Top Ten Most Memorable One Tree Hill Quotes

Emma Rivers, Writer

Through the nine seasons of One Tree Hill, there was heartbreak, love, drama, tragedy, loss, friendship, evolution, kidnappings, fires, marriage, divorce, and death. One Tree Hill focuses on real life situations, so the show makes a viewer feel as though they are experiencing every tear, and every laugh. Though the show aired its final episode in 2012, the teen drama is an unforgettable fan favorite that continues to resonate with viewers today. In this article I will share the top ten most memorable One Tree Hill quotes.


 10) “It was a comet. The boy saw the comet, and he felt as though his life had meaning. And when it went away, he waited his entire life for it to come back to him. It was more than just a comet because of what it brought to his life: direction, beauty, meaning. There were many who couldn’t understand, and sometimes he walked among them. But even in his darkest hours, he knew in his heart that someday it would return to him, and his world would be whole again… And his belief in God and love and art would be re-awakened in his heart. The boy saw the comet and suddenly his life had meaning.” 


This quote marked a pivotal point in the show where the characters found themselves. It stands out for being so poetic and inspirational.


9) “When your heart breaks, you have to fight like hell to make sure you’re still alive. Because you are. And that pain you feel? That’s life. The confusion and fear? That’s there to remind you, that somewhere out there is something better, and that something is worth fighting for.”


This quote is extremely relatable and understandable. It creates a relatable environment for the viewers.


8) “When all my dreams come true, the one I want next to me. It’s you.” 


Lucas shared this sentiment with Peyton and told the world that he loved her. It expressed the importance of romanticism.

7) “But happiness is a mood, and it’s a condition, not a destination. It’s like being tired or hungry. It’s not permanent. It comes and goes, and that’s okay. And I feel like if people thought of it that way, they’d find happiness a lot more often.” 


The cast went through a lot as a group and even more individually, and thus showed fans the importance of friendship.


6) “So don’t be afraid to make mistakes, to stumble and fall, cause most of the time, the greatest rewards come from doing the things that scare you the most. Maybe you’ll get everything you wish for. Maybe you’ll get more than you ever could have imagined. Who knows where life will take you. The road is long and in the end, the journey is the destination.” 


This is an extremely relatable quote because the watcher understands how important it is to get up after they fall. Throughout the show, this quote stays with the viewer.


5) “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.”


This quote puts the world into perspective and helps viewers understand meaning, this is a quote you feel throughout your soul.


4) “How about how you show, I am not  pushing you away Lucas, I am holding on for dear life but I need you to need me back. Okay, why wouldn’t you tell me about the kiss, and why didn’t you call me while you were away, and why won’t you ever just let me all the way in.”


This quote creates emotion and heartbreak all in one. The dialogue between the characters creates an unduniying amount of drama.


3) “I wanted you to fight for me! I wanted you to say there is no one else that you could ever be with and that you would rather be alone than without me. I wanted the Lucas Scott from the beach that night, telling the world that he’s the one for me.”


Lucas Scott cheated on Brooke Davis, even after everything. The love that Brooke had for Lucas was  undinayable. 


2) “You might wanna take a long hard look in the mirror and see if the person looking back at you is the kind of person you want to be.”


 This is quote that more often than not people relate to because it really makes you look back on your life. 


1) “We spend so much time wanting, pursuing, wishing. But ambition is good, chasing things with integrity is good, dreaming. 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. 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 next 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.”


One Tree Hill is about family and friends and finding yourself and this quote reminds you to believe in what you want. 

Many people think that watching 2000 hours of a show is a waste of time, but I think that the most valuable thing someone can lean from is One Tree Hill is that family has no boundaries and do not let anyone tell you who you are.