70+ Quotes: Our Beloved Summer (2021)

Updated: January 26, 2022

Here’s a collection of quotes from the Korean series, Our Beloved Summer (2021-2022):

On dreams, career, and business

“You should stop saying things that lower the value of your work.” – NJ

  • “Getting looked down on like this was never part of my plan.” – Kook Yeongsu
  • “Isn’t it cliche to use merch to attract customers? It isn’t very effective and is a waste of resources.” – Mr. Jang

“Fame always comes with a price. It’s because you’re now famous that people are spreading ridiculous rumors about you.” – NJ

  • “I hate baseless courage. I think irresponsible people are the most pathetic.” – Mr. Jang
  • “If you’re skilled, you can slack off all you want.” – Kim Jiung

“Being good at your job without empathy isn’t something to be proud of. Empathy is linked to intelligence.” – Kook Yeongsu

  • “My dream is to bask in the sun during the day and to lie underneath a lamp at night.” – Choi Ung
  • “I’ve never really taken any breaks. So I don’t know how to relax. I think that’s why I always work.” – Kook Yeongsu

“That’s the thing about cameras. They pretend to be objective observers but they’re actually the most personal.” – Ms. Lee

  • “The position of CEO makes you so lonely. But as a leader, I guess I should accept my fate to take responsibility and develop this company.” – CEO Yihoon
  • “You pretend to be objective but your works always portray emotions very well.” – Ms. Lee
  • “When you get famous, people end up flocking to you. That’s what the media does. It attracts unnecessary attention.” – Mr. Park

On life and humanity

  • “Everyone has unforgettable memories from a certain year of their life. They cherish those memories so much that it lasts a lifetime.” – Choi Ung

“I thought my life was pretty dull. But, actually, I’ve always had pretty good moments. The only person who made my life seem pathetic was just me.” – Kook Yeongsu

  • “At times, nothing is the best you can do when you’re living a borrowed life.” – Choi Ung
  • “My life couldn’t be complete because of a piece I’ve never had before.” – Kim Jiung

“Deep down, I was afraid that I might be a worthless person. That’s why I pretended not to know anything and that I wasn’t interested at all.” – Choi Ung

  • “My entire life was summed up into a sentence by someone else.” – Choi Ung
  • “My life wasn’t a work of art. It was just an episode of a boring documentary series that no one watches.” – Kim Jiung
  • “I’ve become a worthless person who’s trapped in his own empty life.” – Choi Ung

“Every life is a work of art. And it becomes complete when all the pieces come together.” – Kim Jiung

  • “I love things that don’t change but people change or disappear over time. That’s why there are no people or time in my works.” – Choi Ung
  • “Sometimes you become someone else.” – Kook Yeongsu

“I’m not being emotional. I’m being empathetic.” – Kook Yeongsu

  • “I guess everyone changes when they become successful.” – Kook Yeongsu
  • “Don’t bother responding. It’s tiring.” – Choi Ung

“They’re strangers to me but they think they know me and judge me so easily.” – NJ

  • “Looking into other people’s lives is fun. You end up meeting all kinds of people in the world and end up feeling grateful for your insipid life.” – Mr. Park
  • “You should be reflecting on why you lost instead of blaming others.” – Kook Yeongsu

“Running away isn’t about avoiding things. It’s just a reasonable decision.” – Choi Ung

  • “Why can’t people understand me? And why are they so quick to judge?” – NJ
  • “I can’t repeat the same mistakes.” – Kook Yeongsu

“You should eat well when you’re in pain inside.” – Ms. Lee

  • “They say the more you try to ignore the past, the more you become trapped in it.” – Kook Yeongsu
  • “I pretended like everything was fine and hung onto the hope that I would get used to it.” – Kook Yeongsu

“That’s what the past does to you. The more you try to run away from it, the more it traps you in, so that you make the same mistakes again.” – Kook Yeongsu

  • “I’ve been working since I was young, so there are things that I can’t have that are normal to most people.” – NJ
  • “It’s not easy to befriend someone you’ve met through work.” – NJ
  • “We can’t just blame our surroundings. After all, it’s our life we’re talking about. It’s our loss to think like that.” – Kim Jiung

On love and relationships

  • “Your suffering can’t justify what you did to me. How could a mother do such a thing?” – Kim Jiung
  • “I will never forgive you. But maybe one day, I might change my mind. So fight to live. Both you and I can start anew.” – Kim Jiung

“Since the moment we held you in our arms, we’ve loved every part of you.” – Mrs. Choi

  • “I know you’re having a hard time because you’re heartbroken, but it’s not something to brood over for this long. You’re a grown-up.” – Jeong Chaeran
  • “The thing I wanted so desperately was hell for her. So I decided that I would never have that piece.” – Kim Jiung
  • “I wanted to be a son who was worthy of this perfect family and not a son who was abandoned by their parents.” – Choi Ung

“Keep people close to you. Do things that you want to do and enjoy your life. Don’t live just for me.” – Grandmother

  • “I’m always the first thing you abandon when things get tough.” – Choi Ung
  • “She takes me to the highest place and she pushes me off the cliff.” – Choi Ung
  • “If we fight or break up again, just come to me like you did today. And then I’ll grab onto you and never let go.” – Kook Yeongsu
  • “At times, she’d feel extremely distant. Other times, she’d pull me closer and make time stop.” – Choi Ung

“The thing about love and hate is that there is a very thin line between them. They’re two sides of the same coin.” – Kim Jiung

  • “Am I the easiest thing you have that you can throw away?” – Choi Ung
  • “You’re the only thing I can throw away.” – Kook Yeongsu
  • “If you were sincere, what would you have done?” – Kook Yeongsu
  • “Maybe it’s hard to tell at a glance just like this drawing.” – Choi Ung

“Breaking up isn’t usually just one person’s fault. It’s the same for both sides.” – Kim Jiung

  • “The reason why we broke up was because of my pride. It was my pride that told me that I could live without you.” – Kook Yeongsu
  • “I had to just accept things without knowing anything.” – Choi Ung
  • “Should I leave or stay?” – Kook Yeongsu
  • “I didn’t want to be someone who would childishly teeter between friendship and love.” – Kim Jiung

“There are two kinds of men in this world. Men who can’t date and men who don’t date.” – Kim Jiung

  • “It’s okay to be alone from the start. You’d be used to it. But being alone after being with someone isn’t something I want to experience again.” – Choi Ung
  • “I abandoned him. I was the one who let him go but I still like him.” – Kook Yeongsu
  • “I guess I wanted to see you love me. I wanted to see you love only me.” – Choi Ung
  • “I really have trouble sleeping. But strangely enough, I was able to sleep soundly when you were by my side.” – Choi Ung

“Having a crush on someone is hard at first. After a while, it gets even worse. Then it becomes unbearable. But after that, you get used to it. You get used to the pain that you eventually become numb. You get used to the heartache.” – Kim Jiung

  • “Having a crush is so miserable.” – NJ
  • “Every thin line that I drew, every second that went by, every year, every moment, Yeon-su was always there. And continuously, I will spend all my time loving Kook Yeon-su.” – Choi Ung
  • “If there’s an end to this crush, I hope it’s now.” – Kim Jiung

“Dating is like living in a different world.” – Choi Ung

  • “Back then and even now, I want to keep living in this world forever without an end.” – Choi Ung
  • “To avoid getting hurt, I hurt the people I loved. I disguised my low self-esteem with breakup.” – Kook Yeongsu

Synopsis: Years after filming a viral documentary in high school, two former lovers get pulled back in front of the camera and into each other’s lives.
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
No. of episodes: 16
Starring: Choi Woo-shik, Kim Da-mi, Kim Sung-cheol, Roh Jeong-eui
Written by: Lee Na-eun
Directed by: Kim Yoon-jin
Date: December 6, 2021 – January 2022
Network: SBS, Netflix

Subtitle translation: Netflix