¦(To Byakuya Kuchiki) "Fear can be overcome through experience. Those who know battle often come to believe this. 'Fear that comes from reason' is kind. It can be conquered through force of will or through experience. It is possible to suppress such reasoned fear by severing it at its source. But true fear is without reason. It is not an emotion, but an instinct. True fear occurs without reason, without bounds. It is like a swarm of insects crawling up the body. We cannot escape from our instincts."
¦(To Rukia Kuchiki) "All human beings have things that cause them to feel comfort, and things that cause them to feel fear. When they enter a place that causes them comfort, if questioned as to why they feel comfortable there, they cannot form a clear answer, merely saying things such as 'because I do'. But when they enter a place that causes them fear, even the dullest of fools can identify the causes of that fear. Darkness, cold, height, confinement, pain, contamination. People can list any number of reasons to be afraid. This is because at the most fundamental level, 'comfort' leads to 'life', whilst 'fear' leads to 'death'. While people cannot give a clear answer why they want to live, they can give any number of answers why they do not wish to die. This does not only apply to sentient beings with emotions. It is in the nature of all life to avoid death, and therefore, to avoid 'fear'. All living beings go through life for the purpose of evading fear. It is to better escape fear that they train themselves. It is to better escape fear that they grow and evolve. Thus, it is impossible to be unaffected by fear as long as you are alive."
¦"Fear. The power of fear. Is this the power of fear? NO. This is not fear. This does not even approach fear. My only fear is to be rebuked by His Majesty! To be rebuked by His Majesty and have all of this body taken from me! Compared to such terror, mere battle can hold no fear, no pain, nothing!"
¦(To Byakuya Kuchiki) "I will not kill you. I will not kill you. I will not kill you! Under no circumstances will I bring about your death! I will not allow you to lose consciousness or even your sanity! I will submerge you in an ocean of pain and fear, and cause you to live out an eternity wishing for the bliss of death!"
¦(While in the hospital) "I'm not dead yet. Breathing is such a painful act. To think that it is impossible to live without suffering this pain constantly... Life is such an inconvenient state. I was taught that after death, we either go to heaven or to hell. Perhaps in heaven, it is not painful to breathe. Perhaps in heaven, my body and my head would not ache so. That would be nice. And hell...is there even more pain there than I am feeling right now? If so, that's a little frightening. I don’t want to go there. I'm scared. I'm afraid. I don't want to go to hell."
¦(Dying thoughts) "Your Majesty... I'm scared. Am I going to die? Will I go to hell? Forgive me, Your Majesty. Don't be angry. I'm scared. I don't want any more pain. I'm scared of the pain. I'm scared, so scared, so scared, so scared, so scared, so scared, so afraid. So afr-"
"Those who have great power must know how to control their own power, and sometimes be controlled by that power. In order to truly create such a relationship, it is necessary to have a strong heart that keeps you away from becoming overconfident."
You seem to be having difficulty grasping the nature of the ability I possess. Each of the Espada holds dominion over a different form of death. The ten different paths that can lead a human to death. This is reflected in their individual abilities, their ideologies, and forms the basis of their existence. Isolation. Sacrifice. Emptiness. Despair. Destruction. Intoxication. Insanity. Avarice. Rage. And the form of death over which I hold dominion is 'age'. 'Age', that is to say, 'time'. The greatest, and most absolute form. The death that inevitably awaits all things
Your happiness and sadness are products of your choices.
pride is the only poison once swallowed becomes the best remedy
two things indicates weakness, to be silent when its time to talk and to talk when its time to be silent
There's a lot of people who call you by your name, but there is only one person who can make it sound special
the key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering
i don't mind your attitude, i have my own.
"Thank God for the rain to wash the trash off the sidewalk
Fall in love when ready, and not when lonely
"If you want it, you must will it. If you will it, it will be yours."
Life is full of give and take. Give thanks and Take nothing for granted
"It's easy to be loved by someone when you are at your best. The proof of real love is if that someone will love you even when you are at your worst
"Even the prettiest flower will wilt one day. It's nature's way of teaching us that nothing lasts forever
"Live amongst people in such a manner that if you die they weep over you and if you are alive they crave for your company"
"People always think that the most painful thing is losing the one you love in your life. The truth is, the most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, forgetting that you are special too."
"We are all imperfect. But it's our imperfections that make us individuals.
If a man loves you for your breasts, legs and thighs, tell him to go to KFC. You're a lady, not a chicken wing
In blossom today, then scattered; Life is so like a delicate flower. How can one expect the fragrance to last forever
A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.
A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.
There's something about death that is comforting. The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate your life now.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."
"Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism." ~Carl Jung
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