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Quotes: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

The Major

Just a whisper. I hear it in my ghost.

The Laughing Man

Or should I?
— Graffiti he presumably wrote (in reference to the previous quote).

You know what I'd like to be? I mean if I had a goddamn choice, I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all.
— His final message/memento to the children in the institution he was hiding in.note 


It is a time when, even if nets were to guide all consciousness that had been converted to photons and electrons toward coalescing, standalone individuals have not yet been converted into data to the extent that they can form unique components of a larger complex.
Opening Screen, Episode One

She's so cold and human
It's something humans do
She stays so golden solo
She's so number nine
She's incredible math
Just incredible math

And is she really human?
She's just so something new
A waking lithium flower
Just about to bloom
I smell lithium now
Smelling lithium now

How is she when she doesn't surf?
How is she when she doesn't surf?
How is she when she doesn't surf?
I wonder what she does when she wakes up?
When she wakes up?
Ending Theme

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