Those of us who hadn't read the books couldn't fully comprehend the importance of Elena Gilbert's opening words on The Vampire Diaries Season 1.
Nor did we understand just how much we'd come to love the witty banter, thought provoking monologues, and snappy one-liners we would encounter over the course of eight seasons.
Now that The Vampire Diaries Season 8 is in the final stretch, we thought it was time to take a walk down memory lane to relive some of the best quotes* from The Vampire Diaries. Because there are so many awesome quotes from the show's run, we're breaking this down into two installments.
Up first, The Vampire Diaries Seaons 1 through 3. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
*Editor's note: I chose these quotes myself. So they're my best quotes. Feel free to add yours in the comments!
Dear Diary: Today will be different. It has to be. I will smile and it will be believable. My smile will say, 'I'm fine. Thank you. Yes. Much better.' I will no longer be the girl who lost her parents. I will start fresh. Be someone new. It's the only way I'll make it through.
Alpha Male Douchebag
Mayor Stratton: Do I look like a student?
Alaric: You look like a full-grown, alpha male douchebag.
If I see something I haven't seen before, I'll throw a dollar at it.
The Bromance Begins
Alaric: Can we not kill anyone tonight, please?
Damon: You just brought me along for my company.
Damon [to Alaric]: Let's not kill anyone tonight. Your words. Just pointing that out.
Elena : I think you should stop with the flirty little comments and the eye thing you do.
Damon: What eye thing?
Elena: Don't make me regret being your friend.
Kiss me or kill me. We both know you're only capable of one.