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Higher Ground (TV Series 2000– ) Poster

(2000– )

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Peter Scarbrow: Scott, tell me, what's the difference between nature and human nature?

Scott Barringer: I don't know, bugs?

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Peter Scarbrow: How's Juliette doing?

Hannah Barnes: Um... Shelby's in talking to her.

Peter Scarbrow: Shelby. That's like shock therapy, isn't it?

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Peter Scarbrow: Nature goes on without you. Human nature goes on within you.

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Ezra Friedkin: I made a film for Junior High Social Studies. It was called Smoke Gets in My Eyes, celebrated my youth lost to the drug culture.

Daisy Lipenowski: Mine was called The Upside of Death. I thought it was a comedy.

Shelby Merrick: You would.

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Katherine Ann 'Kat' Cabot: I am not a problem to be fixed, but a work in progress.

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Shelby Merrick: We're not girls, man. We're profoundly dysfunctional adolescents.

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Scott Barringer: She's not a skank. She's a woman, and she's my friend... Three things I can no longer say about you.

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Daisy Lipenowski: You're wearing a mask.

Shelby Merrick: That's a good one, coming from Goth girl.

Daisy Lipenowski: My mask was an honest one for all the world to see. Yours is invisible.

Shelby Merrick: You are so way creepy.

Daisy Lipenowski: You're hiding something. And it's taking your energy, using it up; there's less and less left. Soon there'll be none.

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[Daisy is chopping wood]

Shelby Merrick: Daisy, with an axe?

Juliette Waybourne: Never know when you can go chop-chop on us.

Katherine Ann 'Kat' Cabot: Better safe than sorry.

Daisy Lipenowski: I'm touched.

[Takes a badly aimed swing]

Daisy Lipenowski: Didn't need that toe anyway.

Shelby Merrick: Well, at least you still got eleven toes left.

Daisy Lipenowski: Oh, you're just jealous.

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Shelby Merrick: I don't know what you have, Freakin', but I bet it's hard to pronounce.

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Scott Barringer: We're not even losers until we cross the finish line. We sit here and we're nothing. We move, then we're a team. At least we're that.

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Peter Scarbrow: Brought them home in style. Filthy, dead last, and smiling. Good work.

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Juliette Waybourne: Don't you ever wish that sometimes you could just... float?

Ezra Friedkin: With or without the use of pharmaceutical aids?

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Sophie Becker: I've met some tough kids in my life, but Shelby? Man, she's as hard as concrete.

Peter Scarbrow: Reinforced concrete.

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Shelby Merrick: I'm a human being, so speak to me like one!

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[After telling Shelby about his step mom]

Scott Barringer: You're not gonna tell, are you?

Shelby Merrick: No, I won't tell.

Scott Barringer: Thanks.

Shelby Merrick: Yeah, well, we'll see what you say when you get my bill.

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Scott Barringer: I always thought that if anyone ever found out about my step mom, about what happened, I thought if I ever told anyone, I'd never be able to look at them again.

Shelby Merrick: You can look at me, can't you?

Scott Barringer: You're beautiful.

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Shelby Merrick: There're only two words I ever want to hear from you, "I'm sorry."

Scott Barringer: I don't know why you're...

Shelby Merrick: Wrong words.

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Shelby Merrick: I'll have coffee.

Sophie Becker: De-caf.

Shelby Merrick: Then I'll have a coke.

Sophie Becker: Diet. No caffeine.

Shelby Merrick: What was I thinking? I'll just have water. Wouldn't want to get crazed on sugar and caffeine.

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Daisy Lipenowski: Come on, let me see some *feelings*, people. You're eating gruel at a lockdown facility for societal rejects!

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Shelby Merrick: Why'd you come back?

Scott Barringer: Because... 'cause I love you.

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Scott Barringer: You're like a stalker or something.

Shelby Merrick: I only stalk the very best.

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Augusto 'Auggie' Ciceros: Nah, we don't play flag football. We play tackle. When no one's looking.

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Katherine Ann 'Kat' Cabot: Peter, you know us. You've read our records, our psych-evals, our rap sheets. Where in any of that was there anything that'd possibly make you think that we knew how to bake a cake?

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Scott Barringer: For the first time in so long, I feel like I can breathe.

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David Ruxton: You can't mess with a mess, man. It's, like, redundant.

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Shelby Merrick: How's the tour going, Scott? Have you shown him Dead Man's Jump or should I?

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Sophie Becker: I got every airline schedule in the world, and figured every place they did NOT go, and that's where I went.

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Frank Markasian: Daisy.

Daisy Lipenowski: Bite me.

Laura: Dais'!

Daisy Lipenowski: You too.

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David Ruxton: Um, I should warn you, I don't 'group' well.

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Daisy Lipenowski: They always shred my copy of Mortuary Sciences Monthly. Apparently we're not supposed to think about a career.

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Daisy Lipenowski: Nice parking job mom. Why don't you have another drink?

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Daisy Lipenowski: No one makes you feel stupid. You make you feel that way.

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Shelby Merrick: Two words: 'get a grip.' Okay, make that three.

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Scott Barringer: I wonder why he didn't leave a note?

Ezra Friedkin: Yeah, really I'd leave a note.

Scott Barringer: You'd leave a book.

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Ezra Friedkin: You're drooling.

Shelby Merrick: And you could be bleeding.

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Shelby Merrick: Hey... you missed out on a really good time.

Scott Barringer: Is that why Ezra looks so happy? He took my place?

Shelby Merrick: You don't know anything.

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[opening credits of episode "Babes in Arms"]

Anna Akchmatora: The secret of secrets is inside me again.

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Shelby Merrick: What are you doing in here?

Daisy Lipenowski: Hiding.

Shelby Merrick: From what?

Daisy Lipenowski: Life. What are you doing in here?

Shelby Merrick: Hiding.

Daisy Lipenowski: From what?

Shelby Merrick: Life... By the way, you look really stupid.

Daisy Lipenowski: Good. I look the way I feel.

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[Juliette has been caught self-injuring]

Juliette Waybourne: It makes the pain inside me go away. So that I don't have to think about it. It lets it leak out, where everyone else can see it.

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