Tess Mercer: Don't worry, the weeds will grow up and take the place over. They are Luthor weeds, after all.
Clark Luthor: There's a life here, a family.
Tess Mercer: They lived here, but this was never a home.
Lois Lane: You want to help me out here?
Clark Luthor: You're kinda cute when you squirm.
Lois Lane: Okay, bonus.
Clark Luthor: Listen, Tess, I know better than anyone what it's like to walk around with a - a mark on you. It's lonely.
Tess Mercer: Being the world's greatest hero is just a little bit different than being Satan's child.
Clark Luthor: Angel or devil is in the eye of he who beholds it.
Tess Mercer: "He who beholds it"? What have you been watching a little too much BBC lately?
Clark Kent: Look, this may be hard for you to understand considering everything that's happened to you in this world. You taught me so much. You taught me to be fair and honest. You taught me the only person in control of your destiny...
Jonathan Kent: Is you.
Clark Kent: You were the man that I tried to live up to. You didn't have powers, and you didn't have a destiny to save the world, but you were my hero. And I lost you.
Jonathan Kent: You don't even know me. I'm just an obsessed man hanging onto a place as if memories could make up a lifetime.
Clark Kent: This place isn't your home. Martha is. It's not the place, it's the people in it. And Martha's still here. You still have a chance. It's better to risk everything than hold onto nothing.
Jonathan Kent: Who told you that?
Clark Kent: You made yourself the most hated man in your world. But there's still a chance of redemption for you.
Clark Luthor: Redemption? It's like the two of us have different preoccupations.
Clark Kent: I'm sorry that you weren't found by Jonathan and Martha Kent. The thing is, you could have killed Tess in an instant. But something was holding you back. You can go to your world and show people what you can give them, change their minds.
Clark Luthor: Why would you ever believe in me?
Clark Kent: Because I know you. And Lionel's not there anymore. You don't need to be defined by your past, you can choose a different future. So trust me.
Dr. Emil Hamilton: You looked tempted to me, by him. By his offer to make your father disappear for good. That's not the Tess I know.
Tess Mercer: Maybe I'm not the person you think I am.
Dr. Emil Hamilton: Maybe you are. Maybe you just don't believe it yet.
Lois Lane: Admittedly I'm no Martha Kent, so instead of lemonade, you get the finest micro-brew in Kansas.
Clark Kent: Lois, I've been trying to hold onto things that used to protect me. This farm, my parents. I've known we should be moving to Metropolis for a while now. I guess I was afraid that I'd lose myself if I let it all go.
Lois Lane: Clark, I would never let that happen.
Clark Kent: I've been worried that if we didn't have this place to come home to, that we'd lose each other. This place grounds us. Maybe that was just an excuse for me not to, not to move on. It's not the place that makes the home.
Lois Lane: Smallville is my home, Clark. Not this one, this Smallville, right here. You're all I'll ever need. And if you need to move to Metropolis because that's who the world needs you to be, then a studio apartment with rusty pipes is just fine for me. In fact, I think they invented an apple-pie air freshener.