Childhood is not from birth to a certain age, and at a certain age the child is grown and puts away childish things. Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies
For a second I was just a kid – a kid who had lived all of his life in the same tiny town. Just a child. Because I knew I would have to live a lot more, suffer a lot more, to ever understand the searing agony in Edward’s eyes.
A happy family is but an earlier heaven. ~George Bernard Shaw
“And so the lion fell in love with the lamb…"
"What a stupid lamb,"
"What a sick, masochistic lion."
"Did Bella ever tell you that my parents gave her airplane tickets on her last birthday, so that she could visit Renee?"
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.
Twilight, Chapter 13