40 Quotes | Summer Strike (2022)

Here’s a collection of quotes from the Korean series, Summer Strike (2022):

On life

“I’m running tirelessly. I’m sprinting at full speed. I don’t know where I’m headed. The places may vary, but it always ends the same way. I’m always abandoned outside of a closed door.” – Lee Yeo Reum

  • “I’m still holding on to my life, trying not to break down. Nothing has changed. Perhaps nothing even happened. The same sun goes down everyday. And the same sun comes up.” – Lee Yeo Reum
  • “Perhaps that’s what life is. If I go in the opposite direction as everyone else, perhaps life will be more relaxing, quiet, and peaceful.” – Lee Yeo Reum
  • “I’ve been living in a daze. I tried so hard to not fall behind and to not be mistreated as if my life depended on it. But looking back, the one who’s been mistreating me the most was myself.” – Lee Yeo Reum

“From this moment on, I’m not going to do anything. I’m going on a strike from life.” – Lee Yeo Reum

  • “I’ll live however I want here. No more walking on eggshells.” – Lee Yeo Reum
  • “I have nothing more to lose. I’ll live a life that I won’t regret. I can do it!” – Lee Yeo Reum
  • “To be frank, I’m worried about being alone but I’m also excited.” – Lee Yeo Reum
  • “I think I’m in love with the process of fixing up old things.” – Lee Yeo Reum
  • “I thought everyone in this world hated me. I don’t remember anything else, but I do remember this one thing. That is hatred.” – Lee Yeo Reum

“I broke down trying to live up to other people’s standards. I was troubled because I thought everyone was running ahead while I was the only one falling behind. So for now, I’m trying to become friends with myself rather than others.” – Lee Yeo Reum

“Our bodies are smart. You might think you’ve forgotten about it, but they don’t forget traumas so easily.” – Physician

“Being bored is all right. Being busy is all right. Everything is all right.” – Ms. Jung

“She told me that life is like traveling on a bus. That on this bus of life, my parents, friends, and acquaintances are all passengers. And that one point or another, they all have to get off.” – Lee Yeo Reum

  • “Parting ways is a natural part of life.” – Lee Yeo Reum
  • “While the dusky night sky may seem bleak at the end of the day, the very same sky is invigorating at the beginning of a day. It’s hard to believe that they’re one and the same sky.” – Lee Yeo Reum

“I thought deeply about my life. About what I truly want and about what I live for. And at the end of that thought, I ended up here.” – Heo Jae Hun

“I thought about what happiness is. I looked it up in the dictionary. Happiness is a state of bring pleased, fulfilled, and content in life. I found that definition to be too long, so I decided to make it shorter. Happiness. The state of being sufficient.” – Lee Yeo Reum

  • “My life is truly efficient.” – Lee Yeo Reum
  • “I haven’t quite figured out how I should go on, but my life is sufficient. Let’s live this life.” – Lee Yeo Reum

On career and dreams

“I go to work. And then I get off work. Going to work. Getting off work again. Going to work. Getting off work. Going to work again.” – Lee Yeo Reum

  • “If you think about it, not being able to work in Seoul isn’t something to be sad about. The air is polluted there. And people are always stressed over work.” – Cho Ji Yeong
  • “Normal people like us have to try as hard as we can. We have to be ready to seize an opportunity when it’s time. If you lose your chance, then it’s over.” – Cho Ji Yeong
  • “I don’t think everyone has a solid purpose in their life. Because I don’t either.” – Lee Yeo Reum
  • “Don’t you feel anxious about not doing anything?” – Cho Ji Yeong

“Coming from my life experience, if you make up excuses and put off what you really want to do, you’ll regret it.” – Cho Ji Yeong

On humanity and relationships

“And just like that. Everyone left.” – Lee Yeo Reum

  • “The world is exactly the same. Except that I’ve lost my parents.” – Lee Yeo Reum
  • “In my world, I was the victim. And they were the assailant. But the opposite happened today.” – Lee Yeo Reum
  • “Liquor must be a real problem. No, it’s not. People are the real problem.” – Lee Yeo Reum

“More people die from loneliness than starvation these days.” – Seong Min

“I don’t know what’s going on but don’t get yourself hurt.” – Lee Yeo Reum

  • “I used to love going to comic book stores with my dad. But it wasn’t the comics that I liked. I liked it because I got to hold hands with my dad on the way there.” – Kim Bom
  • “Thanks to you. I feel happier now.” – Kim Bom

“In life, there are people I like and people I dislike. I can’t do anything about that. But the thing is, when I dislike someone, that’s the end of it. It’s those I like that end up making me sad. Those who have broken my heart were the ones that I loved dearly. I felt just as sad as how much I liked them. And now, I’m afraid to love anyone.” – Lee Yeo Reum

  • “When I’m with you, it’s nice that I don’t have to talk so much.” – Lee Yeo Reum
  • “It’s the opposite for me. When I’m with you, I tend to talk more.” – Ahn Dae Bum

“From now on, you should start caring more about yourself than me.” – Seong Min

  • “Don’t fight your feelings. A person’s heart is like a wild horse, so you can never tame it. Just let your heart get the best of you.” – Seong Min
  • “Unrequited love has its merits. No matter how the other party may feel, seeing their face like this can make you happy.” – Seong Min

Genre: Drama,Slice of life
Also known as: I Don’t Want To Do Anything
Synopsis: A human mellow drama about a woman who announces bankruptcy of her life.
Based on: the webtoon “I Don’t Feel Like Doing Anything” by Joo Young-hyun
No of episodes: 12
Cast: Yim Siwan, Seolhyun
Writers: Hong Moon-pyo, Lee Yoon-jung
Directors: Hong Moon-pyo, Lee Yoon-jung
Network: Genie TV, ENA
Streaming platform: Viu, Viki (November 2022) Netflix (February 20, 2023)
Released date: November 21, 2022

Netflix subtitle translation:
Jea-heon Chung