20+ Quotes | Crash Course In Romance (2023)

Updated: January 29, 2023

Here’s a collection of quotes from the Korean series, Crash Course In Romance (2023):


On life and humanity

“Maybe life is fair after all. Misfortune is often followed by a stroke of luck.” – Nam Hae Yi

“‘Life is tough and painful. This is a living hell.’ Dwelling on those fears will really turn your life into hell. ‘Life is enjoyable and wonderful. Tough times will pass.’ If you tell yourself that, it’ll soothe your anxiety.” – Choi Chi Yeol

“Acting first, thinking later. Changing your mind would be quicker than trying to change mine.” – Choi Chi Yeol

  • “The price of fame, I guess. There are pitfalls that come with being well-known.” – Choi Chi Yeol
  • “Gatherings like that are completely pointless. You harm your health by drinking, and you waste your time on chit-chat. This is why I stay away from class reunions.” – Choi Chi Yeol
  • “What’s the point of living if you can’t eat?” – Nam Haeng Seon

“Our day starts early. We raise our voices before daybreak. We already feel worn out as we begin our day, but we keep plugging away, believing in ‘no pain, no gain’. We pursue higher income, education, and grades in order to enter high society. That’s where Korea stands today.” – Nam Haeng Seon

  • “Enthusiasm grows and turns into obsession, leading to competition.” – Nam Haeng Seon
  • “When minors mess up, it’s all the grown-ups’ fault. It is, right?” – Choi Chi Yeol
  • “Regret is a waste of time.” – Choi Chi Yeol

“I spend 99 percent of my energy on work and the rest on surviving.” – Choi Chi Yeol

  • “Why is the human body so inefficient? You have to eat, sleep, and excrete. There must be a more efficient way.” – Choi Chi Yeol
  • “Why are there still no pills that can keep us alive?” – Choi Chi Yeol

On education and studies

“Have you ever heard of ‘math anxiety’? When you see math questions, your heart starts to race and your armpits get sweaty.” – Choi Chi Yeol

“Math anxiety is purely psychological. It has nothing to do with your actual skills. It only happens because you think math is difficult. In other words, you’re not anxious because you’re bad at math. You have trouble thinking mathematically because you’re anxious.” – Choi Chi Yeol

  • “Preparing for college admissions is but one moment in your life, but the results are permanent.” – Cho Su Hui
  • “Kids like Sua who whine and complain tend to be healthier. Those who are obedient stay bottled up and flip out later.” – Cho Su Hui

“Studying from dawn until dusk is no easy feat. What torture to be sitting at a desk all day. If you doze off, it means you’re battling against yourself. But taking a full nap in class? It means you’ve given up. It means you lost the battle against yourself.” – Choi Chi Yeol

“I only expect one thing from you, guys. Guess what it is. Acing the math exam? No. Grade improvement? That will come naturally as you take my course. I want you guys to be as passionate as I am.” – Choi Chi Yeol

“I hope you’re just as desperate and passionate about this moment as I am. I hope you’ll be that eager.” – Choi Chi Yeol


On romance and relationships

“All parents are powerless when it comes to their children.” – Kim Yeong Ju

“Do you know what’s the most pointless human activity of all? Relationships. You get to know each other, rely on each other, then you fight, and try to make up. What a waste of energy.” – Choi Chi Yeol


Genre: Romance, Comedy, Melodrama
Also known as: Ilta Scandal; One Shot Scandal
Synopsis: The bittersweet scandal between the female boss of a side dish shop who stands firm in life and a popular male instructor who is genius but indifferent around people.
No of episodes: 16
Cast: Jeon Do-yeon, Jung Kyung-ho
Writer: Yang Hee-seung
Director: Yoo Jae-won
Network: tvN
Streaming platform: Netflix
Date: January 14, 2023

Netflix subtitle translation:
Min-ji Kim, Soo-ji Kim