56+ Best Death Note Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Death Note is a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. It is one of the biggest anime and manga ever. Profoundly inspirational Death Note quotes will fire up your brain and encourage you to look at life differently while making you laugh.

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Famous Death Note Quotes

Unless someone makes the first move, nothing will happen. — Misa Amane

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

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

Misa: “I Would never dream of living in a world without Light.”
L: “Yes, it would be dark.”

Being alone is better than being with the wrong person. — L Lawliet

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

Let’s value our lives. — L Lawliet

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 can’t develop feelings. That’s how most idiots screw up. — Light Yagami

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

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

An eye for an eye my friend. — L Lawliet

Risking your life and doing something that could easily rob you of your life are exact opposites. — L Lawliet

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

Humans aren’t made perfectly. Everyone lies. Even so… I’ve been careful not to tell lies that hurt others. — Light Yagami

Kira is childish and he hates losing… I am also childish and I hate to lose. That’s how I know. — L Lawliet

Learn to treasure your life because unfortunately, it can be taken away from you anytime. — L Lawliet

In all things, one cannot win with defense alone. To win, you must attack. — Light Yagami

No matter how gifted you are… You, alone, cannot change the world. — L Lawliet

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

Hear this: I’m not only Kira, but I’m also God of the new world! — Light Yagami

In this world, there are very few people who actually trust each other. — Light Yagami

For murderers, there is no good or evil. I know that. — Light Yagami

Not every genius is understood. — L Lawliet

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

I don’t know what to say. Now, I think it’s just best to observe closely. — Near

It’s time I started living my own life. — Mello

Look around you, and all you will see are people the world would be better off without. — Light Yagami

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

We’ve eased each other’s boredom for quite a while… It’s been quite fun. — Ryuk

I am justice! — Light Yagami and L Lawliet

You’re just a murderer, Light Yagami. And this notebook is the deadliest weapon of mass murder in the history of mankind. — Nate River

The human world is a boring place with boring people doing boring things. — Ryuk

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

All humans die the same, the place they go after death isn’t decided upon by a god it is Mu (nothingness). — Ryuk

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. — Light Yagami

Light, my son… from one murderer to another, I’ll see you in hell. — Soichiro Yagami

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

He who strikes first wins. — L Lawliet

Don’t worry, Commander Rester, making assumptions is part of any investigation. If we’re wrong, all it’ll cost is an apology. — Nate River

If you use your head, you won’t get fat even if you eat sweets. — L Lawliet

If you can’t win the game, if you can’t solve the puzzle, then you’re nothing but a loser. — Nate River

This isn’t divine judgement. It’s the work of some childish killer who’s playing at divine retribution. That’s all. — L Lawliet

You can’t ever win if you’re always on the defensive. To win, you have to attack! – Light Yagami

I’ll take a potato chip AND EAT IT! — Light Yagami

Yagami-san, if I die in the next few days, your son is Kira. — L Lawliet

In the end, there is no greater motivation than revenge. — Mello

Sometimes, the questions are complicated – and the answers are simple. — L Lawliet

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

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

The human whose name is written in this note shall die. — First rule of the Death Note

This has gotta be the longest 40 seconds of my life. — Light Yagami

When you die, I’ll be the one writing your name in my Death Note. — Ryuk

If Kira gets caught, he is evil. If Kira rules the world, he is justice. — Light Yagami

Having finally made his dream reality, he was overwhelmed both by the magnitude of his achievement and by the joy and happiness that it brought him. — Light Yagami

The thing I hate the most is to trample on other people’s good will. — Light Yagami

1 thought on “56+ Best Death Note Quotes: Exclusive Selection”

  1. Dear All,
    I have a question is any of you know maybe where these quotes come from? like which episode? I really need your help guys! thank you in advance!!!!
    please see below:
    1. “An eye from an eye my friend”,
    2. “This world is rotten, and those who are making it rot deserve to die.”
    3. “When you die, I’ll be the one writing your name in my Death note”
    4. ” I can’t develop feelings. That’s how all idiots screw up.”

    LOVE ,

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