"But, you know, the life that we had, I mean, that was amazing, too, and it wasn’t a spell or a prophecy. It was real. We fell in love on our own. We had ups and downs, we fought. We changed, both of us. We grew, and we grew apart, but that is real. I mean, that’s life."
— I will always love you, Elena.
— And I will always love you.
“You had hope. That’s all I ever wanted you to have and you had it.”
”I love you so much.”
the fact that Damon literally said he could not have a conversation with Elena because they were just standing there with clothes on shows what a dehumanizing, manipulative, disrespectful creep he really is.
He can’t stand in front of Elena and look at her as a person, as someone he wants to associate with unless she is naked and pleasing him sexually. With that simple comment he completely pushed her down to the level of a toy, not a human being.