Ai Yazawa quotes

  • People like hurting each other but loving is not a waste.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Hurt #People #Waste

  • Forgetting about our mistakes and our wounds isn't enough to make them disappear.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Mistake #Healing #Time Heals

  • The longer we live the more weight we carry in our hearts.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Heart #Weight

  • Don't just give up, Hachiko. Life is about getting knocked down over and over, but still getting up each time. If you keep getting up, you win.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Giving Up #Winning #Life Is

  • But even when the moon looks like it's waning...it's actually never changing shape. Don't ever forget that.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Life #Moon #Looks

  • I wanted to have a good relationship. One that's romantic and dramatic, like in the movies. But I finally became a woman at 17 and learned that men aren't really that simple.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Simple #Men #Good Relationship

  • The dreams we are chasing and the reality that is chasing us are always parallel; they never meet.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Dream #Reality #Chasing

  • I might cry tomorrow, but I may be smiling the day after. That's enough. That's the way life is. If I don't lose hope - tomorrow will come.�Tomorrow will come if we don't lose hope... I learned that from Nana.�But rainy days still make my cheeks wet with tears, even now. It was pouring, on that rainy day.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Rainy Day #Tears #Pouring

  • A woman's happiness is in throwing everything away to live for love.
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    #Throwing

  • People can't be just tied together. They have to connect. Otherwise, they'll find themselves bound hand and foot.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Inspirational #Insperational #Hands

  • People say love can be developed, but in the end, the only person you love is yourself. That's why you choose to love someone who can please you the most.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Love Is #People #Ends

  • In this sleepless night, as the darkness advances, look up at the sky and somehow remember that somewhere in this wide world, there are always people who love you, and people who need you. Because every person can't go on living alone.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Love You #Night #Sky

  • I feel the same way about all my friends. To me, the exact relationship between me and someone else doesn't matter much.But people want to label everything...so I guess I seem indifferent in that way. ---Yasu
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #People #Labels #Want

  • I want to be spoiled like a child. Cry to my heart's content. But I can only suppress my feelings..
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    #Children #Heart #Feelings

  • Whatever Yasu loves, I love too. That's the secret of love.
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    #Secret

  • She was my sacred angel that I could never violate. Reira was my sanctuary. I needed something solid like that in this dirty, disappointing world.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Dirty #Angel #World

  • Just don't keep me in the dark about things. Otherwise, why am I with you?
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    #Dark

  • I don't care if I'm loved back, I still want to love someone.�Someone, from the bottom of my heart...�Straightforward, unwavering...�It seems like such a simple thing, so then why....�...Must it be so incredibly hard?
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Heart #Simple #Care

  • Even if you fall on the runway, I wouldn't blame you. It would mean that we made a mistake in choosing you.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Mistake #Fall #Mean

  • Maybe I’m just farsighted. The further away something is, the better I can see it but once it gets close, I lose sight of it.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Sight #Closeness

  • In this world, not everything will be won by justice. If you want to win, you have to learn how to cheat. (Nana)
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    #Winning #Justice #World

  • In the world of art, all things are possible.--George from Paradise Kiss
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    #Art #Kissing #World

  • Hey, Nana... people's feelings change easily... what you see is a house of cards... nothing's sure, and nothing lasts forever.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #People #House #Forever

  • If you're that obsessed with someone, why would you kill her? Humans are full of contradictions.
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    #Contradiction #Obsessed #Humans

  • I'll make you so in love with me, that everytime our lips touch, you'll die a little death.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Littles #Lips

  • Please leave me something...even one memory would be enough.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Memories #Would Be #Enough

  • You were a stray cat, strutting so free and full of pride. But I could see your open wound. And without really thinking I just chalked it up to another cool thing about you. I never realized how much you hurt.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Hurt #Cat #Pride

  • Hey Nana, If Cinderella's glass slipper fits so perfectly, I wonder why it fell off along the way? I can't help but think that it was on purpose, to attract the prince's affections. No matter what I do, I'll still have the fate of a girl who just keeps getting hurt, wondering if she can be happy in this pointless, one man show?
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Girl #Hurt #Fate

  • People are only what they think of themselves.
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    #Thinking #People

  • I have the right to be hated.(Takumi)
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    #Hated

  • What people consider precious is different for everybody.
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    #People #Different

  • The things that stress me out haven't changed. But I don't wanna lose anything. So I thought that at least I would change. I'm lucky...that I'm afraid of losing something.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Stress #Lucky #Losing

  • Nana...how come being happy and making your dreams come true are two different things? Even now, I still don't know why...
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Dream #Two #Different

  • Right now I am working to polish the shards of my dreams.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Dream #Polish

  • You know Hachi, your life depends only on ourselves. I’m still convinced about this… But I’ve also learned to accept that people… don’t all become as strong, and it made me kinder than before.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Strong #People #Accepting

  • I am glad I met you and I am glad to say that.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Mets #Glad

  • The truth is I always loved him. From the first time I saw him he was so great. But that time I was hurt. I might have been selfish but I was so hurt. I was afraid I would feel more pain. Now I remember every time I was with Shouji I felt better. You hugged me secretly with your heart, didn't you? Now I want you to embrace me with all that warmth, with all your strength.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Hurt #Pain #Selfish

  • The feeling that was born that night, how could i describe it?Words like love or lust just don't seem right. I may call it jealousy, or may be anxiety and moreover, need. Even now I'm anxious at times because when I am with Ren, everything around feels like a dream. That was how Ren turned my boring life into an illusion, and that was too much for no matter how hard i tried, it seemed I could never catch him.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Dream #Night #Anxiety

  • It took us five hours to reach Tokyo, but I was really happy. I kept talking about myself, and didn't hear anything about Nana. But now that I know you better; I know you wouldn't say anything.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Talking #Say Anything #Tokyo

  • Hey Nana, do you remember the first time we met? I beleive in things like fate. So I think it was fate.
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    #Fate #Thinking #Hey

  • When dawn comes, that memory gradually distances...Tonight, I will bring it to sleep with me, so that will not be taken away by the waves of the night...
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Memories #Distance #Taken

  • His hands are saying that he wants to hold her. His feet are saying that he wants to chase after her... He's probably forgotten that I'm here, beside him
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    #Hands #Feet #Want

  • They say that only very good friends quarrel. But at the end of the day a quarrel is a fight between two people’s egos. Since people cannot understand each other by just being honest. May be its impossible to live your whole life without getting hurt but don’t hurt the people close to you.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Hurt #Fighting #Good Friend

  • If my tears spilled spontaneously at that moment it’s because I immediately understood that what was happening, like in a dream, was the treat you had prepared for me I felt your friendship much stronger than if you had thanked me a million times that what pleased and touched me.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Dream #Tears #Stronger

  • I want to protect my own happiness. I'm not an angel. I'm just a normal girl.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Girl #Angel #Want

  • I’m lucky that I’m afraid of losing something
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    #Lucky #Losing

  • So you have to accept facts as fact.
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    #Facts #Accepting

  • Trapnest means “The Trapped Den” Once we enter it, we can’t get out by our own means I thought that that name could only come from a man who love having power over other. 
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    #Mean #Men #Names

  • I don't think avoiding conflict is not caring. ~Shin
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Caring #Thinking #Conflict

  • If you don't fight for him, you lose! Fight for him! ~Nana Osaki
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Fighting

  • Having someone you love say "Thank you" is more rewarding than just having them say "I love you.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Love You #Someone You Love #Say I Love You

  • The flow of time cleanses the past and heals the wounds in people's hearts. But there are wounds we cant speak of.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Heart #Past #People

  • Don't do stuff that freaks him out, like what you're doing now. Do something that makes him happy.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Stuff #Freak

  • Being alone and being lonely are two different things. (Yasu)
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    #Lonely #Two #Different

  • Many things happened in my life, and I thought that they changed me. But in the end, nothing has changed since I was seventeen. If I could keep today’s happiness I wouldn’t worry about tomorrow. 
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Worry #Today #Tomorrow

  • I always thought that life was about standing your ground, no matter how strong the current was. But going with the flow isn't so bad after all. As long as it takes you forward.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Strong #Long #Going With The Flow

  • Why.. is human desire so unsatisfying?
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    #Desire #Humans

  • You know Nana, I searched and searched, but could never find the key that unlocked the way. And now that I've stopped looking, I've finally found it. Maybe the door will open for me.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Keys #Doors #Way

  • Don't say the words I wanted to hear from Ren.
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    #Wanted

  • We didn't say good bye. But we knew it would be the end if we were apart. There was no reason to call or write letters. As it would have been meaningless, if we couldn't hold each other tight.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Writing #Bye #Would Be

  • That overflowing feeling became love. But I don't sing for Ren's sake. I sing for myself everyday.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Feelings #Everyday #Sake

  • The loneliness caused by not hearing Ren's voice... I felt it deep in the night. I felt it deeper than anyone else. Even now at times I look back. In this ordinary life without Ren, I think my life with him was like a dream. Especially on a snowy night like this. On a night as cold as this. Someone keep this guy warm for me, please.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Dream #Loneliness #Night

  • For my 20th birthday in March, I'll buy myself a present for doing my best. A one way ticket to Tokyo. All I need is my guitar and a pack of cigarettes.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Guitar #Way #Tokyo

  • As expected life isn't that sweet at all. When I came to Tokyo I thought I could achieve anything with my own two hands. It's not like that. To get something in these hands, I have to fight a horrible fight. But... there's not much time to grab the things you want with your hands. Why is that? And more importantly what is that I want?
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Sweet #Fighting #Two

  • I wasn't really able to love someone but I couldn't help but want to be loved.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Want #Able #Helping

  • But I wonder if there is a place I fit in?
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Wonder #Fit

  • Cinderella's glass shoe was the perfect size.... so why did it slip off as she ran?- It must have been to attract the attention of Prince Charming.. I don't see any other explanation
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Shoes #Glasses #Perfect

  • I was happy anywhere I could see the ocean.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Ocean

  • Say, Nana... You look like stray cat, wild and proud. But I can see the wound in your heart. At the time I just thought it was cool. I never realized how hurt you were.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Hurt #Heart #Cat

  • Even now, sometimes on street corners... when I meet someone, I see your shadow. I'm sure that even now, you're still wearing that man's cologne... so you can sleep, even alone...
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Sleep #Men #Shadow

  • Stop rushing me. I want to take my time falling in love with you.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Falling In Love #Love You #Rushing

  • Right now I am full of greed and vanity, so I cannot live with you like before. But may be we can meet like this. I think just being together and talking would be nice. But when we grow old, when greed and vanity will be completely gone, when I will be tired of singing can I return to that place too?
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Nice #Tired #Thinking

  • If I ever fall in love again, I would like it if it were a slightly cold guy. Someone who won't constantly mind about my childish needs but who, the day after the quarrel, for example would offer me a flower accompanied by a sweet note That's kind of guy I need.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Sweet #Falling In Love #Flower

  • At that time I told myself that I didn't want to fall in love ever again. But that night while praying for your happiness Nana, I thought that despite all the wounds and all the pains it could cause I wanted to dream again, and love someone with all my heart.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Dream #Falling In Love #Pain

  • From that day on it was as if Ren freed me from gravity. I was floating in the sky. Higher. Higher. Higher.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Sky #Floating #Gravity

  • Laugh at love and love will make you cry.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Laughing #And Love #Cry

  • It takes a lot of strength to hold onto and care for the things we love, so why is it that god seems to have made humans unable to conjure up that degree of power and love?
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #And Love #Degrees #Care

  • People’s feelings are easily swayed. The things reflected in people’s eyes are full of deception. Nothing is as it appears.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Eye #People #Feelings

  • Are you living everyday so that even if the end were to come you’d have to regrets?
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    #Regret #Everyday #Ends

  • To love someone, why do you need society's approval and permission?
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    #Needs #Approval #Permission

  • The more my dream are fulfilled the quicklier they become realities losing their shine.
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    #Dream #Reality #Shining

  • Sometimes isn’t it better to have some time and space to ourselves? We will have new perception of things.
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    #Space #Perception #Sometimes

  • We are all farsighted, we give importance to those things that are far from us, while neglecting the things that are close to us... only to realize their value later when they are out-of-reach again...
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Giving #Realizing #Neglect

  • Even if you fulfill your hearts desire, by sacrificing something important, you may not necessarily be happy. Happiness doesn’t come in one form, it determined by your own heart.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Heart #Sacrifice #Desire

  • Hey, Hachi People always say that you only discover how precious something is after you lose it--- but I think, you only really recognize it... when you see it a second time face to face. -Nana Osaki
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Thinking #People #Hey

  • Nana acts like a stray cat, wild, free, and proud.... ...But inside her heart, she houses a wound. Dense as I am, i thought that. This trait of hers was a part of her charm as well. ..but she never realized how much pain it brought her.... -Nana Komatsu
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Pain #Heart #Cat

  • Do you remember the time we met? The wind blew the snow about on the outside, the train moved, stopped, and then moved some more. It took us five hours to reach Tokyo, but I wasn't bored one bit. I didn't really get to hear so much about Nana. But I knew I would have loved... To hear what Nana had to say about herself. - Nana Komatsu
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Wind #Snow #Bored

  • Getting carried away is stupid, it won't get me anywhere. -Nana Komatsu
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Stupid

  • People can have lovers..they can have friends..they can be together..but when you think about it..you'll see that originally..we're alone
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    #Thinking #People #Together

  • I am pissed off at your insensitive inability to understand why I'm pissed off in the first place.
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    #Pissed Off #Inability #Firsts

  • That moment I felt a bit like crying. I don't really know why. Nana's hand felt so warm that it even warmed my heart.
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    #Heart #Hands #Cry

  • The table was her stage. The mobile phone was the microphone. And the new moon was the spotlight. That kind of magic only Nana could make it happen.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Moon #Phones #Magic

  • For us who choose our dreams over our love the only thing we can do for love is perhaps to release the lock around our necks. Through that, the pain may vanish.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Dream #Pain #Love Is

  • I have to get back to the hotel. But I don't know the way. I always rely on Shouji so I didn't notice where we were going. Nut I came to this point. without realising my attitude and actions. It's like I am slowing falling into a valley. I wonder where I'm standing now.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Attitude #Fall #Nuts