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Quotes / All Take and No Give

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"You fell for me, I fell for you
You think I'm great, I think you're good
And that's enough to prove
The point once more
Everybody's stupid, that's for sure"
The Sparks, "Everybody's Stupid"

Yeah I’ve been your crutch, your smell sight and touch
Yeah I took you home when you’ve drunk too much
But I can’t survive, with you by my side
See I’ll never get laid, while I’m running your life
Sia, "The Girl You Lost To Cocaine"

"Take what you can..."
"...Give nothing back."

"Always took a penny, never left a penny."
Earl, My Name Is Earl

“He may be sleeping next to you, but you know damned well you’re not exactly ‘together’,” the pregnant Asuka retorted. “He’s almost had sex with you, Hell, he’s practically almost had sex at you for all you were part of it, but you’ve never made love together. That was part of the deal, right? He gives you everything, and you don’t have to give anything back. Because I was too burned-out and soul-weary to even try anymore. And I didn’t even feel worth it, deep down. But I still wanted someone to be there with me. So I wouldn’t have to be alone.”
Asuka Langley Sohryu, A Crown of Stars, chapter 1

"Asuka... when I'm with Rei... I feel... how could I say it... safe. I feel good. Comfortable. There's nothing for me to do. I know that she's the kind of girl... who'll love me no matter what. She'll never do anything to hurt me. She'll never scold me or tease me. She'll do everything I'll ask of her with a smile... Asuka... I... I..."
"I... I don't want a comfortable life! I don't want someone who'll make me the only goal of her existence. I'd only be hiding from reality again. And it wouldn't be fair to Rei."
Shinji Ikari, The One I Love Is, chapter 12

"Besides, what's your sister (Mabel) done for you, lately? How many times have you (Dipper) sacrificed for her, huh? And when has she ever returned the favor?"
Bill Cipher from Gravity Falls defining Dipper and Mabel's relationship

"You miss someone that loved you so much you never had to love 'em back."
Morty, Rick and Morty, "Rest and Ricklaxtion"

Raymond: She just doesn't seem to realize that love must only be granted when certain expectations are met.
Darrell: Right? It's like she learned nothing from Daddy!
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes, "Rad Likes Robots"


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