So I’m thinking maybe you deserve a parole for good behavior. For a teenager, you’re amazingly non-whiny.
-Charlie Swan (Chapter 1, p.10)
With Jacob there is a… conflict. A conflict about the friendship thing, I mean. Friendship doesn’t always seem to be enough for Jake.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 1, p.14)
I wrenched the door out of my way – ridiculously eager – and there he was, my personal miracle.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 1, p.17)
The idea of being in danger from even the most deadly of humans while I was with Alice or Edward was downright hilarious.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 1, p.21)
There’s no hurry. I won’t let anyone hurt you. You can take all the time you need.
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 1, p.25)
I want to be a monster, too.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 1, p.25)
I knew I must be patient with Edward. It wasn’t that he was unreasonable, it was just that he didn’t understand. He had no idea how very much I owed Jacob Black – my life many times over, and possibly my sanity, too.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 1, p.32)
I’ll never forgive myself for leaving you. Not if I live a hundred thousand years.
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 1, p.33)
I don’t know how to phrase this properly. It’s going to sound cruel, I suppose. But I’ve come too close to losing you in the past. I know what it feels like to think I have. I am not going to tolerate anything dangerous.
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 1, p.33)
Please make a conscious effort to keep yourself safe. I’ll do everything I can, but I would appreciate a little help.
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 1, p.33)
You’re really not that good a mechanic, Edward. Maybe you should have Rosalie take a look at it tonight, just so you look good if Mike decides to let you help, you know. Not that it wouldn’t be fun to watch his face if Rosalie showed up to help.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 2, p.41)
If I had my way, I would spend the majority of my time kissing Edward.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 2, p.43)
I’d say I’m sorry, but I’m not.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 2, p.44)
really wish you were not forcing me to say this out loud, Dad. Really. But… I am a… virgin, and I have no immediate plans to change that status.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 2, p.59)
I wasn’t in the mood to be alone, but I certainly wasn’t going to go back downstairs to hang out with my Dad, just in case he thought of some topic of sex education that he hadn’t touched on before; I shuddered.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 2, p.61)
Shut your window if you want me to stay away tonight. I’ll understand.
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 2, p.64)
There’s something… strange about the way you two are together. The way he watches you – it’s so… protective. Like he’s about to throw himself in front of a bullet to save you or something.
-Renée Dwyer (Chapter 3, p.67)
He’s very intense about you… and very careful. I feel like I don’t really understand your relationship. Like there’s some secret I’m missing…
-Renée Dwyer (Chapter 3, p.67)
With a sense of astonishment, I realized that Jacob looked dangerous to them. How odd.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 3, p.77)
Sorry. I don’t have any leeches on my speed dial.
-Jacob Black (Chapter 3, p.77)
She’s tougher than you think. And she’s been through worse.
-Jacob Black (Chapter 3, p.81)
I think I might have been wrong before, you know, about not being able to be friends. Maybe we could manage it, on my side of the line. Come see me.
-Jacob Black (Chapter 3, p.83)
I’d wait till we were close enough to the ground, get a good grip on you, kick out the wall, and jump. Then I’d run you back to the scene of the accident, and we’d stumble around like the two luckiest survivors in history.
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 3, p.88)
There’s something about Edward. He’s always so… confident. I have a feeling he can take care of himself.
-Ben Cheney (Chapter 3, p.90)
I’m really glad Edward didn’t kill you. Everything’s so much more fun with you around.
-Emmett Cullen (Chapter 4, p.93)
I love him. Not because he’s beautiful or because he’s rich! I’d much rather he weren’t either one. It would even out the gap between us just a little bit — because he’d still be the most loving and unselfish and brilliant and decent person I’ve ever met. Of course I love him. How hard is that to understand?
-Bella Swan (Chapter 4, p.110)
They shouldn’t exist. Their existence goes against nature.
-Jacob Black (Chapter 4, p.111)
Normal humans run away from monsters, Bella. And I never claimed to be normal. Just human.
-Jacob Black (Chapter 4, p.112)
Most people fall in and out of love many times in their lives. It was just that I’d seen Sam with Emily, and I couldn’t imagine him with someone else. The way he looked at her… well, it reminded me of a look I’d seen sometimes in Edward’s eyes — when he was looking at me.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 5, p.117)
You think I should be as forgiving as you are? We can’t all be saints and martyrs.
-Jacob Black (Chapter 5, p.119)
I’m a pro at weird.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 5, p.121)
Edward’s never in my head. He only wishes.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 5, p.126)
I don’t care who’s a vampire and who’s a werewolf. That’s irrelevant. You are Jacob, and he is Edward, and I am Bella. And nothing else matters.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 5, p.130)
I wanted to talk to a normal human girlfriend. I wanted to moan a little bit, like any other teenage girl. I wanted my problems to be that simple. It would also be nice to have someone outside the whole vampire-werewolf mess to put things in perspective. Someone unbiased.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 6, p.135)
Edward’s only human, Bella. He’s going to react like any other boy.
-Angela Weber (Chapter 6, p.136)
I believe that. But I want you to know something – when it comes to all this enemies nonsense, I’m out. I am a neutral country. I am Switzerland. I refuse to be affected by territorial disputes between mythical creatures. Jacob is family. You are… well, not exactly the love of my life, because I expect to love you for much longer than that. The love of my existence. I don’t care who’s a werewolf and who’s a vampire. If Angela turns out to be a witch, she can join the party, too.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 6, p.143)
If we had happy endings, we’d all be under gravestones now.
-Rosalie Hale (Chapter 7, p.154)
You know, my record is almost as clean as Carlisle’s. Better than Esme. A thousand times better than Edward. I’ve never tasted human blood.
-Rosalie Hale (Chapter 7, p.163)
Edward has always been a little strange.
-Rosalie Hale (Chapter 7, p.165)
It’s not like love at first sight, really. It’s more like… gravity moves. When you see her, suddenly it’s not the earth holding you here anymore. She does. And nothing matters more than her. And you would do anything for her, be anything for her… You become whatever she needs you to be, whether that’s a protector, or a lover, or a friend, or a brother.
-Jacob Black (Chapter 8, p.176)
I traded a lifetime of servitude for a box of conversation hearts. That’s not something I’m likely to forget.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 8, p.178)
I go a little berserk when I try to leave you. I don’t think I’ll go so far again. It’s not worth it.
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 8, p.189)
You can hold me hostage any time you want.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 8, p.189)
Let me be in charge of responsibility for a few minutes… or hours.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 8, p.192
I prefer brunettes.
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 8, p.194)
You’re quite adorable when you’re jealous. It’s surprisingly enjoyable.
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 8, p.194)
I was frustrated. Against my better judgment, I was still human.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 9, p.207)
He sang me to sleep again and — aware even in unconsciousness that he was there — I slept free of nightmares.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 9, p.208)
Does my being half-naked bother you?
-Jacob Black (Chapter 10, p.216)
What’s it like — having a vampire for a boyfriend?
-Jacob Black (Chapter 10, p.218)
It gets easier. After a few decades, everyone you know is dead. Problem solved.
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 10, p.226)
I was rather under the impression that you’d promised to ask my permission to go to some kind of werewolf soirée tonight.
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 10, p.230)
It was stupid to want to go hang out with a bunch of big idiot wolf-boys right now when there was so much that was frightening and unexplained going on. Of course, that was exactly why I wanted to go. I wanted to escape the death threats, for just a few hours . . . to be the less-mature, more-reckless Bella who could laugh it off with Jacob, if only briefly.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 10, p.231)
The way he stared at her! It was like a blind man seeing the sun for the first time. Like a collector finding an undiscovered Da Vinci, like a mother looking into the face of her newborn child.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 11, p.242)
They called it The Cold One, the Blood Drinker, and lived in fear that it was not alone.
-Billy Black (Chapter 11, p.255)
Not one of us had a choice. You’ve seen what it’s done… to Rosalie especially. We’ve all struggled, trying to reconcile ourselves with something we had no control over. I won’t let it be that way for you. You will have a choice.
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 12, p.271)
And the sound of your heart. It’s the most significant sound in my world.
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 12, p.274)
I’m not that girl, Edward. The one who gets married right out of high school like some small-town hick who got knocked up by her boyfriend!
-Bella Swan (Chapter 12, p.275)
If I had found you, there isn’t a doubt in my mind how I would have proceeded. I was that boy, who would have – as soon as I discovered that you were what I was looking for – gotten down on one knee and endeavored to secure your hand. I would have wanted you for eternity, even when the word didn’t have quite the same connotations.
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 12, p.277)
If not for the Volturi, the rest of us would be quickly exposed.
-Jasper Hale (Chapter 13, p.288)
In so many years of slaughter and carnage, I’d lost nearly all of my humanity. I was undeniably a nightmare, a monster of the grisliest kind.
-Jasper Hale (Chapter 13, p.300)
You don’t get to be human again, Bella. This is a once-in-a-lifetime shot.
-Alice Cullen (Chapter 14, p.311)
Hey, it’s the least I can do – I offered eternal servitude, remember. I’m your slave for life.
-Jacob Black (Chapter 14, p.321)
While he slept, every trace of defensiveness and bitterness disappeared and suddenly he was the boy who had been my very best friend before all the werewolf nonsense had gotten in the way. He looked so much younger. He looked like my Jacob.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 14, p.323)
I’m in love with you, Bella. Bella, I love you. And I want you to pick me instead of him. I know you don’t feel that way, but I need the truth out there so that you know your options. I wouldn’t want a miscommunication to stand in our way.
-Jacob Black (Chapter 14, p.327)
You love me, too. Not the same way, I know. But he’s not your whole life, either. Not anymore. Maybe he was once, but he left. And now he’s just going to have to deal with the consequence of that choice — me.
-Jacob Black (Chapter 15, p.330)
I can’t wait to see what Edward does to you! I hope he snaps your neck, you pushy, obnoxious, moronic DOG!
-Bella Swan (Chapter 15, p.332)
When he left, you spent all your energy holding on to him. You could be happy if you let go. You could be happy with me.
-Jacob Black (Chapter 15, p.333)
But if you ever bring her back damaged again – and I don’t care whose fault it is; I don’t care if she merely trips, or if a meteor falls out of the sky and hits her in the head – if you return her to me in less than the perfect condition that I left her in, you will be running with three legs. Do you understand that, mongrel?
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 15, p.340)
I punched a werewolf in the face.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 15, p.342)
Stupid, thieving, annoying vampire!
-Bella Swan (Chapter 16, p.347)
No matter what side I’m on, if someone kisses you without your permission, you should be able to make your feelings clear without hurting yourself.
-Charlie Swan (Chapter 16, p.362)
This kiss frightened me. There was too much tension, too strong an edge to the way his lips crushed mine — like he was afraid we only had so much time left to us.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 17, p.365)
I really am sorry. About the other day, I mean, too. I shouldn’t have kissed you like that. It was wrong. I guess . . . well, I guess I deluded myself into thinking you wanted me to.
-Jacob Black (Chapter 17, p.373)
You truly are one frightening little monster.
-Jasper Hale (Chapter 18, p.396)
I leaned into him, ducking my head under his arm and cuddling into his side. It probably felt similar to snuggling with Michelangelo’s David, except that this perfect marble creature wrapped his arms around me to pull me closer.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 20, p.439)
I didn’t have the faintest idea how to be seductive. I would just have to settle for flushed and self-conscious.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 20, p.442)
Do you have any idea how painful it is, trying to refuse you when you plead with me this way?
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 20, p.448)
There isn’t much that’s traditional about you and me.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 20, p.451)
You can’t make me go somewhere you won’t be. That’s my definition of hell. Anyway, I have an easy solution to all this: let’s never die, all right?
-Bella Swan (Chapter 20, p.455)
We’ll go to Vegas — you can wear old jeans and we’ll go to the chapel with the drive-through window. I just want it to be official — that you belong to me and no one else.
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 20, p.456)
Show me the damn ring, Edward.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 20, p.457)
Isabella Swan? I promise to love you forever — every single day of forever. Will you marry me?
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 20, p.460)
You know, Edward, as a brother, you are sometimes a disappointment.
-Alice Cullen (Chapter 21, p.467)
I lived through an entire twenty-four hours thinking that you were dead, Bella. That changed the way I look at a lot of things.
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 21, p.471)
Don’t mess with me, Jake. I swear I won’t stop him if he wants to break your jaw.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 21, p.477)
I’m not saying you don’t love him. I’m not stupid. But it’s possible to love more than one person at a time, Bella. I’ve seen it in action.
-Jacob Black (Chapter 21, p.481)
All of my best nights have happened since I met you.
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 23, p.511)
I had to get over this irrational feeling that Jacob belonged in my life. He couldn’t belong with me, could not be my Jacob, when I belonged to someone else.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 23, p.518)
Kiss me, Jacob. Kiss me, and then come back.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 23, p.525)
Jacob was right. He’d been right all along. He was more than just my friend. That’s why it was so impossible to tell him goodbye — because I was in love with him. Too. I loved him, much more than I should, and yet, still nowhere near enough. I was in love with him, but it was not enough to change anything; it was only enough to hurt us both more. To hurt him worse than I ever had.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 23, p.528)
But you are human, Bella. And, as much as I might wish otherwise, so is he… There are holes in your life that I can’t fill. I understand that.
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 24, p.533)
When I left you, Bella, I left you bleeding. Jacob was the one to stitch you back up again. That was bound to leave its mark — on both of you. I’m not sure those kinds of stitches dissolve on their own. I can’t blame either of you for something I made necessary. I may gain forgiveness, but that doesn’t let me escape the consequences.
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 24, p.534)
First, because you are bizarrely moral for a vampire.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 24, p.536)
You don’t have to be afraid, Bella. You’re safe. I won’t hurt you.
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 25, p.556)
I just beheaded and dismembered a sentient creature not twenty yards from you. That doesn’t bother you?
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 25, p.558)
Just you wait till I’m a vampire! I’m not going to be sitting on the sidelines next time.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 25, p.559)
There are no options for those who break the rules.
-Jane (Chapter 25, p.572)
It might be different for you. I’ve never seen anyone go through this who’s chosen it beforehand. It should be interesting to see how that affects you.
-Alice Cullen (Chapter 26, p.583)
He’s playing every bit as hard as I am, only he knows what he’s doing and I don’t. Don’t blame me because he’s a better manipulator than I am – I haven’t been around long enough to learn all his tricks.
-Jacob Black (Chapter 26, p.594)
I’m exactly right for you, Bella. It would have been effortless for us — comfortable, easy as breathing. I was the natural path your life would have taken… If the world was the way it was supposed to be, if there were no monsters and no magic…
-Jacob Black (Chapter 26, p.599)
He’s like a drug for you, Bella. I see that you can’t live without him now. It’s too late. But I would have been healthier for you. Not a drug; I would have been the air, the sun.
-Jacob Black (Chapter 26, p.599)
The clouds I can handle. But I can’t fight with an eclipse.
-Jacob Black (Chapter 26, p.600)
If it hurts you so much, how can it possibly be the right thing for you?
-Edward Cullen (Chapter 27, p.610)
Go play with Edward. I have to get to work.
-Alice Cullen (Chapter 27, p.614)
I’ve chosen my life — now I want to start living it.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 27, p.616)
It’s a good thing you’re bulletproof. I’m going to need that ring. It’s time to tell Charlie.
-Bella Swan (Chapter 27, p.620)