110 Fullmetal Alchemist Quotes to Fuel Your Determination

Get ready for the top list of Fullmetal Alchemist quotes that will inspire you to keep fighting your battles and spread love in the world.

Fullmetal Alchemist is a steampunk style series inspired by the European Industrial Revolution produced by Hiromu Arakawa.

It tackles social issues, science, war, and family, with the Elric brothers as the main characters.

This worthwhile series is a must-watch if you like some action in your life!

The original manga series was adapted into anime, live-action, novels, audio dramas, and games.

Its influence eventually sold millions of copies and received positive feedback from critics.

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Best Fullmetal Alchemist Quotes

1. “It’s a cruel and random world, but the chaos is all so beautiful.” – Dante 

2. “No fair, sky. I’m the one who feels like crying.” – Alphonse Elric

3. “Maybe life has no equal trade, maybe you can give up all you got, and get nothing back. Even If I can’t prove it’s true, I have to try, for your sake, Al.” – Edward Elric 

4. “Stand up and walk. Move on. After all, you have perfect legs to stand on. You’re strong enough to make your own path.” – Edward Elric 

5. “A lesson without pain is meaningless. For you cannot gain anything without sacrificing something else in return, but once you have overcome it and made it your own. You will gain an irreplaceable Fullmetal heart.” – Edward Elric 

6. “The heroes during times of war are nothing but mass murderers during times of peace.” – Riza Hawkeye

7. “Men are not men on the battlefield. We turn into some other creature. You can do the cruelest things. It doesn’t even matter if it’s an order or not. To protect yourself, your mind shuts out any emotions you have. It’s like a steel door. But once the war is over, you can’t keep it closed forever.” – Edward Elric

8. “Even when our eyes are closed, there’s a whole world out there that lives outside ourselves and our dreams.” – Edward Elric

9. “Dedication is a talent all on its own.” – Alphonse Elric

10. “Like I always say, can’t find a door? Make your own.” – Edward Elric

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Inspirational Fullmetal Alchemist Quotes

11. “How can you move forward if you keep regretting the past?” – Edward Elric

12. “Life that has been lost cannot be brought back again. That very truth is what shows us the meaning and value of living.” – Roy Mustang

13. “The power of one man doesn’t amount to much. But, however little strength I’m capable of, I’ll do everything humanly possible to protect the people I love, and in turn, they will protect the ones they love. It seems like the least we tiny humans can do for each other.” – Roy Mustang

14. “When I, who is called a ‘weapon’ or a ‘monster,’ fight a real monster. I can fully realize that I am just a ‘human.'” – Roy Mustang

15. “Any man who has the brains to think and the nerve to act for the benefit of the people of the country is considered a radical, by those who are content with stagnation and willing to endure disaster.” – Roy Mustang

16. “Even your gravest mistakes shouldn’t stop you from moving forward.” – Edward Elric

17. “There’s no such thing as being cowardly in a fight.” – Edward Elric

18. “You can’t change reality, just your perception!” – Father

19. “All is one, one is all.” – Izumi Curtis

20. “I don’t know if we chose the right path, brother. But I do know this. I don’t want to be in this suit anymore. I want to feel things again. It’s strange. We’ve been right beside each other all this time. But I can’t remember what your skin feels like, or how you smell.” – Alphonse Elric

Iconic Fullmetal Alchemist Quotes

21. “Nothing’s perfect, the world’s not perfect, but it’s there for us, trying the best it can. That’s what makes it so damn beautiful.” – Roy Mustang

22. “War does not determine who is right—only who is left.” – Riza Hawkeye 

23. “What? I’m not small! It’s the world that’s too big!” – Edward Elric

24. “I think people should try to ignore their race, and just treat each other as equals.” – Edward Elric

25. “We really are weak creatures, but that’s why we can strive to become stronger. Even if you feel it’s useless, each step we take leads to something great.” – Trisha Elric

26.  “You see, I’m sure we can change because we’re weak. And because we die. We have to fight in order to live, and that is what will make us strong.” – Trisha Elric

27. “In general, men prefer to let their actions speak instead of words. When they’re in pain, they don’t want to burden anyone with it, not if they can help it. They don’t want anyone to worry about them. That’s how they are.” – Maes Hughes

28. “Greed may not be good, but it’s not so bad either. You, humans, think greed is just for money or power, but everyone wants something they can’t have.” – Greed

29. “There’s no such thing as ‘no such thing’!” – Greed

30. “Okay, here’s the plan. We go in, start hitting people, and see where it takes us.” – Maes Hughes

31. “The two brothers who sought to get their only family back, to feel her warmth, one lost his last family member, and the other could never feel warmth again. The one who wanted her baby back lost the chance of having one again, and the one who had a vision to see his country change became blind.” – Father

32. “Love for the dead is pointless. We fight to keep them alive, that is all.” – Olivier Mira Armstrong

33. “We have been together for a long time after all.” – Roy Mustang

34. “We’re all lost. That’s why we’re sad.” – Van Hohenheim

35. “There are some things in life that will only be understood through words.” – Winry Rockbell

Fullmetal Alchemist Quotes That Will Leave You in Awe

36. “Open your eyes. ‘God’ is nothing more than a construct created by man to inspire fear and promote order.” – King Bradley

37. “If the ways of this world are based on equivalent exchange, as alchemy says, then in order to allow for a new generation to enjoy good fortune, the price that we must pay is to carry the bodies of the dead across a river of blood.” – Riza Hawkeye

38. “You want to bring back someone that you’ve lost. You might want money. Maybe you want women. Or, you might want to protect the world. These are all common things people want. Things that their hearts desire.” – Greed

39. “In order to obtain something, there must be something of equal value. It is the law of conservation in alchemy. Back then, we believed that it was the truth of the world. However, the real world isn’t perfect, so there is not just a single law that governs everything that happens within it.” – Alphonse Elric

40. “People can say there is a balance. A logic that everything happens for a reason, but the truth is far less designed. No matter how hard you work, when you die, you die. Some spend their entire life trying to scratch their way to the top and still die in poverty. While others are born into wealth without ever working at all.” – Dante

41. “On the day we left, we burned down the family home and all the familiar things inside. Because some memories aren’t meant to leave traces.” – Alphonse Elric

42. “When you notice an insect on the ground, do you stop to consider it a fool? The life of an insect is so beneath you that it would be a waste of your time to even consider judging it. That would be an accurate summation of my feelings towards you, humans.” – Father

43. “It’s true, I don’t have a body, but I’m here. This is my punishment for setting foot on holy ground where mortals are forbidden. We made a mistake, Rose, and we’re paying for it.” – Alphonse Elric

44. “The greatest army in the world is one which does not fear death.” – Father Cornello

45. “It’s okay to feel lost and not have reasons.” – Maria Ross

46. “It means that in battles, you must strike quickly, and end it quickly!” – Roy Mustang

47. “What could be more beautiful than doing work that puts your soul at risk, because that’s what it means to be alive.” – Solf J. Kimblee

48. “Brave humans who persevere are so easy to trick.” – Pride

49. “Well, these are either the gates to glory or the entranceway to hell. Wait here, Lieutenant. If anything happens to me, then at least you’ll have a chance of getting out alive.” – Roy Mustang

50. “Water: 35 liters, Carbon: 20 kg, Ammonia: 4 liters, Lime:1.5 kg, Phosphorus: 800 g, salt: 250g, saltpeter: 100g, Sulfur: 80g, Fluorine: 7.5 g, iron: 5.6 g, Silicon: 3g, and 15 other elements in small quantities. That’s the total chemical makeup of the average adult body. Modern science knows all of this, but there has never been a single example of successful human transmutation. It’s like there’s some missing ingredient. Scientists have been trying to find it for hundreds of years, pouring tons of money into research, and to this day, they don’t have a theory. For that matter, the elements found in a human being are all junk that you can buy in any market with a child’s allowance. Humans are pretty cheaply made.” – Narrator

Fullmetal Alchemist Quotes to Toughen You Up

51. “I’m going to rule the world.” – Ling Yao

52. “Why do you insist on always learning things the hard way?” – Winry Rockbell

53. “I lost my pawns, my knight, my rook, my bishop, and even my queen. But, it’s not checkmate just yet.” – Roy Mustang

54. “Men like you sitting comfortably in your ‘green zones’ watching the battlefield from afar, making pain and suffering out to be some sort of noble gift! I wonder, depending on how all this ends, I could end up a hero. But not a soft, useless one, like the hero of Ishval!” – Olivier Mira Armstrong

55. “I will do anything it takes to be the man she loves. I will survive this war. And when I return home, I will swallow every horrible thing I’ve done here, and I will smile when I’m with her. I swear on my life.” – Maes Hughes

56. “With all these things going on and the time passing idly, I just can’t sit and wait here.” – Edward Elric

57. “Look straight at the people you kill. Don’t take your eyes off them for a second. And don’t ever forget them because they won’t forget you.” – Solf J. Kimblee

58. “When you live, your life will end sooner or later. The body will return to the earth. Grass and flowers will grow on top of it. The soul will nourish the heart, and it will live on in the hearts of other people.” – Izumi Curtis

59. “Fools! Don’t put those pale skinny freaks on the same level as my robust soldiers!” – Olivier Mira Armstrong

60. “A king is no king without his people. But people without a king are lost as well.” – Lan Fan

61. “I won’t leave you! I’m sick of watching people die! and I can’t just sit back and take it anymore! I won’t let anyone else get killed! Not when I can protect them!” – Alphonse Elric

62. “I don’t care about letters. The ideas and opinions of others don’t affect me. I decide with my own eyes.” – Olivier Mira Armstrong

63. “To train the mind, first train the body.” – Izumi Curtis

64. “Who am I? One name you might have for me is the world, or you might call me the universe, or perhaps God, or perhaps the Truth. I am all, and I am One. So, of course, this also means that I am you. I am the truth of your despair, the inescapable price of your boastfulness. And now, I will bestow upon you the despair you deserve.” – Truth

65. “Foolish enough to let you prosper on their suffering.” – Roy Mustang

Courageous Fullmetal Alchemist Quotes 

66. “Get up, Ed. Get up, and move forward!” – Rose Thomas

67. “Don’t call me small! I’ll break down your feet and stick them on your head!” – Edward Elric

68. “Can you really hold the woman you love with your bloodstained hands?” – Roy Mustang

69. “I didn’t do this for politics! I couldn’t forgive myself for being blind this long. This is the only way I could atone for the friends I didn’t save!” – Roy Mustang

70. “I don’t know how long you’ve lived Fuhrer, or how many times you’ve cheated death, but not anymore.” – Roy Mustang

71. “Survival is the only way, Ed. Live on and learn more about alchemy!” – Alphonse Elric

72. “Our names are given to us by God. I have betrayed God, and so I no longer have a name.” – Scar

73. “This body comes with many inconveniences. But inconveniences don’t make me miserable! There is no reason for you to pity me! My life was put back together with alchemy by my brother. If I deny myself, that would mean I’m denying my brother, along with alchemy. I believe in the potential that alchemy holds. I want to believe in it!” – Alphonse Elric

74. “Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return.” – Alphonse Elric

75. “It’s much harder dealing with the living. Give me a ghost to talk to any day.” – Roy Mustang

More Badass Fullmetal Alchemist Quotes

76. “If you believe the possibility exists, then you should do whatever it takes.” – Roy Mustang

77. “Great, Ed. Put your total cynicism on someone else.” – Alphonse Elric

78. “Believe you? How am I supposed to believe anything when I’m stuck in this body? What should I believe in—my memories? Memories are just scraps of information that can be made up as easily as anything else!” – Alphonse Elric

79. “It’s science. We’re alchemists.” – Alphonse Elric

80. “But we—we just wanted—we just wanted to see Mom’s face again. See her smile.” – Alphonse Elric

81. “Those people had us playing right at the palms of their hands, didn’t they? I guess it doesn’t matter what we do. We’ll never be the ones in control.” – Alphonse Elric

82. “A simple rock, red as blood. Which promised to turn pain into delight. War into victory. And death into life. It was a thinking person’s dream – reason, conquering all. And that was in deference to this, that it was called the Philosopher’s Stone.” – Alphonse Elric

83. “You know, I didn’t ask to be this big.” – Alphonse Elric

84. “A man who inflicts suffering cannot rest. His guilty mind won’t allow it. But today I can finally close my eyes to the living nightmare and lay down, knowing that I won’t wake again.” – Scar

85. “Now tell me, for what purpose did you choose to slaughter all of my people? Depending on your answer, I’ll send you to join God! No! You don’t deserve to stand by God alongside my fallen brothers! Your only solace from my wrath shall be damnation!” – Scar

Classic Fullmetal Alchemist Quotes That’ll Make You Feel Nostalgic

86. “Is it alright for me to believe in a future that everyone can live in happiness?” – Riza Hawkeye

87. “I like guns. Because unlike swords and knives you don’t have to feel your victim die.” – Riza Hawkeye

88. “Yes, that’s right. That same miracle brings us all into this world. Always take pride in the lives that were given to you.” – Izumi Curtis

89. “Believe in yourselves and choose life over death. Otherwise, you’ve led a shameful existence.” – Izumi Curtis

90. “Friends are connected by their souls, you can’t just rinse something out that has been deeply instilled into your soul.” – Ling Yao

91. “Looks like God really hates those men that broke his rules.” – Edward Elric

92. “‘Cause we’re not gods. We’re humans. Tiny, insignificant humans who couldn’t even save a little girl.” – Edward Elric

93. “There are many questions in this world that have no answers.” – Edward Elric

94. “The ‘Wet Tongue Gets Stuck To A Frozen Flagpole’ attack!” – Edward Elric

95. “We’re going to start walking again. We can’t stand still, you know. Not as long as we’re still alive.” – Edward Elric

More Fullmetal Alchemist Quotes

96. “I have no use for a religion that’s been forsaken by its own god.” – Maes Hughes

97. “Destruction and creation are two sides of the same coin! You must destroy to create! That is the law of the universe.” – Alex Louis Armstrong

98. “When I become Fuhrer President, all-female personnel in the military will have to wear mini-skirts.” – Roy Mustang 

99. “Men should be able to handle both their job and their women, I do.” – Roy Mustang

100. “You know running makes you look guilty.” – Roy Mustang

101. “I’m greedy as hell, always out for myself. She always said it would be the death of me. They pull the strings, now cut them. I’m counting on you, kid.” – Greed

102. “Appearances rarely share the whole truth.” – Selim Bradley

103. “I am walking down a path of no return, so I will leave behind me every gift I’ve received from God.” – Scar

104. “I will follow you into hell if you ask me to.” – Riza Hawkeye

105. “I won’t give you time to pray to God.” – Scar

106. “He died in the middle of our conversation. How rude.” – Solf J. Kimblee

107. “I thought living forever was nothing but exhausting. But since I met you and our sons for the first time, I felt glad to be alive. It was a full life.” – Van Hohenheim

108. “Survival of the fittest.” – Olivier Mira Armstrong

109. “This room reeks of optimism.” – Dr. Knox

110. “You humans are such sad and weak, foolish creatures.” – Lust

Which Quote Made You Want to Re-Watch This Classic Anime Series?

Fullmetal Alchemist is one of the best-selling manga series released worldwide. Its adaptation into animation further widened its audience and helped them appreciate the intense fighting scenes, character growth, and philosophies.

Tackling relevant issues on war and discrimination, it mirrors the reality of the current world condition. The main characters serving as the unwavering flame of hope in the life of alchemy made them funny, relatable and inspiring for teens. It is undeniably a masterpiece through the research of Arakawa in social issues, yakuza, and war veterans.

Life is unfair, and the characters’ unstoppable and likable personalities constantly motivate us to improve ourselves to impact this world. We hope that this collection served as a reminder to live your lives with compassion and bravery.

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