30+ Quotes From “Alchemy Of Souls”

Updated: June 28, 2022

Here’s a collection of quotes from the Korean series, Alchemy Of Souls (2022):


On mages, sorcery training, and duties

“They call me Naksu. For wherever I go, heads fall to the ground. A beautiful name, is it not?” – Naksu

“I knew the moment I saw you, you are my master.” – Jang Uk

  • “You were not loyal but you said you knew your duties.” – Jang Uk
  • “You are too weak to handle and unsheathe your own sword. You are just as powerless as me. We are useless.” – Jang Uk
  • “So you survived. My pupil.” – Naksu/MuDeok

“Is this loyalty?” – Jang Uk

“It is my duty.” – Mu Deok

“Is that an act of stupidity?” – Jang Uk

“No, it is an act of vigor.” – Naksu

  • “I moved silently like a shadow, and the heads of my enemies fell to the ground where I passed.” – Naksu
  • “If he took a year, I will do it in 6 months. No, I will do it in 3 months.” – Jang Uk
  • “I got treated for free so I was told to work to show gratitude.” – Naksu/Mudeok
  • “It takes 10 years to gather this torrent. You got it for free.” – Naksu

“What is the point of unsheathing the sword when you cannot even hold it?” – Uncle


On life and humanity

“The people I have met so far, only wanted me dead. You are the first person who tried to save me.” – Naksu/MuDeok

  • “Even if we meet again and come this close to each other, I will spare you.” – Naksu/MuDeok
  • “I am burning. Just like how my house and parents burned on that day.” – Naksu

“I would rather die than live like this.” – Naksu/MuDeok

“Then be my guest.” – Jang Uk

  • “I want you to be my Lake Gyeongcheondaeho.” – Naksu/MuDeok
  • “You said you risked your life many times for me. Do it one more time.” – Naksu/MuDeok
  • “Loneliness prevents you from falling asleep.” – Master Heo

“I am the only person who is safe enough to come this close to you.” – Jang Uk

“All my life, no one ever seemed to know how desperate I was. No one has ever risked their lives for me like you did.” – Jang Uk

“I feel miserable.” – Naksu

“Do not feel miserable. You have me.” – Jang Uk

  • “It is normal to pick on the weak. That is how the world works.” – Naksu/Mudeok
  • “He is handsome. It takes effort not to fall for a handsome man.” – Naksu/Mudeok
  • “Uk, just stand down, give up, and live a quiet life. This is the only way you can live.” – Uncle

“His back is not what is paining him. It is his heart.” – Maidservant Kim

  • “How dare I dirty the man I’m in love with?” – Naksu/Mudeok
  • “Breaking his heart must be more painful than getting stabbed.” – Maidservant Kim

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Historical
Synopsis: It depicts the stories of young magicians dealing with heaven and earth.
No of episodes: 20
Starring: Lee Jae-wook, Jung So-min, Hwang Min-hyun, Arin, Yoo In-soo, Go Yoon-jung
Written by: Hong Jung-eun and Hong Mi-ran
Directed by: Kim Seong-yoon
Network: tvN, Netflix
Date: June 18, 2022

Netflix subtitle translation by: Ja-won Lee, Soo-ji Kim