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

</i> Lex

Lionel: Lex, your performance of late has been... more than adequate.
Lex: That sounds dangerously like a compliment.

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

</i> Ryan

I've been harsh on you, Lex, but greatness is a rarefied air one has to be taught to breathe.

Lionel Luthor

Lex: I think he saw Julian as his second chance. A chance for him to have a son he could truly love.
Clark: I'm sorry.
Lex: It's in the past, Clark. We would have ended up hating each other anyway. My father would have seen to that.

Clark: Warrior Angel, why him?
Ryan: Because he protects people who can't protect themselves. I like being around you Clark. It's...peaceful.

Ryan: Maybe she (Chloe) has a romantic side you don't know about?
Clark: And maybe my mom hit you harder than we thought.

Lex: I thought you were in Monaco.
Lionel: The backbone of surprise is fusing secrecy with speed.

Don't worry, Chloe's the queen of obscure and irrelevant references.


If anyone can choose who they want to be, Lex, it's you.


The day Julian was born was the only time I felt like I was part of a real family.


You can stay as long as you want. Maybe some of you'll rub off on Clark.


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.