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We fear that which we cannot see.
-Volume 1, THE DEATH AND THE STRAWBERRY cover poem.
''People have hope
because they cannot see death
standing behind them.''
-Volume 2, GOODBYE PARAKEET, GOODNITE MY SISTA cover poem.
''If I were rain
That joins sky and earth
that otherwise never touch
Could I join two hearts as well?''
-Volume 3, memories in the rain cover poem.
''We are drawn to each other
Like drops of water, like the planets
We repulse each other
Like magnets, like the colors of our skin''
-Volume 4, QUINCY ARCHER HATES YOU cover poem.
''I can't protect without holding a
I can't embrace you while holding a
-Volume 5, RIGHTARM OF THE GIANT cover poem.
''Yes there is no fate for us
Only those that are swallowed
by ignorance and fear and miss a step,
Fall in to the river rapid called fate''
-Volume 6, THE DEATH TRILOGY OVERTURE cover poem.
''We should not shed tears
That is a surrender of the body
to the heart
It is only proof
That we are beings that do not know
What to do with our hearts''
-Volume 7, THE BROKEN CODA cover poem.
''If it rusts, it can never be trusted.
If its owner fails to control it, it will cut
Yes, pride is.
Like a blade''
-Volume 8, THE BLADE AND ME cover poem.
''Oh, all of us dream
That we are flying the skies
With our eyes open''
-Volume 9, FOURTEEN DAYS FOR CONSPIRACY cover poem.
''We reach out with our hands
Brush away the clouds and pierce
To grab the moon and Mars
but we still can't reach the truth''
-Volume 10, TATTOO ON THE SKY cover poem.
''Light a fire to the fang that cannot
So that I do not have to see that star
So that I do not slit this throat''
-Volume 11, A STAR AND A STRAY DOG cover poem.
''We think a flower on a cliff is
because we stop our feet at the
unable to step out into the sky
like that fearless flower"''
-Volume 12, FLOWER ON THE PRECIPICE cover poem.
''Every time we set aside our pride
We take a step closer to the beast
Every time we kill an emotion
We take a step away from the
-Volume 13, THE UNDEAD cover poem.
''Creak, creak, tower of purgatory
Piercing the world like light
Sway, sway, tower of spine
Will it be us or the sky that falls?''
-Volume 14, WHITE TOWER ROCKS cover poem.
''I just keep practicing
Saying goodbye to you''
-Volume 15, BEGINNING OF THE DEATH OF TOMORROW cover poem.
''The mane of the sun pouring down
Erases the footprints on thin ice
Do not fear deception
The world already lies atop
-Volume 16, NIGHT OF WIJNRUIT cover poem.
''Red like blood.
White like bone.
Red like solitude.
White like silence.
Red like the senses of a beast.
White like the heart of a god.
Red like molten hatred.
White like chilling cries of pain.
Red like the shadows that feed on
Like a sigh piercing the moon
It shines white, and scatters red.''
-Volume 17, ROSA RUBICUNDIOR, LILIO CANDIDIOR cover poem.
''Your shadow, quietly
Like a vagrant poison needle
Stitches my footsteps.
Your radiance, lithely
Like lightning striking a water tower
cuts down the source of my life.''
-Volume 18, THE DEATHBERRY RETURNS cover poem.
No, nothing can change my world.
-Volume 19, THE BLACK MOON RISING cover poem.
''Those who do not know what love
liken it to beauty.
Those who claim to know what love
liken it to ugliness.''
-Volume 20, end of hypnosis cover poem.
Big brothers... you know why they're born first? To protect the little ones that come after them!! What kind of brother says that he'll KILL his own sister?! Even a MONSTER shouldn't say that!!
I'm not superman, so I can't say anything big like I'll protect everyone on earth. I'm not a modest guy who will say it's enough if I can protect as many people as my two hands can handle either. I want to protect a mountain-load of people.
-To Uryū Ishida
'Our pride', you said? So that pride you're saying to be so precious, is that connected to killing Rukia? Is it? Then I should stomp on it as you said. 'Cause that's why I obtained this Bankai!
-To Byakuya Kuchiki
Zangetsu, I won't ask you to 'lend me your power' any more. And I won't tell you 'don't get in my way'. I won't even say 'let us fight together'. I'll fight for myself. Thank you, Zangetsu. You are me.
''Good Morning, Ichigo!"