132 Best Anime Quotes [Inspirational, Badass, Sad, Funny]

Are you looking for the best anime quotes of all time?

Well you’ve come to the right place, because that’s exactly what we’ll be going over.

We’ll be going over quotes that are about life, pain, suffering, love, friendship, death, inspiration, loneliness, dreams, happiness and more. So there’s something in here for everyone.


Anime quotes about life

These quotes will be meaningful and deep…

“It’s just pathetic to give up on something before you even give it a shot.” – Reiko Mikami (Ghost Sweeper Mikami)

“You can die anytime, but living takes true courage.” – Kenshin Himura (Rurouni Kenshin)

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

“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 (Universal Warriors)

“Life is not a game of luck. If you wanna win, work hard.” – Sora

“If your life can change once, your life can change again.” – Sanae

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

“If you just submit yourself to fate, then that’s the end of it.” – Keiichi Maebara (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni)

“Whatever you do, enjoy it to the fullest. That is the secret of life.” – Rider

“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 (My Hero Academia)

Sad anime quotes about pain

“Humans die. Animals die. Plants die. Even soul reapers die. It’s the arch of the universe. Everything that comes to life eventually ceases to exist.” – Baraggan Louisenbairn (Bleach)

“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 Fernandes (Fairy Tail)

“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.” – Hatori Shikishima (Alice & Zouroku)

“The scariest thing about killing people is getting used to it! When you kill someone and realize you won’t be punished… That’s when people forget all about punishment.” – Rentaro Satomi (Black Bullet)

“Rock, if you think about it, other than this, what do we really value in life? God? Love? Don’t make me laugh. When I was a brat, crawling around in that shithole city, it seemed God and Love were always sold out when I went looking. Before I knew better, I clung to God and prayed to Him every single night, yeah, I believed in God right up until that night the cops beat the hell out of me for no reason at all. All they saw when they looked at me was another little ghetto rat. With no power and no God, what’s left for a poor little Chinese bitch to rely on? It’s money, of course, and guns.” – Revy Rebecca (Black Lagoon)

“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 (Citrus)

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

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

“I hate humans. I find the thought that I’m from the same species to be depressing.” – Koko Hekmatyar (Jormungand)

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

Funny anime quotes

“Boobs aren’t fat! They’re filled with men’s hopes and dreams!” – Sagara Yoshiharu (Oda Nobuna no Yabou)

“I’m actually a hardcore otaku who likes maids more than having three meals in a day. And I only read books related to maids. Also, I only visit maid cafes. Of course, I also collect maid figurines. I play games which feature maids and it turns me on so much that I’ll wear the maid uniform and jump for joy.” – Takumi Usui (Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama)

“Why do women have butts on their chest?” – Goku (Dragon Ball)

Why do women have butts on their chests

“Keeheehe! I like him. I’m going to make him my cat.” – Gajeel (Fairy Tail)

“Laziness is such an ugly word… I prefer… Selective participation” – Lucifer (Devil is a part-timer)

“Nothing wrong with the heartbeat” – Meliiodas (The Seven Deadly Sins)

Meliodas is pressing Elizabeth’s chest pretending to check her heartbeat -_-.

“I’m not a pervert… I’m a super pervert!” – Jiraya (Naruto)

“What is life? Why do people live? Someone asked me that, and then I beat him within an inch of his life.”  – Heiwajima (Durarara)

“Right, I have something I have to apologize to Mitsuo for. Sometimes, when we were playing, you’d suddenly start crying, and then you’d run home. You probably thought you’d fooled us, but everyone knew… that you had pooped your pants! Sorry.” – Motoharu (Daily Lives of High School Boys)

“Listen up! Let’s say you drink too much strawberry milk, and have to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, but it’s cold outside your bed. You don’t want to get up, but the urge to urinate is just too strong! You make up your mind to go! You run to the bathroom, stand in front of the toilet, and let loose! You think that all your life has led to this moment! But then you realize. It isn’t the bathroom! You’re still in bed! That feeling of lukewarm wetness spreads like wildfire! But you don’t stop! You can’t stop! That’s what I’m talking about! That’s the truth of the strawberry milk! Do you get it?” – Sakata (Gintama)

Anime quotes about love

“What is love? It’s when your eyes start following someone, and you look for them if they’re not around. You get excited thinking you might run into him when you’re putting your shoes on in the morning. And when you don’t it’s a little disappointing. But then you pass by him and that makes you happy for the rest of the day. It feels like you can handle anything. Seeing him is enough to make you happy.” – Misaki (Love and Lies)

“I can’t bear the thought of living in this world without you” – Elizabeth (The 7 Deadly Sins)

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

“Even though you like someone already, your partner is decided for you. And you can’t do anything about that crush. Because everyone keeps getting in the way. And you can’t… But when you’re the one in love, the only thing that feels true… is that feeling- Yukari Nejima (Love and Lies)

“Even if I lose this feeling, I’m sure that I’ll just fall in love with you all over again.” – Syaoran Li (Cardcaptor Sakura)

“Though we had to part, though we could never be together again. We had no regrets. Even if she returned to her world, married another man, and had children with him. If the woman I loved was happy, then I could be happy. And I am. Our hearts had joined and even so, even if she lived in a different world, that time, we really were together always, always. I would never let go of this feeling or my love for her.” – Tatara (Fushigi Yuhi)

“If you love someone, he could make you sad. He could even make you feel lonely sometimes. But that someone can also make you happier than you’ll ever be.” (Fruit Basket)

“You don’t have to hurry, I’m not in any hurry. I’ll be waiting for you always no matter how far in the future it may be or however far you are when that day surely comes, my dream will be right here. Ever since the first time that we met each other here” – Shi Ryuki (The Story of Saiunkoku)

“After all… Love is all about timing… If you don’t say the right thing at the right moment no matter how much fate was involved in the relationship, everything will be ruined. Even if you regret it, it’ll be too late.” – Takeuchi Masafumin (We Were There)

“We are all farsighted, we give importance to those things that are far from us while neglecting the things that are close to us. Only to realize their value later when they are out of reach again.” – Kawamura Sachiko (Nana)

Anime quotes about friendship

“It’s true that in today’s society, people think having no friends is a bad thing. But that’s not really right, is it?” – Kodaka Hasegawa (Haganai)

“I won’t give up, I will fight till the bitter end, cause there’s no way I will back down after what you did to my friends. They are what made me the person I am today, that’s why I’ll keep fighting… For my friends!” – Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail)

“You trusted me, so I’ll trust you too. That’s what being friends means, doesn’t it?” – Rin Okumura (Blue Exorcist)

“You can only become friends by talking to people and finding out whether you get along.” – Shougo Kiryuu (One Week Friends)

“Man, kids these days. They think it’s a competition to have the most friends. One is enough. Find someone completely unique.” – Yato (Noragami)

“You don’t die for your friends, you live for them!” – Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail)

“Friendship is a more reliable tool than a knife.” – Angelo Lagusa (91 Days)

“Stop trying to solve everything by yourself. Don’t forget that you’re not alone!” – Ryuji Suguro (Blue Exorcist)

“Is there really such a thing? Real friends, who last forever?” – Kodaka Hasegawa (Haganai)

“What’s the point of magic, to begin with… if I can’t use it to protect my friends?” – Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail)

Anime quotes about death

“Once I’m dead, I won’t even be able to remember you. So I’ll win, No matter what. I’ll live, no matter what!” – Mikasa Ackerman (Attack on Titan)

“Everyone dies eventually, whether they have power or not. That’s why you need to think about what you’ll accomplish while you’re alive.” – Mary Macbeth (Blood Blockade Battlefront)

“I think death is equally terrible for everyone. Young people, old people, the good, the bad; it’s always the same. It’s rather fair in its treatment. There’s no such thing as a terrible death, that’s why it’s frightening.” – Sunako (Shiki)

“Do not seek death. But do not fear it either. There cannot be life without death, it is inescapable.” – Keisei Tagami (Corpse Princess)

“As the living, it is our responsibility to carry out the wishes of the ones who are gone.” – Akame (Akame Ga Kill)

“They were weak. That’s why they died. We were weak, too. That’s why we couldn’t save them.” – Nine (Terror In Resonance)

There probably isn’t any meaning in life. Perhaps you can find something interesting to do while you are alive. Like how you found that flower. Like how I found you. – Orochimaru (Naruto)

The sun rises today and sets again. A flower that bloomed in the morning, falls from its stem. The sunsets today and rises again. Flowers bloom to fill the land, but not the flowers of yesterday. (Mushishi)

If you let the fly live, the spider is going to die. You can’t save both without one suffering. –  Millions Knives (Trigun)

“Do not fear death. Death is always at our side. When we show fear, it jumps at us faster than light. But, if we do not show fear, it casts its eye upon us gently and then guides us into infinity.” – Laughing Bull (Cowboy Bebop)

Inspirational anime quotes

“There’s no such thing as talent without hard work.” – Shinichi Chiaki (Nodame Cantabile)

“Trying to knock others down a peg just means lowering yourself. Don’t go trampling all the hard work and trust you’ve built up. It insults the effort you put in.” – Kaizaki Arata

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

“You guys sure are a worthless bunch. If you wanna wallow in your tears, save it for after you’ve done everything you can.” – Seiya Kanie (Amagi Brilliant Park)

“Smile. Not for anyone else, but for yourself. Show yourself your own smile. You’ll feel better then.” – Rintaro Tatewaki (Magic-kyun! Renaissance)

“As a human, what kind of achievements will you leave behind?” – Izaya Orihara (Durarara!!)

“No matter how careful your risk hedging is, there will still be holes in your plan! Realizing them and making sure that they are promptly dealt with, is the duty of those who stand at the top.” – Reiji Akaba (Yu-Gi-Oh)

“It may be hard right now, but you must silence those thoughts. Stop counting only those things that you have lost. What is gone, is gone.” – Jinbei (Joujuu Senjin!! Mushibugyo)

“Remember this… no matter where you go, the strength of your mind and spirit is the most powerful magic of all.” – Princess Emeraude (Magic Knight Rayearth)

“There are days when nothing goes right. There are days when you stumble and fall. There are days when you just want to cry. To cry a lot. To sleep a lot. Or even eat a lot. It’s alright, as long as you pick yourself up again”. – Yuki Takeya (Gakkougurashi!)

“Push through the Pain. Giving Up Hurts More.” – Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z)


Badass anime quotes

”I am the answer to all living things that cry out for peace. I am protector of the innocent. I am the light in the darkness. I am truth. Ally to good! Nightmare to you” (Goku)

“I do not fear this new challenge. Rather like a true warrior I will rise to meet it.” – Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z)

“Don’t cry. Don’t despair. Now’s not the time for that”. – Giyu Tomioka (Demon Slayer)

”I disposed of some dangerous beasts. Mere animals that just happened to resemble humans.” – Eren (Attack on Titan)

“I wonder, what kind of jokes can a corpse tell?” – Mikasa (Attack on Titan)

”Krillin, my friend, was sinking to the bottom of that lake, dying. And Frieza, that cold-blooded monster was actually enjoying it. I couldn’t control what happened next. I attacked. I didn’t care that Frieza was the most powerful fighter in the universe. I didn’t care that he had the ability to destroy entire planets with a single finger. All I knew was that I had to help my friend…and the only way to him was through Frieza.” – Gohan (Dragon Ball Z)

”I doubt I need an introduction, but just in case, I am the mighty Frieza and yes, all the horror stories you’ve heard are true.” – Frieza (Dragon Ball Z)

”You’ll laugh at your fears when you find out who you are.” – Piccolo (Dragon Ball Z)

You’ll laugh at your fears when you find out who you are.

“Why should I bear hatred towards someone who’s obviously weaker than myself? I only pity them.” – Escanor (The 7 Deadly Sins)

“I am the creature who stands above all” – Escanor (The 7 Deadly Sins)

Anime relationship quotes

“Kurosaki-kun, you know I had a lot of things I wanted to do…I want to be a teacher…I also want to be an astronaut…And also make my own cake shop…I want to go to the sweets bakery and say, ‘I want one of everything’…Ohhh, I wish I could live five times over. Then I’d be born in five different places, and I’d stuff myself with different food from around the world…I’d live five different lives with five different occupations…And then, for those five times…I’d fall in love with the same person.” – Inoue Orihime (Bleach)

“Since ancient times, the dragon has been the only beast to equal the tiger. Even if you’re not by my side right now, I will leap through space and time and always be by your side. These feelings will never change.” – Ryuuji Takasu (Toradora!)

“Trying to shoulder the burden all by yourself? Don’t be a stranger. Weep and ask for help. Lean on me with your runny nose. Cry when you feel like crying. Laugh when you feel like laughing. When you’re tearing up with an ugly face, I’ll give you a good cry with an uglier face. When you’re laughing so hard your stomach hurts, I’ll laugh in a louder voice. That’s how it should be. It’s far better to get dirty while living true to yourself, than to throw away yourself and die a clean death.” – Sakata Gintoki (Gintama)

“You were always there for me, and that’s all I needed. Just you. For some reason, I didn’t feel sad or broken up, it just didn’t seem real. But slowly I realized it was real, that you were gone. And little by little, I slowly felt something inside me go numb.” – Jet Black (Cowboy Bebop)

“On that day, you taught me that solitude is painful! I understand that so well right now. I have family, and I have friends but if you’re gone… To me… It will be the same as being alone.” – Haruno Sakura (Naruto)

“I’ll always be by your side, just like the wind that flows through your hair.” – Yagami Kazuma (Kaze no Stigma)

“I too am alone. It’s sad being alone. It’s painful. I felt that way too. But if we’re together, at times we may hurt each other, and we may even part. But, that is not the end. I’ll always be with you.” – Hitomi Kanzaki (Vision of Escaflowne)

“You’re not alone. We are partners. If you are a witch, then I’ll become a warlock.” – Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)

“The moment you find the courage to give up your life for someone… would be the moment you understand love.” – Kenshin Himura (Rurouni Kenshin)

“I was dead until the moment I met you. I was a powerless corpse pretending to be alive. Living without power, without the ability to change my course, was bound to a slow death.” – Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)

Anime quotes about loneliness

“I know the loneliness of being a prisoner. I know the joy you feel when your friends come to rescue you and the fear of them being injured and defeated.” – Rukia Kuchiki (Naruto)

“No matter how many relationships we seem to have, we’re all alone.” – Mei Misaki 

“People cannot win against their loneliness.” – Gaara (Naruto)

“There will be some who give up because they are dissatisfied… But some feel unsettled and are lonely. So if… one day we could all laugh freely together… We, who are all in the same circumstances, can help each other… I think that will be more comforting than anything else and will also chase away loneliness.” – Yuu Tobita (Gakuen Alice)

“Loneliness is peaceful, but there’ll be no one to share happiness with.” – Ayumu Aikawa (Koreha Zombie Desuka)

“There are people in this world who prefer solitude. But there is no one who can withstand it.” – Makarov Dreyar (Fairy Tail)

“You may find it hard to adjust to at the beginning, but you get used to it eventually. Time is very depressing after all. Both happiness and sadness fade away with time.” – Detective Conan

“There’s a limit to the strength of people who are isolated. If we do the best we can we should be fine.” – Kouji Aiba

“I’ve gained freedom…and yet… it’s so lonesome” – Sohma Momiji (Fruits Basket)

“There’s no lack of painful things in this world, but hunger and loneliness must surely be two of the worst. Thanks to you, I didn’t know a moment of either of them.” – Sakae Jinnouchi

Anime quotes about dreams

“I was reckless when I was young. I educated myself by cursing the heartlessness of the world. The world was cruel, so I made myself more heartless and used that as a weapon, trying to follow through on my ideals.” – Kiritsugu Emiya (Fate/stay night)

“You keep imposing your ideals on them. Don’t worry about other people. You only need to do what you think is right.” – Katsuragi Keima (The World God Only Knows)

“Wake up princess, I’m tired of your useless ideals. It’s gotten pathetic. What good are your happy ideals if you can’t do anything to make them a reality? They’re nothing but dreams, and your dreams don’t stand a chance.” – Sir Crocodile (One Piece)

“No matter how faint our hopes are, even if we don’t have anything we can rely on…I will NEVER give up!” – Allen Walker (D.Gray-man)

“Hard work betrays none, but dreams betray many.” Hachiman Hikigaya (OreGairu)

“Working hard alone doesn’t assure you that you’ll achieve your dreams. Actually there are more cases where you don’t. Even so, working hard and achieving something is some consolation at least.” – Hachiman Hikigaya (OreGairu)

“If you want to earn something, you need to reach out for it. Pro-athletes give up their teenage years to train. Business owners put up collateral to borrow money. That’s how it always works. To make your ambitions come true, you have to take risks. The larger the ambition the greater the risk. That might involve time or enough work to affect your lifespan… So make your choice. Live in peace as a wannabe or risk losing it all to reach the very top. You’re the one who needs to decide.” – Yumeko Jabami (Kakegurui Wikia)

“A miracle: something like that won’t come if you’re waiting for it. A miracle is something you work for!” – Taro Raimon (Eyeshield 21)

“Being able to work hard is the best talent of all.” – Hiroshi Kido (Barakamon)

“Hard work is worthless for those that don’t believe in themselves.” – Naruto

Anime quotes about happiness

“The wish of wanting everyone to be happy is merely a fairy tale!” – Archer (Fate/Zero)

“There are some people who are rich and stay in beautiful places but are still unhappy. There are some people who are poor, but happy. In the end, happiness or sadness, only the person can determine.” – Alicia Florence

“Choosing your calling based solely on your talents won’t always guarantee you happiness.” – Kaminski Natalia (TYPE-MOON)

“If you keep trying to reason with yourself instead of listening to your feelings, you’ll never be able to feel true happiness.” – Hiroomi Nase (Kyoukai no Kanata)

“If one feels it is fun now, one will be able to enjoy life the most. Everything will change over time, so we must treasure the happy moments before us.” – Akari Mizunashi (Aria)

“Life isn’t just doing things for yourself. It’s possible to live in such a way that other people’s happiness makes you happy too.” – Asuna Yuuki (Sword Art Online)

“A smile is a seed of happiness. Anything can be made with it.” – Kai (Neo Angelique Abyss)

“Even if he hates me, being able to die with the knowledge that the one I love will never forget me… there is no greater happiness a woman could desire.” – Hakaze Kusaribe (Zetsuen no Tempest)

“There’s nothing happy about having your fate decided for you! You have to grab your own happiness!” – Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail)

“You’re happy enough, so don’t take away the happiness of others. You should share it.” – Simon Brezhnev (Durarara!!)

Anime quotes for graduation

“Someone places a hurdle in front of me, and I can’t rest until I’ve jumped over it.” – Mikoto Misaka (Toaru Majutsu no Index)

“People who neglect to make efforts or who don’t take any actions at all are always the ones who dream that someday they will suddenly become wildly successful.” – Misaki Nakahara

“Success comes only to those who have dared to stand up without fear!” – Touma Kamijou (Toaru Majutsu)

“Opportunities and success come only to those who do not fear to stand in the batter’s box, who want to hit the ball more than anything, and swing with all their might!” – Touma Kamijou

“Not giving up on yourself is what’s truly important. That way you don’t end up pathetic.” – Reiko Mikami (Another)

“I think having a dream, working hard, and never giving up couldn’t possibly bring misfortune.” – Miho Azuki (Bakuman)

“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 (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk)

“People who don’t work hard don’t have the right to be envious of the people with talent. People fail because they don’t understand the hard work necessary to be successful.” – Yukino Yukinoshita (OreGairu)

“You worked hard Lee, there’s no doubt in my mind the surgery will be a success. You have the power to shape your own destiny. And on the one-in-one thousand, no, one in a million chance something will happen to go wrong, I will die right along with you. Since the day I met you, my nindō has been to train you to become the most splendid ninja possible. That’s a promise!” – Might Guy (Naruto)

“There are times when working hard may not be enough. But those who succeed worked hard.” – Coach Kamogawa (Ippo)


So those were the best anime quotes of all time.

Did you enjoy them? I hope so!