Oliver: John I appreciate the assist but I still have to do this on my own.
Diggle: Right, because you think you have to die, right?
Oliver: No, I know I'm going to die.
Diggle: And I know that I don't have to accept that.
Oliver: If I let you help me, you will get hurt or you will get killed and it will be because of me.
Diggle: You don't know that!
Oliver: I do know that! Because everyone else in my life is either dead or alone! Look at the Earth that we are on. I've been gone twelve years. My mother is alive. Tommy's alive. Laurel's alive.
Diggle: Thea is dead. And yes, Tommy's alive. But, he's trying another undertaking with Rene and Dinah helping who, if you haven't noticed, are very bad people here. Oliver this world isn't better. It's much, much worse. You know why? Because you weren't in it.

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Oliver: I know how devastating it must have been to lose Thea. Because we're only as good as the people we have in our lives. I've lost people too, Tommy. I've lost people closer to me than I can possibly explain to you. Every one of those losses brings within a choice between darkness and light. Make the right choice. Are you going to kill thousands of innocent people or are you going to be the man I know you are?
Tommy: That was a pretty good speech.

I believe that fate brought the four of us together for a reason. Just like it did our parents when they decided to save this city. Now it's our turn. We don't want to mess it up, do we?