- Damon: I'm bad, Elena. I am bad for you. So why wouldn't you have run away from me as far as humanly possible?
- Elena: Because I love you Damon. Because I chose you and because I stand by my choice
- Damon: And now I'm choosing. And I'm choosing to let you go. I am choosing to not have to think about how you must feel every time some ghost from my past comes into our life. I'm choosing to relieve you of having to defend me of every awful thing I've ever done.
- Elena: Stop acting like I'm perfect. Damon, I've done horrible things too. Do you think I'm going to stand here and judge you after I find out you've been tortured for five years?
- Damon: Stop defending me! I won't change who I am, I can't. But I refuse to change you.
my brother is 21 years old and a chef in a 5 star restaurant and he still has dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets for dinner every night so dont let anybody tell you how to live your life