Please Note: These "quotes" are just that, "quotes"--things characters said. These quotes don't include narration. If they did, this blog post would be HUGE. Second of all, these quotes are in no order at all. It would take me forever to figure out which ones I like more than others. If anything, they are in the order they were written. Example: A quote may come from page 90 and the next one will be from page 96. Thirdly, if it's difficult to tell who is speaking to whom, I put the people's names in parentheses. Finally, all quotes come from the U.S. hardback version.
Warning: These quotes contain spoilers in them!
Now, here are my favorite quotes from Clockwork Prince, book two of The Infernal Devices:
"Is this a game? We just blurt out whatever word comes next to mind? In that case mine's 'genuphobia.' It means an unreasonable fear of knees." --Will to Jem, p. 33
"What's the word for a perfectly reasonable fear of annoying idiots?" --Jessamine to Will, p. 33
"Trains are great dirty smoky things. You won't like it."
"I won't know if I like it until I try it, will I?"
"I've never swum naked in the Thames, but I know I wouldn't like it."
"But think how entertaining for sightseers." --Will and Tessa, p. 75
"Beautiful. You are beautiful, James Carstairs."--Tessa to Jem, p. 204
"Eggs. I do love eggs. I could eat them all day."--Henry speaking completely off topic to nobody in particular, p.210
"James, you are all the family I have. I would die for you. You know that. I would die without you. If it were not for you, I would be dead a hundred times over these past five years. I owe you everything, and if you cannot believe I have empathy, perhaps you might at least believe I know honor--honor, and debt--"--Will to Jem, p. 248
"I have wanted to do this every moment of every hour of every day that I have been with you since the day I met you. But you know that. You must know. Don't you?" --Will to Tessa regarding kissing her on the balcony at the ball, p. 290
"I would forgive Tessa anything."--Jem to Jessamine, p. 350
"Lies and secrets, Tessa, they are like a cancer in the soul. They eat away what is good and leave only destruction behind."--Aunt Harriet to Tessa in Tessa's dream, p. 395
"I love you. And I don't want to lose you."--Jem to Tessa, p. 398
"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 to Tessa, p. 493
"There is only one girl I care to make swoon. The question is, does she?"
"She does."--Jem and Tessa, p. 344
"Your place is with me. It always will be." --Jem to Tessa, p. 428
"Sacrifice? Tessa, I love you. I want to marry you."--Jem to Tessa, p. 429
"I cannot explain love. I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you. That you were the center of everything I did and felt and thought."--Jem to Tessa, pp. 429-430
"You speak of sacrifice, but it is not my sacrifice I offer. It is yours I ask of you. I can offer you my life, but it is a short life; I can offer you my heart, though I have no idea how many more beats it shall sustain. But I love you enough to hope that you will not care that I am being selfish in trying to make the rest of my life--whatever its length--happy, by spending it with you. I want to be married to you, Tessa. I want it more than I have ever wanted anything else in my life. That is, if you love me, too." --Jem to Tessa, p. 430
"You are home for me now." --Jem to Tessa, p. 432