But they love each other. Isn't that what love means? That you're supposed to be there for the other person to turn to, no matter what?
You could have anything else in the world. and you asked for me.
That to love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed.
Love is a contradiction.
Jem put the full force of himself into each smile, so that he seemed to be smiling with his eyes, his heart, his whole being.
I was alive when the Dead Sea was just a lake that was feeling a little poorly.
I just don't see why the past has to matter.
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.
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.
Mundane humans create distinctions between themselves, distinctions that seem ridiculous to any shadow hunter. Their distinctions are based on race, religion, national identity, any of a dozen minor and irrelevant markers. ~ Valentine
Beautiful girls should know how to defend themselves against the advances of gentlemen.
I love your name. I love the sound of it
It is stupid to hope, but sometimes hope is all you have.
You could know a man not by what his friends said about him, but by how he treated his servants.
There is more to life than not dying.
No one can say that death found in me a willing comrade, or that I went easily.
Keeping demons from this world is your mandate, a mandate from heaven. And a mandate from heaven isn't something you can just ignore.
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.
It was stupid to hope, she knew. But sometimes hope was all you had.
If this is your idea of glamour, I'm having second thoughts about letting you make me over.