Elena: A simple 'I didn't kill my brother text would have sufficed.'
Stefan: I didn't kill my brother.

Everywhere that I go, pain and death follow. Damon follows. No more.

I have to kill him.

Elena is warm and kind and caring and selfless and it's real. When I'm around her, I completely forget where I am.

Lexi: What's keeping her here?
Stefan: I told you. Her name is Elena.

I'm not gonna let anyone get hurt.

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

If you're so worried that someone is on to you, why don't you leave town, Damon?

That's the thing about Damon. He doesn't get mad. He just gets even.

I've been 17 years old since 1864.

Elena: If you mean me no harm, then you'll go.
Stefan: I never wanted this.

I'm a vampire.

Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.

Damon

Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? 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 hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.