Lucas has two huge passions in his life; aside from basketball, his greatest passion is literature. One Tree Hill features quotes at the beginning of each episode. They are spoken by different characters, but most of the time by Lucas. Some of the One Tree Hill quotes are classics from literature. These are my favorite One Tree Hill quotes. Some are just interesting. These quotes usually pertain to what the episode is going to be about. It is a kind of foreshadowing that is very artistic and it gives greater insight to Lucas’s passion as a writer. Here are quotes from the beginning of the first three episodes.
Original One Tree Hill quote from the very first episode: Spoken by Lucas
“There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. But omitted, and 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.”
-William Shakespeare, from Julius Caesar
One Tree Hill quote from the second episode: Spoken by Lucas
“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swaps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists. It is real. It is possible. It’s yours.”
-Ayn Rand, from Atlas Shrugged
One Tree Hill quote from third episode: Spoken by Lucas
“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight. And never stop fighting.”
This show does not just follow the main characters around in their drama, but we as viewers get to see how the characters learn and grow through it all. They overcome things like death and broken hearts while staying true to who they are. No one is expected to go through those kinds of things alone, and in this show, they all become one big family to help each other get through the tough times. I feel like, when I watch this show and hear those inspirational sayings, I too can become something great someday. It helps me dream and aspire to be better. I think this goes along with what other people feel when they watch this show. People who watch this series, particularly teens who are the same age as the characters, feel like they can relate to the situations that the show presents. Every day high school boys and girls go through breakups, or parents divorces, or deaths in the family, and so do the characters in One Tree Hill. Watching this show makes them feel like they are not alone in how they are feeling. It can give them inner strength to overcome the obstacles in their lives just as the characters do.
(Other quotes can be found on the page “Lucas Scott Quotes” or here https://melinda0012.wordpress.com/lucas-scott-quotes/)