Quotes: Persona 3

Quotations

"No one can escape time; it delivers us all to the same end. You can't plug your ears and cover your eyes."
—Pharos

"That power is called a Persona... It is a manifestation of your psyche. A Persona is a facet of your personality that surfaces as you react to external stimuli... You can think of it as a mask that protects you as you brave many hardships."
—Igor

"The first card, numbered 0, is The Fool. It represents the beginning and suggests infinite possibilities.
The next card, The Magician, represents action and initiative... but also immaturity.
The Priestess represents contemplation and inner knowledge.
The Empress represents motherhood and the life it brings forth.
The Emperor is an opposing card. It represents fathering and relates to leadership and decision-making skills.
The Hierophant represents formality and knowledge, and stands for religion.
The Lovers card represents choice. Here, the individual's consciousness has finally surfaced.
The Chariot represents victory for the individual, but only a momentary one.
Justice represents knowledge of what is right, and what is wrong.
The Hermit represents the individual's search for answers by looking inward, deep inside his heart.
Fortune represents fate, and the opportunities that come with it.
Strength represents both passion and self-control. It is depicted as power with reason.
The Hanged Man reflects the individual's inability to take action.
Spiritual death awaits the individual with the 13th card, which is aptly named Death. Death is considered a transitional card... The old ends, and the new begins.
Now, let's continue along the path, following the transition.
Temperance is the balancing of opposites. Opening his eyes to the world allows the individual to grow...
And as The Devil represents, he then faces temptation...
At The Tower, his values collapse on him. It seems as if he no longer has anything to believe in, but...
...he then finds a glimmer of hope, represented by The Star, and he is suffused with a serene calm.
This bliss makes him vulnerable to the illusions of The Moon. Fears arise, and he follows the dim path in his heart with trepidation...
But he is rewarded with a bright future, represented by The Sun, which signifies true achievement.
Judgement awaits the individual at the end of his journey, as he looks back on the path he has traveled.
The final card is The World, which represents the individual's full awareness of his place in the world."
—Mr. Edogawa

Magician: "The moment man devoured the fruit of knowledge, he sealed his fate...
Entrusting his future to the cards, man clings to a dim hope.
Yes, the Arcana is the means by which all is revealed...
Attaining one's dream requires a stern will and unfailing determination."
Priestess: "The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed...
The silent voice within one's heart whispers the most profound wisdom."
Empress: "The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed...
Celebrate life's grandeur...It's brilliance...It's magnificence..."
Emperor: "The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed...
Only courage in the face of doubt can lead one to the answer..."
Heirophant: "The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed...
It is indeed a precious gift to understand the forces that guide oneself..."
Lovers: "The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed...
There is both joy and wonder in coming to understand another..."
Chariot: "The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed...
One of life's greatest blessings is the freedom to pursue one's goals..."
Justice: "The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed...
To find the one true path, one must seek guidance amidst uncertainty..."
Hermit: "The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed...
It requires great courage to look at oneself honestly, and forge one's own path..."
Fortune: "The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed...
Along time exist fate, the bearer of cruelty."
Strength: "The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed...
Only with strength can one endure suffering and torment."
Hangman: "The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed...
In the face of disaster lies opportunity for renewal."
Death:"The moment man devoured the fruit of knowledge, he sealed his fate...
Entrusting his future to the cards, man clings to a dim hope.
Yet, the Arcana is the means by which all is revealed...
Beyond the beaten path lies the absolute end.
It matters not who you are...Death awaits you."
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Lyrics

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    Burn My Dread 
Dreamless dorm,
Ticking clock
I walk away
from the soundless room
Windless night,
Moonlight melts
My ghostly shadow
to the lukewarm gloom

Nightly dance...
of bleeding swords...
Reminds me that...
I still live...

I will -
(Burn my dread)
I once ran away
From the god of fear
And he chained me to despair
(Burn my dread)
I will break the chain and run,
'till I see the sunlight again -

I'll lift my face,
and run to the sunlight...
—Burn My Dread, Opening theme to Persona 3.

    P3 FES 
If you wanna battle, then I'll take it to the street
Where there's no rules, take off the gloves, ref please step down
Gotta prove my skills, so get down
My lyrical dempsey roll about to smack down now
Gotta shoot to kill, and shoot the skill
Don't you be afraid, man's gotta do how it feels
Six to seven, to eight, to nine, ten
I flip the script to make it to the top ten, go

Dreamless dorm, ticking clock
I walk away from the soundless room
Windless night, moonlight melts
My ghostly shadow to the lukewarm gloom

Nightly dance
Of bleeding swords
Reminds me that
I still live

Every man's gotta fight the fear
I'm the first to admit it, sheer thoughts provoke the new era
Become a big terror, but my only rival is my shadow
Rewind, then play it back and fix my own error
Get low to the ground, it's getting better
Like I told you before, double up and take more cheddar
L to the J, say stay laced, here's my card, B, royal flush
And I'm the ace
—P3 FES, Opening theme of Persona 3: FES

    Soul Phrase 
I believe, so strongly,
that tomorrow never falls away...
Tsukibikari shita...

It still awaits,
It still carries on through its old ways...
'till this moment of time...

Ano toki, Kawashita,
Kotoba ga narihibiite...
Sasayakana yume...

There is no more darkness,
no more tears in the rain...
No one hurt...

Write me an endless song...
(When you let go)
As I'll feel so alive,
Kurikaesu soul phrase...
(I'm walking on my way)
Now Write me an endless song...
(When you let go)
As I'll feel so alive,
Watariyuku yami no saki e...
—Soul Phrase, Opening theme to Persona 3: Portable