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Ryuk with his quote: "Death plays no favorites." | Source: Facebook.com/deathnote
Ryuk with his quote: "Death plays no favorites." | Source: Facebook.com/deathnote

42 Ryuk Quotes from the Japanese Manga Series ‘Death Note’

Bettina Dizon
Jun 26, 2023
11:00 P.M.
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Before being adapted into an anime series, "Death Note" was a famous Japanese manga that followed the adventures of Light Yagami as he discovered a supernatural and powerful notebook, Death Note, that can kill anyone.

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After Shinigami Ryuk dropped his Death Note on earth out of boredom, he found himself intrigued by the actions of Light Yagami, the human who saw it. The Death Note has the power to kill anyone whose name is written on it, and Light didn't take long to figure it out. When he did, he took it upon himself to do good by ridding the world of criminals.

Soon, detectives pursue the student-turned-vigilante, who is hiding under an alias. Light's challenges often come from a determined detective trying to uncover his identity. The duo usually try to outsmart each other, bringing amusement to Ryuk.

Throughout the series, Ryuk observes Light's actions and consequences. He also gives funny, sometimes wise comments, as he already knows the ropes of the Death Note.

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Ryuk's quote from "Death Note:" "I was just bored. It's a strange thing for a God of Death to say, but I had no sense of 'being alive.'" | Source: AmoDays

Ryuk's quote from "Death Note:" "I was just bored. It's a strange thing for a God of Death to say, but I had no sense of 'being alive.'" | Source: AmoDays

Ryuk Quotes That Make You Think

"There's no heaven, no hell. No matter what you do in life, everyone goes to the same place." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

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"Death plays no favorites." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"The Death Gods just have some kind of vague sense of not wanting to die. So they collect human lives and live on vaguely." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"The Gods of Death these days, they're really just rotting away. No one even remembers the very reason that they exist. I don't think they have anything that you would call a reason for being." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"I was just bored. It's a strange thing for a God of Death to say, but I had no sense of 'being alive.'" – Ryuk, "Death Note"

Ryuk's quote from "Death Note:" "The name and the face is all you have to have." | Source: AmoDays

Ryuk's quote from "Death Note:" "The name and the face is all you have to have." | Source: AmoDays

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"Don't think that those that have used the Death Notebook are able to go to heaven or hell. Just remember that. Look forward to the afterlife!" – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"I've heard that, as a general rule, people that are visited by the Gods of Death don't end up having a lot of fun." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"Dreams are places you can have fun, right? It's all in your mind, so why not enjoy it?" – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"And if this is possible, imagine what else you could do." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"The name and the face is all you have to have." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

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Ryuk's quote from "Death Note:" "Once you enter prison, I don't know when you'll die. It's annoying to wait. Your life is already over. You'll die here." | Source: AmoDays

Ryuk's quote from "Death Note:" "Once you enter prison, I don't know when you'll die. It's annoying to wait. Your life is already over. You'll die here." | Source: AmoDays

"Hope you know what you're doing." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

Iconic Ryuk Quotes from 'Death Note'

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"Well, it was good while it lasted. We killed some boredom, didn't we? We did some various and interesting things." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"Now I'm rooting for this guy." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"Whether you will be happy or sad, Light, is not something that I care about." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"Once you enter prison, I don't know when you'll die. It's annoying to wait. Your life is already over. You'll die here." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

Ryuk's quote from "Death Note:" "Apples taste so much better indoors." | Source: AmoDays

Ryuk's quote from "Death Note:" "Apples taste so much better indoors." | Source: AmoDays

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"You think I'm some dog, Light? You can just snap your fingers, and I'll come running?" – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"Sorry, but believe it or not, I'm a male too." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"I feel like I'm watching a sitcom." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"That was worth an academy award, Light." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"Apples taste so much better indoors." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

Ryuk's quote from "Death Note:" "The special cost of a God of Death is half a person's natural lifespan." | Source: AmoDays

Ryuk's quote from "Death Note:" "The special cost of a God of Death is half a person's natural lifespan." | Source: AmoDays

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"Hey, all it did was go around in a full circle." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"Don't worry your little head, Light. You're already quite the God of Death yourself!" – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"You really are an evil beast." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"Now, as long as we're playing, let's do it right. There's no need to stop at who." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"The special cost of a God of Death is half a person's natural lifespan." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

Ryuk's quote from "Death Note:" "The history of the note is as long as history itself." | Source: AmoDays

Ryuk's quote from "Death Note:" "The history of the note is as long as history itself." | Source: AmoDays

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"For a beginner, not bad at all." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"You said dealer's choice!" – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"I didn't choose you. Don't you see this is all just an accident? You actually thought you were chosen because you're so smart or something?" – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"Don't be so vain. It just happened to fall around here, and you just happen to pick it up, and that's all there is to it." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

Ryuk Quotes about the Death Note

"The history of the note is as long as history itself." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

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Ryuk's quote from "Death Note:" "I don't care if it is fortunate or unfortunate that Light picked up the Death Note. However, it is generally bad luck for a person to be followed by a God of Death." | Source: AmoDays

Ryuk's quote from "Death Note:" "I don't care if it is fortunate or unfortunate that Light picked up the Death Note. However, it is generally bad luck for a person to be followed by a God of Death." | Source: AmoDays

"The last keeper of the note passed away. It fell to me to find a new one." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

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"I stole a death note." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"You have lost, Light. Didn't I say in the beginning when you die, the one who'll write your name down in a notebook will be me? That is the deal between the Shinigami and the first human to get their hands on the note in the human world. " – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"I don't care if it is fortunate or unfortunate that Light picked up the Death Note. However, it is generally bad luck for a person to be followed by a God of Death." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"I think you might be capable of great things, but if you don't think you can handle it, that's fine. Just put the note somewhere, leave it alone for seven days, and I'll find it a new home." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

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Ryuk's quote from "Death Note:" "Humans are so interesting." | Source: AmoDays

Ryuk's quote from "Death Note:" "Humans are so interesting." | Source: AmoDays

"You know what happens when they find it. It ends up my book again, Light. And guess what name I'm gonna suggest we start with when I find it a new home?" – Ryuk, "Death Note"

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Ryuk Quotes about Humans

"For me, apples are like cigarettes and liquor for humans. If I'm deprived, I go into withdrawals." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"The human world is a boring place with boring people doing boring things." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"All humans die the same. The place they go after death isn't decided upon by a god; it is Mu." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"Humans are so interesting." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

"As a rule, they say humans haunted by a shinigami have nothing but misfortune." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

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"Every human spends the last moments of his life in the shadow of a death god. If we so desire, we can influence those moments." – Ryuk, "Death Note"

Ryuk's quote from "Death Note:" "Every human spends the last moments of his life in the shadow of a death god. If we so desire, we can influence those moments." | Source: AmoDays

Ryuk's quote from "Death Note:" "Every human spends the last moments of his life in the shadow of a death god. If we so desire, we can influence those moments." | Source: AmoDays

In 2017, a live-action version of "Death Note" hit the screens, starring Nat Wolff, LaKeith Stanfield, and Margaret Qualley.

Besides "Death Note," other Japanese mangas have been turned into anime series, including the hit show "Naruto," which has several great quotes from different characters.

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