Credit: Bob Mahoney/The CW ©2011 The CW Network, LLC Photo: Jeremy Crosses His Arms in Season 2, Episode 21: "The Sun Also Rises"

One thing we’ll never say about The Vampire Diaries: “You took the words right out of our mouths.” Elena and the gang utter things we’d never dream of saying — or at least hope we never have to. Without further ado, here are the 10 notable quotables from Episode 21, “The Sun Also Rises.”

10. It’s a long one but it’s worth it

Katherine: One hundred and forty-five years and no last goodbye?
Damon: You don’t get a goodbye.
Katherine: Don’t. Don’t leave mad.
Damon: Us ending up on good terms is not exactly on my bucket list, Katherine.
Katherine: Klaus made me call Jenna to lure her out. There was nothing I could do. I didn’t have a choice.
Damon: That’s why I gave you the vervain. So you had a choice.
Katherine: It was her or me. I chose her.
Damon: I helped you. You owed me. Now when Klaus dies you’re going to walk out of here without a scratch and Elena’s aunt dies. Somehow you’re the only one that wins. How’d that happen?
Katherine: I didn’t let love get in the way.
Damon: Enjoy eternity alone Katherine.


9. That’s what we call “loyal to the end”

Greta: My duty is to Klaus and the new order.
Klaus: Glad to hear I still have a dance partner.


8. No GPS required

Caroline: So where does that leave us?
Matt: Stuck in this house, trying not to get mauled to death by our friend.


7. His brother’s keeper

Stefan (to Damon): We kept Elena human. We found a way when there was no way. Hey. I will do this.


6. Love, honor, and betray

Elijah: You’re very honorable.
Stefan: Are you? Because this whole plan is contingent upon your honor Elijah.


5. Now that’s sibling rivalry

Stefan (to Elijah): I’ve wanted to kill my brother a thousand times but I’ve never been able to.


4. Uncle knows best

Damon: Her soul. Really? You’re going to put your faith in some act of God mumbo jumbo?
Uncle John: I refuse to let Elena become the thing I spent my life protecting her against. And you can call that God, or mystical energy, or whatever you want. But yes, I’m putting my faith in it.


3. It’s not so hard to say goodbye…

Matt: I get it. This is your life now. But you know what my life is, Car? My life is an absentee mom and a bunch of bills to pay. And school. And a job. And it sucks sometimes. But it’s my life and I think that I just want to live it without all this.


2. That’s what friend are for
Caroline: You shouldn’t leave again.
Tyler: You’re kidding, right? This is the second time I’ve tried to kill you.
Caroline: Well, no friendship is perfect.


1. That’s the truth
Elijah: Sometimes there’s honor in revenge, Stefan.