Fangs Out! The Vampire Diaries Quotes Only True Fans Will Love

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Ready to drown in a sea of melodrama? Look no further than The Vampire Diaries. The truth is everything about the life and love of Elena Gilbert was written to suck in hormonal teenagers in front of this CW series. When it premiered, many of us were already far too old to be invested in the drama and relationships of these small-town humans, vampires, and witches. But, they lured us in over and over again. No matter how cheesy or absurd. No matter how many times we found ourselves saying, “Oh, for goodness sake. How many men can fall in love with Elena?” We still tuned in every week. The angst was deeper than Friday Night Lights. The friendships were much more shallow than that of the Friends gang. And the love story was still (slightly) more satisfying than the end of How I Met Your Mother. But that didn’t make The Vampire Diaries any less trite or worthy of eye rolls. Many of these TVD quotes are downright cringe-worthy, yet we distinctly remember swooning over them at the time.

And, for what it’s worth, we still think Elena should have ended up with Stefan because he’s the only one we cared about, anyway.


  1. “And honestly, when I’m with her, I completely forget what I am.”
  2. “I’m not doing so great without you. I keep trying to start over but I can’t get anywhere because I’m lost.”
  3. “You don’t know what it’s like being in love with you. You know, when you and I were together, every single atom in my body told me that it was the right thing, that we were a perfect fit. And that kind of love, it can change your whole life.”
  4. “We choose our own path. Our values and our actions, they define who we are.”
  5. “New rule: You live your life, you heal, and in the meantime, we’re friends.”
  6. “Sex wasn’t good because we didn’t care. It was good because you were crazy. Crazy sex is always good.”
  7. “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.”
  8. “Well, it’s hard to be sympathetic about your death when you’re standing right in front of me.”
  9. “An all-powerful Siren, imprisoned by a fork.”
  10. “The real animal is still out there. Waiting for me, challenging me to fight back to stop him. But how do I stop the monster without becoming one myself?”
  11. “The pleasure I’ll get off watching you suffer is greater than any pain I’ll ever feel.”


  1. “You want what everyone wants. You want a love that consumes you. You want passion, and adventure, and maybe even a little danger.”
  2. “We both know the closest you’ll ever get to humanity is when you rip it open and feed on it.”
  3. “I’ve been in love. It’s painful, pointless, and overrated.”
  4. “I don’t want to face my future without you.”
  5. “I’m still mad at you because being around you drives me nuts and not being around you drives me nuts.”
  6. “I will always choose you.”
  7. “What happens when the one who broke your heart is the only one who can fix it?”
  8. “Your search for life’s purpose is as obvious as it is tragic.”
  9. “There is no such thing as bad ideas. Just poorly executed awesome ideas.”
  10. “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 a hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be.”
  11. “If I see something I haven’t seen before, I’ll throw a dollar at it.”
  12. “No matter how much I missed you or how much pain I was in, I never would have erased everything we ever had. Even if I was drowning in grief, I’d rather hang on to every moment that I ever held you, or every laugh I ever heard, every shred of happiness that we ever had. I would rather spend every moment in agony than erase the memory of you.”


  1. “The worst day of loving someone is the day that you lose them.”
  2. “Trust is earned. I can’t just magically hand it over.”
  3. “I want to thank you for giving me everything I ever wanted. A love that consumed me, adventure, passion, there’s nothing more that I could have asked for… except for it to last forever.”
  4. “One day you’re going to have to stop pretending everything’s OK.”
  5. “Smiling doesn’t always mean you’re happy. Sometimes it simply means that you are a strong person.”
  6. “When you lose someone, it stays with you. Always reminding you of how easy it is to get hurt.”
  7. “There is no science here, this is magic.”
  8. “In that moment, I loved him. I didn’t want to, I mean, it terrified me, but for that moment, I loved him.”
  9. “Dear diary, I made it through the day. I must have said ‘I’m fine, thanks’ at least 37 times. And I didn’t mean it once. But no one noticed.”
  10. “We met, and we talked and it was epic. Then the sun came up and reality set in.”
  11. “There’s more to me than just gloomy graveyard girl.”
  12. “I want so much to make things right, but every instinct in my body is telling me to be careful. What you don’t know can hurt you.”

TVD Quotes From Everyone Else

  1. “The first rule of truly living — do the thing you are most afraid of.” — Rebekah
  2. “I believe that when you love someone and that person loves you in return, you’re uniquely vulnerable. They have a power to hurt you like nothing else.” — Elijah
  3. “Mother made us vampires. She didn’t make us monsters. We did that to ourselves.” — Elijah
  4. “If we cease to believe in love, why would we want to live?” — Katherine
  5. “Kiss me or kill me. We both know you’re only capable of one.” — Katherine
  6. “Everything I like about me, is you.” — Tyler
  7. “He’s your first love. I intend to be your last, however long it takes.” — Klaus
  8. “Don’t underestimate the allure of darkness. Even the purest hearts are drawn to it.” — Klaus
  9. “Perhaps one day, in a year or even in a century. You’ll turn up at my door and let me show you what the world has to offer.” — Klaus
  10. “It’s not a crime to love what you cannot explain.” — Klaus
  11. “Anybody capable of love is capable of being saved.” — Caroline
  12. “I am gonna drink until someone is hot enough to make out with.” — Caroline
  13. “All I needed was for you to tell me you felt something… and you didn’t.” — Caroline
  14. “Love bends the rules of possible.” — Tessa
  15. “Coming back to life is complicated. Trust me, I’ve done it before.” — Bonnie

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