Honey And Clover Quotes

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Chica Umino
“When I was little, I was out riding my brand-new blue bicycle when I decided to see how far I could keep going without looking back even once.
I could feel with my back how my neighborhood was receding, further and further away... but I kept pedaling with all my might, my mind almost going blank. All I could hear was the sound of my own heart, thumping wildly in my ears. Even now, I remember it sometimes. What exactly was I trying to do that day? What was it that I wanted to prove?

It's no good. My mind just keeps fogging over. I have this irritating sound stuck in my head. What is it? This sound... Ohh... I know what it is.
This is... the sound of emptiness.”
Chica Umino, Honey and Clover, Vol. 7

Chica Umino
“Loneliness comes suddenly like waves and recedes just as fast. That continues on forever. It’s the same for you. It’s the same for everyone.”
Chica Umino

Chica Umino
“As time passes, the day will come when everything will fade to memories. But those miraculous days, when you and I, along with everyone else, searched together for just that one thing, will continue revolving forever somewhere deep in my heart, as my bittersweet memory.”
Chica Umino

Chica Umino
“It's okay to spin around and around in the same place. Just so long as you're singing your heart out.
THAT's what life's all about.”
Chica Umino, Honey and Clover, Vol. 4

Chica Umino
“You choose to give up or make an effort. There are only these two choices for humans to choose from. You have to honestly tell them your feelings. The rest is up to them. To make an effort, or to give up would then be their choice. It was the same for you. It’s the same for everyone.”
Chica Umino

Chica Umino
“No need for everyone to look the same.
The secret is to wear what suits you best!”
Chica Umino, Honey and Clover, Vol. 4

Chica Umino
“To wish for your own happiness is sometimes coupled with another person’s unhappiness. Since I couldn’t pray for my own happiness, I prayed to the moon in the night sky for the happiness of the one whose warm hand I held.”
Chica Umino

Chica Umino
“Christmas always used to get me down. There was something oppressive about all those twinkling colored lights.
"Are you happy?" "Do you fit in anywhere?" ....is what it felt like they were asking me.”
Chica Umino

Chica Umino
“But you should go, if that’s what you need to do to get over it. You should go and cry your heart out.”
Chica Umino

Chica Umino
“Dear God,
what is my purpose of life?
What should I do to find it?
Once I found it, will I become stronger?
....Oh no, my mind is blank.
a strange sound kept ringing in my head.
What sound is that...?
Ah, I know.
It's...
The sound of emptiness.”
Chica Umino, Honey and Clover, Vol. 6

Chica Umino
“Every time we think about being happy again, it hurts to be alive.
Because it seems an inordinate thing for us to wish for.
And because we think that day will never come for us.
And that's why the only thing we can do for now...
...is just try to get through each night.”
Chica Umino, Honey and Clover, Vol. 9

Chica Umino
“The refrigerator in my room is still empty as usual, but I can’t hear that sound any more. I feel that I can keep believing…that even the thing all of us were looking for but never found on that day…someday, surely.. We will find it.”
Chica Umino

Chica Umino
“I had wanted to call him.
There were so many things I wanted to talk to him about.
And that I wanted to ask him about. But... I kind of hated myself... for feeling that way.
Because... thinking about Nomiya-san... felt like a betrayal of myself, of everything I'd felt for the past six years.
It made my feelings for Mayama seem like a lie.

Other people might think it's pathetic.
That I'm pathetic.
But my feelings for Mayama...
My love for him...
Was the only thing I had.
It was my treasure. My cold, bright treasure.

Dear God. I never wanted to be saved. I wanted to stay miserably in love with Mayama forever.
I wanted to stay in love with him for ten years, twenty years, so he would know just how strong my love was.
...Even though I knew that would be totally meaningless.”
Chica Umino, Honey and Clover, Vol. 9

Chica Umino
“Complaining about your luck is not allowed. Rokutarou, you’re not the only one that matters but they leave that aside and do their best.If you start comparing misfortunes, it would never end. What’s the meaning in that? Everyone knows you had a hard time.”
Chica Umino

“What parents need to teach their children is not how to keep from falling down but rather to understand that, no matter how many times they fall down, they can always get up again! Right! ...It's like that proverb! The one about the lion pushing his own cubs over the cliff to make them tough... Hey! I got it, Mayama!! Next time you see Yamada, drag her up to the roof and throw her over!

That's not tough love, that's homicide!”
Chika Umino

“Hanamoto kun we shouldn’t have been teachers. No matter how much you adore students, they eventually graduate. The next time you see them is years later, sometimes never. What exactly are teachers? Its almost like we’re the ghosts of the school that can’t graduate”
Chika Umino

“Not all honey— she had concluded— had a specific use beyond what all honey is good for, sweetness and salves. But this honey, it was somehow so strong that it must be for something, though she had still not learnt what it was. The best she had come to was that this honey was for joy...”
Robin McKinley, Chalice