Small Grey Outline Pointer the words, they whisper
“It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read.”
— Lemony Snicket
You cannot save every fallen bird.
—Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince
It is always better to live the truth than to live a lie.
—Cassandra ClareClockwork Prince
'He's very broken,' said Magnus. 'Like a lovely vase that someone has smashed. Only luck and skill can put it back together the way it was before.'
—Cassandra ClareClockwork Prince
Excerpt from “Clockwork Prince” — In Dreams (Cassandra Clare)

"No," Will said softly. "No, it isn’t possible." He felt as if a great storm were blowing through his head; he remembered Jem’s voice saying the wall is coming down, and he envisioned a great wall that had surrounded him, isolated him, for years, crumbling away into sand. He was free—and he was alone, and the icy wind cut through him like a knife. “No.”

He could see his own face in the mirror that hung by the door. He was horrified to see how raw he looked—as if there were no longer any wall between the world and his own heart’s desires.
—Cassandra ClareClockwork Prince
Pulling away from her had been like pulling his own skin off, but he’d had to do it.
The way he always had to. The way he always had to deny himself what he wanted.
—Cassandra ClareClockwork Prince
I thought I had been escaping into sleep—that real life was the nightmare and that sleep was where I could find peace.
—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
Excerpt from “Clockwork Prince” — In Dreams (Cassandra Clare)

The darkness returned, and Tessa fell into it, grateful for the respite from light and thought. She wrapped herself in it like a blanket and let herself float, like the icebergs off the coast of Labrador, cradled in the moonlight by icy black water.

She has no one in the world at all now…
—Cassandra Clare