only time i ever liked clare~~

18 OF THE MOST POWERFUL QUOTES ON HEARTBREAK IN LITERATURE
  1. The Remains of the Day- Kazuo Ishiguro 

    “Indeed — why should I not admit it? — in that moment, my heart was breaking.”- Stevens

  2. Gone with the Wind- Margaret Mitchell 

    “If I said I was madly in love with you you’d know I was lying.”- Scarlett O'Hara

  3. A Tale of Two Cities- Charles Dickens 

    “Remember now and then that there is a man who would die to keep someone you love beside you.”- Sydney Carton

  4. The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald 

    “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther… . And then one fine morning

    — So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. ”- Nick Carraway

  5. Little Women- Louisa May Alcott 

    “I did fail, say what you will, for Jo wouldn’t love me.”- Laurie Laurence

  6. Memoirs of a Geisha- Arthur Golden 

    “The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains.”- Chiyo Sakamoto

  7. Twelfth Night- William Shakespeare 

    “If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.”- Duke Orsino

  8. Love in the Time of Cholera- Gabriel Garcia Marquez 

    “But that afternoon he asked himself, with his infinite capacity for illusion, if such pitiless indifference might not be a subterfuge for hiding the torments of love.”- Florentino Ariza

  9. The Wise Man’s Fear- Patrick Rothfuss 

    “I thought of all the others who had tried to tie her to the ground and failed. So I resisted showing her the songs and poems I had written, knowing that too much truth can ruin a thing. And if that meant she wasn’t entirely mine, what of it? I would be the one she could always return to without fear of recrimination or question. So I did not try to win her and contented myself with playing a beautiful game. But there was always a part of me that hoped for more, and so there was a part of me that was always a fool.”- Kvothe

  10. The Hunger Games- Suzanne Collins 

    “You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope.”- Katniss Everdeen

  11. Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronte 

    “You loved me-then what right had you to leave me? What right-answer me-for the poor fancy you felt for Linton? Because misery and degradation, and death, and nothing that God or Satan could inflict would have parted us, you, of your own will, did it. I have not broken your heart- you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine.“- Heathcliff

  12. Venetia- Georgette Heyer 

    “There is nothing so mortifying as to fall in love with someone who does not share one’s sentiments.”- Mrs Hendred

  13. Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte 

    "I was actually permitting myself to experience a sickening sense of disappointment: but rallying my wits, and recollecting my principles, I at once called my sensations to order; and it was wonderful how I got over the temporary blunder–how I cleared up the mistake of supposing Mr. Rochester’s movements a matter in which I had any cause to take vital interest.”- Jane Eyre

  14. Anna Karenina- Leo Tolstoy 

    “Love. The reason I dislike that word is that it means too much for me, far more than you can understand.“- Anna Karenina

  15. Like Water for Chocolate- Laura Esquivel 

    “When you’re told there’s no way you can marry the woman you love and your only hope of being near her is to marry her sister, wouldn’t you do the same?”- Pedro Muzquiz

  16. The Notebook- Nicholas Sparks                                                      "The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.”
  17. The Time Traveler’s Wife- Audrey Niffenegger 

    “I won’t ever leave you, even though you’re always leaving me.”- Clare Abshire

  18. Atonement- Ian McEwan                                                                 “He knew these last lines by heart and mouthed them now in the darkness. My reason for life. Not living, but life. That was the touch. And she was his reason for life, and why he must survive.”

Want to know what really, really annoys me about the TMI/TID fandom? (the reason I ditched that fandom tbh)

Everyone in it is so overly dramatic. I mean, they freak out about every goddamned thing, even though Cassandra Clare’s writing is like fanservice galore. Her books, although very well written (I like her style), always cater to what the fans want, and are frankly extremely unbelievable. Especially in the TMI series. I mean think of the third book. You mean to tell me that a few teenage shadowhunters (only two of which are actually, like, good) and a few downworlders all make it out alive after a fucking battle with thousands of immortal demons? And that the one person who comes closest to dying is the very powerful warlock that is hundreds of years old? Yeah fucking right. Not to mention that although the stakes are often very high, Cassandra’s main good-guys always get the happy ending. She never ever kills off the protagonists, even if the odds of at least one of them dying are sky-high. Only the bad guys ever die. In TID, the only protagonist that is killed is Jessamine, but only after she aligned herself with the antagonists. 

Yet all members of the fandom are constantly talking about how Cassandra is, like, ripping their hearts out. And every time a new book comes out, they are all terrified that she’ll kill off their favorite character. I mean, have they not read the other books? Do you not understand that Cassandra will never take a risk? 

Jesus fucking Christ. 

book quotes

Here is a list of book quotes that have HIT ME IN THE FEELS. They’re not arranged in any particular order, these are all just some quotes that I love and want to share with the internet.

1. “You could rattle the stars, you could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down you know it too. That is what scares you most” - Sarah J Maas, Throne of Glass

2. “So I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them..” - Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of being a Wallflower

3. “You endure what is unbearable, and you bear it. That is all.” - Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess

4. “She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.” - Sarah J Maas, Heir of Fire

5. “Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living. And, above all those who live without love.” - JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

6. “I don’t know where there is, but I believe it’s somewhere, and I hope it’s beautiful” - John Green, Looking For Alaska

7. ““I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”  - Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

8. “You rekindled me, heaps of ashes that I am, into fire.” - Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cites

9. “Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.” - Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor and Park

10. “Break my heart, break it a thousand times if you must, it was only ever yours to break anyway.” - Kiera Cass, The One

These quotes belong to the authors and the publishers and all credits got to them of course. :)

On Strategy...
  • Simon: What's that wobbly thing? Is it a tree?
  • Jace: Those are GATES.
  • Isabelle: Ohh. So what are the swirly boys? Is there a moat?
  • Jace: Those are trajectory lines-Honestly, am I the only person who's ever seen a strategy map? Do you understand ANYTHING I just said?
  • Clary: No. Your strategy is probably awesome, but your drawing skills are terrible; all the Endarkened look like trees, and the fortress looks like a frog. There has to be a better way to explain.
  • Jace: Well, I'd love to hear it.
  • Simon: I have an idea. Remember how before, I was talking about Dungeons and Dragons?
  • Jace: Vividly. It was a dark time.