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Clockwork quotes by Philip Kerr
#1. I really wanted to write the way Kubrick makes films - 'Strangelove,' '2001', 'Clockwork Orange', 'Barry Lyndon' - they're all so different. #Quote by Philip Kerr
Clockwork quotes by Franz Bardon
#2. The entire universe can be compared to a clockwork with wheels that engage with each other and which are interdependent with each other. #Quote by Franz Bardon
Clockwork quotes by Melody Grace
#3. My mom always said, there are two kinds of love in this world: the steady breeze, and the hurricane.
The steady breeze is slow and patient. It fills the sails of the boats in the harbor, and lifts laundry on the line. It cools you on a hot summer's day; brings the leaves of fall, like clockwork every year. You can count on a breeze, steady and sure and true.
But there's nothing steady about a hurricane. It rips through town, reckless, sending the ocean foaming up the shore, felling trees and power lines and anyone dumb or fucked-up enough to stand in its path. Sure, it's a thrill like nothing you've ever known: your pulse kicks, your body calls to it, like a spirit possessed. It's wild and breathless and all-consuming.
But what comes next?
"You see a hurricane coming, you run." My mom told me, the summer I turned eighteen. "You shut the doors, and you bar the windows. Because come morning, there'll be nothing but the wreckage left behind."
Emerson Ray was my hurricane.
Looking back, I wonder if mom saw it in my eyes: the storm clouds gathering, the dry crackle of electricity in the air. But it was already too late. No warning sirens were going to save me. I guess you never really know the danger, not until you're the one left, huddled on the ground, surrounded by the pieces of your broken heart.
It's been four years now since that summer. Since Emerson. It took everything I had to pull myself back together, to crawl out of the empty wreckage #Quote by Melody Grace
Clockwork quotes by Anthony Burgess
#4. You have no cause to grumble boy. You made your choice and all this is a consequence of your choice. Whatever now ensues is what you yourself have chosen. #Quote by Anthony Burgess
Clockwork quotes by Dean F. Wilson
#5. The Clockwork Commune were made of many things, and some of them were steamtruck wheels and landship tracks. They salvaged speed, and used it to help them salvage everything else. #Quote by Dean F. Wilson
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#6. Perhaps it is not such a bad thing to be set apart. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#7. Reparations," said Jem very suddenly, setting down the pen he was holding.
Will looked at him in puzzlement. "Is this a game? We just blurt out whatever word comes next to mind? In that case mine is 'genuphobia'. It means an unreasonable fear of knees."
"What's the word for a perfectly reasonable fear of annoying idiots?" inquired Jessamine. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#8. Will closed his eyes. He could not hear Jem go, not anymore; he did not want to know the moment when he left and Will was alone, did now want to know when his first day as a Shawdowhunter without a parabatai truly began. And if the place over his heart, where his parabatai rune had been, flared up with a sudden burning pain as the door closed behind Jem, Will told himself it was only a stray ember from the fire. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#9. Now, don't tell me that's all the questions you have.'
Oh, I have more than you think. 'Why can't you sleep?'
She saw that she had caught him off guard; a look of hesitancy flashed across his face before he spoke. But why hesitate? she thought. He could always lie, or simply deflect, as Will would have. But Jem, she sensed instinctively, wouldn't lie. "I have bad dreams.'
'I was dreaming too,' she said. 'I dreamed about your music.'
He grinned. 'A nightmare, then?'
'No. It was lovely. The loveliest thing I've heard since I came to this horrible city.'
'London isn't horrible,' Jem said equably. 'You simply have to get to know it. You must come with me out into London someday. I can show you the parts of it that are beautiful - that I love. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Douglas Rushkoff
#10. The tribal community lived in the totality of circular time; the farmers of God's universe understood before and after; workers of the clockwork universe lived by the tick; and we creatures of the digital era must relate to the pulse. #Quote by Douglas Rushkoff
Clockwork quotes by Terry Pratchett
#11. ...Greyhald Spold knows that Death is looking for him, and has spent many years designing an impregnable hiding place.
He has just set the complicated clockwork of the lock and shut the lid, lying back in the knowledge that here at last is the perfect defence against the most ultimate of all his enemies, although as yet he has not considered the important part that airholes must play in an enterprise of this kind.
And right beside him, very lose to his ear, a voice has just said: DARK IN HERE, ISN'T IT? #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Clockwork quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#12. No, no
no pity, please," said Rumfoord, stepping back, afraid of being touched. "It's a very good thing, really. I'll be seeing lots of new things, a lot of new creatures." He tried to smile. "One gets tired, you know, being caught up in the monotonous clockwork of the Solar System." He laughed harshly. "After all," he said, "it isn't as though I were dying or something. Everything that ever was always will be, and everything that ever will be always was." He shook his head quickly, and cast away a tear he hadn't known was on his eyelid. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#13. Your place is with me," Jem said. "It always will be."
"What do you mean?"
He flushed, the color dark against his pale skin. "I mean," he said, "Tessa Gray, will you do me the honor of becoming my wife?"
Tessa sat bolt upright. "Jem!"
They stared at each other for a moment. At last he said, trying for lightness, though his voice cracked, "That was not a no, I suppose, though
neither was it a yes."
"You can't mean it."
"I do mean it."
"You can't - I'm not a Shadowhunter. They'll expel you from the Clave - "
He took a step closer to her, his eyes eager. "You may not be precisely a Shadowhunter. But you are not a mundane either, nor provably a
Downworlder. Your situation is unique, so I do not know what the Clave will do. But they cannot forbid something that is not forbidden by the Law.
They will have to take your - our - individual case into consideration, and that could take months. In the meantime they cannot prevent our
"You are serious." Her mouth was dry. "Jem, such a kindness on your part is indeed incredible. It does you credit. But I cannot let you sacrifice
yourself in that way for me."
"Sacrifice? Tessa, I love you. I want to marry you. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#14. 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. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#15. Niches set back in the walls contained polished marble statues of entwined bodies. Will looked away from them hastily, and then back. It wasn't as if Magnus seemed to be paying attention to what Will was doing, and he'd honestly never imagined two people could get themselves into a position like that, much less make it look artistic. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Lev Grossman
#16. There was more to life than being fat and safe and warm in a clockwork luxury resort. Or maybe there wasn't more, but he was going to find out. And how did you find out? You had an adventure. That's how. You picked up a golden key. #Quote by Lev Grossman
Clockwork quotes by Anthony Burgess
#17. Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him? #Quote by Anthony Burgess
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#18. I'm afraid to answer that. I've heard that when I speak, it makes American women wish to strike me with umbrellas. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#19. Is this one of those days where we all stalk out in fury? Because I simply haven't got the energy for it. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#20. Jessamine recoiled from the paper as if it were a snake. "A lady does not read the newspaper. The society pages, perhaps, or the theater news. Not this filth."
"But you are not a lady, Jessamine
," Charlotte began.
"Dear me," said Will. "Such harsh truths so early in the morning cannot be good for the digestion. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Eleanor Catton
#21. (...) there is no truth except truth in relation, and heavenly relation is composed of wheels in motion, tilting axes, turning dials; it is a clockwork orchestration that alters every minute, never repeating, never still. #Quote by Eleanor Catton
Clockwork quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#22. Is that all?" asked Flambeau after a long pause. "Have we got to the dull truth at last?"
"Oh, no," said Father Brown.
As the wind died in the most distant pine woods with a long hoot as of mockery Father Brown, with an utterly impassive face, went on:
"I only suggested that because you said one could not plausibly connect snuff with clockwork or candles with bright stones. Ten false philosophies will fit the universe; ten false theories will fit Glengyle Castle. But we want the real explanation of the castle and the universe. But are there no other exhibits?"
Craven laughed, and Flambeau rose smiling to his feet and strolled down the long table.
[Ch.6] #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#23. 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. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#24. It's all right to love someone who doesn't love you back, as long as they're worth you loving them. As long as they deserve it. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Dava Sobel
#25. Any clock that can track this sideral schedule proves itself as perfect as God's magnificent clockwork.
Dava Sobel #Quote by Dava Sobel
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#26. Trains are great dirty smoky things," said Will. "You won't like it."
Tessa was unmoved. "I won't know if I like it until I try it, will I?"
"I've never swum naked in the Thames before, 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. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Lev Grossman
#27. When he couldn't walk anymore he sailed, and when he couldn't sail anymore he was at the End of the World, where sat a dignified man in a dinner suit, dangling his long legs over the edge. He was patting his lapels and turning out his pockets and looking generally perplexed. "Bother," said the well-dressed man. "I've lost the Key to the World. If I don't wind it up and set its clockwork going again, the sun and moon and stars won't turn, and the world will be plunged into an eternal nighttime of miserable cold and darkness. Bother! #Quote by Lev Grossman
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#28. I love you so much, so incredibly much," he went on, "and I forget when you're close to me, I forget who you are. I forget that you're Jem's. I'd have to be the worst sort of person to think what I'm thinking right now. But I am thinking it. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Alan W. Watts
#29. Already man uses innumerable gadgets to displace the work done by bodily organs in the animals, and it would surely be in line with this tendency to externalize the reasoning functions of the brain
and thus hand over the government of life to electromagnetic monsters. In other words, the interests and goals of rationality are not those of man as a whole organism. If we are to live for the future, and to make the chief work of the mind prediction and calculation, man must eventually become a parasitic appendage to a mass of clockwork. #Quote by Alan W. Watts
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#30. 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. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#31. Inanimate objects are harmless indeed, Mr. Mortmain. But one cannot always say the same of the men who use them. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#32. I can't - I'll chop off my own foot!"
"If you're going to chop off anyone's foot, chop off Benedict's," Will muttered. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#33. He touched her as he would touch his violin: it was how he knew to touch something that was precious and loved. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#34. Surely the Shadowhunter community must honor you and hold you in high esteem as a gentleman who has truly advanced their race. No, Henry said sadly. Mostly they wish that I would stop suggesting new inventions and cease setting fire to things. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Carl Sagan
#35. N every culture, the sky and the religious impulse are intertwined. I lie back in an open field and the sky surrounds me. I'm overpowered by its scale. It's so vast and so far away that my own insignificance becomes palpable. But I don't feel rejected by the sky. I'm a part of it - tiny, to be sure, but everything is tiny compared to that overwhelming immensity. And when I concentrate in the stars, the planets, and their motions, I have an irresistible sense of machinery, clockwork, elegant precision working on a scale that, however lofty out aspirations, dwarfs and humbles us. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Clockwork quotes by Sam Harris
#36. If history reveals any categorical truth, it is that an insufficient taste for evidence regularly brings out the worst in us. Add weapons of mass destruction to this diabolical clockwork, and you have ... a recipe for the fall of civilization. #Quote by Sam Harris
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#37. This was a voice that drew out memories stretched thin by years of recollection, like paper unfolded and refolded too many times. A voice that brought back, like a wave, the memory of another time on this bridge, a night so long ago, everything black and silver and the river rushing away under her feet ... #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Wolfgang Tillmans
#38. I think there is something very consoling in feeling lost in space but also feeling grounded, and seeing that all of this is part of a bigger clockwork #Quote by Wolfgang Tillmans
Clockwork quotes by George Washington
#39. An army formed of good officers moves like clockwork; but there is no situation upon earth less enviable, nor more distressing, than that person's who is at the head of troops which are regardless of order and discipline. #Quote by George Washington
Clockwork quotes by Winifred Gallagher
#40. Recently, the search for what he calls "the splinters that make up different attention problems" has taken Castellanos in a new direction. First, he explains that your brain is far less concerned with your brilliant ideas or searing emotions than with its own internal "gyroscopic busyness," which consumes 65 percent of its total energy. Every fifty seconds, its activity fluctuates, causing what he calls a "brownout." No one knows the purpose of these neurological events, but Castellanos has a thesis: the clockwork pulses enable the brain's circuits to stay "logged on" and available to communicate with one another, even when they're not being used. "Imagine you're a cabdriver on your day off," Castellanos says. "You don't need to use your workday circuits on a Sunday, but to keep those channels open, your brain sends a ping through them every minute or so. The fluctuations are the brain's investment in maintaining its circuits online. #Quote by Winifred Gallagher
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#41. He began it, Cecily said, jerking her chin at Will, though she knew it was pointless. Jem, Will's parabatai, treated her with the distant sweet kindness reserved for the little sisters of one's friends, but he would always side with Will. Kindly, but firmly, he put Will above everything else in the world.
Well, nearly everything. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Warsan Shire
#42. […] a clockwork of fingers finding places to own -
under the tongue, collarbone, bottom lip,
arch of foot. #Quote by Warsan Shire
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#43. Love potions? For Will Herondale? T'aint my way to turn down payment, but any man who looks like you has got no need of love potions, and that's a fact. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Matthew J. Kirby
#44. Clockwork could not run counter to its nature. The seconds, minutes, and hours moved only forward. Patient, precise, and unstoppable. Memory was an indulgence, an illusion that broke like a wave upon the juggernaut of time. The past remained the past. #Quote by Matthew J. Kirby
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#45. For that was love, wasnt it
to burn bright in someone else's eyes? #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by P.G. Wodehouse
#46. Conversationally, I am like a clockwork toy. I have to be set going. #Quote by P.G. Wodehouse
Clockwork quotes by Michael Chabon
#47. They lay there for a few seconds, in the dark, in the future, listening to the fabulous clockwork of their hearts and lungs, and loving each other #Quote by Michael Chabon
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#48. Am I blind?" Wills voice floated out of the darkness tinged with annoyance. "Im not going to be at all pleassed if youve blinded me, Henry."
"No, " Henry sounded worried. "No, the phospher seems to, well, it seems to have turned all the lights in the room off." - Clockwork Angel #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Elan Mastai
#49. They were married within a year and slotted themselves into their respective lifelong roles - my father was the lighthouse, my mother the keeper who wound the clockwork, polished the lenses, and swept all those rocky steps. My #Quote by Elan Mastai
Clockwork quotes by William Gibson
#50. When we were only several hundred-thousand years old, we built stone circles, water clocks. Later, someone forged an iron spring, set clockwork running, imagined grid-lines on a globe. Cathedrals are like machines defining the soul; bells of clock towers stitch the sleeper's dreams together. You see? So we've always been on our way to this new place ― that is no place, really ― but is real. It's our nature to represent: we're the animal that represents, the sole and only maker of maps. And if our weakness has been to confuse the bright and bloody colors of our calendars with the true weather of days, and the parchment's territory of our maps with the lands spread out before us ― never mind. We've always been on our way to this new place ― that is no place, really ― but is real. #Quote by William Gibson
Clockwork quotes by William Butler Yeats
#51. Great literature has always been written in a like spirit, and is, indeed, the Forgiveness of Sin, and when we find it becoming the Accusation of Sin, as in George Eliot, who plucks her Tito in pieces with as much assurance as if he had been clockwork, literature has begun to change into something else. #Quote by William Butler Yeats
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#52. I do not believe you can threaten people into goodness. - Jem Carstairs #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Michael Moore
#53. Ask anyone on Social Security if their check comes on time every month. Like clockwork. And it comes through the so-called dilapidated U.S. mail. My dad's check literally will come on the same day every month. The government has been quite good and efficient at creating a number of systems. #Quote by Michael Moore
Clockwork quotes by Elizabeth Bowen
#54. Grown-up people seem to be busy by clockwork ... They run their unswerving course from object to object, directed by some mysterious inner needle that points all the time to what they must do next. You can only marvel at such misuse of time. #Quote by Elizabeth Bowen
Clockwork quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#55. All the towering materialism which dominates the modern mind rests ultimately upon one assumption; a false assumption. It is supposed that if a thing goes on repeating itself it is probably dead; a piece of clockwork. People feel that if the universe was personal it would vary; if the sun were alive it would dance. This is a fallacy even in relation to known fact. For the variation in human affairs is generally brought into them, not by life, but by death; by the dying down or breaking off of their strength or desire. A man varies his movements because of some slight element of failure or fatigue. He gets into an omnibus because he is tired of walking; or he walks because he is tired of sitting still. But if his life and joy were so gigantic that he never tired of going to Islington, he might go to Islington as regularly as the Thames goes to Sheerness. The very speed and ecstacy of his life would have the stillness of death. The sun rises every morning. I do not rise every morning; but the variation is due not to my activity, but to my inaction. Now, to put the matter in a popular phrase, it might be true that the sun rises regularly because he never gets tired of rising. His routine might be due, not to a lifelessness, but to a rush of life. The thing I mean can be seen, for instance, in children, when they find some game or joke that they specially enjoy. A child kicks his legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, bec #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Clockwork quotes by G. Willow Wilson
#56. Festivals and fasts are unhinged, traveling backward at a rate of ten days per year, attached to no season. Even Laylat ul Qadr, the holiest night in Ramadan, drifts
its precise date is unknown. The iconclasm laid down by Muhammed was absolute: you must resist attachment not only to painted images, but to natural ones. Ramadan, Muharram, the Eids; you associate no religious event with the tang of snow in the air, or spring thaw, or the advent of summer. God permeates these things
as the saying goes, Allah is beautiful, and He loves beauty
but they are transient. Forced to concentrate on the eternal, you begin to see, or think you see, the bones and sinews of the world beneath its seasonal flesh. The sun and moon become formidable clockwork. They are transient also, but hint at the dark planes that stretch beyond the earth in every direction, full of stars and dust, toward a retreating, incomprehensible edge #Quote by G. Willow Wilson
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#57. Mr. Rochester never courted Jane Eyre, Tessa pointed out.
No, he dressed up as a woman and terrified the poor girl out of her wits. Is that what you want? #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#58. So you're a Shadowhunter,' Nate said. 'De Quincey told me that you lot were monsters.'
'Was that before or after he tried to eat you?' Will inquired. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Karl Kraus
#59. Sorrento, August. For two weeks now I haven't heard a German word or understood an Italian one. This way one can manage to live with people; everything goes like clockwork and no irksome misunderstanding can arise. #Quote by Karl Kraus
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#60. I shall see you on Blackfriars Bridge, Tessa. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Anthony Burgess
#61. Being young's a sort of sickness,
Measles, mumps or chicken pox.
Gather all your toys together,
Lock them in a wooden box.
That means tolchocks, crasting and dratsing,
All of the things that suit a boy.
When you build instead of busting,
You can start your Ode to Joy.
Do not be a clockwork orange,
Freedom has a lovely voice.
Here is good and there is badness,
Look on both, then take your choice.
Sweet in juice and hue and aroma,
Let's not be changed to fruit machines.
Choice is free but seldom easy-
That's what human freedom means. #Quote by Anthony Burgess
Clockwork quotes by Andrius B. Tapinas
#62. Compared to the power of the sun, everything else is a joke, including all the wrenches, clockwork, springs and even your steam #Quote by Andrius B. Tapinas
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#63. Always when Will did something to protect Tessa, Jem thought it was for his sake, not for Will's. Always Will wished Jem could be entirely right. Each needle prick had it own name. Guilt. Shame. Love. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#64. For love is as strong as death. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Anthony Burgess
#65. You got shook and shook till there was nothing left. You lost your name and your body and your self and you just didn't care. #Quote by Anthony Burgess
Clockwork quotes by Deb Caletti
#66. We were right to come here, if only because the ocean reminded you that impossible things were possible. Miles and miles of the deepest waters that moved like clockwork were possible. Creatures like jellyfish and sea urchins were, too. Millions and jillions of the tiniest grains of sand to form one long, soft beach - yep, even that was possible. #Quote by Deb Caletti
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#67. Do reasons matter when there's nothing that can be done to change things. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Gilbert Ryle
#68. Minds are not bits of clockwork, they are just bits of not-clockwork. As thus represented, minds are not merely ghosts harnessed to machines, they are themselves just spectral machines. . . . Now the dogma of the Ghost in the Machine does just this. It maintains that there exist both bodies and minds; that there occur physical processes and mental processes; that there are mechanical causes of corporeal movements and mental causes of corporeal movements. I shall argue that these and other analogous conjunctions are absurd. #Quote by Gilbert Ryle
Clockwork quotes by Walter M. Miller Jr.
#69. Listen, are we helpless? Are we doomed to do it again and again and again? Have we no choice but to play the Phoenix in an unending sequence of rise and fall? Assyria, Babylon, Egypt, Greece, Carthage, Rome, the Empires of Charlemagne and the Turk: Ground to dust and plowed with salt. Spain, France, Britain, America - burned into the oblivion of the centuries. And again and again and again. Are we doomed to it, Lord, chained to the pendulum of our own mad clockwork, helpless to halt its swing? This time, it will swing us clean to oblivion. #Quote by Walter M. Miller Jr.
Clockwork quotes by Steven Harper
#70. Not my job to judge, boy." Baba Yaga filled and lit the pipe again. "But I do observe that its difficult to escape familiar patterns. When you live your life with cruel words, you look for people to give them to you. When you escape and evil stepmother, you take an uncaring bride. When your father throws you out, you love someone who won't love you back. And to keep yourself in cruelty, you're willing to risk head and hands on the mayors side board. Keep the pattern going. Hm." ~ Baba Yaga, Clockwork Fairy Tales: A Collection of Steampunk Fables, Steven Harper, Pg. 32. #Quote by Steven Harper
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#71. Mortality, behold, and fear,
What a change of flesh is here!
Think how many royal bones
Sleep within this heap of stones, #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Edward Abbey
#72. Paradise is not a garden of bliss and changeless perfection where the lions lie down like lambs (what would they eat?) and the angels and cherubim and seraphim rotate in endless idiotic circles, like clockwork, about an equally inane and ludicrous -- however roseate -- unmoved mover. That particular painted fantasy of a realm beyond time and space which Aristotle and the church fathers tried to palm off on us has met, in modern times, only neglect and indifference passing on into oblivion it so richly deserved, while the paradise of which I write and wish to praise is with us yet, the the here and now, the actual, tangible, dogmatically real earth on which we stand. #Quote by Edward Abbey
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#73. If Jem dies, I cannot be with Tessa," said Will. "Because it will be as if I were waiting for him to die, or took some joy in his death, if it let me have her. And I will not be that person. I will not profit from his death. So he must live." He lowered his arm, his sleeve bloody. "It is the only way any of this can ever mean anything. Otherwise it is only - "
"Pointless, needless suffering and pain? I don't suppose it would help if I told you that was the way life is. The good suffer, the evil flourish, and all that is mortal passes away," Magnus said.
"I want more than that," said Will. "You made me want more than that. You showed me I was only ever cursed because I had chosen to believe myself so. You told me there was possibility, meaning. And now you would turn your back on what you created. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#74. I shall do what I can to make some provision that I might see you again, and Tessa again. For you are half my heart, and she is the other. As long as I have one of you to be my north star, my heart shall not die, and I shall remain your James Carstairs. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#75. Love potions? For Will 'erondale? 'Tain't my way to turn down payment, but any man who looks like you 'as got no need of love potions, and that's a fact."
"No," Will said, a little desperation in his voice. "I was looking for the opposite, really
something that might put an end to being in love."
"An 'atred potion?" Mol still sounded amused.
"I was hoping for something more akin to indifference? Tolerance?"
She made a snorting noise, astonishingly human for a ghost. "I 'ardly like to tell you this, Nephilim, but if you want a girl to 'ate you, there's easy enough ways of making it 'appen. You don't need my help with the poor thing."
And with that she vanished, spinning away into the mists among the graves. Will, looking after her, sighed. "Not for her," he said under his breath, though there was no one to hear him, "for me ... " And he leaned his head against the cold iron gate. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#76. But - but ... " Will sputtered.
"Oh, leave it," said Jem, kicking Will, not without affection, lightly on the ankle.
"She 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. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Sijdah Hussain
#77. It's so overwhelming when you notice how the clock ticks; so many tiny pieces holding each other together just so it keeps going. We are like clocks, too! Always ticking to the tocks. When the pieces of our soul are torn away or broken – we can't be sent to the mending shop, however. So how do we get better? Workable? Thoughts can be tiring, at times. Or maybe it's the same time – who knows? The clock is broken. Meh. #Quote by Sijdah Hussain
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#78. A very magnanimous statement, Gideon," said Magnus.
"I'm Gabriel."
Magnus waved a hand. "All Lightwoods look the same to me. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Courtney Milan
#79. She made her shoulder blades into steel, willing them to stay rigid against his onslaught. She was a thing of gears and metal, strong like clockwork, and she wouldn't melt down into tears. #Quote by Courtney Milan
Clockwork quotes by Robert Lomas
#80. In The Craft the clockwork God of Newtonian determinism has been replaced by the quantum-aware Great Architect who is ready and willing to allow us to contribute to His malleable Plan for the cosmos. #Quote by Robert Lomas
Clockwork quotes by Annie Dillard
#81. The point of the dragonfly's terrible lip, the giant water bug, birdsong, or the beautiful dazzle and flash of sunlighted minnows,is not that it all fits together like clockwork
for it doesn'tbut that it all flows so freely wild, like the creek, that it all surges in such a free, finged tangle. Freedom is the world's water and weather, the world's nourishment freely given, its soil and sap: and the creator loves pizzazz. #Quote by Annie Dillard
Clockwork quotes by Clarence John Laughlin
#82. Let us see as steadily and completely as possible the realities of our age: the wasted lives, the scattered and misused resources (human and material), the steel magic of the misdirected machinery, the mad clockwork tragedy of it all. #Quote by Clarence John Laughlin
Clockwork quotes by Anton Yelchin
#83. At age 12 I had an obsession with Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange and then proceeded to watch all the other Kubrick films I could including a doc called Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures in which it was revealed to me that he started as a photographer ... I got a camera sometime shortly after, but spent many years just photographing flowers in my neighborhood. #Quote by Anton Yelchin
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#84. He bent down to her; their mouths met again, and the shock of sensation was so strong, so overpowering, that she shut her eyes against it as if she could hide in the darkness. He murmured and gathered her against him. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#85. Meanwhile, Will had begun cutting his toast into strips and was making rude pictographs out of them.
Oh, that looks rather like a ... - , Jem began. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Sam Harris
#86. Without free will, sinners and criminals would be nothing more than poorly calibrated clockwork, #Quote by Sam Harris
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#87. 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 ... #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Richard K. Morgan
#88. Freed hands both rising for the pommel now, so natural, so smooth, it was like Kiriath machinery, as if he were machinery, a cunningly crafted clockwork Kiriath mannequin, built to complement the steel.
He felt the accustomed kiss of the grip on his palms, felt the grin on his face turn into a snarl.
Cold chime as the scabbard gave up its embrace.
And the Ravensfriend came out. #Quote by Richard K. Morgan
Clockwork quotes by Walter Kirn
#89. I review books as a day job, and through the years I've come to view the contemporary memoir as, almost always, a saga of victimization, sometimes by others, sometimes by the self, and sometimes by illness or misfortune, leading, like clockwork, to healing and redemption. #Quote by Walter Kirn
Clockwork quotes by Stephen King
#90. Nothing had worked out the way it should have. All of the hopes had turned out to be phony, as false as those Audioanimatronic animals at Disney World, just a bunch of clockwork, a cheat, a false dawn, a false pregnancy, a - #Quote by Stephen King
Clockwork quotes by Angela Carter
#91. When I'd first loved him, I wanted to take him apart, as a child dismembers a clockwork toy, to comprehend the inscrutable mechanics of its interior.
-flesh and the mirror #Quote by Angela Carter
Clockwork quotes by Fernando Pessoa
#92. This little boy playing next to me is an intellectual mass of cells - better yet, he's a clockwork of subatomic movements, a strange electrical conglomeration of millions of solar systems in minature. [58, Zenith trans.] #Quote by Fernando Pessoa
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#93. I would rather insult you than lose you, he said, and before any of them could make a move to stop him, he cast both items into the fire. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Kady Cross
#94. There was something in his gaze that told her he liked how she looked in his clothes. It had to be a bloke thing, because she certainly wouldn't want to see him wearing hers. #Quote by Kady Cross
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#95. Will grinned. "Some of these books are dangerous," he said. "It's wise to be careful.""One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.""I'm not sure a book has ever changed me," said Will. "Well, there is one volume that promises to teach one how to turn oneself into an entire flock of sheep - ""Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry," said Tessa #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#96. She did not belong to Will-she was too much herself to belong to anyone, even Jem-but she belonged with them, and silently he cursed the Consul for not seeing it. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#97. There is more to living than not dying. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#98. Jem is nothing but goodness. That he struck you last night only shows how capable you are of driving even saints to madness. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#99. Not all that is mortal is useless. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Anthony Burgess
#100. The thrill of theft, of violence, the urge to live easy - is it worth it when we have undeniable proof, yes, yes, incontrovertible evidence that hell exists? #Quote by Anthony Burgess
Clockwork quotes by Steven Hall
#101. Its hurtful and wonderful how our jokes survive us.
Since I left home on this journey, I've thought a lot about this-how a big part of any life is about the hows and whys of setting up machinery. it's building systems, devices, motors. Winding up the clockwork of direct debits, configuring newspaper deliveries and anniversaries and photographs and credit card repayments and anecdotes. Starting their engines, setting them in motion and sending them chugging off into the future to do their thing at a regular or irregular intervals. When a person leaves or dies or ends, they leave an afterimage; their outline in the devices they've set up around them. The image fades to the winding down of springs, the slow running out of fuel as the machines of a life lived in certain ways in certain places and from certain angles are shut down or seize up or blink off one by one. It takes time. Sometimes, you come across the dusty lights or electrical hum of someone else's machine, maybe a long time after you ever expected to, still running, lonely in the dark. Still doing its thing for the person who started it up long, long after they've gone.
A man lives so many different lengths of time. #Quote by Steven Hall
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#102. If the marriage were valid, she'd be your sister-in-law. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#103. Well, there aren't any graves in mundane wedding ceremonies," said Tessa. "Though your ability to quote the Bible is impressive. Better than my aunt Harriet's."
"Did you hear that, James? She just compared us to her aunt Harriet. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Anthony Burgess
#104. And yet, in a sense, in choosing to be deprived of the ability to make an ethical choice, you have in a sense really chosen the good. #Quote by Anthony Burgess
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#105. 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. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#106. '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? #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Scott Westerfeld
#107. As a bio major, I figured "free will" meant chemicals in your brain telling you what to do, the molecules bouncing around in a way that felt like choosing but was actually the dance of little gears
neurons and hormones bubbling up into decisions like clockwork. You don't use your body; it uses you. #Quote by Scott Westerfeld
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#108. Like what you see? #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Tarryn Fisher
#109. It's a painful thing to look inside yourself and see the whys and the hows of your clockwork. #Quote by Tarryn Fisher
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#110. As the carriage whipped forward, they passed the alley she had spent so many days staring at - it was there, and then gone as they careened around a corner, nearly knocking over a costermonger pushing a donkey cart piled high with new potatoes. Tessa screamed.
Will reached past her and yanked the curtain shut. "It's better if you don't look," he told her pleasantly.
"He's going to kill someone. Or get us killed."
"No, he won't. Thomas is an excellent driver."
Tessa glared at him. "Clearly the word excellent means something else on this side of the Atlantic. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#111. Words have the power to change us." - Tessa Gray #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#112. A sort of good-bye without saying good-bye," he said. "It is a reference to a passage in the Bible. 'And Mizpah, for he said, the Lord watch between me and thee when we are absent one from another. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Philip Pullman
#113. For every once upon a time there must be a story to follow, because if a story doesn't, something else will, and it might not be as harmless as a story. #Quote by Philip Pullman
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#114. I did not think you would be angry, Jem burst out, and it was like ice cracking across a frozen waterfall, freeing a torrent. We were engaged, Tessa. A proposal-an offer of marriage-is a promise. A promise to love and care for someone always. I did not mean to break mine to you. But it was that or die. I wanted to wait, to be married to you and live wit you for years, but that wasn't possible. I was dying too fast. I would have given it up-all of it up-to be married to you for a day. A day that would never have come. You are a reminder-a reminder of everything I am losing. The life I will not have. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Douglas Rushkoff
#115. If the clockwork universe equated the human body with the mechanics of the clock, the digital universe now equates human consciousness with the processing of the computer. We joke that things don't compute, that we need a reboot, or that our memory has been wiped. #Quote by Douglas Rushkoff
Clockwork quotes by Neal Shusterman
#116. His existence had always been comfortable, he had always held a clear picture of himself, his duties, and his place in a world. He saw that world as a place so full of turning gears he had no hope of comprehending how things fit together, so why even try?
Now things were different, however. Now he wasn't just looking out from inside of the clockwork. Instead, he was actually seeing the final motion of the escapement - the ticking hands of the clock itself.
And it was a doomsday clock.
Both his feline and human instincts told him to let it be. It was not his problem, or his place to interfere. If the living world was destined to fall, let it happen, let it pass into history once and for all. Who was he to try to save it?
But on the other hand, if the living world were lost, then there would never again be great cats to furjack ... and couldn't it be that hearing the actual ticking of the clock gave one the responsibility to stop it? #Quote by Neal Shusterman
Clockwork quotes by Gabbo De La Parra
#117. Clockwork Vendetta is not steampunk; it is steamfun. I can't take myself so seriously as to write something truly punk in the true sense of the word. #Quote by Gabbo De La Parra
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#118. Are you implying that shreds of my reputation remain intact?" Will demanded with mock horror. "Clearly I have been doing something wrong. Or not something wrong, as the case may be."
He banged on the side of the carriage. "Thomas! We must away at once to the nearest brothel. I seek scandal and low companionship. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Elizabeth S. Anderson
#119. The definition of deism is the philosophical idea of God as a first cause of the universe, who lays down the laws of nature and lets them run like clockwork, indifferent to the fate of the people subject to them. #Quote by Elizabeth S. Anderson
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#120. Will has always been the brighter burning star, the one to catch attention - but Jem is a steady flame, unwavering and honest. He could make you happy. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Naomi Novik
#121. How are you giving it magic?" he said, through his teeth.

"I already found the path!" I said. "I'm just staying on it. Can't you - feel it?" I asked abruptly, and held my hand cupping the flower out towards him; he frowned and put his hands around it, and then he said, "Vadiya rusha ilikad tuhi," and a second illusion laid itself over mine, two roses in the same space - his, predictably, had three rings of perfect petals, and a delicate fragrance.

"Try and match it," he said absently, his fingers moving slightly, and by lurching steps we brought our illusions closer together until it was nearly impossible to tell them one from another, and then he said, "Ah," suddenly, just as I began to glimpse his spell: almost exactly like that strange clockwork on the middle of his table, all shining moving parts. On an impulse I tried to align our workings: I envisioned his like the water-wheel of a mill, and mine the rushing stream driving it around. "What are you - " he began, and then abruptly we had only a single rose, and it began to grow.

And not only the rose: vines were climbing up the bookshelves in every direction, twining themselves around ancient tomes and reaching out the window; the tall slender columns that made the arch of the doorway were lost among rising birches, spreading out long finger-branches; moss and violets were springing up across the floor, delicate ferns unfurling. Flowers were blooming everywhere: flowers I had never seen, s #Quote by Naomi Novik
Clockwork quotes by Junot Diaz
#122. You try every trick in the book to keep her. You write her letters. You drive her to work. You quote Neruda. You compose a mass e-mail disowning all your sucias. You block their e-mails. You change your phone number. You stop drinking. You stop smoking. You claim you're a sex addict and start attending meetings. You blame your father. You blame your mother. You blame the patriarchy. You blame Santo Domingo. You find a therapist. You cancel your Facebook. You give her the passwords to all your e-mail accounts. You start taking salsa classes like you always swore you would so that the two of you could dance together. You claim that you were sick, you claim that you were weak - It was the book! It was the pressure! - and every hour like clockwork you say that you're so so sorry. You try it all, but one day she will simply sit up in bed and say, No more, and, Ya, and you will have to move from the Harlem apartment that you two have shared. You consider not going. You consider a squat protest. In fact, you say won't go. But in the end you do. #Quote by Junot Diaz
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#123. Wo men shi jie bai xiong di-we are more than brothers, Will. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Anthony Burgess
#124. It is as inhuman to be totally good as it is to be totally evil. #Quote by Anthony Burgess
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#125. Her throat ached: adoration, heartbreak, in equal measure. "Kiss me," she said. "Please. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Rafał Wojaczek
#126. And I enchanted Time in the clockwork of female body
So that lovemakers will feel the pain

Of Death so hard - that still ignorant
Of dying - will vomit out their lungs

(Didactical) #Quote by Rafał Wojaczek
Clockwork quotes by Steven Pinker
#127. Our understanding of life has only been enriched by the discovery that living flesh is composed of molecular clockwork rather than quivering protoplasm, or that birds soar by exploiting the laws of physics rather than defying them. In the same way, our understanding of ourselves and our cultures can only be enriched by the discovery that our minds are composed of intricate neural circuits for thinking, feeling, and learning rather than blank slates, amorphous blobs, or inscrutable ghosts. #Quote by Steven Pinker
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#128. Few can claim a single angel who guards them. But you can. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#129. A lady cannot propose to herself, William, and she cannot tell you she loves you if you do not state your intentions. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#130. Hell is cold. Do you remember when you told me that? We were in the cellars of the Dark House. Anyone else would have been panicking, but you were as calm as a governess, telling me Hell was covered in ice. If it is the fire of Heaven that takes you from me, what a cruel irony that would be. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#131. Will? Will, is that you? #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Anthony Burgess
#132. It had been a wonderful evening and what I needed now, to give it the perfect ending, was a little of the Ludwig Van. #Quote by Anthony Burgess
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#133. And you should not be out and about in your nightgown. There are Lightwoods wandering these halls. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#134. We are not our parents, Gabriel. We do not have to carry the burden of their choices or their sins. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Christopher Fowler
#135. The queen of crime, Agatha Christie, was always more concerned about the clockwork cleverness of the plot, never the investigator. #Quote by Christopher Fowler
Clockwork quotes by Katherine McIntyre
#136. You're not wearing your normal dandy attire, but you still cut a figure," Theo said begrudgingly. "If you think you can approach as a prospective buyer, I'll sneak around back and try to filch the clockwork maid."

"What is this planning balderdash?" he said, a smile playing on his face. "I thought, with you involved, we'd be marching in and drawing iron. #Quote by Katherine McIntyre
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#137. He opened his mouth. The words were there. He was about to say them when a jolt of terror went through him, the terror of someone who, wandering in a mist, pauses only to realise that they have stopped inches from the edge of a gaping abyss. The way she was looking at him - she could read what was in his eyes, he realised. It must have been written plainly there, like words on the page of a book. There had been no time, no chance, to hide it.
"Will," she whispered. "Say something, Will."
But there was nothing to say. There was only emptiness, as there had been before her. As there would always be.
'I have lost everything', Will thought. 'Everything. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#138. You do not want to help us," Will said to Magnus. "You do not want to position yourself as an enemy of Mortmain's."

"Well, can you blame him?" Woolsey rose in a whirl of yellow silk. "What could you possibly have to offer that would make the risk worth it to him?"

"I will give you anything," said Tessa in a low voice that Will felt in his bones. "Anything at all, if you can help us help Jem."

Magnus gripped a handful of his black hair. "God, the two of you. I can make inquiries. Track down some of the more unusual shipping routes. Old Molly - "

"I've been to her," Will said. "Something's frightened her so badly she won't even crawl out of her grave."

Woolsey snorted. "And that doesn't tell you anything, little Shadowhunter? Is it really worth all this, just to stretch your friend's life out another few months, another year? He will die anyway. And the sooner he dies, the sooner you can have his fiancée, the one you're in love with." He cut his amused gaze toward Tessa. "Really you ought to be counting down the days till he expires with great eagerness. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#139. Whatever you are physically ... male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy
all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#140. Never trust a duck. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#141. Perhaps you are a clockwork girl. Perhaps Mortmain's warlock father built you, and now Mortmain seeks the secret of how to create such a perfect facsimile of life when all he can build are hideous monstrosities. Perhaps all that beats beneath your chest is a heart made of metal.'
Tessa drew in a breath, feeling momentarily dizzy. His soft voice was so convincing, and yet--'No,' she said sharply. 'You forget, I remember my childhood. Mechanical creatures do not change or grow. Nor would that explain my ability.'
'I know,' said Will with a grin that flashed white in the darkness. 'I only wanted to see if I could convince you.'
Tessa looked at him steadily. 'I am not the one who has no heart. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Arthur Koestler
#142. The Party denied the free will of the individual - and at the same
time it exacted his willing self-sacrifice. It denied his capacity to
choose between two alternatives - and at the same time it demanded that he
should constantly choose the right one. It denied his power to distinguish
good and evil - and at the same time spoke pathetically of guilt and
treachery. The individual stood under the sign of economic fatality, a
wheel in a clockwork which had been wound up for all eternity and could
not be stopped or influenced - and the Party demanded that the wheel
should revolt against the clockwork and change its course. There was
somewhere an error in the calculation; the equation did not work out. #Quote by Arthur Koestler
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#143. They're not hideous," said Tessa.
Will blinked at her. "What?"
"Gideon and Gabriel," said Tessa. "They're really quite good-looking, not hideous at all."
"I spoke," said Will, in sepulchral tones, "of the pitch-black inner depths of their souls."
Tessa snorted. "And what color do you suppose the inner depths of your soul are, Will Herondale?"
"Mauve," said Will. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#144. Steel under silk #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Fernando Pessoa
#145. Autopsychography

The poet is a man who feigns
And feigns so thoroughly, at last
He manages to feign as pain
The pain he really feels,

And those who read what once he wrote
Feel clearly, in the pain they read,
Neither of the pains he felt,
Only a pain they cannot sense.

And thus, around its jolting track
There runs, to keep our reason busy,
The circling clockwork train of ours
That men agree to call a heart. #Quote by Fernando Pessoa
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#146. Would you?" said Gabriel to Will, hotly. "If it was your family?" His lip curled. "Never mind. It's not as if you know the meaning of loyalty - "
"Gabriel." Gideon's voice was a reprimand to his brother. "Do not speak to Will in that manner. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#147. Ah," said a voice from the doorway, "having your annual 'everyone thinks Will is a lunatic' meeting, are you?
"It's biannual," said Jem. "And no, this is not that meeting. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Gerard Way
#148. I had a couple of really cool friends when I was a kid, and we'd find cool music and movies and show them to each other. My friend Dennis had a copy of 'A Clockwork Orange' and he'd already seen it once, and he was like, 'We need to watch this.' I was sleeping over his house - and I think we were literally 15 - and we watched it. #Quote by Gerard Way
Clockwork quotes by Anita Loos
#149. I don't like diabolism so I stay away from things like Clockwork Orange. I think diabolism is awfully childish. I don't even want to see The Godfather. I couldn't stand seeing that horse's head cut off. I wouldn't mind if it were Marlon Brando's. #Quote by Anita Loos
Clockwork quotes by Johannes Kepler
#150. I am much occupied with the investigation of the physical causes [of motions in the Solar System]. My aim in this is to show that the celestial machine is to be likened not to a divine organism but rather to a clockwork ... insofar as nearly all the manifold movements are carried out by means of a single, quite simple magnetic force. This physical conception is to be presented through calculation and geometry. #Quote by Johannes Kepler
Clockwork quotes by Natasha Ngan
#151. This isn't dancing the way I saw it done back home, all abandon and laughter and loose limbs. This is a kind of clockwork, technical thing. #Quote by Natasha Ngan
Clockwork quotes by Anthony Burgess
#152. It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you watch them on a screen. #Quote by Anthony Burgess
Clockwork quotes by Kirsty Logan
#153. That August, Elodie Selkirk became the latest lady in Paris to order a coin-operated boy. #Quote by Kirsty Logan
Clockwork quotes by Emil M. Cioran
#154. After a sleepless night, the people in the street seem automatons. No one seems to breathe, to walk, Each looks as if he is worked by clockwork: nothing spontaneous; mechanical smiles, spectral gesticulations. Yourself a specter, how would you see others as alive? #Quote by Emil M. Cioran
Clockwork quotes by Anthony Burgess
#155. It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now. #Quote by Anthony Burgess
Clockwork quotes by Sharon Lynn Fisher
#156. It was only later I began to think of bringing you to lie. It's forbidden, of course. To breathe life into machines. We've lost the knowledge anyway. Erased along with post-Newtonian physics. But the ancient methods...those cannot be rooted out. Alchemy. Sorcery. Clockwork magic. I thought there might be a way. #Quote by Sharon Lynn Fisher
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#157. I think there is hope for you yet, Will Herondale.
I will try to learn how to have it, without you to show me.
Tessa, Jem said. She knows despair, and hope as well. you can teach each other. Find her, Will, and tell her that I loved her always. My blessings, for all that it is worth, is on you both. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Andrew Klavan
#158. For me to accept baptism, I had to believe in Christ's reality - in the reality not just of his life but also of his miracles and death and resurrection. But how could I? Such things don't happen. Look around you. There are no miracles. There can be no resurrection. The clockwork world is all in all. But such things don't happen, I knew now, was the ultimate irrational prejudice of the human mind: the belief that the symbols of reality are more real than the reality they symbolize. That's us all over. We believe that money is more valuable than the work it represents, that sex is more essential than the love it expresses, that an actor is more admirable than the hero he portrays, that flesh is more alive than spirit. That's the whole nature of our deluded lives, the cause of so much of our misery. #Quote by Andrew Klavan
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#159. He's very pretty. For a human."
"He's very broken," said Magnus. "Like a lovely vase that someone has smashed. Only luck and skill can put it back together the way it was before. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Clockwork Angels
#160. Names are so confining. They put you in a box. I'm me, and you can see who I am. I may change later. Why would I want a name to lock me into somebody I once was? #Quote by Clockwork Angels
Clockwork quotes by David Prowse
#161. I'd worked in Clockwork Orange with Stanley Kubrick and since Stanley was such a prestigious director this opened all sorts of doors for me - one of them being Star Wars. #Quote by David Prowse
Clockwork quotes by Anthony Burgess
#162. The 21st chapter gives the novel the quality of genuine fiction, an art founded on the principle that human beings change.
"A Clockwork Orange Resucked" intro to first full American version 1986 #Quote by Anthony Burgess
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#163. Our souls are knit. We are one person, James. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#164. People were intrinsically selfish, and many hated the idea of a woman in charge of the Institute. They would not put themselves at risk for her. Only a few weeks ago he would have said the same thing about himself. Now, knowing Charlotte, he realized to his surprise, the idea of risking himself for her seemed an honor, as it would be to most Englishmen to risk themselves for the queen. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Dru Pagliassotti
#165. There ain't a man in the world cares about a woman's past until he's thinking of her in his future. #Quote by Dru Pagliassotti
Clockwork quotes by Terry Pratchett
#166. Clockwork, Nanny thought. Once you know about clockwork, you know about everything. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#167. Jem cried out with all his remaining strength. You cannot go where I am going! Nor would I want that for you! #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#168. Look well on this, my son," said the green-skinned man, "for one day I shall rule a clockwork kingdom of such beings, and you shall be its prince. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#169. And indeed it was, the arrow still protruding from its wet, grayish skin, humping its body along with incredible speed. A flick of its tail caught the edge of a statue, sending it flying into the dry ornamental pool, where it shattered into dust.
"By the Angel, it just crushed Sophocles," noted Will. "Has no one respect for the classics these days? #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#170. Say something in Mandarin," said Tessa, with a smile.
Jem said something that sounded like a lot of breathy vowels and
consonants run together, his voice rising and falling melodically: "Ni
hen piao liang."
"What did you say?" Tessa was curious.
"I said your hair is coming undone - here," he said, and reached out
and tucked an escaping curl back behind her ear. Tessa felt the blood
spill hot up into her face, and was glad for the dimness of the
carriage. "You have to be careful with it," he said, taking his hand
back, slowly, his fingers lingering against her cheek. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Albertine Sarrazin
#171. You can't wash away overnight several years of clockwork routine and constant disassembling of self. #Quote by Albertine Sarrazin
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#172. I am not the one of us who has no heart. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Vladimir Nabokov
#173. Mere springs and coils produced the inward movements of our clockwork man. He might be termed a Puritan. One essential dislike, formidable in its simplicity, pervaded his dull soul: he disliked injustice and deception. He disliked their union - they were always together - with a wooden passion that neither had, nor needed, words to express itself. Such a dislike should have deserved praise had it not been a by-product of the man's hopeless stupidity. He called unjust and deceitful everything that surpassed his understanding. He worshiped general ideas and did so with pedantic aplomb. The generality was godly, the specific diabolical. If one person was poor and the other wealthy it did not matter what precisely had ruined one or made the other rich: the difference itself was unfair, and the poor man who did not denounce it was as wicked as the rich one who ignored it. People who knew too much, scientists, writers, mathematicians, crystalographers and so forth, were no better than kings or priests: they all held an unfair share of power of which others were cheated. A plain decent fellow should constantly be on the watch tor some piece of clever knavery on the part of nature and neighbor. #Quote by Vladimir Nabokov
Clockwork quotes by Anthony Burgess
#174. Where do I come into all of this? Am I just some animal or dog?' And that started them off govoreeting real loud and throwing slovos at me. So I creeched louder still, creeching: 'Am I just to be like a clockwork orange? #Quote by Anthony Burgess
Clockwork quotes by Charlie Munger
#175. If it happens every year like clockwork, what's so extraordinary about it? #Quote by Charlie Munger
Clockwork quotes by Thomas Pynchon
#176. In the eighteenth century it was often convenient to regard man as a clockwork automaton. In the nineteenth century, with Newtonian physics pretty well assimilated and a lot of work in thermodynamics going on, man was looked on as a heat engine, about 40 per cent efficient. Now in the twentieth century, with nuclear and subatomic physics a going thing, man had become something which absorbs X-rays, gamma rays and neutrons. #Quote by Thomas Pynchon
Clockwork quotes by Neil Gaiman
#177. Shadow inserted his coin. The drunk in the graveyard raised his bottle to his lips. One of the gravestones flipped over, revealing a grasping corpse; a headstone turned around, flowers replaced by a grinning skull. A wraith appeared on the right of the church, while on the left of the church something with a half-glimpsed, pointed, unsettlingly birdlike face, a pale, Boschian nightmare, glided smoothly from a headstone into the shadows and was gone. Then the church door opened, a priest came out, and the ghosts, haunts, and corpses vanished, and only the priest and the drunk were left alone in the graveyard. The priest looked down at the drunk disdainfully, and backed through the open door, which closed behind him, leaving the drunk on his own.

The clockwork story was deeply unsettling. Much more unsettling, thought Shadow, than clockwork has any right to be.

"You know why I show that to you?" asked Czernobog.


"That is the world as it is. That is the real world. It is there, in that box. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#178. Will gave a short laugh. He was in gear as if he had just come from the practice room, and his hair curled damply against his temples. He was not looking at Tessa, but she had grown used to that. Will hardly ever looked at her unless he had to. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#179. I am not going to live, and I can choose to be as much for her as I can be, to burn as brightly for her as I wish, and for a shorter time, than to burden her with someone only half-alive for a longer time. It is my choice, William, and you cannot make it for me. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#180. Do you remember when we stood together on Blackfriars Bridge?" he asked softly, and his eyes were like that night had been, all black and silver.
"Of course I remember."
"It was the moment I first knew I loved you," Jem said. "I will make you a promise. Every year, Tessa, on one day, I will meet you on that bridge. I will come from the Silent City and I will meet you, and we will be together, if only for an hour. But you must tell no one. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Matt Chandler
#181. And even though they fail us every bit as readily as we fail ourselves, even though they prove just as incapable of fulfilling us as all the other people do in our lives, we still keep pushing that gimme button like blasted morons, fully expecting that the next time we snag whatever comes out of it will be the time when the satisfaction finally takes hold, when the good feelings finally stick around and stay. And so like clockwork, we go down in flames again and again to our alcohol abuse or our sexual lust or our sweet tooth or our credit line - whatever particular desire is so powerful and predictable at deceiving us. We grab for things that have never failed to disappoint us in the past, thinking that what we must need more than anything is more of it ... more of the same thing that's never been able to satisfy us before. That's the call of the world for you. And it's madness. #Quote by Matt Chandler
Clockwork quotes by Cameron Jace
#182. Anyone thought it was possible to spread justice and make everyone equal in this world, they were highly delusional. The world was like clockwork. In order for the bigger wheels to survive, the smaller wheels had to work harder in their merry go round. They just had to be promised big things that weren't going to happen. Case solved. #Quote by Cameron Jace
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#183. Will: "Nice place to live, isn't it? Let's hope they left something behind other than filth. Forwarding addresses, a few severed limbs, a prostitute or two ... "
Jem: "Indeed. Perhaps, if we're fortunate, we can still catch syphilis."
"Or demon pox," Will suggested cheerfully, trying the door under the stairs. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Terry Pratchett
#184. Colon has always thought that heroes had some special kind of clockwork that made them go out and die famously for god, country and apple pie, or whatever particular delicacy their mother made. It had never occurred to him that they might do it because they'd get yelled at if they didn't. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Clockwork quotes by Seann William Scott
#185. When 'American Pie' happened, I was so lucky to get that opportunity and I just tried to do a good job in that genre. But the films that inspired me as a kid were, like, Malcolm McDowall in 'A Clockwork Orange.' He was my hero. #Quote by Seann William Scott
Clockwork quotes by Graham Greene
#186. Fun ... human nature ... does no one any harm ... Regular as clockwork the old excuses came back into the alert, sad and dissatisfied brain
nothing ever matched the deep excitement of the regular desire. Men always failed you when it came to the act. She might just as well have been to the pictures. #Quote by Graham Greene
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#187. It was good to be here with Jem and Cecily an Charlotte, to be surrounded by their affection, but without her there would always be something missing, a Tessa-shaped part chiseled out of his heart that he could never get back. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Ernst Junger
#188. The important thing is that short and strenuous reverence be paid to the spirit of discipline. Three things keep a body of troops in fighting form: fighting spirit, strength and discipline. Fighting spirit – as I have said before – is the least easy to influence. It is the great prerequisite and justification of war – the spirit of the race and of the blood pledged to the last drop. There lie the roos of the strength whose full development is dependent on outward conditions, fresh air nourishment, clothing, and a lot else. When this soil fails fighting spirit is like a seedling plated in arenaceous quartz – it goes on growing for a while of its own resources and then gives out. It is a tragic destiny when a great enterprise comes to grief from this cause. Finally, the purpose of discipline is to economize and direct the two elements so that they are brought to bear on one aim with overwhelming force. It is a means, not an end; it is in seeing it in its true proportion that the real fighter is distinguished from the soldier. It is one of the danger-points of the Prussian system that it easily loses sight of the spirit in the letter and of real strength in the empty show of it. One of the most terrible apparitions is the sheer drill-master – a machine that goes by clockwork. It is bound to break down for the mere reason that in war there is no rule but the exception. #Quote by Ernst Junger
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#189. A sense of hopelessness had invaded his bones, as chill and as inescapable as the rain. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#190. What kind of monster could possibly hate chocolate?" - Will Herondale #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Lauren   James
#191. We live in the quiet at the end of the world. The slow winding-down clockwork motions before life stops completely. Time is slipping through our fingers. #Quote by Lauren James
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#192. Do you think Charlotte will let me handle the investigation?"
"Do you think you can be trusted in Downworld? The gaming hells, the dens of magical vice, the women of loose morals ... "
Will smiled the way Lucifer might have smiled, moments before he fell from heaven. "Would tomorrow be to early to start looking, do you think?
Jem sighed. 'Do what you like, William. You always do. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by William Gibson
#193. Somewhere, deep within her, surfaces a tiny clockwork submarine. There are times when you can only take the next step. And then another. #Quote by William Gibson
Clockwork quotes by Milan Kundera
#194. In the middle of the night, he woke up and realized to his surprise that he had been having one erotic dream after the other. The only one he could recall with any clarity was the last: an enormous naked woman, at least five times his size, floating on her back in a pool, her belly from crotch to navel covered with thick hair. Looking at her from the side of the pool, he was greatly excited. How could he have been excited when his body was debilitated by a gastric disorder? And how could he be excited by the sight of a woman who would have repelled him had he seen her while conscious? He thought: In the clockwork of the head, two cogwheels turn opposite each other. On the one, images; on the other, the body's reactions. The cog carrying the image of a naked woman meshes with the corresponding erection-command cog. But when, for one reason or another, the wheels go out of phase and the excitement cog meshes with a cog bearing the image of a swallow in flight, the penis rises at the sight of a swallow. Moreover, a study by one of Tomas's colleagues, a specialist in human sleep, claimed that during any kind of dream men have erections, which means that the link between erections and naked women is only one of a thousand ways the Creator can set the clockwork moving in a man's head. And what has love in common with all this? Nothing. If a cogwheel in Tomas's head goes out of phase and he is excited by seeing a swallow, it has absolutely no effect on his love for Tereza. If excite #Quote by Milan Kundera
Clockwork quotes by Dexter Palmer
#195. At any other time it's better. You can do the things you feel you should; you're an expert at going through the motions. Your handshakes with strangers are firm and your gaze never wavers; you think of steel and diamonds when you stare. In monotone you repeat the legendary words of long-dead lovers to those you claim to love; you take them into bed with you, and you mimic the rhythmic motions you've read of in manuals. When protocol demands it you dutifully drop to your knees and pray to a god who no longer exists. But in this hour you must admit to yourself that this is not enough, that you are not good enough. And when you knock your fist against your chest you hear a hollow ringing echo, and all your thoughts are accompanied by the ticks of clockwork spinning behind your eyes, and everything you eat and drink has the aftertaste of rust. #Quote by Dexter Palmer
Clockwork quotes by April Vine
#196. May I ask Master a question?"
"What is it you want to know, girl?"
"Does Master love his girl?"
He moved her into the railing, the intricate cast iron of the boundary around the balcony bit into her ass. Anyone walking by and looking up would see her naked. She knew that and he knew that.
"What does she think?" He parted her legs and stood between her open thighs. Her wrists still imprisoned in his hand hung over the barrier.
"Every day for the last eight years I've worn her chain around my neck. A habit I couldn't break, a ritual like clockwork every morning. Her chain around my neck, my watch on my wrist. #Quote by April Vine
Clockwork quotes by Guillermo Del Toro
#197. So I have 8 to 10 screenplays written and unproduced. And frankly, some of them are my favorite stories. I have a Western version of The Count Of Monte Cristo where the count has a clockwork hand. I have a screenplay called Mephisto's Bridge about a Faustian deal with the devil. I love them all. #Quote by Guillermo Del Toro
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#198. You may choose your friends, but not your unlikely saviors, Magnus said cheerfully. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork quotes by Voltaire
#199. I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker. #Quote by Voltaire
Clockwork quotes by Cassandra Clare
#200. I always loved you, Will, whatever you did. And now I need you to do for me what I cannot do for myself. For you to be my eyes when I do not have them. For you to be my hands when I cannot use my own. For you to be my hear when mine is done with beating.
No, said Will wildly. No, no, no. I will not be those things. Your eyes will see, your hands will feel, your hear will continue to beat.
But if not, Will-
If I could tear myself in half, I would-that half of me might remain with you and half follow Tessa-
Half of you would be no good to either of us, said Jem. #Quote by Cassandra Clare

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