10 ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Quotes We Can All Relate To

How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother


‘We struggle so hard to hold on to these things that we know are gonna disappear eventually. And that’s really noble.’
— Lily, Season 1, Episode 17


‘Because sometimes even if you know how something’s gonna end that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the ride.’
— Ted, Season 2, Episode 14


‘That’s life, you know, we never end up where you thought you wanted to be.’

— Marshall, Season 2, Episode 17


‘We’re going to get older whether we like it or not, so the only question is whether we get on with our lives, or desperately cling to the past.’
— Ted, Season 4, Episode 4

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How I Met Your Mother


‘There are a lot of little reasons why the big things in our lives happen.’
— Ted, Season 4, Episode 22


‘Look, you can’t design your life like a building. It doesn’t work that way. You just have to live it… and it’ll design itself.’
— Lily, Season 4, Episode 24


‘I realized that I’m searching, searching for what I really want in life. And you know what? I have absolutely no idea what that is.’
— Barney, Season 8, Episode 9

How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother


‘If you’re not scared, you’re not taking a chance. And if you’re not taking a chance, then what the hell are you doing?’

— Ted, Season 5, Episode 1


‘So really the biggest mistake would be not to make that mistake, because then you’ll go your whole life not knowing if something was a mistake or not.’

— Lily, Season 1, Episode 21


‘You can’t cling to the past, because no matter how tightly you hold on, it’s already gone.”

— Ted, Season 8, Episode 23 Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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