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Reply 1988 Quotes / Answer Me 1988 Quotes

Kdrama Quotes – Reply 1988 / Answer Me 1988


|Episode 1|

# “The year was 1988, a time when it was chilly, but our hearts were fiery, a time when we didn’t have much but people’s hearts were warm.” – Deok Sun

#”There was no internet or any smartphone back then. Thinking about it now, how did we spend all that time?” – Deok Sun

# “This day wasn’t that special of a day. The misery of being the second daughter was always like this, after all. As middle children all over the world know, for the eldest it was because they’re the eldest and for the youngest it was because they’re the youngest, that I had to always yield at them. I thought my mom and dad were aware of how much I had sacrificed – unfortunately it wasn’t the case.” – Deok Sun

# “In some ways, one’s own family is the most oblivious.” – Deok Sun

# “When you were born, we were worried about how to raise you. When your brother was born, we were worried about how to shape him into a good person.” – Sung Dong Il

# “Dads don’t automatically become dads the moment the child is born. It was my first time being a dad.” – Sung Dong Il

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# “In some ways, one’s own family is the most oblivious. But … what’s so important about knowing? In the end, what helps you overcome obstacles isn’t brains, but someone who will take your hand and never let you go. In the end, that’s family. Even for heroes, the people they go back  to in the end, is family.”  – Deok Sun

# “The home inflicted upon you outside the home and the scars inflicted on you by life itself and even the pain inflicted on you by family, the people who will hold you and stand by you until the end … in the end, that’s family. ” – Deok Sun


|Episode 2|

#”Adults feel pain, too.  It’s just that adults keep it bottled up. They were just busy being adults, and they just acted strong due to the pressure that came with their age.” – Deok Sun

# “Even so, it’s fine to be diluted sometimes. If you can make your mom happy by making her think that her cooking is good, it’s easy enough to eat disgusting lunches.” – Deok Sun

#”There’s no need to force the harsh truth onto a small bit of happiness. Sometimes you need an illusion to be happy.” – Deok Sun

# “Death is the end. What good are filial deeds after your parent dies? You have to treat your parents well while they’re around.” – Sung Dong Il

# “Mothers tend to be the one you miss the most, whether they are alive or dead.” – Sung Dong Il

# “An adult-like child is just one without complaints. It’s just that they’ve acclimated to the world of adults, and they’ve grown used to the illusions around them. An adult-like child is just that, a child.” – Deok Sun

# “An illusion is short, but a misunderstanding lasts a long time. That’s why illusions offer you freedom while misunderstandings chain you down.” – Deok Sun


|Episode 3|

#”People who are less fortunate should help each other out!” – Sung Dong Il
  We’re not in the situation to be helping other people right now.” – Lee Il Hwa

# “With money, you’ll never be satisfied whether you have a lot or not!” – Sung Dong Il

# “Do you know what the scariest thing in the world is? The fact that someone who has nothing is trying to help others.” – Lee Il Hwa

# “The rich are innocent and the poor are guilty. A person who has money is blameless while the other who has no money bears the blame.” (The rich are innocent and the poor are guilty. If one has money, one is blameless and if one has no money, one bears the blame.”)


|Episode 4|

# “What I’m saying is, focus more on an everyday level. If you’re dumb, you should at least try hard! Do you think living life is that easy?” – Bo Ra

# “A terrible wife is still a wife” – Sung Dong Il

# How can you win every time? Losses happen. They say that losses are all a part of gaining experience. Just consider this loss as a good experience, and forget about it already.”

# “No matter how much better others’ things may seem, they all have their faults.” – Sung Dong Il

# “Another way to say ‘tacky’ or ‘sick of’ is ‘comfortable’ and ‘accustomed to’.” – Jung Hwan

# “There’s nothing one is more sick of and considers more tacky than something that has belonged to them for a long time. However, another way to say “tacky” and “sick of” is “accustomed to” and “comfortable”. ” – Jung Hwan

# “The feeling of being accustomed only comes with having spent a long time with something. And the only people I’m comfortable with, can truly know me, embrace me and console me.” – Jung Hwan

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# “Sometimes , you’re so sick of something and it seems so tacky that you don’t even want to look at it, but the only people in the world who can protect me are “my people”. People who I’m used to and I’m comfortable with, people who have been my people for a long time, are people who you cannot help but love. We cannot help loving them.” – Jung Hwan


|Episode 5|

# “Sometimes, I felt like my mom was an embarrassment. There were time I couldn’t understand why she seemed to lack self-consciousness or a sense of pride, and got angry. I didn’t realize it then, but it was because there was something precious that she wanted to protect more than herself. And that it was because of me.” – Bo Ra

# ” When true love manifests itself, it doesn’t allow one to be concerned over one’s pride and causes one to cast it aside. That’s why mothers are strong.” – Bo Ra

# “They say that God created mothers because He can’t be everywhere at once. Even when one is at the age to be a mom, one’s mother is always one’s guardian and even saying the word “mom” is something that has the power to tug one’s heartstrings. Mothers are always strong.” – Bo Ra

# “When one is at the age when one can console one’s mother, it’s when one has matured past being able to say “Thank you” and “I love you”. If one wants to make one’s mother happy, the words “Mom, I need you” are more than enough.” – Bo Ra


|Episode 6|

# “If there is anyone who hasn’t been confessed to by the one they love yet or if you’re suffering from love-related pains, don’t be too sad. Another person may be in love with you right now and that person may just confess to you that he/she has liked you for a long time, even though you were totally unaware.” – Lee Moon Se


|Episode 7|

# “It just may be because of the sons and daughters of this world that the people of the world began to have faith in religions due to their parents  who wished for their happiness and well-being above all else. God, Buddha, Allah and Santa must exist for the sake of all mothers and fathers in this world as well as their children.” – Deok Sun

# “I was at the age when I no longer believed in Santa or felt my heart flutter because of Secret Santa. I was at an age when a present that was secretly left behind or secretly conveyed gentleness wasn’t enough to fulfill my expectations. Excitement would probably escape up to the back of my throat and choke me if I were to try to suppress it. Embarrassment that would probably make my heart explode if I were to admit to it.  I was dying to make it obvious, but didn’t want to get caught. That was the excitement we felt back in 1988. We were 18 years old back then.” – Deok Sun

# “Time continues on. That’s why time eventually creates farewells, and it always leaves people with regrets.” – Deok Sun

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# “If you love someone, you have to tell them now before your fleeting days become filled with regret. In some ways, the biggest present that time leaves us with is the memories we have of loving others. That’s why you have to shove embarrassment aside and confess your love to the one you love before it’s too late.” – Deok Sun


|Episode 8|

# “Why are your hands so cold?” – Sun Woo
“Because my heart is warm. People with warm hearts have cold hands.” – Bo Ra

# “One’s feelings can be put into words. That’s why just one remark can give off warmth. In this cold, harsh world, the thing that allows alone to recognize the warmth that is present in life and makes it worth living is not a wise saying or a refined, witty remark. Rather, it is one warm remark filled with one’s raw, unrefined feelings.” – Deok Sun


|Episode 9|

# “There’s no set order when it comes to dying. This is just the way life is.” – Choi Moo Sung

#”Whats the point in living intensely? People live and die in a day. ” – Choi Moo Sung

#” Isn’t life and this world so unfair? Is life so hard for just me? Why is mine so difficult?” – Kim Sun Young

# “In life, sometimes you become indebted to others or you inconvenience others. It happens. Everyone lives like that. Don’t suffer too much on your own.” – Choi Moo Sung

# “A line indicates a limit, saying “that’s as far as you get”. To maintain that boundary means to maintain the same familiarity, and it means that one will respect the universe that it outlines through abiding by its rules and maintaining the relationships existing in it as they are.” – Deok Sun

#”This also means that, if one were to never cross that line, one would never experience the world, rules, and relationships outside of the currently established boundaries. If one wishes for a new relationship, if one wishes for love, one must cross the line. If one were to not cross the line, that line would demarcate the limit of how far you and that person can go. – Deok Sun

#”Of course, there are some lines in this world that should never be crossed.” – Deok Sun


|Episode 10|

# “It’s not a crime to be poor … being ugly is a crime though.” – Man Ok

# “The world isn’t such a simple place, you know. You have to be clear when you say ‘no’, when you need to.” – Deok Sun

# “As expected, diligence doesn’t betray you.” – Jung Bong

# “At your age, parents with money are better than parents who are present. Do you understand that? So stop messing around and go home, already.” – Bo Ra

# “Also, if you’re discontent with something, don’t run away from home. Just get angry. Why are you holding it in? They won’t know unless you tell them. How are they supposed to know when you haven’t told them? Your mom and dad are busy enough as it is.  How can you expect them to take care of your mental state, too? First, go home and say that you’re sorry. If the mood doesn’t get better, run away from home again.” – Bo Ra

# “I like her, not as a friend but as a woman.” – Choi Taek

#”No matter how old you get, you’ll always be my kid.” 

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# “You really know how to inconvenience someone. You keep appearing in front of me and I keep getting tangled up with you. But…you doing that…is because of me, I think. I think I did something to give you hope. Okay. Let’s date. I like you too.” – Bo Ra


|Episode 11|

# “You don’t need to go to college or get a fancy title. What do you need a piece of paper for? As long as you’re good to others and provide for yourself, that’s good enough.” – Kim Sung Kyun 


|Episode 12|

# “You hate seeing your mother suffering, right? And not seeing her suffer makes you feel more at ease. Well for your mom, not being able to buy you Nikes is what she hates most. Why are you only thinking about what’s most convenient for you? Have some consideration for how your mom feels. Is your peace of mind the only important thing, you immature punk? ” – Bo Ra

# “Loving someone is not just the feeling of wanting to give them things. It’s the desperate desire to give them things.” – Bo Ra

# “It’s really difficult to love someone.” – Bo Ra

# “To love someone, does not only mean that you love to feel them near you, but it means to acclimate yourself to them. And also, to love someone means that no matter how much pain or grief that person causes you, you find yourself wanting to hate them so much yet you can never bring yourself to hate them.” – Bo Ra

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# “To love someone, doesn’t mean that you don’t hate them. It means that you can’t hate them.” – Bo Ra


|Episode 13|

“But, Sun Young, what about your own life? I mean, your kids are important, yes. You can ignore me and say that I’m just blabbing on because I don’t understand your situation but … you only live once too, okay? Isn’t that right? You should live happily just once too. Isn’t that right?” – Ra Mi Ran

# “When I was young, Superman lived at my house. He was a MacGyver-type of guy who could fix anything in the world and he’d appear out of nowhere to fix every sort of problem. And he’d never show any sort of weakness whatsoever. However, I came to know the truth after growing out of my childhood. Just like Superman, they were all normal people whose true selves were still hidden.” – Bo Ra

# “Nobody knows what kinds of unfair, sad, scary, difficult things that fathers were forced to face throughout their lifetime. And now the reason why they endured through the unfair, sad, scary, difficult things in the world is because they had people they had to protect. It’s because they have families who depend on them as the ‘father’.” – Bo Ra


|Episode 15|

# “They say that one needs to look at someone’s eyes to know whether or not they like someone. They say that one’s eyes can’t lie.” – Sun Woo

# “If you want to know if someone likes you, look into their eyes. Eyes can’t lie.” – Sun Woo


|Episode 18|

# “Fate does not come to you at just anytime. It should happen, often at the most dramatic moments brought by coincidence. That is what makes it fate. That is why, another term for fate, is timing.” – Jung Hwan

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# “In the end, fate and timing do not happen, out of coincidence. They are products of earnest, simple choices, that make up miraculous moments. Being resolute, making decisions without hesitation… that is what makes timing. He wanted her more than I did. And I should have been more courageous. It was not the traffic light’s fault. It was not timing. It was my hesitations.” – Jung Hwan


|Episode 20|

# “When I went back in search of our neighborhood street, the street had aged so much. You could feel that the time had passed. I can’t go back to my youth, or to this street. They are both the same. ” – Deok Sun

# “Time will always flow. Everything will pass by. That might be why youth is beautiful. It shines, blindingly bright, for just an instant. But you can never go back to it.” – Deok Sun

# “1988. This is the end of our Ssangmundong story. Longing for that time and longing for that street isn’t because I miss the younger version of myself. In that place, where we won’t be able to gather like that again, I regret being unable to say my final farewell. To the things that are already gone, to a time that has already passed, I want to say a belated farewell. Goodbye, my youth. Goodbye, Ssangmundong.” – Deok Sun

# “I want to go back.” – Deok Sun
“Why?” – Choi Taek
“There’s is someone I would like to meet again.” – Deok Sun
“Who?” – Choi Taek
“My parents, when they were young and seemed as big as mountains.” – Deok Sun


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