250+ Best Neon Genesis Evangelion Quotes

Neon Genesis Evangelion Quotes Shinji

It really breaks my heart when people say “Shinji is a whiny bitch.” He defiantly suffers from the Hedgehog dilemma & is afraid to socialize with others! This is most likely because his father left him when he was a child, most kids that grow up without a father deal with people differently because they didn’t have a father figure in their life to look up too.

It’s worth mentioning that Shinji’s mother was for the most part not around, she was around when Shinji was much younger but she’s gone. Shinji doesn’t want to polite to unit 01 because he sees the world as it is, he’s not getting anything out of it,

his father still doesn’t talk to him or want to live with nor does he have a special person in his life at all! He has low self-esteem issues and can’t express his feelings toward anyone. One parent is dead while the other like Rei instead of Shinji. So when I hear people say ” Shinji is a whiny bitch.” I hope people will look deeper into Shinji, because he’s been throwing a lot in his life!

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

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

“Living alone is fine with me. I’m alone anyway.”

“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.”

“Never underestimate the ability of the human animal to adapt to it’s environment.”

“One who truly hates himself cannot love, he cannot place his trust in another.”

“I’m not worthy of piloting an EVA, because I don’t understand anything. I’m incapable of doing anything good for anybody else!”

“You misunderstood from the very beginning. You just believed what you wanted to believe.”

“I thought this was supposed to be a world without pain and without uncertainty.”

“It would be better if I never existed. I should just die too.”

“Giving up halfway is worse than never trying at all.”

“You never even loved yourself! You’re all you have and you never even learned to like yourself!”

“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.”

“Nobody cares whether I live or die. Nothing will change… so they can all just die…”

“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.”

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

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

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

“Exactly why did you come here? You mustn’t run away, you must confront your father, and you must confront yourself!”

“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.”

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

“The thread of human hope is spun with the flax of sorrow.”

“Your truth can be changed simply by the way you accept it. That’s how fragile the truth for a human is.”

“Sometimes you need a little wishful thinking just to keep on living.”

Neon Genesis Evangelion Quotes in Japanese

This is the directors personal perspective of overcoming his great depression during the make of the series. The original NGE ending just resembles the personal conflict the director had and how he had overcome it. It all makes sense if you rewatch it a few times..

Neon Genesis Evangelion Quotes in Japanese

“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.”

“No one can justify life by linking happy moments into a rosary.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“I didn’t have a choice! They made me pilot the stupid thing!”

“I mustn’t run away! I mustn’t run away! I mustn’t run away!”

“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.”

“Mankind’s greatest fear is Mankind itself.”

“Man cannot erase this sadness, because all men are fundamentally alone.”

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

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

“It is simply the duty of the elite to protect the ignorant masses.”

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