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The 20+ Best Ghost in the Shell Anime Quotes 

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Updated July 4, 2020 246 votes 111 voters 11.9k views 20 items

It's one of the most influential anime of all time, but what are the best quotes from Ghost in the Shell? This 1995 anime film inspired so many future anime (and even non anime films) to come, and these memorable Ghost in the Shell quotes will help you understand why.

The villain of this film is the Puppet Master, so of course this list includes quotes from him - “All things change in a dynamic environment. Your effort to remain what you are is what limits you.” Other great Ghost in the Shell quotes come from Major Kusanagi and Batou, the former being the main protagonist of this film (and following series.)

Do you have a favorite quote from Ghost in the Shell (1995)? Speak with your votes by voting up your top picks on this list, and downvote any that didn't really stand out to you.

Intangible Memory is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 20+ Best Ghost in the Shell Anime Quotes
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Intangible Memory

“Man is an individual only because of his intangible memory. But memory cannot be defined, yet it defines mankind.”

-Puppet Master

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A Dynamic Environment

“All things change in a dynamic environment. Your effort to remain what you are is what limits you.”

-Puppet Master

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Overspecialize

“If we all reacted the same way, we'd be predictable, and there's always more than one way to view a situation...It's simple: overspecialize, and you breed in weakness. It's slow death.”

-Major Motoko Kusanagi

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I Hear It

Just a whisper. I hear it in my ghost.”

-Major Motoko Kusanagi

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