“You were too gentle. Too emphatic. You felt others’ pain as if it were your own; you couldn’t even bear the death of your pets. Understand this, my son—I loved you for those things. But the very things I loved about you made you no use to me.”
The Mortal Instruments are the three divine items, according to legend, given by the Angel Raziel to Jonathan Shadowhunter, the first Shadowhunter. They consist of the Mortal Cup, the Mortal Sword, and the Mortal Mirror.
“I knew then that Jocelyn would never come back to me, because of you. You are the only thing in the world she ever loved more than she loved me. And because of that she hates me. And because of that, I hate the sight of you”