Hachiman Hikigaya quotes from My Teen Romantic Comedy: SNAFU (newest)
Hachiman Hikigaya: "It's taking part that counts." These words became famous after the father of the modern Olympics, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, used them in a speech, but some say the quote has been frequently misused as a coercion tool to force participation. Yet, there are countless situations in our society where it was a waste to even go. If it's taking part that counts, then taking part in the side that doesn't take part should also count. If everything can be chalked up to experience, then the experience of experiencing nothing should be worth just as much. In fact, the idea that someone isn't getting experience could be called priceless.
Hachiman Hikigaya: Well, they say the kanji for "people" is two people supporting each other. But did you ever notice one side is leaning on the other? I believe the acceptance of sacrificing someone is the whole idea behind "people".
Hachiman Hikigaya: It's said that if you change, the world changes with you, but that's not true. When people evaluate others, it's through prejudice and existing impressions. People who are alone are pressured to stay alone. If they work hard to stand out in something, it only becomes ammo to use against them. That's the lousy rule of the world of kids. The question: The world does not change. One can change oneself. How, then, does one change? The answer: Become the god of a new world.
Hachiman Hikigaya: Hey! I'm really grown up! I grumble, I tell filthy lies, I do underhanded things...
Hachiman Hikigaya: I hate nice girls. If they so much as say hello, it stays on my mind. If they return my texts, my heart races. The day one calls me, I know I'll look at my call history and grin. But I know that's just them being nice. People who are nice to me are also nice to everyone else. I almost end up forgetting that.
Hachiman Hikigaya: These days, prep schools are granting tuition waivers for students with good grades. If I get that, and get tuition money from my parents, that money will be mine.
Hachiman Hikigaya: The police don't mobilize until after an incident happens, and it's standard for heroes to show up late. But would anyone condemn them for being late? So, speaking paradoxically, lateness is justice...
Hachiman Hikigaya: Well, worst case, I get serious. When I get serious, groveling and even boot licking is no problem.