Korean Drama Quotes Galore: Hospital Playlist (슬기로운 의사생활)

Korean Drama Quotes Galore: Hospital Playlist (슬기로운 의사생활)


Every time I think of Hospital Playlist (슬기로운 의사생활), I always sigh with happiness. This Korean drama seriously just fills me with so much happiness and joy. While I am sad that Hospital Playlist has ended, the inside jokes, funny moments, and quotes from the five-plets are definitely going to stay with me for a very long time.

To be honest, Hospital Playlist in itself is just such a feel-good drama. It is not too heavy to digest but still holds enough weight for the viewers to fall in love and care for each and every single character. Out of all the Korean dramas that I have watched this year (and your girl has watched quite a few), Hospital Playlist definitely takes the cake. This drama is just straight As in all departments. 

It will be a while before I can find anything similar to this show again, and while it does feel a bit bitter-sweet, I am also very thankful and glad for all the memories and feels that the director Shin Won-Ho and writer Lee Woo-Jung has given us. 

Ps. not to mention, the ost to this show is bangin’! 



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(Credits: Piano in U)


“Do you know what your biggest strength is?”



“What is it? Do I have a strength?”



“You’re not perfect, but you always strive to be so. It’s your biggest charm. I see that you’re always doing your best and I appreciate that.”


“Are you that excited to see me?”



“I know, I see you every day, but I get excited every time.”


You crazy clown. You’re funny so I can’t even swear at you. 



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Ik Jun? Don’t try to understand him, he’s a nut job.





When your brain and heart are saying two different things, your heart is right.

Just follow your heart, then you won’t regret it. 





“How about I guess what you feel like eating?”



“Sure. It’s a multiple-choice question.”



“You know what that means?”



“Choose the dish Uju is craving the most right now.”



“Wait this is too hard. I don’t think I can do this.”



“Number one, a hamburger. Number two, a burger. Number three…hang on.”



“Let’s hurry home. You can try to remember what it was while eating your burger.”


I’m still happy to see Mo Ne every day. Just like I’m happy to see you every day, dad. 



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I just need you, dad. You’re my favorite person in the entire universe. 


“See you later, dad.”



“I’m sorry, sweetie.”



“No, dad. You don’t have to be sorry. You’re doing good deeds. You want to spend time with me, your universe. But you’re busy saving the bigger universe out there so you don’t have to be sorry.”





I knew I’d love you from the first day we met. 
Even if you falter as our love fades with time
I will be your anchor, just like you were mine. 





When I’m with you, the line between friends and lovers blurs and I don’t care which side I end up on, as long as you’ll have me. 


She professed her feelings for me out of the blue one day. Last year. She told me that she liked me. I rejected her at first. We were best friends, so I didn’t want things to get awkward. I told her, “I want us to stay best friends.”


That night, I came home and mulled over what I said to her. Then I realized I hadn’t really answered her question. She told me she liked me, but I told her I didn’t want our relationship to get awkward. My answer didn’t make sense. So I started seeing our relationship in a different light. As a man and a woman, not just two friends.



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I have a friend whom I’ve known for a long time. But I started to like her. If I tell her how I feel, things might get a little awkward. But if I don’t confess this time, I’ll regret it for the rest of my life…


“You know what was the first thing that crossed my mind when I heard you were attacked? I should have confessed to him that I liked him. That was the first thought that popped into my head.”





“You’ve had feelings for professor Chae, right?”


“Yes, I have. Of course I have.”




“And we’ll break up then.”



“You didn’t even leave yet. Why are you so worried about something that hasn’t happened yet.”



“Because you want to get married and have children. What if you waste your 3 years on me? I would hate that.”



“If you want we can continue this for five or ten years…I’m okay with everything. What I want isn’t getting married, it’s to be with you for a long time. Of course, I want to marry you. But if you don’t want it we won’t. I’m already so happy with you.”


I got divorced because my wife cheated on me. I was embarassed to face other people. I wondered why my life was getting so difficult. It was so tough. But all of a sudden, one day, I realized how much time I was wasting. Because of what she’s doing to me, I was doing a disservice to myself. You should just let your husband live his life without you. You should live your own life now. 


“We are seeing each other, right? You do have… feelings for me, right?”



“Do I have to say it? I like you. I like you too. So… you can stop confessing your feelings now.”



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When she sets her mind on having something, she’ll get it by all means. 





Even if there are good things or bad things, there is a lot happening everyday.





“I think I love you.”



“Don’t. Please don’t love me okay?”



“No. I must follow my heart.”


“What are you doing?”



“I’m eating a cookie.”



“What? It’s my only joy and happiness.”



“Same here! It’s my only joy and happiness. Getting on my nerves.”



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I think there’s 3 types of people in this world. First, those who are happiest when they are eating something good. Ik Jun and Jun-wan are the perfect examples. Then there’s those who enjoy food the most when they are eating alone. I bet Seok Hyeong is eatig ramen now by himself while watching New Journey to The West. Lastly there’s you. Seeing others enjoy food makes you happier than when you’re eating it yourself. 





Eat, before these hungry bums finish everything.





“You hungry bums! Slow down, will you?”



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“Why did you call us here in the middle of the day? Are you getting married?”



“It’s about something just as important. They caught a lot of snow crabs today. He said he’d sell me some at wholesale price.”



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“Seriously they are fantastic duo eaters.”



“They are so adorable.”



“Stay friends for long, just don’t marry each other but have meals together.”





I can be very quiet and blunt. I am not good with words and I don’t know what to say to console others. But if you want to talk, feel free to visit me anytime. 





Hello, Professor Yang. It’s me, your patient Kim Su-jeong. I really wanted to see you before I leave, but you were in surgery, so I’m writing to you instead. Professor Yang, I cried so much when I got your text last night. I wanted to leave with a big smile on my face, but your text message moved me and my husband to tears. Professor Yang, please don’t be sorry. Thanks to you, we had a meaningful month listening to our baby’s heartbeat and feeling our baby for the very first time. You probably have no idea how precious those moments were to me and my husband even though they were short-lived. Professor Yang, if another angel comes to me, I’d like you to protect me and my baby again. Thank you so much for everything you did for us.



Hospital Playlist 슬기로운 의사생활 quotes



Do you know why doctors only give vague answers such as “We can’t be sure yet,” “We don’t know yet,” and “We need to observe a bit more?” Doctors must take responsibility for their words, so we must be careful. There’s only one thing we, as doctors, can tell our patients with certainty. “We will do our best.”


Mom, I want you to be selfish. Stop worrying about your children and don’t worry about falling ill when you’re older. Only think baout yourself from now on. And later on, even if you’re diagnosed with Alzheimer’s…don’t worry. Even if you don’t recognize us, we’ll recognize you every single day and tell you that you’re our mom every single day. So live everyday to the fullest. I want you to live like that. 


“Do you have any patient-related superstitions? Maybe just the one that has been passed down for generations.”



“If you eat anything that your junior bought, the hospital will be rammed with patients that night. They’ll literally fall from the sky nonstop.”





“How many cups of coffee have we had?”


“Just four.”





“Let’s go to karaoke after work.”



“I have VSD surgery.”



“I have a conference with the PED tonight.”



“I’m going grocery shopping with mom.”



“How about this weekend?”



“I’m going golfing with the director and the chairman.”



“A half-marathon, it’s been a while.”



“I’m going camping.”



“I’m getting my nails done with mom.”


“Walk properly. Are you drunk?”



“No, not at all. This is because I had snow crabs.”



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“Buddha wasn’t on my side.”



“Tell me. What’s your religion?”



“I’ll dabble in all of them before I die.”





We will do our best. We will save the patient, no matter what.





I don’t want to waste my time. My time is too precious for that. I want to live doing the things I like and the things I want to do right now. 


I don’t know how I’m feeling. I don’t know if I’m sad, or relieved. I don’t know how I’m supposed to feel. They are my feelings but I can’t put a finger on it. And I don’t know what kind of face I should put on. 


“I think I am hallucinating. I just saw someone who looks very similar to you…oh, she’s walking this way now.”



“Hello, I am your hallucination.”



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Small things may seem insignificant but becomes meaningful when seen in a different light.


It’s okay. You can cry. Doctors are human too. It’s natural to want to cry in situations like that. It’s okay to cry in front of your patients or their guardians. But you need to do your job no matter how sad you are. And as a doctor, it’s your job to make that call. 




If the doctor gives up on the patient, he isn’t a doctor anymore.





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1 thought on “Korean Drama Quotes Galore: Hospital Playlist (슬기로운 의사생활)”

  • Hi! Can I ask from what season and episode was this line, “When I’m with you, the line between friends and lovers blurs and I don’t care which side I end up on, as long as you’ll have me. “? Thank you so much!

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