by Stephenie Meyer
Man and the Natural World Quotes in Twilight
How we cite our quotes: (Chapter. Paragraph)
[Edward to Bella:] "One night, a herd of deer passed his hiding place. [Carlisle] was so wild with thirst that he attacked without a thought. His strength returned and he realized there was an alternative to being the vile monster he feared. Had he not eaten venison in his former life? Over the next months his new philosophy was born. He could exist without being a demon. He found himself again. " (16.29)
Edward speaks of Carlisle and how he discovered he didn't need to prey on humans. He felt that he wasn't a monster if he could resist feeding on humans.
[Bella:] "Do they like to cheat, then?"
[Esme:] "Oh yes – you should hear the arguments they get into! Actually, I hope you don't, you would think they were raised by a pack of wolves." (17.273)
It's kind of funny that Esme suggests that werewolves are less civilized than vampires.
They closed ranks before they continued cautiously toward Edward's family, exhibiting the natural respect of a troop of predators as it encounters a larger, unfamiliar group of its own kind. (18.2.1)
Vampires in the wild are different from those in civilization. They seem to act like other predators that you might experience in the wild, such as a pack of wolves.