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The Best Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Quotes

There are so many memorable quotes from the anime Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, but which ones stood out to you the most? Since it's just a great anime, let's rank the best quotes from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, with the help of your votes. These memorable Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex quotes can be from any character in the series, whether they are a main character like Motoko Kusanagi, or even a side character like Batou or Togusa.

Inspired by the cyberpunk manga series by Masamune Shirow, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is a TV anime series that deals with the legal and moral issues of mankind's advancement in technology. In the futuristic world of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, technological marvels like a human transplanting their consciousness into machine body is now a possibility. Predictably, the rise of cybernetic technology has also empowered the criminal world in ways once thought unimaginable. To battle this new form of cyber-terrorism, the Japanese government has established Section 9, an independent task force led by Daisuke Aramaki and Motoko "Major" Kusanagi. Section 9 deals with crimes that go beyond the reach of normal police investigations, such as the corporate terrorist hacker known as "The Laughing Man," who conceals his identity with an eerie animated logo of a laughing face. Airing for 26 episodes, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex ran from October 1st, 2002 to October 1st, 2003.        

Use your votes to let other fans of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex know what your favorite quotes from the series are.

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  • Zero In Mathematics
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    24 VOTES

    Zero In Mathematics

    "Maybe, just maybe, it's a concept that's similar to a zero in mathematics. In other words, it's a symbol that denies the absence of meaning, the meaning that's necessitated by the delineation of one system from another. In analog, that's God. In digital, that's zero."


    24 votes
  • My Own Destiny
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    23 VOTES

    My Own Destiny

    "There are countless ingredients that make up the human body and mind, like all the components that make up me as an individual with my own personality. Sure, I have a face and voice to distinguish myself from others, but my thoughts and memories are unique only to me, and I carry a sense of my own destiny. Each of those things are just a small part of it. I collect information to use in my own way. All of that blends to create a mixture that forms me and gives rise to my conscience."

    -Motoko Kusanagi 

    23 votes
  • Pride
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    20 VOTES


    "There has never been a report about a stomach ache or any other related medical trauma from swallowing your pride."

    -Daisuke Aramaki 

    20 votes
  • Dynamic Environment
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    32 VOTES

    Dynamic Environment

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

    -Puppet Master 

    32 votes
  • Within Boundaries
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    Within Boundaries

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

    -Motoko Kusanagi 

    16 votes
  • Just As Water Runs Downhill
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    15 VOTES

    Just As Water Runs Downhill

    "Just as water runs downhill, the human heart also tends to revert to its basest instincts."

    -Hideo Kuze 

    15 votes