Arakawa Under the Bridge Quotes

 

Arakawa Under the Bridge Quotes

 

 

Kou Ichinomiya has always lived according to the creed of his wealthy, successful family: never be in debt to anyone. But one day, under the Arakawa Bridge, his life is saved by a homeless girl named Nino. In order to pay her back, Kou promises to be her boyfriend; and thus begins his new life under the bridge.

 

If I were to compare a human’s heart with the ocean, the water would be stagnant. If I were to name the ripples on the water surface….Would it be happiness? Or anger? No. For this ocean, such a description is too shallow. If I want to know what lies upon the deep ocean floors… I would have to open my eyes in the stagnant water. Then swim downwards while enduring the icy deep kicking through the cold and heavy ocean waters. If I truly want to know the human known as myself….even if.. there is nothing there.
Kou Ichinomiya (Arakawa Under the Bridge) 

The whale leaps. As high as he can imagine. Piercing the water from peak to peak, is a yearning for the sky reflected in his eyes? What if this high point wasn’t merely the sky, but something far higher? If he knew of the infinite glitter of the stars, would his dreams soar even higher? Even if one doesn’t know why, to live is to constantly reach out. Not to a nervous restlessness, but to a constant motion of the heart.
Nino (Arakawa Under the Bridge)

I thought that when I grew up, I could reach more and more. The delicious looking fruit beckoning from the highest branch. The beautiful shell hidden in the sand. If I could only stretch out my hand a little more…. But…. As everyone passes through the junctures of their life, they no longer stretch their hand to the sky, or crouch to the earth. Embarrassed, they ignore what they’d desired for so long. Will you reach out and grab me, grown up as I am?
Kou Kou Ichinomiya (Arakawa Under the Bridge)

The Creator surely made this world too large. this is inconvenient for us small, fearful humans. for all the world’s vastness, we can’t measure the distance between ourselves. there’s 6 billion of us, yet still…everyone is all alone. that’s why we’re all frantically searching for that one person we need no distance from.
Kou Ichinomiya (Arakawa Under the Bridge)

The power or “love” is strong. Sometimes, through the force of that emotion, people show strength you’d never expect. Yes. This is… Also a miracle of love.
(Arakawa Under the Bridge)

First, we are born in the same galaxy. Born of the same spe­cies. Our life­times over­lap. The meet­ings between humans are so unlikely as to be mira­cu­lous. To laugh, to cry, and to fall in love. Every­one is made up of a col­lec­tion of 1% chances. Thus, I am dazzled by the fact that there are so many mir­acles in this world.
Kou Ichinomiya (Arakawa Under the Bridge)

A wish. It isn’t a glass ball that shines with the colors of a rainbow, which will shatter if grasped firmly. It’s a darkly lustrous ball of mud which only firms up when one squeezes it. It’s form may be uneven, but it’s the form of one’s own fingers. Not to make it a beautiful gem someday. But to make it the world’s most beautiful ball of mud.
Kou Ichinomiya (Arakawa Under the Bridge)