After all these years, Neon Genesis Evangelion is still one of the most influential anime series of all time. With that being said, what are the best Neon Genesis Evangelion quotes from the series that have stuck with you to this day? To answer that question, let's rank the greatest Neon Genesis quotes with the help of your votes.
Following the insecure (and for good reason) Shinji Ikari, Neon Genesis Evangelion is not only one of the greatest mecha anime of all time, but one of the greatest anime period. Not all the Neon Genesis quotes on this list are inspirational, especially when Gendo speaks them - "Mankind's greatest fear is Mankind itself." If this anime has somehow evaded you, do yourself a favor and watch it immediately!
Vote up your favorites Evangelion quotes on the list below, and downvote any that aren't that memorable to you. List includes quotes from Shini, Gendo, Rei, Asuka, and more.
"Those who hate themselves, cannot love or trust others."
"Are you afraid of other people? I know that by keeping others at a distance you avoid a betrayal of your trust, but you must endure the loneliness. Man can never completely erase this sadness, because all men are fundamentally alone. Pain is something man must carry in his heart, and since the heart feels pain so easily, some believe that life is pain."
"I still don't know where to find happiness. But I'll continue to think about whether it's good to be here... whether it was good to have been born. But in the end, it's just realizing the obvious over and over again. Because I am myself."
"If you know pain and hardship, it's easier to be kind to others."