30 Dazai Bungou Stray Dogs Quotes for the Depressed and Disturbed
Osamu Dazai takes on the roles of hero and villain in "Bungou Stray Dogs," perplexing audiences. Read his 30 quotes below to learn more about the good and the bad.
Osamu Dazai is a complex character in the animated manga series "Bungou Stray Dogs." This complexity is because while he plays a positive force in the series, he takes on a profoundly villainous character in the offshoot novel "Dazai and the Dark Era."
As a villain, he is sadistic, with a nervous energy around him. At this time, he becomes the executive of the Port Mafia, only 15 years old, and makes them a massive amount of money. Read more about him in the 30 quotes below.
Osamu Dazai Quotes on His Various Outlooks
“Evil expects evil from others.” — Osamu Dazai
"Do you think if you put your life on the line fighting for others, someone will stamp a form certifying you deserve to live?" — Osamu Dazai
“Man fears death and yet, at the same time, man is drawn to death. Death is endlessly consumed by men in cities and in literature. It is a singular event in one’s life that none may reverse. That is what I desire.” — Osamu Dazai
“Success is harder than failure for many things in this world.” — Osamu Dazai
"People need to be told they’re worthy of being alive by someone else or they can’t go on." — Osamu Dazai
"Wealth is a nightmare. With each coveted thing we buy, we lose a thing we dream about." — Osamu Dazai
“Justice is a weapon. It can be used to cause harm, but it cannot protect or save others.” — Osamu Dazai
"If you try to save someone you can't save, You'll both end up sinking." — Osamu Dazai
Osamu Dazai Quotes about Himself
"My dream was to become a writer.” — Osamu Dazai
"I saw a bright world. I cannot go back to a time when I did not know such a thing existed." — Osamu Dazai
"If you place yourself somewhere close to raw emotions where you're exposed to violence and death, you can brush against man's true nature. I thought I could find a reason to live somehow." — Osamu Dazai
“I don’t even feel like holding a conversation right now…” — Osamu Dazai
Uneasy and Dark Osamu Dazai Quotes
“It's a sin that I'm still alive” — Osamu Dazai
"Do you want me to end your suffering with this gun? If you want to say yes, you should do it while you still can talk." — Osamu Dazai
"I often wonder about that. Do our tears do any good for the dead?" — Osamu Dazai
“Do you really think there’s value in the act of living?” — Osamu Dazai
"People exist to save themselves. You will understand that at the moment of your death." — Osamu Dazai
“Stop pitying yourself. Pity yourself, and life becomes an endless nightmare.” — Osamu Dazai
“Anything I would never want to lose is always lost. It is a given that everything that is worth wanting will be lost the moment I obtain it. There’s nothing worth pursuing at the cost of prolonging a life of suffering.” — Osamu Dazai
“You’re talking as though you’ll leave this place alive.” — Osamu Dazai
"My subordinates tortured a hostage from yesterday to make him talk." — Osamu Dazai
More Osamu Dazai Quotes
“Your ability’s slow to activate.” — Osamu Dazai
"You're my witness. Got it?" — Osamu Dazai
"Ah, your vitality is blinding." — Osamu Dazai
"Now, if you were with this agency, it would be a different story." — Osamu Dazai
"That's not enough to survive in the Port Mafia!" — Osamu Dazai
"I told them I was on death's door, but then everyone was all like, 'Congratulations'" — Osamu Dazai
“A good book is always good, no matter how many times you’ve already read it.” — Osamu Dazai
"The enemy won't wait for you to get up." — Osamu Dazai
"The only thing I like about you, maybe, is your taste in shoes." — Osamu Dazai
While Osamu Dazai plays an essential role in the series, Atsushi Nakajima is the show's protagonist. He meets Osamu Dazai when Dazai saves him from drowning, leading to unusual events.
"Bungou Stray Dogs" is available on many streaming services such as "Crunchyroll," "Disney Plus," and "Prime Video." Dive into more villainy by reading these 31 Red Hood quotes.
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