Light Yagami, a high school student who discovers a mystical notebook that murders anybody whose name is written in it, is the protagonist of the Death Note manga series.

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Light Yagami, L Lawliet, Misa Amane, Ryuk, FBI Agent Ray, Naomi Misora, Teru Mikami, Kiyomi Takada, etc. are some of the main characters.

I have curated some of the best ‘Death Note’ quotes and sayings for you.


Death Note Quotes

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Not every genius is understood. ~ L Lawliet.

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The thing I hate the most is to trample on other people’s goodwill. ~ Light Yagami.

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

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

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If you can’t beat the game, if you can’t solve the puzzle, you’re nothing but a loser. ~ Near.

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

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

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

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

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

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For me, apples are like cigarettes and liquor for humans. If I’m deprived, I go into withdrawals. ~ Ryuk.

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Best Death Note Quotes

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

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

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

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.

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Sometimes, the questions are complicated – and the answers are simple. ~ Light Yagami.

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.

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.

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

Famous Death Note Quotes

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.

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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.

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.

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

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.

Let’s value our lives. ~ L Lawliet.

Top Death Note Quotes

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

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

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

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.

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.

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If you’re going for it, I am going for it as well. ~ Light 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.

Popular Death Note Quotes

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.

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

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.

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

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



So these were the 45 quotes from Death Note.

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