The legend on the cave wall says I'm destined to have an enemy. But I'm beginning to think that the real threat was right in front of me. Jason: Lana, I tell you you're beautiful because of who you are, not because of what I see. I figure I'd check it out, see if there's anyone else out there like us. I wanted to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule, Mr. I understand how time-consuming making license plates can be... And you and Dad had to call Sheriff Ethan, and when you saw me, you started crying.
Martha Kent: Any good relationship relies on trust, but there has to be room to disagree. He couldn't see past the Luthor name, but I always thought you were truly trying to be a friend to Clark. The most important thing I could've done was spend time with her. America's pacific fleet was wiped out, France was overrun, and the Luftwaffe was bombing London. Light a fire under it, and there's no limit to the amount of heat it can generate. His bones weren't unbreakable, but he still put himself in harm's way so the world could be safer. And it just kept chipping away, chipping away till there was nothing left... I suppose I was just hallucinating from malaria, but the enemy I found was real. Lex Luthor: All this time I thought the reason I survived that Porsche accident was because of you, Clark. See, I've always tried to explain everything by looking outside myself. Clark, if you don't open up to the people that love you, you'll always be alone. Lana walks past him to the edge of the dock, behind Clark] No peeking.[She turns toward Clark and takes off her shirt, dropping it onto the dock. You're gonna have to put up with PB and J because that's the extent of my culinary skills. You give me the stone that you stole from Bridgette Crosby, and I give you... I warned you that the elements could not fall into the hands of a human. It is the only way to save Earth from total annihilation. A hero's made in the moment by the choices that he makes and the reasons that he makes them. I don't doubt behind that star, there is a hero..I haven't seen him. Clark Kent: Lois, we know the prophets use the people's darkness to mark them with an Omega. And Tess quoted one of the prophecies as saying that the markings weren't just spiritual. He hung onto the ledge for an hour before the fire department rescued him. Sure, your abilities were part of you, but they didn't define you. Because I'm not stuck in a corner hiding in a book? Look, I'm sorry that I had to take a two-second breather from hiding the fact that you are an alien from another planet to protect someone else for a change! You convinced yourself that you came from another planet, that you possessed special powers and you used them to save humanity. Hudson: When the human mind has faced tremendous emotional pain, it has no choice but to protect itself. Not to mention the steadfast dame they all depend on. When I'm living your life, I won't make those same mistakes. Chloe: (to Jor-El, in the Fortress of Solitude) Out of all the planets across the universe you decided to send your only son to this one, to Earth! (Clark gives her a strange look) I know, I know, I'm happy to be Brainiac-free but, my evil upgrade was really... But maybe we could've hit the Strip before the main event, you know what I mean? Clark: (to Lois) Look, my whole life has been full of relationships that have ended too soon. I know the odds are stacked against us and we'd be risking everything, but if you're ready to take that leap, there's no one else that I'd want to take that leap with. Okay, I wasn't a big fan of Ollie's coming-out party, and I used to think that it was best for you to stay in the shadows, too, but maybe someday soon, you'll have to step into the light. No one will take your word, you're a convicted felon. Oh, we can easily fool those closest to us, can't we? Do you remember that most famous story about two brothers from your adopted planet? Hades, Kali -- even the word "Lucifer" is an old Latin phrase meaning "morning star," "bringer of light." I'm afraid the centuries and translations have twisted Darkseid's true gifts. And when he finally does to decide to take to the skies, he's gonna need you to ground him. Lex Luthor: I once read about a rich man who survived a hotel fire. Jonathan Kent: Well, life isn't easy for anybody, whether you're normal or super. You were raised a certain way and that's never gonna change. Chloe: Clark, before you unload your anger on me, can I just say that I think it is incredibly unfair that everyone trusts me to keep their secrets, and then they turn around and they throw me attitude for keeping someone else's secret! But like many children, you invented a make-believe world to help you deal with the trauma you endured. You've got your billionaire mogul, you got the confused damsel who chose money over love, and the mysterious best friend who shows up everywhere because he can't seem to get a real job. I didn't just borrow your DNA; I have all your memories, all your thoughts, every last twisted one of them. Lex: (to Pete) You know, we may have more in common than you think: we both have a friend who let us down and something tells me that you know what it's like to love a woman who's still infatuated with Clark Kent. You managed to balance out singles, couples, and families while keeping all of the exes at different tables, and still keeping the kids' tables away from the cake. Chloe: You know I gotta say being at the mercy of modern technology really sucks. I just started asking myself who knew about Lex, about Toyman. Oliver: I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm still gonna put up a fight. You know, what I'm getting you next year for Christmas is a sense of humor. I mean, it's like we were meant to be partners, Clark. Look, Lois and I were never really meant to be together. The question you have to ask yourself is what are you willing to risk for love? 'Cause that's the only way we could share a life together. Lionel Luthor-2: Are you making an accusation against my son? We both know that trusting others is a calculated risk, one a Kryptonian is not willing to take. Evil in its purest form -- the heart of human nature, obscured over time as something to be cast away rather than embraced.[continues reading] "My dad told me there are two types of girls. Spends a lot of time alone, thinks no one understands him. Son, I'd feel a whole hell of a lot better if you'd agree to come with us. Lana turns around, looking for him, but doesn't see him anywhere]Lana Lang: Clark? His head suddenly pops out of the water behind her]Lana Lang: Don't do that! They get into a brief splash fight and soon Lana is laughing too] You're ... [Lana wipes the water from her face and they take a moment to look at each other, inching closer together] [quietly] I always said there should be nothing between us. Perry White: "It fell off a truck." That's not an explanation, that's a punch line. When I saw your face up there after it was all over, I suddenly realized I was about to tear down a good person. Jonathan Kent: Your grandfather was the stubbornest man I ever knew. But I would go out of my way to be supportive of them so that hopefully, one day, they would be comfortable enough to tell me themselves. You write all these articles about the people you call freaks and you don't even realize that someone close to you is one of them. The backseat's not too bad if you bend your knees and avoid the drive train and then, you know, if I have to sell my car for food, that's okay too. But then that would get really confusing, and hey, maybe you should consider changing your name. Jor-El: As will yours if you continue to refuse your mission. But it is your soul, Kal-El, of which I am most proud.The ones you grow out of and the ones you grow into. I may not be the one you love today, but I'll let you go for now, hoping one day you'll fly back to me because I think you're worth the wait."Virgil Swann: I've always wondered what happened to that child, if he survived the journey, if he lived among us. Jonathan Kent: Clark, I'm not going to stand here and ask you to do nothing because you and I both know that I would not do nothing. They have your strength, but they don't have any of your other abilities. Chloe Sullivan: There is a theory that telepathic receptivity is increased during REM sleep. I've never seen a case this dramatic, but we all know that your brain is wired a little differently than the rest of ours. I spent the morning combing through police records and newspaper stories. I just couldn't believe there was actually anyone like you out there. I've got to think about it every time we're around other people to make sure I don't slip. And believe me, Clark, I wasn't nearly the son you are. Why are you ignoring what's right in front of your face, Chloe? Clark: I want to believe that I can go out there and play football like any normal college kid, but the fact is, I have powers that no other athlete has. It's not fair that Geoff was out there on that field, just like it's not fair when I'm out there competing. I've always dreamed of being a hobo, riding the rails, cooking beans over roadside fires... The knowledge of our civilization was encoded in three stones brought to Earth and hidden at the far reaches of the world. But if the humans should unite them before you, they will not be able to withstand the temptation and will drive the world to famine, war, and the Earth's ultimate destruction. You -- and you alone -- possess the courage, the determination, and the compassion that will be required of you to lift the darkness from the Earth.Smallville (2001–2011) is an American television series that follows the adventures of a young Clark Kent, now a teenager living in Smallville, Kansas, during the years before he becomes Superman. Second best was for losers, compassion for losers, trust no one. Jonathan Kent: We decided to take him to a doctor scientist, somebody more equipped to understand than we were. As much as I loved my father, a part of me still resents him for needing me that much. Lois: Oh, come on, Clark, your future is laid out right in front of you. Professor Fine: Tell that to Alexander the Great or, to bring it closer to home, Lex Luthor. What if you found out that Lex Luthor, the emperor of the company, was a dangerous, unstable, megalomaniac, bent on destroying your world. Lex: If you know so much about me, Professor, I'm sure you realize I donate a considerable amount of funding to this university that allows me an unusual amount of access to the dean and the academic review board. Lois: Clark, look, I'm not great at this, so just keep your mouth shut and listen up. If you decide to tell anyone about it, your Elmer Fudd nightlight will make a very public appearance. Lionel: The truth about Clark will come out in any case. Jonathan: Clark, when it comes down to it, none of us are going to be around forever. I think the trick is just to live your life to its fullest. And whether your father is here with us or not, you're a man he's proud of... I've been to the future, and I saw the hero that I will become to save the city. Clark Kent -- disguised behind glasses and a bad haircut. Clark Kent: And even though we silenced Godfrey, we shutdown Granny's orphanage, and buried Desaad underneath Belle Reve, it's not the last time we've seen Darkseid. (opens his jacket, revealing a black t-shirt with House of El family crest) I know I have a lot to learn. Something that actually starts with that "S" you wear. You're my best friend, you're my home, and you are my true love, and I am yours and will be forever.