“You guessed? You must have been pretty sure,…”

“You guessed? You must have been pretty sure, considering you could have killed me.”

“I was ninety percent sure.”

“I see,” Clary said. There must have been something in her voice, because he turned to look at her. Her hand cracked across his face, a slap that rocked him back on his heels. He put his hands on his cheek, more in surprise than pain.

“What the hell was that for?”

“The other ten percent.”

Good Life Quotes by Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

“You see, cuckoos are parasites…”

“You see, cuckoos are parasites. They lay their eggs in other birds’ nests. When the egg hatches, the baby cuckoo pushes the other baby birds out of the nest. The poor parent birds work themselves to death trying to find enough food to feed the enormous cuckoo child who has murdered their babies and taken their places.”

“Enormous?” said Jace. “Did you just call me fat?”

“It was an analogy.”

“I am not fat.”

Good Life Quotes by Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes