Clary Fairchild Quotes

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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.

(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.

Simon Lewis: How do you know that?

Jace Herondale: I can hear it. And so could you if you tried, bloodsucker.

Simon Lewis (to Clary): I think I liked "mundane" better than "bloodsucker."

Clary Fairchild: With Jace, you don't really get to choose your insulting nickname.

Luke Garroway (about Simon): Clary, I'm telling you he made his own decisions. What you're blaming yourself for is being what you are. And that's no one's fault and nothing you can change. You told him the truth and he made up his own mind what he wanted to do about that. Everyone has choices to make; no one has the right to take those choices away from us. Not even out of love.

Clary Fairchild: But that's just it. When you love someone, you don't have a choice. Love takes your choices away.

Luke Garroway: It's a lot better than the alternative.

Jace Herondale: Magnus didn't get to be High Warlock for nothing. His power extends through the city and beyond. He can sense what's out there, to an extent.

Clary Fairchild: He can feel disturbances in the Force?

(When Clary and Jace still thought they're siblings...)

Clary Fairchild: Why are you doing this to me?

Jace Herondale: Because you're lying to me. And you're lying to yourself.

Clary Fairchild: What do you want me to tell you? The truth? The truth is that I love Simon like I should love you, and I wish he was my brother and you weren't, but I can't do anything about that and neither can you!

Clary Fairchild: If you just want to study a Shadowhunter, I won't be much use to you. I don't know anything about Shadowhunting. I hardly have any training. I'm the wrong person to pick.

Seelie Queen: In truth, Clarissa Morgenstern, you are precisely the right person. Thanks to the changes your father worked in you, you are not like other Shadowhunters. Your gifts are different.

Clary Fairchild: My gifts?

Seelie Queen: Yours is the gift of words that cannot be spoken, and your brother's is the Angel's own gift. Your father made sure of it, when your brother was a child and before you were ever born.

Izzy Lightwood: How did you get Magnus to let Jace leave?

Clary Fairchild: Traded him for Alec.

(Isabelle looks mildly alarmed.)

Izzy Lightwood: Not permanently?

Jace Herondale: No. Just for a few hours. Unless I don't come back. In which case, maybe he does get to keep Alec. Think of it as a lease with an option to buy.

Izzy Lightwood: Mom and Dad won't be pleased if they find out.

Simon Lewis: That you freed a possible criminal by trading away your brother to a warlock who looks like a gay Sonic the Hedgehog and dresses like the Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? No, probably not.

Alec Lightwood: Isabelle says the Queen of the Seelie Court has requested an audience with us.

Magnus Bane: Sure. And Madonna wants me as a backup dancer on her next world tour.

Alec Lightwood: Who's Madonna?

Clary Fairchild: Who's the Queen of the Seelie Court?

(Clary spills hot coffee at her hand...)

Simon Lewis: Let me see.

Clary Fairchild: It's okay. No big deal.

(Simon kisses her hand...)

Simon Lewis: All better now.

Jace Herondale: You're a Shadowhunter. You know how to deal with injuries. (He slides his stele across the table toward her.) Use it.

Clary Fairchild: No. (pushes the stele back across the table at him)

Jace Herondale: Clary...

Simon Lewis: She said she doesn't want it. Ha-ha.

Jace Herondale: Ha-ha? That's your comeback?

(Alec comes in...)

Alec Lightwood: What's going on?

Magnus Bane: We seem to be trapped in an episode of One Life to Waste. It's all very dull.

Magnus Bane: Hello, hello. Alec, my darling. Clary. And rat-boy. To what do I owe the pleasure?

Clary Fairchild: We came to see Jace. Is he all right?

Magnus Bane: I don't know. Does he normally just lie on the floor like that without moving?

Alec Lightwood: What..! (Magnus laughs) That's not funny.

Magnus Bane: You're so easy to tease. And yes, your friend is just fine. Well, except that he keeps putting all my things away and trying to clean up. Now I can't find anything. He's compulsive.

Luke Garroway (to Clary): There is something you should have. Something every Shadowhunter should have.

Simon Lewis: An obnoxious, arrogant attitude?

Luke Garroway: A stele. Every Shadowhunter should have a stele.

Clary Fairchild: Do you have one?

(Luke brings out a stele and puts it on the table...)

Clary Fairchild: Pretty.

Luke Garroway: I'm glad you think so, because I want you to have it.

Clary Fairchild: Have it? But it's yours, isn't it?

Luke Garroway: This was your mother's. She didn't want to keep it

at the apartment in case you happened across it, so she asked me to hold

on to it for her.

(Clary picks up the stele...)

Clary Fairchild: I can have it?

Luke Garroway: Sure. It's an old model, of course, almost twenty years out of date. They may have refined the designs since. Still, it's reliable enough.

Simon Lewis: It's really weird thinking of Luke as someone who was once a Shadowhunter. Weirder than it is thinking of him as a werewolf.

Clary Fairchild: Really? Why?

Simon Lewis: I've heard of werewolves before. They're sort of a known element. So he turns into a wolf once a month, so what. But the Shadowhunter thing—they're like a cult.

Clary Fairchild: They're not like a cult.

Simon Lewis: Sure they are. Shadowhunting is their whole lives. And they look down on everyone else. They call us mundanes. Like they're not human beings. They're not friends with ordinary people, they don't go to the same places, they don't know the same jokes, they think they're above us.

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