City of Bones Quotes
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Versions of Reality Quotes
It was as if they had sprung into existence between one blink of her eyes and the next. (1.58)
Clary didn't see how killing one person could make right the death of another, but she sensed there was no point saying that. (10.254)
"Demons, [...] religiously defined as hell's denizens, the servants of Satan, but understood here, for the purposes of the Clave, to be any malevolent spirit whose origin is outside our own home di...
"Who could argue, really, that the Fair Folk do not belong in this world, when they have been here longer than we have?" (5.244)
"Jealous, Graymark? Perhaps you no longer feel about her the way you used to." (8.164)
Simon pushed [her messenger bag strap] back up absently, his finger lingering at the bare skin of her shoulder. (2.139)
They were dancing [...] in a space between a group of teenage boys in metallic corsets, and a young Asian couple [...], their colored hair extensions tangled together like vines. (1.19)
Art and Culture Quotes
The floor was littered with discarded balls of paper, a sure sign that her creative juices weren't flowing the way she'd hoped. (2.2)
"The Law is hard, but it is the Law." (7.99)