One thing we’ll never say about The Vampire Diaries: “You took the words right out of our mouths.” Elena (Nina Dobrev) 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 top 25 notable quotables from Season 4, Episode 1, “Growing Pains.”
25. So that’s what crazy sounds like
Pastor Young: Fear not. For I have been chosen to lead us in the movement. Hear me, loved ones: Soon you’ll be free to pass through the gates, and we’ll all be united for eternity.
24. Don’t try to change the subject
Caroline: You’re disgusting.
Klaus: And you’re a glorious kisser.
23. A not-so-silver lining
Rebekah: Not to make a gray cloud grayer, but does Matt even have automobile insurance?
22. Brotherly advice
Klaus: Keep’em busy, little sister.
21. Salvatore magnet
Pastor Young: I know that wherever you go Salvatore vampires seem to follow.
20. There goes her hero?
Caroline: You do one semi-decent thing, and now you’re my hero? Ugh. I need to go sanitize my mouth.
19. Hunger pains
Elena: I didn’t feed.
18. Talk about an abusive relationship!
Rebekah: You don’t know anything about family.
Klaus: I know how easily they can be silenced with a dagger.
17. Can you say “schadenfreude?”
Rebekah: I’d say you’ve got less than three hours to feed before I get to watch you die all over again. My day just got a whole lot better.
16. Sure you can’t
Bonnie: I upset the spirits to save Elena and I can’t do that kind of magic again.
15. The L word
Stefan: I love you so much.
Elena: Do you know why I was even on that bridge? I was coming back for you, Stefan. I had to choose, and I picked you because I love you.
14. Wanna bet?
Matt: Go ahead kill me. You can’t possibly hate me more than I hate myself.
Damon: Oh, yes I can.
13. Lady and the tramp
Rebekah: You should know better than to sneak up on a lady.
Damon: Good advice. Have you seen one?
12. Memories of the way we weren’t (Part 1)
Elena, to Damon: I remember everything. One of the highlights of my transition is remembering everything that you compelled me to forget.
11. If you’ve gotta ask...
Elena: Am I dead?
10. Memories of the way we weren’t (Part 2)
Damon: The first night we met is not all that you remember.
9. Lesson learned?
Grams (to Bonnie about Elena): She is not your problem to solve. Now go, before they keep you here.
8. Strange last words
Pastor Young: Friends. We are the beginning.
7. Even stranger family reunion
Rebekah: How dare you save Caroline over me!
Klaus: Hello, brother. I thought you were dead. So pleased you’re not.
6. Right quote
Klaus: Easy love. Wrong time. Wrong place. Wrong equipment.
5. That’s amore?
Caroline: We’re fugitives on the run. All signs point to hot hybrid-vampire sex.
4. Human blood is thicker than… oh, never mind
Jeremy: I need my sister. Not another one of them.
3. Say it, Stefan!
Matt: Elena’s a vampire because of me. I have to live with that for the rest of my life.
Stefan: No you don’t have to live with that, you get to live with that — because Elena put your life before her own. So every morning you get out of bed, you sure as hell better earn it.
2. Reality Bite
Damon: There is no way out of it. We all know the drill. You feed, or you die. There is no door number three.
1. Elena Gilbert: Eternal Optimist
Stefan: It will be the worst thing that you’ve ever lived through.
Elena: But I’ll get to live. I’ll be a sister and a friend. And I’ll be with you forever.