Quotes: Living Emotional Crutch

Dory: No. No, you can't... STOP. Please don't go away. Please? No one's ever stuck with me for so long before. And if you leave... if you leave... I just, I remember things better with you. I do, look. P. Sherman, forty-two... forty-two... I remember it, I do. It's there, I know it is, because when I look at you, I can feel it. And-and I look at you, and I... and I'm home. Please... I don't want that to go away. I don't want to forget.
Marlin: I'm sorry, Dory. But I... do.

River Tam: You take care of me, Simon. You've always taken care of me. My turn.

Zachariah: You know Sam and Dean Winchester are psychotically, irrationally, neurotically co-dependent on each other, right?

Enobarbus: Why, then, we kill all our women. We see how mortal an unkindness is to them. If they suffer our departure, death’s the word.

I miss you so much, a self-inflicted coma.
-Hawthorne Heights, "Decembers"

Shepard, our immovable center. A place for a person to stop and catch her breath.
- Dr. Chakwas, Mass Effect 2

Icy regret clutches your innards. “Oh, fuck, oh, man, your moirail’s taken up the paint.”
“No! No, don’t you— she ain’t— you can’t think that, you can’t, she ain’t. No!” He fucking jitters in place, his hands going everywhere — down to his flicknife — and you’ve almost got your sickle out before he realizes what he’s doing and holds his hands out to you, desperate and bare and finger-splayed, and you relax minutely.
“She’s not,” he says, barely a plead. “You got nothin on her, she’s a good girl. I keep her clean.”
And this, then, is the problem of Eridan Ampora: arch-agent, dumbass, smart as a steel trap and thick as a fucking brick. His moirail’s the only thing that keeps him going and she’s a complete mystery that no one’s ever fucking seen.

Maya paused, taking a breath to remember what Sempai had told her regarding Shinji and Asuka. She had told Maya those too had developed a codependent relationship, they could not function correctly around each other or anyone else for that matter, they were simply too alien to the entire human experience, too deeply hurt to risk getting close to anyone, but due to the vast amount of traumatizing experiences they had both suffered together, neither Shinji nor Asuka would even think of leaving, since they believed nobody else would ever be able to understand their pain. To be without the other, it was beyond unthinkable in their minds, even when they were not consciously aware of it. Asuka had managed to put up a good show during the incident of the 14th, but almost everyone who had in any way interacted with the volatile redhead through that period clearly noticed she was affected.

"Two people so at odds with each other but so dependent (or afraid that the alternative will be worse). For her part, Asuka's mental state is as much a wreck as her professional life. It can be that Asuka deep down is waiting for Shinji to man up and straighten her out..."
Grummancat explaining why neither Shinji nor Asuka would think of breaking up when their relationship was going through a very tough patch, Evangelion 303

"Your brother denied me Shinji, the first person who understood me, the first person who knew how to take the pain away simply by being!"

And in the middle of the flood I felt my worth
When you held onto me like I was your little life raft
Please know that you were mine as well...
Snow Patrol, "The Lightning Strike"

I lose my mind which I can’t find
Cos I don’t know it’s missing at all
Won’t you hold my hand and don’t let go
Or I will fall down through the clouds
Over the waterfall...
Emily Maguire, "Over The Waterfall"

She only started to believe in herself through Rose’s eyes. If this theory is right, she only began to believe that was capable of agency and nobility and autonomy because Rose believed it of her. (...) While Pearl’s relationship with Rose is still deeply, crucially important to her, it’s no longer the sum of her self-belief. Rose helped her get from a point of nonindividuality ("a pearl") to a point of love-based dependent individuality ("my pearl"), but her story didn’t stop there.