You know in ancient Persia, the kings would kill a messenger who brought them news they didn't like. In modern times a sword in the chest might seem a little extreme. Something more subtle would be in order. Enjoying your drink?


Jonathan: He's a good kid, Lex, I don't want that to change.
Lex: Neither do I. (pause) You know, from the day I first met Clark, all you've ever seen is the name "Luthor."
Jonathan: Well so far you haven't given me a reason to see anything else.

Clark: You know this is a crime scene.
Chloe: So?

No, I just want you to understand that if I'm guilty of anything regarding your family, it's envy.


Clark: You don't have to look so happy about it.
Chloe: I'm not happy. I'm intrigued.
Pete: Which means you're still going to look into it.
Chloe: Am I that transparent?
Pete and Clark: Yes.

Lex: In his own way he's just trying to give you something my father never gave me.
Clark: What's that?
Lex: Limitations. All my father ever told me was "don't get caught" and "don't cause a scandal." That's not love, it's public relations. You have no idea how lucky you are. When my father dies, kings will come to his funeral but when yours does, his friends will come.

Tyler: It's a miracle.
Clark: It's life. As long as we have that, there's still hope.

Lex: It bothers you, doesn't it. That I'm not dependent on you anymore. I've made friends in Smallville, people I can trust.
Lionel: Don't be ridiculous, Lex, I'm happy that you're doing well.
Lex: No you're not. You're afraid I won't need you anymore.
Lionel: You'll always be my son. And you will always need me, Lex.

Lex: You want to ask an accounting question, Dad? Call me. And the next time one of your drones bothers the Kents, he'll be lucky to ride home with the spare.
Lionel: Lex... well done.

Clark: Besides, I know how we can catch more fish this year.
Jonathan: More lures?
Clark: X-ray vision.

I know you like him, Clark, but there's a lot of darkness he keeps from the world.

</i> Ryan

It's a foil, Clark. Every hero should have one.

</i> Lex

Smallville Season 1 Quotes

Pete: Statistical fact: If Clark moved any slower he'd be extinct.

Jonathan: I know this has gotta be really hard for you. But you gotta just hang in there like we promised.
Clark: I'm sick of "hanging in there." All I want to do is go through high school without being a total loser.