Cassandra Clare Quotes

Judith Lewis, recognized by her pseudonym Cassandra Clare, is an American writer of young adult literature, renowned for her highly popular series, The Mortal Instruments. Wikipedia

“The Law is hard, but it is the Law.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“But God knows, I don’t want anyone but you. I don’t even want to want anyone but you.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Sorry, are you telling me that your demon-slaying buddies need to be driven to their next assignment with the forces of darkness by my mom?” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I prefer the school of life.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I am, in the end, what you made me.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Because the world isn’t divided into the special and the ordinary. Everyone has the potential to be extra ordinary.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Or maybe it’s just that beautiful things are so easily broken by the world.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“He will get through this, even if he thinks he won’t.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“As far as I’m concerned, this is the worst thing that’s happened since I found out why Magnus was banned from Peru.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“His eyes were green.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“And we believe in his promises. Therefore you can never lose hope – hatikva – because if you keep hope alive, it will keep you alive.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Regret is such a pointless emotion, don’t you agree?” ~ Cassandra Clare

“He’s got a great sense of humor for a guy who never says anything.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“For five years it had been his absolute truth. Jem and Will. Will and Jem. Will Herondale lives, therefore Jem Carstairs lives also.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Pain made you strong. Loss made you powerful.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“People who know and love the same books as you, have the road map to your soul.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Love is the most powerful force in the world. That love can do anything.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Freely we serve Because we freely love, as in our will To love or not; in this we stand or fall.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Atque in pepetuum, frater, ave atque vale. Forever and ever, my brother, hail and farewell.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“All things tend toward entropy. The whole universe is moving outward, the stars pulling away from one another, God knows what falling through the cracks between them.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“You endure what is unbearable, and you bear it. That is all.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Dear Alec, As your best friend and parabatai, I am offended not to have been asked to be your best man at the wedding. Et tu, Brutus. -Jace Alec, he really is upset. He hasn’t washed his hair in three days. -Clary.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Loss was an inevitability of love, pain the inescapable price of joy. Everyone had to learn this someday – maybe this was what it meant to grow up.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“He wanted to make her laugh. He wanted to sit and listen to her talk about books until his ears fell off. But all these were things he could not want, because they were things he could not have, and wanting what you could not have led to misery and madness.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“He said there are thousands of Shadowhunters, but great love comes once in a lifetime if one is lucky, and one would be a fool to let it go.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“The boy never cried again, and he never forgot what he’d learned: that to love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“You could have anything else in the world. and you asked for me.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Our souls are knit. We are one person, James.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I think I’m better than everyone else. An opinion that has been backed up with ample evidence.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there’s a life after that, I’ll love you then.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“It’s love, not the Battle of Thermopylae. You don’t have to treat everything like it’s a last stand.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“If you love someone, you’re not supposed to want them to come back. Better a peaceful sleep in the earth than the life of a zombie – not really dead but not really alive, either.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Hope is not an illusion.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Wo men shi jie bai xiong di-we are more than brothers, Will.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“You asked me how I, being immortal, survive so many deaths. There is no great secret. You endure what is unbearable, and you bear it. That is all.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“When you love someone, you don’t have a choice. Love takes your choices away. – Clary Fray.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“And I would do it again. I love you, Jace Wayland-Herondale-Lightwood-whatever you want to call yourself. I don’t care. I love you and I will always love you, and pretending it could be any other ways is just a waste of time.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Seeing through glamour is easy. It’s people that are hard.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Maybe Alexander Lightwood would not break his heart.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I would give you everything of myself. I would give you more in two weeks than most men would give you in a lifetime.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“All the stories are true.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“To love is to destroy. To be loved is to be the destroyed.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“The world is a wheel. When we rise or fall, we do it together.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Words have the power to change us.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I belong to you. You could do anything you wanted with me and I would let you. You could ask anything of me and I’d break myself trying to make you happy. My heart tells me this is the best and greatest feeling I have ever had.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I feel myself diminished, parts of me spiralling away into the darkness, that which is good and honest and true – If you hold it away from yourself long enough, do you lose it entirely? If no one cares for you at all, do you even really exist?” ~ Cassandra Clare

“And next time you’re planning to injure yourself to get me attention, just remember that a little sweet talk works wonders.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Let me give you a piece of advice. The handsome young fellow who’s trying to rescue you from a hideous fate is never wrong. Not even if he says the sky is purple and made of hedgehogs.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Jace, Clary thought, was the sort of person who liked it when things were happening, even things that were bad.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“When you find a man you wish to marry, Tessa, remember this: You will know what kind of man he is not by the things he says, but by the things he does.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“It has been the privilege and the honor of my life to know you.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Every meeting led to a parting, and so it would, as long as life was mortal. In every meeting there was some of the sorrow of parting, but in everything parting there was some of the joy of meeting as well.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Some Laws were meant to be broken.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“The way he looked at you. I got it then. He loved you, and it was killing him. He won’t get over you, Clary, he can’t.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“What’s the point in wasting a perfectly good brick wall when you have someone to throw against it, that’s what I always say.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“There are so many worse things than death. Not to be loved or not to be able to love: that is worse.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Yes, she’s bleeding to death upstairs, but I thought I’d avoid telling you right away, because I like to draw the suspense out.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Amor verus numquam moritur: True love never dies.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“For love is as strong as death.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Do not seek revenge and call it justice.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Hail and Farewell, my brother.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Of course I can see you. I’m not blind, you know. Oh, but you are. You just don’t know it.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Life is a stage, so exit in style.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“As long as I can dream, I will dream of you.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Your life is yours to live as you choose.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“One can give up many things for love, but one should not give up oneself.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“He’d burn the whole world down til he could dig out you of the ashes.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“She did not belong to Will-she was too much herself to belong to anyone, even Jem-but she belonged with them, and silently he cursed the Consul for not seeing it.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, and then throw it in the face of the person who gave you the lemons until they give you the oranges you originally asked for.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“There might not be so much of a difference between the side of Light and the side of Dark as you suppose. After all, without the Dark, there is nothing for the light to burn away.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“When two people are at one in their inmost hearts, they shatter even the strength of iron or bronze.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Lies and secrets, Tessa, they are like a cancer in the soul. They eat away what is good and leave only destruction behind.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“The wishes of our hearts are weapons that can be used against us.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Freely we serve, because we freely love.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Fate is never fair. You are caught in a current much stronger than you are; struggle against it and you’ll drown not just yourself but those who try to save you. Swim with it. and you’ll survive.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“There’s plenty of sense in nonsense sometimes, if you wish to look for it.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“There are memories that time can’t erase, Clarissa. Ask your friend, Magnus Bane, if you don’t believe me. Forever does not make loss forgettable. Only bearable.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“It’s fascinating. You know all these words, and they’re all English, but when you string them together into sentences, they just don’t make any sense.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“My name is Sabastian. I had a father, but he is dead. I had a mother, but she is dead to me. I have a brother, and I will Bind him to me. I have a sister, and I will teach her to love me. My name is Sabastain, and I am going to burn down the world.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I love your name. I love the sound of it.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Every heart has its own melody.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Family is more than blood.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I am a demon hunter. Clearly, I am not afraid of the dark.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I always thought I was happy being the dark star to your supernova.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Will smiled the way Lucifer might have smiled, moments before he fell from Heaven.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“That’s why girls have boyfriends. So you have someone to take you to boring functions.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“When the soul has left the body, it belongs to death. And it cannot be taken back without a price.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“The best lies are based on the truth, at least in part.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Where there is love, there is often also hate. They can exist side by side.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“In difficult times, in dark times, some people shine.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“My will and my desire were turned by love, the love that moves the sun and the other stars.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Sarcasm is the last refuge of the imaginatively bankrupt.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Temper us in fire, and we grow stronger. When we suffer, we survive.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“You’re a reader as well as a writer, so write what you’d want to read.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Sometimes, when I have to do something I don’t want to do, I pretend I’m a character from a book. It’s easier to know what they would do.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“If you were half as funny as you think you are, you’d be twice as funny as you are now.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo.” “If I cannot move Heaven, I will raise Hell.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“You are not the last dream of my soul. You are the first dream, the only dream I ever was unable to stop myself from dreaming. You are the first dream of my soul, and from that dream I hope will come all other dreams, a lifetime’s worth.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Our hearts, they need a mirror, Tessa. We see our better selves in the eyes of those who love us.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“No one is ever the villain of their own story.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Always when Will did something to protect Tessa, Jem thought it was for his sake, not for Will’s. Always Will wished Jem could be entirely right. Each needle prick had it own name. Guilt. Shame. Love.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Sometimes the most ruthless heart speaks the most truth.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“It’s always better to live the truth than to live a lie.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Facilis descensus Averno Noctes atque dies patet atri ianua Ditis Sed revocare gradum superasque evadere ad auras Hoc opus labor est.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I am catastrophically in love with you.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“The measure of love is to love without measure. – attributed to Saint Augustine.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I feel myself dissolving, vanishing into nothingness, for if there is no one in the world who cares for you, do you really exist at all?” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I was alive when the Dead Sea was just a lake that was feeling a little poorly.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“A diary with no drawings of me in it? Where are the torrid fantasies? The romance covers?” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Every choice has a long afterlife of consequences. No one can know the eventual outcome of any decision. All you can do is make the best choice you can make in the moment.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“So I lied to you last night. I said that I just wanted one night with you. But I want every night with you.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“It is not easy to be different, and even less so to be unique.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Whither thou goest, I will go; Where thou diest, will I die And there will I be buried: The Angel do so to me, and more also, If aught but death part thee and me.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Every time I think I’m missing a piece of me, you give it back.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“We live and breathe words.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“In the end that was the choice you made, and it doesn’t matter how hard it was to make it. It matters that you did.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“It’s the mortal cup Jace, not the mortal toilet bowl.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“You cannot hide your true self forever.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“People aren’t born good or bad. Maybe they’re born with tendencies either way, but its the way you live your life that matters.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Black hair and blue eyes are my favorite combination.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Books will always be there for you.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Some people value sentiments over diamonds.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“If no one in the entire world cared about you, did you really exist at all?” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I don’t think Will Herondale and a sense of responsibility are even on speaking terms.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“The more you try to crush your true nature, the more it will control you. Be what you are. No one who really loves you will stop.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Shutting your eyes and pretending something’s not happening doesn’t make it not true, Jace.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I shall see you on Blackfriars Bridge, Tessa.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Too much of anything could destroy you, Simon thought. Too much darkness could kill, but too much light could blind.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Family isn’t blood. It’s the people who love you. The people who have your back.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“With hope at last.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“When somebody tells you there’s something wrong with your book they’re almost always right, when they tell you how to fix it they’re almost always wrong.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Bloodthirsty little beasts. Never trust a duck.- William Herondale.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I love you, Tessa, and I have loved you, almost since the moment I met you.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“The only way that we can protect each other is if we are together. If we face things together. If we trust each other.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“My heart tells me this is the best and greatest feeling I have ever had. But my mind knows the difference between wanting what you can’t have and wanting what you shouldn’t want. And I shouldn’t want you.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Heroes aren’t always the ones who win. They’re the ones who lose, sometimes. But they keep fighting, they keep coming back. They don’t give up. That’s what makes them heroes.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Half of your attention is better than all of anyone else’s.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I love you. And I don’t want to lose you.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Vampires, fey folk, werewolves, Shadowhunters, and demons – these things made sense to Magnus. But the mundane world – it seemed to have no pattern, no form. Their quicksilver politics. Their short lives…” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Crying wouldn’t help anything now.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I’ll just have them change the entry in the demonology textbook from ‘almost extinct’ to ‘not extinct enough for Alec. He prefers his monsters really, really extinct.’ Will that make you happy?” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I get a lot of inspiration from research in mythology and folklore, I find that stories people told each other thousands of years ago are still relevant now.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“In all the world, you are what I love the most.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Love isn’t a weakness.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I don’t know how to live in the world as a Shadowhunter without Will. I don’t think i even want to. I am still a parabatai, but my other half is gone.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Everyone has choices to make; no one has the right to take those choices away from us. Not even out of love.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“James Carstairs! Jem! Where are you, you disloyal bastard?” ~ Cassandra Clare

“L’amor che move il sole e l’altre stelle.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Black for hunting through the night For death and sorrow, the color’s white Gold for a bride in her wedding gown, And red to call enchantment down.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“But the name Magnus Bane made him think of a towering sort of figure, with huge shoulders and formal purple warlock’s robes, calling down fire and lightning. Not Magnus himself, who was more of a cross between a panther and a demented elf.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I don’t do what I’m told, but I might do what you want if you ask me nicely.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I thought perhaps that when you told me you did not love me that my own feelings would fall away and atrophy, but they have not. They have grown every day. I love you now more desperately, this moment, than I have ever loved you before, and in an hour I will love you more than that.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“The meek may inherit the earth, but at the moment it belongs to the conceited. Like me.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“He had lost Will Herondale. And he did not know if he could ever get him back.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“It was like I saw your soul in the notes of the music. And it was beautiful.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I hate ducks. Don’t know why. I just always have.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Knowing is better than not knowing. Every time.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“You may have the worst timing since Napoleon decided the dead of winter was the right moment to invade Russia.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“It’s like banging my head against the wall, except if I were actually banging my head on a wall, I’d be able to make myself stop.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“If You don’t give readers what they want, they’ll be mad at you. If you give them what they do want, they’ll be even more mad at you.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Men may be stronger, but it is women who endure.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Women do not think with logic and discretion but with emotions of the heart.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Without conflict there is no plot, without hope there is no story.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“What’s the word for a perfectly reasonable fear of annoying idiots?” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Demon slayers take the subway?” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Doing the right thing because you love someone sucks sometimes.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“You have a power of incalculable value. You need ask nothing of anyone. You need depend on no one. You are free, and that freedom is a gift.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Love makes liars of us all.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Abyssus abyssum invocat in voce cataractarum tuarum; omnia excelsa tua et fluctus tui super me transierunt.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Clary’s mother apparently reguarded him as about as sexually threatening as a goldfish.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“If I cannot reach Heaven, I will raise Hell.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Your boyfriend’s dead. Thought you should know.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“If you really love something, you never try to keep it the way it is forever. You have to let it be free to change.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Look at him. The face of a bad angel and eyes like the night sky in Hell. He’s very pretty, and vampires like that. I can’t say I mind either.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“All I know is that I love you. And for the first time, that’s good enough.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“If you ever meet the man who could take advantage of Isabelle, you’ll have to let me know. I’d like to shake his hand. Or run away from him very fast, I’m not sure which.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“He touched her face, gently, with the back of his hand. ‘you disappear so completely into your head sometimes.’ he said. ‘i wish i could follow you.’ you do, she wanted to say, you live in my head all the time.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Pulvis et umbra sumus.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Go to faeries for gossip about vampires, to werewolves for gossip about faeries, and do not gossip about werewolves, because they try to bite your face off: that was Magnus’s motto.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I can offer you my life, but it is a short life; I can offer you my heart, though I have no idea how many more beats it shall sustain.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I’ve never seen anyone get so excited over books before. You’d think they were diamonds.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“If you have a soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. Whatever the color, the shape, the design of the shade that conceals it, the flame inside the lamp remains the same. You are that flame.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“You love him as a falcon loves his master who binds and blinds it.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I don’t want the world. I want you.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Still I pictured having you for fifty, sixty more years. I thought I might be ready then to let you go. But it’s you, and I realize now that I won’t be anymore ready to lose you then than I am right now. Which is not at all.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Every teenager in the world feels like that, feels broken or out of place, different somehow, royalty mistakenly born into a family of peasants. The difference in your case is that it’s true.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“It’s all right to love someone who doesn’t love you back, as long as they’re worth you loving them. As long as they deserve it.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“You can only push the truth down for so long, and then it bubbles back up.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Jem: Come in. Jace: Where’s Brother Zachariah? Jem: I’m right here. Jace Herondale. And once more a Herondale is the object of my deliverance. I should have anticipated.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Choosing love or war: both are brave choices, in their own ways.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“What I do know is that if we are born again, I will meet you in another life, and if there is a river, you will wait on the shores for me to come to you, so that we can cross together.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change -Clary Fray.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“I would die for you. You know that. I would die without you. If it were not for you, I would be dead a hundred times over these past five years.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Waiting for a special occasion to kill me? Christmas is coming.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“If there’s a thing I’ve learned in my life it’s to not be afraid of the responsibility that comes with caring for other people. What we do for love: those things endure. Even if the people you do them for don’t.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Life is full of risks. Death is much simpler.” ~ Cassandra Clare

“Every book is different with it’s own personality just like children.” ~ Cassandra Clare

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