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The Best Ryuk Quotes From Death Note

Updated June 28, 2019 2.3k votes 448 voters 16.1k views15 items

He's a terrifying sight to behold, but Ryuk is easily one of the best characters in Death Note. Do you have a favorite Ryuk quote? For this list we're going to rank the best Ryuk quotes in all of Death Note, with the help of your votes.

Some of Ryuk's best quotes in Death Note are his snippy remarks to Light: "I didn't choose you. Don't you see this is all just an accident. You actually thought you were chosen because you’re so smart or something? Don’t be so vain. It just happened to fall around here and you just happen to pick it up, and that’s all there is to it."

Ryuk also provides comedic relief throughout the series, especially when speaking about his love of apples: "For me, apples are like cigarettes and liquor for humans. If I'm deprived, I go into withdrawals."

Vote up your favorite quotes from this hilarious Shinigami, and feel free to add any if they aren't already here.

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  • Good While It Lasted is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ryuk Quotes From Death Note
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    Good While It Lasted

    "Well, it was good while it lasted. We killed some boredom, didn't we? We did some various and interesting things."

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  • All Is Just An Accident is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ryuk Quotes From Death Note
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    All Is Just An Accident

    "I didn't choose you. Don't you see this is all just an accident. You actually thought you were chosen because you’re so smart or something? Don’t be so vain. It just happened to fall around here and you just happen to pick it up, and that’s all there is to it."

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  • The Deal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ryuk Quotes From Death Note
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    The Deal

    "You have lost, Light. Didn't I say in the beginning, when you die, the one who'll write your name down in a notebook will be me? That is the deal between the Shinigami and the first human to get their hands on the note in the human world. Once you enter prison, I don't know when you'll die. It's annoying to wait. Your life is already over. You'll die here."

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  • Human World is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ryuk Quotes From Death Note
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    Human World

    "The human world is a boring place with boring people doing boring things."

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