Reply 1997 – My Favorite Quotes

K-Drama Quotes – Reply 1997/Answer me 1997

Here are some of my most favorite quotes from the K-drama Reply 1997 (Aww I miss this Drama like hell!! 😥 )-

|Episode 1 & 2|

# “At the age of 18, we think we can love anyone … and worry too much about little things. Eighteen. Adults say at this age, we laugh at the simplest things. But at that time, we were serious. Harder and more intense than most adults.” – Shi Won 


# “Once we tried to be the same. But one day we started to change. Becoming different people .. why was it so hard to admit it? Everyone is different. That’s the way of the world. The way of growing up. At the age of 18, we were growing up and therefore changing from each other. At the same time we had to confront another growing pain, that of accepting others.” – Yoon Jae (Episode 2)

|Episode 3 & 4|

# “A secret refers to something I don’t know about others… As I find out what I’ve believed isn’t the truth, secrets have more power… Things I believe to be true aren’t always true.” – Shi Won

# “The human mind is infinite. Neither its depth nor its end can be known. They fight to the death some days, and then they show their love and affection for each other. A normally hot-blooded male could become a coward in front of girls.” – Shi Won

#Yes, the truth is inconvenient. But if we don’t accept that, we have to live with lies. We have to accept inconvenient truths. what we see is not everything.” – Shi Won


# “I knew it then. When you start to like someone, she is all you can think of. And there is no gain without effort. Whatever you want, you can’t get it if you stand still. There is no such thing as fair play anymore.” – Yoon Jae 

|Episode 5 & 6|

# “Bumping into someone on the street, reaching for the same book at the library, or running under someone’s umbrella; I thought that falling in love would be special. But how I fell in love was nothing like I imagined!!” – Yoon Jae 

#Life comes and attacks you when you least expect it. It might be sadness, or extreme fear. At that moment, what we can do is accept reality and admit we lost. – Yoon Jae 

# We don’t know how life will turn out. There is no way we can avoid it. We just have to face it, and get hurt once in a while. But life sometimes thrills us with unexpected events. And gives us happiness when we overcome hardships. We never know how life will turn out. So we use all our sense to survive it.” – Yoon Jae 

# “The only thing we can do for the people we love is to throw ourselves away. What makes you do things you wouldn’t do … that’s love.” – Yoon Jae

|Episode 7| 

“Your future dream is about what you can do for a living. You’re about to grow up, but if you have empty dreams, who will take care of you? That’s why you have to be satisfied with the easiest dream. It hurts if you aim for a dream you can’t reach. Unsatisfied passion … it’s quite painful. That’s why they say a one-sided love is foolish. If you meet someone who likes you, it’s painless and it saves time. Let’s find what you can do, not what you want to do.” – Yoon Tae Woong 


# “People have to be satisfied with an attainable dream. If you’re greedy with unattainable dreams, you’ll only get hurt. Empty passion only leaves you with heartburn. That’s why unrequited love is foolish.” – Yoon Tae Woong 

# “However, foolish unrequited love can have potential. That passion sometimes causes miracles. And sometimes, dreams come true from a distance. While you may not achieve the dream, getting close gives you the chance to be happy. Of course, that’s very rare. Unrequited love usually ends in failure. But it’s also sad if you’re afraid and you give up before you even try it out. First, do what you want instead of what you can. You only live once.” – Yoon Tae Woong

|Episode 8| 

# “I never realized. I didn’t notice until he crept in and attacked from inside my own territory.” – Yoon Jae

# “To prepare for this decisive D-Day, strategies must be perfect. You must know exactly where your enemies are, you must understand your enemies, you must be able to read your enemies’ mind. You must not be careless, thinking you’ve prepared perfectly. On D-Day, there is only victory or failure.” – Yoon Jae 

|Episode 9 & 10|

# “Some people believe they are born with an invisible red string tied around their little finger… The string is tied to a person they’re destined to be with. However, it’s hard finding out who is the person at the other end.”- Yoon Jae 

# “The string is as tangled as the number of people tied together. As we untangle it, we get to see our fate. If the red string of fate really exists, where will mine end?” – Yoon Jae 


#The reason I like you? Because it’s you. Just you. That’s the only reason. I wish I knew. Then I could figure out how to stop liking you. If I can’t avoid it, I only want one thing. To stay by you as a friend unchanged. For heartache. For love.” – Kang Joon Hee 

|Episode 11|

# “Relationships have levels. Mine with him was one of the easiest. A relationship that was easy to explain and easy to maintain. A casual relationship between old friends. But that day, I realized something. Ours could become one of the hardest. The most complicated relationship, that between a man and a woman.” – Shi Won (Episode 11)

# “Men and women expect different things, look at different places, and dream different dreams. The relationship between a man and a woman is of ever-lasting love and fighting. They get upset and console each other. They fight and make up. They hurt and they embrace. A relationship as complicated as manic depressive disorder. But the hardest part is it can’t start if the timing is wrong. A relationship that is too complicated and too sensitive.” – Yoon Jae

# “There is one relationship that’s as difficult yet unavoidable… A relationship that’s tedious but inevitable. A relationship that lasts your entire life. That’s family.” – Yoon Jae

# “The only advantage of the most complicated relationship on earth, that between a man and woman, is that any situation can be reversed with one word.” – Hak Chan:

|Episode 12|

# “If a man, if he tells a girl who doesn’t like him, like a pathetic fool, if he confesses everything … it means he never wants to see her again.” – Yoon Jae

# “Being a teenager is a stormy period because we don’t know any answers. We don’t know what we really want, who really loves us, who we really love, we struggle to find the answer. And finally, when we miraculously find the answer, we’ve already become adults and undergo big and small goodbyes.” – Shi Won (Episode 12)

|Episode 13|



# “There is no better time than ‘now’. That next time may never come. To talk about a next time that may never come…when ‘now’ is right in front of you…life is too short for that.” – Yoon Jae 

# “If you give up now because you feel too weak or lazy, there is no hope for a next time. If you love her, the best time to love is now. Approach her before it’s too late. You must confess now.You never know what will happen in the future. Your next chance may never come.” – Yoon Jae

|Episode 14 & 15|



# Liking someone isn’t a choice, it comes from your heart!!” – Joon Hee

# “Sometimes you don’t notice when someone likes you.” – Joon Hee

# “But the person I care about the most … it’s only you!!” – Shi Won

“Even if the environment changes, a lion is a lion, and a rabbit is a rabbit. Similarly, Shi Won is Shi Won, and Yoon Jae is Yoon Jae. We met, dated, and loved in our own way.” – Yoon Jae

|Episode 16| 

# “First love. The reason why we think first love is beautiful is not because people we first loved were actually handsome or pretty. It’s because we were unconditional, innocent, or a bit stupid at the time of first love. And because … and because we know that we can never go back to that young, passionate time of our days.” – Yoon Jae

# “First love is reckless. Without any calculation, it throws everything in with pure passion, and inevitably fails. But it is, at the same time, dramatic. It comes with inexplicable feelings that we never get to experience again so first love becomes the most dramatic moment of our lives.
It’s okay to fail. Tragic stories stay longer than ‘happily ever after’. It’s nice to have that wonderful story as one chapter of one’s life.” – Yoon Jae

# “First love is a period of time. It never comes back. If the next love comes, time has to yield for that new love. It might not be as innocent as the first love, but it would be a little more mature due to the pain suffered with the first love.” – Yoon Jae

# “A person who dreams of love, is the one who waits. And a person who waits can recognize the love when it comes near him.” – Yoon Jae

# “After the romance, the real life comes in. Innocence gets dirty, passion gets cold, and youth gets old with cleverness. So first love becomes part of one’s exhausted daily life. That’s why first love looks like it can’t be accomplished. Because no one talks about a successful romance with first loves.” – Yoon Jae

# “Loving someone is a good thing. Thus, it’s okay to be like this. Even though, there isn’t a tragic drama in my life. But there is a familiarity like an old sweater. And if it gets tired, there is an excitement to reopen it. It was passionate and innocent. I miss that moment.” – Yoon Jae




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