City of Bones

City of Bones

Book - 2015 | Margaret K. McElderry books paperback edition
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mauve_bird_127
May 17, 2019

"You're an idiot."

"I've never claimed to be otherwise."

m
mauve_bird_127
May 17, 2019

Clary: "I don't want tea. I want to find my mother. And then I want to find out who took her in the first place, and I want to kill them.
Hodge: "Unfortunately, we're all out of bitter revenge at the moment, so it's either tea or nothing."

m
mauve_bird_127
May 17, 2019

"A diary with no drawings of me in it? Where are the torrid fantasies? The romance covers?"

-Jace Wayland

m
mauve_bird_127
May 17, 2019

"Your friend's poetry is terrible," he said.

Clary blinked, caught momentarily off guard. "What?"

"I said his poetry was terrible. It sounds like he ate a dictionary and started vomiting up words at random."

m
mauve_bird_127
May 17, 2019

Clary: "What are all these?"
Jace: "Vials of holy water, blessed knives, stell and silver blades, electrum wire--not much use at the moment but it's always good to have spares--silver bullets, charms of protection, crucifixes, stars of David--"
Clary: "Jesus."
Jace: "I doubt he'd fit."
Clary: "Jace."

Clary was appalled.

m
mauve_bird_127
May 17, 2019

Jace: "Don't tell me. Simon's turned himself into an ocelot and you want me to do something about it before Isabelle makes him into a stole. Well, you'll have to wait till tomorrow. I'm out of commission."

He pointed at himself--he was wearing blue pajamas with a hole in the sleeve.

Jace: "Look. Jammies."
Clary: "Jace, this is important."
Jace: "Don't tell me. You've got a drawing emergency. You need a nude model. Well, I'm not in the mood. You could always ask Hodge. I hear he'll do anything for a--"
Clary: "JACE! JUST SHUT UP FOR A SECOND AND LISTEN, WILL YOU?"

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mauve_bird_127
May 17, 2019

Jace: "Don't tell me. Simon's turned himself into an ocelot and you want me to do something about it before Isabelle makes him into a stole. Well, you'll have to wait till tomorrow. I'm out of commission."

He pointed at himself--he was wearing blue pajamas with a hole in the sleeve.

Jace: "Look. Jammies."
Clary: "Jace, this is important."
Jace: "Don't tell me. You've got a drawing emergency. You need a nude model. Well, I'm not in the mood. You could always ask Hodge. I hear he'll do anything for a--"
Clary: "JACE! JUST SHUT UP FOR A SECOND AND LISTEN, WILL YOU?"

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mauve_bird_127
May 17, 2019

"The meek may inherit the earth, but at the moment it belongs to the conceited. Like me."

-Jace Wayland

m
mauve_bird_127
May 17, 2019

"Just because you call an electric eel a rubber duck doesn't make it a rubber duck, does it? And God help the poor someone who decides they want to take a bath with the duckie."

-Jace Wayland

m
mauve_bird_127
May 17, 2019

Alec: "What's this?"

He looked from Clary to his companions, as if they might know what she was doing there.

Jace: "It's a girl. Surely you've seen girls before, Alec. Your sister Isabelle is one."

m
mauve_bird_127
May 17, 2019

Isabelle: "Investigation? Now we're detectives? Maybe we should all have code names."
Jace: "Good idea. I shall be Baron Hotschaft Von Hugenstein."

m
mauve_bird_127
May 17, 2019

Clary: "You guessed? You must have been pretty sure, considering you could have killed me."
Jace: "I was ninety percent sure."
Clary: "I see."

There must have been something in her voice, because he turned to look at her. Her hand cracked across his face, a slap that rocked him back on his heels. He put his hand on his cheek, more in surprise than pain.

Jace: "What in the world was that for?"
Clary: "The other ten percent."

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mauve_bird_127
May 17, 2019

Jace: "One of the Silent Brothers is here to see you. Hodge sent me to wake you up. Actually he offered to wake you up himself, but since it's 5 a.m., I figured you'd be less cranky if you had something nice to look at."
Clary: "Meaning you?"
Jace: "What else?"

m
mauve_bird_127
May 17, 2019

"Sarcasm is the last refuge of the imaginatively bankrupt."
-Clarissa Fray

m
mauve_bird_127
May 17, 2019

Jace: "Do you remember back at the hotel when you promised that if we lived, you'd get dressed up in a nurse's outfit and give me a sponge bath?"
Clary: "It was Simon who promised you the sponge bath."
Simon: "As soon as I'm back on my feet, handsome."
Jace: "I knew we should have left you a rat."

m
mauve_bird_127
May 17, 2019

Jace: "Don't touch any of my weapons without my permission."
Clary: "Well, there goes my plan for selling them all on eBay."
Jace: "Selling them on what?"
Clary: "A mythical place of great magical power."

m
mauve_bird_127
May 16, 2019

Clary: "Is this the part where you start tearing off strips of your shirt to bind my wounds?"
Jace: "If you wanted me to rip my clothes off, you should have just asked."

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Gwen904
May 10, 2018

Clary: So what's with that 'hey' thing?
Simon: What 'hey' thing?
Clary: The 'hey' thing that guys always do. Like when you saw Jace and Alec, you said 'hey,' and they said 'hey' back. What's wrong with 'hello'?
Simon: 'Hello' is girly. Real men are terse. Laconic.
Clary: So the more manly you are, the less you say?
Simon: Right. That's why when major badasses greet each other in movies, they don't say anything, they just nod. The nod means, 'I am a badass, and I recognize that you, too, are a badass,' but they don't say anything because they're Wolverine and Magneto and it would mess up their vibe to explain.
Jace: I have no idea what you're talking about.
Clary: Good.

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Jessie_thebookworm
Dec 23, 2017

"Simon's a rat." -Isabelle

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BookNerdoftheWorld
Feb 22, 2016

" That's why when major badasses greet each other in movies, they don'the say anything, they just nod. The nod means 'I am a badass, and I recognise that you, too, are a badass, ' but they don't say anything because they're Wolverine and Magneto and it would mess up their vibe to explain." -Simon

"Don't stop there. I suppose there are, what, vampires and werewolves and zombies?"
"Of course there are. Although you mostly find zombies farther south, where the voudun priests are."
"What about mummies?Do they only hang around Egypt?"
Don't be ridiculous know one believes in mummies."-Clary and Jace

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goalie33_0
Feb 18, 2016

"WTF WITH THIS QUOTE STUFF."-ME

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Faith1119
Jun 27, 2015

"It tends to make humans a little crazy. One minute you're munching a faerie plum, the next minute you're running naked down Madison Avenue with antlers on your head. Not, that this has ever happened to me.”

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ra1999
Jun 25, 2015

There might be a God, Clary, and there might not, but
I don't think it matters. Either way, we're on our own.

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mrswinchester
Jun 18, 2015

"To love is to destroy and to be loved is to be destroyed." -Jace

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green_wolf_411
Dec 30, 2014

Jace: "I can't believe you've been stuffing him with fish again. He's looking distinctly podgy."
Isabelle: "He does not look podgy. Besides, none of the rest of you ever eat anything."
Jace: "If you knew how to cook, maybe I would eat."
Isabelle: "WHAT did you just say?"
Jace: "I said I'm going to look for a snack to eat."
Isabelle: "That's what I thought you said."


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