When life offers toi a dream so far beyond any of your expectations, it’s not reasonable to grieve when it comes to an end.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Preface, p.1

I stared because their faces, so different, so similar, were all devastatingly, inhumanly beautiful.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 1, p.19

I peeked up at him one plus time, and regretted it. He was glaring down at me again, his black eyes full of revulsion. As I flinched away from him, shrinking against my chair, the phrase if looks could kill suddenly ran through my mind.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 1, p.24

I was sure, though, in the instant our eyes met, that he didn’t look harsh ou unfriendly as he had the last time I’d seen him. He looked merely curious again, unsatisfied in some way.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 2, p.41

His fingers were ice-cold, like he’d been holding them in a snowdrift before class. But that wasn’t why I jerked my hand away so quickly. When he touched me, it stung my hand as if an electric current had passed through us.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 2, p.45

I vividly remembered the flat black color of his eyes the last time he’d glared at me — the color was striking against the background of his pale skin and his auburn hair. Today, his eyes were a completely different color: a strange ocher, darker than butterscotch, but with the same golden tone.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 2, p.46

Hasn’t anyone ever told you? Life isn’t fair.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 2, p.49

I was in disbelief that I’d just explained my dreary life to this bizarre, beautiful boy who may ou may not despise me.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 2, p.50

Edward Cullen was leaning against the front door of the Volvo, three cars down from me, and staring intently in my direction.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 2, p.52

If I was being honest with myself, I knew I was eager to get to school because I would see Edward Cullen. And that was very, very stupid.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 3, p.54

Edward Cullen was standing four cars down from me, staring at me in horror. His face stood out from a sea of faces, all La Reine des Neiges in the same mask of shock.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 3, p.56

Just before I heard the shattering crunch of the van folding around the truck bed, something hit me, hard, but not from the direction I was expecting.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 3, p.56

A low oath made me aware that someone was with me, and the voice was impossible not to recognize. Two long, white hands shot out protectively in front of me, and the van shuddered to a stop a foot from my face, the large hands fitting providentially into a deep dent in the side of the van’s body.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 3, p.56

How did toi get over here so fast?

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 3, p.57

He unleashed the full, devastating power of his eyes on me, as if trying to communicate something crucial.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 3, p.57

I was consumed par the mystery Edward presented. And plus than a little obsessed par Edward himself.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 3, p.67

That was the first night I dreamed of Edward Cullen.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 3, p.67

I wondered to myself why no one else had seen him standing so far away, before he was suddenly, impossibly saving my life. With chagrin, I realized the probable cause — no one else was as aware of Edward as I always was. No one else watched him the way I did. How pitiful.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 4, p.69

As always, I was electrically aware of Edward sitting close enough to touch, as distant as if he were merely an invention of my imagination.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 4, p.72

I sighed and opened my eyes. And Edward was staring at me curiously, that same, familiar edge of frustration even plus distinct now in his black eyes.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 4, p.73

I couldn’t allow him to have this level of influence over me. It was pathetic. plus than pathetic, it was unhealthy.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 4, p.74

I turned slowly, unwillingly. I didn’t want to feel what I knew I would feel when I looked at his too-perfect face.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 4, p.74

What? Are toi speaking to me again?

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 4, p.74

It’s too bad toi didn’t figure that out earlier. toi could have saved yourself all this regret.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 4, p.75

I wasn’t interesting. And he was. Interesting… and brilliant… and mysterious… and perfect… and beautiful… and possibly able to lift full-sized vans with one hand.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 4, p.79

I thought toi were supposed to be pretending I don’t exist, not irritating me to death.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 4, p.82

It felt like the heat of my anger should physically burn him, but he only seemed plus amused.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 4, p.82

So toi are trying to irritate me to death? Since Tyler’s van didn’t do the job?

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 4, p.82

Do toi have a multiple personality disorder?

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 4, p.82

Are toi trying to be funny?

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 4, p.83

Stupid, shiny Volvo owner.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 4, p.83

It was difficult to believe that I hadn’t just imagined what Edward had said, and the way his eyes had looked. Maybe it was just a very convincing dream that I’d confused with reality. That seemed plus probable than that I really appealed to him on any level.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 5, p.86

It was hard to believe that someone so beautiful could be real. I was afraid that he might disappear in a sudden puff of smoke, and I would wake up.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 5, p.87

I’m trying to figure out what toi are.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 5, p.89

His voice was like melting honey. I could imagine how much plus overwhelming his eyes would be.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 5, p.102

I was completely absorbed, except for one small part of my mind that wondered what Edward was doing now, and trying to imagine what he would be saying if he were here with me.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 6, p.117

And then Edward stepped out from the trees, his skin faintly glowing, his eyes black and dangerous. He held up one hand and beckoned me to come to him. The loup growled at my feet. I took a step forward, toward Edward. He smiled then, and his teeth were sharp, pointed.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 7, p.131

The dark Edward in my dream last night was a reflection only of my fear of the word Jacob had spoken, and not Edward himself.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 7, p.139

I didn’t know if there ever was a choice, really. I was already in too deep. Now that I knew — if I knew — I could do nothing about my frightening secret. Because when I thought of him, of his voice, his hypnotic eyes, the magnetic force of his personality, I wanted nothing plus than to be with him right now.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 7, p.139

This decision was ridiculously easy to live with. Dangerously easy.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 7, p.140

I should be afraid — I knew I should be, but I couldn’t feel the right kind of fear.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 7, p.141

Stupid, unreliable vampire.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 8, p.156

It was amazing how instantaneously the choking fear vanished, amazing how suddenly the feeling of security washed over me — even before I was off the rue — as soon as I heard his voice.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 8, p.162

I wanted nothing plus than to be alone with my perpetual savior. There were so many questions that I couldn’t bombard him with till we were par ourselves.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 8, p.166

He stared into my eyes, and I saw how light his eyes were, lighter than I’d ever seen them, golden butterscotch.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 8, p.170

I feel very sûr, sans danger with you.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 8, p.170

Did toi ever think that maybe my number was up the first time, with the van, and that you’ve been interfering with fate?

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 8, p.174

I probably should have been used to that par now — but I wasn’t. I had a feeling Edward wasn’t the kind of person anyone got used to.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 8, p.178

It doesn’t matter to me what toi are.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 9, p.184

He turned to look at me with a wistful expression. The golden eyes held mine, and I Lost my train of thought. I stared at him until he looked away.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 9, p.186

I was aware of the time slipping away so quickly, like the black road beneath us, and I was hideously afraid that I would never have another chance to be with him like this again — openly, the walls between us gone for once. His words hinted at an end, and I recoiled from the idea. I couldn’t waste one minute I had with him.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 9, p.187

I didn’t like it. Not seeing you. It makes me anxious, too.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 9, p.190

I told you, it doesn’t matter what toi are. It’s too late.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 9, p.190

I turned and he was leaning toward me, his pale, glorious face just inches from mine. My cœur, coeur stopped beating.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 9, p.193

About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was part of him — and I didn’t know how potent that part might be — that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in l’amour with him.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 9, p.195

There was uncertainty in his voice. He was really giving me a choice — I was free to refuse, and part of him hoped for that. It was a vain hope.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 10, p.197

It was a colossal tribute to his face that it kept my eyes away from his body.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 10, p.197

He paused to catch a stray lock of hair that was escaping the twist on my neck and wound it back into place. My cœur, coeur spluttered hyperactively.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 10, p.201

One side of his mouth pulled up into my favori uneven smile.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 10, p.201

How very inconvenient his little talent could be — when it wasn’t saving my life.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 10, p.202

He drives like a maniac. It was terrifying.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 10, p.202

toi should have seen the waitress flirting with him — it was over the top. But he didn’t pay any attention to her at all.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 10, p.203

I do have some trouble with incoherency when I’m around him.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 10, p.204

I can’t explain it right… but he’s even plus incroyable behind the face.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 10, p.204

The vampire who wanted to be good — who ran around saving people’s lives so he wouldn’t be a monster…

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 10, p.204

But outside the door to our Spanish class, leaning against the mur — looking plus like a Greek god than anyone had a right to — Edward was waiting for me.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 10, p.206

As it happens, I don’t mind being alone with you.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 10, p.214

Nothing plus fun than an irritated grizzly bear.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 10, p.215

I was stunned par the unexpected electricity that flowed through me, amazed that it was possible to be plus aware of him than I already was. A crazy impulse to reach over and touch him, to stroke his perfect face just once in the darkness, nearly overwhelmed me.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 11, p.219

His face startled me — his expression was torn, almost pained, and so fiercely beautiful that the ache to touch him flared as strong as before. My goodbye stuck in my throat. He raised his hand, hesitant, conflict raging in his eyes, and then swiftly brushed the length of my cheekbone with his fingertips. His skin was as icy as ever, but the trail his fingers left on my skin was alarmingly warm — like I’d been burned, but didn’t feel the pain of it yet.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 11, p.220

He grinned his crooked smile at me, stopping my breath and my heart. I couldn’t imagine how an Angel could be any plus glorious. There was nothing about him that could be improved upon.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 12, p.241

I looked down, afraid of the persuasive power of his eyes. I refused to be convinced to fear him, no matter how real the danger might be. It doesn’t matter, I repeated in my head.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 12, p.243

I realized slowly that his words should frighten me. I waited for that fear to come, but all I could seem to feel was an ache for his pain.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 12, p.246

Should I say ‘have fun,’ ou is that the wrong sentiment?

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 12, p.247

I promise to try to be safe. I’ll do the laundry tonight — that ought to be fraught with peril.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 12, p.247

Our relationship couldn’t continue to balance, as it did, on the point of a knife. We would fall off one edge ou the other, depending entirely upon his decision, ou his instincts. My decision was made, made before I’d ever consciously chosen, and I was committed to seeing it through. Because there was nothing plus terrifying to me, plus excruciating, than the thought of turning away from him. It was an impossibility.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 12, p.248

This truck is old enough to be your car’s grandfather — have some respect.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 12, p.254

His cold touch on my skin never failed to make my cœur, coeur thud erratically. Twice, when that happened, I caught a look on his face that made me sure he could somehow hear it.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 12, p.257

Edward seemed to take a deep breath, and then he stepped out into the bright glow of the midday sun.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 12, p.259

Edward in the sunlight was shocking. I couldn’t get used to it, though I’d been staring at him all afternoon. His skin, white despite the faint flush from yesterday’s hunting trip, literally sparkled, like thousands of tiny diamonds were embedded in the surface.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 13, p.260

I was wishing that I could believe that toi were real. And I was wishing that I wasn’t afraid.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 13, p.262

I sat without moving, plus frightened of him than I had ever been. I’d never seen him so completely freed of that carefully cultivated facade. He’d never been less human… ou plus beautiful.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 13, p.264

I looked into his eyes, abruptly grasping that this was every bit as new to him as it was to me. As many years of unfathomable experience as he had, this was hard for him, too.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 13, p.265

I was afraid… because, for, well, obvious reasons, I can’t stay with you. And I’m afraid that I’d like to stay with you, much plus than I should.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 13, p.266

It was hard to keep up — his sudden mood changes left me always a step behind, dazed.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 13, p.266

So what you’re saying is, I’m your brand of heroin?

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 13, p.267

toi already know how I feel, of course. I’m here… which, roughly translated, means I would rather die than stay away from you.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 13, p.274


What a stupid lamb.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 13, p.274

He raised his free hand and placed it gently on the side of my neck. I sat very still, the chill of his touch a natural warning — a warning telling me to be terrified. But there was no feeling of fear in me. There were, however, other feelings…

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 13, p.275

He came to rest with the side of his face pressed tenderly against my chest. Listening to my heart.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 13, p.276

I knew at any moment it could be too much, and my life could end — so quickly that I might not even notice. And I couldn’t make myself be afraid. I couldn’t think of anything, except that he was touching me.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 13, p.276

No one could be still like Edward. He closed his eyes and became as immobile as stone, a carving under my hand.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 13, p.277

You’re better at this than toi give yourself credit for.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 13, p.278

Will toi turn into a bat?

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 13, p.279

I’m a bit heavier than your average backpack.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 13, p.279

He hesitated — not in the normal way, the human way. Not the way a man might hesitate before he kissed a woman, to gauge her reaction, to see how he would be received. Perhaps he would hesitate to prolong the moment, that ideal moment of anticipation, sometimes better than the Kiss itself. Edward hesitated to test himself, to see if this was safe, to make sure he was still in control of his need. And then his cold, marble lips pressed very softly against mine.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 13, p.282

He was a different Edward than the one I had known. And I felt all the plus besotted par him. It would cause me physical pain to be separated from him now.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 13, p.283

There was no way around it; I couldn’t resist him in anything.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 13, p.284

Take it easy — my truck is a senior citizen.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 13, p.284

Are toi ever going to tell me how old toi are?

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 14, p.287

There’s nothing like an unsolved mystery to keep toi up at night.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 14, p.287

Just give me a minute to restart my heart.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 14, p.297

Can I have a minute to be human?

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 14, p.297

I tried not to think of Edward, sitting in my room, waiting, because then I had to start all over with the calming process.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 14, p.298

It was very difficult, while he was touching me, to frame a coherent question.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 14, p.299

It seems to be… much easier for you, now, to be close to me.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 14, p.299

Yeah, it’s an off jour when I don’t get somebody telling me how edible I smell.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 14, p.306

He laughed, and then began to hum that same, unfamiliar lullaby; the voice of an archangel, soft in my ear.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 14, p.311

Well, it’s no irritable grizzly…

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 15, p.316

I’ll always want you. Forever.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 15, p.318

I doubted there were any etiquette livres detailing how to dress when your vampire sweetheart takes toi accueil to meet his vampire family.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 15, p.318

You… made… me… faint.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 15, p.319

I think I forgot to breathe.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 15, p.320

I’m feeling extremely insignificant.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 15, p.326

Every time he touched me, in even the most casual way, my cœur, coeur had an audible reaction.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 16, p.335

I hate to burst your bubble, but you’re really not as scary as toi think toi are. I don’t find toi scary at all, actually.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 16, p.345

vampires like baseball?

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 16, p.347

I l’amour you. I will always l’amour you, no matter what happens now.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 19, p.391

But it won’t be all right when I’m not with you.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 19, p.396

I folded the letter carefully, and sealed it in the envelope. Eventually he would find it. I only hoped he would understand, and listen to me just this once. And then I carefully sealed away my heart.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 21, p.432

The minutes passed and Edward’s arrival grew closer. It was amazing how every cell in my body seemed to know he was coming, to long for his coming.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 22, p.437

I imagined that I had stayed at the airport to meet Edward. I visualized how I would stand on my toes, the sooner to see his face. How quickly, how gracefully he would déplacer through the crowds of people separating us. And then I would run to close those last few feet between us — reckless as always — and I would be in his marble arms, finally safe.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 22, p.440

So many questions I still had for him. I could talk to him forever, never sleeping, never leaving his side. I could see his face so clearly now… almost hear his voice. And, despite all the horror and hopelessness, I was fleetingly happy. So involved was I in my escapist daydreams, I Lost all track of the secondes racing by.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 22, p.440

I heard, as if from underwater, the final growl of the hunter. I could see, through the long tunnels my eyes had become, his dark shape coming toward me. With my last effort, my hand instinctively raised to protect my face. My eyes closed, and I drifted.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 22, p.451

This couldn’t be heaven, could it? There was too much pain for that.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 23, p.453

Edward’s face was drawn. I watched his eyes as the doubt was suddenly replaced with a blazing determination.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 23, p.455

Stay, Edward, stay with me…

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 23, p.456

I heard my favori sound in the world: Edward’s quiet laugh, weak with relief.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 23, p.457

Don’t I taste as good as I smell?

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 24, p.460

I was not finished s’embrasser you. Don’t make me come over there.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 24, p.463

Don’t forget to breathe.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 24, p.464

I’m pretty crazy about him.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 24, p.468

I can’t always be Lois Lane. I want to be Superman, too.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 24, p.474

toi are my life. You’re the only thing it would hurt me to lose.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 24, p.474

You’re talking about forever, toi know.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 24, p.478

I’m betting on Alice.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 24, p.480

His eyes were melting all my fury. It was impossible to fight with him when he cheated like that.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Epilogue, p.485

Oh, I’m with the vampires, of course.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Epilogue, p.487

It’s not the end, it’s the beginning.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Epilogue, p.497

Mostly I dream about being with toi forever.

Bella Swan, Twilight, Epilogue, p.498

I l’amour toi plus than everything else in the world combined. Isn’t that enough?

Bella Swan, Twilight, Epilogue, p.498