20 Best Tokyo Ghoul Quotes of All Time

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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.

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
“Why should I apologise for being a monster? Has anyone ever apologised for turning me into one?”

“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.
“Sometimes good people make bad choices. It doesn’t mean they are bad people. It means they’re human.”

“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
“Why is it that the beautiful things are entwined more deeply with death than with life?”

“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 isnt me, what's wrong is the world
“What’s wrong isn’t me, what’s wrong is the world!”

“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.
“If you were to write a story with me in the lead role, it would certainly be… a tragedy.”

“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
“You think something like that would hurt, after all, I’ve been through?”

“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.
“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.”

“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.
“We need to have a mask that we never take off.”

“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.
“Human relationships are chemical reactions. If you have a reaction then you can never return back to your previous state of being.”

“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.
“All we can do is live while losing things.”

“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
“There’s no way someone who can’t even protect himself can protect anyone else, is there?”

“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.
“I can neither live with you. Nor without you.”

“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.
“The world runs on power. Everything is determined by the superior power. You are weak. That is why you lose.”

“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.
“When you’re in front of the enemy, even if your hands are trembling – fight.”

“When you’re in front of the enemy, even if your hands are trembling – fight.”

Kureo Mado

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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.
“It’s better to be hurt than to hurt others. Nice people can be happy with just that.”

“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.
“All of the disadvantages in this world stems from a person’s lack of ability.”

“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!
“I’m begging you, don’t make me 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.
“All suffering in the world is born from an individual’s incompetence.”

“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.
“As long as it’s for the right cause, there’s nothing wrong with playing dirty.”

“As long as it’s for the right cause, there’s nothing wrong with playing dirty.”

Kureo Mado

Conclusion

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!

If you liked this article please let me know and I will aim to make more like it! Be sure to share it with your friends who also like Anime quotes!

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