Magnus: I’ve had many, many happy memories in this apartment. But, at the end of the day, it’s just a thing. But my magic, it makes me feel alive. Yes, I can do fabulous tricks, jet around the world, and help the people I love, but more than that, magic connects me to ... everything around me. Without magic, I feel like a stranger. The world keeps on going, and it’s like I’m not a part of it. It’s like suddenly I don’t matter.
Alec: Magus, of course, you matter!
Magnus: I know. I know, Alexander. Everyone does, but without magic, I can’t feel it. This apartment is not important; I have you and I have my magic. Truly that is enough.

Magnus: [Alec in a headlock] Oh, I forgot to tell you, I trained with a grand master in Supenmiayah
Alec: Is that where you got your black belt in namedropping?
Magnus: Oh, low blow.
[Magnus puts Alec in arm lock]
Alec: You deserved it.
[Alec flips him around]
Alec: I didn’t know this was supposed to be a competition.
Magnus: Oh, am I just supposed to let you win?
[The two break free and stand up]
Alec: We’re supposed to be working.
Magnus: You’re so cute when you’re serious.
Alec: I told you not to flirt with me.
[Alec presses him to a pillar and they make out]
Alec: Hold that thought. Bedroom...
[They leave the training room]

Magnus: [Recoils from touching eye] Ah! I don’t know how people do this every day?! It’s taken me an eternity to make myself half-way presentable.
Alec: I don’t know why you think you need it. You’re beautiful the way you are.
[Magnus kisses him and gets up]
Magnus: Thank you, but it’s not about beauty. A tiger has stripes. I have eyeliner.

Alec: Magnus, Lilith would’ve gotten to him with or without you. You can’t put this all on yourself.
Magnus: I will fix it. I will use the last drop of my power if it’s the death of me.
[They hug]
Magnus: Thank you.
Alec: About our fight.
Magnus: Alexander...
Alec: No, I was wrong. I said things I shouldn’t have.
Magnus: As did I. But that’s not important right now. What’s important is saving your parabathai.

Alec: What if I moved in?
[Awkward silence]
Alec: Bad idea?
Magnus: No, it’s a wonderful idea...for the future.
Alec: Okay, umm, I just thought.
Magnus: We’ve been seeing each other for less than two months. Alexander, once we move in together, our relationship will change.
Alec: Yeah, we’ll be closer.
Magnus: There’s no such thing.

Alec: It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you with a client.
Magnus: Yes, well, it’s frowned upon when you’re the High Warlock. Potential conflicts of interest and such. But now that I’ve been dismissed, I’m free to see whomever I want.
Alec: Wait, what? What happened?
Magnus: While you were in Idris, fallout from my decision to lend the warlocks’ support to the Seely Queen.
Alec: I’m sorry.
Magnus: Don’t be, I’m not upset. I’m actually...elated. Shilling the burden of all the warlocks in Brooklyn it gets...exhausting.
Alec: Well, I understand. I thought this was important to you.
Magnus: What’s important to me is that I can start seeing clients again. Help them achieve their dream...and make a lot of money doing it.

Alec: Magnus, I...I don't think I can live without you.
Magnus: I thought I had to choose between you and the Downworld, but I don't. A wise man once told me relationships take effort.
Alec: That was an understatement.
Magnus: You know what's not an understatement...
[They kiss]

Alec: Magnus, I love you.
Magnus: I love you too. But as a leader, there are difficult decisions I need to make to ensure the survival of my people. The only thing holding me back from doing you.
Alec: No, no.
Magnus: I can't have both.
Alec: Yes, you can. We can. Magnus...we can figure this out.
Magnus: You once asked me what I'm afraid's this.
[He walks away from Alec]

Magnus: I burned him, Alexander. Right where he stood. I murdered my stepfather.
Alec: You were just a boy. You weren't in control of your powers.
Magnus: Yes, actually I was. I never wanted you to see this...terrible, ugly side of me. My past.
Alec: Hey...there is nothing ugly about you.

Dot: How did you know it was me?
Magnus: My powers are widely beyond your understanding...and I saw you crossing the street outside. So have you come to talk me into spitting into a cup for the Clave?
Dot: Kidding me? Look, I'm all for stopping those murders, but when the DNA brigade came knocking, I portal'd out. I had that shop in Salem, this isn't my first witch hunt.
Magnus: I'll drink to that. Oops, it seems I already have.

Alec: Magnus, I'm so sorry. For everything you've had to go through.
Magnus: That agony rune...made me relive memories I've spent centuries trying to forget.
Alec: Magnus, tell me how to fix this. Tell me what to do, please.

Jace: I can destroy the Soul Sword.
Magnus: And destroy yourself in the process.

Harry Shum Jr. Quotes

Magnus: You really don't get it, do you? You didn't risk anything for me, you did it for you.
Alec: What? Are you seriously doing this right now? Right now?!
Magnus: You know damn well I want to find Jace just as much as you do, but that's no excuse to treat me like...
Alec: Then what do you want from me?!
Magnus: At the moment...nothing.

Isabelle: Any word from the Clave?
Lydia: Not yet. We've been trying for the past four hours. Something's up.
Magnus: Hmmm. The Clave being unhelpful? Who's shocked?! Show of hands.