108 The Vampire Diaries Quotes That All Fans Will Love

Monisha Kochhar
Dec 12, 2023 By Monisha Kochhar
Originally Published on Feb 14, 2021
Lead actor of the show the Vampire Diaries

'The Vampire Diaries' series is based on a book written by L. J. Smith with the same name.

At one time, 'The Vampire Diaries' was the most-watched series on television. It was immensely popular, especially among teenagers.

The book was originally published in four volumes. 'The Awakening,' 'The Struggle' and 'The Fury' volumes were published in 1991. The final volume, 'Dark Reunion,' was published in 1992. The author also published 'The Return Trilogy,' 'The Hunters Trilogy' and 'The Salvation Trilogy' after the first four volumes. These trilogies also became as popular as the first four volumes.

The series won many Teen Choice Awards and the People's Choice Awards. It ran for about eight seasons on the television network.

The first season attracted around 3.6 million viewers and was a huge hit. Initially, it got mixed reviews from the critics. But the reviews kept on improving with each season.

Critics applauded the fact that the female leads were shown as strong characters. The fact that the leading lady was shown as a person with beauty and brains was liked by many. This series also opened up a whole new franchise market.

The T-shirts with the faces of leading characters and famous quotes from the series printed on them are trendy among teenagers. Many people were heartbroken when the series came to an end.

Damon Salvatore, Elena Gilbert, and Stefan Salvatore are the main characters of the series. The story is mainly based on them.

Mystic Falls is the name of the fictional town where the story takes place. Apart from these three main characters, additional storylines involve Elena's brother, aunt, friends, teachers, and other mystic forces.

Some people of the town form 'Founder's Council' to guard the town from vampires and other supernatural forces. Damon and Stefan are shown as good vampires who try to protect the mortals from their evil vampire friends.

'The Vampire Diaries' quotes listed here would make you fall in love with the series again, and you would want to go back to that era. If you are interested in similar quotes, visit Katherine Pierce quotes and The Originals quotes.

The Vampire Diaries Quotes - Damon

Damon is a vampire and one of the leading characters in the series. He falls in love with Elena, who is a mortal. The quotes listed here will make you understand Damon's charming and playful personality.

1. "Everything changes tomorrow. It'll be all unicorns and rainbows."

Damon Salvatore.

2. "I'm not human. And I miss it. I miss it more than anything in the world. That is my secret."

Damon Salvatore.

3. "It's cool not growing old. I like being the eternal stud."

Damon Salvatore.

4. "There's no such thing as a bad idea. Only poorly executed awesome ones."

Damon Salvatore.

5."Am I wearing my 'I blow up the council' t-shirt?"

-Damon Salvatore.

6. "When people see good they expect good and I don't want to live up to anyone's expectations."

-Damon Salvatore.

7. "Relax. I haven't killed anyone in...too long."


8. "We're in hell. My own person, custom-built hell."

- Damon Salvatore, 'The Vampire Diaries.'

9."I'm sorry, Elena. I know what it's like to lose both your parents. In fact, Stefan and I have watched almost every single person we've ever cared about die."


10." I'm in love with a woman I can never have. The point is I'm in love with her and it's driving me crazy. I'm not in control. I have to stay together to protect her and she wants me to be a better man, which means I can't be who I am."


11."Your life is pathetic. Your after-life doesn't have to be."


12. "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.

13."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.

14."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, 'The Vampire Diaries'.

15."I like this. You... walking on eggshells around me because you think I'm going to explode. It's very suspensable. Is Elena worried too? I bet I'm your every conversation."

-Damon Salvatore.

16."You can't just sit there and wait for life to come to you, you have to go get it."

- Damon Salvatore.

'The Vampire Diaries' Love Quotes

The series shows a beautiful love triangle between Elena, Stefan, and Damon. The series shows how Elena breaks up with Stefan when she realizes her true feelings for Damon. Here we have listed a few quotes that would make you understand what true love is.

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17."I need to say it once. You need to hear it. I love you, Elena."

Damon Salvatore.

18."What happens when the one who broke your heart is the only one who can fix it?"

-Damon Salvatore.

19."I've been in love. It's painful, pointless, and overrated."

-Damon Salvatore.

20."If you walk away, it's for you because I know what I want. Stefan, I love you."

-Elena to Stefan.

21."And honestly when I'm with her, I completely forget what I am."

-Stefan about Elena.

22."He's your first love. I intend to be your last, however, long it takes."

-Klaus to Caroline.

23."You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure and even a little danger."

-Damon to Elena.

24."Klaus: How did you break it?

Tyler: By breaking every bone in my body a hundred times for the girl I love."

-'The Vampire Diaries'.

'The Vampire Diaries' Funny Quotes

Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan), Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley ), Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder ), etc., are shown to have remarkable chemistry between them. The quotes listed below will help you to relive the funny moments from the series.

25."I do believe in killing the messenger. Know why? Because it sends a message."

-Damon Salvatore.

26."If I have to hear doppelgänger one more time, I'm going to have to learn how to spell it."

-Damon Salvatore.

27."Hi, I'm level-headed Damon, I only come out when Stefan goes a little cuckoo."

-Damon Salvatore.

28."Stefan is different. He wants to feel every episode of 'How I Met Your Mother'."

-Damon Salvatore.

29."If I see something I haven't seen before, I'll throw a dollar at it."

-Damon Salvatore.

30."I kinda fell for her. I don't know how anyone wouldn't because she's pretty incredible."

-Tyler,'The Vampire Diaries.'

31."Tyler: We've gotta travel light. So what do you need?

Caroline: Just you. And maybe a curling iron."

-'The Vampire Diaries'.

Memorable 'The Vampire Diaries' Quotes

The plot of the series revolves around Elena, who is a mortal and loved by both Stefan and his vampire brother Damon. The story shows how the brothers protect Elena while trying to win over her love. The most memorable quotes from the movie have been listed here for your enjoyment.


32."Life is too cruel, if we cease to believe in love, why would we want to live?"

- Katherine Pierce, 'The Vampire Diaries.'

33."Humanity is a vampire's greatest weakness. No matter how easy it is to turn it off, it keeps trying to fight its way back in. [shrugs] Sometimes I let it."

-Katherine Pierce, 'The Vampire Diaries.'

34."Kiss me or kill me. We both know you're only capable of one."

-Katherine,' The Vampire Diaries.'

35."You're a monster, Elena. You deserve to die."

-Katherine,' The Vampire Diaries.'

36."Damon's spirals require a little more than an overnight bag."

-Katherine,' The Vampire Diaries.'

37."I wake up every day and I feel okay. But there's something missing, like a hole. Some people, they fit in life or whatever. I don't."

- Jeremy Gilbert, 'The Vampire Diaries'.

38."Elena: Our lives are so weird.

Jeremy: That's the understatement of the century."

-'The Vampire Diaries'.

39."Jeremy: I told you I could be a cool.

Damon: Cooles, don't say that."

-'The Vampire Diaries'.

40."Elena: The Gilberts aren't crazy.

Jeremy: Easy for you to say, you're not one."

-'The Vampire Diaries'.

41."People have been after me for a thousand years, but I'm always one step ahead."


42."Sometimes the world turns good people into bad people."


43."Stefan: So, how are Elijah and, uh, whoever else you brought back from the dead?

Klaus: Oh, you know the Mikaelsons. Never a dull moment."

-'The Vampire Diaries'.

44."Klaus: Your brother's lack of communication is infuriating.

Damon: It's one of his trademarks. Like his brooding and his hair."

-'The Vampire Diaries'.

45."Klaus put me through hell in New Orleans, Matt. He cursed me. And just when I thought it was over...that he couldn't destroy anything else; or do anything worse..."


46."Stefan Salvatore: This is all kind of new to me. I usually keep to myself, I don't always fit in.

Matt Donovan: That's because you're that guy.

Stefan Salvatore: What guy?

Matt Donovan: The guy who seems like he has everything, so the people who don't kind of run the other way."

-'The Vampire Diaries'.

47."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.

48."We live by a code of loyalty. We take care of each other. It's my duty and honor to help you. Please let me."


49."I think Stefan is a good guy. But at the end of the day, he's still a vampire."


50."Mother made us vampires. She didn't make us monsters. We did that to ourselves."


51."Alaric: Honestly, Elena...I hate everything about being a vampire.

Elena: Me too. At least, you know, I did. Then one day I discovered the good part. You know, the promise that 'love could be eternal'. And I had that with Damon. Which means that, for the rest of eternity, I'm going to have a hole in my heart where he's supposed to be."

-'The Vampire Diaries'.

52."You know the last thing my Grams said to me... was to stay strong. What if that was her way of telling me I have the power to get out? I have the ascendant, a massive celestial event to draw from, plus a burning desire to get away from you."

-Bonnie to Damon.

53."Bonnie Bennett, to me you're the whole damn world."


54. "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 Mickaelson.

55."Carol Lockwood: And last but not least: Damon Salvatore. We don't have much on you.

Damon: Well, I'm tough to fit on a card."

-'The Vampire Diaries'.

56."The last I saw her...was Chicago. 1983. She knew where you were, Damon. She didn't care. [whispers] Sorry."


57."The first rule of truly living – do the thing you are most afraid of."

-Rebekah Mickaelson.

58."I don't love men that love other women. I think more of myself then that."


59."Do you have any idea how rare love is? In a thousand years, I have found it but twice, and when I have, I have honored it."

- Elijah Mikaelson.

60."It's not a crime to love what you cannot explain."

-Klaus Mickaelson.

61."You're a vampire, sweetheart. I don't think you'll ever be okay again."

-Bill Forbes.

62."It's funny how one event can change the outcome of your entire life."


63."The best revenge is patient, cultivated. Nobody sees it coming until it's too late."


64."It's all an act, Stefan. Being a vampire is miserable. I would give anything to be human."


65."I'm a vampire. I haven't had a cold in five centuries."


66."That Elijah is one scary dude—but with nice hair."

- Alaric Saltzman.

67."You think you two are the only ones with a witch on your side? Wrong. And something tells me that my witch is better than your witch."

-Katherine Pierce.

68."Don't look for any redeeming qualities in me. I don't have any."

- Isobel Flemming.

69."Everything I like about me is you."

- Tyler Lockwood to Caroline Forbes.

Quotes From Caroline

Caroline is Elena Gilbert's best friend. Her character is shown evolving over 'The Vampire diaries' seasons. Some of her remarkable quotes that throw light on her personality are listed below.

70. "If my own father, who I love dearly, can't change me. No one can change Damon."


71."So am I your last stop on the Stefan Salvatore apology tour?"


72."Caroline Forbes: Why don't you sparkle?

Damon Salvatore: Because I live in the real world where vampires burn in the sun."

-'The Vampire Diaries'.

73."Tyler: I didn't know what to do.

Caroline: You help your friend. That's what you do."

-'The Vampire Diaries'.

74."If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself."

-Caroline,' The Vampire Diaries.'

75."You are not even worth the calories I burn talking to you."

-Caroline,' The Vampire Diaries.'

76." I'm a terrible liar… I'm even worse at duplicity."

-Caroline Forbes,' The Vampire Diaries.'

77."Just because I talk a lot, doesn't mean I always know what I'm actually talking about."

-Caroline Forbes,' The Vampire Diaries.'

78."He's Damon. Like a cockroach. Always survives."

-Caroline Forbes,' The Vampire Diaries.'

79."Just because I tell you things doesn't mean you're allowed to know them."

-Caroline Forbes.

Quotes From Elena

Elena is the female lead of the 'The Vampire Diaries' series. She falls in love with a vampire, and the quotes listed below reflect her deep love for her boyfriend.

80."It's okay. We met, and we talked, and it was epic, but ... Then the sun came up and reality set in."

-Elena to Stefan.

81."When you lose someone, it stays with you. Always reminding you of how easy it is to get hurt."

– Elena Gilbert.

82."That is the promise of peace, that one day after a long life we find each other again."

-Elena Gilbert.

83."The only person worse at being a vampire than me is you."


84."Honestly, I'm not gonna be one of those pathetic girls whose world stops spinning because of some guy."

- Elena Gilbert.

85. "Smiling doesn't always mean you're happy. Sometimes it simply means that you are a strong person."


86."Damon: You're trying to manipulate me...

Elena: If by 'manipulate' you mean tell the truth, then okay. Guilty."

-'The Vampire Diaries'.

87."It's the most real thing I've ever felt in my entire life. I love you, Damon."


88."First rule of being a vampire is realizing how awesome you are."


89." 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."

-Elena Gilbert.

90."All you can do is be ready for the good, so when it comes, you invite it in. Because you need it. I need it."

- Elena Gilbert, 'The Vampire Diaries'.

91."People are going to stop giving you breaks, Jeremy. They just don't care any more. They don't remember that our parents are dead; they have their own lives to deal with. The rest of the world has moved on. You should try, too."


92."The worst day of loving someone is the day you loose them."

-Elena Gilbert.

93." There's more to me than just gloomy grave yard girl."


94. "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."


95."Elena: Please don't do anything stupid.

Damon: Yeah, but stupid's so much more fun!"

-'The Vampire Diaries'.

Quotes From Stefan Salvatore

Stefan Salvatore is the brother of Damon Salvatore. They were like best friends, which all changed when they fell in love with the same girl. Listed below are some of Stefan Salvatore's memorable quotes.

96."When you feel the blood rush in, you tell yourself that you're gonna get through it; that you're strong enough. Yes, yes - no matter how good it feels to give yourself over to it, you fight it off. You bury it."

- Stefan Salvatore.

97."New rule: You live your life, you heal, and in the meantime, we're friends."

-Stefan Salvatore.

98."The pleasure I'll get of watching you suffer is greater than any pain I'll ever feel."


99."No matter what happens, I am here for you. I can help you."

-Stefan Salvatore.

100."I never did answer your question. If it meant that I got to be with her, have children, grow old with her...if it meant that we'd die together, be buried together...then yes, I'd take the cure."

-Stefan Salvatore.

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

- Stefan Salvatore.

102."For over a century, I have lived in secret. Until now. I know the risk but I have to know her."

- Stefan Salvatore.

103."All I can remember is hating you. There may have been a time when that was different, but your choices have erased anything good about you."

-Stefan Salvatore.

104."I had a plan. I wanted to change who I was, create a life as someone new, someone without the past. Someone alive."

-Stefan's Journal.

105."Stefan: Look, there are things that you don't know, okay? Things that I want to tell you but I can't, and I may never be able to...and I just need you to trust me.

Elena: Trust is earned - I can't just magically hand it over."

-'The Vampire Diaries'.

106."Damon Salvatore:What is up with that family? If they're not vampires, what the hell are they?

Stefan Salvatore: Oh... urmmm... maybe they're... urmmm... Ninja Turtles."

-'The Vampire Diaries'.

107."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?"


108."Klaus: I was feeling benevolent.

Stefan: You're never benevolent."

-'The Vampire Diaries'.

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Written by Monisha Kochhar

Bachelor of Arts Hons specializing in Modern Languages (French and Spanish)

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Monisha KochharBachelor of Arts Hons specializing in Modern Languages (French and Spanish)

A Modern Languages graduate from the University College London, Monisha with a passion for travel and exploring different cultures. She is fluent in French and Spanish and is currently learning Hindi. Monisha enjoys discovering new foods and is an avid sports fan, following soccer and Formula 1. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis and watching TV shows.

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