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50 Best Sword Art Online Quotes

Sword Art Online is a novel series written by Reki Kawahara and was adapted into an anime in 2012. This anime follows Kirito Kirigaya and Asuna Yuuki as they play between different virtual worlds. Offering an inside look into a multiplayer role-playing game, Kirito is chosen to be a beta tester for the game and ends up joining forces with Asuna.

Kirito and Asuna fight alongside each other, both determined to make it out of the games. Kirito is not only an iconic character in the anime community but also has some of the best quotes from the Sword Art Online anime and novel.

Here’s the scoop on Sword Art Online quotes!

1. “Whether here or in the real world, you can cry when it hurts. There’s no rule that you can’t show feelings just because it’s a game.” -Kirito

2. “Every day here is another one lost in the real world.” -Yuuki Asuna

Bryce Papenbrook, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Nobunaga Shimazaki, and Brandon Winckler in Sword Art Online (2012)
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3. “It’s impossible to work hard for something you don’t enjoy.” -Silica

4. “Stay alive you hear? I don’t care how you do it. Just stay alive until the end.” -Klein

5. “Even in a world like this, he was really living.” -Asuna

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6. “A person’s strength in this world is just an illusion.” -Kirito

7. “I’d rather stay the way I am until the last moment. Even if a monster beats me and I die. I won’t lose to this game or this world, no matter what.” -Asuna

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8. “I want to stay with you forever!” -Yui

9. “There are limits to what a solo player can do.” -Kirito

10. “No matter what, my heart will be forever yours, and I will fight until the day I see you again.” -Kirito

11. “Everybody can fight. It’s just a choice of whether you should.” -Kirito

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12. “Just consider hardships as another part of training and keep working hard.” -Klein

13. “I don’t even know the real names of the two… no, three that I killed back then. I just closed my eyes, put my hands over my ears, and tried to forget it all.” –Kirito

14. “In every world, once you die, you’re gone.” -Akihiko Kayaba

15. “Life isn’t just doing things for yourself. It’s possible to live in such a way that other people’s happiness, makes you happy too.” -Yuuki Asuna

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16. “God would never put us through all this suffering if he didn’t think we could bear it.” -Yuuki Konno

17. “Oh, spare me, wonder woman. You’re only doing this to prove I was wrong.” -Kirito

18. “I was just dreaming a little. About my old world.” -Yuuki Asuna

19. “A game where your life isn’t on the line is a piece of cake.” -Kirito

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20. “The warmth of our bodies began to melt my frozen heart bit by bit.” -Kirito

21. “I am better at using swords than words.” -Kirito

22. “Ok everyone, I’ve only got one thing to say to you: Let’s win!” -Diabel

23. “It’d be a waste to have to go to work on a day like this.” -Kirito

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24. “I always knew you’d save me.” -Asuna

25.”You stole this world and its people. You are a king of thieves, alone upon a stolen throne.” -Kirito

26. “Even if I die, you keep living, okay? Live to see the end of this world and to see why it was born. Live to see why a weak girl like me ended up here…and the reason you and I met.” -Sachi

27. “A person is very strong when he seeks to protect something.” -Kayaba

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28. “We definitely don’t exist just for the sake of welcoming death someday. I believe we live for the sake of living on.” -Kirito

29. “It is pointless to question who someone really is. All you can do is to believe and accept.” -Kirito

30. “When I began thinking of him, I fell asleep. I stopped having nightmares.” -Yuuki Asuna

31. “You and I are both data in a virtual world, but…” -Lisbeth

Sarah Anne Williams in Sword Art Online (2012)
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32. “In SAO we had a code, ‘Never let another Player’s HP hit zero no matter what.’ We knew if it dropped to nothing that Player would die.” -Klein

33. “One of these days, I will cut down that tree.” -Eugeo

34. “You can go anywhere you want in this world with a single blade. This may be a virtual world, but I feel more alive here than in the real world.” -Kirito

35. “Well, how would you like me to mock you, then? I take requests.” -Kirito

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36. “They say your character is built by life’s challenges, so keep soldiering on young man.” -Klein

37. “I’d rather trust and regret, than doubt and regret.” -Kirito

38. “I’d rather die with someone than let that person die before my eyes.” -Kirito

39. “If you are that good, I have something to ask you.” -Kirito

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40. “Life should be something that can hold and pass a person’s thoughts.” -Yuuki Asuna

41. “If we make it back to the real world, I’ll find you again. And fall in love with you again.” -Yuuki Asuna

42. “Then let’s turn back when Solus reaches the middle of the sky.” -Alice Zuberg

43. “Even a top guild never has sufficient members for the front lines.” -Heathcliff

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44. “If you can defeat me in combat, you may take Asuna-kun.” -Heathcliff

45. “I wished to become stronger going beyond this sadness.” -Sinon

46. “That’s rough buddy.” -Agil

47. “I think if you touch a single hair on Kirito’s head, I’m going to be wearing your guts like my mom’s pashmina.” -Asuna

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48. “No, no, no, I mean, you’re like one of those robots that can talk and think and junk!” -Leafa

49. “Hey, at least I pretend to be nice to people!” -Asuna

50. “Ah, well that part was quite simple. You see, I’m not an idiot.” -Kirito

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Hope you loved these Sword Art Online quotes! Which character has your favorite quote?

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