by Stephenie Meyer
Versions of Reality Quotes in New Moon
How we cite our quotes: (chapter.paragraph)
[Edward to Bella:] "I promise… It will be as if I’d never existed." (3.193)
Through the course of the story it becomes clear to Bella that Edward made an impossible promise.
Then there would come a point in my dream… when I couldn’t remember what it was that I was searching for, and nothing to find… and there never would be anything more for me… nothing but nothing… (5.17)
At this point, Bella thinks that she has to face the reality that she’ll never find meaning in her life again.
Last night I had not been alone in the woods. Sam Uley… was there… it made me uncomfortable to have him there… Maybe it was because, when I didn’t look directly at him, his shape seemed to shiver and change in my peripheral vision. Unlike the time when we met in reality he did not offer me his help. (6.141)
Bella’s dream hints at the reality that Sam shape-shifts as a werewolf.