100+ Motivational Anime Quotes That Will Sweep You Off Your Feet

You know the feeling. When you’re watching one of the best Anime shows you’ve laid eyes on. And you feel so motivated and inspired by a line or two.

Some Anime shows tend to do that for us as Anime fans.

And even though it’s easy not to admit it, we all need that boost of motivation from time to time.

So on that note, check out these 100+ motivational anime quotes for an extra-needed boost.

You’ll feel inspired and may even think differently after taking in some of these quotes.

 

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#1 – Reiko Mikami from Another

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

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

 

#2 – Miss Kobayashi

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.

“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

 

#3 – Kenshin Himura from Rurouni Kenshin

You can die anytime, but living takes true courage.

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

 

#4 – Milly Thompson from Trigun

Every journey begins with a single step. We just have to have patience.

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

 

#5 – Alibaba from Magi

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.

“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

 

#6 – Vash The Stampede (Trigun)

The ticket to the future is always open.

“The ticket to the future is always open.” – Vash The Stampede

 

#7 – Sora from No Game No Life

Life is not a game of luck. If you wanna win, work hard.

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

 

#8 – Sanae Furukawa (Clannad)

If your life can change once, your life can change again.

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

 

#9 – Grimsley (Pokemon)

It's more important to master the cards you're holding than to complain about the ones your opponent was dealt.

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

Complaining about what you’ve been given doesn’t change what you’ve got.

It just makes you feel even worse than you need to feel.

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#10 – Harumi Kiyama (A Certain Scientific Railgun)

A teacher doesn't give up on her students just because things get tough.

“A teacher doesn’t give up on her students just because things get tough.” – Harumi Kiyama

 

#11 – Keiichi Maebara (Higurashi: When They Cry)

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

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

 

#12 – Rider (Fate Zero)

Whatever you do, enjoy it to the fullest. That is the secret of life.

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

 

#13 – Julis Alexia Van Riessfeld (Asterisk War)

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.

“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

 

#14 – Izuku Midoriya (My Hero Academia)

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!

“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

 

#15 – Hatsu Kominato (Selector Infected Wixoss)

If you're gonna insist on gambling and then complain when you lose, you had better work on your game.

“If you’re gonna insist on gambling and then complain when you lose, you had better work on your game.” – Hatsu Kominato

 

#16 – Goku (Dragon Ball Z)

Power comes in response to a need, not a desire. You have to create that need.

“Power comes in response to a need, not a desire. You have to create that need.” – Goku

 

#17 – Saber from Fate Stay Night

There are no regrets. If one can be proud of one's life, one should not wish for another chance

“There are no regrets. If one can be proud of one’s life, one should not wish for another chance.” – Saber

 

#18 – Kunio Yaobi (Tamako Market)

You can't always hold on to the things that are important. By letting them go we gain something else.

“You can’t always hold on to the things that are important. By letting them go we gain something else.” – Kunio Yaobi

 

#19 – Naruto Uzumaki 

If you don't like your destiny, don't accept it. Instead, have the courage to change it the way you want it to be.

“If you don’t like your destiny, don’t accept it. Instead, have the courage to change it the way you want it to be.” – Naruto Uzumaki

 

#20 – Junichirou Kagami (Denpa Kyoushi)

You can't win a game by doing nothing. And if someone else wins it for you then you haven't accomplished anything. Life is the same way.

“You can’t win a game by doing nothing. And if someone else wins it for you then you haven’t accomplished anything. Life is the same way.” – Junichirou Kagami

 

#21 – Maka Albarn (Soul Eater)

I refuse to let my fear control me anymore.

“I refuse to let my fear control me anymore.” – Maka Albarn

 

#22 – Archer (Fate Stay Night)

Do not think about other things, there is only one thing you can do. So master that one thing. Do not forget. What you must imagine is always that you, yourself, are the strongest. You do not need outside enemies. For you, the one you have to fight is none other than your own image.

“Do not think about other things, there is only one thing you can do. So master that one thing. Do not forget. What you must imagine is always that you, yourself, are the strongest. You do not need outside enemies. For you, the one you have to fight is none other than your own image.” – Archer

 

#23 – Akame (Akame Ga Kill)

If you can't find a reason to fight, then you shouldn't be fighting.

“If you can’t find a reason to fight, then you shouldn’t be fighting.” – Akame

Once you’ve lost your reasons, life becomes a drag.

And you’ll only regret it if you do something without knowing why you’re doing it.

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#24 – Canaan Quotes

You should never give up on life, no matter how you feel. No matter how badly you want to give up.

“You should never give up on life, no matter how you feel. No matter how badly you want to give up.” – Canaan

 

#25 – Armin Arlelt (Attack on Titan)

People who can't throw something important away, can never hope to change anything.

“People who can’t throw something important away, can never hope to change anything.” – Armin Arlelt

 

#26 – Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)

We can't waste time worrying about the what if's.

“We can’t waste time worrying about the what if’s.” – Ichigo Kurosaki

 

#27 – Monkey D Luffy (One Piece)

No matter how hard or impossible it is, never lose sight of your goal.

“No matter how hard or impossible it is, never lose sight of your goal.” – Monkey D Luffy

 

#28 – Mion Sonozaki (Higurashi

Life is like a tube of toothpaste. When you've used all the toothpaste down to the last squeeze, that's when you've really lived. Live with all your might, and struggle as long as you have life.

“Life is like a tube of toothpaste. When you’ve used all the toothpaste down to the last squeeze, that’s when you’ve really lived. Live with all your might, and struggle as long as you have life.” – Mion Sonozaki

 

#29 – Nico Robin (One Piece)

Fools who don't respect the past are likely to repeat it.

“Fools who don’t respect the past are likely to repeat it.” – Nico Robin

 

#30 – Hiroshi Kido (Barakamon)

That's why I can't make a change. Everything I do is so... Half-assed.

“That’s why I can’t make a change. Everything I do is so… Half-assed.” – Hiroshi Kido

 

#31 – Kanade Jinguujji (Best Student Council)

Sometimes it's necessary to do unnecessary things.

“Sometimes it’s necessary to do unnecessary things.” – Kanade Jinguuji

 

#32 – Nico Yazawa (Love Live)

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

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

 

#33 – Princess Lenessia (Log Horizon)

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

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

 

#34 – Junichirou Kagami

Just like games, no matter how well you have things lined up in your life, there's always something to keep you on your toes.

“Just like games, no matter how well you have things lined up in your life, there’s always something to keep you on your toes.” – Junichirou Kagami

 

#35 – Gilgamesh (Fate Zero)

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

“Do exactly as you like. That is the true meaning of pleasure. Pleasure leads to joy and joy leads to happiness. ” – Gilgamesh

 

#36 – Shiroe (Log Horizon)

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

“If you can’t do something, then don’t. Focus on what you can do.” – Shiroe

 

#37 – Allen Walker (D.Gray Man)

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

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

 

#38 – Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail)

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

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

 

#39 – Lavi Bookman (D.Gray Man)

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

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

 

#40 – Dousan Saitou (The Ambition Of Oda Nobuna)

A dream is worth less than nothing if you don't have someone else to share it.

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

 

#41 – Taichi Yaegashi (Kokoro Connect)

What you can't accomplish alone, becomes doable when you're with someone else.

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

 

#42 – Riki Naoe (Little Busters)

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.

“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

 

#43 – Uryuu Minene (Future Diary)

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

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

 

#44 – Seiya Kanie (Amagi Brilliant Park)

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

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

 

#45 – Otonashi Yuzuru (Angel Beats)

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

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

 

#46 – Lina Inverse (Slayers)

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

“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

 

#47 – Keiko Ayano (Silica from Sword Art Online)

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“It’s impossible to work hard for something you don’t enjoy.” – Silica

 

#48 – Saitama (One Punch)

Human beings are strong because we can change ourselves.

“Human beings are strong because we can change ourselves.” – Saitama

 

#49 – Karma Akabane (Assassination Classroom)

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

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

 

#50 – Holo The Wise Wolf (Spice And Wolf)

Remember the lesson, not the disappointment.

“Remember the lesson, not the disappointment.” – Holo The Wise Wolf

 

#51 – Marin Kitagawa (My Dress Up Darling)

“You shouldn’t agree to things you don’t wanna do. No, really. You need to think about yourself more. You need to speak up about how you’re feeling, for your own sake!” – Marin Kitagawa

 

#52 – Momoka Hanai (Koi Dano Ai Dano)

“People struggle to find an answer even in things like math where there is clearly only one answer. So there’s no shame in struggling through something that has no right answer.” – Momoka Hanai

 

#53 – Rory Mercury (GATE)

“If we define culture as that which is healthy or humane, and defend that decision in the name of justice, once any part of that system collapses, it will cause an unimaginable number of problems for society. For instance, if I drew a line in the middle and erased one side, the next day, a new line will appear in the middle of the side that is left. I think suppressing the instincts and thoughts of the human spirit is bad. The desire for purity and wholesomeness, when taken to an extreme, is harmful.” – Rory Mercury

 

#54 – Hachiman Hikigaya (Oregairu)

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“Hard work betrays none, but dreams betray many.” – Hachiman Hikigaya

 

#55 – Ai Kotani (Solanin)

“You know why people stress over things? Because there aren’t any easy answers.” – Ai Kotani

 

#56 – Gaara (Naruto)

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“This is where it all starts for me. Starting with this small bond. I too want to become someone who is needed, instead of a weapon that is feared. And as the Kazekage of Sunagakure.” – Gaara

 

#57 – Jolyne Cujoh (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure)

“There may only be one road ahead, but with the right plan, anything is possible.” – Jolyne Cujoh

 

#58 – Tsumugi Motohashi (Pochamani)

“When I was little, I was teased because of my weight. I tried dieting, but diets always failed. Little by little I started feeling gloomy. I got to the point where I couldn’t make friends, and I started hating myself more and more. I became completely unable to smile. I thought, no one in the world would ever like me the way I am now. But at the same time I also thought, if that’s the way it is, then I should at least like myself.” – Tsumugi Motohashi

 

#59 – Chifuyu Matsuno (Tokyo Revengers)

“There isn’t a single person who’s not afraid of a fight. What’s important is how you handle it.” – Chifuyu Matsuno

 

#60 – Viktor Licht (Fire Force)

“Not knowing what the real problem is before trying it is what makes the problem hard.” – Viktor Licht

 

#61 – Nara Shikamaru (Naruto)

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“It’s stupid to talk about things you’re not. Be yourself and you’ll be fine.” – Nara Shikamaru

 

#62 – Rintaro Okabe (Steins Gate)

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“No one knows what the future holds. That’s why its potential is infinite.” – Rintaro Okabe

 

#63 – Parona (To Your Eternity)

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“Your life isn’t something given to you. It’s for you to win for yourself.” – Parona

 

#64 – Pelmo (Plunderer)

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“Dreams are critical to moving on with our lives! If we turn our backs on our dreams, we’re as good as dead!” – Pelmo

 

#65 – Desmond (Carole & Tuesday)

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“Living things need not just nourishment for the body, but for the soul as well. Beautiful things and beautiful expressions. They’re vital to the soul. Without them, the soul withers.” – Desmond

 

#66 – Falfa (I’ve Been Killing Slimes For 300+ Years)

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“Since we were lucky enough to be born, we should think about how can live happily.” – Falfa

 

#67 – Rumi Usagiyama (My Hero Academia)

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“I live every day of my life like there’s no tomorrow so that when my number’s up, I can check out with no regrets! No way this horde of zombies is gonna end Mirko the hero.” – Rumi Usagiyama

 

#68 – Elaina (The Journey Of Elaina)

When you are seriously trying to accomplish something, you will always be alone. You can't do it if you're not alone. - Elaina

“When you are seriously trying to accomplish something, you will always be alone. You can’t do it if you’re not alone.” – Elaina

 

#69 – Akitaru Obi (Fire Force)

“Making up your mind to move forward on your own wish isn’t that difficult. It’s easy to believe in yourself, after all. But trusting in someone else, taking action, and sacrificing yourself are things that require a tremendous amount of courage.” – Akitaru Obi

 

#70 – Junko Kaname (Madoka Magica)

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“If you learn how to take life’s little hits now, it’ll help you later on.” – Junko Kaname

 

#71 – Meteora Österreich (Re:Creators)

“If you are aware that you hurt someone, then you must not forget about it. You must not use pleasant words to forget about it. Do not look away. Continue to ask yourself what you can do. In other words, that is the reason for you living. The World requires choice and resolution. Embrace it, and face it.” – Meteora Österreich

 

#72 – Seiji Aino (Renai Boukun)

“People who can get back on their feet after learning their weaknesses are strong and admirable.” – Seiji Aino

 

#73 Aki’s Grandma (Silver Spoon)

“We’re only human. We all make mistakes sometimes. Just don’t make mistakes when lives are at stake.” – Aki’s Grandma

 

#74 – Crusch Karsten (Re:Zero)

Stand up! lift your faces! Take up your weapons! Look at that boy. He's so weak and fragile a breath could blow him away and he's unarmed! He is a powerless boy, whose defeat I have seen with my own eyes! He's weaker than anyone else here! Yet he's shouting louder than anyone that we can still do this so how can we sit down, with downcast gaze? If our weakest man has not given up how is kneeling in defeat acceptable for us? Did you come this far to wallow in shame?

“Stand up! lift your faces! Take up your weapons! Look at that boy. He’s so weak and fragile a breath could blow him away and he’s unarmed! He is a powerless boy, whose defeat I have seen with my own eyes! He’s weaker than anyone else here! Yet he’s shouting louder than anyone that we can still do this so how can we sit down, with downcast gaze? If our weakest man has not given up how is kneeling in defeat acceptable for us? Did you come this far to wallow in shame?” – Crusch Karsten

 

#75 – Ran Mouri (Detective Conan)

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“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

 

#76 – Hei (Darker Than Black)

“The truth is everyone is going to hurt you, you just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” – Hei

 

#77 – Heine Wittgenstein (The Royal Tutor)

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“A person can only truly learn once they realize how little they know.” – Heine Wittgenstein

 

#78 – Ami Mizuno (Sailor Moon)

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“The future is something you build by yourself.” – Ami Mizuno (Sailor Mercury)

 

#79 – Sakunosuke Oda (Bungou Stray Dogs)

“I’m not interested in fighting. What I’m interested in is living.” – Sakunosuke Oda

 

#80 – Sakuta Azusagawa (Bunny Girl Senpai)

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“I don’t mind if I only had one person. Even if the whole world hated me, I could keep living if that person needed me.” – Sakuta Azusagawa

 

#81 – Glenn Radars (Rokudenashi)

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“No matter how hard you’ve agonized over your path, you’ll always regret something about it later.” – Glenn Radars

 

#82 – N (Pokemon Black/White)

“Dream your dream! Then, pursue the ideals to make that dream a reality, and someday you will achieve all that you dreamed of!” – N

 

#83 – Sayaka Miki (Madoka Magica)

“I’ve decided that from now on, I’m never gonna regret anything. Ever again!” – Sayaka Miki

 

#84 – Guts (Berserk)

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“One who does something he hates just because he’s told to.. is called an errand boy.” – Guts

 

#85 – Kenpachi Zaraki (Bleach)

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“It isn’t even interesting fighting against someone who doesn’t have their own goals.” – Kenpachi Zaraki

 

#86 – Jerome Karlstahl (Eighty-Six)

“Being excessively humble will bring about disgust.” – Jerome Karlstahl

 

#87 – Yuuko Ichihara (xxxHolic)

“The world isn’t something that is all planned out. It’s something you make yourself.” – Yuuko Ichihara

 

#88 – Hidenori Tabata (Daily Lives Of High School Boys)

“There’s no reason to pretend to be cool. Let’s show our lame sides. That’s who we really are, after all.” – Hidenori Tabata

 

#89 – Yumi Iguchi (Shirobako)

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“Better to ask and be a fool once than never to ask and be a fool forever.” – Yumi Iguchi

 

#90 – Usagi Tsukino (Sailor Moon)

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“The people of the world, all of them, whether it is the different race or the different language or the different lifestyle, tend to only think about what we cannot share. But our brains are all the same. We are the same people.” – Sailor Moon (Usagi)

 

#91 – Ruby Rose (RWBY)

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“We’ve all lost something, and I’ve seen what loss can do to people. But if we gave up every time we lost, then we’d never be able to move forward.” – Ruby Rose

 

#92 – Misato Katsuragi (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

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“Sometimes you need a little wishful thinking to just keep on living.” – Misato Katsuragi

 

#93 – Kakeru Kurosawa (Onanie Master Kurosawa)

“I’m prepared for all of it. Even if my chest hurts, even if I’m ripped apart. I won’t let myself taste any regret.” – Kakeru Kurosawa

 

#94 – Mayuri Kurotsuchi (Bleach)

“To use the crimes of the past as a reason to block change in the world now is just laziness.” – Mayuri Kurotsuchi

 

#95 – Lusamine (Pokemon)

“Caring won’t keep the things you love safe, but if you don’t care, you may find you have nothing left to protect.” – Lusamine

 

#96 – Izuru Kira (Bleach)

“Battles aren’t supposed to be heroic affairs. They are not supposed to be fun or exciting, to us every battle is filled with despair, they are dark, horrifying, grizzly. We should fear warfare, avoid it always and whenever possible choose the path of peace.” – Izuru Kira

 

#97 – Sakurako Amamiya (Psyren)

“Regret is a powerful poison. The more you harbor those thoughts, the harder it is to move on.” – Sakurako Amamiya

 

#98 – Kurama (Bakuman)

“If I follow my dream and it shatters – I can accept having to regret that. But I don’t want to regret not pursuing it in the first place.” – Kurama

 

#99 – Nadia (Nadia: Secrets Of The Blue Water)

“I had a dream while you were gone; I realize that none of us can live alone, we need each other. I had never really thought about us that way before, but now I know it to be the truth.” – Nadia

 

#100 – Noriko (Golden Boy)

“I know you must be going through hell, but please hang in there.” – Noriko

 

#101 – Charles Beams (Eureka Seven)

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“Freedom is something that you need to actively acquire. It’s not something that’s given with no strings attached. To be free means to take responsibility, and to prepare yourself for what’s to come.” – Charles Beams

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