Hey guys! In my last post, I shared my thoughts about Reply 1988, a remarkable South Korean slice of life drama, that I watched last month and I mentioned that I’m going to share a collection of quotes from that. To be honest, there are too many quotable lines, and I usually only choose 8-10 but I want to include more so I decided to double it and have 2 posts.
Without further adieu, here are the first half (from Episodes 1-12):
“The year is 1988. It was a time when it was chilly, but our hearts were fiery, and we didn’t have much, but people’s hearts were warm.”– Deok-sun
“There was no internet or any smartphones back then. Thinking about it now, how did we spend all that time?”– Deok-sun
“Adults are just enduring it. They are just busy doing things as an adult and they just acted strong due to the pressure that came with their age. Adults feel pain, too.”– Deok-sun
“Mothers tend to be the one you miss the most, whether they’re alive or dead. Gosh, I miss my mom.”– Dong-il
“When people get stronger, it’s not through their pride, but when they throw away their pride.”– Bora
“Time continues to pass. That’s why time eventually creates farewells and it always leaves people with regrets. If you love someone, you have to tell them now, before your fleeting days become filled with regrets. In some ways, the biggest gift that time leaves us with is the memories we have of loving others. That’s why, before it’s too late, you have to shove embarrassment aside and confess your love to your loved ones.”– Deok-sun
“A line indicates a limit. Maintaining that boundary means maintaining the familiarity and the world, the rules, and the relations of that familiarity. This also means if we were to never cross that line, we would never experience the world, rules, and relationships outside of the boundary.”– Deok-sun
“It’s really difficult to love someone. Loving someone does not mean that you love to feel them near you. But it means that you love to acclimate yourself to them. Loving someone means no matter how much pain that person causes you, that you find yourself wanting to hate them so much, you can never bring yourself to hate them. Loving someone doesn’t mean that you don’t hate them. It means you can’t hate them.”– Bora
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What’s your favorite kdrama quote? Which quote resonates with you?