I don’t think you should dump all your other friends for your boyfriend, Bella. It’s not nice, and I think your life would be better balanced if you kept some other people in it. What happened last September, well, if you’d had more of a life outside of Edward Cullen, it might not have been like that.
— Charlie Swan
“I had a typical bout of rebellious adolescence — about ten years after I was… born … created, whatever you want to call it. I wasn’t sold on his life of abstinence, and I resented him for curbing my appetite. So I went off on my own for a time. I thought I would be exempt from the depression that accompanies a conscience. Because I knew the thoughts of my prey, I could pass over the innocent and pursue only the evil. If I followed a murderer down a dark alley where he stalked a young girl — if I saved her, then surely I wasn’t so terrible.” ~ Edward Cullen, Twilight, Chapter 16.
Well, she looks like a freaking supermodel, that’s what she looks like.
— Max in Breaking Dawn, talking about Bella
I didn’t know how it would be for me… what with my being a vampire. Carlisle told me it was a very powerful thing, like nothing else. He told me physical love was something I should not treat lightly. With our rarely changing temperaments, strong emotions can alter us in permanent ways. But he said I did not need to worry about that part - you had already altered me so completely. I spoke to my brothers, too. They told me it was a very great pleasure. Second only to drinking human blood.
— Edward Cullen
Nudity was an inconvenient but unavoidable part of pack life. We’d all thought nothing of it before Leah came along. Then it got awkward. […] We’d all caught a glimpse. And it wasn’t like she wasn’t worth looking at; it was just that it was so not worth it when she caught you thinking about it later.
— Jacob Black
I couldn’t think about what he was suggesting. It was too much. Impossible. Wrong. Sick. Borrowing Bella for the weekends and then returning her Monday like a rental movie? So messed up. So tempting.
— Jacob Black
It’s hard and cold, and it throws rainbows in the sunlight.
— Edward Cullen
re: reading Eclipse
“I was so used to people wanting me. And Edward wasn’t the least bit interested. It frustrated me, even offended me in the beginning. But he never wanted anyone, so it didn’t bother me long. Even when we first met Tanya’s clan in Denali - all those females! - Edward never showed the slightest preference.” - Rosalie Hale
I don’t understand why you like it. The characters are ghastly people who ruin each others’ lives.
— Edward Cullen on ‘Wuthering Heights’
That’s the one part I can never be sure of. 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.
— Dr. Carlisle Cullen