Matthew: I see you've redecorated.
Hamish: I thought the place needed brightening up.
Matthew: It looks like a wedding cake.

Matthew: I came up her to get away from a witch.
Hamish: When you say "get away," you mean...
Mathew: I'm craving her.

Peter: Should we discuss this over coffee?
Diana: I don't think so.
Peter: Or are you a tea-drinker like your mother was?

Diana: Why is it so important to you?
Peter: Because if this book is what I think it is, it contains the witches first spells. It could tell us how we created vampires.

Peter: Vampires abused their brute power and their longevity to gain far too much control, but if we created them, then we could uncreate them.
Diana: I won't have any part of that.

Someone did something to you or you did it to yourself.

Satu

What's happened in the past to women you craved? Helena? Cecilia?

Hamish

Diana: You think whatever power I have, I should use.
Matthew: I think at the very least you should try not to be frightened of it. But as far as I can tell, there are only two emotions that keep the world turning. One is desire, the other is fear.
Diana: Magic is desire made real. That's what my aunt says.

Diana: But we aren't going to go extinct tomorrow. There are still plenty of creatures left in the world.
Matthew: I have sense of time than you. When humans talk about climate change, that's exactly the argument they use. "Oh, the polar ice caps will take so many years to melt. Who cares?" I remember when the Thames iced over every winter. I used to skate on it. You're right, though. It's not going to happen immediately tomorrow, but it's already begun. One day there'll be just one species -- humans. At first, they won't notice the difference because they never notice us, but gradually, eventually, they'll come to see that all the magic has seeped out of the world. They'll look around them, and everyone will be the same.

Miriam: Your friend isn't here to give blood. What is she here for, exactly?
Matthew: I wanted to show Diana that the work we're doing here proves beyond all doubt that creatures are dying out. Vampires are failing to sire. Demons are increasingly prone to madness.
Diana: And witches?
Matthew: Are losing their powers.

Diana: You can hear my heart.
Matthew: Yes, all the time.

Diana: You've been searching for the book since 1859. How old are you?
Matthew: I'm older than I look.
Diana: Three hundred years? Five hundred years? Did you know Macchievelli?
Matthew: [chuckles]
Diana: Survived the fall of Carthage?
Matthew: Which fall of Carthage?

A Discovery of Witches Season 1 Episode 2 Quotes

What's happened in the past to women you craved? Helena? Cecilia?

Hamish

Matthew: I came up her to get away from a witch.
Hamish: When you say "get away," you mean...
Mathew: I'm craving her.