250+ The Best Elfen Lied Quotes

Elfen Lied Mariko Quotes

the other day on a train this girl, who was probably in high school, kept looking at me. I realized that she was wearing a bnha deku shirt and she had seen the hatsune miku shirt i was wearing. i dont really care for bnha, but i remember being a teen girl in a small catholic school who would have been IMMENSELY excited & validated if i had seen a 20-something wearing anything remotely anime-related in my youth.

I took out my headphones to tell her “nice shirt!” as I got off the train, but before I could she nervously blurted out “I love your shirt!” then a little quieter, “I love miku!” and I couldn’t help but give her a huge grin, tell her I loved her shirt too and to have a great day. she lit up so brightly.

even though anime is more accessible to her than it EVER was when I was growing up, it’s still such a huge important touchstone for so many people who long for a sense of community and understanding that others may have but they might not have access to for one reason or another.

“I hate these horns.” – Lucy

“If i ever end up killing a lot of people… Kouta… Then please, kill me.” – Lucy

“Regret is the domain of those who have earned the right to look back at the past. All I have is shame.” – Kurama

“Warmth, love, and affection. These are the things I have taken away from you.” – Kurama

“People who think that they can make up their past follies with regret cannot be forgiven.” – Kurama

“Call me if anyone gives ya trouble… I’ll f**** kill em for you.” – Bando

“I better get going while my sack clearance is still valid!” – Bando

“I pull the trigger. The gun goes off. Your brains splatter all over the sand. The beach gets bloody and you get dead.” – Bando

“I envy you just for having someone who’s worried about you.” – Mayu

Lucy Elfen Lied Quotes

I’m one of those teens who had my worldview changed by Elfin Lied. Elfin Lied was sort of my “loss of innocence” moment, as I hadn’t experienced media this edgy or gory before. It opened my eyes to a world I knew existed, but never experienced myself.

I remember I felt changed after I read it. I remember the world seeming a lot darker than it did before.
I loved the gore and the melodrama, I couldn’t get enough of it. Even today as an adult, I still like reading cheesy romance and melodrama, but maybe not so much of the gore.

Lucy Elfen Lied Quotes

“When you are miserable, you need something that is even more miserable than you to feel good about yourself.” – Lucy

“All this time, I’ve lived in hope of telling you how sorry I am, I’ve fought armies, just to have this chance, but now, there’s nothing I can say.. That’s good enough.” – Lucy

“Everyone in this place is unhappy. And since they’re unhappy, they’re probably looking for someone worse off than they are.” – Lucy

“You suddenly appeared in front of me in this hell. The day that I would get to meet you…I always wanted to apologize to you…I only endured because of that! I kept on living.” – Lucy

“Aren’t we all monsters on the inside.” – Lucy

“I was going to let you go. After all, there aren’t many of us out there, but you’re just such a pain in the a**.” – Lucy

“The ones who aren’t human… the ones who aren’t people… are actually YOU!” – Lucy

“I’m so sorry for all the sadness I’ve caused you. I’m so sorry.” – Lucy

Young me thought the romance between Lucy and Kouta was peak writing. Specifically, I loved and rooted for Lucy, related to her as a victim of bullying, and seeing Kouta lovingly embrace her, the real her, the her who had hurt him so much, was beyond touching, it was cathartic and emotionally fulfilling.

I saw the anime as being full of themes of forgiveness and finding people out there who care about you, and it really meant a lot to me. The emotional connection isn’t there now, not in the same way, but I’m grateful that in a time of my life where I was ‘too cool’ for silly love stories and too deep in my depression to see much of a future ahead of me, this anime hauled me back into getting invested in the idea of love and happy endings.

I probably needed that – not that fourteen year old me would admit it, of course.

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