"Everything that lives is designed to end. We are perpetually trapped in a never-ending spiral of life and death. Is this a curse? Or some kind of punishment? I often think about the god who blessed us with this cryptic puzzle...and wonder if we'll ever get the chance to kill him."
Hermies: What kind of country do you want to go to next?
Kino: A place where everyone, without exception is living happily would be nice.
Hermies: A traveler who averts their eyes from the truth can't become happy, Kino.
Kino: Well then, a place with good food would be nice, even if the rest is bad.
- Kino's Journey
"Really? One true god did everything, and the humans are merely borrowing it? Nature is not a thing which can be created by someone. I have been wondering. When did exactly church begin to handling comedies?" - Holo (Spice and wolf)
"I tell ya, instead of being alone in a group, it's better to have real solitude all by yourself."
- Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)
"The ones who put on the act of common sense were wrong. Those who cried were right. We, the lonely were more human." - Iwasawa (Angel Beats!)
Survival of the fittest is the law of nature. We deceive or we are deceived. Thus, we flourish or perish. Nothing good ever happened to me when I trusted others. That is the lesson.
- Faye Valentine
We weep for a bird's cry, but not for a fish's blood. Blessed are those with a voice. If the dolls also had voices, they would have screamed, "I didn't want to become human." - Motoko Kusanagi
The people who start wars are those who want something from it and the people who suffer are those they conned into fighting for them
- the legend of legendary heroes