The Infernal Devices Appreciation Week | Day 7: Free For All

“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.”


“’This is the Great Library,’ said Will. ‘Every institute has a library, but this one is the largest of them all―the largest in the West, at any rate.’ He leaned against the door, his arms crossed over his chest. ‘I said I’d get you more books, didn’t I?’

Tessa was so startled that he remembered what he had said, that it took her several seconds to respond. ‘But the books are all behind bars!’ she said. ‘Like a literary sort of prison!’

Will grinned. ‘Some of these books are dangerous’ he said. ‘It’s wise to be careful’

‘One must always be careful of books,’ said Tessa, ‘and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.’

'I’m not sure a book has ever changed me,’ said Will. 'Well there is one volume that promises to teach one how to turn oneself into an entire flock of sheep-’

'Only the very weak minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry,’ said Tessa, determined not to let him run wildly off with the conversation.”  

 ― Will Herondale and Tessa Gray, Clockwork Angel


Herondales. I had almost forgotten. No other family does so much for love, or feels so much guilt for it. Don’t carry the weight of the world on you, Jace. It’s too heavy for even a Herondale to bear.


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•Will Herondale and Jem Carstairs (The Infernal Devices Series)•

“There will be other lives.” Jem held his hand out, and for a moment, they clasped hands, as they had done during their parabatai ritual, reaching across twin rings of fire to interlace their fingers with each other. “The world is a wheel,” he said. “When we rise or fall, we do it together.”


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Will tells Magnus about his curse - CLOCKWORK PRINCE

“My curse can hardly be called nonsense. I have seen it at work. And since that day I have striven to be sure that what happened to Ella will not happen to no one else in my life. Can you imagine it? Can you?” He raked his hands through his black hair, letting the tangled strands fall back into his eyes. “Never letting anyone near you. Making everyone who might otherwise love you, hate you. I left my family to distance myself from them, and that they might forget me. Each day I must show cruelty to those I have chosen to make my home with, lest they let themselves feel too much affection for me.”


“Gideon and Gabriel,” said Tessa. “They’re really quite good-looking, not hideous at all.
“I spoke,” said Will, in sepulchral tones, “of the pitch-black inner depths of their souls.”
Tessa snorted. “And what color do you suppose the inner depths of your soul are, Will Herondale?”
Mauve,” said Will.