Serenity Of Life

 

New Moon Quotes

Character Quotes

"Happy birthday, Bella!"
 Alice, Page 8, Party

"No presents,"
Bella, Page 8, Party

"Okay-- later, then. Did you like the scrapbook your mom sent you? And the camera from Charlie?"
 Alice, Page 9, Party

"I think it's a nice idea. You're only a senior once. Might as well document the experience."
Alice, Page 9, Party


"So, as discussed, I am not allowed to wish you a happy birthday, is that correct?"
Edward, Page 9, Party

You might have changed your mind. Most people seem to enjoy things like birthdays and gifts."
Edward, Page 9, Party

"Of course you'll enjoy it. Everyone is supposed to be nice to you today and give you your way,  Bella. What's the worst that could happen?"  
Alice, Page 10, Party

"Getting older,"
Bella, Page 10, Party

"Eighteen isn't very old... Don't women usually wait till they're twenty-nine to get upset over birthdays?"
Alice, Page 10, Party

"It's older than Edward,"  
Edward, Page 10, Party

"Oh, be fair, Bella!" she complained.
"You aren't going to ruin all our fun like that, are you?"
Alice, Page 11, Party

 "This can be easy, or this can be hard, Bella, but one way or the other..."
Alice, Page 11, Party

"Relax, Alice. If Bella wants to watch a movie, then she can. It's her birthday."
Edward, Page 11, Party

"It's my birthday, don't I get to drive?"
Bella, Page 15, Party

"I'm pretending it's not your birthday, just as you wished."
Edward, Page 15, Party

"If it's not my birthday, then I don't have to go to your house tonight..."
Bella, Page 15, Party

"Your radio has horrible reception."
Edward, Page 15, Party

"You want a nice stereo? Drive your own car."
Bella, Page 15, Party

"You should be in a good mood, today of all days,"
Edward, Page 15, Party

"And if I don't want to be in a good mood?"  
Bella, Page 15, Party

"Be good, please,"
Edward, Page 16, Party

"Do you think I'll ever get better at this?" I wondered, mostly to myself.
 "That my heart might someday stop trying to jump out of my chest
whenever you touch me?"
Bella, Page 16, Party

"Let's go watch the Capulets and Montagues hack each other up, all right?"
Bella, Page 16, Party

"Your wish, my command."
Edward, Page 16, Party

"You know, I've never had much patience with Romeo,"
Edward, Page 17, Party

"No, I'll mostly be watching you, anyway.
"Will you cry?"
 Edward, Page 17, Party

 "I don't envy him the girl---just the ease of the suicide, youou humans have it so easy!
All you have to do is throw down one tiny vial of plant extracts..."
Edward, Page 18, Party

"What do you mean, this something you had to think about once?"
Bella, Page 18, Party

 "Of course I was trying to focus on finding you alive, but part of my mind was making contingency plans.
Like I said, it's not as easy for me as it is for a human."
Edward, Page 18, Party

"Well, I wasn't going to live without you."
But I wasn't sure how to do it...I knew Emmett and Jasper would never help...
 so I was thinking maybe I would go to Italy and do something to provoke the Volturi."
Edward, Page 19, Party

"Anyway, you don't irritate the Volturi,"
"Not unless you want to die...or whatever it is we do."
Edward, Page 20, Party

"You must never, never, never think of anything like that again!"
 "No matter what might ever happen to me, you are not allowed to hurt yourself!"
Bella, Page 20, Party


"I'll never put you in danger again, so it's a moot point."
Edward, Page 20, Party

"What if something did happen to you?"
"Would you want me to go off myself?"
Bella, Page 20, Party

"I guess I see your point... a little,"
"But what would I do without you?"
Edward, Page 21, Party

"If they're doing something fun at the Cullens' tonight, Bella, you should take some pictures.
You know how your mother gets...she'll be wanting to see the pictures faster than you can take them."
Charlie, Page 22, Party

"You know what you would love? A nice little Audi coupe. Very quiet, lots of power..."
Edward, Page 23, Party

"There's nothing wrong with my truck. And speaking of expensive nonessentials,
 if you know what's good for you,
you didn't spend any money on birthday presents."
Bella, Page 23, Party
"Bella, the last real birthday any of us had was Emmett in 1935.
Cut us a little slack, and don't be too difficult tonight. They're all very excited."
Edward, Page 23, Party

"When I say they're all excited... I do mean all of them."
 Edward, Page 23, Party

"This isn't going to be your last birthday, Bella,"
Edward, Page 24, Party

"If I develop this film,", "will you show up in the picture?"
Bella, Page 25, Party

 "I expected a perceptible difference, but here you are, red-faced just like always."
Emmet, Page 26, Party

"I have to step out for a second", "Don't do anything funny while I'm gone."
Emmett, Page 26, Party

"It's a stereo for your truck,",
Emmett's installing it right now so that you can't return it."
Jasper, Page 27, Party

"Do you want me to drive you to the hospital,
or would you like me to take care of it here?"
Carlisle, Page 31, Stitches

"You don't need to be a hero,"
"Carlisle can fix me up without your help. Get some fresh air."
Bella, Page 32, Stitches

"Why are you so masochistic?"  
Bella, Page 33, Stitches

"Edward, you may as well go find Jasper before he gets too far.
I'm sure he's upset with himself, and I doubt he'll listen to anyone but you right now."
Carlisle, Page 32, Stitches

"You might as well do something useful,"
Alice, Page 32, Stitches

"Well, that's everyone,", "I can clear a room, at least."
Bella, Page 33, Stitches

"Do you think it would be harder if you took a vacation from the hospital for a long time.
And weren't around any blood?"
Bella, Page 34, Stitches

"I've never felt the need for an extended holiday."
 "I enjoy my work too much."
Carlisle, Page 34, Stitches

"Hmm. What I enjoy the very most is when my...
enhanced abilities let me save someone who would otherwise have been lost.
It's pleasant knowing that, thanks to what I can do, some people's lives are better because I exist.
Even the sense of smell is a useful diagnostic tool at times."
Carlisle, Page 34, Stitches

"What I mean is, it's not like you asked for this. You didn't choose this kind of life, and yet you have to work so hard to be good."
Bella, Page 35, Stitches

"I don't know that I'm making up for anything,"
"Like everything in life, I just had to decide what to do with what I was given."
Carlisle, Page 35, Stitches

"By all accounts, we're damned regardless. But I hope, maybe foolishly, that we'll get some measure of credit for trying."
Carlisle, Stitches
"I don't think that's foolish,"
"And I don't think anyone else would, either."
Carlisle, Pages 36-37, Stitches

 "Edward's with me up to a point. God and heaven exist.. and so does hell.
But he doesn't believe there is an afterlife for our kind."
Carlisle, Page 37, Stitches

 "I look at my... son. His strength, his goodness, the brightness that shines out of him...
and it only fuels that hope, that faith, more than ever.
How could there not be more for one such as Edward?" -
Carlisle, Page 37, Stitches

"But if I believed as he does..."
 "If you believed as he did. Could you take away his soul?"
Carlisle, Page 37, Stitches

"That's the one part I can never be sure of. I think, in most other ways,
that I've done the best I could with what I had to work with.
But was it right to doom the others to this life? I can't decide."
Carlisle, Page 38, Stitches

"I wasn't sorry, though. I've never been sorry that I saved Edward."
Carlisle, Page 41, Stitches

"Tonight is exactly the kind of thing that he fears the most. You being put in danger, because of what we are."
Carlisle, Page 42, Stitches

"He's very unhappy with himself. It's all so much more of challenge for him, and he hates feeling weak."
Alice, Page 43, Stitches

"It's not his fault. You'll tell him that I'm not mad at him, not at all, won't you?"
Bella, Page 43, Stitches

"Bella, you gave yourself a paper cut---that hardly deserves the death penalty."
Edward, Page 44, Stitches

"Mike Newton ended up in this conversation because Mike Newton would be a hell of a lot healthier for you to be with,"
Bella, Page 45, Stitches

"I'd rather die than be with Mike Newton,"
"I'd rather die than be with anyone but you."
Bella, Page 45, Stitches

"Don't be melodramatic, please."
Edward, Page 45, Stitches

"You can't have it both ways...either you want people to ignore your birthday or you don't. One or the other."
Edward, Page 45, Stitches

"Okay. I've decided that I don't want you to ignore my birthday. I'll see you upstairs."
Bella, Page 46, Stitches

"I can't believe it. Renee is going to flip! You don't mind, though, do you? It's sunny, you'll have to stay inside all day."
Edward, Page 48, Stitches

 "If I'd had any idea that you could respond to a gift this appropriately,
I would have made you open it in front of Carlisle and Esme. I thought you'd complain."
Edward. Page 48, Stitches

"Well, of course it's too much. But I get to take you with me!"
Edward, Page 48, Stitches

"Now I wish I'd spent money on your present. I didn't realize that you were capable of being reasonable."
Edward, Page 48, Stitches

"No, it's not my arm. It's beautiful, Edward. You couldn't have given me anything I would love more. I can't believe it."
Bella, Page 49, Stitches

"I didn't think you would let me get a piano so I could play for you here,"
Edward, Page 49, Stitches

"Well, I was thinking, since it's still my birthday, that I'd like you to kiss me again."
Bella, Page 51, Stitches

"You're greedy tonight."
Edward, Page 51, Stitches

"Yes, I am...but please, don't do anything you don't want to do,"
Bella, Page 51, Stitches

 "Heaven forbid that I should do anything I don't want to do,"  
Edward, Page 51, Stitches

"You're overestimating my self-control."
Edward, Page 52, Stitches

"Which is tempting you more, my blood or my body?"
Bella, Page 52, Stitches

"Now. why don't you stop pushing your luck and go to sleep?"  
Edward, Page 52, Stitches

"Why are you taking pictures of me, though?"
Charlie, Page 61, The End

"Because you're so handsome,"
"And because, since you bought the camera, you're obligated to be one of my subjects."
Bella, Page 61, The End

"You need to smile, Bella,"
Edward, Page 61, The End

"Come for a walk with me,"
Edward, The End

"Bella, it's time. How much longer could we stay in Forks, after all?
Carlisle can barely pass for thirty, and he's claiming thirty-three now. We'd have to start over soon regardless."
Edward, Page 67, The End

"You can't, Bella. Where we're going...It's not the right place for you."
Edward, Page 68, The End

"Where you are is the right place for me."
Edward, Page 68, The End

"I'm no good for you, Bella."
Edward, Page 69, The End

"Don't be ridiculous."
"You're the very best part of my life."
Bella, Page 69, The End

"My world is not for you," -
Edward, Page 69, The End

"What happened with Jasper...that was nothing, Edward! Nothing!"
Bella, Page 69, The End

 "It was exactly what was to be expected." -
Edward, Page 69, The End

"You promised! In Phoenix, you promised that you would stay..."
Bella, Page 69, The End

"No! This is about my soul, isn't it?"
"Carlisle told me about that, and I don't care, Edward. I don't care!
You can have my soul. I don't want it without youóit's yours already!"
Bella, Page 69, The End

"Bella, I don't want you to come with me."
Edward, Page 69, The End

"You... don't... want me?"
Bella, Page 69, The End

"Of course, I'll always love you... in a way. But what happened the other night made me realize that it's time for a change.
 Because I'm... tired of pretending to be something I'm not, Bella. I am not human."  
Edward, Page 70, The End

"You're not good for me, Bella."
 Edward, Page 70, The End

"Don't do anything reckless or stupid,"
Edward, Page 71, The End

"I'm thinking of Charlie, of course. He needs you. Take care of yourself---for him."
Edward, Page 71, The End

"I promise that this will be the last time you'll see me. I won't come back.
 I won't put you through anything like this again.
You can go on with your life without any more interference from me. It will be as if I'd never existed."
Edward, Page 71, The End

"Don't worry. You're human...your memory is no more than a sieve. Time heals all wounds for your kind."
Edward, Page 71-72, The End

"I won't forget. But my kind... we're very easily distracted."
Edward, Page 72, The End

"Alice isn't coming back,"  
Bella, Page 72, The End

"No. They're all gone. I stayed behind to tell you goodbye."
Edward, Page 72, The End

"She wanted to say goodbye, but I convinced her that a clean break would be better for you."
Edward, Page 72, The End

"He left you alone in the woods?"
Charlie, Page 82, The End

"When you didn't come back, I called the Cullens, and no one answered,"
"Then I called the hospital, and Dr. Gerandy told me that Carlisle was gone."
Charlie, Page 82, The End

"Carlisle took a job with a big hospital in Los Angeles. I guess they threw a lot of money at him."
Charlie, Page 82, The End

"I want to know if Edward left you alone out there in the middle of the woods,"
Charlie, Page 83, The End

"It was my fault. He left me right here on the trail, in sight of the house.. but I tried to follow him."
Bella, Charlie, Page 83, The End

"I can't talk about this anymore, Dad. I want to go to my room."
Bella, Charlie, Page 83, The End


"THAT'S IT, Bella! I'm sending you home."
Charlie, Page 94, Waking Up

"You didn't do anything. That's the problem. You never do anything."
Charlie, Page 95, Waking Up

"Trouble would be better than this... this moping around all the time!"
Charlie, Page 95, Waking Up

"Moping would be better---that would be doing something.
You're just... lifeless, Bella. I think that's the word I want."
Charlie, Page 95, Waking Up

"Honey, you're not the first person to go through this kind of thing, you know."
Charlie, Page 96, Waking Up

"Honey, you're not handling it. I waited, I hoped it would get better."
"I think we both know it's not getting better."
Charlie, Page 96, Waking Up

"I don't think I can live through seeing you try harder. I've never seen anyone trying so hard. It hurts to watch."
Charlie, Page 97,  Waking Up

 "I don't understand, Dad. First you're mad because I'm not doing anything, and then you say you don't want me to go out."
Bella, Page 97, Waking Up

"I want you to be happy--no, not even that much. I just want you not to be miserable.
I think you'll have a better chance if you get out of Forks."
Charlie, Page 97, Waking Up


"We both know what's really going on here, Bella, and it's not good for you."
"It's been months. No calls, no letters, no contact. You can't keep waiting for him."
Bella, Page 97, Waking Up

"I'm not waiting for anything. I don't expect anything,"
Bella, Page 98, Waking Up

 "Are you talking to me, Bella?" -
Jessica, Page 100, Waking Up

"Why did you suddenly decide... to go out?"
Jessica, Page 103, Waking Up

"Just needed a change."
Bella, Page 103, Waking Up

"I didn't think you were scared...I was screaming all the time, but I didn't hear you scream once.
So I didn't know why you left."
Jessica, Page 107, Waking Up

"You are so odd, Bella Swan. I feel like I don't know who you are."
Jessica, Page 115, Waking Up

"I went to a movie in Port Angeles with Jessica. Like I told you this morning."
Bella, Waking Up

"Well, what do you know! It's good to see you, Bella."
"What brings you out here? Everything okay with Charlie?"
Billy Black, Waking Up

"Yes, absolutely. I just wanted to see Jacob---I haven't seen him in forever."
Bella, Cheater

"Don't worry about it. I missed yours. What are you, forty?"
Bella, Cheater

"We'll have a joint party to make up for it."
Jacob, Cheater

"Sounds like a date."
Bella, Cheater

If you're doing this for free, I'll pay for the parts."
Bella, Cheater

"Speak of the devil,"
"and the devil shall appear."
Jacob, Friends


"Oh... well, I'll finish taking these apart tonight and figure out what more we'll need to get started rebuilding them.
When do you want to work on them again?"
Jacob, Friends

"No way. I'm bankrolling this party. You just have to supply the labor and expertise."
Bella, Friends

"Jake, if I took these to a mechanic, how much would he charge me?"
Bella, Friends

"I hung out in his garage and watched him work. Did you know he's rebuilding a Volkswagen?"
Bella, Friends

"Why don't you take a turn? What's going on in Forks? It has to be more exciting than La Push."
Jacob, Friends

"There's really nothing. Your friends are a lot more interesting than mine. I like your friends. Quil's funny."
Bella, Friends

"He's not that much younger than you. It's just a year and a few months."
Jacob, Friends

"Sure, but, considering the difference in maturity between guys and girls,
don't you have to count that in dog years?  What does that make me, about twelve years older?"
Bella, Friends

"Okay, but if you're going to get picky like that, you have to average in size, too.
You're so small, I'll have to knock ten years off your total."
Jacob, Friends

"Five foot four is perfectly average."  
"It's not my fault you're a freak."
Bella, Friends

"My super secret recipe for spaghetti. Handed down for generations,"
Billy Black, Friends

"We were going to have a picnic Saturday, actually, but--- we changed our minds,"
Angela Weber, Friends

"Friday night, Jessica and I went to a movie in Port Angeles.
And then I spent Saturday afternoon and most of Sunday down at La Push."
Bella, Friends

"It was a year ago yesterday that I had my first day here,"
Bella, Friends

"It was a year ago yesterday that I had my first day here,"
Bella, Friends

"Nothing's changed much,"
Angela, Friends

"You seriously aren't sick of me yet?"
Bella, Repetition

"Please let me know when I start getting on your nerves. I don't want to be a pain."
Bella, Repetition

"I wouldn't hold your breath for that, though."
Jacob, Repetition

"I get obsessive when I have a project."
"If I had any brains I'd drag it out a little bit."
Jacob, Repetition

"Bella, if I told you that I couldn't fix these bikes, what would you say?"
Jacob, Repetition

"I would say---that's too bad, but I'll bet we could figure out something else to do.
If we got really desperate, we could even do homework."
Bella, Repetition

"So you think you'll still come over when I'm done, then?"
Jacob, Repetition

"Is that what you meant?"
"I guess I am taking advantage of your very underpriced mechanical skills.
But as long as you let me come over, I'll be here."
Bella, Repetition

"Hoping to see Quil again?"
Jacob, Repetition

"You really like spending time with me?"
Jacob, Repetition


"Very, very much. And I'll prove it. I have to work tomorrow,
but Wednesday we'll do something non mechanical."
Bella, Repetition

"I have no idea. We can go to my place so you won't be tempted to be obsessive.
You could bring your schoolwork--you have to be getting behind, because I know I am."
Bella, Repetition

"We'll have to start being responsible occasionally, or
Billy and Charlie aren't going to be so easy-going about this."
Bella, Repetition

"What I mean is, you should go to a better movie, something you'd enjoy,"
Mike Welsh, Repetition

"Like maybe this Friday. With me. We could go see something that isn't scary at all."
Mike Welsh, Repetition


"I believe that---we have a date"
Jacob, Repetition

"Jacob, you are absolutely, without a doubt, t
he most talented and wonderful person I know.
You get ten years for this one."
Bella, Repetition

"Cool! I'm middle-aged now."
Jacob, Repetition

"That guy---he just jumped off the cliff! Why didn't they stop him? We've got to call an ambulance!"
Bella, Repetition

"They're just cliff diving, Bella. Recreation. La Push doesn't have a mall, you know."
Jacob, Repetition

"Sometimes you're a little strange, Bella. Do you know that?"
Jacob, Repetition

"What's really bothering you? About the Sam thing, I mean? Is there something else?"
Bella, Repetition

"It's just---the way they treat me. It creeps me out."
Jacob, Repetition

"But I'm just like everyone else. Nobody treats me special... until now."
Jacob, Repetition

. "He looks at me like he's waiting for something---like I'm going to join his stupid gang someday.
 He pays more attention to me than any of the other guys. I hate it."
Jacob, Repetition

"If it gets worse you can come live with me and Charlie. Don't be scared, we'll think of something!"
Bella, Repetition

"If this is how you're going to react, I'll freak out more often."
Bella, Repetition

"It's hard to believe I'm two years older than you,"
"You make me feel like a dwarf."
Bella, Repetition

"Let's not start with the albino cracks."
Bella, Repetition

"I've never seen anyone paler than you---well, except for..."
Jacob, Repetition

"Don't let go of that, okay? I want you to pretend that I've handed you a live grenade.
The pin is out and you are holding down the spoon."
Jacob, Adrenaline

"Why are you apologizing for bleeding?"
Bella, Repitition

"Don't get worked up. It's just a little blood."
Bella, Adrenaline

"Just a lot of blood,"
Jacob, Adrenaline

"Bella, I think you need stitches. I'm not going to let you bleed to death."
Jacob, Adrenaline

"Let's just take the bikes back first, and then we'll make a stop at my house
so I can dispose of the evidence before we go to the hospital."
Bella, Adrenaline

"Trust me. I'm an easy bleeder. It's not nearly as dire as it looks."
Bella, Adrenaline

"But do I look like I tripped in your garage and hit my head on a hammer?"
Bella, Adrenaline

"Nothing. I just hadn't realized before. Did you know, you're sort of beautiful?"
Jacob, Adrenaline

"You hit your head pretty hard, didn't you?"
Jacob, Adrenaline

"I don't mind you hiking right there around La Push, but keep close to town, okay?"
Charlie, Adrenaline

"Well, we've been getting a lot of wildlife complaints lately.
The forestry department is going to check into it, but for the time being..."
Charlie, Adrenaline

"I hope we see the bear tomorrow. I'm sort of disappointed about that."
Jacob, Adrenaline

"Maybe we'll get lucky tomorrow and something will eat us!"
Bella, Adrenaline

"Bears don't want to eat people. We don't taste that good."
"Of course, you might be an exception. I bet you'd taste good."
Jacob, Adrenaline

"Well, I feel like a schmuck,"
"Is today Valentine's Day?"
Bella, Third Wheel

"You can be so out of it sometimes. Yes, it is the fourteenth day of February.
So are you going to be my Valentine? Since you didn't get me a fifty-cent box of candy, it's the least you can do."
Jacob, Third Wheel

"What exactly does that entail?"
Bella, Third Wheel

"The usual---slave for life, that kind of thing."
Jacob, Third Wheel

"You're not the only one who can be obsessive. I'm starting to think I imagined that place..."
Bella, Third Wheel

"I'm in the mood for action. Bring on the blood and guts!"
Bella, Third Wheel

"I remember this guy,"
"The one who thought you were his girlfriend. Is he still confused?"
Jacob, Third Wheel

"Some people are hard to discourage."
Bella, Third Wheel

"sometimes persistence pays off."
Jacob, Third Wheel

"Most of the time it's just annoying, though."
Bella, Third Wheel

"I guess the flu is making another round. Austin and Conner were out today, too.
Maybe we should do this another time,"
Mike, Third Wheel

"I told him he could...he just finished his car. He built it from scratch, all by himself,"
Bella, Third Wheel

"So much for relative ages. Is Billy going to kill me if I sneak you in?"
Bella, Third Wheel

"No. I told him you were planning to corrupt my youthful innocence."
Jacob, Third Wheel

"What a marshmallow. You should hold out for someone with a stronger stomach.
Someone who laughs at the gore that makes weaker men vomit."
Jacob, Third Wheel

"You like me, right?"
"Better than any of the other guys you know?"
"But that's all,"
"That's okay, you know. As long as you like me the best.
And you think I'm good-looking...sort of. I'm prepared to be annoyingly persistent."
Jacob, Third Wheel

"I'm not going to change,"
Bella, Third Wheel

"But don't get mad at me for hanging around, okay?"
"Because I'm not giving up. I've got loads of time."
Jacob, Third Wheel

You shouldn't waste it on me,"
Bella, Third Wheel

"It's what I want to do, as long as you still like to be with me."
Jacob, Third Wheel

"I can't imagine how I could not like being with you,"
"Just don't expect more,"
"The problem is, that it means something different to me than it does to you."
Bella, Third Wheel

"That's my problem, isn't it?"
Jacob, Third Wheel

"I won't. The pin's out of the grenade for me, now, eh?"
Jacob, Third Wheel

"Fit as a fiddle."
Jacob, Third Wheel

"Your hands are like ice,"
Jacob, Third Wheel

"I would invite myself in, since we're early,"
"But I think you might be right about the fever. I'm starting to feel a little--- strange."
Jacob, Third Wheel

"It's just that, I know how you're unhappy a lot. And, maybe it doesn't help anything,
but I wanted you to know that I'm always here.  I won't ever let you downóI promise that you can always count on me.
Wow, that does sound corny.  But you know that, right? That I would never, ever hurt you?"
Jacob, Third Wheel

"Now don't you go making a pest of yourself, Bells. Billy knows what's best for Jake.
He'll be up and around soon enough. Be patient."
Charlie The Meadow

"I did go to Alaska. Still, I didn't expectÖ When I found the Cullen place empty, I thought they'd moved on."
Laurent, The Meadow

"I'm surprised they left you behind. Weren't you sort of a pet of theirs?"
Laurent, The Meadow

"The time seems longer to me, I imagine. You know how they get distracted---"
Bella, The Meadow

"I know, it seems a little backward to me, too. But James was her mate, and your Edward killed him."
Laurent, The Meadow

"Well, you've caught me at a bad time, Bella. I didn't come to this place on Victoria's mission...I was hunting.
 I'm quite thirsty, and you do smell---simply mouthwatering."
Laurent, The Meadow

"Look at it this way, Bella. You're very lucky I was the one to find you."
Laurent, The Meadow

"First he was scared, and then he was avoiding me, and now---
I'm afraid he's part of that bizarre gang down there, Sam's gang. Sam Uley's gang."
Bella, The Cult

"Well, Bella, then I'm sure it's okay. Jacob's a kid; he was probably just messing around. I'm sure he's fine.
He can't spend every waking minute with you, after all."
Charlie, The Cult

"I've been stumbling around in the forest for an hour, yelling for them.
 I just barely found the road again when you drove up."
Embry Call, The Cult

"Right. My grandfather's on the council with Jacob's dad.
Sam Uley is the best thing that ever happened to this place, as far as he's concerned."
Embry Call, The Cult


"You have Sam. Isn't that nice---you've always looked up to him so much."
Bella, The Cult

"Don't you dare tell me I'm wrong...I'm not the one who got brainwashed!
Tell me now whose fault this all is, if it's not your precious Sam!"
Bella, The Cult

If you want to blame someone, why don't you point your finger at those filthy,
reeking bloodsuckers that you love so much?"
Jacob, The Cult

"I think you understand exactly who I mean.
You're not going to make me say it, are you? I don't like hurting you."
Jacob, The Cult

"I saw that...I can see in your eyes what it does to you when I say their name."
Jacob, The Cult
" I still don't see what you're accusing the... Cullens of.
They left more than half a year ago.
How can you blame them for what Sam is doing now?"
Bella, The Cult

"I won't argue it with you. It doesn't matter anyway, the damage is done."
Jacob, The Cult

"Are you---breaking up with me?"
Bella, The Cult

"Hardly. If that were the case, I'd say 'Let's stay friends.' I can't even say that."
Jacob, The Cult

"Jacob---why? Sam won't let you have other friends? Please, Jake.
You promised. I need you!"
Bella, The Cult

"I'm sorry that I couldn't--- before---I wish I could change how I feel about you, Jacob."
"Maybe, if you gave me some time---just don't quit on me now, Jake. I can't take it."
Bella, The Cult

"No. Don't think like that, Bella, please.
Don't blame yourself, don't think this is your fault.
This one is all me. I swear, it's not about you."
Jacob, The Cult

"What are you saying? You're much better than I am, Jake.
You are good! Who told you that you aren't?
 Sam? It's a vicious lie, Jacob! Don't let him tell you that!"
Jacob, The Cult

"No one had to tell me anything. I know what I am."
Bella, The Cult

"Billy called. He said you got in fight with Jake...said you were pretty upset,"
Charlie, The Cult

"Sam Uley says Jacob can't be my friend anymore."
Bella, The Cult

"I'm trying to keep...my promise!"
Jacob, Intruder

"When did you ever promise to kill yourself falling out of Charlie's tree?"
Bella, Intruder

"Look, Bella, haven't you ever had a secret that you couldn't tell anyone?"
"Something you felt like you had to keep from Charlie, from your mom--- ?"
"Something you won't even talk about with me? Not even now?"
Jacob, Intruder

"Sometimes, loyalty gets in the way of what you want to do.
Sometimes, it's not your secret to tell."
Jacob, Intruder

"I don't know why you came here, Jacob, if you were just going to give me riddles instead of answers."
Bella, Intruder

"I think I see a way to make this work out...because you know this,
Bella! I can't tell you, but if you guessed it! That would let me right off the hook!"
Jacob, Intruder

"Was I the one who told you what he was?"
Jacob, Intruder

"It's the same for me, only worse. You can't imagine how tight I'm bound---"
Jacob, Intruder

"No. I'm in this for life. A life sentence."
Jacob, Intruder

"What if we ran away? Just you and me. What if we left home, and left Sam behind?"
Bella, Intruder

"I would run with you, though, if I could."
Jacob, Intruder

"For one thing, you look like you're going to pass out at any second.
You need your sleep...I need you firing on all pistons.
You're going to figure this out, you have to."
Jacob, Intruder

"Sam was incredibly cool."
Jacob, Intruder

"At least call me...if you don't want to see me again. Let me know if it's like that."
Jacob, Intruder

"Get some sleep, Bells. You've got to get your head working.
 I know you can do this. I need you. to understand. I won't lose you, Bella. Not for this."
Jacob, Intruder
I've got to do my job, kid. Don't be such a pessimist...I'll be fine."
Charlie, Intruder
"Billy told me you came by...didn't take you very long, did it?
I knew you could figure it out."
Jacob, Killer

"They're not going to catch anything. They're only making it more difficult..
hey'll start disappearing soon enough, too."
Jacob, Killer

"How can you-- feel that way? You know these people. Charlie's out there!"
Bella, Killer

"Could you--- well, try to not be a--- werewolf?"
Bella, Killer

"You know what makes me so mad I could just spit?"
Jacob, Killer

"You're such a hypocrite, Bella...there you sit, terrified of me! How is that fair?"
Jacob, Killer

"Hypocrite? How does being afraid of a monster make me a hypocrite?"
Jacob, Killer

"Well, I'm so sorry that I can't be the right kind of monster for you, Bella.
 I guess I'm just not as great as a bloodsucker, am I?"
Jacob, Killer

Is it really necessary to kill people, Jacob? Isn't there some other way?
I mean, if vampires can find a way to survive without murdering people,
couldn't you give it a try, too?"
Bella, Killer

"I thought we were talking about your disgust for werewolves."
Jacob, Killer

"No, Jake, no. It's not that you're a--- wolf. That's fine,"
Bella, Killer

"You're just scared because I'm a murderer? That's the only reason?"
Jacob, Killer

"You really, honestly don't mind that I morph into a giant dog?"
Jacob, Killer

"I'm not a killer, Bella."
Jacob, Killer

"Bella, honey, we only protect people from one thing...our one enemy.
 It's the reason we exist...because they do."
Jacob, Killer

"I thought you, of all people, would realize what was really going on."
Jacob, Killer

"He could have killed you! Jake, you don't realize how dangerous..."
Bella, Killer

"Bella, one lone vampire isn't much of a problem for a pack as big as ours.
It was so easy, it was hardly even fun!"
Jacob, Killer

"Killing the bloodsucker who was going to kill you. Now, I don't count that towards the whole murder thing,"
Jacob, Killer

"You're not mad? He wasn't one of your friends or anything, was he?"
Jacob, Killer
"It's what we're made for, Bells. We're strong, too.
 I wish you would have told me that you were so afraid. You didn't need to be."
Jacob, Killer

. "There's more than one reason I'm not supposed to be around you, Bella.
I wasn't supposed to tell you our secret, for one thing,
but the other part is that it's not safe for you.
If I get too mad--- too upset--- you might get hurt."
Jacob, Killer

"When you were mad before... when I was yelling at you...and you were shaking... ?"
Bella, Killer


"You don't need a full moon."
Bella, Killer
"Hollywood's version doesn't get much right."
Jacob, Killer

"If Laurent died--- a week ago--- then someone else is killing people now."
Bella, Killer


 "If that idiot bloodsucker is honestly stupid enough..."
Jacob, Killer

"I'm nothing but a human, after all. Nothing special,"
Bella, Killer

"The idea of you finding Victoria is scarier than the idea of her finding me,"
Bella, Killer

"You've got to have a little more confidence in us than that. It's insulting."
Jacob, Killer

"I'm sort of used to weird by this point, you know."
Bella, Killer

"Guess you'd have to be. Okay. See, when we're wolves, we can--- hear each other."
Jacob, Killer

"You're also very good with weird. I thought that would bother you."
Bella, Killer

"I thought those were just stories. I've heard legends about vampires who could do---
 extra stuff, but I thought that was just a myth."
Jacob, Killer

"You know a ton of things that can help us.
It's not like you're just some ignorant human.
 You're like a--- I don't know, spy or something. You've been behind enemy lines."
Jacob, Killer

"He? Oh, you mean Edward...oops, sorry. I forgot.
You don't like to say his name. Or hear it."
Jacob, Killer

"How do you know me so well, Jacob? Sometimes it's like you can read my mind."
Bella, Killer

"Naw. I just pay attention."
Jacob, Killer

"Did you ever think--- that maybe--- you're better off?"
Jacob, Killer

"Could we please not talk about this? I can't stand it."
Bella, Killer

"Don't feel bad. If things were different, it would be nice to finally be able to talk to someone about it."
Bella, Killer

"Yeah, I had a hard time keeping a secret from you for two weeks.
 It must be hell to not be able to talk to anyone."
Jacob, Killer

"What the hell are you thinking? Is she more important than everything...than the whole tribe?  Than the people getting killed?"
Paul, Family

"Oh, that's likely! I'm sure the leech-lover is just dying to help us out!"
Paul, Family

"Right, protect her!"
Paul, Family

Well, there's something you don't see every day,"
Embry Call, Family

"Aw, Paul doesn't lose his temper every day,"
Maybe two out of three."
Embry Call, Family

"Billy said this was the last pair he could afford...guess Jacob's going barefoot now."
Jared, Family

"Hey, you're not going to faint or puke or anything?"
Embry Call, Family

"He shouldn't have brought his girlfriend into this. What did he expect?"
Jared, Family
"Paul's been fighting longer. I'll bet you ten bucks he leaves a mark."
Jared, Family

"You're on. Jake's a natural. Paul doesn't have a prayer."
Embry Call, Family

"Maybe you'd better drive, Embry. She still looks like she might hurl."
Jared, Family

"That's fine. I got a weak stomach. I don't want to be in there when she blows."
Jared, Family

"I bet she's tougher than that. She runs with vampires."
Embry Call, Family

"Don't throw up, okay? I've only got a ten, and if Paul got his teeth into Jacob---"
Embry Call, Family

"Like you saw just now, hanging out around werewolves has its risks."
Embry Call, Family

"That's good. We didn't want to start anything, break the treaty, you know."
Embry Call, Family

"So, you're the vampire girl."
Emily, Family

"Yes. Are you the wolf girl?"
Bella, Family

"Bella, er, surprised Paul this morning."
Jared, Family

"I barely touched him. He'll be perfect by sundown."
Jacob, Family

"Jacob has information for us."
Sam Uley, Family

"You're silly. Hunting vampires is fun. It's the best part of this whole mess."
Jacob, Family

If I'm silly, then you're dangerously unbalanced."
Bella, Family

"I thought Jacob was part of a gang and you two were fighting."
Charlie, Family

"I don't know...who can understand teenage boys? They're a mystery.
But I met Sam Uley and his fiancee, Emily. The seemed pretty nice to me."
Bella, Family

"Are you dating that kid from La Push? The sophomore?"
Mike Welsh, Pressure

"Not in the technical sense of the word.
I do spent most of my time with Jacob, though. He's my best friend."
Bella, Pressure

"Don't kid yourself, Bella. The guy's head over heels for you."
Mike Welsh, Pressure

"Life is complicated."
Bella, Pressure

"And girls are cruel,"
Mike Welsh, Pressure

The hardest part is feeling---out of control,"
Jacob, Pressure

"It takes some practice to phase back and forth. But it's easier tor me."
Jacob, Pressure
"Edward saved me twice,"
"He sucked the venom out...you know, like with a rattlesnake."
Bella, Pressure

"It hurts to think about them,"
"It's like I can't breathe--- like I'm breaking into pieces---"
Bella, Pressure

"We're a pretty messed-up pair, aren't we?"
"Neither one of us can hold our shape together right."
Jacob, Pressure

"Fun is exactly what you need. Hmm---"
Jacob, Pressure

"Do you really like La Push so well that you want to extend your sentence here?"
Bella, Pressure

"We take what we do very seriously, Bella. Nothing's been forgotten.
Everything they need to know has been passed down from father to son for generations."
Billy, Pressure

"Why would you jump, Bella? Didn't you notice that it's turning into a hurricane out here? Couldn't you have waited for me?"
Jacob, Paris

"Look, do you mind saving the stupid stuff for when I'm around?
 I won't be able to concentrate if I think you're jumping off cliffs behind my back."
Jacob, Paris

"Sorry.  I  know you don't feel exactly the way I do, Bella.  I swear I don't mind.
I'm just so glad you're okay that I could sing..and that's something no one wants to hear."
Jacob, Paris

"I'm---sorry,"
"I'm just--- so happy--- to see you!"
Bella, Visitor

"I'd forgotten how exuberant you are,"
Alice, Visitor

"..., would you like to explain to me how you're alive?"
Alive, Visitor

"You saw me fall."
Bella, Visitor

"No,", "I saw you jump"
Alice, Visitor

"I told him this would happen, but he didn't believe me. 'Bella promised,'"
Alice, Visitor

"Alice, I wasn't committing suicide."
Bella, Visitor

"It looked like--- fun, and I was bored---"
Bella, Visitor

"I didn't think about how the storm would affect the currents.
Actually, I didn't think about the water much at all."
Bella, Visitor

"Jacob Black. He's--- sort of my best friend, I guess. At least, he was---"
Bella, Visitor

"He was a fool to think you could survive alone
I've never seen anyone so prone to life-threatening idiocy."
Alice, Visitor

"A young werewolf? Even worse! Edward was right...you're a magnet for danger.
Weren't you supposed to be staying out of trouble?"
Alice, Visitor

"Leave it to you, Bella. Anyone else would be better off when the vampires left town.
But you have to start hanging out with the first monsters you can find."
Alice, Visitor

"Our leaving didn't do you any good at all, did it?"
Alice, Visitor

"That was never the point, though, was it? It's not like you left for my benefit."
Bella, Visitor

"Well--- I guess I acted impulsively today. I probably shouldn't have intruded."
Alice, Visitor

"You look like hell, Bella."
Alice, Visitor

"It goes deeper than that. You're a mess."
Alice, Visitor

"What did you think you were going to find? I mean, besides me dead?
Did you expect to find me skipping around and whistling show tunes?
You know me better than that."
Bella, Visitor

"Then I guess I don't have the corner on the idiocy market."
Bella, Visitor

"Bella. What are we going to do with you?"
Alice, Visitor

"He didn't approve of my interfering. We promised..."
Alice, Visitor

"Near-death experiences do that to me...
So, what does Carlisle think of you being here?"
Bella, Visitor
"It was night of the living dead around here. I still hear her screaming in her sleep..."
Charlie, Visitor

You were always a good friend to her."
"She seems better now, though"
Charlie, Visitor

"...I wonder if I've ever grasped how much pain she's really in It's not normal, Alice, and it...it frightens me.
 Not normal at all. Not like someone... left her, but like someone died."
Charlie, Visitor

"Now, you know how fond I am of you, and I can tell that she's happy to see you,
but... I'm a little worried about what your visit will do to her."
Charlie, Visitor

"If this is a repeat of my egregious lapse in foresight yesterday,
then it's most likely Jacob Black or one of his... friends."
Alice, Visitor

"Trust me...it wouldn't be a good idea to have me and Jacob Black in a room together."
Alice, Visitor

"You should know that we can only watch our own lands with a Cullen here.
You'll only be safe in La Push. I can't protect you here anymore."
Jacob, Funeral

"Well, run along now. Go tell Sam that the scary monsters aren't coming to get you."
Bella, Funeral

"Broke my promise. Sorry."
Jacob, Funeral

"I knew how you felt about them. It shouldn't have taken me by surprise like that."
Bella, Funeral

"Let's not worry about it, okay? She's just visiting, right?
She'll leave, and things will go back to normal."
Jacob, Funeral

"Can't I be friends with you both at the same time?"
Bella, Funeral

"But you'll wait, right? You'll still be my friend, even though I love Alice, too?"
Bella, Funeral

"Yeah, I'll always be your friend,"
"No matter what you love."
Jacob, Funeral

"There's no point in avoiding the truth. That's the way things are, Bells."
Jacob, Funeral

"Yeah. It was easier when we were both human, wasn't it?"
Jacob, Funeral

"Bella? Bella, snap out of it. We have to hurry."
Alice, Funeral

"Calm down, Jacob Black," Alice ordered. "You don't want to do that so close to her."
Alice, Funeral

"I don't think I'll have any problem keeping my focus,"
Jacob, Funeral

"Edward won't call again. He believed her."
Alice, Funeral

"He's going to Italy."
Alice, Funeral
"He made up his mind as soon as your friend confirmed that it was too late to save you."
"He's going to Italy."
Alice, Funeral

"But he... he left! He didn't want me anymore!
What difference does it make now? He knew I would die sometime!"
Bella, Funeral

"I don't think he ever planned to outlive you by long,"
Alice, Funeral

"We may already be too late. I saw him going to the VolturiÖ and asking to die."
Alice, Funeral

"I almost get myself killed on a daily basis! Tell me what I need to do!"
Bella, Funeral

"You might control yourself on occasion, but these leeches you're taking her to..."
Jacob, Funeral

"And you take her to them like a bottle of wine for a party!"
Jacob, Funeral

"You don't, though. You really don't. You could stay here with me.
You could stay alive. For Charlie. For me."
Jacob, Funeral

"If there were any way to do this without you,
Bella, I wouldn't be endangering you like this. It's very wrong of me."
Alice, Hate

"Don't be stupid. I'm the last thing you should be worrying about."
Bella, Hate

"I mean, I wanted to be a... to be one of you!
Shouldn't somebody have explained the rules to me?"
Bella, Hate

"It's not that complicated, Bella. There's only one core restriction...
and if you think about it, you can probably figure it out for yourself."
Alice, Hate

"Maybe it's too obvious. We just have to keep our existence a secret."
Alice, Hate

"And the Volturi will get us if we mess up."
Bella, Hate

"Knock it off, Bella, or we're turning around in New York and going back to Forks."
Alice, Hate

"I really wish you could have been right about me.
In the beginning, when you first saw things about me, before we even met..."
Bella, Hate

"You saw me become one of you."
Bella, Hate

"Honestly, I think it's all gotten beyond ridiculous.
I'm debating whether to just change you myself."
Alice, Hate

"You are so bizarre, even for a human."
Alice, Hate

"Oh well, this is purely hypothetical at this point, anyway. F
irst we have to live through tomorrow."
Alice, Hate

"That depends on how fast you drive... Bella?"
"How strongly are you opposed to grand theft auto?"
Alice, Hate

"I'm sure that will be very comforting at the roadblock."
Bella, Hate

"They're not going to be very happy if Edward messes things up for them on St. Marcus Day, are they?"
Bella, Hate


"Trust me, Bella. If anyone sets up a roadblock, it will be behind us."
Alice, Hate

"Amazing", "Carlisle was right"
Edward, Volterra

"I can't believe how quick it was. I didn't feel a thing...they're very good,"
Edward, Volterra

"Death, that hath sucked the honey of thy breath, hath had no power yet upon thy beauty,"
"You smell just exactly the same as always,"
"So maybe this is hell. I don't care. I'll take it."
Edward, Volterra

"I don't think I'll be requiring your services today.
I would appreciate it very much, however, if you would send my thanks to your masters."
Edward, Volterra

"Aro would simply like to speak with you again, if you have decided not to force our hand after all."
Felix, Volterra

"Then I'm afraid that I'll be unable to accept Aro's invitation, Demetri."
Edward, Volterra

"Aro will be disappointed,"
Demetri, Volterra


"Let's behave ourselves, shall we?"
"There are ladies present."
Alice, Volterra

"Follow me,"
Jane, Volterra

"I suppose I shouldn't be surprised to see you here."
Edward, Volterra


"It was my mistake,"
"It was my job to set it right."
Alice, Page 457, Volterra

"In summary, she did jump off a cliff, but she wasn't trying to kill herself.
Bella's all about the extreme sports these days."
Alice, Page 457, Volterra

"They send you out for one and you come back with two...and a half,"
Alec, Page 464, Verdict

"Welcome back, Edward,"
"You seem in a better mood."
Alec, Page 464, Verdict

"And this is the cause of all the trouble?
Alec, Page 464, Verdict

"Aro will be so pleased to see you again,"
Alec, Page 464, Verdict

"Let's not keep him waiting,"
Jane, Page 464, Verdict

"Jane, dear one, you've returned!"
Aro, Page 467, Verdict

"Ah, Jane."
"You are such a comfort to me."
Aro, Page 467, Verdict

"And Alice and Bella, too!"
"This is a happy surprise! Wonderful!"
Aro, Page 467, Verdict

"Felix, be a dear and tell my brothers about our company. I'm sure they wouldn't want to miss this."
Aro, Page 467-468, Verdict

"You see, Edward?"
"What did I tell you? Aren't you glad that I didn't give you what you wanted yesterday?"
Aro, Page 468, Verdict

"They are so rare. But I want the whole story. How did this happen? Alice?"
"Your brother seemed to think you infallible, but apparently there was some mistake."
Aro, Page 468, Verdict

 "As you can see today, I cause problems as often as I cure them."
Alice, Page 468, Verdict

"I've seen some of your more amazing exploits, and I must admit I've never observed anything like your talent. Wonderful!"
Aro, Page 468, Verdict

"Bella is alive after all, and Alice is here with her! Isn't that wonderful?"
Aro, Page 469, Verdict

"It's just so difficult to understand, even now,"
"How can you stand so close to her like that?"
Aro, Page 471, Verdict

"But still...la tua cantante! What a waste!"
Aro, Page 471, Verdict

"I look at it more as a price."
Edward, Page 471, Verdict

"A very high price."
Aro, Page 471, Verdict

"Opportunity cost."
Edward, Page 471, Verdict

"Ah, how I miss my friend Carlisle! You remind me of him...only he was not so angry."
Aro, Page 471,  Verdict

"Carlisle outshines me in many other ways as well."
Edward, Page 471, Verdict

"I certainly never thought to see Carlisle bested for self-control of all things, but you put him to shame."
Aro, Page 471, Verdict

. "I did not know such strength was possible. To inure yourself against such a siren call,
 not just once but again and again...if I had not felt it myself, I would not have believed."
Edward, Page 472, Verdict

"I mean her no harm. But I am so curious, about one thing in particular."
Aro, Page 472, Verdict

"Don't be put out, dear one,"
"She confounds us all."
Aro, Page 476, Verdict

"You're very brave, Edward, to endure in silence. I asked Jane to do that to me onceójust out of curiosity."
Aro, Page 476, Verdict

"I haven't seen a prospective talent so promising since we found Jane and Alec.
Can you imagine the possibilities when she is one of us?"
Aro, Page 477, Verdict

"Join or die, is that it? I suspected as much when we were brought to this room. So much for your laws."
Edward, Page 477, Verdict

"Nice fishing,"
Demetri, Verdict


"You'd better make her sit before she falls,"
"She's going to pieces."
"I think she's having hysterics. Maybe you should slap her,"
Alice, Page 486, Flight

"Does she know they're going to kill her someday?"
Bella, Page 487, Flight

"She's knows it's a possibility,"
Edward, Page 487, Flight

"How can she watch those people file through to that hideous room and want to be a part of that?"
Bella, Page  488, Flight

"Is it really sick for me to be happy right now?"
Bella, Page 488, Flight

"I know exactly what you mean,"
"But we have lots of reasons to be happy. For one, we're alive."
Edward, Page 488, Flight

"And, with any luck, we'll still be alive tomorrow."
Edward, Page 489, Flight

"The outlook is quite good,"
"I'll see Jasper in less than twenty-four hours,"
Alice, Page 489, Flight

"I've never been in better control of that side of my nature than right now."
Edward, Page 489, Flight

"I may have to acquire one of those legally. It was fabulous."
Alice, Page 493, Flight

"I don't want to sleep. I'm not tired."
Bella, Page 493, Flight

"If I close my eyes now, I'll see things I don't want to see. I'll have nightmares."
Bella, Page 493, Flight

"I'm so very sorry, Bella. I feel wretched about every part of this,
and so grateful that you were brave enough to go save my brother after what I did.
 Please say you'll forgive me."
Rosalie, Page 497, Flight

"It's not your fault at all. I'm the one who jumped off the damn cliff. Of course I forgive you."
Bella, Page 497, Flight

"It doesn't count until she's conscious, Rose,"
Emmett, Page 498, Flight

"I can't believe you have the nerve to show your face here."
Charlie, Page 498, Flight

"She's just very tired, Charlie,"
"Please let her rest."
Edward, Page 498, Flight

"Don't tell me what to do!"
"Give her to me. Get your hands off her!"
Charlie, Page 498, Flight

"Cut it out, Dad,"
"Be mad at me."
Bella, Page 497-498, Flight

"I'm dead, right?"
"I did drown. Crap, crap, crap! This is gonna kill Charlie."
Bella, Page 502, The Truth

"Sure, sure. That's what you want me to think.
And then it will be worse when I do wake up.
 If I wake up, which I won't, because I'm dead.
This is awful. Poor Charlie. And Renee and Jake---"
Bella, Page 502, The Truth

"I can see where you might confuse me with a nightmare."
"But I can't imagine what you could have done to wind up in hell.
Did you commit many murders while I was away?"
Edward, Page 502, The Truth

"Obviously not. If I was in hell, you wouldn't be with me."
Bella, Page 503, The Truth

"I really went to Italy. Did you know I'd never been farther east than Albuquerque?"
Bella, Page 503, The Truth

"If you were, after all, just a dream, that's exactly the kind of thing you would say. My imagination must be used up."
Bella, Page 505, The Truth

"If I tell you, will you finally believe that you're not having a nightmare?"
Edward, Page 505, The Truth

"Please know that I had no idea of any of this.
I feel sick, sick to my core, even now, when I can see and feel you safe in my arms.
I am the most miserable excuse for..."
Edward, Page 506, The Truth

"This has to stop now. You can't think about things that way.
You can't let this... this guilt... rule your life.
You can't take responsibility for the things that happen to me here.
None of it is your fault, it's just part of how life is for me..."
Bella, Page 507, The Truth

"Do you believe that I asked the Volturi to kill me because I felt guilty?"
Edward, Page 507-508, The Truth

"Bella, I went to the Volturi because I thought you were dead,"
Edward, Page 508, The Truth

"The odds are always stacked against us. Mistake after mistake.
I'll never criticize Romeo again."
Edward, Page 508, The Truth

"So what if I was dead?"
Bella, Page 508, The Truth

"Don't you remember anything I told you before?"
Edward, Page 508, The Truth

"I remember everything that you told me."
Bella, Page 508, The Truth

"Bella, you seem to be under a misapprehension."
"I thought I'd explained it clearly before.
Bella, I can't live in a world where you don't exist."
Edward, Page 509, The Truth

"I'm a good liar, Bella, I have to be."
Edward, Page 509, The Truth

"Let me finish! I'm a good liar, but still, for you to believe me so quickly."
"That was... excruciating."
Edward, Page 509, The Truth

"When we were in the forest, when I was telling you goodbye..."
"I could see that. I didn't want to do it--- it felt like it would kill me to do it...
but I knew that if I couldn't convince you that I didn't love you anymore,
it would just take you that much longer to get on with your life.
I hoped that, if you thought I'd moved on, so would you."
Edward, Page 509, The Truth

"...I never imagined it would be so easy to do!
I thought it would be next to impossible...
that you would be so sure of the truth that I would have to lie
through my teeth for hours to even plant the seed of doubt in your head.
I lied, and I'm so sorry...sorry because I hurt you,
sorry because it was a worthless effort.
Sorry that I couldn't protect you from what I am.
I lied to save you, and it didn't work. I'm sorry"
Edward, Page 509-510, The Truth

"But how could you believe me? After all the thousand times I've told you I love you,
 how could you let one word break your faith in me?"
Edward, Page 510, The Truth

"I could see it in your eyes, that you honestly believed that I didn't want you anymore.
The most absurd, ridiculous concept...as if there were any way that I could exist without needing you!"
Edward, Page 510, The Truth

"I knew it,"
"I knew I was dreaming."
Bella, Page 510, The Truth

"How can I put this so that you'll believe me?
You're not asleep, and you're not dead. I'm here, and I love you.
I have always loved you, and I will always love you.
I was thinking of you, seeing your face in my mind, every second that I was away.
When I told you that I didn't want you, it was the very blackest kind of blasphemy."
Edward, Page 510, The Truth

"You don't believe me, do you?"
"Why can you believe the lie, but not the truth?"
Edward, Page 511, The Truth

"It never made sense for you to love me,"
"I always knew that."
Bella, Page 511, The Truth

"...when you leave again, it's going to be hard enough without this, too."
Bella, Page 511, The Truth

"The way I feel about you will never change. Of course I love you...
and there's nothing you can do about it!"
Bella, Page 511-512, The Truth

"That's all I needed to hear."
Edward, Page 512, The Truth

"By the way,"
"I'm not leaving you."
"I'm not going anywhere. Not without you,"
Edward, Page 512, The Truth

"You could mean it...now. But what about tomorrow,
when you think about all the reasons you left in the first place?
 Or next month, when Jasper takes a snap at me?"
Bella, Page 513, The Truth

"It isn't as if you hadn't thought the first decision through, is it?"
"You'll end up doing what you think is right."
Bella, Page 513, The Truth

"Right and wrong have ceased to mean much to me; I was coming back anyway.
Before Rosalie told me the news, I was already past trying to live through one week at a time, or even one day.
I was fighting to make it through a single hour.
It was only a matter of time...and not much of it...
before I showed up at your window and begged you to take me back...."
Edward, Page 514, The Truth

"Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night.
Very dark, but there were stars--- points of light and reason...
 And then you shot across my sky like a meteor.
Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty.
When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black.
Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light.
I couldn't see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything."
Edward, Page 514, The Truth

Just part of the lie, love. There was no distraction from the--- the agony.
My heart hasn't beat in almost ninety years, but this was different. It was like my heart was gone...like I was hollow.
Like I'd left everything that was inside me here with you."
Edward, Page 515, The Truth

"I meant strange--- I thought it was just me.
Lots of pieces of me went missing, too.
I haven't been able to really breathe in so long."
 "And my heart. That was definitely lost."
Bella, Page 515, The Truth

"I will keep my promise, Bella. But Victoria... is going to die. Soon."
Edward, Page 516, The Truth

"What? You're going to stay, but let me get all old anyway? Right."
Bella, Page 518, The Truth

"That's exactly what I'm going to do. What choice have I? I cannot be without you, but I will not destroy your soul."
Edward, Page 518, The Truth

"This isn't just about you anymore. You're not the center of the universe, you know."
"If you're going to bring the Volturi down on us over something as stupid as leaving me human,  then your family ought to have a say."
Bella, Page 521, The Truth

"Thank you,"
"Does that mean you've decided you're awake?"
Edward, Page 523, The Vote

"Not really. More that, either way, I'm not trying to wake up. Not tonight."
Bella, Page 523, The Vote

"I'll earn your trust back somehow,"
"If it's my final act."
Edward, Page 523, The Vote

"I trust you,"
"It's me I don't trust."
Edward, Page 523, The Vote

"I don't trust myself to be... enough. To deserve you. There's nothing about me that could hold you."
Bella, Page 523, The Vote

"Your hold is permanent and unbreakable,"
"Never doubt that."
Edward, Page 524, The Vote

"You can leave me,"
"The Volturi, Victoria... they're nothing compared to that."
Bella, Page 524, The Vote

"If there was only some way to make you see that I can't leave you,"
"Time, I suppose, will be the way to convince you."
Edward, Page 524, The Vote

"So...since you're staying. Can I have my stuff back?"
Bella, Page 525, The Vote

"Your things were never gone,"
"I knew it was wrong, since I promised you peace without reminders.
 It was stupid and childish, but I wanted to leave something of myself with you. .."
Edward, Page 525, The Vote

"I'm not sure, but I wonder... I think maybe I knew it the whole time."
Bella, Page 525, The Vote

"Some part of me, my subconscious maybe, never stopped believing that you still cared whether I lived or died.
That's probably why I was hearing the voices."
Bella, Page 525, The Vote

"Well, about that... See, I found that... when I was doing something dangerous or stupid...  I  could remember you more clearly,"
Bella, Page 526, The Vote

"And, well, I wonder if the reason I could hear you so clearly was because, underneath it all. I always knew that you hadn't stopped loving me."
Bella, Page 526, The Vote

"Hold on a second. I think I'm having an epiphany here."
Bella, Page 526, The Vote

"You love me,"
Bella, Page 527, The Vote

"Truly, I do."
Edward, Page 527, The Vote

"You were better at it than I was, you know,"
Edward, Page 528, The Vote

"Surviving. You, at least, made an effort.
You got up in the morning, tried to be normal for Charlie,
 followed the pattern of your life. When I wasn't actively tracking,
I was--- totally useless.
I couldn't be around my family... I couldn't be around anyone.
I'm embarrassed to admit that I more or less curled up into a ball
and let the misery have me."
"It was much more pathetic than hearing voices.
And, of course, you know I do that, too."
Edward, Page 528, The Vote

"What can we do for you this morning? I imagine, due to the hour, that this is not a purely social visit?"
Carlisle, Page 529, The Vote

"I'd like to talk to everyone at once, if that's okay. About something important."
Bella, Page 529, The Vote

"And so, now, this involves you all. I'm sorry about that."
"But, if you don't want me, then I'm not going to force myself on you, whether Alice is willing or not."
Bella, Page 530-531, The Vote

"Taking into account, then, that I won't put any of you in danger either way,
 I want you to vote yes or no on the issue of me becoming a vampire."
Bella, Page 531, The Vote

"All right, then. Edward has offered an alternative for you to consider,"
"Let's vote."
Bella, Page 533, The Vote

"I don't mean that I have any aversion to you as a sister. It's just that---
this is not the life I would have chosen for myself.
I wish there had been someone there to vote no for me."
Rosalie, Page 534, The Vote

"Yes, of course, Bella. I already think of you as part of my family."
Esme, Page 534, The Vote

"It's the only way that makes sense,"
"You've chosen not to live without her, and that doesn't leave me a choice."
Carlisle, Page 534, The Vote

"That's all I needed. Thank you. For wanting to keep me. I feel exactly the same way about all of you, too."
Bella, Page 535. The Vote

"Are you insane?"
"Have you utterly lost your mind?"
Edward, Page 535, The Vote

"I know, but... Seriously, Bella! I don't have any idea how to not kill you."
Alice, Page 535, The Vote

"I'm able to do it,"
"You would be in no danger of me losing control."
Carlisle, Page 536, The Vote

"In about two hours, Charlie will be here looking for you.
 I wouldn't put it past him to involve the police."
Edward, Page 536, The Vote

"In the interest of remaining inconspicuous,"
"I suggest that we put this conversation off,
at the very least until Bella finishes high school, and moves out of Charlie's house."
Edward, Page 537, The Vote

"If you don't mind, I'd much rather you didn't hide your face.
 I've lived without it for as long as I can stand. Now... tell me something."
Edward, Page 538, The Vote

"If you could have anything in the world, anything at all, what would it be?"
Edward, Page 538, The Vote

"I would want... Carlisle not to have to do it. I would want you to change me."
Bella, Page 539, The Vote

"What would you be willing to trade for that?"
Edward, Page 539, The Vote

"Yes, but... you'll use the time to find a way out of it.
 I have to strike while the iron is hot.
Besides, it's just too dangerous to be human---for me, at least. So, anything but that."
Bella, Page 539, The Vote

"All right. Forget time limits. If you want me to be the one...then you'll just have to meet one condition."
Edward, Page 540, The Vote

"Marry me first."
Edward, Page 540, The Vote

"Okay. What's the punch line?"
Bella, Page 540, The Vote

"You're wounding my ego, Bella. I just proposed to you, and you think it's a joke."
Edward, Page 540, The Vote

"Oh, c'mon,"
"I'm only eighteen."
Bella, Page 540, The Vote

"Well, I'm nearly a hundred and ten. It's time I settled down."
Edward, Page 540, The Vote

"Look, marriage isn't exactly that high on my list of priorities, you know?
 It was sort of the kiss of death for Renee and Charlie."
Bella, Page 540, The Vote

"I'm... afraid of Renee. She has some really intense opinions on getting married before you're thirty."
Bella, Page 541, The Vote

"Because she'd rather you became one of the eternal damned than get married."
Edward, Page 541, The Vote

"Bella, if you compare the level of commitment between a marital union
as opposed to bartering your soul in exchange for an eternity as a vampire..."
"If you're not brave enough to marry me, then---"
Edward, Page 541, The Vote

"What if I did? What if I told you to take me to Vegas now? Would I be a vampire in three days?"
Bella, Page 541, The Vote

"Would this have gone better if I'd had time to get a ring.'"
Edward, Page 542, The Vote

"Would it be childish of me to hide in your closet, then?"
Edward, Page 542, The Vote

"I don't know what to tell you, Dad. It was mostly a misunderstanding. He said, she said. It got out of hand."
Bella, Page 543, The Vote

"Were you trying to kill yourself, Bella?"
Charlie, Page 544, The Vote

"All this time, he's just left you dangling without a word--- "
Charlie, Page 544, The Vote

"I want you to stay away from him, Bella. I don't trust him.
He's rotten for you. I won't let him mess you up like that again."
Charlie, Page 544-545, The Vote

"That's not fair, Bella. You know I want you to stay."
Charlie, Page 545, The Vote

"Then be nice to Edward, because he's going to be where I am."
Bella, Page 545, The Vote

"It's not as if I don't deserve far worse,"
"Don't start anything with Charlie over me, please. "
Edward, Page 546, The Vote

"You'd move in with a house full of vampires?"
Edward, Page 546, The Vote

"That's probably the safest place for someone like me. Besides... "
"If Charlie kicks me out, then there's no need for a graduation deadline, is there?"
Bella, Page 546, The Vote

"So eager for eternal damnation,"
Edward, Page 546, The Vote

"If you really believed that you'd lost your soul, then when I found you in Volterra,
you would have realized immediately what was happening,
instead of thinking we were both dead together. But you didn't...you said 'Amazing. Carlisle was right,'"
Bella, Page 546, The Vote

"So let's both just be hopeful, all right?"
"Not that it matters. If you stay, I don't need heaven."
Bella, Page 547, The Vote

"I can control myself, but I doubt he can. He's very young. I
t would most likely turn into a fight, and I don't know if I could stop it before I k..."
"Before I hurt him. You would be unhappy. I don't want that to happen."
Edward, Page 551, Treaty

"Edward Cullen, Were you about to say 'killed him? Were you?"
Bella, Page 552, Treaty

"I would try... very hard... not to do that"
Edward, Page 552, Treaty

"Charlie... is probably not going to kill you, but he's thinking about it,"
Edward, Page 553, Treaty

"Let me go! I'm going to murder him! Traitor!"
Bella, Page 554, Treaty

"Just give me one round with Jacob, and then I'll deal with Charlie."
Bella, Page 554, Treaty

"Jacob Black wants to see me. That's why he's still here."
Bella, Page 555, Treaty

"Don't worry, he's not here to fight me. He's acting as... spokesperson for the pack."
Edward, Page  555, Treaty

"He didn't want to hurt anyone--- he just wanted to get you grounded,
so that you wouldn't be allowed to spend time with me,"
Edward, Page 556, Treaty

"I will never be able to tell you how grateful I am. I will owe you for the rest of my... existence."
Edward, Page 557, Treaty

"I didn't do it for your benefit."
Jacob, Page 557, Treaty

"I know. But that doesn't erase the gratitude I feel.
I thought you should know. If there's ever anything in my power to do for you..."
Edward, Page 557, Treaty

"...I'm a quick learner, Jacob Black, and I don't make the same mistake twice.
 I'm here until she orders me away."
Edward, Page 558, Treaty

"The treaty is quite specific. If any of them bite a human, the truce is over.
Bite, not kill,"
Edward, Page 558, Treaty

"I am sorry about that,"
"I had to do what I could...I had to try---"
Jacob, Page 559, Treaty

"You know how hard I've tried to keep that promise, but... I can't see how to keep trying. Not now... "
"Miss you"
Jacob, Page  561, Treaty


Book Quotes

It was depressing to realize that I wasn't the heroine anymore, that my story was over.
Waking Up

I didn't understand why, but the nebulous threat the men presented drew me toward them.
It was a senseless impulse, but I hadn't felt any kind of impulse in so long... I followed it..
Waking Up

I saw no reason for fear. I couldn't imagine anything in the world that there was left to be afraid of,
not physically at least.  One of the few advantages of losing everything.
 Waking Up

But I was getting better, and so the pain was something I could avoid for days at a time now.
The tradeoff was the never-ending numbness. Between pain and nothing, I'd chosen nothing.
Waking Up

But relief was still the strongest emotion in my bodyórelief that came from the very core of my being.
Waking Up

Forbidden to remember, terrified to forget; it was a hard line to walk.
Waking Up

 I could live through it. It didn't feel like the pain had weakened over time, rather that I'd grown strong enough to bear it.
Waking Up

For the first time in a long time, I didn't know what to expect in the morning.
Waking Up

But the dream never failed to horrify me, and only ended when I woke myself with screaming.  
Cheater

When I realized that there was nothing to search for, and nothing to find.
That there never had been anything more than just this empty, dreary wood,
and there never would be anything more for me... nothing but nothing...
Cheater

I wished I could feel numb again, but I couldn't remember how I'd managed it before.
 Cheater

But what if this hole never got any better? If the raw edges never healed? If the damage was permanent and irreversible?
Cheater

 It was a promise that he could never keep, a promise that was broken as soon as he'd made it.
Cheater

Like an earthbound sun, whenever someone was within his gravitational pull, Jacob warmed them.
It was natural, a part of who he was. No wonder I was so eager to see him.
Friends


I was laughing, actually laughing, and there wasn't even anyone watching.
 I felt so weightless that I laughed again, just make the feeling last longer.
Friends

It was strange for me, being this close...emotionally rather than physically,
though the physical was strange for me, too---to another human being
Repetition


Now, more than ever, I yearned for his carefree laugh and his infectious grin.
I needed the safe sanity of his homemade garage and his warm hand around my cold fingers.
The Cult

I wanted to be a vampire.
The violent desire caught me off guard and knocked the wind out of me.
The Cult

Once you cared about a person, it was impossible to be logical about them anymore.
Killer

This was worse than any romantic movie; this was so real that it sang out loud with joy and life and true love.
Family

And---what if she loved Paris? Not like Romeo. Nothing like that, of course.
But enough that she wanted him to be happy, too?
Paris

...But to leave things the way they were was that cruel, as Mike had accused?
Paris


He wouldn't begrudge me this:  giving just a small bit of love he didn't want to my friend Jacob.   After all, it wasn't the same love at all.
Paris

But could I do it?  Could I betray my absent heart to save my pathetic life?
Paris

Still, in that instant, I felt well. Whole.
I could feel my heart racing in my chest, the blood pulsing hot and fast through my veins again.
It was like there had never been any hole in my chest.
I was perfect...not healed, but as if there had been no wound in the first place.
Volterra

I only had until sunset for sure. Like a fairy tale again, with deadlines that ended the magic.
Flight

...he would lean down suddenly and kiss me...
his glass-smooth lips brushing against my hair, my forehead, the tip of my nose.
Each time it was like an electric shock to my long dormant heart.
The sound of its beating seemed to fill the entire room.
It was heaven...right smack in the middle of hell.
Flight


His mouth was on mine then, and I couldn't fight him.
Not because he was so many thousand times stronger than me,
but because my will crumbled into dust the second our lips met.
The Truth


Even in the darkness, I could see the anguish twist his face...
it reminded me of his expression under Jane's torturing gaze;
I felt sick, and regretted speaking the truth.
The Vote

What if you sincerely believed something was true, but you were dead wrong?
What if you were so stubbornly sure that you were right, that you wouldn't even consider the truth?
Would the truth be silenced, or would it try to break through?
The Vote

The bond forged between us was not one that could be broken by absence, distance, or time.
And no matter how much more special or beautiful or brilliant or perfect than me he might be,  he was as irreversibly altered as I was.
As I would always belong to him, so would he always be mine.
The Vote

He really did want me the way I wanted him...forever.
It was only fear for my soul, for the human things he didn't want to take from me,
that made him so desperate to leave me mortal.
The Vote

Like we were connected, the echo of his pain twisted inside me. His pain, my pain.
Treaty

I knew that last glimpse of his face would haunt me until I saw him smile again.
And right there I vowed that I would see him smile, and soon. I would find a way to keep my friend.
Treaty

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Visitor
The Funeral
Race
Volterra

Verdict
Flight
The Truth
Vote

Treaty