[to Elijah] Forgive me, my brother. There is no power in love. Mercy makes you weak. Family makes you weak.


[to Elijah] One too many times daggered and shoved in a box perhaps?


[to Hayley] I will always protect you. You have my word on that.


Elijah: Has anyone asked you how you feel?
Hayley: About having a miracle baby with a psychotic one-night stand?

Klaus: You are a sentimental fool.
Elijah: Perhaps, but I've lasted this long in spite of it, haven't I?

Klaus: I haven't cared about anything for centuries. Why on earth do you?
Elijah: Because I failed you. Because the first time our father laid a hand on you I should've struck him dead. And I made a promise to you. Always and forever, family above all.

Klaus: You are beyond pathetic, Elijah.
Elijah: Who's more patheitc? The one who sees hope to make his family whole? Or the coward who can only see the world through his own fear?

Klaus: Have I not made clear my desire to be left alone?
Elijah: Well, you demand to be left alone about once a decade. Your words have ceased to have meaning.

Marcel: What do you care about the witches?
Elijah: Well, that's my business, now isn't it?

[to Elijah] Everything in the quarter is my business.


[to Klaus] I'm not the prince of the quarter, friend. I'm the king. Show me some respect.


Sophie: If I have to hurt Hayley, or worse, to ensure that I have your attention, I will.
Elijah: You would dare threaten an original?
Sophie: I have nothing to lose.

The Originals Season 1 Episode 1 Quotes

Over the course of my long life, I have come to believe that we are bound forever to those with whom we share blood. And while we may not choose our family, that bond can be our greatest strength, or our deepest regret. This unfortunate truth has haunted me for as long as I can recall.


I may be old, Elijah, but I'm hardly senile.