Our list of the best quotes from the romantic drama After 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.'There are moments in our lives that seem to define us. Moments we keep going back to.' - Tessa Young (After) Click To Tweet
1. After (2019)
'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.
Steph: [takes Tessa to a party and starts to drink] I need things to be way less in focus.
Tessa Young: [refuses to kiss Hardin during their truth or dare game] 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.
Tessa Young: [as Hardin leans in to kiss her] Wait. I can’t. I need to go.
Hardin Scott: [during their literature class] 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.
Tessa Young: [referring to Pride and Prejudice] 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!
Trevor Matthews: [as Tessa gets into the elevator] 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.
Tessa Young: [to herself as she gets out of the elevator] 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.
3. After We Fell
'There is a big difference between not being able to live without someone and loving them.' - Hardin Scott (After We Fell) Click To Tweet 'Pain. Lately, I've become very well acquainted with it. The slow and steady aching pain.' - Tessa Young (After We Fell) Click To Tweet
Tessa Young: [referring to Richard] I know that this isn’t the most convenient, but you, of all people, should appreciate me giving him a second chance.
Hardin Scott: Me, of all people, would know that he’s probably out there right now, shoving all of our s**t into his pockets. He’s going to hurt you.
Tessa Young: You don’t know him.
Hardin Scott: Neither do you.
Hardin Scott: Look, I’m just trying to protect you.
Tessa Young: I don’t need you to protect me.
Landon Gibson: [to Tessa] I’m going to miss you, dude. I’m going to have to start watching The Kardashians to get my fill of drama in your absence.
Hardin Scott: I was hoping that we could move to London after graduation.
Tessa Young: And how was I supposed to know that?
Hardin Scott: Well, I was going to tell you. But, I mean, it doesn’t really matter anymore, does it? Because you’ve made up your mind, you’ve got a plan. You’ve envisioned your life in a way that doesn’t even have me in it.
Tessa Young: You are in it, if you want to be.
Richard Young: What are we drinking about?
Hardin Scott: I didn’t know we needed a reason.
Richard Young: Cheers to that.
Tessa Young: [referring to Richard] You know, I’m not sure that I like this new friendship.
Hardin Scott: I was just trying to be nice. I offered him a ride, and the bar was actually his idea.
Tessa Young: He’s an alcoholic, and so are you.
Hardin Scott: Two alcoholics walk into a bar.
Tessa Young: I’m glad that you think this is funny.
Tessa Young: You know, it’s not like I want to leave you.
Hardin Scott: You don’t have to.
Tessa Young: Vance’s offer, it’s literally, it’s a dream come true. I’ve wanted to live in Seattle since I was a kid. And the only thing that would make it better is if you came with me.
Tessa Young: I want to make a life together.
Hardin Scott: So do I! So stay here, and we can.
Tessa Young: You’re not listening to me!
Hardin Scott: I am listening!
Hardin Scott: You have a great job in Seattle. That is great. I’m happy for you. But I don’t. I don’t have anything there.
Tessa Young: You’d have me.
Hardin Scott: Okay, that’s not enough!