[talking to Clark]
Lex Luthor: When my father dies, kings will come to his funeral, but when your father dies, his friends will come.
Whitney Fordman: My father was the strongest man I ever knew. He lettered in three sports at State. When I see him there in the hospital so weak... it kills me because that's not my father. Whatever you do, for a long time to come, your father is gonna be there to support you. I'll only have a memory of my dad. And I don't want that memory to be of that sick man laying there in the hospital.
Clark Kent: Now I get it. It's just... I'd take the man over the memory any day of the week.
Lana Lang: [watch Clark run out the door to save Whitney's dad from Tyler] Where are you going?
[turns questioningly to Chloe]
Chloe Sullivan: Don't look at me, he does that all the time.
Chloe Sullivan: [enthusiastic] "October 1978, Joyce Maslow was dancing in Elizabeth, New Jersey, when flames burst from her head and back, enveloping her. In seconds she was like a human torch, consumed before her horrified boyfriend."
Clark Kent: You don't have to look so happy.
Chloe Sullivan: I'm not happy, I'm intrigued.
Pete Ross: Which means you'll still look into it.
Chloe Sullivan: Am I that transparent?
Clark Kent: Hey, Dad, I think we're going to catch more fish this year.
Jonathan Kent: What, new lures?
Clark Kent: X-ray vision.
Jonathan Kent: I thought we had an understanding. How am I supposed to protect you if you won't give me all the facts?
Clark Kent: I don't always need your protection.
Jonathan Kent: When it comes to your secret, you bet you do. And when you get a little older, you'll understand my... apprehension about the Luthor family.
Clark Kent: Stop treating me like a kid! I'm not seven years old anymore; I'm not casting lines in the paddock. I don't even like fishing! The only reason I do it is because it makes you happy!
[Clark realizes he's gone too far]
Clark Kent: That... that... that didn't come out right.
Jonathan Kent: No, son, I think it did.
Lex Luthor: You know, from the day I first met Clark, all you've ever seen is the name Luthor.
Jonathan Kent: Well, so far you haven't given me a reason to see anything else.
Lex Luthor: I just want you to know, I closed the book on that day at the bridge.
Jonathan Kent: Why'd you investigate it in the first place?
Lex Luthor: That day was a miracle. Haven't you ever wanted to find out why things like that happen?
Jonathan Kent: No. I just accept the fact that they do. You don't need an explanation for everything, Lex.
Lex Luthor: Let's be frank, Dominic. My father sent you here to spy on me because he's afraid of how well I'm doing. This was my last chance to prove myself, and he just assumed I'd fail. Now he has to revise his definition of me. I'm not just his screw-up son anymore. Now I'm competition. And my father only knows one way of dealing with competition.
Dominic Senatori: There are some things better left between patient and therapist, Lex.
Lex Luthor: You know, in ancient Persia, the kings would kill a messenger who brought them news they didn't like. In modern times, sword in the chest might seem a little extreme. Something more subtle would be in order. Enjoying your drink?
Lex Luthor: It bothers you, doesn't it? That I'm not dependent on you anymore. That I've made friends in Smallville, people I can trust.
Lionel Luthor: Don't be ridiculous, Lex. I'm happy you're doing well.
Lex Luthor: No, you're not. You're afraid I won't need you anymore.
Lionel Luthor: You'll always be my son. And you will always need me, Lex.
Clark Kent: Being friends with Lex Luthor can be complicated but it has it's advantages.