My mom is dead, Elena. It hurts so bad I can't breathe. I can't...I can't do worse, okay? I shouldn't have to.

Caroline

You couldn't handle the pain when your brother died so you turned it off. Damon died and you erased all your memories. Stefan moved to Savannah and became an auto mechanic. Do you think that you guys are the only ones who get to escape grief?

Caroline

Stefan: I think you were wrong about Caroline. I realize that I may not be able to explain what I feel for her, but it is something, and yeah, maybe all love isn't true love in the messed up way that you and I have experienced it, but I think this could turn into something even better.
Damon: Well then, brother, stop wasting your time sitting here with me.

Liz Forbes was my friend. In her last moments she asked me to pass along a message to her daughter, but I cut her off before she could say too much, told her she could tell Caroline herself. She didn't get that chance. Your mom wanted you to know how proud of you she was, and she should be. You're a beautiful, strong woman, a generous friend, and a bright light in a sea of dark. She said you were extraordinary, and you are, and so was she. Liz was a hero to this town, she was a hero to all of you, and she was a hero to me. Goodbye, Sheriff. You will be missed.

Damon

[to Tyler] I'm sorry about you and Liv. I know you've been going through a lot of crap. But Caroline does not deserve you bringing it here.

Matt

I'm gonna be alright, Mom. I promise. Everything will be fine after today.

Caroline

Alaric: I loved you when you weren't a witch, and I'm pretty sure I will still love you regardless.
Jo: Pretty sure?
Alaric: Yeah, at least 92%.

Look, my life is full of the martyrs who cave to the bad guy, trying to be heroes, and it never ends well. Somebody inevitably gets hurt--or dead--and that somebody could just as easily be you, or Bonnie, regardless of what you do.

Alaric

Damon: No, I'm not done. And I will never be done. I am not a nice person. I should not have to stand in front of the entire town and pretend to be a nice person. This is Liz having a last laugh from the great beyond.
Elena: Hey, you are nice...
Damon...Ish.

Stefan: Look, something happened between Caroline and me.
Damon: Oooh, finally.

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

Alaric: Granted, being a vampire hunter doesn't lend itself to a healthy social life.
Jeremy: Yeah, turns out a social life isn't as much fun as kicking vampire ass.

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

Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.