Laugh, swoon, and cry your heart out with this collection of the top 50 Stefan Salvatore quotes!
A typical storyline across most TV shows revolves around romantic love and partnership. Though The Vampire Diaries covered that aspect of love, it also discussed its different forms and elements.
One of the ways they made that clear to the audience is by zooming in on Stefan’s brotherly love for his brother, Damon. Many believed Damon was a lost cause. But, Stefan never lost faith in him and even sacrificed what he thought to be his one true love to save him.
There are indeed a lot of twists and turns in this series, and as one of the main protagonists, Stefan Salvatore has a lot to teach you! So, dive into this collection and reminisce about the show’s most iconic scenes.
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Best Stefan Salvatore Quotes
1. “It doesn’t matter if it’s good or if it’s terrible. It doesn’t matter because life isn’t about your final moments. It’s about the moments that led up to them.”
2. “The real animal is still out there. Waiting for me, challenging me to fight back to stop him. But how do I stop the monster without becoming one myself?”
3. “When you feel the blood rush in, you tell yourself that you’re gonna get through it; that you’re strong enough. Yes, yes—no matter how good it feels to give yourself over to it, you fight it off. You bury it.”
4. “We choose our own path. Our values and our actions—they define who we are.”
5. “Everywhere that I go, pain and death follow.”
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6. “Look, we don’t know what’ll happen next to any of us. But we can’t let that haunt us. We can’t let that make us forget what we mean to one another.”
7. “The pleasure I’ll get off watching you suffer is greater than any pain I’ll ever feel.”
8. “I don’t know who I am without you, but I know that as long as I’m with you, time will stand still.”
9. “You wanna let yourself get killed? That’s not heroic. That’s tragic.”
10. “I met a girl. We talked. It was epic. But then the sun came up and reality set in. Well, this is reality. Right here.”
11. “I’m not depressed. I just wanna rip into someone’s artery and feed until I can’t feed anymore.”
12. “Damon, I work for the Devil. I don’t have to play fair.”
13. “That’s the thing, Damon. I can’t tell you. Elena can’t tell you. You have to want to be human for yourself.”
14. “It must be so exhausting overthinking everything, denying your own urge to kill and just be done with them.”
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15. “It’s hard to tell my mind to stop loving you when my heart still does.”
16. “I’m not going anywhere because I love you.”
17. “Elena is warm and kind and caring and selfless and it’s real. When I’m around her, I completely forget where I am.”
18. “You don’t know what it’s like being in love with you. You know, when you and I were together, every single atom in my body told me that it was the right thing, that we were a perfect fit. And that kind of love, it can change your whole life.”
19. “I’m not doing so great without you. I keep trying to start over but I can’t get anywhere because I’m lost.”
20. “For over a century, I have lived in secret. Until now. I know the risk but I have to know her.”
21. “You don’t know what I look like when I’m not in love with you.”
22. “You were by my side when I needed a friend. You made me laugh. You made me dance. You told me that I would find love again. And, I understand if I have to wait for you, and I will. I’ll wait. And when you’re ready for me, I will be ready for you.”
23. “I think you were wrong about Caroline. I realize that I may not be able to explain what I feel for her, but it is something, and yeah, maybe all love isn’t true love in the messed up way that you and I have experienced it, but I think this could turn into something even better.”
24. “Because you’re my friend. Because I know what it feels like to lose a mother. And because when you told me you hated me, it was pretty much the worst thing I had heard in a long time.”
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25. “Don’t torture yourself with memories from the past.”
26. “To beat the villain, Damon. you have to be the better villain.”
27. “You’d be surprised how easy it is to forget the past, Elena.”
28. “You’re my brother. I’m not gonna give up on you. I never will.”
29. “You won’t be sad forever, Elena.”
30. “Take it from me. Elena Gilbert never really goes away.”
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31. “This isn’t about what you do in her name, Damon. It’s about what you do in her absence.”
32. “New rule: you live your life, you heal, and in the meantime, we’re friends.”
33. “All I can remember is hating you. There may have been a time when that was different, but your choices have erased anything good about you.”
34. “I should be out sacrificing my happiness for the good of others. I should be upstairs grooming my hero hair.”
35. “If I just give myself over to the blood, I can make that pain stop. Every day, I fight that.”
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36. “I’m not sad. I’m frickin’ hungry!”
37. “Please dance with your alcoholic vampire boyfriend.”
38. “Actually, this is my happy face.”
39. “I think I still need to be drunk to understand this story.”
40. “Let me just name the million other people I’d rather be having dinner with right now.”
41. “You are an embarrassment to humanity-free vampires everywhere.”
42. “You can take my town, destroy my house, but you will not touch my car.”
43. “It’s hard to be sympathetic about your death when you’re standing right in front of me.”
44. “Sure you don’t need some real food? There’s probably a machine around here that vends O-positive.”
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45. “He’s the better man. He’s the right man.”
46. “Don’t think I’m not noticing all the good you’ve been doing. Keep it up. It means something.”
47. “Sex wasn’t good because we didn’t care. It was good because you were crazy. Crazy sex is always good.”
48. “Damon has no regard for human life. He enjoys inflicting pain on others.”
49. “If she turns off her humanity, I don’t think we’ll ever get her back. I’ll do anything to save her.”
50. “I don’t think Elena necessarily came into my life to be my soulmate. I mean, she was. We loved each other, but she was also the only person I’ve ever met who actually believed that my brother was worth loving. And she reminded me that I used to believe that about him too. Her faith in him, it brought Damon and me back together, and yeah, I loved her—more than I thought I could love somebody else, but I think in the end, I needed him more than I needed her.”
How Did Stefan Salvatore Affect Your Views on Love?
Stefan Salvatore was one of the characters who stole both the spotlight and the viewers’ hearts. Throughout his life, he struggled with repressing his true form, which then led to self-hatred and self-discouragement.
But, things started to change when he met Elena Gilbert. By a twist of fate, they did not end up together because Elena fell in love with his brother, Damon. Yet, instead of cursing them both, Stefan understood that both of them would be better off and happier if they were together.
Stefan Salvatore made the ultimate sacrifice—he gave up his love and life for the people who meant the world to him. In the end, they found peace, contentment, and acceptance.
There are indeed many more things to learn from The Vampire Diaries and Stefan Salvatore. So make sure you re-watch the series and reread this list whenever you need some inspiration and words of encouragement!
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