34 Smart Quotes from L (Death Note), The World’s Greatest Detective

If you use your head, you can eat sweets without gaining weight.

L is the World's Greatest Detective
L Quotes about Eating Sweets and Cakes

Learn to treasure your life because unfortunately, it can be taken away from you anytime.

I haven’t said anything about letting them commit murder…yet.

Actually, if you’re smart, you can eat sweets without gaining weight.

Risking your life and doing something that could easily rob you of your life are exact opposites.

This isn’t divine jugdement. It’s the work of some childish killer who’s playing at divine retribution. That’s all.

It’s not a sense of justice. Figuring out difficult cases is my hobby. If you measured good and evil deeds by current laws, I would be responsible for many crimes. The same way you all like to solve mysteries and riddles, or clear video games more quickly. For me too, it’s simply prolonging something I enjoy doing. That’s why I only take on cases that pique my interest. It’s not justice at all. And if it means being able to clear a case, I don’t play fair, I’m a dishonest, cheating human being who hates losing.

Sometimes, the questions are complicated – and the answers are simple.

Being alone is better than being with the wrong person.

I don’t sit like this because I want to. I have to sit like this. If I were to sit normally, my deductive skills will immediately be reduced by roughly 40%.

Why are you staring at me? Are you annoyed that I am the only one who has cake?

I have two rules: First, I’m never wrong. Second, if I’m wrong… back to the first rule.

Hmmm… Yes, (a world without Yagami Light) it would be dark!

There are… many types of monsters in this world: Monsters who will not show themselves and who cause trouble; monsters who abduct children; monsters who devour dreams; monsters who suck blood, and… monsters who always tell lies. Lying monsters are a real nuisance. They are much more cunning than other monsters. They pose as humans even though they have no understanding of the human heart. They eat even though they’ve never experienced hunger. They study even though they have no interest in academics. They seek friendship even though they do not know how to love. If I were to encounter such a monster, I would likely be eaten by it. Because in truth, I am that monster.

Let’s show him…that the good guys always win.

Kira is childish and he hates losing… I’m also childish and hate losing. That’s how I know.

L and Kira are Deathnote's Characters
L Quote About Kira

Let’s value our lives.

No matter how gifted you are… You, alone, cannot change the world.

If I sit like a normal person my investigative abilities are only working at 50% efficiency.

He, who attacks first, always wins.

I won’t be satisfied unless you’re Kira? That may be true… I just realized… I wanted you (Yagami Light) to be Kira.

It’s alright. The detective known as Eraldo Coil is me. Three of the world’s greatest detectives, L, Coil, Deneuve… are all me. Those who try to find me usually fall for this. I’ll give you this strawberry if you keep it a secret.

Tell me Light, from the moment you were born, has there ever been a time where you’ve actually told the truth?

L is Chasing Kira
L Quotes about Yagami Light

Light-kun is my only friend.

If you don’t get serious about this…I’ll kick you.

Will you be eating that cake?…say what you want, but I will be taking the cake.

Coincidence? No, too convenient. This can only mean that Kira has access to police information. It’s obvious now, this is a direct challenge to me.

I just find (phones) distracting. I can’t stand when people’s cell phones are ringing when I’m trying to talk.

As long as it doesn’t kill me, college is a lot of fun.

I have no idea what’s going on.

Just because I am alone, does not mean I am lonely. I am not you.

I too have sacrificed lives. But I cannot abandon this life in front of me.

Besides, as long as we’re handcuffed together, you and I share the same fate. If I die, so will you. If that happens, Misa would be the one who grieves most of all. Either we lose and die together or we successfully catch Kira.

But we’re running out of time. And I’m starting to get desperate. As for Misa Amane, I’ve turned to her because I know her bravery and love for you is boundless.