The following are quotations made by Bill Compton in True Blood along with some “conversations” he has had with Sookie and a few other cast members.  It seemed appropriate to keep what Sookie and the others said in the conversations so you would know the context of the Bill quote.  It’s really amazing  just how many great quotes there are just from Bill.

Here are quotes from both Seasons 1 and 2.  As Season 3 is aired, we’ll add new quotations from Bill; let’s hope there are lots to add!


“True Blood: Strange Love (#1.1)” (2008)
Bill Compton to Sookie: You want to drink the blood they collected? Bill Compton: I understand it makes humans feel more healthy. Improves their sex life.
Bill Compton to Sookie: [leans in close] What are you?
Bill Compton to Sookie: [flashes his fangs] Who said anything about sex?
Bill Compton to Sookie: [leaning in close] Do you realize that every person in this establishment is staring at us right now?
Bill Compton to Sookie: I did not. They are staring at us because I am a vampire and you… are mortal.
Bill Compton to Sookie: May I call on you sometime?
Sookie Stackhouse: Call on me?
Bill Compton: Um… may I come and visit with you at your home?
Bill Compton to Sookie: Yes. Uh, I’m afraid I’m not as warm as the men that you must be accustomed to.
Bill Compton to Sookie: Do you have any of that synthetic bottled blood?
Bill Comptonto Sookie: Aren’t you afraid to be out here alone with a hungry vampire?
Bill Compton to Sookie: Vampires often turn on those who trust them, you know. We don’t have human values like you.
Bill Comptonto Sookie: Oh, but you have other very juicy arteries. There is one in the groin that’s a particular favorite of mine.

“True Blood: The First Taste (#1.2)” (2008)
Bill Compton: What are you?
Sookie Stackhouse: So I guess you’ve killed a lot of people.
Bill Compton: I killed a few by accident at first. I was never sure when I was going to get my next feed. But it’s all different now. There’s Tru Blood, I can get donor blood from a clinic in Monroe, or I can glamour someone into letting me feed on them for love, and then they’ll forget all about it.
Bill Compton to Sookie: I’ll always be able to feel you. I’ll be able to find you fast. If you’re ever in trouble, that could come in quite handy.
Bill Compton to Sookie: I can bring you back to life.
Bill Compton to Sookie: I was made vampire in 1865, when I was thirty human years old.
Bill Compton to Sookie: [incensed] The glorious dead? There is nothing glorious about dying in a war. A bunch of starving, freezing boys killing each other so the rich people can stay rich. Madness.
Bill Compton to Sookie about speaking to the Descendants of the Glorious Dead: I’ll do it, then. I look forward to meeting your grandmother. When may I call on you?
Bill Compton to Sookie: Can you feel my influence?
Bill Compton to Sookie: I lost my wife and my children. Everyone I knew from my human life. Most of them are buried here in this cemetery.
Bill Compton to Sookie: I’m not human.
Bill Compton to Sookie: Take your clip out.
Bill Compton to Sookie: You have to invite me in. Otherwise, it’s physically impossible for me to enter a mortal’s home.

“True Blood: Mine (#1.3)” (2008)
Bill Compton to Sookie: I have no heart-beat. I have no need to breathe. There are no electrical impulses in my body. What animates you no longer animates me. You think that it’s not magic that keeps you alive? Just ’cause you understand the mechanics of how something works, doesn’t make it any less of a miracle… which is just another word for magic. We’re all kept alive by magic, Sookie. My magic’s just a little different from yours, that’s all.
Bill Compton to Sookie: [after Malcolm and his gang have left] I’m sorry you had to witness that. Their visit was unexpected.
Bill Compton to Sookie: Hepatitis D is the only blood born pathogen to which we are susceptible. Malcolm must be furious.
Sookie Stackhouse: And what the hell did you mean, “Sookie is mine”?
Bill Compton: I was communicating to the others that you were my human and therefore I was the only one who can feed on you.
Sookie Stackhouse: [furious] You most certainly can not feed on me!
Bill Compton: Well of course I can’t, Sookie. But had they known that, they’d have considered you fair game. And I wouldn’t have been able to stop them from attacking you. It would be three against one. And Malcolm is much older than I am and quite strong.
Bill Compton to Sookie: Evil. Yes, they are. They share a nest and when vampires live in nests, they become more cruel, more vicious. They become laws unto themselves. Whereas vampires such as I, who live alone are much more likely to hang on to some semblance of our former humanity.
Bill Compton to Sookie: [very serious] Because you will never find a human man you can be yourself with.
Bill Comptonto Malcolm: There are higher authorities.
Malcolm: I’m not afraid of Eric.
Bill Compton to Malcolm: We have to moderate our behavior now that we are out in the open.
Bill Compton to Malcom, Liam and Diane: If you insist on flaunting your ways in front of mortals, there will be consequences.
Bill Comptonto Sookie: [in her dream] Sookie, don’t ever sneak up on a vampire. What are you doing here?
Bill Compton to Malcom, Liam and Diane: [getting to his feet] Stop! Sookie is mine!

“True Blood: Escape from Dragon House (#1.4)” (2008)
Bill Compton to Sookie: Vampires are always in some kind of trouble. I prefer to be in it with you.
Bill Compton to Sookie: Doesn’t matter what I think. This isn’t a date. Remember?
Bill Compton to Sookie: I’ve been around long enough to know just about anyone is capable of just about anything.
Bill Compton to Sookie: [still smiling] As am I.
Bill Compton to State Trooper: [points the gun at the state trooper’s face] Now, you listen to me, officer. I do not take kindly to you shining your light in the eyes of my female companion. And as I have more than 100 years on you, I do not take kindly to you calling me “son”. So the next time you pull somebody over on suspicion of bein’ a vampire, you better pray to God that you’re wrong. Because that vampire may not be as kind to you as I’m about to be. I’m not gonna kill you. But I am gonna keep your gun. Does that sound fair?
Bill Compton to Pam at Fangtasia: I’m mainstreamin’.

“True Blood: Sparks Fly Out (#1.5)” (2008)
Bill Compton to Sookie: We’ve have had a difficult relationship with law enforcement for many years.
Bill Comptonto Detective Bellfleur and Sheriff Dearborn: A fresh corpse full of blood, Detective, that’s something no vampire could resist.
Bill Compton to Lorena: [beseeching as tears of blood start] They are my family.
Bill Compton to Sookie: Sookie, you cannot be frightened of everythin’ you don’t know in this world.
Sookie Stackhouse: Well my world’s openin’ up mighty fast! And what I got here may be boring, but it’s safe! And after the past couple of nights, safe sounds pretty good about now.
Bill Compton to those attending The Descendents of the Glorious Dead meeting: We were about twenty miles north of where I stand now. The federals outnumbered us 5 to 1 and they had better fire power as well. We spent much of the afternoon recovering the bodies of those we’d lost. There was a boy in our troop, no more than 13 or 14, who lay wounded in the middle of a field under poor cover. He called to us all day. He begged us to help him. He knew he would die if we didn’t. I admit I had considered shooting the boy myself just to shup him up. But Tolliver convinced me that would be an act of murder, not war. He told me God wanted him to rescue that boy. I pleaded with him not to go. To think of his own wife and children back home. But he ran into that field like it was a cool spring day. They shot him just as he reached the boy. It was obvious to us that he was beyond help.
Bill Compton to Lorena after she drained him: Am I dying?
Bill Compton to Lorena: I do not judge you. Your choices are your own, as are mine. I wish to continue on my way home. You have my gratitude for your hospitality. I will not soon forget it.
[he turns to leave as she appears at the door, biting him]

“True Blood: Cold Ground (#1.6)” (2008)
Bill Compton: Sookie, Sookie, Sookie, Sookie, Sookie, Soo-!
Sam Merlotte: [walking into Sookie’s room] She’s asking for you.
Bill Compton: There something you want to say to me?
Sam Merlotte: I want you to stay away from her.
Bill Compton: You know Sookie doesn’t take kindly to people making decisions for her.
Sam Merlotte: You don’t need to tell me who Sookie is. I know who she is. I’ve known a long time.
Bill Compton: Well, then you’ll also know that this is neither the time nor the place for you to… mark your territory.
Bill Compton: [to Sookie] Don’t worry. I’m not going anywhere.

“True Blood: Burning House of Love (#1.7)” (2008)
Bill Compton: I am not human, Sookie. I am vampire.
Bill Compton: We started most of the myths about ourselves many centuries ago. If humans thought that we couldn’t be seen in a mirror, it was another way for us to prove that we weren’t vampires. And that way, we could stay hid.
Sookie Stackhouse: Is it always like this? Bill Compton: No, it is not.
Sookie Stackhouse: I never thought I’d be able to…
Bill Compton: I am honored that you chose me.
Uncle Bartlett: [seeing Bill suddenly] I… I don’t keep cash in the house. Bill Compton: Oh, I’m not here for money… I’m here for Sookie.

“True Blood: The Fourth Man in the Fire (#1.8)” (2008)
Sookie Stackhouse: [after they have made love] Doesn’t it get old for you? I mean you’ve been doing it for over a hundred years. Doesn’t it get predictable? Bill Compton: Not with you it doesn’t. You’re entirely different. And the beauty and the tragedy of it is that you don’t know just how different you are.
Bill Compton: There’s nothing more natural than the act of making love. Who am I to try to change what comes naturally to you. Sookie Stackhouse: But if you could change something… Bill Compton: I wouldn’t change a thing.
Bill Compton: I hate using the number keys to type. What are you listening to?
Bill Compton: You might say that I’m lactose intolerant.

“True Blood: Plaisir d’amour (#1.9)” (2008)
Bill Compton: [in bed with Sookie after finding the cat dead] Aren’t you tired?
Sookie Stackhouse: Every time I close my eyes, I see her face.
Bill Compton: Your cat?
Sookie Stackhouse: Gran. But now that you mention it, Tina’s in there too.
Bill Compton: You do know that I’m not gonna let anything happen to you. That I am here for you, to protect you.
Sookie Stackhouse: What if I don’t wanna need to be protected? What if wanting to be protected makes me feel like the helpless little girl I used to be all over again?
Bill Compton: Sookie… all of the things that you need to be protected from, all of the trouble you’re in, you are in because of me. So, you needing to be protected has nothing to do with you or who you are. All of it is my fault. So why don’t you just go to sleep and let me be the one to worry about it.
Sookie Stackhouse: Bill, all the trouble I’m in, it’s mine. I chose it. I chose it when I chose you.
Bill Compton: Yes, but…
Sookie Stackhouse: Don’t you think I wanna blame somebody else? But what happened to my Gran, and now to poor Tina, it’s my fault. And it’s sweet of you to try to take it on from me, but if I let you, I’d be so mad at you, I’d never be able to look at you again. And right now your face is just about the only thing getting me by. So why don’t we just leave it on me, okay?
Bill Compton: [pause, accepting] Very well.
Sookie Stackhouse: Night Bill.

“True Blood: I Don’t Wanna Know (#1.10)” (2008)
Magister: Humans exist to serve us. That is their only value.
Bill Compton: There are those among us who think differently.
Bill Compton: If you wanna torture anyone, torture me!

“True Blood: To Love Is to Bury (#1.11)” (2008)
Bill Compton: Because, as I’ve been trying to explain to you at length, you have been made vampire!
Jessica: [suddenly scared] Why?
Bill Compton: Because you were unlucky. Because life and death are unfair. Because of me.
Bill Compton: I fulfilled the conditions of my sentence! I murdered this innocent girl.
Bill Compton: I’ve proven my loyalty!
Bill Compton: Everyone she’s ever known will recoil from her. Everything she’s ever loved has been stolen from her.
Pam: The ultimate gift. You’re a maker. You’re a hero.
Bill Compton: I find myself doubting whether you were ever truly human.
Pam: [smiling] Thank you.
Bill Compton: [to Jessica] You drank from me. Your blood was replaced with mine. And then I shared my essence with you when we slept together in the ground.
Sookie Stackhouse: I rescind your invitation!
Bill Compton: [crushed] Sookie, don’t. Please… Sookie. Please.

“True Blood: You’ll Be the Death of Me (#1.12)” (2008)
Sookie Stackhouse: [opening the door and seeing Bill, all better] You’re alive?
Bill Compton: Well, technically no. But I am healed. I fed.


“True Blood: Nothing But the Blood (#2.1)” (2009)
Bill Compton: [to Jessica] Your bed-time will be at 4 a.m. and not a minute later. And whilst you’re under my roof, hunting is completely forbidden.
Bill Compton: Sookie, for a century and a half, I never turned a human… because I couldn’t bare to inflict the suffering I felt when I was turned. The pain of that is not an easy thing to share.
Bill Compton: If I withheld anything, it was only to protect you.
Bill Compton: [to Jessica] Two-thirds of new vampires never survive the first year.
Bill Compton: …He hurt you.
Bill Compton: [catching her at the door] Sookie… I cannot and I will not lose you. For all the ways I have dismayed, aggrieved or failed you, I swear I will atone. But I am not sorry. I refuse to apologize for what you have awakened in me. You, you are my miracle, Sookie. For the first time in a hundred and forty years, I felt something I thought had been lost to me forever… I love you.

“True Blood: Keep This Party Going (#2.2)” (2009)
Sookie Stackhouse: We’ve never had ‘make up’ sex before.
Bill Compton: How does it compare to ‘you thought I was dead’ sex?
Sookie Stackhouse: How ironic. We promised each other we weren’t gonna fight anymore, yet here we are.
Bill Compton: This isn’t a fight.
Sookie Stackhouse: …Yes it is.Bill Compton: Well then. Prepared to be made up to.
Bill Compton: I’ve had to work extremely hard to find my way back to humanity.
Bill Compton: Well, then prepare to be made up to.

“True Blood: Scratches (#2.3)” (2009)
Bill Compton to Sookie: Yes, well I remember when ladies clothing stores sold petticoats. Actually, I kinda miss my times. They left something to the imagination. Unfastenin’ ’em required a certain skill. [grinning] You are such a tease.
Bill Compton: [to Sookie, about Jessica] You undermined my authority as her maker! You risked those people’s safety and your own! If I had not glamoured them with in an inch if their sanity, both our lives would have shattered!
Bill Compton to Jessica: She will come back, when she calms down… she will come back.
Bill Compton: Sookie, most of us, vampire, human or otherwise are capable of both good and evil. Often simultaneously.

“True Blood: Shake and Fingerpop (#2.4)” (2009)
Bill Compton: [about Jessica] It’s not her I’m protectin’, son.
Bill Compton: We established there was to be no hunting in this house.
Eric Northman: I admire you Bill it takes a real vampire to admit he cannot protect his human.
Bill Compton: And it takes a true monster to not care about anyone or anything other then himself.

“True Blood: Never Let Me Go (#2.5)” (2009)
Bill Compton: I would no more allow you to feed on that young man than to watch pornography on television!
Bill Compton: [waking up as she comes back to bed] I dreamed you were gone.
Bill Compton: The more people know what you do, the harder it is for me to protect you.
Bill Compton: Sookie, you know what he’s like. It’s not like him to break a contract with a girl.
Bill Compton to Sookie: …I can’t lose you.

“True Blood: Hard-Hearted Hannah (#2.6)” (2009)
Lorena: [as Bill wakes up suddenly] Is somethin’ happenin’ to your human?
Bill Compton: Lorena!
Lorena: [holding him down] I made you. Your blood knows mine. You will never physically over power me.

“True Blood: Release Me (#2.7)” (2009)
Bill Compton to Lorena: If Sookie is hurt in any way because of you, I will not stop until I drive a stake through whatever semblance of a heart you have left.
Bill Compton: Lorena, this is foolish! We are getting weaker and the bleeds have begun. You may be able to keep me here awake, for a day, maybe two but not forever.
Bill Compton to Lorena and about loving her: [seething] I have spent decades tryin’! I despise myself for what I did for you! God help me. I killed innocent people to prove to that I loved you! But it was pure annilism… I do not, I cannot, I will never love you.

“True Blood: Timebomb (#2.8)” (2009)
Bill Compton to Eric: Callin’ my maker ’cause you couldn’t win Sookie for yourself is feeble and desperate, even for you.

“True Blood: I Will Rise Up (#2.9)” (2009)
Bill Compton:You may be immortal, Lorena. But you are dead to me.
Bill Compton: You’re connected. He’ll be able to sense your emotions.
Bill Compton: It is possible. Another consequence of the blood. Woulda happened sooner or later. He was determined to form this bond with you.
Sookie Stackhouse: I could kill him.
Bill Compton: I concur.

“True Blood: New World in My View (#2.10)” (2009)
Bill Compton: [about Maxine’s crazy trance] Does she ever clam down?
Hoyt Fortenberry: Playin’ Wii gets her to focus, but I wouldn’t call it calm!
Bill Compton: No offense Sookie, but humans are shockingly susceptible to just about every form of thought manipulation.

“True Blood: Frenzy (#2.11)” (2009)
Bill Compton: [watching her feed] Is this a bad time?

“True Blood: Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ (#2.12)” (2009)
Bill Compton: [to Sookie] I love nothing more than to see you happy. It’s really quite selfish.
Bill Compton: Ms. Stackhouse, will you do me the honor of becoming my wife? That is assuming last night did not scare you off weddings for good.
[as she says nothing]


  1. This new section is SO much FUN! I love it. This is my favorite…romantic quote that is…..I cannot and I will not lose you. For all the ways I have dismayed, aggrieved or failed you, I swear I will atone. But I am not sorry. I refuse to apologize for what you have awakened in me. You, you are my miracle, Sookie. For the first time in a hundred and forty years, I felt something I thought had been lost to me forever… I love you……SIGH……

  2. Bill Compton to Sookie: May I call on you sometime?
    Sookie Stackhouse: Call on me?
    Bill Compton: Um… may I come and visit with you at your home?

    A big Thank You for doing this Shad and Lynn, you are the best! Above is my favorite line (the look on Bill’s face is priceless when Sookie does not understand what ‘Call on me?’ means) and that’s where my TB name comes from “callonmebill” and when I was hooked on Bill/Stephen Moyer during that whole bar scene, I can watch it over and over.

    Again thank you everyone for the hard work and dedication in creating/maintaining everything that orbits Bill/Stephen Moyer.

  3. Thank you for this…. Love Love LOVE this quote

    Bill Compton: [catching her at the door] Sookie… I cannot and I will not lose you. For all the ways I have dismayed, aggrieved or failed you, I swear I will atone. But I am not sorry. I refuse to apologize for what you have awakened in me. You, you are my miracle, Sookie. For the first time in a hundred and forty years, I felt something I thought had been lost to me forever… I love you.

  4. I think you left out a great one- “are you going to leave, or do I have to throw you out..through a window..that is closed!” I laughed so hard at that. And in 1.3 – this is just picky, but I’m sure it was “their visit was unexpected” not “your visit was unexpected”. She told him the night before that she would come by with electrician info.
    Great quotes, thanks!

    1. Fascinated, you are absolutely right, it is “their”. I knew that too, but just made a typo. It’s now fixed. Thanks for noticing.

  5. I just fell in love all over again…Anna is the luckiest woman in the world!

    the “you are my miracle” speech is also my favorite, but he could speak gibberish and I would still listen!

    I cannot wait to see what beautiful babies they will make!

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