How we cite our quotes:
[Bella to Edward:] "I just was trying to explain that, for a human, well, I can't imagine that life gets any better than that." (5.168)
Bella seems to believe the lovemaking is the epitome of human life. What's your take on that?
[Edward to Bella:] "I spoke to my brothers, too. They told me that it was a very great pleasure… Second only to drinking human blood (5.175)
For a vampire, drinking blood is still the greatest pleasure. What pleasure in our human life might compare to how a vampire feels about drinking blood?
[Bella:] "I started slow with innocent ivory satins, worried that revealing more of my skin would be the opposite of helpful, but ready to try anything." (6.8)
Bella struggles with her burning desire to seduce Edward and her knowledge that she needs to hide her intentions as much as she can.