Higher Ground (2000– )
Peter Scarbrow: Scott, tell me, what's the difference between nature and human nature?
Scott Barringer: I don't know, bugs?
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.
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?
Peter Scarbrow: Nature goes on without you. Human nature goes on within you.
Shelby Merrick: I'm a human being, so speak to me like one!
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.
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.
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.
Katherine Ann 'Kat' Cabot: I am not a problem to be fixed, but a work in progress.
Shelby Merrick: We're not girls, man. We're profoundly dysfunctional adolescents.
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.
[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.
Shelby Merrick: I don't know what you have, Freakin', but I bet it's hard to pronounce.
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.
Peter Scarbrow: Brought them home in style. Filthy, dead last, and smiling. Good work.
Juliette Waybourne: Don't you ever wish that sometimes you could just... float?
Ezra Friedkin: With or without the use of pharmaceutical aids?
Sophie Becker: I've met some tough kids in my life, but Shelby? Man, she's as hard as concrete.
Peter Scarbrow: Reinforced concrete.
[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.
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.
Daisy Lipenowski: Come on, let me see some *feelings*, people. You're eating gruel at a lockdown facility for societal rejects!
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.
[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.
Augusto 'Auggie' Ciceros: Nah, we don't play flag football. We play tackle. When no one's looking.
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?
Scott Barringer: For the first time in so long, I feel like I can breathe.
David Ruxton: You can't mess with a mess, man. It's, like, redundant.
Shelby Merrick: How's the tour going, Scott? Have you shown him Dead Man's Jump or should I?
Sophie Becker: I got every airline schedule in the world, and figured every place they did NOT go, and that's where I went.
Daisy Lipenowski: They always shred my copy of Mortuary Sciences Monthly. Apparently we're not supposed to think about a career.
Daisy Lipenowski: Nice parking job mom. Why don't you have another drink?
Daisy Lipenowski: No one makes you feel stupid. You make you feel that way.
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.
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.
[opening credits of episode "Babes in Arms"]
Anna Akchmatora: The secret of secrets is inside me again.