28 Quotes | The Golden Spoon (2022)

Here’s a collection of quotes from the Korean series, The Golden Spoon (2022):


On riches and poverty

“The world is dominated by those born with a golden spoon in their mouths.” – Lee Seung Cheon

  • “I was born into this fine country with a dirt spoon in my mouth.” – Lee Seung Cheon
  • “I want nothing more than to punch you but I won’t because I have no money. If I punch you, it will cost me money.” – Lee Seung Cheon
  • “Poor people mistake kindness for a chance.” – Oh Yeo Jin

“A diploma is crucial for the lives of poor people like us. Without it, you can’t survive in this country.” – Lee Seung Cheon

  • “I want to be rich.” – Lee Seung Cheon
  • “To be rich? That’s your dream?” – Na Ju Hee
  • “I’ll make lots of money and become rich.” – Lee Seung Cheon
  • “Had he met rich parents like us, would he have studied that hard?” – Lee Seung Cheon
  • “Money isn’t everything.” – Hwang Tae Yong
  • “As you said, being poor isn’t a sin. It’s a disease. An inherited disease that comes from father to child. That is poverty.” – President Hwang
  • “What you can borrow with yourself or your parents as collateral is poverty alone.” – President Hwang

On life and humanity

“Everyone is equal. Jesus, Buddha, Marx, and Gandhi all said the same. The Constitution says the same. However, everyone knows that it’s not the case in real life.” – Lee Seung Cheon

  • “Everyone is seated the same way in the same uniform. But this place is…Korea is a hierarchical society.” – Lee Seung Cheon
  • “I don’t believe it. It’s ludicrous. But those who are truly desperate do such foolish things.” – Lee Seung Cheon
  • “Before judging your students, you should think long and hard about whether or not you deserve to teach anyone.” – Lee Seung Cheon

“Use your chances wisely to prove yourself because you may not always be given another chance.” – President Hwang

  • “I believe the biggest value in becoming a global talent is honesty.” – Lee Seung Cheon
  • “Why do you torture him so much if you can’t handle the outcome?” – Lee Seung Cheon
  • “Words aren’t enough. Show me proof that you’ve changed for real.” – President Hwang

“Choices always come with a prize.” – Old woman

  • “Like a meadow after a storm. Like the calm sea. You’ll feel relaxed.” – Seung Cheon’s father
  • “This must be why big companies subcontract their work. They can shift the safety cost without having to pay for people’s lives.” – Lee Seung Cheon

On family and relationships

“Mom, I don”t need another gift. You’re all I need.” – Hwang Tae Yong

  • “They’re doing well without me.” – Lee Seung Cheon
  • “No matter how rich I may become, I would never do that. I love my parents more than anything in this world. I would never trade them. I’ll never change my parents.” – Hwang Tae Yong
  • “Instead of living with such suffocating parents, I’d rather be poor.” – Hwang Tae Yong
  • “The heavens must be punishing me for abandoning my own family to become rich.” – Lee Seung Cheon

Genre: Fantasy, Drama
Synopsis: A child born in a poor family, who changes fate with a friend who was born in a wealthy family through a golden spoon and becomes an acquired gold spoon.
Based on: a webtoon, The Golden Spoon by HD3
No of episodes: 16
Cast: Yook Sung-jae, Lee Jong-won, Jung Chae-yeon, Yeonwoo
Writers: Kim Eun-hee, Yoon Eun-kyung
Director: Song Hyun-wook
Network: MBC, Disney+
Date: September 23, 2022