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Lucas Scott, with his quote: "Most of out life is a series of images. They pass us by like towns on the highway.” | Source:facebook.com/OneTreeHill
Lucas Scott, with his quote: "Most of out life is a series of images. They pass us by like towns on the highway.” | Source:facebook.com/OneTreeHill

30 Lucas Scott Quotes: Inspiring Words from the Basketball Star

Dayna Remus
May 12, 2023
04:00 P.M.
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Lucas Scott, the central protagonist of the popular TV drama "One Tree Hill," is known for his introspective and philosophical nature. Through his struggles with family drama, love triangles, and personal growth, Lucas has delivered memorable lines that have inspired fans around the world. Here are 30 of the most poignant Lucas Scott quotes.

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"One Tree Hill" was a hit drama series that ran for nine seasons from 2003 to 2012. The show followed the lives of half-brothers Lucas, and Nathan Scott, as they navigated school, relationships, and many more challenges. Scott was the show's central protagonist and narrator.

He was a talented basketball player and writer who struggled with his place in the world and his complicated family dynamics. Throughout the series, Lucas delivered many memorable lines that captured his introspective and thoughtful nature. In this article, we have compiled 30 of Lucas Scott's most inspiring and thought-provoking quotes that continue to resonate with fans.

Lucas Scott’s quote: “Our biggest regrets are not for the things we have done, but for the things, we haven’t done.” | Source:facebook.com/OneTreeHill

Lucas Scott’s quote: “Our biggest regrets are not for the things we have done, but for the things, we haven’t done.” | Source:facebook.com/OneTreeHill

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Philosophical Lucas Scott Quotes

"Do you 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 rock 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." — Lucas Scott

“If you could go back and change just one thing about your life, would you?” — Lucas Scott

"Of course, when faced with the unknown, most of us prefer to turn around and go back." — Lucas Scott

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“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, while others tell you who you are? Or will you label yourself? Will you be honored by your choice? Or will you embrace your new path? Each morning, you choose to move forward, or to simply give up.” — Lucas Scott

“Do not let your fire go out, sparked by irreplaceable spark. And the hopeless swamps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish. And lonely frustration for the life you deserved but never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists. It is real. It is possible. And it is yours.” — Lucas Scott

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Lucas Scott’s quote: “We must live our own lives well.” | Source:facebook.com/OneTreeHill

Lucas Scott’s quote: “We must live our own lives well.” | Source:facebook.com/OneTreeHill

“Our biggest regrets are not for the things we have done, but for the things, we haven’t done.” — Lucas Scott

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"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

“We must live our own lives well.” — Lucas Scott

“Truth is still absolute.” — Lucas Scott

“My name is Lucas Scott. I'm a senior at Tree Hill High School. I play basketball…at least I used to. I have a girlfriend…at least, I used to. And I have a best friend. Tree Hill is just a place somewhere in the world. Maybe it's a lot like your world, maybe it's nothing like it. But if you look closer, you might see someone like you or someone like you. Someone trying to find their way. Someone trying to find their place. Someone trying to find their self." — Lucas Scott

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Lucas Scott’s quote: “The choices we make in those moments can define the rest of our days.” | Source:facebook.com/OneTreeHill

Lucas Scott’s quote: “The choices we make in those moments can define the rest of our days.” | Source:facebook.com/OneTreeHill

"Most of out life is a series of images. They pass us by like towns on the highway.” — Lucas Scott

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“Do you ever wonder if we make the moments in our lives, or if the moments in our lives make us?" — Lucas Scott

"Have you ever wondered what marks our time here? If one life can really make an impact on the world? Or if the choices we make matter? I believe they do. And I believe that one man can change many lives. For better... or worse." — Lucas Scott

“The choices we make in those moments can define the rest of our days.” — Lucas Scott

“Happiness comes in many forms; in the company of good friends, in the feeling you get when you make someone else’s dream come true, or in the promise of hope renewed. It’s okay to let yourself be happy because you never know how fleeting that happiness might be.” — Lucas Scott

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Lucas Scott Quotes on Love, Relationships and Connections

Lucas Scott’s quote: “You could be a big part of someone else's life and not know it.” | Source:facebook.com/OneTreeHill

Lucas Scott’s quote: “You could be a big part of someone else's life and not know it.” | Source:facebook.com/OneTreeHill

"And that's what true love really is. It's not this fairy tale life that never knows pain, but it's two souls facing it together and diminishing it with unconditional love." — Lucas Scott

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"I’ve loved you since the first time I saw you. And this ring, and these words, are simply a way to show the rest of the world what’s been in my heart for as long as I’ve known you. I love you, Peyton Elizabeth Sawyer. I always have and I always will.” — Lucas Scott

“When all my dreams come true, the one I want next to me. It's you.” — Lucas Scott

“You could be a big part of someone else's life and not know it.” — Lucas Scott

“Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.A promise. Like a reward for persisting through life so long alone.A 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 tempest civil 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.In the sacred spaces of our hearts.” — Lucas Scott

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Lucas Scott’s quote: “When all my dreams come true, the one I want next to me. It's you.” | Source:facebook.com/OneTreeHill

Lucas Scott’s quote: “When all my dreams come true, the one I want next to me. It's you.” | Source:facebook.com/OneTreeHill

"You ever look at a picture of yourself, and see a stranger in the background? It makes you wonder how many strangers have pictures of you. How many moments of other people life have we been in. Were we a part of someone's life when their dreams came true or were we there when their dream died? Did we keep trying to get in? As if we were somehow destined to be there or did the shot take us by surprise." — Lucas Scott

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“Passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction.” — Lucas Scott

“It's very rare to see in anybody they give their hearts to each other, unconditionally.” — Lucas Scott

"The hardest part of saying goodbye is having to do it again every single day.” — Lucas Scott

Brooding Lucas Scott Quotes

"You ever wake up from a really good dream, and try to get back to sleep? Or you got the flu, and you promise yourself you will appreciate normal so much more, if you can just get back to it? That’s the way I feel. I just want things to go back to the way they were.” — Lucas Scott

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Lucas Scott’s quote: “Sometimes, it’s easy to feel like you’re the only one in the world who’s struggling.”  |Source:facebook.com/OneTreeHill

Lucas Scott’s quote: “Sometimes, it’s easy to feel like you’re the only one in the world who’s struggling.” |Source:facebook.com/OneTreeHill

"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 are 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." — Lucas Scott

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"Because 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." — Lucas Scott

“Does this darkness have a name? This cruelty, this hatred. How did it find us? Did it steal into our lives or did we seek it out and embrace it? What happened to us? That we now send our children into the world like we send young men into war, hoping for their safe return. But knowing that some will be lost along the way. When did we lose our way? Consumed by the shadows, swallowed whole by the darkness. Does this darkness have a name? Is it your name?"” — Lucas Scott

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"Regret comes in all shapes and sizes. Some are small like when we do a bad thing for a good reason. Some are bigger like when you let down a friend. Some of us escape the pain of regret by making the right choice. Some of us have little time for regret because we're looking forward to the future. Sometimes we have to fight to come to terms with the past, and sometimes we bury our regret by promising to change your own ways." — Lucas Scott

Lucas Scott’s quote: “If you could go back and change just one thing about your life, would you?” | Source:facebook.com/OneTreeHill

Lucas Scott’s quote: “If you could go back and change just one thing about your life, would you?” | Source:facebook.com/OneTreeHill

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Scott, through his words, became a source of inspiration for many "One Tree Hill" fans around the world. His introspective nature and philosophical insights have resonated with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Whether it's dealing with heartbreak, family drama, or finding one's place in the world, Scott's words of wisdom continue to offer guidance and inspiration. As we revisit some of the most memorable Scott quotes, we are reminded of the impact this character and this show have had on popular culture.

While we do so, we can also reminisce on the days when Chad Michael Murray, who played this protagonist, was the teen heartthrob of the time. He played alongside other memorable actors, such as James Lafferty, Sophia Bush, and Hilarie Burton.

Murray also had a penchant for playing in teen romance movies such as "Freaky Friday," where he played alongside Lindsay Lohan, as well as "A Cinderella Story," which starred Hilary Duff.

If you are a romantic and love love, read these 35 quotes by Ted Mosby where he waxes poetic about that magical feeling none of us can truly describe.

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