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The Best Alphonse Elric Quotes

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For a character that doesn't technically have a mouth, Alphonse Elric sure does say a lot! Since he's beloved by all, let's rank the best Alphonse Elric quotes from both Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

One of Alphonse's best qualities is how positive he stays despite the fact that his soul is transfixed to a suit of armor. He doesn't view himself as a victim, as evidence by quotes like: "This body comes with many inconveniences. But inconveniences don't make me miserable! There is no reason for you to pity me! My life was put back together with alchemy by my brother. If I deny myself, that would mean I'm denying my brother, along with alchemy. I believe in the potential that alchemy holds. I want to believe in it!

Another great Alphonse Elric quote that really makes you smile is: "You're not a good-for-nothing person. I think that being able to try your hardest to be something is a talent by itself."

Do you have a favorite Alphonse Elric quote? Vote up your favorites on this list, and add any quotes if they aren't here already!

  • Law of Equivalent Exchange
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    Law of Equivalent Exchange

    "Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is alchemy's first law of equivalent exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world's one and only truth."

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  • Made a Mistake
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    Made a Mistake

    "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."

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  • Talent All on Its Own
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    Talent All on Its Own

    "Dedication is a talent all on its own."

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  • Some Memories Aren't Meant to Leave Traces
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    Some Memories Aren't Meant to Leave Traces

    "On the day we left, we burned down the family home and all the familiar things inside. Because some memories aren't meant to leave traces."

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