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Characters mentioned in this post:
- Rei Ayanami.
- Asuka Langley.
- Shinji Ikari.
- Gendo Ikari.
And a few more of your favorite, memorable characters in Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Each quote will give you something to think about, to help you relate to this old school classic. And give you something meaningful to remember the anime by…
34 Quotes From Neon Genesis Evangelion:
Kaworu Nagisa Quotes
“Humans cannot create anything out of nothingness. Humans cannot accomplish anything without holding onto something. After all, humans are not gods.” – Kaworu Nagisa
“Whether I live or die makes no great difference. In truth, death may be the only absolute freedom there is.” – Kaworu Nagisa
“Are you afraid of other people? I know that by keeping others at a distance you avoid a betrayal of your trust, but you must endure the loneliness. Man can never completely erase this sadness, because all men are fundamentally alone. Pain is something man must carry in his heart, and since the heart feels pain so easily, some believe that life is pain.” – Kaworu Nagisa
“Humans constantly feel pain in their hearts. Because the heart is so sensitive to pain, humans also feel that to live is to suffer.” – Kaworu Nagisa
“The thread of human hope is spun with the flax of sorrow.” – Kaworu Nagisa
“The fact that you have a place where you can return home, will lead you to happiness. That is a good fact.” – Kaworu Nagisa
Asuka Langley Quotes
“It is simply the duty of the elite to protect the ignorant masses.” – Asuka Langley
“My mind is being eaten away… Kaji-san, it’s unravelling my mind! What do I do? It’s defiling my mind.” – Asuka Langley
“Humans forget their foolishness and repeat their mistakes. If humans do not redeem themselves willingly, they will not change.” – Seele
Shinji Ikari Quotes
“No one can justify life by linking happy moments into a rosary.” – Shinji Ikari
“I thought this was supposed to be a world without pain and without uncertainty.” – Shinji Ikari
“Living alone is fine with me. I’m alone anyway.” – Shinji Ikari
“I still don’t know where to find happiness. But I’ll continue to think about whether it’s good to be here… whether it was good to have been born. But in the end, it’s just realizing the obvious over and over again. Because I am myself.” – Shinji Ikari
“I’m the one who deserved to be hit. Not you! I’m a coward. I’m dishonest. I’m sneaky. And a wimp!” – Shinji Ikari
Ryoji Kaji Quotes
“Understanding 100% of everything is impossible. That’s why we spend all our lives trying to understand the thinking of others. That’s what makes life so interesting.” – Ryoji Kaji
“If you know pain and hardship, it’s easier to be kind to others.” – Ryoji Kaji
Yui Ikari Quotes
“Anywhere can be paradise as long as you have the will to live. After all, you are alive, so you will always have the chance to be happy. As long as the Sun, the Moon, and the Earth exist, everything will be all right.” – Yui Ikari
“As long as one person still lives…it shall be eternal proof that mankind ever existed.” – Yui Ikari
Gendo Ikari Quotes
“Mankind’s greatest fear is Mankind itself.” – Gendo Ikari
“Burying memories is man’s way of surviving. But there are some things a man should never forget. Yui taught me that one irreplaceable thing, Shinji. That is the reason I come here, to confirm that commitment.” – Gendo Ikari
Maya Ibuki Quotes
“Any new position from which you view your reality will change your perception of its nature. It’s all literally a matter of perspective.” – Maya Ibuki
Misato Katsuragi Quotes
“Sometimes you need a little wishful thinking just to keep on living.” – Misato Katsuragi
“So fu*** what if I’m not you?! That doesn’t mean it’s okay for you to give up! If you do, I’ll never forgive you as long as I live. God knows I’m not perfect either. I’ve made tons of stupid mistakes and later I regretted them. And I’ve done it over and over again, thousands of times. A cycle of hollow joy and vicious self-hatred. But even so, every time I learned something about myself.” – Misato Katsuragi
“Never underestimate the ability of the human animal to adapt to its environment.” – Misato Katsuragi
“The one who deserves to survive is the one who has the will to make it happen. He wished for death. He ignored his will to survive and chose to die for a false hope. Your survival is not a mistake, Shinji.” – Misato Katsuragi
“Why Shinji? Exactly why did you come here? You mustn’t run away. You must confront your father, and you must confront yourself.” – Misato Katsuragi
“This is your home now, so make yourself comfortable. And take advantage of everything here, except me.” – Misato Katsuragi
“Part of growing up means finding a way to interact with others while distancing pain.” – Misato Katsuragi
Kozo Fuyutsuki Quotes
“Your truth can be changed simply by the way you accept it. That’s how fragile the truth for a human is.” – Kozo Fuyutsuki
Rei Ayanami Quotes
“Those who hate themselves, cannot love or trust others.” – Rei Ayanami
“You don’t want to be by yourself, correct? We are many but you are alone. You hate it don’t you?” – Rei Ayanami
“Man fears the darkness, and so he scrapes away at the edges of it with fire. He creates life by diminishing the Darkness.” – Rei Ayanami
Ritsuko Akagi Quotes
“The reason he seems so withdrawn is because he’s afraid of being hurt.” – Ritsuko Akagi
“The interaction of men and women isn’t very logical.” – Ritsuko Akagi
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