Lionel: You're not my enemy. You're my son.
Lex: I never saw the distinction.

Lex: Any relationship founded on lies is destined to fail. It's a good thing we don't have that problem.
Clark: Lucky us.

You may have thought you found a home, Lex, but Smallville was just a training ground. Your training is over. You're coming home, son!


Take the buyout now and you can keep your dignity. That's more than you left me.


I believe the term is cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!


One day he's worried about his English paper, and the next he's putting on a uniform and saving the world.


Lex: The two theories seem to be I either ran the plant into the ground through incompetence or did it deliberately so that I can go back to Metropolis.
Clark: Your dad already offered you a job in Metropolis - just tell people the truth.
Lex: Then they get stuck with the incompetence rap. Being reviled is the lesser evil.

If you're going to take me on, son, you're going to have to bring your game up to a whole different level.


Smallville isn't in your future, it's just a brief chapter in your biography.


Clark Kent, man of mystery. Just when I think I have you figured out, you surprise me.


I will bury you and everyone in Smallville who takes your side.


Clark: Have I told you how beautiful you look tonight?
Chloe: Yeah. But frequent reminders are always appreciated.

Smallville Season 1 Episode 21 Quotes

Clark: Chloe!
Chloe: (sighs and rushes through her speech) Okay, I just... I have this horrible nightmare that you are going to rush to the bus station after Whitney leaves and profess your undying love for Lana, and I'm going to be waiting at the gym all alone, and if you do that to me Clark, I will never speak to you again, Okay? I said it.

Lex: I don't know. Just got a bad feeling. Kind of like when you can smell the air change before a storm.
Clark: Storms are a way of life around here, Lex. The trick is not to get caught out in the open.