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The Night of the Solstice

“Will you help me?  Will you lift a hand to save yourselves from slavery and destruction?  Or will you sit here quietly and await your doom?”  (the vixen, p. 23)


“I suppose you children have been taught to disbelieve in magic. . .Of course you have.  And rightly so.  Because there is no magic—or precious little of it—in this world anymore.  But that doesn’t mean there never was.”  (the vixen, p. 24)


“Elwyn Silverhair, her [Morgana’s] half sister.  Elwyn, queen of the fairies.  Elwyn the scatterbrained, light-minded, fickle-hearted, irresponsible, nincompoop!  If you find one nice thing to say about her I’ll turn vegetarian!”  (the vixen, p. 29)


“Tie her to a chair!"  said Janie “If she’s such a hot sorceress why can’t she free herself?”
“Why can’t you hammer nails into a board with your elbow?”  countered the vixen. (p.34)


“Us!” cried Claudia excitedly.
“Yes, you!  Why do you think I’ve wasted all this time recounting the history of the Wildfolk?  For my own amusement?  I need help and you four have able bodies and fair-to-middling minds.  Or so I thought.”  (the vixen, p. 35)


“I’ve got only one thing to say,” said Alys.  “And it’s this.  If you don’t lay off Claudia at once and forevermore I am going to knock your head off.”  (p.62)


“You are responsible for what will happen to you next, you are the creator of your own future.  And you are what you are. . . because you have chosen to be."  (Arien, p. 192)


Alys: “I just can’t take the responsibility any longer.  I just can’t take it!”
Arein: “Where, then, will you leave it?”  (p. 192)


“Making mistakes doesn’t mean you’re a failure, does it?  It only means you’re trying.  And there are some things you just can’t turn your back on.”  “You can, but that won’t make them go away.  And you’ve got to turn around again sometime.”  (Alys p.196-197)


“But you came into these stinking woods of your own will,” she pointed out reasonably.  “You might as well enjoy them.”  (Elwyn p. 202)


Charles: “How old are you, anyway?”
Elwyn: “Old?  Oh, I’m old. I’ve no idea, really.  Why, do you think it matters?” (p. 204)


“But have no fear, he has been vanquished and is now an extremely handsome specimen of modern art.  I plan to turn him sideways and hang him over the sofa.” (Morgana in reference to Cadal Forge, p. 304)


“Elwyn, if you disturb me before dawn I promise I will turn you into a train of thought and lose you.”  (Morgana p. 307)


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“A sorceress does not discomfort her enemies.  If they are important enough to deal with by sorcery, they are important enough to kill.  You cannot turn the Wild Arts to trifles.  Do you want to learn the spell?”
 
“No.”  Before Morgana could say anything else she added grimly, “I get the point.”
(Morgana & Janie p. 20)


“I told you she was totally out to lunch as far as reality is concerned, but you still made me do it,” Charles raved on.  “And I’m telling you right now, I am not going to go around with the kiss of Glenda the Good Witch on my forehead for the rest of my days.  I want it off!”  (Charles p. 78)


Alys: “You mean I have Excalibur upstairs under my bed?”
Janie: “It’s a funny place to put it, but you’ve got it all right.” (p. 125)


“Arthur," she said, “there are some things quite beyond your powers.”
 
“Yes, I know,” he said steadily.  “But if no one ever tries to strive against them no one will ever succeed.  We must simply do our best, you know.  And hope.”
(Morgana & King Arthur p. 133)


Alys: “I don’t want to run and hide anymore.  I want to fight.”
Janie: “I see,” said Janie crisply, her eyes purple slits.  “The coward dies a thousand deaths, the hero dies but one, eh?” (p. 192)


Alys: “Hah, Heroes do things like fight monsters.”
“Much better,” said Morgana, “to forge alliances and mend bridges.  Much harder, too.” (p.328)


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The Awakening

Book_TheVampireDiaries1“But right now everything looks strange to me, as if I don’t belong here. It’s me that’s out of place. And the worst thing is that I feel there’s somewhere I do belong, but I just can’t find it.” (Elena p. 5)


“He’d never be accepted completely, of course. A bitter smile curved his lips at the idea. He knew better than to hope for that. There would never be a place where he could belong completely, where he could truly be himself. Unless he chose to belong to the shadows . . .” (Stefan p. 11) 


 “You will meet a tall, dark stranger,” Meredith murmured from behind her.  There were a flurry of giggles.
“Dark, yes, and a stranger . . . but not tall.”  Bonnie’s voice was hushed and faraway.  (p. 15)


“Oh, come on Elena.  You’ve already got Matt.  What more do you want?  What can you do with two that you can’t do with one?”
“The same thing—only longer,” drawled Meredith, and the group dissolved into laughter.
(Caroline and Meredith p. 17)


“Noblesse oblige,” Meredith said softly.
“What?”
“If you’re going to be queen of the school, you have to put up with the consequences.” (p. 17)


“What’s the use of being queen of the school if you can’t pull a little rank sometimes?” returned Elena calmly.  (p. 22)


“I would have thought even you could understand such a simple sentence, Father.  Shall I repeat it in Latin for you?”  (Damon p. 32)


“You are telling me that I, Giuseppe, Conte di Salvatore, will have to face my friends knowing that my son is a scioparto? A ne’er-do-well? An idler who makes no useful contribution to Florence?” Servents were edging away as Giuseppe worked himself into a rage.
Damon did not even blink.  “Apparently. If you can call those who fawn on you in the hope that you will lend them money your friends." (p. 32-33)


“But what Stefan saw then was like a blow to his stomach.  Katherine was smiling—the little secret smile that she had often shared with him.  But she was not looking at him.  She was looking at Damon.”  (p. 35)


“Evil will never find peace. It may triumph, but it will never find peace.”  (Stefan’s tutor p. 36)


“Oh, so that’s why you’re dumping me,” said Matt as they started walking again.  “Because I’m too good for you. I should have realized that before.” (p. 39)


“I’m going to be young and beautiful in my coffin. Don’t you think that’s romantic?”
“No, I don’t.  I think it’s disgusting,” said Elena.  (Bonnie and Elena p. 53)


Bonnie: “And you told Frances not to tell anyone about him. . . .”
Elena: “Right. Which means that by, oh, say two o’clock, it ought to be all over the school.” (p. 76)


“Elena, you are incredible. You twist people around your little finger and I don’t think you even know you’re doing it. And now you’re going to ask me to do something to help you ambush Stefan, and I’m such a dumb sucker I might even agree to do it.” (Matt p. 85)


“Did you see that dress?” said Bonnie, squeezing Elena’s fingers secretly.  “The front must be held on with superglue. And what’s she going to wear to her next dance? Cellophane?” (p. 95)


“A gentleman doesn’t force his company on anyone,” [. . .] “He doesn’t insult a woman,” [. . .] “And, above all, he does not hurt her. . . .” (Stefan p. 110-111)


“Is that what it takes to get a word out of you? Does someone have to be nearly murdered?” (Elena p. 119)


“Elena felt Stefan`s lips meet hers. And . . . it was as simple as that. All questions answered, all fears put to rest, all doubts removed. What she felt was not merely passion, but a bruising tenderness and a love so strong it made her shake inside. It would have been frightening in its intensity, except that while she was with him, she could not be afraid of anything.” (p. 124-125)


“I am as strong as you are, brother, and I fear nothing in the shadows or the sunlight either. And I love Katherine more than friends or family—"
“—or your duty?  Do you love her enough to give up that as well?”
“Yes,” Stefan said defiantly.  “Enough to give up everything.”
(Stefan and Damon p. 137)


“Elena . . . For a moment he felt a rush of pure joy and awe, forgetting everything else. Elena, warm as sunlight, soft as morning, but with a core of steel that could not be broken. She was like fire burning in ice, like the keen edge of a silver dagger.”  (Stefan p. 138)


“Oh Stefan, I love you. . . .”  [. . .] “It doesn’t matter if you can say it right now.  I’ll say it for both of us.  And someday you’ll learn.”  (Elena p. 149)


“Interesting things happen in the dark . . . sometimes.” (Damon p. 164)


“But before she could grasp it, he did something extraordinary. He caught her reaching hand, not roughly but gently, and held it in his cool slender fingers. Then he turned her hand over, bent his dark head, and kissed her palm.” (Elena and Damon p. 178)


Stefan laughed bitterly.  “Do you know what the name Salvatore means in Italian, Elena?  It means salvation, savior.  I’m named that, and for St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr.  And I damned my brother to hell.”  (p. 229)


“Oh, Elena, I believe it. Whatever happens, we’ll be together." (Stefan p. 239)


“St. Stefan in a pique? Imagine. You’re distressed, I suppose, because of my little excursion into your territory. I only did it because I wanted to be close to you. Brothers should be close.” (Damon p. 241)


“Oh, no, dear brother. I never lie about anything important. Or do I mean unimportant? Anyway, your beauteous damsel nearly swooned into my arms. I think she likes men in black.” (Damon p. 242)


“I am warning you, Stefan, don’t oppose me. It doesn’t matter what I came here for. What I want now is Elena. And if you try to stop me from taking her, I will kill you.” (Damon p. 245)


“All she knew was that she needed to see him, to hear his voice, to feel his arms around her. Being away from him was like being separated from her own flesh.”  (Elena p. 250)


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The Struggle

 Book_TheVampireDiaries2“My brother,” he went on, “is a fool. He thinks that because you look like Katherine you’re weak and easily led like her. But he’s wrong. I could feel your anger from the other side of town. I can feel it now, a white light like the desert sun. You have strength, Elena, even as you are. But you could be so much stronger. . . .” (Damon p.260)


“I can waken things inside you that have been sleeping all your life. You’re strong enough to live in the dark, to glory in it. You can become a queen of the shadows. Why not take that Power, Elena? Let me help you take it.” (Damon p.261)


“And that’s your final answer, today? Be very sure you want to play this game with me, Elena. The consequences are nothing to laugh about.”
"I am sure.”  She had to stop him before he got to her again.  “And you can’t intimidate me, Damon, or haven’t you noticed? The moment Stefan told me what you were, what you’d done, you lost any power you might have had over me. I hate you. You disgust me. And there’s nothing you can do to me, not any more.” (Damon and Elena p.263)


“There might be danger—of a kind you don’t know about.  It might be best for me to go alone.”
“Are you kidding?”  Bonnie said sticking her chin out.  “We love danger. I want to be young and beautiful in my grave, remember?” (Elena and Bonnie p.282)


“Well, let’s just say that going out with a murderer can put a cramp in your social life.” (Caroline p.323)“Well, if you can read my mind, you don’t need to ask me questions, do you?” (Elena p.324)


“Mind if I have a bite?” (Damon p.335)


He smiled at her.  “American folklore. Did you know, for instance, that a mole on the neck means you’ll be wealthy? Do you mind if I check?” (Damon p. 338)


“It’s ironic, but the stronger your Powers are, the more you’re affected by certain limitations. The more you belong to the dark, the more the rules of the dark bind you.” (Stefan p.345)


“The person who wrote this is five feet eleven inches tall, walks with a slight limp and wears a false moustache,” Meredith intoned.  “Sorry,” she added, seeing Elena’s face.  “Not funny.” (p.360)


"Am I going to give my car to the guy who stole my girlfriend and now wants to take a jaunt down south to get her some kind of special flowers she’s just got to have? Are you crazy?” (Matt p.363)


“The name is Salvatore. As in savior,” he said. (Damon p.406)


“And you and I are enemies, Damon. We can never be anything else.” (Elena p.408)


“By hook or by crook, as you people say –that’s a nice phrase—you’ll be mine before the next snow flies.” (Damon p. 410)


“I’d rather cut my throat,” she said.
“An intriguing thought. But I can do it so much more enjoyably." (Elena and Damon p.411)


“She could not move or look away. And this time she knew that it was no Power that he was using, but simply the wildfire attraction between them. It was useless to deny it; her body responded to his. She could feel his breath on her lips.” (Elena p.413)


“I guess you don’t have a way with animals,” she said to Damon, and took her seat at the table.
(Elena p.426)


“When Katherine died,” he said, “I thought I could never love anyone else. Even though I knew she would have wanted me to, I was sure it could never happen. But I was wrong.” (Stefan p.448)


“Don’t push me, Elena.”
She moved closer, so that she was almost touching him, and looked at him.  “I think,” she said, “that maybe you need to be pushed.” (Damon and Elena p.468)


“Well, that’s too bad because you’re going to have to tolerate it. I am never going to give Stefan up, not for anyone. Certainly not for you!” (Elena p.471)


“You shouldn`t have left me alive,” he told Damon.  “You should have killed both of us at once."
“I’ll be glad to correct the mistake!” (Stefan and Damon p.489)


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The Fury

Book_TheVampireDiaries3"And who am I? Do you know who I am?"
She smiled up at him, showing him her pointed teeth.  "Of course I do. You’re Damon, and I love you." (Damon and Elena p. 10)


Stefan’s voice was quietly savage.  “That’s what you wanted, wasn’t it, Damon?  And now you’ve got it.  You had to make her like us, like you.  It wasn’t enough just to kill her.”  (p. 11)


“What more can you do to me?” Stefan returned.  “Killing me would be a mercy.”
“I ran out of mercy for you a century ago,” Damon said aloud.  (p. 12)


Damon’s lips were curved mockingly.  “And you gave up on her?  You, of all people, should have suspected what might happen.  Or was the idea so repugnant to you that you couldn’t even consider it?  Would you rather that she were really dead?”  (p. 15)


“And you’re not even sorry?  You don’t even regret it”
“Why should I?” said Stefan coldly, emptily.  “Do you regret it when you eat too much steak?  Feel sorry for the cow?”  (Matt and Stefan p. 36)


“She had to find Stefan.  If there was any help for her, he would know of it.  And if there wasn’t . . . well, she needed him all the more.  There was nowhere else she wanted to be except with him.”  (Elena p. 49)


“No one is what they appear.”  (Bonnie p. 56)


“Very touching,” said a voice from the stairway.  “Do you want me to imitate a violin?”  (Damon p. 60)


“I can’t go down there.  They think I’m dead!”
“Oh, you’ve remembered that.  Good for you.”
(Elena and Damon p. 66)


“If you’re looking for evil,” Stefan said harshly, “you don’t have to look far.”
“Don’t be any more stupid than you can help,” said Damon.  (p. 72)


“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn about anyone else,” Damon said charmingly.  (p. 73)


“I told Stefan from the beginning that he was selfish not to share you.  Brothers should share things, you know.”  (Damon p. 75)


“I’m sorry, Elena; I’m sorry I don’t care what you are; I’m just glad you’re back.  It’s been terrible without you.”  (Bonnie p. 87)


“Be sensible, Bonnie.  You don’t get to be a vampire by yourself.  Somebody has to make you one.”  (Meredith p. 88)


“I told you nobody that gorgeous could be a psycho killer.”
“I think,” said Meredith with a glance at Elena, “that you had better forget about Damon as a love interest.” (Bonnie and Meredith p. 96)


“Oh, Bonnie, honestly,” Meredith said.  “Vicky is a victim, not a suspect.  And if Matt’s an evil Power, I’m the hunchback of Notre Dame.”  (p. 98)


“Yes, you have.  Don’t play games with me, Damon –the cemetery, remember?  The ruined church?  The girl you left wandering in her slip?”
“Sorry, no.  And I usually do remember girls I leave wondering in their slips.”  (Elena and Damon p. 171)


“Katherine,” he said.  He was still smiling.
“Yes.”  She leaned closer.
“Katherine . . .”
“Yes, Damon?”
“Go to hell.”
(p. 221-222)


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Dark Reunion

Book_TheVampireDiaries4“Mouse sandwiches and open graves?”  Meredith arched and elegant eyebrow.  “I think you’re getting Stephen King mixed up with Lewis Carrol.”  (p. 258)


“Swift on the heel thou comest,
Thrice summoned by my spell,
Thrice troubled by my burning.
Come to me without delay.”
(Bonnie p. 303)


 “Little brother, the world is full of what you call ‘wrong,’ he said.  “Why not relax and join the winning side?  It’s much more fun, I assure you.”  (Damon p. 305)


“You can pretend you don’t care.  You can fool the whole world.  But I know differently.”  It would have been kindest at this point to leave Damon alone, but Stefan wasn’t in a kind mood.  “You know that girl you picked up, Rachael?” he added.  “The hair was all right, but her eyes were the wrong color.  Elena’s eyes are blue.”  (p. 308-309)


“That’s Damon’s way, maybe!  But just because it’s hopeless doesn’t mean it’s all right to stop fighting.  Even if I knew it was hopeless, I’d still have to try.  I have to try, damn it!”  (Matt p. 361)


“There’s no excuse for giving up just because it looks like we’re going to lose.  We have to try –because the other choice is to surrender.”  (Stefan p. 361)


“Elena wouldn’t like it, she thought, just as his lips touched hers.  Yes, that was it.  But the problem was, she didn’t have the strength to say it.  The warmth was growing, rushing out to all parts of her, from her fingertips to the soles of her feet.  His lips were cool, like silk, but everything else was so warm.  She didn’t need to be afraid; she could just let go and float on this.  Sweetness rushed through her . . .” (Bonnie about Damon p. 367)


“Breaking and entering and grand theft, library book,” Meredith remarked.  “I wonder what you get for that these days?”  (p. 373)


“Tyler, you know what you are?  You’re a bully,” Bonnie said.  “And bullies always talk.”  (p. 395)


“Ask me anything else and I’ll do it,” Stefan said.  The killer would have to shred him nerve from nerve, muscle from muscle, cell from cell to make him leave her.  (p. 433)


Damon’s voice was no louder than before.  “Get away from my brother.”  Bonnie could feel it inside him, a swell of Power like a tsunami.  He continued, so softly that Bonnie had to strain to hear him, “Before I tear your heart out.” (p. 489)


Elena gasped back, “I can touch you!  I’m here!”  She grabbed the leaves again.  “I can touch the ground!”
“I can see you touching it!”  (Elena and Bonnie p. 513)


“You’re not as different from us as you want us to think,” Matt said.  (p. 517)


“Dear Diary,
Oh, it’s all too much to explain and you wouldn’t believe it anyway.  I’m going to bed.” (Bonnie p. 520)


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The Return: Nightfall

Book_TheVampireDiaries5“Would you believe it, this little dust speck of town has some pretty decent shopping. I like shopping.”
“You like stealing, you mean. And that doesn’t account for half of what I can smell on you. Are you dying or have you just gone crazy?” (Damon and Stefan p. 24)


“I didn’t steal these things, boy.  I paid for them—in my own coin.  Dreams, fantasies, and pleasure from beyond this world.”  (Damon p. 25)


“So you kissed a girl, so what?”  Bonnie exploded.  “What do you think, you’re going to grow a beard now?”  (p.49)


“Don’t call on Hell,” he said in a very low voice.  “Not here. Not now. Because Hell might hear and call back.”
“As if it already hadn’t,” Caroline said, and in that moment, she was pitiful—broken and pathetic.  (Stefan and Caroline p.70)


“Talking or not talking, walking or floating, she has the Power,” Stefan said.  “Enough to drive ordinary vampires crazy.  Crazy enough to hurt her to get it. And she doesn’t kill - or wound. At least, I can’t imagine her doing that. What I’m hoping,” he said, and his face darkened, “is that I can take her somewhere where she’ll be . . . protected.” (Stefan p.92)


“I felt a fight,” Stefan said.  “When did you become Peter Pan?”
“You should be glad you weren’t in the fight. And I can fly because I have the Power, boy.” (Stefan and Damon p.132)


“Well, now, look at you,”  Damon said with all the sarcasm that he could call up—and that turned out to be quite a lot.  Is that a halo? Did you get canonized while I wasn’t looking? Am I addressing St. Stefan now?”
Stefan’s telepathic response was unprintable.  “Where are Meredith and Matt?” he added fiercely.
“Or,” continued Damon, exactly as if Stefan hadn’t spoken, “could it be that you merit congratulation for having learned the art of deception at last?” (p.133)


“I told the truth!”
“Going to take it up as a hobby?” (Damon and Stefan p.152)


“You went beyond the call of duty.”
“With you, little brother, one never knows where the duty ends. Tell me, what does infinity looks like?” (Stefan and Damon p.156)


“His name is Matt, Damon. It’s not hard to remember.”
”It is if you have absolutely no interest in him. There are too many lovely ladies in this vicinity to make him anything but last choice for a snack.” (Stefan and Damon p.158)


“You're talking!”
“I know I am.”
“And making sense!”
“Thank you kindly.”
“And in sentences!”
“I've noticed.”
(Stefan and Elena p. 178-179)


“Tell me you’ll love me forever.”
“I’ll love you forever.
“No matter what happens.”
“Elena, Elena –I’ve loved you as mortal, as vampire, as pure spirit, as spiritual child—and now as human again.”
“Promise we’ll be together.”
“We’ll be together.”
(Elena and Stefan p.180)


“I thought you had gravity!”
”So did I! What do I do?”
“Think heavy thoughts!”
“What if it doesn’t work?”
“We’ll buy you an anchor!”
(Stefan and Elena p.185)


“I was going to say, you don’t look right today,” Bonnie said anxiously.
“Thank you,” Matt snapped.
Tears pooled in Bonnie’s brown eyes.  “I didn’t mean—”
But she didn’t get to finish.  Meredith and Elena drew in protectively around her in the solid phalax of what they called “velociraptor sisterhood.”  It meant anyone messing with one of them was messing with them all.  (p. 187)


“I wouldn’t try it on those girls.”  Damon smiled without humor.  His eyes were narrow.  “Granted, they look about as strong as wet tissue paper—but they’re tougher than you’d think, and they’re toughest of all when one of them is in danger.”  (p. 197)


But, well, her games usually have the effect of destroying a town.  Eventually.  Not all at once.”
Damon shrugged, “This flyspeck of a village isn’t going to be missed. Of course, I get my girls out first.”  Now it was his voice that held an open warning.  (Damon and Shinichi p.198)


“Whatever. I just won’t have Elena hurt, is all. Or the little red-headed witch.”
“Ah, yes, sweet Bonnie. I wouldn’t mind one or two like her.  One for Samhain and one for the Solstice.”
Damon snorted drowsily. “There aren’t two like her; I don’t care where you look. I won’t have her hurt either.”  (Damon p. 201-202)


“Who the hell are you?”
“I’m the hell Shinichi. But, as I told your brother, most people call me Shinichi. Of course it’s up to you.” (Stefan and Shinichi p.220)


“A long time ago I swore I’d have him even If it killed us both,” she said quietly.  “If he thinks he can just walk away from me, for my own good or for any other reason . . . he’s wrong. I’ll go to Damon first, since Stefan seems to want it so much. And then I’m going after him.”  (Elena p.229)


“And then, if he’s done this of his own free will, he’s going to get the bitch-slapping of his life.”  (Elena p. 229)


“How was it?”
“How was what?”
“Kissing Damon, you nitwit!”
“Ohhhh.”  Bonnie melted back into the bucket seat.  “It was like . . . kapow! Zap! Zowie! Like . . . fireworks.”  (Meredith and Bonnie p.275-276)


“Why do people always assume that volume will succeed when logic won’t?” Damon murmured.  (p. 302)


“Yeah, tell me I’m a bottle of single malt scotch, she thought. That’s the way to my heart.”  (Elena p. 369)


“Come on, it’s an American tradition. Apple soup? Mom’s homemade chicken pie?”
She chuckled in spite of herself, then winced. “It’s apple pie and Mom’s homemade chicken soup. But you didn’t do badly, for a start.”  (Damon and Elena p. 432)


“Feeling better?” he asked.
“As warm as chicken-apple soup.”
“I’m never going to hear the end of that, am I?”
(Damon and Elena p. 439)


“And just then Damon stepped out of the coat closet, and at the same time Aunt Maggie tripped him neatly and said, “Bathroom door beside you,” and picked up a vase and hit the rising Damon over the head with it. Hard.” (p.489)


“For a moment, as Damon glanced toward Elena, their gazes met and something electric passed between them. It made Elena tingle all over, that look did.”  (p. 554)“I am not an angel and I am not a spirit. I'm Elena Gilbert and I've been to the Other Side. And right now I'm ready to do whatever needs to be done, which seems to include kicking some ass!”  (p. 565)


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The Return: Shadow Souls

Book_TheVampireDiaries6“It’s as if the world is full of honeybees and I'm the only flower.”  (Elena p. 14)


Elena nodded.  “You’re sure you’ll be able to find us?  I am trying to hold my aura down, really?”
“Listen, a fire-engine-red Jaguar in whatever flyspeck of a town you find down this road is going to be as conspicuous as a UFO,” Damon said.  (Elena and Damon p. 37)


 “She cared about Damon.  She really did.  It was usually difficult being with him because they were alike in so many ways.  Headstrong, each wanting their own way, passionate, impatient . . . She and Damon were alike.  Small shock waves were going through Elena, and her entire body felt weak.”  (p. 84)


“Elena could live without Stefan—she thought.  But just as being away from Meredith and Bonnie was like living without her two hands, living without Stefan would be like living without her heart.  He was her partner in the Great Dance; her equal and her opposite; her beloved and her lover in the purest sense imaginable.  He was the other half of the Sacred Mysteries of Life to her.”  (p. 91-92)


“He was so gentle, but almost fierce in his love for her. He had
vowed not to kill, but he would kill to save her. She was his most
precious thing in all the world. . . . Any sacrifice would be worth it if she were safe and free. His life meant nothing without her, so he would gladly give it, laughing and kissing his hand to her with his last breath.” (Elena’s dream p. 110)“I don’t belong anywhere, Damon pointed out, suddenly sounding sad.  You know I’ll always be with you.”  (p. 112)


“But I’ve figured it out, at last.  I know what you really are, Elena.”
For half a minute Elena sat in shocked silence.  “If you do, then I might as well tell you right now that no one will believe you.”
“Maybe not,” Damon said, “especially if they’re human.  But vampires are programmed to recognize the aura of a maiden.  And you are unicorn-bait, Elena.”  (Damon and Elena p. 129)


Bonnie said quietly, “Do you ever sort of slip and get that feeling like, ‘Oh, whoops, there goes the whole universe’?”  (p. 149-150)


“Long ago she’d given her life for Damon as well as for Stefan, and Damon had not exactly turned over a new leaf as she’d requested.  Half a leaf, maybe.  A leaflet.”  (Elena p. 196)


“There was nothing sweeter in her life these days than Damon’s kisses.  She could drift life this forever, forgetting the outside world.  And that was a good thing, because she had the feeling that there was much depression in the outside and not too much happiness.  But if she could always come back to this, this welcome, this sweetness, this ecstasy . . .” (Elena p. 210)


Elena turned to look at him.  He was serious.  “Well then why did you kill him?” she challenged.
“Are you joking?”  Damon gave her a shock with the vehemence and venom of his thoughts.  “He hurt you.  I should have killed him more slowly,” he added, ignoring one of the litter bearers who was kneeling beside him, undoubtedly asking him what to do next.  (p. 226)

“That was when she felt his mouth lightly brush her mouth.  And then she just thought, Oh! and Oh Damon . . . until he moved to gently touch her cheek with his silky soft tongue, manipulating chemicals first to make cleansing blood flow, and finally when the impurities had all been so softly swept away, to stop the blood and to heal the wound.  She could feel his Power now, the dark Power that he had used in a thousand fights, to inflict hundreds of mortal wounds, being held tightly in check to concentrate on this simple, homely task, to heal the mark of a whiplash on a girl’s cheek.  Elena thought it was like being stroked with the petals of that Black Magic rose, its cool smooth petals gently sweeping away the pain, until she shivered in delight.”  (p. 239-240)


Sheriff Mossberg was one of those people who never stop speaking until
they are finished, so by this time he was saying: “Do you understand
these rights?”
“No, sir! Mi ne komprenas Dumbtalk!”  (Sheriff Mossberg and Matt p. 306)


“There's nothing to read into. I'm just here to collect my beloved Damon and Stefan is just helping me.”
Bonnie looked at her with her brows knitted and her mouth pursed, but didn’t venture a word.
“Bonnie?”
“Um-hm?”
“Did I just say what I thought I said?”
“Un-hm.”
(Elena and Bonnie p. 406)


“You say I always make you say it first, so I’ll confound you.  I love you, Elena.”  (Stefan p. 445)

“And now, certainly, Elena felt like a flame. We were meant to be this way. She couldn’t remember if it was an old quote of Damon’s or something new he was just barely whispering to her mind now. Like two flames that join and merge into one.” (Elena p.476)


“I know what you see in the dark.  You’re the bravest person I know.”  (Elena to Bonnie p. 501)


“The hell with your secrets,” shouted Bonnie.
“Language, language! How about this: One of you has kept a secret all
their life, and is doing so even now. One of you is a murderer—and I am
not speaking of a vampire, or a mercy killing, or anything like that. And
then there is the question of the true identity of Sage—good luck on your
research there!  One of you has already had their memory erased—and I don’t mean
Damon or Stefan. And what about the secret, stolen kiss? And then there is
the question of what happened the night of the motel, that it seems that nobody
but Elena can recall. You might ask her sometime about her theories about
Camelot.”  (Bonnie and Shinichi p. 582-583)


“We who are so lucky as to be born into the light –who see it everyday and never think about it, are blessed.  We could have been born shadow souls who live and die in crimson darkness, never even knowing that somewhere there is something better.” (Elena p. 593)


“You have to breathe,” Sage was shouting in Damon's ear. “Take a breath, as if you were going to speak, but then hold onto it, as if raising your Power.  Think about your insides. Get those lungs working!”
The words confused Elena.
“There!" cried Sage. "You see?”
“But it only lasts an instant. Then I need to do it again.”
“But, yes, that is the point!”
“I tell you I'm dying and you laugh at me?” a disheveled Damon shouted. “I'm blind, deaf, my senses are haywire-and you laugh!”  (Sage and Damon p. 595)


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The Return: Midnight

Book_TheVampireDiaries7“You forgot all about me.  You were holding me, but you completely forgot my existence . . .”
“If only,” he thought bitterly.  “You’re branded on my soul.”  (Elena and Damon p. 26)


 

“And she had been born to love Stefan; She knew that! Once he’d been willing to marry her. Well, since then she’d been a vampire, a spirit, and a new incarnation dropped from the sky, and she could hope that one day he would be willing to marry that new Elena, too. (p. 32)


 

“There was no better place to be, or anything else either of them really wanted now, Elena thought and turned her face up as Stefan turned his down and they began with a long slow kiss.  And then the kiss turned molten, and Elena had to cling to Stefan, who was already holding her with arms that could have cracked granite, but only squeezed her exactly as tightly as she wanted them to.”  (p. 141)


“I don’t want your filthy slave,” he snarled.  “I want my own back! She’s worth . . .”  Here e came to a stop, trying to calculate how many ordinary girls Bonnie was worth.  A hundred?  A thousand?  “She is worth infinitely more—” he began, when the landlady surprised him by interrupting.  (Damon p. 177)


“We need to have a little chat,” he said, turning the full force of his menacing dark eyes on the bulging ones of his prey.  “About just how she got confiscated.  Don’t struggle.  If you haven’t hurt the girl, you’ve nothing to fear.  If you have . . .”  He pulled the terrified man completely across the counter and said very softly,” If you have, then, by all means struggle.  It won’t make any difference in the end—if you know what I mean?”  (Damon p. 181-182)


“I’m not as good as you,” he said while Elena’s heart pounded in shame and remorse for ever having touched Damon, ever having danced with him, ever having kissed him.  “If you are happy, that’s all I want, after that prison.  I can live; I can die . . . peacefully.”  (Stefan p. 202)


“She felt his soul, pure and unconstrained, swirling around her with a thousand different emotions, tears from his past, joy from the present, all open without a trace of his shield from her.  She felt her own soul lift to meet his, herself unshielded and unafraid.  Stefan had long ago seen any selfishness, vanity, over-ambition in her—and forgiven it.  He’d seen all of her and loved all of her, even the bad parts.”  (Elena p. 210)


She’d known it.  He was a bully.  Bullies wanted to hear that things hurt or that people were miserable.  The ogre lifted her so that her face was level with Shinichi’s.  “Excited about your one-way trip?”
“Thrilled,” she said expressionlessly.  (Shinichi and Bonnie p. 225)


And now Damon was saying, “I’m afraid Ms. McCullough has another engagement at the moment.  But I will be back to kick your ass—immediately.  Move from this room and I will kill you all, slowly.  Thank you for your time and consideration.”  (p. 240)


“They hurt you, didn’t they, little redbird?  I saw . . . I saw your face,” Damon said in his new choked up voice.  Bonnie didn’t know what to say.  But suddenly she didn’t mind how hard he squeezed her.  She even found herself squeezing back.  Suddenly to her shock, Damon broke her koala-bear grip and pulled her up and kissed her on the lips very gently.  (p. 241)


Matt reached his snapping point.  “No, we were not on a date, no she did not give me a hickey, and when I tell Mr. Forbes you called Caroline hot stuff, winky, winky, he’s gonna get you fired, mister.  And I’ve heard of mixed signals, but I’ve never seen them.  I can hear ‘no’ as well as you can, and I figure one ‘no’ means ‘no’!”  (263)


“They were so happy together that Elena knew that soon the entire universe would echo with their own joy, which overflowed like pure light and transformed everything it touched.”  (Elena and Stefan p. 286)


And then, to her total astonishment, Damon, the ever-composed, brand-new vampire blurted, “I’m sorry.  I didn’t think about how that place would be for you.  Is there anything that will make you feel better?”  Bonnie blinked.  Damon didn’t apologize.  Damon famously didn’t apologize, or explain, or speak so nicely to people, unless he wanted something from them.  (p. 289)


“Damon!  I see you!  You wait right there—I’m coming to kill you!”  (Elena p. 331)


“No one is alone.  Not really.  No one is ever alone.”  (Elena p. 496)


“Will you remember?  For me?  Just that . . . I loved once—just once, really, in my whole life.  Can you remember that I loved you?  That makes my life . . . worth . . . something . . . His voice faded.  (Damon to Elena p. 497)


“Stefan was the one who . . . the one she loved.  But he’d never understood that love was not singular.  He’d never understood that she could be in love with Damon and that it would never change an atom’s worth of her love for him.”  (Elena p. 513)


“Elena wanted to go to him.  To scold him, to hold him.  To tell Stefan that she loved him just as much, drop for drop, grain for grain.”  (p. 521)


“Wait.” Stefan’s voice was hard suddenly. Bonnie and Elena turned back and froze, embracing each other, trembling. “What is your—your father—going to do to you when
he finds out that you allowed this?”
“He will not kill me,” Sage said brusquely, the wild tone back in his voice. “He may even find it as amusant as I do, and we will be sharing a belly laugh tomorrow.”  (p. 525)


“If you touch her again, you vicious bitch, I will rip out your throat,” Stefan said, and each word was like a chip of ice-cold iron dropped onto the floor.  (p. 550)


"Stefan,” Elena managed to at last to whisper.
“I know. She’s weaker than I am and you don’t want to see me kill her. That’s why she’s still alive, love. it’s the only reason.” (p. 551)


“Yes. That was Stefan. Her love, but not her lover, willing to love her chastely from now until the end of her days. . . .”  (p. 554)


“She was glad, so glad, that in the end Damon had died to save Bonnie.  Elena herself needed no more proof of his feelings about her.  She would always love Damon, and she would never allow anything to diminish that love.”  (Elena p. 564-565)


 

 

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The Initiation

Book_TheSecretCircle_Vol1A“The silver cord can never be broken.  Your lives are linked.  You can’t escape each other any more than you can escape destiny.” (p.24) 


 “This is chalcedony.  It’s a good luck piece.  If you’re ever in trouble or danger or anything like that, if there’s ever a time when you’re all alone and no one else can help you, hold on tight --tight—and think of me."  (Adam to Cassie p. 26) 


 “She’s just – different.  Different doesn’t necessarily mean bad.”  (Cassie p.57)


“Now let me see, what shall we do to start this year off?  I feel like something really wicked.”  (Faye p. 75)


“Last year," Faye said, “we were only juniors.  This year we’re seniors – and we’re wicked.  As wicked as we wanna be.”  (p.78)


“Each night I lie and dream about the one
Who kissed me and awakened my desire
I spent a single hour with him alone
And since that hour, my days are laced with fire”
(p. 111)


“Earth and water, fire and air,
See your daughter standing there.
By dark of moon and light of sun,
As I will it, let it be done.
 
By challenge, trial, and sacred vow,
Let her join the Circle now.
Flesh and sinew, blood and bone
Cassie now becomes our own.”
(p.179)


“Well, then," Faye said.  “Now that you’ve heard our story, we have just one question to ask you.”  She fixed Cassie with an odd half smile and she said in a sweet, false voice, “Are you planning to be a good witch or a bad witch?” (p. 194)


“Bud and bloom, leaf and tree,
Find him, bind him, now to me.
Shoot and seedling, root and bough,
Threads of love entwine us now.”
(p. 202)


“Power is only Power,” Diana said tiredly, not turning.  “It’s not good or bad.  Only the way we use it is good or bad.” (p. 239)


“If you’d ever done what I told you, held it tight in your fist and thought of me, I’d have known, and I’d have tracked it down, no matter where you were.  I thought you were that special.”  (Adam to Cassie p. 246)


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The Captive

Book_TheSecretCircle_Vol2A“Well, the coven leaders who represent the goddess Diana and the horned god have to make an alliance.  They have to . . .” Faye paused delicately “. . . merge, shall we say?  To represent the union of male and female principles.”
“You mean they . . .?”
“It can be done symbolically,” Faye said blandly.  But somehow I don’t think Adam and Diana will be satisfied with symbolism, do you?” (p.51)


“It isn’t nice to fool around with guys who’re taken.”  Cassie whispered tiredly, as if explaining to a five-year-old.
Faye chuckled “Nice?  Is that what you want on your epitaph? ‘Here lies Cassie.  She was . . . nice’?” (p. 59)


“You fainted.  But Adam saved your life.”
“He went through the four circles of protection.”  Susan said with a distinct note of awe in her voice.”
“Stupid,” Deborah commented.  “But Impressive.”
And then came Faye’s lazy drawl: “I think it was a tremendously devoted thing to do.”  (p.71)


“There is nothing frightening in the dark if you just face it.”  (p. 126)


“Running away has never solved anything.”  (Grandma Howard p. 376)


“There not really scary after all, Cassie thought, a little dazedly.  They’re more like the Lost Boys in Peter Pan, Peculiar, but sort of cute.”  (Cassie on the Henderson brothers p. 394)


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The Power

Book_TheSecretCircle_Vol3“That’s no excuse.  There’s no excuse for any of it – not even for doing worse things because I thought I was evil anyway and what did it matter?  It did matter.  I listened to Faye and I let her bully me.”  (Cassie p. 147)


“And that’s it?” Faye exploded.  “Everything’s alright now, all sweetness and light?  Everybody loves everybody and you’re all going home holding hands?”  (p. 151)


“The Henderson brothers never fell for a girl before, but they don’t know if they’re on their heads or feet anymore.  I think they’re going to make you a pipe bomb for Christmas.”  (Nick p. 193)


Cassie looked up at him, her fingers still intermeshed with his.  “Sorry,” she said unsteadily.  “I was scared.”
“Remind me to get you scared frequently” Nick said.  (p. 253)


“Purity of purpose, Cassie; that’s the secret.  Purity and clarity.  Never forget your purpose.”  (Black John p. 268)


“Sky and sea, keep harm from me.  Earth and fire, bring my desire.”  (p. 389)


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