Yeah, she is pretty. She is very, very pretty. She's actually the kind of pretty that gives you butterflies, you know what I mean?- Dawson's Creek
Well, I should probably just start first, that you, Josephine Potter, have just wrecked me. In the best possible way, you have absolutely wrecked me. Because you see, I fell in love with you, knowing that there was never any possibility of being with you. Knowing full well that a sizeable chunk of your heart would always be wrapped up in our friend, Dawson. And that much was actually okay with me. Right up to the point that you chose me. Cause then you just turned everything on it's head. And I got everything that I wanted, and from that day forward, I've just been a wreck.- Dawson's Creek
Joey: Then I'm probably the last person you want to see.
Dawson: You're a lot of things, Joey, but you're never the last person I wanna see.
A single moment of true joy is more powerful than a lifetime of sorrow.- Dawson's Creek
Look, my point is is that I don't think that everybody meets the love of their life when they're a teenager. Or when they're 25. Or even when they're 35. But that doesn't mean that you stop looking and hoping. You know, 'cause you will meet that person, and when you do, I guess you know it.- Dawson's Creek
Joey: Of all the people to see me like this, it had to be you.
Pacey: You know, it's a new year. Who knows? You and I might even become friends.
Joey: Pacey... I'm upset enough as it is.
you're unbelievable. I mean, as soon as I think I've got you all figured out, you go and you do something so outrageous that, it completely challenges me in a way that no one else would even think of. In case I don't say it enough, thank you.- Dawson's Creek
Joey: Well, I expected you to at least say good-bye.
Pacey: Oh, yeah, the good-bye scene. Played that one over a thousand times in my head. I come to you, heart in hand, and announce my plans. You look at me, pained, but then, of course, the potter sarcasm kicks in and I leave never getting what I came for.
Joey: What is that, Pacey?
Pacey: You never ask me to stay. Ever.
Pacey, I wanted to see Dawson tonight, not because for 4 months of my life he was my boyfriend. Because for the better part of my life, he was my friend. And as my friend, I hurt him deeply. And living me with that fact has caused me no small amount of guilt over the past 3 months. So yes, I have been preoccupied. And it has made my mind wander. But my heart. That's a fixed point. 3 months of riding the open waters couldn't shake it. I'll be damned if I let your insecurities shake it. My heart never left this boat. It never left you. As far as I can see, it's not going to anytime soon.- Dawson's Creek
I have realized that every time i'm around you, I'm happy- Dawson's Creek
Like all great romantics, Shakespeare realized love was a lot more likely to end with a bunch of dead Danish people than with a kiss- Dawson's Creek
Theres a part of me that's gonna be in love with you for the rest of my life.- Dawson's Creek
I'm afraid that I'm not enough for you, and I never will be, and if I do this, you'll realize that you've grown way beyond me and I'm just going to lose you again.- Dawson's Creek
Gail: Well, honey, I'm concerned about you. Ever since your breakup with Joey, you haven't said one word about it. Dawson...you haven't even wallowed.
Dawson: What good is wallowing? All the wallowing in the world doesn't bring somebody
Gail: Wallowing isn't about getting them back. It isn't about them at all, it's about you, and
learning to allow yourself the few meager advantages of being the dumpee.
Gail: Sure, like allowing yourself to stuff your face with a lifetime supply of red licorice and doughnuts, or a newfound appreciation for country music.
Dawson: Like an excuse to watch the last scene from Field of Dreams?
Gail: Acquiring the necessary pain to write bad, bitter poetry.
Dawson: A reason to scowl.
Dawson: Work out aggression!
Gail: Yes! You see, when you think about it, honey, every inch of pain that touches you makes you a deeper, more real individual. Whether you're 16 or...slightly older.
Dawson: So it doesn't get any easier?
Gail: Nope. You just go to bed earlier.
There's not a single dramatic storyline in existence that Shakespeare didn't conquer first. Family revenge, political intrigue, the great gender battle. The guy mapped it all out for us, and what was his parting lesson? What genre of all genres did he finally arrive at after years of toil and sacrifice? Tragedy.- Dawson's Creek
I need to go on with my life. Go back to college. Figure out who I am, and what I want. This is not my place. Not here, and not with you.- Dawson's Creek
Pacey: When she's around, I just feel more... I feel more alive. I think people underestimate how important that is.
Jen: I think they overestimate it, too. I mean, as much as you want to, you can't rely on someone else to make you feel alive. It's an inside job.
I guess I just want you to know that I'm not going to hold you to anything we've said in the past. I want you to live your life and be happy and enjoy everything that goes along with that.- Dawson's Creek
I'm just not all there. I mean, I can -- I can analyze somebody else until the cows wander home, but as soon as I turn all that indulgent perception on myself, it's like I completely lose connection between my heart and my head. It's like the two are incompatible, and I -- I can't get it together. And I really wish I could, because I'm so scared of what might happen if I don't. I, Does this make any sense to you at all?- Dawson's Creek
I do have perception disorder. Let's just say, I'm geared to respond to life in a certain way and you say I don't respond like a typical adolescent, and you're right, I don't, but emotionally, I do. I always have. I am very much my age emotionally, maybe even younger. And my feelings are in constant conflict with my overachieving self-aware brain and it's just a constant battle. And that's what's driving me crazy So I keep on waiting for my feelings to catch up so maybe I can finally grow up so I can finally get over Joey or accept that my parents may or may not work things out, but I think I have it backwards. In order to change my feelings I first have to change my actions because that's the only way somebody can change how they feel- Dawson's Creek
I'm not that girl anymore. I never really was. And I'm -- I'm not that white-as-snow image you've got, either. I'm somewhere in between. And I'm -- I'm just trying to figure it out- Dawson's Creek
I mean, you're still carrying around this huge torch for her that has no hope of extinguishing itself any time too soon- Dawson's Creek
I don't mind you kissing me if it's because you want to kiss me, not for revenge or to help you forget someone else. Whatever happened between you guys, you're gonna have to deal with it. Yourself. Just -- just you.- Dawson's Creek
I have all these feelings -- these weird feelings -- and I've had this burning desire to express them. But I can't. I just can't. And these feelings -- they're trapped -- they're like stuck in my heart... And I just feel so lonely."- Dawson's Creek
Look. It's like this. Most people, when they get to college, feel really insecure. It seems like everybody around them knows so much more. So they race to try to catch up, pretend to know things, instead of slowing down to actually learn them. Because they don't realize that the discomfort of uncertainty is the most precious part of the experience. See, if you can feel comfortable... not knowing, you can learn anything, ANYTHING. And if not, well, then you've stopped before you've begun.- Dawson's Creek