Kakashi Hatake. Probably one of the coolest mentor figures in anime history. Therefore we have decided to dedicate a whole post to his best quotes! These are our 26 hand-picked Kakashi Hatake quotes from the Naruto anime!
We think that such an awesome character like Kakashi deserves a list for himself, don’t you think?
Kakashi Hatake Quotes
1. Pretty cool, huh?
You’re too good for us, Kakashi.
“Behind this mask is… Another mask! Pretty cool, huh?”– Kakashi Hatake
2. I didn’t think you were capable of it.
You’ll regret that one, Kakashi…
“I don’t know what this boy means to you, Gai, but I shouldn’t have to tell you that we never bring our personal feelings into play. I didn’t think you were capable of it.”– Kakashi Hatake
3. I swear take one more step…
So much Dad-ness… Is that a real word?
“I don’t care if you are one of the legendary Sannin, the great shinobi of legend, I swear take one more step towards Sasuke and one of us will die here!”– Kakashi Hatake
4. It’ll be a miracle!
I love him.
“If I’m still sane by the time I finish their training it’ll be a miracle!”– Kakashi Hatake
5. I probably couldn’t have stopped him, either.
I love this scene, it does show how much Kakashi empathises with Gai after everything that’s happened prior to this moment in the series.
“Gai… What I said earlier… I was out of line. I was being a self-righteous fool. I realize now that if I’d been in your shoes, I probably couldn’t have stopped him, either.”– Kakashi Hatake
6. A ninja must see underneath the underneath.
“A ninja must see underneath the underneath.”– Kakashi Hatake
7. To know what is right.
We totally agree with you, Kakashi!
“To know what is right and choose to ignore it is the act of a coward.”– Kakashi Hatake
8. You’re a bunch of idiots!
First impressions are always important!
“Hmm… how do I put this? My first impression of this group… you are a bunch of idiots!”– Kakashi Hatake
“In the shinobi world, those that break the written and unwritten rules are deemed trash… but be that as it may. Those that would disregard their comrades so easily are even worse than trash.”– Kakashi Hatake
10. Sorry I’m late.
A great ninja AND a comedian? I wish he were my teacher…
“Sorry I’m late. You wouldn’t believe the traffic.”– Kakashi Hatake
11. Now I know how the Third Hokage felt
I love moments like these as Kakashi realises how deeply he cares for his students. It makes it all the more heartbreaking later on.
“No matter how far Orochimaru fell, he still loved him… Now I know how the Third Hokage felt.”– Kakashi Hatake
12. Your fates are like theirs.
“Like the fate of the two who founded the village of Konoha… Naruto and Sasuke… Your fates are like theirs.”– Kakashi Hatake
13. If comrades…
“If comrades that you trust gather around you, hope can take physical form and become visible.”– Kakashi Hatake
14. I’m Hatake Kakashi.
“I’m Kakashi Hatake. Things I like and things I hate? I don’t feel like telling you that. My dreams for the future? Never really thought about that. As for my hobbies… I have lots of hobbies.”– Kakashi Hatake
15. I understand that now…
“Regardless of what happened, you did the best you could. I understand that now… You broke the rules for all our sakes.”– Kakashi Hatake
16. You don’t want it, it becomes you.
This is such a strong line.
“Some people want power and they get mad when they don’t get it. They take their fury out on everyone else. You don’t want it, it becomes you.”– Kakashi Hatake
17. Forget about revenge
This right here. This scene in the early parts of the series made Kakashi’s backstory all the more mysterious and made us want to know more.
“Forget about revenge. The fate of those who seek revenge is grim. It’s tragic, You will end up suffering and hurting yourself even more. Even if you do succeed in getting revenge, the only thing that remains is emptiness.”– Kakashi Hatake
18. Someone will be there to support you!
“I really am… Shinobi trash. But the one thing I still learned is this. That void is something that everyone helps you fill. Just because you face adversity and hardships, is no reason to give up on this world.”– Kakashi Hatake
19. In society…
“In society, those who don’t have many abilities, tend to complain more.”– Kakashi Hatake
20. That’s what I believe.
We believe that too.
“If comrades that you trust gather around you, hope can take physical form and become visible. That’s what I believe.”– Kakashi Hatake
21. I’ve been around longer than you have, kid.
Laying down the LAW.
“I’ve been around longer than you have, kid. And I’ve seen my share of troubles. You’re not the only one who knows what it’s like to lose somebody. It looks like neither of us has led a charming life, have we? Still, it’s not that bad.”– Kakashi Hatake
22. The hole in one’s heart gets filled by others around you.
Kakashi gets ALL the great lines, right?
“The hole in one’s heart gets filled by others around you. Friends won’t flock to someone who abandons the memory of his friends and gives up on the world just because things don’t go the way he wants them to.”– Kakashi Hatake
23. Even if it means dying.
I love Kakashi’s fierce protectiveness at this moment. He literally is staring death in the face at this point in the series.
“The people from this village are different from your average village. Even if it means dying, there’s not a single one of us, who would sell out a comrade.”– Kakashi Hatake
24. Someone will be there to support you!
A powerful Kakashi moment.
“A person willing to throw away all those memories… of their friends and comrades, will never find peace of mind. Resorting to something like that isn’t going to bury that hole. If you persevere and endure, someone will be there to support you!”– Kakashi Hatake
25. Those who don’t have the decency.
This is so true. Being disrespectful to fallen comrades is the worst.
“Those who don’t have the decency to respect the memories of their comrades are the worst.”– Kakashi Hatake
26. Worse than scum.
We just HAD to end this article on probably Kakashi’s most famous line in the entire series.
“In the ninja world, those who break the rules are scum, that’s true, but those who abandon their friends are worse than scum.”– Kakashi Hatake
As much as we wished we could keep going with these awesome quotes, we’ve had to come to an end.
From the quotes above, hopefully, you can see WHY we love Kakashi’s character so much.
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