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70+ Of The Most Memorable Oregairu Quotes That Will Stick With You

Oregairu Quotes mentioned in this post, by:

  • Hayato Hayama.
  • Yukino Yukinoshita.
  • Hachiman Hikigaya.
  • Shizuka Hiratsuka.

Oregairu is more than just an anime show with teenage characters.

It’s one of the more “Philosophical” shows in the anime industry with its own approach to your average romance.

This is what gives birth to the amazing and relatable quotes that are bound to make you think about important subjects.

Here are ALL the best quotes to help you remember the anime!


The Ultimate List Of Oregairu Quotes You Need To See:


1. Hayato Hayama Quotes

“When you pick the only option you have to choose from, can you really call that your own decision?” – Hayato Hayama


2. Yukino Yukinoshita Quotes

“We do not give a starving man a fish. We teach him how to fish and make him independent.” – Yukino Yukinoshita


“Even if we know each other, understanding each other is another matter.” – Yukino Yukinoshita


“If this is all it takes to tear us apart, then maybe we weren’t all that close to begin with.” – Yukino Yukinoshita


“I think, if you want to improve yourself, you should challenge your own limits.” – Yukino Yukinoshita


“If all you’re good for is breathing in and out, then even an AC unit is more useful than you.” – Yukino Yukinoshita


“People aren’t all perfect. They’re weak, ugly, and they get jealous and try to bring others down. Oddly enough, the better you are, the harder it is to live. That’s why I’m going to change this world and the people in it…” – Yukino Yukinoshita


“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


3. Hachiman Hikigaya Quotes

“If what I wished for was granted to me, if what I wanted was given to me. Then, as I thought, I wouldn’t wish for anything nor want anything. Because the things you were granted and the things you were given were surely shams that would one day be lost. The things you wished for had no shape and the things you wanted were untouchable. Or possibly, they might be the most wonderful treasures that would become nothing if you were to touch them.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“If wishes could be granted, if desires could be fulfilled, then I wouldn’t wish or desire for anything after all. The things you’re handed on a silver platter are never genuine, and never everlasting. And that is why I’ll always keep searching.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“I want to reply with a long message, but if it’s too long, that might be kind of revolting. But if it’s too short, then I might come off as cold instead. Feeling apprehensive of what to do, I decided to reply back with a similar word count instead. This was what they called “mirroring” in psychology. By emulating the actions of the other party, your affection levels would increase!” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“Yeah, I’m being stupid. I know that it’s out of question. I know how this will end. I’ll be left with nothing. Even so, I want us to think, writhe, struggle… and find… something genuine.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“Well it’s not like the world is full of sunshine and daisies. If society was only shaped by the view that one must be happy-go-lucky all the time, Hollywood wouldn’t make tear-jerking movies, would they?” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“A lone warrior surviving hundreds of battles, when it comes to losing, I’m the strongest.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“Youth is both a lie and a form of evil.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“Really, what a joke. I just didn’t understand what these nice guys were thinking about. Because they were so in love with everyone getting along, they ended up opening up other problems when they try to fix one. I didn’t even ask to be thrown into that circle either.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“I’m not highly aware. I’m highly self-aware.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“There are no inherently bad people. Everyone believes that, myself included. I don’t doubt the existence of virtue. And yet people bare their fangs when it seems they can profit. People will rationalize their own behavior whenever they become tainted with evil; they’re not supposed to be evil. In order to preserve their own twisted integrity, the world becomes twisted. Someone you praised as “cool” until yesterday is “stuck up” today; someone you respected as “smart and knowledgeable” is now scorned as someone who “looks down on bad students”, and “energetic vigor” becomes “annoying and overly carried away”.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“It doesn’t matter if we’re wrong…because every time we go wrong, we’ll continue to look for the right answer.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“It is better to be hated for what you are, than to be loved for what you are not.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“Do you know the phrase “enough specks of dust creates a mountain”? Or maybe “three heads are better than one.” In other words, when people gather together, they become even stronger and more secure. However, we were a group of failures who had gathered to do pointless things.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“Everyone is a slave to their past. No matter how much you wish to move forward, the events of last year will bear down on you like the light of the stars as soon as you glance up. Unable to laugh or to banish your past, you carry it ceaselessly in a corner of your heart, waiting for it to resurrect at an inopportune moment.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“The Devil’s finest trick is to persuade you that he does not exist.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“There was no meaning to things that were only superficial. That was a single belief that both me and her once shared.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“When people reach the halfway mark of a long ordeal, how do they feel? Does being only halfway there make them despair? Or do they feel relief at making it halfway there? Most people have to feel one way or the other, and both emotions create an opening in their hearts. That’s why I pushed myself this far.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“As they say about the vulgar masses, the more people flock to a group, the more foolish they become. No matter how prominent an individual is, no, it’s because he is prominent that he would be blotted out by the sheer force of numbers when thrown into that lump of people. Individual will, qualifications, and personality, let alone emotions aren’t considered at all. We see only what we want to see, listen only to what we want to listen to, but for the things we want to say, we aren’t able to. This is the society that we’re living in right now.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“You can’t take back the answer you already gave out. There’s no use in crying over spilt milk. The egg you broke won’t come back. All the horses and soldiers of a king will never return to his side again. It doesn’t matter what was said. You can never wipe away a bad impression. Even though the opposite is so simple in comparison. Just one word will make someone appear hateful. Just doing one thing would make you seem hateful. That’s why excuses are meaningless. Because even those excuses will make you look hateful.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“Expecting others to read your mind is delusional.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“It’s arrogant to think just saying things out loud is enough. Self-gratifying on the part of the speaker, and conceited on the part of the listener. You won’t always come to an understanding by talking things out.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“There are people who ruin the atmosphere just by existing, you know.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“We all have our own personal image that’s dictated by others, one that’s always off the mark. We wish to remain true to ourselves, but who gets to decide who we are as people? When our image never goes hand-in-hand with reality, where can we find something genuine? Where can we find our true selves?” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“So long as a problem doesn’t cause problems, it can’t be called a problem.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“What if, and this is strictly hypothetical, what if you could reload your save data to change your previous choice, like in a game? Would it change your life? The answer is a resounding no.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“There are people who can’t act unless they’re faced with a problem. Unless they find their reason. All I was left with was the sinking suspicion that I’d gone horribly wrong.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“Don’t put me on their level. I don’t care about looking interesting. I’m just self-conscious.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“That’s not exactly right. If you had to sacrifice many things to protect one, you’re more likely to give up and throw it away. Including relationships you have in your hand now.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“There are some people who don’t want a solution. Some want things to stay the way they are. There’s no way to make things convenient for everyone. So the only option is to find a compromise.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“Having people acknowledge your existence is a wonderful thing.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“When a girl calls someone a “nice guy”, it means she couldn’t care less about him.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“I’m always alone. Other people don’t factor into what I do. The things that happen in front of me are parts of my life and my life alone.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“If there are things you learn with friends, there must also be things you learn without friends. They must be of equal worth, two sides of the same coin.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“Damn. My eyes are naturally drawn in her direction. Is this the unibreastal law of gravitation? Leave it to Sir Isaac Newtit.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“A wandering soul in isolation, has no need for a place to belong.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“Relying on someone, helping each other out, and supporting each other. Most would say that’s the right thing to do. However, that’s just idealistic. In reality, someone always gets the short end of the stick.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“What does someone who´s lost their standing want the most? That’s simple. They want someone to find them, where they’re standing.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“Excuses are meaningless. The tougher things get, the more likely people are to come to their own conclusions.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“There is a history to humans. Humans are shaped by the experience obtained from living as time continued to wind and wind. To be reborn meant being rid of that history; complete annihilation. However, that just wasn’t possible in reality. That’s why the only thing you could do was to continue living on, bearing the scars on your body and holding the weight of the sins on your back, without wishing for reincarnation.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“They say that if you change yourself, you’ll change the world. but that’s a complete lie. They’re just forcing you to compromise, by feeding you a convenient little fib.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“I’m super thoughtful. That’s why I stay in the corner and don’t cause anyone trouble.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“What the hell is with everyone telling me to change? I don’t want other people telling me who I am.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“I don’t believe in crap like coincidence, fate, or destiny.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“School trips are simply a simulation of adult social life. If you ever go on a business trip with your boss, you won’t get to choose where to stay or what to eat, but if you compromise, you can still have a modicum of fun. School trips train you to trick yourself into that kinda mindset.” – Hachiman Hikigaya



“Everyone has something they hold dear, something they never want to lose. That’s why they pretend. That’s why they hide the truth. And that’s why they lie.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


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


“Food tastes best when you don’t have to work for it.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“Marriage, the institution where one’s existence goes to die. All married people prattle on about their so-called marital bliss about how they love saying “I’m home!” to their spouses, or how seeing their sleeping kids motivates them for tomorrow. But think about it: you can say “I’m home!” if you live your parents, you can even buy some mouthwash and say “I’m home!” to the hippos on the label. And if they’re talking about seeing their sleeping kids, that just means they’re working hellish overtime hours. How is that in any way blissful?” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“The past makes you wanna die out of regret and future makes you depressed out of anxiety. So by elimination, the present is likely the happiest time.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“One ought to experience loneliness at least once or twice in life. No, you have to experience it. The idea of being chained to another person without reprieve is far more abnormal and disquieting. One has no choice but to learn about loneliness. I’m sure some things can’t be experienced without it.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


Hachiman Hikigaya Quotes 1

“About marriage or about future, I don’t know what will happen in the future. In this world, it’s normal that when there’s a preparation, then a new grief is born, but everyone has the right to desire happiness. Our efforts need to be held for the sake of our future.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


Hachiman Hikigaya Quotes

“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


“I like myself. I have never once hated myself. My high specs, my half-decent looks, my pessimistic, realist point of view… I don’t hate any of it at all.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“I’ve forged my own way alone. While you were consoling and fighting with one another, I faced everything myself, head on. Now look at how strong I am.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“When humans are faced with truly terrifying circumstances, they don’t think about other people around them. They’re even willing to sacrifice those around themselves. By exposing that unsightly part of them, they can no longer get along.” – Hachiman Hiigaya


“You can’t run away” is an ideal for the strong. You’re not always wrong. Society, the world, the people around you – often someone else is in the wrong. To think that you can change is adapting to this cruel, indifferent, trashy world. It’s admitting defeat and servility. You’re simply deceiving yourself by dressing it up with pretty words.” – Hachman Hikigaya


“Isn’t changing yourself the same as running away? Why can’t you just accept who you are?” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“People who grow up in different environments will invariably have different tastes and preferences. Therefore, could one say that the subsequent marriages necessarily lead to happiness?” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“If the truth is a cruel mistress, then a lie must be a nice girl.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“Now that just looks horrible. It’s like some feudal society. If that’s what it takes to make friends in this world, forever alone is fine by me.” – Hachiman Hikigaya


“Is it wrong to do stuff by yourself? If someone worked hard on their own until now, why do they have to face rejection here?” – Hachiman Hikigaya


4. Shizuka Hiratsuka Quotes

“Your impression of people is renewed every day. As you spend time with them and grow with them, you come to understand more.” – Shizuka Hiratsuka


“People usually don’t look back to see how far they’ve come while they’re still walking. Of course, when they come to a standstill, the more progress they’ve made, the more betrayed they feel by their expectations.” – Shizuka Hiratsuka


“The present isn’t everything, but there are things you can only do now, things you can only find here. It’s now or never.” – Shizuka Hiratsuka


“Getting into trouble is not a bad thing. It’s proof that someone is watching you.” – Shizuka Hiratsuka


“Trying to not hurt others is something you can’t do. People are creatures who hurt others just by existing even if they’re not aware of it. Whether you’re living or dying, you’ll always be hurting someone. Once you’re involved, you’ll hurt someone, and even by not being involved, you might be hurting someone else as well.” – Shizuka Hiratsuka


“Don’t understand? Then think more. If you can only think by calculating, then keep doing so until you can’t. Think of all the answers you can and destroy them one by one with the process of elimination. Whatever remains is your answer.” – Shizuka Hiratsuka


“It is impossible to not hurt someone. Humans unconsciously hurt others by simply existing. Whether you are alive or dead, you keep hurting people. Getting involved will hurt them, but trying not to get involved might hurt them too. But if it’s someone you don’t care about, you won’t notice you’ve hurt them. What’s important is your awareness of it. It’s because you care about them, that you feel like you’ve hurt them. Caring about someone means being resolved to the fact that you’ll hurt them. The more people care for each other, the farther out of reach certain things get. But that’s not something to be sad about, I think it’s probably something to be proud of.” – Shizuka Hiratsuka


“If you could calculate feelings, then we’d be in a digital age by now… The remaining answer that you couldn’t calculate is what they call the feelings of people.” – Shizuka Hiratsuka


“A person’s mentality and feelings aren’t always equal. There are times the conclusion you arrive at is completely irrational and the reason is because of that.” – Shizuka Hiratsuka


“People’s thoughts don’t always mirror how they feel. That’s why they sometimes make decisions that seem nonsensical.” – Shizuka Hiratsuka


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