Magnus Bane: You want to know what it's like when your parents are good churchgoing folk and you happen to be born with the devil's mark? (points to his eyes) When your father flinches at the sight of you and your mother hangs herself in the barn, driven mad by what she's done? When I was ten, my father tried to drown me in the creek. I lashed out at him with everything I had... burned him where he stood. I went to the fathers of the church eventually, for sanctuary. They hid me. They say that pity's a bitter thing, but it's better than hate. When I found out what I was really, only half a human being, I hated myself. Anything's better than that.
Alec Lightwood: It wasn't your fault. You can't help how you're born.
Alec Lightwood: This place is full of Downworlders. You know that. I think you should try to keep the details of our investigation secret.
Izzy Lightwood: Investigation? Now we're detectives? Maybe we should all have code names.
Jace Herondale: Good idea, I shall be Baron Hotschaft Von Hugenstein.
(Alec spits out water that he's been drinking)