Twilight New Moon Eclipse Breaking Dawn The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner Midnight Sun
The Host
Home Books by Quote Quotes by Character Site Info Contact

I felt like I was trapped in one of those terrifying nightmares, the one where you have to run, run till your lungs burst, but you can’t make your body move fast enough.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Preface, p.1

My own life meant little to me today.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Preface, p.1

As the clock began to toll out the hour, vibrating under the soles of my sluggish feet, I knew I was too late — and I was glad something bloodthirsty waited in the wings. For in failing at this, I forfeited any desire to live.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Preface, p.2

I was ninety-nine point nine percent sure I was dreaming.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.3

I didn’t have to look to know who it was; this was a voice I would know anywhere — know, and respond to, whether I was awake or asleep… or even dead, I’d bet. The voice I’d walk through fire for — or, less dramatically, slosh every day through the cold and endless rain for. Edward.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.4

Well, Gran, you might have noticed that my boyfriend glitters. It’s just something he does in the sun. Don’t worry about it…

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.4

In that second, I wished that I was not the one exception to his mysterious talent; I usually felt grateful that I was the only person whose thoughts he couldn’t hear just as clearly as if they were spoken aloud. But now I wished he could hear me, too, so that he could hear the warning I was screaming in my head.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.5

Edward stood beside me, casting no reflection, excruciatingly lovely and forever seventeen.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.6

I couldn’t feel anything but despair until I pulled into the familiar parking lot behind Forks High School and spotted Edward leaning motionlessly against his polished silver Volvo, like a marble tribute to some forgotten pagan god of beauty.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.7

Despair momentarily vanished; wonder took its place. Even after half a year with him, I still couldn’t believe that I deserved this degree of good fortune.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.7

You’re only a senior once. Might as well document the experience.

Alice Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.9

How many times have you been a senior?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.9

So, as discussed, I am not allowed to wish you a happy birthday, is that correct?

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.9

But Edward was dead set against any future that changed me. Any future that made me like him—that made me immortal, too. An impasse, he called it.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.10

What was so great about mortality? Being a vampire didn’t look like such a terrible thing—not the way the Cullens did it, anyway.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.10

Edward and I had been together too long now to be an object of gossip anymore.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.12

It was easy to see where his inspiration came from—but Edward’s look wasn’t something that could be achieved through imitation.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.12

Attention is never a good thing, as any other accident-prone klutz would agree. No one wants a spotlight when they’re likely to fall on their face.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.12

College was Plan B. I was still hoping for Plan A, but Edward was just so stubborn about leaving me human…

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.13

Money meant next to nothing to Edward or the rest of the Cullens. It was just something that accumulated when you had unlimited time on your hands and a sister who had an uncanny ability to predict trends in the stock market.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.13

Edward thought I was being unnecessarily difficult.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.13

He, for some unfathomable reason, wanted to be with me. Anything he gave me on top of that just threw us more out of balance.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.13

Sometimes it bothered Edward how very comfortable I was with being close to him. He thought he was hazardous to my health — an opinion I rejected vehemently whenever he voiced it.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.14

You want a nice stereo? Drive your own car.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.15

I was hardly ever bad-tempered with Edward, and my tone made him press his lips together to keep from smiling.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.15

As he intended, no doubt, I forgot all about my worries, and concentrated on remembering how to inhale and exhale.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.16

Edward had drawn many careful lines for our physical relationship, with the intent being to keep me alive. Though I respected the need for maintaining a safe distance between my skin and his razor-sharp, venom-coated teeth, I tended to forget about trivial things like that when he was kissing me.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.16

Be good, please.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.16

Do you think I’ll ever get better at this? That my heart might someday stop trying to jump out of my chest whenever you touch me?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.16

Your wish, my command.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.16

You know, I’ve never had much patience with Romeo.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.17

Mistake after mistake. Could he have destroyed his own happiness any more thoroughly?

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.17

The movie eventually captured my interest, thanks in large part to Edward whispering Romeo’s lines in my ear — his irresistible, velvet voice made the actor’s voice sound weak and coarse by comparison.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.17

Last spring, when you were… nearly killed… Of course I was trying to focus on finding you alive, but part of my mind was making contingency plans. Like I said, it’s not as easy for me as it is for a human.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.18

Well, I wasn’t going to live without you. But I wasn’t sure how to do it — I knew Emmett and Jasper would never help… so I was thinking maybe I would go to Italy and do something to provoke the Volturi.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.19

What is a Volturi?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.19

Anyway, you don’t irritate the Volturi. Not unless you want to die — or whatever it is we do.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.20

No matter what might ever happen to me, you are not allowed to hurt yourself!

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.20

I’ll never put you in danger again, so it’s a moot point.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.20

Put me in danger! I thought we’d established that all the bad luck is my fault?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.20

What if something did happen to you? Would you want me to go off myself?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.20

I’m not really that interesting.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.21

Bella, the last real birthday any of us had was Emmett in 1935. Cut us a little slack, and don’t be too difficult tonight. They’re all very excited.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.23

Emmett, Edward’s playful bear of a brother, I did miss. He was in many ways just like the big brother I’d always wanted… only much, much more terrifying.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.24

If I develop this film, will you show up in the picture?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.25

Sorry about this, Bella. We couldn’t rein Alice in.

Carlisle Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.26

You haven’t changed at all. I expected a perceptible difference, but here you are, red-faced just like always.

Emmett Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.26

I have to step out for a second. Don’t do anything funny while I’m gone.

Emmett Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.26

Alice was always one step ahead of me.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.27

Dazed and disoriented, I looked up from the bright red blood pulsing out of my arm — into the fevered eyes of the six suddenly ravenous vampires.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.29

Do you want me to drive you to the hospital, or would you like me to take care of it here?

Carlisle Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.31

Edward stood over me, still protective, still not breathing.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.32

You don’t need to be a hero. Carlisle can fix me up without your help. Get some fresh air.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.32

Why are you so masochistic?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.32

Well, that’s everyone. I can clear a room, at least.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.33

What I enjoy the very most is when my… enhanced abilities let me save someone who would otherwise have been lost. It’s pleasant knowing that, thanks to what I can do, some people’s lives are better because I exist. Even the sense of smell is a useful diagnostic tool at times.

Carlisle Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.34

You try very hard to make up for something that was never your fault. What I mean is, it’s not like you asked for this. You didn’t choose this kind of life, and yet you have to work so hard to be good.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.35

Like everything in life, I just had to decide what to do with what I was given.

Carlisle Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.35

So I didn’t agree with my father’s particular brand of faith. But never, in the nearly four hundred years now since I was born, have I ever seen anything to make me doubt whether God exists in some form or the other. Not even the reflection in the mirror.

Carlisle Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.36

I’m sure all this sounds a little bizarre, coming from a vampire. But I’m hoping that there is still a point to this life, even for us. It’s a long shot, I’ll admit. By all accounts, we’re damned regardless. But I hope, maybe foolishly, that we’ll get some measure of credit for trying.

Carlisle Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.36

I couldn’t imagine anyone, deity included, who wouldn’t be impressed by Carlisle. Besides, the only kind of heaven I could appreciate would have to include Edward.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.37

I look at my… son. His strength, his goodness, the brightness that shines out of him—and it only fuels that hope, that faith, more than ever. How could there not be more for one such as Edward?

Carlisle Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.37

If you believed as he did. Could you take away his soul?

Carlisle Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.37

If he’d asked me whether I would risk my soul for Edward, the reply would be obvious. But would I risk Edward’s soul? I pursed my lips unhappily. That wasn’t a fair exchange.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.38

I think, in most other ways, that I’ve done the best I could with what I had to work with. But was it right to doom the others to this life? I can’t decide.

Carlisle Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.38

That was a hard time to pretend—there was so much work to be done, and I had no need of rest. How I hated to go back to my house, to hide in the dark and pretend to sleep while so many were dying.

Carlisle Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.39

I’ve never been sorry that I saved Edward.

Carlisle Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.41

His face was smooth, unreadable, but there was something wrong with his eyes — something he was trying very hard to hide. I felt a spasm of unease in my stomach.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.41

Tonight is exactly the kind of thing that he fears the most. You being put in danger, because of what we are.

Carlisle Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.42

Carlisle sews faster than any other doctor I’ve had.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.42

Charlie was never surprised to see me bandaged.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.43

Tell me you forgive me.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.44

Bella, you gave yourself a paper cut — that hardly deserves the death penalty.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.44

Don’t try to take any of this on yourself, Bella. It will only make me more disgusted with myself.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.45

How the hell did Mike Newton end up in this conversation?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.45

I’d rather die than be with anyone but you.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.45

Don’t be melodramatic, please.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.45

You can’t have it both ways—either you want people to ignore your birthday or you don’t. One or the other.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.45

He smiled my favorite crooked smile, and then he disappeared into the darkness.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.46

His voice was sad. He was wallowing.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.47

It’s beautiful, Edward. You couldn’t have given me anything I would love more. I can’t believe it.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.49

Charlie wasn’t exactly aware that Edward frequently stayed over. In fact, he would have a stroke if that fact were brought to his attention. But I didn’t feel too guilty for deceiving him It wasn’t as if we were up to anything he wouldn’t want me to be up to. Edward and his rules…

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.49

You’re greedy tonight.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.51

You’re overestimating my self-control.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.52

Which is tempting you more, my blood or my body?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.52

I was halfway asleep, maybe more, when I realized what his kiss had reminded me of: last spring, when he’d had to leave me to throw James off my trail, Edward had kissed me goodbye, not knowing when—or if—we would see each other again. This kiss had the same almost painful edge for some reason I couldn’t imagine.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 2, p.52

I was afraid of the time I’d spent unconscious, afraid that he might have been thinking about right and wrong again while he watched me sleep.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.53

There was something buried in his eyes that I couldn’t be sure of — and it scared me.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.53

The guilt made my head bow and my shoulders slump. I’d run them out of their home, just like Rosalie and Emmett. I was a plague.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.55

By the end of the day, the silence was becoming ridiculous. I didn’t want to be the one to break it, but apparently that was my only choice if I ever wanted him to talk to me again.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.55

I always want you.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.56

James had left me broken and nearly dead from loss of blood — and yet Edward had handled the interminable weeks in the hospital much better than this. Was it because, this time, it wasn’t an enemy he’d had to protect me from? Because it was his brother?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.57

Surely Edward could wait a year. What was a year to an immortal? It didn’t even seem like that much to me.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.57

What’s the worst that can happen? I flinched. That was definitely the wrong question to ask. I was having a hard time breathing right. Okay, I thought again, what’s the worst I can live through? I didn’t like that question so much, either.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.59

So much had changed, and so abruptly. It made me feel a little bit dizzy, like I was standing on an edge, a precipice somewhere much too high.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.60

Change was coming. I could feel it. It wasn’t a pleasant prospect, not when life was perfect the way it was.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.60

Maybe I just wasn’t in the mood for normal human behavior today.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.64

Edward looked just as beautiful as he did in real life, staring at me out of the picture with the warm eyes I’d missed for the past few days. It was almost uncanny that anyone could look so… so… beyond description. No thousand words could equal this picture.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.65

The contrast between the two of us was painful. He looked like a god. I looked very average, even for a human, almost shamefully plain.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.65

Edward still hadn’t come over. I didn’t want to admit that he was the reason I’d stayed up so late, but of course he was. I tried to remember the last time he’d stayed away like this, without an excuse, a phone call… He never had.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.66

He smiled my favorite crooked smile, but it was wrong. It didn’t reach his eyes.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.67

I shook my head and took a deep breath, trying to locate some courage.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.67

Where you are is the right place for me.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.69

You’re the very best part of my life.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.69

I don’t care! You can have my soul. I don’t want it without you — it’s yours already!
Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.69

Bella, I don’t want you to come with me.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.69

You… don’t… want me?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.69

Of course, I’ll always love you… in a way. But what happened the other night made me realize that it’s time for a change. Because I’m… tired of pretending to be something I’m not, Bella. I am not human.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.70

You’re not good for me, Bella.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.70

I promise that this will be the last time you’ll see me. I won’t come back. I won’t put you through anything like this again. You can go on with your life without any more interference from me. It will be as if I’d never existed.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.71

Don’t worry. You’re human — your memory is no more than a sieve. Time heals all wounds for your kind.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.71

Well, I won’t forget. But my kind… we’re very easily distracted.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.72

With shaky legs, ignoring the fact that my action was useless, I followed him into the forest. The evidence of his path had disappeared instantly. There were no footprints, the leaves were still again, but I walked forward without thinking. I could not do anything else. I had to keep moving. If I stopped looking for him, it was over. Love, life, meaning… over.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.73

Have you been hurt?

Sam Uley, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.75

No, I don’t think she’s hurt. She just keeps saying ‘He’s gone.’

Sam Uley, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.76

I want to know if Edward left you alone out there in the middle of the woods.

Charlie Swan, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.83

The waves of pain that had only lapped at me before now reared high up and washed over my head, pulling me under. I did not resurface.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 3, p.84

Time passes. Even when it seems impossible. Even when each tick of the second hand aches like the pulse of blood behind a bruise. It passes unevenly, in strange lurches and dragging lulls, but pass it does. Even for me.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.93

That’s it, Bella! I’m sending you home!

Charlie Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.94

You didn’t do anything. That’s the problem. You never do anything.

Charlie Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.95

Trouble would be better than this… this moping around all the time!

Charlie Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.95

Moping would be better — that would be doing something. You’re just… lifeless, Bella.

Charlie Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.95

I didn’t know much about psychoanalysis, but I was pretty sure that it didn’t work unless the subject was relatively honest. Sure, I could tell the truth — if I wanted to spend the rest of my life in a padded cell.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.96

I don’t think I can live through seeing you try harder. I’ve never seen anyone trying so hard. It hurts to watch.

Charlie Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.97

I want you to be happy — no, not even that much. I just want you not to be miserable.

Charlie Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.97

We both know what’s really going on here, Bella, and it’s not good for you. It’s been months. No calls, no letters, no contact. You can’t keep waiting for him.

Charlie Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.97

In my haste to get away from Charlie, I ended up being one of the first ones to school. The plus side was that I got a really good parking spot. The downside was that I had free time on my hands, and I tried to avoid free time at all costs.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.98

The scene kept cutting between the horrified face of the heroine, and the dead, emotionless face of her pursuer, back and forth as it closed the distance. And I realized which one resembled me the most.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.106

I sat down on the bench outside the theater door and tried very hard not to think of the irony. But it was ironic, all things considered, that, in the end, I would wind up as a zombie. I hadn’t seen that one coming.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.106

It was depressing to realize that I wasn’t the heroine anymore, that my story was over.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.106

I didn’t think you were scared — I was screaming all the time, but I didn’t hear you scream once.

Jessica Stanley, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.107

It was inevitable that I would have nightmares, but they wouldn’t be about zombies.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.107

What was I doing? I should be running from this memory as fast as I could, blocking the image of the four lounging men from my mind, protecting myself with the numbness I couldn’t function without. Why was I stepping, dazed, into the street?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.109

I saw no reason for fear. I couldn’t imagine anything in the world that there was left to be afraid of, not physically at least. One of the few advantages of losing everything.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.110

Are you crazy? Are you suicidal?

Jessica Stanley, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.110

I wasn’t suicidal. Even in the beginning, when death unquestionably would have been a relief, I didn’t consider it. I owed too much to Charlie. I felt too responsible for Renee. I had to think of them. And I’d made a promise not to do anything stupid or reckless. For all those reasons, I was still breathing.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.110

In the instant that I heard his voice, everything was very clear. Like my head had suddenly surfaced out of some dark pool. I was more aware of everything — sight, sound, the feel of the cold air that I hadn’t noticed was blowing sharply against my face, the smells coming from the open bar door.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.111

Option one: I was crazy. That was the layman’s term for people who heard voices in their heads. Possible.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.112

I was not allowed to think of him. That was something I tried to be very strict about. Of course I slipped; I was only human. But I was getting better, and so the pain was something I could avoid for days at a time now. The tradeoff was the never-ending numbness. Between pain and nothing, I’d chosen nothing.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.113

The anger was what I wanted to hear — false, fabricated evidence that he cared, a dubious gift from my subconscious.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.113

What were you thinking? You don’t know them — they could have been psychopaths!

Jessica Stanley, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.115

You are so odd, Bella Swan. I feel like I don’t know who you are.

Jessica Stanley, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.115

Instead of shying away from the memories, I’d walked forward and greeted them. I’d heard his voice, so clearly, in my head. That was going to cost me, I was sure of it. Especially if I couldn’t reclaim the haze to protect myself. I felt too alert, and that frightened me.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.116

As much as I struggled not to think of him, I did not struggle to forget. I worried — late in the night, when the exhaustion of sleep deprivation broke down my defenses — that it was all slipping away. That my mind was a sieve, and I would someday not be able to remember the precise color of his eyes, the feel of his cool skin, or the texture of his voice. I could not think of them, but I must remember them. Because there was just one thing that I had to believe to be able to live — I had to know that he existed. That was all. Everything else I could endure. So long as he existed.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.116

Forbidden to remember, terrified to forget; it was a hard line to walk.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.117

It didn’t feel like the pain had weakened over time, rather that I’d grown strong enough to bear it.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.118

For the first time in a long time, I didn’t know what to expect in the morning.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 4, p.119

I wished I could feel numb again, but I couldn’t remember how I’d managed it before.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 5, p.123

I wondered how long this could last. Maybe someday, years from now — if the pain would just decrease to the point where I could bear it — I would be able to look back on those few short months that would always be the best of my life. And, if it were possible that the pain would ever soften enough to allow me to do that, I was sure that I would feel grateful for as much time as he’d given me. More than I’d asked for, more than I’d deserved. Maybe someday I’d be able to see it that way.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 5, p.124

As if he’d never existed? That was insanity. It was a promise that he could never keep, a promise that was broken as soon as he’d made it.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 5, p.125

Where was the logic in sticking to an agreement that had already been violated by the other party?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 5, p.125

Reckless in Forks — now there was a hopeless proposition.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 5, p.125

To be reckless in Forks would take a lot of creativity — maybe more than I had. But I wished I could find some way… I might feel better if I weren’t holding fast, all alone, to a broken pact.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 5, p.125

Sometimes, kismet happens.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 5, p.126

Who would want to ride a motorcycle here? It would be like taking a sixty-mile-per-hour bath.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 5, p.127

I wanted to be stupid and reckless, and I wanted to break promises. Why stop at one?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 5, p.127

I liked my truck very much, but Jacob seemed to consider the speed restrictions a shortcoming.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 5, p.130

I’d forgotten how much I really liked Jacob Black.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 5, p.131

You grew again!

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 5, p.131

It’s not like you’ll never see me again. I promise I’ll be back again soon—so much you’ll get sick of me.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 5, p.132

Wait a sec — are you legal yet?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 5, p.134

I needed to reign in the enthusiasm before I gave him the wrong idea — it was just that it had been a long time since I’d felt so light and buoyant. The rarity of the feeling made it more difficult to manage.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 5, p.135

Only a teenage boy would agree to this: deceiving both our parents while repairing dangerous vehicles using money meant for my college education.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 5, p.136

Speak of the devil and the devil shall appear.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 6, p.138

Many of the words they used were unfamiliar to me, and I figured I’d have to have a Y chromosome to really understand the excitement.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 6, p.139

I was enjoying myself — how strange.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 6, p.140

I’m bankrolling this party. You just have to supply the labor and expertise.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 6, p.140

If either of you set so much as one toe on my land tomorrow…

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 6, p.141

I was laughing, actually laughing, and there wasn’t even anyone watching. I felt so weightless that I laughed again, just make the feeling last longer.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 6, p.141

I had to reach so high to slap his hand that he laughed.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 6, p.144

So where to, Mr. Goodwrench?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 6, p.144

Jacob was simply a perpetually happy person, and he carried that happiness with him like an aura, sharing it with whoever was near him. Like an earthbound sun, whenever someone was within his gravitational pull, Jacob warmed them. It was natural, a part of who he was. No wonder I was so eager to see him.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 6, p.145

Okay, but if you’re going to get picky like that, you have to average in size, too. You’re so small, I’ll have to knock ten years off your total.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 6, p.146

It’s not my fault you’re a freak.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 6, p.147

By the time we got back to La Push, I was twenty-three and he was thirty — he was definitely weighting skills in his favor.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 6, p.147

I still wanted to cheat. It was senseless, and I really didn’t care. I was going to be as reckless as I could possibly manage in Forks. I would not be the only keeper of an empty contract. Getting to spend time with Jacob was just a much bigger perk than I’d expected.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 6, p.147

While he worked, he seemed almost graceful. Unlike when he was on his feet; there, his height and big feet made him nearly as dangerous as I was.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 6, p.148

The laughter did not go deep; it was light and superficial, but still nice. I was sure he wouldn’t notice the faint hint of hysteria. I wasn’t used to laughing, and it felt right and also very wrong at the same time.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 6, p.148

The warmth of Jacob’s presence was fading and, in its absence, the anxiety grew stronger.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 6, p.150

I remembered the first day I’d come to Forks High School — how desperately I’d wished that I could turn gray, fade into the wet concrete of the sidewalk like an oversized chameleon. It seemed I was getting that wish answered, a year late.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 6, p.152

The figure of speech cold shoulder seemed to have some literal truth to it.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 6, p.153

I was beginning to get annoyed with myself. I might as well have been packed in Styrofoam peanuts through the last semester.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 6, p.153

Had all the people she was habitually nasty to caught her behind the gym and scalped her?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 6, p.154

She looked at me with concern, but not the offensive, maybe-she’s-lost-it kind.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 6, p.157

Oh, joy. Bella’s back.

Lauren Mallory, New Moon, Chapter 6, p.158

I wasn’t sure what the hell I was doing here. Was I trying to push myself back into the zombie stupor? Had I turned masochistic — developed a taste for torture?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 7, p.159

Unattainable and impossible, uncaring and distracted… but he was out there, somewhere. I had to believe that.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 7, p.160

Jacob was waiting for me. My chest seemed to relax as soon as I saw him, making it easier to breathe.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 7, p.162

I guess I am taking advantage of your very underpriced mechanical skills. But as long as you let me come over, I’ll be here.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 7, p.163

I made a gesture indicating the two of us as a single entity. He liked that — he beamed.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 7, p.164

Here’s to responsibility. Twice a week.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 7, p.164

Honesty was probably the best policy at this point.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 7, p.166

I’d come full circle, and now everything felt like an echo — an empty echo, devoid of the interest it used to have.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 7, p.167

I believe that… we have a date.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 7, p.168

Jacob, you are absolutely, without a doubt, the most talented and wonderful person I know. You get ten years for this one.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 7, p.168

They’re just cliff diving, Bella. Recreation. La Push doesn’t have a mall, you know.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 7, p.171

Jake, you have to take me cliff diving.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 7, p.172

Sometimes you’re a little strange, Bella. Do you know that?

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 7, p.172

I swear, they’re like hall monitors gone bad.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 7, p.173

The truth was that I wanted to hear his voice again, like I had in the strange delusion Friday night. For that brief moment, when his voice came from some other part of me than my conscious memory, when his voice was perfect and honey smooth rather than the pale echo my memories usually produced, I was able to remember without pain.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 7, p.160

He looks at me like he’s waiting for something… like I’m going to join his stupid gang someday. He pays more attention to me than any of the other guys. I hate it.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 7, p.176

I threw my arms around him instinctively, wrapping them around his waist and pressing my face against his chest. He was so big, I felt like I was a child hugging a grown-up.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 7, p.178

This didn’t feel anything like the last time someone had embraced me this way. This was friendship. And Jacob was very warm.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 7, p.178

It was strange for me, being this close — emotionally rather than physically, though the physical was strange for me, too — to another human being. It wasn’t my usual style. I didn’t normally relate to people so easily, on such a basic level. Not human beings.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 7, p.179

If this is how you’re going to react, I’ll freak out more often.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 7, p.179

It’s hard to believe I’m two years older than you. You make me feel like a dwarf.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 7, p.179

Let’s not start with the albino cracks.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 7, p.179

That doesn’t sound right. Aren’t both brakes kind of important?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 8, p.182

I tried to tell myself that the fear was pointless. I’d already lived through the worst thing possible. In comparison with that, why should anything frighten me now? I should be able to look death in the face and laugh.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 8, p.182

If I move my foot, I will fall over.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 8, p.183

Hesitantly, I twisted the right handle. Though the movement was tiny, the bike snarled beneath me. It sounded angry and hungry now.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 8, p.183

The voice in my head growled against the roar of the motorcycle.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 8, p.186

This had to be it, the recipe for a hallucination — adrenaline plus clanger plus stupidity. Something close to that, anyway.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 8, p.187

Why are you apologizing for bleeding?

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 8, p.188

He looked athletic and professional as he leaned over the handlebars, head low, face forward, his shiny hair whipping against the russet skin of his back. My eyes narrowed enviously. I was sure I hadn’t looked like that on my motorcycle.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 8, p.189

Bella, I think you need stitches. I’m not going to let you bleed to death

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 8, p.189

I’m an easy bleeder. It’s not nearly as dire as it looks.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 8, p.190

Racing down the road like that had been amazing. The feel of the wind in my face, the speed and the freedom… it reminded me of a past life, flying through the thick forest without a road, piggyback while he ran — I stopped thinking right there, letting the memory break off in the sudden agony.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 8, p.190

Did you know, you’re sort of beautiful?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 8, p.192

Charlie seemed to buy my story about falling in Jacob’s garage. After all, it wasn’t like I hadn’t been able to land myself in the ER before with no more help than my own feet.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 8, p.192

The hole came back, the way it always did when I was away from Jacob, but it didn’t throb so badly around the edges.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 8, p.193

As always, Jacob was game for anything I wanted. No matter how strange it was.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 8, p.196

I would have figured you for a trail kind of girl.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 8, p.197

Normal memories were still dangerous. If I let myself slip up, I’d end up with my arms clutching my chest to hold it together, gasping for air, and how would I explain that to Jacob?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 8, p.198

Bears don’t want to eat people. We don’t taste that good. Of course, you might be an exception. I bet you’d taste good.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 8, p.200

I was like a lost moon — my planet destroyed in some cataclysmic, disaster-movie scenario of desolation — that continued, nevertheless, to circle in a tight little orbit around the empty space left behind, ignoring the laws of gravity.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.201

So are you going to be my Valentine? Since you didn’t get me a fifty-cent box of candy, it’s the least you can do.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.202

I couldn’t stand hurting Jacob; we seemed to be connected in an odd way, and his pain set off little stabs of my own.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.203

This movie was supposed to be a bloodbath from start to finish. I wasn’t so recovered that I could stand to sit through a romance.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.204

I’m in the mood for action. Bring on the blood and guts!

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.205

I’m giving up — I can’t top this one. So you win. You’re oldest.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.206

Some people are hard to discourage.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.206

I told him you were planning to corrupt my youthful innocence.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.209

How was I ever going to fight the blurring lines in our relationship when I enjoyed being with him so much?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.210

I folded my arms tightly across my chest and hoped that both their hands fell asleep.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.210

You sure can pick them, Bella. This movie really sucks.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.211

What a marshmallow. You should hold out for someone with a stronger stomach. Someone who laughs at the gore that makes weaker men vomit.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.211

There was nothing left in my life at this point that was more important than Jacob Black. But he seemed determined to ruin everything.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.212

As long as you like me the best. And you think I’m good-looking — sort of. I’m prepared to be annoyingly persistent.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.212

Funny how he seemed to know not to say the name — just like before in the car with the music. He picked up on so much about me that I never said.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.213

The pin’s out of the grenade for me, now, eh?

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.214

Do you honestly expect me to remember where all my scars come from?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.214

I waited for the memory to hit — to open the gaping hole. But, as it so often did, Jacob’s presence kept me whole.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.214

It was so wrong to encourage Jacob. Pure selfishness. It didn’t matter that I’d tried to make my position clear. If he felt any hope at all that this could turn into something other than friendship, then I hadn’t been clear enough.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.216

He deserved better than that — better than a one-room, falling-down fixer-upper. No amount of investment on his part could put me back in working order.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.216

I needed him too much, and I was selfish.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.217

How much I wished that Jacob Black had been born my brother, my flesh-and-blood brother, so that I would have some legitimate claim on him that still left me free of any blame now.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.218

One thing I truly knew — knew it in the pit of my stomach, in the center of my bones, knew it from the crown of my head to the soles of my feet, knew it deep in my empty chest — was how love gave someone the power to break you.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.219

He thought time and patience would change me, and, though I knew he was dead wrong, I also knew that I would let him try.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.219

He was my best friend. I would always love him, and it would never, ever be enough.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.219

I was being silly, probably. I was just worried, and, to be honest, I was afraid of not being allowed to see Jacob — that made me nervous.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 10, p.227

I’d give Billy a week, I decided, before I got pushy. A week was generous.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 10, p.227

I wasn’t handling alone well.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 10, p.228

I wasn’t really listening to his warnings; I was much more upset by the situation with Jacob than by the possibility of being eaten by a bear.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 10, p.231

There was nothing special about this place without him. I wasn’t exactly sure what I’d hoped to feel here, but the meadow was empty of atmosphere, empty of everything, just like everywhere else. Just like my nightmares.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 10, p.234

There was too much pain in this empty place to bear — I would crawl away if I had to.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 10, p.235

Here was the connection I’d sought. The proof, however remote, that — somewhere in the same world where I lived — he did exist.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 10, p.236

It was ridiculous that I should be so elated because a vampire knew my name.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 10, p.236

I’m surprised they left you behind. Weren’t you sort of a pet of theirs?

Laurent, New Moon, Chapter 10, p.237

Was I nor in the worst danger imaginable? The motorcycle was safe as kittens next to this.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 10, p.238

I was beginning to babble. I had to work to shut myself up.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 10, p.238

So maybe her plan was flawed — apparently it wouldn’t be the revenge she imagined, since you must not mean very much to him if he left you here unprotected.

Laurent, New Moon, Chapter 10, p.240

I’m quite thirsty, and you do smell… simply mouthwatering.

Laurent, New Moon, Chapter 10, p.241

This is nothing personal, let me assure you, Bella. Just thirst.
Laurent, New Moon, Chapter 10, p.241

Look at it this way, Bella. You’re very lucky I was the one to find you.

Laurent, New Moon, Chapter 10, p.241

His name burst through all the walls I’d built to contain it. Edward, Edward, Edward. I was going to die. It shouldn’t matter if I thought of him now. Edward, I love you.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 10, p.242

Granted, the wolf was monstrous in size, but it was just an animal. What reason would a vampire have for fearing an animal?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 10, p.243

I guessed that, between the two choices before me, being eaten by wolves was almost certainly the worse option.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 10, p.244

At least I’d come here alone, to this fairytale meadow filled with dark monsters. At least Jacob wasn’t going to die, too. At least I wouldn’t have his death on my hands.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 10, p.244

It’s like you can watch that kid growing! He gets bigger every time I see him.

Charlie Swan, New Moon, Chapter 10, p.249

There was nothing I could do. There were no precautions I could take. There was no place I could hide. There was no one who could help me.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 10, p.250

My good vampires were never coming back; how soothing it was to imagine that the other kind could also disappear.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 10, p.250

As much as it hurt me, I knew it was better for Jacob that he was avoiding me. Safer for him.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 11, p.253

The boy was going to have to come home sometime, and when he did, he was going to have to talk to me.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 11, p.258

What was with the Quileute boys? Were they feeding them experimental growth hormones?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 11, p.259

Jacob didn’t want to be a part of this… cult. I don’t understand what could change him. I don’t want to be next.

Quil Ateara, New Moon, Chapter 11, p.261

There was a darkness in Jacob now. Like my sun had imploded.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 11, p.262

More than anything, I wanted to be fierce and deadly, someone no one would dare mess with. Someone who would scare Sam Uley silly. I wanted to be a vampire.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 11, p.263

If you want to blame someone, why don’t you point your finger at those filthy, reeking bloodsuckers that you love so much?

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 11, p.267

I saw that — I can see in your eyes what it does to you when I say their name.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 11, p.267

Go home, Bella. I can’t hang out with you anymore.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 11, p.270

Are you… breaking up with me?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 11, p.270

I’m not good enough to be your friend anymore, or anything else. I’m not what I was before. I’m not good.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 11, p.272

Not as bad! Not as bad! my mind tried to comfort me. It was true. This wasn’t as bad. This wasn’t the end of the world, not again. This was just the end of what little peace there was left behind. That was all. Not as bad, I agreed, then added, but bad enough.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 11, p.273

I’d thought Jake had been healing the hole in me — or at least plugging it up, keeping it from hurting me so much. I’d been wrong. He’d just been carving out his own hole, so that I was now riddled through like Swiss cheese. I wondered why I didn’t crumble into pieces.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 11, p.273

Sam Uley says Jacob can’t be my friend anymore.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 11, p.274

If you think I’m going to remind her about that, then you had better think again. She’s only just starting to get over it, and mostly because of Jacob, I think. If whatever Jacob has going on with this Sam character sends her back into that depression, then Jacob is going to have to answer to me.

Charlie Swan, New Moon, Chapter 11, p.275

Life seemed dark enough at the moment chat I let myself cheat. The hole — holes now — were already aching, so why not? I pulled out the memory — nor a real memory that would hurt too much, but the false memory of Edward’s voice in my mind this afternoon — and played it over and over in my head until I fell asleep with the tears still streaming calmly down my empty face.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 11, p.276

When did you ever promise to kill yourself falling out of Charlie’s tree?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 12, p.279

A wide grin spread slowly across Jacob’s face; he seemed extremely pleased with himself. It wasn’t the grin that I knew and loved — it was a new grin, one that was a bitter mockery of his old sincerity, on the new face that belonged to Sam.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 12, p.280

Sometimes, loyalty gets in the way of what you want to do. Sometimes, it’s not your secret to tell.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 12, p.283

The part that kills me is that you already know. I already told you everything!

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 12, p.283

Did you honestly not know? Was I the one who told you what he was?

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 12, p.286

See what I mean about loyalty? It’s the same for me, only worse. You can’t imagine how tight I’m bound…

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 12, p.286

For me, this was all essentially voluntary. I protected the Cullens’ secret out of love; unrequited, but true. For Jacob, it didn’t seem to be that way.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 12, p.287

If I thought it was too… too risky, I wouldn’t have come. But Bella, I made you a promise. I had no idea it would be so hard to keep, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to try.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 12, p.288

I won’t lose you, Bella. Not for this.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 12, p.290

What kind of a place was this? Could a world really exist where ancient legends went wandering around the borders of tiny, insignificant towns, facing down mythical monsters? Did this mean every impossible fairy tale was grounded somewhere in absolute truth? Was there anything sane or normal at all, or was everything just magic and ghost stories?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 12, p.293

Wasn’t one myth enough for anyone, enough for a lifetime?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 12, p.294

Jacob, the only human I’d ever been able to relate to… And he wasn’t even human. I fought the urge to scream again.What did this say about me?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 12, p.294

There was no cult. There had never been a cult, never been a gang. No, it was much worse than that. It was a pack. A pack of five mind-blowingly gigantic, multihued werewolves that had stalked right past me in Edward’s meadow…

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 12, p.295

You aren’t turning into a tree-hugger on me, are you?

Charlie Swan, New Moon, Chapter 12, p.296

Jacob was my best friend, but was he a monster, too? A real one? A bad one? Should I warn him, if he and his friends were… were murderers? If they were out slaughtering innocent hikers in cold blood? If they were truly creatures from a horror movie in every sense, would it be wrong to protect them?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 12, p.298

I couldn’t be friends with a killer and say nothing, let the killing continue… That would make me a monster, too.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 13, p.300

It was bad enough that my best friend was a werewolf. Did he have to be a monster, too?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 13, p.301

Once you cared about a person, it was impossible to be logical about them anymore.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 13, p.304

Could you… well, try to not be a… werewolf?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 13, p.306

Well, I’m so sorry that I can’t be the right kind of monster for you, Bella. I guess I’m just not as great as a bloodsucker, am I?

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 13, p.307

You really, honestly don’t mind that I morph into a giant dog?

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 13, p.308

Vampires don’t count as people.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 13, p.310

I wish you would have told me that you were so afraid. You didn’t need to be.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 13, p.311

I swore I wasn’t going to get mad, no matter what you said to me. But… I just got so upset that I was going to lose you… that you couldn’t deal with what I am…

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 13, p.312

She didn’t know — still doesn’t know, I guess — that… that… That things aren’t like that with us anymore. Not for Edward, anyway.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 13, p.315

I’m nothing but a human, after all. Nothing special.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 13, p.315

It was just luck that she hadn’t found me yet — just luck and five teenage werewolves.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 13, p.316

You’ve got to have a little more confidence in us than that. It’s insulting.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 13, p.317

I’m sort of used to weird by this point, you know.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 13, p.317

When I… changed, it was the most… horrible, the most terrifying thing I’ve ever been through — worse than anything I could have imagined.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 13, p.319

How do you know me so well, Jacob? Sometimes it’s like you can read my mind.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 13, p.321

Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf?

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 13, p.321

I cowered into Jacob’s side, my eyes scanning the forest for the other werewolves. When they appeared, striding out from between the trees, they weren’t what I was expecting. I’d gotten the image of the wolves stuck in my head. These were just four really big half-naked boys.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 14, p.323

I’m sure the leech-lover is just dying to help us out!

Paul, New Moon, Chapter 14, p.324

Well, there’s something you don’t see every day.

Embry Call, New Moon, Chapter 14, p.326

Well, the wolf’s out of the bag now.

Embry Call, New Moon, Chapter 14, p.328

Did you see Jake? Even Sam couldn’t have phased on the fly like that. He saw Paul losing it, and it took him, what, half a second to attack? The boy’s got a gift.

Embry Call, New Moon, Chapter 14, p.328

I bet she’s tougher than that. She runs with vampires.

Embry Call, New Moon, Chapter 14, p.329

Like you saw just now, hanging out around werewolves has its risks.

Embry Call, New Moon, Chapter 14, p.330

So, you’re the vampire girl.

Emily Young, New Moon, Chapter 14, p.332

Bella is not bait.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 14, p.336

No matter how comfortable they seemed to be with their fate, here in this happy kitchen, none of these werewolves wanted the same fate for their friend.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 14, p.336

All in all, it wasn’t exactly what I’d been expecting from a pack of werewolves.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 14, p.338

Hunting vampires is fun. It’s the best part of this whole mess.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 14, p.339

If I’m silly, then you’re dangerously unbalanced.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 14, p.339

The more you loved someone, the less sense anything made.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 14, p.340

When I dreamed, I stood in the forest again, but I didn’t wander. I was holding Emily’s scarred hand as we faced into the shadows and waited anxiously for our werewolves to come home.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 14, p.341

Last spring break, I’d been hunted by a vampire, too. I hoped this wasn’t some kind of tradition forming.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 15, p.342

Don’t kid yourself, Bella. The guy’s head over heels for you.

Mike Newton, New Moon, Chapter 15, p.343

The hardest part is feeling… out of control. Feeling like I can’t be sure of myself — like maybe you shouldn’t be around me, like maybe nobody should. Like I’m a monster who might hurt somebody.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 15, p.345

Who wants to be a nightmare, a monster?

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 15, p.345

Sometimes I’m afraid that I’m losing myself.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 15, p.346

The best part is the speed.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 15, p.346

It hurts to think about them. It’s like I can’t breathe… like I’m breaking into pieces.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 15, p.349

We’re a pretty messed-up pair, aren’t we? Neither one of us can hold our shape together right.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 15, p.349

I was addicted to the sound of my delusions. It made things worse if I went too long without them.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 15, p.352

Jake could say what he wanted about us being a messed-up pair — I was the one who was truly messed up. I made the werewolf seem downright normal.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 15, p.352

We take what we do very seriously, Bella. Nothing’s been forgotten. Everything they need to know has been passed down from father to son for generations.

Billy Black, New Moon, Chapter 15, p.354

I’d lost too much already — would fate take the last few shreds of peace left behind?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 15, p.355

I saw him, and I had no will to fight. It was so clear, so much more defined than any memory. My subconscious had stored Edward away in flawless detail, saving him for this final moment.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 15, p.361

Was I dying again, then? I didn’t like it — this wasn’t as good as the last time.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 16, p.364

Look, do you mind saving the stupid stuff for when I’m around? I won’t be able to concentrate if I think you’re jumping off cliffs behind my back.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 16, p.367

Romeo wouldn’t change his mind. That’s why people still remembered his name, always twined with hers: Romeo and Juliet. That’s why it was a good story. “Juliet gets dumped and ends up with Paris” would have never been a hit.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 16, p.371

Would it be so wrong to try to make Jacob happy? Even if the love I felt for him was no more than a weak echo of what I was capable of, even if my heart was far away, wandering and grieving after my fickle Romeo, would it be so very wrong?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 16, p.375

Wouldn’t Edward, indifferent as he might be, want me to be as happy as possible under the circumstances? Wouldn’t enough friendly emotion linger for him to want that much for me? I thought he would. He wouldn’t begrudge me this: giving just a small bit of love he didn’t want to my friend Jacob. After all, it wasn’t the same love at all

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 16, p.376

I can’t go back. Treaty or no treaty, that’s my enemy in there.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 16, p.379

Bye, Bella. I really hope you don’t die.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 16, p.379

I’d forgotten how hard she was; it was like running headlong into a wall of cement.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 17, p.382

I’d forgotten how exuberant you are.

Alice Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 17, p.383

He was a fool to think you could survive alone. I’ve never seen anyone so prone to life-threatening idiocy.

Alice Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 17, p.386

Your best friend is a werewolf?

Alice Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 17, p.387

Edward was right — you’re a magnet for danger. Weren’t you supposed to be staying out of trouble?

Alice Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 17, p.387

Leave it to you, Bella. Anyone else would be better off when the vampires left town. But you have to start hanging out with the first monsters you can find.

Alice Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 17, p.387

You look like hell, Bella.

Alice Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 17, p.389

What did you think you were going to find? I mean, besides me dead? Did you expect to find me skipping around and whistling show tunes? You know me better than that.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 17, p.389

It was night of the living dead around here. I still hear her screaming in her sleep…

Charlie Swan, New Moon, Chapter 17, p.397

I don’t know… even with Jacob, now and then I see something in her eyes, and I wonder if I’ve ever grasped how much pain she’s really in. It’s not normal, Alice, and it… it frightens me. Not normal at all. Not like someone… left her, but like someone died.

Charlie Swan, New Moon, Chapter 17, p.398

It was like someone had died — like I had died. Because it had been more than just losing the truest of true loves, as if that were not enough to kill anyone. It was also losing a whole future, a whole family — the whole life that I’d chosen…

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 17, p.398

I don’t know if she’s going to get over it — I’m not sure if it’s in her nature to heal from something like this. She’s always been such a constant little thing. She doesn’t get past things, change her mind.

Charlie Swan, New Moon, Chapter 17, p.398

I was probably overdoing it with the antagonism, but I didn’t want him to see how much this hurt.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 18, p.406

Well, run along now. Go tell Sam that the scary monsters aren’t coming to get you.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 18, p.407

You’ll still be my friend, even though I love Alice, too?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 18, p.409

Yeah, I’ll always be your friend. No matter what you love.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 18, p.409

Why does everyone keep doing that to me? I don’t smell!

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 18, p.409

It was a nasty catch-22 — on the one hand, I wanted Alice to stay forever. I was going to die — metaphorically — when she left me. But how was I supposed to go without seeing Jake for any length of time?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 18, p.410

Sam would be mad if I broke the treaty, and you probably wouldn’t like it too much if I killed your friend.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 18, p.410

I do not like the way things are.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 18, p.410

It was easier when we were both human, wasn’t it?

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 18, p.410

The prince was never coming back to kiss me awake from my enchanted sleep. I was not a princess, after all. So what was the fairy-tale protocol for other kisses? The mundane kind that didn’t break any spells?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 18, p.411

Jacob’s furious voice was suddenly in my ear, hissing out a stream of profanities. I felt a vague disapproval. His new friends were clearly a bad influence.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 18, p.414

Save your remorse for someone who believes it.

Alice Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 18, p.415

I don’t think he ever planned to outlive you by long.

Alice Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 18, p.418

We may already be too late. I saw him going to the Volturi… and asking to die.

Alice Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 18, p.419

If he gives into his more theatrical tendencies… we might have time.

Alice Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 18, p.419

There’s a very good chance that they will eliminate us all — though in your case it won’t be punishment so much as dinnertime.

Alice Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 18, p.420

The sense of deja vu was nearly stifling by this point. At least, unlike the last time — when I’d run away from Forks to escape thirsty vampires rather than to find them — I wouldn’t have to say goodbye to Charlie in person.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 18, p.421

I realized why her eyes begged for my understanding. She was protecting Jasper, at our expense, and maybe at Edward’s, too. I understood, and I did not think badly of her.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 19, p.426

It was amazingly easy to say his name now. I wasn’t sure what the difference was. Maybe because I wasn’t really planning on living much longer without seeing him. Or at all, if we were too late. It was comforting to know that I would have an easy out.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 19, p.431

You don’t get a lot of suicidal vampires.

Alice Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 19, p.431

You know what. If we’re too late for Edward, I’m going to do my damnedest to get you back to Charlie, and I don’t want any trouble from you. Do you understand that?

Alice Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 19, p.431

Maybe, if I were very, very, very lucky, I would somehow be able to save Edward. But I wasn’t so stupid as to think that saving him would mean that I could stay with him. I was no different, no more special than I’d been before. There would be no new reason for him to want me now. Seeing him and losing him again… I fought back against the pain. This was the price I had to pay to save his life. I would pay it.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 19, p.432

Honestly, I think it’s all gotten beyond ridiculous. I’m debating whether to just change you myself.

Alice Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 19, p.436

You are so bizarre, even for a human.

Alice Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 19, p.437

The image of Edward in the meadow — glowing, shimmering like his skin was made of a million diamond facets — was burned into my memory. No human who saw that would ever forget.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 19, p.438

How strongly are you opposed to grand theft auto?

Alice Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 19, p.439

Sheesh, Alice. Could you pick a more conspicuous car to steal?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 19, p.439

Trust me, Bella. If anyone sets up a roadblock, it will be behind us.

Alice Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 19, p.440

Try not to trip. We don’t have time for a concussion today.

Alice Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 19, p.441

I wasn’t going to make it. I was stupid and slow and human, and we were all going to die because of it.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 20, p.448

I’d never seen anything more beautiful — even as I ran, gasping and screaming, I could appreciate that. And the last seven months meant nothing. And his words in the forest meant nothing. And it did not matter if he did not want me. I would never want anything but him, no matter how long I lived.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 20, p.451

It was very strange, for I knew we were both in mortal danger. Still, in that instant, I felt well. Whole.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 20, p.452

You smell just exactly the same as always. So maybe this is hell. I don’t care. I’ll take it.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 20, p.452

Let’s behave ourselves, shall we? There are ladies present.

Alice Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 20, p.455

In summary, she did jump off a cliff, but she wasn’t trying to kill herself. Bella’s all about the extreme sports these days.

Alice Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 20, p.457

At least I could be with him again before I died. That was better than a long life.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 20, p.459

I love a happy ending. They are so rare.

Aro, New Moon, Chapter 21, p.468

If I hadn’t smelled her through your memories, I wouldn’t have believed the call of anyone’s blood could be so strong. I’ve never felt anything like it myself. Most of us would trade much for such a gift, and yet you…

Aro, New Moon, Chapter 21, p.471

Ah, how I miss my friend Carlisle! You remind me of him — only he was not so angry.

Aro, New Moon, Chapter 21, p.471

I certainly never thought to see Carlisle bested for self-control of all things, but you put him to shame.

Aro, New Moon, Chapter 21, p.471

You’re very brave, Edward, to endure in silence. I asked Jane to do that to me once — just out of curiosity.

Aro, New Moon, Chapter 21, p.476

I haven’t seen a prospective talent so promising since we found Jane and Alec. Can you imagine the possibilities when she is one of us?

Aro, New Moon, Chapter 21, p.477

If she betrays our secrets, are you prepared to destroy her? I think not.

Caius, New Moon, Chapter 21, p.478

Was it really such a loathsome idea? Would he rather die than change me? I felt like I’d been kicked in the stomach.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 21, p.479

And would it really matter that Alice was willing, would it make any difference if I did become a vampire, when the idea was so repulsive to Edward? If death was, to him, a better alternative than having me around forever, an immortal annoyance? Terrified as I was, I felt myself sinking down into depression, drowning in it…

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 21, p.480

I think she’s having hysterics. Maybe you should slap her.

Alice Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 22, p.486

To have my eyes so filled with tears that I could not see his features clearly was wasteful — insanity.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 22, p.486

As I stared at his too beautiful face, trying to understand the change, it suddenly struck me that I was really here, in Edward’s arms, however fleetingly, and that we were not — at this exact moment — about to be killed.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 22, p.488

Is it really sick for me to be happy right now?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 22, p.488

Lucky Alice. She could trust her future.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 22, p.489

I’d rather he killed me now than move one inch from where I was.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 22, p.489

Here in his arms, it was so easy to fantasize that he wanted me. I didn’t want to think about his motivations now — about whether he acted this way to keep me calm while we were still in danger, or if he just felt guilty for where we were and relieved that he wasn’t responsible for my death. Maybe the time apart had been enough that I didn’t bore him for the moment. But it didn’t matter. I was so much happier pretending.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 22, p.490

They have a name for someone who smells the way Bella does to me. They call her my singer — because her blood sings for me.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 22, p.490

It was heaven — right smack in the middle of hell.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 22, p.491

I’d forgotten that I had access to a toothbrush. It brightened my outlook considerably.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 22, p.492

I don’t want to sleep. If I close my eyes now, I’ll see things I don’t want to see. I’ll have nightmares.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 22, p.494

He continued to kiss my hair, my forehead, my wrists… but never my lips, and that was good. After all, how many ways can one heart be mangled and still be expected to keep beating? I’d lived through a lot that should have finished me in the last few days, but it didn’t make me feel strong. Instead, I felt horribly fragile, like one word could shatter me.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 22, p.495

You will never put me through that again.

Esme Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 22, p.496

I’m so very sorry, Bella. I feel wretched about every part of this, and so grateful that you were brave enough to go save my brother after what I did. Please say you’ll forgive me.

Rosalie Hale, New Moon, Chapter 22, p.497

It doesn’t count until she’s conscious, Rose.

Emmett Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 22, p.498

It took less than half a second for me to realize that, as long as I was truly insane now, I might as well enjoy the delusions while they were pleasant.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.501

His irises were pitch-black, with bruise-like shadows under them. This surprised me; my hallucinatory Edwards were usually better fed.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.502

I’m dead, right? I did drown. Crap, crap, crap! This is gonna kill Charlie.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.502

If I was in hell, you wouldn’t be with me.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.503

You should probably know that I’m breaking the rules right now. Well, not technically, since he said I was never to walk through his door again, and I came in the window… But, still, the intent was clear.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.503

I wasn’t hunting for food… I was actually trying my hand at… tracking. I’m not very good at it.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.505

The odds are always stacked against us. Mistake after mistake. I’ll never criticize Romeo again.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.508

I thought I’d explained it clearly before. Bella, I can’t live in a world where you don’t exist.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.509

I’m a good liar, Bella. I have to be.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.509

You weren’t going to let go. I could see that. I didn’t want to do it — it felt like it would kill me to do it — but I knew that if I couldn’t convince you that I didn’t love you anymore, it would just take you that much longer to get on with your life. I hoped that, if you thought I’d moved on, so would you.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.509

After all the thousand times I’ve told you I love you, how could you let one word break your faith in me?

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.510

I could see it in your eyes, that you honestly believed that I didn’t want you anymore. The most absurd, ridiculous concept — as if there were any way that I could exist without needing you!

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.510

You’re not asleep, and you’re not dead. I’m here, and I love you. I have always loved you, and I will always love you. I was thinking of you, seeing your face in my mind, every second that I was away. When I told you that I didn’t want you, it was the very blackest kind of blasphemy.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.510

It never made sense for you to love me. I always knew that.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.511

What kind of an idiotic question is that?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.511

Of course I love you — and there’s nothing you can do about it!

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.512

His mouth was on mine then, and I couldn’t fight him. Not because he was so many thousand times stronger than me, but because my will crumbled into dust the second our lips met.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.512

Only you could be more important than what I wanted… what I needed. What I want and need is to be with you, and I know I’ll never be strong enough to leave again. I have too many excuses to stay — thank heaven for that! It seems you can’t be safe, no matter how many miles I put between us.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.513

If I let myself hope, and it came to nothing… that would kill me. Where all those merciless vampires had not been able to finish me off, hope would do the job.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.513

Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars — points of light and reason… And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.514

My heart hasn’t beat in almost ninety years, but this was different. It was like my heart was gone — like I was hollow. Like I’d left everything that was inside me here with you.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.515

My problems are a lot worse that a handful of adolescent wolves getting themselves into trouble.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.517

I cannot be without you, but I will not destroy your soul.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.518

You will always be the most beautiful thing in my world. Of course… If you outgrew me — if you wanted something more — I would understand that, Bella. I promise I wouldn’t stand in your way if you wanted to leave me.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.519

This isn’t just about you anymore. You’re not the center of the universe, you know. If you’re going to bring the Volturi down on us over something as stupid as leaving me human, then your family ought to have a say.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.521

I’ll earn your trust back somehow. It’s my final act.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 24, p.523

I don’t trust myself to be… enough. To deserve you. There’s nothing about me that could hold you.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 24, p.523

Your hold is permanent and unbreakable. Never doubt that.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 24, p.524

If there was only some way to make you see that I can’t leave you. Time, I suppose, will be the way to convince you.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 24, p.524

Hold on a second. I think I’m having an epiphany here.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 24, p.526

What if you sincerely believed something was true, but you were dead wrong? What if you were so stubbornly sure that you were right, that you wouldn’t even consider the truth? Would the truth be silenced, or would it try to break through?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 24, p.527

Option three: Edward loved me. The bond forged between us was not one that could be broken by absence, distance, or time. And no matter how much more special or beautiful or brilliant or perfect than me he might be, he was as irreversibly altered as I was. As I would always belong to him, so would he always be mine.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 24, p.527

You, at least, made an effort. You got up in the morning, tried to be normal for Charlie, followed the pattern of your life. When I wasn’t actively tracking, I was… totally useless. I couldn’t be around my family — I couldn’t be around anyone. I’m embarrassed to admit that I more or less curled up into a ball and let the misery have me. It was much more pathetic than hearing voices. And, of course, you know I do that, too.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 24, p.528

I don’t mean that I have any aversion to you as a sister. It’s just that… this is not the life I would have chosen for myself. I wish there had been someone there to vote no for me.

Rosalie Hale, New Moon, Chapter 24, p.534

You’ve chosen not to live without her, and that doesn’t leave me a choice.

Carlisle Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 24, p.534

Thank you. For wanting to keep me. I feel exactly the same way about all of you, too.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 24, p.535

Seriously, Bella! I don’t have any idea how to not kill you.

Alice Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 24, p.535

You’re wounding my ego, Bella. I just proposed to you, and you think it’s a joke.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 24, p.540

Well, I’m nearly a hundred and ten. It’s time I settled down.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 24, p.540

Because she’d rather you became one of the eternal damned than get married.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 24, p.541

So eager for eternal damnation.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 24, p.546

With Edward back in place, it was almost as if the last eight months were just a disturbing nightmare.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Epilogue, p.549

The fairy tale was back on. Prince returned, bad spell broken. I wasn’t sure exactly what to do about the leftover, unresolved character. Where was his happily ever after?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Epilogue, p.550

Abruptly, I remembered what had happened to Paris when Romeo came back. The stage directions were simple: They fight. Paris falls.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Epilogue, p.552

Charlie… is probably not going to kill you, but he’s thinking about it.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Epilogue, p.553

The sting of betrayal washed through me. I had trusted Jacob implicitly — trusted him with every single secret I had. He was supposed to be my safe harbor — the person I could always rely on.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Epilogue, p.553

Let me go! I’m going to murder him! Traitor!

Bella Swan, New Moon, Epilogue, p.554

I’m already grounded! Why do you think I haven’t been down to La Push to kick your butt for avoiding my phone calls?

Bella Swan, New Moon, Epilogue, p.556

Thank you. I will never be able to tell you how grateful I am. I will owe you for the rest of my… existence.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Epilogue, p.557

I’m a quick learner, Jacob Black, and I don’t make the same mistake twice. I’m here until she orders me away.

Edward Cullen, New Moon, Epilogue, p.558

The only thing that Jacob would want from Edward would be his absence.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Epilogue, p.558

Charlie might just send me to military school. But that won’t keep me away from Edward. There’s nothing that can do that.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Epilogue, p.558

The treaty is quite specific. If any of them bite a human, the truce is over. Bite, not kill.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Epilogue, p.558

I would never hurt her.

Jacob Black, New Moon, Epilogue, p.559

BELLA! I SEE HIS CAR AND I KNOW YOU’RE OUT THERE! IF YOU AREN’T INSIDE THIS HOUSE IN ONE MINUTE…!

Charlie Swan, New Moon, Epilogue, p.560

Like we were connected, the echo of his pain twisted inside me. His pain, my pain.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Epilogue, p.561

I knew that last glimpse of his face would haunt me until I saw him smile again.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Epilogue, p.562

Edward was here, with his arms around me. I could face anything as long as that was true. I squared my shoulders and walked forward to meet my fate, with my destiny solidly at my side.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Epilogue, p.563