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9 Quotes from Fantasy Queen Cassandra Clare

Known for her extensive series the Shadowhunter Chronicles, Cassandra Clare is no novice in the urban fantasy field. Drawing upon pagan and Judeo-Christian mythology, Clare reinvents old stories to tell new tales for the modern age.


Integrating romance, action, and humor into her books, Cassandra Clare invents new worlds and characters that leave her readers curious and hungry for more. Here are ten quotes to peak your interest.

1.    “One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
― Clockwork Angel


2.    “It means ‘Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234’.”
City of Bones


3.    “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.”
Clockwork Angel


4.    “They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite”
Clockwork Prince


5.    “One can give up many things for love, but should not give up oneself”
The Bane Chronicles


6.    “You endure what is unbearable, and you bear it. That is all.”
Clockwork Princess

7.    “That was what humans did: They left one another messages through time, pressed between pages or carved into a rock. Like reaching out a hand through time, and trusting in a phantom hoped-for hands to catch yours. Humans did not live forever. They could only hope what they made would endure.”
― The Bane Chronicles

8.    “I’m so sorry. Somebody incredibly attractive just came into the room, and I ceased to pay attention to a word you were saying.”
― The Bane Chronicles


9. “Temper us infire, and we grow stronger. When we suffer, we survive.”

City of Heavenly Fire



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