Elena: If it had been you at the bridge last night and not Stefan, and I begged you to save Matt--
Damon: I would have saved you! In a heartbeat, no question.
Elena: That's what I thought. And Matt would be dead because...you couldn't let go. Matt would be dead!
Damon: But you wouldn't be! And you would have gotten to grow up, and had the life that you wanted, the life that you deserve. And I know that I didn't use to get that, but I do now and I wanted that for you, Elena. And I would have gladly have given it to you and let Matt die because I am that selfish. But you knew that already. The first night we met's not all that you remember.