The Vampire Diaries Season 8, series finale, quotes


  • Please don’t ask me to have hope. Hope hurts, and I don’t want to hurt anymore.
  • Stefan, every time we do this I let myself hope a little. And when we end up back at zero, my heart crushes in on itself a little bit more. I don’t know how much my heart has left, you know?
  • I had a plan to grow old with Enzo and come home to him every night. I had a plan to live the kind of life that you and Stefan are living right now. I’m happy that you’re happy. I am. But when I see everything that you have – your home, your boyfriend, your kids, your life – it makes me feel so alone that I want to die.
  • Damon’s done a lot of things, Tyler. things he’s going to have to spend the rest of his life atoning for, and I know that’s scary, but I believe he can do it. He just has to believe he can.
  • I never get to have my chance. I always give it up, always do the right thing for everyone else.
  • A good human skill is knowing when to shut up.


  • My life is over, Stefan. My life has been over for a century and a half. Ever since you took it from me.
  • Every drop of blood I ever spilled, every body I’ve ever drained, every bad decision I’ve ever made sealed my fate. My path and Elena’s path, they’re not the same. Her great beyond is a decidedly happier one than mine.
  • Whatever desire you have to save me, I kind of need that right now.
  • The Salvatore brothers back on the road again. We need a theme song or something.
  • I’m sure you’re all asking yourselves why I barged in tonight. Relax, I come bearing a gift. Now, unfortunately, I’m only going to be able to give it to the most despicably evil person in the room, and that’s going to be a tough decision. But tonight, one lucky little elf is going to get an all-expenses paid, one way trip, straight to hell. Meaning, I’m going to kill one of you. Let’s eat!
  • Why are you here, Stefan? Why are you always there to straighten me out when I go off the rails? You’re here because you blame yourself for turning me in the first place. Apparently, I still do, too. At least until today. I officially forgive you… I forgive you for making me what I am. I absolve you of all the death and destruction I’ve caused as a result. And you want to know why? Because you’re my brother and I love you and there’s nothing you could do to ever change that.
  • Dear Bonnie, I am a coward. I should be saying this to your face, not writing this letter, but I know if I do, you’ll talk me out of running away from all my problems. You’re going to make me face a future without Elena and you’re going to help make me the best man I can possibly be, the same way she did. And I’m absolutely terrified of failing you both. So I’m leaving because I’d rather let you down once then let you down for the rest of your life. And I hope it’s the happiest because you, Bonnie Bennett, are an amazing woman, a mediocre crossword puzzle player and my best friend. With great love and respect, Damon.
  • The brave thing to do is stay.
  • In my wretched, miserable life, I have inflicted a fantastic amount of pain. I don’t think my slate will ever be clean. But I don’t need some spirit journey with a bunch of strangers to convince me that my redemption is within reach. I just need the people I love. The list is short, but profound. You’re right at the top, alongside a great girl I hope to marry one day. Don’t walk away from your list because you don’t think you’re worth it.
  • I am the big brother. I’m sorry I wasn’t better at it until now.


  • When it comes to you, love, I would never stop fighting. I would brave the oceans and sail past the sirens to find my way back to you.
  • The fact there are endless ways humans will tempt death for their own amusement never ceases to amaze me.
  • Nothing I could do as a vampire will be better than being with you as a human.


  • Walk away. Fight. Whatever it is she wants you to do and get your life back. Walk away, Damon. Think about what you want at the end of it all. Think about who you want.


  • Damon, I gave you that necklace, because it is as powerful and as magical as the love that you and Elena have for each other. Being here and feeling what you’re feeling proves that a love that deep and real can win over anything.
  • The fact that you’re telling me this proves you care. Somewhere deep down in that part of you where Elena is still buried. Find that place, Damon. Fight for her. Or spend the rest of eternity trying to figure out what happened to the best part of you. It’s your choice.
  • You know what I did after I became a vampire? I graduated. I went to college. I became a news anchor. There are downsides, believe me. But the one very big positive is that life doesn’t have to stop after you die.
  • I love you, Stefan. The other you. The good you. But this quarter of a man I’m staring at isn’t you. Not even remotely, so if Damon is the answer to getting your humanity back and not me, fine. I will do whatever it takes. And we will love each other forever, or we won’t. And we’ll make our relationship work, or we won’t. But either way, I’m getting you back.
  • I remember how you told me that when I was ready for you, you would be ready for me. I’m ready now. I think a part of me has been ready for this day since the moment I first saw you, the new mystery guy in the hallway at school. I will always remember this moment. A hundred years from now, I will remember this moment for the both of us.


  • Take it from me. Elena Gilbert never really goes away.
  • You can compel away all the evidence of what I’ve done. Doesn’t change the fact that I did it.
  • I’m not on your side. I can’t be. Because you will never understand what it feels like to be consumed with a constant hunger or to have a switch in your brain that can turn you into a monster, and until yesterday, I had no idea what it felt like to be helpless in the face of that.
  • I figured out that I’m an idiot. I’m intellectually challenged, maybe even blind. I couldn’t see that everything that I was looking for was right here in you. I have a lifetime of work to do to make things right, but I can’t imagine doing it without you.
  • Caroline, you’ve been my friend, my conscience, my sounding board. You saw light in me when all I saw was darkness. You saved me from despair. You told me once that I would fall madly in love without realising it, and that’s what happened. Day by day, bit by bit, year by year, with you.
  • We’re all responsible for our own actions. Every drop of blood that I’ve spilled, I’m accountable for.
  • Damon wanted to sacrifice everything to save you. To save this town. He was ready. I’m human now. He compelled me to leave. But he should have known better. I would never walk a day on this earth as a human without taking vervain.
  • Tonight I saw a side of Damon that I hadn’t seen in a while. The older brother I looked up to. The son who enlisted in the Civil War to please his father. The Damon I knew when I was a boy. I wanted you to have an opportunity to get to know him. He’s the better man. He’s the right man. It’s good to see you, Elena. One last time.


  • I’m not the thing inside your head you have to fear, Damon. You are.
  • I was almost really worried about you for a second. Then I got over it.


  • I’ll sleep when I’m dead, which will eventually happen because I’m human. I intend to stay that way if I can help it.
  • You know, all your friends keep talking about poor, self-hating Stefan, like getting to live is the biggest torture of all. You know what’s worse than living with all that guilt? Surviving murder. You know what’s worse than surviving? Being murdered.


  • That fighting in your gut, that voice telling you to hate yourself for what you did, that’s not a bad thing. That means you’re a good person.


  • I’ve been in hell long enough to know that there is no such thing as redemption. There are only promises and bargains and tricks we play on ourselves to make us believe that we’re good people. I’m not a good person. I own that. And if I’m going down, I’m going out with a bang.


  • Dear Diary, today will be different. Today I will smile. It will be genuine. Because today is that day that I get to live again.
  • This life will be good. And beautiful. But not without heartbreak. In death comes peace, but pain is the cost of living. Like love, it’s how we know we’re alive.
  • And that’s my life. Weird, messy, complicated, sad, wonderful, amazing and above all, epic. And I owe it all to Stefan. When I met him I had lost my parents and I was dead inside. But he brought me back to life and I’m going to live it as best I can, for as long as I can.
  • Even after our long and happy life together, Damon is still worried he’ll never see Stefan again. That he’ll never find peace. But I know he’s wrong, because peace exists. It lives in everything we hold dear. That is the promise of peace. That one day, after a long life, we find each other again.

The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Quotes

the-vampire-diaries-season-7-caroline-pregnant Caroline:

  • I thought I would heal from my mom’s death. I really thought that time would pass and one day I would be ready to move on. But, she’s my mom and I’m never gonna stop missing her.
  • So it was kind of like ‘The Notebook,’ except you two never reconnect and he totally forgot about you.
  • He’s Damon. Like a cockroach, always survives.

Never Let Me Go Stefan:

  • That’s life, Caroline. I mean, you can’t just sit back and wait for the good parts to happen, but what you can do is forgive yourself for trying to be happy during the bad parts.
  • Is Elena’s influence on you so weak that you can’t tell right from wrong without her holding your hand?
  • All she wanted was forgiveness and you practically spat in her face!

damon-in-701 Damon:

  • Why so gloomy? Looks like you got everything you wanted.
  • Give me a break! I don’t want to add your death to a long list of things that are already my fault.
  • I don’t know who I am without you, but I do know that as long as I’m without you time will stand still.
  • Maybe, with a little luck, I’ll do right by you. Because you may be one thousand miles away or one hundred years away, but you’re still with me and my heart is right there in that coffin with you until you come back to me.
  • I’m thinking I should rip out her heart and bronze it like a trophy.
  • Screw the new leaf! she stole Elena from me and every ounce of happiness I’ve ever known. I’m not going to let her just walk away from that.
  • I don’t go behind people’s backs and torture them. I like my enemies to look me in the eye and see the depth of my rage.
  • Thanks, but I’d rather stay home and stub my toe repeatedly.
  • You made your bed. Have a nice nap.
  • What kind of backwards-ass logic is that?
  • My true self is dark, Brother. And all that light just keeps getting in the way… keeping me from being who I really am.
  • I thought she had changed me. I thought she made me a better man, but I was wrong. I was so wrong. It was always gonna end up this way. With me destroying her. That’s what my whole tour-of-duty in the Phoenix stone has taught me – is that I’m permanently damaged goods.
  • We both know the last few months have been impossible for me. I’ve been walking a tightrope, falling off constantly. I’m not a good brother when I’m not with Elena and when I’m not a good brother people get hurt.
  • I’m sorry. I must have the wrong number, because I dialed ‘H’ for ‘Hero.’

vd708b_0288b Mary-Louise:

  • I’m sorry. We’ve been on our own – scorned, abused, imprisoned for so long, I’ve forgotten that this world is meant to be enjoyed, not feared.

lily-salvatore Lily:

  • You do realise that this innate desire to keep Elena physically present in your life, this boyish refusal to let her go will only put her in more danger? After everything you’ve been through, what a shame it would be to lose her because you’re too terrified to find out who you actually are without her.
  • Only one of us gets the luxury of time. promise me you’ll use yours to the fullest.

vampire-diaries-heretics-1 Valerie:

  • It’s funny how one event can change the outcome of your entire life.
  • I heard the fear in your voice. You weren’t afraid of dying, you were afraid that I was going to die for you. You were afraid that it wouldn’t have been worth it. Me sacrificing myself for you. Because you don’t love me the way I love you… and the guilt of that sacrifice would eat you alive.
  • The truth is, I’ve never loved anyone the way I love you, but that’s not true for you. And now, by some miracle, you get the chance to go back and make things right with Caroline. I know you never meant to hurt me. I even know that you loved me in your own way. And maybe, if things had been different, if the world had been kinder to us, I could’ve been the love of your life too. Your small, quiet, human life.

alaric-saltzman-750x522-1439329364 Alaric:

  • I saw the ‘x’ carved in Stefan’s chest. Pretty sure she’s not playing Tic-Tac-Toe.
  • You changed my life, you know that? You completely turned it around and for that I will always love you, even though I know you don’t love me the same way.

tvd7x98 Julian:

  • Bravery is knowing you’re going to lose, but doing it anyway.

the-vampire-diaries-season-7-enzo-micheal Enzo:

  • I was sent to the workhouse at the age of four, with a concept of family so limited I actually convinced myself that an Italian line cook was my father. By fourteen I was out on the streets. By twenty-seven I was dead. That is it. That is the sum total of my life as a human. I know how to comfort myself, live off scraps and catch disease. The rest? you know, love, relationships, family… these are things I know nothing about.

vampire-diaries-season-7-spoilers2 Bonnie:

  • I know why you wanted to do this in a letter – so you could desiccate in peace, imagining whatever reaction you wanted. Me reading it and thinking “huh, I’m really gonna miss him.” Well, too bad, because that’s not my reaction – this is. I am not okay with you choosing yourself. And I’m not okay with never seeing you – my best friend – ever again. This hurts me. This hurts… this hurts me. And as you desiccate, and as you feel the pangs of hunger as the blood drains from your body, that’s what I want you to remember. That you hurt me.
  • I have always wanted to be loved by someone the way that you loved me. And I would rather have these memories than a future where I destroy them.

The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Quotes


  • Shh, shh, shh, shh. This sound is the opposite of your voice and I so enjoy it.
  • No matter how much I missed you or how much pain I was in, I would never have erased everything we ever had. Even if I was drowning in grief, I’d rather hang onto every moment I held you or every laugh that I heard, or every shed of happiness that we ever had. I would rather spend every moment in agony than erase the memory of you!
  • You’re a beautiful, strong woman, a gorgeous friend and a bright light in a sea of dark.
  • I’ve had so much fantasy in my life, Elena. Enough for 100 lifetimes. I’d give it all up for one life with you.
  • I can take it for us, okay? Because even if it doesn’t work, even if it all goes to hell, even if I’m miserable and alone, the smallest chance at the perfect life with you is infinitely better than an immortal one without you, and I know this, Elena. I love you and I will love you until I take my last breath on this earth.


  • As much as I like to think that I am full of wisdom, I think it’s time to stop pretending that I actually know what’s best.
  • You want to talk about resentment? My wife ran away because she would rather be a vampire than be married to me. Come to find out it was Damon who turned her and then she died. And then Jenna, she died. And then I died. And then the guy who killed my wife died and I actually kinda miss him. And now I can’t even talk to a girl without fantasizing about tearing into her neck. I mean, Jeremy, I have resentment FOR YEARS! FOR YEARS! I get it, but we find a way to keep going because that’s what we do.


  • You had Alaric to compel you to forget every good thing Damon ever did. You made him a monster in your own mind because you couldn’t handle the grief of losing him.
  • I’m not doing so great without you. I keep trying to start over but I can’t get anywhere because I’m lost, brother. I’m lost.
  • It’s never too late. That’s the upside of eternity. You’ll be my mother for the next century and the one after that and the one after that. And one day, maybe not soon, but one day, you’ll see me as your son.
  • You never knew Damon as a human. He was aimless, always searching for something more, sweet and earnest to a fault, but never strong. That came later, when he found himself, when he truly became Damon. He loves being a vampire and I just don’t think he’ll ever give that up.
  • You’re a control freak who’s lost control. I feel the same way when I’m around you. That’s what falling for somebody is. It’s being vulnerable. It’s giving up control.
  • I don’t think Elena necessarily came into my life to be my soulmate. 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. And her faith in him, it brought Damon and me back together. And yeah I… I loved her more than I ever thought I could love somebody else. But I think, in the end I needed him more than I needed her.
  • 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 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.


  • You win some, you lose some. Except for me – I always win.
  • When your family decides that you’re nothing but an irredeemable piece of trash, well… I guess the best thing to do is prove them right.
  • You know what’s funny? I didn’t even know werewolves were real until I got bit by one.


  • If you think Kai is doing this out of the goodness of his heart , I can assure you – he doesn’t have one.
  • Stay away from me. This is gross. We haven’t been dating long enough for you to see gross.
  • I have food poisoning. Did the sound of me vomiting not clue you in?
  • Love’s always gonna require a huge leap of faith. A big, scary leap over a hot pit of lava. And, you might end up heartbroken, but you might be the happiest person on the face of the earth.


  • The night I died, Matt was driving me back to him (Stefan) and yet I found my way back to you. Damon, I somehow always find my way back to you. It doesn’t matter If I have memories or not. It doesn’t matter if I’m a vampire or not.
  • You’re gonna think that the pain will never end, but it will. But first, you have to let it all in. You can’t fight it. It’s bigger than you. You have to let yourself drown in it. But then eventually you’ll start to swim and every single breath that you fight for will make you stronger. And I promise that you will beat it.


  • Don’t go blabbing details of our little arrangement around the party. Your tongue functions much better inside your mouth.


  • Look, I’m immortal and you’re not. And I always knew that I would lose you one day, but I am not ready to lose you now. You’re supposed to be here for my college graduation; we’re supposed to argue about flower arrangements for my wedding. We’re supposed to have years and years worth of birthday dinners and Christmases and white water rafting trips. I want all of that. I want you to live for me. And I know that that’s selfish, but that’s the truth.
  • See that little vein in his forehead? I used to think it was so sexy, but now I’m pretty sure it’s just all the blood leaving his brain.

The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Quotes.

Jeremy Gilbert:

“I might not be able to touch you, or hold you, but I’m here for you, no matter what you need.”

Katherine Pierce:

“I survived childbirth, the death of my entire family and 500 years of running from an immortal hybrid. You can understand why I’m a little upset that I’m on the verge of being defeated by a sinus infection!”

“My hair is going grey and my teeth are falling out. I’m not sure what that suggests, but it’s definitely not health.”

“I’ve made selfish decisions all my life, let me do the right thing for once.”

“You’re a grown woman. You make your own decisions, but if you want my vote, stay. And I’m not saying I’ll ever learn to be a good mother, but I’ll try. I’ve got all the time in the world to get it right.”

“I’ve always wondered how it would be like to be loved by you. You’ve gotta admit, for that one fleeting moment, your feelings were real. It truly has been the role of a lifetime. Stefan, I love you. And I’ve always loved you. I guess this is how our love story ends.”

Damon Salvatore:

“No one tells me how I live my life, no one tells me who I love, especially not some vindictive, prehistoric witch and definitely not the universe. And I’m not gonna let someone else’s idea of destiny stop me from loving you, or being with you, or building a future with you, because you are my life.”

“Well unfortunately, Stefan, there are two types of vampire in the world, okay? There are those that can handle moderation and then there’s you!”

“The nicest thing that Katherine Pierce will ever do is feeding the maggots that feast on her flesh.”

“You are literally the best person I’ve ever known and for me to think I could change you gives me way too much credit and you not nearly enough. You are the best influence on me. I need you. You are the good… And I need a little good in my life. Because without it, there’s an awful lot of darkness.”

“Did you think I was gonna go on a rampage? Slaughter a bunch of innocent people? Go bowling with human heads?”

“You are, by far, the greatest thing that ever happened to me in my 173 years on this earth. I get to die knowing I was loved not just by anyone, but you, Elena Gilbert.”

Bonnie Bennett:

“I wonder what will happen if she dies and the other side gets destroyed. Do you think there will be like a white light and then nothing? It won’t hurt, will it?”

Stefan Salvatore:

“You put your hope in all the wrong places and sometimes in the wrong people.”

“You know what makes somebody walk a straight line? When they have no choice, but to be the balance for somebody who’s about to fall off the edge.”

“The truth is, ever since the first time I noticed you falling for my brother, I have been waiting for him to screw something up so badly that you hate him. So, I’ve been waiting and watching him do all these horrible things and then every single time I think he’s gone too far, he’s there for you – Sometimes in ways better than I ever was. So the truth is, after a while, I stopped waiting for him to fail, because I liked the person he had become and I don’t want to lose that person.”

“If I lose my memory, then I won’t remember I had anything to worry about in the first place.”

“We had something amazing Elena and it wasn’t a spell or a prophecy. It was real. We fell in love on our own.”

“I think that you can be in love with someone, or you can be friends. But you can’t be both.”

Elena Gilbert:

“I forgive you… You weren’t born evil. Your life made you that way… You lost everyone that you cared about way too young and you didn’t have a family that looked after you. Sound familiar? I’ll save it for the funeral we probably won’t have for you. I just wanted to get the forgiveness part out. It’s a part of me that I never want to lose.”

“You want me to blame you? Easy! Done! You screwed up, Damon, again! You put me in a position where I have to defend you, again! Where I have to bend my morals, again! Where I have to go against every single thing that I believe in, again, because I love you!”

“You and I, we’re messy and complicated, but we’re real.”








The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Quotes

Elena Gilbert:

“The worst day of loving someone is the day that you lose them.”

“I used to think the worst feeling in the world was losing someone you loved, but I was wrong. The worst feeling is the moment that you realise that you’ve lost yourself.”

“When he looks at me, all he sees is a broken toy.”

Stefan Salvatore:

“How many more ways are there for you to rip my heart out?”

Damon Salvatore:

“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 a hole in your life, where that somebody that you cared about used to be.”

“If you’re going to be bad, be bad with a purpose, otherwise you’re not worth forgiving.”

Katherine Pierce:

“The cure will only take away your immortality. Everything else you hate about yourself, you’ll still wake up with that in the morning.”


“It’s tragic they’re trying so desperately to fix something that isn’t broken.”

The Vampire Diaries Season 3 Quotes

Damon Salvatore:

“You’re right, I don’t have to kill you. I do a lot of things I don’t have to do.”

“I can’t drink this all by myself. I mean I can, but then… Somebody’s getting naked.”

When people see good, they expect good. And I don’t want to live up to anyone’s expectations.

“Stefan Salvatore:

“I’m sorry. Your tone implies that I’m actually supposed to care.”

Damon: “You really have given up!”

Stefan: “Actually, this is my happy face.”


Alaric: “Suddenly you care who lives or dies?”

Damon: “I have a small list.”


Damon: “Damon Salvatore. Have we met?”

Kol: “I’ve met a lot of people and you don’t particularly stand out.”


Damon: “Act interested, she’s lonely… desperate.”

Caroline: “Clearly; she slept with you.”


Rebekah: “Honestly, I don’t know what my brother sees in you.”

Caroline: “Maybe he sees a challenge. See, unlike some other people, I don’t sleep with everyone I make eye contact with.”



‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season One Quotes

Damon Salvatore:

“I get it. He’s the reason you live. His love lifts you up where you belong.”

“I do believe in killing the messenger. Know why? It sends a message.”

“The lies catch up to you, the longer you keep lying to yourself about who you are.”

Stefan Salvatore:

“We choose our own path. Our values and our actions, they define who we are.”