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CASSANDRA CLARE QUOTES

You're an artist ... 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.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Bones

You cannot hide your true self forever.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Fallen Angels

Pain is only what you allow it to be.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Ashes

One must always be careful of books ... and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.

CASSANDRA CLARE, Clockwork Angel

The devil has no power ... except in the dark.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Bones

History gets written by the winners.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Lost Souls

When you love someone, you don't have a choice.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Ashes

There is more to life than not dying.

CASSANDRA CLARE, Clockwork Angel

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, City of Fallen Angels

Sarcasm is the last refuge of the imaginatively bankrupt.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Bones

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Lost Souls

There is nothing ... quite like the moral absolutism of the young. It's easy, as a child, to believe in good and evil, in light and dark.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Bones

Beautiful things are so easily broken by the world.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Fallen Angels

Whatever you are physically ... male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy--all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the 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, Clockwork Angel

To love is to destroy, and ... to be loved is to be the one destroyed.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Bones

That was what you did with family when you'd been worried about them, you grabbed them and held on to them and told them how much they'd pissed you off, and it was okay, because no matter how angry you got, they still belonged to you.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Glass

Best lies are based on the truth, at least in part.

CASSANDRA CLARE, Clockwork Angel

Every teenager in the world feels like that, feels broken or out of place, different somehow, royalty mistakenly born into a family of peasants.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Bones

A man doesn't have to agree with his government to be a patriot, does he? It takes a true patriot to dissent, to say he loves his country more than he cares for his own place in the social order.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Ashes

All knowledge hurts.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Bones

Reneging on promises made to supernatural creatures was a bad idea.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Fallen Angels

People aren't born good or bad. Maybe they're born with tendencies either way, but it's the way you live your life that matters.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Glass

Cleverness that comes to late is hardly cleverness at all.

CASSANDRA CLARE, Clockwork Angel

If you insist on disavowing that which is ugly about what you do ... you will never learn from your mistakes.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Bones

If you can't tell the truth to the people you care about the most, eventually you stop being able to tell the truth to yourself.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Ashes

Certainly it would be wonderful if we all knew exactly who we were. But that knowledge doesn't come from outside, but from inside.

CASSANDRA CLARE, Clockwork Angel

Love isn't moral or immoral ... It just is.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Lost Souls

You are young ... the past is nothing to you, not even another country as it is to the old, or a nightmare as it is to the guilty.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Bones

You never really hate anyone as much as someone you cared about once.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Glass

It's hard to guess what a lunatic will do next.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Ashes

Hearts are breakable. And I think even when you heal, you're never what you were before.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Fallen Angels

You can't forget the things you did in the past, or you'll never learn from them.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Fallen Angels

Goodness--real goodness--has its own sort of cruelty to it.

CASSANDRA CLARE, Clockwork Angel

One must preserve some mystery in one's relationship.... A book that one has not read yet is always more exciting than a book one has memorized.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Lost Souls

He wondered if normalcy was something, like vision or silence, you didn't realize was precious until you lost it.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Fallen Angels

Inanimate objects are harmless indeed ... But one cannot always say the same of the men who use them.

CASSANDRA CLARE, Clockwork Angel

They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite.

CASSANDRA CLARE, Clockwork Prince

I am a woman. I will use any weapon and all weapons to get what I want.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Fallen Angels

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, City of Lost Souls

The Law is hard, but it is the Law.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Glass

Sometimes you must lose everything to gain it again, and the regaining is the sweeter for the pain of loss.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Heavenly Fire

Not everything that's true needs to be said.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Bones

Is loyalty still a commendable quality when it is misdirected?

CASSANDRA CLARE, Clockwork Princess

Mom. I have something to tell you. I'm undead. Now, I know you may have some preconceived notions about the undead. I know you may not be comfortable with the idea of me being undead. But I'm here to tell you that undead are just like you and me ... well, okay. Possibly more like me than you.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Ashes

They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite.

CASSANDRA CLARE, Clockwork Prince

Lies and secrets ... they are like a cancer in the soul. They eat away what is good and leave only destruction behind.

CASSANDRA CLARE, Clockwork Prince

She has the Sight. She can see what others do not. In her old life she often wondered if she was mad. Now she knows that she is not mad but special.

CASSANDRA CLARE, Clockwork Angel

Temper us in fire, and we grow stronger. When we suffer, we survive.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Heavenly Fire

Just coffee. Black -- like my soul.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Bones

I don't know why I had to fall in love with someone who's more stubborn than I am.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Fallen Angels

As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Ashes

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, City of Heavenly Fire


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