If you’re an Anime fan, you are sure to remember and love these Fullmetal Alchemist quotes.
The anime Fullmetal Alchemist is a unique story of adventure, pain and hope. The story is set in a fictional universe in the early 20th century of a steampunk world, where alchemy is the center of science and power.
The main plot involves the journey of the Elric brothers when they fail to resurrect their dead mother through the process of transmutation but end up losing their body in the process.
The show gained tons of attention around the globe and became one of the top-rated animes of all time.
The idea of equivalent exchange is highly emphasized throughout the series. This is the idea that everything we do has an equal and opposite reaction.
Here are some of the best Fullmetal Alchemist quotes you’ll surely enjoy.
Don’t forget to also check out these Godless quotes from the Netflix series.
Fullmetal Alchemist quotes by Edward Elric
1. “You’ve got two good legs, so use them. You’re strong enough to make your own path.” ― Edward Elric
2. “Stand up and walk. Keep moving forward.” ― Edward Elric
3. “A lesson without pain is meaningless.” ― Edward Elric
4. “Equivalent Exchange. I’ll give you half of my life so give me half of yours!” ― Edward Elric
5. “With all these things going on and the time passing idly, I just can’t sit and wait here.” ― Edward Elric
6. “How can you move forward if you keep regretting the past.” ― Edward Elric
7. “The next time I make you cry, they’ll be tears of joy!” ― Edward Elric
8. “You cannot gain something without sacrificing something in return. But once you have overcome it and made it your own… You will gain an irreplaceable fullmetal heart.” ― Edward Elric
9. “Who are you calling so short you want to squish like an ant?” ― Edward Elric
10. “Even when our eyes are closed, there’s a whole world out there that lives outside ourselves and our dreams.” ― Edward Elric
11. “You’ve got two good legs, so get up and use them. You’re strong enough to make your own path.” ― Edward Elric
12. “No one can gain without sacrificing something. But by enduring that pain and overcoming it, he shall obtain a powerful, unmatched heart… a fullmetal heart.” ― Edward Elric
Fullmetal Alchemist quotes by Roy Mustang
13. “It means that in battles, you must strike quickly, and end it quickly!” ― Roy Mustang
14. “We have been together for a long time after all.” ― Roy Mustang
15. “Well, these are either the gates to glory, or the entrance way to hell. Wait here, Lieutenant. If anything happens to me, then at least you’ll have a chance of getting out alive.” ― Roy Mustang
16. “ Nothing’s perfect, the world’s not perfect, but it’s there for us, trying the best it can. That’s what makes it so damn beautiful.” ― Roy Mustang
17. “I lost my pawns, my knight, my rook, my bishop, and even my queen. But, it’s not checkmate, just yet.” ― Roy Mustang
18. “ I never feel more human than when I’m fighting real monsters.” ― Roy Mustang
19. “Even a piece of garbage has its pride.” ― Roy Mustang
20. “On that day, all female officers will be required to wear… tiny miniskirts!” ― Roy Mustang
21. “When I, who am called a ‘weapon’ or a ‘monster’, fight a real monster, I can fully realize I’m just a human.” ― Roy Mustang
22. “Nothing’s perfect, the world’s not perfect, but it’s there for us, trying the best it can. That’s what makes it so damn beautiful.” ― Roy Mustang
23. “However little strength I’m capable of, I’ll do everything humanly possible to protect the people I love, and in turn, they will protect the ones they love. It seems like the least we tiny humans can do for each other.” ― Roy Mustang
24. “Life that has been lost cannot be brought back again. That very truth is what shows us the meaning and value of living.” ― Roy Mustang
Fullmetal Alchemist quotes by Olivier Armstrong
25. “Love for the dead is pointless. We fight to keep them alive, that is all.” ― Olivier Armstrong
26. “Men like you sitting comfortably in your ‘green zones’ watching the battlefield from afar. Making pain and suffering out to be some sort of noble gift! I wonder, depending on how all this ends, I could end up a hero. But not a soft, useless one, like the hero of Ishval!” ― Olivier Armstrong
27. “Fools! Don’t put those pale skinny freaks on the same level as my robust soldiers!” ― Olivier Armstrong
28. “I don’t care about letters. The ideas and opinions of others don’t affect me. I decide with my own eyes.” ― Olivier Mira Armstrong
Fullmetal Alchemist quotes by Izumi Curtis
29. “All is One, One is All.” ― Izumi Curtis
30. “Believe in yourself. Pick a path that you, deep down in your soul, won’t be ashamed of.” ― Izumi Curtis
Fullmetal Alchemist quotes by Maes Hughes
31. “I have no use for a religion that’s been forsaken by its own god.” ― Maes Hughes
32. “In general, men prefer to let their actions speak instead of words. When they’re in pain, they don’t want to burden anyone with it, not if they can help it. They don’t want anyone to worry about them. That’s how they are. Even so, there may come a time when they’ll ask for your help. And when they do, I know that you’ll be there for them. Isn’t that enough?” ― Maes Hughes
Fullmetal Alchemist quotes by Ling Yao
33. “I’m going to rule the world.” ― Ling Yao
34. “Friends are connected by their souls you can’t just rinse something out that has been deeply instilled into your soul!” ― Ling Yao
Fullmetal Alchemist quotes by Riza Hawkeye
35. “Because I have someone I want to protect.” ― Riza Hawkeye
36. “War does not determine who is right- only who is left.” ― Riza Hawkeye
37. “The heroes during times of war are nothing but mass murderers during times of peace.” ― Riza Hawkeye
Fullmetal Alchemist quotes by Alphonse Elric
38. “Dedication is a talent all on its own.” ― Alphonse Elric
39. “No fair, Sky. I’m the one who feels like crying.” ― Alphonse Elric
40. “I’m sick of watching people die and I can’t just sit back and take it anymore. I won’t let anyone else get killed, not when I can protect them.” ― Alphonse Elric
Fullmetal Alchemist quotes by Solf J. Kimblee
41. “Look straight at the people you kill; don’t take your eyes off them for a second. And don’t ever forget them because they won’t forget you.” ― Solf J. Kimblee
42. “I think you’ve got me all wrong. My motives aren’t so sophisticated as “revenge” or “honor” or any of that. The reason I killed all of those men was because I could. It’s that simple.” ― Solf J. Kimblee
Fullmetal Alchemist quotes from other characters
43. “Brave humans who persevere are so easy to trick.” ― Pride
44. “The moment a solder dons his uniform, he accepts that he might be buried in it.” ― Fuhrer King Bradley
45. “ A king is no king without his people. But people without a king are lost as well.” ― Lan Fan
46. “There are some things in life that will only be understood through words.” ― Winry Rockbell
47. “You see, I’m sure we can change. Because we’re weak. And because we die. We have to fight in order to live, and that’s what will make us strong.” ― Trisha Elric
48. “Open your eyes. ‘God’ is nothing more than a construct created by man to inspire fear and promote order. If you wish to see me struck down, for all these atrocities, use your own hands to do so, not ‘God’s’.” ― King Bradley
49. “Who am I? One name you might have for me is the world, or you might call me the universe, or perhaps God, or perhaps the Truth. I am all, and I am One. So, of course, this also means that I am you. I am the truth of your despair, the inescapable price of your boastfulness. And now, I will bestow upon you the despair you deserve.” ― Truth
50. Edward Elric: “I don’t need your help!”
Scar: “Maybe not, but your younger brother needs you.”
Which of these Fullmetal Alchemist quotes is your favorite?
This anime created a huge impact on the lives of those who watched it. The show ended in a bittersweet moment when Edward finally got his body back in exchange for his alchemical power after the war.
Thousands of people died in the last battle, and many of our favorite characters sacrificed in order to achieve peace.
Take this time to remember all the amazing moments you had with this anime and relive its principles in your lives.
Remember that life may not be fair, but every action that we take has a ripple effect and equivalent consequences.
You can always look back at these Fullmetal Alchemist quotes and lines whenever you feel nostalgic about life and take a trip down memory lane.
September 9, 2021 7:00 AM EST