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
We’ll add the best quotes once the movie is released and we’ve had a chance to watch it, but for now, here’s a small selection.
Tessa Young: Pain. Lately I’ve become very well acquainted with it. The type that comes when you’ve been hurt repeatedly by the same person. Only in those rare moments, when he pulls me to his chest and makes promises he never seems able to keep, does the pain disappear.
Hardin Scott: Close your eyes.
Hardin Scott: I just want you to be happy. You deserve to be happy.
Tessa Young: I thought we were going to be more open with each other.
Hardin Scott: So did I.
Tessa Young: Why can’t you just trust me?!
Hardin Scott: I do trust you! You know I trust you!
Tessa Young: You don’t trust me, you don’t anyone. You just control us.
Landon Gibson: [to Tessa] You’ve been gushing about Seattle since the day I first met you. If he loves you, he could follow you.
Hardin Scott: I was hoping that we would move to London after graduation.
Tessa Young: And how was I supposed to know that?
Kimberly: Relationships, they’re complicated.
Hardin Scott: You have a great job in Seattle, but I don’t have anything there.
Tessa Young: You’d have me!
Hardin Scott: Okay, that’s not enough!
Tessa Young: If I’m not enough, that’s your problem. But you’re not going to stop me.
Tessa Young: I won’t give up Seattle for you, so you just turn on me. This is what you do! You sabotage every good moment that we have.
Hardin Scott: No, no, no. If I wanted to try and sabotage a good moment, I would have brought up another guy’s number and your dress.
Tessa Young: You don’t get to choose who I have as friends!
Hardin Scott: They don’t want to be your friends, okay!
Tessa Young: I can’t tell what’s true and what’s not.
Hardin Scott: We are fools in love. But you’re my better place, Tess.