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Ryan Atwood (Character)
from "The O.C." (2003)

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"The O.C.: Pilot (#1.1)" (2003)
Marissa: Who are you?
Ryan: Whoever you want me to be.
Marissa: Okay.

Marissa: So, what do you think of Newport?
Ryan: I think I could get into a lot less trouble where I'm from.
Marissa: You have no idea.

[to Sandy after he embarrassed Seth]
Ryan Atwood: Way to salt his game, Mr. Cohen.

Seth Cohen: Why do they even need a fashion show? Every day's a fashion show for these people.
Betsy, Newport Woman #3: Did I hear you were from Canada?
Ryan Atwood: Yes, yes you did.

Ryan: Welcome to the dark side.

Ryan: Where's my brother?
Sandy: Uh, Trey is over 18. Trey stole a car; Trey had a gun in his pants, an ounce of pot in his pocket, a couple of priors. I'm guessing right now, Trey's looking at three to five years. But Trey's not my concern.

Ryan: Modern medicine is advancing to the point where the average human life span will be 100. But I read this article which said Social Security is supposed to run out by the year 2025, which means people are going to have to stay at their jobs until they're 80. So I don't want to commit to anything too soon.

Marissa: So, what are you doing here, seriously?
Ryan: Seriously?
[truthfully]
Ryan: I stole a car. Crashed it. Actually, my brother did. Since he had a gun and drugs on him, he's in jail. I got out, and my mom threw me out. She was pissed off and drunk. So, Mr. Cohen took me in.
Marissa: You're their cousin from Boston, right?
Ryan: Right.

Ryan: This is a nice car. I didn't know your kind of lawyer made money.
Sandy: No, we don't. My wife does.

Sandy: So, I'd thought we'd head out to the fashion show at around seven.
Seth: Yeah, okay. Have fun.
Sandy: Come on. It's a whole new school year, Seth.
Seth: It's also the same kids, Dad. Why do they even need a fashion show? Every day's a fashion show for these people.
Sandy: Yeah, well, Ryan has to go. Marissa invited him.
Seth: [to Ryan] Marissa invited you? I've lived next door to Marissa since, like, forever. Her dad almost got married to my mom even and, like, she's never even invited me to a birthday.
Sandy: That is not true. They did not almost get married.
Seth: Eh.
Ryan: Hey, maybe Summer will be there.
Seth: That's interesting. She is Marissa's best friend. 7:00?

Sandy: Smart kid like you. You got to have a plan. Some kind of a dream.
Ryan: Yeah, right. Let me tell you something, okay? Where I'm from, having a dream doesn't make you smart. Knowing it won't come true? That does.

[first lines]
Trey Atwood: I'm your big brother, if I don't teach you this - who will?
[smashes car window]
Ryan: I don't know, Trey.
Trey Atwood: Quit being a little bitch! Get in!
[Ryan slams driver door shut]
Trey Atwood: Yeah.
[Ryan looks behind at the approaching cops]
Trey Atwood: Come on, let's go, Ryan!
[Ryan gets inside]
Trey Atwood: Yeah! Yo, you should see your face man!
[about to crash]
Ryan: No, no, no!

Sandy: Ryan, Sandy Cohen. The courts appointed me your public defender.
[Ryan's not impressed]
Sandy: You could do worse. You okay? They treating you alright?
Ryan: Where's my brother?
Sandy: Uh, Trey is over 18. Trey stole a car; Trey had a gun in his pants, an ounce of pot in his pocket, a couple of priors. I'm guessing right now, Trey's looking at three to five years. But Trey's not my concern. This is your first time in lockup. I'm assuming you don't plan on coming back. Your grades... are not great. Suspended twice for fighting, truancy three times. Other than that...
[stares in amazement at Ryan]
Sandy: Your test scores? 98th percentile on your SAT1's. Ryan, 98th percentile, you start going to class. Are you thinking about college?
[Ryan scoffs]
Sandy: Have you given any thought to your future? Dude, I'm on your side. Come on, help me out here...
Ryan: -Modern medicine is advancing to the point where the average human life span will be 100. But I read this article which said Social Security is supposed to run out by the year 2025, which means people are going to have to stay at their jobs until they're 80. So I don't want to commit to anything too soon.
[Sandy chuckles]
Sandy: Look, I can plead this down to a misdemeanor. Petty fine, probation. But know this, "stealing a car cause you're big brother told you to," it's stupid and it's weak and those are two things you can't afford to be anymore.
Ryan: Two more things.
Sandy: You wanna change that? Then, you're gonna have to get over the fact that life dealt you a bad hand. I get it, we're cut from the same deck, Ryan. I grew up, no money, bad part of the Bronx, my father was gone, my mother worked all the time... I was pissed off, I was stupid.
Ryan: Look at you now.
[exchange looks; beat]
Sandy: Smart kid like you. You gotta have a plan. Some kind of dream.
Ryan: Yeah... right. Let me tell you something, okay? Where I'm from, having a dream doesn't make you smart. Knowing it won't come true?
[Sandy squints]
Ryan: That does.


"The O.C.: The Model Home (#1.2)" (2003)
Ryan: What kind of music do you listen to?
Marissa: Right now, punk.
Seth: Yeah, I am sorry, but Avril Lavigne doesn't count as punk.
Marissa: Oh yeah? Well, what about the Cramps? Stiff Little Fingers? The Clash? Sex Pistols?
Seth: I listen to the same music as Marissa Cooper? I think I have to kill myself.

Ryan: [laughs insincerely] You know what I like about rich kids?
[punches Luke]
Ryan: Nothing!
Seth: That was awesome!

Seth: Dude, what did you tell her?
Ryan: I didn't tell her anything. I think the black turtleneck in August tipped her off.
Seth: Okay, I was going for stealth, and also it's slimming.

Ryan: [to Marissa] You listen to punk, huh?
Marissa: [matter-of-factly] I'm angry.

Seth: Fair enough. Where are you going?
Ryan: I don't know. New town, get a job somewhere, save some money.
Seth: Great plan. Sounds like you've given it a lot of thought.

Ryan: I'm not too popular around here, and your boyfriend - a little bit angry.
Marissa: You're telling me you didn't try to hit him back?
Ryan: Actually, I hit him first.
Marissa: Well, hard to believe you're not more popular.

Ryan: So I'm now property of the government. Nickname: 0382965.
Seth: Hey, it's better than death-breath Seth. Or so I would imagine.

Marissa: [walks into model home as Ryan lights it with candles. Hallelujah is playing] This song reminds me of you.
Ryan: I thought you were with Luke.
Marissa: I was.
[hesitates]
Marissa: I don't know why I'm here, I just wanted to see you... I mean, you're leaving tomorrow!... and what if I never... we never... maybe I could spend the night? Just to hang out...
Ryan: You can't stay. If you stay, if we spend the night... I... I don't know that I could leave.
Marissa: Well, then don't!
Ryan: Ya, and you'll go back to school in the fall, and I'll just what? Hang around here? Hiding like some ghost? Cops find me and I'll have to disappear again?
[moves closer]
Ryan: We're from different worlds.
Marissa: [takes a deep breath] That's not true.
Ryan: I'm not like you. Go. Please... go.

Luke: You're okay.
Ryan: Disappointed?

Ryan: So how long you been with him?
Marissa: Luke? Um... I don't know really.
Seth: I know. Fifth grade, when you two got your mack on during our class trip to the Museum of Tolerance. Back of the bus. Classy lady.

Kirsten: So what do you want to be, now?
Ryan: Seventeen.


"The O.C.: The New Kids on the Block (#2.3)" (2004)
Seth Cohen: Changing urinal cakes. That's how committed Seth Cohen is to the new Seth Cohen.
Ryan Atwood: Okay, now you're talking about yourself in, like, the 4th person.
Seth Cohen: It's a whole new dimension of selflessness, Ryan.

Lindsay Gardner: I, uh, I owe you an apology.
Ryan Atwood: You have to actually say the words, that's how it works.

Lindsay Gardner: Your penmanship however...
Ryan Atwood: What's wrong with my penmanship?
Lindsay Gardner: Nothing. Just next time, don't hold the pen between your toes.
Ryan Atwood: Yeah well next time, don't spell canceling with two lls, it's one l. You got it wrong, you wanna correct it?
Lindsay Gardner: I was using the Canadian spelling.
Ryan Atwood: Ohhh, you were using the Canadian spelling.

Seth Cohen: The Bait Shop? Could be our very own CBGBs.
Ryan Atwood: Could be what?
Seth Cohen: C'mon. What? The only music they had in Chino was the sound of gunshots and helicopters?

Marissa Cooper: Do you like this band?
Ryan Atwood: I like Journey.


"The O.C.: The Secret (#1.12)" (2003)
Luke: This is gonna be weird.
Ryan: Yep.
Luke: Everyone's gonna be staring at me... Talking.
Marissa: Yep.
Luke: Maybe I can just blow the whole thing off... Go hit the beach... Give everyone time to get it out of their systems.
Ryan: It's been months... I'm still the kid from Chino who burned a house down.
Marissa: And I'm still the girl who tried to kill herself in Mexico.
Seth: I'm still... The... I'm still Seth Cohen.
Luke: Man this is gonna suck.
Seth: Yep well... Welcome to my world

Ryan: Maybe you've got the Summer flu?
Seth: Yes, it's November, but it's possible.
Ryan: Maybe you need som Anna-biotics.

Seth: [the Dandy Warhols "We Used To Be Friends" plays] Do I have a fever? I think I might have a fever and/or the chills.
Ryan: Since when?
Seth: Since recently.
Sandy: So your not feeling well?
Seth: No I feel fine.
[coughs]
Seth: Just my head's a littly achy and my stomach's kind of weird. I'm okay.
Sandy: Come here.
[feels Seth's head]
Sandy: Huh. You don't feel warm.
Seth: What about cold or clammy?
Ryan: Maybe you've got the summer flu.
Seth: Yeah. It's November, but it's possible.
Ryan: Maybe you need some Anna-biotics.
Sandy: Do you not wanna go to school?
Seth: No, Dad. I want to go to school. Okay? I'm just worried about infecting others.
Sandy: You're right, we can't take a chance. We should just take you straight to the emergency room. Just to be sure.
Seth: Okay, all right. Or I could stay home and try and sleep it off.
Ryan: Or you could go to scool, face Summer and Anna and apologize.
Seth: First of all, ah... no. Second of all, hm... no. Why would I?
Sandy: Oh , the Summer flu. I just got it. That was good.
Seth: It's not my fault that they both tried to kiss me on Thanksgiving. What was I supposed to do? Not kiss back? Say "No, stop"? Risk hurting their feelings?
Sandy: Well it seems to me you already did hurt their feelings.
Seth: Yeah, perhaps I did but what about my feelings okay? Hello I was the one who was assulted. I'm the victim here.

Kirsten: You just like saying that.
Sandy: Yogalates? I kinda do. Yogalates.
Ryan: Yogalates.
Kirsten: You know what I wanna know?
Sandy: Yogalates.
Kirsten: Is why these two are so smug.
Seth: Because for once they didn't do anything wrong.
Sandy: That's true. Here's to ya.
Ryan: Back at ya.
Kirsten: Enjoy it boys, because knowing the two of you, it won't last long.
Sandy: Yogalates.

Ryan: Maybe you have the Summer flu.
Seth: Yeah, maybe. Even though it's November.
Ryan: And maybe you need some Annabiotics.


"The O.C.: The My Two Dads (#4.9)" (2007)
Ryan Atwood: You know, if you want, I can teach you a mean left-hook just in case.
Sandy Cohen: Just in case what? You got more relatives showing up here or what?
Ryan Atwood: I have some mean uncles.

Ryan Atwood: Just so you know Seth doesn't want to get married.
Taylor Townsend: Well it's not like Summer wants to be a "desperate housewife".

Frank Atwood: You don't want hit a dying man!
Sandy Cohen: [punches Frank] Oh yes I do!
Frank Atwood: That was a mistake, Sandy.
Sandy Cohen: I'm right here, Frank.
Ryan Atwood: [steps between Frank and Sandy] Hey, hey, hey that's enough!


"The O.C.: The Dearly Beloved (#2.24)" (2005)
Kirsten Cohen: Don't you say a word, I let you into this house.
Ryan Atwood: Yeah you did, because my own mom couldn't take care of me. Because she wouldn't get help even though I asked her to. I don't want to see that happen again to someone I love.

Ryan Atwood: Do you want me to talk to him? Tell him you're doing the right thing, because you are.
Sandy Cohen: Thanks but that's my job.

Ryan Atwood: All year I've tried to be a different person. I can't do that anymore.


"The O.C.: The Gamble (#1.3)" (2003)
Ryan: My mom ditched me. I burned down your wife's house. How is this going to be okay?

Dawn: I didn't know what I was doing when I married your dad. I was too young when I had your brother. But with you... You were always the smart one. You know? The good one. When you got arrested... I knew I'd failed, and... you were my last hope. I should go.
Ryan: Wait.

Ryan: What are you even doing here?
Dawn: I came... for you.
Ryan: Why? What do you want from me? You left a note. A note.
Dawn: Okay, let me explain...
Ryan: You abandoned me. You threw me out. You just took off.
Dawn: I know, honey. I was... and A.J., and... the drinking, and... It's going to be different now.
Ryan: That's what you said when we moved from Fresno after dad got arrested.


"The O.C.: The L.A. (#1.22)" (2004)
Bouncer: You here for the party?
Ryan Atwood: Yeah.
Marissa Cooper: Wait! Can I come with you? Seriously, it would mean so much to me, it really is my favorite show.
Ryan Atwood: [Ryan looks at the doorman]
Bouncer: You're only a teen idol once.
[lets them into the club]

Seth: I'm gonna declare this month "Angst Free Ryan" Month.
Ryan: A month? You think it's gonna last all month?
Seth: "Angst Free Ryan" Week, with an option for an extra week, if you like it.

Seth: [both in shocked silence] I can't believe they were at a motel, it's so cheap, so tawdry.
Ryan: Yeah, cause that's the real moral of the story here.
Seth: How could he do it? I mean, I get how he could do it, it's Mrs Cooper.
Ryan: What about her? It's her daughter's ex-boyfriend. If Marissa ever found out
Seth: No, she can not find out, she doesn't handle bad news well at all.


"The O.C.: The Debut (#1.4)" (2003)
Seth: Are you just not going to go 'cause you're afraid of Luke?
Ryan: That's not what I'm afraid of. Look, your parents taking me in, that's, like, the greatest thing that's ever happened to me. I'm not going to lose it just to kick some guy's ass.
Seth: But you could totally kick his ass, right?
Ryan: Oh, yeah.

Ryan: You knew about this and didn't say anything.
Seth: I didn't want to jinx it. Dude, you're a Cohen now. Welcome to a world of insecurity and paralyzing self-doubt.

Ryan: I used to want to be an architect.
Kirsten: And what do you want to be now?
Ryan: Seventeen.
Kirsten: Me too.


"The O.C.: The Best Chrismukkah Ever (#1.13)" (2003)
Marissa: I hate Christmas.
Ryan: Well, Chrismukkah, ain't much better.

Ryan: Drinking, crying, cops, well it must be Christmas.

Ryan: You better pray for a Chrismukkah miracle.
Seth: I've got Jesus and Moses on my side, man.


"The O.C.: The Rainy Day Women (#2.14)" (2005)
Seth: They're showing a marathon of 'Sherman Oaks: The Real Valley's.
Ryan Atwood: What's that?
Seth: Hm, apparently 'The Valley' has got its own reality show knock-off. And, you know, why watch the angst of fictional characters when you can watch real people in contrived situations?

Ryan: You're listening to Boyz2Men?
Seth: I can think of no sadder song in the whole world.
Ryan: So I'm guessing it didn't go well.
[turns down music]
Seth: Unless I can think of one last grand romantic gesture, Summer's gone.
Ryan: Wow. You know, I remember when I first heard about Summer. We were sailing. You said you named your boat after her, which I thought was a little weird. Considering you never talked to her.
Seth: Eureka Ryan! I can't believe I just said "eureka." That's okay. That's it.
Ryan: What's it?
Seth: The thing to win her back. The grand romantic gesture that's going to put Zachary's Euro-trip to shame. I shall take her on a sailing adventure aboard the Summer Breeze.
Ryan: Except you sold the boat for bus fare.
Seth: I did. Damn it. Eureka Ryan! I shall buy back the Summer Breeze.
Ryan: Except with what money?
Seth: Kay, if I wanted my parade rained on, I'd step outside. Let me ask you something, do you like the shape of the idea even?
Ryan: Definitely.
Seth: Great, so all I need is money. Hang on. Yes. Got the answer. But before I say "eureka" again do you see any other potential flaws, or holes in my plan?
Ryan: No.
[Seth gets up]
Seth: Then, eureka Ryan! Eu-freaking-reka! Turn this music off. It's depressing me.

Ryan: You're listening to Boyz2Men?
Seth: I can think of no sadder song in the whole world.
Ryan: So I'm guessing it didn't go well.
[Turns down music]
Seth: Unless I can think of one last grand romantic gesture, Summer's gone.
Ryan: Wow. You know, I remember when I first heard about Summer. We were sailing. You said you named your boat after her, which I thought was a little weird. Considering you never talked to her.
Seth: Eureka Ryan! I can't believe I just said "eureka." That's okay. That's it.
Ryan: What's it?
Seth: The thing to win her back. The grand romantic gesture that's going to put Zachary's Euro-trip to shame. I shall take her on a sailing adventure aboard the Summer Breeze.
Ryan: Except you sold the boat for bus fare.
Seth: I did. Damn it. Eureka Ryan! I shall buy back the Summer Breeze.
Ryan: Except with what money?
Seth: Kay, if I wanted my parade rained on, I'd step outside. Let me ask you something, do you like the shape of the idea even?
Ryan: Defiantly.
Seth: Great, so all I need is money. Hang on. Yes. Got the answer. But before I say "eureka" again do you see any other potential flaws, or holes in my plan?
Ryan: No.
[Seth gets up]
Seth: Then, eureka Ryan! Eu-freaking-reka! Turn this music off. It's depressing me.


"The O.C.: The Summer Bummer (#4.6)" (2006)
Ryan Atwood: What are you doing paying your gay friend Roger to pretend he's in love with you?
Taylor Townsend: Well what if I did, hmm? What if I did rent a homosexual for the evening?

Kirsten Cohen: I couldn't help notice that you wanted to talk to Seth.
Ryan Atwood: Oh, did I?
Kirsten Cohen: Well, since he's out of town and he's going to be moving out next semester, you're going to need a new Seth. Don't tell Sandy, but I thought I would audition for the job.
Ryan Atwood: Oh, yeah, that's very thoughtful.
Kirsten Cohen: So, how does it work? Do I ask you what's on your mind?
Ryan Atwood: Eh, usually you talk about yourself, and I solve my problems on my own.

Ryan Atwood: Taylor?
Taylor Townsend: Yeah.
Ryan Atwood: What are you doing tonight?
Taylor Townsend: Oh, I'm updating my blog. It's a kind of Felicity by way of Anaïs Nin, the erotic memoirs of soulful college girl...
Ryan Atwood: Taylor, tonight, what are you doing?
Taylor Townsend: Oh. Blog schmog.
Ryan Atwood: Is that a yes?
Taylor Townsend: Yes! It is a yes squared, in all caps, with an exclamation mark and a smiley-faced emoticon.


"The O.C.: The Distance (#2.1)" (2004)
Sandy Cohen: I've always liked Luke. Kind of a big Golden Retriever.
Ryan Atwood: Actually, he kinda is.

Ryan Atwood: How'd you make it all the way from Newport on that little catamaran?
Seth: Hm. Well, Ryan, sit down, my son. It was a long and torturous journey, and I'm not gonna, I'm not gonna sugar coat any details with you...
Ryan Atwood: Please don't.
Seth: -'cause we're friends. First, I sailed to Catalina. Then, I sailed to Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara, I ran out of snacks. Freaked out a little bit, pawned my boat for cash, took a Greyhound to Portland.
Ryan Atwood: You took a bus.
Seth: Yeah. But don't say it like that, cause it was a local. Okay, have you ever been in one of those? Okay, not for the faint of heart.
Ryan Atwood: I can't believe after all that you took a bus.
Seth: Yeah. I think we're definitely going to have to come up with a better story for school though, that'd be good.
Ryan Atwood: I don't know, I like the bus idea. It's cool.
Seth: Okay, what about maybe... boat sank, saved by whales? It's very Whale Rider.
Ryan Atwood: What else you' got?
Seth: I took a boat, boat sank, saved by a mermaid? Boat sank, stranded on a desert island...

Ryan Atwood: Hey, so, ah, I was thinking.
Seth: I was thinking too. You know they don't even have a water polo team here. That's just gonna be a problem for me.


"The O.C.: The Sister Act (#3.12)" (2006)
Ryan: [Ryan answers the door] Yeah?
Kaitlin Cooper: So I show up at my house to surprise my mom and this Persian dude answers.
Ryan: Uh, I'm sorry?
Kaitlin Cooper: I figured that he was the new butler, but then I saw his shoes, Prada. I thought maybe he's my new step-dad. And I was about to like, hug him, when his wife shows up. And no matter how rich the guy is my mother would never join a herom.
Ryan: I don't think...
Kaitlin Cooper: So I was like, "Persian dude, what are you doing at my house? And where is my mother?" And he was all like, "Who's your mother?" So I told him and he tells me that my mother moved and all the mail is being forwarded here.
Ryan: Uh, I think that you may have...
Kaitlin Cooper: Are you gonna invite me in or what?
[Ryan looks down thinking of what to say]
Kaitlin Cooper: Jeez Ryan,
[Ryan looks up shocked]
Kaitlin Cooper: I see Newport hasn't improved your manners at all.
Ryan: Oh my god.
Seth: [Seth walks up] Oh my god, Kaitlin Cooper?
Kaitlin Cooper: Weird neighbor kid, hi.
Seth: You have uh, you have grown...
Kaitlin Cooper: Boobs?
Seth: No...
[Looks at Ryan and nods]

Marissa: And I do have a pretty great boyfriend.
Ryan: You have a great boyfriend.


"The O.C.: The Homecoming (#1.11)" (2003)
Marissa: Hey, so, Seth, did you know that Ryan did musicals?
Seth: Ryan, that's extremely minty of you. I didn't know they has musicals in Chino. I didn't even know they even had dancing or, or laughter.
Ryan: That's 'cause no-one lived there as funny as you.

Sandy: How was home?
Ryan: You tell me, I was in Chino.


"The O.C.: The Ties That Bind (#1.27)" (2004)
Marissa: I understand why you have to do this.
Ryan: Thanks.
Marissa: But I wish you didn't have to.
Ryan: Me too.
Marissa: I love you.

Marissa: [while dancing] I just want you to know... that I understand why you have to do this.
Ryan: Thanks.
Marissa: [starting to cry] But.. I wish you didn't have to.
Ryan: [hugging Marissa] Me too.
Marissa: I love you.


"The O.C.: The Nana (#1.23)" (2004)
Seth: I don't know who that woman is, but it's not the nana.
Ryan Atwood: [where's Marissa?] Where else could she be?
Seth: She was even nice to my mom and the nana has never been a fan of the Kirsten. She's like the Green Arrow to my mother's Hawkman.
[Ryan looks confused]
Seth: The Cyclops to her Wolverine, two people who have nothing in common suddenly getting along.
Ryan Atwood: I know where she is.

Ryan Atwood: I'm not so sure Marissa's glad to have me here.
Eddie: Come on man, of all the places she could've gone, she chose Chino. She picked the one place she knew only you could find her.


"The O.C.: The Risky Business (#2.18)" (2005)
Trey Atwood: Stallone, huh? Nah, I'm more of a Van Damme fan.
Ryan Atwood: Are you kidding me? Seagal, man.
Seth Cohen: Yeah, divided house cannot eat. Now we all gotta get together behind a single action hero.
Sandy Cohen: Steve McQueen.
Seth Cohen: Steve M-who?

Seth: Julia is Marissa's mom.
Trey Atwood: Oh, so Ryan's mother-in-law.
Sandy: What? What Ryan and Marissa? What?
Seth: It's on.
Sandy: Really? I'm always the last to know.
Ryan: There's nothing to know.
Trey Atwood: Oh really? 'Cause that's not what it looked like the other night, you coming to Marissa's rescue and all.
Sandy: Well, he's very chivalrous, not unlike the young Steve McQueen.
Seth: Yeah, some people say chivalry's dead. I don't believe it.
Ryan: There's nothing going on with me and Marissa.
Sandy: Nothing?
Trey Atwood: Really?
Seth: Ryan...
Ryan: We're taking it slow.
Trey Atwood, Sandy: Yeah! Taking it slow! Alright!
Sandy: Well it's a good thing she's no longer you neighbor.
Seth: That's right! It's hard to take it slow with her next door.
Kirsten: So, Caleb and Julie are off on their trip.
Sandy: What are we gonna do without them?
Kirsten: Well, for starters, housekeeper got deported and so there's no one to stay with Marissa. So I told Julie that Marissa could stay here for the week.
[Trey, Sandy and Seth look and Ryan]
Seth: That'll keep things at a snail's place.


"The O.C.: The Heavy Lifting (#3.15)" (2006)
Seth: Summer found my stash.
Ryan: You don't have any visible bruises. Did she... did she go for the kidneys?

Seth: Trust me, man, no girl wants to be alone on Valentine's Day.
Ryan: ...and you know this because?
Seth: Because inside my manly exterior beats the heart of a 14-year-old girl.


"The O.C.: The Truth (#1.18)" (2004)
[Marissa is calling Ryan]
Marissa: Oh, come on, pick up, pick up.
Ryan: Hello.
Marissa: Ryan, it's me.
Marissa: What's going on? Where are you?
Marissa: I can't really talk right now, it's Oliver, you were right and now he won't let me leave.
Oliver Trask: [holding gun] Hang up.
Marissa: What are you doing?
Oliver Trask: Hang up the phone. Please. Please, Marissa, give me the phone.
[hands over phone]
Oliver Trask: Bye, Ryan.

[first lines]
Sandy Cohen: You're not having breakfast with us?
Ryan: I'm not hungry. What do you want?
Sandy Cohen: Dr. Kim just called to let us know that you've been suspended indefinitely pending a disciplinary action if the school board will vote to expel you.
Ryan: I know you want me to apologize, but I'm not. Oliver told me right to my face that he wanted me gone so he could get to have Marissa all to himself.
Sandy Cohen: [scoffs] Then why would he drop the assault charges against you?
Ryan: [surprised] He did that?
Sandy Cohen: Yeah, he did. It seems to me that if he had it out for you, he would have had you gone and you'd be back in juvi hall by now. You know that. Come on, help me out. Tell me what's going on with you.
Ryan: Oliver is dangerous. He's a sociopath who provoked me into attacking him so he could come off as the poor, innocent victim before Marissa and everyone else. He's so charming and charismatic that no one can see the person for what he really is.
Sandy Cohen: No, this is how I see it. YOU attacked HIM... unprovoked... in full view of witnesses at your school because you're jealous about him being around Marissa. You're on probation and you knew that the slightest infraction would land you back in juvenile hall and maybe lead to you being taken away from us, but you did it anyway. For the life of me, I can't understand why you would do that. Talk to me. Tell me what's really going on with you. Talk to me. Why did you really attack Oliver?
Ryan: [after a short pause] What's the point? Oliver was right. You're not gonna believe me anyway. You and everyone else believes him over me.
Sandy Cohen: It's not what I believe. I wish it was. It's about what you did! The next time you think about raising your fists to someone you don't like, you'd better instead open your mouth and talk! I'm here for that now. What is really going on with you?
[there is another pause and Ryan looks at Sandy and finally sees that there is no getting through to him or anyone about Oliver's deviousness. Ryan just looks away]
Sandy Cohen: What am I gonna do with you? I can't ground you or chain you to a wall. There's the door. You want to go after that poor Oliver kid? Go ahead. But if you want to stay, if you want to be a part of this family, you are NOT going to go anywhere, you're not gonna see anyone or talk to anyone unless Kristen and I say it's okay. That's the deal. Take it or leave it.


"The O.C.: The Outsider (#1.5)" (2003)
Seth Cohen: You know what I was thinking? I think that this being your last night and all, we should do something special. I don't know what. Possibly get a couple of tattoos or some hookers and lose our virginity. Right? Okay, dude, I don't know. There's a shark movie at the IMAX. If that's what you're into.
Ryan Atwood: [smiles] I just want to take it easy.

Seth Cohen: I do think from now on though, we gotta stick together because united, we're unstoppable. But divided, its like...
Ryan Atwood: People get shot.


"The O.C.: The Ex-Factor (#2.9)" (2005)
Seth Cohen: I am a man in the desert. I'm dying of thirst. You have a thermos full of Kool-Aid. Come on, give me a sip. Did you meet the ex? I know you did.
Ryan Atwood: All right. Yes, I did.
Seth Cohen: And, who is he?
Ryan Atwood: He... is a she.

Ryan Atwood: So Alex hooked up with a girl. It's not a big deal.
Seth Cohen: Ryan, my girlfriend dated a girl. It's a very big deal. There's only one thing Ì can do to make it okay.
Zach Stevens: You're gonna hook up with a guy?


"The O.C.: The Blaze of Glory (#2.16)" (2005)
Seth Cohen: I gotta say, this year, not as good as last.
Ryan Atwood: You think?
Seth Cohen: I do. I mean, look, we all tried some new things, and that was fun. Yard guys, illegitimate daughters, less fighting, more live music...
Ryan Atwood: Well, I think you remember last year as better because it was all new.
Seth Cohen: So you think I've sentimentalized the past all out of proportion?
Ryan Atwood: Yeah, come on. We can't keep living in last year.
Seth Cohen: Sure we can.

Alex: If you go to the bonfire - its on!
Ryan: Fine, this sort of thing used to be my speciality. Word of advice, if you have to work this hard, its not working.


"The O.C.: The French Connection (#4.10)" (2007)
Taylor Townsend: I just can't believe it. I mean, did you read every page? Even...
Ryan Atwood: Page 47, yeah.
Taylor Townsend: Okay, Ryan, even if I was that limber, you know I would never do it in the Chunnel.

Ryan Atwood: Your ex-husband wrote this about you?
Taylor Townsend: [defensively] A novel. Not a memoir. It's a big difference. Ask James Frey.
[getting down in front of him, looking up]
Taylor Townsend: Things between us have been so good lately, and I wouldn't want one silly erotic novel to change all that. So, I'm gonna ask you a favor: please don't read it.
Ryan Atwood: [self-depreciating gesture] Look, I've never read a romance novel before.
Taylor Townsend: [wryly, to herself] Shocker.
Ryan Atwood: And I'm not gonna start now.
Taylor Townsend: [relieved] Thank you. I'm gonna put this away now, and we'll never have to talk about it again.
Ryan Atwood: [guffaws] Until the movie comes out.
Taylor Townsend: Yeah right, like they could make a movie about that. Maybe at the adult DVD store.
[Ryan thinks about this]


"The O.C.: The End's Not Near, It's Here (#4.16)" (2007)
Seth: I've been doing some checking-up on your new roommate. His favorite book and movie are Da Vinci Code. He's no me.
Ryan: You say that like it's a bad thing.
Seth: At least I leave you funnier than when I found you.
Ryan: I'm a lot better off than when you found me.
Seth: Me too.

[last lines]
Ryan: Hey kid! You need help?


"The O.C.: The Countdown (#1.14)" (2003)
Marissa Cooper: I love you.
Ryan Atwood: Thank you.
Marissa Cooper: You're welcome?
[at the end of the episode]
Ryan Atwood: I love you.
Marissa Cooper: What?
Ryan Atwood: I love you.
Marissa Cooper: Thank you.

[Marissa is calling Ryan]
Marissa: Oh, come on, pick up, pick up.
Ryan: Hello.
Marissa: Ryan, it's me.
Marissa: What's going on? Where are you?
Marissa: I can't really talk right now, it's Oliver, you were right and now he won't let me leave.
Oliver Trask: [holding gun] Hang up.
Marissa: What are you doing?
Oliver Trask: Hang up the phone. Please. Please, Marissa, give me the phone.
[hands over phone]
Oliver Trask: Bye, Ryan.


"The O.C.: The Perfect Couple (#1.10)" (2003)
Seth: So when you lost your virginity, I was playing Magic: The Gathering.
Ryan: You're still playing Magic.
Seth: But not as much.

Marissa Cooper: I've never slept with somebody before.
Ryan: Me neither, Im usually climbing out the window or back into the front seat.


"The O.C.: The O.C. Confidential (#2.20)" (2005)
Ryan: We're helping Trey.
Summer: Helping him what, score?

Ryan: I know a guy who has a poolhouse all to himself.
Marissa: You think he's let us borrow it?
Ryan: Oh yeah.


"The O.C.: The Heartbreak (#1.19)" (2004)
Seth: I had sex with a girl! Summer, to be more specific.
Ryan Atwood: How was it?
Seth: I had sex.
[whispering]
Ryan Atwood: That bad?
Seth: No, not that bad it was just kind of weird.
Ryan Atwood: Weird?
Seth: Ye, but not kinky weird, more like awkward. But hey, you know what? It was my first time and she's a more experienced woman, that's to be expected. And I did make some faces in the middle that I wish that I could take back but I can't and there's also sort of a whiny noice that came out towards the end, that wasn't my finest hour. And I sucked so bad. I was like a fish flopping around on dry land. Ryan, I was Nemo and I just wanted to go home.


"The O.C.: The Return of the Nana (#2.21)" (2005)
Sandy: [Seth is acting like an old man] I am officially terrified.
Ryan: He doesn't have this many friends at school.


"The O.C.: The Day After Tomorrow (#3.20)" (2006)
Ryan Atwood: Seth, I gotta ask. Did you really get into Brown?
Seth Cohen: Did I get in? Now who's smoking pot? Listen to me, the only class I've ever gotten less than an A in was gym. My essay on the loneliness of being Superman made Mrs Rushfield cry. So of course I... Oh God, how did I not get in?


"The O.C.: The Father Knows Best (#2.13)" (2005)
Seth Cohen: No, I'm not wallowing, Ryan, I'm agonizing. The two are vastly different.
Ryan Atwood: Really?
Seth Cohen: Yeah. See, wallowing, that's, like, lounging around eating ice cream, watching, eh, VH1. But agonizing, that's more like MTV2, okay. It's no thrills, requires discipline.


"The O.C.: The Night Moves (#4.15)" (2007)
Seth Cohen: [Ryan has woken up in the hospital after getting hurt in the earthquake, Seth is sitting in a chair in his room] Although, you're going to have to wrap your head about the fact that we're really brothers now... We're blood brothers.
Ryan Atwood: You... donated blood?
Seth Cohen: Eh, I had an extra few pints flowing through my veins. It was no big deal.
Ryan Atwood: Hm. You're not a big fan of needles.
Seth Cohen: Nor of fainting, it turns out. But, the bank was a little low and us O negative guys gotta stick together.
Ryan Atwood: Hm. It's weird, cause all of the sudden I have this strange urge to listen to Death Cab and read comic books.
Seth Cohen: For real?
Ryan Atwood: No. I'm kidding.


"The O.C.: The Power of Love (#2.8)" (2005)
[Kirsten got mad about Sandy forgetting their 20th anniversary]
Sandy: Hey! Need a ride to school? Like this second?
Ryan: Uh no thanks, I actually was just going to take my bike. So see ya.
Sandy: Do not leave me, not now.


"The O.C.: The Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah (#3.10)" (2005)
Seth: No wait, listen to me. This wouldn't be just an ordinary bar mitzvah, you know what this would be? Wait for it... wait... A Chrismuckkah Bar mitzvahkkah. Spell that dude!
Ryan: That's crazy.
Seth: Yeah? So crazy that it just might work.
Marissa: So we throw a big party...
Summer: And Ryan gets the money from the bar mitzvah?
Marissa: And then we can spend the money for Johnny's surgery.
Ryan: How's this going to work? Am I just gonna stand in front of Newport and sing in Hebrew?
Seth: You chant, and hell yes.


"The O.C.: The SnO.C. (#2.5)" (2004)
Kirsten Cohen: Why is that ninja smoking a cigarette?
Sandy Cohen: Honey, I don't actually think that's a ninja. Ninjas usually wear capes, right?
Kirsten Cohen: Oh, so a ninja's like a superhero.
Seth Cohen: Mom, Dad, you two enjoy. Ryan, give me five minutes.
Sandy Cohen: Where are you going? Come on back.
Ryan Atwood: Nice work.
Sandy Cohen: Never underestimate a parent's ability to mortify his child.


"The O.C.: The Links (#1.16)" (2004)
Ryan: I don't play golf.
Seth: Not true buddy. You just don't play well.


"The O.C.: The Rivals (#1.17)" (2004)
Oliver Trask: So here about what happened between you and Marissa.
Ryan Atwood: Yeah, sorry.
Oliver Trask: It's okay.
Ryan Atwood: No it's not. I was wrong about you.
Oliver Trask: Well, I mean did you think I came here because of Marissa? What, because I'm in love with her?
Ryan Atwood: Yeah... no. It's crazy.
Oliver Trask: Hmm.
[leans in close]
Oliver Trask: Here's the deal, Ryan, and it's nothing personal. But Marissa and I? We just connect. She understands me, gets me. And hey, I don't know if there's only one person on the planet you're supposed to be with, but when she and I are together, sure feels that way.
[laughs]
Oliver Trask: I'm sorry, you and Marissa? Come on, man, you're from different worlds.
Ryan Atwood: You stay away from her.
Oliver Trask: Can't fight fate, man. I mean, I didn't even have to lift a finger and look what happened to you guys. Because you're not supposed to be together. I'm not saying you didn't serve your purpose. And if it wasn't for you, she never would've gone to therapy, she never would've met me.
Ryan Atwood: I am not gonna let this happen!
Oliver Trask: At this point, who's gonna believe you? Walk away. You have a chance to really make something of yourself. Don't blow it over some chick you're not gonna care about in ten years. Okay? I really am sorry.


"The O.C.: The Pot Stirrer (#3.13)" (2006)
Ryan: [Seth has been smoking pot due to stress of going to college] Well, it's-it's-it's almost 3:30. Isn't our interview at 4:00?
Seth: [high] What're you talking about?
[looks at clock]
Seth: Hey, how'd that happen?
Ryan: Well, are you ready?
Seth: Am I ready? Do me a favor.
[pulls up shirt sleeve and feels bicep]
Seth: Go ahead and feel that. Feel that puppy right there.
Ryan: No, dude, no.
Seth: Okay, you don't wanna touch another man. I get it.
[Ryan frowns and sniffs the air]
Seth: I get it. You find my slender swimmers body, um, intimidating.
Ryan: [confused] Something smells.
Seth: No, it doesn't. No, it doesn't. But they say the first sign of, uh, a brain tumor is, uh, phantom smells, so you should lie down.
[Ryan finds can of air freshener]
Seth: Hey. Hey. You solved it. You figured it out. That's- You're mystery solver. You're like Encyclopedia Brown. Remember Encyclopedia Brown? He went on down to Texas to solve the mystery of the Great Shootout.
[Ryan raises his eyebrows]
Seth: Hey, how bout this for a change? How bout in a cage match, Encyclopedia Brown versus The Great Brain
[Looks at Ryan completely straight faced]
Seth: to the death.
Ryan: [pause] Are you high?
Seth: Am I high? No! No, come on, man. I love when you go for the comedy.
[Ryan looks at Seth and goes over to the desk]
Seth: But I would not quit your day job beatin up, uh, people.
[Ryan moves the book off of the ashtray]
Seth: I wouldn't.
Seth: [Ryan picks up ashtray and holds it out to Seth] I don't know how that got there.


"The O.C.: The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't (#2.6)" (2004)
Lindsay Gardner: When I was little, all my friends were waiting for something from Santa, and I was just hoping for something ... anything, from my dad.
Ryan Atwood: Still waiting?
Lindsay Gardner: Not anymore. Every kid grows up and stops believing in Santa. I stopped believing in my dad.


"The O.C.: The Groundhog Day (#4.12)" (2007)
Taylor Townsend: [as her groundhog mascot cover is blown] Oh crap...!
[runs off, trips because of the clumsy furry outfit, falls down prone, losing the headpiece]
Ryan Atwood: [standing over her] Taylor? What are you doing?
Taylor Townsend: [looking back, up at him] I was... just...
Ryan Atwood: Taylor, you okay?
Taylor Townsend: [struggling to get up] Ugh... I'm sorry... Forget you ever knew me.
[scampers off, looking like a little bear]
Ryan Atwood: What?
[in pursuit]
Ryan Atwood: Taylor! Taylor!


"The O.C.: The Brothers Grim (#2.17)" (2005)
Ryan Atwood: If we haven't gotten Trey out of the store... I swear he would've taken the guy out.
Seth Cohen: So he's got rage issues... like uh... like Summer, or...
Ryan Atwood: He's just got a lot of pride, you know...


"The O.C.: The Way We Were (#2.2)" (2004)
Ryan Atwood: [Ryan is at Summer's trying to tell her that Seth still wants her] Look, I know you have a boyfriend...
Summer Roberts: Woah... No, who told you that?
Ryan Atwood: I thought you told Seth that?
Summer Roberts: Well yeah, to torture him. You see, Zach and I, we're just hanging out, he's not my boyfriend. I do not want a boyfriend, okay? I had a boyfriend, he sailed away...


"The O.C.: The Avengers (#4.1)" (2006)
Ryan: [meeting at Marisa's Grave Site] Thanks for meeting me.
Julie: I'm here every day.


"The O.C.: The Girlfriend (#1.6)" (2003)
Seth: Is it twisted to find my potential grandma really hot?
Ryan: Not when she looks like that.


"The O.C.: The Dream Lover (#4.11)" (2007)
Taylor Townsend: Why couldn't you just have had faith in us?
Ryan Atwood: I don't know. I guess maybe I thought we were too different.
Taylor Townsend: Maybe you were right.
Ryan Atwood: No, no, I wasn't. And I realize now that how we feel is much more important than what we have to talk about.
Taylor Townsend: [expectantly] And how do you feel?
Ryan Atwood: [cannot bring himself to say those three words] I...
[she waits in vain]
Ryan Atwood: I...
Taylor Townsend: That stuffed animal you bought me is much more expressive, Ryan. Henri-Michel is reading a poem that he wrote for me at the bookstore tonight. It's a love poem, Ryan, and It's long.
[she turns and leaves, eyes moist as he is left behind wavering]


"The O.C.: The Swells (#3.6)" (2005)
Sandy: Where's Marissa?
Summer: Oh, she can't make it. She's busy.
Ryan: Oh, is she studying? Cause... I've been known to get her to blow off some homework.
Summer: Uh, she's not studying. She's at the beach... with Johnny.
[Awkward silence]
Seth: Ryan, try not to punch Summer.
Summer: I'm just the messenger.


"The O.C.: The Family Ties (#2.7)" (2005)
[Seth and Ryan get home and Seth is drunk]
Seth: Oh, I know who lives here.
Ryan: Yeah.
Seth: It's the Cohen residence in the hizzy.
Ryan: [stops car in the drive-way] Okay, we gotta be really stealth here.
Seth: Hey,I was on camp capture the flag, Camp Takahoa, I invented the stealth.
Ryan: [smiles] Right, you did.
Seth: I sure did.
Ryan: But you're yelling, you need to be quiet.
Seth: I haven't been this wased
[whispers]
Seth: since you first night in Newport, when we beat up those kids.
[gets louder]
Seth: With a little bit, little bit of that,
[getting out of the car]
Seth: With a little bit of thaaat Little bit of that.
[falls on trash cans]
Sandy: What's going on? You guys okay? Seth?
Seth: [gets up] Shhh! We're being stealth. Shh.
[jumps on the car hood and flips]


"The O.C.: The Gringos (#4.2)" (2006)
Seth: So where we goin?
Ryan: Mexico.
Seth: Perfect, I need Chiclets.


"The O.C.: The Proposal (#1.24)" (2004)
Summer: And we looked through all your toys and we couldn't find any plastic horses but we did find this.
Marissa: Share Bear? Wow!
Seth: She'll watch over you with her Care Bear Stare.
Ryan Atwood: How'd you know about the Care Bear Stare?
Seth: I painted that.


"The O.C.: The Sleeping Beauty (#4.5)" (2006)
Ryan Atwood: [dancing and flirting with Taylor] We did not hate you.
Taylor Townsend: Oh, you totally hated me. Come on, you were probably the president of the "We Hate Taylor" Club.
Ryan Atwood: I was the secretary. I took the notes.
Taylor Townsend: [giggles] Ryan, you made a real joke!
Ryan Atwood: [smiles] A pretty bad one. Yeah, I made a real joke. Don't tell anyone.


"The O.C.: The Party Favor (#3.23)" (2006)
Ryan Atwood: I'm not here to fight.
Kevin Volchok: Sure you are. Otherwise you would have called the police. Come on. You know you're dying to. Just give in...


"The O.C.: The Man of the Year (#3.24)" (2006)
Seth Cohen: Today's a good day for me, Ryan. I finally came clean, told the truth about not getting into Brown, and things are great. Life is so much better when you're honest, you just mean what you say, you say what you mean - I feel like you.
Ryan Atwood: Well, now that you're on a roll, are you going to tell Sandy and Kirsten about Brown, too?
Seth Cohen: Yeah, I don't think so.