Stefan and Damon Salvatore may be fictional, but The Vampire Diaries is full of quotes that resonate with viewers. The series has the perfect blend of drama, comedy, action, and romance, making it easy for fans of all genres to enjoy.
The funniest characters in The Vampire Diaries tend To have the best one-liners, while those who are more pensive often share words of wisdom. However, the opposite can also be true due to the talent of the cast and their multi-layered personalities. Fans of the show took to Ranker to vote on the quotes that they think are particularly memorable.
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10 Damon Threatens Jeremy
“I Will Shove This Ring So Far Up Your A**, You’ll Really Have Something To Choke On.”
It’s a bit of a surprise that this quote outranks famous lines like, “Hello brother,” but it’s a testament to how much viewers love Damon’s raw sense of humor. Whether or not he’s actually kidding is up in the air, as Damon has proven that he isn’t above killing Elena’s brother.
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But, no matter the situation, the eldest Salvatore always has a witty comment to lighten–or, in this case, darken–the mood. Because Jeremy escaped unscathed, fans can add this to the list of Damon’s empty, yet hilarious, threats.
9 Caroline Confesses To Klaus
“Because I’ve Caught Myself Wishing I Could Forget All The Horrible Things You’ve Done.”
Out of Klaus and Caroline’s best quotes in The Vampire Diaries, this is one of the most telling. All of the characters have done their fair share of unforgivable things, but Klaus’s actions are often the most ruthless and unnecessary.
His role as the villain, as well as her relationship with Tyler, prevents Caroline from returning Klaus’s affection. However, she finally confesses what viewers had been holding out hope for. Some part of Caroline has fallen for Klaus, despite all of his misdeeds. Her morals prevent her from acting on what’s between them, but she wishes things could be different.
8 Lexi Speaks From The Heart
“When It’s Real, You Can’t Walk Away.”
Despite her death, Lexi’s words continue to ring true throughout the entirety of The Vampire Diaries. While she’s initially referring to Stefan and Elena, it applies to several different ships in the series.
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No matter how many times Damon and Elena try to call things off, they can never stay away from each other. The intensity in which they’re drawn together ends up being a problem on more than one occasion. Caroline even finds her way back to Klaus years after the events of the series finale.
7 Damon Knows What Elena Wants
“You Want What Everybody Wants. You Want A Love That Consumes You. You Want Passion, And Adventure, And Maybe Even A Little Danger.”
Although it’s a closely-guarded secret until season 3’s “The Departed,” this quote is the catalyst of Damon and Elena’s love story in The Vampire Diaries. Damon erases the memory of their first meeting to keep his return to Mystic Falls under wraps.
However, he doesn’t compel Elena without telling her to get everything she’s looking for in life: passion, adventure, and even a little danger. Little do they know, Elena will find all of this and more through her romance with Damon.
6 Damon Disses Humanity
“Humanity’s Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be.”
There’s a reason why so many characters in the show turn off their emotions: humanity is painful. Damon has experienced this firsthand, as up until this point, he has only encountered unrequited love and loss.
The Vampire Diaries glorifies the human experience and preaches that it’s worth feeling the bad emotions in order to feel the good ones. While this is true, it isn’t always easy to believe, especially during times of suffering. Damon speaks for the audience when he points out how overrated humanity can be.
5 Damon Makes A Proclamation To Elena
“I Will Always Choose You.”
The other characters often have to sacrifice for Elena in The Vampire Diaries, and it isn’t always their choice. As this quote exemplifies, Damon, as well as Stefan, put Elena above everyone and everything. This can get particularly frustrating when innocent people end up caught in the supernatural web.
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However, it’s not surprising that this is a fan-favorite line. Damon and Elena’s relationship may be toxic, but his dangerous level of devotion to her is what makes their on-screen romance so compelling. After a few seasons of development, it becomes obvious that Elena returns the sentiment.
4 Klaus Promises To Wait For Caroline
“He’s Your First Love. I Intend To Be Your Last. However Long It Takes.”
Klaus’s declaration to Caroline in season 4’s “Graduation” is an obvious pick for fan-favorite quotes. Although the character is jetting off to New Orleans, it doesn’t mean he’s giving up on what’s between them.
Not only does he promise to wait until she’s ready, but he allows Tyler to return to Mystic Falls. The graduation gift displays Klaus’s growth and proves that he wants Caroline to choose him, rather than having him be the only option. Death might prevent him from being Caroline’s last love, but Caroline ends up being his.
3 Klaus Wants Caroline To See The World With Him
“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.”
Much to fans’ excitement, Caroline does find herself at Klaus’s door. In one of the best full-circle moments in The Vampire Diaries universe, she seeks out the original hybrid to take him up on his offer.
Klaus knew that Caroline’s hopes and dreams were bigger than what Mystic Falls could offer, and he is one of the only characters who calls her out on what she really wants. Caroline and Klaus traveling the world together would have been ideal, but at least Klaus is able to use his last day to show her his favorite place.
2 Elijah Emphasizes The Power Of Love
“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.”
While this quote is technically said in The Originals, TVDU fans tend to find Elijah’s words especially compelling. It’s easy to forget that Elijah was first introduced as a villain, given his compassion for others and his devotion to his friends and family.
Elijah is clearly speaking from a place of fear, but it doesn’t make the sentiment any less true. When someone is truly in love, they let their guard down and allow themselves to be vulnerable. Because of their desire for control, it makes sense that the Mikaelsons have trouble opening up to others.
1 Damon Doesn’t Want To Meet A Standard
“Because When People See Good They Expect Good. And I Don’t Want To Have To Live Up To Anyone’s Expectations.”
Damon’s conversation with Elena in The Vampire Diaries season 3’s “Heart of Darkness,” reveals a truth that he has tried to keep hidden. Upon realizing what he did for Rose in her final moments, Elena wonders why Damon doesn’t let others see the good in him.
He admits that he doesn’t want to create an expectation that people can use against him. It’s better to surprise someone than disappoint them. Given the high standards humans set for themselves in everyday life, it makes sense that viewers resonate with Damon’s confession.
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