15 quotes from Taiwanese movie 'More than Blue' to explain why the movie makes people emo

Crying, brb.

Zhangxin Zheng | December 27, 2018, 03:53 PM

"More than Blue" was originally a Korean film released back in 2009, and a Taiwanese remake with the same movie title (比悲伤更悲伤的故事) was recently released. 

The literal translation of the title is "A Story Sadder than Sadness".

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The story revolves around two orphans named K (played by Jasper Liu) and Cream (played by Ivy Chen), soulmates who meet in high school and eventually live together.

However, K is diagnosed with leukaemia (his father had died from the same illness), but he keeps it from Cream for fear of hurting her.

Knowing that he is dying, K does not express his love for Cream, as Cream dates another man and accepts the man's marriage proposal.

While the movie might sound cliché and melodramatic, the remake was as well-received as the original.

"More than Blue" topped the domestic box office in Taiwan this year and broke the opening weekend record for a Taiwanese movie in Singapore since 2016, despite showing exclusively in Cathay Cineplexes.

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As it is, the literal translation of the title (A Story Sadder than Sadness), is sufficient to warn you that it is going to be a tear-jerker.

Perhaps these quotes from the movie can help you understand why so many Singaporeans are bringing tissues into the cinemas for this.

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15 emo quotes from More than Blue

1. 爱情如果可以解释的话,那世界上就不会有人因此而痛苦了。

"If love can be explained, there will not be so many people in the world hurting because of it."

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2. 人一旦习惯了孤独,那才是比悲伤更悲伤的事。

"Once a person gets used to loneliness, that's truly sadder than sadness."

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3. 我們的相遇是命中注定,任谁也沒有办法取代。

"We are fated to meet, no one can replace any of us."

4. 我们都喜欢在冬天吃冰、喜欢雨、喜欢有着彼此的季节。

"We both love to eat something icy during winter, the rain, and the season where we have each other."

5. 直到遇見了你,我才明白两个孤独的个体只要彼此陪伴,也能夠有幸福的权利。

"Only till I've met you did I understand that as long as two lonely beings have each other's accompany, they can be happy too."

6. 我不喜欢永远,因为两个人其中一个不在了就不是永远。但是下辈子不一样,听起来就像是一种约定。

"I don't like the word 'forever', because 'forever' does not exist if one of us is not around. But 'next lifetime' sounds different, it sounds like a promise."

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7. K在饭桌上像妈妈,在社会上像爸爸,悲伤的时候像哥哥,有时候像恋人,虽然关键时候像傻瓜。

"K is like a mum at meal times, like a dad in the society, like a brother when I'm sad, sometimes like a lover, although he behaves like a fool at critical moments."

8. 不要轻易把伤口揭开给別人看,因为別人看的是热闹,而痛的卻是自己。

"Do not reveal your wound to others easily, because they are just prying, and you're the one who ends up hurting."

9. 有些话你再不说你就來不及了,还是你就想毫无痕迹的消失在这世界上?

"If you don't say the words now, it might soon be too late. Or would you rather disappear without any trace from this world?"

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10. 每個人都选择了只属于自己的愛的方式,既然不能陪你走完余生,那么让我亲手把你交给幸福。

"We all have a right to choose how we love. If I cannot accompany you till the end of your life, let me personally hand you over to someone who can give you happiness."

11. 谈恋爱的结果只有两种,一种是陷入爱情里面,另外一种呢,就是把陷进去的爱情捞出来。

"There are only two outcomes in dating. One is to fall deeply in love, while another is to retrieve the love that has been invested."

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12. 人为什么要结婚呀? 当你老的时候,或是需要被照顾的时候,那个人可以理直气壯的一直陪在你身边。

"Why do people get married? When you grow old or need to be taken care of, the other person can rightfully stay by your side."

13. 我想告诉K我爱他,我想开口说我爱他,但我知道在我开口前眼泪就会留下來,所以我仍然什么都沒说。

"I want to tell K I love him. I want to say it to him but I know the tears will come before I even start to say it, so I have not told him anything."

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14. 我和自己做了一个約定,如果他回头,我会拥抱他,结束这一切,可是他始终沒有回头,我也无能为力。

"I made a pact with myself: If he turns back, I will hug him and all of this will end. But he never did turn back, and there's nothing I can do."

15. 我要的,不是守护我的人,而是陪我一起冒險的人。

"I do not want a guardian angel, but someone to seek adventure with me."

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While those who have not watched the movie might just know it for being an "emo" film, the director wishes to convey to viewers that unconditional love exists in this world, and that we can all find someone who will always love us (even as he admits to being hopelessly romantic).

He hopes that those who watch the movie will cherish their loved ones, and to him, that's the most important thing to do in this ever-changing world.

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