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City of Bones

City of Bones

by Cassandra Clare

Art and Culture Quotes

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Quote #7

[Clary] cradled [her sketchbook] to her chest, not wanting to draw in it, just craving the feel and smell of familiar things: ink, paper, chalk. (17.136)

Art is as much about physical sensations as it is about mental ones. And for Clary, art's kind of like home.

Quote #8

If a rune could bring a painting to life, then maybe— (17.143)

If it doesn't work, then Clary has just succeeded at defacing a painting, which she will probably feel pretty rotten about later.

Quote #9

"My mother painted the Mortal Cup into Madame Dorothea's tarot deck." (18.38)

The Ace of Cups can represent love and creativity, and repressed emotions. Or it can be a magical artifact that might hold the very fate of mankind. Who knew Tarot could be so serious?

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