"N's heart is pure and innocent. But there is nothing more beautiful and terrifying than innocence."
— Concordia, Pokémon Black and White
"So he's like a child with superhuman combat capabilities. And really, there's nothing more pure and cruel as a child."
— Jet Black, Cowboy Bebop
But it was much earlier even than that when most people forgot that the very oldest stories are, sooner or later, about blood. Later on they took the blood out to make the stories more acceptable to children, or at least to the people who had to read them to children rather than the children themselves (who, on the whole, are quite keen on blood provided its being shed by the deserving)note , and then wondered where the stories went.
Bonesaw laughed, and it was a sound without reservations, not shaped by social constraint or culture or self-censorship. It was the laugh of a child, free and without a care.
"The unexamined life is not worth living."
"Son Goku from Dragon Ball doesn't fight for the sake of others, but because he wants to fight against strong guys. So once Dragon Ball got animated, at any rate, I've always been dissatisfied with the 'righteous hero'-type portrayal they gave him. I guess I couldn't quite get them to grasp the elements of 'poison' that slip in and out of sight among the shadows."