->''[[TheCynic Gen Urobuchi]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold wants to write stories that can warm people's hearts.]]\\
Those who know about [[CosmicHorrorStory my creative history]] will probably furrow their brows and think this is a sick joke. Honestly, I have trouble believing it myself. For when I start typing out words on the keyboard, the stories my brain comes up with are always full of madness and despair.\\
The truth is, I haven't always been this way. I have often written pieces that didn't have a perfect ending, but by the last chapter the protagonist would still possess a belief that "Although there will be many hardships to come, I still have to hold on".\\
[[CreatorBreakdown But ever since I don't know when, I can no longer write works like this]].\\
[[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids I have nothing but contempt for the thing men call happiness]], [[TrueArtIsAngsty and have had to push the characters I poured my heart out to create into the abyss of]] {{tragedy}}.\\
[[FinaglesLaw For all things in the world, if they are just left alone and paid no attention, are bound to advance in a negative direction]].\\
[[{{Foreshadowing}} No matter what we do,]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_death_of_the_universe we can't stop the universe from getting colder, either]], and on the same principle. This world is only maintained in existence by a series of logical, common-sense processes; it can never escape the bondage of its physical laws.\\
Therefore, in order to write a perfect ending for a story [[{{Foreshadowing}} you must possess the power to break the chain of cause and effect, invert black and white, and act in complete contradiction to the rules of the universe.]] [[AllLovingHero Only a heavenly and chaste soul, a soul that resounds with genuine praise for humanity, can save the story]]; to write a story with a happy ending is a double challenge, to the author's body as well as the mind.\\
At some point, Gen Urobuchi lost that power. He still hasn't recovered. The "tragedy syndrome" is still continuing within me. Is this a terminal disease? Should I give up on the pure "warrior of love" that I have longed for? [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Or mount a pallid battle steed and reincarnate into a bearer of the plague]]... could it be that I can only create pieces that give men courage and hope in my next life? (When I wrote this, [[AlternateCharacterReading I accidentally wrote "courage" as "lingering ghosts"]]. I guess that's what I get for using [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_IME IME]] -- Ah, I just wrote "IME" as "hatred"... is there no way out of this for me?)''

-->--'''GenUrobuchi''', Afterword to Volume 1 of '''''[[FateZero Fate/zero]]''''' [[spoiler:And with ''Madoka'', he finally was able to write a heartwarming story [[{{Reconstruction}} in keeping with the above.]] Well... he's getting there.]]

->''A “magical girl show” is a work [[spoiler:that allows miracles to be written. For me, I think by [writing] Madoka I was able to write [[CallBack a “heartwarming story.”]]]] To be able to put all these different emotions into a work... that truly owes much to this vessel called the “magical girl show”.''\\
-- '''Gen Urobuchi''', [=DVD=]/[=BD=] Volume 6 Booklet.

->''Yeah, it's that kind of show.''\\
-- The little line that ends most ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' examples on trope pages, often potholed to DarkerAndEdgier,

-> "All I could think during these moments was '''THIS IS GOING TO END IN A DISASTER'''. It can’t end well! There’s ''no'' way the rest of this show is going to be a frolic through a field of pit bull puppies. ''This is verified science''."
-->-- '''Mark Oshiro''', ''[[MarkDoesStuff Mark Watches Puella Magi Madoka Magica]]''

-> "Nobody should look up to somebody like me. [[StepfordSmiler I'm just acting cool, but I have no one to talk to when I'm scared or sad, and I am forced to cry alone.]] Being a MagicalGirl isn't really that great."
-->-- '''Mami Tomoe''' on her life so far as a MagicalGirl

->''"[[GoodIsDumb With kindness comes naďveté]]. [[HonorBeforeReason Courage becomes foolhardiness]]. [[DudeWheresMyReward And dedication has no reward]]. If you can't accept any of that, you are not fit to be a MagicalGirl."''
-->--'''Homura Akemi,''' [[JadeColoredGlasses summing up what entails the life of Magical Girls.]]

->'''Kyubey:''' ''[[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor You did ask me to make you a]] [[MagicalGirl magical girl.]] [[ReadTheFinePrint You just didn't ask about the details.]]''\\
''({{beat}})''\\
'''Sayaka:''' ''Why didn't you tell us?''\\
'''Kyubey:''' ''[[YouDidntAsk You didn't ask.]] [[ShowDontTell It's easier if you don't know.]] [[spoiler:Mami]] [[LockedOutOfTheLoop never even found out about it.]]''
-->-- Episode 7, reviewing the events [[WhamEpisode so far]]

->'''[[spoiler:Sayaka]]:''' "What are you planning this time?"
->'''[[spoiler:Homura]]:''' "Don't be a fool. You're in no position to be questioning others right now. Or does being helped by someone else bother you so much?"
->'''[[spoiler:Sayaka]]:''' "I won't be like the rest of you magical girls. That's what I decided. I won't associate with people who use or abandon others. I don't need any reward for my work. I'll never use magic for my own benefit."
->'''[[spoiler:Homura]]:''' "You're going to die."
->'''[[spoiler:Sayaka]]:''' "Only when I can no longer kill any more witches. And then I wouldn't be any of use anyway, right? That's fine."
->''[[spoiler:Sayaka]] falls to the floor''
->'''[[spoiler:Sayaka]]:''' "Someone like me has no other place in this world."
->'''[[spoiler:Homura]]:''' "Why are you doing this? I only want to save you. Why won't you believe me?"
->'''[[spoiler:Sayaka]]:''' "I don't know. I just get this feeling... that you're a liar. You have the eys of someone who's given up on everything. You're always saying empty words. This is no different. You say you want to help me, but I know that's not what you're really thinking. You can't fool me like that."
->'''[[spoiler:Homura]]:''' "And that's how you keep making Madoka suffer."
->'''[[spoiler:Sayaka]]:''' "This has nothing to do with her."
->'''[[spoiler:Homura]]:''' "No. Everything I do is for her."
->''[[spoiler:Homura]] transforms into her magical girl form''
->'''[[spoiler:Homura]]:''' "You're pretty sharp. Yes, you're right. I don't want to save you. I just don't want Madoka to see you destroy yourself. If you refuse me here, you'll die either way. And if you keep making Madoka suffer... then I will as well... '''[[CruelToBeKind kill you myself, here, and now...]]''' [[spoiler: Miki Sayaka]]!"
-->-- ''Exchange during episode 8''

->[[EquivalentExchange "Whenever we pray for somebody's happiness, someone else must be cursed in exchange.]] Turns out that's how we [[MagicalGirl magical girls]] work... I really was an idiot."
-->-- '''Sayaka Miki''', [[spoiler:moments before she became a witch in Episode 8]]

->'''Kyouko:''' ''Don't worry, Sayaka. It sucks to be alone. It's okay. [[YouAreNotAlone I'll be beside you... Sayaka.]]''
-->-- Episode 9, [[spoiler:moments before Kyouko's HeroicSacrifice.]]

->''"[[spoiler: If you ever decide that your life is '''not''' too high a price to pay for saving the universe, let me know. We'll be ready.]]"''
-->-- '''Kyubey'''

-> ''"In our culture, the phenomena known as emotion [[HumanityIsInsane is considered a mental disorder.]]"''
-->-- '''Kyubey'''

-> [[spoiler:''I will do it over, as many times as it takes... I'll find the one path that would save you from a fate of boundless despair. Madoka... my one and only friend. If it's for you, then I don't mind being trapped in this endless maze... forever.]]
-->-- [[spoiler:'''Homura Akemi''']]

->''"You’re not just granting hope. You’re [[AbstractApotheosis becoming hope]] itself!"''
-->--'''Mami Tomoe''' speaking about [[spoiler: Madoka]]

-> ''"If someone says it's wrong to hope, [[SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers I will tell them that they're wrong every time.]] [[HopeSpringsEternal I could tell them that countless times!]]"'' (After this everything changed).
-->--'''[[spoiler:Madoka Kaname]]'''

->[[spoiler:''"[[AndTheAdventureContinues Even though this world is without witches, that doesn't mean there are no curses.]] [[TheHeartless The distortions of the world change form and target people]] [[DarkIsEvil from the darkness]]. [[CrapsackWorld This may be a world without salvation and where nothing but sadness and hatred repeat, but it's still a place she once tried to protect.]] That's something I remember, something I will never forget. That's why...'' '''''[[TheDeterminator I will keep fighting]]'''''.''"'']]
-->-- [[spoiler:'''[[CharacterDevelopment Homura Akemi]]''', just before the series ends.]]

-> "You think you know magical girls? '''''Fuck you.'''''
-->-- SFDebris sums up the show.

->'''''[[spoiler: Don't forget. Always, somewhere, someone is fighting for you. As long as you remember her, {{you are not alone}}.]]'''''