Haley James: [Haley is tutoring Nathan] Do you see this book? Because this book is me. I am math.
Nathan: What's that supposed to mean?
Haley James: It's supposed to mean that you can work your whole "I'm Nathan Scott, Mr. Big Shot, scoring my touchdowns" on somebody else, because ...
Nathan: I don't even play football.
Haley James: Whatever. The point is, at the end of the day all your bluster and BS don't mean anything to math, because math don't care, and neither do I.
Nathan: Well, does English care? 'Cause I really suck at that, too.
Haley James: Please don't waste my time. I'm already taking a huge chance on you because my instincts are screaming that you're full of sh... Let's just get started, okay?
Dan Scott: Happiness doesn't come cheap. Hell if it did we would all be smiling.
Nathan Scott: [He rips open a little Crackerjack package only to find a bracelet. He gives it to Haley] Don't say I never gave you anything.
Haley James: [answers phone at the café] Karen's Café.
Nathan: I'm calling for Haley James.
Haley James: Yeah, this is her.
Nathan: Hey, it's Nathan Scott. Um, I really need your help.
Haley James: Sorry, this isn't her.
[hangs up phone]
Karen Roe: What was that?
Haley James: Wrong number.
Game commentator: There's a new Scott in town!
Brooke: How many moments in life can you point to and say: 'That's when it all changed.'
Haley James: [Calling her parents] Hey, Mom it's Haley. Haley James, your daughter. Listen I'm gonna go out after work, and I'll be home. Okay? All right, bye.
Lucas Scott: Was your mom drinking?
Haley James: No, I got the machine.
Jake Jaglieski: [to Lucas] So the hazing begins. Right on schedule.
[Smells the air]
Jake Jaglieski: Can you smell the desperation?
Jake Jaglieski: Luke, the guys on the team, they're in a tough spot. Because of the suspension, most of these guys are younger, and they're not going to stand up to Nathan. It's not right, but that's the way it is.
Lucas Scott: Yeah well, the way it is, doesn't work for me... and it doesn't work for my friends.
Jake Jaglieski: Yeah, I know, but that's kind of why I came here. This thing could get really messy if someone doesn't take the high road. And I know this is not my place to ask, but I was just hoping that you could rise above it.
Lucas Scott: I don't think I can do that.
Jake Jaglieski: Okay. Just know that if you do... the team's gonna come around. They'll see you're a good guy and a hell of a player.
Lucas Scott: And if I can't?
Jake Jaglieski: Then I got your back.
Karen Roe: Well, if it makes you feel any better, I called some woman a bitch the other day.
Karen Roe: I'm proud of you. You know that? Sometimes I wonder where you get all your strength.
Lucas Scott: Well I get that from you.
Karen Roe: Oh, I don't know about that. I haven't been on my best behavior lately.
Lucas Scott: Ah, well they don't make it easy, do they?
Karen Roe: No they don't. That doesn't mean we have to sink to their level.
Lucas Scott: Take the high road, huh? Sounds familiar. But Mom... I tried that. And I want to make you proud. I do. But there comes a certain point when you have to fight back. And I'm at that point.
Peyton: [Hands over comic strip to 'thud' magazine] This is who I am. This is how I am. And 95% of the time, there isn't a moral, or a victory, or a silver lining. Take it or leave it.
Jeff Nelson: And if we leave it?
Peyton: If you leave it, then you'll miss that other 5%. Your mistake.
Karen Roe: Look, I'm sorry about what I said before. Because, let's face it, it's been a long time. We really don't know each other anymore. But I want to give you the benefit of the doubt, so that next time we meet, at least I'll be dealing with the person you've become. And I hope you'll do the same.
Lucas Scott: [voice-over] e.e. cummings once wrote, 'To be nobody-but-yourself, in a world which is doing its best, night and day to make you everybody else... means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight... and never stop fighting.'
[the team is running into the gym for a game, Lucas sees Peyton and turns around]
Lucas Scott: Hey. Your art matters... it's what got me here.
Coach Whitey Durham: [He sees a naked Lucas with two basketballs trying to cover himself up] I was just getting used to low-waist jeans. Lets go, ball boy.
Lucas 'Luke' Scott: Oh, I think you got the wrong car
Brooke: Nah. Don't mind me. I just have to get out of this uniform. So, uh, anyways, I'm Brooke. But you probably knew that. Can I tell you that that last shot was awesome? How'd it feel? Good, huh? You know it did.
Karen Roe: You know, Shari, I came down here wanting to give you the benefit of the doubt, but clearly you're still the same petty little bitch you were in high school.
Karen Roe: [Shari invites Karen to a meeting with the team moms. She lies, and tells her it starts at 6-ish] Hi, I'm Karen, Lucas' mom. You said 6 o'clock, right.
Shari Smith: Oh, I'm sorry, honey, you must have misunderstood. We start at 5 o'clock sharp.
Karen Roe: [Karen mumbles under her breath] Yeah, right...
Alice: [Asks Karen] Is you son going to be a permanant player on the team? I just find it funny that you son just joined the team and gets a star position ahead of boys that have been Ravens for years.
Karen Roe: It's because he's good...
Shari Smith: What?
Karen Roe: He's a kid who wants to play. And he's good. Maybe your boys should remember that the next time they want to steal his wallet or ruin his clothes or do whatever else they have planned for him...
Shari Smith: What are you trying to say? Our boys did this? Our kids are the good ones...
Karen Roe: You know, Shari, I came here tonight wanting to give you the benefit of the doubt, but I can clearly see that you are still the same... petty little bitch you were in high school.
Shari Smith: Uh!
[Shari lets out a shocked gasp, and the other ladies sit in silence, as Karen slowly turns around and leaves the room with a satisfied grin on her face]
Lucas 'Luke' Scott: [throws a can of spray paint at Nathan] You left that at the court.
Nathan Scott: I don't know what you're talking about.
Lucas 'Luke' Scott: Then call it a gift. Besides, you're gonna need it to paint over your scoring title in the gym, cause I'm taking it.
Karen Roe: Haley comes from a big family. When Lucas met her, I think they were eight or nine. But she saw it was just me and Lucas, and she said "Yeah, I come from a big family. I think you guys need me more."
Coach Whitey Durham: Oh, by the way, there's a half naked girl in the back seat of your car. I just thought you'd like to know.
Peyton: I heard you were naked in his car.
Brooke: No, I was partially naked. At one point I had mittens on cause it was cold.