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Luke Garroway: Forgive me my paternal panic. I tend to get a little nervous when you're not in my immediate line of sight these days.

Clary Fairchild: Oh, yeah? How long do you think that's going to go on for?

Luke Garroway: Not long. Five, maybe six years.

Clary Fairchild: Luke!

Luke Garroway: I plan to let you start dating when you're thirty, if that helps.

Clary Fairchild: Actually, that doesn't sound so bad. I may not be ready until I'm thirty.

(After Jace saves Simon...)

Valentine Morgenstern: You have no idea what you've done, Jonathan. No idea.

Jace Herondale: I saved a life. One you tried to take. I know that much.

Valentine Morgenstern: Not a human life. You resurrected a monster that will only kill to feed again. His kind are always hungry—

Simon Lewis: I'm hungry right now. I wouldn't mind a little more blood. Of course your blood would probably choke me, you poisonous piece of—

(Simon drinks blood from Jace and barely makes himself stop...)

Simon Lewis: I could have killed you.

Jace Herondale: I would have let you.

Alec Lightwood: I need to get back to the battle. You're a warlock. Can't you, I don't know, fly me back to the boat or something? And fix my concussion while you're at it? Sorry, I know you don't have to help us out—it's a favor...

Magnus Bane: Stop. I don't do you favors, Alec. I do things for you because—well, why do you think I do them?

Valentine Morgenstern (to Clary): You grew up in a falsely beautiful paradise surrounded by fragile glass walls, my daughter. Your mother created the world she wanted to live in and she brought you up in it, but she never told you it was an illusion. And all the time the demons waited with their weapons of blood and terror to smash the glass and pull you free of the lie.

Valentine Morgenstern: I can see the truth of it. Mundanes see as through a glass, darkly, but Shadowhunters—we see face-to-face. We know the truth of evil, and know that while it walks among us, it is not of us. What does not belong to our world must not be allowed to take root here, to grow like a poisonous flower and extinguish all life.

(Magnus makes the van able to drive on water...)

Jace Herondale: Now this is really going to impress Valentine.

Clary Fairchild: I don't know. Other crack teams get bat boomerangs and wall-crawling powers; we get the Aquatruck.

Magnus Bane: If you don't like it, Nephilim, you're welcome to see if you can walk on the water.

Jace Herondale: I'm a dangerous criminal. Or hadn't you heard?

Alec Lightwood: She didn't call you a criminal, exactly... (meaning Inquisitor)

Jace Herondale: No, I'm just a very naughty boy. I do all sorts of bad things. I kick kittens. I make rude gestures at nuns.

(Clary invents a new rune...)

Jace Herondale: I've got a stele we can use. Who wants to do me?

Magnus Bane (mutters): A regrettable choice of words.

Valentine Morgenstern: The Angel chose the Nephilim for a reason. We are the best of this world, and we are meant to save it. We are the closest thing that exists in this world to gods and we must use that power to save this world from destruction, whatever the cost to us.

Valentine Morgenstern: The Clave is hopelessly corrupt and must be destroyed and built again. Idris must be freed from the influence of the degenerate races, and Earth made proof against the demonic threat.

The Mortal Instruments Quotes

The Mortal Instruments Quotes


Series: The Mortal Instruments
Number of books: 6
Author: Cassandra Clare
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Fiction
Release Date: March 27, 2007

Synopsis / Summary

Clary Fray’s search for her missing mother leads her into an alternate New York called Downworld, filled with mysterious faeries, hard-partying warlocks, not-what-they-seem vampires, an army of werewolves, and the demons who want to destroy it all. She also finds herself torn between two boys—her best friend, Simon, for whom she’s developing new feelings, and the mysterious Shadowhunter, Jace. She becomes a part of the secret world of the Shadowhunters and as she does, she discovers that rescuing her mother might mean jeopardizing everything the Shadowhunters work for. (

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