Best Black Butler Quotes 2021

There are so many memorable quotes from the anime Black Butler, also known as Kuroshitsuji, but which ones stood out to you the most? Since it’s just a great anime, let’s rank the best quotes from Black Butler, with the help of your votes. These memorable Black Butler quotes can be from any character in the series, whether they are a main character like Ciel Phantomhive, or even a side character like Finnian or Madam Ren.

Based on the manga series byYana Toboso, Black Butler tells the story of Ciel Phantomhive, who endures immense loss and pain in his young life, which propels him to agree to a Faustian contract with Sebastian Michaelis, his demon butler. With Sebastian’s help, Ciel sets about exacting revenge on those who took his parents’ lives and abducted him. Produced by A-1 Pictures, season 1 of Black Butler aired between October 3, 2008 and March 27, 2009, with season 2 following two years later. Season one of Black Butler consisted of 24 episodes.

  • 1

    Humans Are Easily Tempted

    “Humans are easily tempted. When they are poised on the edge of hellish despair, and a spider-thin thread of salvation presents itself, they will invariably grasp it. No matter the human.”

    -Sebastian Michaelis

  • 2

    If Laughter Should Disappear

    “How sad it would be if laughter should disappear.”


  • 3

    One Hell Of A Butler

    “I’m just one hell of a butler…”

    -Sebastian Michaelis

  • 4

    Free To Be With Whoever I want

    “So what? You’re another person, so of course you look different. What do you need to be ashamed for? Besides, I’m free to be with whoever I want. No one has the right to say anything about it.”

    -Ciel Phantomhive 

  • 5

    Life Isn’t That Sweet

    “Life isn’t that sweet. That’s why everyone wants sweet things.”


  • 6

    No Regrets

    “If we are to die one day, wouldn’t it be better to have no regrets?”

    -Ciel Phantomhive

  • 7

    I Won’t Abandon Hate

    “No, I won’t abandon hate. If I did, then nothing would be left of me.”

    -Ciel Phantomhive

  • 8

    Mopping Around With Sadness And Sorrows

    “Moping around with sadness and sorrow… what will come of it? Even dead people can do that. However, I’ll live and stand on my own two legs. If we are going to die one day, wouldn’t it be better to have no regrets?”

    -Ciel Phantomhive

  • 9

    If The King Falls

    “Always skillfully manipulate your pieces, that’s how you survive. Use me and madam red, any piece within your reach. Even if the bodies of your pawns pile up in front of your thrown. Because if the king falls – this game is over.”

    -Sebastian Michaelis 

  • 10

    Turn Hatred And Sorrow To Strength

    “Hatred and sorrow are power; they are yours to control. All you have to do is turn them into strength, and use that strength to move forward.”

    -Sebastian Michaelis

  • 11

    No Situation Where One Can Win By Following The Rules

    “Unfortunately, in reality there is no situation where one can win merely by following the rules. There will be knights that break the rules, and even chess pieces that betray him.”

    -Ciel Phantomhive

  • 12

    If You Stick To A Lie

    “If you stick to a “lie”, it’ll eventually become the “truth”.”

    -Ciel Phantomhive

  • 13

    Not Fast Enough

    “Look what happens when you’re not fast enough! You get CUT! It’s more fun when it hurts a little bit though, isn’t it?”

    -Grell Sutcliff 

  • 14

    Something You Used To Love

    “To hate something that you used to love is such a painful feeling.”

    -Ciel Phantomhive

  • 15

    Two Kinds Of People Exists In This World

    “Only two kinds of people exist in this world, those who steal and those who are stolen from.”

    -Ciel Phantomhive

  • 16

    If This Is My Fate

    “I was born alone in this world and alone I will die. If this is my fate, why are tears coming out of my eyes?”

    -Alan Humphries 

  • 17

    Afraid When Something Lost

    “I’m afraid when something is truly lost, one can never get it back again.”

    -Ciel Phantomhive

  • 18

    Cats Are Great

    “Cats are great. They don’t talk about useless things. Or do them. Nothing is cuter. They are something that don’t exist in my world. They have pets over there as well…but…it doesn’t quite compare.”

    -Sebastian Michaelis

  • 19

    To Smile Happily

    “To smile happily, I’ve… forgotten.”

    -Ciel Phantomhive 

  • 20

    You Can’t Move Forward Without The Pain

    “Pain tends to heal as time passes, but personally, I don’t want time to heal my wounds. You may think you’ve escaped the pain and forgotten it, but that’s nothing more than stagnation. You can’t move forward without the pain.”

    -Ciel Phantomhive

  • 21

    Opposite Paths

    “You should keep your distance from me if you want to live. My place is in the shadows, yours in the light. We walk opposite paths, Aberline. It’s best that you remember that.”

    -Ciel Phantomhive

  • 22

    Make It Hurt

    “Make it hurt. Carve the pain of my life into my soul.”

    -Ciel Phantomhive

  • 23

    Determined To Take Own Life

    “If you are still determined to take your own life, please do so outside…” *To Grell*

    -Sebastian Michaelis 

  • 24

    Justice In This World

    “After all, justice in this world is just a bunch of principles, made by those with power to suit themselves.”

    -Ciel Phantomhive

  • 25

    He Made Three Requests

    “He made three requests. That I protect him and never betray him until he obtains his revenge. That I obey his orders unconditionally. And that I would never lie… to him.”

    -Sebastian Michaelis

  • 26

    Demanding About Their Games

    “Yes, Children can be quite demanding about their games.”

    -Ciel Phantomhive

  • 27

    Steal Your Futures

    “You aren’t wrong. You fought to protect your world. What’s wrong with that? In the end, “justice” is just an official line taken by those in power to serve their own ends. No one’s looking out for others. If you’re careless, you’ll be robbed. There are only two kinds of people in this world. Those who steal, and those who are stolen from. And today, I steal your futures. That’s all this is.”

    -Ciel Phantomhive 

  • 28

    Arrogant Human

    “Is there truly any human who is not arrogant?”

    -Ciel Phantomhive

  • 29

    The Kittens

    “Those round and innocent eyes that know no filth or foulness, those tails that lovingly swish as if they belong to nobility, those paws in the soft shade of warm light pink!”

    -Sebastian Michaelis

  • 30

    For Something Called Love

    “Honestly, how meaningless.. For something called love, which has neither meaning nor form. Laughable, isn’t it?”

    -Sebastian Michaelis

  • 31

    Check Mate

    “If it is your wish, I will follow you anywhere, even if your throne crumbles, and your shiny crown turns to rust. Even if the bodies pile up endlessly above the bottomless pile of corpses. Beside you as you lie down softly, I will be, until I hear the words “Check Mate”!”

    -Sebastian Michaelis 

  • 32

    Fight And Walk Forward

    “If you are crying, fight against it! If you’re regretting, walk forward! Only complaining on your misfortune, you’re nothing but a common pig!”

    -Ciel Phantomhive

  • 33

    Even If It Is An Illusion

    “The image reflected in a picture is but an illusion. However, even if it is an illusion, wishing to hold onto it is one of the hollow dreams humans have.”

    -Sebastian Michaelis

  • 34

    When Something Is Gone

    “When something is gone, it will never return.”

    -Ciel Phantomhive

  • 35

    For A King To Survive

    “For a king to survive it’s good for him to be able to skillfully manipulate the other pieces using both the knight and the queen. Beneath the throne the bodies of your pieces will pile up along with your sins. You must not lose.”

    -Sebastian Michaelis

  • 36

    To Clear My Own Shame

    “I am not so noble that I would stake my life for someone else. Nor am I so forgiving that I would sit by and allow someone to trample me. I am selfish… and self righteous human being! That’s why! I… to clear my own shame… I used your power. Not for anyone else! But for myself!”

    -Ciel Phantomhive

  • 37

    A Choice We Make

    “We as humans have the power to do such, but whether we grab on to the thread or not is a choice we make.”

    -Ciel Phantomhive

  • 38

    Born To Be Alone

    “I was born to end up alone.”

    -Ciel Phantomhive

  • 39

    Humans Cannot Reject Temptation

    “Humans cannot reject temptation. When they are plunged into the depths of despair, likened to hell, they will hold on to anything that may help them escape from the situation they are in, even if it’s merely a spider’s thread, no matter what sort of humans they are.”

    -Sebastian Michaelis 

  • 40

    The Soul I Wish To Continue

    “Forsake the future, sacrifice your dreams, while stained with deep despair, elude the past, fight the reality, and never relinquish your nobility. Just like that, Young Master. That is the soul I wish to consume.”

    -Sebastian Michaelis

    Black Butler Quotes:


    1. Alois Trancy Quotes

    Alois Trancy quotes

    “Once drowned in the depths of darkness, you lose sight of light. When that light has dispersed there is no return. My light has died out long ago and so there’s nothing back for me to go back, or look forward to I shall continue to indulge myself in this darkness until it completely consumes me, then I will be nothing but an empty course left on this cold & cruel world to rot.” – Alois Trancy


    Alois Trancy quotes 1

    “My heart was entwined in a spider web. You’ll always be my Highness. I wanted your love.” – Alois Trancy


    Alois Trancy quotes 2

    “I have a dream at last. The butterfly trapped in a spiderweb has no wings. That butterfly is… me.” – Alois Trancy


    Alois Trancy quotes 3

    “Everyone, everything is happy!” – Alois Trancy


    Alois Trancy quotes 4

    “Hannah, don’t you think a sunny-side-up egg is pitiable? Its shell is broken and it’s forced to publicly show an indecorous appearance. Then it becomes an eyeball, internal organs, or a plume. And I rob it of any and all possibilities.” – Alois Trancy


    Alois Trancy quotes 5

    “Then show me those eyes. Not the eyes of those villagers who looked as if they’d seen a pile of vomit. Not the old man’s greedy, inflamed eyes. That day, those eyes. Those eyes that longed only for me, Claude.” – Alois Trancy


    Alois Trancy quotes 6

    “How does my blood smell? Do you want to devour me now?” – Alois Trancy


    Alois Trancy quotes 7

    “They should all die! All of them! Everything, annihilated!” – Alois Trancy


    2. Vincent Phantomhive Quotes

    Vincent Phantomhive quotes

    “There is nothing shameful about being different from others. This is your character! Ann’s red hair is really beautiful, just like the color of red spider lilies in their full bloom. Red really suits you. You should have more confidence in yourself.” – Vincent Phantomhive


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    “Love is a magnificent thing but, incidentally, it can also give birth to dreadful tragedy.” – Vincent Phantomhive


    3. Ciel Phantomhive Quotes

    ciel phantomhive quotes

    “Death is like being born, but backwards. It only hurts for a little while, then a new life begins. A life with no sorrow, no pain, a glorious new beginning. A beginning that will last an eternity.” – Ciel Phantomhive


    ciel phantomhive quotes 1

    “I prefer to have my nightmares with open eyes.” – Ciel Phantomhive


    ciel phantomhive quotes 2

    “Words are cheap. There’s no guarantee she won’t tell anyone. Humans lie without a second thought. Including me, of course.” – Ciel Phantomhive


    ciel phantomhive quotes 3

    “Love means money these days.” – Ciel Phantomhive


    ciel phantomhive quotes 4

    “If you stick to a “lie”, it’ll eventually become the “truth”.” – Ciel Phantomhive


    ciel phantomhive quotes 5

    “We mock their desperate wishes, and trample them like insects! Cowardly, base – we’re more demonic than demons are! I’m just like them. I’m full of the same ugliness they were. This is how humans are. It’s how we are, Sebastian!” – Ciel Phantomhive

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