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by Stephenie Meyer

Memory and the Past Quotes in Twilight

How we cite our quotes: (Chapter. Paragraph)

Quote #1

[Bella to Edward:] "And how long have you been seventeen?" (9.90)

Bella has figured out that Edward is not what he appears and is not "when" he appears. He's been seventeen for a long time.

Quote #2

[Edward to Bella:] "The Quileutes have a long memory," he whispered. (9.113)

Billy Black, who may have descended from werewolves, remembers the conflict between the werewolves and the vampires (a long time ago), as well as a treaty formed between the Quileutes and the Cullens. Though no one else in the Forks community seems to remember that the Cullens settled there before, the Quileutes do.

Quote #3

It was foggy and dark outside my window, absolutely perfect. He had no reason not to be in school today. I dressed in heavy clothes, remembering I didn't have a jacket. Further proof my memory was real. (10.2)

Bella has been questioning whether her experience with Edward the night before was actually real. She uses her lack of a jacket as proof that the day before did indeed happen as she remembered it.

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