History is much like an endless waltz; the three beats of war, peace, and revolution continue on forever.
― Mariemaia Kushrenadam, Gundam Wing
The world of Japanese anime is as vast as the oceans. As anime films and series span over various genres, such as romantic, adventure, comedy, action, horror and so on, compiling the best quotes was a fairly daunting task. However, the attempt made below is to list only those quotes that are meaningful and thought-provoking.
This Buzzle article contains some of the best motivational and inspirational anime quotes. Although anime is widely considered as entertainment for kids, some of their stories and dialogs hold deeper meaning for adults too. Here's a compilation of the best quotes for you to read and take a note of.
Famous Anime Quotes
In manga, there's always a character who gets a sudden boost of power, right? Readers always call it a 'convenient power up', but it actually does happen in the real world, as well. We Humans only truly show our mettle when we're pushed into a corner.
― Shinobu Takamiya, Beelzebub
People, who can't throw something important away, can never hope to change anything.
― Armin Arlert, Shingeki No Kyojin
People should be doubted. Many people misunderstand this concept. Doubting people is just a part of getting to know them. What many people call 'trust' is really just giving up on trying to understand others, and that very act is far worse than doubting. It is actually 'apathy.'
― Shinichi Akiyama, Liar Game
There are only two paths you can choose. You can sit quietly and be selected out of this world, or you can adapt and change!
― Gai Tsutsugami, Guilty Crown
In a world like that, there'd be no need for love anymore either. If everyone were perfect, there would be no need to look out for others. Sympathy or love is needed because people are imperfect. A perfect human cannot love anyone.
― Keima Katsuragi, The World God Only Knows
Man fears the darkness, and so he scrapes away at the edges of it with fire.
― Rei Ayanami, Neon Genesis Evangelion
If you're not remembered, then you never existed.
― Iwakura Lain, Serial Experiments Lain
Whether or not you love me in return, you'll always be precious to me, no matter what.
― Sakishima Hikari, Nagi no Asukara
Accepting something is easier said than done.
― Togashi Yuuta, Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!
The world is not beautiful; and that, in a way, lends it a sort of beauty.
― Kino, Kino no Tabi
Man always thinks about the past before he dies, as if he were frantically searching for proof that he truly lived.
― Jet Black, Cowboy Bebop
Only hope can give rise to the emotion we call despair. But it is nearly impossible for a man to try to live without hope, so I guess that leaves Man no choice but to walk around with despair as his companion.
― Kagetoki Kariya, Samurai Champloo
There is nothing more noble and beautiful than a warrior with no distractions. One could say he is the closest thing to God.
― Treize Khushrenada, Gundam Wing
The opposite of love isn't hate, it's apathy.
― Kyoko Hoin, Kodomo no Jikan
Religion, ideology, resources, land, spite, love or just because... No matter how pathetic the reason, it's enough to start war. War will never cease to exist... reasons can be thought up after the fact... Human nature pursues strife.
― Paine, Naruto Shippuden
We have walked through the darkness of this world, that's why we are able to see even a sliver of light.
― Gaara, Naruto
Sometimes life is too uncertain to have regrets.
― Son Goku, Dragon Ball Z
The moment people come to know love, they run the risk of carrying hate.
― Uchiha Obito 'Tobi', Naruto
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, Fairy Tail
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
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
I want...to change things. I want to believe that anything can be changed. The moment I met you, a new world opened up for me. You see, after wandering in the darkness for so long, a light brought me happiness. It's all thanks to you.
― Chrono, Chrono Crusade
If you only face forward, there is something you will miss seeing. It is a virtue to devote one's self to something, firmly believing in one's own ideals. But that does not mean it's alright to belittle the ideals or feelings of others. If you lead such a busy life and you don't realize how your parents feel, it's only self-satisfaction. It's alright to stop every now and again, if you want a moment's rest, if you want to feel what other people feel.
― Vash the Stampede, Trigun
Nothing's perfect, the world's not perfect. But it's there for us, trying the best it can; that's what makes it so damn beautiful.
― Hiromu Arakawa, Fullmetal Alchemist
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.
― Sachi, Sword Art
This brief compilation is put together in the hope that it provides inspiration in times when there seems none. Hope these quotes hold a special place in your heart, and help you see the light through the darkest of times.