Day 128 ~ City of Fallen Angels

“And then there was you. You changed everything I believed in. You know that line from Dante that I quoted to you in the park? ‘L’amor che move il sole e l’altre stelle’?”

Her lips curled a little at the sides as she looked up at him. “I still don’t speak Italian.”

“It’s a bit of the very last verse from Paradiso – Dante’s Paradise. ‘My will and my desire were turned by love, the love that moves the sun and the other stars.’ Dante was trying to explain faith, I think, as an overpowering love, and maybe it’s blasphemous, but that’s how I think of the way I love you. You came into my life and suddenly I had one truth to hold on to – that I loved you, and you loved me.” 

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Day 100 ~ City of Bones

Seeing through glamour is easy. It’s people that are hard.”    

“There was something about Jace, though, that made her want to push him, crack that shell of cynicism and make him admit her believed something, felt something, cared about anythinng at all.”    

“If there was one thing she was learning from all this, it was how easy it was to lose everything you had always thought you’d have forever.”    

“Every teenager in the world feels like that, feels broken or out of place, different somehow, royalty mistakenly born into a family of peasants. The difference in your case is that it’s true.”    

“It means ‘Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234’.”

“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.”   

“I don’t want tea,” said Clary, with muffled force. “I want to find my mother. And then I want to find out who took her in the first place, and I want to kill them.” “Unfortunately,” said Hodge, “we’re all out of bitter revenge at the moment, so it’s either tea or nothing.”   

“What do you want?” “Just coffee. Black – like my soul.”    

“Half of your attention is better than all of anyone else’s.”    

“Rule number one of anime,” Simon said. He sat propped up against a pile of pillows at the foot of his bed, a bag of potato chips in one hand and the TV remote in the other. He was wearing a black T-shirt that said I BLOGGED YOUR MOM and a pair of jeans that were ripped in one knee. “Never screw with a blind monk.”    

“That’s why when major badasses greet each other in movies, they don’t say anything, they just nod. The nod means, ‘I’ am a badass, and I recognize that you, too, are a badass,’ but they don’t say anything because they’re Wolverine and Magneto and it would mess up their vibe to explain.”   

“You know,” Clary said, “most psychologists agree that hostility is really just sublimated sexual attraction.” “Ah,” said Jace blithely, “that might explain why I so often run into people who seem to dislike me.”  

To celebrate the 100 quote, I wanted to use my favorite book series by my favorite author. I was a huge fan of Cassandra Clare even while she was an amature fanfiction writer. When she came out with City of Bones, I bought it and was immediately sucked into the amazing universe and characters she was created. 🙂 I highly recommend checking out her series (Mortal Instruments and Inferno Devices). A fantasy novel where a darker world exists unknown to the mere mundanes such as ourselves,  filled with warlocks, fairies (NOT the tinkerbell kind), werewolves, vampires, demons, angels, and the shadowhunters created to fight evil. If you love YA books, plot lines that keep you guessing, multidimensional characters, love to laugh (which you will most definitely do), and maybe even cry some ( I know I did), than you will absolutely love these books!

I know this is far more quotes than I usually use, but I honestly couldn’t decide which to use, and I really wanted to provide a variety of quotes for people to see why I love this series. I thought this was hard using only one quote.

~Elizabeth

Day 22 ~ Clockwork Angel

“It’s all right to love someone who doesn’t love you back, as long as they’re worth you loving them. As long as they deserve it.”

This is quite possibly one of my favorite quotes that I have ever come across, which is convenient since Cassandra Clare is my favorite author. I remember reading this and being struck by how powerful the words were to me at the time. I find that often I am drawn to certain quotes or words that reflect my thoughts and feelings at the time being able to relate to them. These quotes are able to convey what I often struggle to express both outward and often inward.

I whole heartily agree with this statement, and have often said something along the lines to others as well as myself. There may be times that you find yourself loving a person who does not return these feeling for whatever reason. This is something that can be very difficult to deal with. You may question what is wrong with you that stops this person from loving you. But there is nothing wrong with who you are. The movie 500 Days of Summer does a great job expressing this. Just because you love someone, doesn’t mean they are going to love you the same in return, and that’s ok. It just means that this person is not the right match for you. So should you hate this person for not loving you? Blame them for not returning your feelings? No. Sure, you may be hurt or angry, but be angry and hurt at the situation not the person, especially if they are honest and truthful with you. Think of the situation in reverse, if there was someone who loved you yet you didn’t return their feelings. Is it fair for that person to ask of you what you can not give back honestly? We can not demand of someone what they do not have to give.

So should we be angry with ourselves for loving someone who does not return that love? I ask that you think of whether this person is deserving of this love. Do you believe that they are worth these feelings you have for them, are they worth holding onto a piece of your heart? If they are, than your love is not wasted. I would rather love a worthy and deserving person with my whole heart, even if those same feeling weren’t returned then to waste even a portion of that same love on a person who doesn’t deserve it. Not only am I worthy of love, I feel that my love is something that should only be shared with those that are worthy enough to receive it.

~Elizabeth