Take good care of my ba-a-a-by
Please don't ever make her blu-u-u-ue
Just tell her that you love her
Make sure you're thinking of her
In everything you say and do-o-o-o
Aww, take good care of my ba-a-a-by
Now don't you ever make her cry-y-y-y
Just let your love surround her
Paint a rainbow all around her
Don't let her see a cloudy sky
— Bobby Vee
"I have been so stubborn saying that I loved you first. You two truly love each other, so I can't stand in your way. Both you and my sister are so important to me. I want you two to be happy. Now go see my sister. Please Pisuke!"
—Asuka to Pisuke, Girl Next Door
Shizuka: When you return to your village, will you tell that person you love her?
Naruto: (nervously) N-No. I don't have the ability to do that yet. (more seriously) For now anyway, I'll just keep watching over her.
Shizuka: Are you satisfied with that?
Naruto: (smiles) Sure. Nothing would make me happier if she chooses me someday. But it's okay. As long as Sakura is happy, that's what counts.
— Naruto Uzumaki, Naruto Shippuden
"You don't always get the person you think you deserve... and I can live with that."
—Lana, Hyrule Warriors
Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Roxane (agitated): Why, this is love indeed!. . .
Cyrano (taking Christian's place): Ay, true, the feeling
Which fills me, terrible and jealous, truly
Love,—which is ever sad amid its transports!
Love,—and yet, strangely, not a selfish passion!
I for your joy would gladly lay mine own down,
—E'en though you never were to know it,—never!
—If but at times I might—far off and lonely,—
Hear some gay echo of the joy I bought you!
— Cyrano de Bergerac, III.vii
And if it's over
It hurts but I'm giving you my word
I hope that you're always
Happy like we were
Happy like we were
— Skillet, "Say Goodbye"
I loved you; even now I may confess,
Some embers of my love their fire retain;
But do not let it cause you more distress,
I do not want to sadden you again.
Hopeless and tongue-tied, yet I loved you dearly
With pangs the jealous and the timid know;
So tenderly I loved you, so sincerely,
I pray God grant another love you so.
— Alexander Pushkin
'Cause I can't make you love me if you don't
You can't make your heart feel something it won't
Here in the dark, in these final hours
I will lay down my heart
And feel the power if you won't (no you won't)
I can't make you love me (if you don't)
— Bonnie Raitt, "I Can't Make You Love Me"
After all, when Jude's happy, I'm happy. Simple enough, right? But now I'm starting to get the feeling that Jude just might be better off without me.
Sci-fi Greg: If we cannot claim her heart, at least she's in the arms of a truly worthy adversary.
D'n'D Greg: Sometimes, wizards are so awesome, it hurts.
You must give Tiana all the money she requires for her restaurant. Because Tiana...she is my Evangeline.
—Naveen, The Princess and the Frog
Rick: Inside of us, we both know you belong with Victor. You're part of his work, the thing that keeps him going. If that plane leaves the ground and you're not with him, you'll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.
Ilsa: But what about us?
Rick: We'll always have Paris.
When you said time was all you really needed
I walked away and let you have your space
'Cause leavin' didn't hurt me near as badly
As the tears I saw rollin' down your face
And yesterday I knew just what you wanted
When you came walkin' up to me with him
So I told you that I was happy for you
And given the chance I'd lie again
— Tim McGraw, "Just to See You Smile"
I had hoped you'd see my face,
And that you'd be reminded that for me it isn't over
Never mind, I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you, too
— Adele, "Someone Like You"
Tom Bailey Jr: If you love something, set it free.
Tom Bailey Sr: Said by a pussy and used by pussies ever since.
Tom Bailey Jr: Casablanca, Bogie puts her on the plane.
Tom Bailey Sr: Pussy
Tom Bailey Jr: Bogie's a pussy?
Tom Bailey Sr: A big pussy
— Made of Honor
I just want his happiness.
—Knives Chau, referring to Scott Pilgrim
“At this point, I’ve done everything in my human power to win Rainbow Dash back, short of outright tying her down and forcing her to love me. Which is not real love at all... And yet... look at how she is now! We’ve done so much. We were there for her. She’s independent and in control of herself. Her animals aren’t a threat to her anymore; she’s overcome them all... And above everything else... even if she can no longer appreciate us as family... we’ve still built up a much stronger friendship, haven’t we? We can come back and visit her later, as the best of friends! Isn’t that great, Spike?”
—Lero Michaelides speaking to Spike in Divided Rainbow
I know if I go things'll be a lot better for her
I had things planned, but her folks wouldn't let her
I don't mind other guys dancing with my girl
That's fine, I know 'em all pretty well
But I know sometimes I must get out in the light
Better leave her behind, where the kids are alright
-The Who, "The Kids are Alright"
I want what'll make you happy, not what'll make me happy.
— Fry, Futurama
Blair: Look down deep into the soul I know you have and tell me if what you feel for me is real, or if it's just a game. If it's real we'll figure it out. All of us. But if it's not... then please Chuck... just let me go.
Chuck: It's just a game. I hate to lose. You're free to go.
Blair: Thank you. (leaves)
Serena: Chuck, why did you just do that?
Chuck: Because I love her... and I can't make her happy.
Mapleshade: Spottedleaf! Why didn't you let me kill her? She stole Firestar's love from you.
Spottedleaf: There was nothing to steal. Sandstorm made him happy!
"Her happiness is my happiness."
— Julio, Flying Down to Rio just before he jumps out of a plane.
You want kids, you have always wanted kids. Ever since you were a kid. And I can't have them!... Whatever they did to me at Demon's Run, I can't ever give you children. I didn't kick you out. I gave you up.
—Amy to Rory, Doctor Who: "Asylum of the Daleks"
... Less a woman, I see her [Casca] as a comrade ... No. That's not it. The one who has her eye is Griffith. That's why, right now, I'm no good for her, like this.
— Guts on his feelings about Casca, Berserk
I hope he buys you flowers
I hope he holds your hands
Give you all his hours
When he has the chance
Take you to every party
Cause I remember how
Much you loved to dance
Do all the things I should have done
When I was your man
—Bruno Mars, "When I Was Your Man"
It's strange that you're the one who gets to create a new world for all of you, because you don't care that much. There's nothing in the old world that didn't come with you that you needed. It never treated you well; here, at least, most of what brought you into despair is gone. And you have the person who treated you as though you were worth something. It's only a problem that he keeps fighting, and you know that he keeps breaking and breaking.
You can't let that happen. You try your best to help him, but he just takes more troubles on himself when you lift weight off of him. With a heavy heart, you turn your efforts to the frogs, creating another world that will be kinder to him. If it's better for you, then that's a good side effect, but for now you just want him to rest.
Tomoyo: If there is something that the person I like can be happy more so than liking me in return, I want that person to stay happy the way it was meant to be.
Sakura: So you don't care if the person you likes like you back.
Tomoyo: Of course, I would be happy if that person likes me back. But, for me to see the person I like so much staying happy gives me the biggest happiness
Tomoyo: You think so?
Sakura: Yeah, I'm sure of it.
If you will thank me... let it be for yourself alone. That the wish of giving happiness to you might add force to the other inducements which led me on, I shall not attempt to deny. But your family owe me nothing. Much as I respect them, I believe I thought only of you.
— Fitzwilliam Darcy, when Elizabeth Bennet attempts to thank him for saving her family from ruin, Pride and Prejudice.
I shall not trouble you
Though your eyes have burned through mine
turned through mine to your moon...
I'll understand you, just give me the chance to
Love you more than you'll ever know
Even if it means I gotta let you go
With or without me, baby, you should be happy
—"Last to Know", The Wanted