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30+ quotes from The Whitechapel Fiend by Cassandra Clare

Quotes from The Whitechapel Fiend

Cassandra Clare ·  98 pages

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“Spoon!” James said, running at his uncle Gabriel and jabbing him in the thigh. Gabriel mussed the boy’s hair affectionately.
“You’re such a good boy,” he said. “I often wonder how you could possibly be Will’s.”
“Spoon,” James said, leaning against his uncle’s leg lovingly.
“No, Jamie,” Will urged. “Your honorable father has been impugned. Attack, attack!”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“You have been known to call upon Brother Zachariah for a broken toe.
"It was turning green,” said Will”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“To his children, Will showed the same love he had always shown to her, fierce and unyielding. And the same protectiveness he had only ever showed to one other person: the person James had been named after. Will’s parabatai, Jem.”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“Will stopped glaring at Gabriel, and turned to Tessa. He looked at her and his face softened: the traces of the wild, broken boy he had been vanished, replaced with the expression often worn by the man he was now, who knew what it was to love and be loved. “Dear heart,” he said. He took her hand and kissed it. “Who knows your courage better than I?”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“I am Tessa Gray,” she said in a low, clear voice. “And I believe in the importance of stories.”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“What?”
Jace was standing up now.
“When you first step off. Bend the knees right away. Otherwise you did pretty well.”
“But what about Isabelle?” Simon asked. “What do I do?”
“I have no idea,” Jace said.
“So you just came here to torture me and talk about yourself?” Simon demanded.
“Oh, Simon, Simon, Simon,” said Jace. “You may not remember, but that’s kind of our thing.”
With that, he walked away, clearly aware of the admiring glances that followed his every step.”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“Simon’s love life was complicated, but there was a pang, just for a moment, for this woman talking graphic novels with him.
Ah, well. Tessa Gray, foxy nerd, was probably dating someone already.”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“Oh, Simon, Simon, Simon,” said Jace. “You may not remember, but that’s kind of our thing.”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“They were in love, of the realest, truest kind.”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“Jon, Julie, and the others in the elite course, who had been devastated to miss Falling Out of Trees with Jace Herondale 101, all stared over as if ready to leap up and save Jace from the bad company he’d fallen into, carry him away in a litter made of chocolate and roses, and bear his children.”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“little James Herondale, age 2, was intact holding a dagger quite well. He stabbed it into a sofa cushion sending out a burst of feathers. "Ducks", he said pointing to the feathers. Tessa swiftly removed the dagger from his tiny hand and replaced it with a wooden spoon. James had recently become very attached to his wooden spoon and carried it with him everywhere often refusing to go to sleep without it”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“We have raccoons in New York. They can get in anywhere. They can open doors. I read online that they even know how to use keys.'
'I don't like snakes. Snakes don't need keys”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“It's not appropriate," Tessa said to her husband, Will.
"He likes it."
"Children like all sorts of things, Will. They like sweets and fire and trying to stick their head up the chimney. Just because he likes the dagger..."
"Look how steadily he holds it."
Little James Herondale, age two, was in fact holding a dagger quite well. He stabbed it into a sofa cushion, sending out a burst of feathers.
"Ducks," he said, pointing at the feathers.
Tessa swiftly removed the dagger from his tiny hands and replaced it with a wooden spoon. James had recently become very attached to this wooden spoon and carried it with him everywhere, often refusing to go to sleep without it.
"Spoon," James said, tottering off across the parlor.
"Where did he find the dagger?" Tessa asked.
"It's possible I took him to the weapons room," Will said.
"Is it?"
"It is, yes. It's possible."
"And it's possible he somehow got a dagger from where it is secured on the wall, out of his reach," Tessa said.
"We live in a world of possibilities," Will said.
Tessa fixed a gray-eyed stare on her husband.
"He was never out of my sight," Will said quickly.
"If you could manage it," Tessa said, nodding to the sleeping figure of Lucie Herondale in her little basket by the fire, "perhapds you won't give Lucie a broadsword until she's actually able to stand? Or is that asking too much?"
"It seems a reasonable request," Will said, with an extravagant bow. "Anything for you, my pearl beyond price. Even withholding weaponry from my only daughter.”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“Once, I was not called Tessa Gray but Tessa Herondale.”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“There must be snakes,” George said. “Isn’t this place everything a snake could want? Cool, made of stone, lots of holes to slither in and out of, lots of mice to eat . . . Why am I still talking? Simon, make me stop talking. . . .”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“I cannot recall a situation you did not think was special and required his presence,” said Gabriel dryly. “You have been known to call upon Brother Zachariah for a broken toe.”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“It's always slime.'
'Not so,' George said. 'One time it was mold.”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“They seemed to grip the tree very lightly. Simon tried this, realized it was futile, and grabbed the tree in a hug so intimate, he wondered if they were now dating.”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“Because Shadowhunters must also guard mundanes from knowing about our world, you must also sometimes take control of the writing of that history. By this I mean you have to cover things up. You need to provide a plausible explanation for what’s happened—one that does not involve demons.”

“Like Men in Black,” Simon whispered to George.”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“They no longer panicked when they heard skittering noises in the wall or under the bed. If the noises where in the bed, they allowed themselves some panic. This had happened more than once.”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“So you just came here to torture me and talk about yourself?” Simon demanded. “Oh, Simon, Simon, Simon,” said Jace. “You may not remember, but that’s kind of our thing.”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“You’re either saying ‘Isabelle’ or ‘fishy smell.’ Could be either, to be fair.”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“Once, I was not called Tessa Gray but Tessa Herondale. In that time, in 1888, in East London, there was a string of terrible murders . . .”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“Simon tried this, realized it was futile, and grabbed the tree in a hug so intimate, he wondered if they were now dating.”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“I have to figure out who I am before I can accept that I’m someone who deserves someone like you.”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“Nadie te culpa por no ser capaz de recordar. Te ofreciste como sacrificio, fuiste valiente. Salvaste a Magnus. Y salvaste a Isabelle. Me salvaste a mí [...].”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“Danger is appealing. Especially to those with nothing to lose.”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“And what condition is -" Gabriel broke off with a sigh. "Ah," he said. "Brother Zachariah."
"This monster is violent," said Will. "We might need a healer. Someone with the power of a Silent Brother. This is a special situation."
"I cannot recall a situation you did not think was special and required his presence," said Gabriel dryly. "You have been known to call upon Brother Zachariah for a broken toe."
"It was turning green," said Will.
"He's right," said Tessa. "Green doesn't suit him. Makes him look bilious.”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“—Prostitutas —dijo Tessa.

—Muchas —dijo Gabriel.

—Tessa tiene un vocabulario extenso —dijo Will—. Es una de las cosas más atractivas de ella. Que pena por el tuyo, Gabriel.”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


“Something wrong?” Will asked.
“This,” Gabriel said. He held up a broadsheet newspaper called the Star. “It’s awful.”
“I agree,” Will said. “Those halfpenny rags are terrible. But you seem to be more upset about them than is appropriate.”
― Cassandra Clare, quote from The Whitechapel Fiend


About the author

Cassandra Clare
Born place: Teheran, Iran
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