REPLY 1997 Quotes



REPLY 1997 (South Korean TV Drama series)

Reply 1997 is a 2012 South Korean TV drama series that centers on the lives of the six best friends in Busan city. This is the Romance, Comedy Teen drama series starring Jun Eun-Ji, Seo In-Guk, Eun Ji-Won, Shin So-Yul, Hoya, Lee Si-Eon. The story mainly evolved to the childhood best friends Shi-Won and Yoon Yoon-Jae in their quirky friendship progressing to a secret Love and turning to a First love that ripened at the right time.

 “Here are SOME BEAUTIFUL QUOTES from this Drama:”


Episode 1: Eighteen


“My heart was broken 
Like a torn Videotape.” 
         -Sung Shi-Won (Reply 1997)


                     “We think we can love anyone…
                           But worry too much about little things.”
                           Adults say, we laugh at the simplest things…
                      But we were serious.
                           Harder and most Intense than most adults.
                                           -Sung Shi-Won ( Reply 1997 )



Episode 2: Becoming More And More Different.

Go-Stop… You have to get a pair..
    Of the same card to earn points.
Once, we tried to be a pair too.
    But one day, we started to change.
Becoming different people…
    Why was it so hard to admit it?
                   -Yoon Yoon-jae ( Reply 1997 )


                          Spring of 1997.
                               We had started puberty a long time ago.
                           We had defiantly changed.
                                 And I wanted to confirm something.
                            Was it the excitement of my oldest friend 
                            becoming my FIRST LOVE?
                                   -Yoon Yoon-Jae ( Reply 1997 )


Episode 3: What You See Is Not Everything

 A SECRET refers to something
      I don’t know about others.
 As I find out what I’ve believed isn’t the truth, 
      SECRETS become even more secretive. 
 Things I believe to be true aren’t always true.
                             -Sung Shi-Won (Reply 1997)


                        The human mind is infinite.
                           Neither its depth nor its end can be known.
                        Some days, they fight to the death.
                    Other days, they share their love for each other.
                        Yes, the truth is inconvenient.
                           But if we don’t accept that,
                        We have to lie with lies.
                           We have to accept inconvenient truths.
                        What we see is not all we know.       
                                  -Sung Shi-Won (Reply 1997)

Episode 4: Fair Play  

I knew it then,
     When you start to like someone
You can’t stop looking at that person.
     There is no gain without effort.
You can’t get it if you stand still.
     There is no more FAIR PLAY.
          -Yoon Yoon-Jae ( Reply 1997 )

Episode 5: Life’s Counterattack.

Bumping into each other on the street…
    Grabbing the same book at the library…
Someone running under my umbrella…
    I thought falling in love would be special.
But it was nothing like I imagined.
    When you put on lenses instead of your Glasses.
This is how I fell in LOVE…
    Spring 1996 …
My FIRST LOVE suddenly began.
              -Yoon Yoon-Jae ( Reply 1997 )


                That wasn’t a sound…
                   It was a bad feeling riding in on a cold atmosphere.
                Humans have supernatural powers.
                   That unpleasant telephone ringing…
                It was a sign from God.
                             -Sung Shi-Won (Reply 1997)


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,
       What we can do is …
Accept reality and admit we lost.
       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.
                -Yoon Yoon-Jae (Reply 1997)

Episode 6: Love Makes You Do Things You Didn’t Do Before

                      The only thing we can do 
                           For the people we love is… Give ourselves up.
                       Love makes you do what you wouldn’t do.
                                   -Yoon Yoon-Jae (Reply 1997)


Episode 7: Future Hopes

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 unrequited 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.
You only live once…
           -Yoon Tae-Woong ( Reply 1997)

      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 ( Reply 1997)


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.
                     -Yoon Tae-Woong ( Reply 1997)


Episode 8: D-DAY 

                            The day I’d feared and avoided.
                                     The day I’d been waiting for.
                            Our D-Day had begun.
                                     -Yoon Yoon-Jae (Reply 1997)
        The Second World War
            To end this tiresome war…
        The Allied Forces attached the Germans.
            Planed as a night attack, it was named “D-Day.”
        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.  
            The first D-Day of my life. 
November 18, 1998.
         I had prepared perfectly, but it ended in Failure.
              The reason? 
         Reconnaissance Failure.

                                 -Yoon Yoon-Jae (Reply 1997)


Episode 9: The Thread Of Fate

People believe that they are born with an invisible red string…
       Tied around their little finger.
The string is tied to a person they are destined to be with.
        However, it’s hard to finding out who is waiting at the end.
The string is as tangled as the number of people tied together.
        As we untangled it, we get to see our fate. 
If the red string of fate really exists, where will mine end?
                       -Yoon Yoon-Jae (Reply 1997)

 Episode 10: The Reason Why I Like You

    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.
    Here’s to Heartache.
        TO LOVE.
                -Yoon Yoon-Jae (Reply 1997)

Episode 11: The Definition of Relationships

 Relationships have levels.
       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 hardest relationship…
 That between a man and a woman.
             -Sung Shi-Won (Reply 1997)


 “Men and women expect different things,
     face different sides, and dream different dreams.
The relationship between a man and a woman
     is of ever-lasting love and fighting. 
They get upset and console.
     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.
     There is one relationship that’s as difficult yet unavoidable.”
                      -Yoon Yoon-Jae (Reply 1997) 
    A relationship that’s tedious but inevitable.
        A relationship that lasts your entire life.
    That’s Family.
             -Yoon Yoon-Jae (Reply 1997)
   The only advantage of the most complicated relationship on Earth…
       That between a man and a woman…
   Is that any situation can be reversed with one word.
       BACK TOGETHER!!! 
               -Do Hak-Chan  (Reply 1997)


Episode 12: The Meaning of Giving a Hand


       I liked you.
         I wanted you to like me.
                -Yoon Yoon-Jae (Reply 1997)


      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 Yoon-Jae (Reply 1997) 


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.
At winter, the world was full of separation and goodbyes.
    The world didn’t come to end, but for undying fans…
The end of the world would have been a better fate.
                          -Sung Shi-Won (Reply 1997)
I hadn’t forgotten everything, but I had put it all aside.
    Just like that, my body had been holding on to the memories.
Seeing him took me back to 1997, 
    When I was his mad fan.
The 90s had unexpectedly returned.
        -Sung Shi-Won (Reply 1997)

 Episode 13: Next Time ?……No..Now!!!

 I had forgotten.
      She was always upfront her feelings.
I could have just said it.
Instead of saying this right then…
    Then, as now, I could only hesitate.
            -Yoon Yoon-Jae (Reply 1997)


              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 Yoon-Jae (Reply 1997) 


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 Yoon-Jae (Reply 1997) 

 Episode 14: The Heart Is What Makes You Love

 “Sometimes, you don’t notice when someone likes you.”
            -Kang Joon-Hee (Reply 1997) 

 Episode 15: While You Were Loving


 Episode 16: Why First Love Don’t Work Out

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 Yoon-Jae (Reply 1997)


FIRST LOVE is a bit rash. Without any calculation, 
    We throw ourselves with passion and finally come to face failure. 
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 stays longer than “HAPPILY EVER AFTER”.
 It’s nice to have that wonderful story as one chapter of one’s life.
                -Yoon Yoon-Jae (Reply 1997) 


         FIRST LOVE is a period of time.
                  It never comes back.
         If the next love comes,
                  Time has to yield for that new love.
         I 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.
                 A person who dreams of love, is the one who waits.
                             -Kang Joon-Hee (Reply 1997)


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.s
                -Yoon Yoon-Jae (Reply 1997)



We started as childhood friends and became first loves, 
       then as a couple.
And now as a husband and wife.
       We passed the same generation, shared the same memories 
and grew old together.
      Familiar excitement. I like it.
                 -Yoon Yoon-Jae (Reply 1997)





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