Clark Kent: Jor-El. Reading people's thoughts. You said my trails had begun. Is this one of them?
Jor-El: I've planted within you the seeds for this trial, designed to self-manifest when most needed. An event must have happened to trigger it, some kind of error or mistake in judgment.
Clark Kent: I don't understand. I saved everyone in that factory.
Jor-El: Assumptions are flaws inherent in the human instincts you have adopted, but they are beneath you. What you have yet to nurture is your Kryptonian intuition.
Clark Kent: You shouldn't underestimate humans.
Jor-El: Neither should *you*. Being to discern why humans truly behave as they do will help you to better protect them. This ability is only temporary. You must learn to focus, Kal-El. Perception can be the difference between life and death.
Clark Kent: How'd you know the pressure plate wasn't real?
Oliver Queen: I didn't.
Clark Kent: Oliver...
Oliver Queen: I waited till the last person got out, Clark. I knew the explosion wouldn't kill you.
Tess Mercer: What the hell were you thinking, Oliver? They could have killed you.
Oliver Queen: Yeah. You really didn't give them a chance, did you? And now, we'll never know.
Tess Mercer: Were you even aware that one of your factories blew up? Do you give a damn about *anything* anymore?
Oliver Queen: Please tell me you didn't waste all that jet fuel to come down here and deliver me a lecture.
[Lois almost hits Clark with her car after the explosion]
Lois Lane: Clark. Did I miss him?
Clark Kent: If you by "him" mean me, barely.
Chloe Sullivan: What am I thinking right now?
Clark Kent: No clue. So far, it's only been Lois.
Chloe Sullivan: Okay. Well, I know that my Wall of Weird is so three upgrades ago, but I've spent enough time digitalizing the strange and unexplained in my life to know that you don't just catch ESP. So the question is how do we know that this isn't just your super-hearing on the fritz?
Clark Kent: As loud as Lois is, even she can't speak with her mouth closed.