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

— Cassandra Clare

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

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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.

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.


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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.


For five years it had been his absolute truth.

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

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.

What I do know is that if we are born again, I will meet you in another life, and if there is a river, you will wait on the shores for me to come to you, so that we can cross together.

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 to his brother. “Do not speak to Will in that manner.

You said I am a good man," he said. "But I am not that good a man. And I am--I am catastrophically in love with you.


Achilles was murdered with a poisoned arrow, and Jason died alone, killed by his own rotting ship. Such is the fate of heroes.

Her throat ached: adoration, heartbreak, in equal measure. “Kiss me,” she said. “Please.

I love you so much, so incredibly much," he went on, "and I forget when you're close to me, I forget who you are. I forget that you're Jem's. I'd have to be the worst sort of person to think what I'm thinking right now. But I am thinking it.

And now I need you to do for me what I cannot do for myself.

For you to be my eyes when I do not have them. For you to be my hands when I cannot use my own. For you to be my heart when mine is done beating.

Gabriel’s green eyes sought Will. “It was demon pox, wasn’t it? You know all about it, don’t you? Aren’t you some sort of expert?” “Well, you needn’t act as if I invented it,” said Will.


Marry me," he said. "Marry me, Tess. Marry me and be Tessa Herondale. Or be Tessa Gray, or be whatever you wish to call yourself, but marry me and stay with me and never leave me, for I cannot bear another day of my life to go by that does not have you in it.

Pointless, needless suffering and pain? I don’t suppose it would help if I told you that was the way life is. The good suffer, the evil flourish, and all that is mortal passes away.

One must always be careful of books.

The first one is always the hardest," he said.

"The first?" "The first one you love who dies," he said. "It gets easier, after.

Mr. Rochester never courted Jane Eyre, Tessa pointed out. No, he dressed up as a woman and terrified the poor girl out of her wits. Is that what you want?


Unfortunatley, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains my self.

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

Tessa touched his wrist lightly with her hand. "Be brave," she said. "It's not a duck, is it?

All Lightwoods look the same to me—

By the Angel, it just crushed Sophocles," noted Will.

"Has no one respect for the classics these days?