Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood: 10 Awesome Quotes That Will Always Stick With Us
Brotherhood is filled with great lines, but these left an impression.
So many people love Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. The relaunch took everything fans love about the original Fullmetal Alchemist anime and made it an even tighter story, following more closely to that of the manga, while still giving them the great character moments and animation that has made the series so popular in the first place.
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The series is also chock full of amazing quotes from the characters. A lot of the quotes that fans remember are philosophical, as much of the series is, and others are frank comments on the nature of war. Still others are inspirational messages, and no Brotherhood fan is likely to forget them any time soon.
10 “Nothing’s perfect, the world’s not perfect, but it’s there for us, trying the best it can. That’s what makes it so damn beautiful.”
Roy Mustang says this line, which is important, considering that he has seen some pretty bad stuff in his time in the military. He’s also done some terrible things, and his feelings about his role in an actual genocide color all of his decisions afterwards. The fact that he’s still willing to be so optimistic about the world that he lives in is very inspiring.
9 “War does not determine who is right — only who is left.”
This is obviously something of a pun, but it’s also a pretty dark observation about the nature of war. Riza Hawkeye, like Mustang, has definitely been in some intense stuff in her time serving in the military. She is clearly embittered by what she’s seen and definitely has lost her faith in the idea that the military can be a morally righteous group.
8 “Stand up and walk. Keep moving forward. You’ve got two good legs. So get up and use them. You’re strong enough to make your own path.”
This is one of the earliest moments of truth that Edward doles out in the series. After he dismantles the cult leader who has been lying to the citizens of Reole about channeling the power of God, Rose demands to know what she’s supposed to do now. His response is no-nonsense but also encouraging. It’s also a little ironic, since Edward himself is missing one of his legs.
7 “Dedication is a talent all on its own.”
Alphonse Elric is not quite as talented at alchemy as Edward is. He can’t do alchemy without a transmutation circle, and he wasn’t scouted by the State Alchemists in the same way. Still, he is a devoted student, and what he lacks in talent, he makes up for in hard work and determination. He definitely holds his own in battles, and it’s clear from this quote that he knows his worth.
6 “However little strength I’m capable of, I’ll do everything humanly possible to protect the people I love, and in turn, they will protect the ones they love. It seems like the least we tiny humans can do for each other.”
Mustang, who is an often goofy, sardonic character who makes a lot of jokes and is constantly flirting with women, is also probably the most affected by the chaos and brutality of war.
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Both because he is responsible for the deaths of so many innocent people and because he has seen people he loves killed, he has every reason to feel it’s worth giving up. Instead, he wants to protect his family and his friends in whatever way he can.
5 “Life that has been lost cannot be brought back again. That very truth is what shows us the meaning and value of living.”
This quote by Mustang is one example of the philosophical stance that the entirety of Fullmetal Alchemist takes. The whole series starts with two children, devastated by their mother’s death and unable to understand a world in which she doesn’t exist, trying to bring her back to life with alchemy. Their eventual understanding that they have to protect those they love and cherish the relationships they have is what makes the series so special and hard-hitting.
4 "Even when our eyes are closed, there’s a whole world out there that lives outside ourselves and our dreams.”
This follows from Mustang’s quote above. Here Edward has begun to understand something important both to alchemy and to life: that the world doesn’t revolve around him and that he, and Al, and everyone he knows, are small parts of a big cog that keeps the world spinning, and everyone is pretty insignificant in the big picture.
3 “The heroes during times of war are nothing but mass murderers during times of peace.”
This is another pretty cynical viewpoint from Hawkeye. It’s an especially interesting take on the idea of the war hero from the perspective of someone in the military in Fullmetal Alchemist.
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Since the iconography of the military and the nature of the war make so many allusions to Nazi Germany, it’s hard to imagine that this isn’t also a commentary on the people fighting in WWII, especially on the Axis side, who are now war criminals.
2 “No fair, sky. I’m the one who feels like crying.”
Al’s place in Fullmetal Alchemist is a difficult one. He doesn’t have a physical body, which makes it hard for him to emote, and he doesn’t have to endure the same kinds of physical pain as his brother, which causes him some anguish since he doesn’t feel the things that make a person human. In this case, he’s sad, depressed even, and he can’t even express that by crying. So rain must feel like a truly cruel joke.
1 “A lesson without pain is meaningless. That’s because no one can gain without sacrificing something. But by enduring that pain and overcoming it, he shall obtain a powerful, unmatched heart… a Fullmetal heart.”
This is no doubt the thesis of the entirety of Fullmetal Alchemist. The series considers what a person has to give up in order to achieve something, and all of the trials of just being alive. The fact that Edward could have become cynical and could have given up on his life because of the difficulties in it, but instead barreled on until he could find the answers he needed, is what makes him such a special character.
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38 Meaningful Fullmetal Alchemist Quotes
To get something you have to give up something in return (Equivalent Exchange) is the motto of Fullmetal Alchemist / Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. Revenge, Suffering, Agony, and Redemption drives the anime forward right from the beginning to the end.
As the adventures goes on in the life of Alphonse and Edward, these quotes come to life.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a Japanese anime television series adapted from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa. Produced by Bones (“My Hero Academia”), the series is directed by Yasuhiro Irie, written by Hiroshi Ōnogi and composed by Akira Senju.
Fullmetal Alchemist Quotes
1. You’ve got two good legs, so use them. You’re strong enough to make your own path. – Edward Elric
2. Stand up and walk. Keep moving forward. – Edward Elric
3. All is One, One is All. – Izumi Curtis
4. It means that in battles, you must strike quickly, and end it quickly! – Roy Mustang
5. Brave humans who persevere are so easy to trick. – Pride
6. A lesson without pain is meaningless. – Edward Elric
7. A lesson without pain is meaningless. You cannot gain something without sacrificing something in return. But once you have overcome it and made it your own… You will gain an irreplaceable fullmetal heart. – Edward Elric
8. We have been together for a long time after all. – Roy Mustang
9. Well, these are either the gates to glory, or the entrance way to hell. Wait here, Lieutenant. If anything happens to me, then at least you’ll have a chance of getting out alive. – Roy Mustang
10. Nothing’s perfect, the world’s not perfect, but it’s there for us, trying the best it can. That’s what makes it so damn beautiful. – Roy Mustang
11. I’m going to rule the world. – Ling Yao
12. Because I have someone I want to protect. – Riza Hawkeye
13. Equivalent Exchange. I’ll give you half of my life so give me half of yours! – Edward Elric
14. I lost my pawns, my knight, my rook, my bishop, and even my queen. But, it’s not checkmate, just yet. – Roy Mustang
15. Men like you sitting comfortably in your ‘green zones’ watching the battlefield from afar. Making pain and suffering out to be some sort of noble gift! I wonder, depending on how all this ends, I could end up a hero. But not a soft, useless one, like the hero of Ishval! – Olivier Armstrong
16. Fools! Don’t put those pale skinny freaks on the same level as my robust soldiers! – Olivier Armstrong
17. The moment a solder dons his uniform, he accepts that he might be buried in it. – Fuhrer King Bradley
18. I never feel more human than when I’m fighting real monsters. – Roy Mustang
19. Look straight at the people you kill; don’t take your eyes off them for a second. And don’t ever forget them because they won’t forget you. – Solf J. Kimblee
20. Believe in yourself. Pick a path that you, deep down in your soul, won’t be ashamed of. – Izumi Curtis
21. I have no use for a religion that’s been forsaken by its own god. – Maes Hughes
22. Even a piece of garbage has its pride. – Roy Mustang
23. In general, men prefer to let their actions speak instead of words. When they’re in pain, they don’t want to burden anyone with it, not if they can help it. They don’t want anyone to worry about them. That’s how they are. Even so, there may come a time when they’ll ask for your help. And when they do, I know that you’ll be there for them. Isn’t that enough? – Maes Hughes
24. With all these things going on and the time passing idly, I just can’t sit and wait here. – Edward Elric
25. A king is no king without his people. But people without a king are lost as well. – Lan Fan
26. Love for the dead is pointless. We fight to keep them alive, that is all. – Olivier Armstrong
27. I’m sick of watching people die and I can’t just sit back and take it anymore. I won’t let anyone else get killed, not when I can protect them. – Alphonse Elric
28. Friends are connected by their souls you can’t just rinse something out that has been deeply instilled into your soul! – Ling Yao
29. How can you move forward if you keep regretting the past. – Edward Elric
30. There are some things in life that will only be understood through words. – Winry Rockbell
31. You see, I’m sure we can change. Because we’re weak. And because we die. We have to fight in order to live, and that’s what will make us strong. – Trisha Elric
32. I don’t care about letters. The ideas and opinions of others don’t affect me. I decide with my own eyes. – Olivier Mira Armstrong
33. I think you’ve got me all wrong. My motives aren’t so sophisticated as “revenge” or “honor” or any of that. The reason I killed all of those men was because I could. It’s that simple. – Solf J. Kimblee
34. Open your eyes. ‘God’ is nothing more than a construct created by man to inspire fear and promote order. If you wish to see me struck down, for all these atrocities, use your own hands to do so, not ‘God’s’. – King Bradley
35. The next time I make you cry, they’ll be tears of joy! – Edward Elric
36. Greed may not be good, but it’s not so bad either. You humans think greed is just money or power, but everyone want something they can’t have. – Greed
37. Who am I? One name you might have for me is the world, or you might call me the universe, or perhaps God, or perhaps the Truth. I am all, and I am One. So, of course, this also means that I am you. I am the truth of your despair, the inescapable price of your boastfulness. And now, I will bestow upon you the despair you deserve. – Truth
38. When I, who am called a ‘weapon’ or a ‘monster’, fight a real monster, I can fully realize I’m just a human. – Roy Mustang
There are so many memorable quotes from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, but which ones made an impact on you the most? Since it's such a legendary anime, let's rank the best quotes from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, with the help of your votes.
Following the original manga by Hiromu Arakawa, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is about two brothers trying to regain what they've lost so many years ago. Edward and Alphonse Elric were two young and highly-skilled alchemists, but after the passing of their mother, the two performed the forbidden act of human transmutation in the hopes of bringing her back to life. So many of these quotes from FMA: Brotherhood are sad, but many are uplifting and inspiring as well.
These Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood quotes can be from any character in the series, whether they are a main character like Edward Elric, or even a side character like Roy Mustang or Winry Rockbel. Use your votes to let other fans of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood know what your favorite quotes from the series are.
"This body comes with many inconveniences. But inconveniences don't make me miserable! There is no reason for you to pity me! My life was put back together with alchemy by my brother. If I deny myself, that would mean I'm denying my brother, along with alchemy. I believe in the potential that alchemy holds. I want to believe in it!"
"Survival is the only way, Ed. Live on and learn more about alchemy!"
"On the day we left, we burned down the family home and all the familiar things inside. Because some memories... aren't meant to leave traces."
"You know, I didn't ask to be this big."
"Believe you?! How am I supposed to believe anything when I'm stuck in this body? What should I believe in - my memories?! Memories are just scraps of information that can be made up as easily as anything else!!"
"It's science. We're alchemists."
"Great, Ed. Put your total cynicism on someone else..."
"But we... we just wanted... we just wanted to see Mom's face again... see her smile..."
"Rings and watches have nothing to do with it. My brother's the Fullmetal Alchemist."
"Welcome to the brig."
"Those people has us playing right at the palms of their hands, didn't they? I guess it doesn't matter what we do. We'll never be the ones in control."
"Hmm? What do we have here? What an oddly good hand of cards! UHHH! ED! YOU CHEATER! COME BACK! I WANT EVERYTHING YOU WON FROM ME! AND I THOUGHT I WAS JUST UNLUCKY!"
"I won't leave you! I'm sick of watching people die! and I can't just sit back and take it anymore! I won't let anyone else get killed! Not when I can protect them!"
"A simple rock, red as blood. Which promised to turn pain into delight. War into victory. And death into life. It was a thinking person's dream - reason, conquering all. And that was in deference to this, that it was called the Philosopher's Stone."
"Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is Alchemy's first law of Equivalent Exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world's one and only truth."
"The power of one man doesn't amount to much. But, with whatever little strength I'm capable of... I'll do everything humanly possible to protect the people I love, and in turn they'll protect the ones they love. It seems like the least we tiny humans can do for each other."
"When I, who am called a 'weapon' or a 'monster', fight a real monster, I can fully realize I'm just a human."
"Can you really hold the woman you love, with your blood stained hands?"
"This is hard, he's such a small target"
"That's a stupid question, Havoc. I say it because it's true. And when I'm Führer, there will be changes. That day, all female officers will be required to wear...TINY MINISKIRTS!"
"Dogs huh...I LOVE DOGS! But of course! Dogs embody loyalty, they follow their masters commands above all else! Be a jerk to them and they don't complain, and they never once beg for a paycheck! Trust me Fuery! They're the great servants of man! *sings* Loyal canine~, how we salute thee~!"
"I don't know how long you've lived fuhrer, or how many times you've cheated death, but not anymore."
"It's much harder dealing with the living. Give me a ghost to talk to any day."
"It's the end of the line."
"What are you doing to my dear subordinate? Don't do anything rash, Lieutenant. I told you I was going to take care of them."
"Men should be able to handle both their job and their women,I do."
"Let's test their luck."
"Take it or GO HOME!"
"Way to bring your trouble home with you, Fullmetal, really nice."
"Nothing's perfect, the world's not perfect, but it's there for us, trying the best it can. That's what makes it so damn beautiful."
(to Hawkeye at Hughes' funeral) "Except... it's a terrible day for rain." Hawkeye, "But, what do you mean? It's not raining." Mustang, "Yes... it is." (as a single tear rolls down his cheek)
"I didn't do this for politics! I couldn't forgive myself for being blind this long. This is the only way I could atone for the friends I didn't saved!"
"Foolish enough to let you prosper on their suffering."
"But you're thinking on too large a scale there, kid...if we don't want to drive ourselves crazy..we can only deal with what's directly in front of us."
"I knew they wouldn't let themselves get caught without a reason. Those boys are smarter than that."
"You know running makes you look guilty."
(to Hawkeye) "You were giving me a look that said 'perform human transmutation and I'll shoot you'."
(to Havoc) "No... you can't die... not before I do."
(to Lust) "You told me I couldn't kill you, but I'd Like to try and prove you wrong! So let's see, how many times is it gonna take?!"
"If you believe the possibility exists, then you should do whatever it takes"
"Hmm. There really is nothing quite like watching fools dig their own graves. Especially, when that fool is an arrogant homunculus who's too stupid to see what he's doing. I've humored you long enough. So how about you answer a question of mine? I want you to tell me who killed Maes Hughes. And I want the truth, Homunculus."
"Quit running your mouth, you idiot! I'm sick of you homunculi giving me the runaround when I ask you this question. Tell me the truth or I'll burn it out of you! You worthless scum! Tell me who's responsible for his murder."
"You're saying you killed Hughes? I doubt a moron like you could pull that off."
"That's enough! You were STUPID enough to confess, and even MORE stupid to BOAST! Everything you've said is fuel on your funeral pyre! So then, I think I'll begin... BY BURNING OUT YOUR TONGUE!"
"Keep your eyes on ME, Envy! Our conversation is the only one that should concern you! It's Kind of interesting how quickly the tongue can be rendered to a bubbling grease. It's surprising how easy it burns, isn't it?"
"What's it like having the fluids inside of your eyes boil? I'd imagine it might sting a little."
"I'm surprised you'd intentionally make my target bigger for me. Did you think being bigger would let you beat me? Idiot! Get up, monster! Hurry and regenerate yourself. I'm going to let you relive that pain over and over until you die."
"Maes Hughes is dead. That's fact. And you to invoke his image, you must be a glutton for punishment!"
"You fool. Did you think I wouldn't use heavy firepower right next to me? Don't you know I can do pinpoint aiming? Too bad for you, BECAUSE I CAN!!!"
"So this is your true form then... you're ugly! Envy means 'Jealousy'... that's what your name means, right? I get it! and jealousy is an ugly thing!"
"What kind of madness is this? scolded by a child, Lectured by a man who has been my enemy (turns to Hawkeye) and you, I've done it again... I've hurt you. how foolish can one man be? Please forgive me.
"I am walking down a path of no return, so I will leave behind me every gift I've received from God."
"I'll give you time to repent your sins."
"I won't give you time to pray to God."
"A man who inflicts suffering cannot rest. His guilty mind won't allow it. But today I can finally close my eyes to the living nightmare and lay down, knowing that I won't wake again. Brother..."
"Don't think you'll be spared, you're all using weapons with alchemic modifications-! GOD JUDGES YOU!!!"
"By clasping your hands, you make an array with your body and circulate the alchemic reaction within. I know your secret, and without this sinful arm you cannot transmute quickly. THAT is your weakness!"
"I'd like to hear more details about this... in between your screaming."
"Now tell me... for what purpose did you choose to slaughter all of my people? Depending on your answer, I'll send you to join God-! NO...! You don't deserve to stand by God alongside my fallen brothers! YOUR ONLY SOLACE FROM MY WRATH SHALL BE DAMNATION!"
"You look surprised, I'd even say shocked. To be honest, I'm still a little surprised myself. It goes against my beliefs; I even swore to myself that I would never use it. But when I considered the enormity of what's at stake and what I could do, I relented... and accepted my only choice. My brother's circle of reconstruction - I've accepted BOTH hands of alchemy!"
"I am the ooze born from the gaping wound that was Ishbal. I neither pray to God nor appeal to him. Ooze deserves no forgiveness. And I will burn until I'm left dead in a ditch like the scum that I am."
"I have no name. I have disposed of it!"
"If the ways of this world are based on equivalent exchange, as alchemy says, then in order to allow for a new generation to enjoy good fortune, then the price that we must pay is to carry the bodies of the dead across a river of blood."
"I will follow you into hell if you ask me to."
"Is it alright for me to believe in a future that everyone can live in happiness?"
"Can I trust you Roy... with my father's research?"
"Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. Here at Central Headquarters there is a band of brave soldiers, all willing to make that sacrifice in the name of peace. This is a tale of love and courage, a tale of the Flame Alchemist Roy Mustang, and his loyal team."
"Stubborn Man!" "Please, try to only be useless on rainy days, ok?"
"When will he learn. Its bad enough he is useless on rainy days."
"I like guns. Because unlike swords and knives you don't have to feel your victim die."
(To Winry )
"I joined the military because there is someone I have to protect."
(To Mustang )
"Don't go where I can't follow.."
"You know as well as I do you're useless on rainy days!!"
(To Lust )
"I'm sorry to interrupt you major, but let me offer a bit of feminine advice... BABIES AREN'T BORN AFTER JUST FIVE MONTHS!"
"You two won't cry; someone should do it for you, don't you think?"
"I'm a hostage either way, so I might as well get to choose my captor."
"Your arm... if it isn't bound, you'll bleed to death."
"So that's why you're a thief? If you're so grateful, then you should clean up your act and stop picking pockets! Mr. Dominic gave you these legs out of a selfless act of good will!"
"Same old Ed. Home for 5 minutes and you're off on another adventure. But you can't go into combat with that arm and leg, can you?"
"Why am I in love with this idiot?"
"If you think I'm a gear-head, that's fine, but you had better get used to it! Because as long as you're wearing my automail, you're stuck with this gear-head whether you like it or not!"
"Gracia, Elicia, I'm sorry. I'm so sorry."
"And find yourself a good wife"
"LOOOOKKKK!!!!!!!!!! ELICIA'S SOOOOOO CUTE!"
"When I return home, I will swallow every horrible thing I have done here and I will smile when I'm with her."
"I'll work under you. Push you to the top."
"Yes, that's right. That same miracle brings us all into this world. Always take pride in the lives that were given you."
"One is All, and All is One."
"It seems both of us are beyond help."
"You darling little idiots. It's okay... to cry."
"You asked what I am? ...A HOUSEWIFE!!!"
"When people ask, I usually say I'm a housewife, but I'm feeling a bit sassy today. So I have decided to shed that particular disguise... I AM AN ALCHEMIST!"
"Believe in yourselves and choose life over death. Otherwise, you've led a shameful existence"
(Greed to Izumi)
Greed: "Who the hell are you?" Izumi: "I'M PISSED OFF"
Solf J. Kimblee
"The one thing worse than death is to avert your eyes from it. Look straight at the people you kill. Don't take your eyes off them for a second. And don't ever forget them, because I promise that they won't forget you."
"Ah... what a beautiful sound. It doesn't get any better than that. I can feel it deep in my bones, like a part of me I never noticed before. That sound is an extension of my being. And this land - this land that's governed by death - I will paint it red with this shard of destruction."
"What can be more beautiful than doing a job that puts your soul at risk?! That's what it means to be alive!"
"I was perfectly content, but when you decided to throw away your honor as a homunculus you forced me to step in. You speak of your precious Pride, that quality for which you were named. But then you suddenly find yourself in grave danger and you seek to escape into the body of a human, a lower life form you so despise. It's pathetic. YOU'RE A DISGRACE!"
"He died in the middle of our conversation. How rude."
"Shoutings of agony are like lullabies for me!"
"You've certainly mellowed out... you used to be fun, full of life and emotion. Lust, Greed, Sloth, Gluttony, Envy, Wrath, and Pride. Of course, excessive want will destroy anyone, but those same desires are necessary to understand what it means to be human. Why did you rid yourself of them?"
"Don't you put...my son down."
"But we do have a circle. Something with such enormous powers, it would activate on its own, even if something were to happen to me! The shadow of the moon, cast upon the earth by the eclipse!"
"The Souls of the People of Amestris have each returned to their own bodies. And with just the souls of the Xerxesians that he already had, I doubt he can keep what he calls god suppressed."
"I thought living forever was nothing but exhausting. But since I met you and our sons, for the first time I felt glad to be alive. It was a full life."
"We will change, because we can change. I know it. We may be weak but we just have to be, if not then we wouldn't have any reason to grow, to get strong. I know that it may seem futile to you but its not because we are getting stronger with every step we take."
I'm sure we can change because we are weak and because we die. We have to fight in order to live and that's what will make us strong.
"If you turn your back on something you wanted, then you don't deserve to call yourself 'Greed'!"
"A king exists for his people, without subjects rulers can not exist."
"Real mates are linked by their souls!" 仲間ってのハ、魂でつながってんだヨ！
"Friends are connected by their souls, you can't just rinse something out that has been deeply instilled into your soul"
"SHUT THE HELL UP! Don't underestimate humans...!"
"You would ask me to be like him!? A king should live for his people... for he is nothing without them! This man is planning to sacrifice his entire nation... his people...! I'll NEVER become the monster that he is!"
"I'm a homunculus." ホムンクルスだよ〜ン
"I no speak this country's language! Bye bye!"
"The ruler of Xing controls the chi known as The Dragon's Pulse. This knowledge allows him to govern the flow of our kingdom. As the personal servants of our ruler, we too are trained to read the flow of chi. Not only that, but we are also trained to act in the darkness."
"Young lord... if you are truly a man worthy to be king... *cough* then you must be willing to accept some loss."
"My prince....become the king you are destined to be. This old man.....will now take his eternal rest!!"
"I'm bringing you straight to hell with me, Bradley!! YOU BASTAAAARD!!!"
"A king is no king without his people. But people without a king are lost as well!"
Olivier Mira Armstrong
"Race, ethnicity, gender, class... any type of prejudice on the battlefield can only lead to weakness and an increase in casualties." "Quit gaping like an idiot and start walking... before I rip your little body apart limb from limb!"
"Don't patronize me, Alex! Your bloated muscles are worthless without a spine!"
"Love for the dead is pointless. We fight to keep them alive, that is all."
"Survival of the fittest."
"We don't see any point of clinging in those who've died. We only know how to fight to keep more from dying"
"You spoke of 'foundations.' Well you're about to become a part of Brigg's foundation, General Raven...literally."
"This room reeks of optimism."
"I don't know if you actually exist or not, God; but cut me some slack. Even a guy like me needs a break. Please, let me enjoy the happiness of having a cup of coffee with my family."
"The Sage's Stone, the Grand Elixir, the Celestial Stone, the Red Tincture, the Fifth Element - just as the Philosopher's Stone is called by many names, so it can take on many forms."
"But not only do I know how to create them...I KNOW HOW TO DESTROY THEM AS WELL!"
"Bloodshed gives way to more bloodshed. Hatred breeds more hatred. Until all of the violence soaks into the land, carving rivers of blood. And no matter how many times it happens, they never learn. Humans are made up of violent, miserable fools."
"You killed me. I hate losing. But there worse ways to die than at the hands of a man like you. I love how cold and focused your eyes are. I look forward to the day when those eyes will be wide with agony. It's coming. It's coming..."
"Maybe you are right. Where did I come from and where will I go? When I die? Maybe all this time that is what I wanted: the freedom to find out."
"You humans are such sad and weak, foolish creatures."
"You shouldn't seek all the answers; believe me. You may not like what you find.."
"Memories...of the people we were. They're subtle but they're real. It took me a lot of time to understand what I saw... Books say we shouldn't have memories. Or at least they're only the memories and emotions of the alchemists who made us; that we see. But they're wrong...Those memories are mine."
"You can be so cruel with words... Then why must you return your brother to the way he was?"
"Well, I suppose I was put together a little more sturdy than most... I am nearly two hundred years old..."
"I want everything you can possibly imagine. I want money and women, power and sex, status, glory! I demand the finer things in life!"
"They don't call me Greed for nothing! I want money! Women! Status! And power! I want everything this world's selling and eternity is topping the list! Understand?"
"I disagree. You want to bring back someone that you've lost. You might want money. Maybe you want women. Or, you might want to protect the world. These are all common things people want. Things that their hearts desire. Greed may not be good, but it's not so bad, either. You humans think greed is just for money and power! But everyone wants something they don't have."
"[Ling]- SOLDIERS! If you have a family go home! If you don't wish to get hurt leave NOW! [Greed]- OH YEAH! and Ladies! I don't fight girls, I'm just not that type of guy!"
"About 130 years, I'd say. Let me break this down, nice and simple. You can either remain in here as lab rats or you can come with me to bring hell to those above us. Your choice. I'm only asking once!"
"There's no such thing as no such thing."
"Unfortunately I'm greedy as can be. I want your life too, Wrath."
"I'm greedy as hell, only out for myself...."
"We homunculi, we're born when an alchemist tries to recreate life. We are weakened when we are close to the remains of whomever it was the alchemist tries to resurrect. That is the homunculi's weak point. That's how we can be killed. Understand? And not come back."
"What's happening to me? Wrath?!?! It won't go away! These memories! They won't go away! My head feels like it's going to explode!"
"What I wanted, is the chance to have friends like these ..."
"I've come to kill him! Take me to Hohenheim of light! Hey, what are you doing? Stop messing with me! You do as I tell you!! You're taking me to see Hohenheim! To that bastard! To my father!!!" Lol "Edward Elric. I've been looking for you! Did you miss me?! Take me to Hohenheim! To our father!!!"
(To Wrath) "What's wrong with you!? How could you let that bastard go after what he did?!! You should've yanked his spine out of his mouth! It's not too late to kill him, so get to it!"
"The question is, are you going to work with us - if not, the village is history. Lust told me about your arrangement; as long as we agree to leave the village alone, you'll do whatever we ask. Which is it? Agree to work with us, and kill everyone in this country, or, refuse to work with us and watch every one in your beloved village die? Fool, you just have to forsake one little village to save an entire country. Too bad you don't have the stomach to do the logical thing. Ha ha, I shouldn't be surprised, that's just how all you humans are, you put emotion before common sense. I killed a man who was like that once. All I had to do was make myself look like his wife and he was helpless - he couldn't even fight me! You humans are so easy to take advantage of. Lucky us."
"I'm gonna show you two boys something neat before we die."
"THAT'S ENOUGH! You should have just done as you were told, but if you scum really wanna test me, then I'll show WHO'S IN CHARGE!"
"Don't look down on me, you WORMS!"
"I'm alive again! *maniacal laughter* Thanks for getting me this far, little squirt. So kind of you. Very kind."
"Really? And what about your sick games? Don't kid yourself, Mustang, you know how humans love to watch other people suffer while making fools of themselves. I mean, why else would you constantly be at war with each other?"
"Hah! Moron? Tell me who the real moron is here, because I don't think it's me! I prefer to use that term for someone who falls for a cheap trick like this! Ha ha! You should see your face! Oh, you're not gonna believe this, but that was the same look on Hughes' face when I shot him! The utter shock, the dumb confusion! You could see every emotion he felt as his own wife shot him! It, was, GREAT!"
"So, you've been rather dogged in your pursuit of Hughes killer. You're a true friend...TO THE VERY END!"
"I'll show you real punishment!"
"Not again! My eye! My eye!"
"You damn human! Don't look down on me!"
"Are you a moron? Some nice, flowery words and feigned empathy?! You make me sick to my stomach! Are you humans always such pathetic worms?! Why can't you just listen to your gut and do what you want to? Colonel Mustang, have you forgotten? Your pal, Scar, here was going to kill you! And what's more, wasn't he the one who killed the parents of the pipsqueak's girly friend? Oh, yeah! And what about that little girl who became a chimera? Scar was responsible for her death, too! And as for you! Have you completely forgotten your hatred for they did to your Ishvalan countrymen? And then, this woman! She has the arrogance to claim the sight of a hawk; she shot your buddies left and right! You'll never get another chance! This is the perfect time! The ultimate opportunity! Hate them and weep! Kill and be killed! Fight each other! Grovel in the dirt! How could you four hope to team up? You're way beyond the point of kissing and making up! Right, pipsqueak? Right, Hawkeye? Mustang? Scar? There's no way. No. No, you can't! Never! NEVER! It's impossible! How could you? How could you do it? HOW!?"
"Fool, you just have to forsake one little village to save an entire country. Too bad you don't have the stomach to do the logical thing. Can you really shoot such a sad face? Can you boy? Ha ha, I shouldn't be surprised, that's just how all you humans are. This time around I'll go with a younger, cuter model. What do you say? You humans don't make any sense to me. You throw away your lives for nothing. Another foolish human."
"Damn! Dammit! Dammit! I've been humiliated! HUMILIATED! Me, Envy, jealous of you? A human?! I'm a homunculus! How could this pipsqueak kid see through me? It's the ultimate humiliation!"
"I guess we'll how long this adorable little alliance of yours can kill then! Ah well, best of luck with that, pipsqueak!"
"Quit your pathetic blubbering, you idiot! You could've of messed up the entire plan! And what would have done then?! HUH?!"
"Wow! You've heard of me! I'm flattered. Nice to meet you, Colonel."
"Congratulations, Colonel Mustang, looks like you've finally hunted down your culprit."
"Can I eat him now?"
"He looks delicious."
"Lust? Wheres my Lust?"
"What was it you were always saying? That you wanted to see which way the world would choose? And here you are, dying like a pathetic wreck. It must be humiliating."
"Appearances rarely show the whole truth."
"I will always be watching you from the shadows."
"Stop this. Stop this. PLEASE STOP!!!" (While dying)
"Wrath and the like do not exist inside me. There is no wrath, or lust, or sloth, or greed, or gluttony, or envy, such emotions have fled from my father. My name is Pride."
"I'm not angry, I'm never angry."
"So what!? Don't try to force your flawed human logic on us! I've made my bet."
"Really? Is that your plan? Your stature has lead you to prove your worth by always fighting those who are larger than you. So then, you don't exactly have much experience in fighting those who are smaller than you."
"But don't worry too much, because you will continue to live, inside me."
"Ah, this should make things much easier, I can practically smell movement you make. I could do without the ravenous hunger, but I suppose I'll just have to secede it. Oh wait...I recognize that scent. You're somewhere close by aren't you? Hohenheim?"
"I am the first homunculus. My name is Pride."
"They may well be tenacious creatures, but humans are easy to dupe."
"One can be sure, in this world, humans are of little consequence."
"This isn't really the time to be worrying about others, is it Greed? As soft as you've become, I wonder how much longer you can survive."
"Let me get this straight, you think surrendering, and offering yourself will stop the war? How arrogant. The life of each human is worth one, that's it. Nothing more, nothing less."
"My life was lived on the rails that were laid down for me...but thanks to you humans, it was...to some degree, a good life...one worth living."
"Greetings, I'm back. It would appear that things have gotten a little out of hand since my leave, haven't they?"
"Why must everyone make such a fuss over the death of a single soldier? The moment a soldier dons his uniform, he accepts the reality that he might be buried in it."
"God you say? Now this is intriguing, how much longer do you think your 'God' plans to wait before unleashing his fury? Just how many more thousands of lives must I take before he decides to strike me down?"
"Open your eyes. 'God' is nothing more than a construct created by man to inspire fear and promote order. If you wish to see me struck down, for all these atrocities, use your own hands to do so, not 'God's'."
(To Lan Fan) "Stop throwing around words like "love" and "sorrow." You know nothing. She's the woman I chose. We didn't need such meaningless words to understand each other. That, is what it means to be the wife of the Fuhrer."
"Do they really expect me to make a complete mockery of myself by entering through the back door of my own Palace?"
"It's almost poetic, two nameless men fighting to the death."
"It's remarkable how weak they are. They have an innate fear of the dark. And how do they handle this fear? They simply pretend that it doesn't exist. They run away from it. How could anyone say humans aren't weak? It's an inherent trait. How about we take advantage of their weakness? They certainly do make a good natural resource. Right? It's all they're good for."
"Humans who dare to play God must pay a steep price for their arrogance."
"You can't change reality, just your perception!"
"When you notice an insect on the ground, do you stop to consider it a fool? The life of an insect is so beneath you that it would be a waste of your time to even consider judging it. That would be an accurate summation of my feelings towards you humans."
"But why?! I just wanted to understand this world's knowledge. I wanted to experience it, free. I just wanted to be free! FREE TO KNOW!
"What's wrong with that? I only wanted to obtain perfection! I wanted this worlds knowledge for my own! Why should I be punished for that? What's wrong with craving knowledge? What's wrong with seeking perfection? Well, speak! What are you, anyway? Do you even have a name? Who the hell do you think you are!?"
"He's your father?! I had no idea he had children! Haha! ... If you are indeed his progeny, then why is it your family name is Elric?"
"I exist today, because you gave me your blood. Thank you... Let's see... Number 23 isn't going to cut it. I think I'll give you a name of your own."
"Don't do this to me. I can't... I can't go back. Please stop! I can't bare to be bound any longer! WAHHH! AHHHHHHH! No! No no no no!"
"Tell me, why did you refuse to join me? Why God? How did I disappoint you?"
"(voice distorted): My Stone...? You destroyed my Stone...? (God's arms now extend from the hole, beginning to consume Father.) No...! This can't... WHAT IS THIS?!"
"Your slave work. Don't you even want freedom? Are you going to live out the rest of your life as a slave, without the rights of a real man? In that case you're no different from me, trapped inside this stuffy flask... Let me teach you, Van Hohenheim."
"I'll tell you what Van Hohenheim; you can call me the Dwarf in the Flask, Homunculus."
"Don't you even want freedom? Hohenheim? Are you going to live out the rest of your life as a slave, without the rights of a real man? In that case you're no different from me, trapped inside this stuffy flask."
"Don't make me laugh!"
"Who am I? One name you might have for me is The World, or you might call me The Universe, or perhaps God, or perhaps the Truth. I am all and I am one, so of course this also means that I am you."
"I can't wait to see what he'll be offering."
"I am the truth of your despair."
"YOU'VE DONE IT! THAT'S THE RIGHT ANSWER! GOOD JOB! YOU BEAT ME!"
"Goodbye, Edward Elric."
"The death of a culture is the death of its people."
"You get careless, and you get dead... understand? You tell me what to do again, and you'll never leave this hospital."
"I am like a pebble that's been cast into a large pond, and that pond is the Amestrian military. The pebble's ripples start small, but eventually they'll spread throughout the pond. Also, someone convinced me that it would be a good thing to devote my life to the military. Ironically, that person was a pure-blooded Amestrian."
- Ling: Haven't you ever heard the phrase 'if you want to shoot the general, first shoot his horse'?
- Edward: If you want to shoot the general, you should just SHOOT THE GENERAL!
- - Ling Yao and Edward Elric
- Greed: Nice Moves, old man. And thanks for the help; you really saved my ass.
- Fu: I wasn't trying to save your ass; I was saving the body of the Young Lord!
- Greed: Well, it's the same ass...
- - Greed (in Ling's body) and Fu
- Envy: I thought so-Should've known it'd be you guys.
- Ling: It's definitely Envy.
- Edward:PLEASE SHOW ME THE WAY OUT OF HERE!
- Ling: You're just gonna beg the enemy for help like that!?
- Edward: If it means surviving I'll be his BEST FRIEND!
- - Envy, Ling Yao, and Edward Elric
- Hohenheim:It'd be good if no normal people try and approach this. Let them know how dangerous it is, if you would.
- Rosé: Why did you want to go inside there?
- Hohenheim: I suppose, to declare war.
- - Van Hohenheim and Rosé
- Roy: This is ridiculous! Five grown men trying to sneak a peek at a ghost on their night off.
- Fuery: By ridiculous, you mean scary...
- Breda: Well, it means a lot, you comin' out Colonel.
- Roy: Let's just hurry so I can sleep.
- Fuery: Oh yeah, did we forget to tell you that the lights are out from this point on?
- Roy: What the hell has the maintenance staff been doing?
- - Roy Mustang, Kain Fuery, Heymans Breda
- Falman: Saturday 0946 hours. With papers waiting for his approval and due by noon, the Colonel decided to take a nap instead.
- Breda: 1026 hours. The Colonel attempted to feed Lieutenant Hawkeye's dog. The dog was not biting.
- Fuery: At 1103 hours he started obsessively cleaning the windows, with still no progress on those papers, with the deadline fast approaching.
- Havoc: Then at 1147 hours, the Colonel began to furiously sign the papers, all the while cursing that he had no time for this.
Olivier Mira Armstrong: I like the winters out here, everything is black and white. I appreciate the pure simplicity of it. Buccaneer: That's not true sir. You can see blue if you look up. There's nothing that's entirely black and white.
- - Vato Falman, Heymans Breda, Kain Fuery, Jean Havoc
Roy: (to Hawkeye) I can't help but think of the last time we were here lieutenant. As I recall, you were crying over me. Shame I don't get to see that softer side of you more often.
- Hawkeye: The last thing I'm going to do is start crying for you now. Water makes you useless.
- - Roy Mustang and Riza Hawkeye
- Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is alchemy's first law of equivalent exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world's one and only truth. -Alphonse Elric
- (After being stabbed)... Damn kid... that was good. -Greed
- I'm greedy as hell, always out for myself. She always said it would be the death of me. They pull the strings, now cut them. I'm counting on you, kid... [dies] -Greed
- 'Cause we're not gods. We're humans. Tiny, insignificant humans...who couldn't even save a little girl. -Edward Elric
- Tell him: "Fine, there's no way I'm dying before you do, you morally bankrupt Colonel with a god complex." -Edward Elric
- ...There's an old myth, about a hero who flew on wings made of wax. He thought he could touch the sun, but when he got too close, his wings melted and he came crashing back down to Earth. -Edward Elric
- (To Hohenheim) I know everything! I know the two of you were lovers because I read the letter. I know you've been keeping yourselves alive jumping from one body to another. But what I don't understand is if you and that evil bitch were so perfect together, why did you feel the need to marry my mother?! Did you get some sick satisfaction out of pretending to be a normal human? -Edward Elric
- Even when our eyes are closed, there's a whole world out there, that lives outside of ourselves and our dreams. -Edward Elric
- We're all lost...that's why we're sad. -Van Hohenheim
- The world isn't perfect. But it's there for us, doing the best it can....that's what makes it so damn beautiful. -Roy Mustang
- The truth is...I'm running out of time. You say this world isn't yours but it is mine and I wanna leave proof that I lived in it! It's a bit late for you to start caring now! -Alfons Heiderich
- You boys had a long journey together - all the people you helped along the way, all of the hardships, the pain of losing friends you loved; the determination, sweat, and blood....don't you think that is the price you paid? -Van Hohenheim
- You are the full metal! THE FULL METAL ALCHEMIST! -Father Cornello
- The beauty of a dream is that it's a fantasy, if it happens it was never a dream... -Old Man whose granddaughter took Edwards leg
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood: Sacred Star of Milos
- One is all, and all is one. All things in this world are connected. The alchemist who opens the Doorway will find the true nightmare.
- I'm comin' for you, slimeball, you hear me?!
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starts off with one simple lesson: To earn something, you have to give up something in return.
It’s this life lesson that drives the forward right from beginning to end.
And it’s why the story has so much meaning, inspiration, and struggles you can relate to.
With that in mind, here are the best quotes worth sharing…
#1 – Edward Elric Quotes
“Maybe life has no equal trade, maybe you can give up all you got, and get nothing back. Even If I can’t prove it’s true, I have to try, for your sake, AL.” – Edward Elric
I have to at least try…
“Men are not men on the battlefield. We turn into some other creature. you can do the cruellest things… It doesn’t even matter if it’s an order or not. To protect yourself, your mind shuts out any emotions you have. It’s like a steel door. But once the war is over, you can’t keep it closed forever.” – Edward Elric
War brings out the darkness sleeping in our souls.
“Like I always say, can’t find a door? Make your own.” – Edward Elric
The power of choice, right?
“You have to figure it out. Stand up and walk. Keep moving forward. You’ve got two good legs. So get up and use them. You’re strong enough to make your own path.” – Edward Elric
#2 – Roy Mustang Quotes
“Life that has been lost cannot be brought back again. That very truth is what shows us the meaning and value of living.” – Roy Mustang
Life teaches us the value of being alive.
“Any man who has the brains to think and the nerve to act for the benefit of the people of the country, is considered a radical, by those who are content with stagnation and willing to endure disaster.” – Roy Mustang
You see the same thing play out in business, careers, countries and communities across the world.
Stagnation is safe and comfy.
“Nothing’s perfect, the world’s not perfect, but it’s there for us, trying the best it can. That’s what makes it so damn beautiful.” – Roy Mustang
#3 – Riza Hawkeye Quotes
“War does not determine who is right – only who is left.” – Riza Hawkeye
Always the sad truth.
“If the ways of this world are based on equivalent exchange, as alchemy says, then in order to allow for a new generation to enjoy good fortune, the price that we must pay, is to carry the bodies of the dead across a river of blood.” – Riza Hawkeye
#4 – Alphonse Elric Quotes
“In order to obtain something, there must be something of equal value. It is the law of conservation in alchemy. Back then, we believed that it was the truth of the world. However, the real world isn’t perfect, so there is not just a single law that governs everything that happens within it.” – Alphonse Elric
Life isn’t always simplistic!
“On the day we left, we burned down the family home and all the familiar things inside. Because some memories aren’t meant to leave traces.” – Alphonse Elric
“I don’t know if we chose the right path, brother. But I do know this: I don’t want to be in this suit anymore. I want to feel things again. It’s strange. We’ve been right beside each other all this time. But I can’t remember what your skin feels like, or how you smell.” – Alphonse Elric
“It’s true, I don’t have a body, but I’m here. This is my punishment for setting foot on holy ground where mortals are forbidden. We made a mistake, Rose, and we’re paying for it.” – Alphonse Elric
“You’re not a good for nothing person. I think that being able to try your hardest to be something is a talent by itself.” – Alphonse Elric
Trying your hardest is a talent.
#5 – Maria Ross Quotes
“It’s okay to feel lost and not have reasons.” – Maria Ross
That doesn’t make you a loser if so.
#6 – Greed Quotes FMA
“Greed may not be good, but it’s not so bad either. You humans think greed is just for or power, but everyone wants something they can’t have.” – Greed
“I long to see someone who died”, “I want to be rich”, “I want women”, “I want to protect the world”. They’re all desires. In other words, wishes. If you ask me, there’s neither “right” or “wrong” when it comes to greed.” – Greed
You decide which is wrong or right…
#7 – Solf J. Kimblee Quotes
“What could be more beautiful than doing work that puts your soul at risk, because that’s what it means to be alive.” – Solf J. Kimblee
I love this FMA quote.
#8 – Trisha Elric Quotes
“You see, I’m sure we can change, because we’re weak. And because we die. We have to fight in order to live, and that is what will make us strong.” – Trisha Elric
“We really are weak creatures, but that’s why we can strive to become stronger. Even if you feel it’s useless, each step we take leads to something great.” – Trisha Elric
#9 – Winry Rockbell Quotes
“Why do you insist on always learning things the hard way?” – Winry Rockbell
“There are some things in life that will only be understood through words.” – Winry Rockbell
Somethings will only be understood by communicating.
#10 – Maes Hughes Quotes
“I have no use for a religion that’s been forsaken by its own god.” – Maes Hughes
“In general, men prefer to let their actions speak instead of words. When they’re in pain, they don’t want to burden anyone with it, not if they can help it. They don’t want anyone to worry about them. That’s how they are.” – Maes Hughes
The mindset of a man.
“I will do anything it takes to be the man she loves. I will survive this war. And when I return home, I will swallow every horrible thing I’ve done here, and I will smile when I’m with her. I swear on my life.” – Maes Hughes
#11 – Dante Quotes FMA
“People can say there is a balance, a logic that everything happens for a reason… But the truth is far less designed. No matter how hard you work, when you die, you die. Some spend their entire life trying to scratch their way to the top, and still die in poverty. While others are born into wealth without ever working at all. It’s a cruel and random world. And yet the chaos is also beautiful.” – Dante
Life is two sides of the same coin.
#12 – Izumi Curtis Quotes
“When you live, your life will end sooner or later. The body will return to the earth. Grass and flowers will grow on top if it. The soul will nourish the hearts… and it will live on in the hearts of other people.” – Izumi Curtis
The mentor of Alphonse and Edward…
#13 – Rose Thomas Quotes
“Get up, Ed. Get up, and move forward!” – Rose Thomas
#14 – Alex Louis Armstrong Quotes
“Desttruction and creation are two sides of the same coin! You must destroy to create! That is the law of the universe.” – Alex Louis Armstrong
Destroy to create.
#15 – Olivier Mira Armstrong Quotes
“Love for the dead is pointless. We fight to keep them alive, that is all.” – Olivier Mira Armstrong
#16 – Scar Quotes FMA
“Our names are given to us by God. I have betrayed God, and so I no longer have a name.” – Scar
Which Quote’s your favorite?
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