Quotes / Love Martyr

Well, I guess I should stick up for myself
But I really think it's better this way
The more you suffer
The more it shows you really care
Right? Yeah-eh-eh!
The Offspring, "Self-Esteem"

I was a fool for love, I was a fool for love, I was a fool.
Tegan & Sara, "I Was A Fool" (also contains the lyric "Love like ours is never fixed")

You say when he hits you, you don't mind
Because when he hurts you, you feel alive
Oh no, is that what it is?
U2, "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)"

Were you telling lies?
(Ahhhh, the night before)
Was I so unwise?
(Ahhhh, the night before)
When I held you near, you were so sincere
Treat me like you did the night before
—"The Night Before", The Beatles

I try to discover
A little something to make me sweeter
Oh baby refrain from breaking my heart
I'm so in love with you
I'll be forever blue
That you gimme no reason
Why you make-a-me work so hard
Erasure, "A Little Respect"

I'd cry like a baby if you told me goodbye
I'd feel like a snowball on the 4th of July
If you ever said you were leaving for good
I'd weep like a weeping willow, honest I would
I'd cry like a baby with a busted balloon
I'd let out a wail that would be heard to the moon
Our love was so splendid don't end it so soon
Don't leave me here sighing, sobbing and a-sighing
Crying like a baby for you
Dean Martin, "I'd Cry Like A Baby"

She cuts you once
She cuts you twice
But still you believe
The wound is so fresh you can taste the blood
But you don't have strength to leave.
Billy Joel, "Stiletto"

I've been a martyr for love
I need to be by your side
I have knelt at your feet
I have felt your deceit
Couldn't leave if I tried
Depeche Mode, "Martyr"

My church offers no absolutes
She tells me 'worship in the bedroom'
The only heaven I'll be sent to
Is when I'm alone with you
I was born sick, but I love it
Command me to be well
Amen. Amen. Amen
Hozier, "Take Me to Church"

Well, I'm so tall, I'm so tall
You raise me and then you let me fall
And I'm so small, I'm so small
Wrap me round your finger, seen before
Blancmage, "Living on the Ceiling"

Hermione you're so lovely
I shiver and I shake
Even when you shove me
Into the Great Lake
And hold me under water
With your dainty foot
If you were any hotter
I would turn to soot!
Ron from the Potter Puppet Pals musical

If loving her is a heartache for me
And if holding her means that I have to bleed
Then I am the martyr and love is to blame
If right is leaving, I'd rather be wrong.
Trading Yesterday, "She Is the Sunlight"

You are my princess and I am your servant
Fate divided these pitiful twins
If it means that I can protect you
Then I too will become evil
Allen, "Servant of Evil"

I am your spaniel, and, Demetrius, The more you beat me I will fawn on you. Use me but as your spaniel: spurn me, strike me, Neglect me, lose me; only give me leave (Unworthy as I am) to follow you. What worser place can I beg in your love (And yet a place of high respect with me) Than to be used as your dog?
Helena, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 2, Scene 1

Senna the witch was selfish and cruel and manipulative, but I would always love her, always try to protect her.
David Levin, Understand the Unknown.

I may be love's bitch, but at least I'm man enough to admit it.

We’ve seen the words “Karreuche Tran breaks up with Chris Brown again” more than we’ve seen the words “Chris Brown fucked up again and that’s saying a lot. For the 4,567,910th time (I’m underestimating) in her life, Karmachameleon Tran says that she’s washing her hands clean of Chris Brown’s bullshit and will never go back to him. We’ve heard that all before and we’ll hear it again. Karreuche isn’t leaving Chris Brown because she finally woke up from the dickmatized haze she was in and realized she’s been dating Chris Brown for years. She’s leaving him because she can’t deal with him putting a baby into a uterus that doesn’t belong to her...We all know that in a few months, the paps will take pictures of her babysitting Chris Brown’s kid at Chuck E. Cheese while he’s off bareback boning another trick.
Michael K., "In 'Sure, Jan' News..."

Back to Ma Kent and Clark, talking about how he could never love anyone outside of Lana, or couldn't perceive it, anyway. I think he could, if he'd only just imagine constantly hugging a doll called "Knife pain man" filled with broken glass and saline solution that crushed as the blades penetrated.
Neal Bailey on Smallville ("Lockdown")

And I will pray for her.
I will call her name out loud.
I would bleed for her.
If I could only see her now.
Iron Maiden, "The Evil That Men Do"

Let me feel fire
Let me drink poison
Tell me to tear my heart in two
If that's what you want me to do...
— "Unworthy Of Your Love", by Stephen Sondheim

[Abuse] victims consistently decide that we will love unconditionally, which is lovely. But too many of us decide to love unconditionally while also remaining in harm’s way.

We always hear that it's our fault, that we should have known better. [...] We women blame ourselves so much, because we think that it's our fault and we already lost all self-confidence after all those years of violence. My husband could punch me in the stomach, even though I was pregnant, because I didn't serve him the food he wanted. [..] You may ask: How can you be in love with such a man? How sick is this woman who is in love with such a man? He's a very important person in your life and you have lived with him for ten years and you have also children with him, then it's not that easy. You hope all the time that he'll change, that's what you pin all your hopes on, all the time.

For so long, all I wanted was you to love me, to accept me. I thought it was my honor that I wanted but really, I was just trying to please you. You, my father, who banished me just for talking out of turn. My father, who challenged me, a 13-year-old boy, to an Agni Kai.