Sure the action scenes (and we mean that in both senses) are fun, but the real reason we love The Vampire Diaries are the quips Stefan (Paul Wesley), Elena (Nina Dobrev), Damon (Ian Somerhalder), and the rest exchange in between stakings and making out. Check out our top 12 quotes from Season 4, Episode 16, “Bring It On.”

12. The worst kind of team spirit
Caroline, to Elena: You’re feeding on the competition?!

11. Who needs clothes anyway?
Naked Elena, to Damon, Stefan, and Caroline: What? It’s nothing you haven’t seen before.

10. Our knight in shimmering armor
Klaus, to Will, who’s going after Hayley: Have a care; that’s no way to treat a lady.

9. Did you miss me?
Damon, to Rebekah: I thought you were still vacationing on Numbskull Island.

8. Klaus knows how to wine and dine a lady.
Hayley, to Klaus: Most men get their kicks from torture and manipulation, you get yours by drinks and fine dining.

7. Time to play detective...badly.
Rebekah, to Damon: Impressive. You’re like Sherlock Holmes with brain damage.

6. Everyone’s a critic.
Hayley, to Klaus: This painting doesn’t make me wanna puke.

5. Ex-boyfriend knows best.
Elena, to Stefan: So you’re grounding me because I dropped Caroline on her thick head?

4. Stick with what works.
Stefan, to Elena: Sure. When in doubt, manipulate people with sex. It worked for Katherine.

3. When it’s time to party, we must party hard.
Stefan, to Carline: Unfortunately, I have this little problem: When I party too hard, I kill people.

2. Truer words were never spoken.
Damon, to Rebekah: Life sucks when you’re ordinary.

1. Humanity is overrated.
Elena, to Damon: Be honest; you like me better like this.