Remember that a sword held by someone who is about to die… will never be able to protect anything.
The fact that you consider yourself as an equal to me, is being arrogant in itself.
Sovereignty means absolutely nothing in front of me.
The curtain that falls down at the end, shall be pulled down by the blade of my sword.
You and I, our levels are as distant as the earth from the heavens. Must I spell it out for you? I have discarded my left arm, discarded my left leg, and yet even then I have not nearly lowered myself to your level.
Something as useless as emotions, I never had them to begin with.
I... Despise the way you fight. Without ever lifting your own hand... To steal bonds of camraderie and torture opponents is the height of cowardice. It is a lack of shame deserving of death. I am here. Strike me down. I shall kill you and cast you aside... Before you finish swinging your blade.
I don't remember saying that I would kill you because I'm a Soul Reaper. The reason I am killing you is simple. It's because you aimed your blade at my only pride.
Let me tell you about the difference between you and me. It's like the story of the monkey trying to capture the moon. However close he thinks he is to the moon, it's still just the reflection of the moon in the middle of the lake. No matter how he struggles to capture that "moon", he inevitably sinks to the bottom of that lake to no avail. You will never reach me.
*to Ichigo, after he released his bankai for the first time* What is that? Are you saying that this small thing is a bankai? Isn't it just the sealed form of your zanpakutō? I see. First the execution, and now Bankai. I can see that you enjoy treading on our pride. Very well, then. I will carve into your body...The punishment for injuring our pride!
No matter how strong a defense, a stronger offense will always shatter it.
"Control"... you say? When you stand before me... that word holds no meaning. Bankai. Senbonzakura Kageyoshi.
Exactly when did I say that I do this because I am a shinigami? My killing you is no other reason than the fact that you... Pointed your blade [view shifts to Rukia] at my pride.
The arrogant one is you, Espada. But rest at ease. The reason for your loss is not due to that arrogance. It is simply due to a difference in power.
You and I...our levels are as distant as the earth from the heavens. ...Must I spell it out for you? I have discarded my left arm, discarded my left leg, and yet even then I have not nearly lowered myself to your level.
It is a thousand years too early... for you to become worthy enough to die by my Bankai.
Well done. That time, your fang definitely touched me.
Be proud as someone who, after being struck by this power, is still able to retain the shape of a body.
Your blade will never be able to touch me. Ever. Put away your sword and you shall live...unless you're still dreaming about defeating me. Did you forget, or did it just never occur to you...that I have Bankai as well?