I love you. And I don't want to lose you.— Cassandra Clare
Revealing Jem Carstairs quotations
Wherever we are, we are as one
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.
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 don't know how to live in the world as a Shadowhunter without Will.
I don't think i even want to. I am still a parabatai, but my other half is gone.
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.
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
If there is a life after this one, he said, let me meet you in it, James Carstairs.
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?
Our souls are knit. We are one person, James.
Jem is nothing but goodness. That he struck you last night only shows how capable you are of driving even saints to madness.
For five years it had been his absolute truth.
Jem and Will. Will and Jem. Will Herondale lives, therefore Jem Carstairs lives also.
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. Never trust a duck.
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.
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.
For that was love, wasnt it--to burn bright in someone else's eyes?
He touched her as he usually touched his beloved violin, with a soft and urgent grace that left her breathless.
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 someone’s parabatai. It’s no small commitment.
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, we can still catch syphilis." "Or demon pox," Will suggested cheerfully, trying the door under the stairs.
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.
Bloodthirsty little beasts. Never trust a duck.- William Herondale
The right man won't care
I take your hand, brother, so that you may go in peace.
Will had opened his blue eyes that never lost their colour over all the passing years, and looked at Jem and then Tessa, and smiled, and died, with Tessa's head on his shoulder and and his hand in Jem's.
Your place is with me. It always will be. -Jem Carstairs
I do not believe you can threaten people into goodness.” - Jem Carstairs
You cannot reduce the situation to worm jokes, Will.
This is Gabriel and Gideon’s father we’re discussing.” “We’re not just discussing him; we’re chasing him through an ornamental sculpture garden because he’s turned into a worm.
Jem shook his head. "You bit de Quincey" he said. "You fool. He's a VAMPIRE" "I had no choice" said Will " He was choking me" "I know" Jem said. " But really Will, AGAIN?
There are so many worse things than death. Not to be loved or not to be able to love: that is worse.
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 to remember his own name.' 'The man's eighty-nine', muttered Jem. 'He may well have the problem anyway.
I know you feel inhuman, and as if you are set apart, away from life and love, but... I promise you, the right man won't care.
I will still be in some part the Jem you knew, and I will see you with the eyes of my heart.
You are home for me now." --Jem to Tessa
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--