I love you. And I don't want to lose you.— Cassandra Clare
Impressive Tessa Gray quotations
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.
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.
Our hearts, they need a mirror, Tessa. We see our better selves in the eyes of those who love us.
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.
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 alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them.
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
Jem is nothing but goodness. That he struck you last night only shows how capable you are of driving even saints to madness.
It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone.
They could be honest with me, and I with them.
If no one in the entire world cared about you, did you really exist at all?
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.
It's too late," she said. "Don't say that." His voice was half a whisper. "I love you, Tessa. I love you.
wanting what you could not have led to misery and madness
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.
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.
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.
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 other dreams, a lifetime’s worth.
One must always be careful of books.
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.
I thought perhaps that when you told me you did not love me that my own feelings would fall away and atrophy, but they have not. They have grown every day. I love you now more desperately, this moment, than I have ever loved you before, and in an hour I will love you more than that
You kindled me, heap of ashes that I am, into fire.
He had wondered once why love was always phrased in terms of burning. The conflagration in his own veins, now, gave the answer.
Clary,” Jocelyn said. “I want you to meet Tessa Gray.
It is not easy to be different, and even less so to be unique.
You would make a very ugly woman" "I would not. I would be stunning
Do not seek revenge and call it justice.
And what colour do you suppose the inner depths of your soul are, Will Herondale?' 'Mauve,' said Will.
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 understand?
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 like it." "But think how entertaining for sightseers," said Tessa, and she saw Jem duck his head to hide the quick flash of his grin.
I am not the one of us who has no heart.
[...] He tasted like snowflakes and wine, like winter and Will and London.
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 died alone, killed by his own rotting ship. Such is the fate of heroes; the Angel knows why anyone would want to be one.
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 eyed her bosom openly. “I can see that,” he said. "Armed to the teeth, as it were.