quote by Cassandra Clare

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.

— Cassandra Clare

Bumbling Clockwork quotations

Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.

I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker.

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.

We are not our parents, Gabriel. We do not have to carry the burden of their choices or their sins.


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.

I love you crookedly because my heart's been unhinged from birth.

The doctors gave me strict instructions not to fall in love: my fragile clockwork heart would never survive. But when you gave me a dose of love so powerful - far beyond my wildest dreams - that I felt able to confront anything for you, I decided to put my life in your hands.

The important thing is moral choice. Evil has to exist along with good, in order that moral choice may operate. Life is sustained by the grinding opposition of moral entities.

Do reasons matter when there's nothing that can be done to change things.

Men may be stronger, but it is women who endure.


One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.

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.

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

No one can say that death found in me a willing comrade, or that I went easily.

I have a sort of a fetish for insects, clockwork, monsters, dark places, and unborn things


Does God want goodness or the choice of goodness? Is a man who chooses to be bad perhaps in some way better than a man who has the good imposed upon him?

Our hearts, they need a mirror, Tessa. We see our better selves in the eyes of those who love us.

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 friends, but he would always side with Will. Kindly, but firmly, he put Will above everything else in the world. Well, nearly everything.

If there is a life after this one, he said, let me meet you in it, James Carstairs.

Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.


And you should not be out and about in your nightgown. There are Lightwoods wandering these halls.

A very magnanimous statement, Gideon,” said Magnus.

“I’m Gabriel.” Magnus waved a hand. “All Lightwoods look the same to me.

Someday, Will, I will go where none can follow me, and I think it will be sooner rather than later. Have you ever asked yourself why I agreed to be your parabatai?

A clockwork heart can't replace the real thing.

It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you watch them on a screen.


I know how you are with your words, and, Will- I love all of them.

Every word you say. The silly ones, the mad ones, the beautiful ones, and the ones that are only for me. I love them, and I love you." - Tessa Gray

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

Perhaps not," said Will, who had ears like a bat's. "But I would make a radiant bride.

I am not a certified idiot—" "Lack of certification hardly proves intelligence," Will muttered.

For five years it had been his absolute truth.

Jem and Will. Will and Jem. Will Herondale lives, therefore Jem Carstairs lives also.


For that was love, wasnt it--to burn bright in someone else's eyes?

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.

We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot unwrite it.

There's nothing you could have done that would cause me to cease loving either of you. Will is myself, my own soul, and if I am not to have the keeping of your heart, then there is not other I would rather have that honor.

I feel like you can look inside me and see all the places I am odd or unusual and fit your heart around them, for you are odd and unusual in just the same way. We are the same.

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