll see you around. You’re the first Shadowhunter I’ve ever met.” “That’s...

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Cassandra Clare

He’s not feeling well,” Clary said, catching at Simon’s wrist. “We’re going.” “No,” Simon said. “No, I — I need to talk to him. To the Inquisitor." Robert reached into his jacket and...

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Cassandra Clare

Parabatai" said Jace. "It means a pair of warriors who fight together - who are closer than brothers. Alec is more than justmy best friend.

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Cassandra Clare

I will find you," Ragnor told him. "I will find whatever chest of absurd clothes you have. And I will bring a llama into the place where you sleep and make sure that it urinates on everything you possess.

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Cassandra Clare

Do you even really know how vampires are made?' 'Well, when a mommy vampire and a daddy vampire love each other very much...

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Cassandra Clare

I have a dress fitting to get to at three.' (Simon) 'Cool,' said Kyle, slinging his messenger bag over his shoulder and heading for the door. 'Get them to make you something in red. It's totally your color.

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Cassandra Clare

Clearly,' said Luke, 'something's going on that I don't know about.' Simon looked over at him. 'Sometimes I think that's the motto of my life.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

I'm the one who's always been there for you... not him!

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Cassandra Clare

Crying wouldn't help anything now.

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Cassandra Clare

But God knows, I don't want anyone but you. I don't even want to want anyone but you.

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Cassandra Clare

Maybe you just never knew what it was like to want something you couldn't have before

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Cassandra Clare

How'd you get Magnus to let Jace leave?" "Traded him for Alec," Clary said.

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Cassandra Clare

Sophie said to me once that she was glad she had been scarred. She said that whoever loved her now would love her true self, and not her pretty face. This is your true self, Tessa. This power is who you...

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Cassandra Clare

What was that?" Jace said. "Sorry, I think I fell asleep for a moment. Do, continue with whatever mesmerizing thing you were saying.

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I was just wondering if you were armed. You want anything? Dagger, maybe?" He opened his own suit jacket just a bit, and Simon saw something long an metallic glinting against the inside lining. "No wonder...

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Cassandra Clare

There was something peculiarly gratifying about shouting in a blind rage until your words ran out. Of course, the aftermath was less pleasant. Once you'd told everyone you hated them and not to come after...

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Cassandra Clare

There she is." Alec spotted his sister and waved her over, looking relieved. "Over here. And watch out for the phouka." "Watch out for the phouka?" Jace repeated, glancing toward a thin brown-skinned man...

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Cassandra Clare

So, what are you?" "What I am is someone who doesn't want you to jump out of the window. The rest are details.

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Cassandra Clare

How can you not care?" "Practice," Magnus said, looking back to his book and turning the page.

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Cassandra Clare

Do you not tire of eternity? Do you not wish to end your suffering?" "By leaping into the Void? Not really.

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What are you? The voice came from nowhere. It was in the room. It was outside. It was in Magnus's head. "A warlock," Magnus answered. "And what are you?" We are many. "Please do not say you are a legion....

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Cassandra Clare

Nothing is permanent," Magnus said. "I know this from experience. But you can get new things. You can meet new people. You can go on.

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Cassandra Clare

Love makes liars of us all.

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Cassandra Clare

No wonder you and Jace like each other so much. You're both crazy walking arsenals.

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Cassandra Clare

the [coat] rack above his head like a javelin. On the other side of the door was Jace. He blinked. "Is that a coatrack?" Jordan slammed the coatrack down on the ground and sighed. "If you'd been a vampire,...

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Cassandra Clare

It was dark in the alcove, so dark that Jace was only an outline of shadows and gold. His body pinned Clary's to the wall. His hands slid down along her body and reached the end of her dress, drawing it...

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Cassandra Clare

Pardon me, but we did not have the time to exchange that kind of personal information," Magnus said. "I could not have known! Moreover, I wish to assure both of you that I did not make any amorous advances...

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Cassandra Clare

Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death.

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Cassandra Clare

Without conflict there is no plot, without hope there is no story

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Cassandra Clare

Your trusting idiocy knows no bounds

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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...

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Cassandra Clare

And who are all these people? There weren't this many when I fell asleep." Alfie shrugged, indicating that the universe was mysterious and nothing would ever be fully understood.

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Cassandra Clare

Magnus didn't really want this kind of thing this early in the morning - this talk of aching memories and wanting to forget. This conversation needed to end, now.

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Cassandra Clare

You think that's the solution to everything, don't you, Bane? Drinking and dancing and making love... but I tell you this, something is coming, and we'd be fools to ignore it." "When have I ever claimed...

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

You are aware that the sale of liquore is currently against the law." Edgar went on, "but I suppose that is why you enjoy it." "Everyone should have a hobby or two," Magnus said. "Mine just happen to include...

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Cassandra Clare

Luke moved as silently as fog, while Maryse's heels sounded like gunshots on the marble floor. Clary wondered if Isabelle's propensity for unsuitable footwear was genetic.

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Cassandra Clare

The rich bought wonderful clothes you recognized. The richest had their pople go to Paris and buy the entire new collection that no one outside of the fashion house has seen.

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Cassandra Clare

Come with me." "Come with you? To Pandemonium? To the Void? And here I thought that my invitation to summer in New Jersey was the worst I had ever received.

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Cassandra Clare

They both believed in her even when she didn’t believe in herself.

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Cassandra Clare

Time was like the rain, glittering as it fell, changing the world, but something that could also be taken for granted. Until you love a mortal. Then time became gold in a miser's hands, every bright year...

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Cassandra Clare

Perhaps he's in love with Agatha," she said. "I hope not. I intend to marry Agatha myself. She may be a thousand years old, but she makes an incomparable jam tart. Beauty fades, but cooking is eternal.

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Cassandra Clare

The world is the same but you are different

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Cassandra Clare

Shutting your eyes and pretending something's not happening doesn't make it not true, Jace.

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Cassandra Clare

I kick kittens. I made rude gestures at nuns.

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Cassandra Clare

Will’s voice dropped. “Everyone makes mistakes, Jem.” “Yes,” said Jem. “You just make more of them than most people.” “I —” “You hurt everyone,” said Jem. “Everyone whose life...

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Cassandra Clare

He’s very pretty. For a human.” “He’s very broken,” said Magnus. “Like a lovely vase that someone has smashed. Only luck and skill can put it back together the way it was before.

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Cassandra Clare

Say something in Mandarin,” said Tessa, with a smile. Jem said something that sounded like a lot of breathy vowels and consonants run together, his voice rising and falling melodically: “Ni hen piao...

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Cassandra Clare

She smiled at him. “How did you know just what I’d want to see?” “How could I not?” he said. “When I think of you, and you are not there, I see you in my mind’s eye always with a book in...

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Cassandra Clare

We’re Nephilim. Every one of our life’s passages has some mystical component — our births, our deaths, our, marriages, everything has a ceremony and a rune. There is one as well if you wish to become...

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Cassandra Clare

very funny my sarcastic friend

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Cassandra Clare

What is Aldous capable of?" "Aldous is two thousands years old. He's capable of anything." "Aldous Nix is two thousands years old?" "So, I've heard. He doesn't invite me to his birthday parties.

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Cassandra Clare

Clary smiled at him with a warmth she didn’t feel. “Sebastian says I can come with you.” Jace raised his eyebrows. “Matching haircuts for everyone?” “I hope not,” said Sebastian. “I look...

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Cassandra Clare

Sorry,” she said breathlessly. “I got lost in the crowd.” “I noticed,” he said. “One second I was dancing with you, and the next you were gone and a very persistent werewolf was trying to get...

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Cassandra Clare

He was staring straight ahead, still breathing hard. “I have something I want to give you.” “I gathered that.” At that he jerked his gaze back to hers and almost reluctantly grinned. “Not that.

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Cassandra Clare

Oh God.” said Magnus, “they’re dead. They’re all dead!

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Cassandra Clare

I belong to you. You could do anything you wanted with me and I would let you. You could ask anything of me and I'd break myself trying to make you happy. My heart tells me this is the best and greatest...

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Cassandra Clare

Go to faeries for gossip about vampires, to werewolves for gossip about faeries, and do not gossip about werewolves, because they try to bite your face off: that was Magnus's motto.

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Cassandra Clare

Magnus did not like to go near the Hotel Dumont if he could help it. It was decrepit and unsettling, it held bad memories, and it also occasionally held his evil former lady love.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

How many times have I told you, Magnus? Behave professionaly in a professional setting. Which means no being rude to Nephilim, and also no getting attached to Nephilim." "I never get attached to Nephilim!"...

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Cassandra Clare

The more you try to crush your true nature, the more it will control you. Be what you are. No one who really loves you will stop.

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Cassandra Clare

I have lost everything. Lost everything. Everything. - William Herondale

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Cassandra Clare

Perhaps," he said, "we should discuss our arrangements, then.

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Cassandra Clare

You don’t sound very patriotic,” observed Tessa. “Weren’t you just reminiscing about the mountains?” “Patriotic?” Will looked smug. “I’ll tell you what’s patriotic,” he said. “In...

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Cassandra Clare

Black for hunting through the night For death and mourning the color's white Gold for a bride in her wedding gown And red to call the enchantment down White silk when our bodies burn Blue banners when...

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Cassandra Clare

They landed at Simon's feet. "Take your clothes and go!" Isabelle shouted.

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Cassandra Clare

Why did he kiss you?" she said.

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Cassandra Clare

A rune, hovering like an angel: a shape like two wings joined by a single bar.

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Cassandra Clare

Belatedly, she realized something else. “Do you … have anything?” He didn’t seem to have recovered from her last comment. “But do you mean — wait, do I have what?” She slitted her eyes at...

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Cassandra Clare

I don’t know why I ever helped you.” “Because you like broken things.

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Cassandra Clare

Oh, God, the lovebirds,” Magnus said, pulling the pillow off his face. “I hate happy couples.

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Cassandra Clare

And like lambs to a slaughter we shall follow...

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Cassandra Clare

You swore to stay with me,” he said. “When we made our oath, as parabatai. Our souls are knit. We are one person, James.” “We are two people,” said Jem. “Two people with a covenant between...

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Cassandra Clare

He looked at her levelly. There was something in his eyes, a sort of quizzical admiration; she wondered if it was simply admiration of Jessamine’s looks. “No,” he said. “No, even though you are...

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Cassandra Clare

I thought you two might be up against it. Benedict Lightwood’s parties have a reputation for danger. When I heard you were here—” “We’re well equipped to handle danger,” Tessa said. Magnus...

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Cassandra Clare

When the fey were worried, it was time to panic.

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Cassandra Clare

The Nephilim - the bogeyman for monsters, and all those who could be monsters.

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Cassandra Clare

Magnus hoped if he ever went mad like that himself, so mad that he poisoned the very air round him and hurt everyone he came into contact with, that there would be someone ho loved him enough to stop him....

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Cassandra Clare

Love did not overcome everything. Love did not always endure. All you had could be taken away, love could be the last thing you had, and then love could be taken too.

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Cassandra Clare

They had met at a club fifteen years before, Etta and Magnus. He had convinced her to dance with him, and she said she had been in love by the end of the song. He told her he had been in love before the...

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Cassandra Clare

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?

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Cassandra Clare

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

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

Not specifically. "Demons have been on Earth as long as we have. They're all over the world, in their different forms – Greek daemons, Persian daevas, Hindu asuras, Japanese oni. Most belief systems...

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Cassandra Clare

There is a coldness to the Clave, it is true. We are dust and shadows. But you are like the heroes of ancient times, like Achilles and Jason.” “Achilles was murdered with a poisoned arrow, and Jason...

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Cassandra Clare

Magnus did not take such suffering lightly, but even mortals did not die of broken hearts. No matter how cruel Grace had been, he told himself, James would heal. Even though he was a Herondale.

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Cassandra Clare

Cecy, what are you doing here?" She took a step forward, then paused on the threshold, glancing down at her bare feet. “I could ask of you the same.” “I like to talk to the horses at night. They...

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Cassandra Clare

Clary,” Jocelyn said. “I want you to meet Tessa Gray.

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Cassandra Clare

But it was mortality that made them what they were, the flame that blazed brighter for it's flickering

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Cassandra Clare

He has become a worm. That is what I am telling you." "I don't suppose it would be possible," said Henry into the silence, "to, er, step on him?

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Cassandra Clare

Having rock-star problems may be the closest I ever get to being an actual rock star.

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Cassandra Clare

Because in the end nothing is worse than seeing the fall of one you loved. It was somehow worse than losing a love. It made everything seem questionable. It made the past bitter and confused.

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Cassandra Clare

Are you in fashion? You look like you're in fashion." "No," [Magnus] said. "I am fashion.

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Cassandra Clare

You know, there's a reason we can remember," [Catarina] said more softly. "That's much easier when your life has an expiration date." "It may be more important for us.

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Cassandra Clare

You called me and said you were home and wanted to go out for a pizza." "I did? What time is it?" "Time for pizza," [Catarina] replied.

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Cassandra Clare

(...)I don't know who I am. I look like Stephen Herondale, and I act like a Lightwood and I talk like my father- like Valentine. So I see myself in your eyes and i try to be that person and I think faith...

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Cassandra Clare

He had to think he was Michael Wayland’s son, or the Lightwoods would not have protected him as they did. It was Michael they owed a debt to, not me. It was on Michael’s account that they loved him,...

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Cassandra Clare

Because', she said, 'your problems are not real problems. You're dating two beautiful girls at once. Think about it. That's like...having rock-star problems.' 'Having rock-star problems may be the closest...

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Cassandra Clare

She closed her eyes and jumped. For a moment she felt herself hang suspended, free of everything. Then gravity took over, and she plunged toward the floor. Instinctively she pulled her arms and legs in,...

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Cassandra Clare

Knowing is better than not knowing. Every time.

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Cassandra Clare

The blood of Heaven binds you," said the Queen. "Blood calls to blood, under the skin. But love and blood are not the same." "Riddles," Clary said angrily. "Do you even mean anything when you talk like...

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Cassandra Clare

Take my hands,” Alec said. “And take my strength too. Whatever of it you can use to— to keep yourself going.

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Cassandra Clare

Will: "You are not really dying, are you?" Jem: "So they tell me." Will: "I am sorry." Jem: "No. Don’t be ordinary like that. Don’t say you’re sorry. Say you’ll train with me." Will: "I’ll train...

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Cassandra Clare

What would you prefer? 'What did the Count eat today, children? One helpless villager, two helpless villagers, three helpless villagers….

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Cassandra Clare

The Silent brothers are doing nude cartwheels in the hallways

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Cassandra Clare

I would die for you. You know that. I would die without you. If it were not for you, I would be dead a hundred times over these past five years.

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

He felt his heart, which no longer beat, contract, and he wondered if there was anything in the world as painful as not being able to protect the people you loved.

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Cassandra Clare

Why is it, little Shadowhunter, that your angels are so cold and without mercy? Why do they break that which will not obey them?

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

[...] "I recall what you said to me once," Will went on. "That words have the power to change us. Your words have changed me, Tess; they have made me a better man than I would have been otherwise. Life...

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Cassandra Clare

[...] He tasted like snowflakes and wine, like winter and Will and London.

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Cassandra Clare

Interesting" he said. "You know, Simon never mentioned that his roommate was a werewolf.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

You cannot save every fallen bird," said Woosley, leaning back against the wall and crossing his arms. "Even the handsome ones." "One will do," said Magnus, and, as Will was no longer within his sight,...

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Cassandra Clare

We may not be all that bright, Jace said, but at least we are alive.

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Cassandra Clare

It's my motto," said Isabelle, with a sultry smile. 'Nothing less than seven inches.' Meliorn gazed at her stonily. 'I'm talking about my heels,' she said. " It's a pun. You know? A play on-" "Come," the...

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Cassandra Clare

I told you before, Jem, that you would not leave me. And you are still with me. When I breathe, I will think of you, for without you I would have been dead years ago. When I wake up and when I sleep, when...

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Cassandra Clare

He was standing leaning against the door frame; now he stood up straight. "How should I have kissed you? Is there an other way you like it?

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

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?

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Cassandra Clare

But it was Valentine. I saw him. In fact, he had the Sword with him when he came down to the cells and taunted me through the bars. It was like a bad movie, except he didn't actually twirl his mustache....

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Cassandra Clare

Lightwoods,” Magnus said. “They always have to have the last word.

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Cassandra Clare

But the name Magnus Bane made him think of a towering sort of figure, with huge shoulders and formal purple warlock’s robes, calling down fire and lightning. Not Magnus himself, who was more of a cross...

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Cassandra Clare

As Luke knelt down beside his corpse, Clary couldn’t help but remember what he had said about having loved Valentine once, about having been his closest friend. Luke, she thought with a pang. Surely...

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

You can take your Law," she said in a measured tone, "and shove it right up your-

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Cassandra Clare

The way Magnus’ breath had sounded, rattling in his chest, before he’d said his father’s name.

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Cassandra Clare

A parabatai. Like he was. And Jace knew, too, what that faded rune meant: a parabatai whose other half was dead. He felt his sympathy leap toward Brother Zachariah, as he imagined himself without Alec,...

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Cassandra Clare

Did Brother Zachariah just steal our cat?

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

Tact is just lying for adults.

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Cassandra Clare

When you love someone, you don't have a choice. Love takes your choices away. - Clary Fray

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Cassandra Clare

But you hardley even know him"she said."He could be a serial killer" "I did have that thought.I checked the apartment out,but if his got an ice cooler full of arms in it,I havent seen it yet.Anyway he...

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Cassandra Clare

Maryse sighed."Nothing conclusive.If only the dead could talk,eh,Lucian?

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Cassandra Clare

I can see why you like it here," he said,making a sweeping gesture that encompassed Kyle's collection of movie posters and science fiction books. "There's a thin layer of nerd all over everything." said...

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Cassandra Clare

You look lousy,"Simon said. Jace blinked."Seems an odd time to start an insult contest,but if you insist,I could probably think up something good

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Cassandra Clare

You ate something yesterday.You sure?"asked Simon Jace shrugged."Well,I wouldnt swear on a stack of Bibles.I think it was yesterday,though.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

Theres no such thing as vampire mojo,"said Jace,rather eeirly echoing Clarys earlier comment."And I was following Clary,but then she got into a cab,and I cant follow a cab.So I doubled back and followed...

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Cassandra Clare

Simon shook his head."Look,do you know what you want to eat,or do you just want me to keep pushing this cart up and down aisles because it amuses you?" "That and I'm not really familiar with what they...

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Cassandra Clare

So you really cant think of anyone else who might want to kill you?"asked Jace. "Unlike in your case there arent actually all that many people who dislike me."said Simon.

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Cassandra Clare

Kyle is a werewolf?"asked Simon "Of course he's a werewolf,you moron"said Jace

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Cassandra Clare

I don't know why I had to fall in love with someone who's more stubborn than I am.

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Cassandra Clare

with his customary crooked smile, “are just too unlikely to dwell upon.

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Cassandra Clare

Lovely,wonderful Isabelle.Could you please go away?Now is a really bad time." Isabelle looked from Magnus to her brother,and back again. "Then,you dont want me to tell you that Camille's just escaped from...

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Cassandra Clare

Alec raised his blue eyes."Whos Will?" Magnus exhled a sort laugh."Will.Dear God.That was a long time ago.Will was a Shadowhunter,like you.And yes,he did look like you,but your nothing like him.Jace is...

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Cassandra Clare

You're a reader as well as a writer, so write what you'd want to read.

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Cassandra Clare

Our souls are knit. We are one person, James.

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Cassandra Clare

Jem is nothing but goodness. That he struck you last night only shows how capable you are of driving even saints to madness.

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Cassandra Clare

I am not the one of us who has no heart.

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Cassandra Clare

When Will truly wants something,” said Jem, quietly, “when he feels something — he can break your heart.

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Cassandra Clare

Ah,” said a voice from the doorway, “having your annual ‘everyone thinks Will is a lunatic’ meeting, are you? “It’s biannual,” said Jem. “And no, this is not that meeting.

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Cassandra Clare

Will has always been the brighter burning star, the one to catch attention — but Jem is a steady flame, unwavering and honest. He could make you happy.

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Cassandra Clare

Clary: "Aren't they supposed to be hiring someone else to train me full-time anyway?"

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Cassandra Clare

Looking at her, he was in London again. He saw the gaslight and smelled the smoke and dirt and horses, the metallic tang of fog, the flowers in Kew Gardens. He saw a boy with black hair and blue eyes like...

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Cassandra Clare

Alec would have said he could have benefited from a bit more in the way of constructive cowardice.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

Yes...and I'm worried that if you get into the habit of making out with your instructors, you'll wind up making out with him too." "Don't be sexist. They could find me a female instructor." "In that case,...

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Cassandra Clare

Hotter than me? --Jace

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Cassandra Clare

But Magnus, he thought. You never told me. Never warned me it would be like this, that I would wake up one day and realize that I was going somewhere you couldn't follow. That we are essentially not the...

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Cassandra Clare

My shoulder will never be the same. I expect you to nurse me back to health." - City of Bones (said by Jace Wayland)

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Cassandra Clare

Green-eyed monsters,” said Magnus, and grinned. He deposited Chairman Meow on the ground, and the cat moved over to Alec, and rubbed against his leg. “The Chairman likes you.” “Is that good?”...

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

You have to give everyone ugly motives for everything they do, because ugly motives are all you understand.

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Cassandra Clare

Appearances are significant, and never more than in politics. You can always sway the crowd, provided you have a good story.

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Cassandra Clare

Whatever you are physically,' he said, 'Male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy -- all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior....

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Cassandra Clare

Brown is a manly color

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

You must behave as if return is certain, not a matter of chance", Jem said.

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Cassandra Clare

Every teenager in the world feels like that, feels broken or out of place, different somehow, royalty mistakenly born into a family of peasants. The difference in your case is that it's true.

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Cassandra Clare

Love potions? For Will Herondale? T’aint my way to turn down payment, but any man who looks like you has got no need of love potions, and that’s a fact.

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Cassandra Clare

At least Kyle wasn't home. That would be a hard one to explain to his new roomate. Nobody liked a guy who kept blood in the fridge.

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Cassandra Clare

We are one now, little brother, you and I," Sebastian said. "We are one.

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Cassandra Clare

Yes, she's bleeding to death upstairs, but I thought I'd avoid telling you right away, because I like to draw the suspense out.

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Cassandra Clare

Eternity is a long time to spend alone, without others of your kind.

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Cassandra Clare

I screwed her over. I didn't want to see her screwed over by someone else.

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Cassandra Clare

Simon: So were you following me? Or is it just an amazing coincidence that you happened to be on the roof of a building I was walking by when I got attacked? Jace: I was following you. Simon: Is this the...

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Cassandra Clare

Everything that happens to you matters to me.

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Cassandra Clare

Being sixteen forever sounded good until you really thought about it. Then it didn't seem like such a great prospect.

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Cassandra Clare

As long as we're together, I'm ready for anything.

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Cassandra Clare

I just don't see why the past has to matter.

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Cassandra Clare

Without him, [Nate] she was completely alone in the world. There was no one at all for her. No one in the world who cared whether she lived or died. Sometimes the horror of that thought threatened to overwhelm...

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Cassandra Clare

It can be... difficult to to learn how the world truly is, to see it in its true shape and form... most human beings never do. Most could not bear it.

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Cassandra Clare

Other crack teams get bat boomerangs and wall-climbing powers; we get Aquatruck.

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Cassandra Clare

Wait." Clary was suddenly nervous. "The melted metal-it could be, like, toxic or something." Maia snorted. "I'm from New Jersey. I born in toxic sludge.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

Not Magnus himself, who was more of a cross between a panther and a demented elf.

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Cassandra Clare

She is fine. She hates us both but it really didn't sound like anything else was wrong

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Cassandra Clare

It was Eric's voice not Simon's, on the recorded message. “Ladies, ladies ” he said. Though it was the millionth time she’d heard the recording, Clary couldn't help rolling her eyes. “If you've...

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Cassandra Clare

You could know a man not by what his friends said about him, but by how he treated his servants.

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Cassandra Clare

Never doubt my weaseling abilities, Shadowhunter, for they are epic and memorable in their scope.

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Cassandra Clare

Look, I asked you here for a reason. Much as I hate to admit it, vampire, we have something in common. " "Totally awesome hair?" Simon suggested, but his heart wasn't really in it either. Something about...

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Cassandra Clare

Bloodthirsty little beasts. Never trust a duck.- William Herondale

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Cassandra Clare

I've never seen anyone get so excited over books before. You'd think they were diamonds.

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Cassandra Clare

Is this the part where you start tearing off strips of your shirt to bind my wounds?" "If you wanted me to rip my clothes off, you should have just asked.

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Cassandra Clare

Sarcasm is the last refuge of the imaginatively bankrupt.

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Cassandra Clare

When Jace opened the greenhouse door, the scent hit Clary, soft as the padded blow of a cat's paw...

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Cassandra Clare

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

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Cassandra Clare

Jesus!" Luke exclaimed. "Actually, it's just me," said Simon. "Although I've been told the resemblance is startling.

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Cassandra Clare

So when the moon's only partly full, you only feel a little wolfy?" "You could say that." "Well, you can go ahead and hang your head out the car window if you feel like it." "I'm a werewolf, not a golden...

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Cassandra Clare

What's an eBay?" "A mythical place of great magical power." - Jace Wayland and Clary Fray (City of Bones)

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Cassandra Clare

I have a high pain threshold. In fact, it's more of a large and tastfully decorated foyer than a threshold. But I do get easily bored

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Cassandra Clare

You may be the only guy my age I've ever met who knows what bergamot is, much less that it's in Earl Grey tea." "Yes, well," Jace said, with a supercilious look, "I'm not like other guys. Besides," he...

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Cassandra Clare

she glanced down and saw that a glove of blood covered her lower arm from the elbow to the wrist. The arm was throbbing, stiff, and painful. "Is this when you start tearing strips off your T-shirt to bind...

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Cassandra Clare

Sebastian never does anything just for fun.” Jace took Clary’s hand and pulled her toward him. “But I do.

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Cassandra Clare

You stole a boat,” she snapped. “What am I doing with you, you boat-stealing lunatic?

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Cassandra Clare

I know about parabatai,” said Magnus, an angry, dark undercurrent to his voice. “I’ve known parabatai so close they were almost the same person; do you know what happens, when one of them dies, to...

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Cassandra Clare

Don’t take this the wrong way, but you smell like Magnus.

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Cassandra Clare

Other people have shrubbery in their gardens. You have a bottomless pit.

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Cassandra Clare

Clary, you're an artist, like your mother. That means you see the world in ways that other people don't. It's your gift, to see the beauty and the horror in ordinary things. It doesn't make you crazy —...

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Cassandra Clare

I think I’m better than everyone else. An opinion that has been backed up with ample evidence.

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Cassandra Clare

The meek may inherit the earth, but at the moment it belongs to the conceited. Like me.

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Cassandra Clare

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

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Cassandra Clare

I know what you said! My mother would never have belonged to something like that. Some kind of-some kind of hate group." "It wasn't-," Jace began, but Hodge cut him off. "I doubt," he said slowly, as if...

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

Not everything is about you," Clary said furiously. "Possibly," Jace said, "but you do have to admit that the majority of things are.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

Love makes you a liar.

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Cassandra Clare

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

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Cassandra Clare

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

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

I can only assume," said Jace, "that mortal emotions amuse you because you have none of your own.

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Cassandra Clare

He looked back at her, and when she saw the look on his face, she saw his eyes at Renwick’s, when he had watched the Portal that separated him from his home shatter into a thousand irretrievable pieces....

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Cassandra Clare

Desire is not always lessened by disgust. Nor can it be bestowed, like a favor, to those most deserving of it. And as my words bind my magic, so you can know the truth. If she doesn’t desire his kiss,...

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

Well, I’m not kissing the mundane," said Jace. "I’d rather stay down here and rot." "Forever?" said Simon. "Forever’s an awfully long time." Jace raised his eyebrows. "I knew it," he said. "You want...

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Cassandra Clare

You tried to drink the East River,"Magnus said, and Alec saw, as if for the first time, that Magnus's clothes were soaking wet too, sticking to his body like a dark second skin.

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Cassandra Clare

Stripping the protection wards off the ship was bad enough—it's a strong, strong enchantment, demon-based—but when you fell, I had to put a fast spell on the truck so it wouldn't sink when I lost consciousness....

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Cassandra Clare

But that's what you're doing, isn't it? You're part of the fight just as much as the Shadowhunters on the ship—and I know you can take some of my strength, I've heard of warlocks doing that—so I'm...

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Cassandra Clare

Well, I'm certainly not Ragnor Fell the exotic dancer.

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Cassandra Clare

But the person who stepped out of the front door was tall and thin, with short, spiky dark hair. he was wearing a gold mesh vest and a pair of silk pajama pants. He regarded Clary with mild interest, puffing...

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Cassandra Clare

It was hidden inside another book. One Valentine was unlikely to ever open." Magnus smiled crookedly. "Simple Recipes for Housewives. No one can say your mother didn't have a sense of humor.

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Cassandra Clare

He will get through this, even if he thinks he won't.

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Cassandra Clare

Who ever said the world was fair?

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Cassandra Clare

Well, you'll have to wait till tomorrow. I'm out of commission." (he points to his shirt) "Look. Jammies.

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Cassandra Clare

I am a man" he told her, "and men do not consume pink beverages. Get thee gone woman, and bring me something brown.

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Cassandra Clare

Is this the part where you say if I hurt her, you'll kill me?" "No" Simon said, "If you hurt Clary she's quite capable of killing you herself. Possibly with a variety of weapons.

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Cassandra Clare

I'll walk you back, Jace said. "As for Simon, he can manage his own way back in the dark-can't you Simon?" "Of course he can, Alec said indignantly, as if eager to make up for his earlier slighting of...

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Cassandra Clare

It means 'Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234'.

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Cassandra Clare

It's not gray," Clary felt compelled to point out. "It's green." "If there was such a thing as terminal literalism, you'd have died in childhood," said Jace.

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Cassandra Clare

There's no need to clarify my finger snap," said Magnus. "The implication was clear in the snap itself.

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Cassandra Clare

He seemed to realize she was staring at him, because the cursing stopped. "You cut me," he said. His voice was pleasant. British. Very ordinary. He looked at his hand with critcal interest. "It might be...

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Cassandra Clare

Such a fuss ofer a few mundanes." Mrs Dark chuckled and moved to stand beside her sister, so that Will, with his blazing sword, was between Tessa and both ladies. "We have no quarrel with you, Shadowhunter,...

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Cassandra Clare

try me on any day that doesn't end in y - Jace

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Cassandra Clare

The Sisters vanished entirely then, and Aunt Harriet was standing over Tessa, her face flushed with fever as it had been during the terrible illness that had killed her. She looked at Tessa with great...

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Cassandra Clare

Oh, do you have A Tale of Two Cities?" "That silly thing? Men going around getting their heads chopped off for love? Ridiculus." Will unpeeled himself from the door and made his way toward Tessa where...

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Cassandra Clare

Will's face turned grave. "Be careful with it, though. It's six hundred years old and the only copy of its kind. Losing or damaging it is punishable by death under the Law." Tessa thrust the book away...

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Cassandra Clare

Pulvis et umbra sumus. It's a line from Horace. 'We are dust and shadows'. Appropriate, don't you think?" Will said. "It's not a long life, killing demons; one tends to die young, and then they burn your...

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Cassandra Clare

He had lost Will Herondale. And he did not know if he could ever get him back.

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Cassandra Clare

You said you were going for a walk!? What kind of walk takes six hours?" "A long one?

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Cassandra Clare

Of course he loves me. I’m his sister.” “Blood isn’t love,” said Magnus, and his voice was bitter.

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

She looked up from closing it to find Jace watching her through hooded eyes. “And one last thing,” he said. He reached over and pulled the sparking pins out of her hair, so that it fell in warm heavy...

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Cassandra Clare

But you have to learn to bend a little,” said Clary with a yawn. Despite the story’s content, the rhythm of Jace’s voice had made her sleepy. “Or you’ll break.” “Not if your strong enough,”...

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Cassandra Clare

You're a disaster for us, Clary! You're a mundane, you'll always be one, you'll never be a Shadowhunter! You don't know how to think like we do, think about what's best for everyone-- all you think about...

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Cassandra Clare

When you told me the first time that Valentine was your father, I didn't believe it. Not just because I didn't want it to be true, but because you weren't anything like him. I've never thought you're anything...

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Cassandra Clare

Baby?" She perched beside him in the chair. "You're kidding me right?" "I was trying it out, no?" "no," she said firmly Simon & Clary

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Cassandra Clare

Is there a particular reason you keep biting vampires?" Will touched the dried blood on his wrists, and smiled. "They don't expect it." "Of course they don't. They know what happens when one of us consumes...

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Cassandra Clare

You know what I am." The words breathed out in an auguished whisper. "I'm part demon, Clary. Part demon. You understood that much, didn't you?" His eyes bored into her like drills. "You saw what Valentine...

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Cassandra Clare

unrequitted love amuses me

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Cassandra Clare

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?

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

I don't see why its taking so long," Maryse was saying to Magnus "is that normal?" "What's not normal is the discount I'm giving you."Magnus tapped the heel of his boot against the wall. "Normally I charge...

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Cassandra Clare

I don't care who her mother is," Magnus said. "You can't see me with out an appointment. Come back later. Next March would be good," "March?" Sebastian looked horrified. "You're right," Magnus said, "Too...

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Cassandra Clare

Has there ever been an Inquisitor who didn't die a horrible death?" Simon wondered out loud. " It's like being the drummer in Spinal Tap.

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Cassandra Clare

His hands slipped from his throat, and he crashed to the ground like a tree falling. "Oh, dear," said Pangborn, gazing at the fallen body of his comrade with fastidious distaste. "How unpleasant.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

I figured all your classes were stuff like Slaughter 101 and Beheading for Beginners." Jace flipped a page. "Very funny, Fray.

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Cassandra Clare

You could have had anything else in the world, and you asked for me." She smiled up at him. Filthy as he was, covered in blood and dirt, he was the most beautiful thing she'd ever seen. "But I don't want...

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Cassandra Clare

I can see why you like it here, there's a thin layer of nerd all over everything.

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Cassandra Clare

No, I'm just a very naughty boy. I do all sorts of bad things. I kick kittens. I make rude gestures at nuns.

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Cassandra Clare

If You don't give readers what they want, they'll be mad at you. If you give them what they do want, they'll be even more mad at you.

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Cassandra Clare

His fingers skimmed down her body, over skin and satin, and she shivered, leaning into him, and she was sure they both tasted like blood and ashes and salt, but it didn't matter; the world, the city, and...

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Cassandra Clare

Also, I'm sleeping with your mom. Just thought you should know.

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Cassandra Clare

Demon pox. There's always demon pox.

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

Now very much against her will, she thought of the way Jace had looked at her then, the blaze of faith in his eyes, his belief in her. He had always thought she was strong. He had showed it in everything...

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Cassandra Clare

Malachi scowled. "I don't remember the Clave inviting you into the Glass City, Magnus Bane." "They didn't," Magnus said. "Your wards are down." "Really?" the Consul's voice dripped sarcasm. "I hadn't noticed."...

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Cassandra Clare

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?

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Cassandra Clare

What don't kill me... Had better start running!

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Cassandra Clare

Isabelle glanced back at them. "They're staring at you. Maybe their master died and they're looking for another vampire to own them. You could have pets." She grinned. "Or," Simon said ,"maybe they're...

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Cassandra Clare

No one told you to call your band Salacious Mold, my friend." "We're Millennium Lint now," Simon protested

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Cassandra Clare

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

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Cassandra Clare

We live and breathe words. .... It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. Reading your words, what you wrote, how you were lonely...

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Cassandra Clare

Where there is love, there is often also hate. They can exist side by side.

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

Shouldn't we stand back to back or something?" "What? Why?" "I don't know. In movies that's what they do in this kind of… situation.

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Cassandra Clare

Will interrupted. "Henry," he said, "you're on fire. You do know that, don't you?

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Cassandra Clare

You really want to know what else it was my mom said about you?" he asked. She shook her head. He didn't seem to notice. "She said you'd break my heart," he told her, and left.

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Cassandra Clare

He had become a monster. You just couldn't see it...because it wore the face of a friend.

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Cassandra Clare

Would you like to meet him? I could summon him up in a trice of you like. Being a warlock, and all.

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Cassandra Clare

Am I blind?" Will's voice floated out of the darkness, tinged with annoyance. "I'm not going to be at all pleased if you've blinded me, Henry.

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Cassandra Clare

You point your feet out too much when you walk,” Will went on. He was busy polishing an apple on his shirtfront, and appeared not to notice Tessa glaring at him. “Camille walks delicately. Like a faun...

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Cassandra Clare

Dear God,” said Will, looking from Charlotte to Nate and back again. “Is there anything that makes women sillier than the sight of a wounded young man?” Tessa slitted her eyes at him. “You might...

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Cassandra Clare

You can only push the truth down for so long, and then it bubbles back up.

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Cassandra Clare

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....

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Cassandra Clare

She looked out then, through the crowd, and saw Simon with the Lightwoods, looking at her across the empty space that separated them. It was the same way that Jace had looked at her at the manor. It was...

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Cassandra Clare

In the end that was the choice you made, and it doesn't matter how hard it was to make it. It matters that you did.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

Usually I'm remarkably good natured. Try me on a day that doesn't end in y.

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Cassandra Clare

It's the mortal cup Jace, not the mortal toilet bowl.

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Cassandra Clare

Just kissing? How quickly you dismiss our love.

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Cassandra Clare

Creating characters is like throwing together ingredients for a recipe. I take characteristics I like and dislike in real people I know, or know of, and use them to embellish and define characters.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

I'm not unhappy," he said. "Only people with no purpose are unhappy. I've got a purpose.

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Cassandra Clare

Your friend's poetry is terrible," he said. Clary blinked, caught momentarily off guard. "What?" "I said his poetry was terrible. It sounds like he ate a dictionary and started vomiting up words at random.

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Cassandra Clare

Are you the one with the blue eyes?" "Actually, my eyes are usually described as golden...and luminous.

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Cassandra Clare

I didn't know," he said. "I didn't know you needed me." Her voice shook. "I always need you

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Cassandra Clare

Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is as strong as death' "Ours is stronger than that," Clary whispered, remembering how she had brought him back. And this time, when...

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Cassandra Clare

It was Will who broke the silence. "Very well. You have me alone in the corrider-" "Yes, yes," said Tessa impatiently,"and thousands of women all over England would pay handsomely for the privilege of...

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Cassandra Clare

She's alive," Thomas said, not opening his eyes. "What?" Will was caught off guard. "The one you come back for. Her. Tessa. She's with Sophie.

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Cassandra Clare

You never cared that I was your sister before.” “Didn’t I?” His black eyes flicked up and down her. “Our father’s dead,” he said. “There are no other relatives. You and I, we are the last....

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Cassandra Clare

Sorry, are you telling me that your demon-slaying buddies need to be driven to their next assignment with the forces of darkness by my mom?

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Cassandra Clare

Love didn't make you weak, it made you stronger.

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Cassandra Clare

You could have fooled me. Everytime I called you, Luke said you were sick. I figured you were avoiding me. Again." "I wasn't. I did want to talk to you. I've been thinking about you all the time." "I've...

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Cassandra Clare

I'm trying to figure out how someone could live in a brothel for a month and not notice. You must be terribly dull-witted." Tessa glared. "If it helps at all, it seemed to be quite a high-class establishment....

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Cassandra Clare

The angel brought you back." "Because you asked him to. You could have anything alse in the world, and you asked for me." "But I dont want anything else in the world. I love you. I would do it again. I...

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Cassandra Clare

You're Valentine's son. I'm sure you're the one the Queen really wants to see. Besides, you're charming. Maybe not at the moment.

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Cassandra Clare

Watching Jace hug Isabelle, she tried to school her features into a happy and loving expression. "Are you all right?" Simon asked, with some concern. "Your eyes are crossing.

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Cassandra Clare

Look on the bright side," said Simon, "If they need a human sacrifice, you can always offer me. I'm not sure the rest of you qualify anyway.

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Cassandra Clare

We need to talk. All of us About what we're going to do now." "I was going to watch Project Runway.

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Cassandra Clare

Lawful good to lawful evil!" said Simon, pleased. "He's quoting Dungeons and Dragons," said Clary. "Ignore him.

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Cassandra Clare

Jem spoke with enormous care; talking to Will about anything personal was like trying not to startle away a wild animal.

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Cassandra Clare

If love is great, then it is worth fighting for.

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Cassandra Clare

I mean, is there a chance for me? To have another life after this, a better one?

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Cassandra Clare

He said there are thousands of Shadowhunters, but great love comes once in a lifetime if one is lucky, and one would be a fool to let it go.

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Cassandra Clare

Don't." Clary raised a warning hand. "I'm not really in the mood right now." "That's got to be the first time a girl's ever said that to me," Jace mused.

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Cassandra Clare

Don't stop there. I suppose there are also, what, vampires and werewolves and zombies?" "Of course there are. Although you mostly find zombies farther south, where the voudun priests are." "What about...

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Cassandra Clare

Trains are great dirty smoky things," said Will. "You won't like it." Tessa was unmoved. "I won't know if I like it until I try it, will I?" "I've never swum naked in the Thames before, but I know I wouldn't...

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Cassandra Clare

He bent down to her; their mouths met again, and the shock of sensation was so strong, so overpowering, that she shut her eyes against it as if she could hide in the darkness. He murmured and gathered...

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Cassandra Clare

Don't order any of the faerie food," said Jace, looking at her over the top of his menu. "It tends to make humans a little crazy. One minute you're munching a faerie plum, the next minute you're running...

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Cassandra Clare

Magnus, standing by the door, snapped his fingers impatiently. "Move it along, teenagers. The only person who gets to canoodle in my bedroom is my magnificent self." "Canoodle?" repeated Clary, never having...

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Cassandra Clare

But-" Maia, still looking at Alec and Magnus, broke off and rasied her eyebrows. Simon turned to see what she was looking at - and stared. Alec had his arms around Magnus and was kissing him full on the...

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Cassandra Clare

And now I’m looking at you,” he said, “and you’re asking me if I still want you, as if I could stop loving you. As if I would want to give up the thing that makes me stronger than anything else...

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Cassandra Clare

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,...

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Cassandra Clare

Please tell me you did not bring me out here so you could tell me a very boring story about your sister.

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Cassandra Clare

Investigation?" Isabelle laughed. "Now we're detectives? Maybe we should all have code names." "Good idea," said Jace. "I shall be Baron Hotschaft Von Hugenstein.

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Cassandra Clare

All knowledge hurts.

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Cassandra Clare

A diary with no drawings of me in it? Where are the torrid fantasies? The romance covers?

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Cassandra Clare

You're not gay, are you?" Simon's greenish color deepened. "If I were, I would dress better.

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Cassandra Clare

I don't want tea," said Clary, with muffled force. "I want to find my mother. And then I want to find out who took her in the first place, and I want to kill them." "Unfortunately," said Hodge, "we're...

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Cassandra Clare

Come in. And try not to murder any of my guests.

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Cassandra Clare

I've never minded it," he went on. "Being lost, that is. I had always thought one could not truly be lost if one knew one's own heart. But I fear I may be lost without knowing yours.

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Cassandra Clare

I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the...

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Cassandra Clare

She had never imagined she had the power to make someone else so happy. And not a magical power, either--a purely human one.

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Cassandra Clare

One finds nobility in the oddest places.

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Cassandra Clare

He took something out of his jacket and handed it to her. It was a long thin dagger in a leather sheath. The hilt of the dagger was set with a single red stone carved in the shape of a rose. She shook...

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Cassandra Clare

Reparations,” said Jem very suddenly, setting down the pen he was holding. Will looked at him in puzzlement. “Is this a game? We just blurt out whatever word comes next to mind? In that case mine is...

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Cassandra Clare

Clarissa," he said, "here with the vampire, I see. When things have settled a bit, we really must discuss you choice in pets..

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Cassandra Clare

Have you tried talking to her?" "No. We've been punching her in the face repeatedly. What? You don't think that will work?

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Cassandra Clare

And second, keep in mind that you are a weapon. In theory, when you're done with training, you should be able to kick a hole in a wall or knock out a moose with a single punch." "I would never hit a moose,"...

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Cassandra Clare

The only way you would have failed," she said, "is if you had.

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Cassandra Clare

Then forget Gabriel. Is there a particular reason you keep biting vampires?" Will touched the dried blood on his wrists, and smiled. "They don't expect it.

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Cassandra Clare

Being Jem, Tessa reflected, must be a great deal like being the owner of a thouroughbred dog that liked to bite your guests. You had to have a hand on his collar constantly.

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Cassandra Clare

Lord, you're Irish," said Will. "Can you make things that don't have potatoes in them? We had an Irish cook once when I was a boy. Potato pie, potato custard, potatoes with potato sauce...

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Cassandra Clare

Mortality, behold, and fear, What a change of flesh is here! Think how many royal bones Sleep within this heap of stones,

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Cassandra Clare

She threw the door open. The room seemed to be a sort of library, the walls lined with books. It was brightly lit, light streaming through a tall picture window. In the middle of the room stood Jace. He...

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Cassandra Clare

And quit baring your fangs at me. It's making me nervous." "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...

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Cassandra Clare

He bent to put his cheek against hers. His breath against her ear made her shudder with each deliberately spoken word. "I have wanted to do this," he said, "every moment of every hour of every day that...

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Cassandra Clare

Demon Pox, oh, Demon Pox Just how is it acquired? One must first go to the bad part of town Until one is very tired Demon Pox, oh, Demon Pox I had it all along- No, not the pox, you foolish blocks I meant...

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Cassandra Clare

One does silly things when one is twelve.

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Cassandra Clare

Unrequited love is a ridiculous state, and it makes those in it behave ridiculously.

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Cassandra Clare

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

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Cassandra Clare

But you hate poetry! Yes, but you make me want to write it.

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Cassandra Clare

You had to know a person well to make them laugh like that.

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Cassandra Clare

We live and breathe words.

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

Her name rang in Will's mind like the chime of a bell; he wondered if any other name on earth had such an inescapable resonance to it. She couldn't have been named something awful, could she, like Mildred....

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Cassandra Clare

It's too late," she said. "Don't say that." His voice was half a whisper. "I love you, Tessa. I love you.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them.

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Cassandra Clare

Look well on this, my son," said the green-skinned man, "for one day I shall rule a clockwork kingdom of such beings, and you shall be its prince.

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Cassandra Clare

Or perhaps this hostility of yours is the pretense. Love does make liars out of your kind.

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Cassandra Clare

So you’re suggesting we take the train up to York, meet a ninety-year-old man, leap on him, and yank out his hair? I’m sure the Clave will be ecstatic.” “They’ll just say you’re mad,” said...

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Cassandra Clare

Oh, leave it,” said Jem, kicking Will, not without affection, lightly on the ankle. “She’s annexed my plan!” “Will,” Tessa said firmly. “Do you care more about the plan being enacted or about...

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Cassandra Clare

If I might make a suggestion,” said Will. “About twenty paces behind us, in the Council room, is Benedict. If you’d like to go back in there and try kicking him, I recommend aiming upward and a bit...

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Cassandra Clare

Well, it seems a bit silly, looking there,” said Will. “It’s not like Mortmain’s going to lodge a complaint against the Shadow-hunters through official channels. ‘Very upset Shadowhunters refused...

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Cassandra Clare

Patriotic?” Will looked smug. “I’ll tell you what’s patriotic,” he said. “In honor of my birthplace, I’ve the dragon of Wales tattooed on my—

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Cassandra Clare

Charlotte slammed the paper down onto her desk with an exclamation of rage. “Aloysius Starkweather is the most stubborn, hypocritical, obstinate, degenerate—” She broke off, clearly fighting for...

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

I think I may be in love with you, Sophie," said Will. "Marriage could be in the cards.

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Cassandra Clare

Sometimes," said Will, "they're even supposed to blow up.

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Cassandra Clare

She had loved him for such a long time, she thought. How was it that she did now know him at all?

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Cassandra Clare

Did you just kiss me?" Will inquired. Magnus made a slip-second decision. "No." "I thought-" "On occasion the aftereffects of the painkilling spells can result in hallucinations of the most bizarre sort."...

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Cassandra Clare

He closed his eyes. “I’m so tired, Tess,” he said. “I only wanted pleasant dreams for once.” “That is not the way to get them, Will,” she said softly. “You cannot buy or drug or dream your...

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Cassandra Clare

Well,” Tessa said, sighting along the line of the knife, “you behave as if you dislike me. In fact, you behave as if you dislike us all.” “I don’t,” Gabriel said. “I just dislike him.”...

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Cassandra Clare

The past is nothing to [the young], not even another country as it is to the old, or even a nightmare as it is to the guilty.

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Cassandra Clare

As if I could stop loving you. As if I would want to give up the thing that makes me stronger than anything else ever has. Since the first time I saw you, I have belonged to you completely.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

She still felt his gaze on her like the brush of a finger across the back of her neck, making her shiver.

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Cassandra Clare

I love you, Tessa, and I have loved you, almost since the moment I met you.

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Cassandra Clare

You may choose your friends, but not your unlikely saviors,” Magnus said cheerfully.

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Cassandra Clare

I swear that woman had a previous career as a death-hunter selling tragic ballads down around the Seven Dials," said Will. "And I do wish she wouldn't sing about poisoning just after we've eaten.

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Cassandra Clare

Women do not think with logic and discretion but with emotions of the heart

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Cassandra Clare

She hated that will had this effect on her. Hated it. She knew better. She knew what he thought of her. That she was worth nothing. And still a look from him could make her tremble with mingled hatred...

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Cassandra Clare

He gazed amusedly down the table at Tessa. “You’re the shape-changer, aren’t you?” he said. “Magnus Bane told me about you. No mark on you at all, they say.” Tessa swallowed and looked him...

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Cassandra Clare

Dear God, woman,"said Will. "Are there any questions you don't want to know the answer to?

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Cassandra Clare

Lies and secrets, Tessa, they are like a cancer in the soul. They eat away what is good and leave only destruction behind.

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Cassandra Clare

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?

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Cassandra Clare

If no one cares for you at all, do you even really exist?

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Cassandra Clare

Her eyes met his, but she looked quickly away; entangling gazes with Will was confusing at best, dizzying at worst.

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Cassandra Clare

D'you think he would have thought ahead like that?" said Henry. "Assuredly," said Will. "The man's a strategist." He tapped his temple. "Like me.

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Cassandra Clare

We live and breathe words. It was books that kept me from taking my own life after I thought I could never love anyone, never be loved again. It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely...

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Cassandra Clare

The best lies are based on the truth, at least in part

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Cassandra Clare

Must I go bound while you go free Must I love a manwho doesn't love me Must I be born with so little art As to love a man who'll break my Heart

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Cassandra Clare

Hey Baby. Baby? You're kidding me, right? I was trying it out. No? No.

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Cassandra Clare

They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite

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Cassandra Clare

I shall charm him with such force that when I am done, he will be left lying limply on the ground, trying to remember his own name.

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Cassandra Clare

Break a leg up there, and I'll be down here hopefully breaking someone elses.

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Cassandra Clare

He was gazing at her, the way one did when one felt one was unobserved. He had that look on his face, the look he usually got only when he was playing the violin, as if he were completely caught up and...

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Cassandra Clare

At the moment, he is in shock," said Magnus. "He has believed one thing for five years, and now he has realized that all this time he has been looking at the world through a faulty mechanism - that all...

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Cassandra Clare

You promise me, he said. That you love him. Enough to marry him and make him happy.

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Cassandra Clare

Tessa had begun to tremble. This is what she had always wanted someone to say. What she had always, in the darkest corner of her heart, wanted Will to say. Will, the boy who loved the same books she did,...

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Cassandra Clare

Tell me,” Isabelle said.“Who it was. That my father had the affair with.

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Cassandra Clare

Well, hello there, Mother,” Sebastian said in a voice like silk. “Surprised to see me?

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Cassandra Clare

You have a dark heart in you, Valentine’s daughter,” he said. “You just won’t admit it. And if you want Jace, you had better accept it. Because he belongs to me now.

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Cassandra Clare

Warlock,” he said. “I know who you are.” Magnus raised his eyebrows. “You do?” “Magnus Bane. Destroyer of the demon Marabas. Son of—” “Now,” said Magnus, quickly. “There’s no need...

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Cassandra Clare

As far as I’m concerned, this is the worst thing that’s happened since I found out why Magnus was banned from Peru.

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Cassandra Clare

Kill me, little sister. Kill me and you kill Jace, too.

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Cassandra Clare

I keep thinking about blood, I dream about it. Wake up thinking about it. Pretty soon I'll be writing morbid emo poetry about it.

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Cassandra Clare

Jem is my greatest sin.

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

You're not going," he said as soon as she'd finished. "If I have to tie you up and sit on you until this insane whim of yours passes, you are not going to Idris." - Jace

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Cassandra Clare

I don't know how I could sleep at night, not knowing I was surrounded by a thousand other sleeping, dreaming souls. - pg 120, Jem to Tessa & Will

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Cassandra Clare

That sounds almost practiced, James Carstairs. How many girls have you made swoon with that observation?" "There is only one girl I care to make swoon," he said. "The question is, does she?" She smiled...

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Cassandra Clare

You sound as if you don't mind what happens to it," said Tessa. "Won't you miss it here? This place has been your home." His fingers stroked her wrist lightly, making her shiver. "You are home for me now.

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Cassandra Clare

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

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Cassandra Clare

I know," he said, looking down at himself self-consciously. "I am not-I mean, I look-" "Beautiful," she said, and she meant it. "You look beautiful, James Carstairs.

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Cassandra Clare

You might want to put some clothes on' suggested Jace 'I'm all for the bra and panties look, but you don't want the Silent Brothers to die of excitement

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Cassandra Clare

Will sat where he was, gazing at the silver bowl in front of him; a white rose was floating in it, and he seemed prepared to stare at it until it went under. In the Kitchen Bridget was still singing one...

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Cassandra Clare

endless hope, endless disappointment.

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Cassandra Clare

If you insist on the chase then you'd better start running 'cause dude, you're in for a marathon

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Cassandra Clare

For a moment Clary thought she might fall; she felt as if something essential had been torn away from her, an arm or a leg, and she stared at Jace in blank astonishment-- what did he feel, did he feel...

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

Will nodded slowly, then looked up at tha black sky. "The stars", he said. "I have never seen them so bright. The wind has blown off the fog, I think." Magnus thought of the joy on Will's face as he had...

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Cassandra Clare

He carried a pipe in his left hand, and as he examined Will at his leisure, he exhaled sending a cloud of sweet-smelling, cough-induced smoke. 'Finally broke down and admitted you're in love with me, have...

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Cassandra Clare

Do you really wish to disobey me, Marbas? Do you wish to anger my father?

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Cassandra Clare

Niches set back in the walls contained polished marble statues of entwined bodies. Will looked away from them hastily, and then back. It wasn't as if Magnus seemed to be paying attention to what Will was...

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

It's always better to live the truth than to live a lie.

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Cassandra Clare

What he needs now is to love and have that love returned.

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Cassandra Clare

The girl behind the scrawled letters. I loved you from the moment I read them. I love you still.” - Will Herondale

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Cassandra Clare

Jessamine flushed. "Ugh! Charlotte, Will's being vexing." "And the sun has come up in the east," said Jem to no one in particular. ... "And the sun comes up in the WEST," said Will, who had apparently...

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

And indeed it was, the arrow still protruding from its wet, grayish skin, humping its body along with incredible speed. A flick of its tail caught the edge of a statue, sending it flying into the dry ornamental...

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Cassandra Clare

He began it,” Cecily said, jerking her chin at Will, though she knew it was pointless. Jem, Will’s parabatai, treated her with the distant sweet kindness reserved for the little sisters of one’s...

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Cassandra Clare

Jem knotted his fingers in the material of Will's sleeve. "You are my parabatai," he said, "You said once I could ask anything of you.

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Cassandra Clare

Maybe that was why she couldn't cry, she realized, staring dry-eyed at the ceiling. Because what was the point in crying when there was no one there to comfort you? And what was worse, when you couldn't...

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Cassandra Clare

If you're texting Magnus to say 'I think u r kewl,' I'm going to kill you." "Who's Magnus?" Max inquired. "He's a warlock," said Alec. "A sexy, sexy warlock," Isabelle told Max, ignoring Alec's look of...

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Cassandra Clare

Because that was what you did with family when you'd been worried about them, you grabbed them and held on to them and told them how much they'd pissed you off, and it was okay, because no matter how angry...

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Cassandra Clare

Jem drew back from her, looking dazed. "By the Angel," he said. "Perhaps we do need a chaperon.

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Cassandra Clare

Hang Mortmain," said Will. "And I mean that literally, of course, but also figuratively.

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Cassandra Clare

I feel myself diminished, parts of me spiralling away into the darkness, that which is good and honest and true - If you hold it away from yourself long enough, do you lose it entirely? If no one cares...

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Cassandra Clare

She had never asked herself whether it cost him any effort. Any effort to stand between Will and the world, protecting each one of them from the other.

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Cassandra Clare

I tell myself he's better than he makes himself out to be, but, Tessa, what if he isn't?

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Cassandra Clare

But am I clever and right or clever and wrong?

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Cassandra Clare

God knows we’re all drawn to what’s beautiful and broken.

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Cassandra Clare

As it turned out, everyone wanted a doughnut. Jace wanted two.

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Cassandra Clare

We seemed to be trapped in an episode of One Life To Waste. It's all very dull.

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Cassandra Clare

I curse you," it said. "All who love you will die. Their love will be their destruction. It may take moments, it may take years, but any who look upon you with love will die of it, unless you remove yourself...

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Cassandra Clare

But you love her.” Will stared at him. “Of course I do,” he said finally. “I had come to think I would never love anyone, but I love her.

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Cassandra Clare

They all have always loved you, Will Herondale, for you cannot hide what is good about yourself, however hard you try.

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Cassandra Clare

That demon woman you were lounging with on the divan,” said Will. “Would you call her a friend, or more of a business associate?” Benedict’s dark eyes hardened. “Insolent puppy—” “Oh, I’d...

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Cassandra Clare

And I do wish she wouldn't sing about poisoning just after we have eaten.

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Cassandra Clare

Simon looked at Jordan who was looking at Maia again. She had her back to them and was talking to Luke and Jocelyn, laughing, flinging her curly hair back. "Don't even think about it," Simon said, and...

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Cassandra Clare

If I made a joke about just dropping by, would you write me off as cliché?

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Cassandra Clare

And the gold of her ruined wedding dress.

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Cassandra Clare

Sometimes when she looks at him that way he finds himself almost blushing; a feeling so strange he almost doesn’t recognize it. Jace Wayland doesn’t blush.

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Cassandra Clare

He wants her in his bedroom. And not in that way — no girl has ever been in his bedroom that way. It is his private space, his sanctuary. But he wants Clary there. He wants her to see him, the reality...

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Cassandra Clare

And he understands. 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....

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

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,"...

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

It would be one thing if I had been cursed so that everyone I loved would die," said Will. "I could keep myself from loving. To keep others from caring for me--it is an odd, exhausting procedure.

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Cassandra Clare

Demon pox,' said Will with the satisfaction of the truly vindicated.

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Cassandra Clare

What are all these?" Clary asked. "Vials of holy water, blessed knives, steel and silver blades," Jace said, piling the weapons on the floor beside him, "electrum wire - not much use at the moment but...

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Cassandra Clare

Meet me in the courtyard in half an hour, then,” said Will. “I’ll wake Cyril. And be prepared to swoon at my finery.

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Cassandra Clare

-Nunca dejaría de creer en ti -dijo-. Jamás. Lo que siento por ti...-Se atracó-. Es lo más grande que he sentido en mi vida. [pp.78]

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Cassandra Clare

Yes," said Will, "you two don't seem to have much in common, save for a penchant for demon women and evil.

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Cassandra Clare

Pretty soon the only people left without a girlfriend will be me and Wendell the school janitor, and he smells like windex." "At least you know he's still available.

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Cassandra Clare

What do you want?" "Just coffee. Black - like my soul.

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Cassandra Clare

How can you tell? That I like books, I mean. The look on your face when you walked in, somehow I doubted you were that impressed by me.

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Cassandra Clare

Hugo is a raven,and, as such he knows many things. I, meanwhile, am Hodge Starkweathe, a professor of history, as such, I do not know nearly enough.

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Cassandra Clare

unfortunately, we're all out of bitter evange at the moment, so it's either tea or nothing

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Cassandra Clare

You didn't have to come after me." "Yes, I did," he said. "You're far too inexperienced to protect yourself in a hostile situation without me." "That's sweet. Maybe I'll forgive you." "Forgive me? Fro...

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Cassandra Clare

Was that Will?" she said finally. Henry arched one ginger eyebrow. "Perhaps he's been kidnapped and replaced by an automaton," he suggested. "It seems possible..." For once Charlotte could only find herself...

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Cassandra Clare

Jace's eyes sparkled, but he said calmly, "Not at all. the Silent Brothers can help her retrieve her memories." "You hate the Silent Brothers," protested Isabelle. "I don't hate them," said Jace candidly."I'm...

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Cassandra Clare

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....

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Cassandra Clare

Come in. And try not to murder any of my guests." Jace edged into the doorway, sizing up Magnus with his eyes. "Even if one of them spills a drink on my new shoes?" "Even then.

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Cassandra Clare

I hate that stuff. It tastes like feet." At that he smiled. "How would you know what feet taste like?" "I just know.

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Cassandra Clare

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,

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Cassandra Clare

The thing about the Mirror is that no one knows where it is. In fact, no one knows what it is.” "It’s a mirror,” Simon said. “You know – reflective, glass. I’m just assuming.

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Cassandra Clare

Jace likes to pretend that everyone isn’t talking about him, even when he knows they are.

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Cassandra Clare

Isabelle and Sebastian? Hardly. Sebastian’s a nice guy – Isabelle only likes dating thoroughly inappropriate boys our parents will hate. Mundanes, Downworlders, petty crooks…” “Thanks,” Simon...

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Cassandra Clare

I have a fetish for damsels in distress.” “Don’t be sexist.” “Not at all. My services are also available to gentlemen in distress. It’s an equal opportunity fetish.

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Cassandra Clare

So here’s where they put you. I didn’t think they even used these cells anymore.” He glanced sideways. “I got the wrong window at first. Gave your friend in the next cell something of a shock....

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Cassandra Clare

Magnus gazed dreamily in his direction. "You should leave him here. I could hang hats on him and things.

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Cassandra Clare

Simon!” The voice was Clary’s. He would know it anywhere. He wondered if his mind was conjuring it up now, a sense memory of what he’d most loved during life to carry him through the process of death....

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Cassandra Clare

If you ever meet the man who could take advantage of Isabelle, you’ll have to let me know. I’d like to shake his hand. Or run away from him very fast, I’m not sure which.

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Cassandra Clare

Sebastian just smiled. “I could hear your heart beating,” he said softly. “When you were watching me with Valentine. Did it bother you?” “That you seem to be dating my dad?” Jace shrugged....

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Cassandra Clare

Look, you can date whoever you want and I will totally support you. I am all about support. Support is my middle name.” “So that’s why you never told me your middle name. I figured it was something...

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Cassandra Clare

He touched her as he usually touched his beloved violin, with a soft and urgent grace that left her breathless.

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Cassandra Clare

Can I touch your mango?

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Cassandra Clare

No real lady would let a dress that might have been worn by a stranger touch her skin.

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Cassandra Clare

i've never asked him but i'm sure he has a fairly stringent policy about random teenagers lurking in his strubbery

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Cassandra Clare

he's probably never met a six-foot tall hot elf-women in a fur bikini either.

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Cassandra Clare

Are you trying to get run over by a cab? Don't be ridiculous. We could never get a cab that easily in this neighborhood

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Cassandra Clare

aren't you, uh... reproducing? "sure, we love reproducing it's one of our favorite things.

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Cassandra Clare

i was joking with isabelle about vampires right before it happened. just trying to make her laugh, you know? what freaks out jewish vanpires? silver stars of david? chopped liver? check for eighteen dollars?

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Cassandra Clare

You're an idiot." "I've never claimed to be otherwise.

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Cassandra Clare

Going round and around inside a dryer can be fatal, whereas pasta is rarely fatal. Unless Isabelle makes it.

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Cassandra Clare

That sounds terrific, thought Cary, just you, your comatose wife your shell-shocked son, and your daughter who hates your guts. Not to mention that your two kids may be in love with each other. Yeah, that...

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Cassandra Clare

Is he dead?" he inquired. "He looks dead." "No," snapped Maryse. "He's not dead." "Have you checked? I could kick him if you want.

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Cassandra Clare

All that existed was Jace; all she felt, hoped, breathed, wanted, and saw was Jace. Nothing else mattered.

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Cassandra Clare

And as for the Lightwoods," Simon said, "it's not that I like them that much. I mean, I like Isabelle, and I sort of like Alec and Jace, too. But there's this girl. And Jace is her brother." When Samuel...

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Cassandra Clare

Sometimes carrying the burden of an upsetting truth, and hiding it, is actually a gift you give to someone else. You bear that burden, so they don’t have to, in a situation where telling them will change...

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Cassandra Clare

You couldn't change the past. You could only go forward

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Cassandra Clare

And then she said nothing else, for Henry put his arms around her and kissed her. Kissed her in such a way that she no longer felt plain, or conscious of her hair or the ink spot on her dress or anything...

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Cassandra Clare

Henry patted Charlotte’s shoulder anxiously. “Would you like a cool cloth? What can I do to help?” “You could ride up to Yorkshire and chop that old goat’s head off.” Charlotte sounded mutinous....

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Cassandra Clare

What’s that poem again?” Will, who had been twirling his empty teacup around his fingers, stood up straight and declaimed: “Each spake words of high disdain, And insult to his heart’s best brother—”...

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Cassandra Clare

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

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Cassandra Clare

There's nothing wild about me. I'm a solid middle-aged man." "Except that once a month you turn into a wolf and go tearing around slaughtering things," Clary said. "It could be worse," Luke said. "Men...

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Cassandra Clare

Actually," said Jace, "I prefer to think that I'm a liar in a way that's uniquely my own.

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Cassandra Clare

I can't believe he didn't have the dignity and presence of mind just to get drunk and pass out in some gutter," said Jace. "I must say, I'm disappointed in the little fellow.

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Cassandra Clare

I thought I'd lie on the floor and writhe in pain for a while," he grunted, "It relaxes me." "It does? Oh - you're being sarcastic. That's a good sign probably.

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Cassandra Clare

Since I've met you, everything I've done has been in part because of you. I can't untie myself from you, Clary- not my heart or my blood or my mind or any other part of me. And I don't want to." ~Jace...

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Cassandra Clare

Change is not always accomplished peacefully, but that does not make it disadventageous.

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Cassandra Clare

What is this?” he went on now, spearing an unfortunate object on a fork and raising it to eye level. “This… this… thing?” “A parsnip?” Jem suggested. “A parsnip planted in Satan’s own...

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Cassandra Clare

She made a snorting noise, astonishingly human for a ghost. " I'ardly like to tell you this, Nephilim, but if you want a girl to 'ate you, there's easy enough ways of making it 'appen. You don't need my...

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Cassandra Clare

So you decided to help us by killing the guy we were talking to?" Clary demanded "Because you thought he had a shady past? Who- who does that? It doesnt make any sense.

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Cassandra Clare

Will," she said softly, sleepily. "Last night--" You were kind to me, she was going to say. Thank you. The glare from his blue eyes stabbed through her. "There was no last night," he said through his teeth....

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Cassandra Clare

Gold to airy thinness beat.

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Cassandra Clare

When two people are at one in their inmost hearts, they shatter even the strength of iron or bronze.

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Cassandra Clare

I know what I'm asking. For you to find a needle in - God, not even a haystack. A needle in a tower of other needles." "Plunge your hand in a tower of needles," said Magnus, "and you are likely to cut...

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

Strangely, what pierced his heart and mind most sharply was not the memory of her lips under his at the ball, but the way she had leaned into his neck, as if she trusted him utterly. He would have given...

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Cassandra Clare

I did it because I love you!" he half-shouted, and then, as if registering the shocked look her face, he said in a more subdued voice, "I love you, Tessa, and I have loved you, almost since the moment...

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Cassandra Clare

Will only looked at her. There had been light in his eyes on the stairs, as he'd locked the door, when he'd kissed her--a brilliant, joyous light. And it was going now, fading like the last breath of someone...

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Cassandra Clare

Then, if you love him," he said quietly, "please, Tessa, don't tell him what I just told you. Don't tell him that I love you.

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Cassandra Clare

I've got a stele we can use. Who wants to do me?" "A regrettable choice of words," muttered Magnus.

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Cassandra Clare

You are not the last dream of my soul. You are the first dream, the only dream I ever was unable to stop myself from dreaming. You are the first dream of my soul, and from that dream I hope will come all...

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Cassandra Clare

He made a sound like a choked laughed before he reached out and pulled her into her arms. She was aware of Luke watching them from the window, but she shut her eyes resolutely and buried her face against...

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Cassandra Clare

[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.

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

And of course Charlotte hasn't eaten a bit of dinner," Henry said, getting up. "I'll go see if Bridget can't make her up a plate of cold chicken. As for the rest of you-" He paused for a moment, as if...

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Cassandra Clare

You love each other – anyone can see that, looking at you – that kind of love that can burn down the world or raise it up in glory.

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Cassandra Clare

By the Angel," Jace said, looking the demon up and down. "I knew Greater Demons were meant to be ugly, but no one ever warned me about the smell." Abbadon opened its mouth and hissed. Inside its mouth...

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Cassandra Clare

Hugo attacked me." Clary tried not to wince as the astringent liquid stung her wounds. Hugo?" Luke blinked. Hodge's bird. I think it was his bird, anyway. Maybe it was Valentine's." Hugin," Luke said softly....

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Cassandra Clare

I should have guessed you were Jace's sister," he said. "You both have the same artistic talent." Clary paused, her foot on the lowest stair. She was taken aback. "Jace can draw?" Nah." When Alec smiled,...

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Cassandra Clare

The surface of the pond was green with fallen leaves. "How could you have been happy there? I know what you thought, but Valentine was a terrible father. He killed your pets, lied to you, and I know he...

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Cassandra Clare

She turned back to Jace. "Do you have to be so-," she began, but stopped when she saw his face. It looked stripped down, oddly vulnerable. "Unpleasant?" he finishes for her. "Only at days when my adoptive...

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Cassandra Clare

It won't be pleasant." "Nothing ever is.

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Cassandra Clare

All the stories are true

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Cassandra Clare

We are chained to this life by a chain of gold, and we dare not sever it for fear of what lies beyond the drop.

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Cassandra Clare

I have the benefit of experience which tells me that sulking solves nothing

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Cassandra Clare

I am brave," Will said... "Yes, you are," Magnus said, and kissed him. It wasn't the most dramatic kiss, but Will failed his free arm as if a bee had landed on him; Magnus had to hope Camille would assume...

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Cassandra Clare

In Will's experience, when someone who ought to be afraid wasn't, the reason was rarely bravery. Usually it meant that they knew something you didn't.

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Cassandra Clare

There’s more to honesty than … than an arrangement of words. They say faeries can’t lie, but you lie in your intentions, your attitude, your demeanor —

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Cassandra Clare

I was alive when the Dead Sea was just a lake that was feeling a little poorly.

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Cassandra Clare

Alec looked at her and shook his head. "How do you manage never to get mud on your clothes?" Isabelle shrugged philosophically. "I'm pure at heart. It repels the dirt.

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Cassandra Clare

Clary- "How to Come Out to Your Parents," she read out loud. "LUKE. Don't be ridiculous. Simon's not gay, he's a vampire.

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Cassandra Clare

I forgot that's what gets you all hot and bothered, Jace, girls killing things." "I like anyone killing things, especially me." he said with a smile.

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Cassandra Clare

Look, did you ask me to come all the way uptown just so you could stare at me like I was something in a petri dish? Next time I'll send you a photo." "And I'll frame it and put it on my nightstand," said...

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Cassandra Clare

molesting the vampire while he's too weak to fight back, iz? jace asked. i'm pretty sure that violates at least one of the accords.

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Cassandra Clare

Fresh is better. But you've never drunk fresh blood. Have you?" Simon raised his eyebrow in response. "Well, aside from mine of course," Jace said. "And I'm pretty sure my blood is fan-tastic.

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Cassandra Clare

i told you he'd freak out, she siad. didn't i? ah, the i told you so, jace said. always a classy move

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Cassandra Clare

If it's the lack of forbidden you're worried about. You could still forbid me to do things." "What kind of things?" She felt him smile against her mouth. "Things like this.

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Cassandra Clare

there is a fine line between sarcasm and hostility, you seemed to have crossed it. What's up?

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Cassandra Clare

So it's true. You can walk in sunlight. I thought perhaps it might have worn off." "If I feel the urge to burst into flames, I'll let you know.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

You could have anything else in the world. and you asked for me.

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Cassandra Clare

Will looking after her, sighed.not for her, he said under his breath, though there was no one to hear him, for me.... And he leaned his head against the cold iron gate.

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Cassandra Clare

And next time you're planning to injure yourself to get me attention, just remember that a little sweet talk works wonders.

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Cassandra Clare

There is nothing quite like the moral absolutism of the young." -Hodge

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Cassandra Clare

She had taken him for granted, she thought with surprise and shame, watching the flickering candlelight. She had assumed his kindness was so natural and so innate, she had never asked herself whether it...

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Cassandra Clare

I'm Magnus Bane." he went on in a soothing tone, stretching out his ringed hands. Blue sparks had begun to dance between them like bioluminescence dancing water. "I'm the warlock who's here to cure you....

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Cassandra Clare

If I was harsh with you, it was because I cannot bear to see you treat yourself as if you are worth nothing. Whatever part you might act to the contrary, I see you as you really are, my blood brother....

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Cassandra Clare

I thought... that we could at least talk about books.

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Cassandra Clare

After all, it was never Darnay he quoted, only Sydney, drunk and wrecked and dissipated. Sydney, who died for love.

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Cassandra Clare

Where did you get that?" Jace looked down and saw that the spider demon's poison had eaten a hole in his shirt, leaving a good deal of his left shoulder bare. "The shirt? At Macy's Winter sale.

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Cassandra Clare

You serve a greater cause. Your life is not yours to throw away (Magnus Bane)

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Cassandra Clare

Gideon Lightwood said he was at the Institute in Madrid. What on earth was he doing there?' 'Faffing about, most likely', said Will.

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Cassandra Clare

I promise to charm the dickens out of him,' said Will, sitting up and readjusting his crushed hat. 'I shall charm him with such force that when I am done, he will be left lying limply on the ground, trying...

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Cassandra Clare

Hello?" Isabelle called from the other side. "Simon, is your diva moment over? I need to talk to Jace.

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Cassandra Clare

Just like an alley in New York -like every alley in the world, apparently- it smelled like cat pee.

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Cassandra Clare

The way he looked at you. I got it then. He loved you, and it was killing him. He won't get over you, Clary, he can't.

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Cassandra Clare

Love takes your choices away.

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Cassandra Clare

I'm here," she said, skidding to a stop. "Can we go now?" Sebastian insisted on helping her on with the coat. "I don't think anyone's ever helped me with my coat before," Clary observed, freeing the hair...

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Cassandra Clare

One of the heavy marble busts that lined the higher shelves had slid free and was falling toward her; she ducked out of its way, and it hit the floor inches from where she'd been standing, leaving a sizable...

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Cassandra Clare

Do people ever climb the demon towers? Like, for any reason?" Aline looked up. "Climb the demon towers?" She laughed. "No, no one ever does that. It's totally illegal, for one thing, and besides, why would...

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Cassandra Clare

But Clary never found out what it wasn't, because there was a cry of "Jace!" and Alec appeared, breathless from pushing his way through the crowd to get them. His dark hair was a mess and there was blood...

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Cassandra Clare

Samuel! Are you alright?" A vision of Samuel being brained by the falling bars rose up before Simon's eyes. Samuel's voice rose to a scream. "GO AWAY!" Simon looked sideways at Jace. "I think he means...

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Cassandra Clare

What about Isabelle?" Simon asked. "Where is she?" The humor, such as it was, left Jace's expression. "She won't come out of her room," he said. "She thinks that what happened to Max was her fault. She...

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Cassandra Clare

If you lay one hand on Simon, vampire, I'll have you chopped up into tiny pieces and fed to my cat. Understand?

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Cassandra Clare

In future, Clarissa," he said, "it might be wise to mention that you already have a man in your bed, to avoid such tedious situations." You invited him into bed?" Simon demanded, looking shaken. Ridiculous,...

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Cassandra Clare

I have important business to get to. I plan to sulk all afternoon, followed, perhaps, by an evening of Byronic brooding and a nighttime of dissipation.

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Cassandra Clare

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

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Cassandra Clare

I was trying to make you jealous!" Simon screamed, right back. His hands were fisted at his sides. "You're so stupid, Clary. You're so stupid, can't you see anything?" She stared at him in bewilderment....

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Cassandra Clare

A very magnanimous statement, Gideon,” said Magnus. “I’m Gabriel.” Magnus waved a hand. “All Lightwoods look the same to me.

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Cassandra Clare

Would you?” said Gabriel to Will, hotly. “If it was your family?” His lip curled. “Never mind. It’s not as if you know the meaning of loyalty —” “Gabriel.” Gideon’s voice was a reprimand...

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Cassandra Clare

To my son, If you are reading this letter, then I am dead.

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Cassandra Clare

I was thinking about the first time I ever saw you and how after that I couldn't forget you. I wanted to, but I couldn't stop myself.

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Cassandra Clare

No. It is said that the Nephilim are the children of men and angels. All that this angelic heritage has given to us is a longer distance to fall.

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Cassandra Clare

Love and lies can corrupt even the purest heart.

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Cassandra Clare

He leaned against the door frame, ignoring the kick of adrenaline the sight of her produced. He wondered why, not for the first time. Isabelle used her beauty like she used her whip, but Clary didn't know...

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Cassandra Clare

What are you?" "Im a Shadowhunter...

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Cassandra Clare

Magnus glanced at Alec and raised his eyebrows "Boo", he said. Jace was grinning. "Come on,surely you've got a phobia or two. What scares you?" Alec thought for a moment. "Spiders," he said. Clary turned...

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Cassandra Clare

You always find the right quote, or the right thing to say to make me believe you love me.

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Cassandra Clare

Even in half demon hunter clothes, Clary thought, he looked like the kind of boy who'd come over your house to pick you up for a date and be polite to your parents and nice to your pets. Jace on the other...

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Cassandra Clare

Clary felt suddenly annoyed. "When the self-congratulatory part of the evening is over, maybe we could get back to saving my best friend from being exsanguinated to death?" "Exsanguinated," said Jace,...

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Cassandra Clare

khalepa ta kala, greek. It means 'beauty is harsh'.

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Cassandra Clare

I've heard the word 'fear'. I simply choose to believe it doesn't apply to me.

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Cassandra Clare

It was at first almost as if he hadn't wanted to kiss her. His mouth was hard on hers, unyielding; then he put both arms around her and pulled her against him. His lips softened. She could feel the rapid...

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Cassandra Clare

Memories did one no good, not when one knew the truth in the present. Will was beautiful, but he was not hers; he was anybody's. Something in him was broken, and trough that break spilled a blind cruelty,...

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Cassandra Clare

Some are just born bad, and that's all there is to it.

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Cassandra Clare

Not everything that's true needs to be said.

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Cassandra Clare

It is what is left to him," said Will. "Do you not recall what he says to Lucie? 'If it had been possible... that you could have returned the love of the man you see before yourself- flung away, wasted,...

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Cassandra Clare

She took out a shiny folded pamphlet, the kind they kept stacked in clear plastic stands in hospital waiting rooms. "How to Come Out to Your Parents," she read out loud. "LUKE. Don't be ridiculous. Simon's...

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Cassandra Clare

Jace hated it when other people were worried on his behalf. It made him feel like maybe there really was something to worry about.

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Cassandra Clare

I'm all right,' Jace protested, but his hand gripped Alec's sleeve tightly. 'I can stand.' It looks to me like you're using a wall to prop you up. That's not my definition of "standing."' It's leaning,'...

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Cassandra Clare

Stop it." Isabelle tapped a booted foot in the shallow water at the lake's edge. "Both of you. In fact, all three of you. If we don't stick together in the Seelie Court, we're dead." "But I haven't-,"...

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Cassandra Clare

I never said that. I just didn't correct you when you were, you know, wrong. Anyway, I just saved you from being burned to death, so I figure you're not allowed to be mad." -Jace

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Cassandra Clare

I see that you are working this vampire angle with some success. And kudos. Lots of girls love that sensitive-undead thing. But I'd drop the whole musician angle if I were you. Vampire rock stars are played...

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Cassandra Clare

Waiting for a special occasion to kill me? Christmas is coming.

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Cassandra Clare

I get the feeling," Alec said, and smiled, "she hasn't forgiven me for betraying you, as she sees it." "Good girl," said Jace with appreciation. "I didn't betray you, idiot." "It's the thought that counts.

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Cassandra Clare

Clary screamed out loud as he fell like a stone- And landed lightly on his feet just in front of her. Clary stared with her mouth open as he rose up out of a shallow crouch and grinned at her. "If I made...

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Cassandra Clare

Stop. I don't do you favors, Alec. I do things for you because - well, why do you think I do them?" Something rose up in Alec's throat, cutting off his response. It was always like this when he was with...

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Cassandra Clare

Only mundanes say they're sorry when what they mean is "I share your grief,"' Jace observed.

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Cassandra Clare

Nothing less than 7 inches.

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Cassandra Clare

She had thought she was going to save her mother, and now there was going to be nothing for her to do but sit by her mother's bedside, hold her limp hand, and home someone else, somewhere else, would be...

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Cassandra Clare

Mene mene tekel upsharin,' Jace said with a faint smile. 'You don't recognize it? It's from the Bible, vampire. The old one. That's your book, isn't it?' Just because I'm Jewish doesn't mean I've memorized...

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Cassandra Clare

Shadowhunters were brought up to handle anything, weren't they?

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

The horse grunted softly. He had huge teeth, Clary noticed uneasily; each one the size of a Pez dispenser. She imagined those teeth sinking into her leg and thought of all the girls she'd known in middle...

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Cassandra Clare

Magnus looked at her meditatively. 'I think,' he said, 'there isn't much that Jace wouldn't do for you, if you asked him.' Clary opened her mouth and then shut it again. She thought of the way Magnus had...

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Cassandra Clare

She'd been impressed by his looks at first--those sharply planed cheekbones and those black, fathomless eyes--but his affable, sympathetic personality grated on her now. She didn't like boys who looked...

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Cassandra Clare

Was this what it meant to love someone? That any burden was a burden shared, that they could give you comfort with a word or a touch?

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Cassandra Clare

She'd always had such contempt for mundanes, the way all Shadowhunters did--she'd believed that they were soft, stupid, sheeplike in their complacency. Now she wondered if all that hatred didn't just stem...

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Cassandra Clare

Tell you what.' Alec reached for a second seraph blade. 'We live through this, and I promise I'll introduce you to my whole family.' Magnus raised his hands, his fingers shining with individual azure flames....

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Cassandra Clare

He wanted to make her laugh. He wanted to sit and listen to her talk about books until his ears fell off. But all these were things he could not want, because they were things he could not have, and wanting...

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Cassandra Clare

No. I wanted to tell you that I was proud of you." Clary slewed around to look at her mother. "You were?" Jocelyn nodded. "Of course I was. The way you stood up in front of the Clave like that. The way...

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Cassandra Clare

Clary closed her eyes. Remembering the way Jace had looked at her the night she'd freed Ithuriel, she couldn't help but imagine the way he'd look at her now if he saw her trying to lie down to die on the...

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Cassandra Clare

She could ask for anything, she thought dizzily, anything--an end to pain or world hunger or disease, or for peace on earth. But then again, perhaps these things weren't in the power of angels to grant,...

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Cassandra Clare

He'd woken up the next day in the city hospital with Magnus Bane staring down at him with an odd expression--it could have been deep concern or merely curiosity, it was hard to tell with Magnus.

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Cassandra Clare

Enough, both of you,' Clary said. 'You can't be complete jerks to each other forever, you know.' Technically,' said Simon, 'I can.' Jace made an inelegant noise; after a moment Clary realized that he was...

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Cassandra Clare

I wouldn't cut you out of my life Clary, any more than I would cut off my right hand and give it to someone as a Valentine's Day gift." Gross," said Clary. "Must you?" Simon grinned. "I must.

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Cassandra Clare

OR am I the only warlock you know?" "No... but you are the only warlock we know who happens to dating a friend of ours.

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Cassandra Clare

What you're blaming yourself for is being who you are. And that's no one's fault and nothing you can change.

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Cassandra Clare

I played it for my bride, and one day you will play for yours.

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Cassandra Clare

But I will never have a bride.

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Cassandra Clare

The light that burned twice as bright burned half as long.

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Cassandra Clare

For that was love, wasnt it--to burn bright in someone else's eyes?

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Cassandra Clare

Dear Alec, As your best friend and parabatai, I am offended not to have been asked to be your best man at the wedding. Et tu, Brutus. -Jace Alec , he really is upset. He hasn't washed his hair in three...

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Cassandra Clare

Jace, There is no wedding! Stop Isabelle! Sit on her if you have to. Just stop her from doing whatever she's doing or I can never come home. -Alec

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Cassandra Clare

Dear Alec and Magnus, I known we're not really close, but Isabelle just came by to drop off a pleated orange velvet tux that she claims I will be wearing to your wedding. Is this true, and if so, why orange?...

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?

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Cassandra Clare

Charlotte, Will’s being vexing.' 'And the sun has come up in the east,' said Jem, to no one in particular.

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Cassandra Clare

Dear Alec & Magnus, It's Izzy. Got your card. Glad you're having fun. Nothing's happening here-Clary's mom is marrying some werewolf. I think you guys should get married too. I'm thinking about planing...

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Cassandra Clare

Hey guys! Wish you were here, except not really. We're having fun. Check it out-the pyramids! -Alec and Magnus

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Cassandra Clare

Dear A & M, I talked to the manager of the Beauty Bar because I definitely saw you guys getting married against a hot pink backdrop, but he doesn't think we can fit more than fifty people inside and...

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Cassandra Clare

Dear Alec and Magnus, This is the first postcard of five. Don't freak out or anything, but I need you to send me $150,000 to cover the cost of: 1) Two diamanté crowns 2) 20 peacocks 3) 300 chocolate lollipops...

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Cassandra Clare

Dear Isabelle, Alec is about to have a nervous breakdown. If you do not immediately desist planing my wedding to your brother, I will come back to Manhattan and blow up the Institute. I will turn Church...

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Cassandra Clare

Dear Alec and Magnus, How are you? Everything's just fine here. Thanks for you postcard with the picture of the Taj Mahal. It looks nice. Disregard my last few postcards. I see I overdid it. To make it...

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Cassandra Clare

Lips. There was something strangely, delicately indelicate about the word, like a kiss itself.

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Cassandra Clare

Staring at him the way she might stare at a beloved place she was not sure she would ever see again, trying to commit the details to memory, to paint them on the backs of her eyelids that she might see...

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Cassandra Clare

Jem put the full force of himself into each smile, so that he seemed to be smiling with his eyes, his heart, his whole being.

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Cassandra Clare

Keeping demons from this world is your mandate, a mandate from heaven. And a mandate from heaven isn't something you can just ignore.

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Cassandra Clare

It is the mundanes who look at me and see something they do not understand—a boy who is not quite white and not quite foreign either." "Just as I am not human, and not demon either," Tessa said softly....

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Cassandra Clare

As the carriage whipped forward, they passed the alley she had spent so many days staring at—it was there, and then gone as they careened around a corner, nearly knocking over a costermonger pushing...

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

Far below ran the silver ribbon of the East River, braceleted by shining bridges, flecked by boats as small as flyspecks, splitting the shining banks of light that were Manhattan and Brooklyn on either...

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

He'd burn the whole world down til he could dig out you of the ashes.

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Cassandra Clare

It's your gift, to see the beauty and the horror in ordinary things. It doesn't make you crazy, just different.

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

Was it weird hearing from Jace?" asked Simon, his voice carefully neutral. "I mean, since you found out..." His voice trailed off. Yes?"said Clary, her voice sharply edged. "Since I found out what? That...

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Cassandra Clare

We're not dating," Alec said again. "Oh?" Magnus said. "So you're just that friendly with everybody, is that it?

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Cassandra Clare

She felt as if she had been running, and had created a hill and was racing down the other side, and there was no stopping now. Gravity was taking her where she had to go. "But -- everyone cares about something....

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Cassandra Clare

If you insist on disavowing that which is ugly about what you do, you will never learn from your mistakes.

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Cassandra Clare

Keep up," said an irritable voice in her ear. It was Jace, who had dropped back to walk beside her. "I don't want to have to keep looking behind me to make sure nothing's happened to you." "So don't bother."...

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Cassandra Clare

So I lied to you last night. I said I just wanted one night with you. But I want every night with you. And that's why I have to slip out of your window now, like a coward. Because if I had to tell you...

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Cassandra Clare

My darling, you are indisposed! You must remain abed for the next eight months. Little Buford - " "I am NOT naming our child Buford...

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Cassandra Clare

Wait a second," Clary said. "I never understand why people say that," Luke said, to no one in particular. "I wasn't going anywhere.

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Cassandra Clare

It sucked to be old enough to want to know what was going on, but so young you were always dismissed.

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Cassandra Clare

The only alternative seems to be doing nothing…and doing nothing, I find, rarely accomplishes anything

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Cassandra Clare

I don’t think Will Herondale and a sense of responsibility are even on speaking terms

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Cassandra Clare

And what about us? Do you want a vampire boyfriend?" He laughed bitterly. "Because I forsee many romantic picnics in our future. You, drinking a virgin piña colada. Me, drinking the blood of a virgin.

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Cassandra Clare

Alec had his arms around Magnus and was kissing him, full on the mouth. Magnus, who appeared to be in a state of shock, stood frozen.

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Cassandra Clare

I always knew there were vampires, dude,” he’d said. “Because, you know how there’s people you know who, like, always look the same, even when they’re, like, a hundred years old? Like David Bowie?...

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Cassandra Clare

I’m from New Jersey. I was born in toxic sludge.

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Cassandra Clare

My hair is naturally blonde... Just for the record. ~ Jace

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Cassandra Clare

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

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

Alec muttered a retort into his coffee. It rhymed with something that sounded a lot more like "ducking glass mole.

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Cassandra Clare

there is an imbalance of power. It is an imbalance that is easy to exploit, but it is not a wise course. Where there is love, there is often also hate. They can exist side by side." - jace

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Cassandra Clare

I should have warned her about your habit of never doing what you're told." Jace squinted at her. "Are those Isabelle's clothes? They look ridiculous on you." "I could point out that you burned my clothes."...

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Cassandra Clare

It's not funny, Jace," Alec interrupted, starting to his feet. "Are you just going to let her stand there and call me names?" "Yes," Jace said kindly. "It'll do you good-- try to think of it as endurance...

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Cassandra Clare

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

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Cassandra Clare

If you knew how to cook, maybe I would eat," Jace muttered. Isabelle froze, her spoon poised dangerously. "What did you say?" Jace edged toward the fridge. "I said I'm going to look for a snack to eat."...

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Cassandra Clare

Isabelle looked at him thoughtfully. "Did you seriously jump thirty feet out of a Malachi Configuration? Did he, Alec?" "He did," Alec confirmed. "I've never seen anything like it." "I've never seen anything...

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Cassandra Clare

The Chairman likes you.” “Is that good?” “I never date anyone my cat doesn’t like,” Magnus said easily, and stood up.

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Cassandra Clare

No one can live with nothing.

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Cassandra Clare

The most terrible things men do, they do in the name of love."— Madame Dorothea

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

He banged on the side of the carriage. "Thomas! We must away at once to the nearest brothel. I seek scandal and low companionship.

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Cassandra Clare

nothing says 'I love you' like reducing yourself to a smoldering pile of ashes

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Cassandra Clare

There are some people—people the universe seems to have singled out for special destinies. Special favors and special torments. God knows we're all drawn toward what's beautiful and broken; I have been,...

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Cassandra Clare

Missing, one stunningly attractive teenage boy. Answers to 'Jace' or 'Hot Stuff

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Cassandra Clare

Now that I'm in your mind, want to see some naked mental pictures of Jace?

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Cassandra Clare

You have a dark heart in you, Valentine's daughter.

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Cassandra Clare

I don’t like keeping her in the dark,” Jace said. “We’ll tell her in a week. What difference does a week make?” Jace gave him a look. “Two weeks ago you were dead.” “Well, I wasn’t suggesting...

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Cassandra Clare

I’d do almost anything for you,” Simon said quietly. “I’d die for you. You know that. But would I kill someone else, someone innocent? What about a lot of innocent lives? What about the whole world?...

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Cassandra Clare

And I don’t see how Sebastian can be all that fond of Jace, either. He was horribly jealous of him all his life. He thought Jace was Valentine’s favorite,” added Clary. “Not to mention,” Magnus...

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Cassandra Clare

He grinned. “I was trying to remember all the deadly sins the other day,” he said. “Greed,envy, gluttony, irony, pedantry…” “I’m pretty sure irony isn’t a deadly sin.” “I’m pretty...

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

Despite the heat in her face, it felt as if cold needles of ice were running up and down her veins. "What are you doing here?" He drew back slightly, looking disappointed. "That isn't really an answer...

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Cassandra Clare

He grinned. It was a wicked grin, the kind that made the blood in Clary's veins run a little faster. "You want to go on a date?" Caught off guard, she stammered. "A wh-what?" "A date," Jace repeated. "Often...

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

Jordan doesn't really care about the blood," Simon said now. "His whole thing is about me being comfortable with what I am. Get in touch with your inner vampire, blah, blah." Clary slid in next to him...

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Cassandra Clare

Does she still love you?" "I don't think so," Magnus said dryly. "She wasn't very pleasant the last time I saw her. Of course, that could be because I've got an eighteen year-old boyfriend with a stamina...

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

He remembered Simon warning him, with wryness, that Clary had the nuclear bomb of boyfriends.

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Cassandra Clare

She closed her hands around his and shut her eyes, imagining their bed cut free of this strange prison, floating through space or on the surface of the ocean, just the two of them alone.

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

You mean you haven’t been going on romantic dates with Sebastian while you’ve been away from me?” “I tried,” Jace said, “but no matter how liquored up you get him, he just won’t put out.

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Cassandra Clare

She opened her mouth to answer, but he was already kissing her. She had kissed him so many times—soft gentle kisses, hard and desperate ones, brief brushes of the lips that said good-bye, and kisses...

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

For as is often the happenstance with that which is precious and lost, when you find him again, he may well not be quite as you left him.

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Cassandra Clare

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

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Cassandra Clare

And what if I'm the one who kills him?" "My heart is your heart," he said, "My hands are your hands.

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Cassandra Clare

There is no one religion, no one truth and no myth lacks meaning

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Cassandra Clare

You may have the worst timing since Napoleon decided the dead of winter was the right moment to invade Russia.

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Cassandra Clare

It was strange how your world could shift on its axis and everything you trusted could invert itself in what seemed like no time at all.

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Cassandra Clare

You are the central point about which his world spins.

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Cassandra Clare

Church was doing what he often did when dropped - lying on his back with all four legs in the air, pretending to be dead in order to induce guilt in his owners.

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Cassandra Clare

No one blames her." "That never matters," said Alec. "Not when you blame yourself.

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Cassandra Clare

I've noticed the Fair Folk often say 'perhaps' when there is a truth they want to hide," Clary said. "It keeps you from having to give a straight answer." "Perhaps so," said the Queen with an amused smile....

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Cassandra Clare

Though Alec had never seen the occupants of the first floor loft, they seemed to be engaged in a tempestuous romance. Once there had been a bunch of someone's belongings strewn all over the landing with...

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Cassandra Clare

Speaking of hope, did you see that shot Alec got off with his bow? That's my boyfriend.

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Cassandra Clare

For a moment she just stared, wondering if there were another girl staying here, or if Sebastian had taken to cross-dressing.

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Cassandra Clare

Even the trip throught the Portal had not disarranged Magnus's hair spikes. He tugged on one proudly. "Check it out", he said to Isabelle. "Magic?" "Hair gel. $3.99 at Ricky's.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

Not enough," he said, letting her hair slip through his fingers. "If I kiss you all day, everyday, for the rest of my life, it won't be enough.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

Is this some manly bonding thing I can't be a part of? Are you getting matching haircuts?

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Cassandra Clare

I could point out that that's not a dress, that's underwear, but I doubt it would be in my best interest." "Need I remind you," said Sebastian, "That that is my sister?" "Most brother's would be delighted...

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Cassandra Clare

Doubtless the lunatic asylums of the world are filled with unfortunate women who have failed to see my charms.

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Cassandra Clare

All I know is that I love you. And for the first time, that's good enough.

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Cassandra Clare

Because viewing my naked chest has caused many women to seriously injure themselves stampeding to get to me.

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Cassandra Clare

I am with you. I'm not going anywhere." "Is there anything special you want to see? Paris? Budapest? The Leaning Tower of Pisa?" Only if it falls on Sebastian's head, she thought. "Can we travel to Idris?...

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Cassandra Clare

What do you think it would have been like if Valentine had brought you up along with me? Would you have loved me?" Clary was very glad she had put her cup down, because if she hadn't, she would have dropped...

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Cassandra Clare

Instead of replying, Alec reached down and took Magnus's hands. Magnus let Alec pull him to his feet, a questioning look in his eyes. Before he could say anything, Alec drew him closer and kissed him....

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Cassandra Clare

What's wrong, little sis? You look upset." She could barely catch her breath. "Cracked...my...nail polish slapping your... worthless face. See?" She showed him her finger - just one of them. "Cute" He...

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Cassandra Clare

I stabbed you. With a massive sword. You caught on fire." His lips twitched, almost imperceptibly. "Okay, so maybe our problems aren't like other couples.

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Cassandra Clare

I think of myself as a freewheeling bisexual,' - Magnus Bane

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Cassandra Clare

History gets written by the winners...

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Cassandra Clare

What have you done to my cat?" Magnus demanded... "You drank his blood, didn't you? You said you weren't hungry!" Simon was indignant. "I did not drink his blood. He's fine!" He poked the Chairman in the...

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Cassandra Clare

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!

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Cassandra Clare

Black for hunting through the night For death and sorrow, the color’s white Gold for a bride in her wedding gown, And red to call enchantment down.

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Cassandra Clare

I tell so many lies, sweetheart," he said. "which one specifically?

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Cassandra Clare

Wear that scarf," he said, pointing to a blue cashmere scarf hanging on a peg. "It matches your eyes." Alec looked at it. Suddenly he was filled with hate - for the scarf, for Magnus, and most of all for...

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Cassandra Clare

I'll take Shadowhunter, then. Because from what I've experienced of vampires, you mostly suck. No pun intended.

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Cassandra Clare

Is your inner vampire different from your...outer vampire?" "Definitely. He wants me to wear midriff-baring shirts and a fedora." "So your inner vampire is Magnus?

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Cassandra Clare

Why can't I go to Idris with you, then? Because it's not safe for you there O and it's safe for me here? I've been nearly killed almost a dozen times in the past month. That's because Valentine has been...

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Cassandra Clare

It's my special magical power. I can read your mind when you're thinking dirty thoughts." "So, ninety-five percent of the time." She craned her head back to look up at him. "Ninety-five percent? What's...

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Cassandra Clare

I don't know who Azazel is," he said. "Isn't he the cat from The Smurfs?" He cast about , but Isabelle just looked up and rolled her eyes at him. "Clary?" he thought Her voice came through, tinged with...

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Cassandra Clare

Is this one of those days where we all stalk out in fury? Because I simply haven't got the energy for it.

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Cassandra Clare

(Jace) "Is there anything special you want to see? Paris? Budapest? The Leaning Tower of Pisa?" Only if it falls on Sebastian's head, she thought.

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Cassandra Clare

(Sebastian) "See, there you go. You're always looking at me like that." "Like what?" "Like I burn down animal shelters for fun and light my cigarettes with orphans.

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Cassandra Clare

No. Absolutely not.” “Simon,” she said. “It’s a perfectly fine plan.” “The plan where you follow Jace and Sebastian off to some unknown dimensional pocket and we use these rings to communicate...

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Cassandra Clare

I have a plan.” He groaned. “I was afraid of that.” “My plans are not terrible.” “Isabelle’s plans are terrible.” He pointed a finger at her. “Your plans are suicidal. At best.” She...

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Cassandra Clare

I really wish you hadn't worn that sweater,'he muttered into her ear. 'It's good practice for you,' she replied,her lips moving against his skin. 'Tomorrow,fishnets.' Against her side,warm and familiar,she...

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Cassandra Clare

you know this means that what we did-what we almost did in Paris-" "Going to the Eiffel Tower?

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Cassandra Clare

Anyway that other thing we almost did in Paris-that's probably off the table for a while.Unless you want that whole baby-I'm-on-fire-when-we kiss thing to become freakishly literal

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Cassandra Clare

Unhappy? I was lucky. So, so lucky. And I couldn’t see it.” His eyes met hers. “I love you,” he said. “And you make me happier than I ever thought I could be. And now that I know what it’s...

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Cassandra Clare

That Jem makes beautiful things and I destroy them. That it really ought to be me dying and not him. I mean, what's the point of living if you can't even enjoy it? Yet Jem enjoys all the life he's got....

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Cassandra Clare

Unfortunatley, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains my self.

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Cassandra Clare

In the end it was Shadowhunting they had bonded over—a shared love of sharp-edged weapons, gleaming seraph blades, the painful pleasure of burning Marks, the thought-numbing swiftness of battle. When...

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Cassandra Clare

I hope you told him you were bitten by a gay spider.

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Cassandra Clare

The two are now bound inextricably. Should one die, the other will follow. No wepon in this world can wound only one of them

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Cassandra Clare

You know men. We have delicate egos.

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Cassandra Clare

It’s me,” said Jace. “Watching me play Scrabble is enough to make most women swoon. Imagine if I actually put in some effort.

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Cassandra Clare

Ah,” said Magnus. “Nerd love. It is a beautiful thing, while also being an object of mockery and hilarity for those of us who are more sophisticated.

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Cassandra Clare

Alec," Magnus said. He put a hand on his boyfriend’s shoulder; Alec was standing still, staring angrily at the floor. "Are you okay?" Alec looked at him. "Who are you again?" Magnus gave a little gasp;...

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Cassandra Clare

The thing that you are too young to understand is that we all hide things. We hide them from our lovers because we wish to present our best selves, but also because if it is real love, we expect our loved...

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Cassandra Clare

He has fought many battles with us" (Jace) By which you mean one battle" muttered Simon. "Two if you count the one I was a rat

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Cassandra Clare

Okay. I've got a good one." Simon stroked Isabelle's hair feeling her lashes flutter against his neck as she closed her eyes. "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

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Cassandra Clare

Do you remember, the night of the battle on Valentine's ship, when I needed some of your strength?" "Do you need it again now?" Alec said. "Because you can have it." "I always need your strength, Alec,"...

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Cassandra Clare

Softly, Magnus said, "Aku cinta kamu." "What does that mean?" Magnus disentangled himself from Alec's grip. "It means I love you. Not that that changes anything.

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Cassandra Clare

You’re attacking that one like a wolverine.

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Cassandra Clare

No, you don’t need to help me. But if you don’t, there’s nothing stopping me from calling you up again and again, now that I know you can’t kill me. Think of it as me leaning against your Heavenly...

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Cassandra Clare

Magnus called me and asked me to come and see you. He tried to reach you, but he couldn’t. He wants you to put him in touch with the Praetor Lupus.” “Put him in touch with…” Jordan shook his...

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

It's been so long that I think I was unsettled by the idea of feeling like I belonged anywhere. But you made me feel like I belong.

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Cassandra Clare

I think of myself as a freewheeling bisexual," added Magnus. "Please never say those words in front of my parents," said Alec.

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Cassandra Clare

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?

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Cassandra Clare

I've got the Mark of Cain," said Simon. "That means nothing can kill me, right?" "You can kill yourself," Magnus said, somewhat unhelpfully. "As far as I know, inanimate objects can accidentally kill you....

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Cassandra Clare

He seemed only ... annoyed. Annoyed, and sweaty, and hot. "Yeah, well," he said, "the next time you decide to sneak out of our magically warded apartment through a door that shouldn't really exist, leave...

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Cassandra Clare

Take off your shirt." Jace raised his eyebrows. "I'm not going to attack you," she said impatiently. "I can take the sight of your naked chest without swooning." "Are you sure?" he asked, obediently sliding...

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Cassandra Clare

Simon turned to Jordan, who was lying down across the futon, his head propped against one of the woven throw pillows. "How much of that did you hear?" "Enough to gather that we're going to a party tonight,"...

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Cassandra Clare

She had made the choice for him - in a moment of flight and panic, but she had made it - not realizing that her Jace would rather die than be like this, and that she'd been not so much saving his life...

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Cassandra Clare

It’s me,” he said, and cleared his throat. “I could understand if you didn’t believe me, but I swear on the Angel, Iz, it’s me.” Alec said nothing, but his grip on Jace’s hand tightened....

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Cassandra Clare

How could you be heartbroken and happy at the same time?

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Cassandra Clare

She'd rather hoped for something simple, like a lined piece of notebook paper with MY EVIL PLAN written across the top, but no luck.

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Cassandra Clare

You're sitting on my bed," he said. "Did yo think I was under it?

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Cassandra Clare

You're my brother." "Those words don't mean anything where we're concerned. We aren't human. Their rules don't apply to us. Stupid laws about what DNA can be mixed with what. Hypocritical, really, considering....

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Cassandra Clare

I don't care what you do. As long as you know you belong to me.

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Cassandra Clare

Who do we belong with but each other?

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Cassandra Clare

And you don't care that I'm your brother," he said. "I know how you felt about Jace, even when you thought he was your brother. You can't lie to me." "Jace is better than you." "No one's better than me.

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Cassandra Clare

Some Laws were meant to be broken.

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Cassandra Clare

Clary glanced past him and asked, "Where's Magnus?" "He said it would be better if he didn't come. Apparently he and the Seelie Queen have some kind of history." Isabelle raised her eyebrows. "Not that...

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Cassandra Clare

The Queen sniffed. "I rather miss your Jace," she said. "Of all of you, he was the prettiest and the best-mannered.

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

It was stupid to hope, she knew. But sometimes hope was all you had.

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Cassandra Clare

Then you're aping him. Valentine was one of the most arrogant and disrespectful men I've ever met. I suppose he brought you up to be just like him." "Yes," Jace said, unable to help himself, "I was trained...

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Cassandra Clare

I have a feeling you're right, Sherwin.' 'Simon. My name is Simon.

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Cassandra Clare

Magnus's eyes went back to Alec. They were gold-green, as unreadable as the eyes of the cat he held on his lap. "Not my favorite topic, Smedley." "Simon", said Simon. "If I'm going to die for you all,...

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Cassandra Clare

Get over here. Sheldon's had an idea." "Who's Sheldon?", said Isabelle.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

She hated that little voice inside her head. Like the Seelie Queen, it planted doubts where there shouldn't be doubts, asked questions that had no answer.

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Cassandra Clare

I don't do what I'm told, but I might do what you want if you ask me nicely.

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Cassandra Clare

Sweet pea?'" Alec said. "I was just trying it out." Alec shook his head. "No." Magnus shrugged. "I'll keep at it.

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Cassandra Clare

She looked around. They had drifted far away from the bank of the canal. "Are we stealing this boat?" "Stealing' is such an ugly word," he mused. "What do you want to call it?" He picked her up and swung...

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Cassandra Clare

What do you want?" Jace shrugged. "Clothes mostly, some weapons." Sebastion shook his head. "Too dangerous. We need to get in and out fast. Only emergency items." "My favourite jacket is an emergency item,"...

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Cassandra Clare

You can never love me.

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Cassandra Clare

You might at least believe that I know honor- honor and debt.

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Cassandra Clare

I do not know two finer people and could not imagine better news. May your lives together be happy and long. Congratulations, brother.

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Cassandra Clare

I let them think I did that" said Jace "My reign of terror continues

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Cassandra Clare

Where's Magnus?" he said. AS he looked toward the kitchen, Clary saw a bruise on his jaw, below his ear, about the size of a thumbprint. "Alec!" Magnus came skidding into the living room and blew a kiss...

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

But the rest of Jace’s mind is watching the door slam behind her and seeing the final ruin of all his dreams. It was one thing to push it to this point. It is another to let go forever. Because he knows...

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Cassandra Clare

his parabatai rune was bleeding

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Cassandra Clare

Will’s hand looked brown and sunburnt by contrast, their fingers dovetailed together like piano keys.

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Cassandra Clare

He kissed each finger, and with each one of them spoken a word. Five kisses, five words. His last.

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Cassandra Clare

Jem leaned closer against the chair, staring into the fire. “Better it were my hands,” he said. Will shook his head. Exhaustion was muting the edges of everything in the room, blurring the flocked...

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Cassandra Clare

Not your parabatai any longer.

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Cassandra Clare

You’re in my bones and my blood and my heart,” he said. “I’d have to tear myself open to let you go.

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Cassandra Clare

You are the Lightwoods — you are all that is left of the Lightwoods.

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Cassandra Clare

That’s another thing,” she said. “You no longer need other people in your life once you have found your true love. No wonder Magnus feels he cannot open up to you, when you rely so heavily upon these...

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Cassandra Clare

Please don’t do this—don’t do this to me. If anything happened to you—” He looked at her with surprise. There was already a red stain on the white bandages that wrapped his chest, where his movements...

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Cassandra Clare

Fate is never fair. You are caught in a current much stronger than you are; struggle against it and you'll drown not just yourself but those who try to save you. Swim with it. and you'll survive

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Cassandra Clare

You'd better hurry up to the Gard and back. God knows what depravity we might get up to here without your guidance.

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

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

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Cassandra Clare

It's not like a stab wound you can protect me from. It's like a million little paper cuts every day.

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Cassandra Clare

I get no sense from his note at all,” said Will, bounding to his feet, “except that he can quote Tennyson’s lesser poetry. Sophie, how quickly can you have Tessa ready?” “Half an hour,” said...

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Cassandra Clare

Sebastian sighed an exaggerated sigh and swung the door shut. Clary stared at Jace. "What the f-" "Language, Fray." Jace's eyes danced. "Relax.

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Cassandra Clare

Too much of anything could destroy you, Simon thought. Too much darkness could kill, but too much light could blind.

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Cassandra Clare

I don't think she doesn't believe she can die. I think, just like you always did, she believes there are things worth dying for.

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Cassandra Clare

She smiled smugly. “We came to an agreement, the duck and I.

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

I am, in the end, what you made me.

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Cassandra Clare

Every memory was valuable; even the bad ones.

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Cassandra Clare

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?

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Cassandra Clare

You never really hate anyone as much as someone you cared about once.

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Cassandra Clare

He flushed, the colour dark against his pale skin. 'I mean. Tessa Gray, will you do me the honour of becoming my wife?' Jem...

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Cassandra Clare

It is always better to live the truth than to live a lie. And that lie would have kept him alone forever. He may have had nearly nothing for 5 years, but now he can have everything. A boy who looks like...

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

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

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Cassandra Clare

I want what you want. Whenever you want it.

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Cassandra Clare

I knew you were crazy, but I didn't realize that you were out of your goddamned mind!!

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Cassandra Clare

You can tell me to stop any time you want, but you won't.

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Cassandra Clare

In difficult times, in dark times, some people shine.

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Cassandra Clare

With the whole Mark of Cain thing, does that mean if I accidentally kick you during the night, I get kicked in the shins seven times by an invisible force?

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Cassandra Clare

Alec looked merely irritated by this comment. "The only way you could raise enough money to hire Magnus by selling lemonade is if you put meth in it.

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Cassandra Clare

I don't care what you think. You're not my brother," Clary said. "You're a murderer." "I really don't see how those things cancel each other out," said Sebastian.

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Cassandra Clare

Maybe he's lonely. Sebastian can't be the greatest company." "We don't know that. He could be absolutely fantastic at Scrabble," said Magnus.

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Cassandra Clare

I need a bodyguard." Simon eyed him. "Have you been watching The Bodyguard? Because I am not going to fall in love with you and carry you around in my burly arms.

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Cassandra Clare

Clary sat back. "You don't just get to say no." "This plan involves me! I get to say no! No." "Simon -" Simon patted the seat beside him as if someone were sitting there. "Let me introduce you to my good...

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Cassandra Clare

I don't care about risk to me," he hissed, leaning forward across the table. "I care about what happens to you! Dammit, I'm practically indestructible. Let me go. You stay behind." "Yes," Clary said, "Jace...

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Cassandra Clare

For love is as strong as death.

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Cassandra Clare

I learned to play the instruments of war," he said, "and paint in blood.

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Cassandra Clare

I can trust you, Jessie, but you're clearly not well enough to go. Which is unfortunate, since Aloysius always had a weakness for a pretty face." "Even more reason why I should go," said Will.

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Cassandra Clare

I'm tired of watching you be in love with someone else someone who will never love you back, not the way I do.

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Cassandra Clare

No' is a magical word," he told her. "Here's how it goes. You say, 'Simon, I have an insane, suicidal plan. Would you like to help me carry it out?' And I say, "Why, no.

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Cassandra Clare

One does not greet the Queen of the Seelie Court with the barbarous human 'hello'...

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

My name is Sabastian. I had a father, but he is dead. I had a mother, but she is dead to me. I have a brother, and I will Bind him to me. I have a sister, and I will teach her to love me. My name is Sabastain,...

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Cassandra Clare

Rule number one of anime," Simon said. He sat propped up against a pile of pillows at the foot of his bed, a bag of potato chips in one hand and the TV remote in the other. He was wearing a black T-shirt...

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Cassandra Clare

Simon: 'You know men. We have delicate egos.' Clary: 'I wouldn't describe Jace's ego as delicate.' Simon: 'No, Jace's is sort of the antiaircraft artillery tank of male egos.

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Cassandra Clare

Filters are for cigarrettes and coffee," Simon muttered under his breath as they went inside. "Two things I could use right now, incidentally.

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Cassandra Clare

Does that mean you agree?" He groaned. "I think it means you crushed my spirit and beat me down." "Fantastic.

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Cassandra Clare

And spare me the jokes about scoring." "Dammit, woman, you read my mind," he said. "Is there no filthy wordplay you can't forsee?" "It's my special magical power. I can read your mind when you're thinking...

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Cassandra Clare

There. She had thanked Sebastian. She waited for a bolt of lightning to shoot out of the clouds and striker her dead. But nothing happened.

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Cassandra Clare

Do you miss Wales?” Tessa inquired. Will shrugged lightly. “What’s to miss? Sheep and singing,” he said. “And the ridiculous language. Fe hoffwn i fod mor feddw, fyddai ddim yn cofio fy enw.”...

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Cassandra Clare

Hate is nothing when weighed against survival. (Valentine)

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Cassandra Clare

Were you hugging Clary?" He looked at Sebastian in amazement. Sebastian shrugged. "She's my sister. I'm pleased to see her." "You don't hug people," Jace said. "I ran out of time to bake a casserole.

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Cassandra Clare

Screw the Silent Brothers." "No thanks. There's strong and silent, and then there's just freaky." "Isabelle!

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Cassandra Clare

We're called Shadowhunters. At least, that's what we call ourselves. The Downworlders have less complimentary names for us.

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Cassandra Clare

I’ve been wandering around all night—I couldn’t sleep—and I kept finding myself walking here. To you.

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Cassandra Clare

She felt as if the world were tilting and she was clinging on helplessly, trying to keep from tumbling into a black abyss.

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Cassandra Clare

Get up, Imogen, and get yourself ready for battle. From now on, the orders around here are going to come from me." "And the first thing you're going to do is free my son from that accursed Malachi Configuration.

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Cassandra Clare

She realized that this scarred, sarcastic boy, was gentle with the things he loved.

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Cassandra Clare

You think she’ll be able to talk sense into him?” she asked. “His sister?” "If he listens to anyone, it would be her.” “That’s sweet,” said Maia. “That he loves his sister like that.”...

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Cassandra Clare

Jace slammed his hand down on the stele. “Clary-“ “She said she doesn’t want it,” said Simon. “Ha-ha.” “Ha-ha?” Jace looked incredulous. “That’s your comeback?

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Cassandra Clare

I think he’s handling it with grace. A lot of teenage boys would sulk, or lurk around under your window with a boom box.

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Cassandra Clare

And I remind you of your mother now? I have got to look into a manlier cologne.

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Cassandra Clare

People who know and love the same books as you, have the road map to your soul.

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Cassandra Clare

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, and then throw it in the face of the person who gave you the lemons until they give you the oranges you originally asked for.

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Cassandra Clare

Of course you realize you're leaving me in the position of being the one tell everyone - your mother, Luke, Alec, Izzy, Magnus..." "I guess I shouldn't have said there wouldn't be no risk to you," Clary...

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Cassandra Clare

And we believe in his promises. Therefore you can never lose hope - hatikva - because if you keep hope alive, it will keep you alive.

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Cassandra Clare

Magnus raised his hands above his head and clapped once. The room flooded with light. "You see? You think that would be possible without magic? "Actually," replied Simon, "It is. If you watched infomercials...

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

Jace suggested that the cast of "Gilligan's Island" could go do something anatomically unlikely with themselves.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

Why should I tell you everything about how I feel when you never tell me anything?

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Cassandra Clare

It's like banging my head against the wall, except if I were actually banging my head on a wall, I'd be able to make myself stop.

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Cassandra Clare

Raphael snapped, "This isn't funny." "That's why no one's laughing." Jace stood, hauling Raphael upright, jamming the tip of his knife between Raphael's shoulder blades.

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Cassandra Clare

She said that you've break my heart

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Cassandra Clare

Tessa put a hand against the wall as she made her way numbly down the stairs. What had she almost done? What had she nearly told Will?

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Cassandra Clare

My blood in his veins." ~Jace

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Cassandra Clare

I am one of the Clave. It's in my blood and bones. So tell me, if you're so sure this wasn't my fault, why is it that the first thought in my mind when I saw Abbadon wasn't for my fellow warriors but for...

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Cassandra Clare

Oh, come on," Clary said. "You're a vampire, not Spider-Man.

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Cassandra Clare

He'll come back," Simon said again. "For you.

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Cassandra Clare

You can't raise a child to believe the opposite of what you do.

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Cassandra Clare

To destroy the enemy it can be necessary to understand him.

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Cassandra Clare

Pain made you strong. Loss made you powerful.

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Cassandra Clare

You know," Gabriel said, "there was a time I thought we could be friends, Will." "There was a time I thought I was a ferret," Will said, "but that turned out to be the opium haze. Did you know it had that...

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Cassandra Clare

Jem seemed to look through her then, as if he were seeing something beyond her, beyond the corridor, beyond the Institute itself. "Whatever you are physically," he said, "male or female, strong or weak,...

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Cassandra Clare

It is not the same thing to be good and to be kind.

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Cassandra Clare

How strange to have the power to literally transform yourself into other people, and yet be so unable to put yourself in their place.

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Cassandra Clare

That was enterprising," Will sounded nearly impressed. Nate smiled. Tess shot him a furious look. "Don't look pleased with yourself. When Will says 'enterprising' he means 'morally deficient.'" "No, I...

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Cassandra Clare

It wasn't enough, not nearly enough, but it was all there was.

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Cassandra Clare

She looked up at him with a smile. The smile broke what was left of his resistance--shattered it. He had let the walls down when he'd thought she was gone, and there was no time to build them back up.

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Cassandra Clare

So, technically," Simon said, "even though Jace isn't actually related to you, you have kissed your brother.

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Cassandra Clare

Of course I can see you. I'm not blind, you know. Oh, but you are. You just don't know it.

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Cassandra Clare

You can't just go around killing people. You're right. You can't go around killing people.

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Cassandra Clare

A patient, methodical sort of madman. The worst kind.

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Cassandra Clare

Family is more than blood

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Cassandra Clare

Pain is only what you allow it to be

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Cassandra Clare

Everything changes in my life, and the world stays the same.

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Cassandra Clare

Growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change -Clary Fray

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Cassandra Clare

Everyone has choices to make; no one has the right to take those choices away from us. Not even out of love.

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Cassandra Clare

Heroes aren't always the ones who win. 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.

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Cassandra Clare

Weapons, when they break and are mended, can be stronger at the mended places. Perhaps hearts are the same.

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Cassandra Clare

One must always be careful of books,

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Cassandra Clare

Perfect heroines, like perfect heroes, aren't relatable, and if you can't put yourself in the protagonist's shoes, not only will they not inspire you, but the book will be pretty boring.

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Cassandra Clare

If people ever look down upon you for crying for fictional characters, you should give them a gentle, pitying look and feel bad for them. If they've never cried for a fictional character, then they've...

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Cassandra Clare

Will: 'Singing the praises of our fair city? We treat you well here, don't we, James? I doubt I'd have that kind of luck in Shanghai. What do you call us there again?' Jem: 'Yang guizi ... foreign devils.

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Cassandra Clare

Gideon touched her cheek, lightly, with the tips of his fingers. “Did you know your name means ‘wisdom’? It was very well-given.

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Cassandra Clare

One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

For free will is what makes us Heaven's creatures.

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Cassandra Clare

Isabelle: All the boys are gay. In this van, anyway. Well, except for you, Simon. Simon: Glad you noticed. Magnus: I prefer to think of myself as a freewheeling bisexual. Alec: Please never say that in...

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Cassandra Clare

Will looked as if he were being asked to believe in something impossible—snow in summertime, a London winter without rain.

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Cassandra Clare

He shone all over. Only Magnus, Simon thought resignedly, would have access to sequined battle armor.

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Cassandra Clare

... love given without free will or truthfulness wasn't love at all.

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Cassandra Clare

You could say anything you wanted to someone you thought you were never going to see again.

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Cassandra Clare

Most people don't cry when they're upset or frightened, but rather when they're frustrated. Your frustration is understandable. You've been through a most trying time." -Hodge

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Cassandra Clare

And when Jace was ten years old, Valentine killed him. Michael, I mean." "That sounds like something he would do," said Luke. His tone was neutral, but there was something in his voice that made Clary...

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Cassandra Clare

I have a suggestion," said Valentine to Luke, in a surprisingly even tone. "Let me guess," said Luke. "It's 'Don't kill me,' isn't it?

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Cassandra Clare

You know," Clary said, "most psychologists agree that hostility is really just sublimated sexual attraction.

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Cassandra Clare

Words were weapons, his father had taught him that, and he'd wanted to hurt Clary more than he'd ever wanted to hurt any girl. In fact, he wasn't sure he had ever wanted to hurt a girl before. Usually...

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Cassandra Clare

Dios," he said, addressing himself to Jace. "What happened to you, brother? You look as if a pack of wolves tried to tear you apart." "That's either a shockingly good guess," said Jace, "or you heard about...

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Cassandra Clare

Well, why did you kill Jeremiah? And don't bother feeding me some story about how you just happened to wander along after he spontaneously died. I know you did this.

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Cassandra Clare

Wo wei ni xie de,” he said, as he raised the violin to his left shoulder, tucking it under his chin. He had told her many violinists used a shoulder rest, but he did not: there was a slight mark on the...

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Cassandra Clare

It's love, not the Battle of Thermopylae. You don't have to treat everything like it's a last stand.

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Cassandra Clare

Luke rose to his feet. "I'm taking five minutes for some air. I'll be back. " He felt them watching him as he made his way to the front doorsall of them, even Amatis. Senhor Monteverde whispered something...

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Cassandra Clare

Lust," she said. "Lust is a deadly sin." "And spanking." "I think that falls under lust." "I think it should have its own category." said Jace

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Cassandra Clare

Enormous? Did you just call me FAT? I am not fat. - Jace

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Cassandra Clare

It's very advanced of you to have accepted my mortality so fatalistically.

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Cassandra Clare

You love him as a falcon loves his master who binds and blinds it.

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Cassandra Clare

Glory?....Glory belongs to God alone.

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Cassandra Clare

That was the justice of Heaven. I trust that you are not dismayed.

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Cassandra Clare

Have you told Eric and the rest of them that—” “That I’m a vampire? No. It isn’t the sort of thing you just drop into casual conversation.” “Maybe not, but they’re your friends. They should...

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Cassandra Clare

It made him feel indispensable and needed - even if the fact that Jocelyn didn't appear to care wheather he slept in her daughter's bed or not did underscore that Clary's mother apparently regarded him...

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Cassandra Clare

What are you doing following me around the back streets of London, you little idiot?” Will demanded, giving her arm a light shake. Cecily’s eyes narrowed. “This morning it was cariad (note: Welsh...

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Cassandra Clare

Grief makes you feel alone, but you're not. I know you don't believe in-in religion-the same way I do, but you can believe you're surrounded by people who love you, can't you?

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Cassandra Clare

He produced a handkerchief—crisply folded—and handed it to her. She took it with silent astonishment. She’d never before known anyone who carried a handkerchief.

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Cassandra Clare

He saved your life,” Clary pointed out. “Details,” said Simon dismissively.

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Cassandra Clare

Will’s eyes met Tessa’s as she came closer, almost tripping again over the torn hem of her gown. For a moment, they were in perfect understanding. Jem was what they could still look each other straight...

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Cassandra Clare

Being a Silent Brother is life, Clary Fray. But if you mean I remember my life before the Brotherhood, I do. Clary took a deep breath. “Were you ever in love? Before the Brotherhood? Was there ever anyone...

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Cassandra Clare

Sometimes you don't have to search out danger, sometimes danger finds you

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Cassandra Clare

[Jem] 'It will help you sleep.' 'All I’ve been doing is sleeping!' [Tessa] 'And very amusing it is to watch, said Jem. 'Did you know you twitch your nose when you sleep, like a rabbit?' 'I do not,' she...

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Cassandra Clare

to love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed.

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Cassandra Clare

A pair of werewolves occupied another booth. They were eating raw shanks of lamb and arguing about who would win in a fight: Dumbledore from Harry Potter books or Magnus Bane. "Dumbledore would totally...

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Cassandra Clare

As dull as Nate Gray is," Will said, "his head is not actually filled with gears, Henry. He's a human.

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Cassandra Clare

Mundane humans create distinctions between themselves, distinctions that seem ridiculous to any Shadowhunter. Their distinctions are based on race, religion, national identity, any of a dozen minor and...

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

Aren't you, uh..." Clary searched for the right word. "Reproducing?

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Cassandra Clare

There's plenty of sense in nonsense sometimes, if you wish to look for it.

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Cassandra Clare

He understands now why kisses in movies are filmed the way they are, with the camera endlessly circling, circling: the ground is unsteady under his.

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Cassandra Clare

By the Angel, Bridget’s depressing,” said Henry, setting down his newspaper directly on his plate and causing the edge to soak through with egg yolk. Charlotte opened her mouth as if to object, and...

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Cassandra Clare

Though Will was saying earlier,” Tessa added, “that heroes all come to bad ends, and he could not imagine why anyone would want to be one, anyway.” “Ah.” Jem’s hand squeezed hers briefly, and...

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Cassandra Clare

Simon had never noticed before, but she wore a silver ring on her right hand, with a partner of flames around the band of it, and a carved L in the center. It reminded him of the ring Clary wore around...

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Cassandra Clare

I suppose we all lie to ourselves sometimes.

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Cassandra Clare

Sometimes our lives can change so fast that the change outpaces our minds and hearts.

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Cassandra Clare

There is more to someone being lovable than the way they look.

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Cassandra Clare

Some people value sentiments over diamonds.

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Cassandra Clare

Simon grinned. "You've never heard of Dungeons and Dragons?" "I've heard of dungeons," Jace said. "Also dragons. Although they're mostly extinct.

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Cassandra Clare

To be friends is a beautiful thing, Tessa, and I do not scorn it, but I have hoped for a long time now that we might be more than friends.

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Cassandra Clare

There are some mechanisms that are so—so broken that they cannot be repaired.

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Cassandra Clare

So much saintlike patience cannot be good for anyone.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

You cannot buy or drug or dream your way out of pain.

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Cassandra Clare

You are in love and you think that is all there is in the world. But the world is bigger than you, Will, and may have need of you. You are a Shadowhunter. You serve a greater cause. Your life is not yours...

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Cassandra Clare

Simon to die. Jace to live. Jonathon to retune. And you Valentine's daughter, to be the catalist of it all.

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Cassandra Clare

Will you do me the honor of being my wife?

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

There was a small wooden gazebo built out over the water; Isabelle was sitting in it, staring out across the lake. She looked like a princess in a fairy tale, waiting at the top of her tower for someone...

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Cassandra Clare

Will smirked, clearly pleased at the effect he was having. "I've no idea. I lost consciousness about then. I was having a lovely dream about a young woman who had mislaid all her clothes...

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Cassandra Clare

Are you going to wolf out and eat me now?" "Certainly not, you'd be stringy and hard to digest." "But kosher." "I'll be sure to point any Jewish lycanthropes in your direction.

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Cassandra Clare

Jace looked as if she had slapped him. "Why are you determined not to believe us?" "Because she loves you," said Valentine. Clary felt the blood drain out of her face.

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Cassandra Clare

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-"...

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Cassandra Clare

Simon remembered a rhyme his mother used to recite to him, about magpies. You were supposed to count them and say: one for sorrow, two for mirth, three for a wedding, four for a birth, five for silver,...

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Cassandra Clare

Doing the right thing because you love someone sucks sometimes.

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Cassandra Clare

Is that why you didn't call me? Because I'm an idiot?

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Cassandra Clare

Regret is such a pointless emotion, don't you agree?

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Cassandra Clare

Why do you do these things to yourself? Not just what you did to the window, but the way you talked to Clary. What are you punishing yourself for? You can't help how you feel.

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Cassandra Clare

Because you told me you don't have feelings for me anymore, and you see, that's very akward, because I still have them for you. And I bet you know it.

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Cassandra Clare

You disappear so completely into your head sometimes," he said. "I wish I could follow you.

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Cassandra Clare

With Jace, you don't really get to choose your insulting nickname.

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Cassandra Clare

It doesn't matter how many times you say it. It'll still be true.' 'And it doesn't matter what you won't let me say, that'll still be true too.

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Cassandra Clare

Then again, it was Jace. He'd pick a fight with a Mack truck if the urge took him.

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Cassandra Clare

They confused beauty with innocence and harmlessness.

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Cassandra Clare

Seeing through glamour is easy. It's people that are hard.

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Cassandra Clare

Half of your attention is better than all of anyone else's.

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Cassandra Clare

I have mastered many things in my life. Navigating the streets of London, speaking French without an accent, dancing the quadrille, the Japanese art of flower arranging, lying at charades, concealing a...

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Cassandra Clare

Will looked horrified. "What kind of monster could possibly hate chocolate?

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Cassandra Clare

Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.

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Cassandra Clare

I believe in good and evil," said Jem. "And I believe the soul is eternal. But I don't believe in the fiery pit, the pitchforks, or endless torment. I do not believe you can threaten people into goodness."...

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Cassandra Clare

Oh, I don't know. I prefer to think that when they're at home, the Silent Brothers are much like us. Playing practical jokes in the Silent City, making toasted cheese-" "I hope they play charades," said...

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Cassandra Clare

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

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Cassandra Clare

If you're texting Magnus to say 'I think u r kewl' I'm going to kill you

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Cassandra Clare

That's your truck parked up by the factory isn't it?" Magnus pointed. "It's awfully butch for a bookseller.

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Cassandra Clare

And the Clave wants to meet Clarissa. You know that, Jace." "The Clave can screw itself." "Jace," Maryse said, sounding genuinely parental for a change. "Language." "The Clave wants a lot of things," Jace...

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Cassandra Clare

He broke up with me." "Because you weren't in love with him. That's an iffy proposition, and I think he's handling with grace. A lot of teenage boys would sulk, or lurk around under your window with a...

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Cassandra Clare

Look, I asked you here for a reason. Much as I hate to admit it, vampire, we have something in common." "Totally awesome hair?" Simon suggested.

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Cassandra Clare

It doesn't hurt." "But my eyes do," said a coolly amused voice from the doorway. Jace. He had come in so quietly that even Simon hadn't heard him; closing the door behind him, he grinned as Isabelle pulled...

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Cassandra Clare

Romanian? That's impressive," said Jace. "Not many people speak it." "Do you?" Sebastian asked with interest. "Not really," Jace said with a smile so disarming Simon knew he was lying. "My Romanian is...

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Cassandra Clare

He's not here." "Not here like he just popped around the corner to the bodega for a six-pack of Diet Coke and a box of Krispy Kremes, or not here like...

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Cassandra Clare

You don't believe me?" Jace asked. "Fine. Go ahead. Kiss me right now." Alec stared at him in horror. "Exactly. Despite my staggering good lucks, you actually don't like me that way.

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Cassandra Clare

Magnus's eyes gleamed. "He seems to like you. I saw him going for your hand out there like a squirrel diving for a peanut.

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

Actually," Clary said, "I think he stayed because of me." Jace's glaze flicked up to hers with a flash of gold. "Because of you? Hoping for another hot date, was he?" Clary felt herself flush. "No. And...

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Cassandra Clare

Clothes were scattered across the floor in piles, a duffel bag open on the floor as if it had exploded. Isabelle's bright silver-gold whip hung from one bedpost, a lacy white bra from another. Simon averted...

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Cassandra Clare

She saw Valentine's eyes as the sword hurtled toward her; it seemed like eons, though it could only have been a split second. She saw that he could stop the blow if he wanted. Saw that he knew it might...

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Cassandra Clare

Another vampire pushed her way through the crowd to stand at his side—a pretty blue-haired Asian girl in a silver foil skirt. Clary wondered if there were any ugly vampires, or maybe any fat ones. Maybe...

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Cassandra Clare

He cut her off with brutal precision. "And one last thing." His eyes flicked toward the door, through which Jace, Alec, and Isabelle had disappeared. "Keep in mind that when your mother fled from the Shadow...

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Cassandra Clare

If there was one thing she was learning from all this, it was how easy it was to lose everything you had always thought you'd have forever.

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Cassandra Clare

If you’re being punished,” Clary said, “then so am I. Because all those things you felt, I felt them too, but we can’t—we have to stop feeling this way, because it’s our only chance.” Jace’s...

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Cassandra Clare

You have ruthlessness in your bones and ice in your heart, Clarissa. Don't tell me any differently.

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Cassandra Clare

Will smiled the way Lucifer might have smiled, moments before he fell from Heaven.

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Cassandra Clare

One must always be careful of books,' said Tessa, 'and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.' 'I'm not sure a book has ever changed me,' said Will. 'Well there is one volume that...

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Cassandra Clare

wanting what you could not have led to misery and madness

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Cassandra Clare

nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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Cassandra Clare

There was something about Jace, though, that made her want to push him, crack that shell of cynicism and make him admit her believed something, felt something, cared about anythinng at all.

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Cassandra Clare

You know,” Cecily said, “you really didn’t have to throw that man through the window.

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Cassandra Clare

It has been the privilege and the honor of my life to know you.

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Cassandra Clare

Don't sulk. For someone with all the grace and coordination of a pregnant wildebeest, you did great.

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Cassandra Clare

What are you thinking?" "Just how different everything down there is now, you know, now that I can see." "Everything down there is exactly the same," he said. "You're the one that's different.

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Cassandra Clare

If you wanted to rip my clothes off, you should have asked." (Jace Wayland)

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Cassandra Clare

Alec looked down at the shattered pieces in disbelief. “You BROKE my PHONE.” Jace shrugged. “Guys don’t let other guys keep calling other guys. Okay, that came out wrong. Friends don’t let friends...

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Cassandra Clare

No one can say that death found in me a willing comrade, or that I went easily.

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Cassandra Clare

This is bad," said Jace. "You said that before." "It seemed worth repeating.

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Cassandra Clare

You speak of sacrifice, but it is not my sacrifice I offer. It is yours I ask of you," he went on. "I can offer you my life, but it is a short life; I can offer you my heart, though I have no idea how...

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Cassandra Clare

I have something for you," he said. He dug into his pocket and brought out something, which he pressed into her hand. It was a gray stone, slightly uneven, worn to smoothness in spots. "Huh," said Clary,...

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Cassandra Clare

I'm a werewolf, not a golden retriever." (Luke/Lucian)

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Cassandra Clare

... everything seemed to him a uniform shade of gray- even the people! He had been unable to believe it could rain so much in one place, and so unceasingly. The damp had seemed to come up from the floors...

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Cassandra Clare

Meanwhile,” Simon added, “I wanted to tell you that lately I‘ve been cross-dressing. Also, I‘m sleeping with your mom. I thought you should know.

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Cassandra Clare

What?” Simon looked alarmed. ”I‘m not really sleeping with your mom, you know. I was just trying to get your attention. Not that your mom isn’t a very attractive woman for her age.

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Cassandra Clare

Hi, I'm one of the knife-carrying hooligans you met last night in Pandemonium? I'm afraid I made a bad impression and was hoping you'd give me a chance to make it up to-" "SIMON!

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Cassandra Clare

The only time people turned to watch her go by was when she hurtled past them as she fell.

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Cassandra Clare

Well, you know, your mom gets like this sometimes," Simon said. "Like when she breathes in or out.

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Cassandra Clare

You're staring at me," Simon said. "Why are you staring at me? Have I got something on my face?

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Cassandra Clare

Clary found herself wondering if the forsaken were edible.

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Cassandra Clare

She gritted her teeth. She was here with Sebastian, on her way to see a powerful warlock, and mentally she was maundering on about the way Jace smelled.

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Cassandra Clare

As long as I can dream, I will dream of you.

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Cassandra Clare

Don't you hate it? Not ever saying how you really feel?

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Cassandra Clare

Black hair and blue eyes are my favorite combination.

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Cassandra Clare

While the Clave disapproves of trespassers, oddly they take an even darker view of beheading and skinning people. They're peculiar that way.

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Cassandra Clare

Goodness," Tessa said to the back of his head. "If you keep seeing Six-Fingered Nigel like this, he'll expect you to declare your intentions.

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Cassandra Clare

I had such plans for this evening. The pursuit of blind drunkenness and wayward women was my goal. But alas, it was not to be. No sooner had I consumed my third drink in the Devil than I was accosted by...

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Cassandra Clare

Will rolled up his sleeves. "We'll probably have to knock down the door--" "Or," said Jem, reaching out and giving the knob a twist, "not." The door swung open onto a rectangle of darkness. "Now, that's...

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Cassandra Clare

Will: "Nice place to live, isn't it? Let's hope they left something behind other than filth. Forwarding addresses, a few severed limbs, a prostitute or two ..." Jem: "Indeed. Perhaps, if we're fortunate,...

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Cassandra Clare

Well, she's not responding to my advances," he observed more brightly than he felt, "so she must be dead." "Or she's a woman of good taste and sense.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

cleverness that comes too late is hardly cleverness at all?

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Cassandra Clare

Unless there was a reason for me to stay.

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Cassandra Clare

And I think that you do not understand that sometimes the only choice is between acceptance and madness.

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Cassandra Clare

You've always been what you are. That's not new. What you'll get used to is knowing it.

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Cassandra Clare

There was something peculiarly gratifying about shouting in a blind rage until your words ran out.

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Cassandra Clare

She had never imagined that the kiss would be so brief and desperate and wild. Or that it would taste of holy water. Holy water and blood.

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Cassandra Clare

Do reasons matter when there's nothing that can be done to change things.

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Cassandra Clare

He was still stroking the inside of her wrist, his touch doing odd delicious things to her skin and nerves.

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Cassandra Clare

You behave as if everything is funny to you, but you never laugh. Sometimes you smile when you think no one is paying attention.

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Cassandra Clare

I must say, I rather like the way you manage Will.

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Cassandra Clare

That though he is weak, he can still burn.

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Cassandra Clare

There was a man who was worthless, and knew he was worthless, and yet however far down he tried to sink his soul, there was always some part of him capable of great action.

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Cassandra Clare

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...

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Cassandra Clare

Were you thinking about eating me?

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Cassandra Clare

I do not walk like a duck.

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Cassandra Clare

And of course you wouldn't be going alone,' Will said impatiently. 'I would go with you. I wouldn't let anything happen to you.

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Cassandra Clare

The witchlight made his skin paler, his eyes more intently blue. They were the color of the water in the North Atlantic, where the ice drifted on its blue-black surface like the snow clinging to the dark...

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Cassandra Clare

I'm not going to be at all pleased if you've blinded me, Henry.

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Cassandra Clare

Inanimate objects are harmless indeed, Mr. Mortmain. But one cannot always say the same of the men who use them.

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Cassandra Clare

He always lived in his head. He never cared about how things were, only how they would be, someday, when he had everything he wanted. When we had everything we wanted.

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Cassandra Clare

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.

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Cassandra Clare

Goodness, my nose is enormous,' she exclaimed. 'Why didn't anyone tell me?

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Cassandra Clare

I know there are monsters on this earth,' said Tessa. 'You cannot tell me otherwise. I have seen them.

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Cassandra Clare

Let me give you a piece of advice. The handsome young fellow who's trying to rescue you from a hideous fate is never wrong. Not even if he says the sky is purple and made of hedgehogs.

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Cassandra Clare

Do you often sleep tied to the bed?

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Cassandra Clare

If no one in the entire world cared about you, did you really exist at all?

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Cassandra Clare

He was the one she was doing all this for, but sometimes she missed him so much it felt like she swallowed broken glass.

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Cassandra Clare

Whoever loves you now—and you must also love yourself—will love the truth of you.

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Cassandra Clare

How rude. Many who have gazed upon me have compared the experience to gazing at the radiance of the sun." Jem still had his eyes closed. "If they mean it gives you a headache, they aren't wrong.

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Cassandra Clare

A little girl robbed you?" Tessa said. "Actually, she wasn’t a little girl at all, as it turns out, but a midget in a dress with a penchant for violence, who goes by the name of Six-Fingered Nigel."...

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Cassandra Clare

My name is Herondale," the boy said cheerfully. "William Herondale, but everyone calls me Will. Is this really your room? Not very nice, is it?" He wandered toward the window, pausing to examine the stacks...

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Cassandra Clare

Downworld?" Tessa echoed, puzzled. "Is that a place in London?" "Never mind that," said Will. "I'm boasting of my investigative skills, and I would prefer to do it without interruption.

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Cassandra Clare

Do you normally turn up in gentlemen's bedrooms in the middle of the night? If I'd known that, I would have campaigned harder to make sure Charlotte let you stay.

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Cassandra Clare

Jessamine recoiled from the paper as if it were a snake. "A lady does not read the newspaper. The society pages, perhaps, or the theater news. Not this filth." "But you are not a lady, Jessamine---," Charlotte...

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Cassandra Clare

Remember when you tried to convince me to feed a poultry pie to the mallards in the park to see if you could breed a race of cannibal ducks?" "They ate it too," Will reminisced. "Bloodthirsty little beasts....

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Cassandra Clare

Are you implying that shreds of my reputation remain intact?" Will demanded with mock horror. "Clearly I have been doing something wrong. Or not something wrong, as the case may be." He banged on the side...

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Cassandra Clare

Oh, I can never get enough. Which, incidentally, is what your sister said when--

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Cassandra Clare

So you're a Shadowhunter,' Nate said. 'De Quincey told me that you lot were monsters.' 'Was that before or after he tried to eat you?' Will inquired.

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Cassandra Clare

Must you go? I was rather hoping you'd stay and be a ministering angel, but if you must go, you must." "I'll stay," Will said a bit crossly, and threw himself down in the armchair Tessa had just vacated....

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Cassandra Clare

I'm pure at heart. It repels the dirt.

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Cassandra Clare

Facilis descensus Averno Noctes atque dies patet atri ianua Ditis Sed revocare gradum superasque evadere ad auras Hoc opus labor est

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Cassandra Clare

Scott noticed Will staring at it and grinned. "Like what you see?" Woolsey Scott asked. "I do enjoy these surprise midnight declarations. Go along, have at it.

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Cassandra Clare

Is everyone looking for me?" She shook her head, pulling the robe closer. Suddenly she wanted to be covered up in front of him, in front of all that familiarity and beauty and that lovely predatory smile...

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Cassandra Clare

You ask a lot of questions, don't you?" "My brother always says curiosity is my besetting sin.

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Cassandra Clare

When you find a man you wish to marry, Tessa, remember this: You will know what kind of man he is not by the things he says, but by the things he does.

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Cassandra Clare

Will looked up in apparent relief when Charlotte and Tessa came in. "Will," Charlotte said, "You remember Miss Gray?" "My recollection of her," said Will, "is most vivid indeed.

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Cassandra Clare

Looking for an entirely reliable informant is like looking for a chaste mistress.

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Cassandra Clare

So you're not going to speak tonight," Tessa said. "At all." "Not unless you instruct me to," said Will. "This evening sounds as if it might be better than I thought.

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Cassandra Clare

I see you're determined to miss my point." "If you're point is that there was a pretty girl in the room and it was distracting you, then I think I've taken your point handily." "You think she's pretty?"...

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Cassandra Clare

We needn't talk about Tessa if you don't want to, you know." "It's not Tessa." This was true. Will hadn't been thinking of Tessa. He was getting good at not thinking about her, really; all it took was...

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Cassandra Clare

You’re not the only one who calls them that; the other Downworlders do the same,” said Will. “I discovered that fact while investigating the symbol. I must have carried that knife through a hundred...

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Cassandra Clare

Charlotte leaned forward across the table. “The Dark Sisters never mentioned what use they intended to make of your abilities, did they?” “You know about the Magister.” Tessa said. “They said...

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Cassandra Clare

Smarmy little prig,” Will snarled, leaning father forward, as if he longed to reach through the magical portal and strangle Gabriel. “When I get him alone…” “I ought to go in with her instead,”...

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Cassandra Clare

James, you are all the family I have. I would die for you. You know that. I would die without you. If it were not for you, I would be dead a hundred times over these past five years. I owe you everything,...

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Cassandra Clare

I love you. And I don't want to lose you.

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Cassandra Clare

Your place is with me. It always will be. -Jem Carstairs

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Cassandra Clare

You are home for me now." --Jem to Tessa

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Cassandra Clare

It is as great a thing to love as it is to be loved. Love is not something that can be wasted.

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Cassandra Clare

The kitchen was bright, cheerful yellow, the walls decorated with framed chalk and pencil sketches Simon and Rebecca had done in grade school. Rebecca had some drawing talent, you could tell, but Simon's...

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Cassandra Clare

Hello, hello.” Magnus swept toward them..."Alec, my darling, Clary. And rat-boy." He swept a bow toward Simon, who looked annoyed. "To what do I owe the pleasure?" "We came to see Jace," Clary said....

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Cassandra Clare

Sometimes," Jem said, "our lives can change so fast that the change outpaces our minds and hearts. It's those times, I think, when our lives have altered but we still long for the time before everything...

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Cassandra Clare

Magnus reached out to touch Alec, but Alec moved away. Magnus' hand fall to himself.

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Cassandra Clare

Alec slid his hand from Jace's arm to his shoulder. Magnus cleared his throat. Alec dropped his hand. Simon grinned into his undrunk coffee.

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Cassandra Clare

Beautiful. He'd called her beautiful. Nobody had ever called her that before, except her mother, which didn't count. Mothers were required to think you were beautiful.

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Cassandra Clare

Look, it's easy to outsmart a werewolf or a vampire," Jace said. "They're no smarter than anyone else. But faeries live for hundreds of years and they're as cunning as snakes. They can't lie, but they...

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Cassandra Clare

Demons feed on death and pain madness," Valentine said. "When I kill, it is because I must. You grew up in a falsely beautiful paradise surrounded by fragile glass walls, my daughter. Your mother created...

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Cassandra Clare

It's Will," she said. "He's being absolutely ridiculous in the dining room." Charlotte looked puzzled. "How is this different from him being totally ridiculous in the library or the weapons room or any...

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Cassandra Clare

Will moved to object, but it was too late; Henry had already pressed the button. There was a blinding flare of light and a whooshing sound, and the room was plunged into blackness. Tessa gave a yelp of...

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Cassandra Clare

Tessa poked at her left incisor with her tongue. It was flat again, an ordinary tooth. "I don't understand what makes them come out like that!" "Hunger," said Jem. "Were you think about blood?" "No." "Were...

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Cassandra Clare

Henry turned as if to dart out of the room, then swung around and stared at them, a look of confusion passing over his freckled face, as if he had only now had cause to wonder why Will, Tessa, and Jem...

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Cassandra Clare

Now don't go wandering off, William," she said with a meaningful glance. "I don't want to lose you in the crowd." Will's jaw set. "I'm getting the oddest feeling that you're enjoying this," he said under...

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Cassandra Clare

Oh, I can never get enough," he said. "Which, incidentally, is what your sister said to me when - " The carriage door flew open. A hand shot out, grabbed Will by the back of the shirt, and hauled him inside....

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Cassandra Clare

Drowning yourself won't help, she told herself sternly. Now, drowning Will, on the other hand...

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Cassandra Clare

Not really, but after that I think about how I could kill him while he slept if I really wanted to, and then I feel better.

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Cassandra Clare

The demon bared its greenish fangs. "This is my true form. An ugly surprise for you, I suppose." "I daresay it's an improvement," said Will. "You weren't much to look at before, and at least the horns...

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Cassandra Clare

She looked up at him with a smile. The smile broke what was left of his resistance - shattered it. He had let the walls down when he'd thought she was gone, and there was no time to build them back up....

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Cassandra Clare

He took her by the shoulders and pulled her closer to him, his fingers knotting in the fabric of her dress. Even more than in the attic, she felt caught in the eddy of a powerful wave that threatened to...

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Cassandra Clare

It's Will who ought to be sorry." Jem's eyes darkened. "We shall throw him out onto the streets," he proclaimed. "I promise you he'll be gone by morning." Tessa started and sat upright. "Oh - no, you can't...

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Cassandra Clare

Who said we were owed happiness?

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Cassandra Clare

Max," Jace said. "Max, I’m so sorry.

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Cassandra Clare

That’s why girls have boyfriends. So you have someone to take you to boring functions.

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Cassandra Clare

You can’t just keep grabbing at me every time you see me. It’s not a substitute for actually talking.

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Cassandra Clare

What?" Jace was still staring at her as if she'd told him she'd found one of the Silent Brothers doing nude cartwheels in the hallway.

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Cassandra Clare

Dead bodies didn't resemble unconscious ones; it was as if you could sense that something had fled from them, that some essential spark was now missing.

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Cassandra Clare

From the first time I saw you, I've belonged to you completely. I still do. If you want me. -Jace

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