Credit: Quantrell Colbert/The CW ©2010 The CW Network, LLC Photo: Damon and Jessica Season 2, Episode 12: "The Descent"

The long TVD hiatus was worth the wait. One of the things we missed most was Damon Salvatore’s potent quote-ables. With his eyes all a-smoldering, Damon delivered some his best lines of all time. Some were funny, others poignant, and one in particular still has us a little teary.

10. Maybe not the best laid plan

Stefan (as his bro spots Jules in Mystic Grill): There’s a lot of people here.
Damon: Damn. There goes my plan to rip her spleen through her back.

9. Enough already!

Damon (to Elena): Go home. There’s been enough doom, gloom, and personal growth for one night.

8. Got that right

Rose: I miss being human.
Damon: Humanity's not all it's cracked up to be.

7. Life sucks

Damon (to Elena): I feel, Elena. Okay, and it sucks. What sucks even more is that it was supposed to be me. Jules was coming after me.

6. Sadly true confession

Damon: I’m lost.
Jessica: You’re laying in the middle of the road.
Damon: Not that kind of lost. Metaphorically. Existentially.


5. Okay, now we’re getting depressed

Damon (to Elena about Rose): Death happens. We come, we go. The sooner she dies, the better. It’s gloomy as hell.


4. She just couldn’t help it
Damon (to Rose): You went on a murderous rampage. It happens

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3. Damon’s secret

Damon (to Jessica): I have a secret, a big one. But I’ve never said it out loud. What’s the point? It’s not gonna change anything. It’s not gonna make me good, make me adopt a puppy. I can’t be what other people want me to be. What she wants me to be. This is who I am.


2. You kill me

Damon (to Rose): If you’re going to be maudlin. I might as well kill myself. Just to put me out of your misery.

1. Here come the tears

Damon (to Jessica): You are my existential crisis. Do I kill you or do I not kill you? But I have to Jessica, because I’m not human. And I miss it. I miss it more than anything in the world. That is my secret. But there is only so much hurt a man can take.