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Quotes / I Want My Beloved to Be Happy

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    Anime and Manga 

Shizuka: When you return to your village, will you tell that person you love her?
Naruto: (nervously) N-No. I don't have the ability to do that yet. (more seriously) For now anyway, I'll just keep watching over her.
Shizuka: Are you satisfied with that?
Naruto: (smiles) Sure. Nothing would make me happier if she chooses me someday. But it's okay. As long as Sakura is happy, that's what counts.

Tomoyo: If there is something that the person I like can be happy more so than liking me in return, I want that person to stay happy the way it was meant to be.
Sakura: So you don't care if the person you likes like you back.
Tomoyo: Of course, I would be happy if that person likes me back. But, for me to see the person I like so much staying happy gives me the biggest happiness.
Sakura: I'm sure that the person you like is happy, Tomoyo.
Tomoyo: You think so?
Sakura: Yeah, I'm sure of it.
Tomoyo: Thank you very much.

"...less a woman, I see [Casca] as a comrade... No. That's not it. The one who has her eye is Griffith. That's why, right now, I'm no good for her, like this."
Guts, Berserk

    Comic Books 
"I just want his happiness."
Knives Chau, referring to Scott Pilgrim


    Fan Fiction 

"At this point, I’ve done everything in my human power to win Rainbow Dash back, short of outright tying her down and forcing her to love me. Which is not real love at all... And yet... look at how she is now! We’ve done so much. We were there for her. She’s independent and in control of herself. Her animals aren’t a threat to her anymore; she’s overcome them all... And above everything else... even if she can no longer appreciate us as family... we’ve still built up a much stronger friendship, haven’t we? We can come back and visit her later, as the best of friends! Isn’t that great, Spike?"
Lero Michaelides speaking to Spike in Divided Rainbow

"It's strange that you're the one who gets to create a new world for all of you, because you don't care that much. There's nothing in the old world that didn't come with you that you needed. It never treated you well; here, at least, most of what brought you into despair is gone. And you have the person who treated you as though you were worth something. It's only a problem that he keeps fighting, and you know that he keeps breaking and breaking.
You can't let that happen. You try your best to help him, but he just takes more troubles on himself when you lift weight off of him. With a heavy heart, you turn your efforts to the frogs, creating another world that will be kinder to him. If it's better for you, then that's a good side effect, but for now you just want him to rest."
Sakura Matou thinking about Emiya Shirou in Redeem This Form, a Fate/stay night fanfic

"I... love you both," the blunette said softly. She raised her eyes with a noticeable struggle. "Shinji, you showed me care and compassion when no one else ever had, not even the Commander. Asuka, you helped free me from the drugs that clouded my mind when you had no reason to do anything but dislike me. And you both came for me and saved me in this battle. I... I look at you and I know I love you both."
"Rei, we..." Shinji trailed off. What could he say? He looked over at Asuka. She shrugged too, at an equal loss.
Rei waved her hands defensively at their shocked expressions. "No! I do not want to intrude! I... I will never try to... intersplice myself in your bond! It is too beautiful to disrupt! But... I wanted you both to know. I understand what this feeling is now. It is love. I will protect that feeling, and you. I will not allow any harm to come to you or your bond if I can ever do anything about it."

The woman I've wanted for most of my life is upstairs now, making love with a man who has nothing of what I have to offer, and I have nothing of what he has to offer. The worst part of it is, I can't even hate him. He's probably good for Kara. The battle's done, to the victor belong the spoils.

    Films — Animated 

"No, no that's not it. Listen Mototo, you'd better treat this lady like a queen. Because you my friend, you have found yourself the perfect woman. If I was ever so lucky to find the perfect woman, I would give her flowers every day. And not just any flowers, okay? Her favorites are orchids. White. And breakfast in bed. Six loaves of wheat bread with butter on both sides. No crusts. The way she likes it. I'd be her shoulder to cry on and her best friend. And I'd spend every day trying to think of how to make her laugh. She has the most... most amazing laugh... Well I mean that's-that's what I would do, if I were you. But I'm not. So you do it."

"Then you must go to him. I release you. You are no longer my prisoner."
Beast telling Belle to go rescue her father in Beauty and the Beast

"You must give Tiana all the money she requires for her restaurant. Because Tiana... she is my Evangeline."

    Films — Live-Action 

"...I finally found out what love is. It's give, and not take. So I give her to you, and I take myself away."

Rick: Inside of us, we both know you belong with Victor. You're part of his work, the thing that keeps him going. If that plane leaves the ground and you're not with him, you'll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.
Ilsa: But what about us?
Rick: We'll always have Paris.

Tom Bailey Jr. If you love something, set it free.
Tom Bailey Sr. Said by a pussy and used by pussies ever since.
Tom Bailey Jr. Casablanca, Bogie puts her on the plane.
Tom Bailey Sr. Pussy.
Tom Bailey Jr. Bogie's a pussy?
Tom Bailey Sr. A big pussy.
Made of Honor

"Her happiness is my happiness."
Julio, Flying Down to Rio, just before he jumps out of a plane.

Loretta: Why would you want Samantha anyway? She's not like me. She's not perfect.
Roscoe: She doesn't have to be.
Loretta: Are you saying you love her because of her imperfection?
Roscoe: Yes. Because of everything she is. And everything she isn't.
Loretta: [shrugs] Yes!
Roscoe: So you'll let her come back?
Loretta: Of course I will. What kind of hologram do you think I am?


Thrustpelt: You can tell the Clan I'm the father, if you want. I mean, if it makes things easier.
Bluefur: You'd really do that?
Thrushpelt: You know how I feel about you, Bluefur. i'd do my best to make you happy, I promise. And I'll love your kits as though they were really my own.
Warrior Cats: Bluestar's Prophecy

Mapleshade: Spottedleaf! Why didn't you let me kill her? She stole Firestar's love from you.
Spottedleaf: There was nothing to steal. Sandstorm made him happy!

"If you will thank me... let it be for yourself alone. That the wish of giving happiness to you might add force to the other inducements which led me on, I shall not attempt to deny. But your family owe me nothing. Much as I respect them, I believe I thought only of you."
Fitzwilliam Darcy, when Elizabeth Bennet attempts to thank him for saving her family from ruin, Pride and Prejudice

    Live-Action TV 

"And that, kids, was the perfect ending to a perfect love story. It just wasn't mine."
Ted narratating to his kids about Stella, How I Met Your Mother

Chandler: What are you talking about?
Joey: They have a kid together, you know? They're like a family. And if...I don't know, if there's a chance they can make that work, I know I wouldn't want to be the guy who stood in the way of that.
Friends, "The One with the Giant Poking Device"

"You go get her, Chandler. And can I give you a piece of advice? If you do get her, don't let her go. Trust me."
Richard, Friends, "The One with the Proposal: Part 2"

"Stand by your man. It's what I would want if you were mine."
Dwight to Angela, The Office (US), "Moving On"

Blair: Look down deep into the soul I know you have and tell me if what you feel for me is real, or if it's just a game. If it's real, we'll figure it out. All of us. But if it's not... then please, Chuck... just let me go.
Chuck: It's just a game. I hate to lose. You're free to go.
Blair: Thank you. [leaves]
Serena: Chuck, why did you just do that?
Chuck: Because I love her... and I can't make her happy.

"All I ever wanted was for you to be happy. You seem like you are. I can live with that."
Angel to Buffy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"You want kids, you have always wanted kids. Ever since you were a kid. And I can't have them!... Whatever they did to me at Demon's Run, I can't ever give you children. I didn't kick you out. I gave you up."
Amy to Rory, Doctor Who, "Asylum of the Daleks"



"I hope he buys you flowers
I hope he holds your hands
Give you all his hours
When he has the chance
Take you to every party
Cause I remember how
Much you loved to dance
Do all the things I should have done
When I was your man"
Bruno Mars, "When I Was Your Man"

"'Cause I can't make you love me if you don't
You can't make your heart feel something it won't
Here in the dark, in these final hours
I will lay down my heart
And feel the power if you won't (no you won't)
I can't make you love me (if you don't)"
Bonnie Raitt, "I Can't Make You Love Me"

"Lately, I've been, I've been thinking
I want you to be happier, I want you to be happier.
Even though I might not like this
I think that you'll be happier, I want you to be happier
Then only for a minute
I want to change my mind
'Cause this just don't feel right to me.
I wanna raise your spirits
I want to see you smile but
Know that means I'll have to leave."
Bastille, "Happier"

"Take good care of my ba-a-a-by
Please don't ever make her blu-u-u-ue
Just tell her that you love her
Make sure you're thinking of her
In everything you say and do-o-o-o
Aww, take good care of my ba-a-a-by
Now don't you ever make her cry-y-y-y
Just let your love surround her
Paint a rainbow all around her
Don't let her see a cloudy sky"
Bobby Vee

"Someday love will find you
Break those chains that bind you
One night will remind you
How we touched and went our separate ways
If he ever hurts you
True love won't desert you
You know I still love you
Though we touched and went our separate ways
Journey, "Separate Ways"

"And I'd do anything for you. I'll give you up,
if that's what I should do... to make you happy."
Gloria Estefan, from "Anything for You"

"And if it's over
It hurts but I'm giving you my word
I hope that you're always
Happy like we were
Happy like we were"
Skillet, "Say Goodbye"

"When you said time was all you really needed
I walked away and let you have your space
'Cause leavin' didn't hurt me near as badly
As the tears I saw rollin' down your face
And yesterday I knew just what you wanted
When you came walkin' up to me with him
So I told you that I was happy for you
And given the chance I'd lie again"
Tim McGraw, "Just to See You Smile"

"I had hoped you'd see my face,
And that you'd be reminded that for me it isn't over
Never mind, I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you, too"
Adele, "Someone Like You"

"I know if I go things'll be a lot better for her
I had things planned, but her folks wouldn't let her
I don't mind other guys dancing with my girl
That's fine, I know 'em all pretty well
But I know sometimes I must get out in the light
Better leave her behind, where the kids are alright"
The Who, "The Kids are Alright"

"Unrequited love's a bore,
And I've got it pretty bad,
But for someone you adore,
It's a pleasure to be sad."
Bea Wain (among others), "Glad to Be Unhappy"

"I'll understand you, just give me the chance to
Love you more than you'll ever know
Even if it means I gotta let you go
With or without me, baby, you should be happy"
— "Last to Know", The Wanted


"I loved you; even now I may confess,
Some embers of my love their fire retain;
But do not let it cause you more distress,
I do not want to sadden you again.
Hopeless and tongue-tied, yet I loved you dearly
With pangs the jealous and the timid know;
So tenderly I loved you, so sincerely,
I pray God grant another love you so."
Alexander Pushkin

"The Bird of Pleasure upward soars and high—
Follow, my love, in that celestial flight!
Yea, I will take the sorrow and the night,
That Laughter may see all thy days go by."
— An untitled poem by Kamal Ad-Din


Roxane: [agitated] Why, this is love indeed!...
Cyrano: [taking Christian's place] Ay, true, the feeling
Which fills me, terrible and jealous, truly
Love,—which is ever sad amid its transports!
Love,—and yet, strangely, not a selfish passion!
I for your joy would gladly lay mine own down,
—E'en though you never were to know it,—never!
—If but at times I might—far off and lonely,—
Hear some gay echo of the joy I bought you!
Cyrano de Bergerac, III.vii

    Video Games 

"I wonder if Master Link is in love with Princess Zelda... If so, I think they suit each other quite splendidly. If they became a couple, I'd give that pairing my full support. Though just the thought of that makes my heart hurt..."

"After all, when Jude's happy, I'm happy. Simple enough, right? But now I'm starting to get the feeling that Jude just might be better off without me."
Leia Rolando, when she has a talk with Rowen before the final battle, Tales of Xillia

"Take care of her."
Riku, moments before his Bolivian Army Ending, Kingdom Hearts I

"You don't always get the person you think you deserve... and I can live with that."
Lana, Hyrule Warriors

    Visual Novels 

"...I still don’t know why you won’t try for him," he said, after a moment. "It’s hopeless for me, but you’re—well, Emiya could certainly like you."
"He couldn’t." Sakura shook her head frantically. "Senpai deserves a... I’m not..."
The student council president raised an eyebrow. "There are very few words that would fit into that and still be true. You’re a very nice girl and you’re beautiful."

"Does my pen
only write bitter words for those who are dear to me?
Is it love if I take you,
or is it love if I set you free?
The ink flows down into a dark puddle.
How can I write love into reality?
If I can't hear the sound of your heartbeat,
what do you call love in your reality?
And in your reality,
if I don't know how to love you...
I'll leave you be."
Monika singing "Your Reality", Doki Doki Literature Club!


    Web Original 

Sci-fi Greg: If we cannot claim her heart, at least she's in the arms of a truly worthy adversary.
D'n'D Greg: Sometimes, wizards are so awesome, it hurts.

"I shall not trouble you
Though your eyes have burned through mine
turned through mine to your moon..."

"I vowed to make you as happy as I possibly could. Obviously I can't do that as your boyfriend."
Rudy breaking up with Rain, Rain

"Hey, this is Lucy.
Don't respond to this.
I just wanted to tell you that you're right.
Mike will be much better off without me — I've only made his life worse.
You're so happy together, but I've been selfish. He's been so angry and upset lately, but it's not him. He's only like this because of me.
Please take care of Mike. I won't bother him anymore.
Lucy in a text to Sandy, Bittersweet Candy Bowl

    Western Animation 

"Principal Prickly is my friend... For years, he's wanted to run a middle school; it's his dream, and I'm not gonna get in the way of that, because when you really care about someone, you forget about what's best for you, and you do what's best for them."
Miss Finster, Recess

"I want what'll make you happy, not what'll make me happy."
Fry, Futurama

"Christopher Robin is happy as he is, and... I shouldn't want it any other way."
Pooh, Winnie-the-Pooh: A Valentine For You

    Real Life 

"But above all, I wish for your happiness, even though I'm aware you require my absence to find it."
Beau Taplin

"Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own."
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


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