It's been said that the saddest thing a man will ever face is what might have been. But what of the man who's faced with what was? Or what may never be? Or what can no longer be? Choosing the right path is never easy. It's a decision we make with only our hearts to guide us. But sometimes, we find our way to something better. Sometimes we fight through the regret and remorse of our mistakes, our malice and our jealousy, and the shame we feel for not being the people we were meant to be. And that's when we find our way to something better. Or when something better finds its way to us.- One Tree Hill
I don't hate you. I remember the first time I ever saw you, all skinny arms and tangled mess of hair. It was hard letting you go Peyton. You know? It was hard losing you and it was hard seeing you again and it's still really hard- One Tree Hill
There are many who couldn't understand, and sometimes he walked among them. But even in his darkest hours, he knew in his heart that someday, they would return to him, and his world would be whole again.- One Tree Hill
Albert Camus once wrote, "Blessed are the hearts that can bend, for they shall never be broken." But I wonder, if there's no breaking, then there's no healing. And if there's no healing, then there's no learning. And if there's no learning, then there's no struggle. But struggle is a part of life. So must all hearts be broken?- One Tree Hill
She's struggling a bit, I guess that's what happens when you fall in love.- One Tree Hill
You were wrong yesterday. When you said the kids in the clubs were just there for decadence. I think it’s more like romance, and hope, and inspiration. And that feeling that you get when other human beings pick up basic instruments and make sense of your world.- One Tree Hill
Well I’d like to say yes but honestly ….I don’t really think people can change, you know, at the end of the day you are who you are and it’s probably who you’ve always been.- One Tree Hill
It’s not about that, it’s not--I--I thought that it was but this is not about her. This is about me … I love you, and I probably always will but we go days without having a meaningful conversation … and I use to miss you so much when that happened. But it never seemed like you missed me and I guess because of it I stopped missing you.- One Tree Hill
We spend all this time building something up and then we don't enjoy it. We sit there terrified something's gonna take it away form us.- One Tree Hill
Lucas: Do people always fall in love with the rebounds?
Brooke: Everytime. But it's not real love. Your head tricks you into it to protect you from the crushing pain your heart is putting you through.
You think you know me, but you don't, and that means you don't know what I can do. You see me as someone who has all the answers, and that's not true. I may not always know what I'm doing but I'll try to make things better. And when I make a mistake, just face it, because we all do. I promise I'll ask you for help. I can't do this alone but If you take a chance on me, We'll do great thigs together. I promise if you believe in me, I'll find the courage to reach your every dream. John F. Kennedy once said the courage of Triumph is a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy, a man does what he must in spite of consequences, in spite of obstacles, dangers and pressures and that is the basis of all morality.- One Tree Hill
That's where they get you... thinking you got a choice. Love finds you, son. You don't find love. It's got a little bit to do with destiny, fate, what's written in the stars, and a lot to do with the simple fact that most women are smarter than we are. And wily.- One Tree Hill
Grief is like the ocean. It's deep and dark and bigger than all of us. And pain is like a thief in the night...quiet, persistent, unfair...diminished by time and faith and love.- One Tree Hill
Just like you can't prove love with a test. I mean, this is just a score on a sheet of paper. Sure, Haley and I have our differences, but this test doesn't show how hard we’ve worked to keep this relationship together, or that I can’t stand it when we're apart, or that every time I look at her I know that I'm gonna be with her for the rest of my life. We love each other father, no test is going to show that.- One Tree Hill
Sometimes I wonder if anything's absolute anymore. Is There Still right and wrong? Good and bad? Truth and lies? Or is everything negotiable,left to interpretation, grey. Sometimes we're forced to bend the truth, transform it, cause we're faced with things that are not of our own making. And sometimes things simply catch up to us.- One Tree Hill
There are 82 letters in here, and they're all addressed to you. I wrote them all this summer. One a day, but I never sent them 'cause I was afraid....I was afraid of getting my heart broken again, like before. 'Cause you hurt me so bad, and I was afraid to be vulnerable. And I was afraid of you and the way that you make me feel. And I know that doesn't matter now after what I did, but I just thought that you should know. This was how I spent my summer Luke, wanting you... I was just too scared to admit it.- One Tree Hill
Peyton: Fine. So, this is how it ends. A ten year friendship that survived two dead moms, three absentee parents, shoplifting, jail time and we can’t survive one boy.
Brooke: Not one boy. My boy!
There was a high school basketball game tonight somewhere in America. A team won and a team lost. That's not the real story. The real story is about fathers and sons. It's about life and time and change. Girls and boys went to the game. They dressed and hoped to fit in. Some did. Some didn't. It's a story that has history and chapters yet to be written. There was a high school basketball game tonight somewhere in America. Reporters will report. They'll tell you who the high scorer was and what the keys to the game were. But that's not the real story. As a matter of fact, that's not the story at all."- One Tree Hill
People can change. They just don’t because it’s easier not to. We’re always waiting for our lives to begin, like figuring we’ll be someone else someday. But what are we waiting for? All we have is now. Don’t run from this.- One Tree Hill
Don't cry for a guy, let a guy cry for you. Because girls give and forgive, but guys get and forget.- One Tree Hill
Sometimes I think that we waste our words. And we waste our moments. And we don't take the time to say the things that are in our hearts when we have the chance.- One Tree Hill
I’ll tell you something I am sure of, we’re all afraid. Some of us find ways to hide that fear and some of us don’t - we’ve all got IT, ya know, and it’s always there.- One Tree Hill
Haley: you guys were great together, you know? i mean you were really happy.
Quinn: and then one day we weren’t. and i know there’s supposed to be some big, huge, important reason why but there’s not. it’s just a feeling that i have that this isn’t what i want for the rest of my life.
It all just seems so fake.This idea that good things happen to good people and there’s magic in the world, and that the meek and righteous will inherit it.There's too many good people who suffer for someting like that to be true.There are too many prayers that get unanswered.Every day we ignore how completely broken this world is, and we tell ourselves it’s all going to be okay."You're gonna be okay."But it’s not okay. And once you know that, there’s no going back. There’s no magic in the world…at least not today there isn’t.- One Tree Hill
Deb: You know, the first time I left Dan, I still believed that I could get out. I’d just pack my things and escape to a new life. But you can’t. You just put a new face on the same loneliness. What happened to us, Keith? How did we become so broken?
Keith: We fell in love. And at some point, the people that we loved forgot to love us back.