Keeping Memories

“But you know there is something I believe… I want to try live my life, carrying all of my memories with me. And even if those memories are painful. Even if they do nothing but hurt me. I want to keep them, even those memories I sometimes wish I could forget. As long as I carry them with me, as long as I can keep holding on, then someday… Someday I will be strong enough that those memories don’t hurt me anymore. I will be glad that I have them, that’s what I believe with all my heart. That’s why all my memories are precious to me. I don’t think it would be okay to forget a single one.”

– Momiji Sohma, Fruits Basket


I bring this up every so often on this blog but it’s seriously one of my favourite Fruits Basket episodes. The idea that every memory is important and makes us stronger, no matter how painful they might be at the moment, and the importance of holding on through that pain. They help us grow and eventually, we’ll overcome them.


About Lily

Lily is the blogger's name of an overimaginative, positivity-powered, and potentially awkward introvert girl who likes to think she's "quirky" (though it's very possible that she's just plain weird!) She loves music, musical theatre, art & comics, inspirational stories, languages, expressive people and anything that is a little eccentric.
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5 Responses to Keeping Memories

  1. I needed to read this…’s so simple that it makes complete sense. Thanks for sharing it. πŸ‘β€οΈπŸŒ»

    • Lily says:

      I’m glad you found this helpful, Radhika! It’s one of my absolute favourite quotes and one I try to remind myself of frequently β˜ΊπŸ’–βœ¨

  2. Where can I read more quotes? My google search (for Fruits Basket/ Momiji, etc) didn’t bring up any dedicated sites. πŸ‡πŸŽπŸŒπŸ’πŸ“πŸ˜

    • Lily says:

      There are some good ones here:

      That link has inspirational ones but also mixed in with some silly/funny ones. I might make a post later compiling my favourite inspiring ones since I try live my life according to them and it’s good to have a reminder! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      • Hope you will post more…..with some of your sketches to match their wisdom.

        Thanks for the link – loved the “reason for existence” one and the one on learning to be social (white/ black belt). “A sixth sense can’t make up for a lack of common sense” -ROFL, that’s life lessons 101!! πŸ˜‚

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