City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

“The more you try to crush your true nature, the more it will control you. Be what you are. No one who really loves you will stop.” 

“I watch my brothers give their hearts away and I think, don’t you know better? Hearts are breakable. And I think even when you heal, you’re never what you were before.”

“You left me. You made a pet out of me, and then you left me. If love were food, I would have starved on the bones you gave me.”

“But maybe you never really had someone, she thought now. Maybe, no matter how much you loved them, they could slip through your fingers like water, and there was nothing you could do about it.”

“You can’t forget the things you did in the past, or you’ll never learn from them.”

“You love each other – anyone can see that, looking at you – that kind of love that can burn down the world or raise it up in glory.”

“Now that the real and the imagined had collided, he wondered if she, like he, longed for the past, for the normal. He wondered if normalcy was something, like vision or silence, you didn’t realize was precious until you lost it.”

“You said there was nothing in the world you wanted” The Queen’s eyes glittered. “When you imagine your life without him, do you still feel the same?”