"Hatred?" Li stops flipping throught the book. The word lingers heavy in moist air before the Commander resumes.
"I don't hate Hollows. I have never hated them. In fact, hating Hollows is the most childish thing a Shinigami could do."
"I am a pacifist at heart. I've never tried to hide this fact. The arts of war are extremely distasteful to me. Raising a blade against a human or fellow Shinigami makes my very being ache. A thousand years ago, if someone had told me I would one day be the Commander-General of Gotei, I would have taken it as an insult." Li closes the book.
"Yet, for a century now, I have taught new soldiers how to fight Hollows in the Academy. And I've done it with pure consequence. Ask yourself, what makes a Hollow soul so qualitatively different that I would do that?"