23rd Oct: It's time for the second TV Tropes Halloween Avatar Contest, theme: cute monsters! Details and voting here.
"I married my Edna May in ought-three and I was with her right until the end. Not a pretty picture. Wrinkled and senile and cursing me for my youth. Wasn't our happiest time."
"But if this goes on, we will watch our loved ones die around us. See, isn't that how they always do it on TV? Immortals are really very unfortunate."
Suki ni natta hou ga make
The first to fall in love is the one who loses
shiranai kimochi ga fukurandeku
as these unfamiliar feelings continue to grow
Doushite naze nano kashira?
Why, oh why, is it
Omoi wa tsutaetara kowarechau yo
that I'll break apart if I tell you how I feel?
Anata to wa chigau shuzoku
You and I are of a different kind
Saigo ni naku no wa watashi nan dakara
and the one who cries last will be me.
There's no chance for us
It's all decided for us.
This world has only one sweet moment set aside for us.
Meiling: I love you, Sakuya. Please marry me.
Sakuya: N...No. I'll... be dead soon.
Meiling: I don't care about that one bit!! I'll never forget you, even after you've died! Your memory will live on in my heart forever! Not being able to convey your feelings to someone special before they're gone is ten times sadder than merely losing them! Don't you feel the same way as I do?
Sakuya: (crying) ...I'll be happy for the rest of my life!!
I've finally found someone I want to spend the rest of her life with!
The Doctor: Amy, listen. I am 907 years old. Do you know what that means?
Amy: That it's been awhile?
The Doctor: Ye-I mean no.
Asari: We need a souvenir. How about a fish?
Turian: Fish have nothing to do with the Citadel. Besides, it'll be dead in a couple of years.
Asari: The important thing is to enjoy the time you spend with the fish.
Turian: Is this the lifespan talk? I'm not having the lifespan talk.
—Overheard conversation in Mass Effect 2
"As for you and your heart and all the things you said and didn't say, she will remember them all when men are fairy tales in books written by rabbits. Think of that, and be still."
—Schmendrick, The Last Unicorn
“Oh, I'm so happy! I've always wanted a husband! Think of all the wonderful centuries— uh, years we'll have!”
—Nowi, Fire Emblem Awakening
"I know that to love another, I must watch the world move past him. But such short years make an eternity worth living."
—Tiki, Fire Emblem Awakening
Leetah: I always believed that one day your heart would open fully. I was patient… because I thought there was time! Time enough for you to learn how to love. I never dreamed you would harm me so.
Rayek: Harm you?
Leetah: My lifemate…
Rayek: But-But I spared you seeing him age and die like an animal! You knew he would! You were with him all of eight and three years! He was just a breeze through your hair!
Leetah: He… was… my… SOUL!!
— Elfquest, Kings of the Broken Wheel