"Quote-Tastic" is a meme hosted every Monday on Herding Cats & Burning Soup . To participate you have to post a favorite quote from a current or past read.
I'm kind of astonished I haven't posted anything from Cassandra Clare's books before, since I love them and they are full of funny quotes. This one's from City of Ashes, the second book in the Mortal Instruments series. During the course of the whole book one of the characters, Alec, is trying to keep his relationship a secret. Poor guy, he just doesn't get how bad he is at being deceiving. It's actually sort of cute.
"You have something on your neck," he observed.
Alec's hand flew to his throat. "What?"
"Looks like a bite mark," said Jace. "What were you doing out all night, anyway?"
"Nothing." Beet red, his hand still clamped to his neck, Alec started down the corridor. Jace followed him.
"I went walking in the park. Tried to clear my head."
"And ran into a vampire?"
"What? No! I fell."
"On your neck?"