Most Notable Anime Quotes of All Time: Words That Cut Deep

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At first, it sounds stupid. Life lessons from anime quotes? How childish. But as time passes we realize anime are not just brutal fights, magical beings, or high school romance – they are so much more.

Aside from the excitement and fun, some Anime characters also have the most powerful, smartest, wisest quotes about dream, life, pain, and happiness that are really worth to follow.

They guide us through our life and without even realizing it we start believing in their messages, words that inspire us, and make us a better person.

And it’s no overemphasis to say some quotes are motivational and relatable. And that’s exactly why it helps you relate, feel the emotion, and develop an appreciation for certain animes.

That being said here are some of my favorite quotes from some famous anime that may help you to be inspired.

Best Anime Quotes of All Time

We are humans, not fish. We don’t know what kind of people we truly are until the moment before our deaths. As death comes to embrace you, you will realize what you are. That’s what death is, don’t you think? – Itachi Uchiha from Naruto Shippuden

There are tons of amazing Itachi Uchiha quotes that are guaranteed to give you goosebumps. “Why are you so weak? Because you lack hatred.”

A lesson without pain is meaningless. For you cannot gain something without sacrificing something else in return. But once you have recovered it and made it your own… You will gain an irreplaceable Fullmetal heart. –  Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist

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Fear is not evil. It tells you what weakness is. And once you know your weakness, you can become stronger as well as kinder. – Gildarts Clive from Fairy Tail

There is no such thing as hope! The concept of hope is nothing more than giving up, a word that holds no true meaning. – Obito Uchiha from Naruto Shippuden

Yuuki Konno quotes

Sometimes I do feel like I’m a failure. Like there’s no hope for me. But even so, I’m not gonna give up. Ever! – Izuku Midoriya from My Hero Academia

Take a look at more quotes by Izuku Midoriya

Knowing what it feels to be in PAIN, Is exactly why we try to be KIND to others. – Jiraya from Naruto

Don’t be afraid of death, be afraid of the unlived life. – Minato from Naruto Shippuden

If you feel yourself hitting up against your limit, remember for what cause you clench your fists! Remember why you started down this path, and let that memory carry you beyond your limit. –  All might from My Hero Academia

Take a look at more quotes by All might

When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by a bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No, When they drink the soup of poisonous mushroom? No! It’s when they are forgotten. – Hiriluk from One piece

If all you ever do is look down on people, you won’t be able to recognize your own weaknesses. – Katsuki Bakugo from My Hero Academia

Take a look at more quotes by Katsuki Bakugo

Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is alchemy’s first law of equivalent exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world’s one and only truth. – Alphonse Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist

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I don’t have time to worry if it’s right or wrong, you can’t hope for a horror story with a happy ending. – Eren Jaeger from Attack on Titans

There is someone that I must meet again. And until that day… not even Death himself can take my life away! – Roronoa Zoro from One Piece

Sad Anime Quotes

I’m no one…I don’t want to be anyone. All I care about is completing the Eye of the Moon Plan. This world is completely worthless….there is nothing left in it but misery. –  Obito Uchiha from Naruto Shippuden

Being alone is more painful than getting hurt. –  Luffy from One Piece

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If you don’t share someone’s pain, you can never understand them. –  Nagato from Naruto Shippuden

I can’t just sit back and watch someone die. I’d rather die alongside them than do nothing. – Kirito from Sword Art Online

No matter how many good deeds you perform, your past sins cannot be erased. – Sheele from Akame Ga Kill!

It’s a man’s duty to forgive women’s lies. – Sanji from One Piece

Man always thinks about the past before he dies, as if he were frantically searching for proof he truly lived. – Jet Black from Cowboy Bebop

Ogami Rei quotes

You can’t bring back what you’ve lost, think about what you have now! – Jinbei from One Piece

I can’t die because…I have to protect you. – Asuna from Sword Art Online

There is no way to train your heart to be invulnerable. – Lubbock from Akame Ga Kill!

When you are miserable, you need something that is even more miserable than you to feel good about yourself. – Lucy from Elfen Lied

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I hate nice girls. Just exchanging greetings with them will get them on your mind. Start texting each other, and your heart will be set aflutter. If they call you, you’re done for. Enjoy staring at your logs and grinning like a fool. However, I won’t get fooled again. That’s what your kind calls kindness. If you’re nice to me, you’re nice to others. I always end up nearly forgetting that. Reality is cruel, so I’m sure lies are a form of kindness. Thus, I say kindness itself is also a lie. I always ended up with these expectations. And I always ended up with these misunderstandings. And before I knew it, I stopped hoping. A highly trained loner is once bitten, twice shy. As a veteran on this battlefield of life, I’ve gotten used to losing. That’s why I always hate nice girls. – Hachiman from My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

Inspirational Anime Quotes

Don’t start a fight if you can’t end it. – Sanji from One Piece

Listen… In this world, whenever there is light, there are also shadows. As long as the concept of winners exists, there must also be losers. The selfish desire of wanting to maintain peace causes wars and hatred is born to protect love. – Madara Uchiha from Naruto Shippuden

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I’m not going there to die. I’m going there to find out if I’m really alive. – Spike Spiegel from Cowboy bebop

The harder you work on yourself, the more successful you’ll become. Goku from Dragon Ball Z

When a person lies, what is important is not the lie itself. No, it is their reason. Their why. – Holo from Spice and wolf

It’s not the final judgment of ‘good’ and ‘evil’ that’s important. What matters is that you come to that decision yourself. That you agonize over it and eventually accept it. Akane Tsunemori from Psycho pass

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Just consider hardships as another part of training and keep working hard. – Klein from Sword Art Online

Now that you’ve drawn your pistol, are you willing to use it? Pistols aren’t for threats they’re for actions. – Shanks from One Piece

The strong one doesn’t win, the one who wins is strong. – Conan Edogawa from Detective Conan

No matter what, I promise I’ll protect all of you. – Kirito from Sword Art Online

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Miracles only occur for those with the determination to never stop trying! – Emporio Ivankov from One Piece

You think risking your own life is enough? Try risking our lives along with yours! WE’RE YOUR FRIENDS! –  Luffy from One Piece

You can take control of my mind and my body, but there is one thing a Saiyan always keeps… his PRIDE! – Vegeta from  ‎Dragon Ball

When I say it doesn’t hurt me, that means I can bear it. – Killua Zoldyck from Hunter x Hunter

Whether here or in the real world, you can cry when it hurts. There’s no rule that you can’t show feelings just because it’s a game. – Kirito from Sword Art Online

Anime Quotes On Life

If you want to get to know someone, find out what makes them angry. – Gon from Hunter x Hunter

The difference between the novice and the master is that the master has failed more times than the novice has tried. – Koro Sensei from Assassination Classroom

Karma Akabane quotes

Those who do not understand true pain can never understand true peace. – Pain (Nagato) – from Naruto Shippuden

You idiot. You’d gotten yourself up in a tizzy about romance, right? “Love” you experience in that state is just self-delusion. There’s no point in getting depressed over love like that. – Kyouya Sata from Wolf Girl and Black Prince

Broadly speaking, there are two reasons a person feels the desire to teach something: Either he wants to pass on his successes or he wants to pass on his failures. – Koro Sensei from Assassination Classroom

If you let yourself get depressed, you’d be making light of the people who trust and follow you. – Ogami Rei from Code Breaker

Gildarts Clive quotes

The past you’ve lost will never come back. I myself have made so many mistakes… But we can learn from the past so we don’t repeat it. – Koro Sensei from Assassination Classroom

There are liars who only lie when there’s a reason to, and there are liars who also lie without a reason. – Biscuit Krueger from Hunter x Hunter

A person’s strength in this world is just an illusion. – Kirito from Sword Art Online

Akane Tsunemori quotes

People with talent often have the wrong impression that things will go as they think. – Karma Akabane from Assassination Classroom

God would never put us through all this suffering if he didn’t think we could bear it. – Yuuki Konno from Sword Art Online

I used to get so stressed about how other people saw me. I always second-guessed myself. But then Koro Sensei made me realize: It’s all about doing the best with what you have. Being true to the person you are on the inside. – Kanzaki Yukiko from Assassination Classroom

It’s okay to live, even if there’s no greater point to living. – Yuuki Konno from Sword Art Online

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