This collection of The Vampire Diaries quotes will take you back to some of the show’s funniest moments. The dialogue in this show was fantastic, with some great quotes coming from characters like Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley), a pair of vampire brothers.
The Vampire Diaries, an American supernatural teen drama television series, was based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. The series, which premiered on The CW on September 10, 2009, aired 171 episodes, and concluded on March 10, 2017, after eight seasons. The story is set in Virginia, in a fictional town with a supernatural history, called Mystic Falls.
The show follows the life of teenager Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), who has just lost both parents in a car accident. She falls in love with Stefan, who is a 162-year-old vampire. Of course, these teenage dramas are full of twists and turns and love triangles. It is no surprise that there is no shortage of The Vampire Diaries quotes about love and relationships!
The Vampire Diaries is no different and their relationship becomes complicated when Stefan’s mysterious older brother Damon Salvatore returns. Keep reading to find out just what kind of chaos Damon brings with his plans.
Don’t forget to also check out these Klaus Mikaelson quotes from one of the “original vampires”
The Vampire Diaries quotes about love and relationships
1. “Love’s always going to 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.” ― Jo Parker
2. “It’s not a crime to love what you cannot explain.” ― Klaus Mickaelson
3. “I need to say it once. You need to hear it. I love you, Elena.” ― Damon Salvatore
4. “I’m not gonna be one of those pathetic girls whose world stops just because of some guy.” ― Elena Gilbert
5. “Sex wasn’t good because we didn’t care. It was good because you were crazy. Crazy sex is always good.” ― Stefan Salvatore
6. “I didn’t sleep with Damon because of the sire bond. I slept with Damon because I’m in love with him.” ― Elena Gilbert
7. “It’s the most real thing I’ve ever felt in my entire life. I love you, Damon.” ― Elena Gilbert
8. “Anybody capable of love is capable of being saved.” ― Caroline Forbes
9. “My blood can literally destroy him. If that’s not a sign that we’re in a toxic relationship…” ― Elena Gilbert
10. “I’ve been in love. It’s painful, pointless, and overrated.” ― Damon Salvatore
11. “When you lose someone, it stays with you. Always reminding you of how easy it is to get hurt.” ― Elena Gilbert
12. “I’ve sworn off men forever, but it doesn’t mean I can’t observe them from a safe distance.” ― Jenna Sommers
The Vampire Diaries quotes from Damon
13. “Your life is pathetic. Your after-life doesn’t have to be.” ― Damon Salvatore
14. “I was ambushed. I was shot. Now, I’m vengeful.” ― Damon Salvatore
15. “If I see something I haven’t seen before, I’ll throw a dollar at it.” ― Damon Salvatore
16. “The only one I can count on is… me.” ― Damon Salvatore
17. “You spent the last century and a half being the poster child for Prozac. Now you want me to believe this new you has nothing to do with human blood.” ― Damon Salvatore
18. “Life sucks either way, Jeremy. At least if you’re a vampire, you don’t have to feel bad about it if you don’t want to.” ― Damon Salvatore
19. “Your search for life’s purpose is as obvious as it is tragic.” ― Damon Salvatore
20. “I’ve been dead before. I got over it.” ― Damon Salvatore
21. “I’m lost… metaphorically, existentially.” ― Damon Salvatore
22. “We’re in hell. My own person, custom-built hell.” ― Damon Salvatore
23. “Everything changes tomorrow. It’ll be all unicorns and rainbows.” ― Damon Salvatore
24. “I do not 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.” ― Damon Salvatore
Funny The Vampire Diaries quotes amidst the gloom
25. “There’s more to me than just gloomy grave yard girl.” ― Elena Gilbert
26. “I am gonna drink until someone is hot enough to make out with.” ― Caroline Forbes
27. “It’s difficult to explain to your brother that you just broke up with the former love of his life and then broke the bed.” ― Damon Salvatore
28. “I’m human. I have to do human stuff. Otherwise, I’m going to go crazy.” ― Elena Gilbert
29. “When 9 Russians tell you you’re drunk, you lie down.” ― Enzo St John
30. “I’m a vampire. I haven’t had a cold in five centuries.” ― Rose
31. “Impressive, you’re like Sherlock Holmes with brain damage.” ― Rebekah Mickaelson
32. “Vampires can’t procreate. But we love to try.” ― Damon Salvatore
33. “I promised you an eternity of misery, so I’m just keeping my word.” ― Damon Salvatore
34. “Vampires eat people! It’s part of the natural food period.” ― Damon Salvatore
The Vampire Diaries quotes from Stefan and Enzo
35. “New rule: You live your life, you heal, and in the meantime, we’re friends.” ― Stefan Salvatore
36. “I’m not sad. I’m frickin hungry!” ― Stefan Salvatore
37. “The pleasure I’ll get of watching you suffer is greater than any pain I’ll ever feel.” ― Stefan Salvatore
38. “We choose our own path. Our values and our actions, they define who we are.” ― Stefan Salvatore
39. “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?” ― Stefan Salvatore
40. “The best revenge is patient, cultivated. Nobody sees it coming until it’s too late.” ― Enzo St John
41. “Bonnie Bennett, to me you’re the whole damn world.” ― Enzo St John
42. “Forgive me. I always notice a woman’s neck. I’m a neck person!” ― Enzo St John
Surprisingly deep The Vampire Diaries quotes about life and humanity
43. “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.” ― Elena Gilbert
44. “Smiling doesn’t always mean you’re happy. Sometimes it simply means that you are a strong person.” ― Elena Gilbert
45. “Elena is dating a vampire. You’re a witch. My sister’s a ghost. And I’m just a guy whose wondering how his life got so screwed up.” ― Matt Donovan
46. “The first rule of truly living—do the thing you are most afraid of.” ― Rebekah Mickaelson
47. “You’re going to 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.” ― Elena Gilbert
48. “It’s funny how one event can change the outcome of your entire life.” ― Valerie Tulle
49. “We both know the closest you’ll ever get to humanity is when you rip it open and feed on it.” ― Damon Salvatore
50. “Humanity’s not all it’s cracked up to be.” ― Damon Salvatore
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Damon plots to bring back his and Stefan’s past love Katherine Pierce, a vampire who looks exactly like Elena, and is played by the same actress. Damon’s motives to cause trouble stems from the grudge he holds against his brother for forcing him to become a vampire. Later in the series, he forgives Stefan but falls in love with Elena.
Of course, it wouldn’t be good TV without other protagonists. Both brothers end up protecting Elena from various villains (including Katherine) and threats to their town, including werewolves and ghosts. The show also portrays storylines about the other people who live in the town, like Elena’s little brother Jeremy Gilbert. Elena’s friends are also an integral part of the plot, as their history teacher, who turns out to be a vampire hunter.
Were you a fan of the show? Were you Team Damon or Team Stefan? Do you have any other favorite The Vampire Diaries quotes and lines to add? Let us know in the comment section below.