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"
She loved you.
I could never figure out why.
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
Fate: I... am not Alicia Testarossa. However, I... Fate Testarossa... was born by you and raised by you. I am your daughter!
Precia: (laughs) So what? You expect me to think of you as my daughter now?
Fate: If you wish... If you wish, I will protect you from anyone or anything in this entire world. Not because I'm your daughter... but because you're my mother!
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Episode 12
"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
"The more you suffer, the more it shows you really care, right? Yeah!"
— "Self-Esteem" by The Offspring
"Senna the witch was selfish and cruel and manipulative, but I would always love her, always try to protect her.
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"
Fate divided these pitiful twins
If it means that I can protect you
Then I too will become evil
— Len Kagamine, "Servant of Evil"
Fooker: What's wrong with you? Are you sure you're the same chick who crunched my boys? Sam treats you like dirt. He ignores you. He walks all over you. And when half the campus says he cheated on you, you defend him!
Ki: You don't know him like I do! I see past the lies and see him as he really is!
Fooker: Sorry, Ki, if anyone's blind here, it's not me...
"I may be love's bitch, but at least I'm man enough to admit it."
— Spike, Buffy the Vampire Slayer