"There's something... strange about the way you two are together... The way he watches you-it's so... protective. Like he's about to throw himself in front of a bullet to save you or something." - Renee Dwyer
"You've experienced the way I can manipulate the emotions around myself, Bella, but I wonder if you realize how the feelings in a room affect me. I live every day in a climate of emotion. For the first century of my life, I lived in a world of bloodthirsty vengeance. Hate was my constant companion." - Jasper Hale
When I stared up at the jeweled sky, it was as if there were an obstruction between my eyes and their beauty. The obstruction was a face, just an unremarkable human face, but I couldn't quite seem to banish it from my mind. -Edward
Bella: "Condition?" My voice went flat. "What condition?" Edward: His eyes were cautious---he spoke slowly. "Marry me first." Bella: I stared at him, waiting. . . . "Okay. What's the punch line?" Edward: He sighed. "You're wounding my ego, Bella. I just proposed to you, and you think it's a joke."
In the dead silence, all the details suddenly fell into place for me with a burst of intuition. Something Edward didn't want me to know. Something that Jacob wouldn't have kept from me.... It was never going to end, was it?