— Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes
Context: She was thinking of Simon, leaving for a house that no longer felt like home to him, of the despair in Jace's voice as he said I want to hate you, and of Magnus, not telling Jace the truth: that Alec did not want Jace to know about his relationship because he was still in love with him. She thought of the satisfaction it would have brought Magnus to say the words out loud, to acknowledge what the truth was, and the fact that he hadn't said them-had let Alec go on lying and pretending-because that was what Alec wanted, and Magnus cared about Alec enough to give him that. Maybe it was true what the Seelie Queen had said, after all: Love made you a liar. Clary, pg. 246-247
„Magnus had been alive hundreds of years himself, and yet the simplest things could turn a day into a jewel, and a succession of days into a glittering chain that went on and on. Here was the simplest thing: a pretty girl liked him, and the day shone.“
— Cassandra Clare, Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale
„I know it is a sin
For me to sit and grin
At him here;
But the old three-cornered hat,
And the breeches, and all that,
Are so queer!“
— Oliver Wendell Holmes Poet, essayist, physician 1809 - 1894
The last Leaf; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„Though I hate him from my heart, and should rejoice at any calamity that could befall him, I'll leave him to God; and though I abhor my own life, I'll leave that, too, to Him that gave it.“
— Anne Brontë British novelist and poet 1820 - 1849
Ch. XXXVIII : The Injured Man; Lord Lowborough to Ralph
— Spike Milligan British-Irish comedian, writer, musician, poet, playwright, soldier and actor 1918 - 2002
„Here richly, with ridiculous display,
The Politician's corpse was laid away.
While all of his acquaintance sneered and slanged
I wept: for I had longed to see him hanged.“
— Hilaire Belloc writer 1870 - 1953
"Epitaph on the Politician Himself"