40 Best Neon Genesis Evangelion Quotes From The Anime TV Series

'Neon Genesis Evangelion' quotes are singlehandedly, the most epic anime quotes of all time.

'Neon Genesis Evangelion' is one of the top-watched mecha anime series which was first broadcasted in 1995 October by TV Tokyo and is said to be the first original anime making it a cultural icon.

The story follows the futuristic dystopian world after a worldwide cataclysm during which the main character Shinji played by Megumi Ogata, is recruited by an organization named Nerv to pilot a mecha named Evangelion to battle beings called "Angels". Directed by Hideaki Anno and produced by the production house, Gainax and Tatsunoko, it includes a talented voice cast consisting of actors like Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Yūko Miyamura, and many others.

It is the leading cause of the anime industry to be reborn in the world, hence is one of the most important and popular series. Here's a list of some of the most powerful and moving dialogues and quotes from the series to bring back mecha memories to those who have been loyal fans of the show.

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The Best Quotes From Neon Genesis Evangelion

The choicest mecha anime quotes are Neon Genesis Evangelion quotes.

'Neon Genesis Evangelion' has some of the best dialogues including engaging plot lines and some of the strongest characters of all time. Here is a list of some of the best quotes from the series.

1. "Humans cannot create anything out of nothingness. Humans cannot accomplish anything without holding onto something. After all, humans are not gods."

-Kaworu Nagisa.

2. "The fact that you have a place where you can return home, will lead you to happiness. That is a good fact."

-Kaworu Nagisa.

3. "I still don’t know where to find happiness. But I’ll continue to think about whether it’s good to be here…whether it was good to have been born. But in the end, it’s just realizing the obvious over and over again. Because I am myself."

-Shinji Ikari

4. "No one can justify life by linking happy moments into a rosary."

-Shinji Ikari

5. "This is man's ultimate fighting machine the synthetic life form know as Evangelion, Unit 1. Built here in secret, it is mankind’s last hope."

-Ritsuko Akagi.

6. "This city is a fortress designed to stand against the angels. This is Tokyo3, this is our city and it’s the city that you saved."

-Misato Katsuragi.

7. "Even though a hedgehog may want to become close with another hedgehog. The closer they get the more they injure each other with their spines."

-Ritsuko Akagi.

8. "My mind is being eaten away…Kaji-san, it’s unraveling my mind! What do I do? It’s defiling my mind."

-Asuka Langley.

9. "Anywhere can be paradise as long as you have the will to live. After all, you are alive, so you will always have the chance to be happy."

-Yui Ikari.

10. "I didn’t have a choice! They made me pilot the stupid thing!"

–Shinji Ikari.

11. "I mustn’t run away! I mustn’t run away! I mustn’t run away!"

- Shinji Ikari.

12. "If getting into the Eva means nothing but pain to him, I don’t think he should pilot again. Ugh, otherwise he’ll be killed."

–Misato Katsuragi.

13. "Mankind’s greatest fear is Mankind itself."

-Gendo Ikari.

14. "Man cannot erase this sadness, because all men are fundamentally alone."

-Kaworu Nagisa.

15. "As long as the Sun, the Moon, and the Earth exist, everything will be all right."

–Yui Ikari.

16. "If you know pain and hardship, it’s easier to be kind to others."

–Ryoji Kaji.

Quotes By Important Characters From Neon Genesis Evangelion

'Neon Genesis Evangelion' quotes are noteworthy and worth remembering.

Here is a rad list of some quotes from fan-favorite characters including Shinji Ikari quotes, Misato Katsuragi quotes, Rei Ayanami quotes, Kaworu Nagisa quotes, Asuka Langley Soryu quotes as well as Gendo Ikari quotes from Neon Genesis Evangelion.

17. "It is simply the duty of the elite to protect the ignorant masses."

-Asuka Langly.

18. "Whether I live or die makes no great difference. In truth, death may be the only absolute freedom there is."

-Kaworu Nagisa.

19. "Exactly why did you come here? You mustn't run away, you must confront your father, and you must confront yourself!"

-Ritsuko Akagi.

20. "Are you afraid of other people? I know that by keeping others at a distance you avoid a betrayal of your trust, for while you may not be hurt that way, you mustn't forget that you must endure the loneliness."

-Kaworu Nagisa.

21. "Man fears the darkness, and so he scrapes away at the edges of it with fire."

-Rei Ayanami.

22. "The thread of human hope is spun with the flax of sorrow."

-Kaworu Nagisa.

23. "Your truth can be changed simply by the way you accept it. That's how fragile the truth for a human is."

-Kozo Fuyutsuki.

24. "Sometimes you need a little wishful thinking just to keep on living."

-Misato Katsuragi.

25. "Pain is something man must carry in his heart, and since the heart feels pain so easily, some believe that life is pain."

-Kaworu Nagisa.

26. "I’m the one who deserved to be hit. Not you! I’m a coward. I’m dishonest. I’m sneaky. And a wimp!"

-Shinji Ikari.

27. "Living alone is fine with me. I’m alone anyway."

-Shinji Ikari.

28. "God knows I'm not perfect, either. I've made tons of stupid mistakes, and later I regretted them. And I've done it over and over again, thousands of times; a cycle of hollow joy and vicious self-hatred. But even so, every time I learned something about myself."

-Misato Katsuragi.

29. "Never underestimate the ability of the human animal to adapt to it's environment."

-Misato Katsuragi.

30. "One who truly hates himself cannot love, he cannot place his trust in another."

-Rei Ayanami.

Great Quotes From 'The End Of Evangelion'

'The End Of Evangelion' is a feature film from the popular mecha TV series.

31. "I'm not worthy of piloting an EVA, because I don't understand anything. I'm incapable of doing anything good for anybody else!"

-Shinji Ikari.

32. "You misunderstood from the very beginning. You just believed what you wanted to believe."

-Rei Ayanami.

33. "I thought this was supposed to be a world without pain and without uncertainty."

-Shinji Ikari.

34. "It would be better if I never existed. I should just die too."

-Shinji Ikari.

35. "Giving up halfway is worse than never trying at all."

-Misato Katsuragi.

36. "You never even loved yourself! You're all you have and you never even learned to like yourself!"

-Asuka Langly.

37. "You hate yourself, don't you? That's why you hurt others. Deep down you know you suffer more when you cause someone else pain... than if you just let yourself get hurt."

-Misato Katsuragi.

38. "Nobody cares whether I live or die. Nothing will change... so they can all just die..."

-Shinji Ikari.

40. "Shinji, listen to me... from now on, you're on your own. You'll have to make your own decisions. No one can do it for you."

-Misato Katsuragi.

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