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Best TV Show Quotes

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People who added this item 1541 Average listal rating (1108 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.9
Angel (1999)
"If there wasn't evil in every single one of them out there, why, they wouldn't be people. They'd all be angels." - Holland Manners (Season 2, Episode 15 'Reprise')

"If there's no great glorious end to all this, if nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do. 'Cause that's all there is. What we do. Now. Today." - Angel (Season 2, Episode 16 'Epiphany')

"All I wanna do is help. I wanna help because, I don't think people should suffer as they do. Because, if there's no bigger meaning, then the smallest act of kindness is the greatest thing in the world." - Angel (Season 2, Episode 16 'Epiphany')

"You made a difference in the lives you saved. And you did it because... it was the right thing to do. Nobody asks us to go out and fight, put our lives on the line. We do it because we can, 'cause we know how. We do it whether people remember us or not, in spite of the fact that there's no shiny reward at the end of the day... other than the work itself. I think some part of you still knows that, still believes in being a hero." - Angel (Season 5, Episode 6 'The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco')
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People who added this item 145 Average listal rating (93 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
"Risk is the price you pay for opportunity." - Frank Reagan (Season 1, Episode 3 'Privilege')
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People who added this item 3284 Average listal rating (2469 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8.2
"Seize the moment, ‘cause tomorrow you might be dead." - Buffy Summers (Season 1, Episode 1 'Welcome to the Hellmouth')

"Passion… it lies in all of us. Sleeping, waiting, and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir, open its jaws, and howl. It speaks to us, guides us… passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments; the joy of love, the clarity of hatred, and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we’d truly know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank… without passion, we’d truly be dead." - Angelus (Season 2, Episode 17 'Passion')

"There are moments in your life that make you, that set the course for who you're going to be. Sometimes they're subtle moments, sometimes they're not. Bottom line is, even if you see them coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So, what are we, helpless? Puppets? Nah. The big moments are gonna come, you can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's when you find out who you are." - Whistler (Season 2, Episode 21 'Becoming: Part 1')

"Strong is fighting. It’s hard and it’s painful and it’s every day. It’s what we have to do, and we can do it together, but if you’re too much of a coward for that, then burn." - Buffy Summers (Season 3, Episode 10 'Amends')

"Funny. ‘Cause I look around at this world you’re so eager to be a part of, and all I see is six billion lunatics looking for the fastest ride out. Who’s not crazy? Look around. Everyone’s drinking, smoking, shooting up, shooting each other, or just plain screwing their brains out ‘cause they don’t want ‘em anymore. I’m crazy? Honey, I’m the original one-eyed chicklet in the kingdom of the blind. ‘Cause at least I admit the world makes me nuts." - Glory (Season 5, Episode 21 'The Weight of the World')

"The hardest thing in this world is to live in it. Be brave. Live." - Buffy Summers (Season 5, Episode 22 'The Gift')

"When I say ‘I love you,’ it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You’re a hell of a woman. You’re the one, Buffy." - Spike (Season 7, Episode 20 'Touched')

"[On humans] I guess I just realized how amazingly screwed up they all are. I mean, really, really screwed up, in a monumental fashion. And they have no purpose that unites them so they just drift around, blundering through life until they die… which they… they know is coming, yet every single one of them is surprised when it happens to them. They’re incapable of thinking about what they want beyond the moment. They kill each other, which is clearly insane. And yet, here’s the thing – when it’s something that really matters, they fight. I mean, they’re lame morons for fighting, but they do. They never… never quit. So I guess I will keep fighting too." - Anya (Season 7, Episode 21 'End of Days')
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"We all have this secret, terrible cave in our hearts, and the harder we try to escape it, the deeper we drive ourselves inside of it." - Mindy DuPont (Season 4, Episode 16 'Getting Off')
People who added this item 1307 Average listal rating (967 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.6
"I'd like to tell today's youth that no matter where life takes you, big cities, small towns, you'll inevitably come across small minded people who think they're better than you. People who think that material things, or being pretty or popular, automatically make you a worthwhile human being. I'd like to tell today's youth that none of these things matter. Unless you have a strength of character, integrity... and if you're lucky enough to have any of these things, don't ever sell out. Don't ever sell out. So when you meet a person for the first time, don't judge them by their station in life, 'cause who knows, that person just might end up being your best friend." - Joey Potter (Season 1, Episode 12 'Beauty Contest')

"There are certain people who are not meant to fit in your life, no matter how much you want them to." - Jen Lindley (Season 2, Episode 20 'Reunited')
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People who added this item 98 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
"The streets ain't made for everyone - that's why they made sidewalks." - Cookie Lyon (Season 1, Episode 2 'The Outspoken King')

"You lose your soul when you feel like the world has forgotten you." - Cookie Lyon (Season 1, Episode 4 'False Imposition')
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People who added this item 470 Average listal rating (327 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
Everwood (2002)
"When we finally do change, I don't think it happens like an earthquake or an explosion, where all of a sudden we're like this different person. I think it's smaller than that. The kind of thing most people wouldn't even notice unless they looked at us really, really close. Which, thank God, they never do. But you notice it. Inside you that change feels like a world of difference. And you hope this is it. This is the person you get to be forever... that you'll never have to change again." - Ephram Brown (Season 2, Episode 4 'East Meets West')

"Michelangelo said the best way to judge the essential elements of a sculpture is to throw it down a hill and the unimportant pieces will break away. Sometimes life is like that. It tosses us down a hill. But when we reach the bottom and only the important things are left, that's when our vision clears. That's when we hold on tight to what we know, while hope stirs inside us. It's all a matter of perspective." - Irv Harper (Season 2, Episode 6 'Blind Faith')
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People who added this item 406 Average listal rating (276 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.7
Felicity (1998)
"Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever." - Felicity Porter (Season 1, Episode 1 'Pilot')

"Our best decisions, the ones that we never regret, come from listening to ourselves." - Sally Reardon (Season 1, Episode 12 'Friends')
People who added this item 31 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
"A heart can only discover what it really wants with experience." - Harriet Korn (Season 1, Episode 11 'With Friends Like These')
People who added this item 594 Average listal rating (367 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.3
"Sometimes it seems like we're all living in some kind of prison. And the crime is how much we hate ourselves. It's good to get really dressed up once in a while. And admit the truth: that when you really look closely? People are so strange and so complicated that they're actually... beautiful. Possibly even me." - Angela Chase (Season 1, Episode 5 'The Zit')

"There are so many different ways to be connected to people. There are the people you feel this unspoken connection to, even though there's not even a word for it. There's the people who you've known forever who know you in this way that other people can't because they've seen you change. They've let you change." - Angela Chase (Season 1, Episode 8 'Strangers in the House')

"Sometimes someone says something really small and it just fits into this empty place in your heart." - Angela Chase (Season 1, Episode 13 'Pressure')
People who added this item 114 Average listal rating (75 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Nashville (2012)
"Fate is what befalls a man who fails to act. Destiny is for men who refuse to accept their failures as their fate. We've all had failures; don't let them define you; let them refine you." - Lamar Wyatt (Season 1, Episode 1 'Pilot')
People who added this item 1026 Average listal rating (724 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
One Tree Hill (2003)
"People are going to disappoint you, I get that... I kind of expect that, but I dont know, what if you wake up one day and realize that you're the disappointment." - Peyton Sawyer (Season 2, Episode 3 'Near Wild Heaven')

"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." - Lucas Scott (Season 3, Episode 14 'All Tomorrow's Parties')

"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. But when you find yourself lost in the darkness of despair, remember 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 and fall. Coz, 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've imagined. Who knows where life will take you. The road is long. And in the end, the journey is the destination." - Whitey (Season 3, Episode 15 'Just Watch the Fireworks')

"Every once in a while, people step up. They rise above themselves. Sometimes they surprise you. And 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 (Season 3, Episode 20 'Everyday is a Sunday Evening')

"There comes a time when every life goes off course. In this desperate moment, you must choose your direction. Will you fight to stay on the path? Will others tell you who you are or will you label yourself? Will you be haunted by your choice or will you embrace your new path? Each morning you choose to move forward or to simply give up." - Lucas Scott (Season 4, Episode 4 'Can't Stop This Thing We Started')

"Most people are stronger than they know. They just forget to believe in it sometimes." - Keith Scott (Season 4, Episode 10 'Songs to Live and Die By')

"The rest of your life is a long time and whether you know it or not it's being shaped right now. You can choose to blame your circumstances on fate or bad luck or bad choices or you can fight back. Things aren't always going to be fair in the real world, that's just the way it is but for the most part you get what you give. Let me ask you all a question. What's worse not getting everything you wished for or getting it but finding out it's not enough? 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 (Season 5, Episode 2 'Racing Like a Pro')

"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." - Multiple Characters (Season 5, Episode 13 'Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace')

"Until you let someone in, you'll always be alone." - Chase Adams (Season 6, Episode 19 'Letting Go')

"We're all crazy, some of us just hide it better than others." - Nathan Scott (Season 7, Episode 16 'My Attendance is Bad but My Intentions are Good')
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People who added this item 484 Average listal rating (300 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
Revenge (2011)
"Just as there are two sides to every story, there are two sides to every person... one that we reveal to the world, and another we keep hidden inside. A duality governed by the balance of light and darkness. Within each of us is the capacity for both good and evil. But those who are able to blur the moral dividing line hold the true power." - Emily Thorne (Season 1, Episode 7 'Charade')

"Don't ever let the place you start dictate where you finish." - Emily Thorne (Season 1, Episode 14 'Perception')

"In a crisis, you quickly find out who your real friends are. Tragedy and scandal, it seems, have a unique way of clarifying people's priorities." - Emily Thorne (Season 1, Episode 16 'Scandal')
People who added this item 902 Average listal rating (613 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.5
Roswell (1999)
"The tough thing about following your heart is what people forget to mention, that sometimes your heart takes you to places you shouldn't be, places that are as scary as they are exciting and as dangerous as they are alluring, and sometimes your heart takes you to places that can never lead to a happy ending...And once you do, you can never go back." - Liz Parker (Season 1, Episode 4 'Leaving Normal')

"It's funny how the world changes sometimes, how the streets you walked your entire life seem darker, colder. How the silence isn't so quiet anymore. How eyes you've barely even noticed now look at nothing but you. How the walk home every night is no longer routine, but a victory. And then you begin to wonder...maybe it's not the world that's changed. Maybe it's just you…and then, suddenly...you begin to wonder all over again." - Liz Parker (Season 1, Episode 5 'Missing')

"Have you ever had a moment when you're with the one person in the world you want to be with, and the wind is blowing through your hair and the song that just describes your entire soul happens to come on. And the person you happen to want to be with happens to love the same song and suddenly you realize your listening to it together? And that no matter how crazy your life has gotten, there's this one moment... this perfect moment where you could just say that no matter what happens, nothing could take this moment away from me... and then something does." - Liz Parker (Season 1, Episode 8 'Blood Brother')

"We try to live responsible, logical lives. But we can't tell our hearts how to feel. Sometimes our hearts lead us to places we never thought we wanted to go. And sometimes are hearts can be the sweetest, gentlest things we have. Sometimes are hearts can make us feel miserable, angry, excited and confused, all at once. But at least my heart is open. And I'm writing again. I'm feeling. I'm breathing." - Liz Parker (Season 2, Episode 16 'Heart of Mine')
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People who added this item 2326 Average listal rating (1768 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7.1
"The universe may not always play fair, but at least it's got a hell of a sense of humor." Carrie Bradshaw (Season 3, Episode 17 'What Goes Around Comes Around')

"Maybe the past is like an anchor holding us back. Maybe, you have to let go of who you were to become who you will be." - Carrie Bradshaw (Season 5, Episode 1 'Anchors Away')
People who added this item 2570 Average listal rating (1929 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
"Life is about change, sometimes it's painful, sometimes it's beautiful, but most of the time it's both." - Lana Lang (Season 1, Episode 2 'Metamorphosis')

"It’s not about the ending, it’s about the journey." - Lex Luthor (Season 1, Episode 11 'Hug')
People who added this item 1186 Average listal rating (902 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.3
Star Trek (1966)
"Humans do have an amazing capacity for believing what they choose, and excluding that which is painful." - Spock (Season 3, Episode 4 'And the Children Shall Lead')
People who added this item 380 Average listal rating (225 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Good Wife (2009)
"When the door that you have been knocking at finally swings open, you don't ask why. You run through." - Diane Lockhart (Season 4, Episode 13 'The Seven Day Rule')
People who added this item 394 Average listal rating (228 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.2
The Killing (2011)
"Sometimes people run away just to see if anyone will come looking for them." - Stephen Holder (Season 1, Episode 11 'Missing')
People who added this item 1987 Average listal rating (1468 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
The O.C. (2003)
"The sooner you realize things will never be the same again, the sooner you can move on." - Luke Ward (Season 1, Episode 21 'The Goodbye Girl')
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People who added this item 48 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
"Sometimes you just have to make a decision, or life makes it for you." - Jim Longworth (Season 2, Episode 6 'Gibtown')
People who added this item 355 Average listal rating (199 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
The Originals (2013)
"All change begins with a plan. The success of which depends upon several things: depth of commitment, passion for one’s cause, willingness to embrace a new path, determination to overcome any obstacle, and in some cases, even making unnatural alliances." - Niklaus "Klaus" Mikaelson (Season 1, Episode 17 'Moon Over Bourbon Street')
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People who added this item 1741 Average listal rating (1222 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
"Don't underestimate the allure of Darkness, even the purest hearts are drawn to it." - Niklaus "Klaus" Mikaelson (Season 4, Episode 17 'Because the Night')
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