Top 25 Hand-Picked Quotes From The Death Note Anime That Fans Will Love!

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Death Note, an anime best known for its psychological and drama traits. A very awesome anime with some very awesome quotes. Therefore we have decided to compile a list of our 25 favourite Death Note quotes! Please let us know if there are any you’d want on the list or feel should be on there!

Quotes from the following characters;

  • Death Note
  • L Lawliet
  • Light Yagami
  • Mello
  • Nate River
  • Ryuk
  • Soichiro Yagami

1. This world is rotten

To be fair, if you can do it – why not?

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“This world is rotten, and those who are making it rot deserve to die. Someone has to do it, so why not me?”

– Light Yagami

2. The real evil is the power to kill

Soichiro with the hard FACTS.

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“The real evil is the power to kill people. Someone who finds himself with that power is cursed. No matter how you use it, anything obtained by killing people can never bring true happiness.”

– Soichiro Yagami

3. I’ll be the one writing your name in my Death Note

Well Light, don’t say he didn’t warn you.

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“When you die, I’ll be the one writing your name in my Death Note.”

– Ryuk

4. I am justice!

The best justice this world has seen in a long time.

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“I am justice!”

– Light Yagami


AND EAT IT! Awesome scene and too hard not to quote.

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“I’ll take a potato chip AND EAT IT!”

– Light Yagami

6. It’s been quite fun

Ryuk doesn’t want to admit it but he loved Light’s craziness.

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“We’ve eased each other’s boredom for quite a while… It’s been quite fun.”

– Ryuk

7. If I die in the next few days…

Your son is Kira… What what!

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“Mr. Yagami, if I die in the next few days, your son is Kira.”

– L Lawliet

8. Kira is childish

It takes someone childish to know when someone else is being childish.

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“Kira is childish and he hates losing. I am also childish and I also hate to lose. That’s how I know.”

– L Lawliet

9. The longest 40 seconds

Starting work on a Monday morning be like…

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“This has gotta be the longest 40 seconds of my life.”

– Light Yagami

10. He is justice

To be fair, Light is not wrong. Kira is justice to some and evil to others. Not everyone see eye to eye when it comes to killing people who have killed others.

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“If Kira gets caught, he is evil. If Kira rules the world, he is justice.”

– Light Yagami

11. I am not only Kira

… How did that work out for you Light?

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“Hear this. I’m not only Kira, but I’m also God of the new world!”

– Light Yagami

12. If you can’t win the game

I really liked Nate, he was a really awesome character and definitely reminded me of L.

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“If you can’t win the game, if you can’t solve the puzzle, then you’re nothing but a loser.”

– Nate River

13. He who strikes first

This is true, similar to first come first serve. Early bird gets the worm.

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“He who strikes first wins.”

– L Lawliet

14. Made his dream reality

A true euphoria.

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“Having finally made his dream reality, he was overwhelmed both by the magnitude of his achievement and by the joy and happiness that it brought him.”

– Light Yagami

15. You’re just a murderer

One of the best scenes of the anime – it was crazy how this got pulled off!

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“You’re just a murderer, Light Yagami. And this notebook is the deadliest weapon of mass murder in the history of mankind.”

– Nate River

16. Don’t worry

Everyone makes mistakes. Just be sure to always apologise and not do them again.

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“Don’t worry, Commander Rester, making assumptions is part of any investigation. If we’re wrong, all it’ll cost is an apology.”

– Nate River

17. The human whose name is written

I really liked the Death Note rules, it was interesting that they were written inside like a small game.

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“The human whose name is written in this note shall die.”

– Death Note

18. You must attack

You cannot just keep defending, eventually, you will have to strike as well!

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“In all things, one cannot win with defense alone. To win, you must attack.”

– Light Yagami

19. An eye for an eye

You cannot do something and expect no retaliation.

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“An eye for an eye my friend.”

– L Lawliet

20. I’ll see you in hell

Ouch… but deserved.

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“Light, my son… from one murderer to another, I’ll see you in hell.”

– Soichiro Yagami

21. In the end

While I didn’t like Mello, this was a pretty good quote. Getting revenge is the best motivation in the world.

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“In the end, there is no greater motivation than revenge.”

– Mello

22. Living my own life

Live your own life, not the life others want you to live.

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“It’s time I started living my own life.”

– Mello

23. Boring place, with boring people

Everybody is boring.

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“The human world is a boring place with boring people doing boring things.”

– Ryuk

24. There is no heaven or hell

Death is equal. It comes to all and everything.

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“There is no heaven or hell. No matter what you do while you’re alive, everybody goes to the same place once you die. Death is equal.”

– L Lawliet

25. Being alone is better

Couldn’t agree more with this one.

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“Being alone is better than being with the wrong person.”

– L Lawliet



With those 25 out of the way that brings us to our conclusion! And the conclusion is that there really should be a spin-off or perhaps continuation of this awesome anime. Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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