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)
We’ll add the best quotes from the second installment once the movie is released and we’ve had a chance to watch it, but for now here’s a small selection.
Hardin Scott: The entire world is a collection of memoranda the she did exist, and that I have lost her. This is our story. Tessa’s and mine.
Hardin Scott: We’re like an addiction to each other, with equal parts pleasure and pain.
Tessa Young: You hurt me, and I can’t forgive you.
Hardin Scott: Tessa, I want another chance. I’ll try. Whatever it takes.
Hardin Scott: There’s no one else for me, Tessa. No one.
Tessa Young: Hardin’s your son.
Trish Daniels: But he is not without his challenges. Is he sorry?
Kim: Tessa, welcome to Vance Publishing.
Trevor Matthews: She makes quite the impression.
Trevor Matthews: [to Tessa] Hardin Scott? I didn’t peg you as a bad boy type.
Trevor Matthews: [to Tessa] Let me ask you this. Are you in love with him?
Trevor Matthews: This thing between you and Hardin, it’s not going to end well.
Hardin Scott: You’re never going to trust me!
Tessa Young: Trust you! Where has that ever gotten me?!
Tessa Young: I thought that things were getting better. But I don’t know how to fix it.
Tessa Young: There is no “Your Tessa” anymore!
Hardin Scott: Whatever our souls are made of…
Tessa Young: His and mine are the same.
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