30+ Quotes | Duty After School (2023)

Updated: April 22, 2023

Here’s a collection of quotes from the Korean series, Duty After School (2023):

“There are no individuals or me on the training ground. There’s only us.” – Lt. Lee Chun Ho

  • “The firearms you just received could save or kill you.” – Lt. Lee Chun Ho
  • “In times of emergency, the only thing you can trust isn’t your friend or colleague next to you, but your firearm in your hand.” – Lt. Lee Chun Ho
  • “No one could help you with your life. So, study hard and train hard.” – Teacher
  • “They will die even if they don’t do anything. At least give them guns.”
  • “I am not trying to kill them. I am trying to save them.”

“Being protected by someone else doesn’t mean you will be safe. You have to protect yourself.” – Lt. Lee Chun Ho

  • “I think we should either all go together or all stay together.” – Kim Chi Yeol
  • “We have to act as a team.” – Yeon Bora
  • “Everyone has their own opinion and story.” – Kim Yu Jung
  • “We gathered to have a discussion. Not to fight.” – Cho Jang Soo
  • “You are current soldiers of the military. And we are at war.” – Lt. Lee Chun Ho

“Keep moving if you want to live. No one will protect you. Don’t be a burden on your friends. Run if you wish to live. Move faster. Survive on your own.” – Lt. Lee Chun Ho

“If you’re the commander, you must not hesitate to do it. When you decide who can and who can’t do it. Whichever decision you make, the commander becomes the villain at that moment.” – Cho Jang Soo

  • “We’re all trying as we suffer.” – Lee Na Ra
  • “The thought of having to sleep is keeping me awake.” – Wang Tae Man

“I don’t know when the war will end. But just remember this. Survive to the end.” – Lt. Lee Chun Ho

  • “I can’t end the war for you. But I will help you fight to the end without anyone getting hurt.” – Lt. Lee Chun Ho
  • “If we fail to place the explosives, we’ll die. If we fail to lure the spheres, we’ll die. If we fail to kill them all at once, we’ll die.”

“At first, I thought you were just disobedient kids. But now that I think about it, I’m so grateful and proud of you.” – Lt. Lee Chun Ho

“Thanks to you. This endless war didn’t feel so frightening. So trust and rely on the friends next to you. Protect each other. And do not get killed.” – Lt. Lee Chun Ho

“When we go back to school, do you think we can be the same?” – No Ae Seol

  • “We can’t yell at them for not agreeing with us. Respect their opinion.” – Kim Yu Jung
  • “Whatever we do, we must be together.” – Kim Duk Joong
  • “My shots are the most accurate when I’m not nervous. I can’t shoot well when I’m nervous.” – Lee Na Ra
  • “I was curious why those appeared out of nowhere. I think I know why now. It’s because humans are trash. They’re here to clean up.” – Prisoner

“To adults, we’re just tools. They have no intention to protect us. Not at all.”

  • “Humans are scarier than the spheres.”
  • “There’s no evidence. You might regret it once you doubt someone.” – Lee Na Ra

“Why did the adults give us rifles? They should have stopped us from holding them.” – Kim Chi Yeol

“What awaits us at the end of this road? If we safely make it home, can we go back to how we were before we used these rifles?” – Kim Chi Yeol

“Sure, war is dreadful. But do you know what’s more dreadful? It’s poverty.” – Kook Young Soo

“Your age isn’t important. Taking responsibility for your actions. That’s an adult.” – Cha So Yeon

“We’re going in circles. So no one wins or gets overtaken.” – Cho Young Sin

“If the war could end so easily, why did we have to fight it?” – Kim Chi Yeol

“What I learned from the painful war was something they don’t teach at school. To survive, you don’t need to beat your friend next to you. You have to help out and protect each other.” – Kim Chi Yeol

  • “What really matters in life wasn’t CSAT or going to college. Rather, it was the warmth of my friends.” – Kim Chi Yeol
  • “Maybe what we really had to fight against wasn’t spheres. But something else, I wonder.” – Kim Chi Yeol

Genre: Sci-fi, Thriller, Military, Action
Synopsis: Students across the country are turned into platoons of soldiers in an actual war against unidentified creatures that appear in the sky.
Based on: a webtoon by Ha Il-Kwon
No of episodes: 10
Cast: Shin Hyun-soo, Lim Se-mi, Kim Ki-hae, Choi Moon-Hee, Kim Su-Gyeom, Lee Yeon, Kwon Eun-Bin, Moon Sang-Min, Woo Min-Kyu, Lee Soon-won and more
Writer: Yoon Soo
Director: Sung Yong-il
Network: TVING
Streaming platform: Viu
Date: March 31, 2023 (Part 1); April 21, 2023 (Part 2)

Subtitle translation: Viu