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New Moon

New Moon


by Stephenie Meyer

Time Quotes in New Moon

How we cite our quotes: (chapter.paragraph)

Quote #4

I didn’t keep track of the days that passed… as I tried to live as much in the present as possible, no past fading, no future impending. (9.4)

Being present, or "in the moment," helps Bella pass time more quickly. Why might that be? Does that method work for you?

Quote #5

A week was long. (10.18)

Time without Jacob creeps along for Bella, as does time without Edward.

Quote #6

[Bella:] "Maybe if you gave me some time… just don’t quit on me now, Jake." (11.216)

Bella hopes that Edward’s comment about how "time heals all wounds" will be true and that she might be able to move on and even fall in love with Jacob at some point. Or maybe she’s just saying this to keep her hold on Jacob?

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