"If love is nothing more than an illusion, than I don’t care to ever know of reality."
"Treat her like you’re still trying to win her, and that’s how you’ll never lose her."
"If you want to be happy, be."
"You have this one life. How do you wanna spend it? Apologizing? Regretting? Questioning? Hating yourself? Dieting? Running after people who don’t see you? Be brave. Believe in yourself. Do what feels good. Take risks. You have this one life. Make yourself proud."
"It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living."
"I love the rain. I love how it softens the outlines of things. The world becomes softly blurred, and I feel like I melt right into it."
Hanamoto Hagumi, Honey and Clover
"Doesn’t it scare you that you’ve wasted more than half of your life hating yourself? It should."
"I’m almost never serious, and I’m always too serious. Too deep, too shallow. Too sensitive, too cold hearted. I’m like a collection of paradoxes."
"Deep within everyone’s heart there always remains a sense of longing for that hour, that summer, that one brief moment of blossoming. For several weeks or months, rarely longer, a beautiful young woman lives outside ordinary life. She is intoxicated. She feels as if she exists beyond time, beyond its laws; she experiences not the monotonous succession of days passing by, but moments of intense, almost desperate happinness."
"The more adults I talk to the more I realize there is no such thing as an adult."