- Dawson's Creek
Pacey: So what do you see when you see the future?
Joey: Us. Me and you, Pace. We grew up together. You see, Dawson and I, we didn't grow up. We are in that house, in Dawson's bedroom, eternally having the same argument over and over again, in this endless cycle that goes on and on. And… I can't stop it. Because whenever I'm around him, I become 15.
I don't know what else to say ... except my intentions are nothing short of honorable. I've never met anyone like you before, you scare me- Dawson's Creek
And maybe... I'm not supposed to lose myself. Now it's not part of the plan. But then again, I never thought that losing you was part of the plan, either.- Dawson's Creek
Joey: Pacey, stop.
Pacey: When I was afraid of everything, I was never afraid to love you, and I could love you again. I could. I’m telling you, this could...
Joey: Pacey, no. Pacey, stop! Eddie came back. I'm sorry. He came back last night. He came to the bar—
Pacey: Oh. Ok. (and he walks away)
Joey: Look, I'm sorry—
You made your point. And you know what? You're right. This is exactly what I need. To get away from her. To get away from here. You know what, she's going to freak when I'm not there. It'll be good to let her wonder about me for awhile- Dawson's Creek
Joey: Do you remember reading those choose your own adventure books as a kid?
Pacey: Well...[Chuckles]... You and I both know that I was pretty much a functional illiterate until the ninth grade.
Joey: Right. Ok. Well... I did, but... I cheated on them. Whenever a chapter wasn't going the way I wanted, I wouldn't even finish. I would just go back to the beginning until...I got a happy ending.
Pacey: Yeah. Everybody does that.
Joey: Yeah, but it's not exactly the most realistic way to live your life.
Pacey: But--wait, what makes you think that one false move is gonna ruin our entire story?
Pacey: Yes. That was then. Joey...I'm serious. We're older now. I mean, it's not like I'm just gonna run out the door if I don't like your choice.
Joey: Ok. Well, so... what are you afraid of?
Pacey: 'Cause that--the whole... possibility thing is really just a mean trick.
Eddie: So what? What are you gonna do? You just wanna sit here for your entire life waiting and hoping for the world to come to you? Because the point of those stories, Joey, is that people's lives-- their real lives-- only begin when they step out into the world. And when you do that, when you meet it head on, maybe you change the world, maybe you don't, but the point is, is that it changes you. And that is what people mean when they talk about growing up.
Joey: So what? If I want to be with you, I'm supposed to just throw all of my previous life experience out the window? I'm supposed to just stop being who I am?
Eddie: Who you are, Joey, is not some scared little girl who's afraid to take a chances on anything, who's afraid to really love someone because of the risk or the pain. That does not define you as a person. Or maybe it does, you know? Maybe--maybe I'm crazy. Maybe you've just blinded me.
Look, I know that we didn't really give our relationship a chance, um I didn't give it much of a chance. And you're right I didn't really give you a good reason for the break-up and truth is, I don't even know. Is it too late to ask for another chance?- Dawson's Creek
[Sighs] Hi, it's me. So, I thought that I would have an answer when I picked up the phone, but I didn’t. And then I thought I would think of something as I was talking, but--heh-- no such luck. Um... Pace... I think the problem is trying to figure this out alone. I--I think that maybe we should... do it together, you know? And... you know how they say if you could do it all over again, what would you change? Well... I'd probably change a lot of things... but I'm also really lucky that I have the chance. And... I guess what I'm saying is that I'm not gonna look at you and think of everything that happened. I'm... I'm gonna look at you and think of everything that could. Call me. Bye.- Dawson's Creek
Jen: Ty, this has everything to do with me. I liked you.
Ty: Yeah, I know.
Jen: No, you don't! I mean, I really liked you. And despite what you may think about my past experiences, my kissing you tonight was not my desire for something more. It was for something pure, something that I haven't felt in a long time, and you ruined that.
Ty: Maybe..maybe someday when I deal with my baggage maybe this can work out.
Jen: Anybody that can make me feel like this doesn't deserve a maybe.
Maybe there's nothing here worth saving.- Dawson's Creek
I want more than anything for us to be together. But not like this. Not screaming at the top of our lungs about things that happened 4 years ago- Dawson's Creek
Joey: Do you regret telling me what you told me?
Pacey: I guess it really... depends on whether or not you regretted hearing it.
Joey: It's hard to regret hearing something that's already been in the back of your mind
But after we spent all that time together – just walking around and talking like we used to – things finally felt right between you and me- Dawson's Creek
Joey: But, Dawson, I want us to still be friends, and I want to know that you don't hate me—
Dawson: They're just words, Joey. They're just words. 'Cause after you're done dispensing your pleasantries here, you're gonna turn around and you're gonna walk away from me. Aren't you?
Joey: I have to, otherwise, I'll never know.
Pacey: I jus-- I can't keep on kissing you, jo.
Joey: What do you mean?
Pacey: I mean just that. I can't keep on kissing you. All right? I've done it twice now. I can't be the one that's always initiating this. I can't be the one who's always giving you the answers. look at me, Joey.
Joey: I can’t.
Pacey: Please. If you felt... Even one shred... Of what I feel for you... Then we wouldn't be standing here having this conversation.
You don't understand. I've... I've spent years building this... This complex series of--of booby traps so that...Nobody would ever get too close. and then you came along... With that big beating heart of yours, and... You broke all those walls down, and it's just really scary. I mean... What if I lose you?- Dawson's Creek
Pacey: No. Cause alcohol, you know, it has that effect on problems it just never solves them. Ever. And I would hate to think I fell in love with a moron.
Joey: You're in love with me, huh?
Pacey: Well not currently, no. Right now you're just some crazy drunk girl
The whole thing was her fault. I mean, she told me that I was the one she thinks about. You know? Me. And then she gives me this look. What was I supposed to do? Do you know how long I’ve been waiting for her to give me that look- Dawson's Creek
Pacey: I'm just asking a simple question, Dawson. You and Joey... she's not your girlfriend anymore.
Dawson: You're right, she's not.
Pacey: Right, so then why are we having this conversation? You see where I'm going with this? I mean, you're the same guy who told me a couple weeks ago that the two of you just needed to go your separate ways.
Dawson: Yeah, we do need to go our separate ways. It just never occurred to me…
Pacey: That what? That she would actually go her separate way, too? Or perhaps it didn't occur to you that her separate way would include a stopover at me, is that what it is? God, man! This is the way it always is with you! You talk and talk, but you don't listen to yourself. You say you're over her, but you're not. They're just words, they don't mean anything to you.
Dawson: You don't know what you're talking about.
Pacey: Look at that girl, Dawson. (he motions to Joey who is dancing with some older man) Just take a good look. She's a freaking goddess, man. How long did you think it was gonna be before some guy comes along and is interested in her? I mean, really, dude! And when that happens, what are you gonna do?
Dawson: I'm just gonna take it all as it comes.
Pacey: You're gonna take it as it comes. Oh great, well perhaps you should start figuring out right now because the guy that comes along is not gonna be your best friend and he's not gonna ask for your permission. The guy that comes along is gonna take one look at that woman and then just cut right in on ya.
Joey: I want to be with you, Pacey. I want to stay and be with you.
Pacey: Well, if you want to be with me, than staying here would be a really stupid idea, considering I don't plan to be here. I plan to be wherever you are.
You know who that guy you reacted like is gonna be in ten years, Pace? The person who knows me best. Dawson knows my past... My future lies with you- Dawson's Creek
Wanna know something Miss Josephine Potter? I think the world may just surprise you yet. I mean you fall in love and it doesn't work out and you think that it will never happen again, but it does. Believe me, it does. In the strangest of places.- Dawson's Creek
I have discovered perfection obtained is a discomforting state and I get restless. What do you do when everything is right? When everything is just the way you want it to be? I want for nothing, and that leaves me feeling empty.. not wanting. And I just want to want again- Dawson's Creek
Sex is never innocent. It’s intense, its passionate, and sometimes it can be life altering-but it is never innocent- Dawson's Creek