It does not do to dwell on dreams, Harry, and forget to live.
What is the central theme of the first half of the season?
Eddy Kitsis: The first half of the season for us is “never give up on the people you love.”
Emma: Doesn’t sound like much of a happy ending.
Regina: It’s not. But I can give you one.
Emma: I came to this town to bring everyone happy endings, and I swear I will not rest until I bring you happy ending too.
Season 4 Screening.
And the saddest fear comes creeping in: that she never loved me, or her, or anyone, or anything
Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.
Lana Parrilla @ the OUAT Season 4 premiere, L.A. 09.21.14
Keep blocking your thoughts, Clara.
Clara Oswald in series eight episode five, “Time Heist”