25 Sense8 quotes that die-hard fans should know by heart

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15. “That day, I learned life and death are always so mixed up together.”

This quote from Capheus makes the list because it comes during a crucial moment for both Capheus and Riley. We understand Riley is going through something in the first season, but we only get small, quick glimpses of her pain.

Capheus finds a devastated Riley sitting in his matatu in Kenya. She would rather be there with him than where she physically is, and we see Capheus join her at a gravestone in Iceland. Riley is grieving her lost husband and daughter and can’t seem to break through the pain.

As Riley finds herself unable to move past this life-changing loss, Capheus shares the story of his sister; her beauty and the joy that she brought. Unable to care for two children, Shiro leaves her baby daughter at an orphanage run by nuns. Capheus grieved the loss as if it were a death, even though his sister’s life continued.

Joy and grief, gains and losses are the yin and yang of any life. Capheus finds a way to break through Riley’s cycle of grief with this quote and remind her she had a beautiful life with her husband before his untimely death.