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"Are you implying that shreds of my reputation remain intact?" Will demanded with mock horror. "Clearly I have been doing something wrong. Or not something wrong, as the case may be."
He banged on the side of the carriage. "Thomas! We must away at once to the nearest brothel. I seek scandal and low companionship."
Jem: "Must you go? I was rather hoping you'd stay and be a ministering angel, but if you must go, you must."
Will: "I'll stay. I can minister angelically."
He said this a bit crossly, and threw himself down in the armchair Tessa had just vacated.
Jem: "None too convincingly. And you're not as pretty to look at as Tessa is."
Jem closed his eyes as he leaned back against the pillow.
Will: "How rude. Many who have gazed upon me have compared the experience to gazing at the radiance of the sun."
Jem: "If they mean it gives you a headache, they aren't wrong."
"If no one in the entire world cared about you, did you really exist at all?"
Jem: "Remember when you tried to convince me to feed a poultry pie to the mallards in the park to see if you could breed a race of cannibal ducks?"
Will: "They ate it too. Bloodthirsty little beasts. Never trust a duck."
"Only the very weak minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry"
" One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, " and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us"
Will pointed a finger accusingly in their Direction. "You're ganging up on me. Is this how it's going to be from now on? I'll be the odd man out? Dear God, I'll have to befriend Jessamine."
"Jessamine can't stand you," Jem pointed out
"Henry will set you on fire."
Tessa: "You don't want anyone to know you, and very well, I won't try. But don't pretend that Jem is just like you."
Will: "Don't think you know Jem better than I do."
“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.”
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
“You know," Gabriel said, "there was a time I thought we could be friends, Will."
"There was a time I thought I was a ferret," Will said, "but that turned out to be the opium haze. Did you know it had that effect? Because I didn't.”
“Will looked horrified. "What kind of monster could possibly hate chocolate?”
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
"I have lost everything. Everything."
"You're cut me," he said. He looked at his hand with critical interest. "It might be fatal."
"I couldn't let that that stand, of course. A fight broke out almost immediately. I had the upper hand until Nigel leaped onto the bar and struck me from behind with a pitcher of gin."
" Goading Will into single combat is like punishing a dog after you've tormented it into biting you."
"I think you owe Will an apology." "I" Gabriel said, " would rather have my entrails yanked out and tied in a knot in front of my own eyes than apologize to such a worm." "Gracious," said Jem mildly.
"I do mean it," said Gabriel. "I would rather be dropped into a vat of Malphas venom and left to dissolve slowly until only my bones are left." Really," said Will. "Because I happen to know a chap who could sell us a vat of-"
“'A little girl robbed you?' Tessa said.
'Actually, she wasn’t a little girl at all, as it turns out, but a midget in a dress with a penchant for violence, who goes by the name of Six-Fingered Nigel.'
'Easy mistake to make,' Jem said.”
“Will looked horrified. 'What kind of monster could possibly hate chocolate?'”
“Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.”
“One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
"One must be careful of books. And what is inside them, for words have the power to change us."
"If you keep seeing Six-Fingered Nigel he'll expect you to declare your intentions."
"Blue does not go with everything," Will told her. "It does not go with red, for instance."
"I have a red and blue striped waistcoat," Henry interjected, reaching for the peas.
"And if that isn't proof that those two colors should never be seen together under Heaven, I don't know what is."
"Will," Charlotte said sharply. "Don't speak to Henry like that. Henry—"Henry raised his head.
"Yes?" Charlotte sighed.
"That's Jessamine's plate you're spooning peas onto, not yours. Do pay attention, darling."