Black Butler is a manga series written and illustrated by Yana Toboso.

The story follows Ciel Phantomhive, a young boy who is the head of the Phantomhive noble family, as he is made the head of his household after his parents are murdered.

Ciel has a demon butler, Sebastian Michaelis, who helps him get revenge on those who killed his family.

The manga has been adapted into an anime series and two movies.

I have curated some of the best ‘Black Butler’ quotes and captions for you to read and share with others.

Black Butler Quotes

I was born to end up alone. ~ Ciel Phantomhive.

If we are to die one day, wouldn’t it be better to have no regrets? ~ Ciel Phantomhive.

After all, justice in this world is just a bunch of principles, made by those with power to suit themselves. ~ Ciel Phantomhive.


To smile happily, I’ve… forgotten. ~ Ciel Phantomhive.

If you stick to a “lie”, it’ll eventually become the “truth”. ~ Ciel Phantomhive.

Cats are great. They don’t talk about useless things. Or do them. Nothing is cuter. They are something that don’t exist in my world. They have pets over there as well…but…it doesn’t quite compare. ~ Sebastian Michaelis.

We have no need for the past, we only need the present and the future. ~ Ciel Phantomhive.


The hungrier one is, the more satisfying one’s dinner. ~ Sebastian Michaelis.

If you are crying, fight against it! If you’re regretting, walk forward! Only complaining on your misfortune, you’re nothing but a common pig! ~ Ciel Phantomhive.

He made three requests. That I protect him and never betray him until he obtains his revenge. That I obey his orders unconditionally. And that I would never lie… to him. ~ Sebastian Michaelis.

Best Black Butler Quotes

Look what happens when you’re not fast enough! You get CUT! It’s more fun when it hurts a little bit though, isn’t it? ~ Grell Sutcliff.


I have long forgotten how to laugh as if I were having fun. ~ Ciel Phantomhive.

Those round and innocent eyes that know no filth or foulness, those tails that lovingly swish as if they belong to nobility, those paws in the soft shade of warm light pink! ~ Sebastian Michaelis.

Make it hurt. Carve the pain of my life into my soul. ~ Ciel Phantomhive.

Unfortunately, in reality there is no situation where one can win merely by following the rules. There will be knights that break the rules, and even chess pieces that betray him. ~ Ciel Phantomhive.


I’m just one hell of a butler… ~ Sebastian Michaelis.

Once one has rejected faith, it will become impossible for him to enter the gates of Heaven. ~ Sebastian Michaelis.

Yes, Children can be quite demanding about their games. ~ Ciel Phantomhive.

I prefer to have my nightmares with open eyes. ~ Ciel Phantomhive.

Famous Black Butler Quotes

Black Butler Manga is a story about a young boy named Ciel Phantomhive who has a butler named Sebastian. Sebastian is a demon who has agreed to help Ciel get revenge on the people who killed his parents. The story is full of action, adventure, and mystery.

I was born alone in this world and alone I will die. If this is my fate, why are tears coming out of my eyes? ~ Alan Humphries.


When something is gone, it will never return. ~ Ciel Phantomhive.

You should keep your distance from me if you want to live. My place is in the shadows, yours in the light. We walk opposite paths, Aberline. It’s best that you remember that. ~ Ciel Phantomhive.

Always skillfully manipulate your pieces, that’s how you survive. Use me and madam red, any piece within your reach. Even if the bodies of your pawns pile up in front of your thrown. Because if the king falls – this game is over. ~ Sebastian Michaelis.

Is there truly any human who is not arrogant? ~ Ciel Phantomhive.

We as humans have the power to do such, but whether we grab on to the thread or not is a choice we make. ~ Ciel Phantomhive.


How sad it would be if laughter should disappear. ~ Undertaker.

Humans cannot reject temptation. When they are plunged into the depths of despair, likened to hell, they will hold on to anything that may help them escape from the situation they are in, even if it’s merely a spider’s thread, no matter what sort of humans they are. ~ Sebastian Michaelis.

The image reflected in a picture is but an illusion. However, even if it is an illusion, wishing to hold onto it is one of the hollow dreams humans have. ~ Sebastian Michaelis.

Those bound by superficial rules who do not use their pawns to the utmost are fools. ~ Ciel Phantomhive.

Powerful Black Butler Quotes

Don’t cry; it’s pathetic. Crying won’t change anything. The world is never kind to anyone. ~ Ciel Phantomhive.

Forsake the future, sacrifice your dreams, while stained with deep despair, elude the past, fight the reality, and never relinquish your nobility. Just like that, Young Master. That is the soul I wish to consume. ~ Sebastian Michaelis.

Pain tends to heal as time passes, but personally, I don’t want time to heal my wounds. You may think you’ve escaped the pain and forgotten it, but that’s nothing more than stagnation. You can’t move forward without the pain. ~ Ciel Phantomhive.


There’s nothing more deceiving than an obvious truth. ~ Ciel Phantomhive.

I am not so noble that I would stake my life for someone else. Nor am I so forgiving that I would sit by and allow someone to trample me. I am selfish… and self righteous human being! That’s why! I… to clear my own shame… I used your power. Not for anyone else! But for myself! ~ Ciel Phantomhive.

Moping around with sadness and sorrow… what will come of it? Even dead people can do that. However, I’ll live and stand on my own two legs. If we are going to die one day, wouldn’t it be better to have no regrets? ~ Ciel Phantomhive.

Top Black Butler Quotes

I’m afraid when something is truly lost, one can never get it back again. ~ Ciel Phantomhive.

You aren’t wrong. You fought to protect your world. What’s wrong with that? In the end, justice is just an official line taken by those in power to serve their own ends. No one’s looking out for others. If you’re careless, you’ll be robbed. There are only two kinds of people in this world. Those who steal, and those who are stolen from. And today, I steal your futures. That’s all this is. ~ Ciel Phantomhive.

If you are still determined to take your own life, please do so outside… To Grell ~ Sebastian Michaelis.


Humans lie without a second thought. ~ Ciel Phantomhive.

So what? You’re another person, so of course you look different. What do you need to be ashamed for? Besides, I’m free to be with whoever I want. No one has the right to say anything about it. ~ Ciel Phantomhive.

To hate something that you used to love is such a painful feeling. ~ Ciel Phantomhive.

Hatred and sorrow are power; they are yours to control. All you have to do is turn them into strength, and use that strength to move forward. ~ Sebastian Michaelis.

Only two kinds of people exist in this world, those who steal and those who are stolen from. ~ Ciel Phantomhive.

Honestly, how meaningless.. For something called love, which has neither meaning nor form. Laughable, isn’t it? ~ Sebastian Michaelis.

Popular Black Butler Quotes

Humans are easily tempted. When they are poised on the edge of hellish despair, and a spider-thin thread of salvation presents itself, they will invariably grasp it. No matter the human. ~ Sebastian Michaelis.

If it is your wish, I will follow you anywhere, even if your throne crumbles, and your shiny crown turns to rust. Even if the bodies pile up endlessly above the bottomless pile of corpses. Beside you as you lie down softly, I will be, until I hear the words Check Mate! ~ Sebastian Michaelis.


No, I won’t abandon hate. If I did, then nothing would be left of me. ~ Ciel Phantomhive.

For a king to survive it’s good for him to be able to skillfully manipulate the other pieces using both the knight and the queen. Beneath the throne the bodies of your pieces will pile up along with your sins. You must not lose. ~ Sebastian Michaelis.

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Facts about Black Butler

  • Ciel is known as the Queen’s Guard Dog.
  • Sebastian enjoys defying Ciel’s directives.
  • The series’ most well-liked character is Sebastian.
  • Sometimes Sebastian is more forgiving than people.
  • Ciel has never heard Sebastian address him by name.
  • Hannah is a flower demon.
  • Sebastian’s surname comes from the Greek word “mikairi,” which means “repayment.”
  • The French translation of the word Ciel is sky.

Characters of Black Butler

Sebastian Michaelis

Sebastian Michaelis is the title character of Black Butler. He is the demon butler of the Phantomhive household and is known for his exceptional skills in cooking and cleaning.

Sebastian possesses a sharp tongue and an even sharper wit. He is fiercely loyal to his master, Ciel Phantomhive, and will do whatever it takes to protect him.

Ciel Phantomhive

Ciel Phantomhive is the main protagonist and the business-savvy, egotistical thirteen-year-old head of the Phantomhive Estate.

He is a genius who employs numerous people in his service, including Sebastian Michaelis, an incredibly loyal butler with demonic powers.

Ciel is also a member of the London underworld, and he uses his resources to solve mysteries and fight for justice.