Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Quotes


Two brothers lose their mother to an incurable disease. With the power of “alchemy”, they use taboo knowledge to resurrect her. The process fails, and as a toll for using this type of alchemy, the older brother, Edward Elric loses his left leg while the younger brother, Alphonse Elric loses his entire body. To save his brother, Edward sacrifices his right arm and is able to affix his brother’s soul to a suit of armor. With the help of a family friend, Edward receives metal limbs – “automail” – to replace his lost ones. With that, Edward vows to search for the Philosopher’s Stone to return the brothers to their original bodies, even if it means becoming a “State Alchemist”, one who uses his/her alchemy for the military.


I thought maybe the rain would wash away some of this gloom that’s been following me… but right now every drop that hits my face is even more depressing.
Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)

In general, men prefer to let their actions speak instead of words. When they’re in pain, they don’t want to burden anyone with it, not if they can help it. They don’t want anyone to worry about them. That’s how they are. Even so, there may come a time when they’ll ask for your help. And when they do, I know that you’ll be there for them. Isn’t that enough? Maes Hughes ( Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)

Enduring and forgiving are two different things. You must not forget the unjustness of society. As a human being, you must hold the event in contempt. Yet, you must endure.
You must put an end to the chain of hatred!
Scar’s Master (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)

Who am I? One name you might have for me is the world, or you might call me the universe, or perhaps God, or perhaps the Truth. I am All, and I am One. So, of course, this also means that I am you. I am the truth of your despair, the inescapable price of your boastfulness. And now, I will bestow upon you the despair you deserve.
Truth (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)

Open your eyes. ‘God’ is nothing more than a construct created by man to inspire fear and promote order. If you wish to see me struck down, for all these atrocities, use your own hands to do so, not ‘God’s’.
Wrath (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)

We really are weak creatures, but that’s why we can strive to become stronger.
Even if you feel it’s useless, each step we take leads to something great.
That’s why I’m sure we’ll be able to change. Because we’re weak…
and because death is inevitable…
Humans try their best to live and end up becoming stronger.
Trisha Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)

The power of one man doesn’t amount to much. But, however little strength I’m capable of… I’ll do everything humanly possible to protect the people I love, and in turn they’ll protect the ones they love. It seems like the least we tiny humans can do for each other.
Roy Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)

Now I see. You’re Jealous. You’re jealous of humans aren’t you? According to you, humans are supposed to be a lot weaker than homunculi. And yet, even if they get discouraged after being beaten, and even if they get close to falling down after losing their paths, they continue to get up and fight. Everyone around them helps them get back up. And you’re envious of that.
Edward, to Envy (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)

When you notice an insect on the ground, do you stop to consider it a fool? The life of an insect is so beneath you that it would be a waste of your time to even consider judging it. That would be an accurate summation on my feelings towards these humans.
Father (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)

Let me get this straight, you think surrendering, and offering yourself will stop the war? How arrogant. The life of each human is worth one, that’s it. Nothing more, nothing less.
Wrath (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)

I disagree. You want to bring back someone that you’ve lost. You might want money. Maybe you want women. Or, you might want to protect the world. These are all common things people want. Things that their hearts desire. Greed may not be good, but it’s not so bad, either. You humans think greed is just for money and power! But everyone wants something they don’t have.
Greed (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)

A king is no king without his people, but a people without their king would be lost as well.
Lan Fan (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)

There’s no such thing as a painless lesson. They just don’t exist. Sacrifices are necessary. You can’t gain anything without losing something first although if you can endure that pain and walk away from it, you’ll find that you now have a heart strong enough to overcome any obstacle. Yeah, a heart made fullmetal.
Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)