Quotes from "Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica"

Mami Tomoe said:

If you use your wish to grant someone else's, you should be careful you know exactly why you are doing it. Are you really doing it for someone else's benefit? Or the opposite, you're doing it for that person's everlasting gratitude.

Whenever we pray for someone's happiness, someone else must be cursed in exchange.

Kyubee said:

I can only say that the human curiosity is something completely irrational.

You’re too kind. Remember this and take it to heart: kindness sometimes leads to even greater tragedy.

Hey God, if you're there, my life has really sucked. So please, for once, let me have a sweet dream.

The balance between hope and despair keeps itself to zero. When was it you told me that? I understand what you mean now, I did save quite a few people, but in exchange hatred and jealousy filled my heart, I even hurt my best friend. Someone has to be cursed to balance out a wish for someone else's happiness.

Someone has to be cursed to balance out a wish for someone else's happiness. That's how we, magical girls, work.

Mami Tomoe said:

You shouldn't want to be like me, I'm... just trying to act cool. No matter how scary it is, how hard it is, I can't talk to anyone about it. I always cry alone. Being a Magical Girl isn't good at all.

Kyubee said:

Our contracts are completely dependent upon you agreeing to them first. I think that, in and of itself, is quite kind of us.

Kyubee said:

Do you know how many civilizations are crowded together in the universe and how much energy is used up in one second? Eventually, you humans, will leave this planet as well, and join us. You wouldn't want to be handed an empty, desolate universe then, would you?

Rush in there right now and break his hands and legs so he'll never be able to use them again. Make it so he won't be able to do anything without you anymore. Then he'll be yours. His heart, body, everything.

Say, how about we put an end to all of this? The two of us could become Witches and destroy everything! Everything in this world that has ever made us hate, everything that has ever made us cry, will turn to ashes until nothing is left, like it was all just a bad dream! We'd have no worries! Isn't that nice?

Stories where love and courage win in the end always turn out like that, you know? When I think about it, I became a magical girl because I always loved those stories.

It really shouldn't be all that uncommon - having a wish you'd go so far as to trade your life for. I think there are a lot of people in the world with wishes and desires like that. If we can't think of anything, it just means that we really haven't had anything that bad happen to us. We've had too much given to us and have become dull and stupid. It makes me wonder: Why us? Don't you think it's unfair? I'm sure there are other people who'd really want a chance like this.

Kyubee said:

Why is it that when humans regret the decision based on a misunderstanding they feel resentment toward the other party?

Madoka. My only friend... If... If it's for your sake... I don't mind being locked in this eternal maze!

So how about we become monsters together?.. And turn this world upside down? So that... nothing bad... or sad... would remain. Destroy, destroy, destroy it all!

Kyubee said:

Make a contract with me, and become a magical girl!

Even though I've lost my way, I will save you.

Kindness can bring you even bigger troubles.