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Dan Scott (Character)
from "One Tree Hill" (2003)

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"One Tree Hill: Danny Boy (#9.11)" (2012)
Nathan Scott: [Nathan and Julian are rushing Dan to the hospital in a stolen police car, Chris is driving] Put the siren on!
Julian Baker: I've never been in a cop car before! I don't know where the siren is!
Dan Scott: [weakly] It's the switch in the middle.
Nathan Scott: [laughing at Dan's dry humor] You're gonna be OK! You're gonna be OK, Dad!

Dan Scott: [Dan awakens from a flashback to see Deb standing over his hospital bed] Am I in Hell?
Deb Lee: [laughs through tears] Not yet. But it's good to see you still have your sense of humor.
Dan Scott: How many times have you dreamed of standing over my deathbed?
Deb Lee: Actually, I kind of thought you'd outlive us all and end up dancing on my grave.
Dan Scott: [smiles] That was the plan.

Dan Scott: [in his hospital bed] How about one more? For old times sake? Of course, you'll have to do all the work.
Deb Scott: [laughs while crying] Oh, as usual.

Nathan Scott: [at the hospital] Dad, why does this have to be so difficult? You're my father, so I should love you, but I've spent so much of my life hating you.
Dan Scott: [nods] I was a terrible father. I know this.
Nathan Scott: You know, I can justify a lot of screwed-up things that you've done. You bullied me because you wanted to make me tough. You tried to ruin my marriage because you wanted me to have a career. You even burned down your diner just because you wanted to see me again. But I can't understand how you could murder your own brother. And I'm worried. I'm worried that when you're gone, that's all I'll remember. And I'll still hate you for it.
Dan Scott: You should hate me for it.
Nathan Scott: So why did you do it?
Dan Scott: [shrugs] I was always jealous of Keith. Even when we were kids. I was athletic, popular, all the things that he wasn't. But still I was jealous of him. And people were drawn to Keith, and I hated him for it.
Nathan Scott: So you shot him because people liked him more?
Dan Scott: The day I shot Keith, I was in a dark place. I was convinced that he tried to kill me. I'd lost you, I divorced your mom, my life was spiraling downwards, and meanwhile Keith was building a new life with my high school sweetheart and the child I abandoned, and every time I looked at him, I felt like I was punched in the gut.
Nathan Scott: So what happened in that hallway?
Dan Scott: Keith wanted to go into the school to save that kid. So I let him go... hoping he'd get shot. Let him be the hero, as long as he was a dead hero. And then I thought 'why should he be the hero when it could be me?' So I followed him in. Jimmy was crying... and Keith was telling him 'it gets better... that pain in your heart that tells you there's no way out, it's wrong... it gets better'. And I felt like he was talking to me. And in that moment, maybe the most heroic, kindest moment of my big brother's life, I hated him. I hated him more than anyone or anything, because nothing had gotten better. That pain was still in my heart. That voice in my head saying there was no way out was right! And he was standing there lying to me! And after Jimmy died, I picked up the gun, and I aimed it at Keith, and he looked at me. And all I could think of was how everything that had gone wrong was his fault. And it wasn't gonna get better until he was gone. Just pull the trigger and it all ends!
[voice breaks]
Dan Scott: So I pulled that trigger! And it didn't end! It got worse. I'm so sorry.
[weeps]
Dan Scott: I'm so sorry! I'm so sorry.

Nathan Scott: [Dan has just flatlined] Dad, Dad?
[shakes him]
Nathan Scott: Hey, hey! Dad, come on!
Dan Scott: [Nathan rushes to get help, Keith watches him leave... Dan's eyes open] Keith.
Keith Scott: [smiles] Hi, Danny.
Dan Scott: [Dan gets up out of bed and follows Keith out of the hospital room which transitions into the hallway where Keith was murdered] What are we doing back here, Keith?
Keith Scott: I don't think either one of us ever really left, Danny.
Dan Scott: Keith, if I could take it back...
Keith Scott: Well, you can't. I think we both know that.
Dan Scott: I'm so sorry. For that day and every day before it.
Keith Scott: [nods] I know you are, Danny. And I forgive you.
Dan Scott: I took you away from everyone and everything you ever cared about. How can you just forgive me?
Keith Scott: Well, you're dead, Danny. If I can't forgive you now, when can I?
[chuckles softly]
Keith Scott: Look Danny, you've done some horrific things. You can't change that, and you can't take it back. Since then, you've done everything you could to make up for it. You've become a better man.
Dan Scott: [scoffs] I lied about my heart transplant. My book and show were a fraud. I set my own diner on fire.
Keith Scott: [smiles] Well, I didn't say you were perfect. But nobody is. But you learned what's important. You learned to put friends and family first. And you've become the selfless, kind person that I always wanted for a brother.
Dan Scott: Like the kind of brother you were. For so many years, I was so jealous of you. I should've been trying to be more like you. I should have been proud of you. I am proud of you. I love you, Keith.
Keith Scott: [puts his hand on Dan's shoulder] I love you too, Danny.
[beckons towards Dan's room]
Keith Scott: Come on.
Keith Scott: [they gaze at their grieving family standing over Dan's body] I told you the voice was wrong... it gets better.
[pause]
Keith Scott: Come on, little brother... take a walk with me.
Dan Scott: [they walk towards a mysterious light at the end of the hall] I know where you're going... but what about me?
Keith Scott: Don't worry little brother, you're my 'plus one'.
[Keith puts his hand on Dan's shoulder as they vanish into the light]

Dan Scott: [Haley has just placed Lydia in Dan's arms] It's too bad she'll never get to know me. Then again, maybe that's a good thing.
James Lucas Scott: [Jamie enters Dan's room] You know, I'm supposed to be tough. But I don't want you to go.
Dan Scott: [after Jamie climbs into Dan's arms with his sister] It's OK, buddy. I'm not feeling that tough right now, either.
Haley James Scott: [crying] When Lydia asks about her Grandpa Dan, we'll tell her how much he loved his grandchildren.

Haley James Scott: I just talked with Lucas. He's not coming.
Dan Scott: [sighs] Well, I wasn't there for his life. I can't expect him to be here while I'm dying. Besides, I robbed him of the only father he ever knew. Haley, I never a apologized to you. Keith was a big part of your life. And I took him from you too. Haley, I'm so sorry.

Nathan Scott: [to Dan at the hospital] Some people want to see you.
Dan Scott: [smiling wryly] Is it the cops?
Nathan Scott: [returns smile] Friends and family.
Dan Scott: I didn't know I had either.

Dan Scott: [Dan awakens in hospital... he sees a sad-faced Nathan sitting next to his bed] Wow... who died?

Nathan Scott: [Nathan and Chris are rushing Dan to the hospital in a stolen police car, Chris is driving] Put the siren on!
Julian Baker: I've never been in a cop car before! I don't know where the siren is!
Dan Scott: [weakly] It's the switch in the middle.
Nathan Scott: [laughing at the irony] You're gonna be OK! You're gonna be OK, Dad!


"One Tree Hill: Pilot (#1.1)" (2003)
Dan Scott: You're full of crap.
Coach Whitey Durham: It comes with old age, Danny, constipation.

Dan Scott: Yeah. And this bet tonight is that a joke, too? Or would you really quit the team? 'Cause let's be honest you have everything to lose here and nothing to gain.
Nathan: Sometimes what you call "everything," I call "nothing."

Dan Scott: Nathan. Remember, 20 shots - no less.
Nathan Scott: Got it, Dad.
Coach Whitey Durham: Quit yakking and warm up.

Dan Scott: [notices Nathans nipple piercing] If I wanted a daughter I'd adopt one.
Nathan Scott: What so you could abandon her too.


"One Tree Hill: From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea (#3.2)" (2005)
Dan Scott: I should apologize... but I won't.

Dan Scott: [to Nathan] Your mother is on crack. She locked me out of my house.

Karen Roe: Look who it is, the kissing bandit. Did you fondle anyone while I was away?
Dan Scott: I should apologize. I won't but I should. That kiss was a reckless mistake, kind of like Lucas. That was a joke
Karen Roe: Funny, no wonder you are getting a divorce. How's that going by the way
Dan Scott: Why you ready for round two.
Karen Roe: [clears throat] Sorry, I just threw up a little in my mouth.
Dan Scott: Could I just have a coffee please.
Karen Roe: Sure, just let me spit in it first.


"One Tree Hill: The Same Deep Water as You (#4.1)" (2006)
Dan Scott: Karen, would it be the strangest thing if we grab a cup of coffee sometimes.
Karen Roe: I have given up coffee through my pregnancy.
Dan Scott: Movie then?
Karen Roe: No!
Dan Scott: You have given up movies too?
Karen Roe: No. I just don't want to go with you.

Deb Scott: You son of a bitch.
Dan Scott: No, that would be Nathan. See he's the son and you're the bitch.


"One Tree Hill: You Can't Always Get What You Want (#2.4)" (2004)
Dan Scott: OK, just wait. Let's just talk.
Nathan: Bout what?
Dan Scott: I dunno. How's your wife?
Nathan: [Nathan looks as him mom steps out of the house and looks at them] Lot happier than yours.

Dan Scott: Guns and Roses, Whitesnake, Metallica, Aerosmith...
Lucas Scott: [laughing] Please tell me you're kidding. You didn't actually listen to metal?
Dan Scott: Even had my own spandex.
Lucas Scott: Oh, man! That's not not a vision I wanted to have in my head!


"One Tree Hill: Unopened Letter to the World (#2.15)" (2005)
Dan Scott: Nathan, how have you been?
Nathan Scott: Drunk. Bitter. Kinda like Mom.

Jules: You didn't turn your cell phone off in a church?
Dan Scott: It might be God.


"One Tree Hill: I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (#2.19)" (2005)
Dan Scott: [after Dan finds out that Deb has been abusing perscription medication] How long, with the pills?
Deb Scott: Since I quit my job.
Dan Scott: Why?
Deb Scott: Because I'm married to you.

Dan Scott: You should take a job application... now that you're unemployed.


"One Tree Hill: My Way Home Is Through You (#5.3)" (2008)
Dan Scott: [about prison] Counting the days is kind of a popular hobby around here. That and ceramics.

Dan Scott: Don't you see, Nathan? The strength you need to let go of it, to leave your old man behind - that's what I taught you.
Nathan Scott: Well, lesson learnt.


"One Tree Hill: I've Got Dreams to Remember (#3.12)" (2006)
Tim Smith: Awe. He's 86'd yo.
Dan Scott: Just say he's dead Tim.

Dan Scott: You ready to confess?
Keith Scott: Yeah, OK. OK... I confess. I, um... bought a bottle of liquor. I was... I was just so thirsty. I'm sorry, Dan, can you forgive me?
Dan Scott: Son of a bitch!
Keith Scott: There's no need to bring mom into this, Danny!


"One Tree Hill: The Leaving Song (#1.21)" (2004)
Dan Scott: [Dan is coaching basketball practice and making the guys run heaps and Lucas throws up, then he looks at Nathan] Clean that up.


"One Tree Hill: Something I Can Never Have (#2.17)" (2005)
Keith Scott: How could you do this to me?
Dan Scott: Everytime I thought about you screwing my wife and the heart attack you gave me it got easier.
Keith Scott: I can't believe you.
Dan Scott: Well maybe you could find out in the phone book. Look under 'w' for whore. But wait she's not that smart so look under 'h'.


"One Tree Hill: Resolve (#4.12)" (2007)
Deb Scott: [after Dan pours water on her] I thought vampires had to be invited in.
Dan Scott: And I thought water melted witches, yet here we are.


"One Tree Hill: Can't Stop This Thing We've Started (#4.4)" (2006)
Dan Scott: I thought maybe you'd be at Tric.
Karen Roe: Oh, yeah, Deb fired me.
Dan Scott: Fire is her specialty.


"One Tree Hill: Things I Forgot at Birth (#4.2)" (2006)
Dan Scott: I'm Dan Scott. Local businessman, schoolboard member, and murderer. Family first, that's my motto.


"One Tree Hill: What Do You Go Home To? (#5.14)" (2008)
Dan Scott: [voiceover] It's been said that the saddest thing a man will ever face is what might have been. But what of a man who's faced with what was? Or what may never be? Or what can no longer? Choosing the right path is never easy. It's a decision we make with only our hearts to guide us. But sometimes we find our way to something better. Sometimes we fight through the regret and remorse of our mistakes, our malice and our jealousy and the shame we feel for not being the people we were meant to be. And that's when we find our way to something better. Or when something better finds its way to us.


"One Tree Hill: Return of the Future (#3.11)" (2006)
Dan Scott: Looks like you finally grew a pair!
Keith Scott: I always had a pair Danny. Just ask your wife.


"One Tree Hill: Who Will Survive, and What Will Be Left of Them (#3.17)" (2006)
Dan Scott: I saw the light.
Karen Roe: I doubt it.


"One Tree Hill: All These Things That I've Done (#4.7)" (2006)
Dan Scott: [at Jail, after Deb has been abusing her medication] So which one of you whores is my ex-wife? Oh, the old one, at the end.


"One Tree Hill: You Gotta Go There to Come Back (#1.10)" (2004)
Nathan: You know this whole thing, is just another chance for you to pick me apart and show me how much better you are. Well there you go dad, you just kick my ass. Congratulations, it was great really.
[starts clapping]
Dan Scott: Don't make a scene.
Nathan: You know what, I almost killed myself for you. You know that?
Dan Scott: What are you talking about?
Nathan: Drugs dad, I took drugs for you.
Dan Scott: No, my son would never take drugs.
Nathan: Your son, its all about you isn't it dad? You know why mom kicked you out? Because you're a bully and you don't give a damn about anything other then your own ego.
Dan Scott: Will you keep your voice down?
Nathan: No. You know what you should do? You should give mom her divorce, you should do her a favor and give mom a divorce. She'll never be happy with you dad, no one will.


"One Tree Hill: The Tide That Left and Never Came Back (#2.22)" (2005)
Dan Scott: How great is this? Dinner together... steaks on the grill... you not punching me...


"One Tree Hill: I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight (#7.8)" (2009)
[first lines]
Doctor: Don't worry señor, you won't feel a thing.
Dan Scott: So tell me Doc, how many heart transplants have you done?
Doctor: [unsubtitled Spanish] Dos o tres, más o menos.
[Takes electric saw from nurse and turns it on]
Doctor: .
Dan Scott: Oh, oh, Doc I-I-I'm I'm not under yet, I'm still here. Hey Doc, Doc Doc Doc, I'm still here! N-no no no I'm still here Doc!
Nurse: [unsubtitled Spanish] Calma te.
Dan Scott: I'm still here!
Nurse: [unsubtitled Spanish]
[insistent]
Nurse: Calma te!
Dan Scott: I'm still here!
[wakes up from nightmare]
Dan Scott: I'm still here!


"One Tree Hill: Are You True? (#1.3)" (2003)
Dan Scott: Happiness doesn't come cheap. Hell if it did we would all be smiling.


"One Tree Hill: The Living Years (#1.11)" (2004)
Family Therapist: Tell me about basketball, Dan.
Dan Scott: Uh. You put a ball through a hoop.


"One Tree Hill: One Million Billionth of a Millisecond on a Sunday Morning (#6.2)" (2008)
Dan Scott: You plan sucks.


"One Tree Hill: Lifetime Piling Up (#2.20)" (2005)
Dan Scott: How much are you lifting?
Lucas 'Luke' Scott: 160
Dan Scott: Wow, I didn't know I had a daughter.


"One Tree Hill: You've Dug Your Own Grave, Now Lie in It (#6.5)" (2008)
Dan Scott: [after shooting Nanny Carrie] God, I hate the woods.


"One Tree Hill: All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone (#4.21)" (2007)
Dan Scott: My name is Dan Scott. I killed my brother.