Cami O’Connell has always been wise beyond her years and station on The Originals, and we will carry her most important words with us for a long time to come.
Cami O’Connell may not have survived Lucien’s bite on The Originals season 3, episode 19, but her words and wisdom will never be forgotten. She helped Klaus find peace and goodness in the world, she showed Davina that she is powerful enough to make her own destiny, and she constantly reminded everyone on that show that rising above one’s circumstances and being a good person is completely possible, even in the supernatural world.
Thinking back to all the incredible moments we had with Cami over the three seasons she was a part of The Originals, we tried to find a worthy enough way to pay our respects to her character. She was constantly dishing out incredible advice and knowledge, some of which is applicable to the world at large. Here are a few of our very favorite Cami quotes:
‘The Originals’ season 1, episode 4, ‘Girl in New Orleans’
“People are not awful. They want to be good. Something makes them bad, makes them snap. There are always signs. Symptoms before someone has a psychotic break.”
‘The Originals’ season 1, episode 8, ‘The River in Reverse’
“You are the architect of your own happiness.”
‘The Originals’ season 1, episode 16, ‘Farewell to Storyville’
“No one can control you unless you let them.”
‘The Originals’ season 2, episode 4, ‘Live and Let Die’
“This is a city of death, fires, floods. To say nothing of the violence we do to each other. We may laissez les bon temps rouler, but really we’ve turned life into one big party to distract ourselves from a single, unavoidable truth: We’re all going to die.”
“There’s more to life than the pain they made you feel. A cold beer, a slow song, a good friend. There are good things, Klaus, and you need to see that, too. There’s no real peace in revenge.”
‘The Originals’ season 2, episode 6, ‘Wheel Inside the Wheel’
“You know, sometimes I ask myself why I let people like Klaus into my life. I have this destructive pattern. I’m always drawn to the bad boys. Maybe deep down, I feel like that’s what I deserve.”
‘The Originals’ season 3, episode 19 ‘No More Heartbreaks’
“I was never naive enough to think that I was your light, but there is light in you. All that anger, the cycle of abuse that Mikael began, you can end it. You have to, so you can be the light for your little girl. For Hope.”
“Love will make you strong. It will make you the man that I know you want to be, and you have to remember that because I won’t be here to remind you.”
Which quote will you remember Cami for?