Lois Lane: I'll need a task force. I can't cover this story alone.
Perry White: You can have Jimmy.
Lois Lane: Chief, we're talking about the space program.
Perry White: Ok, take Kent.
Lois Lane: Kent?
Perry White: Kent!
Lois Lane: What about Meyerson?
Perry White: He's busy.
Lois Lane: Burns?
Perry White: Budapest.
Lois Lane: Forget Kent.
Perry White: Uh-uh, he's a good man.
Lois Lane: Kent is a hack from Smallville. I couldn't make that name up.
Perry White: Kent or nobody.
Lois Lane: Fine. Don't ever say that I'm not a team player.
Lois Lane: Let me get this straight. You eat like an eight year old and you look like Mr. Hardbody. What's your secret and can I have it?
[Martha and Clark finally pick a good disguise for Clark]
Martha Kent: Well, one thing's for sure. Nobody's going to be looking at your face.
Clark Kent: Mom!
Martha Kent: [laughing] Well they don't call them tights for nothing!
Lois Lane: You are a strange one, Clark Kent.
Clark Kent: Am I?
Lois Lane: Yeah, but I think I got you figured out.
Clark Kent: Really?
Lois Lane: Umhm
Clark Kent: Didn't take you very long.
Lois Lane: Well, it's my business looking beyond the external. Don't fall for me farmboy. I don't have time for it.
Lucy Lane: I just hate to see you sitting at home.
Lois Lane: I get out plenty. I have dates.
Lucy Lane: You have interviews. It's not the same thing. Lois, I just want you to meet a super guy.
Lois Lane: And let's get something straight. I did not work my buns off to become an investigative reporter for the Daily Planet just to babysit some hack from nowheresville. And one other thing. You're not working with me, you're working for me. I call the shots, I ask the questions. You are low man, I am top banana, and that's the way I like it. Comprende?
Clark Kent: You like to be on top. Got it.
Lois Lane: [gives him a look] Don't push me, Kent. You're *way* out of your league.
Lois Lane: I live by three rules. I never get involved with my stories, I never let anybody else get there first and I never sleep with anyone I work with.
Superman: Oh, one more thing. If you ever need to find me, all you have to do is look up.
Catherine 'Cat' Grant: [whistles at Clark] Who's the new tight end?
Lois Lane: Why don't you throw your usual forward pass and find out?
Man #1: What the hell is that?
Man #2: Is it a bird?
Man #3: Is it a plane?
Man with binoculars: No, just a guy in a pair of tights and a cape.
Perry White: Jimmy, never underestimate the need for a good obituary.
Lois Lane: [regarding Cat Grant] What do men see in her, anyway? Don't they realize she's just looking for another notch on her garter belt?
Jimmy Olsen: Pathetic.
Jimmy Olsen: Have you actually seen this garter belt?
[explaining to the rest of the passengers what happened after her first encounter with Superman]
Lois Lane: [a little dazed] There was a bomb. He...ate it.
Catherine 'Cat' Grant: I see it, but I don't believe it.
Reporter: What? A man who flies?
Catherine 'Cat' Grant: No, Lois Lane, finally literally swept off her feet. Too bad he's an alien.
Amy Platt: I like your costume.
Superman: Thank you. My mother made it for me.