Welcome to Part 2 of our Top 5/10 City of Bones quotes! Thanks to Caro for the awesome list.  Don’t forget to check out our Mortal Instruments book club!


Simon quotes

1. “I wanted to tell you that lately I’ve been cross-dressing. Also, I’m sleeping with your mom. I thought you should know.”

2. “Hi, I’m one of the knife-carrying hooligans you met last night in Pandemonium? I’m afraid I made a bad impression and was hoping you’d give me a chance to make it up to–”

3. “Yeah, well, you clearly also couldn’t be bothered to call me and tell  you were shacking up with some dyed-blond wanna-be goth you probably met at Pandemonium.”

4. “It’s like Dungeons and Dragons, but real.”

5. “Because, I’ve been in love with you for ten years, so I thought it seemed like time to find out whether you felt the same about me. Which I guess you don’t.”

Madame Dorothea quotes

1. “But if you tell anyone I helped you, Shadowhunters, you’ll wake up tomorrow with snakes fro hair and an extra pair of arms.”

2. “I don’t have to master magic myself. I have only to watch and guard.”

3. “It’s good to see a young woman eat her fill. In my day, girls were robust, strapping creatures, not twigs like they are nowadays.”

4. “I see violence in your feature, a great deal of blood shed by you and others. You’ll fall in love with the wrong person. Also, you have an enemy.”

5. “The most terrible things men do, they do in the name of love.”