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Hatori Seahorse This page contains the quotes of Tohru Honda.

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It’s not always easy to see the good in people. In some people, you might even doubt that it’s there at all. But if you can somehow, find a way to believe…sometimes that’s all it takes to help someone, to give them the strength to find the good in themselves

My mom said that when you become a parent, you understand for the first time what a parent feels. But you really need to understand… what you really shouldn’t forget…is what you felt like as a child… If you really remember how you felt when you were a child, even when you’re an adult or parent, then you can understand each other. Even if it’s not 100%, you can meet each other halfway…she said.

I also believe that.’ I want to take any memory and hold it in my heart…and believe that someday…we’ll overcome the pain…and we’ll have precious memories.

The scariest and the most painful thing is to be hated by someone you truly love.

Sometimes living can be hard! But it’s only because we’re alive that we can make each other laugh, cry, and be happy!

As long as you live things will keep happening! As long as you’re alive wishes will keep being made!

My happiness comes from the kindness of those around me.

My mom told me, it's better to trust people than to doubt them. She said that people aren't born with kind hearts. When we're born, all we have are desires for food and material things. Selfish instincts, I guess. But she said that kindness is something that grows inside of each person's body, but it's up to us to nurture that kindness in our hearts. That's why kindness is different for every person.

A conscience grows, just like the body. It's bred within your heart. That's why the shape of people's kindness is so different.

We’re searching for a reason of existence. With our own strength, because maybe the truth is that there’s no reason for life from the very beginning. Everyone hopes and tries so hard to find a reason of existence. The reason of birth, of staying with someone, of existence, believing we have to find them all with our own hands. Like finding a place for ourselves in dreams, in jobs, in people. The reasons we conclude may be indefinite and fragile. We may lose it too, but even so, we want a reason. As long as I’m alive, I want it too. If possible, I want to find a reason of existence within a person, within someone.

(to Kyo) If you think of someone’s good qualities as the umeboshi in an onigiri, it’s as if their qualities are stuck to their back! People around the world are like onigiri. Everyone has an umeboshi with a different shape and color and flavor. But because it’s stuck on their back, they might not be able to see their umeboshi.

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I don't think anyone is born with a reason to live. It's something you have to find for yourself.

(about Kyo) Being away from everyone else may be lonely, but being away from you will be even lonelier.

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(to Yuki) Mom taught me that people's differences are something to celebrate. When I thought of all the different shapes of human kindness -- imagining them as round or square...I got really excited. Your kindness is like a candle, Sohma-kun. I can feel it light up, and I just want to smile. It's that kind of kindness.

(about Kyo) He can be awkward sometimes, yes, but I think he has a gentle heart. He knows what it feels like to be sorry. And he's an honest person.

(to Kisa's Mother) She couldn’t tell you. It’s hard to tell someone that you’re being bullied. I couldn’t tell my mom, either. She found out after a while, though. For some reason, I started apologizing like crazy. I felt so ashamed. I started to feel ashamed of myself for being bullied. And I was embarrassed to let my mom find out. I was scared she wouldn’t love me anymore. I was scared… …to let people know about this part of myself. I desperately tried to hide it by pretending I was okay. That made me feel even more ashamed… and embarrassed. So when my mom said, “It’s okay,” I was so relieved. She said that there was nothing to be embarrassed about, and I cried again, this time in relief. Kisa-san might also feel this way. She didn’t want you to hate her. She couldn’t tell you because she loves you.

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