Before being found on a remote island, Oliver Queen was presumed to be dead for five years after a terrible shipwreck.

Prior to the shipwreck, Oliver was a wealthy and laid-back heart-breaker, without a care in the world. However, being on a deserted island changed him. While still pretending to be the man he used to be, Oliver goes by a different persona, Arrow, at night. As Arrow, Oliver tries to fight society's villains and restore his city to the way it used to be.

Oliver Queen/Arrow Quotes

I'm not coming back to Starling City. I can't. My mission, my father's list - it was a fool's crusade. And I failed. Malcolm Merlyn destroyed The Glades. Tommy died. And The Hood couldn't stop it, so don't ask me to put it on again. Ever.

Oliver

Thea: Tell me. Why now?
Oliver: Because Ra's al Ghul is coming for us. All of us. And the only chance that we have to survive is to work together. To trust each other.
Malcolm: He's right.
Thea: No. No, no he's not. I turned my back on everyone I know, including my own brother because you told me there was no one else I could trust.
Malcolm: I was only trying to protect you.
Thea: By driving a wedge between me and Ollie? You manipulated me!

Arrow Quotes

Curtis: I brought crogurts.
Rene: Crogurts?
Curtis: I didn't name them. I just eat them.

There are people in this world who deal only in extremes. It's naive to think that anything less than extreme measures will stop them.

Amanda