Quotes: Attack on Titan

Here's a list of memorable lines from Attack on Titan. Please be warned of spoilers on this page.

Quotes

"And just like that, everything changed. At that terrible moment, in our hearts, we knew. Home was a pen. Humanity, cattle."

— Opening narration.

"Not once in this century of terror has mankind risen above the Titans. Their every craven, bloodthirsty advance has left a wake of inestimable loss for us. Lives taken, territory abandoned. However, should we succeed, we'll make history. Today is the day lands taken by our greatest enemy will be reclaimed. For the first time, we will know what it means not to run, but to meet the Titans head-on and win! Now, it may seem an insignificant lot of land compared to the vast tracts of former glory long abandoned, but as a symbol, as an idea, Trost's regain shall stand as a reclamation of pride and hope beyond measure. A leap greater than we have ever taken!"

— Dot Pixis, during one of his rousing speeches regarding the operation to recapture the Trost district.

"We're born free. All of us. Free. Some don't believe it, some try to take it away. To hell with them! Water like fire, mountains of ice, the whole bit. Lay your eyes on that, and you'll know what freedom is, that it's worth fighting for! Fight to live, risk it all for even a glimmer of real freedom! It doesn't matter what's waiting outside the gate, or what comes in! It doesn't matter how cruel the world can be, or how unjust! Fight. Fight. Fight. FIGHT! FIGHT!!!"

— Eren Yeager, just as he is about to plug the breach in Trost's gate.

"I thought it would've been better if I'd never been born. The world hated me just for existing. To bring happiness to many people...I died. But - when I did, I wished for something from the bottom of my heart. If I could be born again...I wanted to live my next life for no one but myself..I wished..so hard."

— Ymir

Lyrics

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    Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen 

Seid ihr das Essen? Nein, wir sind der Jäger!

Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen

Fumareta hana no namae mo shirazu ni
Chi ni ochita tori wa kaze o machiwabiru
Inotta tokoro de nani mo kawaranai
Ima o kaeru no wa tatakau kakugo da!

Shikabane fumikoete susumu ishi o warau buta yo
Kachiku no annei kyogi no hanei
Shiseru garou no jiyuu o!

Torawareta kutsujoku wa hangeki no koushi da
Jouheki no sono kanata emono o hofuru Jäger
Hotobashiru shoudou ni sono mi o yaki nagara
Tasogare ni hi o ugatsu guren no yumiya

Ya o tsugae oikakeru yatsu wa nigasanai
Ya o hanachi oitsumeru kesshite nigasanai
Genkai made hikishiboru hachikiresou na tsuru
Yatsu ga ikitaeru made nando demo hanatsu

Emono o korosu no wa dougu demo gijutsu demo nai
Togisumasareta omae jishin no satsui da

Wir sind der Jäger! Honoo no you ni atsuku
Wir sind der Jäger! Koori no you ni hiyayaka ni
Wir sind der Jäger! Onore o ya ni komete
Wir sind der Jäger! Subete o tsuranuiteyuke

Angriff auf die Titanen
Der Junge von einst wird bald zum Schwert greifen

Wer nur seine Machtlosigkeit beklagt kann nichts verändern
Der Junge von einst wird bald das schwarze Schwert ergreifen
Hass und Zorn sind eine zweischneidige Klinge
Bald eines Tages wird er dem Schicksal die Zähne zeigen

Nanika o kaeru koto ga dekiru no wa
Nanika o suteru koto ga dekiru mono
Nanihitotsu risuku nado Seowanai mama de
Nanika ga kanau nado

Angu no soutei tada no gen'ei
Ima wa mubou na yuuki mo
Jiyuu no senpei kake no kousei
Hashiru dorei ni shouri o!

Kaserareta fujouri wa shingeki no koushida
Ubawareta sono chihei sekai o nozomu Eren
Tomedonaki shoudou ni sono mi o okasare nagara
Yoiyami ni shi o hakobu meifu no yumiya

Translation:

Are we the prey? No, we are the hunters!

Crimson Bow and Arrow

Unknown are the names of the flowers that have been trampled
Birds that have fallen to the earth and long for the wind
Prayers won’t change anything
Only the will to fight can change the here and now!

O pigs who laugh at the resolve to step over corpses to move forward
Livestock complacency? False prosperity?
Give us the freedom of dying, starving wolves!

The humiliation of being caged is what triggers us to fight back.
We hunters slaughter prey beyond the castle walls,
Consumed with surging bloodlust,
As our crimson bows and arrows pierce scarlet holes into the twilight.

Drawing his bow, he takes after his target; he won’t let it escape
Releasing his arrow, he closes upon it; he won’t let it escape
He bends his bow to its limits, the string on the verge of snapping
He’ll release it, time and time again, until his target draws its last breath

What truly kills a prey are not weapons nor your skills at using it
But your own sharp killing intent

We are the hunters! Passionate as flames!
We are the hunters! Cold as ice!
We are the hunters! Pour your heart and soul into your arrow!
We are the hunters! Boldly go forth and pierce through everything!

Attack on the Titans
The boy from back then will soon take up the sword

Who only laments his powerlessness won’t be able to change anything
The boy from back then will soon take up the black sword
Hate and rage are a double-edged blade
Soon, one day, he will bare his fangs against fate

Ones that could hope to change anything
Are ones who could bear to abandon anything
Without bearing any risk at all,
How could you hope to attain anything?

Foolish assumption they are but mere phantasms
Right now, we could do with even reckless courage
The advance guards of freedom, betting on their offensive
Victory to the charging slaves!

All this absurdity forced upon us are our cue to attack
Deprived of his horizon, Eren yearns for freedom
While relentless killer impulses assail his body,
He carries violet to dusk with an arrow from Hades.

    Die Flügel der Freiheit 

Wohlan Freund!
Jetzt hier ist ein Sieg.
Dies ist der erste Gloria.
O, mein Freund!
Feiern wir diesen Sieg, für den nächsten Kampf!

"Muimi na shi de atta" to iwasenai
Saigo no hitori ni naru made...
Der Feind ist grausam... Wir bringen...
Der Feind ist riesig... Wir springen...
Ryoute ni wa Gloria utau no wa Sieg senaka ni wa die Flügel der Freiheit
Nigirishimeta ketsui wo hidarimune ni kirisaku no wa Ringel de Torheit soukyuu wo mau-
Flügel der Freiheit

Tori wa tobu tame ni sono kara wo yabutte kita buzama ni chi wo hau tame ja nai daro?
Omae no tsubasa wa nanno tame ni aru kago no naka no sora wa semasugiru daro?

Die Freiheit und der Tod. Die beiden sind Zwillinge.
Die Freiheit oder der Tod?
Unser Freund ist ein!

Nanno tame ni umarete kita no ka nante
Komuzukashii koto wa wakaranai kedo...
Tatoe sore ga ayamachi datta to shite mo
Nanno tame ni ikiteiru ka wa wakaru...
Sore wa... rikutsu ja nai... sonzai... yue no jiyuu!

Die Flügel der Freiheit...

Kakusareta shinjitsu wa shougeki no koushi da
Tozasareta sono yami to hikari ni hisomu Titanen
Kuzuresaru kotei kannen mayoi wo dakinagara soredemo nao jiyuu e susume!

Linker Weg?
...Rechter Weg?
Na, ein Weg welcher ist?
Der Freund?
Der Feind?
Mensch, Sie welche sind?

Ryoute ni wa Instrument utau no wa Licht senaka ni wa Horizont de Freiheit
Sekai wo tsunagu kusari wo ono ono mune ni kanaderu no wa Hinterfront der Möglichkeit soukyuu wo mae-
Flügel der Freiheit

Wohlan Freund!
Jetzt hier ist ein Sieg.
Dies ist der erste Gloria.
O, mein Freund!
Feiern wir diesen Sieg, für den nächsten-
Der Feind ist grausam... Wir bringen...
Flügel der Freiheit

Translation:

Well friend!
Now here is your victory.
This is the first glory.
O, my friend!
Let's celebrate this victory for the next fight!

I won't let your deaths be meaningless
Even if I'm the last one standing.

The enemy is gruesome; we'll bring it on
The enemy is gigantic; we'll spring up high

We grip two steel blades of glory, sing the song of victory, and have the Wings of Freedom on our backs
With our determination held tightly to our heart, we sever this ring of folly, and dance into the blue sky
Wings of Freedom!

Didn't the birds break out of their eggs in order to fly, not to crawl on the ground pathetically?
For what reason do you possess those wings? Isn't the sky in the birdcage a little too small?

Freedom and Death: The two of them are twins.
Freedom or Death?
Our friend is but one of them!

For what reason were we born?
I don't know the answer to such complicated questions.
Even if our birth had been a mistake,
I do know for what reason we are alive.
We are alive... to live in freedom... resulting from our undeniable existence!

Wings of Freedom...

The hidden truth will be the charging arrow
It will pierce the sealed inner darkness as well as the Titans lurking in the light
With our previous beliefs crumbling away, even though we feel lost, let's nevertheless march towards freedom!

The left way?
Or the right way?
Well, which way is correct?
The friend?
Or the enemy?
People, which one are you?

We grip the gear of our fighting spirit, sing the song of the light of hope, and have the horizon of freedom on our backs.
With the chains connecting this world in our chests, we play a song of what might lurk behind all possibilities. Dance into the blue sky!
Wings of Freedom!

Well friend!
Now here is your victory.
This is the first glory.
O, my friend!
Let's celebrate this victory for the next-
The enemy is gruesome; we'll bring it on
Wings of Freedom!

    The Reluctant Heroes 

Day by day
We have lost our edge
Don't you know?
Forgotten is the life we led
Now it seems
You don't care what the risk is
The peaceful times have made us blind

Can't look back
They will not come back
Can't be afraid
It's time after time
So once again
I'm hiding in my room
The peaceful times have made us blind

So you can't fly if you never try
You told me, oh, long ago
But you left the wall
Outside the gate
So more than ever, it's real

It was like a nightmare
And it's painful for me
'Cause nobody wants to die too fast
Remember the day of grief
Now it's strange for me
I could see your face
I could hear your voice

Remember the day we met
And it's painful for me
'Cause nobody wants to die too fast
Remember the day we dreamt
And it's painful for me
I could see your face
I could hear your voice

Song for reluctant heroes
Oh give me your strength
Our life is so short
Song for reluctant heroes
I wanna be brave like you

From my heart
Song for the reluctant heroes
Oh give me your strength
Our life is so short
Song for the reluctant heroes
I wanna be brave like you

Can't look back
They will not come back
Can't be afraid
It's time after time
So once again
I'm hiding in my room
The peaceful times have made us blind

So you can't fly if you never try
You told me, oh, long ago
But you left the wall
Outside the gate
So more than ever, it's real

It was like a nightmare
And it's painful for me
'Cause nobody wants to die too fast
Remember the day of grief
And it's strange for me
I could see your face
I could hear your voice

Remember the day we met
And it's painful for me
'Cause nobody wants to die too fast
Remember the day we dreamt
And it's painful for me
I could see your face
I could hear your voice

It was like a nightmare
And it's painful for me
'Cause nobody wants to die too fast
Remember the day of grief
Now it's strange for me
I could see your face
I could hear your voice

Remember the day we met
And it's painful for me
'Cause nobody wants to die too fast
Remember the day we dreamt
And it's painful for me
I could see your face
I could hear your voice

The Reluctant Heroes (artist mpi).

    DOA 

Can't you see over there?
Such a horrible sight
They're devouring all like you
Here come the giant hands
Breaking through the wall
As dawn arrives
We still survive
Nobody knows what's going on
Tearing my town, limb by limb
Where are your mom and dad?

Was it shocking for you?
Something is scaring you
Enemies will hunt you
No matter what you do
But we'll fight for you
Til we defeat them all
If not... there's no way out

Keep your weapons aimed
Here come the chilling face
Pushing down your fear
Jump on the necks of the monsters
You can't hide yourself
You can't run
We're fighting for our lives
And we just can't lose again
There's not much time
Be ready to fight
Do it

I know how you feel
But we know what we must do

I know how you feel
But we know what we must do

I know how you feel
But we know what we must do

I know how you feel
But we know what we must do

Keep your weapons aimed
Here come the chilling face
Pushing down your fear
Jump on the necks of the monsters
You can't hide yourself
You can't run
We're fighting for our lives
And we just can't lose again
There's not much time
Be ready to fight
Do it

Was it shocking for you?
Something is scaring you
Enemies will hunt you
No matter what you do

DOA (artist Aimee Blackschleger).

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She lost her brother a month ago
His picture on the wall
And it reminds me
When she brings me coffee, her smile
I wish I could be with her until my last day

She said she gave all her love to me
We dreamt a new life
Some place to be at peace
But things changed, suddenly
I lost my dreams in this disaster

I'm crying
Missing my lover
I don't have the power
On my side forever

Oh where is my lover
And I got no power
I'm standing alone, No way
Calling out your name

I said I gave all my love to you
We dreamt a new house
Some place to be at peace
But things changed, suddenly
I lost my dreams in this disaster

We don't know what is wrong tonight
Everybody's got no place to hide
No one's left and there's no one to go on
All I know is my life is gone

I'm crying
Missing my lover
I don't have the power
On my side forever

Oh where is my lover
And I got no power
I'm standing alone, no way
Calling out your name

Call your name (artists mpi & CASG).