Whichever way you look at it, Death Note is one of the most meaningful anime shows created.
This is even obvious if you haven’t watched it. And like psychological shows that came after it or before, the quotes bring a level of depth to them that’s unmatched.
It’s for this reason that I want to share these 30 Death Note Quotes with you. And if you’ve already watched it, then this will make things nostalgic ;).
Let’s get started…
30 Death Note Quotes Worth Sharing:
1. Misa Amane Quotes
“Unless someone makes the first move, nothing will happen.” – Misa Amane
Why do we complicate things when they’re so simple? This quote makes you wonder.
“Careful what you do, cuz “God” is watching your every move. Hold my hand in the dark street, for if you do I know that I’ll.. be safe. Even if I’m far away and alone, I can be sure that you’ll find me there, this I know.” – Misa Amane
God, Karma, devils, the universe… call it what you want. But one things for sure: bad energy attracts negative outcomes.
2. Mello Quotes From Death Note
“In the end, there is no greater motivation than revenge.” – Mello
Anger is one of the most motivating, yet dangerous feelings we can hold on to.
“It’s time I started living my own life.” Mello
Billions of people are living lives others told them to live. Or expect them to live. That’s not living, that’s existing.
Live your own life and follow your own choices. That’s where real happiness is.
3. Mikami Teru Quotes
“In this world, there is only good and evil, that was the first universal truth I grasped from observing the world around me when I was a child. Every human being without exception ends up falling into one category or the other.” – Mikami Teru
4. Ryuk Quotes From Death Note
“The human world is a boring place with boring people doing boring things.” – Ryuk
The guy’s got a point, depending on where you look. And how you look at it.
“I don’t care if it is fortunate or unfortunate that Light picked up the Death Note. However… It is generally bad luck for a person to be followed by a God of Death.” – Ryuk
“All humans die the same, the place they go after death isn’t decided upon by a god it is Mu (nothingness).” – Ryuk
“You have lost, Light. Didn’t I say in the beginning, when you die, the one who’ll write your name down in a notebook will be me? That is the deal between the Shinigami and the first human to get their hands on the note in the human world. Once you enter prison, I don’t know when you’ll die. It’s annoying to wait. Your life is already over. You’ll die here.” – Ryuk
5. Soichiro Yagami Quotes
“Laws aren’t perfect, because humans who created laws aren’t perfect. It’s impossible to be perfect. However, the laws are evidence of the human’s struggle to be righteous.” – Sochiro Yagami
“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
I agree. That kind of power is a curse in disguise.
6. L Lawliet Quotes
“It’s not a sense of justice. Figuring out difficult cases is my hobby. If you measured good and evil deeds by current laws, I would be responsible for many crimes. The same way you all like to solve mysteries and riddles, or clear video games more quickly. For me too, it’s simply prolonging something I enjoy doing. That’s why I only take on cases that pique my interest. It’s not justice at all. And if it means being able to clear a case, I don’t play fair, I’m a dishonest, cheating human being who hates losing.” – L Lawliet
“This isn’t divine judgement. It’s the work of some childish killer who’s playing at divine retribution. That’s all.” – L Lawliet
“Kira is childish and he hates losing… I’m also childish and hate to lose. That’s how I know.” – L Lawliet
“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
“Being alone is better than being with the wrong person.” – L Lawliet
“There are… many types of monsters in this world: Monsters who will not show themselves and who cause trouble; monsters who abduct children; monsters who devour dreams; monsters who suck blood, and… monsters who always tell lies.” – L Lawliet
“Learn to treasure your life because unfortunately, it can be taken away from you anytime.” – L Lawliet
“Sometimes, the questions are complicated – and the answers are simple.” – L Lawliet
7. Light Yagami Quotes
“In this world, there are very few people who actually trust each other.” – Light Yagami
Lack of trust makes us hostile to each other. And yet without each other we can’t even function. How ironic is that?
“Humans aren’t made perfectly. Everyone lies. Even so… I’ve been careful not to tell lies that hurt others.” – Light Yagami
“This world is rotten and those who are making it rot deserve to die. Someone has to do it, so why not me? Even if it means sacrificing my own mind and soul, it’s worth it. Because the world… can’t go on like this. I wonder… what if someone else had picked up this notebook? Is there anyone out there other than me who’d be willing to eliminate the vermin from the world? If I don’t do it, then who will? That’s just it: there’s no one, but I can do it. In fact, I’m the only one who can. I’ll do it. Using the death note, I’ll change the world.” – Light Yagami
The world is rotten, sometimes. But if only things were that simple…
“Look around you, and all you will see are people the world would be better off without.” – Light Yagami
“I can’t develop feelings. That’s how most idiots screw up.” – Light Yagami
“For murderers, there is no good or evil. I know that.” – Light Yagami
“The thing I hate the most is to trample on other people’s good will.” – Light Yagami
“You can’t ever win if you’re always on the defensive. To win, you have to attack!” – Light Yagami
And that goes for sports, business, and anything worth attaining.
8. Near Quotes From Death Note
“What is right from wrong? What is good from evil? Nobody can truly distinguish between them. Even if there was a god. Now, supposing a god and his world existed, even then I’d stop and think for myself. I’d decide for myself whether his teachings are right or wrong. After all, I am just the same as you. I put faith in my own convictions as to what I believe is right, and consider them to be righteous.” – Near
One of my favorite quotes from Death Note. Because it reads in between the lines and ask questions most people are afraid of asking.
“People in supervising positions in investigation are supposed to give too much of their opinion, and if they are wrong, all it would take is an apology.” – Near
“If you can’t beat the game, if you can’t solve the puzzle, you’re nothing but a loser.” – Near
Which Death Note quote is your favorite?