Credit: Annette Brown/The CW © 2011 The CW Network, LLC Photo: Jeremy Stays Serious in Season 2, Episode 22: "As I Lay Dying"

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 15 notable quotables from Episode 22, “As I Lay Dying.”


15. Got that right

Stefan (to Damon): You’re not dying today.


14. Word is bond?

Elijah: You gave your word, Niklaus.
Klaus: And what kind of brother would break his bond? Even though you did try to kill me.
Elijah: I could have. But I didn’t.
Klaus: Now no one can. Not even you.


13. Out of service

Alaric (answering his phone): I’m sorry you’ve reached someone who’s currently not operating.
Stefan: I need your help.
Alaric: You must have me confused with someone else. You see, I’m not allowed to help. Just idly sit by while my girlfriend gets sacrificed on an altar of blood.


12. Life goes on

Jeremy: Is that what we’re doing, pretending like our lives aren’t screwed?
Elena: We need to do this. Okay. Breathe, eat, sleep, wake up, and do it all over again until one day it’s not as hard anymore.


11. Blondie hits it on the nose

Caroline: Take a page from Scarlett. We’ve made it through the war. You guys went through hell. My mom knows I am a vampire. So basically it’s like Atlanta has burned. And yet, ins spite of everything we persevere.


10. Reunited and it feels so bad

Elijah: My brother gave me his word that he would reunite me with family.
Klaus: And so I shall. (He says right before he stabs Elijah.)


9. Not a fool’s game

Klaus: I’ve been around a long time, Stefan.  I rarely get played for a fool.


8. Rx for happiness?

Damon: My subconscious is haunting me, Ric. Please tell me you have something for that.
Alaric: A double shot.
Damon: That’s good.


7. Let bygones be bygones

Damon: Let’s not forget I turned your wife into a vampire. You must really hate me for that one.
Alaric: Okay, give me your glass. Neither one of us is drunk enough for this conversation.


6. Never say “anything”

Stefan: Just give me the cure and I’ll do whatever you want.
Klaus: Trouble is, I don’t know if you’ll be of any use to me the way you are now. You are just shy of useless.


5. Tit for tat
Bonnie: They said there’ll be consequences
Alaric: Well he’s just a kid. Tell them to shut up.


4. Reason No. 1 you never join Klaus for a drink

Klaus: You want to save your brother? How about a decade-long bender?
Stefan: I’m not like that anymore.
Klaus: Well that’s too bad. You would have made a hell of a wingman.


3. And so do we

Katherine (to Elena): It’s okay to love them both. I did.


2. Timing isn’t everything

Damon: You should have met me in 1864. You would have liked me.
Elena: I like you now. Just the way you are.


1. Finally, he says it

Damon: I love you. You should know that.
Elena: I do.