Cassandra Clare Quotes On Life and Reading Books

Cassandra Clare was born in 1973 in Teaneck, New Jersey, to a family of writers. Her father is  a business school professor and author. In this blog post we have shared a collection of the most famous Cassandra Clare quotes. 

Cassandra Clare Quotes

Clare showed an interest in writing and storytelling. When Clare was six years old, her parents took her on a trip to England, where she fell in love with the country and its literature. Clare remembers visiting castles and cathedrals, and being fascinated by the ancient stories she read about in books. After college, Clare moved to Los Angeles, California, where she worked for a few years as an entertainment journalist. It was while working as a journalist that Clare began writing fan fiction based on the Harry Potter series. In 2005, she published her first book, City of Bones, which was the beginning of the Mortal Instruments series.

77 Cassandra Clare Quotes

  1. Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.”

2. “The boy never cried again, and he never forgot what he’d learned: that to love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed.”

3. “Declarations of love amuse me. Especially when unrequited.”

4. “You’ve always been what you are. That’s not new. What you’ll get used to is knowing it.”

5. “When no one you know tells the truth, you learn to see under the surface.”

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

7. “Every memory was valuable; even the bad ones.”

8. “Sometimes, when I have to do something I don’t want to do, I pretend I’m a character from a book. It’s easier to know what they would do.”

9. “Lies and secrets, Tessa, they are like a cancer in the soul. They eat away what is good and leave only destruction behind.”

10. “Family isn’t blood. It’s the people who love you. The people who have your back.”

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Cassandra Clare Quotes About Life

11. “It’s all right to love someone who doesn’t love you back, as long as they’re worth you loving them. As long as they deserve it.”

12. “And I think that you do not understand that sometimes the only choice is between acceptance and madness.”

13. “It’s fascinating. You know all these words, and they’re all English, but when you string them together into sentences, they just don’t make any sense.”

14. “If there were such a thing as terminal literalism, you’d have died in childhood.”

15. “Everyone is more than one thing,” said Kieran. “We are more than single actions we undertake, whether they be good or evil.”

16. “Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.”

17. “It’s your gift, to see the beauty and the horror in ordinary things. It doesn’t make you crazy, just different.”

18. “Sarcasm is the last refuge of the imaginatively bankrupt.”

19. “You endure what is unbearable, and you bear it. That is all.”

20. “The way he looked at you. I got it then. He loved you, and it was killing him. He won’t get over you, Clary, he can’t.”

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Cassandra Clare Quotes About Love and Change

21. “Being told that love is forbidden does not kill love. It strengthens it.”

22. “How strange to have the power to literally transform yourself into other people, and yet be so unable to put yourself in their place.”

23. “There is no better distraction in this world than losing oneself in books for awhile.”

24. “I am a badass, and I recognize that you, too, are a badass.”

25. “Your boyfriend’s dead. Thought you should know.”

26. “If you really love something, you never try to keep it the way it is forever. You have to let it be free to change.”

27. “Not enough,” he said, letting her hair slip through his fingers. “If I kiss you all day, everyday, for the rest of my life, it won’t be enough.”

28. “As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?”

29. “You had to know a person well to make them laugh like that.”

30. “I was alive when the Dead Sea was just a lake that was feeling a little poorly.”

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31. “You’re Valentine’s son. I’m sure you’re the one the Queen really wants to see. Besides, you’re charming. Maybe not at the moment.”

32. “You never really hate anyone as much as someone you cared about once.”

33. “Because the world isn’t divided into the special and the ordinary. Everyone has the potential to be extra ordinary.”

34. “You behave as if everything is funny to you, but you never laugh. Sometimes you smile when you think no one is paying attention.”

35. “Temper us in fire, and we grow stronger. When we suffer, we survive.”

36. “It is as great a thing to love as it is to be loved. Love is not something that can be wasted.”

37. “People aren’t born good or bad. Maybe they’re born with tendencies either way, but its the way you live your life that matters.”

38. “I’ve heard the word ‘fear‘. I simply choose to believe it doesn’t apply to me.”

39. “In the end that was the choice you made, and it doesn’t matter how hard it was to make it. It matters that you did.”

40. “Don’t sulk. For someone with all the grace and coordination of a pregnant wildebeest, you did great.”

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41. “Some lights were never meant to burn for long.”

42. “Do reasons matter when there’s nothing that can be done to change things.”

43. “Pain is only what you allow it to be”

44. “You might want to lie down,” Magnus advised. “I find that it helps when the crushing sense of horrible realization sets in.”

45. “There are so many worse things than death. Not to be loved or not to be able to love: that is worse.”

46. “Laws are meaningless, child. There is nothing more important than love. And no law higher.”

47. “They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite”

48. “You know, when someone prefers their own brother over you, it isn’t a confidence booster.”

49. “What I actually want to call you is a hell of a lot more unprintable than your name”

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50. “It isn’t against the Law to be an idiot.”

51. “It wasn’t enough, not nearly enough, but it was all there was.”

52. “Love is the most powerful force in the world. That love can do anything.”

53. “I keep thinking about blood, I dream about it. Wake up thinking about it. Pretty soon I’ll be writing morbid emo poetry about it.”

54. “It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them.”

55. “One does no question miracles, or complain that they are no constructed perfectly to one’s liking.”

56. “If no one cares for you at all, do you even really exist?”

57. “If there was one thing she was learning from all this, it was how easy it was to lose everything you had always thought you’d have forever.”

58. “When our hearts break, they break into shards that cannot be easily fit back together.”

59. “I am catastrophically in love with you.”

60. “God knows we’re all drawn to what’s beautiful and broken.”

61. “As we all have an infinite capacity to make mistakes, we all have an infinite capacity for forgiveness.”

62. “You can only push the truth down for so long, and then it bubbles back up.”

63. “I shall charm him with such force that when I am done, he will be left lying limply on the ground, trying to remember his own name.”

64. “There was something peculiarly gratifying about shouting in a blind rage until your words ran out.”

65. “Going round and around inside a dryer can be fatal, whereas pasta is rarely fatal. Unless Isabelle makes it.”

66. “He can touch your soul. And there is a difference between having your heart break and having your soul shatter.”

67. “I take your hand, brother, so that you may go in peace.”

68. “That’s everyone’s dream, isn’t it, really? Instead of many who give you little pieces of themselves-one who gives you everything.”

69. “Everything that happens to you matters to me.”

70. “Everyone has choices to make; no one has the right to take those choices away from us. Not even out of love..”

71. “We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.”

72. “It is not the same thing to be good and to be kind.”

73. “You left me. You made a pet out of me, and then you left me. If love were food, I would have starved on the bones you gave me.”

74. “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, and then throw it in the face of the person who gave you the lemons until they give you the oranges you originally asked for.”

75. “The world is a wheel. When we rise or fall, we do it together.”

76. “Choosing love or war: both are brave choices, in their own ways.”

77. “It’s always better to live the truth than to live a lie.”

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