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Masako Saeki: With the techniques you've learned, you've become better. But techniques are not what make a piece good.
To Yaguchi.
Yatora Yaguchi: The art I see in my head always looks so damn cool. But with every stroke I lay down, one, after another... I ruin my art, more and more.
Yatora Yaguchi: It's a fierce competition, but whether or not you let your mental health plummet under that pressure is a personal matter.
Yatora Yaguchi: More than having the worst drawing, I would risk failure by having an acceptable drawing that doesn't stand out. Actually, as long as it's eye-catching, even a terrible drawing should at least leave an impression.
Yatora Yaguchi: At this point, I don't really know if this is good or bad, but even if it's slight, something is drawing me in... I finally felt like my art could swallow me whole.
Ryuji Ayukawa: I believe that my wants are the only things protecting me... but I don't even know what I want sometimes.
Ryuji Ayukawa: Is there something not normal about wanting to look cute? To look pretty? What's not normal about a man wanting another man? But underneath it all... Maybe my wants are the only things that protect me.
Ryuji Ayukawa: People who bare their naked bodies and people who try to adorn their naked bodiesβ€”they both have a certain freedom and ugliness to them, but isn't it all so lovely?
Ryuji Ayukawa: If I have to be whatever society's definition of "acceptable" is... I would die.
Sverkel: Too much wealth brings disaster. When you increase your wealth, you fear losing it. To ease that fear, you spend money to make more of it. The idiot boy doesn't realize how empty it all is.
Thorfinn: This is a hunt. The strong hunt the weak. It's a fact of life. That's how every living thing struggles to survive. You were weaker than me. So you got hunted. If you want to hate anything, hate your own weakness. I am the hunter and you are the hunted. It's just as simple as that.
Maki Kuwana: Looking at people who are feeling down makes me feel like I'm still okay, you know?
Einar: If you want fields so badly, till them yourself. I bet you've never held a hoe in your life. Try making your own field of crops. Then maybe you'll understand firsthand what a terrible thing it is to have that stolen from you.
To Canute.
Masako Saeki: You're a third year now. A day in the life of a highschooler is like an entire week for an adult. Go find daily inspiration in all manner of things and grow!
Canute: To sin and lose one's wayβ€”that is the human condition.
Mayu Ooba: Good works of art look like they were drawn or painted as the artists saw them, but the truth is that they're incredibly calculated.
Ryuji Ayukawa: Frustrated? Then you've still got some fight in you.
Thorfinn: Who negotiates for peace by beating a man? I've only just met you today. We don't know each other, or bear each other any grudge. Why should we have to beat one another? It's foolishness.
Ryuji Ayukawa: People can't compare themselves to gods.
Koigakubo: You've always been a really good listener. And you can read the room. You know what we want to hear and bring that into the conversation. That's super comforting for us. But it can also make us feel bad. I was shaking with excitement when you chose to pursue art. Because it was something that you decided for real. Look, Yatora, maybe you don't know this, but... me and the guys love hearing about you.
To Yaguchi.
Itsuki Takeuchi: How can you even call that a car? It's an ancient automatic with a freaking diesel engine. It's not a car. It's an antique!
Yatora Yaguchi: Is this really happening? Is this the Hu–er Exam...?!
Canute: You let yourself be beaten to a pulp, just so you could stand before an emperor and admonish him to his face?
To Thorfinn.
Koichiro Iketani: When Tak drives that thing, it's more than an Eight Six. It's an instrument that shapes the road to its will... Maybe even magical.
Thors: Listen to me, Thorfinn. You have no enemies. No one has any enemies. There is no one that you should hurt.
Fumio: You want muscles, here you go!! I've been training every day since grade school thanks to Dragon Ball!
Kanna: I think he still believes he can do Π° Kamehameha...!
Ryuji Ayukawa: Would've been nice if it'd rained today. There's nothing more painful than heartbreak on a clear day...
Yatora Yaguchi: It's one of those pieces that draw you right in. I've felt this way a few times so far. That feeling where the boundaries between myself and the art become blurred. But... my art doesn't have that.
About Kuwana's painting.
Maki Kuwana: You need physical energy to paint, right? There are a lot of big eaters among artsy girls, aren't there? But I guess there's also a lot of boys who only eat a little. I wonder why.
Askeladd: What a sight this is. A man, slave to gold, holds a whip and beats the slave he bought with that gold as if to claim he is the master. He just doesn't see it for himself. Every living human being is a slave to something.
Yatora Yaguchi: Art is interesting because you can't understand everything just from reading a book. Our senses lead the way, and logic will follow. If so, then I'll just enjoy myself. I'll have fun with it.
Maki Kuwana: Even if you're really good at art, and even if you do it for a long time, or you love it to death... If fighting for it becomes too painful, then it's okay to walk a different path. Choosing to make things easier for yourself is actually pretty hard to do.
Uryu Kamihate: I'm not so desperate to turn to a god for help.
Yatora Yaguchi: I've done my fair share of playing and studying. I thought I was living my life efficiently. But I got hooked on art. And for the first time in my life, I started to take things seriously. Even though I used to think that there was no future to be had in art.
Yatora Yaguchi: When it came to work and play, I always went all in. Though that didn't make them feel any more real. But when I expressed myself to others through painting, it was like the first time I ever really talked with people.
Asahi Amagami: I suppose it's only natural... Who wouldn't go gaga if a hot older lady with huge boobs gave them a kiss?
Chidori Amagami: If you keep staring at the same thing for hours on end, eventually your eyeballs will get tired, no? You need to rest your mind and body from time to time! And it's important to expand your horizons, too!
Thorfinn: Your power saves many people and torments a few. That is what it does. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. I have no right to criticize your absurdity. So all I can do...is run. To a place where your power cannot reach.
To Canute.
Father: Since the beginning, the world has always been the same. Believers are played for fools. Life isn't worth much. The weak are oppressed. If you lose, you die. If you win, you get to live. The animals. The insects. Even the grass and flowers are in a savage fight for survival. And I really...really hate the whole business.
Yatora Yaguchi: Of course it's impossible to understand everything about art. Highbrow... High barriers to entry... Maybe it doesn't need to be like that. Thinking "I don't really get it," used to stop me in my tracks... But just now, I took a small step.

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