We suppose it is less confusing now that The Vampire Diaries has thinned its doppelganger ranks, but that doesn’t mean we won’t miss Silas’ wryly morbid sense of humor. The 2,000-year-old witch made himself giggle, and that made us giggle. It’s rare on TVD to see a character, especially one played by Paul Wesley, having so much fun. So, R.I.P. Silas. In honor of your passing, we’ve compiled some of our favorite Silas quotes. We hope you meet someone on The Other Side who finds your knock-knock jokes as funny as you do.

On the importance of challenging one’s self:

"This summer, I have consumed an immeasurable amount of blood and I found myself stronger and stronger everyday and I started to wonder what are the limits to my powers. How many people can I influence? Two? Ten? An entire town square?" (Season 5, Episode 1: “I Know What You Did Last Summer”)

On coming out of the doppelganger closet:

“Oh, I’m outing myself as not-Stefan. Obviously.” (Season 5, Episode 1: “I Know What You Did Last Summer”)

On vampires:

“Uh, please Liz, I came first. Vampires are nothing more than a disgusting perversion of me. I’m unkillable, I’m immortal, and I’m psychic, and, to function, I need human blood. But don’t ever call me a vampire.”  (Season 5, Episode 1: “I Know What You Did Last Summer”)

On Damon:

“Cockiness masking fear, how transparent.” (Season 5, Episode 2: “True Lies”)

On Delena:

“Look, I get why you like her. I mean, I have a soft spot for brunettes, too. What I don’t get is why she likes you.” (Season 5, Episode 2: “True Lies”)

“They hate me for creating the immortality spell. And they know the anchor is the only thing standing in the way of me and my soulmate. And every love story needs that one thing that just keeps getting in the way. Kinda like you, Damon.” (Season 5, Episode 6: “Handle With Care”)

“The idea of jeopardizing your relationship brings me this perverse amount of joy.” (Season 5, Episode 7: “Death and the Maiden”)

On the surveillance age:

“I’m very well aware of my current superpower predicament, thank you very much, and even though my brain is on the fritz thanks to an ex-fiancee stalker witch who can’t seem to take a hint that doesn’t mean that I’m not still brilliant and crafty and becoming rapidly well-versed in the power of cell phone tracking.” (Season 5, Episode 5: “Monster’s Ball”)

On first love:

“Of all the men here, Tessa went straight for Stefan. This face won her heart before. See a woman never forgets her first love, no matter how badly it ended.” (Season 5, Episode 5: “Monster’s Ball”)

On himself:

“Man, I really love being a witch again. I feel like I’m constantly reinventing myself. I’m like a supernatural Madonna, don’t you think?” (Season 5, Episode 6: “Handle With Care”)

On the mayor:

“Knock, knock? … Knock, knock? Who’s there? The mayor. The mayor, who? …  [Well, who?] No one! That’s the joke. No one’s there because I killed the mayor.” (Season 5, Episode 6: “Handle With Care”)

On changes in circumstance:

“Just a couple days ago, I was psychic, I was immortal, I was in love. Now, my neck hurts. My soul is crushed. I’m sitting in a bus stop in friggin’ Philadelphia.” (Season 5, Episode 7: “Death and the Maiden”)

On gas prices:

“Did you know that gas is over $3 per gallon now? People seem really upset about that.”  (Season 5, Episode 7: “Death and the Maiden”)

On love:

“I love love.” (Season 5, Episode 7: “Death and the Maiden”)

On buses:

“Love is so damn fickle … Buses, however? Tried and true.”

Did we miss any of your favorite Silas quotes? Share them in the comments below!

The Vampire Diaries airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.