13 Hand-Picked Best Deku Anime Quotes From The My Hero Academia Anime


Whether you are a fan of My Hero Academia or not, I am sure these quotes from best boy Izuku Midoriya are bound to get you inspired and motivated!

If you are unaware of who Izuku Midoriya is or haven’t watched My Hero Academia yet, then I urge you to make a start on it as soon as possible!

Below you will find my collection of the 15 best Izuku Midoriya quotes which I think are more than enough to prove that anyone can push themselves to be great!

Right, let’s get started!

Izuku Midoriya (Deku) Quotes

13. My motivation

A big part of My Hero Academia is the progression of characters, solely Izuku Midoriya. He strives to always keep going regardless of the situation. He refuses to give up.


“My motivation might seem trivial compared to yours, but I can’t lose, either. I have to live up to the hopes of those who supported me.”

– Izuku Midoriya

12. I don’t really think you’re serious

You cannot expect anyone to take you seriously if you don’t put in your all! Always strive to achieve your goal with full effort. Always strive for Plus Ultra!


“If you wanna become number one without giving it your all, then I don’t really think you’re serious… About denying him everything!”

– Izuku Midoriya

11. I have always been supported

Never forget the people who have always supported you and your decisions.


“I have always been supported by others. That was the case earlier, too. I am here because of the people who have supported me.”

– Izuku Midoriya


10. Work harder than everyone else

I am sure we’ve all felt like this before – but most of us have unfortunately given up way too early in our journeys! Just keep going and you will achieve everything you desire!


“I have to work harder than everyone else to make it! I’ll never catch up otherwise…! I want to be…! Like you. The strongest hero.”

– Izuku Midoriya

9. That will be our chance

Those often sure in their abilities will become cocky and forget that two minds are better than one. Never get too certain of something until it happens.


When the enemy becomes certain of their victory, that will be our chance.”

– Izuku Midoriya

8. The light shines

Throughout our darkest moments, it may feel like we are slowly losing sight of our goals, but the reality is that we are just getting closer to our goal.


“The deeper the darkness the more dazzling the light shines.”

– Izuku Midoriya

7. I’m the Deku who gives it his all

Always look towards your improvements and where you are now compared to the year prior. You will be amazed at how much can change and how much better you would have become in the path of your choice!


“I’m no longer the useless Deku who can’t do anything right… I’m the Deku who gives it his all!”

– Izuku Midoriya

6. I can’t fall behind

Even the smallest rest can set you back a long way. Just because your rivals are quiet, doesn’t mean you should be.


“I can’t afford to fall behind. I’ll be going for it with everything I have.”

– Izuku Midoriya

5. Your power

I think this quote is simply as it is. Your power is your own. You make your skills what they are! If you are unsure of something, you can always research it and get better! Practice makes perfect.


“Your power… Is your own!!”

– Izuku Midoriya

4. Dreams can become reality

Just because something doesn’t seem plausible today, doesn’t mean it won’t tomorrow.


“Dreams can become reality.”

– Izuku Midoriya

3. Hold your head up high

Worrying about what others think is a big no-no. What do their opinions matter anyways? If they aren’t going to accept or respect you for who you are and what you stand for then their opinions shouldn’t be accepted either.


“That’s right. Don’t worry about what other people think! Hold your head up high and plunge forward!”

– Izuku Midoriya

2. All men are not equal

No one is born the same or under the same circumstances. Don’t let this set you back, if there is a will then there is a way.


“All men are not created equal. This was the reality I learned about society at the young age of four. And that was my first and last setback.”

– Izuku Midoriya

1. I’m not gonna give up

Sometimes we may feel like we are failing and that no matter how much we try, things aren’t working out. But it doesn’t mean we should give up, because there is always a positive to a negative in almost every situation.


“Sometimes I do feel like a failure. Like there’s no hope for me. But even so, I’m not gonna give up. Ever!”

– Izuku Midoriya



I find when I watch My Hero Academia, all of the characters inspire me to do better and not to give up! Drop a comment below if this is the case for you!

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