The first two books had a lot of action and movement and so I thought maybe it would slow down in the middle set but it didn't. If anything the action only increased and the situations became much more dire for the characters in Neo-Tokyo.
I am still enjoying the series and cannot wait to see where it all goes next in book 5.
Otomo, K. (2001). Akira. Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Comics.
(But to be super specific, the title quote can be found on p. 185 of book 4)