Lana Lang: [crying] Seems like every person that I've ever gotten close to just leaves.
Clark Kent: That's not true.
Lana Lang: Yeah, it is. My parents, Nell... now Whitney. I know I haven't been a good friend.
Clark Kent: You've been a great friend.
Lana Lang: No, I have doubted you, accused you of things and still you're here, protecting me.I don't care if you have secrets, Clark. You are the one, good, constant thing in my life and I don't want to lose you too.
Lex Luthor: What I did was inexcusable. I violated your privacy. I should have trusted you.
Dr. Helen Bryce: It's a little late for apologies.
Lex Luthor: From the time I was born, I was raised in an environment of suspicion and distrust. My father taught me to regard everyone as an adversary, no matter who they are.
Dr. Helen Bryce: Look, I'm really sorry you had to grow up like that, Lex. I am, but...
Lex Luthor: When my mother died, I began to build a wall around my heart. Every year, that wall grew taller and more fortified, 'till eventually it became impenetrable. I want to tear the wall down, Helen. I do, I just... I don't have the slightest clue how to do it.
Dr. Helen Bryce: Lex...
Lex Luthor: I've never once asked anyone for help, but I'm asking you now. Help me, Helen. I don't want to become my father.
Dr. Helen Bryce: Who are you?
Lex Luthor: Someone who's been burned by the opposite sex more times times than he cares to admit.