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.
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.
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 It's an old model, of course, almost twenty years out of date.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.
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: What would you do if you saw something nobody else could see?
(Luke drops a tape gun in shock...)
Luke Garroway: You mean if I were the only witness to a crime, that sort of thing?
Clary Fairchild: No. I mean, if there were other people around, but you were the only one who could see something. As if it were invisible to everyone but you.
Luke Garroway: I know it sounds crazy, but... Clary, you're an artist, like your mother. That means you see the world in ways that other people don't. It's your gift, to see the beauty and the horror in ordinary things. It doesn't make you crazy—just different. There's nothing wrong with being different.
Clary Fairchild: Luke, you cannot blame yourself for what happened to the pack.
Luke Garroway: They trusted me and I abandoned them.
Clary Fairchild: So now you're just gonna abandon me?
Luke Garroway: Clary, you know that I will always love you.
Clary Fairchild: Then don't leave me. Please, Luke. Please, not now. Not... I need my dad.
Luke Garroway: I'm sorry, kiddo.
Maryse Lightwood: What?
Luke Garroway: Nothing. I just...
Maryse Lightwood: What?
Luke Garroway: I just haven't seen you let your hair down, literally, since the Accords Ball in Idris.
Maryse Lightwood: That was 20 years ago.
Luke Garroway: Was that 20 years ago?
Maryse Lightwood: Yeah.
Luke Garroway: Well, you look just as lovely now as you did then.
Luke Garroway (about Jace's mother): We did what we could on our own, but... nothing seemed to make a difference. Except when your dad, Stephen, was around.
Jace Herondale: Yeah, Imogen told me that... after my father died, she used to... wear his ring around her neck and never take it off. Maybe that's why. Maybe... it made her feel close to him.
Luke Garroway: I know it must be hard for you... to think about your mother and what she went through. But she was an amazing person who helped create another amazing person. So don't forget to hang on to the good.