Elena: I know who you really are, better than anyone, Stefan. I am not giving up.
Stefan: Elena, do you have any idea how pathetic that makes you?
Elena : No, Stefan. It makes me strong.

I don't know what he is, but he's definitely not Stefan.

New year. New life.

Bonnie: Where are you going?
Elena: To super glue Alaric's desk shut. I'm making memories.

Elena: It's an old family recipe, okay?
Damon: I knew your old family. They made sucky chili.

Elena: Stefan could have lived anywhere in Chicago and he chose this?
Damon: There used to be an all-girls high school around the corner but it shut down for attendance issues. Weird.

It's an antique, Damon. Like you.

You're not a lost cause, Ric. You're just...lost. But so is Jeremy. And so am I. Our family is gone. We don't have anybody. I'm sorry, but you don't have anybody either, so...we're kind of it for each other.

Damon: I was wrong.
Elena: Are you drunk?

Elena: Can you just appreciate the fact that you're not dead?
Damon: I'll give you 10 seconds. 9... 8...

You're not a lost cause, Ric. You're just... Ric.

Elena: You're the one who told me I can handle things on my own now.
Alaric: I meant like frozen dinners and SATs.

Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.

Damon

Hey, Blondie. Today isn't the worst day of your life. Today and tomorrow, it's a cakewalk. There'll be people around you day in and day out like they're afraid to leave you alone. The worst day? That's next week when there's nothing but quiet. Just a heads up.

Damon