As a fan of anime, you will no doubt already know that most animes have their own handful of amazingly inspirational quotes.
Often enough, the inspirational quotes in anime give value to those who really need to hear them at the time. These tend to focus on life lessons or to give encouragement.
There are a handful of animes with amazing inspirational quotes. I have hand-picked a select few from each anime. You can find a list of the best inspirational anime quotes below.
Use the TOC to skip to a specific inspirational anime quote!
Inspirational Anime Quotes
Despairing isn’t going to make me feel fulfilled.
Sometimes taking action is all that is required. Do not despair in dire situations!
“Well, nothing good comes out of despair. Despairing isn’t going to make me feel fulfilled. I have to take action myself.”– Iruma Suzuki | Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun (Mairimashita! Iruma-kun)
Remember for what cause you clench your fists!
Remember the reasons you decided to follow your chosen path. When things begin to seem impossible, always push yourself beyond your limits!
“If you feel yourself hitting up against your limit, remember for what cause you clench your fists! Remember why you started down this path, and let that memory carry you beyond your limit.”– All Might | My Hero Academia
How can you move forward
If you keep dwelling on the past and on choices you did or didn’t make, you will never be able to move forward.
“How can you move forward if you keep regretting the past?”– Edward Elric | Fullmetal Alchemist
Being alone is better
Sometimes, choosing to be alone is much better than surrounding yourself with fake people. 1 good friend trumps 100 bad friends.
“Being alone is better than being with the wrong person.”– L. Lawliet | Death Note
Life is like a tube of toothpaste
Do the things you want to do and be who you want to be. You only get one life, make it count!
“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 | Higurashi: When They Cry
Through hard work
Regardless of education or experience. Those who push themselves hard will still have the chance to beat those who are naturally talented.
“A dropout will beat a genius through hard work.”– Rock Lee | Naruto
Regardless of your failure, if you learn from it then it too can become a success.
“Stop pouting! You learned something valuable. Remember the lesson, not the disappointment.”– Holo | Spice & Wolf
A road is something that you make yourself
What you choose to do with yourself will determine the path you make.
“A road is something that you make yourself.”– Jotaro Kujo | JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
Everyone has their flaws and imperfections
No one is born perfect. Regardless of how you may see others, they too have their flaws.
“You’re absolutely right. I can’t do anything alone. Everyone has their flaws and imperfections, but that’s what drives us to work together… To make up for those flaws. Together, we make the perfect main character.”– Gintoki Sakata | Gintama
You said you worked hard?
Just because you worked hard for a day doesn’t mean it was enough to succeed in the thing you worked hard on.
“You said you worked hard? Well, maybe you need to work a little longer.”– Saitama | One Punch Man
If you don’t like your destiny, don’t accept it.
If you don’t like your destiny, then don’t accept it. Have the courage to change yourself and form a new destiny.
“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 | Naruto
If you don’t take risks
Without taking risks you won’t be able to create a future. Sometimes things are worth the risk.
“If you don’t take risks, you can’t create a future.”– Monkey D. Luffy | One Piece
But even so, I’m not gonna give up
Never give up on yourself or your dreams. Always believe in yourself.
“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
That 1% becomes 0%
If you convince yourself that you’re going to lose, your 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 | Slayers
Life is just a cycle of starts and stops
All things have a beginning and an end.
“Everything has a beginning and an end. Life is just a cycle of starts and stops. There are ends we don’t desire, but they’re inevitable, we have to face them. It’s what being human is all about.”– Jet Black | Cowboy Bebop
Regardless of the opinion of others, be sure in yourself.
“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 | Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
You are allowed to make mistakes
Everyone makes mistakes. It’s what makes us human. The key is to learn from those mistakes.
“You are human, are you not? You are allowed to make mistakes.”– Bishamonten | Noragami
If you come back alive, you win.
Always push yourself to achieve your goals. Regardless of how you feel about what you are doing, or what other people think. Always aim to do your best and achieve your goals.
“When you’re just starting out, put all your energy into surviving. No matter how pathetic you feel, or how people laugh at you, if you come back alive, you win.”– Mia Grand | Danmachi (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?)
The chains of fear are easily broken
Just because something seems scary at first, doesn’t mean it will still seem scary after your 10th time. Practicing what you do means you get better at it.
“The chains of fear are easily broken with the blade of courage.”– Goltas | Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
So… make lots of friends
Aim to make friends and enjoy every moment to the fullest. One good friend is better than 100 bad friends.
“Someday we’ll part. Maybe be forgotten. But we’re living in the moment. So… make lots of friends, fall madly in love, and enjoy every moment to the fullest.”– Arata Kaizaki | ReLIFE
You only have one option
Starting something and giving up before seeing results is very common. If you’ve already started something, keep going. Do not stop because things aren’t working out at first.
“Haven’t you already lifted your foot, preparing to step forward? Then you only have one option! Finish taking that step!”– Sumire Kano | Toradora!
I shouldn’t think about losing
Thinking about and making up scenarios on things that could or could not happen is a big mistake we all make. We should aim to give it our all and see what happens.
“I shouldn’t think about losing before the match has even begun.”– Eiichiro Maruo | Baby Steps
You still have to open the shop the next day
If you’ve had a major failure, do not give up on yourself or your goals. Learn from the failure and grow stronger.
“Even if all the confidence and pride you’ve built over the years is blown to pieces by a major failure, even if you’ve had a soul-crushing experience, you still have to open the shop the next day. That’s who chefs are.”– Soma Yukihira | Food Wars (Shokugeki no Soma: Ni no Sara)
You only see when you take detours
Sometimes in life we will only be able to see wonders if we make detours. The same can be said for progressing ourselves.
“There are some flowers you only see when you take detours.”– Tanaka Saeko | Haikyuu!!
I’ll use my flames for a better purpose
If people cannot appreciate you for who you are, use your abilities to prove them wrong.
“I’ll use my flames for a better purpose!”– Rin Okumura | Blue Exorcist (Ao no Exorcist)
God would never put us through all this suffering
If times seem hard, just remember that there is always light at the end of the tunnel.
“God would never put us through all this suffering if he didn’t think we could bear it.”– Konno Yuuki | Sword Art Online
That brings us to the end of the best inspirational anime quotes! I hope you have enjoyed my hand-picked quotes from some of my favourite animes.
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