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

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

Whenever I’m sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead. Barney, Season 2, Episode 2

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

The littlest thing can cause a ripple effect that changes your life. Ted, Season 2, Episode 15

That’s life, you know, we never end up where you thought you wanted to be. Marshall, Season 2, Episode 17

Lily, there are a million reasons why I love you. You make me laugh, you take care of me when I’m sick, you’re sweet, caring and you even created an egg dish and named it after me. She puts a little Italian dressing on the eggs before she cooks them, it’s called Eggs Marshall and it’s awesome. But the main reason is you’re my best friend, Lily. You’re the best friend I’ve ever had. Marshall, Season 2, Episode 21

It’s like Descartes says, “In order to determine whether we can know anything with certainty, we first have to doubt everything we know.” Ted, Season 3, Episode 5

Sometimes we search for one thing but discover another. Barney, Season 3, Episode 14

Dude, lots of chicks think that architects are hot. Think about that, you create something out of nothing. You’re like God. There is no one hotter than God. Barney, Season 2, Episode 4

Oh, my God, look at you cowards! So afraid of any kind of change. So terrified of anything new. So-so desperate to cling to anything comfortable and familiar. Robin, Season 4, Episode 4

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

God, it’s me, Barney. What up? I know we don’t talk much, but I know a lot of girls call out your name because of me. Awesome. Barney, Season 4, Episode 7

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

I keep waiting for it to happen. I’m waiting for it to happen. I guess I’m just tired of waiting. And that is all I’m going to say on that subject. Ted, Season 4, Episode 23

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

Definitions are important. Lily, Season 5, Episode 1

You can’t just skip ahead to where you think your life should be. Lily, Season 5, Episode 20

It’s just, eventually we’re all gonna move on. It’s called growing up. Lily, Season 5, Episode 22

There are two big days in any love story: the day you meet the girl of your dreams and the day you marry her. Ted, Season 6, Episode 1

It’s time to let go of the fantasies. It’s time to grow up. Barney, Season 6, Episode 2

A word of advice: play along. The more you fight it, the worse it’s gonna get. It’s like when your car slides on ice, you stir into the skid. Ted, Season 6, Episode 13

The future is scary but you can’t just run back to the past because it’s familiar. Yes it’s tempting… Robin, Season 6, Episode 24

People don’t get the chance to discover each other anymore. Ted, Season 7, Episode 6

We gotta wait for the real thing, no matter how tough it gets. Ted, Season 7, Episode 11

I never wanted that… Of course, it’s one thing not to want something; it’s another to be told you can’t have it. I guess it’s just nice knowing that you could someday do it if you change your mind. But now, all of a sudden, that door is closed. Robin, Season 7, Episode 12

You guys dated before. That time counts. The clock doesn’t reset to zero. It un-pauses from where you left off. Lily, Season 8, Episode 5

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

Whether a gesture’s charming or alarming, depends on how it’s received. Ted, Season 8, Episode 12

Somewhere along the line, I forgot to pursue my dream and now I’m old and I’m a mom and it’s just too late for me. Lily, Season 8, Episode 17

In marriage, being right is less important than being supportive. Remember: Happy wife equals happy life. Lily, Season 9, Episode 5

I used to be in such a hurry all the time. Everything was so urgent. Now I figured, if it’s going to happen it’ll happen when it happens. I’m not going anywhere, she’s not going anywhere. What’s the rush, right? Ted, Season 9, Episode 9