luni, 8 septembrie 2014

Magical Words - Clockwork Princess (Dispozitive Infernale #3) de Cassandra Clare

“ ‘Father…, Gabriel began. ‘Father is a worm.’
Will gave a short laugh. […] ‘It’s good to see you’ve come round to our view of things, Gabriel, but this is an unusual way of announcing it.’ “
 
“ ‘I am not a certified idiot- ‘
‘Lack of certification hardly proves intelligence,’ Will muttered. “
  
“ ‘ By the Angel, it just crushed Sophocles, ‘ noted Will as the worm vanished behind a large structure shaped like a Greek temple. ‘Has no one respect for the classics these days?’ “

“ There is no such thing as perfect. “

“She looked up at that. ‘ I think you are very selfless.’ At his noise of disagreement she said: ‘Surely you must know that what you do is exemplary. There is a coldness to the Clave, it is true. We are dust and shadows. But you are like the heroes of ancient times, like Achilles and Jason.’
‘Achilles was murdered with a poisoned arrow, and Jason died alone, killed by his own rotting ship. Such is the fate of heroes; the Angel know why anyone would want to be one.’ “

“Sometimes when you cannot decide what to do, you pretend you are a character in a book, because it’s easier to decide what they would do.”

“ ‘Sometimes one must choose whether to be kind or honorable, ‘ he said. ‘Sometimes one  cannot be both.’ “

“The habits of years are not unlearned so quickly. “

“There is more to living than not dying. “

“No one can take your grief from you; it belongs to you, and you alone. “

“Heroes endure because we need them. Not for their own sake. “

“True love cannot die. “

“Men may be stronger, but it is women who endure. “

“A heart divided against itself cannot stand, as they say. “

“ ‘ Indeed. ‘Will let his cutlery clatter onto his plate.‘ The Consul? Breaking our breakfast time? Whatever next? The Inquisitor over for tea? Picnics with the Silent Brother?’ “

“Our hearts, they need a mirror, Tessa. We see our better selves in the eyes of those who loves us. And there is a beauty that brevity alone provides. “

“You endure what is unbearable, and you bear it. “

“Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the star so fondly to be fearful of the night.”  (The Old Astronomer – Sarah Williams)

 “ ‘The world is a wheal, ‘ he said. ‘When we rise or fall, we do it together.’ “

“Any good impulse can be twisted into something evil. “

“I think when we make choices – for each choice is individual of the choices we have made before – we must examine not only our reasons for making them but what result they will have, and whether good people will be hurt by our decisions. “

“There were some moments one wished to remember, to imprint upon one’s mind that the memory might be taken out later, like a flower pressed between the pages of a book. “

“We see our souls in the eyes of others. “

“All men thought of themselves as good in the end, surely. No one believed themselves a villain. “

“Choosing love or war: both are brave choices, in their own ways. “

“We all have our secrets that we keep because we do not want to hurt the people who love us. “

“Every meeting led to parting, and so it would, as long as life was mortal. In every meeting there was some sorrow if parting, but in every parting there was some of the joy of meeting as well. “

“We are dust and shadows.”


“Life is a book, and there are thousand pages I have not yet read.” 

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