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Arrow is a TV show based on the fictional character Green Arrow, a costumed crime-fighter who appears in comic books published by DC Comics.

Season 1[edit]

Opening voiceover by Oliver
My name is Oliver Queen. For five years I was stranded on an island with only one goal - survive. Now I will fulfill my father's dying wish - to use the list of names he left me and bring down those who are poisoning my city. To do this, I must become someone else. I must become something else.

Pilot [1.1][edit]

Dr. Neil Lamb: [to Moira speaking of Oliver Queen] The Oliver you lost might not be the one they found.

Laurel Lance: Why are you here, Ollie?
Oliver Queen: To apologize. It was my fault. I want to ask you not to blame her.
Laurel: For what? Falling under your spell? How could I possibly blame her for doing the same thing I did?
Oliver: I never meant...
Laurel: She was my sister. I couldn't be angry because she was dead. I couldn't grieve because I was angry... That's what happens when your sister dies while screwing your boyfriend... We buried an empty coffin.. because her body was at the bottom of the ocean where you left should have been you.
Oliver: I know it is too late to say this but I am sorry.
Laurel: Yeah, I am sorry, too. I had hoped you'd rot in hell a lot longer than five years.

Tommy: By my rough estimate, you have no had sex in 1839 days, as your wingman I highly recommend Carmen Golden.
Oliver: Which one is she?
Tommy: The one that looks like the chick from Twilight.
Oliver: What's Twilight?
Tommy: You're so better off not knowing.

Oliver: Laurel, you always saw the best in me. Right now, that's what your'e doing, looking at me and you wondering if that island changed me somehow, if it made me a better person, It didn't. Stay away from me, otherwise I am just gonna hurt you again, but this time it will be worse.dick
Laurel: You know what, Oliver. You are wrong, that island did change you, at least now you are honest.

Oliver: [Voiceover] She says the island changed me. She has no idea how much. There are many more names on the list. Those who rule my city through intimidation and fear. Every one of them will wish I had died on that island.

Honor Thy Father [1.2][edit]

Laurel: I'm a lawyer. I live to argue.
Quentin Lance: I'm your father. I live to protect you.

Laurel: How am I supposed to stay away from you if you won't stay away from me?
Oliver: I...
Laurel: What are you doing here, Oli?
Oliver: My sister took...she put it out to me that I have been distant since I got back and that it would probably be a good idea if I let somebody in.
Laurel: So, you thought to start with the first person you pushed away?!
Oliver: I did that to protect you, and I saw you yesterday and I realized that I hurt you.

Oliver: My mother wants me to join the company. Yeah, take my rightful place.
Laurel: I can't exactly picture you as master of the universe.

Laurel: I thought I didn't need police protection any more.
Quentin: I thought I didn't need a reason to see my own daughter.

[Oliver is speaking to his father's tombstone.]

Oliver: I didn't know how painful it would be to keep my secrets. You asked me to save the city, to right the wrong. I will, I swear, but to do that, I can't be the Oliver that everyone wants me to be, which means that honor your wishes, I need to dishonor your memory.

Lone Gunmen [1.3][edit]

John Diggle: So how was your evening, sir?
Oliver: You mean after I said I had to go the bathroom at dinner and never came back?
Diggle: I guess from now on I'll be watching you pee.

Moira Queen: You're grounded for two weeks.
Thea Queen: Grounded? I've never been grounded.
Moira: Well, you never committed larceny before.
Thea: Since when do you care?
Moira: I've always cared. I'm your mother.
Thea: Look, we've had a good thing for the last five years. Why mess with that now?
Moira: No, we are paying off store owners to keep your record clean, so clearly, it hasn't been working.
Thea: And you're going to teach me? It's Oliver, isn't it? His judgmental hypocrisy is rubbing off on you.
Moira: No, I don't need Oliver to teach me how to parent you. You'll be home by 4:00.
Thea: Or what? You're going to call the cops on me? Tell them I say hi.

Thea: [to Oliver] You're not my father. And you're barely my brother.

Deadshot: I admire your work. Guess you won't be extending me any professional courtesy.
Oliver: We're not in the same line of work. Your profession is murder.
Deadshot: You've taken lives.
Oliver: For the good of others. You're out for yourself.

Oliver: You don't think much of me, do you?
Diggle: Actually, sir, I have a very high regard for how... perceptive you are.

An Innocent Man [1.4][edit]

Laurel: If what you're doing isn't wrong, then why are you hiding your face with a hood?
Oliver: [as the vigilante] To protect the ones I care about.

Oliver: [to the new body guard] I gotta go to the wash room, Rob.
[long pause]
Diggle: [to Rob] Oh that boy's long gone man.

Laurel: I didn't become a lawyer to break the law or hurt anybody.
Oliver: I do what's necessary, what people like Peter Declan need.
Laurel: If what yogu're doing isn't wrong, then why are you hiding your face with a hood?

Oliver: [handcuffs Matt Istook to train track] Peter Declan, your lies put him on death row. Now, either it's time to tell me the truth, or it's time for the 10:15 to Blüdhaven.

Diggle: You really did lose your mind on that island.
Oliver: Found a couple of things along the way.
Diggle: Like what? Archery classes?
Oliver: Clarity.

ass hols

Damaged [1.5][edit]

Yao Fei: [shoots a rabbit] Dinner.
Oliver: Ah, come - Hey, I got an idea. Why don't you let me shoot that thing and you can go pick up the bloody, dead, disgusting animal.

Yao Fei: [speaks Mandarin]
Oliver: What does that mean?
Yao Fei: You will die badly.

Laurel Lance: Wow. I can't remember the last time I've been in this room.
Oliver: I can. Halloween, 2005. We were getting ready for Tommy's party.
Laurel Lance: Ah. Yes. I wore those horrible fishnets.
Oliver: I thought you looked good.

Oliver: Do we have a legal meeting or something? 'Cause, I have friends over.

Legacies [1.6][edit]

Tommy Merlyn: Wow. You look just really lovely.
Laurel: Lovely. Well, it's nice that you've extended your vocabulary from words like hot and mega hot.
Tommy: You can just say thank you, you know.

Oliver: I think you have the wrong impression about what is it I do.
Diggle: You take out bad guys with a bow and arrow.
Oliver: I don't fight street crime. That's a symptom of what's wrong with this city; I'm trying to cure the disease.
Diggle: CEOs and crooked entrepreneurs, I get it. Listen, Oliver, I'm just saying maybe you can make a difference if you think beyond the scope of those pages. I'm sure your father wouldn't mind.
Oliver: No, you don't get it. My father died so that I could live. Live and make a difference by fixing the city that he and the people in this book ruined. Every name that I cross off this list honors that sacrifice.
Diggle: Oliver, there's more than one way to save this city.
Oliver: Not for me. Crime happens in this city every day. What do you want me to do? Stop all of it?
Diggle: Sounds like you have a narrow definition of being a hero.
Oliver: I'm not a hero.

Diggle: Please don't tell me you're going where I think you're going.
Oliver: Diggle, why do you even ask?

Muse of Fire [1.7][edit]

Oliver: I have a confession....I didn't want to go out with you tonight.
Helena Bertinelli: That makes two of us.
Oliver: I'm really glad that I did.
Helena: That makes two of us.

Oliver: [to Tommy, about Laurel] If you hurt her, I'll snap your neck. [He smiles.] I'm just kidding.

Helena: Oliver Queen. The rich man's Lindsay Lohan.

Thea: [on the phone] Mom says I'm supposed to remind you to pick her up for lunch.
Oliver: Was I supposed to have lunch with her today?
Thea: She says she left you, like, five messages. Just bite the bullet and have a Cobb salad with the woman.
Oliver: You know, Thea, sometimes it's difficult to remember which one of you is my mother. [hangs up on her]

Helena: I know it must have been hell for you. Alone on that island, for five years. But, um...
Oliver: But, what?
Helena: But was there ever a day when you were just... happy to be away from everything? No pressure from your family, no need to be the person that everyone else expect you to be. Was there ever a day when...
Oliver: When I didn't feel lost, I felt free? More than one. And those are the days that I miss.

Vendetta [1.8][edit]

Helena: I have weakened my father's organization to the point where there is no way he can survive [the Triad's] onslaught.
Oliver: What, and then you have your revenge?
Helena: Then I have justice for what he did to Michael and me.
Oliver: It's not justice.
Helena: And what you do is?
Oliver: Would you let me show you?

Diggle: I don't know where the next Olympics are at, but you might want to think about signing yourself up.

Helena: Was I not clear that I wasn't interested in talking?
Oliver: You don't have to talk.

Helena: This is a waste of time.
Oliver: I'm trying to teach you something.
Helena: What? The least effective way to shoot people?
Oliver: No. Control.

Oliver: Diggle, this is Helena. Diggle is my... associate.
Helena: Wow, any associate of Oliver's --
Diggle: Is absolutely nothing to you, Ma'am.

Year's End [1.9][edit]

Malcolm Merlyn: What are your thoughts, Oliver?
Oliver: I think the vigilante needs a better code name then "The Hood" or "The Hood Guy."
Merlyn: I agree. How about Green Arrow?
Oliver: Lame.

Thea: You bailed on your party.
Oliver: It seemed like the right move. I mean, like you said, it... wasn't the best timing.
Thea: OK, but when I was saying I was saying that, that was me being a bitch.

Merlyn: It's done.
Moira: And he won't be harmed?
Merlyn: Nor will he ever discover your involvement; you have my word.
Moira: Forgive me if I don't find that comforting.
Merlyn: You were warned, Moira. I told you to get Walter under control, and you couldn't. Steps had to be taken.
Moira: That's what you said to justify Robert's murder. And you wonder why I don't trust you.
Merlyn: Quite a bit of judgment coming from a woman who had her son kidnapped and tortured.
Moira: To prove to you that Oliver didn't know anything. And what does it matter now? What's done's done!
Merlyn: No, Moira. It's just beginning. In six months, the organization's vision of what this city should be will be complete.
Moira: And you won't feel a thing, will you? Thousands of innocent people will be dead and you'll feel nothing.
Merlyn: That's not true. I'll feel a sense of accomplishment. And you'll have Walter back.

Oliver: Felicity, you're remarkable.
Felicity: Thank you for remarking on it.

Burned [1.10][edit]

Oliver: Who are you? Where's my friend Tommy Merlyn? The guy who once rented out a football stadium so that he could play strip kickball with models?
Tommy: That guy needed a swift kick in his lazy ass.

[At a benefit for firefighters]

Tommy: You know, ironically if we get any more people in here we're gonna violate the fire code.

Trust But Verify [1.11][edit]

Moira: You want me to help you with Carl, I want something in return. Proof, Walter's still alive.
Merlyn: My word isn't enough?
Moira: What's that saying? Trust, but verify.
Merlyn: Words to live by.

Thea: You don't want to believe it because you have this perfect image of Mom in your head. That's not who she is, Ollie. She's a liar. And a cheater. And you really don't know her at all.

Tommy: Apparently he wants to mend some fences, but thanks to him I can't afford a fence, so I can only assume he has some other agenda.

Vertigo [1.12][edit]

Diggle: Found what you're looking for?
Oliver: Took down three Vertigo pushers tonight Diggle. Last one finally knew a name. The Count.
Diggle: The Count? That's worse than The Hood.

Diggle: [Oliver awakens thug by touching his neck] Whoa! That's a neat trick. You going to teach me that one day?
Oliver: [knocks thug back out] No.
Diggle: What are you doing?
Oliver: You need to arrange a new identity for this guy. Get him out of the city.
Diggle: Right, so your Ruskie pal draws out The Count, vigilante takes him down.
Oliver: No, Diggle. Because the Bratva would know that I used them, and that relationship is too valuable. I do the meet with The Count as myself, let him leave, then we follow him to his hideout.
Diggle: Just that easy, huh?
Oliver: Well, I will still need my trusty bodyguard.
Diggle: [sarcastic] Fantastic, looking forward to my new and exciting career as a drug dealer.

Felicity: [to Oliver] You look like something the cat dragged in. Not that there are cats in this building. Well, once a cat did get in, but a guard tazed it. It smelled like fur and static in here for a week.

Betrayal [1.13][edit]

Tommy: Can I talk to you about something?
Oliver: Tommy, every time you want to talk to me about something and that something is Laurel you look like you're about to tell me you have a terminal disease.

Moira: I've taken care of it. Carl Ballard will not be a problem anymore.
Merlyn: Given your propensity for squeamishness, I'm assuming that Mr. Ballard remains in good health.
Moira: I made it clear to him persuasively that his plans endangered the undertaking. I didn't have to make the usual threats.
Merlyn: Excellent. Now, one more matter to attend to. I need you to have the contents of this address removed and disposed of properly, the warehouse where you're storing the remains of the Queen's Gambit.
Moira: I already told you, I knew Robert's yacht was sabotaged.
Merlyn: And I don't think it serves for anyone to find evidence of that.

Oliver: [as vigilante] Moira Queen, you have failed this city!

The Odyssey [1.14][edit]

[Oliver is desperately trying to start a fire with wood.]
Slade Wilson: Obviously you were never a Boy Scout.
Oliver: [sarcastically] Yeah? What tipped you off?
Slade: You'd better hurry. The wolves come out at night.
Oliver: There're wolves here? Right, of course there are, because what would the worst place on earth be without wolves?
Slade: The only thing that'll keep them out is fire.
Oliver: Well, y'know, you're welcome to help! [Slade lights the wood with a lighter.] Seriously? I've been working on this for two hours!
Slade: I know, I was watching you. Thank you...for the entertainment.

Oliver: All my life, all that I've ever thought about is myself. I took my family for granted. I betrayed people that I loved. And I'm not gonna be that person any more. I can't leave Yao-Fei here to die. I won't.

Slade: [after Oliver laughs] What?
Oliver: I'm trapped on an island, and my only friend is named Wilson.

Dodger [1.15][edit]

[After Felicity tells Oliver her plan to get information on the Dodger]
Oliver: That's not how I typically get my information.
Felicity: How do you typically get it?
Oliver: I find the person, then I put the fear of God into them, until they talk. [Felicity looks surprised.] But we can try it your way.

Felicity: Where are we going to get our hands on a rare Spanish antiquity?
Diggle: You really have no idea how rich his family is, do you?

Oliver: Hey, I need your bike.
Biker: Are you kidding me?
Oliver: No. [knocks him unconscious]

Felicity: The first time anyone's ever been grateful for traffic cameras.
Dodger: Why are you doing this? I’m exactly like you; I only steal from the rich.
Oliver: [shocks the dodger in the chest with his own tazer] I’m not Robin Hood.

Dead to Rights [1.16][edit]

Slade: That's broken. It got busted during the crash.
Oliver: Did you try to get it to work?
Slade: I'm better at pulling things apart.
Oliver: My father was a pilot and he used to do his own maintenance.
Slade: So you're hoping that aircraft maintenance is genetic?
Oliver: No, I used to help him and I liked it. Then I got pretty good at it. So maybe I
Slade: You should be training for the inevitable fight that's looming.
Oliver: I think I have a better chance of making the radio work.

Floyd: Look, I'm retired.
China White: To drink and smoke your life away?
Floyd: We all got to die some time.
China: I need someone to die at the right time. And no one does it better than you.
Floyd: My vision ain't exactly what it used to be.
China: No. It's going to be better.
Floyd: So... who needs two bullets in the chest?

Arrow: Your father's been poisoned. An assassin named Floyd Lawton laces his bullets with curare. I've dealt with this before. We need to dilute the poison in bloodstream.
Tommy: I said stay the hell back!
Arrow: In three minutes he's paralyzed. In four minutes, he suffocates. If you don't let me help you now, he's dead before anybody gets here!
Tommy: Help. How?
Arrow: Fresh blood buys him time to get to the hospital.
Tommy: A blood transfusion? That's insane!
Arrow: It's the only way. He needs your blood. You're out of time. You need to make a decision right now.
Tommy: Why should I trust you?
Oliver: [pulls off his hood showing his face to Tommy] Because you always have.

The Huntress Returns [1.17][edit]

Diggle: Oliver, if you still didn't have feelings for this girl, you would have followed a different solution than letting her extort you into killing someone.
Oliver: So what do you want me to do? You want me to kill her?
Diggle: I think you would have along time ago if she looked like me instead of the T-Mobile girl. She's a stone cold killer, Oliver.

Helena: Sorry, am I... interrupting something?
Oliver: We were just... talking about you.
Helena: And here I thought you didn't care much about me.
Diggle: Still don't.

Thea: You didn't show up for the job I got you.
Roy Harper: Yeah, I had second thoughts on parking your brother's Bentley.
Thea: What, being a valet is beneath you?
Roy: No, but accepting charity from some rich girl is.
Thea: Why are you so obsessed with the fact that I have money? You know, money isn't everything.
Roy: [scoffs] Spoken like someone who's got it. Now, uh, if you excuse me, I need to get back to my life of crime.

Oliver: Just your father. Anyone else gets hurt and I'll put an arrow in you.
Helena: That's sweet. Now I know how you charmed your cop girlfriend.

Salvation [1.18][edit]

Felicity: Nothing. It's just - you went over there to get all Grrr. Stop being bad or I'll arrow you. And now you want to rescue him?
Oliver: I don't like the idea that somebody dangerous is out there... Somebody else. Because typically they don't show my level of restraint.

Thea: Why do you have a gun?
Roy: Because I'm no good with knives.

Oliver: Laurel, if you wanna have a dinner, or coffee, I don't know... Call me.
Laurel: Why?
Oliver: [pauses] I don't wanna be on an island anymore

Unfinished Business [1.19][edit]

Oliver: Oh, look at these. What sort of business has a lost and found that's just filled with women's underwear?
Tommy: Best business ever? Ohh, having this much fun should be against the law.
Quentin: Oh, if wishing made it so.

Quentin: [about The Count] You could have just said he was nuts.

Shado: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
Oliver: Confucius, great. I'm starting to see the family resemblance.
Shado: Laozi, actually.

The Count: You have failed this city! YOU HAVE FAILED THIS CITY!!!

The Count: Looks like I’m the last one standing... sitting... spinning... Something to do... What was I going to do? Memory not what it once was. Nothing what it once was. Is there a name on the gravestone? No, it’s new, and clean, and waiting...
(the last two sentences are a quote from Vertigo)

Home Invasion [1.20][edit]

Felicity: I thought it would be helpful to track A.R.G.U.S' manhunt for Floyd Lawton aka Deadshot. So I decrypted their communication logs. Which means, I just hacked a federal agency. Kind of makes me a cyber-terrorist, which is bad because I really don't see myself fitting in well at Guantanamo Bay.
Oliver: Don't worry, Felicity. They don't send blondes there.
Felicity: I dye it, actually. [to Oliver] I keep your secret!

Quentin: You look after them, all right?
Tommy: I spend most nights at your daughter's anyway. [beat] There was probably a better time to tell you that.
Quentin: Probably not.

Diggle: I'll kill you for what you did to Andy.
Deadshot: I'd be pulling these triggers right now, except there's nobody paying me. There's space for you right here, right next to your brother. You'd do best to remember that. [hits John]

Yao Fei: [to Oliver] Your time on this island is at an end.

The Undertaking [1.21][edit]

Felicity: It feels really good having you inside me. And by you, I mean your voice. And by me, I mean my ear. I really need to stop talking now.
Oliver: That would be my preference.

Diggle: I guess you *do* know where I live.
Oliver: I've always known where you live. May I? [pushes past Diggle]
Oliver: I'm sorry. You were right. I was wrong.
Diggle: About Deadshot?
Oliver: About everything. About my mother, and about her involvement in the Undertaking. She lied to me, to Thea. She's working with Malcolm Merlyn, and they're planning something, something... terrible. I don't know what yet, but... I just know one thing. I need your help to stop them.

Harold Backman: Call Cayman Fidelity. Tell them their favorite accountant is flying in to make a special deposit for a... *special* client.

Oliver: [to Laurel] This is Felicity. She's setting up my internet.

Darkness on the Edge of Town [1.22][edit]

Oliver: Malcolm Merlyn... You have failed this city.
Malcolm: And how have I done that?
Oliver: The Undertaking. It ends now.
Diggle: [on earpiece] Oliver, the device... It's gone.
Oliver: Where's the device?
Malcolm: Safe. I don't know how you got that trojan onto my system, but it prompted me to take precautions. There is noting you can do to stop what is about to happen. And you shouldn't. This city needs what is about to happen in order to survive. The people who are destroying it from the inside need to be erased from the map.
Oliver: Fine. Let's start with you.
Malcolm: Ironic, isn't it? Last Christmas, I almost killed you. A few months ago, you saved my life. And now you're here to trying to kill me. You should makeup your mind.
Oliver: Done.

Felicity: Are you okay?
Oliver: My Mom and my best friend's Dad are involved in a conspiracy that may have dire consequences for the city. And I'm pretty sure they murdered my father. I'm not planning on using the word "okay" again any time soon.

Quentin: Arrows are black, not green.
Lucas Hilton: Copycat archer again.
Quentin: Psychopaths are color-coding themselves now. That's helpful.

Oliver: We have to find out what this Undertaking is.
Oliver: I got the ask her.
Felicity: Well, no. The last time the vigilante paid your Mom a visit, you got shot, and I got to play doctor with you. Ahh! My brain thinks the worst way to say things.
Oliver: This time it'll just be me asking. Friendly mother-son chat.

Laurel: What are you trying to say?
Oliver: That you you know me better than anyone, and that you are more important to me than anyone. I just I didn't wait to long to say it. [Laurel kisses him]
Laurel: You didn't wait to long. [she wraps her legs around his waist] You're right on time.

Sacrifice [1.23][edit]

Quentin: You're not exactly a hardened criminal, are you?
Felicity: No, I'm not any kind of criminal.
Quentin: What do you call computer hacking?
Felicity: A hobby. That I do not engage in.

Oliver: I spoke to Malcolm.
Moira: You what? He could have killed you. He killed your father.
Oliver: No, he didn't. After the "Gambit" went down, Dad and I both made it to the life raft. Then we drifted, for days. In the end, there wasn't enough food and water for both of us. So he shot himself in the head.
Moira: I don't want to hear this.
Oliver : He sacrificed himself so that I could live. Do you really think that I could go on living knowing that you sacrificed thousands more in my name? Mom. Please. You have to help me stop Malcolm. We need to know where the device is.

Tommy: It's over. Laurel and me, I mean. She's with Oliver, again. Always.
Malcolm: I'm sorry, son.
Tommy: Yeah, and he said you wanted to nuke The Glades or something. You know, it's funny, scotch doesn't make it any more believable. Maybe after your Jihad, we can grab some steaks.

Malcolm : Welcome, gentlemen. I've been waiting for you. I wanted to see you watch your city die.
Oliver: Where's the transmitter?
Malcolm: Somewhere I can easily get to it.
Diggle: I doubt it. You'd be too dead.

Malcolm: Don't struggle. It's over. There was never any doubt in the outcome. Don't worry. Your mother and sister will be joining you in death.
Oliver: [stabs Malcolm with arrow] Thank you for teaching me what I'm fighting for. But my father taught me how.

Season 2[edit]

Opening voiceover by Oliver
My name is Oliver Queen. After five years on a hellish island, I have come home with only one goal- to save my city. But to do so, I can't be the killer I once was. To honor my friend's memory, I must be someone else. I must be something else.

City of Heroes [2.1][edit]

Oliver: The city still needs saving. But not by the Hood. Or some vigilante who's just crossing names off a list. It needs something more.
Diggle: It needs a hero, Oliver.
Felicity: It's too bad The Hoods kind of ruined your nickname.
Oliver: No, it's good. I don't want to be called The Hood anymore.
Diggle: Okay. So what do you want to be called? [close up of the green arrow on the shaft]

Identity [2.2][edit]

Thea: What happened? Are you hurt?
Roy: Fender bender.
Laurel: He totaled his car playing Hood Junior.
Roy: At least it wasn't my car.

Felicity: Did you know I went to M.I.T.? Guess what I majored in? Hint - Not the secretarial arts.
Oliver: Felicity! We all need to have secret identities now. If I'm going to be Oliver Queen CEO, then I can't very well travel down 18 floors every time you and I need to discuss how we spend our nights.
Felicity: And I love spending the night with you. 3, 2, 1. I worked very hard to get where I am, and it wasn't so I can fetch you coffee.
Diggle: Well, it could be worse. My secret identity is his black driver.

Oliver: Ms. Smoak. Would you get my guest and I some coffee?
Felicity: You know, I would Mr. Queen, but it seems that someone has broken the coffeemaker. Violently.

China: They still won't see you as anything more than the enemy. You'll never be anything but a criminal to them. Which means you'll never be a hero.
Arrow: As long as this city is safe, it doesn't matter.

Shado: No island, no place, can make you something you're not.
Oliver: So I've always been a killer?
Shado: Everyone has a demon inside of them. The "dao de jing" recognizes the yin and the yang, opposing forces inside all of us. The darkness and the light. The killer and the hero.

Broken Dolls [2.3][edit]

Quentin: What the hell are you doing? I thought you were done killing people!
Arrow: He'll live.
Quentin: Yeah, but he'll report me to my lieutenant!
Arrow: He won't talk to anyone.
Quentin: What makes you so sure?
Arrow: Because he has another shoulder. [digs the arrow deeper into Tony Daniel's shoulder]

Quentin: So how did you get the charges dropped?
Laurel: Your friend Pike and I have been working together on the anti-vigilante task force. Do you remember?
Quentin: Hmm. Last year you were working with the Arrow. What a difference a few months makes.
Laurel: The Arrow?
Quentin: Yeah. Seems more appropriate than the Hood.

Crucible [2.4][edit]

Sebastian Blood: Sooner or later, we all go through a crucible. I'm guessing yours was that island. Most believe there are two types of people who go into a crucible. The ones who become stronger from the experience and survive it, and the ones who die. But there's a third type. The ones who learn to love the fire and choose to stay in their crucible because it's easier to embrace the pain when it's all you know anymore.

Oliver: Hey.
Laurel: Please do not ask me if I'm okay, because I'm sick to death of everyone asking me that.
Oliver: I would never do that.
Laurel: Good.
Oliver: You okay?

Sin: You have family in Starling?
Sara Lance: Yeah. My father, he's a - he's a policeman. And my sister, she's a lawyer.
Sin: Well, they must be proud of their masked delinquent.
Sara: Yeah, they think I'm dead.
Sin: Oh, cool. My folks think I'm dead, too. That, or they wish I'd never been born.

Diggle: You know, Oliver, somebody once told me that secrets have weight. The more you keep, the harder it is to keep moving.
Oliver: You see how hard I work out.

League of Assassins [2.5][edit]

Assassin: Guns' are a coward's weapon. What are you without your sidearm?
Quentin: [shoots assassin] A guy with a spare.

Sara: Dig, you may be a three-tour special forces veteran, but I was trained by the people that make the special forces look like a kindergarten class so step aside, or be put down.
Diggle: It's your funeral Sara.
Sara: It wouldn't be my first.

Keep Your Enemies Closer [2.6][edit]

Diggle: Who are you people? NSA? CIA?
Amanda Waller: My name is Amanda Waller.
Diggle: I thought you A.R.G.U.S. guys were supposed to be more subtle.
Amanda: For us, this was subtle.
Diggle: Then I want to see Lyla Michaels.
Amanda: So do I. Agent Michaels has gone dark.
Diggle: Lyla's missing? What happened?
Amanda: She was running down a lead in Moscow. She's missed two of her scheduled call-ins.
Diggle: What are you doing about it?
Amanda: Speaking to you. Even if we knew where in Russia Lyla is, my superiors believe sending in an extraction team could cause an international incident. As far as they're concerned, she's already framed a picture on our lobby wall.
Diggle: Why are you telling all me of this?
Amanda: Because I know how you and Oliver Queen spend your nights.

Felicity: This is Knyazev's man inside the prison. A guard.
Oliver: He'll know where in the Gulag Lyla is being held.
Felicity: When all hell breaks loose, you need to meet us at the rendevous point with Lyla, or...
Diggle: Or I'm a permanent Russian.

Felicity: What were you thinking?
Oliver: What?
Felicity: Over 64 million woman over the age of consent in Russia and you sleep with her.
Oliver: So... We're not doing the "What happens in Russia stays in Russia"?
Felicity: We're still in Russia.

Deadshot: If I say she's in there, what's keeping you from shooting me?
Diggle: Honor. You should try it sometime.

State v. Queen [2.7][edit]

The Count: You should know I find post-hoc negotiations distasteful.

The Count: Quiet please, I’m threatening!

Felicity: Vertigo! Gotcha!
The Count: That's funny, you took the words right out of my mouth.

Merlyn: There are parts of the world where death is an illusion, I’ve been to one. I've learned to be very convincing.

The Scientist [2.8][edit]

Felicity: Mrs. Queen, welcome back to the company.
Moira: Thank you.
Felicity: You look fabulous. Really, better than ever. Did you do something to your hair?
Moira: Yes. I shampooed it without eight woman and a guard watching me.
Felicity: [giggles] Is it okay to laugh? Because I was ordered not say anything about you being in prison just to avoid any awkward exchanges.
Oliver: Like that one.

[Merlyn enters the Queen Manor]
Moira: And I thought it couldn't hurt to add extra security guards.
Merlyn: It hurt them. [tosses guns to the floor] Badly. Have you prepared Thea?
Moira: No. You will not go near Thea, you will not speak to her and you will never set foot in this house again.
Merlyn: I set you free, Moira. Your life belongs to me.
Moira: I am through being afraid of you.
Merlyn: You think you can stop me? Even the vigilante couldn't kill me.
Moira: No, he couldn't. But I know someone who can. Ra's al Ghul.
Merlyn: How do you know that name?
Moira: Well, I didn't. Until you mentioned Nanda Parbat. The League of Assassins, however twisted their aims, believes very deeply in a code of honor. Your undertaking betrayed that code.
Merlyn: You told Ra's I'm alive?
Moira: He was so grateful to hear it. Because he so very much wants to kill you himself. So my advice to you, Malcolm... Run.

Arrow: Who are you?
Cyrus Gold: Merely a follower.
Arrow: Of who?
Cyrus: My brother.
Arrow: Did he give you the Mirakuru? Did he inject you with it?
Cyrus: No. He saved me with it.

Three Ghosts [2.9][edit]

Oliver: Roy, this is going to hurt.
Roy: My anger is dulling the pain.
Sin: [holding a bottle of vodka] This will dull it better.

Oliver: Barry. The rat poison that you gave me... are there any side effects?
Barry: Uh, yeah, I think hallucinations, maybe. And excessive sweating. Are you sweating excessively?
Felicity: You're hallucinating? What do you see?
Oliver: A girl named Shado that that was with me on the island.
Felicity: Shado. Sara. How many women were you marooned with? Are you sure this wasn't Fantasy Island?

Brother Blood: Brother Cyrus told me he killed you.
Arrow: Guess he's not as strong as you'd hoped. Where did you get the Mirakuru? Who gave you the formula?
Brother Blood: It was a gift. A gift I would use to save this city from itself.

Slade: So your campaign begins.
Blood: The city needs a leader. And putting the copycat hoods up to assassinating the mayor was just the first step. The vigilante... he destroyed the centrifuge and the serum along with it.
Slade: I want you to arrange to receive another sample of my blood, and than you can mass produce the serum again. When I ask you not to confront the vigilante, you will listen. Remember, your mask can be worn by another.
Blood: You know who he is under that hood, don't you?
Slade: I know exactly who is. He's my friend.
Blood: That's why you don't want him dead.
Slade: Death would be a release from this life, and his sentence has yet to be carried out. I'm going to tear everything he cares about away from him. Destroy those who choose to follow him. Corrupt those he loves. Once he has lost everyone and everything he values, I will drive an arrow through his eye.

Blast Radius [2.10][edit]

Shrapnel: Freedom. Liberty. Justice. To long have the people of this city suffered under the shackles of a corrupt government. Slaves to self-interested politicians and their lobbyist puppeteers. I declare war on them all. [Remotely blows up a building]

Oliver: How's Barry?
Felicity: He's still sleeping... I prefer sleeping to coma, because coma sounds, you know, not fun.

Quentin: You know, most cops they meet their informers in the back seat of a cruiser or maybe a coffee shop or something. What's with the mask?
Oliver: Gift from a friend.
Quentin: You've got friends?

Shrapnel: Drop the bow! I have charges planted all over Starling. I drop this stick, they all blow. Did you just hear what I said?
Arrow: Yep [Shoots the wire connecting the button to the detonator]

Oliver: I'm sorry.
Felicity: Were you apologizing to me or were you talking to your quiver?
Oliver: I didn't snap at my quiver.
Felicity: Kind of more than snapped.
Oliver: I know and I'm sorry.
Felicity: I understand that this Mirakuru thing has you freaked out and I have been at Central City a lot.
Oliver: Felicity, it's not that. When you are there, it just makes me realize how much i need you here. At the beginning I was going to do all of this by myself, and now with you and Diggle... I rely on you.
Felicity: Does that mean I have a shot at employee of the month?
Oliver: No, because you're not my employee, you're my partner.

Blind Spot [2.11][edit]

Arrow: Hello Laurel.
Laurel: You're late.
Arrow: I had to circle around to make sure there wasn't a SWAT team waiting for me again.

Diggle: Doesn't exactly mean that Sebastien Blood is the man in the skull mask.
Felicity: His last name is Blood. That can't be a good sign.
Diggle: Felicity, he's dedicated his life, risked his life to help the people of the Glades and in his spare time he's a murderer, trying to create an army of human weapons?
Felicity: You're a personal bodyguard who fights crime at night with his billionaire boss. Not a lot of people show their real face in public.

Felicity: I have good news and bad news. I suggest the good news first to soften the blow of the bad news. [Oliver stays silent] Okay, dealer's choice.

Felicity: At least the security cameras are from this century.

Tremors [2.12][edit]

Arrow: Again!
Roy: You know, I slapped water out of a bowl yesterday. And I slapped water out of a bowl the day before.
Arrow: You must be getting pretty good at it.
Roy: Yeah, well I can't wait to get attacked by a dog dish.

Oliver: We'll find out when we find him.
Sara: And when we do, you can't tell him.
Oliver: Tell him what?
Sara: Don't talk to me like I'm other people. You've got that look on your face. The same one you had after the first time we kissed. Pure guilt.
Oliver: Because I am guilty, Sara! Ivo killed Shado because of me.
Sara: That's not true! And even if it was, nothing good comes from telling Slade that you think you're responsible for the death of the women he loved. Love's the most powerful emotion, and that makes it the most dangerous.

Diggle: How's it going with Roy?
Oliver: Not well.
Diggle: I don't know the kid all to well, but he seems to be five kinds of angry.
Oliver: You might be underestimating. Roy was mad at the world before he was injected with Mirakuru.

Oliver: You hacked into a prison system network?
Felicity: Is that judgment I'm hearing?
Oliver: Pride.
Felicity: Iron Heights just put out a bulletin for Ben Turner, A.K.A Bronze Tiger, which B.T.W. is a terrible nickname, because tigers are not bronze.
Oliver: Turner escaped?
Felicity: He killed ten guards on the way out.
Diggle: You'd think that would make the news.
Felicity: Iron Heights does better at keeping secrets than it does at keeping prisoners.

Arrow: Now you. Go slowly! [Roy starts punching the pole quickly] Stop! This is not about learning to throw a punch! This is about learning to control your strength.
Roy: First water slapping. Now this. When are you gonna run out of ways to make me looks STUPID?!? [Punches and breaks the pole] All I'm learning is new ways to get pissed off, and in case you haven't noticed, I'm already pretty good at that.
Arrow: There is nothing wrong with anger Roy. Anger is energy, but you need to learn to channel it in a positive way.

Heir to the Demon [2.13][edit]

Sara: Okay, Laurel, I wasn't trying to be a bitch.
Laurel: The title of your autobiography.

Quentin: You never did tell me how you joined up with the Arrow. Where did you two even meet?
Sara: Vigilante club

Oliver: Because if half of the stories I've heard about Ra's al Ghul are true and Sara kills his daughter, we all will pay.

Nyssa al Ghul: [To a dying Sara] If you want to be with your family so badly, they can join you in eternity.

Oliver: For the past year, I have stood by your side... and I have fought for you, because I didn't want to believe that you were this... monster. And I needed to believe that still had a mother.
Moira: You do, Oliver. Oliver, I only lied about Thea to protect her from Malcolm.
Oliver: No, you lied because that is what you do. And that is who you are, Mom. Lies. And now you have made a liar out of me. Because Thea can never find out about Merlyn. And she can never learn the truth about us. Which is that as of right now, we have no relationship. I will keep up appearance for Thea's sake. And publicly I will support your campaign. But privately... you and I are done.

Time Of Death [2.14][edit]

William Tockman: The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience. It's from War and Peace. 14,040 pages. It takes a while, but it's worth the read. Tolstoy knew that patience was the epitome of strength. It takes fortitude to stand still, just as it is a sign of weakness or cowardliness to move when you should have NOT.

Oliver: Sara, when you come back from the dead you get a party. It's a Queen family tradition.

Laurel: Are you done?
Oliver: Yeah, I'm done. I'm done taking the blame and I'm done caring. Why don't you go have a drink. Get wasted. Go to Verdant. I'll pay for it. I have loved you for half of my life but I'm done running after you

Oliver: Are you sure you don't want to go to the hospital?
Felicity: Nuh uh. You guys never go to the hospital. Besides, Dig gave me some of those aspirins. Are you spinning?
Oliver: [whispers to Diggle] Aspirins?
Diggle: [whispers back] Oxycodone.
Oliver: Oh.
[After a while]
Oliver: Diggle had mentioned that maybe you were feeling a little left out.
Felicity: What? No! I'm just used to being your girl. I mean not your girl... girl... your girl. I know it sounds like the same word but it means something different in my head.
Oliver: Hey, you will always be my girl Felicity.

Laurel: Because I realized that, that I went on that boat with you, too. And I've been slowly drowning for all of these years and after every heartbreak or setback or loss, I sank deeper into the dark water. And so when I saw you, so beautiful and so alive, I realized that I'm not those things. Not anymore. So please, please don't hate me Sara. Please.

The Promise [2.15][edit]

Dr. Anthony Ivo: It's harder than it looks, isn't it? Killing an unarmed man.
Oliver: It seemed pretty easy when you murdered Shado.
Ivo: I didn't murder her, Oliver.
Oliver: Ivo, you shot her in the head.
Ivo: I gave you a choice! You chose Sara. You blame me, but that's because you can't face your own guilt. I loaded the bullets, yes, I pulled the trigger, but you... you aimed the gun. And you hold yourself responsible. Don't you?
Oliver: Yes. But that doesn't mean I won't kill you.

Slade: [to Oliver] To kill you now would be a mercy. You cannot die until you have suffered the same way I have suffered, until you have known complete despair, and you will, I promise.

Suicide Squad [2.16][edit]

Diggle: Coffee?
Felicity: Hot cocoa.
Diggle: What, no marshmallows?
Felicity: I'm out.

Amanda: I don't need you to get the nerve agent out. I need you to get your team in.
Diggle: My team?
Amanda: They're designated Task Force X.
Deadshot: Give me a break, this ain't no task force. Let's call it like it is. Welcome to the Suicide Squad.

Felicity: Robbery in progress.
[Oliver looks blankly]
Felicity: Still in the crime fighting business, right?

Lyla Michaels: This past few months have been amazing. We've done more playing than talking.
Diggle: That's because, when we talk, we tend to get divorced.

Amanda: Who do you want to kill more than me?
Oliver: Slade Wilson is alive.
Amanda: You killed him. It's not possible.
Oliver: Everything is possible where Slade is concerned. And I need your help to find him.
Amanda: I might have something.
Oliver: What?
Amanda: There's a new player we've been tracking, a mercenary. He's left a trail of bodies from Macau to Istanbul to Lisbon. A trail that leads right here to Starling. We've been calling him Deathstroke.

Birds of Prey [2.17][edit]

Sara: [to Diggle and Felicity] What do you guys think?
Felicity: Oh I think if the Huntress shows up you should totally kick her ass.

Laurel: Helena, you don't have to do this.
Helena: Yes, I do. Because once you let the darkness inside, it never comes out.

Huntress: [on seeing Sara] Oliver sure does like to dress up his girls.

Felicity: Oliver, where are you? Are you okay?
Oliver: I'm with Lance as Oliver, and he just called the Arrow.
Felicity: Oh. Oh! It's getting really hard to keep track of who knows whose secret identity.

Helena: You know, I thought I'd feel different now that he's dead, but I don't. And you always told me that killing him wouldn't change anything. You were right.
Oliver: But I was wrong, too.
Helena: About what?
Oliver: I thought I could help you. To stop you from being a killer, but... I was just starting. And I was a killer, too.
Helena: And what are you now?
Oliver: I'm trying to be better.

Deathstroke [2.18][edit]

Oliver: They're calling you Deathstroke.
Slade: That's a bit flamboyant. I like it.

Oliver: With Slade out there, I don't have time for the company.
Felicity: Well, you have to make time, Oliver. At least three hours. The annual board meeting. There's absolutely zero way that the CEO can avoid being there. And I know it's been a while, so in you case you've forgotten, that's you. Do you remember where you put your business suit? Or do you keep it in a cool glass case, too?

Roy: I can't just stop thinking what's the worst that can happen if I just told her the truth.
Felicity: Well, I told a guy the truth and he got struck by lightning. To be fair, probably won't happen again, statistically.

Moira: [to Oliver]From the moment your children are born you worry what the world might do to them, but you never stop to think what you might do to them, that we can be our worst enemy.

Slade: Don't worry. I am not here to harm you.
Laurel: Go to hell.
Slade: All in good time, I'm sure. But before then, I've come to Starling City to see Oliver Queen suffer.
Laurel: Oliver? What? Why?
Slade: Because he's not the man you think he is.
Laurel: How would you know that?
Slade: Because I know Oliver Queen is The Arrow.

The Man Under the Hood [2.19][edit]

Felicity: I'm a bomber. I can't believe I'm a bomber. I wonder if I can list that on my resume of special skills.

Laurel: I know who the Arrow is.
Quentin: Don't say another word. Don't say anything. Listen to me, there was a time when I would have sold out my badge to find out his name, you know that. But then I realized I didn't care who he was. In fact, I didn't want to know who he was.
Laurel: Why not?
Quentin: Because I knew if I knew who he really was he would become a person, okay? Maybe he has a family, friends, people to care about him, someone with a life. Then he couldn't be what I needed him to be, what this city needs him to be. See, Arrow - the man under the hood isn't important. Can you imagine what it's like to be him? What he has to live with? Day in, day out? What that's gotta be like?

Arrow: [talking about Roy] Slade, he's just a kid!
Slade: Who's here only because you pushed him away. You're the one person he looked up to, and for that you crushed his soul.

[Laurel hugs Oliver]
Oliver: What's this for?
Laurel: Because you're important to me.

Oliver: Alright, we need to deal with Slade figure out what his next move is. I know Slade, he is not gonna stop till...
Slade: [shows up] Welcome home. [beats Sara, Diggle and Oliver] Don't forget who taught you how to fight, kid.

Seeing Red [2.20][edit]

Felicity: Is the fact that he's lying there freaks me out a little make me a bad person?
Diggle: Felicity, I don't think there's a force on earth that can make you a bad person.

Moira: There's only one way this night can end and we both know that, don't we, Mr. Wilson?
Oliver: Mom!
Moira: Please tell me both my children will live.
Thea: Mom! What are you doing?! Mom!
Moira: Thea, I love you. Close your eyes, baby!
Oliver: NO!
Slade: You possess true courage. I am truly sorry you did not pass that on to your son.

Sara: That's not true. I wanted to kill Roy because that's what I do. That's who I am. I spent six years in the darkness and I looked into the eyes of the devil and I gave him my soul.
Oliver: I can help you get it back.
Sara: No. You deserve someone better. You can harness that light that's still inside of you, but I'm not that person and I never will be.

Laurel: You're really cute when you're mopey.
Oliver: I'm not mopey.
Laurel: Mopey's your default Ollie. It's part of your smoldering charm.
Oliver: I do have smoldering charm.

Oliver: [talking about Thea] Thanks for taking care of her.
Diggle: Lucky for me, she's not as good at disappearing as you are.

City of Blood [2.21][edit]

Felicity: I don't even know why I'm crying. I didn't even like Moira. Terrible thing to say about someone after they've just died. In my defense, she was not nice. She was diabolical. Not a word you often hear at someone's funeral.
Diggle: You're not crying for her, Felicity, you're crying for Oliver.
Felicity: Where is he? How could he not be here?
Diggle: I don't know...
Isabel Rochev: If Oliver's smart... He ran back to his island to hide. But maybe he'll attend your funerals.

[Anatoly works on fixing the submarine]
Anatoly Knyazev: Like riding bicycle. Underwater.

Oliver: Submarines have torpedoes, right? Can't we blast our way out?
Anatoly: I can see why you two are made for each other. You like your explosions.

Oliver: It ends tonight.
Felicity: How?
Oliver: I turn myself over to Slade. I end this vendetta.
Diggle: Oliver, you think this ends with you turning yourself over to Slade?
Oliver: Yes, I do. After she was gone... he told me that one more person had to die. And then it would end. This ends for Slade when he kills me.
Felicity: I don't accept that. You shouldn't either. You can't just accept things, Oliver. If I had accepted my life, I would be a cocktail waitress in Vegas like my mother, and I never would have gone to college, and I never would have moved a thousand miles away to work at Queen Consolidated, and I never would have believed some crazy guy in a hood when he told me I could be more than just some IT girl.

Diggle: Clinton Hogue. I have some questions for you.
Clinton Hogue: Go to hell.
Diggle: You sure that's how you want to play it?
Clinton: You think I've never taken a beating before?
Diggle: Pal, you're going to wish I beat you.
Felicity: Hi. I'll be your interrogator.
Clinton: Is this a joke?
Felicity: Clinton Hogue. Social security number 306003894.
Clinton: What the hell's this supposed to be?
Felicity: Oh, look at this. You have a bank account in the Cayman Islands. Wow. $2 million, quite the little nest egg. But... looks like you just approved a wire transfer of $1 million to a charity here in Starling City. Very generous. What should I do with the rest?
Diggle: Greenpeace.
Felicity: Great cause! And they really appreciate support.
Clinton: You bitch!
Felicity: Bitch with wi-fi.

Streets of Fire [2.22][edit]

Oliver: You're a good man, Anatoly. If this is goodbye, be safe.
Anatoly: I will see you soon. You and Sara.
Oliver: I meant what I said. If we're not back in an hour, you sink the freighter and get yourself home.
Anatoly: I think maybe I prefer Bahamas.

Quentin: Lieutenant. Listen to me, these guys, have you seem them? Huh? Have you seen these guys? They do not go down. We gotta call in the National Guard.
Lt. Frank Pike: That's a call for the mayor. And he hasn't made that yet.
Quentin: And he won't. Mayor Blood let this happen.
Frank: What?
Quentin: Trust me. Blood's behind this.
Frank: Look, even if I believe you, I don't have that kind of authority.
Quentin: Well, in an emergency, the chief of police does, so get him on the line.
Frank: Chief's dead.
Quentin: Well, then... There's only one more guy to we can call. You're not gonna like it.
Frank: The vigilante.
Quentin: The Arrow. Lieutenant, I know he's breaking the law. But what we're up against, it's not about the law. It's about survival. We got masks tearing our city to pieces, and we're gonna need a mask to stop 'em.
Frank: Make the call.

Sara: You don't know, Laurel, about me. About who I am, and who I've become.
Laurel: I know you're a hero.
Sara: I'm not a hero... Laurel. I'm the furthest thing from it. I am "Ta-er al-Sahfer." That was my new name. Because of the woman that I was, the girl that I was, is gone.
Laurel: I'm not going to pretend that I've been through anything that you have. But one thing that I've learned in the past year is that these things... they don't break us. They make us who we are.
Sara: And what I am... is irredeemable.
Laurel: What was that word you said before?
Sara: Ta-er al-Sahfer.
Laurel: What does that mean?
Sara: It means "The Canary".
Laurel: If you're so far gone and so irredeemable... then why would they know you by such a beautiful name?

Oliver: I didn't know, Felicity. Five years ago, I was a completely different person. And I had... no idea that something like this was even... possible. I couldn't have imagined. When you and Diggle brought me back to Starling City, I made a vow to myself that I would never let anything like the Undertaking happen again.
Felicity: What's happening now is not your fault.
Oliver: Yes, it is. I have failed this city. Yao Fei. Shado. Tommy. My father, my mother. All that I ever wanted to do is honor those people.
Felicity: You honor the dead by fighting. And you're NOT DONE fighting! Malcolm Merlyn, The Count, The Clock King, the Triad - everyone who was trying to hurt this city, you stopped them. And you will stop Slade.
Oliver: I don't know how.
Felicity: Neither do I. But I do know two things: You are not alone. And I believe in you.

Blood: As a young boy, I was plagued by nightmares. Every night, I would wake up in a cold sweat, frightened and alone. It was my father's face that haunted me. [Shows his mask] And this is how I saw him. The embodiment of desperation and despair. I made this mask to conquer my fears. And to remind myself why I fight, every day, to give this city's most desperate a chance. All I ever wanted to do was help people, Oliver.
Oliver: Help me believe. Where's the cure?
Blood: Slade Wilson will not rest until he honors the promise that he made you.
Oliver: I won't be so easy to kill once we level the playing field.
Blood: He's not interested in killing you. Not until he's taken away everything and everyone you love.
Oliver: After he murdered my mother, he said one more person had to die.
Blood: Whoever you love the most.

Unthinkable [2.23][edit]

Nyssa: I'm Nyssa, daughter of Ra's al Ghul. Heir to the demon.
Felicity: Felicity Smoak. M.I.T. Class of '09.

Deathstroke: You must have quite a bit of faith in this cure if you've come alone.
Arrow: We didn't come alone.
[the League of Assassins arrive]

Thea: If you're going to kill me, just... get over with it.
Merlyn: Kill you? Why? Because you shot me? I'm glad you did.
Thea: You're sick.
Merlyn: Perhaps. How else to explain the fact not a year ago, your brother held to a gun to my face as well.
Thea: Tommy.
Merlyn: He lacked conviction. The strength to pull the trigger, but not you, Thea. You are made of iron. You are truly my daughter, and I could not be more proud.

Slade : Where am I?
Oliver : As far away from the world as I could get you. Where you can't hurt anyone ever again.
Slade : That's your weakness, kid. You don't have the guts to kill me.
Oliver : No. I have the strength to let you live.
Slade : Oh, you're a killer. I know, I created you. You've killed plenty.
Oliver : Yes, I have. You helped turned me into a killer when I needed to be one. And I'm alive today because of you. I made it home because of you. And I got to see my family again. But over the past year, I needed to be more... but I faltered. But then I stopped you. Without killing. You helped me become a hero, Slade. Thank you.
Slade : You think I won't get out of here? You think I won't kill who you care for?
Oliver : No, I don't. Because you're in purgatory.
Slade : I keep my promises, kid. I keep my promises! I keep my promises.

Felicity: Last time I didn't notice; it's actually kind of beautiful here. Don't get me wrong, I'm counting the seconds until we shove off minefield island.
Diggle: So you think that'll be enough to hold him, A.R.G.U.S.'s super max?
Oliver: Him and anyone else we send here. This battle may be over, but there will be others. Starting with getting my family's company back.
Felicity: That's not going to be easy since you're poor now. You're going to have to get a job. If Slade doesn't scare you, that's got to.
Oliver: Do you know anyone hiring ex-billionaires with superior archery skills?

Season 3[edit]

Opening voiceover by Oliver
My name is Oliver Queen. After five years in hell, I have come home with only one goal- to save my city. Now others have joined my crusade, to them I'm Oliver Queen. To the rest of Starling City I am someone else. I am something else.

The Calm [3.1][edit]

Oliver: Congratulations John, and not just on the baby. You and Lyla are happy.
Diggle: Well you know, you should try it some time.
Oliver: Last girlfriend? She's in the League of Assassins. My girlfriend before that? She shot my girlfriend before that. Listen, I'm... not exactly a catch at the moment.
Diggle: Maybe Felicity will change all that.
Oliver: It's not the right time.
Diggle: Things are as good now as ever will be Oliver. And you love her. You even told her so.
Oliver: I was trying to fool Slade.
Diggle: Yes, except now the only person you're fooling is yourself.

Arrow: Send his photo to Roy. Get me Felicity.
Diggle: Got it.
Felicity: I can't talk right now, I'm at work. Could I ask you guys to wait one moment? Someone's calling for tech support! You're going to get me so incredibly fired. Okay, I'm hacking into the city's database, I am running facial recognition now.
Arrow: Do you like Italian?
Felicity: What?
Arrow: For tonight. You like Italian right? Everyone likes Italian.
Felicity: Oliver, you're in the middle of a high speed chase.
Arrow: I'm multitasking!

Oliver: Am I being crazy? I mean, what do we have to be nervous about?
Felicity: Well, we've already exhausted every topic that one would normally talk about on a first date, and a second date, and a third date, and every date actually. And I've already seen you shirtless. Multiple times. Shirtless all the time.

Quentin: I gotta warn you, the doctors told me not to get yelled at.
Laurel: Well, it's a good thing you don't care about your doctors' instructions then, since you're still going out in the field.

Oliver: Two years ago the people of Starling city thought I was dead. I came back, and so can Queen Consolidated. With Starling National Bank's new investment, we can take QC out of receivership and into the future. This company is my family, and as my mother always said: There is nothing more important to me than family. Thank you.
Ray Palmer: [To Oliver] Good speech, hard to top.
[Ray walks to the front of the board]
Ray: Thank you all for coming out today. I promise to be brief, if not a little entertaining. Ah, that's one of my new smartwatches. I'm very proud of those. You like it? It works for you? Yeah, good. Anyway, science, numbers. I like numbers. These numbers show QC's performance under Mr. Queen's management. I'm using that term extremely loosely BTW. Also BTW, these numbers aren't sanitized for Wall Street, this is raw information from your company's own servers.
Oliver: [Quietly to Felicity] How did he get into our computers?
Felicity: Something tells me he deployed a remote administration tool.
Ray: But the truth is, this company's woes are a symptom of a much larger problem, and that problem is Starling City. Queen Consolidated can't hope to survive if the city it's located in is dying, and guess what? It is. Nobody wants to live here anymore. And after two terrorist attacks, who can blame them? This city still needs saving. And that is my vision for this company: To not only see it rise from the ashes, but to take this city with it to that new horizon, and that new day has a name. [Points at presentation with the text "Star City"]

Sara [3.2][edit]

Arrow: What is it, detective?
Quentin: You okay? You look like someone peed in your cornflakes.

Felicity: Do you even know how difficult it is to ping a clone off a hacked transband multiplex?
Roy: No, but only because you weren't speaking English just now.

Ray: You know, most girls would be flattered that I spent $1.2 billion just to hire them, even if I do have a fairly genius plan for rebranding the stores.
Felicity: In case you haven't noticed, I am not most girls and I don't need this. Or you. Or any of this.

Oliver: I just need your A game right now Felicity.
Felicity: I don't have it! My friend, our friend, was shot with arrows and fell off of a rooftop. Her body is upstairs right above us in a freezer because we don't know what to do with it, with her, so I am so sorry, Oliver, if I have feelings, but maybe if you did, too... I'm sorry. That was mean. But this is Sara we're talking about. Your Sara. How can you stand there being so cold and rational?
Oliver: Because I don't have the luxury of falling to pieces. Everyone is looking to me to handle things, to make the right decisions. Everyone is looking to me to lead. If I grieve, nobody else gets to.

Simon Lacroix: So you're The Arrow. I thought you'd be taller.

Corto Maltese [3.3][edit]

Merlyn: So why did you reach out to me?
Thea: You reached first.
Merlyn: Still.
Thea: I don't want to feel this pain again. I don't want to hurt or get hurt ever again, and you seem like someone who could teach me how not to.

Laurel: Ted Grant.
Ted Grant: Well I guess that badge means you're not here for a self defense class.
Laurel: No, I've already had my fair share. I'm here about one of your students, Tom Bronson. A witness places him at the scene of a break-in last night.
Ted: Well that's not possible, because Tom and I were sparring last night.
Laurel: Mr. Grant, do you know that lying to the District Attorney is against the law?
Ted: If by that you mean am I willing to lie in order to keep a good kid who just happened to make a stupid mistake out of this system? I think you know my answer.
Laurel: Are you admitting to perjury Mr. Grant?
Ted: Uh, that's a big word. I'm just a dumb fighter, right? Look, Tom was here with me last night and we worked on his upper cut combinations. Like I said, in this city there are a lot of good people who are dealt bad hands. They lose someone, they lose themselves. Which is why they come in here to work off that rage. I've gotten good at picking out the types, types just like you.
Laurel: If I'm angry it's because I'm dealing with someone who's willing to lie to the DA to protect a punk kid.
Ted: I don't think that's the case. Either way, if you do have something you want to work off... [hands her a brochure]

Thea: I didn't come all the way to South America to have you poison me, did I?
Merlyn: [Chuckles] It's a meditative tea. It will activate your mind and body.
Thea: I think I'm gonna need a little bit more than tea to learn to use one of those. [Nods at the swords]
Merlyn: The Sōhei Buddhist warriors believed that first you must fight with your mind, then your sword. I remember when I was training to be a warrior, I began just like you, devastated by my wife's death. I was angry and hurt. The pain was unbearable. Like this. [Pours boiling water over his hand]
Thea: You're out of your mind! Put your hand in here!
Merlyn: Every warrior must learn the simple truth: that pain is inevitable and suffering is optional.
Thea: Please don't... don't do what I think you're going to do.
Merlyn: You asked me to teach you. [Pours boiling water over Thea's hand]

[Oliver runs out of arrows]
Oliver: Diggle!
Diggle: Behind you! [Throws Oliver a gun.]
[Oliver shoots 5 soldiers. Roy looks surprised]
Oliver: I never said I didn't know how to use a gun.

Laurel: I know that it probably sounds insane. It probably is, but Sara, she gave me this and when I wear it, it makes me want to help people like she did. Like she's alive again.
Oliver: I get it. Sara had training. She had years...
Laurel: Oliver, I know. Which is why I need to start and I need your help.
Oliver: No.
Laurel: Oliver.
Oliver: No. NO! I, I want you to consider what would happen to your father if something happened to you.
Laurel: Oliver, ever since it happened, I have had this fire inside of me that I can't get rid of with booze or pills. I need another way and the other night, even though it went wrong, it was the first time since Sara died that I haven't felt that fire.
Oliver: I'm sorry. I can't. And even if I could, Sara would never forgive me.

The Magician [3.4][edit]

Laurel: You were the one that showed her the darkness inside. You... and your father.
Nyssa: I know you grieve, but so do I. I didn't show Sara the darkness, Laurel. It was already inside of her when we met. When I found her alone, starving and terrified, I protected her. I took Sara into my heart and I loved her with all of my soul. And that jacket. I gave it to Sara as a gift. You are not fit to wear it.

Nyssa: Jansen Sensei, I am Nyssa, heir to the demon Ra's al Ghul. You will tell me where I can find Malcolm Merlyn or I will kill you where you sit.
Merlyn: Hello Nyssa.

Oliver: I'm not a killer anymore Laurel.
Laurel: But Merlyn is. He killed Tommy and 502 other innocent people. How many more people are going to have to die before you put him down?
Oliver: Do you think that's what your sister would want?
Laurel: Yes. I do.

Nyssa: My father may be the demon. But yours is the devil.

Nyssa: I see you've been training. And wearing her jacket.
Laurel: If you're gonna stand there and tell me I'm not strong enough or tough enough, please don't.
Nyssa: Back at the cemetery I would have, but since you have reminded me that the strongest metal is forged in the hottest fire.
Laurel: And what's that supposed to mean?
Nyssa: Don't forget to turn your hips. That's where the power comes from.

The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak [3.5][edit]

Donna Smoak: Honey, I came to see you. For a visit. Look, look, look. Didn't you get my text?
Felicity: Mom, to send a text, you actually have to press "send" on the text.
Donna: Oh, okay, not a big deal, I'll do it right now.

Felicity: I was in this, I guess you could call it a group, in college. We were hactivists, for a lack of a better word. Civil disobedience via the world wide web. I created this, this super virus, that could give us access to any infected server. We could expose government fraud, start virtual sit-ins and digitally deface criminals. I guess you could say it was my first attempt at being a hero.

Thea: I was afraid you wouldn't react well to the idea of me taking his money.
Oliver: It's blood money, Thea! You don't know what Malcolm Merlyn is capable of!
Thea: I know what his money is capable of - renting me this really sweet loft.
Oliver: Listen to me. He's alive, and if you take his money, he has a hold on you.
Thea: I think you're being a little melodramatic. I'm his daughter, okay? He's not gonna put me in danger.
Oliver: He's responsible for the death of 503 innocent people, including your brother.
Thea: Now that is a card you do not get to play.

Donna: Hey! Hey, you want to wave that gun at me, fine, but don't you dare threaten my daughter.
Cooper: Here I thought you were all nails and hair.
Donna: Try single mom who worked 60 hour weeks in six inch heels to raise that genius child you see right there. I may not understand all this cyber whatever... But I know without that gun, you wouldn't last ten seconds against my girl.

Oliver: Are you OK?
Felicity: I guess. Old lovers have a way of opening old wounds. Lovers. Sounds creepy no matter how you say it.
Oliver: Felicity, I want you to know that whatever experiences you had to go through, I'm glad that you did to shape the person that you are today. And you know how I feel about her.

Guilty [3.6][edit]

Ted: Make sure you get some protein within the hour, all right?
Laurel: Yeah, egg whites. They're my new BFF.
Ted: Oh, that's disgusting. No, no, no, two blocks from here - Korean tacos.
Laurel: Korean tacos?
Ted: Trust me. They're heaven. Come on, I'm buying.

Arrow: You're playing a very dangerous game, Laurel.
Laurel: I can take care of myself.
Arrow: No you can't, because you haven't realized it isn't actually a game.

Ted: This is were I kept my supplies. A safe place separate from my day job. I'm sure you've got one just like it.
Arrow: Mine's bigger.

Roy: That guy? He said I was just another weapon in your arsenal.
Oliver: Well, maybe that's what we should call you, then. Arsenal.

Oliver: When I said I wouldn't train you, I was trying to protect you. But a homicidal former vigilante apprentice was not what I had in mind.
Laurel: I know you're trying to protect me, Ollie, but I'm not helpless.
Oliver: I've never seen you that way. But Laurel, I'm always gonna watch out for you. And it's not because I think you're helpless, it's because I care about you.

Draw Back Your Bow [3.7][edit]

Tatsu Yamashiro: [Puts down Oliver's laundry] I'm not your mother or your wife or your maid.
Oliver: Ok, alright, you don't like me, I get it.
Tatsu: At least you're perceptive.
Oliver: I thought that, last week, the whole candle-meditation thing and maybe we had a moment.
Tatsu: Moment's over. You can celebrate by doing your own laundry. [...] What?
Oliver: I don't know how.

Felicity: This dress? Costs more than my apartment.
Ray: Yeah. Couture, which I'm pretty sure is French for expensive. [Felicity handles the dress, smelling it and whining] So, dinner? Purely platonic.
Felicity: There is nothing platonic about couture.

[Oliver shows Carrie's arrow to Diggle]
Diggle: Last time I saw a spade that lethal, it cut up a pretty good royal flush I was holding.

Felicity: I don't blame you for not wanting to sell Ray your mine, because you don't know what his plans are. The thing about Ray is he's not a businessman. Businessmen make deals, they make money. What Ray is, is something else entirely.

Arrow: I understand that you're hurting and I know what it's like to want someone but not be able be with them. How you wish things could be different, but they can't. I can't be with you. I can't be with anyone. I have to be alone.


  • Destiny leaves its mark
  • A heroic future forged by a tortured past.
  • Innocent and not guilty are two different things.
  • His death was just the beginning.
  • A Hero Will Rise
  • Those closest to you can hurt you the most.
  • The past has prepared him
  • Mess with his friends and he may snap
  • One more will discover who hides under the hood
  • In the secret war on Starling, he is the city's only weapon.
  • This disaster has his family name all over it.
  • Savagery Is a Family Trait
  • His city burns. Will he fight fire with fire?
  • Saving a city takes a toll


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