Korean Drama Quotes Galore: It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (사이코지만 괜찮아)

Korean Drama Quotes Galore: It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (사이코지만 괜찮아)


After a few months of airing, the Korean dramas “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” has finally ended. To celebrate that, your girl decided to write up a blogpost solely for all the memorable quotes in this drama.

To be honest, I can’t say I have been following and watching this kdrama since day one, because then that would be lying. I watched the first few episodes, and absolutely loved the way it started––the promise of dark and morbid storyline with cold-hearted heroine––not to mention the chemistry between the two leads that is to die for. I was on the edge of my seat for the first and second episode, however as the show went on the plot started to shift. It became lighter, the heroine who I initially thought was cold and heartless turned into someone who is warmed by love. 

Not saying that there is anything wrong with that, because there isn’t. But the episodes that followed the first 2 episodes slowly but surely shifted the plot line in something that is more mental-health centered instead of…I don’t know. I suppose I was expecting something darker, filled with manipulation and heartbreak and the whole shebang. And when it didn’t deliver it’s initial promise that was shown to the viewers in the first 2 episodes, your girl got disappointed and decided to drop the show.

Despite that however, I still loved the whole cinematography and vibe of the show. While the plot wasn’t what I expected, the way it was executed is definitely unique. Not to mention the main female lead. Call me an ignorant fool for never hearing her name until the Koran drama “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”, but the girl can slay with her outfit and acting skills. And not to mention her voice. 


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“I’ll feed you, okay? You’re not feeling well today, so it’s okay to be fed like a baby.”



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“Hyung, do you know the fairy tale called ‘The Ugly Duckling’?”



“Yes. The other ducks are so mean to the little ugly duckling. They bully him because he looks different from them.”



“So he got really lonely and decided to leave his family, right? What do you think would’ve happened if the mother duck gave a lot of love to the little ugly duckling?”



“Then it wouldn’t have left.”



“If the adults embraces all their kids with same amount of love, the ducks and swans can all get along and live together as one family.”


Back then even when parents hit their children, everyone thought it was okay because it was considered as a way of disciplining kids. But that’s child abuse. 





The one who neglects and turns a blind eye to the abuse

is worse than the abuser. 





“When you can’t control yourself, count to three.” 


“One. Two…”



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It’s fine even if it’s fake, putting on a smile isn’t hard to do.


But everyone noticed the second it wasn’t fake anymore. 


Since you’re going to spend some money, can you buy me some nice suits, pay for my trip to Serengeti, and let me stay in a hotel suite? How about you take care of me for the rest of my life?


“Is this supposed to be similar to Bumpety Boo?”



“I don’t have a storyline yet.”



“What’s the title?”






“What’s the underlying message?”






“When will it be ready?”






“So that means you have nothing.”








I don’t disappear once I explode.

I blow up and kill everyone.





“I hate kids and animals. They’re unreasonable, they whine all the time and they always beg for love.”



“That’s why I like them. They make me care for them, because they’re unreasonable. It’s cute to see them whine. And because they beg for love, it makes me grow fond of them. Just like you.”


“Let’s make a pinky promise. And let’s seal it.”



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“Why didn’t you wake me?”



“I even slapped your face to wake you up. But you kept sleeping like the princess in Sleeping Beauty.”



“If you want to wake a princess you have to kiss her.”



“I did that too.”


I like her so much, I like her. 



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He’s happy. Kang Tae is… Kang Tae… He’s happy.
He’s…  He’s happy. Yes. My brother…
I’ve never seen him like this. This is the first time.




The only thing my dad did for me was read me a fairy tale book just once.

He may have only done it just once, but I can’t never forget that.





“Why is everyone so nice to me? I’m not your family.”



“Because you’re pretty. You’re pretty, you eat well, it’s nice how you like Kang Tae for who he is even though he has nothing to offer.”



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“Will you protect us?”



“I’m older than you guys, so I’ll protect you both. I’m your guardian.”


A family portrait is the proof that you are family. 



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I drew him because I saw it for the first time. He looks happy. He smiled like this after he told me he likes someone. He smiled.


Kang-tae isn’t some object we can toss around. Kang-tae belongs to Kang-tae.





And I’d choose you, in a hundred lifetimes. 


In a hundred worlds.


In any versions of reality.


I’d find you; and I’d choose you. 





“You are my number one, no matter what anyone says. But how important am I to you?”



“You are my number three.”


“Gosh, I thought I should know better at this age.”



“Adults can’t always be right. We make mistakes until the day we die.”


“I thought about it, I think it’d be nice to have a son who looks like you. I don’t think I’ll get jealous, let’s have a son.”



“You really need to stop getting ahead of yourself.”



“Why? What’s wrong? Let’s have a son. Let’s have a son! I want a son! Why won’t you cooperate? I want your cooperation!”



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Come home quickly. If you’re late I’ll kill you. 





We have both known loss;


like the sharp edges of a knife


We have both lived with lips;


with more scar tissues than skin. 




I don’t want Moon Young to suffer like this so I hope she never finds out about this. I don’t want her to be hurt. I don’t want her to ever care about other people’s feelings. 



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“I’m…so happy. So happy that you and Sang-tae live here with me now. I used to hate this place so much.”






“Because my dad lost his sanity here, and my mom died in this very house. ”


“Why is Kang-tae upset?”



“Do you know how I’ve managed to stay close to him all these years? By having no idea of what goes on in his mind or how he really feels. You seem Kang-tae is an expert at hiding his feelings. He never really opens up to anyone. Nothing good will come out of prying and forcing him to share his feelings and thoughts. All you can do is to be there for him and try to comfort him quietly. Being by his side is enough.”


If you want to make the people around you happy, you must find your own happiness first. Being selfish isn’t always a bad thing. Try to only think about your own happiness when things are too stressful. It’s okay to do that. 





Isn’t it just too cruel?


I was beginning to feel like I could finally breathe a little.


I was finally starting to get the urge to live just live everyone else. 





“Who cares if I walk all night or put on a strip show in the rain? Why are you getting upset? Were you worried about me? Are you upset? Does your heart ache? Do you…like me?”



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“When I see you smile, I forget everything else. The butterfly and even my mom. I forget everything else except the two of us.”





You’re not like your mom. No matter what happens, I won’t leave you.

To me, you’re just Ko Mun-yeong, the girl I liked ever since I was a boy.





“Want to know something? When someone’s in love, the brain releases vitamins and make that person seem more attractive.”



“It’s dopamine, not vitamin.”



“Are you showing off that you work at a hospital? We both didn’t receive good education. We’re like two peas in a pot.”



“It’s pod, not pot.”


“I’m not going to write anymore.”



“I understand it’s about time you got tired of writing fairytales. Then why don’t we just switch to a different genre?”



“Yes, let’s try a genre that better suits your personality. What about a crime novel or thriller? A horror novel? A martial arts fiction or a tragic love story? What about an erotic novel?”


Obviously he’s never had a chance to whine or complain to his parents. He got so used to just putting up with things and keeping it all inside. Then one day, he realized he’s become an adult. But he’s still a kid inside, so how would you understand his feelings and thoughts? 


Even parents can’t fully understand their own child.


“I’ve been living alone all my life. People like me aren’t able to live among others. It’s better to be secluded.”



“Moon Yeong, you can’t live by yourself anymore. Because now you know how it feels to feel warm at heart and have a full stomach. So just admit it. That you’re just a little kid who wants to be loved.”



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“Don’t let the past trap you, or you’ll end up like me.”



“The past can trap me?”






“Then I can just open the door and get out.”



“No, you can’t. You won’t be able to see the door. You can’t get out once you’re trapped in the past. Don’t end up like me.”





If he never wakes up, will you take your life like Romeo did?





“The law of the total number of misfortunes. I heard we all have set amounts of fortunes and misfortunes assigned to us. If their lives have been filled with misfortunes up till now, it means only happiness awaits them.”



“I really hope that is the case.”


Just accept it. Then you’ll feel much more at ease.”



“Accept what?”



“The fact that you are weak.”


Did you come here to catch that escaped patient? Not because of me? Not because you missed me?



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“Being around him is like taking a breath after being underwater too long, clear and expansive and life-affirming. She loves pressing her nose into his neck and breathing in deep.”



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If you stay with me, your life will be miserable. I’m sorry. 





I will love you when you are a still day. 


I will love you when you are a hurricane. 





“I really grew up like a princess in this castle that my dad built. The life of a princess, is more difficult than you can ever imagine. The ending is the only happy part.”



“You see, a happy ending is what matters most.”


I have something to say to you tonight. I will give, everything to you. 


I will give you my heart full of love, 


If is is for you, there is nothing I cannot do. 


I will present you the stars. 


The whole universe.





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