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Love Quotes

[Bella to Edward:] "Which is tempting you more? My blood or my body?" I challenged. [Edward:] "It’s a tie." (2.230-231)

Suffering Quotes

The sound of his name unleashed the thing that was clawing inside of me – a pain that knocked me breathless… (3.315)

Choices Quotes

[Edward:] "I’m not human." (3.176)

Friendship Quotes

"Just as friends?" Mike suggested. (7.73)

Time Quotes

[Edward:] "Time heals all wounds for your kind… my kind… we’re very easily distracted." (3.195)

Versions of Reality Quotes

[Edward to Bella:] "I promise… It will be as if I’d never existed." (3.193)

Mortality Quotes

That was me. Me in a mirror. Me – ancient, creased, and withered. Edward stood beside me… excruciatingly lovely and forever seventeen. (1.19-20)

Lies and Deceit Quotes

I needed to reign in the enthusiasm before I gave him the wrong idea – it was just that it had been a long time since I’d felt so light and buoyant. (5.135)

The Supernatural Quotes

[Bella to Edward:] "If I develop this film," I said… "will you show up in the picture?" (1.210)

Transformation Quotes

[Bella:] "You know what I want." (1.195)

Family Quotes

Carlisle spoke slowly. "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 n...

Good vs. Evil Quotes

"You try to make up for something that wasn’t your fault." (2.48)

Strength and Skill Quotes

Jasper slammed into Edward, and the sound was like the crash of boulders in a rock slide. (1.242)
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