Bella, I couldn’t live with myself if I ever hurt you. You don’t know how it’s tortured me. The thought of you, still, white, cold… to never see you blush scarlet again, to never see that flash of intuition in your eyes when you see through my pretenses… it would be unendurable. You are the most important thing to me now. The most important thing to me ever.
"There’s nothing about me that could hold you."
"Your hold is permanent and unbreakable."
“even more, I had never meant to love him. one thing I truly knew - knew it in the pit of my stomach, in the center of my bones, knew it from the crown of my head to the soles of my feet, knew it deep in my empty chest - was how love gave someone the power to break you.”
“But most significant in this tidal wave of happiness was the surest fact of all: I was with Edward. Forever.”