Let’s be real, ‘One Tree Hill’ is easily one of the greatest teen dramas to come out in the history of television. I know that is a pretty big statement to make, but I am making it. I would say that the top five go as follows. ‘Dawson’s Creek’, ‘The O.C.’, ‘One Tree Hill’. ‘Gossip Girl’, and ‘Friday Night Lights’. That’s my list take it or leave it.
Anyway, twelve years ago the little show that could started and nine years later it ended. The show that was almost cancelled after five episodes was able to make such a splash it went for nine long seasons. Of course, some may say that the show went on way too long, but hey, not the point.
For fun, here are some of the greatest quotes from the show that inspired so many people.
“There’s no shame in being afraid. Hell, we’re all afraid. What you gotta do is figure out what you’re afraid of because when you put a face on it, you can beat it. Better yet, you can use it.”Coach Whitey Durham
“You ever heard the expression ‘The best things in live are free.’ Well that expression is true.’ Every once in a while, people step up they rise above themselves sometimes they surprise you and sometimes they fall short. Life is funny sometimes. It can push pretty hard but if you look close enough, you can find hope in the words of children, in the bars of the song and in the eyes of someone you love. And if you’re lucky, if you’re the luckiest person on this entire planet, the person you love decides to love you back.” Nathan
“Truth is still absolute. Believe that. Even when that truth is hard and cold, and more painful than you’ve ever imagined. And even when truth is more cruel than any lie.”Lucas
“You can choose to blame your circumstances on fate or bad luck or bad choices. Or you can fight back. Things aren’t always going to be fair in the real world. That’s just the way it is. But for the most part, you get what you give. Rest of your life is being shaped right now. With the dreams you chase, the choices you make, and the person you decide to be. The rest of your life is a long time. And the rest of your life starts right now” Haley
“At this moment there are 6,470,818,671 people in the world. Some are running scared. Some are coming home. Some tell lies to make it through the day. Others are just now facing the truth. Some are evil men, at war with good. And some are good, struggling with evil. Six billion people in the world. Six billion souls. And sometimes — all you need is one.” Peyton
And one of my absolute favorite quotes from my favorite episode 3×16
“Does this darkness have a name? This cruelty, this hatred, how did it find us? Did it steal into our lives, or did we seek it out and embrace it? What happened to us? That we now send our children into the world like we send young men to war… Hoping for their safe return… But knowing that some will be lost along the way. When did we lose our way? Consumed by the shadows, swallowed whole by the darkness. Does this darkness have a name? Is it your name?”
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