(voiceover) E.E. Cummings once wrote; To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle, which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.


Haley comes from a big family. When Lucas met her, I think they were eight or nine. But she saw it was just me and Lucas, and she said, "Yeah, I come from a big family. I think you guys need me more."


Lucas: (throws can of spray paint at Nathan) You left that at the court.
Nathan: I don't know what you're talking about.
Lucas: Title in the gym 'cause I'm taking it.

Nathan: Look, you guys are the ones I feel sorry for. Me? I'm going to get my minutes. But you guys have been busting your tails since the junior leagues. Now you finally get your shot and Whitey gives the starting spot to this guy? It's not right. If you ask me, he shouldn't even be on the team.
Tim: So then, what are we going to do?
Nathan: We're gonna make him earn it. At least make him suffer like we did.

You know, Sheri, I came down here wanting to give you the benefit of the doubt, but clearly you're still the same petty little bitch you were in high school.

Karen Roe

I was just getting used to low-waist jeans. Let's go, ball boy!


Nathan: Hey! I just wanted to let you know that I'm gonna be fine.
Haley: Good.
Nathan: I mean, F is for fine, right?

Well, well. The gang's all here. I told you it was gonna get worse. Now, see, normally this is when you become part of the team. We'd have a keg, tell some war stories but you had to know that wasn't going to happen, right? Look, these guys made a choice to back me. But we're going to be nice, and we're going to let you walk away. Just quit the team, man. Otherwise, it's going to get ugly.


Nathan: Hey, who's that girl he's always hanging out with?
Tim: Who knows... Why? You feel like slumming?

Fear changes everything.


Happiness doesn't come cheap. Hell, if it did, we would all be smiling.


Oh, well, by the way there's a half naked girl at the back seat of your car. I just thought you'd like to know that.


One Tree Hill Season 1 Episode 3 Quotes

Nathan: Hey!
Haley: Can I help you?
Nathan: I hope so. You're my tutor.
Haley: Right, I don't think so.

Editor: Interesting, where have you studied?
Peyton: Um, mostly in my bedroom. Is that bad?