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Dawson’s Creek Quotes that Will Take You Back to High School

Relive your high school days with these Dawson’s Creek quotes.

Dawson’s Creek is a very popular and influential teen drama series that ran from 1998 to 2003. It was a huge hit back then, and the intricate storyline of this series hooks many viewers.

The show follows the story of a close-knit group of friends and their journey to self-discovery and coming of age.

Although the series is lighthearted in general, some hard-hitting drama scenes will shock you from time to time. Significant events happen that change the flow of the story and impact the characters.

Dawson's Creek Quotes that Will Take You Back to High School

These Dawson’s Creek quotes will bring back a lot of nostalgic feelings you never knew you had.

Don’t forget to also check out these Gravity Falls quotes to entertain the child in you

Dawson’s Creek quotes by Joey

1. “When I saw you going for Jen’s hand…it’s not like I wanted to be the one holding your hand. I just didn’t want her holding it.” — Joey

2. “Things change, Dawson, people change.” — Joey

3. “Don’t let yourself get so angry that you stop loving because one day you will wake up from that anger and the person you love won’t be around anymore.” — Joey

4. “I have to admit I fell in love twice…first was with you and the second was with the person you became when you were already mine.” — Joey

5. “So you love me…you just don’t want me.” — Joey

6. “Do you believe in magic? I never used to. I mean, how could I? 13, your mom dies, you hope against hope for magic, something to make it all better. It never comes, and, you know, you look to your father who’s unable to overcome all of his tragic flaws. Well, no abracadabra there. And then there’s Pacey. Well… any magic that was there, that ran out, didn’t it? But, uh, then there’s you. There’s proof that someone out there someone is thinking of me…my friend who was with me always. It’s pure magic.” — Joey

7. “Not all kisses are magical and most boys don’t live up to your expectations, but there are those times when everything, I mean love, romance, relationships, it all falls together perfectly and it’s incredible.” — Joey

8. “To love someone when there is no chance of that love ever thriving…that is romance.” — Joey

9. “I can’t swear this is exactly how it happened. But this is exactly how it felt.” — Joey

10. “It’s called social evolution, Dawson. What’s strong enough flourishes and what doesn’t we look at behind glass cases in science museums.” — Joey

11. “I used to be afraid of so many things…That I’d never grow up. That I’d be trapped in the same place for all eternity. That my dreams would forever be shy of my reach.” — Joey

12. “It’s true what they say. Time plays tricks on you. One day you’re dreaming, the next your dream has become your reality. And now that this scared little girl no longer follows me wherever I go, I miss her. I do. ‘Cause there are things I wanna tell her – to relax, to lighten up, that it is all going to be ok.” — Joey

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13. “Why are we so quick to forget the bad and romanticize the good? Maybe it’s because we need to believe that the time we spent together actually meant something, that we were there for each other in a time in our lives that defined us all, a time in our lives that we will never forget. I can’t swear this is exactly how it happened. But this is how it felt.” — Joey

Dawson’s Creek quotes by Dawson

14. “I guess I feel different. Like, I’ve always had this tendency to assume that change, when it happens, can only be for the worst, y’know? And lately I kind of feel like that’s not true. Like, whatever’s waiting for me out there may not be that bad, and even if it is, the not knowing about it might actually be the good part.” — Dawson

15. “Edge is fleeting, heart lasts forever.” — Dawson

16. “How can you simply be friends with someone when every time you look at them all you can think about is how much more you really want them?” — Dawson

17. “You wanted a kiss. Is that what you want? Are you prepared for everything that comes with that kiss? ‘Cause it doesn’t just end with a fade out. There are repercussions. Hearts get broken. Friendships get ruined. Your entire life could fall apart because of one kiss. That’s what you have to look forward to. Do yourself a big favor… don’t rush it.” — Dawson

18. “I wanted to write about falling in love and why it can’t last, but at the same time how it lasts forever!” — Dawson

19. “How do you explain the things you love? You can’t. You just do.” — Dawson

20. “There’s no need to rush fate.” — Dawson

21. “If we are truly meant to be then we’ll find our way back to each other.” — Dawson

Dawson’s Creek quotes by Audrey

22. “Because you’re beautiful, and you don’t know it. Because you’re smart, and you don’t believe it. You’re the kind of girl that guys never get over. Joey, you’re the kind of girl that other girls get compared to.” — Audrey

23. “No one’s gonna come along and tell you what’s expected so you know how to succeed.” — Audrey

24. “Relationships are messy. That’s their nature. They start messy, and they end messy, and if you ever want to have another relationship in your life, you better just stop worrying about the mess. ” — Audrey

Dawson’s Creek quotes by Pacey

25. “I’ve never really put much faith in all that ‘if you love someone, set them free’ crap, as evidenced by everything I’ve done in my life up to this very moment, but I am determined to be happy, Joey. Happy in this life. And I love you. I mean, I always—I have always, always loved you. But our timing has just never been right. And the way I figure it, time is no man’s friend. So I have to get right with that and be happy, now.” — Pacey

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26. “You always tease the ones you love and you always have to deal with the ones you used to love.” — Pacey

27. “High maintenance is just another way of saying high quality.” — Pacey

28. “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.”— Pacey

29. “I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason and things have a wonderful habit of working themselves out regardless of how you may plan them to the contrary.” — Pacey

30. “It’s life’s little twists and turns and bumps and bruises that make you who you are.” — Pacey

Dawson’s Creek quotes by Jen

31. “True love is always fueled by lust.” — Jen

32. “Be sure to make mistakes. Make a lot of them, because there’s no better way to learn and to grow.” — Jen

33. “Don’t give up on your lost causes, you never know when your luck will change.” — Jen

34.“I don’t think that everybody meets the love of their life when they’re a teenager. Or when they’re 25. Or even when they’re 35. But that doesn’t mean that you stop looking and hoping. You know, ’cause you will meet that person. And when you do, I guess you know it.” — Jen

Dawson’s Creek quotes by Grammys

35. “Let’s save judgement for someone much more experienced than you.” — Grammys

36. “You know you love someone when you can spend the entire night just sitting by the fire watching them sleep.” — Grammys

37. “Love is the hardest of woods to burn. It takes a long long time to heat up, but it does.” — Grammys

Dawson’s Creek quotes by Eddie

38. “People’s lives – their real lives – only begin when they step out into the world. And when you do that, when you meet it head on, maybe you change the world, maybe you don’t. But the point is, is that it changes you. And that is what people mean when they talk about growing up.” — Eddie

39. “As much as I thought I wanted us to be together, I guess what I want more is to be one of those people who lives every moment of his life without indecision and without regrets. Someone who dares to disturb the universe without a thought to the consequences. And you’re not one of those people, at least not yet.” — Eddie

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40. “Maybe people can’t change. Maybe we’re doomed to repeat the same mistakes over and over again no matter how hard we try. I always hope for a happy ending.” — Eddie

Dawson’s Creek quotes by other characters

41. “Letting go isn’t a one-time thing, its something you do everyday, over and over again.” — Andie

42. “You have this moment. No matter where your life takes you, you can look back on this and know that you did a great thing. That’s something that all the girls and all the things in the world can’t replace.” — Mitch

43. “A city like New York, where every thing’s moving all the time at this constant driving pace, it’s like a living organism, breathing and changing. And over time, your relationship to it 31. becomes like this incredible romance. At first it’s intoxicating, irresistible, and then slowly it becomes comfortable and safe. You have this cellular connection to it, as if you’ve known each other forever, like your oldest happiness. Sometimes you’re on the outs and sometimes you’re making up. And every now and then you catch yourself in this transcendent moment where you think to yourself …”I’m madly in love with you and I always will be.” And I think that’s when it surprises me.” — Theo

44. “I don’t believe in perfect love. But I do believe that there are people whose lives are inextricably intertwined” — Jack

Dawson’s Creek quotes from memorable conversations within the show

45. Jen: “What about you, Joe? Are you a virgin?”

Joey: “You kidding? Years ago. Trucker named Bubba.”

46. Joey: “You know, I have asked you six questions tonight and you haven’t answered one.”

Jack: “Well that’s because you have to ask me seven. See seven is the magic number.”

47. Joey: “There you go again. Why do you make light out of everything?”

Jack: “Because I am aloof, introverted, and unsociable.”

48. Pacey: “Your sincerity is so appealingly sexy.”

Andie: “And your sexiness is so appealingly sincere.”

49. Dawson: “The night is young.”

Joey: “So are we.”

Which of these Dawson’s Creek quotes is your favorite?

Undeniably, this series was ahead of its time. It receives a lot of criticism due to its intimate content and complex topics.

The show features sex education, pre-marital sex and sexual discovery, which is not well appreciated by the older conservative generation.

Despite all these, the series was a huge success and able to set a standard for a bold and progressive series in television.

Dawson’s Creek received tons of awards and nominations during its run due to its drama elements and perfect casting.

So rewatch some Dawson’s Creek episodes today and relive the golden days of TV drama, and as always, you can get back to these Dawson’s Creek quotes and sayings if you want to go back in time.

Stephanie Kirby
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