My ALL-TIME FAVORITE DC QUOTE:
PACEY: Speaking hypothetically, if I was lucky enough to own another boat someday and asked the love of my life to go sailing with me... would she?
JOEY: You wouldn't have to ask
Joey: I cant believe you, Pacey. Just when I think I have you all figured out, you do something like this...something outrageous, something that challenges me in a way no one else would even think of. And in case I dont say it enough.Thank you.
Pacey:Well its about time, Potter.
"He's on the rebound, and God knows, she likes to bounce." Abby - Sex, She Wrote
PACEY (to Mr. Peterson): What is it about you that gets off on tormenting your students? Because let me tell you -- they may all live in fear of you, but I don't. I see you and your miserable scare tactics for what they really are -- the misguided lashings of a bitter, lonely old man who only feels good when someone else in the room feels worse.
DAWSON: I guess the difference is, when I sleep with someone for the first time, I don't want it to be for just any reason. I want it to be for every reason.
DAWSON: OK. Take "Felicity". If you've seen one hour of whiny overanalytical teen-angst, haven't you seen 'em all? Don't get me wrong, she's really pretty, but what kind of heroine is she? I mean look at her -- she's totally indecisive, basically paralyzed by some sort of romantic notion of the way things are supposed to be, and -- if you ask me -- kind of chatty.
EVE: She's you.
JEN: Look, this thing began as a bad joke, an excuse to get out of biology, but see what I'm turning into? I've pranced around in front of the entire school at pep rallies, without really knowing what the hell pep is! I've listened to clack and prattle about car washes and dogsitting and dance-athons until I swear I'm gonna puke up my homemade Spirit cookies! And despite the itch on my ass that I know I'm getting from this polyester molest-me skirt, I've done it all with a smile on my face. Well, you know what? The smile is gone! Gone, gone. Wave goodbye, Ladies 'cuz I'm sorry -- there is no way that I am gonna be sold off like some harem girl to the highest bidder. No way! Everyone has their limit and I have now reached mine! I quit.
PACEY (to Joey): Ever stop to think about how much hormonally charged energy you put into the quick quips and biting banter? Your life would be considerably more productive if you took some, what's that word again, oh that's it -- action.
JOEY: Like voluntary manslaughter.
PACEY: Like sticking out your thumb.
JOEY: Yeah and what else? Hike up my skirt, pout my lips and strike a pose for some horndog trucker? Stick out your thumb you sexist toad.
PACEY: You know, I was thinking, Potter, you're gonna need a name for this new addition. A suggestion if I may: The Pacey J. Witter Wing.
JOEY: Keep talking and it'll be a memorial dedication.
JEN: Do you know how much will happen to you in the next two years if you do them right? Your heart will swell and break a hundred times before you're sixteen what you need right now is someone who not only understands what you're going through, but who can also go through it with you. And believe me, Henry, everything you haven't done, I have.
HENRY: Except fall in love. You haven't done that or else you'd have someone. But you don't. Which leads me to believe that everything you think you know about love is questionable. And as long as it is, you can't tell me I'm not the one for you.
JEN: Something you should know about me, Henry. Something I'm only starting to understand. That until I can learn to look at myself without judgment or condemnation, then you're right: I'm not ready for you. Or for anybody.
HENRY: You know what you just said about my heart breaking a hundred times? Well, there goes number one.
JEN: Look, I came here to apologize.
HENRY: For what?
JEN: For being careless with your heart. For thinking I knew better just because Im older. I spent all night thinking about what you said. Youre right. I dont know what its like to be in love that way. I dont know what its like to lose yourself in someone else. But I want to. If one us is younger than the other, I dont think its you, Henry. I think its me.
MITCH: You know what I think? I think that if I were Joey and Bessie, Id feel damn lucky to have you in my life.
PACEY: Why? Everybody and everything I come in contact with, I seem to screw up. Whatevers the opposite of the Midas Touch, that's what I've got.
PACEY: What is with all this scientific mumbo-jumbo? I thought this A.J. dude was some sort of poetry geek.
JOEY: He is. But that's not the only thing he's interested in. He's a Renaissance man.
PACEY: Great, so he can bore you in seven languages.
JOEY: No, I do. It's just... I don't know. It's like, there's this person that you want to be for other people. To make them happy. To make them proud of you. And then there's yourself. And sometimes it's hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. Does that make any sense?
ANDIE: I slept with another boy. Six months ago! Even then, I knew it was wrong. I tried to explain that to you. How many times do I have to say it?
PACEY:If you wanted to sleep with him -- even for a second -- maybe it wasn't wrong after all. Maybe it was your heart telling you that I'm not the one. Because that's what my heart's telling me now. That you're not the one.
PACEY (to Dawson): Look at her -- shes a freakin goddess. How long do you think its gonna be before some guy, somewhere, notices that and gets interested in her? And what are you gonna do then, my friend? You gonna practice what you preach and let the girl go or dig on in for Dawsons last stand?
DAWSON: Ill figure that out as it comes.
PACEY: Better figure it out quick. Cause this guy, whoever he is, hes not going to be your best friend, Dawson. Hes not gonna ask permission. When he wants to dance with Joey, hes just gonna cut right in.
JOEY (to Pacey): You think because you were together, what she did to you hurts more? It doesn't. There's no difference, Pacey. She's sixteen. And so are you. We talk like we know what's going on, but we don't. We don't know anything. We're really young and we're gonna screw-up a lot. We're gonna keep changing our minds and even sometimes our hearts. And through all that, the only real thing we can offer each other is forgiveness. I couldn't do that. Or at least I did it too late. Don't make my mistake. Don't let yourself be so angry you stop loving. Because one day you'll wake up from the anger, and the person you love will be gone.
JOEY: Listen, Pacey. If I'm thanking you for anything... it's for being yourself. It's for not caring what anybody else thinks. It's for knowing in your own heart what's wrong and what's right. And it's for being there this year... when I needed you most.
JOEY: But dont you think art can have power? As a way of bringing people together?
PACEY: Sure. In museums. The thinking mans pickup joint.
JOEY: That's what I like about you, Pacey. You go so deep.
BUZZ: Is she a hottie?
PACEY: I'm not gonna answer that.
BUZZ: C'mon, I'm nine. I got years before I even get near it. Least you can do is cough up a description.
PACEY: She's so beautiful that when you look at her your knees tremble, your heart melts, and you know, without reservation, that there is order and meaning to the universe.
BUZZ: She's a hottie.
PACEY: Oh, yeah.
JOEY: Because I'm sixteen and in my entire life there's only been two people that have ever really known me. Dawson and...
PACEY: -- This A.J. didn't know you. I don't care how you felt about him. He didn't know you, Joey. Because if he did, he never would have walked away from you.
JOEY: I was gonna say you, Pacey.
JEN: Thats my boyfriend youre fawning over, Shelly, and I dont appreciate it.
SHELLY: Why didnt you tell me?
JEN: Because... because... I have issues. Okay?!
JEN: The point is, Shelly, hes not yours, hes mine. Ive looked all over the place for one like him, and Im not giving him up without a fight. So should you choose to continue draping yourself on him like the slutty wench you are, you and me -- were gonna throw down.
JOEY: Awful. Thats how I feel. Awful.
PACEY: You dont think this whole situation makes me feel awful. Tonight, when I kissed you. I never felt happier and worse all at the same time. When I think of Dawson finding out... or Andie... It kills me, Joey. It destroys me to have these feelings. But I do.
DAWSON: Then I guess it would be safe to say that friendship doesnt come above sex on your list of personal priorities.
PACEY: This isnt about sex --
DAWSON: -- Oh, what, youre in love? Is that what this is?
JEN: Dont you even want to know what happened?
HENRY: What if I dont? What if for once Id like to put us before whatever little mini-drama you and your friends have whipped up this week?
JEN: Leave, okay. I mean it. Just leave.
HENRY: Youre being irrational.
JEN: No, Im just irritated. Irrational is when I get violent, which is gonna happen in about two seconds if you dont get your horny freshman ass outta here.
ANDIE: God, Pacey, how could you be so stupid? Youre gonna get hurt, okay? Youre going to get totally, horribly, completely hurt. Dont you see? Joeys never gonna love you the way she loves Dawson. Hes her first love, Pacey. Her first love.
DAWSON: Its a simple question, Joey. Do you need him like you need me?
JOEY: Those things dont have anything to do with each other. The way I feel about him is totally separate from the way I feel about you and about our friendship.
DAWSON: What friendship? As of this moment, we dont have a friendship. You dont get to have us both. You cant have him as your boyfriend and me as your consolation prize. You have to choose. And if you choose him, I wont be there to pick up the pieces when it falls apart. And it will fall apart. So it better be worth it. If you do this, theres no going back. This ruins everything, Joey.
JEN: Oww! A piece of crab shell. Thats what I need right now, a chipped tooth. Itll keep men away from me for good.
ANDIE: If that doesnt work, you can always join me in the nunnery this summer.
JACK: At least you got to have relationships before they failed.
GRAMS: Good grief, you all sound like a bunch of old ladies!
JOEY: I think I'm in love with you.
PACEY: You think you are, or you know?
JOEY: I know it. I've know it since the moment we kissed, and maybe even before that. And as scary as it is, I don't want to deny it anymore. I don't want to run from it or let it run from me.
PACEY: So what are we going to do here?
JOEY: I'm still not gonna ask you to stay.
PACEY: I see...
JOEY: Because I want to go with you.
PACEY: Wait a second... are you crazy?
JOEY: I want to stop standing still. I want to go forward. I want to go with you, Pacey.
PACEY: What about Bessie and the B&B -- they need you.
JOEY: Not as much as I need you.
JOEY: You got me, Jen. We did it. All day, all night. Twenty-four seven. Were you aware that there are at least thirty-eight known differing sexual positions? And forty-two if youre flexible enough.
MITCH: Just picking up the slack 'til they find a new guidance counselor.
PACEY: What happened to the last one?
MITCH: Right. The one who fondly referred to you as, and I quote,"...one of the most aggressively mediocre students ever to galumph his way through the halls of Capeside High." The man was heard muttering your name as he stumbled off into early retirement
PACEY: I'm scared, Jo. I screwed up. I'm not doing very well in school, and you need to help me.
JOEY: That's all you had to say, Pacey. Whatever it takes... we'll fix it. Everything is gonna be okay.
PACEY: How can you be so sure?
JOEY: Because I'm not going anywhere without you.
JOEY: Look, I was going to tell you, Pacey. But I was waiting to see if hed agree to do it in the first place before starting world war, where are we now, fifteen? If you're upset because I asked him... I did it because it was the question, Pacey. Third grade, Dawson was there when I broke my left arm jumping off Peter Masik's back yard swing. He was there when I came home early from Lake Emandal sleep away camp due to homesick nights. He was present on the horrifying day that I wore my first training bra, and when my mother died he was the first one to walk through the door. He sat next to me for the whole afternoon and never once asked me how I was doing because, unlike everyone else, he knew me well enough to know that there weren't words to describe how I was doing. You can't be angry that I asked Dawson.
PACEY: You don't get it. It isnt the act. Its not that you asked Dawson, it's the question, Joey. "Person who knows you best." When do I get to be that person?
GRAMS: A single moment of true joy is powerful enough to supercede a lifetime of sorrow.
PACEY: What do you think is going to change? What scary, unfathomable thing do you think is gonna happen?
JOEY: I don't know, Pacey. You tell me. Youve been there.
PACEY: No, I haven't. Not with you. You said you wanted us to be scared together. But you won't tell me what youre scared of... And I think you know, but you just won't say it. You wont say his name.
JOEY: Dawson?! No, no, no -- that is not fair, Pacey! You cant bring his name up every time this relationship hits a wall.
MY 2nd ALL-TIME FAVORITE DC QUOTE:
PACEY: You're gonna throw it away?
JOEY: The wrapper, yes.
PACEY: If this is about --
JOEY: -- It's about you carrying my bag off the bus yesterday. It's about how at the movies, when you get the popcorn you bring me a napkin so I don't have to wipe the butter on my jeans. Or how last week, at miniature golf, you made sure you always shot first so I could see which path worked best.
PACEY: That was just --
JOEY: -- You taught me to drive. You knew the bracelet I wore to the prom last year was my mother's. You kissed me first and you counted to ten before you kissed me again in case I wanted to stop you. You...you bought a wall for me.
PACEY: I didn't so much buy it as --
JOEY: -- Three months alone on a boat and you understood without a word why I wasn't ready.
Do you really have to ask now why I am? So... in about ten seconds, I'm going to start kissing you. And if you dont want me to... well, then I guess youre just gonna have to stop me.
JEN: Tonight, I've got a dedication of my own. To a very old friend. Who's seen me at my best - and at my worst - and one night at Mercer pond got a pretty good view of me in nothing at all. Once upon a time, I promised to show this boy the world. But what happened instead was we discovered it together. And I'm really glad it worked out that way. So Dawson Leery, if you're listening, I just want you to know that you're the one person who's always been there for me. And if you'll let me, I'll be happy to return the favor.