Psycho Pass is one of the best anime’s I’ve seen in a long time.
I can always appreciate an anime that has a real story, great characters and minimal fan-service.
And the quotes? The anime is full of them. Both inspirational, deep, dark, and meaningful.
Here are 31 of the best quotes worth mentioning from Psycho Pass.
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Psycho Pass Quotes #1
“Beautiful flowers, too, eventually wither and fall. That’s the fate of all living beings.” – Shogo Makishima
At least until we figure out how to live forever! Imagine that…
Shogo Makishima Quotes #2
“I wonder what sort of criteria you use to divide people into good and evil.” – Shogo Makishima
Akane Tsunemori Quotes #3
“Society doesn’t always do what’s right. That’s exactly why we ourselves must live virtuous lives.” – Akane Tsunemori
I don’t think we can deny this, eh.
Shogo Makishima Quotes #4
“Books are not something that you just read words in. They’re also a tool to adjust your senses.” – Shogo Makishima
It’s an interesting to have, and it makes sense.
Shinya Kogami Quotes #5
“Being a detective isn’t about bringing someone down, but rather protecting someone.” – Shinya Kogami
The most important part you could say.
Shogo Makishima Quotes #6
“I love this game that people call “life” from the bottom of my heart. That’s why I’d like to continue to participate in it as a player, forever and ever.” – Shogo Makishima
Shogo Makishima Quotes #7
“The opposite of boredom is not pleasure… but excitement. People will gladly seek out any kind of excitement, even pain.” – Shogo Makishima
It’s deep when you think about this one.
Akane Tsunemori Quotes #8
“Isn’t using the net just like using knives for cooking or using paper to write things down? It has nothing to do with good or bad. It’s like, it’s there, so we accept and use it.” – Akane Tsunemori
Another great Psycho Pass quote that makes you think!
Shuusei Kagari Quotes #9
“No matter where you are, people find a way to entertain themselves.” – Shuusei Kagari
What you have isn’t important when it comes to entertaining yourself, For good or bad.
Shogo Makishima Quotes #10
“A perfect plan doesn’t mean having everything go within expectations. A perfect plan is achieved when it has the plasticity needed to flexibly deal with troubles.” – Shogo Makishima
Nobuchika Ginoza Quotes #11
“They say that fools learn from their experiences, while the wise learn from history. I hope you’re not a fool.” – Nobuchika Ginoza
A play on the words of the popular saying.
Shogo Makishima Quotes #12
“In order to measure a person’s worth, you must do more than push them. The real way to test their worth is to give them power. When they gain the freedom to act outside the boundaries of law and ethics, you can sometimes see their souls.” – Shogo Makishima
As dark as this is, it’s the absolute truth. No matter how we feel about it.
Oryou Rikako Quotes #13
“Everyone here is the same. They don’t notice anything. They don’t say anything. And they don’t think anything. They are merely a shell of their former selves and soon they will disappear like the melting snow. This epidemic leads innocent people to their deaths, and yet, it’s pathogen will never be eradicated. This is a disease called serenity – a form of death that people have wished for.” – Oryou Rikako
Shogo Makishima Quotes #14
“I just long for a world in which ordinary things are done in an ordinary way.” – Shogo Makishima
Akane Tsunemori Quotes #15
“It’s not the final judgement of “good” and “evil” that’s important. What matters is that you come to that decision yourself. That you agonize over it and eventually accept it.” – Akane Tsunemori
Shogo Makishima Quotes #16
“An unforeseen situation… An unexpected turn of events… In the face of those, you too will face your true self.” – Shogo Makishima
When we’re backed against the wall and there’s nothing to help us…
Shinya Kogami Quotes #17
“I’m sorry. I couldn’t keep my promise. I wanted to go into a line of work where I could protect people. That’s why I became a detective. But Makishima changed everything. That man will continue to kill people. And yet, the law can’t judge him. As long as I’m a detective, I can’t touch him. This case made me aware… that the law can’t protect people.” – Shinya Kogami
Saiga Jouji Quotes #18
“Charisma has three points. The nature of a hero or prophet, the ability to simply make you feel good when you’re around them, and the intelligence to eloquently talk about all sorts of things,” – Saiga Jouji
Shogo Makishima Quotes #19
“I think the only time people really have value is when they act according to their own will.” – Shogo Makishima
“There’s a limit to the amount of pleasure a person can obtain. But pleasure brought out by intellect is infinite.” – Kouzaburou Touma
Shogo Makishima Quotes #21
“I want to see the splendor of people’s souls.” – Shogo Makishima
Tomomi Masaoka Quotes #22
“Everything you’ve been taught is based on theories and logic. Soon, you’ll come to realize how pointless they are.” – Tomomi Masaoka
Emotions are also a part of the equation. Including intuition and such.
Shogo Makishima Quotes #23
“What are humans desires? What I think the most troublesome desire is the desire for attention. It’s the source of jealousy and relationship problems, too.” – Shogo Makishima
This is so true that it’s unreal.
Nobuchika Ginoza Quotes #24
“As a leader, you need to learn from the mistakes of others, not your own.” – Nobuchika Ginoza
Shogo Makishima Quotes #25
“You disappointed me. So I have to give you a punishment. Regret your helplessness and feel despair.” – Shogo Makishima
If you remember this scene, it’s one of the most awful throughout the Psycho Pass series.
Toyohisa Senguji Quotes #26
“When you entrust so much of your everyday life to those electronic devices, the argument that you arent a cyborg isn’t very convincing.” – Toyohisa Senguji
Give it another 100 or so years and his quote won’t be wrong at all.
Shogo Makishima Quotes #27
“When a man faces fear, his soul is tested. What he was born to seek… what he was born to achieve… his true nature will become clear.” – Shogo Makishima
There’s at least some truth to this Psycho Pass quote.
Akane Tsunemori Quotes #28
“The law doesn’t protect people. People protect the law. People have always detested evil and sought out a righteous way of living. Their feelings, the accumulation of those peoples feelings are the law. They’re neither the provisions, nor the system. They’re the fragile and irreplaceable feelings that everyone carries in their hearts.” – Akane Tsunemori
One of Akane’s best quotes that goes deep.
Nobuchika Ginoza Quotes #29
“If you look away and just turn your back on those you don’t understand, you’ll regret it someday. Accept what’s happening before your eyes as a fact. That’s a shortcut to becoming an adult.” – Nobuchika Ginoza
This is the modern day version of swallowing the blue pill (Google it).
Shogo Makishima Quotes #30
“For some time researchers have understood that moderate stress has beneficial effects. It boosts the immune system for example. Stress motivates and prepares us for action. It compels our body to survive.” – Shogo Makishima
Akane Tsunemori Quotes #31
“It is not society that determines people’s futures. It is people who determine society’s future.” – Akane Tsunemori
Such an important fact that’s so easy to overlook by making excuses and justifications.
Which Psycho Pass quote is your favorite from the anime series?