Tokyo Ghoul is one of the most gruesome, cannibalistic anime to exist.
If you haven’t got the stomach for it, it’ll make your stomach turn. And even cause you to feel uneasy and uncomfortable.
But Tokyo Ghoul’s violence, horror and cannibalism are reasons the quotes are so powerful. Because the struggle for survival, and the unfair circumstances you see the characters go through make it relatable and thought-provoking.
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Tokyo Ghoul Quotes:
#1 – Touka Kirishima Quotes
“After you’ve gobbled him down you’d be left alone to regret it while covered in blood and guts. That’s the hunger of a ghoul. That’s our destiny.” – Touka Kirishima
“There’s no way someone who can’t even protect himself can protect anyone else, is there?” – Touka Kirishima
#2 – Shuu Tsukiyama Quotes
“Books are nice, aren’t they? With just one sentence you can get lost in all sorts of dreams. The way I think of it, literature allows the reader’s consciousness to deeply relish the author and be closer to him. And so, we freely walk around the world of the story from the yarn spinner’s point of view. It’s only when you immerse yourself in the world of a book that you are able to forget just who you are.” – Shuu Tsukiyama
Probably one of the best quotes about books, how it affects us, and the thought process. It’s an unusually unique quote considering what Tokyo Ghoul represents.
“Isn’t it arrogant to put a price on whether life is “higher” or “lower”, Kaneki? We are just bags of meat. The weak bow down and the strong devour them. Rather, if you compared them to all living things, it’s humans who have shaved away the most lives.” – Shuu Tsukiyama
This will always be true. Humans are the most vile creatures on earth. And that’s despite the fact there are “good” humans too.
“You don’t need to blame yourself just because you’ve hurt someone, just like when you’re walking you can’t really blame yourself to crush some ants.” – Shuu Tsukiyama
“I’m not going to protect you by being your shield or armour, but I’ll be the dagger hidden below your pillow.” – Shuu Tsukiyama
#3 – Kaneki Ken Quotes
“It’s not the world that’s messed up; it’s those of us in it. Yes, some ghouls walk a path that leaves sorrow in their wake, but just like humans, we can choose a different path altogether. We have a lot to learn, both your kind and mine. We need to stop fighting, and start talking. Because when it comes to the state of the world, you can’t point your finger at ghouls or humans. We’re all to blame.” – Kaneki Ken
“Donato has to keep proving himself. He wants to prove just how valuable he is. Isn’t that the case with you as well? Because you are the same as Donato. All you’re doing is indulging in this twisted self-value that you have to yourself. And if you don’t, you won’t last. Eventually, you will break and become useless. Once that happens, you’ll break and become discarded.” – Kaneki Ken
When you have to prove yourself and seek validation, you’ve already lost at the game of life.
“Never trust anyone too much, remember the devil was once an angel.” – Kaneki Ken
“I was wrong. I wasn’t eating ghouls. I’m the one who was being eaten.” – Kaneki Ken
“Human relationships are chemical reactions. If you have a reaction then you can never return back to your previous state of being.” – Kaneki Ken
“Why is it that the beautiful things are entwined more deeply with death than with life?” – Kaneki Ken
“All the liabilities in this world are due to the inadequacies of the person involved.” – Kaneki Ken
“It’s better to be hurt than to hurt others. Nice people can be happy with just that.” – Kaneki Ken
“If you were to write a story with me in the lead role, it would certainly be… a tragedy.” – Kaneki Ken
Related: Kaneki Ken Awakened PVC Statue
#4 – Kureo Mado Quotes
“As long as it’s for the right cause, there’s nothing wrong with playing dirty.” – Kureo Mado
“You only need a strong will and a clear purpose.” – Kureo Mado
“When you’re in front of the enemy, even if your hands are trembling – fight.” – Kureo Mado
#5 – Juuzou Suzuya Quotes
“Why should I apologize for being a monster? Has anyone ever apologized for turning me into one?” – Juuzou Suzuya
What we become is sometimes a result of how the world treats us.
“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
#6 – Irimi Kaya Quotes
“I know I haven’t always made the right decisions up to now… Whether I was right, or whether I was wrong, may not even matter in the first place. However, running up against my sins like this– all of the choices I’ve made up to this point– today, being able to die for someone– is something I’m glad for.” – Irimi Kaya
#7 – Rize Kamishiro Quotes
“Whose fault is it that things ended up like this? Coincidence? An accident? Fate? There’s no such thing as fate. It’s simply a combination of one circumstance and the next. And who is it that creates those circumstances? Who is it? It’s you.” – Rize Kamishiro
At the end of the day, we’re in control of our lives. The final decision is always our fault, and nobody else’s. No matter how unfair.
“There are times when you have to give up on one thing to preserve the other.” – Rize Kamishiro
“All of the disadvantages in this world stems from a person’s lack of ability.” – Rize Kamishiro
#8 – Yakumo Oomori Quotes
“Doing what one likes is the right of the powerful.” – Yakumo Oomori
“All suffering in the world is born from an individual’s incompetence.” – Yakumo Oomori
And there are many real examples of this happening in the world today…
#9 – Yoshimura Quotes
“The act of taking is equally evil. We, from the moment of birth, continue to take. Food, connections, even fellow blood. Living to utmost. Continuing to slaughter, kill, take. Life is to constantly sin. Life is evil itself. I am aware I am evil… And so are you all. Now, come kill me. And I shall do the same.” – Yoshimura
“We’re always trying to justify our actions with ideals. But ideals cannot give grounds for killing another person. The act of taking a life will always be considered… evil.” – Yoshimura
“It’s not because we can’t take vengeance that we should feel sorry. The real reason to feel sorry… is when one is hung up on revenge and can’t live their own life.” – Yoshimura
#10 – Uta Quotes
“We need to have a mask that we never take off.” – Uta
#11 – Ayato Kirishima Quotes
“The world runs on power. Everything is determined by the superior power. You are weak. That is why you lose.” – Ayato Kirishima
Which Tokyo Ghoul quote hit you the hardest?