You know the feeling. When you’re watching one of the best Anime show 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 better yet, some Anime characters have the wisest, smartest, most powerful quotes that are so relatable.
And yet so encouraging at the same time.
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 50 motivational anime quotes for an extra-needed boost.
You’ll feel inspired and may even think differently after taking in some of these quotes!
#1 – Reiko Mikami from Another
“It’s just pathetic to give up on something before you even give it a shot.” – Reiko Mikami
If you give up before even giving yourself a chance, you’ll accomplish nothing.
Which means you’ve wasted your time for no good reason.
Reiko mentions this to Kouichi Sakikabara.
#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.” – Miss Kobayashi
This quote is taken from 2017 Slice of Life anime – Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.
Miss Kobayashi mentions it to Tohru and her father.
#3 – Kenshin Himura from Rurouni Kenshin
“You can die anytime, but living takes true courage.” – Kenshin Himura
You can literally die at any time. And the thought of that is uncomfortable. But it’s true.
But having the courage to live on and make something of your life takes so much more courage.
And in the end it’s more than worth it in comparison.
#4 – Milly Thompson from Trigun
“Every journey begins with a single step. We just have to have patience.” – Milly Thompson
We live for the short term and want everything to happen right now. But that’s not how it works when you want something worth striving for.
#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.” – Alibaba Saluja
The world is too big for everybody to like you. Or for anyone to be perfect.
And a lot of people won’t accept you for who you are, no matter how hard you try to please them.
#6 – Vash The Stampede (Trigun)
“The ticket to the future is always open.” – Vash The Stampede
In other words – you can always change your decisions and make a different choice.
And you can always change the path you’re willing to walk down.
#7 – Sora from No Game No Life
“Life is not a game of luck. If you wanna win, work hard.” – Sora
When it all comes down to it, you have to make your own luck in life.
Related: Jibril No Game No Life Figure
#8 – Sanae Furukawa (Clannad)
“If your life can change once, your life can change again.” – Sanae
All it takes is the right moment at the right time, and life can flip itself on its head.
#9 – Grimsley (Pokemon)
“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.
Related: 15 Inspirational Pokemon Quotes
#10 – Harumi Kiyama (A Certain Scientific Railgun)
“A teacher doesn’t give up on her students just because things get tough.” – Harumi Kiyama
And we shouldn’t give up on life just because things aren’t going the way we want. Instead we should commit to figuring it out.
#11 – Keiichi Maebara (Higurashi: When They Cry)
“If you just submit yourself to fate, then that’s the end of it.” – Keiichi Maebara
Once you throw in the towel then it may as well be all over.
#12 – Rider (Fate Zero)
“Whatever you do, enjoy it to the fullest. That is the secret of life.” – Rider
Being miserable is no fun. You have to find a way to enjoy life and make it worth it.
#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.” – Julis Alexia Van Riessfeld
Sometimes it’s all a matter of believing you can do something. And that gives you the motivation and courage to do it.
Related: Kirin Toudou The Asterisk War Statue
#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!” – Izuku Midoriya
One of the first quotes mentioned in the Anime – My Hero Academia.
If you want it bad enough, then keep trying until you figure it out.
#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.” – Hatsu Kominato
Every decisions has an element of risk. And so we should take responsibility if things don’t go as planned.
#16 – Goku (Dragon Ball Z)
“Power comes in response to a need, not a desire. You have to create that need.” – Goku
When the need is strong enough, it will push you to succeed at all costs.
Related: 3 Inspiring Life Lessons From 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.” – Saber
Regrets are just weights that hold you down. It’s best to live without them..
#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.” – Kunio Yaobi
You’ve always got to give up one thing to get another.
#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.” – Naruto Uzumaki
It all starts with the courage to take action.
#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.” – Junichirou Kagami
Courtesy of Anime – Ultimate Otaku Teacher.
#21 – Maka Albarn (Soul Eater)
“I refuse to let my fear control me anymore.” – Maka Albarn
Fear is natural, but most of the time it’s imagined and exaggerated.
#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.” – Archer
The lesson here is: Focus. When you’re focused on yourself and using your strengths, progress is possible.
#23 – Akame (Akame Ga Kill)
“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.
Related: 8 of the Best Akame Ga Kill Quotes
#24 – Canaan Quotes
“You should never give up on life, no matter how you feel. No matter how badly you want to give up.” – Canaan
This Canaan quote is mentioned a little later into the anime series. It’s a great anime moment.
#25 – Armin Arlelt (Attack on Titan)
“People who can’t throw something important away, can never hope to change anything.” – Armin Arlelt
Because you have to give up 1 THING to gain another! ILife is about making a trade.
#26 – Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)
“We can’t waste time worrying about the what if’s.” – Ichigo Kurosaki
That just holds you back. And lack of action will lead you down a path of regret.
Related: Ichigo Kurosaki Life Lessons
#27 – Monkey D Luffy (One Piece)
“No matter how hard or impossible it is, never lose sight of your goal.” – Monkey D Luffy
Related: Monkey D Luffy Sailing Again Statue
#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.” – Mion Sonozaki
At the end of the day, life has to be worth it.
So squeeze as much out of it as you can. That’s the lesson here.
#29 – Nico Robin (One Piece)
“Fools who don’t respect the past are likely to repeat it.” – Nico Robin
History never lies.
#30 – Hiroshi Kido (Barakamon)
“That’s why I can’t make a change. Everything I do is so… Half-assed.” – Hiroshi Kido
Sometimes coming to a realization is enough to inspire and get you motivated!
#31 – Kanade Jinguujji (Best Student Council)
“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.” – Nico Yazawa
Related: Nico Yazawa Love Live Statue
#33 – Princess Lenessia (Log Horizon)
“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.” – Junichirou Kagami
That’s why no matter how many problems you solve, there’s always something new to replace it eventually. Big or small!
#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. ” – Gilgamesh
#36 – Shiroe (Log Horizon)
“If you can’t do something, then don’t. Focus on what you can do.” – Shiroe
So simple, yet how many of us actually do that?
#37 – Allen Walker (D.Gray Man)
“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.” – Natsu Dragneel
#39 – Lavi Bookman (D.Gray Man)
“The only home that a man should ever need is within his heart.” – Lavi Bookman
Lavi hit the nail on the head! The same is true if you’re a woman. Just flip the quote on its head…
#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.” – Dousan Saitou
#41 – Taichi Yaegashi (Kokoro Connect)
“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.” – 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.” – Uryuu Minene
Even if you’re weak…
#44 – Seiya Kanie (Amagi Brilliant Park)
“If you wanna make people dream, you’ve gotta start by believing in that dream yourself!” – Seiya Kanie
Otherwise – what’s the point?
#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.” – Otonashi Yuzuru
I don’t like Angel Beats much, but this quote is worth sharing.
#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%.” – Lina Inverse
Related Post: 5 Amazing Lina Inverse Quotes
#47 – Keiko Ayano (Silica from Sword Art Online)
“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.” – Saitama
#49 – Karma Akabane (Assassination Classroom)
“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.” – Holo The Wise Wolf
The lesson is the only thing worth focusing on!
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