Quotes / Mayfly–December Romance

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.
Isaac, Baccano!!

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.

I don't age. I regenerate. But humans decay. You wither and you die. Imagine watching that happen to someone you... [...] You can spend the rest of your life with me. But I can't spend the rest of mine with you.
The Tenth Doctor, Doctor Who, "School Reunion"

The Doctor: Amy, listen. I am 907 years old. Do you know what that means?
Amy: It's been awhile?
The Doctor: Ye-no, no, no!
Doctor Who, "Flesh and Stone"

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

Oh, I'm so happy! I've always wanted a husband! Think of all the wonderful centuries- uh, years we'll have!

I know that to love another, I must watch the world move past him. But such short years make an eternity worth living.

I've finally found someone I want to spend the rest of her life with!
Bender, Futurama

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.
IOSYS, "Alice→Dere," a Touhou music video

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

If Aragorn survives this war, you will still be parted. If Sauron is defeated and Aragorn made king, and all that you hope for comes true, you will still have to taste the bitterness of mortality. Whether by the sword or the slow decay of time, Aragorn will die. And there will be no comfort for you, no comfort to ease the pain of his passing. He will come to death an image of the splendor of the kings of Men in glory undimmed before the breaking of the world. But you, my daughter... you will linger on in darkness and in doubt, as nightfall in winter that comes without a star. Here you will dwell, bound to your grief, under the fading trees, until all the world is changed and the long years of your life are utterly spent.
Elrond to Arwen Undómiel, The Lord of the Rings

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.

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!!
Touhou fan comic

Fafnir: The humans you love here will not last a century. So why?
Tohru: I'm fine with that. If I treasure the time I spend here. I would indeed feel an equal amount of sadness. But, I don't think I will ever call that feeling of sadness "regret".
Fafnir: Is there something of such value to make you say that? In this world?
Tohru: Yes there is. Because Kobayashi-san is here!