Cooper: For the drivers three weeks, for me it doesn't... I lost my ride.
Lucas: What happened?
Cooper: Well, for one thing I let my nephew crash a racecar into a wall. Then things got a little dark from there. You know, when they told me I couldn't drive, I thought my life was over. Racing was all that I had and was who I was. Then the next day, the sun came up and the world kept turning and I was gonna to be okay. It took me a while, but I finally realized that even if I never get to race again, I know I can be happy. Nathan told me about the game.
Lucas: I'll get it back.
Cooper: I hope you do. But, if for some reason you don't, it'll be okay. It's not what you do in life that matters Luke, it's about who you are.

Lucas: Coach, basketball has always been a huge part of who I am, and I've been thinking a lot about it; but, unless somebody can tell me why this game matters right now, I don't think I can play.
Whitey: You know, every time you take this court we come in under that old faded banner up there says, 'Home of the Monarchs.' Anyone know who the Monarchs were?
Ravens player: The Monarchs were the best basketball team in the state, back in the fifties.
Whitey: Yea, some people say they were. But, they were never in the record books because the Monarchs were an all black team. Back in those days, when I was your age, blacks and whites weren't allowed to play this game together. I was on the best team in the state, but we all knew there was another one, the Monarchs. One night both teams snuck in here, locked the doors, and squared off. They were good, oh they were damn good. We played four games. They got their shots, we got ours. Then, something magical happened. Something, that none of us could have anticipated. Something that had never happened in this state before. We decided to mix the teams. Their captain and our captain started picking players. As it turned out I was the next to the last one picked. And, their captain looked me in the eye and said 'I'll take Whitey.'' And, it stuck, that's how I got my nickname. That night changed all our lives. We were no longer black players or white players, we were just players. We shut out the world and played, together. We played a game that we loved and that night, that game changed everything. I haven't been the same sense. You want me to tell you that this game matters. I promise you son, it does matter. Let the game heal you Lucas. Come back to us son.

My pen is the barrel of a gun. Remind me which side you should be on.

Peyton

We're all gonna get our hope back Luke. It's just gonna take some of us longer than others, you know?

Brooke

Lucas: Coach...
Whitey: I know you want some answers, but what is the right answer? Because there is no answer, it's just life.

Lucas: You know before you came in I was thinking about Edwards, and how we could take Keith's life.
Skills: Look he wasn't right dawg, Jimmy was sick.
Lucas: So if that's true, is heaven the kind of place that'll hold that against someone? 'Cause if not Jimmy's a victim and right now, in your world beyond this one, Jimmy and Keith are in the same place, and I can't figure out what kind of place that would be.
Skills: It's a place you and I wouldn't understand.
Lucas: Or a place that doesn't exist.

Lucas: Do you think there's a heaven Skills?
Skills: Do I think there's a heaven?
Lucas: Ya, you know pearly gates, angels..
Skills: I dunno about all that, maybe some chrome gates and some freaky angels. Naw, but I do think there's somethin' else out there, and I do think whatever we do in this world matters in the next.

Nobody has all the answers, but we all have our why's. Like, why did this happen? Why didn't we see it coming? And why do people watch American Idol?

Rachel

It is not possible to be this in love ...

Haley

Haley: You're quite charming. You know that.
Nathan: You haven't even seen my A game.
Haley: Oh, Lord help me if that's true... It's Scott by the way... You called me Haley James. Haley James-Scott. And it always will be.

You know how long it took me to realize that? In the amount of time it takes to pull a trigger. I love you, Haley James, and that's all I need know. It doesn't mean its not gonna be hard. It doesn't mean its not going to be confusing. but whatever it is we'll face it together.

Nathan

Nathan: You know, my mom's coming home, she called
Haley: Well at least now you won't have to live alone in this big, giant house.
Nathan: No, but she will. I want us to live together. I want to be your husband again Haley.
Haley: That sounds so good to me. But I have a roommate named Brooke.
Nathan: That doesn't matter.
Haley: And our dream schools are 3,000 miles away.
Nathan: Doesn't matter.
Haley: And neither of us have jobs.
Nathan: Doesn't matter.

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One Tree Hill Season 3 Quotes

Every song ends, but is that any reason not to enjoy the music?

Peyton (to Jake)

Lucas: I need you to trust me and believe me when I tell you that my heart is with you. Part of me feels like ever since we got back together you've been waiting, waiting to push me away.
Brooke: Oh great, so you kiss Peyton, again, and I'm pushing you away!?
Lucas: I love you Brooke, I don't know how else to say it.
Brooke: How about how you show it? I'm not pushing you away Lucas. I am holding on for dear life, but I need you to need me back. Okay, why wouldn't you tell me about the kiss and why didn't you call me while you were away and why won't you ever just let me all the way in? We have to go give our toasts now, about love.

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