Special destinies

“There are some people—people the universe seems to have singled out for special destinies. Special favors and special torments. God knows we’re all drawn toward what’s beautiful and broken; I have been, but some people cannot be fixed. Or if they can be, it’s only by love and sacrifice so great that it destroys the giver.”


“Ci sono certe persone alle quali l’universo sembra aver riservato un destino speciale. Speciale nei vantaggi e speciale nei tormenti. Dio sa quanto tutti noi siamo attratti da ciò che è bello e dannato. Io stesso sono stato così, ma alcuni non possono essere cambiati. O, se succede, è solo grazie a un amore e un sacrificio così grandi da distruggere chi lo dona.”

[Magnus Bane]

From: “The Mortal Instruments – City of Lost Souls”

By Cassandra Clare



“If I had given you the impression that I had accepted the idea of your death, I can only apologize. I tried to, I thought I had- and yet still I pictured having you for fifty, sixty more years. I thought I might be ready then to let you go. But it’s you, and I realize now that I won’t be any more ready to lose you then than I am right now. Which is not at all.”

immortality2From: “The Mortal Instruments: City of Fallen Angels” by Cassandra Clare