20+ Quotes: Green Mothers’ Club (2022)

Here”s a collection of quotes from the Korean series, Green Mothers’ Club (2022):

On motherhood and raising kids

“You know what I hate the most? Moms that push their dreams onto their kids. A kid’s a kid, and I’m me.” – Lee Eun Pyo

  • “As long as the mom makes an effort, she has a chance of changing things.” – Lecturer
  • “If I send them to after-school studies, I feel like they’ll be stressed. And I think ot has more to do with a mother’s greed.” – Lee Eun Pyo
  • “Practice is how children naturally build up their confidence.” – Lecturer

“People say not to force the kids and that studying is not everything. But if you teach them not to compete in a competitive society, who’s going to take responsibility when they fall behind?” – Lecturer

“To be honest, I don’t care about the trophy. I just thought it’d be a good experience for the kids.” – Jin Ha

  • “They love running around. Boys need to run around to let off all of that extra energy.” – Yun Ju
  • “They say stress from moving is on par with stress from divorce. It must be harder for the kids to move to an unfamiliar neighborhood.” – Chun Hui
  • “They’re kids and they’re still growing. How could you rank them?” – Lee Eun Pyo

“I am a mother and not a teacher. I despise the fact that the moms in this country are expected to fulfill the duties of both a teacher and a manager, all while neglecting to tend to their true missions as moms..” – Kim Yeong Mi

  • “All of our kids are equal and precious. Why do you insist on ranking the children against each other?” – Jin Ha
  • “When gifted children are given a text, they get into what’s called divergent thinking. And it’s often misdiagnosed as ADHD.” – Clinician
  • “Gifted students have the tendency to absorb information right away so they find it hard to write down their process of solving problems.” – Lecturer

“Raising a child means you have to be bold every step of the way.” – Chun Hui

“If the mom is intimidated, the kids will be more intimidated.” – Chun Hui

On life and humanity

“Honestly, our society is abnormal and there’s no reason we have to follow everyone.” – Lee Eun Pyo

  • “Don’t twist things to make it seem like you speak for all of us.” – Chun Hui
  • “I’m sick and tired of these women’s habit of getting suspicious without any evidence. They’re ignorant, low, and they only care about fake news.” – Kim Yeong Mi
  • “Just don’t expect so much from your fellow humans. Humans are foolish creatures anyway.” – Writer Kim
  • “It feels like what little hope I have left of the human race is dying.” – Kim Yeong Mi

“Wherever we go, there’s always going to be fierce competition. But a boy can’t run away all his life.” – Jae Eung

  • “Was it my inferiority complex or did I feel I wasn’t good enough?” – Lee Eun Pyo
  • “My existence must have been painful for Eun-pyo.” – Jin Ha
  • “Why is the fact that I didn’t give up on my dreams seen as a crime against my family? All I wanted was to live my best life.” – Lee Eun Pyo

“Do you think it’s okay to ruin someone else’s cake just because you can’t have a bite? And then you try to make it sound like this is for the community?” – Chun Hui

Genre: Drama, Friendship
Synopsis: A story depicting the friendships, motherly love, and growth of 5 mothers who met in the elementary community, each with a complex that they could not overcome.
No. of episodes: 16
Starring: Lee Yo-won, Choo Ja-Hyun, Kim Gyu-Ri, Jang Hye-Jin, and Joo Min-Kyung
Written by: Shin Yi-won
Directed by: Ra Ha-na
Original network: JTBC, Netflix
Date: April 6, 2022, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:30 KST

Subtitle translation: Netflix