2. “My hatred for you runs so deep it’s difficult to pinpoint its origin.”

3. “He’s your first love. I intend to be your last. However, long it takes.”

4. “I’ve been known to go too far to make a point, but I do always get results.”

5. “Truth be told, I’m as evil as it gets.”

6. “A new day is coming whether we like it or not. The question is will you control it, or will it control you?”

7. “What wine goes well with treachery?”

8. “In the end, we’re left infinitely and utterly alone.”

9. “Don’t underestimate the allure of the darkness. Even the purest hearts are drawn to it.”

10. “I believe that secrets are a poison that needs to be spat out.”

11. “You know, over the years, I’ve had my share of friends, enemies, lovers, losses, and triumphs. With time, they all begin to run together, but you will find the real moments are vibrant. The rest just fades away. Your pain will fade.”

12. “I love my family. You, Elijah, I loved all of you. I know I can be difficult, but I did not make myself that way. It was Mikael who ruined me.”

13. “What’s worth dying for if not love?”

14. “All good things must come to an end.”

15. “Sometimes, the world turns good people into bad people.”

16. “You look familiar. Have I threatened you before?”

17. “Don’t be fooled, love. I’m the devil in disguise.”

18. “In every moment, a choice exists. We can cling to the past or embrace the inevitability of change and allow a brighter future to unfold before us. Such an uncertain future may call for even more uncertain allies.”

19. “A better man would protect you with that lie. But I am not that man. And so I leave you with the burden of a truth that no one will believe.”

20. “We are the savage villains in fairy tales told to children. But not for my child. Not for Hope.”

21. “I will make it my cause, that you never know a moment of happiness.”

22. “Don’t you think for a moment that you failed me. You stayed in my hand, quelled my rage, you inspired goodness in me, and unlike all of the souls I’ve encountered and forgotten in the long march of time, I will carry you with me.”

23. “Tonight, you shall sleep, and you will dream of a world far better than this one; a world where—all people desire only to be good.”

24. “You’re beautiful. You’re strong. You’re full of light. I enjoy you.”

25. “I’m not too much of a ‘people’ person.”

26. “Perhaps one day, in a year or even in a century. You’ll turn up at my door and let me show you what the world has to offer.”

27. “You’re trying to bleed him of vervain. Don’t you think it would be easier to hang him upside down?”

28. “I don’t have to prove anything, love. I am the alpha male.”

29. “Well, I doubt her guard will drop since I’m dressed like a bloody lawyer.”

30. “It would be impossible not to notice you, Caroline.”

Insightful Klaus Mikaelson Quotes to Live By

31. “End of the day, human life is just a means to an end. Our means to our end.”

32. “Family can be more than just those with whom we share blood. We can choose.”

33. “The world is a rather awful place, best to meet it on its own terms.”

34. “Well, life’s full of ifs, Stefan. But let’s accentuate the positives, shall we?”

35. “We all must stand alone against our demons.”

36. “You don’t arm yourself after war has been declared, Stephan. You build your army so big that no one dares pick the fight.”

37. “If by hell you mean somewhere you are betrayed by those you hold most dear, then it’s from hell I’ve just come.”

38. “You’re in no position to be so principled.”

39. “People have been after me for a thousand years, but I’m always one step ahead.”

40. “There is beauty in the courage of the fragile fighter. Those that persevere, despite all they’ve been through, those who still believe there is good in the world, as dark things we often find we need that light the most.”

41. “A mutual law of nature is the strong always take from the weak.” 

42. “Let me help you, and I promise you will live a life others only dream of. Besides, if you’re going to learn, you might as well learn from the best.”

43. “It’s better a flawed life lived than wasted rotting away in clay.”

44. “You can’t win a war without a few strategic losses, no matter how regrettable they may be.”

45. “Then I will move the world to make it so.”

46. “Without you by my side, I don’t think I can survive my own love for my daughter. I need you. I need you, brother.”

47. “Hatred, a pure and perfect hatred that’s greater now than the day I first took your life.”

48. “I haven’t cared about anything for centuries.”

49. “You hardly know him—and yet you miss him. What is it about my brother that always inspires such instant admiration?”

50. “And yet, you are obstinate in your desire to do so.”

51. “I can tell you I love you tomorrow. You’re not dying today.”

52. “Every soul who wishes you harm will be struck down, just as sure as my blood runs in your veins, you will return to me. I love you, Hope.”

53. “Anything you felt for him was quite real. And for the record, the level of awkwardness we’re all currently experiencing is entirely genuine.”

54. “You’re a piece of work. But, guess what? I’m quite a piece of work myself.”

55. “I may die by day’s end, but you will live forever, unloved, pathetic. Your life a perpetual slog of soul-crushing despair and you are unable to end it.”

56. “Those who live, hate me more than ever.”

57. “You rant and rave about the monster I have become, but you, mother, you are the author of everything I am.”

58. “There’s no power in love! Mercy makes you weak! Family makes you weak!”

59. “Writing a love letter to one of your many suitors? So, who’s the lucky recipient, then?”

60. “It has been said that all love begins and ends with she who gave us life.”

61. “Seems rather uncivilized to laugh and dance around the body of a loved one.”

62. “No. It’s impossible. A cannot procreate!”

63. “It’s ingenious. I can see them, I can feel them, and yet they are not real.”

64. “Perhaps I did, or perhaps I never meant to kill you. Perhaps, I just wanted you to feel a fraction of the fear I felt when father came for me.”

65. “You judge me evil, yet it was your lust that made me what I am.”

66. “If I tell you who I really am and you refuse to believe me then I can hardly be blamed for your disappointment.”

67. “My big brother, so, you doubt my intentions? Well, I can’t say I’m surprised, standing next to the noble Elijah, how can I be anything but the lesser brother? A , a manipulator, a bastard.”

68. “We were innocent once. This bloodlust was forced upon us by our parents, turning us from prey to predator.”

69. “And, of course, you assume it’s true. I mean, why else would I show interest in my own flesh and blood? A heartbroken little crybaby points his finger at me, and my own brother falls in line, eager to believe it! How quickly you believe the worst, especially when it comes from her.”

70. “Before a jury of those who hate me the most? Like hell I will.”

71. “The truth is, Hayley, it’s not love on which the strongest foundations are built. It’s the decency of merciful lies.”

72. “Okay. Well, firstly, Marcel is not my mortal enemy—he is my friend, albeit one who is unaware that I’m trying to sabotage his hold over the supernatural community of the French Quarter, but a friend nonetheless. And secondly, I daggered Elijah in order to gain Marcel’s trust. If I had known he would place my brother in the hands of a particularly nasty teenage , I certainly would have weighed my options a bit differently. And thirdly, sister, please.”

73. “The more who find out about the cure, the more who will go after it. Nations have gone to war over less.”

74. “As you may yet to realize, Cami, the line between what brings us pain and what sustains us is far thinner than one imagines.”

75. “So as time moves along we get lost in distractions, act out in frustration, react with aggression, give in to anger, and all the while we plot and plan as we wait to grow stronger, and before we know it, the time passes. We are healed. Ready to begin anew.”

76. “What is done is never undone. It remains within ourselves, A story we tell ourselves so that we know who we are.”

77. “The woman brought us into the world, made us what we are, and the whole time she lied to me. She made me weak.”

78. “After 1,000 years, one might expect life to be less keenly felt, for its beauties and its sorrows to diminish with time.”

79. “They say that the passage of time will heal all wounds, but the greater the loss the deeper the cut.”

80. “From all the poems written on the subject of unrequited love, there are so few on the pain of being the object of that affection.”

81. “The pain may fade, but scars serve as a reminder of our suffering and make the bearer all the more resolved never to be wounded again.”

82. “Because what’s important to you, is important to me. What makes you happy, makes me want to keep you so. What scares you, I want to tear apart. I do not wish to watch you from behind glass, Camille.”

83. “You mistake my intentions. I haven’t come here to fight you. Not at all. This is to be an execution. Tell me, how exactly would you like to die?”

84. “You think I should stand trial before that death-dealing mob?”

85. “It’s better to let you live and each morning you will wake and know that your wretched existence continues only by my will. Now go, and live the rest of your days knowing that you are nothing to me.”

86. “It’s quite an operation. Tell me, what about the victims? Seems like a lot of graves to dig.”

87. “Death offers more peace than you deserve.”

88. “What a thing, you know, to have to work that hard every day just to stay alive, to be constantly on the verge of death, and how satisfying every day must be that it survived.”

89. “Camille, I’m begging you. Don’t leave me.”

90. “I’ll tell you what I know about death, Camille. Death dances silently in everyone’s shadow, and she doesn’t give a damn. So why give a damn about her?”

91. “Is it evil to take what one wants, to satisfy hunger even if doing so will cause another suffering? What some would call evil, I believe to be an appropriate response to a harsh and unfair world.”

92. “But in the one moment you two could have chosen to stand by me, you chose to stand against me, to side with my enemies.”

93. “It’s not a crime to love what you can’t explain.”

94. “You’ve said all that needs to be said. I’ll play the role I’ve been given.”

95. “Over the course of my life I’ve encountered no shortage of those who would presume to speak of good and evil. Such terms mean nothing. People do what is in their best interest.”

96. “I think not. Besides, I’m the one they want.”

97. “You know, I thought I told Camille everything, every moment that mattered from my past, and yet in the mere hours since she died I’ve thought of a thousand things I forgot to say.”

98. “Wasn’t it you who once said I could talk my way out of hell?”

99. “I’ve shown kindness, forgiveness, pity—because of you, Caroline. It was all for you.”

100. “Some time ago, I refused to trust you with our daughter. I took you—from Hope. I was wrong.”

101. “Oh, you know the Mikaelsons. Never a dull moment.”

102. “My dearest Hope, I do not know how this will find you. As a child full of wonder, a teenager full of opinions, or a woman with the world at her feet. I write to tell you that I love and to explain that in our family’s darkest hour I was called upon to save my siblings, so I did. Please do not mourn me. Whatever pain I endure I do so in service of those I love. My sole regret is that I will be away from you. Be good to your mother. I draw comfort knowing that she will protect you, and I know she will not rest until our family is united. Until then, my sacrifice will allow you to grow. To become a beautiful daughter I can now only imagine. Please remember that you are the legacy this family has always desired. The promise we fought to protect. You are and always will be our hope.”

103. “You never learned that the bonds of family far outweigh anything else. Such bonds trump petty jealousies, they overcome great feuds, and yes, they even allow one monster to pardon the great sins of another.”

104. “A fights for what they believe in. A warrior fights for his family.”

105. “Only together can we defeat our demons and save our family.”

106. “This family makes me want to murder people.”

107. “She woke in the dark, not knowing where she was or who was watching over her. It was your name she called, and if you can grant her comfort, so be it.”

108. “The truth is Elijah and Rebekah can be a bit naive when it comes to family relations.”

109. “I have had enough family to last me a lifetime. Why would I possibly want anymore?”

110. “You remain ever the wise counsel, brother. The rest of the family could learn something from you.”

111. “Always and forever is not just something you weasel out of, brother.”

112. “Family are not just people who coddle you, who grant you your every whim. They are people who fight for you, who you fight for.”

113. “Hayley, this family comes with many hardships, but there is one benefit. You will always have a home here.”

114. “What did my father say to you?”

115. “You are my sister, Freya, and you are a part of this family. Always and forever.”

116. “I don’t care about witch politics. I don’t care about your ridiculous little harvest ritual.”

117. “He has done damage only a father can do.”

118. “The best defense is the best offense.”

119. “It is true you are a minor player, though it only takes one match to burn down acres of forest.”

120. “One of the tragic consequences of war—innocent bystanders.”

121. “I’m not going anywhere. Not until I find out who’s conspiring against me.”

122. “I will find out what happened, and when I do, I will make sure whoever harmed your brother will suffer.”

123. “What of the witches? In my time, they were a force to be reckoned with, and now they live in fear. How do you know when they’re using magic?”

124. “When I order werewolves to be hunted to extinction, I expect you to stand to the side and let the blood flow.”

125. “People quake with fear because I have the power to make them afraid.”

126. “This community that you’ve built, you have their respect, their love. I can rule them, but I cannot win them.”

127. “Art taught me that one’s vision can be achieved with sheer force of will.”

128. “A thousand years of history isn’t going to write itself.”

129. “Painting is a metaphor for control.”

130. “I knew you were tough. I knew you were cunning. But I never knew you were a queen.”

131. “There is not a thing on this earth that will matter enough for me to waste even 30 more seconds of my time.”

132. “Allow me to entertain you with today’s list of priorities.”

133. “I’m a thousand years old. Call it boredom.”

134. “On a scale of 1 to 10, how much am I going to hate this little plan of yours?”

135. “Actually, not to nit-pick, but we evil villains usually use minions to pick up our dry cleaning, that sort of thing.”

136. “We write our wishes and then burn them for luck. Strangely, I don’t remember wishing for an influx of enemies and yet, year after year.”

137. “What’s the point of having hybrids sired to me when I can’t maximize on the benefits of free labor?”

138. “Abnormal psychology. Well, perhaps you could help me diagnose my friend over here. He’s been a little depressed. Can’t get his mind off a girl. He tells me she’s a queen fit for a king.”

139. “Taking me on a field trip to distract me? Pathetic and obvious. I taught you better than that.”

140. “He fills a room with dynamite and yet I’m the tactless one?”

141. “I’d have a greater chance of draining the Mississippi with a straw.”

142. “In what world do the words, tell no one, mean tell your brother and every teenage sycophant in town?”

143. “Oh well, I grow fonder of this child every second.”

144. “Just when I’m discovering your carpool karaoke skills? I think not.”

145. “You seem quite determined to find the little wolf.”

146. “I forgot how much I like this town.”

147. “I see your friends are daywalkers.”

148. “I’m gonna kill every last one of them!”

149. “What an entirely unwelcome surprise.”

150. “I told you I wanted to talk to her!”

151. “I will not be manipulated.”

152. “My sister was right. You do look stunning.”

153. “I will not do to my child what was done to me.”

154. “I’ve been known to have that effect.”

155. “I’ll never forget you.”

156. “Hope, her name is Hope.”

157. “Vampirism is, by definition, an afterlife.”

158. “What we need to do is focus.”

159. “Every king needs an heir.”

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