I forgive you. You weren't born evil. Life made you that way.

If anyone is drinking to anyone's last days, it's me.

Elena: You memorized my breakup?
Caroline: Of course I did.

Aaron: How do you hit the reset button?
Elena: Me? I haven’t reset anything. All of my problems followed me here.

First rule of being a vampire is realizing how awesome you are.

We’re moving on with our lives, together, as functional vampires.

Elena: Each of us have only made one friend in college so far.
Caroline: And given that mine went radio silent after he kissed me and yours was last seen at a tea party for a vampire hating secret society.

Elena: You're kind of evil. No offense.
Silas: None taken.

Quiet, still, peaceful. I like our life like this.

The more I have to think about, the less time I have to miss Bonnie.

You brought a panini press?

Caroline, she's dead. You can stop competing with her.

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.


Dear Elena, yes you heard that correctly. Hell has frozen over. I'm writing it all down. Granted, I'm half a bottle in thanks to my 1950 Chateau Cheval Blanc, a bottle I waited 65 years to open. I used to spend nights sitting in my wine cellar convincing myself I could hear it age, tannins growing, fermenting, but appreciating its beauty didn't make time go by any faster. The bottle just laid there on its shelf, torturing me while I waited for Katherine and time stood still. Eventually I convinced myself that no sip of that wine could ever taste as good as I dreamt it would. And that is the story of why I drink bourbon. I don't know who I am without you, but I know that as long as I'm with you, time will stand still. So who is Damon Salvatore without Elena Gilbert? A selfish friend, a jealous brother, a horrible son? Or maybe with a little luck, I'll do right by you. Because you may be a thousand miles away or a hundred years away, but you're still here with me and my heart is right there in that coffin with you. Until you come back to me.