Best Death Note Quotes That Will Make You Rethink Your Teenage Days at Core

Death Note is one of the top Japanese anime series of the time. It’s based on an enigmatic book named ‘Death Note.’ The book provides the ability to kill anyone by writing the name and method of dying. After finding this notebook, Light Yagami gains the ability to kill anyone simply by writing their name in the book. Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata are the creators of the Japanese manga series Death Note.

From December 2003 to May 2006, Death Note appeared in Weekly Shnen Jump, a manga magazine published by Shueisha. In 12 tanks on volumes, its 108 chapters were gathered. Nippon Television in Japan aired a 37-episode anime television adaption series created by Madhouse and directed by Tetsuro Araki from October 2006 to June 2007.

The plot of the anime revolves around Light Yagami, who is an average college student who doesn’t stand out. He quickly learns that the notebook possesses magical abilities: If someone’s name is written on it while the writer visualizes that person’s face, that person will pass away. Light kills people he believes are undeserving of life because he is intoxicated by his new godlike power. But an enigmatic detective going by the name of L resolves to end his rule.

1. “This world is rotten, and those who are making it rot deserve to die. Someone has to do it, so why not me?” –Light Yagami

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People are the ones who make the world rotten. The world is a beautiful place to live in. Every nature enthusiast will relate to this fact. Earlier it was more peaceful. Now with the advancement of technology and human, the world is getting worst and worst. It’s getting rotten by the people who treat it like trash. Light believes that the world needs to be clean. It should be filled with pure people. He wanted them to die. He has the power now because of the death note. Anyone will have to take the initiative, so why not he will do this task?

2. “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

L wants to defend humanity. He wants to catch Kira (Light) because he wants to protect the life of the people who are dying at the hands of Kira. He claims death to be equal. Whether you have lived your life doing good deeds or bad deeds. There is no heaven or hell when you die. He believes that everyone goes to one place and is equal when death arrives.

3. “I can’t develop feelings. That’s how most idiots screw up.” –Light Yagami

Light doesn’t have any feelings attached to anyone. He just wants to do better. He scores well and is a good student. He studies all the time and keeps tabs on everything. Light is devoid of any feelings. He just admires and respects his family. He can’t develop feelings for anyone. Feelings lead to failures of the person. He considered the people who have feelings to be idiots. While Mikami Teru is guided by a much more brutal, emotional point-of-view, Light treats things with a cold, calculating nerve that’s devoid of any emotion.

4. “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

In this world, there is only good and evil. There is nothing like good with bad or bad with the good. It is either black or white… Not grey. Mikami had a hard childhood, and as a child, he observed many bad or evil things happening around him. He wanted to use Death Note to eliminate all the people who ever have a criminal record because he wanted a fast change in the world. He believes that every human is either good or bad… so either they should be killed or live.

5. “In the end, there is no greater motivation than revenge.” –Melio

Revenge is the most powerful motivation that any human can have. Just like in the movie ‘Shaadi mein Zaroor Aana,’ the girl leaves the boy on marriage day because she wants to become a government employee and clear the exam of it. The boy feels betrayed and takes revenge on her by becoming her boss in the office. If you want to do something, sometimes all you need is revenge. Sometimes it takes you on the good side, and sometimes, it takes you to the bad side.

6. “An eye for an eye, my friend.” –L 

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Much like Light, L was an egotistical genius who simply treated their unique situation with a gamer’s sense of ambition and obsession. When it comes to its sense of justice, he becomes an old hag. If someone challenges him, he will also challenge him. If someone does bad, then he will do the same. It is an eye for an eye.

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

When Light looks around him, he sees only corruption, gangsters, thieves and murders roaming around peacefully. The Light was frustrated like any other teenager about the situations of the world and wanted to be the one that would clear the world. When he looks around all, he can see all the people who are not worth living. If they were not around, maybe the world would be better.

8. “When you die, I’ll be the one writing your name in my Death Note.” –Ryuk

There’s an uncanny tone behind this quote that is equal parts loving, giddy, and sadistic, and fans had chills down their spines when thinking of what Ryuk’s ulterior motive was. Ruk mentions that he will write the name in his Death Note after he dies.

9. “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 struggle to be righteous.” –Soichiro Yagami

Laws are made by humans. Humans are the ones living and ruling this world. They make the laws. They break the laws, and they punish those who break the laws. Laws aren’t perfect as they are made by humans. Humans are not perfect creatures. It’s impossible for anyone to be perfect as nothing is perfect. There will always be something missing that acts like a fault. But the laws made by humans are an attempt and evidence that shows the righteous behavior of humans. Humans are upright and can be righteous in nature.

10. “In all things, one cannot win with defense alone. To win, you must attack.” –L

To win is to attack. When we attack, then only there are chances to be won. Defencing only doesn’t help much. You have to attack in order to win. L is the secondary protagonist, but at times he would act as an antagonist to get what he wanted, such as imprisoning both Light and Misa, as he believed them to be Kira. L decided not to be on defense anymore and started his counterattack against Kira.

11. “Unless someone makes the first move, nothing will happen.” –Misa Amane

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The first move in everything is important. Whether it’s confusing about the feelings of love or anger, there will be one person who has to take the first move. If there is no one to take the first step, then the conversation will not initiate. If there is no first move, then there is nothing happening. If you love someone, you need the courage and confess to that person your feeling. If you fail to do it, then there is no way that the person would love you back. There will be nothing.

12. “The human world is a boring place with boring people doing boring things.” –Ryuk

Ryuk was getting bored in the Shinigami Realm. He had no work to do and was just passing his time by sitting or laying. When he comes to the human world, he feels excited but comments the opposite. He says that the word of humans is boring, and the people here in this world are also boring. People do boring things here. He wanted some excitement when we dropped his Death Note in the human realm.

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