People like hurting each other but loving is not a waste.

— Ai Yazawa

The most successful Ai Yazawa quotes to discover and learn by heart

I am pissed off at your insensitive inability to understand why I'm pissed off in the first place.

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Forgetting about our mistakes and our wounds isn't enough to make them disappear.

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Don't just give up, Hachiko. Life is about getting knocked down over and over, but still getting up each time. If you keep getting up, you win.

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Please leave me something...even one memory would be enough.

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Are you living everyday so that even if the end were to come you’d have to regrets?

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Even if you fulfill your hearts desire, by sacrificing something important, you may not necessarily be happy. Happiness doesn’t come in one form, it determined by your own heart.

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His hands are saying that he wants to hold her.

His feet are saying that he wants to chase after her... He's probably forgotten that I'm here, beside him

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As expected life isn't that sweet at all.

When I came to Tokyo I thought I could achieve anything with my own two hands. It's not like that. To get something in these hands, I have to fight a horrible fight. But... there's not much time to grab the things you want with your hands. Why is that? And more importantly what is that I want?

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Having someone you love say "Thank you" is more rewarding than just having them say "I love you.

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I want to protect my own happiness. I'm not an angel. I'm just a normal girl.

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I always thought that life was about standing your ground, no matter how strong the current was. But going with the flow isn't so bad after all. As long as it takes you forward.

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Nana...how come being happy and making your dreams come true are two different things? Even now, I still don't know why.

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About Ai Yazawa

Quotes 94 sayings
Profession Manga Author
Birthday March 7, 1967

You were a stray cat, strutting so free and full of pride.

But I could see your open wound. And without really thinking I just chalked it up to another cool thing about you. I never realized how much you hurt.

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We didn't say good bye. But we knew it would be the end if we were apart. There was no reason to call or write letters. As it would have been meaningless, if we couldn't hold each other tight.

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Say, Nana... You look like stray cat, wild and proud. But I can see the wound in your heart. At the time I just thought it was cool. I never realized how hurt you were.

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People can't be just tied together. They have to connect. Otherwise, they'll find themselves bound hand and foot.

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Right now I am full of greed and vanity, so I cannot live with you like before.

But may be we can meet like this. I think just being together and talking would be nice. But when we grow old, when greed and vanity will be completely gone, when I will be tired of singing can I return to that place too?

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Hey Nana, do you remember the first time we met? I beleive in things like fate.

So I think it was fate.

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Hey Nana, If Cinderella's glass slipper fits so perfectly, I wonder why it fell off along the way? I can't help but think that it was on purpose, to attract the prince's affections. No matter what I do, I'll still have the fate of a girl who just keeps getting hurt, wondering if she can be happy in this pointless, one man show?

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It takes a lot of strength to hold onto and care for the things we love, so why is it that god seems to have made humans unable to conjure up that degree of power and love?

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Laugh at love and love will make you cry.

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Being alone and being lonely are two different things. (Yasu)

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Stop rushing me. I want to take my time falling in love with you.

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People say love can be developed, but in the end, the only person you love is yourself. That's why you choose to love someone who can please you the most.

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If I ever fall in love again, I would like it if it were a slightly cold guy.

Someone who won't constantly mind about my childish needs but who, the day after the quarrel, for example would offer me a flower accompanied by a sweet note That's kind of guy I need.

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I might cry tomorrow, but I may be smiling the day after.

That's enough. That's the way life is. If I don't lose hope - tomorrow will come. Tomorrow will come if we don't lose hope... I learned that from Nana. But rainy days still make my cheeks wet with tears, even now. It was pouring, on that rainy day.

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That moment I felt a bit like crying.

I don't really know why. Nana's hand felt so warm that it even warmed my heart.

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Many things happened in my life, and I thought that they changed me.

But in the end, nothing has changed since I was seventeen. If I could keep today’s happiness I wouldn’t worry about tomorrow.

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I feel the same way about all my friends.

To me, the exact relationship between me and someone else doesn't matter much. But people want to label everything... So I guess I seem indifferent in that way.

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If my tears spilled spontaneously at that moment it’s because I immediately understood that what was happening, like in a dream, was the treat you had prepared for me I felt your friendship much stronger than if you had thanked me a million times that what pleased and touched me.

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I'll make you so in love with me, that everytime our lips touch, you'll die a little death.

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I don't care if I'm loved back, I still want to love someone.

�Someone, from the bottom of my heart...�Straightforward, unwavering...�It seems like such a simple thing, so then why....�...Must it be so incredibly hard?

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When dawn comes, that memory gradually distances.

..Tonight, I will bring it to sleep with me, so that will not be taken away by the waves of the night.

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Trapnest means “The Trapped Den” Once we enter it, we can’t get out by our own means I thought that that name could only come from a man who love having power over other.

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The longer we live the more weight we carry in our hearts.

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For my 20th birthday in March, I'll buy myself a present for doing my best.

A one way ticket to Tokyo. All I need is my guitar and a pack of cigarettes.

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She was my sacred angel that I could never violate.

Reira was my sanctuary. I needed something solid like that in this dirty, disappointing world.

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It took us five hours to reach Tokyo, but I was really happy.

I kept talking about myself, and didn't hear anything about Nana. But now that I know you better; I know you wouldn't say anything.

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Whatever Yasu loves, I love too. That's the secret of love.

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Sometimes isn’t it better to have some time and space to ourselves? We will have new perception of things.

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I am glad I met you and I am glad to say that.

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Don't say the words I wanted to hear from Ren.

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The things that stress me out haven't changed.

But I don't wanna lose anything. So I thought that at least I would change. I'm lucky...that I'm afraid of losing something.

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The loneliness caused by not hearing Ren's voice.

.. I felt it deep in the night. I felt it deeper than anyone else. Even now at times I look back. In this ordinary life without Ren, I think my life with him was like a dream. Especially on a snowy night like this. On a night as cold as this. Someone keep this guy warm for me, please.

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In this world, not everything will be won by justice.

If you want to win, you have to learn how to cheat. (Nana)

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The feeling that was born that night, how could i describe it?Words like love or lust just don't seem right. I may call it jealousy, or may be anxiety and moreover, need. Even now I'm anxious at times because when I am with Ren, everything around feels like a dream. That was how Ren turned my boring life into an illusion, and that was too much for no matter how hard i tried, it seemed I could never catch him.

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Hey, Hachi People always say that you only discover how precious something is after you lose it--- but I think, you only really recognize it... when you see it a second time face to face. -Nana Osaki

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Nana acts like a stray cat, wild, free, and proud.

... ...But inside her heart, she houses a wound. Dense as I am, i thought that. This trait of hers was a part of her charm as well. ..but she never realized how much pain it brought her.... -Nana Komatsu

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A woman's happiness is in throwing everything away to live for love.

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