quote by Cassandra Clare

You endure what is unbearable, and you bear it. That is all.

— Cassandra Clare

Practical James Carstairs quotations

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.


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

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

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

It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone.

They could be honest with me, and I with them.


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.

Every heart has its own melody.

Dreams can be dangerous things.

Your place is with me. It always will be. -Jem Carstairs

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, and if you cannot believe I have empathy, perhaps you might at least believe I know honor--honor, and debt--


When I am in the darkness, I want to think of it in the light, with you. - James Carstairs

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.

Every heart has its own melody," he said. "You know mine. - James Carstairs

Go in peace, James Carstairs.

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 at him. "She does.