Stephenie Meyer

American author

Stephenie Meyer (born December 24, 1973) is an American author. She is author of the young adult Twilight saga, which consists of Twilight and its sequels New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. The Twilight saga centers around Bella Swan, a human girl who falls in love with vampire Edward Cullen. Meyer is also the author of an adult science-fiction novel, The Host.

Stephenie Meyer in 2012

Twilight series


Twilight (2005)

Main page: Twilight (novel)
  • 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, p. 1
  • It was beautiful, of course; I couldn't deny that. Everything was green: the trees, their trunks covered with moss, their branches hanging with a canopy of it, the ground covered with ferns. Even the air filtered down greenly through the leaves. It was too green — an alien planet.
  • 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 love with him.
    • Bella Swan, p. 195
  • "It's twilight," Edward murmured. [...] "It's the safest time of day for us," he said, answering the unspoken question in my eyes. "The easiest time. But also the saddest, in a way … the end of another day, the return of the night. Darkness is so predictable, don't you think?" He smiled wistfully.
    "I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars."
    • Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, pp. 232-233
  • Our relationship couldn’t continue to balance, as it did, on the point of a knife. We would fall off one edge or the other, depending entirely on his decision, or 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 more terrifying to me, more excruciating, than the thought of turning away from him. It was an impossibility.
    • Bella Swan about Edward Cullen, p. 248
  • "And so the lion fell in love with the lamb..." he murmured. I looked away, hiding my eyes as I thrilled to the word.
    "What a stupid lamb," I sighed.
    "What a sick, masochistic lion."
    • Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, p. 274
  • "If I could dream at all, it would be about you. And I'm not ashamed of it."
    • Edward Cullen to Bella Swan, p. 294
  • "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 Cullen to Bella Swan, p. 304
  • "I love you," I whispered.
    "You are my life now," he answered simply.
    • Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, p. 314
  • "Twilight, again. Another ending. No matter how perfect the day is, it always has to end."
    • Edward Cullen, p. 495

New Moon (2006)

Main page: New Moon (novel)
  • Dazed and disoriented, I looked up from the bright red blood pulsing out of my arm — into the fevered eyes of the six suddenly ravenous vampires.
    • Bella Swan, p. 29
  • "You try very hard to make up for something that was never your fault. [...] You didn't choose this kind of life, and yet you have to work so hard to be good."
    "I don't know that I'm making up for anything," he disagreed lightly. "Like everything in life, I just had to decide what to do with what I was given."
    • Bella Swan and Carlisle Cullen, p. 35
  • Tonight the sky was utterly black. Perhaps there was no moon tonight — a lunar eclipse, a new moon.
    A new moon. I shivered, though I wasn't cold.
    • Bella Swan, p. 74
  • I felt the smooth wooden floor beneath my knees, and then the palms of my hands, and then it was pressed against the skin of my cheek. I hoped that I was fainting, but, to my disappointment, I didn't lose consciousness. The waves of pain that had only lapped at me before now reared high up and washed over my head, pulling me under.
    I did not resurface.
    • Bella Swan, p. 84
  • Time passes. Even when it seems impossible. Even when each tick of the second hand aches like the pulse of blood behind a bruise. It passes unevenly, in strange lurches and dragging lulls, but pass it does. Even for me.
    • Bella Swan, p. 93
  • I was like a lost moon — my planet destroyed in some cataclysmic, disaster-movie scenario of desolation — that continued, nevertheless, to circle in a tight little orbit around the empty space left behind, ignoring the laws of gravity.
    • Bella Swan, p. 201
  • 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.
    I had been broken beyond repair.
    • Bella Swan, p. 219
  • Once you cared about a person, it was impossible to be logical about them anymore.
    • Bella Swan, p. 304
  • I'd never seen anything more beautiful — even as I ran, gasping and screaming, I could appreciate that. And the last seven months meant nothing. And [Edward's] words in the forest meant nothing. And it did not matter if he did not want me. I would never want anything but him, no matter how long I lived.
    • Bella Swan, p. 451
  • "Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars — points of light and reason. ...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn't see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything."
    • Edward Cullen, p. 514

Eclipse (2007)

Main page: Eclipse (novel)
  • "I am a neutral country. I am Switzerland. I refuse to be affected by territorial disputes between mythical creatures."
    • Bella Swan to Edward Cullen, p. 143
  • "If there were any way for me to become human for you — no matter what the price was, I would pay it."
    • Edward Cullen to Bella Swan, p. 273
  • "I hate you, Jacob Black."
    "That's good. Hate is a passionate emotion."
    "I'll give you passionate," I muttered under my breath. "Murder, the ultimate crime of passion."
    • Bella Swan and Jacob Black, p. 332
  • Edward rode in the backseat of my father's police car, behind the fiberglass divider, with an amused expression — probably due to my father's amused expression, and the grin that widened every time Charlie stole a glance at Edward in his rearview mirror.
    • Bella Swan, p. 351
  • They stood out from the rest of the crowd, their beauty and grace otherworldly. I wondered how I'd ever fallen for their human farce. A couple of angels, standing there with wings intact, would be less conspicuous.
    • Bella Swan about Alice and Edward Cullen, p. 354
  • I wondered if I was a monster. Not the kind that [Edward] thought he was, but the real kind. The kind that hurt people. The kind that had no limits when it came to what they wanted.
    • Bella Swan, p. 421
  • "You know, Jacob, if it weren't for the fact that we're natural enemies and that you're also trying to steal away the reason for my existence, I might actually like you."
    "Maybe...if you weren't a disgusting vampire who was planning to suck out the life of the girl I love...well, no, not even then."
    • Edward Cullen and Jacob Black, p. 503
  • "[W]hen I left you, Bella, I left you bleeding. Jacob was the one to stitch you back up again. That was bound to leave its mark — on both of you. I'm not sure those kinds of stitches dissolve on their own."
    • Edward Cullen, p. 534
  • "I'm exactly right for you, Bella. It would have been effortless for us — comfortable, easy as breathing. I was the natural path your life would have taken. [...] If the world was the way it was supposed to be, if there were no monsters and no magic..."
    • Jacob Black, p. 599
  • "He's like a drug for you, Bella." His voice was still gentle, not at all critical. "I see that you can't live without him now. It's too late. But I would have been healthier for you. Not a drug; I would have been the air, the sun."
    The corner of my mouth turned up in a wistful half-smile. "I used to think of you that way, you know. Like the sun. My personal sun. You balanced out the clouds nicely for me."
    He sighed. "The clouds I can handle. But I can't fight with an eclipse."
    • Jacob Black and Bella Swan, pp. 599-600

Breaking Dawn (2008)

Main page: Breaking Dawn
  • "Don't be afraid," I muttered. "We belong together."
    I was abruptly overwhelmed by the truth of my own words. This moment was so perfect, so right, there was no way to doubt it.
    • Bella Cullen to Edward Cullen, p. 85
  • "Do you want me to sing to you? I'll sing all night if it will keep the bad dreams away."
    • Edward Cullen to Bella Cullen, p. 105
  • "I told you—," I started to say.
    "Did you know that 'I told you so' has a brother, Jacob?" she asked, cutting me off. "His name is 'Shut the hell up.'"
    • Jacob Black and Bella Cullen, p. 188
  • They are vampires, I guess, Seth allowed after a minute, compensating for Leah's reaction. I mean, it makes sense. And if [drinking blood] helps Bella, it's a good thing, right?
    Both Leah and I stared at him. [...]
    Mom dropped him a lot when he was a baby, Leah told me.
    On his head, apparently.
    • Seth Clearwater, Leah Clearwater, and Jacob Black, p. 266
  • "Have you heard this one, Psycho? How do a blonde's brain cells die? [... A] blonde's brain cells die alone."
    • Jacob Black to Rosalie Hale, p. 324
  • I could see that now — how the universe swirled around this one point. I'd never seen the symmetry of the universe before, but now it was plain.
    The gravity of the earth no longer tied me to the place where I stood.
    It was the baby girl in the blonde vampire's arms that held me here now.
    • Jacob Black, p. 360
  • "You stupid mutt! How could you? My baby!
    [Jacob] backed out the front door now as I stalked him, half-running backward down the stairs. "It wasn't my idea, Bella!"
    "I've held her all of one time, and already you think you have some moronic wolfy claim to her? She's mine. [...] How dare you imprint on my baby? Have you lost your mind?"
    • Bella Cullen and Jacob Black, p. 449
  • "I'll play you for it," Alice suggested. "Rock, paper, scissors." [...]
    "Why don't you just tell me who wins?" Edward said wryly.
    Alice beamed. "I do. Excellent."
    • Alice and Edward Cullen, p. 472
  • "Who rules you, nomads? Do you answer to someone's will besides your own? Are you free to choose your own path, or will the Volturi decide how you will live?
    "I came to witness. I stay to fight. The Volturi care nothing for the death of a child. They seek the death of our free will."
    • Garrett, p. 719
  • And then [Edward and I] continued blissfully into this small but perfect piece of our forever.
    • Bella Cullen, p. 754

The Host (2008)

  • "It was a miracle — more than a miracle — when I found you, Melanie. Right now, if I was given the choice between having the world back and having you, I wouldn't be able to give you up. Not to save five billion lives."
    • Jared Howe to Melanie Stryder, p. 78
  • "You never know how much time you'll have."
    • Melanie Stryder, p. 80
  • This place was truly the highest and the lowest of all worlds — the most beautiful senses, the most exquisite emotions... the most malevolent desires, the darkest deeds. Perhaps it was meant to be so. Perhaps without the lows, the highs could not be reached.
    • Wanderer, p. 141
  • And it wasn't just ripping, but twisting and pulling in different directions. Because Melanie's heart broke, too, and it was a separate sensation, as if we'd grown another organ to compensate for our twin awarenesses. A double heart for a double mind. Twice the pain.
    • Wanderer, p. 188
  • I was all alone in my head — exactly what I had once wanted. It made me feel lost.
    • Wanderer, p. 323
  • "I am female," I complained. "That 'it' business is really getting on my nerves." [...]
    "By whose definition?"
    "How about by yours? In my species, I am the one that bears young. Is that not female enough for you?"
    • Wanderer and Jared Howe, p. 349
  • "That's just great," someone said under his breath. "We've got a bloody queen mother alien living with us. She could blow into a million new buggers at any moment."
    • Anonymous man about Wanderer, p. 351
  • "You stupid jackass," Ian said.
    "Who's got the crush on a worm, bro? You gonna call me stupid?"
    • Ian and Kyle O'Shea, about Wanderer, p. 376
  • It's not the face, but the expressions on it. It's not the voice, but what you say. It's not how you look in that body, but the things you do with it. You are beautiful."
    • Ian O'Shea to Wanderer, p. 390
  • What was it that made this human love so much more desirable to me than the love of my own kind? Was it because it was exclusive and capricious? The souls offered love and acceptance to all. Did I crave a greater challenge? This love was tricky; it had no hard-and-fast rules — it might be given for free, as with Jamie, or earned through time and hard work, as with Ian, or completely and heartbreakingly unattainable, as with Jared.
    Or was it simply better somehow? Because these humans could hate with so much fury, was the other end of the spectrum that they could love with more heart and zeal and fire?
    • Wanderer, p. 472
  • "You. Are. Not. Leaving. Me." His eyes blazed — burning brighter than I had ever seen them, blue flames.
    • Ian O'Shea to Wanderer, p. 572
  • "I held you in my hand, Wanderer. And you were so beautiful."
    • Ian O'Shea to Wanderer, p. 605
  • "It's a strange world," I murmured, more to myself than to the other native soul.
    "The strangest," he agreed.
    • Wanderer and Burns Living Flowers, p. 619


  • Meyer, Stephenie. (2005). Twilight. Park Avenue, New York: Little, Brown and Company, 498. ISBN 978-0-316-16017-9.
  • Meyer, Stephenie. (2006). New Moon. Park Avenue, New York: Little, Brown and Company, 563. ISBN 978-0-316-16019-3.
  • Meyer, Stephenie. (2007). Eclipse. Park Avenue, New York: Little, Brown and Company, 629. ISBN 978-0-316-16020-9.
  • Meyer, Stephenie. (2008). Breaking Dawn. Park Avenue, New York: Little, Brown and Company, 754. ISBN 978-0-316-06792-8.
  • Meyer, Stephenie. (2008). The Host. Park Avenue, New York: Little, Brown and Company, 619. ISBN 978-0-316-06804-8
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