20 'One Tree Hill' Quotes You Need To Hear Right Now

20 'One Tree Hill' Quotes You Need To Hear Right Now

"There is only one Tree Hill—and it's your home"

The opening lines of the "One Tree Hill" theme song alone make me emotional: I don't want to be anything other than what I've been tryna be latelyyyy... Let's be honest—the entire series made me emotional. It's borderline embarrassing to admit how many times "One Tree Hill" made me sob like a baby. Even if at times "One Tree Hill" seemed completely unrealistic—that dog eating Dan's would-be heart, COME ON—it still managed to be one of the most relatable shows I have ever seen. Nine seasons, 187 episodes, and an infinite number of quotable moments, here are 20 "One Tree Hill" quotes you need to hear right now.

1. "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."

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3. "If you miss them, that means you're lucky. It means you had someone special in your life, someone worth missing."

4. "There is no shame in being afraid. Hell, we're all afraid. What you've got to do is figure out what you're afraid of. Because when you put a face on it, you can beat it. Or better yet, you can use it"

5. "And when you find yourself lost in the darkness and despair, remember it's only in the black of night you see the stars."

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7. "We're all crazy, some of us just hide it better than others."

8. "The hardest part of saying goodbye is having to do it again every single day."

9. "We fell in love, and at some point, the people we love forgot to love us back."

10. "You know, you might wanna take a long hard look in the mirror. And see if the guy staring back at you is the kind of person you want to be."

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12. "Live the life, live the dream, no fear."

13. "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."

14. "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 to war, hoping for their safe return, but knowing that some would 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?"

15. "Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside of us while we live."

16. "If you’re lucky… if you’re the luckiest person on this entire planet, the person you love decides to love you back."

17. "And once you lose yourself, you have two choices: find the person you used to be… or lose that person completely."

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19. "Every day we ignore how completely broken this world is and we tell ourselves it’s all going to be okay, you’re gonna be okay. But it’s not okay. And once you know that, there’s no going back."

20. "We spend so much time wanting, pursuing, wishing. But ambition is good, chasing things with integrity is good, dreaming. 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. 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’s going to come from, the next memory, the next smile, the next wish come true. But if you believe that it’s right around the corner, 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."

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Why You Really Should Consider Spending the "Day In Bed"

A Great Life Lesson from Morrissey

I don’t know why I’m writing this because this song needs no interpreting. It’s pretty simple. But still, I wanted to share it. I love the lyrics. And I know I’m not the only one who does (or might).

Morrissey’s second-most-recent single, “Spent the Day in Bed” is about—well—spending the day in bed. And forgetting the outside world and all its problems. We might look at this and think this song is promoting being a hermit or giving up, but actually, the lyrics are pretty brilliant since there is only one way to separate yourself from this hectic, crazy world, and that is to, at times, avoid it.

Let’s take a look at the lyrics:

“Spent the day in bed

Very happy I did, yes,

I spent the day in bed

As the workers stay enslaved

I spent the day in bed

I’m not my type, but

I love my bed”

Pause here to note Morrissey’s always-hilarious dark humor ("I’m not my type”). But as usual, despite the irony and dark humor, this song’s message is really serious:

“And I recommend that you

Stop watching the news

Because the news contrives to frighten you

To make you feel small and alone

To make you feel that your mind isn’t your own”

Truer words were never spoken! This is exactly what the news does. An article on Consequences of Sound says that Morrissey “rails against fake news” in this song, but I beg to differ. Morrissey rails against all news. Because as much as the media exists to bring us important information, it also gets its money and views/likes/etc. from hyping things up—intriguing people to the point of scaring them, so that they feel they need to rely on the news. It’s a vicious cycle.

I stopped watching the news, and I am so much happier. I’m not kidding. I still find politics interesting, I still find world events interesting, but life is so much more than news. I can serve people and address world issues without watching the news.

“I spent the day in bed

It’s a consolation

When all my dreams

Are perfectly legal

In sheets for which I paid

I am now laid

And I recommend to all of my friends that they

Stop watching the news

Because the news contrives to frighten you

To make you feel small and alone

To make you feel that your mind isn’t your own”

Here’s another reason to spend the day in bed: you can daydream all you like, and no one’s there to tell you, “That’s not possible,” or, “You’re silly,” or “That’s not how real life works.” You are free, with only yourself and God as companions. And God is love, and personal—dare I say the exact opposite of the news?

But I digress. Notice how the news makes you “feel small and alone.” Obviously Morrissey is opposed to this, which implies that he is pro-community and friendships. And having someone tell you “You’re not alone” or “I’ve got your back” is one of the most comforting things you can hear. Of course, while you’re spending the day in bed you may not be inclined to call a friend, but you might. Perhaps tomorrow you can call a friend. I don’t say this to preach; I often resist doing this, but when I do I’m always glad I did. It really does get you out of our own (depressing) head.

To continue:

“Oh time, do as I wish

Time, do as I wish

Oh time, do as I wish

Time, do as I wish . . .”

This can be read as “This is my time to do as I wish” or as a command: “Time, do as I wish!” Of course none of us has control of time, but perhaps this is Morrissey’s way of expressing his wish to slow down time. I often wish this. Sometimes, lying in bed really does make time seem to slow down.

“I spent the day in bed

You can pleasure yourself

But I spent the day in bed

Pillows like pillars

Life ends in death

So there’s nothing wrong with

Being good to yourself

Be good to yourself for once”

I love this verse. Morrissey can’t help but mention death, but for those of us similarly inclined it’s only a good, solid reminder that nothing here is permanent and suffering will soon be over. And as a result (and on a much happier note), be good to yourself! This is as cheery as Morrissey gets, and it’s pretty surprising and wonderful. So many of us forget to care for ourselves in this dreary world. But in order to make any kind of positive impact on the world, we have to be in good health—mentally and physically (as much as possible). So be good to yourself. Thank you for this message, Morrissey.

“And no bus, no boss, no rain, no train

No bus, no boss, no rain, no train

No bus, no boss, no rain, no train

No emasculation, no castration

No highway, freeway, motorway

No buss, no boss, no rain, no train

(Line repeats)”

This is a sigh of relief from not having to deal with chaotic, post-modern life. It’s also quite funny, in that Morrissey equates this lifestyle with being both castrated and emasculated. That’s pretty harsh, but also humorous. By not having to engage in this frenetic non-stop world, Morrissey can be himself—a man. And we all can be our real selves, not having to hide behind facades or respond in “appropriate” ways the world promotes.

This song makes me want to spend a day (or several) in bed.

And on those days when I want to spend the day in bed but can’t, I remember this song and relax a bit, knowing that I don’t have to rush around quite as much as I think I need to. Life is not worth it, and this postmodern, fast-paced world is not real life. Real life is slowing down and reflecting and taking action as needed. Real life is, sometimes, spending the day in bed.

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Life Lessons We Can All Learn From 'Polar Express'

Polar Express is a classic holiday movie that can teach us all important lessons about life!

"The Polar Express" entered our lives thirteen years ago. The film followed a young doubtful boy who got the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a trip to the North Pole via a magical train, the Polar Express. The boy learned to not only believe in the magic of Santa Claus but also in himself. While rewatching the movie this holiday season, I took note of the several life lessons that the movie taught.

Seeing is not always believing.

At the beginning of the film, the young boy does not believe in Santa Claus as he has never actually seen him. But through the belief of the other kids on the train, he is able to believe that Santa Claus exists at the end of the film, showing the viewers that sometimes belief in the something is most important.

Anything is possible if you believe in yourself.

Throughout the film, the sleigh bell becomes an important symbol. In the beginning, the boy is unable to hear the sound of the bell as he has no faith in Santa Claus. At the end, however, the boy persuades himself to believe in himself to believe in Santa Claus. Once he does he is rewarded with the sound of the bell. This scene shows the viewers the value of believing in ourselves.

Hot chocolate makes everything better!

This one's an obvious one, who doesn't love hot chocolate! But apart from that, the young boy makes some of his best friends in the film over a warm cup of hot chocolate proving that hot chocolate is always the best remedy!

Don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone.

It is only when the boy allows himself to push his boundaries is he able to embark on an extraordinary adventure and discover the magical world of the North Pole.

Friends can come in all shapes and sizes.

The boy meets some pretty interesting kids on the train and while at first is a little taken aback by the different types of kids, he eventually learns to love and accept them all.

"The Polar Express" is an iconic film because of its lovable cast and stunning visual animations. But it is also loved by adults and children alike for the important, relevant life lessons it teaches.

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