Quotes by Cassandra Clare
'One must always be careful of books,' said Tessa, 'and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.'
He remembered the first time he’d kissed her, in the greenhouse, how he’d finally gotten it, finally understood the way someone’s mouth against yours could undo you, leave you spinning and breathless. That all the expertise in the world, any techniques you knew or had learned, went out the window when it was the right person you were kissing.
The measure of love is to love without measure.
There are so many worse things than death. Not to be loved or not to be able to love: that is worse.
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.
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.
Do not seek revenge and call it justice.
There is more to living than not dying.
Men may be stronger, but it is women who endure.
No one can say that death found in me a willing comrade, or that I went easily.
It has been the privilege and the honor of my life to know you.
I am catastrophically in love with you.