“You’re dangerous?” I guessed, my pulse quickening as I intuitively realized the truth of my own words.
He was dangerous. He’d been trying to tell me that all along.
He just looked at me, eyes full of some emotion I couldn’t comprehend.
“But not bad,” I whispered, shaking my head. “No, I don’t believe that you’re bad.”
“You’re wrong.” His voice was almost inaudible. He looked down, stealing my bottle lid and then spinning it on its side between his fingers. I stared at him, wondering why I didn’t feel afraid. He meant what he was saying — that was obvious. But I just felt anxious, on edge… and, more than anything else, fascinated. The same way I always felt when I was near him. – Chapter 4 Invitations
” I decided as long as I was going to hell, I might as well do it thoroughly.”-Edward to Bella, chapter 5
“I decided it didn’t matter,” I whispered.
“It didn’t matter?” His tone made me look up — I had finally broken through his carefully composed mask. His face was incredulous, with just a hint of the anger I’d feared.
“No,” I said softly. “It doesn’t matter to me what you are.”
A hard, mocking edge entered his voice. “You don’t care if I’m a monster? If I’m not human!”
“No.” – Chapter 9 Theory
“You are the most important thing to me. The most important thing to me ever.”- Edward to Bella, chapter 13.Confessions
“The blush on your cheeks is lovely,” he murmured. He gently freed his other hand. My hands fell limply into my lap. Softly he brushed my cheek, then held my face between his marble hands. “Be very still,” he whispered, as if I wasn’t already frozen. Slowly, never moving his eyes from mine, he leaned toward me. Then, abruptly, but very gently, he rested his cold cheek against the hollow at the base of my throat. I was quite unable to move, even if I’d wanted to. I listened to the sound of his even breathing, watching the sun and wind play in his bronze hair, more human than any other part of him.” – chapter 13. Confessions
“No,” he continued, “In was thinking there was something I wanted to try.” And he took my face in his hands again. I couldn’t breathe. 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 presses very softly against mine.” – chapter 13.Confessions
“Isn’t it supposed to be like this?” He smiled. “The glory of first love, and all that. It’s incredible, isn’t it, the difference between reading about something, seeing it in the pictures, and experiencing it?” – chapter 14.
” And then,” he whispered ” as you were sleeping, you said my name. You spoke so clearly, at first I thought you’d woken. But you rolled over restlessly and mumbled my name once more, and sighed. The feeling that coursed through me then was unnerving, staggering. And I knew I couldn’t ignore you any longer.”
“For almost ninety years I’ve walked among my kind, and yours…all the time thinking I was complete in myself, not realizing what I was seeking. And not finding anything, because you weren’t alive yet.”- Edward to Bella , chapter 14
“Just because I’m resisting the wine doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the bouquet”- Edward to Bella, chapter 14
“Your human instincts…” I began. He waited. “Well, do you find me attractive, in that way, at all?” He laughed and lightly rumpled my nearly dry hair. “I may not be human, but I am a man,” he assured me- chapter 14.
“You are my life now,” he answered simply”.- chapter 15
“You are utterly indecent- no one should look so tempting, it isn’t fair.” – Edward to Bella chapter 15
He took my hand, moving it from his lips but holding it to his face. “I love you,” he said. “It’s a poor excuse for what I’m doing, but it’s still true.”- chapter17
“You are my life. You’re the only thing it would hurt me to lose.” I was getting better at this. It was easy to admit how much I needed him. “- Bella to Edward, chapter 24
“So ready for this to be the end,” he murmured, almost to himself,” for this to be the twilight of your life, though your life has barely started. You’re ready to give up everything.”
“It’s not the end, it’s the beginning,” I disagreed under my breath.
“I’m not worth it,” he said sadly.
“Do you remember when you told me that I didn’t see myself clearly?” I asked, raising my eyebrows. ” You obviously have the same blindness”- Epilogue