Quotes from "Gintama"

Boss, friendship is not something decided in one day, but it's something formed before you know it.

But is it love in your case when you're so easily disturbed? Women aren't going to follow the script like in a game. The hottest girl around will still fart and poop. Eventually she'll age and become an ugly manager. If you love someone, that means you're ready to accept that. Love is a resolve to create an illusion that accepts this reality. When you love a cold machine... if you can't show affection for the manager, humans, reality, you have no right to speak for love!

Seita said:

What's so fun about killing people like that?!

Unfortunately, I don't have a nice eyeball like you, that can see this and that. All I can do to pursue one thing in front of me. So whether it's the abyss of death or an empty void, I won't fight for the manju offered to my grave. I'll fight for tomorrow's breakfast. That's all.

You're absolutely right. I can't do anything alone. Everyone has their flaws and imperfections, but that's what drives us to work together... To make up for those flaws. Together, we make the perfect main character.

Sometimes, it's necessary to look back at the past in order to move on to the future.

The night is in its darkest just before dawn. But keep your eyes open. If you avert your eyes from the dark, you'll be blinded by the rays of a new day. So keep your eyes open, no matter how dark the night ahead may be.

No matter whether you win or not, there's no meaning to war.

A prison, you say? You think you'll be free if you go to the world above? A girl like you can never be free no matter where you go. After all, we humans are apes put in a cage called Earth. There is no difference between the world above and the world below. The only difference is which is bigger or smaller. People who pout about how confining the cage is can never be happy. They live their lives only seeing the iron bars. A true lack of freedom is when you cage your soul.

It's quite easy for humans to become adults, but to always have a child-like heart that makes everything joyful isn't such an easy task.

Matsu, you said that people and fireworks bloom like beautiful flowers for an instant and then fade away. That may be true, but Matsu, even if it's only for a moment, I want you to bloom by my side and when you fade away... do so at my side. In return, I will... make beautiful flowers bloom by your side again and again.

There's no short-cut to becoming strong. Even if you try to look strong on the outside, that thin layer will soon fall off.

You yourself have to change first, or nothing will change for you!

Sake sure is nice. You can forget your troubles if only for a moment. You'll have to remember them tomorrow though, and they'll be even more painful than they were the night before. You can't run away from things like this. Especially from things you really want to forget.

Don't worry. When people break their old selves they embark a journey to find their new selves.

When you are down, how do you pick yourself up? People fall into two categories... depending on how they pick themselves up. The first one sees somebody who is worse off and thinks, "Hey! I am better off than that guy." And the second kind of guy sees a challenge and tries to raise himself to it.

Happiness depends on each person. If you think you're happy, then you must be happy.

Some lies are necessary for giving children dreams.

Have faith in your inspiration. Feel the imagination!

Whether I go or not, I'll die anyway. I have an organ more important than my heart. Although you can't see it, I feel it going through my head down to my feet, and I know it exists within me. It lets me stand on my feet, it lets me walk forward without trembling. If I stop here, I feel like it would break... My soul will break.