"Remember that a sword held by someone who is about to die will never be able to protect anything." This is one of the best quotes to represent Byakuya Kuchiki throughout his journey as a Soul Society Captain in the anime Bleach. This list ranks the best Byakuya Kuchiki quotes about life, pride, fighting, and much more.
Although he is Rukia's older brother, Byakuya Kuchiki is introduced as someone who is coldhearted and numb inside: "Something as useless as emotions, I never had them to begin with." Many of the best Byakuya Kuchiki quotes also come when he has the upper hand in a battle, as he likes to make it sting for his opponent by insulting them: "The arrogant one is you, Espada. But rest at ease. The reason for your loss is not due to that arrogance. It is simply due to a difference in power."
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"Let me tell you about the difference between you and me. It's like the story of the monkey trying to capture the moon. However close he thinks he is to the moon, it's still just the reflection of the moon in the middle of the lake. No matter how he struggles to capture that "moon", he inevitably sinks to the bottom of that lake to no avail. You will never reach me."
"Be proud as someone who, after being struck by this power, is still able to retain the shape of a body."
"I don't remember saying that I would kill you because I'm a Soul Reaper. The reason I am killing you is simple. It's because you aimed your blade at my only pride."