Will Quotes


Let me give you a piece of advice. The handsome young fellow who's trying to rescue you from a hideous fate is never wrong. Not even if he says the sky is purple and made of hedgehogs.

Clockwork Angel

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel

Demon pox, oh demon pox
Just how is it acquired?
One must go down to the bad part of town
Until one is very tired.
Demon pox, oh demon pox, I had it all along—
Not the pox, you foolish blocks,
I mean this very song—
For I was right, and you were wrong!"
"Will!" Charlotte shouted over the noise, "Have you LOST YOUR MIND? CEASE THAT INFERNAL RACKET! Jem—"
Jem, rising to his feet, clapped his hands over Will's mouth. "Do you promise to be quiet?" he hissed into his friend's ear.
Will nodded, blue eyes blazing. Tessa was staring at him in amazement; they all were. She had seen Will many things—amused, bitter, condescending, angry, pitying—but never giddy before.
Jem let him go. "All right, then."
Will slid to the floor, his back against the armchair, and threw up his arms. "A demon pox on all your houses!" he announced, and yawned.
"Oh, God, weeks of pox jokes," said Jem. "We're in for it now.

Clockwork Prince

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince
Demon    Pox    Will

I am catastrophically in love with you.

Tessa    Will

What did you do, memorize a map of the city for fun? says Christina.
Yes, says Will, looking puzzled. Didn’t you?

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

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.

Clockwork Prince

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince
Demon pox    Tessa    Will

They say you cannot love two people equally at once, she said. And perhaps for others that is so. But you and Will—you are not like two ordinary people, two people who might have been jealous of each other, or who would have imagined my love for one of them diminished by my love of the other. You merged your souls when you were both children. I could not have loved Will so much if I had not loved you as well. And I could not love you as I do if I had not loved Will as I did.

Lord, you're Irish," said Will. "Can you make things that don't have potatoes in them? We had an Irish cook once when I was a boy. Potato pie, potato custard, potatoes with potato sauce...

Clockwork Prince

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince

Gabriel’s green eyes sought Will. It was demon pox, wasn’t it? You know all about it, don’t you? Aren’t you some sort of expert?
Well, you needn’t act as if I invented it, said Will.

I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.

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.

Clockwork Angel

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel
Demon pox    Jem    Will

Demon pox, oh, demon pox,
Just how is it acquired?
One must go down to the bad part of town
Until one is very tired.
Demon pox, oh, demon pox I had it all along—
No, not the pox, you foolish blocks,
I mean this very song—
For I was right, and you were wrong!

Clockwork Prince

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince

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.

Alec    Jace    Jem    Will

If I might make a suggestion, said Will. About twenty paces behind us, in the Council room, is Benedict. If you’d like to go back in there and try kicking him, I recommend aiming upward and a bit to the left—

Clockwork Prince

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince

Dear God, woman,"said Will. "Are there any questions you don't want to know the answer to?

Clockwork Prince

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince
Grey    Herondale    Tessa    Will

With God on your side, what does luck matter?

Clockwork Angel

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel

Always do what you're afraid to do.
...
I will prove myself strong when they think I am sick.
I will prove myself brave when they think I am weak.

Afraid    Brave    E lockhart    Liars    Motto    Mottos    Prove    Sick    Strong    We were liars    Weak    Will

I had such plans for this evening. The pursuit of blind drunkenness and wayward women was my goal. But alas, it was not to be. No sooner had I consumed my third drink in the Devil than I was accosted by a delightful small flower selling child who asked me for twopence for a daisy. The price seemed steep, so I refused. When I told the girl as much, she proceeded to rob me.
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.

Clockwork Angel

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel
Midgets    Will    Wit


You see it, don't you, James? Without Tessa there is nothing for me--no joy, no light, no life. If you loved me, you would let me have her. You can't love her as I do. No one could. If you are truly my brother, you would do this for me.

Clockwork Prince

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince

I told you before, Jem, that you would not leave me," Will said, his bloody hand on the hilt of the dagger. " And you are still with me. When I breath, I will think of you, for without you I would have been dead years ago. When I wake up and when I sleep, when I lift up my hands to defend myself or when I lie down to die, you will be with me. You say we are born again. I say there is a river that divides the dead and the living. What I do know is that if we are born again, I will meet you in another life, if there is a river, you will wait on the shores for me to come to you, so we can cross together." Will took a deep breath and let go of the knife. He drew his hand back. The cut on his palm was already healing- the result of the half dozen iratzes on his skin. " You hear that, James Carstairs? We are bound, you and I, over the divide of death, down through whatever generations may come. Forever."
He rose to his feet and looked down at the knife. The knife was Jem's, the blood was his. This spot of ground, whether he could ever find it again, whether he lived to try, would be theirs.
He turned around to walk to Balios, towards Wales and Tessa. He did not look back.

Afterlife    Death    Jem    Will

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.

Clockwork Prince

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince

That's not a good idea.

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth a war, is much worse. When a people are used as mere human instruments for firing cannon or thrusting bayonets, in the service and for the selfish purposes of a master, such war degrades a people. A war to protect other human beings against tyrannical injustice; a war to give victory to their own ideas of right and good, and which is their own war, carried on for an honest purpose by their free choice, — is often the means of their regeneration. A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever-renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.

Ethics    Fight    Foreign policy    Injustice    Inspirational    Justice    Morality    Motivational    Patriotic    Safety    Selfish    Tyranny    War    Will

So you’re suggesting we take the train up to York, meet a ninety-year-old man, leap on him, and yank out his hair? I’m sure the Clave will be
ecstatic.
They’ll just say you’re mad, said Jessamine. They already think it, so what’s the difference, really?

Clockwork Prince

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince
Clave    Jem    Jessamine    Tessa    Will

...something was starting to take shape, out of magic and will. Smoke and bone.

Bone    Madrigal    Magic    Smoke    Will

Faith is not Desire. Faith is Will. Desires are things that need to be satisfied, whereas Will is a force. Will changes the space around us,...

Desire    Faith    Religion    Will

I like ducks." Jem observed diplomatically. "Esspecially the ones in Hyde Park." He glanced side ways at Will; both boys were sitting at the edge of a high table, thier legs dangling over the side. "Remember when you tried to convince me to feed pultry pie the the mallards in the park to see if you couls breed a race of cannibal ducks?"
"They ate it too," Will reminisced. "Bloodthirsty little beasts. Never trust a duck.

Clockwork Angel

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel
Bromance    Ducks    Humor    Jem    Will

Do you miss Wales? Tessa inquired.
Will shrugged lightly. What’s to miss? Sheep and singing, he said. And the ridiculous language. Fe hoffwn i fod mor feddw, fyddai ddim yn cofio fy enw.
What does that mean?
It means ‘I wish to get so drunk I no longer remember my own name,’ Quite useful.

Clockwork Prince

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince

Her eyes met his, but she looked quickly away; entangling gazes with Will was confusing at best, dizzying at worst.

Clockwork Prince

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince
Tessa    Will

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. Have you ever asked yourself why I agreed to be your parabatai?"
"No better offers forthcoming?" Will tried for humor, but his voice cracked like glass.
"I thought you needed me," Jem said. "There is a wall you have built about yourself, Will, and I have never asked you why. But no one should shoulder every burden alone. I thought you would let me inside if I became your parabatai, and then you would have at least someone to lean upon. I did wonder what my death would mean for you. I used to fear it, for your sake. I feared you would be left alone inside that wall. But now... something has changed. I do not know why. But I know that it is true."
"That what is true?" Will's fingers were still digging into Jem's wrist.
"That the wall is coming down.

Clockwork Prince

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince
Adorable    Amazing    Aw    Jem    Sad    Will

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.

Clockwork Prince

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince
Carstairs    Grey    Herondale    James    Jem    Tessa    Will    William

He reached forward to cup my cheek, the touch surprising me. "Please understand that no matter what I am or what has happened in the past, I am yours. I am devoted to you above all else, including my own life."
I exhaled after holding my breath for what felt like forever. "That's pretty heavy, Will."
His expression was impassioned, and the backs of his fingers brushed the side of my neck.
"It is a burden I am glad to carry.

Angels    Ellie    Will    Ya

Life calls the tune, we dance.

Choice    Determinism    Fate    Free    Freedom    Will


'Twas on an evening fair I went to take the air,
I heard a maid making her moan;
Said, 'Saw ye my father? Or saw ye my mother?
Or saw ye my brother John?
Or saw ye the lad I that I love best,
And his name it is Sweet William?

Clockwork Prince

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince

How do we get there? How did you get here, by the way?' [Will asked].
He heard Halt's deep sigh and knew he'd done it again.
'Do you ever,' the older Ranger said with great deliberation, 'manage to ask just one question at a time? Or does it always have to be multiple choice with you?'
Will looked at him in surprise. 'Do I do that?' he asked. 'Are you sure?'
Halt said nothing. He raised his hands in a 'See what I mean?' gesture...
'Halt,' [Selethen said], 'I could be wrong, but I think you were just guilty of the same fault. I'm sure I heard you ask two questions just then.'
'Thank you for pointing that out, Lord Selethen,' Halt said with icy formality.

And if you've ever grown up with
dreams
in your
head
about
life
, and how one of these days you would pirate your
own
ship and have your
own
crew and that
all
of the mermaids
would love
only
you?
Well, you would
realize
...
Like I eventually realized...
That all the
good
things about her?
All the
beautiful
?
It's not
real
.
It's
fake
.
So you
keep
your
ocean
,
I'll
take the
Lake
.

Your will shall decide your destiny.

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë Brontë

Jane Eyre

Rage flared up in Tessa and she considered belting Woolsey with the poker whether he came near her or not. He had moved awfully quickly while fighting Will, though, and she didn’t fancy her chances.
You don’t know James Carstairs. Don’t speak about him.
Love him, do you? Woolsey managed to make it sound unpleasant. But you love Will, too.
Tessa froze. She had known that Magnus knew of Will’s affection for her, but the idea that what she felt for him in return was written across her face was too terrifying to contemplate.

‎Halt looked up at the trees above him.
"Why does this boy ask so many questions?" he asked the trees.
Naturally, they didn't answer.

The Ruins of Gorlan

John Flanagan

The Ruins of Gorlan
Halt    Questions    Rangers    Will

Ellie, you need to understand," he said softly. "I exist only to serve you and fight by your side. Whether that fighting is to preserve your life or to make sure you smile, that is what I am built to do. You're all I have, and I will watch over you forever.

Angelfire    Angels    Will    Ya

Tessa: I won't know if I like it until I try it, will I?"
Will: "I've never swum naked in the Thames, 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.

Clockwork Prince

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince
Humor    Tessa    Will

Now for God's sake, will you two start behaving like a princess and a Courier?" Halt told them. "If you don't, I'll have to think about sending Will home.'
'Me?' Will said, his voice breaking into a high-pitched squeak of indignation. 'What's it got to do with me?'
'It's all your fault!' Halt shouted irrationally.

I am dramatic," said Will. "If i had not been a Shadowhunter, i would have had a future on the stage.

Tessa    Will

And therefor," said Magnus "We must go."
Will blinked at him. "Go where?"
"Don't worry about that right now, my love."
Will blinked again. "Pardon?

Clockwork Prince

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince

Demon pox. There's always demon pox.

Clockwork Angel

Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel
Demon    Demon pox    Will

Perhaps not," said Will, who had ears like a bat's. "But I would make a radiant bride.

[Will]'d barely been asleep a few minutes when Halt's voice woke him.
'Will? Are you asleep?'...
'I was,' he said, a little indignantly. 'I'm not now.'
'Good,' Halt replied, a trifle smugly. 'Serves you right.

I have never thought, for my part, that man's freedom consists in his being able to do whatever he wills, but that he should not, by any human power, be forced to do what is against his will.

There are always risks in battle. It's a dangerous business. The trick is to take the right ones.' [said Halt].
'How do you know which are the right ones?' Shigeru asked.
Halt glanced at his two younger companions. They grinned and answered in chorus, 'You wait and see if you win.

Battle    Danger    Halt    Horace    Ranger s apprentice    Risks    Will

I hate... I hate when you die. It destroys me. I know i have no right to be so upset, because I'm not the one losing my life, but it breaks me apart inside. I'm not very good with words, and i dont know how to explain to you how i feel. I get lonely when you aren't with me. I miss you. And every time you die, a little piece of me dies with you.

Angelfire    Love    Will

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