"One must always be careful of books and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us." -Clockwork Angel
"We live and breathe words... it was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone." -Clockwork Prince
"The sunset she saw from her patio and the one I saw from the back steps was the same one. Maybe the two different worlds we lived in weren't so different. We saw the same sunset." -The Outsiders
"Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it." -Divergent
"Only the very weak - minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry." -Clockwork Angel
"Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read." -Clockwork Princess
"“When you love someone, they become a part of who you are. They're in everything you do. They're in the air you breathe and the water you drink and the blood in your veins. Their touch stays on your skin and their voice stays in your ears and their thoughts stay in your mind. You know their dreams because their nightmares pierce your heart and their good dreams are your dreams too. And you don't think they're perfect, but you know their flaws, the deep-down truth of them, and the shadows of all their secrets, and they don't frighten you away; in fact you love them more for it, because you don't want perfect. You want them." -Lady Midnight
"There was beauty in the idea of freedom, but it was an illusion. Every human heart was chained by love.” -Lady Midnight
"A gentle boy with a gentle soul, but every soul contains its own opposite, and the opposite of gentleness was ruthlessness—the beautiful wreckage of mercy.” -Lady Midnight
"Everyone is afraid of something. We fear things because we value them. We fear losing people because we love them. We fear dying because we value being alive. Don't wish you didn't fear anything. All that would mean is that you didn't feel anything.” -Lord of Shadows