The Best Parasyte: The Maxim Quotes

There are so many memorable quotes from the anime Parasyte, but which ones stood out to you the most? Since it's such a great anime, let's rank the best quotes from Parasyte, with the help of your votes. These memorable Parasyte quotes can be from any character in the series, whether they are a main character like Shinichi Izumi, or even a side character like Migi or Ryoko Tamiya.

Based on the manga by Hitoshi Iwaaki, Parasyte is a sci-fi horror anime about alien invaders that bury themselves inside their host's brain to take control and morph into various deadly forms. After a parasitic alien fails to take over high school student Shinichi Izumi - with the exception of his right hand - the two must work together in order to survive against other hostile parasites.

One of the most memorable quotes from Parasyte is spoken by Izumi Shinichi - "Human life is precious, isn't it?" Use your votes to let other fans of Parasyte know what your favorite quotes from the series are. You can also downvote any Parasyte that you didn't like as much. 


  • Closest Thing To Demons Alive
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    447 VOTES

    Closest Thing To Demons Alive

    “Maybe humans are the closest thing to demons alive.”

    – Izumi Shinichi

    447 votes
  • To Love Earth Without Loving Ourselves
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    208 VOTES

    To Love Earth Without Loving Ourselves

    "In the end, I couldn't see things from the parasites' perspective, never mind from Migi's. Of course not. It wasn't possible from the beginning. As two different species, we may at times take advantage of each other and kill each other, but it's impossible to understand each other. Actually, you shouldn't even think that you've figured out another species based on your standards. I think it's human arrogance to think we understand how other life forms feel. There may be no other life forms that are truly a "friend" to man. Still, even if we can't comprehend them, they are, without a doubt, neighbors deserving of our respect. We protect other species because humans themselves are lonely creatures. We protect the environment because humans themselves don't want to go extinct. What drives us is simply self-gratification. But I think that's fine, and that it's really all there is to it. There's no point in despising humans by human standards. That's right. So in the end, it's hypocritical for us to love Earth without loving ourselves.

    -Shinichi Izumi

    208 votes
  • Quite Frugal In Comparison
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    240 VOTES

    Quite Frugal In Comparison

    “Shinichi, upon researching the concept of demons, I believe that, among all life, humans are the closest thing to it. Although humans kill and eat a wide variety of life forms, my kind eat merely one or two kinds at most. We are quite frugal in comparison.”

    - Migi

    240 votes
  • How Animals Live
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    168 VOTES

    How Animals Live

    “You sacrifice other lives so that your own live can continue. That is how animals live. Humans are one-of-a kind creatures that commit suicide.”

    – Migi

    168 votes
  • Found An Answer To Yet Another Of My Questions
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    121 VOTES

    Found An Answer To Yet Another Of My Questions

    "I've been thinking... for a long while. For what purpose was I born into this world? Whenever I resolved one question, another would arise in its place. I sought the beginning. I sought the end. I've just been walking and walking, thinking all the while. Perhaps nothing will change, no matter how far I go. If I'm to stop my journey, that is fine, too. Even if I were informed that everything has reached its end, I'd just accept it. But even so, I found an answer to yet another of my questions today."

    -Tamura Reiko

    121 votes
  • Speak From The Grief
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    53 VOTES

    Speak From The Grief

    “It hurts soo much … I can barely speak from the grief, yet I have no tears.”

    – Izumi Shinichi

    53 votes