Jace Herondale Quotes

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Simon Lewis: Look on the bright side. If they need a human sacrifice, you can always offer me. I'm not sure the rest of you qualify anyway.

Jace Herondale: It's always nice when someone volunteers to be the first up against the wall.

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.

(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 is standing by the window thinking out loud...)

Magnus Bane: Blood. I had a dream two nights ago. I saw a city all of blood, with towers made of bone, and blood ran in the streets like water.

Simon Lewis: Is standing by the window muttering about blood something he does all the time?

Jace Herondale: No, sometimes he sits on the couch and does it.

Imogen Herondale: You are arrogant. As well as intolerant. Did your father teach you to behave this way?

Jace: Not to him.

Imogen Herondale: Then you're aping him. Valentine was one of the most arrogant and disrespectful men I've ever met. I suppose he brought you up to be just like him.

Jace: Yes, I was trained to be an evil mastermind from a young age. Pulling the wings off flies, poisoning the earth's water supply—I was covering that stuff in kindergarten. I guess we're all just lucky my father faked his own death before he got to the raping and pillaging part of my education, or no one would be safe.

Imogen Herondale: Look at me, boy. You will call me Inquisitor. You will not call me anything else. Do you understand?

Jace: My name is Jace. Not boy. Jace Wayland.

Imogen Herondale: You have no right to the name of Wayland. You are Jonathan Morgenstern. To claim the name of Wayland makes you a liar. Just like your father.

Jace: Actually, I prefer to think that I'm a liar in a way that's uniquely my own.

Imogen Herondale: I see. You are intolerant of authority, just as your father was. Like the angel whose name you both bear. Lucifer was rewarded for his rebellion when God cast him into the pits of hell. If you defy my authority, I can promise that you will envy him his fate.

Luke Garroway: Affection doesn't work like that. You can't turn it off, like a tap. Especially if you're a parent.

Jace Herondale: They're not really my parents.

Luke Garroway: There's more to parentage than blood. They've been your parents for seven years in all the ways that matter. Maryse is just hurt.

Jace Herondale: Hurt? She's hurt?

Luke Garroway: She loved Valentine, remember. As we all did. He hurt her badly. She doesn't want his son to do the same. She worries you've lied to them. That the person she thought you were all these years was a ruse, a trick. You have to reassure her.

Clary Fairchild: Do you have to be so...

Jace Herondale: Unpleasant? Only on days when my adoptive mother tosses me out of the house with instructions never to darken her door again. Usually, I'm remarkably good-natured. Try me on any day that doesn't end in y.

Alec Lightwood: How do you manage never to get mud on you?

Izzy Lightwood: I'm pure at heart. It repels the dirt.

(Jace snorts and then wiggles his fingers covered in mud at her.)

Jace Herondale: Filthy inside and out.

Clary Fairchild: Are you testing what Alec said about some of these bikes being able to go underwater?

Jace Herondale: No. I think that's just a story.

Clary Fairchild: But, Jace, all the stories are true.

Jace Herondale: Fine. I'll go with you. You don't have to tell me good things about your mother. (he's talking about Jocelyn) I already know them.

Clary Fairchild: Do you?

Jace Herondale: She raised you, didn't she?

Jace Herondale: I may not believe in sin, but I do feel guilt. We Shadowhunters live by a code, and that code isn't flexible. Honor, fault, penance, those are real to us, and they have nothing to do with religion and everything to do with who we are. This is who I am, Clary. I am one of the Clave. It's in my blood and bones.

Dorothea Rollins: Didn't I read your tea leaves, Shadowhunter? Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?

Jace Herondale: Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself.

Dorothea Rollins: At least, you don't have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland.

Jace Herondale: Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting.

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