Here are 34 amazing thought-provoking Death Note quotes & images that will make you think about crime, justice, ideals, morality, etc. Death Note anime series is based on the manga of the same name written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata.
These Death Note Quotes explore the idea of justice, society, truth, life, death, humanity, and much more. I recommend everyone to watch Death Note. It is much better than watching some movie or TV Series, which is full of absurdity, propaganda, pathetic story-line, etc.
Teru Mikami Quotes From Death Note
Teru Mikami is the second lead character of the Death Note series. He is a Kira follower and has the same goals and ideals as Light Yagami has.
When authorities investigate Light regarding the mysterious death of criminals, Mikami acts as a backup and uses Death Note to kill criminals. In the end, Mikami killed himself to help Light Yagami escape.
“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.” – Teru Mikami
Light Yagami Quotes From Death Note
Light Yagami is the main lead of the Death Note anime/manga series. He is a high school student who discovers a notebook named “Death Note” which allows him to kill anyone by just writing the name of that person and imagining his/her face.
He wanted to create a New World, an evil free ideal society. In his endeavor of becoming God of the New World, he decides to kill all criminals of the society using the Death Note.
“For murderers, there is no good or evil. I know that.” – Light Yagami
“I can’t develop feelings. That’s how most idiots screw up.” – Light Yagami
“Sometimes, the questions are complicated – and the answers are simple.” – Light Yagami
“In this world, there are very few people who actually trust each other.” – Light Yagami
“I understood that killing people was a crime. There was no other way! The world had to be fixed! A purpose given to me! Only I could do it. Who else could have done it, and come this far? Would they have kept going? The only one who can create a new world is me.” – Light Yagami
“Under normal circumstances, humans should have continued to evolve as the greatest creatures upon this earth, but we were actually regressing. A rotten world. Politics, law, education… Was there anybody around who could correct this world? But someone had to do it.” – Light Yagami
“You can’t ever win if you’re always on the defensive. To win, you have to attack!” – Light Yagami
“Humans aren’t made perfectly. Everyone lies. Even so… I’ve been careful not to tell lies that hurt others.” – Light Yagami
“The thing I hate the most is to trample on other people’s goodwill.” – 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
L Lawliet Quotes From Death Note
L Lawliet, also known as L in the series is a world-renowned detective who takes on the task of finding out the mass murderer Kira.
Kira means killer in Japanese. It was a name given by the public in Death Note to the figure who is responsible for the mysterious death of criminals due to heart attack. In Death Note, different characters use Death Note and act as Kira. Still, since nobody knows who they are, so their actions are attributed to the single entity named Kira.
During his investigation, L becomes suspicious of Light Yagami and makes it a goal to prove that Kira is none other than Light Yagami.
“Risking your life and doing something that could easily rob you of your life are exact opposites.” – 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
“Not every genius is understood.” – L Lawliet
“Let’s value our lives.” – 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
“No matter how gifted you are… You, alone, cannot change the world.” – L Lawliet
“Lying monsters are a real nuisance. They are much more cunning than other monsters. They pose as humans even though they have no understanding of the human heart. They eat even though they’ve never experienced hunger. They study even though they have no interest in academics. They seek friendship even though they do not know how to love.” – L Lawliet
“If you use your head, you won’t get fat even if you eat sweets.” – L Lawliet
“Sometimes, the questions are complicated – and the answers are simple.” – L Lawliet
Mello Quotes From Death Note
Mello grew up in an orphanage named Wammy’s House along with Near. He, along with Near, are the two potential successors of the greatest detective in the world, L. He is proposed to work with Near to find out “Kira”, the murderer of L.
But he refuses due to his differences with Near and goes on to join the Mafia. There he gets to know about Death Note and how it can be used to kill people by just knowing their names and faces.
“In the end, there is no greater motivation than revenge.” – Mello
“It’s time I started living my own life.” – Mello
Misa Amane Quotes From Death Note
Misa Amane is an upcoming model and ardent supporter of Kira as he murdered the killers of Amane’s family. She eventually becomes the second character after Light to use Death Note and becomes the second Kira.
She even made the Shinigami Eye Deal with the Shinigami who possess her. For the uninitiated in Shinigami Eye Deal, one gets Shinigami Eyes in return for half of his/her lifetime. Misa is the first character shown in the series to get the Shinigami Eyes by making a deal with Rem, the Shinigami who gave her the Death Note.
By using the Shinigami Eyes, she finds out that Kira is none other than Light Yagami. From then on, she helps Light in every way possible.
“Unless someone makes the first move, nothing will happen.” – Misa Amane
Ryuk Quotes From Death Note
Ryuk is a Shinigami. After getting bored in the Shinigami Realm, he drops a Death Note in the Human World so that someone could find that notebook and use it. This way, Ryuk gets access to the Human World and amuse himself. The Death Note he dropped was found by Light, and he starts using it to kill “criminals” in the society to create an evil free utopian society.
“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
“The human world is a boring place with boring people doing boring things.” – Ryuk
“All humans die the same, the place they go after death isn’t decided upon by a god it is Mu (nothingness).” – Ryuk
Soichiro Yagami Quotes From Death Note
Soichiro Yagami is a kind and just police officer and chief of the National Police Agency (NPA). He also helps the Japanese Task Force, an organization searching for Kira. He is the father of Light Yagami, and to prove his son’s innocence, he kidnaps Light and his girlfriend Misa Amane and put them in a situation where Light has no option but to kill his father if he is Kira.
“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.” – Soichiro 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
Near Quotes From Death Note
Just like Mello, he grew up in an orphanage named Wammy’s House. He is the younger one of the two potential successors of L. After Mello left, he alone investigated the Kira case for four years after the death of L and submitted his report to the President of the United States.
“If you can’t beat the game, if you can’t solve the puzzle, you’re nothing but a loser.” – Near
“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
“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
“I don’t know what to say. Now, I think it’s just best to observe closely.” – Near
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