47 Of The Best One Tree Hill Quotes

Many of us have binged watched One Tree Hill and most will agree that it is one of the best TV shows of all time. Between the awesome music, the incredible characters and the growth we see in them, and the relatable quotes, most of us will agree that the show pulled at our heartstrings at least a time or two...hundred. Here are 47 of the best OTH quotes:


“There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads onto fortune but omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat and we must take the current when it serves or lose the ventures before us.”

-Lucas Scott, (from Julius Caesar) S1, E1

“There’s no shame in being afraid. Hell, we’re all afraid. What you’ve got to 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.”

-Whitey Durham, S1, E2

We’ve got one life, one chance and what we do with it is up to us.”

-Peyton Sawyer, S2, E20

“Being in love, that’s how you know you’re living, right?”

-Peyton Sawyer, S2, E21

“Wouldn’t you rather take a chance than always wonder what could’ve been?”

-Peyton Sawyer, S2, E21

“Losing your way on the journey is unfortunate but losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.”

-Nathan Scott, S2, E22

“And once you lose yourself you have two choices: find the person you used to be or lose that person completely.”

-Brooke Davis, S2, E22

“Sometimes you have to step outside of the person you’ve been and remember the person you were meant to be, the person you wanted to be, the person you are.”

-Mouth McFadden, S2, E22

“George Bernard Shaw once wrote, ‘there are two tragedies in life: one is to lose your heart's desire the other is to gain it.”

-Brooke Davis, S2, E22

“You know what? Tragedies happen. What are you going to do? Give up? Quit? No. I realize now that when your heart breaks you’ve gotta fight like hell to make sure you are still alive... cause you are. & that pain you feel? That’s life. The confusion & fear? That’s there to remind you that somewhere out there is something better & that something is worth fighting for.”

-Nathan Scott, S2, E22

“As we strain to grasp the things we desire, the things we think would make our lives better, money, popularity, fame; We ignore what truly matters, the simple things like friendship, family, love. The things we probably already had.”

-Lucas Scott, S2, E22

“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, 6 billion souls and sometimes all you need is one.”

-Peyton Sawyer, S3, E1

“Ida Scott Taylor once wrote, ‘do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone & and do not be troubled about the future for it has yet to come. Live in the present and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.’”

-Lucas Scott, S3, E10

“Every song ends, is that any reason to not enjoy the music?”

-Ellie, S3, E13

“Regret makes you old and bitterness poisons the people around you.”

-Battle, S3, E14

“Most of our life is a series of images. They pass us by like towns on the highway but sometimes a moment stuns us as it happens, but we know that this instant is more than a fleeting image, we know that this moment, every part of it, will live on forever.”

-Lucas Scott, S3, E14

“If having things turn out the way you wanted them to is a measure of a successful life, then some would say I’m a failure. The important thing is not to be bitter over life’s disappointments; learn to let go of the past and recognize that every day won’t be sunny and when you find yourself lost in the darkness of despair remember that it’s only in the black of night that you can see the stars and those stars will lead you back home. So don’t be afraid to make mistakes, to stumble & fall because most of the time the greatest rewards come from doing the things that scare you the most. Maybe you’ll get everything you ever wish for, maybe you’ll get more than you ever could’ve imagined. Who knows where life will take you? The road is long and in the end the journey is the destination.”

-Whitey Durham, S3, E15

“Henry James wrote, ‘Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.”

-Lucas Scott, S3, E18

“Stepping up: it’s a simple concept. It basically means to rise above yourself to do a little more to show you something special.”

-Nathan Scott, S3, E20

“Life’s funny sometimes, can push pretty hard, like when you fall in love with someone but they forget to love you back, like when your best friend and your boyfriend leave you alone, like when you pull the trigger or light the flame and you can’t take it back. Like I said, in sports they call this stepping up, in life I call it pushing back.”

-Nathan Scott, S3, E20

“Take it all in because someday you’re going to look back on it and want it all again, when you do make sure it’s for the right reasons.”

-Whitey Durham, S3, E20

“You know, it’s been said that we just don’t recognize the significant moments of our lives while they’re happening, we grow complacent with ideas or things or people and we take them for granted and it’s usually not until that thing is about to be taken away from you that you realize how wrong you’ve been, that you realize how much you really need it, how much you love it.”

-Nathan Scott, S3, E20

“You ever heard the expression ‘the best things in life are free?’ Well that expression is true.”

-Nathan Scott, S3, E20

“Every once in a while people step up. They rise above themselves. Sometimes they surprise you, sometimes they fall short. Life is funny sometimes, it can push pretty hard but if you look close enough, you find hope in the words of children, in the bars of a song, and in the eyes of someone you love. And if you’re lucky, I mean if you’re the luckiest person on this entire planet, the person you love decides to love you back.”

-Nathan Scott, S3, E20

“At this moment there are 6,502,867,120 people in the world, give or take a few, & sometimes all you need is one, for better or for worse.”

-Lucas Scott, S3, E22

“Tree Hill is just a place somewhere in the world, maybe it’s a lot like your world, maybe it’s nothing like it, but if you look closer you might see someone like you, someone trying to find their way, someone trying to find their place, someone trying to find their self. Sometimes it’s easy to feel like you’re the only one in the world who’s struggling, who’s frustrated or unsatisfied or barely getting by but that feeling’s a lie and if you just hold on, just find the courage to face it all for another day, someone or something will find you and make it all okay because we all need a little help sometimes, someone to help us hear the music in the world, to remind us that it won’t always be that way that someone is out there and that someone will find you.”

-Lucas Scott, S4, E1

“Because it’s only when you're tested that you discover who you really are and it’s only when you’re tested that you discover who you can be. The person you want to be does exist, somewhere on the other side of hard work, faith & belief and beyond heartache and fear of what lies ahead.”

-Lucas Scott, S4, E2

“It’s you, when all my dreams come true, the one that I want next to me, it’s you.”

-Lucas Scott, S4, E9

“Happiness comes in many forms: in the company of good friends, in the feeling you get when you make someone else’s dream come true, or in the promise of hope renewed. It’s okay to let yourself be happy because you never know how fleeting that happiness might be.”

-Lucas Scott, S4, E12

“The 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 James Scott, S5, E2

“There’s gonna be a lot of times in your life when you’re afraid. Being afraid is okay, but if you don’t work through that fear, you might miss out on some pretty great things.”

-Nathan Scoff, S5, E2

“Be sure to enjoy it because it only comes once, in the blink of an eye it can all be gone.”

-Nathan Scott, S5, E10

“In life if you let it, you can always come up with reasons to give up, but if you don’t, you might just find love in places you never imagined; in a new relationship, or in your work, or in your children. Whatever it is, just don’t give up on it, & if you don’t get it... well, you might get something better.”

-Karen Roe, S5, E12

“Make a wish and place it in your heart. Anything you want, everything you want. Do you have it? Good. Now believe it can come true. You never know where the next miracle is going to come from, the next smile, the next wish come true. But if you believe that it’s right around the corner, and you open your heart and mind to the possibility of it, to the certainty of it, you just might get the thing you’re wishing for. The world is full of magic, you just have to believe in it. So make your wish. Do you have it? Good. Now believe in it... with all your heart.”

-Cast, S5, E13

“Sometimes when you’re young, you think nothing can hurt you, it’s like being invincible. Your whole life is ahead of you and you have big plans, big plans... to find your perfect match, the one that completes you but as you get older you realize it’s not always that easy it’s not until the end of your life that you realize how the plans you made were simply plans because at the end when you’re looking back instead of forward, you want to believe that you made the most of what life gave you, you want to believe that you’re leaving something good behind. You want it all to have mattered.”

-Lucas Scott, S5, E15

“Sometimes people have to cry out all of the tears to make room for a heart full of smiles.”

-Jamie Scott, S6, E13

“Take a look at yourself in the mirror. Who do you see looking back? Is it the person you want to be? Or is there someone else you were meant to be, the person you should’ve been, but fell short of? Is someone telling you you can’t or you won’t? Because you can. Believe that love is out there. Believe that dreams come true everyday because they do. Sometimes happiness doesn’t come from money or fame or power. Sometimes happiness comes from good friends and family and from the quiet nobility of leading a good life. Believe that dreams come true everyday because they do. Believe that dreams come true everyday, because they do. So take a look in that mirror and remind yourself to be happy because you deserve to be, and believe that. And believe that dreams come true everyday, because they do.”

-Cast, One Tree Hill, S6, E25

“It’s hard when you miss people but you know if you miss them, it means you’re lucky. It means you had someone special in your life, someone worth missing.”

-Nathan Scott, S7, E16

“Life is too short to play games. If you love somebody and you want to be with them, then go get them. Deal with the mess later. You don’t know what tomorrow will bring.”

-Haley James Scott; S7, 17

“At the end of the day all you really own in this world is your integrity. Once you give that up, you can’t ever give it back.”

-Julian Baker, S8, E4

“Sometimes the hardest things are the most rewarding.” “It’s when you face the hardest things in life with will & hard work that you learn the most.”

-Nathan Scott, S8, E10

“It’s the oldest story in the world, one day you’re 17 & planning for someday, & then quietly & without you ever really even noticing, someday is today & then someday is yesterday... & this is your life.”

-Nathan Scott, S8, E13

“If you had a friend you knew you’d never see again, what would you say? If you could do one last thing for someone you love, what would it be? Say it. Do it. Don’t wait. Nothing lasts forever.”

-Brooke Davis, S8, E13

“It doesn’t matter how you plan it, it doesn’t matter how you envision it. Without even knowing it, sometimes life has a way of finding you exactly with what you need, or exactly who you need.”

-Quinn James, S8, E13

“Human beings are ambitious. We spend so much time wanting, pursuing, wishing. For the most part, that’s okay. Ambition is good. Chasing things with integrity is good, dreaming. As long as the chase doesn’t diminish what we already have: the goodness we take for granted, the people we take for granted, the lives we take for granted. My life is good.”

-Haley James Scott, S8, E13

“There’s only one Tree Hill.”

-Haley James Scott & Karen Roe

“Make a wish and place it in your heart, anything you want, everything you want. Do you have it? Good. Now believe it can come true. You never know where the next miracles going to come from, the next memory, the best smile, the next wish come true but if you believe that it’s right around the corner, you open your heart and mind to the possibility of it, to the certainty of it, you just might get the thing you’re wishing for. The world is full of magic, you just have to believe in it. So make your wish. Do you have it? Good. Now believe in it with all your heart.”

-Cast, Final Episode.


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