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50 Best Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Quotes

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood weaves in dark fantasy and adventure as Edward Elric and his brother, Alphonse go on a quest to retrieve the Philosopher’s Stone. Adapted by the series Fullmetal Alchemist, written by Hiromu Arakawa, this anime series is drastically different but follows the storyline of the manga.

Edward and Alphonse search for the stone that is the key to restoring their bodies after attempting to bring their mother back from the dead through alchemy. However, they aren’t the only ones on a mission to retrieve the stone. Follow along on the brothers’ quest as they confront powerful characters like Roy Mustang, Riza Hawkeye, Scar, Winry, and many more!

Here’s the scoop on awesome quotes from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood!

1. “Survival is the only way, Ed. Live on and learn more about alchemy!” -Alphonse Elric

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

2. “Can you really hold the woman you love, with your blood-stained hands?” -Roy Mustang

3. “Stand up and walk. Keep moving forward. You’ve got two good legs. So, get up and use them. You’re strong enough to make your own path.” -Edward Elric

4. “The heroes during times of war are nothing but mass murderers during times of peace.” -Riza Hawkeye

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

5. “Dedication is talent all on its own.” -Alphonse Elric

6. “A lesson without pain is meaningless. That’s because 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

Romi Park and Hiroyuki Yoshino
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

7. “Greed may not be good, but it’s not so bad either. You, humans, think greed is just for money or power, but everyone wants something they can’t have.” -Greed

8. “I never feel more human than when I’m fighting real monsters.” -Roy Mustang

9. “If the ways of this world are based on equivalent exchange, as alchemy says, then in order to allow for a new generation to enjoy good fortune, the price that we must pay, is to carry the bodies of the dead across a river of blood.” -Riza Hawkeye

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

10. “It’s true. I don’t have a body, but I’m here. This is my punishment for setting foot on holy ground where mortals are forbidden. We made a mistake, Rose, and we’re paying for it.” -Alphonse Elric

11. “What could be more beautiful than doing work that puts your soul at risk because that’s what it means to be alive!” -Solf Kimblee

12. “There are some things in life that will only be understood through words.” -Winry Rockbell

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

13. “When you live, your life will end sooner or later. The body will return to the earth. Grass and flowers will grow on top of it. The soul will nourish the hearts… and it will live on in the hearts of other people.” -Izumi Curtis

14. “I won’t leave you! 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

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

15. “You know as well as I do, you’re useless on rainy days!” -Riza Hawkeye

16. “If you think I’m a gear-head, that’s fine, but you had better get used to it! Because as long as you’re wearing my automail, you’re stuck with this gear-head whether you like it or not!” -Winry Rockbell

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

17. “Believe in yourselves and choose life over death. Otherwise, you’ve led a shameful existence.” -Izumi Curtis

18. “A king exists for his people, without subjects, rulers cannot exist.” -Ling Yao

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

19. “If it means surviving, I’ll be his best friend!” -Edward Elric

20. “This is ridiculous! Five grown men trying to sneak a peek at a ghost on their night off.” -Roy Mustang

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

21. “Rings and watches have nothing to do with it. My brother’s the Fullmetal Alchemist.” -Alphonse Elric

22. “Men should be able to handle both their job and their women, I do.” -Roy Mustang

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

23. “It’s much harder dealing with the living. Give me a ghost to talk to any day.” -Roy Mustang

24. “I am the ooze born from the gaping wound that was Ishbal. I neither pray to God nor appeal to him. Ooze deserves no forgiveness. And I will burn until I’m left dead in a ditch like the scum that I am.” -Scar

scar from fullmetal alchemist brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

25. “When I return home, I will swallow every horrible thing I have done here, and I will smile when I’m with her.” -Maes Hughes

26. “I thought living forever was nothing but exhausting. But since I met you and our sons, for the first time I felt glad to be alive. It was a full life.” -Van Hohenheim

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

27. “This room reeks of optimism.” -Dr. Knox

28. “Why must everyone make such a fuss over the death of a single soldier? The moment a soldier dons his uniform, he accepts the reality that he might be buried in it.” -Wrath

29. “I am the truth of your despair.” -Truth

30. “Cause we’re not gods. We’re humans. Tiny, insignificant humans…who couldn’t even save a little girl.” -Edward Elric

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

31. “Even when our eyes are closed, there’s a whole world out there, that lives outside of ourselves and our dreams.” -Edward Elric

32. “The world isn’t perfect. But it’s there for us, doing the best it can…that’s what makes it so damn beautiful.” -Roy Mustang

33. “There’s an old myth, about a hero who flew on wings made out of wax. He thought he could touch the sun, but when he got too close, his wings melted, and he came crashing back down to Earth.” -Edward Elric

edward elric
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

34. “All is one, one is all.” -Izumi Curtis

35. “Well, these are either the gates of 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

36. “I lost my pawns, my knight, my rook, my bishop, and even my queen. But it’s not checkmate, just yet.” -Roy Mustang

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

37. “Fools! Don’t put those pale skinny freaks on the same level as my robust soldiers! -Olivier Armstrong

38. “Look straight at the people you kill; don’t take your eyes off them for a second. And don’t ever forget then because they won’t forget you.” -Solf J. Kimblee

39. “Love for the dead is pointless. We fight to keep them alive, that is all.” -Olivier Armstrong

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

40. “I have no use for a religion that’s been forsaken by its own god.” -Maes Hughes

41. “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

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

42. “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

43. “Friends are connected by their souls you can’t just rinse something out that has been deeply instilled into your soul!” -Ling Yao

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

44. “Equivalent exchange. I’ll give you half of my life so give me half of yours!” -Edward Elric

45. “Brave humans who persevere are so easy to trick.” -Pride

46. “You’ve got two good legs, so use them. You’re strong enough to make your own path.” -Edward Elric

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

47. “It means that is battles, you must strike quickly, and end it quickly!” -Roy Mustang

48. “With all these things going on and the time passing idly, I just can’t sit and wait here.” -Edward Elric

49. “I don’t care about letters. The ideas and opinions of others don’t affect me. I decide with my own eyes.” -Olivier Armstrong

olivier and roy
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

50. “The next time I make you cry, they’ll be tears of joy!” -Edward Elric

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