If I Stay – Quotes
At the age of twenty-six, Ludwig Van Beethoven went deaf…and became a composer. Turns out the new gig suited him.
Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.
[When their son wants coffee] Dad: No way, Dude! Don’t give crack to somebody that’s already on speed!
Mia: Ever met somebody and they’re just already the person they’re supposed to be? … That was Adam. … Me, not so much.
Adam: You’re Mia.
Adam: Ok well, I’m glad to clear that up. There were rumors.
Adam: You can’t hide in that rehearsal room. It’s too late. I see you.
Dad: Honey, guilt and bribery are the glue that have held parents and teenagers together for generations.
Mia: I’ve always wondered if mom and dad were disappointed I didn’t turn out more like them.
Mia: Isn’t it amazing how life is one thing, and then in an instant it can be something else?
Adam: Your parents seem pretty cool.
Mia: So they tell me.
Mia: I as certainly bred to be a rocker, but I have this theory I was switched at birth.
Adam: Ok, well that explains it.
Mom: What? She shouldn’t be scared to hang out with those guys. They’re us!
Nurse: Here’s the secret, baby—if you life, if you die, it’s all up to you.
Nurse: You gotta pull out whatever fight you have.
Adam: I don’t give a s*** about your clothes, don’t you get it? The same you you are tonight is the same you you were yesterday…and I’m in love with all of it!
Mia: Being with Adam was like learning to fly. It was exciting and scary at the same time.
Dad: Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you.
Mia: If I stay, if I go, the power’s up to me, and that scares me to death.
Adam: I’m not good at writing about things that make me happy.
Nurse: Alright sweetheart, we can only carry you so far. After that, it’ sup to you.
Mia: You’re supposed to break up with someone because you’re not in love with them, not because you’re completely in love with them.
Mom: Life is this big, fat, gigantic, stinking mess…but that’s the beauty of it. Either way I support you. Either way you win. But either way you also lose.
Mom: It’s inconvenient to fall in love at your age, especially if it’s the real deal.
Dad: You make sacrifices for your kids.
Grandpa: Sacrifice, that’s what we do for the people we love… and here’s mine: I want you to live, but with everyone else gone, it might not be what you want. It might be too hard. … I want you to know it’s OK. I understand.
Mia: I always thought of the cello as a solo instrument… [but] The cello isn’t a solo instrument, it’s part of something greater.
Mia: Mom and dad always had their scene and Adam had his, but I never had mine until that night at the bonfire.
Adam: I totally broke and entered and kinda stole your mail, so the feds may kinda be after me.
Adam: You’re my home, Mia. I don’t’ care where we are, just so long as we’re together.