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City of Bones

City of Bones

by Cassandra Clare

Love Quotes

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Quote #7

"Falcons are not meant to be loving pets: They are fierce and wild, savage and cruel. This bird was not tamed; it was broken." (11.160)

This story told by Jace says a lot about why he puts up a prickly façade to keep people away. He's both scared of loving and being loved. Vampires on the other hand? Not scary at all.

Quote #8

"I've only ever loved three people in my life," [Clary] said. "My mom and Luke, and you." (16.66)

We're glad Clary didn't include Jace on this list. She's only known him for a few days at this point, so at least we know she's kept her head. Simon's been around for years.

Quote #9

"There might have been a time when one or the other of us considered it, but [Isabelle's] almost a sister to me. It would be strange." (17.69)

Almost a sister = strange. Actually a sister = go for it, bro! This book has some strange notions about incest. But we have a sneaking suspicion that those notions might be explained in the sequels…

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