Episode #201: "The Desperate Kingdom of Love"
Haley: I, Haley, take you, Nathan, to have and to hold in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better or worse. I promise that I will love and cherish you and will deny all those that would come between us. I make this promise for eternity, a promise that I will keep forever until the end of time. 'Til death do us part.
Episode #202: "Truth Doesn't Make a Noise"
Lucas: T.H. White said, "Perhaps we all give the best of our hearts uncritically to those who hardly think about us in return."
Episode #206: "We Might As Well Be Strangers"
Lucas: Katherine Anne Porter once said, "There seems to be a kind of order in the universe, in the movement of the stars, and the turning of the earth and the changing of the seasons, but human life is almost pure chaos. Everyone takes his stance, asserts his own rights and feelings, mistaking the motives of others and his own."
Episode #208: "Truth, Bitter Truth"
Brooke: Someone once said, "It's the good girls who keep diaries. The bad girls never have the time." Me? I just wanna live a life I'm gonna remember even if I don't write it down.
Episode #210: "Don't Take Me for Granted"
Lucas: Nathanial Hawthorne once wrote, "No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true."
Episode #211: "The Heart Brings You Back"
Lucas: Tennessee Williams once wrote, "When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be an inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone."
Episode #213: "The Hero Dies in This One"
Brooke: I thought I knew you, but I guess it's easier to see what we want than to look for the truth. You think you know me, but you don't. And that means that you don't know what I can do. You see me as someone who's popular and has all the answers. That's not true. I may not always know what I'm doing, but I'll try to make things better. And when I make a mistake, because face it, we all do, I promise I'll ask for your help. I can't do this alone, but if you'll take a chance on me we can do great things together. I promise if you believe in me I'll find the courage to reach for your every dream. John F. Kennedy said "the courage of life is a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. A man does what he must in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures." And that is the basis of all morality.
Episode #214: "Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows"
Lucas: Octavio Paz once wrote, “Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone."
Episode #216 :"Somewhere a Clock Is Ticking"
Lucas: Khaleel Jubran once wrote, “Your reason and your passion are the rudder and sails of your seafaring soul. If either be broken, you can but toss and drift or else be held at a standstill in mid-seas. For reason, running alone is a forced confining. Compassion unattended is a flame that burns to its own destruction."
Lucas: Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always. A promise. Like a reward for persisting through life so long alone. The belief in each other, and the possibility of love. A decision to ignore, simply rise above the pain of the past. A covenant which at once binds two souls and yet severs prior ties. A celebration of the chance taken and the challenge that lies ahead. For two will always be stronger than one, like a team braced against the tempests of the world. And love will always be the guiding force in our lives. For tonight is mere formality, only an announcement to the world of feelings long held, promises made long ago, and the sacred space of our hearts.
Episode #219: "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning"
Lucas: Joseph Conrad once wrote, "Who knows what true happiness is? Not the conventional word but the naked terror. To the lonely themselves, it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion."
Lucas: Stephen King once wrote, "Time takes it all whether you want it to or not, time takes it all. Time bares it away, and in the end there is only darkness. Sometimes we find others in that darkness, and sometimes we lose them there again.
Episode #220: "Lifetime Piling Up"
Nathan: Douglas Adams once wrote, “He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream, and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.”
Episode #222: "The Tide That Left And Never Came Back"
Lucas: And Hansel said to Gretel, “Let us drop these breadcrumbs so that together we find our way home because losing our way would be the most cruel of things.” This year, I lost my way.
Nathan: And losing your way on a journey is unfortunate, but losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
Peyton: The journey lasted eight months. Sometimes I traveled alone; sometimes there were others who took the wheel. And took my heart. But when the destination was reached, it wasn’t me who arrived. It wasn’t me at all.
Brooke: And once you lose yourself, you have two choices: find the person you used to be or lose that person completely.
Mouth: Because sometimes you have to step outside the person you’ve been and remember the person you were meant to be. The person you wanted to be. The person you are.
Brooke: 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.” Clearly, Shaw had his heart broken once or twice.
Nathan: As far as I’m concerned, Shaw was a punk. ‘Cause you know what? Tragedies happen. What are you gonna do? Give up? Quit? No. I realize now that when your heart breaks, you gotta fight like hell to make sure you’re still alive. ‘Cause 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.
Haley: This year I got everything I wanted and everything I wished for. But, in a way, I lost even more.
Lucas: Shaw was right. As we strain to grasp the things we desire, the things we think will 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.
Mouth: So Mr. Shaw thinks that getting your heart’s desire is a tragedy? I say he’s wrong. I mean, clearly Shaw never kissed Erica Marsh.
Peyton: Yes, losing your heart’s desire is tragic. But gaining your heart’s desire, it’s all you can hope for. This year I wished for love. To immerse myself in someone else and to wake a heart, long, afraid to feel. My wish was granted. If having that is tragic, then give me tragedy.
Lucas: Tennessee Williams once wrote, “We all live in a house on fire – no fire department to call, no way out. Just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped in it.”