Tokyo Ghoul has so many memorable quotes, and in today’s article, I have handpicked 20 quotes which stood out to me the most.
The Tokyo Ghoul anime is based on the dark-fantasy manga series which is made by Sui Ishida. It follows a college student named Ken Kaneki who undergoes a transformation into a half-ghoul after he is nearly killed by his date.
1) Never trust anyone too much
An important quote from Ken Kaneki, one to be taken into consideration in everyday situations.
“Never trust anyone too much, remember the devil was once an angel.”– Ken Kaneki
2) Why should I apologise for being a monster?
Juuzou Suzuya may be crazy, but at least he is truthful.
“Why should I apologise for being a monster? Has anyone ever apologised for turning me into one?”– Juuzou Suzuya
3) It doesn’t mean they are bad people
One of the best Kishou Arima quotes from Tokyo Ghoul.
“Sometimes good people make bad choices. It doesn’t mean they are bad people. It means they’re human.”– Kishou Arima
4) Why is it that the beautiful things
This is an unfortunate truth which applies to so many things.
“Why is it that the beautiful things are entwined more deeply with death than with life?”– Ken Kaneki
5) What’s wrong isn’t me
I am sure we’ve all felt like this before. It’s mostly true in all situations.
“What’s wrong isn’t me, what’s wrong is the world!”– Ken Kaneki
6) It would certainly be… a tragedy
This is one of my personal favourites from the anime! I feel Ken Kaneki had excellent development throughout the series.
“If you were to write a story with me in the lead role, it would certainly be… a tragedy.”– Ken Kaneki
7) After All I’ve Been Through
One of the best moments in the anime!
“You think something like that would hurt, after all, I’ve been through?”– Ken Kaneki
8) I think even they would commit many wrongs
Another deep quote from Juuzou Suzuya which is some food for thought.
“If an angelic being fell from the sky and tried to live in this world of ours, I think even they would commit many wrongs.”– Juuzou Suzuya
9) We need to have a mask
In 2020, this should have been quote of the year!
“We need to have a mask that we never take off.”– Uta
10) Human relationships are chemical reactions
A lot more people need to read and focus on this quote, you never know what may change if you speak without thinking.
“Human relationships are chemical reactions. If you have a reaction then you can never return back to your previous state of being.”– Ken Kaneki
11) All we can do is live
Another awesome quote from Tokyo Ghoul is by Renji Yomo.
“All we can do is live while losing things.”– Renji Yomo
12) Someone who can’t even protect himself
Similar to the famous “you have to learn to walk before you learn to run” quote.
“There’s no way someone who can’t even protect himself can protect anyone else, is there?”– Touka Kirishima
13) I can neither live with you
A deep quote by Uta.
“I can neither live with you. Nor without you.”– Uta
14) The world runs on power
Those who are weak cannot run the world.
“The world runs on power. Everything is determined by the superior power. You are weak. That is why you lose.”– Ayato Kirishima
15) Even if your hands are trembling – fight
Although Mado is a mad man, he has some deep quotes!
“When you’re in front of the enemy, even if your hands are trembling – fight.”– Kureo Mado
16) Nice people can be happy with just that
Another of Ken Kaneki’s deep quotes.
“It’s better to be hurt than to hurt others. Nice people can be happy with just that.”– Ken Kaneki
17) All of the disadvantages
One of Rize’s best quotes.
“All of the disadvantages in this world stems from a person’s lack of ability.”– Rize Kamishiro
18) Don’t Make Me A Killer
A sad quote from Ken pleading not to become a killer.
“I’m begging you, don’t make me a killer!”– Ken Kaneki
19) From an individual’s incompetence
You can hate him or love him, but it’s safe to say that this is one of the best Yakumo Oomori quotes in Tokyo Ghoul.
“All suffering in the world is born from an individual’s incompetence.”– Yakumo Oomori
20) As long as it’s for the right cause
To finish off the quotes, here is another Mado quote.
“As long as it’s for the right cause, there’s nothing wrong with playing dirty.”– Kureo Mado
Whether you are a fan of the Tokyo Ghoul anime adaptation or not, I think we can all agree that these are some awesome quotes!
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