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20 Times One Tree Hill Told You Everything You Needed To Hear

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One Tree Hill

1. When you feel like you’re the only one in the world who’s struggling.

“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. Someone trying to find their way. Someone trying to find their place. Someone trying to find their self. Sometimes it seems like you are the only one in the world who’s struggling, who’s frustrated, or unsatisfied, or barely getting by. But that feeling’s a lie. And if you just hold on, just find the courage to face it all for another day, someone or something will find you and make it all okay. 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

2. When Brooke told Lucas what every girl secretly wishes she could tell the guy she likes.

“I wanted you to fight for me! I wanted you to say there is no one else that you could ever be with and that you would rather be alone than without me. I wanted the Lucas Scott from the beach that night; telling the world that he’s the one for me.” — Brooke Davis

3. When you can’t get that one person out of your head.

“At this moment there are 6,470,818,671 people in the world. Some are running scared. Some are coming home. Some tell lies to make it through the day. Others are just now facing the truth. Some are evil men, at war with good. And some are good, struggling with evil. Six billion people in the world. Six billion souls. And sometimes — all you need is one.” – Peyton Sawyer

4. When you don’t know whether or not you should send that text.

“Life is too short to play games. If you love someone and want to be with them, then go get them. Deal with the mess later. You don’t know what tomorrow will bring.” – Haley James Scott

5. When Julian summed up our commitment issues.

“You wanna know what I think? I think you do love me or you could love me, but you’re just too stubborn and scared to admit it because the last time you gave your heart to someone, it got broken. And I get that, I’ve been there, but somewhere along the line you gave up on the idea that you deserve to feel this way again.” – Julian Baker

6. When you’re feeling lost.

“I know you’re searching for things, Lucas. And I hope with all my heart that you find the answers to your questions. But the answers that you’re looking for are closer than you think. They’re in your heart. And in the hearts of those who love you.” — Karen Roe

7. When you’re afraid of the future – or just afraid.

“Every song has a CODA, a final movement. Whether it fades out or crashes away. Every song ends. Is that any reason not to enjoy the music? The truth is, there is nothing to be afraid of. It’s just life.” – Ellie Harp

8. When Brooke understood that life is just too short.

“If you had a friend you knew you’d never see again, what would you say? If you could do one last thing for someone you love, what would it be? Say it, do it, don’t wait. Nothing lasts forever.”  — Brooke Davis

9. When you’ve got nothing more to give.

“I gave you my heart and that’s all I can give you, and if that’s not enough, then I’m not enough.” — Haley James Scott

10. When someone complains that you have too much ‘baggage.’

“Anyone who thinks this is more than you can handle, is less than the kind of person you need in your life. ” — Uncle Keith

11. When Brooke summed up the reason why we leave people we love.

“I love you, Lucas, and I probably always will… but we go days without having a meaningful conversation… and I used to miss you so much when that happened… but it never seemed like you missed me. And I guess because of it I stopped missing you”. – Brooke Davis

12. When Haley asked the question we’ve all secretly asked ourselves.

“When did we start letting boys dictate our happiness?”– Haley James Scott

13. When life doesn’t turn out the way you wanted.

“I’ve come to the conclusion that if having things turn out the way you wanted them to is a measure of a successful life, then some would say I’m a failure. 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, and when you find yourself lost in the darkness and despair, remember it’s only in the black of night you see the stars. And those stars will lead you back home. So don’t be afraid to make mistakes, to stumble and fall, cause 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 have imagined. Who knows where life will take you. The road is long and in the end, the journey is the destination.” – Coach Whitey Durham

14. When Haley told us what love is all about.

“I believe in true love, I believe in love at first sight, I believe love conquers all. That doesn’t mean there’s not gonna be hard days, difficult things to deal with because there will be. But finding that person who does it for you and knowing that that person loves you back, it makes everything so much easier.” — Haley James Scott 

15. When Bevin gave us a glimpse into the real world.

“I know people think I’m stupid, but I’m not dumb. I just let you and the other girls have your way because that’s how you need it to be. But I think Carl’s right, pretty soon we’re all going to graduate and I can start over. But it’ll be harder for the people who need this place to make themselves feel special. People who use high school to build themselves up and then find out that the real world doesn’t care so much about who you were in high school. People like you.” — Bevin

16. When you’re too guarded.

“Until you let someone in, you’ll always be alone.” — Chase

17. When we’re so busy chasing the wrong things.

“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.” — Lucas Scott 

18. When you’re sick of people leaving.

“People always leave, but sometimes they come back.” — Peyton Sawyer.

19. When Peyton said everything you’ve been wanting to say to your bff.

“When I think of everyone else out there in the world that goes through their life alone, and then I think of all the amazing years I’ve gotten to spend with my beautiful, beautiful best friend Brooke Davis, I kind of feel sorry for everybody else.” — Peyton Sawyer

20. When Lucas became every girl’s hero.

“Your art matters. It’s what got me here.” — Lucas ScottTC mark

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