City of Bones
How we cite our quotes:
"Only people with no purpose are unhappy. I've got a purpose." (10.260)
We wonder if Jace is trying to convince himself that he's happy here. After all, his purpose is little more than a supernatural assassin, which sounds like it might be more than stressful and less than fulfilling.
Even in death, the Clave serves the cause. (10.317)
Boy, talk about commitment. We hope they at least offer good health benefits. And a little life insurance to kick over to the loved ones.
"[Jace] thinks he has to save the world; he'd be glad to kill himself trying." (16.34)
Would Jace take any job this seriously? Like, if he worked at Burger King would he kill himself trying to get you your Whopper your way?