This isn’t about what you do in her name, Damon. It’s about what you do in her absence.

I'm not going anywhere because I love you.

Stefan: Three. That's the number of people Caroline and I have saved. Barely.
Damon: So, did you call just to brag, or...?

Nora: You reek of blood.
Damon: Well...I've been binging.
Stefan: And I've been judging.

My mother was practically ripped out of my arms and sent to a TB ward. You don't move on from that. You find distractions.

You can take my town, destroy my house, but you will not touch my car.

Stefan: You killed him, didn't you?
Damon: Tyler? No. Jeremy once, but are we really bringing that up right now?

Stefan: New rule. You live your life, you heal, and in the meantime, we're friends.
Caroline: I like that rule.

Stefan: If you think this is a crazy plan, now's the time to speak up.
Caroline: Is there any version of this plan where you're not worried about me?
Stefan: Probably not.

[to Caroline] Yesterday you told me that you made a list of all the ways that loving me has ruined your life, and I get it. I haven't made it easy on you, but I made a list too. Of all the ways that loving you has changed mine. You were by my side when I needed a friend. You made me laugh, you made me dance. You told me that I would find love again, and I understand if you need time to heal and to live your life without me. I understand if I have to wait for you. And I will. I'll wait. And when you're ready for me, I will be ready for you.

Elena: Thank you for bumping into me that day in the hallway. I never thought I would ever be happy again and then I met you. You quite literally saved my life. I love you so much, which is why I can't wait to find out what new life you've chosen for yourself in sixty or seventy years, whenever I see you again.
Stefan: I can guarantee you it won't be high school.
Elena: Just be happy. I'll see you soon.

I don't think Elena necessarily came into my life to be soul mate. I mean, she was. We loved each other, but she was also the only person I've ever met who actually believed that my brother was worth loving. And she reminded me that I used to believe that about him too. Her faith in him, it brought Damon and me back together, and yeah, I loved her, more than I thought I could love somebody else, but I think in the end I needed him more than I needed her.

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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: Somewhere along the way, you decided I was worth saving. I wanted to thank you for that.
Elena: You're welcome.