Diana: Even books that do not provide the answers we seek can still help us to ask better questions. Nothing is worthless to an enquiring mind.
Emperor Rudolf: The deepest truths will always come from the most unexpected sources.

Matthew: So you are a prisoner. Has the emporer lost patience with your empty promises?
Edward: You know nothing of my work!
Matthew: I know you stole the book.
Edward: No. The book is mine. It speaks to me. It screams! You have no claim! It begins with absence and desire.
It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches!

A witch, a vampire, and a Jew meeting in secret. It will set Christian tongues wagging for miles around.

Rabbi Lowe

Diana: I bet you were an amazing father.
Matthew: Lucas gave me purpose, and he ignited a love I had never known.
Diana: I've seen a glimpse of that with Jack. I'm sorry we won't have children of our own. I'd like to leave you with family.
Matthew: You are all I need.
Diana: But in 60, 70 years, I'll be gone, and you'll live on for centuries, maybe millennia.

Philippe: An ancient prophecy. It tells of a witch who will change the destiny of all creatures. Some believe that this fearsome witch will alter her understanding of life and the old world will die and the new will be born.
Diana: What do you believe?
Philippe: That you are power indeed.
Diana: Yes, I am. But I love your son, and that should be enough.

Diana: You provoked and humiliated your own son! You exploited his pain! And for what? To drive me away!
Philippe: You needed to see the wolf behind the man. If you are to have a future together, you must accept every facet of him. And Matthew must be freed of the guilt that he carries.
Diana: You did this for us?
Philippe: Your union is forbidden in your time, too, or you would not be here. The two of you will face forces of great malevolence. You must be united, your faith in each other unwavering!
Diana: It already is.
Philippe: No. Your faith is worthless left untested. And Matthew. Matthew has less faith than anyone I have ever known.
Diana: He had faith in you, Philippe. All his life, he has tried to prove himself to you, and you used it against him. Your legacy is one of pain and recrimination.
Philippe: Who are you to lecture me?
Diana: I am worthy of your son.

Philippe: Diana, the women in this family manage their own finances.
Diana: Thank you.
Philippe: This ring was Ysabeau's message to me, a seal of her approval. Here, wear this. I will be with you always as you will always be in my heart, my daughter.

Our son is happy at last, mated to a woman who walks in the footsteps of the goddess.

Philippe

What am I becoming?

Diana

Matthew: Diana Bishop, will you marry me?
Diana: Of course, I will.

Matthew: I haven't lost control of myself for a very, very long time. I trained myself to hold the blood rage back, and I used genetics to try to understand it, try to find a cure.
Diana: Darling.
Matthew: It's Ysabeau who carries the honors. Luckily, she's spared of its effects. Luisa and I are not so fortunate. This is why we can never be truly mated.
Diana: Do you really think that I would ever walk away from you, my love, after all we've been through?
Matthew: This was but just a glimpse. You have no idea what I'm capable of. I'm a killer, Diana, and I've killed thousands. I was Philippe's weapon. He used me to eradicate the disease.
Diana: He made you his assassin.

This newfound caution of yours has blunted your technique. Where is your might? Where is your thirst for blood? Where is my Mattieu!?!

Philippe

A Discovery of Witches Quotes

Gerbert: What is it? What can you see? Is Diana the witch from the prophecy?
Luisa: Beware the witch with the blood of the lion and the wolf for with it she shall destroy the children of the night.
Gerbert: I know that; I know. Speak to me or you will get no more of this.
Luisa: Two. Light. Dark.
Gerbert: There are two witches?
Luisa: One close.
Gerbert: Who is she, and where can I find her?

I'm still not comfortable around magic, especially after what happened to my parents. I still find it... I just find it difficult.

Diana