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
"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
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?
"It's late," he said again, murmuring, almost crooning now, his voice smoother than silk. "Sleep, my Bella. Dream happy dreams. You are the only one who has ever touched my heart. It will always be yours. Sleep, my only love."