Credit: Quantrell D. Colbert/The CW Photo: Elena and Bonnie Exchange a Look in Vampire Diaries Season 3, Episode 12, “The Ties That Bind”

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 ten notable quotables from Season 3, Episode 12 “The Ties That Bind.”

10. Reality bites
Bonnie: “It’s surreal, having to track down a woman who ailed on her own kid.”

9. It’s too late to apologize
Caroline: “You bit me. I could have died. I think we’re way past apologies, Tyler.“

8. So true
Meredith: “A drunk doctor is a bad doctor.“

7. An unusual suspect
Alaric: “Who do you think killed him?“
Damon: “I don’t know. But if I was a cop, your sexy doctor lady friend would definitely be a suspect.“

6. Pain is good
Bill Forbes (to Tyler): “Own your pain then you’ll owe Klaus nothing and you’ll be free.“

5. Damon is his ‘bro’s keeper
Meredith: “Why do you even care?“
Damon: “Because Ric likes you and if you’re a psychopath that would really suck for him.“
Meredith: You think I killed my ex boyfriend?“
Damon: I think psychopaths are incredibly high maintenance.“
Abby: “I realized I had a chance to be somebody else. To be Abby Wilson, the woman, and not Abby Bennett, the witch.”

4. Simon Says
Elena: “What are you doing?“
Jamie: “What I was told. You’re not supposed to be here.“

3. Time to hit the gym
Damon: “You’re going to want to buff up before you start dating this one.“ 

2. Stranger things have rarely been said
Jamie: “Look, I don’t know why I shot him. I don’t know why I’m holding this gun. But if you move or do anything I’m going to shoot him again.“

1. She’s too good for the town
Stefan: “You’re better than him, Elena. You’re better than both of us.“ 

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