Anime Quotes: Love, Sad, Inspirational

You may be thinking that anime quotes lack important meaning and are even a bit childish. But, in our review of anime quotes, we find the converse to be true.

A close review of the quotations that follow shows insights with depth, meaning, and thoughtfulness. The topics addressed include love and relationships, sadness and sorrow, and inspiration and motivation.

Who would’ve guessed that such a rich collection of quotes on the human condition is available to us all from Japanese animated media? While the words don’t have colorful graphics and wild characters, their meaning still shines through. Read on.

Good anime quotes.

Best Anime Quotes

An excellent leader must be passionate because it’s their duty to keep everyone moving forward.
Nico Yazawa

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

To know sorrow is not terrifying. What is terrifying is to know you can’t go back to the happiness you could have.
Matsumoto Rangiku

Motivational anime quotes

It’s impossible to work hard for something you don’t enjoy.

Sometimes it’s necessary to do unnecessary things.
Kanade Jinguji

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Anime Quotes About Life

People, who can’t throw something important away, can never hope to change anything.
Armin Arlert (Shingeki no Kyojin / Attack on Titan)

What you can’t accomplish alone becomes doable when you’re with someone else.
Taichi Yaegashi

Having happy and beautiful memories won’t always bring you salvation. The more beautiful a memory is, the more painful it can become.
Plastic Memories

Power comes in response to a need, not a desire. You have to create that need.
Goku (Dragon Ball Z)

Religion, ideology, resources, land, spite, love, or just because… No matter how pathetic the reason, it’s enough to start a war. War will never cease to exist… reasons can be thought up after the fact… Human nature pursues strife.
Paine (Naruto Shippuden)

Through action, a man becomes a Hero. Through death, the Hero becomes a Legend. And, through time, the Legend becomes a Myth. And by learning from the myth, a man takes action.
Corazon (One Piece)

Power isn’t determined by your size but by the size of your heart and dreams!
Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)

How can you move forward when you keep regretting the past?
Fullmetal Alchemist

Whatever you lose, you’ll find it again. But what you throw away, you’ll never get back.
Kenshin Himura (Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan)

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Roy Mustang anime quote

Good Anime Quotes

A dream is worth less than nothing if you don’t have someone else to share it with.
Dousan Saitou

I’m still a man, too; I wanted to look calm and composed in front of everyone. Especially in front of the one I’m in love with.
Ooga Kazuomi

He pointed out that no matter how carefully one plans, on the battlefield, even the smallest of details can cause setbacks. Regardless of how well-thought it is, armchair strategizing only works in the realm of theory. Unexpected troubles or uncontrollable factors such as weather. Operations face those sorts of troubles. They are the cause of strife on the battlefield.
Makishima Shougo

If you turn your eyes away from sad things, they’ll happen again one day. If you keep running away, you’ll keep repeating the same mistakes. That’s why you have to face the truth straight on.
Riki Naoe

The world cannot be changed with pretty words alone.

The only home that a man should ever need is within his heart.
Lavi Bookman

Because of the existence of love – sacrifice is born. As well as hate. Then one comprehends… one knows pain.

Do exactly as you like. That is the true meaning of pleasure. Pleasure leads to joy, and joy leads to happiness.

The true measure of a shinobi is not how he lives but how he dies. It’s not what they do in life but what they did before dying that proves their worth.
Jiraiya (Naruto)

We are all like fireworks: we climb, we shine, and always go our separate ways and become further apart. But even when that time comes, let’s not disappear like a firework and continue to shine forever.
Hitsugaya Toshiro

Don't give up

Inspirational Anime Quotes

We each need to find our own inspiration. Sometimes, it is not easy.
Kiky’s Delivery Service

We are not Gods or Demons. We are just humans.
Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)

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 (Fairy Tale)

If you can’t do something, then don’t. Focus on what you can do.

Weaklings will stay weak forever. But weakness is not evil since human beings are weak creatures to begin with. Alone, you feel nothing but insecurity; that’s why we form guilds, that’s why we have friends. We walk together in order to live a strong life. The clumsy ones will walk into more walls than the others, and it may also take them longer to get there. If you believe in tomorrow and put yourself out there, you can naturally obtain your strength. That’s how you will be able to smile and live strong.
Makarov Dreyar

Inspirational anime quotes

Funny Anime Quotations

It’s best to go up against strong guys if you want to get stronger.
Shōyō Hinata

Don’t let nothing stop you. Fight for your goals even when it seems out of reach.
Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)

The world isn’t perfect. But it’s there for us, doing the best it can….that’s what makes it so damn beautiful.
Roy Mustang

The moment you think of giving up, think of the reason why you held on so long.
Natsu Dragneel

I have always wanted to apologize to you. I endured and lived on just for that.
Elfen Lied

That’s why I can’t make a change. Everything I do is so… Half-assed.
Hiroshi Kido (Barakamon)

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Sometimes it's necessary to do unnecessary things

Anime Quotes About Love

In this world, wherever 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

You don’t need a reason to fall in love.
Chihiro Kosaka From (Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai)

You’ll only realize that you truly love someone if they already caused you enormous pain. Your enemies can never hurt you the way your loved ones can. It’s the people close to your heart that can give you the most piercing wound. Love is a double-edged sword, it can heal the wound faster, or it can sink the blade even deeper.
Kenshin Himura

Even if I die, you keep living, okay? Live to see the end of this world and to see why it was born. Live to see why a weak girl like me ended up here… And the reason you and I met.

The bonds that were carved into our souls

Romance Sayings

Protecting someone means giving them a place to belong. Giving them a place where they can be happy.
Princess Lenessia

Even if we forget the faces of our friends, We will never forget the bonds that were carved into our souls.
Otonashi Yuzuru

Love is the reason why there is pain. When we lose someone precious to us, hate is born. Vengeance is the product of that hate, and so death follows. But in death, there is only more death. This will give rise to more pains. In this cursed world we live in, it is a cycle of hatred that will not cease. You and I seek the same thing that Jiraiya–sensei wanted. Let me ask you this: How will you confront this hatred in order to create peace?

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Motivational Anime Quotes

Giving up is what kills people.

A skyscraper built within your mind will never fall down.
Kill la Kill

Even If you’ve only got a 1% chance of winning, but you convince yourself you’re gonna lose, that 1% becomes 0%.
Lina Inverse

If you win, you live. If you lose, you die. {And}, if you don’t fight, you can’t win.
Shingeki No Kyojin

It’s just pathetic to give up on something before you even give it a shot.
Reiko Mikami

Remember the lesson, not the disappointment.
Holo The Wise Wolf

Don’t be so quick to throw away your life. No matter how disgraceful or embarrassing it may be, you need to keep struggling to find your way out until the very end.
Clare (Claymore)

When you lose sight of your path, listen for the destination in your heart.
Allen Walker

If you just submit yourself to fate, then that’s the end of it.
Keiichi Maebara

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Even if you’re weak, there are miracles you can seize with your hands if you fight on to the very end.
Uryuu Minene

The ticket to the future is always open.
Vash The Stampede

No matter how deep the night, it will always turn to day.
Brook (One Piece)

It may be hard right now, but you must silent those thoughts. Stop counting those things you have lost. What is gone is gone. So ask yourself, what is there that still remains to you.
One Piece

There are no regrets. If one can be proud of one’s life, one should not wish for another chance.
Saber (Fate Stay Night)

Don’t give up; there’s no shame in falling down! True shame is to not stand up again!
Shintaro Midorima (Kuroko No Basket)

No matter how hard or impossible it is, never lose sight of your goal.
Monkey D Luffy (One Piece)

A dropout will beat a genius through hard work.
Rock Lee (Naruto)


Everything has a beginning and an end. Life is just a cycle of starts and stops. There are ends we don’t desire, but they’re inevitable, we have to face them. It’s what being human is all about.
Jet Black (Cowboy Bebop)

If nobody cares to accept you and wants you in this world, accept yourself and you will see that you don’t need them and their selfish ideas.
Alibaba Saluja

Every journey begins with a single step. We just have to have patience.
Milly Thompson (Trigun)

When you give up, that’s when the game ends.
Mitsuyoshi Anzai

Forgetting is like a wound. The wound may heal, but it has already left a scar.
Monkey D. Luffy

When you give up, that’s when the game ends.
Mitsuyoshi Anzai


People’s lives don’t end when they die, it ends when they lose faith.
Itachi Uchiha (Naruto)

Like there’s no hope for me. But even so, I’m not gonna give up. Ever!
Izuku Midoriya (My Hero Academia)

Life is not a game of luck. If you wanna win, work hard.
Sora (No Game No Life)

I too will obtain everything that I desire. Not because someone asked me to do it, but because I know in my heart that I have something worth fighting for.
Julis Alexia Van Riessfeld (Asterisk War)

Fools who don’t respect the past are likely to repeat it.
Nico Robin (One Piece)

It’s more important to master the cards you’re holding than to complain about the ones your opponent was dealt.
Grimsley (Pokemon)

Whatever you do, enjoy it to the fullest. That is the secret of life.
Rider (Fate Zero)

If you can’t find a reason to fight, then you shouldn’t be fighting.
Akame (Akame Ga Kill)

Meaningful Life Quotes

Don’t give up; there’s no shame in falling down! The true shame is to not stand up again!
Shintaro Midorima

If you wanna make people dream, you’ve gotta start by believing in that dream yourself!
Seiya Kanie

No matter how deep the night, it always turns to day, eventually.
One Piece

Knowing you’re different is only the beginning. If you accept these differences, you’ll be able to get past them and grow even closer.
Miss Kobayashi

If you don’t like your destiny, don’t accept it.
Naruto Uzumaki

You can die anytime, but living takes true courage.
Kenshin Himura

If you wanna make people dream, you’ve gotta start by believing in that dream yourself!
Seiya Kanie (Amagi Brillant Park)

But people don’t like thinking about death, so subconsciously, they always look away from it.
Yato (Noragami)

Giving up kills people. When people reject giving up… they finally win the right to transcend humanity.
Alucard (Hellsing)

Anime Lines

Fear is freedom! Subjugation is liberation! The contradiction is the truth! Those are the facts of this world! And you will all surrender to them, you pigs in human clothing!
Satsuki Kiryuuin

A castle that vanishes at the first gust of wind is worthless.
Kill la Kill

I am the hope of the universe. I am the answer to all living things that cry out for peace. And I am the protector of the innocent. I am the light in the darkness. I am the truth. Ally to good! Nightmare to you!
Son Goku (Dragon Ball Z)

Those who stand at the top determine what’s wrong and what’s right! This very place is neutral ground! Justice will prevail, you say? But of course, it will! Whoever wins this war becomes justice!
Don Quixote Doflamingo (One Piece)

People who can’t throw something important away can never hope to change anything.
Armin Arlelt (Attack On Titan)

The truth is everyone is going to hurt you; you just got to find the ones worth suffering for.

In the end, the shape and form don’t matter at all; it’s only the soul that matters, right? Nothing else.
Soul Eater

I want you to be happy. I want you to laugh a lot. And I don’t know what exactly I’ll be able to do for you, but I’ll always be by your side.
Kagome (InuYasha)

Why should I apologize for being a monster? Has anyone ever apologized for turning me into one?Juuzou Suzuya ( Tokyo Ghoul)

Happy Anime Quotes

Thinking you’re no good and worthless is the worst thing you can do.
Nonito (Doraemon)

Courage is a word of justice. It means the quality of mind that enables one to face apprehension with confidence and resolution. It is not right to use it as an excuse to kill someone.
Ran Mouri

If you only face forward, there is something you will miss seeing.
Vash The Stampede

If you keep on hiding your true feelings, who is going to be happy? If you are sad, you should say it out loud!
Haruhi Fujioka

Sad Anime Quotes

Even if I’m worthless and carry demon blood… thank you for loving me!
Juuzou Suzuya

I’m fine, except… It’s a terrible day for rain.
Roy Mustang

All this time, I seriously thought that it’s better to die than to live your life alone.

Are you listening God? The thing is, mom and dad don’t like each other anymore. And it’s my fault for being such a useless daughter.

Even if I’m worthless and carry demon blood… thank you for loving me!
Portgas D. Ace

War is not heroic. War is not exhilarating. And, war is full of despair. It’s dark. It’s dreadful. It is a thing of sorrow and gloom.
Izura Kira

The two of us aren’t so different. My whole life, I’ve desired from others. I felt bitter to the people around me, and I closed off my heart. And a heart that lets nothing in will become empty before you realize it.
Mei Aihara

The loneliest people are the kindest. The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they don’t wish to see anyone else suffer the way they did.
Jellal Fernandez

The thing I wished for destroyed my whole family. I brought all this suffering down on my family because I made a wish for my dad without knowing what he really wanted.
Kyoko Sakura

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Kayo Hinazuki Saying

When I get bigger, big enough to go somewhere by myself, I want to go to a land that’s far away. I want to go to a faraway island. I want to go to an island that has no people. And I want to go to an island that has no pain or sadness.

There are no adults, children, classmates, teachers, or my mom on that island. On that island, I can climb a tree when I want to climb, swim in the sea when I want to swim and sleep when I want to sleep.

On the island, I think about the town that I left behind. Kids go to school as if nothing has changed. Adults go to the office as if nothing has changed. Mom eats as if nothing has changed. When I think about the town without me, I feel a sense of relief. I want to go far, far away.
Kayo Hinazuki

Roy Mustang Quotes

You’re thinking on too large a scale there, kid.

If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate.

Life that has been lost cannot be brought back.

Any man who has the brains to think and the nerve to act for the benefit of the people of the country is considered a radical by those who are content with stagnation and willing to endure disaster.

Nothing’s perfect, the world’s not perfect, but it’s there for us trying the best it can.

Dogs embody loyalty. They follow their master’s commands above all else!

Even a piece of garbage has its pride.

More Anime Quotes

Those painful memories are what help us make it to tomorrow and become stronger.
Erza Scarlet Fairy Tail 

Human strength lies in the ability to change yourself.
Saitama (One-Punch Man)

Angels banished from heaven have no choice but to become devils.

To act is not necessarily compassion. True compassion sometimes comes from inaction.
Hinata Miyake (A Place Further than the Universe)

How can you keep moving forward if you keep regretting the past?
Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

It is at the moment of death that humanity has value.
Archer (Fate Series)

he most damaged people are the wisest. All because they don’t wish to see anyone else suffer the way they did.
Jellal Fernandes (Fairy Tail)

If you really want to be strong… Stop caring about what your surrounding thinks of you!

You will never be able to love anybody else until you love yourself.
Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)

Nobody can foretell the outcome. Each decision you make holds meaning only by affecting your next decision.
Erwin Smith (Attack on Titan)

Don’t fight mean with mean. Hold your head high.
Hinata Miyake (A Place Further than the Universe)

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

Anime FAQs — Frequently Asked Questions

1.) What is anime?

Anime is a Japanese style of animation noted for its fantasy themes, action-oriented plots, and colorful graphics.

2.) Is anime the same as a cartoon?

No, anime is different from cartoons. Cartoons focus on humor, while anime productions feature themes related to human emotions. Anime’s depiction of movement for characters is more limited. Depictions of cartoon characters are less realistic than anime characters.

3.) How To Use These Anime Quotes?

These anime quotes can be very beneficial for you and the people around you. Not only can you use these quotes to pass time, but they can also be posted online on social media accounts. In addition to that, you can use these quotes to learn more about love, valor, and sagacity.

These insights can help keep you motivated or inspire you toward greatness. You can also read these quotes when feeling anxious or sad.

The funny and short quotes are especially useful in cheering you up. Anime quotes can be a great resource for you.

By Jan Weber

Jan writes about culture, entertainment, and literature.


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