ByJonathan Patrick, writer at Creators.co
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Jonathan Patrick

Oh, Angel. So many loved you, yet so many did not. After season four, even less loved you. Season five was pretty cool, though. Whether you loved Angel or just watched it because you couldn't deal with the fact that Buffy the Vampire Slayer had ended, you have to admit that the show's dialogue was ongoingly awesome. From Angel Investigations to Wolfram & Hart, characters delivered lines that were poignant, poetic, or just plain funny. Here are 13 of the greatest Angel quotes this side of L.A.:

Time to go to work!
Time to go to work!

13. "If there's no great glorious end to all this, if nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do. 'Cause that's all there is. What we do. Now. Today. I fought for so long, for redemption, for a reward, and finally just to beat the other guy, but I never got it." - Angel

12. "We take what we can get, champ, and we do our best with it. I'll be seeing you." - Cordelia

Cordelia and Angel, one last time.
Cordelia and Angel, one last time.

11. "It's like a song, now I can hold a note for a long time, actually I can hold a note forever. But eventually that's just noise. It's the change we're listening for. The note coming after and the one after that, that's what makes it music." - Lorne

Angel and Lorne.
Angel and Lorne.

10. "There's love. There's hope...for some. There's hope that you'll find something worthy... that your life will lead you to some joy... that after everything... you can still be surprised." - Wesley

Goodbyes in the series finale.
Goodbyes in the series finale.

9. "You got a reputation, that's why I'm here. Now, it's been a long time since I've opened a vein, but I'll do it you pull any more of that Van Helsing Jr. crap with me. Are we clear?" - Angel

8. "All I am is what I am. I lived 7 lives at once. I was power and the ecstasy of death. I was god to a god. Now... I'm trapped... on a roof. Just one roof... in this time and this place. Your world is so small. And yet you box yourselves in rooms even smaller. You shut yourselves inside... in rooms, in routines." - Illyria

Illyria, an Old One turned good guy-ish.
Illyria, an Old One turned good guy-ish.

7. “Can I say somethin' about destiny? Screw destiny! If this evil thing comes, we'll fight it and we'll keep fightin' it until we whup it. 'Cause destiny is just another word for inevitable, and nothing's inevitable as long as you stand up, look it in the eye, and say, "You're evitable!" – Fred

6. "There are things worse than walls. Terrible... and beautiful. If we look at them for too long they will burn right through us. Truths we couldn't bear. Not every day." - Wesley

Lilah Morgan, the best of Wolfram & Hart.
Lilah Morgan, the best of Wolfram & Hart.

5. "Look, Angel, I know you've been out of the loop for a while, but I'm still evil. I don't do errands. Unless they're evil errands." - Lilah

4. "I didn't give you the chance. That you learn when you become a king. You learn to destroy everything that's not utterly yours. All that matters is victory. That's how your reign persists. You're a slave to an insane construct. You are moral. A true ruler is as moral as a hurricane, empty but for the force of his gale. If you want to win a war, you must serve no master but your ambition." - Illyria

The early days of Angel Investigations.
The early days of Angel Investigations.

3. "I'm not a sniveling, whiny, little cry-Buffy. I'm the nastiest girl in Sunnydale history. I take crap from no one." - Cordelia

2. "That's everything? It all makes perfect sense now. I was a cheerleader, a princess and a warrior. And I have visions and super powers and I'm the target of an evil law firm because I've spent the last three months living on a higher plane, fighting for the forces of good, who wage a battle against demons and evilies and squishy bug babies, 'cause all that stuff's real and that's the world I live in. And-and I think I know why I don't remember any of this 'cause, hey, who'd want to!" - Cordelia

Cordelia and Doyle, at the beginning.
Cordelia and Doyle, at the beginning.

1. 'If you need help, then look no further. Angel Investigations is the best. Our rats are low... 'It says "rats"... 'Our rates are low, but our standards are high. When the chips are down, and you're at the end of your rope, you need someone that you can count on. And that's what you'll find here. Someone who'll go all the way, who'll protect you no matter what. So don't lose hope. Come on over to our offices, and you'll see that there's still heroes in this world.' ...Is that it? Am I done?" - Doyle

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