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The 20+ Best Ghost in the Shell Anime Quotes 

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Updated July 13, 2020 260 votes 117 voters 12.3k 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.

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Once You Start is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 20+ Best Ghost in the Shell Anime Quotes
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Once You Start

“I guess once you start doubting, there's no end to it.”

-Batou

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Boundaries is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 20+ Best Ghost in the Shell Anime Quotes
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Boundaries

“I feel confined, only free to expand myself within boundaries.”

-Major Motoko Kusanagi

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It's Reflection is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 20+ Best Ghost in the Shell Anime Quotes
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It's Reflection

“Because I see you in myself. As a body sees its reflection within a mirror.”

-Puppet Master

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Newborn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 20+ Best Ghost in the Shell Anime Quotes
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Newborn

“And where does the newborn go from here? The net is vast and infinite.”

-Major Motoko Kusanagi & Puppet Master

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