Ted Mosby vs. Carrie Bradshaw: Can You Guess Who Said These Things About Love?
In case you were wondering, Ted Mosby is TOTALLY the Carrie of the How I Met Your Mother gang. A helpless romantic with a creative career and a circle of friends with whom he is almost unhealthily involved with. He's had his heart broken and has broken many-a-heart throughout the city of New York. You could almost say, New York City has been, over the course over the last nine seasons, his great love. (Spoiler Alert: NYC isn't the mother. That would just be weird and scientifically impossible) According to Sex and the City, well at least Charlotte anyway, you only get two great loves. So with New York City already taking up a spot, really, who is it gonna be Ted, Robin or The Mother?
As How I Met Your Mother concludes tonight in an hour-long most-assuredly tearjerking finale, we pay tribute to our purveyor of sentimentality, the bleeding-heart on the sleeve wearer, Ted Mosby. He's had a lot to say about love over the years and the only person who competes with his storybook pining...well, Carrie Bradshaw of course.
See if you can guess who said these things about L-O-V-E!
“Sometimes love means taking a step back. If you care about somebody, you should want them to be happy even if you wind up being left out.”
TED MOSBY! *sniff sniff
‘The universe may not always play fair, but at least it’s got a hell of a sense of humor.’
Amen, Carrie, amen.
“If you’re not scared, then you’re not taking a chance. If you’re not taking a chance, then what the hell are you doing anyway?”
TED MOSBY, you ‘ol sap!
“Somewhere out there is another little freak who will love us and understand us and kiss our three heads and make it all better.”
Honestly, Carrie, love really is just finding someone who is the same blend of crazy. No?
“Shouldn’t we hold out for the person who doesn’t just tolerate our quirks…but actually kinda likes them?”
Yes TED, yes we should.
“I’ve done the merry go round I’ve been through the revolving door I feel like I met somebody I can stand still with for a minute and… don’t you wanna stand still with me?”
Preach, Carrie Bradshaw, PREACH!
“I got to thinking about fate. That crazy concept that we’re not really responsible for the course our lives take. That it’s all predestined, written in the stars. Maybe that explains why, if you live in a city, where you can’t even see the stars, your love life tends to feel a little more random. ”
Ohhh thanks, Carrie! Now I can blame my perpetual singledom on city life and fate instead of something like the fear of getting hurt due to past, painful break-ups. WOO HOO!
“Because in the end, the only thing that can heal a broken heart is time…”
So true TED, it really does heal all wounds. And cheese.
“I’m looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love.”
Ah, the best lasting (and final) Carrie Bradshaw-ism of the series.
“You never know when you’re about to meet someone very important. It’s not like life gives you a warning. You just look up and there they are.”
Image: Titanic/Twentieth Century Fox
At least TED MOSBY understands why I just can’t give in to OkCupid or Tinder.