Our list of the best quotes from the romantic drama film series based on the series of novels by Anna Todd. The story centers on Tessa Young (Josephine Langford), dedicated student, dutiful daughter, and loyal girlfriend to her high-school sweetheart, as she enters her first semester in college armed with grand ambitions for her future. However, when she crosses paths with the complicated and mysterious Hardin Scott (Hero Fiennes Tiffin), he makes her question all she thought she knew about herself and what she wants from life.


1. After (2019)

'There are moments in our lives that seem to define us. Moments we keep going back to.' - Tessa Young (After) Click To Tweet 'She took my hand and led me out of the darkness and showed me that whatever our souls are made of, hers and mine are the same.' - Hardin Scott (After) Click To Tweet


Tessa Young: My life before him was so simple and decided. And now, after him, there’s just, after.


[as she finds Hardin in her dorm room after having a shower]
Tessa Young: Uh, excuse me? I think that you’re in the wrong room.
Hardin Scott: I’m in the right room.
Tessa Young: How did you even get in here?
[Hardin holds up the key]
Tessa Young: Okay. Can you please go out into the hall so I can get dressed?
Hardin Scott: Don’t flatter yourself. I’m not looking.


Hardin Scott: The Great Gatsby. It’s a good book. I’d hate to spoil it, but it was all a dream.
Tessa Young: Actually, it was all a lie.


[as Steph takes Tessa to a party and starts to drink]
Steph: I need things to be way less in focus.


[as Tessa refuses to kiss Hardin during their truth or dare game]
Tessa Young: I’m done playing this game.
Zed: I like this girl.
Molly: Oh, Hardin Scott got his first rejection.


Hardin Scott: “He’s more myself than I am. “Whatever our souls are made of. His and mine are the same.” It’s Brontë, Theresa.
Tessa Young: I know it’s Brontë. And my name is Tessa.


Hardin Scott: What are you doing in my room, Tessa?
Tessa Young: Your room?
Hardin Scott: Yes. Are we still playing? Because I think you owe me a dare.
[he leans in to kiss her]
Tessa Young: Wait. I can’t. I need to go.


[during their literature class]
Hardin Scott: Pride and Prejudice? Elizabeth Bennet needs to chill. She gave Darcy a way worse time than he deserved.
Professor Soto: Are you saying that Darcy was not in love with Elizabeth?
Hardin Scott: Love is just a transaction. We’re all hardwired to desire. We present the correct set of desirable traits, and boom. We can turn it on, and we can turn it off.


[referring to Pride and Prejudice]
Tessa Young: I think that it was the most revolutionary feminist novel that I’d ever read. That a woman of that era would have the strength to reject Darcy when he treated her poorly.
Hardin Scott: That’s a load.


2. After We Collided (2020)


Hardin Scott: The entire world is a collection of memoranda that she did exist, and that I have lost her. Whatever our souls are made of, hers and mine are the same. A rather pretentious way to open our story, but I’ve always had a flair for the dramatic. You see, this is our story. Tessa’s and mine.


Hardin Scott: It’s a story you’ve heard before, passed down from the Greeks, through Shakespeare, the Brontes, Jane Austen. It’s the story of a young girl exploring her independence, free from the bonds of her oppressive parent, and promised to a boy she clearly does not love. She meets a dashingly handsome young man, who sweeps her off her feet, even though he represents everything she detests. She falls for him, gives herself to him, and is ultimately betrayed by him, and left shattered. Only it is he who is destroyed by his deceit. When it feels as though all is lost, the two reunite and live happily ever after.


Hardin Scott: Like I’ve said, a story you’ve heard before. Only difference is, this isn’t that story.


Uber Driver: [to Tessa] Wooh! Sure don’t seem like Christmas out here, all this heat we’ve been having. You know, I hate the heat. Heat make people do some crazy things.


Tessa Young: [to Trevor] Excuse me! Sir, can you hold that elevator, please!
[the elevator door closes]
Tessa Young: A**wipe!


[as Tessa gets into the elevator]
Trevor Matthews: Did you call me an a**wipe?
Tessa Young: Excuse me?
Trevor Matthews: You just called me an a**wipe.
Tessa Young: No. I didn’t.
Trevor Matthews: Yeah, I guess I just imagined it.
Tessa Young: Guess so.


Trevor Matthews: You know, I was trying to hold the elevator for you.
Tessa Young: Sure you were. Look, I’m sorry. It’s my first day. I’m just trying to make an impression.
Trevor Matthews: Well, you certainly succeeded at that.
[softly to herself as she gets out of the elevator]
Tessa Young: A**wipe.


Tessa Young: Hi. Kimberly, right?
Kim: Excellent memory. I’m impressed.
Trevor Matthews: Yes, she makes quite the impression.
Kim: You two know each other?
Trevor Matthews: Uh, we’re old friends.


Trevor Matthews: [to Tessa] Little work tip. It helps if you don’t wear the same clothes every day. That, and showering.


[refusing the alcohol as he’s about to get another tattoo]
Hardin Scott: I’m good.
Tattoo Artist: Come on, it’ll ease the pain.
Hardin Scott: I like the pain.
Tattoo Artist: Well, suit yourself, you f***ing masochist.


Kim: Vance and I are more than co-workers.
Tessa Young: Oh.
Kim: It was strictly a work thing for years, especially after his wife died. Then I started helping out with his son Smith. And, well, love can really take you by surprise.
Tessa Young: Yes, it can.


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