From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
New Moon

New Moon


by Stephenie Meyer

Love Quotes in New Moon

How we cite our quotes: (chapter.paragraph)

Quote #7

[Mike to Bella:] "Don’t kid yourself, Bella. The guy’s head over heels for you."… "I know," I sighed. "Life is complicated." "And girls are cruel," Mike said under his breath." (15.9-11)

Mike thinks that Bella is selfish to not acknowledge the lop-sided nature of her friendship with Jacob. He seems to think that it’s a "girl thing" to do. Is it?

Quote #8

"Juliet gets dumped and ends up with Paris" would have never been a hit. (16.75)

Bella thinks that Shakespeare’s play stood the test of time because Romeo and Juliet ended up dying for their love. Does that mean that tragedy outlives happiness in people’s minds?

Quote #9

[Jacob to Bella:] "You could stay here with me. You could stay alive. For Charlie. For me." (18.218)

Jacob is asking Bella to make a choice and decide whom she loves more: Edward or him. Might it also be a choice of love for Edward’s family over her own family?

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...