101 'Shadowhunters' Quotes From The Hit Supernatural Show

Moumita Dutta
Dec 12, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Mar 09, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
Cast of Shadow Hunters at the People's Choice Awards

'Shadowhunters' is a show which started in 2016, which is about a girl who gets to know that she is not who she thinks she is.

The show has three seasons. It stars Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray one of the protagonists.

'Shadowhunters' concluded on 6 May 2019. After the 2013 movie 'The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones', which, like the series, was made by Constantin Film, it is the second adaptation of the novel series.

'Shadowhunters' debut season received mixed reviews from critics. In more than two years, the pilot episode drew the highest audience for Freeform. These specially curated quotes will include all the best, funny quotes about the 'Shadowhunters'.

If you like these quotes check out 'The Originals' quotes and 'Supernatural' quotes.

Best 'Shadowhunters' Quotes

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Best of 'Shadowhunters' quotes.

1. "For the last time, world of warcraft is not a cult!"

- Simon, Season Two, Episode Five.

2. "It would be like Beyonce riding a dinosaur in the middle of Times Square. People would notice."

- Magnus Bane, Season One, Episode Six.

3. "No one in Idris is going to teach you how to fight in five inch heels."

- Isabelle, Season Two, Episode Four.

4. “I'm never leaving you again.”

- Alec, Season One, Episode 12.

5. "I'll love you until I die. And if there's a life after this, I'll love you then too."

- Jace, Season Three, Episode 13.

6. "The famous Morgenstern swagger. Wayland? Herondale? Lightwood? It's hard to keep track of exactly who you are, Isn't it?"

- Jace, Season Three, Episode Three.

7. "I'll be fine. I have to be. I'm an Alpha, remember?"

- Maia, Season Three, Episode 20.

8. “When Glorious exploded, you saved my life.”

- Simon, Season Three, Episode 20.

9. “When it comes to having a family, you wouldn't be doing it alone.”

- Alec, Season Three, Episode 19.

10. “I know how much you're hurting. But she'd want you to move on, to find someone else.”

- Simon, Season Three, Episode 22.

11. "When you walk into a room, magic or not, that lights up everything."

- Alec, Season Three, Episode 16.

12. “The law is hard, but it is the law.”

- Clave, 'City Of Bones'.

13. “You know, I pray every day... every day to the angels that they will see that our love is stronger than their spite.”

- Jace, Season Three, Episode 22.

14. "I have you and I have my magic. Truly, that is enough."

- Magnus, Season Three, Episode 14.

15. "Never trust people who can't lie. They'll find much more inventive ways to stab you in the back."

- Maryse, Season One, Episode Six.

16. “This is a glamour, a rune that makes me invisible to mundanes. It’s a shame, really, ’cause… well, denying them all this.”

- Jace, Season One, Episode One.

17. “It’s more fun to break the rules than to follow them.”

- Isabelle, Season One, Episode One.

18. “Distractions are dangerous in our line of work.”

- Isabelle, Season One, Episode One.

19. “All the legends are true.”

- Jace, Season One, Episode One.

20. “I’m turning 18, it’s not like I’m headed off on some epic journey.”

- Clary Fray, Season One, Episode One.

Funny 'Shadowhunters' Quotes

All the funny quotes from 'Shadowhunters'.

21. “What, no 'thank you' for saving your life?”

- Jace, Season One, Episode One.

22. “Just because you couldn’t find it doesn’t mean it isn’t there.”

- Valentine, Season One, Episode One.

23. “Would dying get me out of this conversation?”

- Simon, Season One, Episode Seven.

24. “At least now we know the demon necklace works.”

- Alec, Season One, Episode Seven.

25. “Language. Not in front of grandma.”

- Jace, Season One, Episode Seven.

26. “Well, this may come as a surprise but I actually do listen to some of the things you tell me.”

- Clary, Season One, Episode 12.

27. “You don't get to talk to me, Captain America.”

- Simon, Season One, Episode 22.

28. “Let's make a pact. Single for life.”

- Simon, Season Three, Episode 16.

29. “I swear I’m going to wolf out if we don’t get out of here.”

- Maia, Season Three, Episode 14.

30. “I’ll admit it was a little dramatic. It got your attention, didn’t it?”

- Jonathan, Season Three, Episode 14.

Best Of Quotes By Clary

Check out the top quotations by Clary from this series.

31. “Maybe what I did was wrong and selfish, but my heart was breaking.”

- Clary, Season One, Episode Nine.

32. “I know you can color outside the lines. You’re just not letting yourself think that way.”

- Clary, Season One, Episode Five.

33. “It’s love that makes you fight harder for what you want.”

- Clary, Season One, Episode Eight.

34. “Tonight, we’re all downworlders.”

- Clary, Season One, Episode Nine.

35. “I will never stop needing you.”

- Clary, Season One, Episode Eight .

36. “It’s like my brain is telling me to do one thing and my heart another.”

- Clary, Season One, Episode Eight.

37. “Heroes aren’t always the ones who win. They’re the ones who lose, sometimes. But they keep fighting, they keep coming back. They don’t give up. That’s what makes them heroes.”

- Clary, 'City Of Heavenly Fire'.

38. “That’s not what good is, Jonathan. Killing like that should never feel good!”

- Clary, Season Three, Episode 12.

39. “You never told me you knew how to ice skate.”

- Clary, Season Three, Episode 14.

40. “Maybe we go straight to the source.”

- Clary, Season Three, Episode 16.

'Shadowhunters' Quotes By Jace

Check out the top quotations by Jace from this series.

41. “If I listened to my heart, I’d never be able to do my job.”

- Jace, Season One, Episode Eight.

42. “Save your sorry’s for the mundanes. Everybody has a sad song.”

- Jace, Season One, Episode Two.

43. “First rule of shadowhunting… when something explodes, just keep walking. Never think twice. Never look away.”

- Jace, Season One, Episode Eight.

44. “I don’t know who I am anymore. There’s darkness in me. It’s always been there.”

- Jace, Season One, Episode 12.

45. “We’re Shadowhunters. We protect the human world from the demon world.”

- Jace, Season One, Episode One.

46. “I don’t know who I am. I look at myself in the mirror and I see Stephen Herondale, but I act like a Lightwood, I think faith might be enough to make me what you want.”

- Jace, 'City Of Fallen Angels'.

47. “There’s no human bond that compares what Alec and I have.”

- Jace, Season One, Episode One.

48. “Don’t get used to it.”

- Jace, 'City Of Bones'.

49. “The life you knew is gone.”

- Jace, 'City Of Bones'.

50. “You're the best thing that ever happened to me, Clary Fairchild.”

- Jace, Season Three, Episode 22.

51. “That looks exactly like the mortal cup.”

- Jace, Season One, Episode One.

52. “I’ll live.”

- Jace, Season One, Episode Seven.

53. “I'm not afraid of the Silent Brothers.”

- Jace, Season One, Episode Two.

54. “How did you know it wasn't me?”

- Jace, 'City Of Ashes'.

55. “Well yeah I'm starting to see that.”

- Jace, Season One, Episode Seven.

56. “No, I'm just a very naughty boy. I do all sorts of bad things. I kick kittens. I make rude gestures at nuns.”

- Jace, ‘The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes’.

57. “But unlike you, there is nothing of hell in us.”

- Jace, ‘The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes’.

58.”I can only assume, that mortal emotions amuse you because you have none of your own.”

- Jace, ‘The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes’.

59. “Because you're lying to me. And you're lying to yourself.”

- Jace, ‘The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes’.

60. “Magnus didn't get to be High Warlock for nothing. His power extends through the city and beyond. He can sense what's out there, to an extent.”

- Jace, ‘The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes’.

61.“Lunch receipts?”

- Jace, Season One, Episode Seven.

'Shadowhunters' Quotes By Simon

Check out the top quotations by Simon from this series.

62. “Forever? Forever's an awfully long time.”

- Simon, 'The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes'.

63. “I keep thinking about blood. I dream about it. Wake up thinking about it. Pretty soon I'll be writing morbid emo poetry about it.”

- Simon, 'The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes'.

64. “Look on the bright side. If they need a human sacrifice, you can always offer me. I'm not sure the rest of you qualify anyway.”

- Simon, 'The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes'.

65. “Is standing by the window muttering about blood something he does all the time?”

- Simon, 'The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes'.

66. “An obnoxious, arrogant attitude?”

- Simon, 'The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes'.

67. “Does this mean you're going to wolf out and eat me?”

- Simon, 'The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes'.

68. “It's really weird thinking of Luke as someone who was once a Shadowhunter. Weirder than it is thinking of him as a werewolf.”

- Simon, 'The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes'.

69. "Shadowhunting is their whole lives,... they don't know the same jokes, they think they're above us."

- Simon, ‘The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes’.

70. “Thank God. Um... But i'm okay? I'm still human?”

- Simon, Season One, Episode Seven.

Quotes By Other 'Shadowhunters'

Check out the top quotations by the rest of the cast from the series.

71. “I lost my magic. Twice. And I’m just coming to terms with how useless I am without it.”

- Magnus, Season Three, Episode 17.

72. “You endure what is unbearable, and you bear it. That’s all.”

- Magnus, 'City Of Bones'.

73. “What kind of people sacrifice justice for law?”

- Isabelle, Season One, Episode 11.

74. “Emotions are never black and white. They're more like symptoms.”

- Magnus, Season One, Episode 12.

75. “I don’t think so. We will battle her with everything we’ve got. We won’t let her take you again.”

- Isabelle, 'City Of Ashes'.

76. “I came with you to escape my relationship drama, not get a front row seat to yours.”

- Magnus, Season One, Episode 12.

77. “But there's a few things I have to do. Like asking you to be my suggenes.”

- Alec Lightwood, Season Three, Episode 22.

78. “You all have to promise to behave yourselves.”

- Isabelle, Season Three, Episode Six.

79. “I will fix it. I will use the last drop of my power if it’s the death of me.”

- Magnus, Season Three, Episode Seven.

80. “It’s just dinner. I’m only doing it so he can leave me alone.”

- Isabelle, 'City Of Fallen Angels'.

'Shadowhunters' Book Quotes

Quotes from the book series 'The Mortal Instrument'.

81. “We’re called Shadowhunters. At least, that’s what we call ourselves. The Downworlders have less complimentary names for us.”

–Jace, ‘City Of Bones’.

82. “'You snuck up on me,' she said. 'I guess I’m not much of a Shadowhunter, huh?' Simon shrugged. 'Well, in your defense, I do move with a silent, pantherlike grace.'”

- Cassandra Clare, ‘The Mortal Instruments’.

83. “Are you still mad because I broke your phone? Because you broke my wrist, so I’d say we’re even.”

–Jace, ‘City Of Heavenly Fire’.

84. “He said there are thousands of Shadowhunters, but great love comes once in a lifetime if one is lucky, and one would be a fool to let it go.”

- Cassandra Clare, ‘The Mortal Instruments’.

85. “Why is it, little Shadowhunter, that your angels are so cold and without mercy? Why do they break that which will not obey them?”

- Cassandra Clare, ‘The Mortal Instruments’.

86. “You know, when most girls say they want a big rock, they don't mean, you know, literally a big rock. Very amusing, my sarcastic friend. It's not a rock, precisely. All Shadowhunters have a witchlight rune-stone.”

- Cassandra Clare, ‘The Mortal Instruments’.

87. “But from now on Herondales owe the Carstairs. Okay? Remember that.”

– Jace, ‘City Of Heavenly Fire’.

88. “Don't look pleased with yourself. When I mean morally deficient, I say, 'Now, that's something I would have done.'”

― Cassandra Clare, ‘The Mortal Instruments’.

89. “Therefore you can never lose hope, because if you keep hope alive, it will keep you alive.”

― Cassandra Clare, ‘The Mortal Instruments’.

90. “There is no god, not a god who would create the things I saw”

― Cassandra Clare, ‘The Mortal Instruments’.

91. “There might be a God, Clary, and there might not, but I don’t think it matters. Either way, we’re on our own.”

― Cassandra Clare, ‘The Mortal Instrument’.

92. “You’re brave and brilliant, and you’re perfect and I love you. I just love you and I always have. And the actions of some lunatic aren’t going to change that.”

– Jace, ‘City Of Heavenly Fire’.

93. “'We don’t fly,' Clary felt impelled to point out. 'No,' Jace agreed. 'We don’t fly. We break and enter.'”

― Cassandra Clare, ‘The Mortal Instrument’.

94. “Clary, you’re an artist... It doesn’t make you crazy—just different. There’s nothing wrong with being different.”

― Cassandra Clare, ‘The Mortal Instrument’.

95. “'If I feel the urge to burst into flames, I'll let you know.' Simon never had much patience with Jace.

'Look, did you ask me to come all the way uptown just so you could stare at me like I was something in a petri dish? Next time I'll send you a photo.' 'And I'll frame it and put it on my nightstand,' said Jace sarcastically.”

― Cassandra Clare, ‘The Mortal Instruments’.

96.“They’re crazy, Clary thought. Actually crazy.”

―  ‘The Mortal Instrument’.

97. “If a demon grabbed me every time I was obnoxious to Simon, I’d have died the day you met me.”

– Jace, ‘City Of Heavenly Fire’.

98. “Different Marks do different things. Some are permanent but the majority vanish when they’ve been used.”

― Cassandra Clare, ‘The Mortal Instrument’.

99. “As long as there is love and memory, there is no true death.”

― Cassandra Clare, ‘The Mortal Instrument’.

100. “Look I know I can come across... abrasive. But we're all on the same side here.”

― Lydia Branwell, Season One, Episode Eight.

101. “I loved you recklessly from the moment I knew you. I never cared about the consequences.”

– Jace, ‘City Of Heavenly Fire’.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'Shadowhunters' quotes then why not take a look at Buffy quotes, or 'Vampire Diaries' quotes.


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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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