In all gabriels life he could not remember his brother giving even the prettiest of shadowhunter girls a second glance. Yet he looked at this scarred mundane servant as if she were the sun rising. It was inexplicable, but it was also undeniable. He could see the horror on his brothers face as sophies good opinion of him shattered before his eyes.
What's that?" "it looks like something from linus... It is! He sent me a little birch-bark canoe from camp! He said he made it himself... Sometimes i think i don't deserve a nice brother like linus..." "i have often thought the same thing." "dear linus, please send me another canoe. The first one broke when i threw it at charlie brown.
There is no hope for the world unless and until we formulate, accept and state publicly a true moral code of individualism, based on man's inalienable right to live for himself. Neither to hurt nor to serve his brothers, but to be independent of them in his function and in his motive. Neither to sacrifice them for himself nor to sacrifice himself for them.
A parabatai. Like he was. And jace knew, too, what that faded rune meant: a parabatai whose other half was dead. He felt his sympathy leap toward brother zachariah, as he imagined himself without alec, with only that faded rune to remind him where once he had been bonded to someone who knew all the best and worst parts of his soul.
We're not unique in our family. We're more ambitious but we're not special. I'm not funnier than anyone else in my family; it's just that we wanted more than raleigh, north carolina, had to offer. If my brother wanted more than raleigh had to offer, you would know his name. My sister lisa has a really unique and different voice, but she doesn't want that. She's a fine writer, but never said, "i want a book. I want that kind of attention."
There will never be peace between us. ever. you shattered any hope of it when you watched your brother kill me and refused to speak up on my behalf. (acheron) i was afraid. (artemis) and i was butchered and gutted on the floor like an animal sacrifice. excuse me if i don’t feel your pain. i’m too busy with my own. (acheron)
Your eyes are as a flame, but our brothers have neither hope nor fire. Your mouth is cut of granite, but our brothers are soft and humble. Your head is high, but our brothers cringe. You walk, but our brothers crawl. We wish to be damned with you, rather than blessed with all our brothers. Do as you please with us, but do not send us away from you.
Born in the same land, we ought to live as brothers, doing to each other all the good we can, and not listening to wicked men, who may endeavor to make us enemies. by living in peace, we can help and prosper one another; by waging war, we can kill and destroy many on both sides; but those who survive will not be the happier for that.