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The Best 'A Silent Voice' Quotes

Updated August 23, 2018 687 votes 341 voters 17.6k views3 items

There are so many memorable quotes from the anime film A Silent Voice, but which ones stood out to you the most? Since it's just a great anime, let's rank the best quotes from A Silent Voice, with the help of your votes. These memorable A Silent Voice quotes can be from any character in the movie, whether they are a main character like Yuzuru Nishimiya, or even a side character like Saori Hayami or Kensho Ono.

Based on the manga series written and illustrated by Yoshitoki Ōima (an idea that began as a one-shot), the film adaptation of A Silent Voice premiered in 2016 and was directed by Naoko Yamada. The teen drama tells the coming-of-age story of Shouko Nishimiya, a young girl who's bullied at her new school due to her hearing disability, and Shouya Ishida, the school bully. The lives of Shouko and Shouya intersect years later, only this time with the tables turned on Shouya as he finds himself a victim. A Silent Voice: The Movie was produced by Kyoto Animation. 

Use your votes to let other fans of A Silent Voice know what your favorite quotes from the movie are. You can also vote down any A Silent Voice quotes that you didn't like as much.

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    If We Could Have Heard Each Other's Voices

    If We Could Have Heard Each Other's Voices
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    "Back then, if we could have heard each other's voices, everything would have been so much better."

    -Shouya Ishida

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    Asking Her To Be Friends

    Asking Her To Be Friends
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    "Things would have been so much better back then... If we had heard each other's voices. I hate myself. I was selfish, and I never thought about anyone else's feelings. Since then, my classmates have all looked down on me. I've lived for 17 years, and I haven't lived one of them as a good person.

    "The only time I heard your voice was when we got into that fight. And what pisses me off the most is the fact that I haven't changed at all since back then! But now, I think I can understand what you were saying... Nishimiya. Me and you... Can we be... friends? Sh*t!! I went way too far!! I was just gonna apologize and get out of here! Why the hell did I end up asking her to be friends?... Why did I even say that?! Jeez, that's so embarrassing! How can you even say that?"

    -Shouya Ishida

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    That's Just How I Am

    That's Just How I Am
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    "I intended to listen to your voice, but it really was nothing but intentions. It's pretty obvious, huh? Of course there's more going on than what people choose to tell you... But I convinced myself that was all there is to a person. I knew that, but still I interpreted the stuff I didn't understand about you in ways convenient for me... That's just how I am."

    -Shouya Ishida 

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