If you are a fan of The Vampire Diaries then Damon Salvatore needs little introduction. However, if you are new to the show, he is the dark bad boy vampire that people wanted to hate—yet, couldn’t help but love.
He was a brooding, handsome, and smug character, portrayed by Ian Somerhalder, who had a playful and compassionate side. However, that could disappear in the blink of an eye, when he demonstrated just how evil he could be.
In short, he was complicated, as you can see from these sad Damon Salvatore quotes. Scenes like the ones where he spoke words that softened the hearts of fans, really had us hoping he could be redeemed!
He was also Stefen Salvatore’s older brother and the pair are trying to earn the love of the same woman. Elena Gilbert looks exactly like the vampire, Katherine Pierce, who turned both brothers 145 years before the show’s timeline.
Both Damon and Stefan wanted to be with Katherine, and each brother pursues Elena in the early seasons of The Vampire Diaries. Keep reading through the Damon Salvatore quotes about love and heartbreak and what it feels like to be a supernatural creature.
Do Damon and Elena get together and have kids? What happens to Stefan? You will find the answers to those questions and more following these immortal and timeless Damon Salvatore quotes.
Damon Salvatore quotes about love and heartbreak
1. I’ve been in love. It’s painful, pointless, and overrated. — Damon Salvatore
2. You want what everybody wants…You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger. — Damon Salvatore
3. True love will triumph in the end – which may or may not be a lie, but if it is a lie, then it’s the most beautiful lie we have. — Damon Salvatore
4. Love does that, it changes us. — Damon Salvatore
5. I’m in love with a woman I can never have. The point, I’m in love with her, and it’s driving me crazy. I’m not in control. I have to stay together to protect her and she wants me to be the better man. Which means I can’t be who I am. — Damon Salvatore
6. The best way to not get your heart broken is to pretend that you don’t have one. — Damon Salvatore
7. You know what? I don’t want her to be happy. I want her to be miserable, just like I am. — Damon Salvatore
8. You know what’s real? The way you felt for me. You once told me it was the most real thing you ever felt in your life. — Damon Salvatore
9. What happens if the one who breaks your heart is the only one who can fix it? — Damon Salvatore
10. I would have saved you, in a heartbeat, no question. — Damon Salvatore
Sad Damon Salvatore quotes that will have you feeling bad for the vampire brother
11. See, I don’t mind being the bad guy. Because somebody has to fill that role and get things done. You do bad things for no reason. You do them to be a dick. — Damon Salvatore
12. When people see good they expect good and I don’t want to live up to their expectation. — Damon Salvatore
13. The only person I can count on is me. — Damon Salvatore
14. I’d rather die right now than spend my last final years remembering how good I had it and how happy I was! — Damon Salvatore
15. Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is a hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. — Damon Salvatore
16. I’m still mad at you because being around you drives me nuts and not being around you drives me nuts. — Damon Salvatore
17. No matter how much I missed you or how much pain I was in, I never would have erased everything we ever had. Even if I was drowning in grief, I’d rather hang on to every moment that I ever held you, or every laugh I ever heard, every shred of happiness that we ever had. I would rather spend every moment in agony than erase the memory of you. — Damon Salvatore
18. I wanted to feel something again. And when I decided to come back home, it all came rushing back, just like I hoped it would. — Damon Salvatore
19. Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn about anyone else. — Damon Salvatore
Funny Damon Salvatore quotes that prove even vampires have a sense of humor
20. Yeah, but stupid’s so much more fun! — Damon Salvatore
21. Well, the vervain keeps me out of her head. Maybe that’s not my target. Believe it or not, Stefan, some girls don’t need my persuasion. Some girls just can’t resist my good looks, my style, my charm…and my unflinching ability to listen to Taylor Swift. — Damon Salvatore
22. I don’t do the big brother thing very well, so I don’t have any milk and cookies to offer you. — Damon Salvatore
23. Have I told you lately how much I appreciate you not being the dumbest brother on Earth? — Damon Salvatore
24. Dear Diary, a chipmunk asked me my name today. I told him it was Joe. That lie will haunt me, forever. — Damon Salvatore
25. Ugh you were so much more fun when you were asleep. — Damon Salvatore
26. Am I wearing my ‘I blew up the council’ t-shirt? Why does everybody keep asking me that? — Damon Salvatore
27. You know, I really liked you a whole lot better when you hated everybody. — Damon Salvatore
28. I do believe in killing the messenger. Know why? Because it sends a message. — Damon Salvatore
29. Gotta run. Have a murder to plan. Busy day. — Damon Salvatore
30. We’re in hell. My own person, custom-built hell. — Damon Salvatore
Damon Salvatore quotes about humanity and being a vampire
31. Life sucks, either way, Jeremy. At least if you’re a vampire, you don’t have to feel bad about it if you don’t want to. — Damon Salvatore
32. Yoo-hoo. Anybody home? Big bad vampire out here. — Damon Salvatore
33. Humanity‘s not all it’s cracked up to be. — Damon Salvatore
34. He has no idea what normal is—his entire existence isn’t normal. Normal to a vampire is drinking human blood, but he’s spent all this time fighting it when he should have been learning how to control it. And now it’s controlling him, instead. — Damon Salvatore
35. I like being a living dead person. — Damon Salvatore
36. It’s cool not growing old. I like being the eternal stud. — Damon Salvatore
37. I live in the real world where vampires burn in the sun. — Damon Salvatore
38. We both know the closest you’ll ever get to humanity is when you rip it open and feed on it. — Damon Salvatore
39. You’re not gonna be doing much of anything if you don’t have your strength. There’s nothing wrong with partaking in a healthy diet of human blood from a blood bank. You’re not actually killing anyone. — Damon Salvatore
40. And how can you be so brave and stupid to call a vampire arrogant and glip. — Damon Salvatore
41.. You spent the last century and a half being the poster child for Prozac. Now you want me to believe this new you has nothing to do with human blood. — Damon Salvatore
Revealing Damon Salvatore quotes about life and purpose
42. Our life is one, big proverbial coin toss. — Damon Salvatore
43. If you’re going to be bad, be bad with a purpose, or else you’re not worth forgiving. — Damon Salvatore
44. It’s not wrong to hustle hustlers. It’s like killing murderers, a public service. — Damon Salvatore
45. I promised you an eternity of misery, so I’m just keeping my word. — Damon Salvatore
46. Well, your life was pathetic; your afterlife doesn’t have to be. — Damon Salvatore
47. Don’t mistake the fact that we haven’t set you on fire in your sleep for trust. — Damon Salvatore
48. If you’re setting me up in any way, I will rip your heart out and shove it down your throat. Something I’m very good at. — Damon Salvatore
49. I do not go behind people’s backs and torture them. I like my enemies to look me in the eye and see the depth of my rage. — Damon Salvatore
50. I will shove this ring so far up your ass, you’ll really have something to choke on. — Damon Salvatore
You might be wondering if Elena and Katherine are related in some way because they look identical to each other. However, the answer is a little more supernatural-based than that.
You see, Katherine is from the Petrova family while Elena is a Petrova Doppelgänger. Now you might be familiar with the word doppelgänger enough to know it means someone you resemble in an eerily similar way without a biological reason.
What you might not know is that a doppelgänger means “double-walker” and is often portrayed as a ghostly or paranormal phenomenon in mythology. This “twin stranger” is often seen as a harbinger of bad luck. Damon has interactions and romantic feeling for both Elena and Katherine throughout the series.
Damon and Elena’s relationship faces more struggles than just her feelings for his brother Stefan. There is that “life-changing” event that happens at the end of season three and the beginning of season 4 (I’m not going to spoil it because if you haven’t seen The Vampire Diaries, you really should!).
What I can tell you is that Elena and Damon do get together and in the Series Final, it was revealed they even had children! Three of them to be exact. You won’t be disappointed with this bad boy’s growth throughout the series.
There is nothing that says just because you are immortal you can not learn and grow, and Damon does just that. Let us know your favorite Damon Salvatore quotes in the comment section below.