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40 Best Quotes from Psycho-Pass

Psycho-Pass takes place in a dystopian world and follows Akane Tsunemori as she finds herself working with Enforcers and latent criminals. This cyberpunk anime may look like just another crime series on the surface but possesses a fresh new take on crime in a sci-fi universe.

Akane Tsunemori might be the main protagonist; however, all the other characters are equally fascinating. The characters from the anime say a lot of quotes that make us feel like an intellect, especially Shougo Makishima, Shinya Kogami, Nobuchika Ginoza, and Tomomi Masaoka.

Here’s the scoop on awesome quotes from Psycho-Pass!

1. “A perfect plan doesn’t mean having everything go within expectations. A perfect plan is achieved when it has the plasticity needed to flexibly deal with troubles.” -Shougo Makishima

2. “Being a detective isn’t about bringing someone down, but rather, protecting someone.” -Shinya Kogami

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Psycho-Pass (2012)

3. “It’s not the final judgement of good and evil that’s important. What matters is that you come to that decision yourself. That you agonize over it and eventually accept it.” -Akane Tsunemori

4. “I wonder what sort of criteria you use to divide people into good and evil.” -Shougo Makishima

5. “No matter where you are, people find a way to entertain themselves.” -Shuusei Kagari

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Psycho-Pass (2012)

6. “Everyone here is the same. They don’t notice anything. They don’t say anything. And they don’t think anything. They are merely a shell of their former selves and soon they will disappear like the melting snow. This epidemic leads innocent people to their deaths, and yet, its pathogen will never be eradicated. This is a disease called serenity – a form of death that people have wished for.” -Oryou Rikako

7. “I think the only time people really have value is when they act according to their own will.” -Shougo Makishima

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Psycho-Pass (2012)

8. “I want to see the splendor of people’s souls.” -Shougo Makishima

9. “As a leader, you need to learn from the mistakes of others, not your own.” -Nobuchika Ginoza

10. “It is not society that determines people’s futures. It is the people who determine society’s future.” -Akane Tsunemori

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Psycho-Pass (2012)

11. “There’s a limit to the amount of pleasure a person can obtain. But pleasure brought out by intellect is infinite.” -Touma Kouzaburou

12. “Regret your helplessness and feel despair.” -Shougo Makishima

13. “Everything you’ve been taught is based on theories and logic. Soon, you’ll come to realize how pointless they are.” -Tomomi Masaoka

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Psycho-Pass (2012)

14. “Everyone just lives in their own cell, and the system tames them by giving them each their own personal serenity.” -Shougo Makishima

15. “When a man faces fear, his soul is tested. What he was born to seek… what he was born to achieve… his true nature will become clear.” -Shougo Makishima

16. “I just long for a world in which ordinary things are done in an ordinary way.” -Shougo Makishima

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Psycho-Pass (2012)

17. “They say that fools learn from their experiences, while the wise learn from history. I hope you’re not a fool.” -Nobuchika Ginoza

18. “When you entrust so much of your everyday life to those electronic devices, the argument that you aren’t a cyborg isn’t very convincing.” -Toyohisa Senguji

19. “Society doesn’t always do what’s right. That’s exactly why we ourselves must live virtuous lives.” -Akane Tsunemori

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Psycho-Pass (2012)

20. “Beautiful flowers, too, eventually wither and fall. That’s the fate of all living beings.” -Shougo Makishima

21. “If you look away and just turn your back on those you don’t understand, you’ll regret it someday. Accept what’s happening before your eyes as a fact.” -Nobuchika Ginoza

22. “Books are not something that you just read words in. They’re also a tool to adjust your senses.” -Shougo Makishima

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Psycho-Pass (2012)

23. “Isn’t using the net just like using knives for cooking or using paper to write things down? It has nothing to do with good or bad. It’s like, it’s there, so we accept and use it.” -Akane Tsunemori

24. “In order to measure a person’s worth, you must do more than push them. The real way to test their worth is to give them power. When they gain the freedom to act outside the boundaries of law and ethics, you can sometimes see their souls.” -Shougo Makishima

25. “Charisma has three points. The nature of a hero or prophet, the ability to simply make you feel good when you’re around them, and the intelligence to eloquently talk about all sorts of things.” -Saiga Joji

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Psycho-Pass (2012)

26. “What are human desires? What I think the most troublesome desire is for attention. It’s the source of jealousy and relationship problems, too.” -Shougo Makishima

27. “For some time researchers have understood that moderate stress has beneficial effects. It boosts the immune system for example. Stress motivates and prepares us for action. It compels our body to survive.” -Shougo Makishima

28. “I’m sorry. I couldn’t keep my promise. I wanted to go into a line of work where I could protect people. That’s why I became a detective. But Makishima changed everything. That man will continue to kill people. And yet, the law can’t judge him. As long as I’m a detective, I can’t touch him. This case made me aware… that the law can’t protect people.” -Shinya Kogami

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Psycho-Pass (2012)

29. “When something impossible happens, there are only two possibilities. Either your assumptions are wrong, or you have gone crazy.” -Shinya Kogami

30. “If we both survive this, come try to catch me again.” -Shinya Kogami

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Psycho-Pass (2012)

31. “The opposite of boredom is not pleasure…but excitement. People will gladly seek out any kind of excitement, even pain.” -Shougo Makishima

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Psycho-Pass (2012)

32. “The law doesn’t protect people. People protect the law. People have always detested evil and sought out a righteous way of living. Their feelings, the accumulation of those people’s feelings are the law. They’re neither the provisions nor the system. They’re the fragile and irreplaceable feelings that everyone carries in their hearts.” -Akane Tsunemori

33. “Gino, don’t try to understand the minds of criminals. You’ll be taken in.” -Shinya Kogami

34. “The latter, or course. That’s a basic rule of game theory. You work together to catch bigger prey.” -Akane Tsunemori

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Psycho-Pass (2012)

35. “Strong alcohol is the best thing for handling illegal holograms.” -Tomomi Masaoka

36. “That which needs to be done is carried out by those capable of doing it. Such is the grace bestowed upon mankind by Sibyl.” -Yuki Funahara

37. “If you had time to think about it with a level head, you would’ve tried not to shoot her, right?” -Akane Tsunemori

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Psycho-Pass (2012)

38. “We’re latent criminals too, just like the target. The Dominator will work on us as well.” -Shinya Kogami

39. “This newbie we got sure is a piece of work.” -Tomomi Masaoka

40. “They understood each other better than anyone else, and each was focused solely on the other.” -Akane Tsunemori

Did you know that Psycho-Pass was heavily influenced by the movie, Blade Runner?

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