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"I don't know if I have a choice anymore." [Edward's] voice was almost a whisper. "I was wrong–you're much more observant than I give you credit for." (8.203)
[Bella to Edward:] "I decided it didn't matter." I whispered. (9.73)
Good vs. Evil Quotes
[Edward to Bella:] "It would be more…prudent for you not to be my friend," he explained. "But I'm tired of trying to stay away from you, Bella." (4.165)
I stared without breathing across the long room, into the dark eyes of the hunter, and he looked pleasantly back at me. (Preface.2)
And If I couldn't find a niche in a school with three thousand people, what were my chances here? (1.61.3)
Language and Communication Quotes
[Bella:] "Charlie wasn't comfortable with expression his emotions out loud. I inherited that from him." (1.45)
It was there, sitting in the lunchroom, trying to make conversation with seven curious strangers, that I first saw them. They were sitting in the corner of the cafeteria, as far away from where I...
I'd never given much though to how I would die – though I'd had reason enough in the last few months – but even if I had, I would not have imagined it like this. (Preface.1)
The Supernatural Quotes
[Bella:] "Well...I assumed it was some kind of…occasion. But I didn't think it would be some trite human thing...prom!" I scoffed. […] [Bella:] "Okay," I confessed in a rush. "So I was...
Strength and Skill Quotes
In his rearview mirror, Edward's eyes were on me. He was unquestionably shaking with laughter, as if he'd heard every word Tyler had said. (4.96)
It was impossible, being in this house, not to realize that Charlie had never gotten over my mom. (1.70)
[Edward to Bella:] "Sometimes I have a problem with my temper, Bella." He was whispering, too, and as he stared out the window, his eyes narrowed into slits. "But it wouldn't be helpful for me to t...
Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved. Noble, even. That ought to count for something. (Preface.3)
Man and the Natural World Quotes
There was one thing I was sure of, if I was sure of anything. The dark Edward in my dream last night was a reflection only of my fear of the world Jacob had spoken, and not Edward himself. Even so,...
Memory and the Past Quotes
[Bella to Edward:] "And how long have you been seventeen?" (9.90)
[Edward to Bella:] "Hello," said a quite musical voice. (2.109)