Warning: Spoiler Alert!
There are four books in the Twilight Saga: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. These four books have become a huge hit in the past few years — such a hit that there are films based on the series. It all began on June 2, 2003. The first novel in the series was inspired by a dream author Stephenie Meyer had about a young girl and a sparkly vampire in a meadow, talking about falling in love and the restraint it took the vampire to keep from killing the young girl, whose blood smelled so sweet.
That was just the beginning of the four-book series. From there, it spiralled into a story of forbidden love between mortal and immortal, danger and fear. Following are the top Twilight saga quotes.
In Twilight, the first novel in the saga, Bella Swan has just moved to Forks, Washington to live with her father. This is where her adventures begin with Edward Cullen, particularly when Bella learns that Edward and the Cullens are actually vampires.
"When life offers you 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
Who hasn't gotten their hopes up when a great opportunity presents itself, then slips out of their grasp? Surely, everyone has experienced such disappointment at some point in their lives. Still, Bella is warning us not to get our hopes up when something seems too good to be true.
"It was nice to be alone, not to have to smile and look pleased; a relief to stare dejectedly out the window at the sheeting rain and let just a few tears escape." ~Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 1, p.9
It is easy to relate to what Bella is feeling in this sentence. Everyone needs time alone every once in a while. Take some time to grieve or to let the tears flow when things get to be too much.
"Only you could get into trouble in a town this small. You would have devastated their crime rate statistics for a decade, you know." ~Edward Cullen, Twilight, Chapter 8, p.173
Not only is Bella accident-prone, she is also prone to attracting trouble. This is especially true after she meets the vampire and werewolf families in her new hometown, befriends both and has to choose between the two. Still, without the trouble, there would be no story to the Twilight Saga.
Edward is not present for most of the second novel, New Moon, when he decides it is not safe for Bella to be around him. This is when Bella becomes closer friends with a boy named Jacob. The following quotes are from the beginning of the book.
"You’re only a senior once. Might as well document the experience."~ Alice Cullen
"How many times have you been a senior?" ~Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.9
It's Bella's birthday and she has received a camera as a gift. "You're only a senior once," is a common phrase one might hear throughout life, replacing the word "senior" with child, college student, etc. When Bella asks Alice how many times she has been a senior, she is referring to the fact that vampires don't age, so Alice has likely been to high school numerous times.
"You know, I’ve never had much patience with Romeo." ~Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 1, p.17
He is referring to the play, Romeo and Juliet, and doesn't understand how someone could destroy their own happiness more thoroughly. He is likely thinking that, if only he could have had control over his own life, he would have done so much differently.
Eclipse is a lot darker and more action-packed. There is a lot more tension as Bella has to choose between her boyfriend – a vampire – and her best friend, who happens to be a werewolf.
"There’s no law that says I can’t cook in my own house." Charlie Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.6
Bella's father doesn't cook, and he tries to insert a little humor when Bella questions him about why he is suddenly cooking dinner. However, something has to have changed in order to bring this kind of change in a character.
"With Jacob there is a… conflict. A conflict about the friendship thing, I mean. Friendship doesn’t always seem to be enough for Jake." Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.14
Jacob is one of Bella's good friends, but it's obvious he wants more than friendship with her. That will always complicate a relationship, especially when Bella already has a serious relationship with someone else. It brings about the age-old question: "Can a man and woman just be friends?" With Bella, Jacob doesn't believe so.
Breaking Dawn is the fourth, and final, novel in the series. Bella is looking forward to her future with Edward and a life of immortality.
"Virtual indestructibility was just one of the many perks I was looking forward to. The best parts about being a Cullen were not expensive cars and impressive credit cards." ~Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.9
Bella is referring to becoming a vampire. Then, she will be indestructible and no longer able to get hurt. Physically, anyway. Will she be so strong that no one can break her spirit?
"But most significant in this tidal wave of happiness was the surest fact of all: I was with Edward. Forever." ~Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 39, p.752
Her fate was sealed, and there would be no going back. Bella and Edward were married and, once she was transformed, they were partners for life, however long that may be for a vampire. It may be a similar feeling to what mortals have when they make the realization that they are married for someone for life.
These are just a few of the quotes from the Twilight Saga books. There is much more to the story of love and immortality, but you will have to read the books yourself to find that out.
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