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"Jem is my greatest sin." - Cassandra Clare

"For five years it had been his absolute truth. Jem and Will. Will and Jem. Will Herondale lives, therefore Jem Carstairs lives also." - Cassandra Clare

"You are home for me now." -Jem to Tessa" - Cassandra Clare

"I used to love Jem and the Holograms. I think if they were doing a concert, I would stand in line to see Jem and the Holograms." - Rutina Wesley

"I do not believe you can threaten people into goodness." - Jem Carstairs" - Cassandra Clare

"Turtles don't feel, stupid," said Jem. "Were you ever a turtle, huh?" - Harper Lee

"You must behave as if return is certain, not a matter of chance", Jem said." - Cassandra Clare

"Jem?" he said. 'It is you, James?' 'Who else?' Jem's voice." - Cassandra Clare

"Your place is with me. It always will be. -Jem Carstairs" - Cassandra Clare

"When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow." - Harper Lee

"Will: "You are not really dying, are you?" Jem: "So they tell me." Will: "I am sorry." Jem: "No. Don't be ordinary like that. Don't say you're sorry. Say you'll train with me." Will: "I'll train with you." - Cassandra Clare

"Jem shook his head. "You bit de Quincey" he said. "You fool. He's a VAMPIRE" "I had no choice" said Will " He was choking me" "I know" Jem said. " But really Will, AGAIN?" - Cassandra Clare

"Will: "You are not really dying, are you?" Jem: "So they tell me." Will: "I am sorry." Jem: "No. Do' be ordinary like that. Do' say you're sorry. Say you"ll train with me." Will: "I"ll train with you." - Cassandra Clare

"Jem drew back from her, looking dazed. "By the Angel," he said. "Perhaps we do need a chaperon." - Cassandra Clare

"Charlotte, Will's being vexing.' 'And the sun has come up in the east,' said Jem, to no one in particular." - Cassandra Clare

"When Will truly wants something," said Jem, quietly, "when he feels something - he can break your heart." - Cassandra Clare

"Were you thinking about eating me?" Will inquired. "No!" "No one would blame you," said Jem. "He's very annoying." - Cassandra Clare

"Were you thinking about eating me?" Will inquired. "No!" "No one would blame you," said Jem. "He's very annoying." - Cassandra Clare

"We were once getting married. And I have loved you all this time- a century and a half. -Jem" - Cassandra Clare

"I am sorry," Will said. "No," Jem said... "Don't be ordinary like that. Don't say you're sorry." - Cassandra Clare

"Charlotte, Will's being vexing.' 'And the sun has come up in the east,' said Jem, to no one in particular." - Cassandra Clare

"Were you thinking about eating me?" Will inquired. "No!" "No one would blame you," said Jem. "He's very annoying." - Cassandra Clare

"Will's voice dropped. "Everyone makes mistakes, Jem." "Yes," said Jem. "You just make more of them than most people." "I -" "You hurt everyone," said Jem. "Everyone whose life you touch." "Not you," Will whispered. "I hurt everyone but you. I never meant to hurt you." Jem put his hands up, pressing his palms against his eyes. "Will -" "You can't never forgive me," Will said in disbelief, hearing the panic tinging his own voice. "I'd be -" "Alone?" Jem lowered his hand, but he was smiling now, crookedly. "And whose fault is that?" - Cassandra Clare

"Will's voice dropped. "Everyone makes mistakes, Jem." "Yes," said Jem. "You just make more of them than most people." "I -" "You hurt everyone," said Jem. "Everyone whose life you touch." "Not you," Will whispered. "I hurt everyone but you. I never meant to hurt you." Jem put his hands up, pressing his palms against his eyes. "Will -" "You ca' never forgive me," Will said in disbelief, hearing the panic tinging his own voice. "I"d be -" "Alone?" Jem lowered his hand, but he was smiling now, crookedly. "And whose fault is that?" - Cassandra Clare

"Jem spoke with enormous care; talking to Will about anything personal was like trying not to startle away a wild animal." - Cassandra Clare

"I don't know how I could sleep at night, not knowing I was surrounded by a thousand other sleeping, dreaming souls. - pg 120, Jem to Tessa & Will" - Cassandra Clare

"Jem knotted his fingers in the material of Will's sleeve. "You are my parabatai," he said, "You said once I could ask anything of you." - Cassandra Clare

"Jem put the full force of himself into each smile, so that he seemed to be smiling with his eyes, his heart, his whole being." - Cassandra Clare

"He flushed, the colour dark against his pale skin. 'I mean. Tessa Gray, will you do me the honour of becoming my wife?' Jem..." - Cassandra Clare

"Jem is nothing but goodness. That he struck you last night only shows how capable you are of driving even saints to madness." - Cassandra Clare

"Will has always been the brighter burning star, the one to catch attention - but Jem is a steady flame, unwavering and honest. He could make you happy." - Cassandra Clare

"You should see his older brother," said Jem. "Makes Gabriel look sweeter than gingerbread. Hates Will even more thanGabriel, too, if that's possible." - Cassandra Clare

"You should see his older brother," said Jem. "Makes Gabriel look sweeter than gingerbread. Hates Will even more thanGabriel, too, if that's possible." - Cassandra Clare

"Jem touched the parabatai rune on his shoulder, through the thin material of his nightshirt. "I am not alone," he said. "Wherever we are, we are as one." - Cassandra Clare

"Jem cried out with all his remaining strength. You cannot go where I am going! Nor would I want that for you!" - Cassandra Clare

"I will still be in some part the Jem you knew, and I will see you with the eyes of my heart." - Cassandra Clare

"She knew she could not be Jem for Will. No one could. But slowly the hollow places in his heart were filling in." - Cassandra Clare

"Will you come with me? For I cannot wait to share the world with you, Jem. There is so much to see." - Cassandra Clare

"There must always be a first," said Jem. "It is not easy to be first, and it is not always rewarding, but it is important." - Cassandra Clare

"Meanwhile, Will had begun cutting his toast into strips and was making rude pictographs out of them. Oh, that looks rather like a ...- , Jem began." - Cassandra Clare

"Will had laid down his heart for her and Jem to walk upon because he loved them more than he loved himself" - Cassandra Clare

"Before Jem looks at anyone else he looks at me, and I"ve tried to live so I can look squarely back at him." - Harper Lee

"You should see his older brother," said Jem. "Makes Gabriel look sweeter than gingerbread. Hates Will even more thanGabriel, too, if that's possible." - Cassandra Clare

"Before Jem looks at anyone else he looks at me, and I've tried to live so I can look squarely back at him." - Harper Lee

"As I made my way home, I thought Jem and I would get grown but there wasn't much else for us to learn, except possibly algebra." - Harper Lee

"Will suspected Jem was in fact cleverer than he was himself - but he lacked Will's tendency to assume the absolute worst about people and proceed from there." - Cassandra Clare

"He turned out the light and went into Jem's room. He would be there all night, and he would be there when Jem waked up in the morning." - Harper Lee

"See there?" Jem was scowling triumphantly. "Nothin' to it. I swear, Scout, sometimes you act so much like a girl its mortifyin" - Harper Lee

"That Jem makes beautiful things and I destroy them. That it really ought to be me dying and not him. I mean, what's the point of living if you can't even enjoy it? Yet Jem enjoys all the life he's got. It's not fair." - Cassandra Clare

"I like that stick of yours," he said. "It's a staff." Jem swung out to knock another automaton sideways. "Made by the Iron Sisters, only for Silent Brothers." [...] "Anyone can sharpen a stick." "It's a staff," Jem repeated, and saw Will's quicksilver smile out of the corner of his eye." - Cassandra Clare

"[Jem] 'It will help you sleep.' 'All I"ve been doing is sleeping!' [Tessa] 'And very amusing it is to watch, said Jem. 'Did you know you twitch your nose when you sleep, like a rabbit?' 'I do not,' she said, with a whispered laugh. 'You do,' he said. 'Fortunately, I like rabbits." - Cassandra Clare

"Tessa poked at her left incisor with her tongue. It was flat again, an ordinary tooth. "I don't understand what makes them come out like that!" "Hunger," said Jem. "Were you think about blood?" "No." "Were you thinking about eating me?" Will inquired. "No!" "No one would blame you," said Jem. "He's very annoying." - Cassandra Clare

"[Jem] 'It will help you sleep.' 'All I've been doing is sleeping!' [Tessa] 'And very amusing it is to watch, said Jem. 'Did you know you twitch your nose when you sleep, like a rabbit?' 'I do not,' she said, with a whispered laugh. 'You do,' he said. 'Fortunately, I like rabbits." - Cassandra Clare

"Atticus said that Jem was trying hard to forget something, but what he was really doing was storing it away for a while, until enough time passed. Then he would be able to think about it and sort things out. When he was able to think about it, Jem would be himself again." - Harper Lee

"Tessa was only half way down the corridor when they caught up to her -Will and Jem, walking on either side of her. "you didn't really think we weren't going to come along, did you?" Will asked, raising his hand and letting his witchlight fare up between his fingers, lighting the corridor to daylight brightness. Charlotte, hurrying along ahead of them, turned and frowned, but said nothing. "I know you can't leave anything well alone," Tessa replied, looking straight ahead. "But I though better of Jem." "Where Will goes, I go," Jem said good-naturedly. "And besides, I'm as curious as he is." - Cassandra Clare

"Being Jem, Tessa reflected, must be a great deal like being the owner of a thouroughbred dog that liked to bite your guests. You had to have a hand on his collar constantly." - Cassandra Clare

"When two souls are as one, they stay together on the Wheel. I was born into this world to love you, and I will love you in the next life, and the one after that." ~Jem Carstairs" - Cassandra Clare

"Astriola. That IS demon pox. You had evidence that demon pox existed and you didnt mention it to me! Et tu, Brute!' He rolled up the paper and hit Jem over the head with it." - Cassandra Clare

"Jessamine flushed. "Ugh! Charlotte, Will's being vexing." "And the sun has come up in the east," said Jem to no one in particular. ... "And the sun comes up in the WEST," said Will, who had apparently heard Jem's earlier comment." - Cassandra Clare

"[Jem] looked from Will to Tessa and raised his silvery eyebrows. "A miracle," he said. "You got him to speak." "Just to shout at me, really," said Tessa. "Not quite loaves and fishes." - Cassandra Clare

"Ah," said a voice from the doorway, "having your annual 'everyone thinks Will is a lunatic' meeting, are you? "It's biannual," said Jem. "And no, this is not that meeting." - Cassandra Clare

"You think she is pretty?' Will was surprised; Jem rarely opined this sort of thing. 'Yes, and you do too.' 'I hadn't noticed, really.' 'Yes, you have, and I've noticed you noticing." - Cassandra Clare

"She did not belong to Will-she was too much herself to belong to anyone, even Jem-but she belonged with them, and silently he cursed the Consul for not seeing it." - Cassandra Clare

"Will had shrugged once, helplessly. He had almost wished Jem would be angry with him. It would have been easier. He'd never felt so small within himself as he did when he faced Jem's expansive kindness." - Cassandra Clare

"The Brother's hood fell back, and his silvery hair shone out in the dim chamber like starlight. All the air rushed out of Tessa's lungs in a single instant. The Silent Brother was Jem." - Cassandra Clare

"As metal rang on metal, some inner part of Jem, some part that had been lost without his even knowing it was lost, felt the pleasure of fighting together with Will one last time." - Cassandra Clare

"I was just thinking of bunding up Cecily and feeding her to the ducks in Hyde Park," said Will, pushing his wet hair back and favoring Jem with a rare smile." - Cassandra Clare

"Ah," said a voice from the doorway, "having your annual "everyone thinks Will is a lunatic" meeting, are you? "It's biannual," said Jem. "And no, this is not that meeting." - Cassandra Clare

"Will rolled up his sleeves. "We'll probably have to knock down the door-" "Or," said Jem, reaching out and giving the knob a twist, "not." The door swung open onto a rectangle of darkness. "Now, that's simply laziness," said Will." - Cassandra Clare

"How rude. Many who have gazed upon me have compared the experience to gazing at the radiance of the sun." Jem still had his eyes closed. "If they mean it gives you a headache, they aren't wrong." - Cassandra Clare

"Will: Have you ever seen what happens to someone with demon pox? First it lies dormant. One begins to turn yellow and green. Then the swelling sets in - Jem: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS DEMON POX." - Cassandra Clare

"Will: 'Singing the praises of our fair city? We treat you well here, don't we, James? I doubt I'd have that kind of luck in Shanghai. What do you call us there again?' Jem: 'Yang guizi ... foreign devils." - Cassandra Clare

"We said good-bye, and Dill went inside the house. He evidently remembered he was engaged to me, for he ran back out and kissed me swiftly in front of Jem. "Yawl write, hear?" he bawled after us." - Harper Lee

"I grew up singing professionally since I was 7 years old and so to get to play a character who's living out their Rock star dreams as JEM was pretty much epic." - Samantha Newark

"Dill said striking a match under a turtle was hateful. "How do you know a match don't hurt him?" "Turtles can't feel, stupid," said Jem. "Where you ever a turtle, huh?" - Harper Lee

"What is this?" he went on now, spearing an unfortunate object on a fork and raising it to eye level. "This... this... thing?" "A parsnip?" Jem suggested. "A parsnip planted in Satan's own garden." said Will. He glanced about. "I don't suppose there's a dog I could feed it to." "There don't seem to be any pets about," Jem-who loved all animals, even the inglorious and ill-tempered Church-observed. "Probably all poisoned by parsnips," said Will." - Cassandra Clare

"Jem always said that Will rushed toward the end of a mission rather than proceeding in a measured manner, and that one must look at the next step on the path ahead, rather than the destination in the distance, or one would never reach one's goal. Will closed his eyes for a moment. He knew that Jem was right, but it was hard to remember, when the goal that he sought was the girl that he loved." - Cassandra Clare

"Jem always said that Will rushed toward the end of a mission rather than proceeding in a measured manner, and that one must look at the next step on the path ahead, rather than the destination in the distance, or one would never reach one's goal. Will closed his eyes for a moment. He knew that Jem was right, but it was hard to remember, when the goal that he sought was the girl that he loved." - Cassandra Clare

"Jem-Jem is all the better part of myself. I would not expect you to understand. I owe him this." "Then what am I?" Cecily asked. Will exhaled, too exasperated to check himself. "You are my weakness." "And Tessa is your heart," she said, not angrily, but thoughtfully. "Not a fool, as I told you," she added at his startled expression. I know that you love her." - Cassandra Clare

"Will closed his eyes. He could not hear Jem go, not anymore; he did not want to know the moment when he left and Will was alone, did now want to know when his first day as a Shawdowhunter without a parabatai truly began. And if the place over his heart, where his parabatai rune had been, flared up with a sudden burning pain as the door closed behind Jem, Will told himself it was only a stray ember from the fire." - Cassandra Clare

"Hello, Uncle Brother Zachariah," James said without opening his eyes. "I would say that I'm sorry to bother you, but I'm sure this is the most excitement you've had all year. Not so lively in the City of Bones, now is it?" "James!" Will snapped. "Don't talk to Jem like that." "As if I am not used to badly behaved Herondales, Brother Zachariah said, in the way Jem had always tried to make peace between Will and the world." - Cassandra Clare

"What is this?" he went on now, spearing an unfortunate object on a fork and raising it to eye level. "This... this... thing?" "A parsnip?" Jem suggested. "A parsnip planted in Satan's own garden." said Will. He glanced about. "I do' suppose there's a dog I could feed it to." "There do' seem to be any pets about," Jem-who loved all animals, even the inglorious and ill-tempered Church-observed. "Probably all poisoned by parsnips," said Will." - Cassandra Clare

"Jem always said that Will rushed toward the end of a mission rather than proceeding in a measured manner, and that one must look at the next step on the path ahead, rather than the destination in the distance, or one would never reach one's goal. Will closed his eyes for a moment. He knew that Jem was right, but it was hard to remember, when the goal that he sought was the girl that he loved." - Cassandra Clare

"If this thing's hushed up it'll be a simple denial to Jem of the way I've tried to raise him. Sometimes I think I'm a total failure as a parent, but I'm all they've got. Before Jem looks at anyone else he looks at me, and I've tried to live so I can look squarely back at him.. if I connived at something like this, frankly I couldn't meet his eye, and the day I can't do that I'll know I've lost him. I don't want to lose him and Scout, because they're all I've got." - Harper Lee

"We spoke of how to say good-bye," Jem said. "When Jonathan bid farewell to David, he said, 'Go in peace, for as much as we have sworn, both of us, saying the Lord be between me and thee, forever.' They did not see each other again, but they did not forget. So it will be with us. When I am Brother Zachariah, when I no longer see the world with my human eyes, I will still be in some part the Jem you knew, and I will see you with the eyes of my heart." - Cassandra Clare

"I was just thinking of bundling up Cecily and feeding her to the ducks at Hyde Park," said Will, pushing his wet hair back and favoring Jem with a rare smile. "I could use your assistance." "Unfortunately, you may have to delay your plans for suicide a bit longer. Gabriel Lightwood is downstairs, and I have two words for you. Two of your favorite words, at least when you put them together." "'Utter simpleton'?" inquired Will. "'Worthless upstart'?" Jem grinned. "'Demon pox,'" he said." - Cassandra Clare

"You swore to stay with me," he said. "When we made our oath, as parabatai. Our souls are knit. We are one person, James." "We are two people," said Jem. "Two people with a covenant between us." Will knew he sounded like a child, but he could not help it. "A covenant that says you must not go where I cannot come with you." "Until death," Jem replied gently. "Those are the words of the oath. 'Until aught but death part thee and me.' Someday, Will, I will go where none can follow me, and I think it will be sooner rather than later." - Cassandra Clare

"Will's eyes met Tessa's as she came closer, almost tripping again over the torn hem of her gown. For a moment, they were in perfect understanding. Jem was what they could still look each other straight in the eye about. On the topic of Jem, they were both fierce and unyielding. Tessa saw Will's hand tighten on Jem's sleeve. "She's here," he said. Jem's eyes opened slowly. Tessa fought to keep the look of shock from her face. His pupils were blown out, his irises a thin ring of silver around the black. "Ni shou shang le ma, quin ai de?" he whispered." - Cassandra Clare

"Must you go? I was rather hoping you'd stay and be a ministering angel, but if you must go, you must." "I'll stay," Will said a bit crossly, and threw himself down in the armchair Tessa had just vacated. "I can minister angelically." "None too convincingly. And you're not as pretty to look at as Tessa is," Jem said, closing his eyes as he leaned back against the pillow. "How rude. Many who have gazed upon me have compared the experience to gazing at the radiance of the sun." Jem still had his eyes closed. "If they mean it gives you a headache, they aren't wrong." - Cassandra Clare

"Will's eyes met Tessa's as she came closer, almost tripping again over the torn hem of her gown. For a moment, they were in perfect understanding. Jem was what they could still look each other straight in the eye about. On the topic of Jem, they were both fierce and unyielding. Tessa saw Will's hand tighten on Jem's sleeve. "She's here," he said. Jem's eyes opened slowly. Tessa fought to keep the look of shock from her face. His pupils were blown out, his irises a thin ring of silver around the black. "Ni shou shang le ma, quin ai de?" he whispered." - Cassandra Clare

"We spoke of how to say good-bye," Jem said. "When Jonathan bid farewell to David, he said, "Go in peace, for as much as we have sworn, both of us, saying the Lord be between me and thee, forever." They did not see each other again, but they did not forget. So it will be with us. When I am Brother Zachariah, when I no longer see the world with my human eyes, I will still be in some part the Jem you knew, and I will see you with the eyes of my heart." - Cassandra Clare

"You swore to stay with me," he said. "When we made our oath, as parabatai. Our souls are knit. We are one person, James." "We are two people," said Jem. "Two people with a covenant between us." Will knew he sounded like a child, but he could not help it. "A covenant that says you must not go where I cannot come with you." "Until death," Jem replied gently. "Those are the words of the oath. "Until aught but death part thee and me." Someday, Will, I will go where none can follow me, and I think it will be sooner rather than later." - Cassandra Clare

"I think I'll be a clown when I get grown,' said Dill. Jem and I stopped in our tracks. Yes sir, a clown,' he said. 'There ain't one thing in this world I can do about folks except laugh, so I'm gonna join the circus and laugh my head off.' You got it backwards, Dill,' said Jem. 'Clowns are sad, it's folks that laugh at them.' Well I'm gonna be a new kind of clown. I'm gonna stand in the middle of the ring and laugh at the folks." - Harper Lee

"I had never thought about it, but summer was Dill by the fishpool smoking string, Dill's eyes alive with complicated plans to make Boo Radley emerge; summer was the swiftness with which Dill would reach up and kiss me when Jem was not looking, the longings we sometimes felt each other feel. With him, life was routine; without him, life was unbearable..." - Scout Finch" - Harper Lee

"You point your feet out too much when you walk," Will went on. He was busy polishing an apple on his shirtfront, and appeared not to notice Tessa glaring at him. "Camille walks delicately. Like a faun in the woods. Not like a duck" "I do not walk like a duck." "I like ducks," Jem observed diplomatically. "Especially the ones in Hyde Park." - Cassandra Clare

"Reparations," said Jem very suddenly, setting down the pen he was holding. Will looked at him in puzzlement. "Is this a game? We just blurt out whatever word comes next to mind? In that case mine is 'genuphobia'. It means an unreasonable fear of knees." "What's the word for a perfectly reasonable fear of annoying idiots?" inquired Jessamine." - Cassandra Clare

"If you do not help me," Tessa said to Jem, "I swear, I will change into you, and I will lift him myself. And then everyone here will see what you look like in a dress." She fixed him with a look. "Do you understand?" - Cassandra Clare

"Oh, leave it," said Jem, kicking Will, not without affection, lightly on the ankle. "She's annexed my plan!" "Will," Tessa said firmly. "Do you care more about the plan being enacted or about getting credit for it?" Will pointed a finger at her. "That," he said. "The second one." - Cassandra Clare

"She hated that will had this effect on her. Hated it. She knew better. She knew what he thought of her. That she was worth nothing. And still a look from him could make her tremble with mingled hatred and longing. It was like poison in her blood, to which Jem was the only antidote." - Cassandra Clare

"He began it," Cecily said, jerking her chin at Will, though she knew it was pointless. Jem, Will's parabatai, treated her with the distant sweet kindness reserved for the little sisters of one's friends, but he would always side with Will. Kindly, but firmly, he put Will above everything else in the world. Well, nearly everything." - Cassandra Clare

"Yes, she doesn't really look like either of us, does she? Perhaps she's a girl who's fallen madly in love with me and persists in following me wherever I go." "My talent is shape-shifting, Will, not acting," said Tessa, and at that Jem laughed out loud." - Cassandra Clare

"I promise to charm the dickens out of him,' said Will, sitting up and readjusting his crushed hat. 'I shall charm him with such force that when I am done, he will be left lying limply on the ground, trying to remember his own name.' 'The man's eighty-nine', muttered Jem. 'He may well have the problem anyway." - Cassandra Clare

"Jem leaned closer against the chair, staring into the fire. "Better it were my hands," he said. Will shook his head. Exhaustion was muting the edges of everything in the room, blurring the flocked wallpaper into a single mass of dark color. "No. Not your hands. You need your hands for the violin. What do I need mine for?" - Cassandra Clare

"Jem: I know what you're thinking. Tessa:I don't think you do. You're think, If they call this damp nastiness summer, what must winter be like? You'd be surprised. Winter's actually much the same. It's spring that's really lovely. Tessa:Is it? Jem:No. It's actually quite foggy and wet as well." - Cassandra Clare

"If love is great, then it is worth fighting for." "What if it is immoral somehow? Forbidden?" "Forbidden? But my father's love for my mother was forbidden, or at least against the law. Or do mean if she is married, or a vampire?" "Or a married vampire." "Well, nevertheless," Will said, with a grin. "One should fight on. Love conquers all." Will and Jem" - Cassandra Clare

"A forty-foot worm?" Will muttered to Jem as they moved through the Italian garden, their boots - thanks to a pair of Soundless runes - making no noise on the gravel. "Think of the size of the fish we could catch." Jem's lips twitched. "It's not funny, you know." "It is a bit." - Cassandra Clare

"I have heard sometimes that men who lose an arm of a leg still feel that pain in those limbs, though they are gone,' said Will. 'It is like that sometimes. I can feel Jem with me, though he is gone, and it is like I am missing a part of myself." - Cassandra Clare

"Charlotte, who had sagged back in her chair, her eyes half-closed, said, "Will, I have already been up all night copying down the relevant parts. Much of it was-" "Gibberish?" Jem suggested. "Pornographic?" said Will at the same time. "Could be both," said Will. "Haven't you ever heard of pornographic gibberish before?" - Cassandra Clare

"Come with me," she said. "Stay with me. Be with me. See everything with me. I have traveled the world and seen so much, but there is so much more, and no one I would rather see it with than you. I would go everywhere and anywhere with you, Jem Carstairs." - Cassandra Clare

"I am stronger when Tessa is here, you see. I told it to you," said Jem, still in the same soft voice. At that, Will did duck his head so that Tessa could not see his eyes. "I see it," he said." - Cassandra Clare

"I think there is hope for you yet, Will Herondale. I will try to learn how to have it, without you to show me. Tessa, Jem said. She knows despair, and hope as well. you can teach each other. Find her, Will, and tell her that I loved her always. My blessings, for all that it is worth, is on you both." - Cassandra Clare

"I take your hand, brother, so that you may go in peace. Will had opened his blue eyes that never lost their colour over all the passing years, and looked at Jem and then Tessa, and smiled, and died, with Tessa's head on his shoulder and and his hand in Jem's." - Cassandra Clare

"Indeed." Will let his cutlery clatter onto his plate. "The Consul? Breaking up our breakfast time? Whatever next? The Inquisitor over for tea? Picnics with the Silent Brothers?" "Duck pies in the park," said Jem under his breath, and he and Will smiled at each other, just a flash, before the door opened and the Consul swept it." - Cassandra Clare

"A great sadness welled up in Magnus at the sight of him. It was human to age and die, and Jem stood outside that humanity now, outside the light that burned so brightly and so briefly. It was cold outside that light and fire. No one had greater cause to know that cold than Magnus did." - Cassandra Clare

"You don't sound very patriotic," observed Tessa. "Weren't you just reminiscing about the mountains?" "Patriotic?" Will looked smug. "I'll tell you what's patriotic," he said. "In honor of my birthplace, I've the dragon of Wales tattooed on my-" "You're in a charming temper, aren't you, William?" interrupted Jem, though there was no edge to his voice." - Cassandra Clare

"I was not so sure, but Jem told me I was being a girl, that girls always imagined things, that's why other people hated them so, and if I started behaving like one I could just go off and find some to play with." - Harper Lee

"A little girl robbed you?" Tessa said. "Actually, she was' 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." - Cassandra Clare

"Reparations," said Jem very suddenly, setting down the pen he was holding. Will looked at him in puzzlement. "Is this a game? We just blurt out whatever word comes next to mind? In that case mine is "genuphobia". It means an unreasonable fear of knees." "What's the word for a perfectly reasonable fear of annoying idiots?" inquired Jessamine." - Cassandra Clare

"Oh, leave it," said Jem, kicking Will, not without affection, lightly on the ankle. "She's annexed my plan!" "Will," Tessa said firmly. "Do you care more about the plan being enacted or about getting credit for it?" Will pointed a finger at her. "That," he said. "The second one." - Cassandra Clare

"He began it," Cecily said, jerking her chin at Will, though she knew it was pointless. Jem, Will's parabatai, treated her with the distant sweet kindness reserved for the little sisters of one's friends, but he would always side with Will. Kindly, but firmly, he put Will above everything else in the world. Well, nearly everything." - Cassandra Clare

"I used to think if I married Master Jem-" Sophie picked at the blanket, then looked up and smiled bleakly. "You have' broken his heart yet, have you?" "No," Tessa said. Just torn my own in two. "I have' broken his heart at all." - Cassandra Clare

"Will: "Nice place to live, isn't it? Let's hope they left something behind other than filth. Forwarding addresses, a few severed limbs, a prostitute or two ..." Jem: "Indeed. Perhaps, if we're fortunate, we can still catch syphilis." "Or demon pox," Will suggested cheerfully, trying the door under the stairs." - Cassandra Clare

"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." - Cassandra Clare

"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, then." "Henry will set you on fire." - Cassandra Clare

"I used to think if I married Master Jem-" Sophie picked at the blanket, then looked up and smiled bleakly. "You haven't broken his heart yet, have you?" "No," Tessa said. Just torn my own in two. "I haven't broken his heart at all." - Cassandra Clare

"Jem told me what Ragnor Fell said about my father," Will said. "That for my father, there was only ever one woman he loved, and it was her for him, or nothing. You are that for me. I love you, and I will only ever love you until I die -" - Cassandra Clare

"Mr. Avery said it was written on the Rosetta Stone that when children disobeyed their parents, smoked cigarettes and made war on each other, the seasons would change: Jem and I were burdened with the guilt of contributing to the aberrations of nature, thereby causing unhappiness to our neighbors and discomfort to ourselves." - Harper Lee

"If love is great, then it is worth fighting for." "What if it is immoral somehow? Forbidden?" "Forbidden? But my father's love for my mother was forbidden, or at least against the law. Or do mean if she is married, or a vampire?" "Or a married vampire." "Well, nevertheless," Will said, with a grin. "One should fight on. Love conquers all." Will and Jem" - Cassandra Clare

"Charlotte, who had sagged back in her chair, her eyes half-closed, said, "Will, I have already been up all night copying down the relevant parts. Much of it was-" "Gibberish?" Jem suggested. "Pornographic?" said Will at the same time. "Could be both," said Will. "Have' you ever heard of pornographic gibberish before?" - Cassandra Clare

"You do' sound very patriotic," observed Tessa. "Were' you just reminiscing about the mountains?" "Patriotic?" Will looked smug. "I"ll tell you what's patriotic," he said. "In honor of my birthplace, I"ve the dragon of Wales tattooed on my-" "You're in a charming temper, are' you, William?" interrupted Jem, though there was no edge to his voice." - Cassandra Clare

"No, everybody's gotta learn, nobody's born knowin'. That Walter's as smart as he can be, he just gets held back sometimes because he has to stay out and help his daddy. Nothin's wrong with him. Naw, Jem, I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks." - Harper Lee

"I was not so sure, but Jem told me I was being a girl, that girls always imagined things, that's why other people hated them so, and if I started behaving like one I could just go off and find some to play with." - Harper Lee

"I designed a guitar for Ibanez and then they started manufacturing it - it's called the Jem - it's 26 years old and I still play it. As a kid I liked Les Pauls and Strats, but they had limitations for the kind of playing I wanted to do." - Steve Vai

"'To Kill a Mockingbird' is really two stories. One is a coming-of-age tale told from the point of view of Scout Finch, a girl of about nine, and her slightly older brother, Jem. The second story concerns their father, attorney Atticus Finch, who has been appointed to defend a black man, Tom Robinson, falsely accused of raping a white woman." - Charles J Shields

"I'd say that my musical influences are anywhere from pop-rock electronica, new age and classical. But I think that specifically, bands - I love Jem, I love Sigur Ross, I love David Gray, I love Elliot Smith... a lot of different people. But I don't find lyrical inspiration from anybody." - Emmy Rossum

"Trains are great dirty smoky things," said Will. "You won't like it." Tessa was unmoved. "I won't know if I like it until I try it, will I?" "I've never swum naked in the Thames before, but I know I wouldn't like it." "But think how entertaining for sightseers," said Tessa, and she saw Jem duck his head to hide the quick flash of his grin." - Cassandra Clare

"Jem was safe from her, and he would ride away with a song on his lips and a laugh at her expense, forgetful of her, and of his brother, and of God; while she dragged through the years, sullen and bitter, the stain of silence marking her, coming in the end to ridicule as a soured spinster who had been kissed once in her life and could not forget it." - Daphne Du Maurier

"Most human subjugates are young," said Will. "Vampires like to acquire their subjugates when they're youthful-prettier to look at, and less chance of diseased blood. And they'll live a bit longer, though not much." He looked pleased with himself. "Most of the rest of the Enclave wouldn't be able to pass convincingly as a handsome young human subjugate-" "Because the rest of us all are hideous, are we?" Jem inquired, looking amused." - Cassandra Clare

"Most human subjugates are young," said Will. "Vampires like to acquire their subjugates when they're youthful-prettier to look at, and less chance of diseased blood. And they'll live a bit longer, though not much." He looked pleased with himself. "Most of the rest of the Enclave wouldn't be able to pass convincingly as a handsome young human subjugate-" "Because the rest of us all are hideous, are we?" Jem inquired, looking amused." - Cassandra Clare

"You don't think I can fight." Tessa said, drawing back and matching his silvery gaze with her own. "Because I'm a girl." "I don't think you can fight because you're wearing a wedding dress", said Jem. "For what it's worth, I don't think Will could fight in that dress either." "Perhaps not," said Will, who had ears like a bat'a. "But I would make a radiant bride." - Cassandra Clare

"And broken both your hearts? How would that have benefited me? You are as dear to me as another half of my soul, Jem. I could not be happy while you were unhappy. And Tessa-she loves you. What sort of awful monster would I be, delighting in causing the two people I love the most in the world agony simply that I might have the satisfaction of knowing that if Tessa could not be mine, she could not be anybody's?" - Cassandra Clare

"Yes, he would have done that for Tessa - died to keep the ones she needed beside her - and so would Jem have done that for him or for Tessa, and so would Tessa, he thought, do that for both of them. It was a near incomprehensible tangle, the three of them, but there was one certainty, and that was that there was no lack of love between them." - Cassandra Clare

"Will began to straighten up, to turn away from the bed. And as he did, he felt something wrap tightly around his wrist. He glanced down and saw Jem's hand braceleting his own. For a moment he was too shocked to do anything but stare. "I am not dead yet, Will," Jem said in a soft voice, thin but as strong as wire. "What did Magnus mean by asking you if I knew you were in love with Tessa?" - Cassandra Clare

"Tessa: "A little girl robbed you?" Will: "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 Six-Fingered Nigel." Jem:"Easy mistake to make." (later) Will: "I want to be back before dark. I have an assignation in Soho this evening with a certain attractive someone" Tessa: "Goodness, If you keep seeing Six-Fingered Nigel like this, he'll expect you to declare your intentions." - Cassandra Clare

"Most human subjugates are young," said Will. "Vampires like to acquire their subjugates when they"re youthful-prettier to look at, and less chance of diseased blood. And they"ll live a bit longer, though not much." He looked pleased with himself. "Most of the rest of the Enclave would' be able to pass convincingly as a handsome young human subjugate-" "Because the rest of us all are hideous, are we?" Jem inquired, looking amused." - Cassandra Clare

"I believe in good and evil," said Jem. "And I believe the soul is eternal. But I don't believe in the fiery pit, the pitchforks, or endless torment. I do not believe you can threaten people into goodness." Tessa looked at will. "What about you? What do you believe? "Pulvis et umbra sumus," said Will, not looking at her as he spoke. "I believe we are dust and shadows. What else is there?" - Cassandra Clare

"I see you're determined to miss my point." "If you're point is that there was a pretty girl in the room and it was distracting you, then I think I've taken your point handily." "You think she's pretty?" Will was surprised; Jem rarely opinioned this sort of thing. "Yes, and you do too." "I hadn't noticed, really." "Yes, you have, and I've noticed you noticing." - Cassandra Clare

"Sometimes," Jem said, "our lives can change so fast that the change outpaces our minds and hearts. It's those times, I think, when our lives have altered but we still long for the time before everything was altered- that is when we feel the greatest pain. I can tell you, though, from experience, you grow accustomed to it. You learn to live your new life, and you can't imagine, or even really remember, how things were before." - Cassandra Clare

"Will moved to object, but it was too late; Henry had already pressed the button. There was a blinding flare of light and a whooshing sound, and the room was plunged into blackness. Tessa gave a yelp of surprise, and Jem laughed softly. "Am I blind?" Will's voice floated out of the darkness, tinged with annoyance. "I'm not going to be at all pleased if you've blinded me, Henry." - Cassandra Clare

"Henry turned as if to dart out of the room, then swung around and stared at them, a look of confusion passing over his freckled face, as if he had only now had cause to wonder why Will, Tessa, and Jem might be crouching together in a mostly disused storage room. "What are you three doing in here, anyway?" Will tilted his head to the side and smiled at Henry. "Charades," he said. "Massive game." - Cassandra Clare



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