The Half of It — film directed by Alice Wu on Netflix
A shy, introverted, Chinese-American, straight-A student finds herself helping the school jock woo the girl they both secretly love. In the process, each teaches the other about the nature of love as they find connection in the most unlikely of places.—Netflix
“Love is simply the name for the desire and pursuit of the whole.”
Plato, The Symposium
“Hell is other people.”
“Love is messy and horrible and selfish… and bold.”
“The ancient Greeks believed humans one had four arms, four legs, and a single head made of two faces.
We were happy.
So complete that the gods, fearing our wholeness would quell our need for worship, cleaved us in two… leaving our split selves to wander the Earth in misery.
Longing… for the other half of our soul.
It is said that when one half finds it’s other… there’s an unspoken understanding.
And each would know no greater joy… than this.”
“What do you like about Aster?”
“She’s pretty… and smart… and she’s never mean. And she smells like fresh-ground flour.”
“What else could I like about her?”
“I don’t know.
How her eyes look right into yours.
How… she twirls her hair when she’s reading.
How… her laugh… busts out like she can’t help herself and she stops being so perfect for just a few moments.
She has at least five different voices.
How you could live in an ocean of her thoughts and… feel like she knows, like really knows…”
“I’m so stupid, so dumb, like a real idiot. That’s what you say when you love someone.
I mean I love her and I can’t even… Agh!”
“You try… harder than… anyone I’ve ever met… I mean, with the possible exception of my dad with my mom… to show a girl that… you love them.
And if love isn’t the effort you put in… then… what is it?”
“I don’t believe in God.”
“Oh, you must feel great.”
“Not great but lonely.”
“Gravity is matter’s response to loneliness.”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Half_of_It
Suits (Korean: 슈츠; RR: Syucheu) (South Korean TV series)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suits_(South_Korean_TV_series)
“If you have a blind faith about your ideals, you’ll be betrayed by reality.”
The King: Eternal Monarch (Korean: 더 킹: 영원의 군주; RR: Deo King: Yeong-wonui Gunju) (South Korean TV series)
“Azaleas – Selected poems of Kim So-Wol”
“Oh, shattered name.
Oh, the name that parted in the air.
Oh, the name without an owner.
The name I will die calling.
I could not finish the last words.
I had in my heart.
The one I loved.
The one I loved.”
“It took me a long time to realise this.
When it’s fate, there are no coincidences.
Your fate is determined by the choices you make, but there are times when your fate chooses you.”
“When it’s fate, there are no coincidences.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_King:_Eternal_Monarch
It is inevitable by nature, but when you realise its meaning, it’s already too late.”
Revolutionary Love (Korean: 변혁의 사랑; RR: Byeonhyeogui Sarang; lit. Byun Hyuk’s Love) (South Korean TV series)
“Just like paint spreading in water,
slowly but graciously,
you have painted my heart
with your colours.
I can never go back
to my colourless old self.
Just like that, you painted my heart
with your colours.”
“Do you know what the best ramyeon I’ve ever had in my entire life is?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolutionary_Love
It’s the ramyeon you cooked on the day we met for the first time.
I thought it was because I was hungry.
But that wasn’t it.
It was because of you.
It was because I was eating it with you.
To me, the ramyeon I’m eating with you… is the best in the world.”
Secret Garden (Korean: 시크릿 가든; MR: Sikeurit Gadeun) (South Korean TV series)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_Garden_(South_Korean_TV_series)
“There is a woman who loves you
The woman devotes herself to loving you
Like a shadow
She follows you around every day
Inwardly, the woman
Silently cries out
How much longer must I endure
Merely waiting for you
Suffering from this terrible love
Suffering from this terrible love
To get you to love me back?“
Cloud Atlas (film) (2012)
Cloud Atlas is a 2012 epic science fiction film written and directed by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer. Based on the 2004 novel of the same name by David Mitchell, the film has multiple plots occurring during six different eras in time, with the cast performing in different roles.
“My uncle was a scientist.
But he believed that love was real.
A kind of natural phenomenon.
He believed that love could outlive death.”
“The Revelation of Sonmi 451 To be is to be perceived, and so to know thyself is only possible through the eyes of the other. The nature of our immortal lives is in the consequences of our words and deeds, that go on and are pushing themselves throughout all time.
Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”
In your Revelation, you spoke of the consequences of an individual’s life rippling through eternity. Does this mean that you believe in an afterlife? In a heaven or a hell?
I believe death is only a door. When it closes, another opens. If I cared to imagine a heaven, I would imagine a door opening and behind it, I would find him there.”
"I could watch an infinite of sunsets, yet there will forever be something special about those reflected in her eyes."
"When the mind falls in love, it's temporary.
When the heart falls in love, it lasts a lifetime.
When the soul falls in love, it's eternal."
"Beautiful women are heaven for the eyes and hell for the soul. And purgatory for the wallet."