Top 10 Iconic Shadowhunters Quotes

May 18, 2022
Emily Ritter

Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters books have provided us with a whole host of iconic quotes! With so many amazing books and characters it was a challenge to narrow down this list. Did your favorite quote make the top ten?

Top 10 Iconic Shadowhunters Quotes

10. “You can’t have wrecked a life you’ve barely lived.”

Magnus Bane, Clockwork Prince


9. “We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.”

Brother Zachariah, City of Heavenly Fire 


8. “I think of myself as a freewheeling bisexual.”

Magnus Bane, City of Lost Souls


7. “We live and breathe words…. It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone.”

Will Herondale, Clockwork Prince


6. “Life is a book, and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.”

Will Herondale, Clockwork Princess


5. “Never trust a duck.”

Will Herondale, Clockwork Angel


4. “Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.”

Jace Herondale, City of Bones


3. “It is not easy to be different, and even less so to be unique. But I begin to think I was never meant for an easy road.” 

Tessa Gray, Clockwork Princess


2. “One must always be careful of books and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” 

Tessa Gray, Clockwork Angel


1. “All the stories are true.” 

Clary Fray, City of Bones


Want more Shadowhunters quotes? Check our top quotes from the Mortal Instruments series!

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