25 Mortal Instruments’ Thomas & Alastair Quotes

Fans of fantasy novels, and particularly The Mortal Instruments, will enjoy these Thomas and Alastair Quotes.

Thomas and Alastair are fictional characters created by Cassandra Clare for the fantasy novel series The Mortal Instruments.

The two characters appear in all six novels published between 2007 and 2014.

Thomas spends his early life as a sickly boy that is constantly cared for by his parents and his two sisters.

Alastair spends his childhood trying to hide his father’s alcoholism from his sister Cordelia and the rest of the world.

Thomas and Alastair first meet at the Shadowhunter Academy when Thomas is 14 and Alastair is 15.

Their relationship starts rocky as Alastair is a bully and abrasive, but after they graduate, they fall in love.

They ended up ending their relationship because Alastair had hurt many people, and he did not want Thomas to have to choose between him and Thomas’ friends.

Take a moment to learn more about these characters through these Thomas and Alastair Quotes.

Here are some fan-favorite quotes from the series.

1. “Love is a weakness. It makes us vulnerable.” — Alastair

2. “I don’t trust anyone, not even my own kind.” — Thomas

3. “I’m not afraid to die. I’m afraid of what comes after.” — Thomas

4. “I never wanted to be a vampire. It wasn’t my choice.” — Thomas

5. “Honor and duty are everything. Without them, we are nothing.” — Alastair

6. “In times of crisis, it is the duty of the strong to protect the weak.” — Alastair

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7. “We are not defined by our mistakes, but by how we rise above them.” — Alastair

8. “Sometimes I feel like I’m trapped in this world like there’s no way out.” — Thomas

9. “I don’t like the politics of being a vampire. It’s a constant power struggle.” — Thomas

10. “Vampires are not monsters. We’re just like humans, except we live forever.” — Thomas

Quotes from Thomas

These quotes are straight from Thomas in the series.

11. “I may not be strong, but I’m smart. That’s how I survive.” — Thomas

12. “I’m not a fighter. I’m just a guy who wants to live a normal life.” — Thomas

13. “I don’t know why Raphael keeps me around. Maybe he feels sorry for me.” — Thomas

14. “A man should be careful with his secrets. They have a way of turning on you.” — Thomas

15. “I’ve seen a lot of terrible things in my life, things that no one should have to see.” — Thomas

16. “I don’t care about the Clave or the Shadowhunters. I just want to be left alone.” — Thomas

17. “I don’t like being a vampire. I miss the sun, the taste of food, and the feeling of being alive.” — Thomas

Quotes from Alastair

The following Thomas and Alastair quotes give you a glimpse into Alastair’s character.

18. “I believe in the superiority of our race, our people. It is what makes us strong.” — Alastair

19. “It’s the job of the older generation to prepare the younger for the harsh realities of life.” — Alastair

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20. “We are the defenders of the human race. We must be strong when others are weak.” — Alastair

21. “Power is the currency of our world. Those who possess it can change the course of history.” — Alastair

22. “I’m not a cruel man. I am simply a man who understands the nature of the world we live in.” — Alastair

23. “We live in a dangerous world. It is our duty to protect the innocent from the evils that lurk in the shadows.” — Alastair

24. “We must be vigilant at all times. The moment we let our guard down is the moment we become vulnerable.” — Alastair

25. “The greatest gift we can give our children is the knowledge and understanding of who they are and where they come from.” — Alastair

What Do Thomas and Alastair Look and Act Like?

While Thomas is kind and empathetic, Alastair can be a bully and be abrasive.

Thomas is tall and muscular with brown hair, and Alastair is medium height with brown skin and black hair.

Share these Thomas and Alastair Quotes with your fantasy-loving friends, and post any comments about the characters in the comment section below.

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