“She was not such a failure as a person to think that it did not matter if she had to sacrifice everything. No, for her, every living being existed on the same plane. It was a value system that surpassed ethics, that made her view them equally. Without borders between humans and ghouls, dogs and cats, or even birds and fish; everything was the same. That was why she could accept the things as they were, and went wherever her curiosity took her and continued taking pictures that spurred herself on. It was boundlessly pure, and there was no way to live more on one’s instincts than this.”

Tokyo Ghoul novel Hibi, translation by yuuchanneru