Favorite Osamu Dazai Quotes

Write well, and one day you, yourself might end up an anime protagonist!

  1. This I want to believe implicitly: Man was born for love and revolution.
  2. The weak fear happiness itself. They can harm themselves on cotton wool. Sometimes they are wounded even by happiness
  3. Mine has been a life of much shame. I can’t even guess myself what it must be to live the life of a human being.
  4. To wait. In our lives we know joy, anger, sorrow, and a hundred other emotions, but these emotions all together occupy a bare one percent of our time.
  5. Living itself is the source of sin.
  6. I am afraid because I can so clearly foresee my own life rotting away of itself, like a leaf that rots without falling, while I pursue my round of existence from day to day.
  7. The thought of dying has never bothered me, but getting hurt, losing blood, becoming crippled and the likeā€”no thanks.
  8. After being hurt by the world so much, they began to see the demons within humans.
  9. I want to spend my time with people who don’t look to be respected. But such good people won’t want to spend their time with me.
  10. Is it painful to be the person who waits? Or is it more painful to be the person who makes others wait?
  11. I could believe in hell, but it was impossible for me to believe in the existence of heaven.
  12. Anyway, you can be sure of one thing, a man’s got to fake just to stay alive.
  13. Victims of a transitional period of morality. That is what we both certainly are.
  14. Addiction is perhaps a sickness of the spirit.
  15. But happiness is being able to hope, however faintly, for happiness. So, at least, we must believe if we are to live in the world of today.

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