• “I am stunningly attractive.”
  • “It means ‘Shadowhunters: looking better in black than the widows of our enemies since 1234.”
  • "Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself." "At least," she said, "you don't have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland." "Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting.”
  • “Enormous? Did you just call me fat? I am not fat.”
  • “You’re my sister. My sister, my blood, my family. I should want to protect you — to protect you from the sort of boys who want to do with you exactly what I want to do.”
  • “Watching me play Scrabble is enough to make most women swoon. Imagine if I actually put in some effort.”
  • “I hate ducks. Don’t know why. I just always have.”
  • “Because viewing my naked chest has caused many women to seriously injure themselves stampeding to get to me.”
  • “I fell in love with you because you were one of the bravest people I’d ever known. So how could I ask you to stop being brave just because I loved you.”
  • “It’s your first real weapon, one that belongs to you. The Morgenstern name isn’t cursed, Clary. It’s a glorious old Shadowhunter name that goes back hundreds of years. The morning star.
  • “Don't order any of the faerie food," said Jace, looking at her over the top of his menu. "It tends to make humans a little crazy. One minute you're munching a faerie plum, the next minute you're running naked down Madison Avenue with antlers on your head. Not," he added hastily, "that this has ever happened to me.”
  • “Did you ever think that in a past life Alec was an old woman with ninety cats who was always yelling at the neighborhood kids to get off her lawn? Because I do,”
  • “If you ever meet the man who could take advantage of Isabelle, you'll have to let me know. I’d like to shake his hand. Or run away from him very fast, I'm not sure which
  • “And next time you're planning to injure yourself to get me attention, just remember that a little sweet talk works wonders.”
  • “You're not going," he said as soon as she'd finished. "If I have to tie you up and sit on you until this insane whim of yours passes, you are not going to Idris." - Jace”