'One Tree Hill' Lucas Quotes

Tv Character Works to Create His Own Identity

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It must be terrible to discover that your father has another family and he has been denying your existence for years. This is what Lucas Scott has to deal with on the TV show "One Tree Hill," which showcases Lucas's emotions as he tries to create his own identity. If you have already watched episodes of "One Tree Hill," these quotes from Lucas can help you better understand his character.

Lucas Scott on Life

"Many people die with music still in them. Why is that so? Too often it's because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time's run out."

"But I can't do it. And even worse, I don't know why I can't do it. You know, it's like, no matter how confusing or screwed up life got, the game always made sense. It was mine, you know. And in a lot of ways, it's who I am. But I can't be that person in their gym or in their uniforms or ... in their world."

"Ever wonder how long it takes to change your life? What measure of time is enough to be life-altering? Is it four years, like high school? One year? An eight-week walking tour? Can your life change in a month or a week or a single day? We're always in a hurry to grow up, to go places, to get ahead ... but when you're young, one hour can change everything."

"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 right and feelings, mistaking the motives of others and his own."

"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. And we know that this instant is more than a fleeting image. We know that this moment ... every part of it ... will live on forever."

Needing Help

"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. That feeling is a lie."

 “… 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 this way. That someone is out there. And that someone will find you.”

Random Musings

"What are you, Keith? An angel? A bad dream?"

"Did you ever look at a picture of yourself and see a stranger in the background? It makes you wonder how many people have pictures of you."

"I was there but not to kill you. I saved your life, but I should have let you burn."

"They're afraid people might find out who they are before they find it out themselves."

"So I'm confused. You want to be anonymous, and you let the world watch you on a web cam."

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