Kakashi Hatake, also known as the Copy Ninja is one of the most intelligent anime characters of all time. Hence, Kakashi’s quotes are bound to resonate with the characters of the series and fans as well.
The former Hokage has faced countless tragic situations and has learnt from his mistakes. Therefore, I’ve made a list of my favorite Kakashi quotes and sorted them according to the theme discussed! So without any further ado, let’s get into the list!
List of Kakashi Quotes
Kakashi’s sayings On Friendship And Comrades:
The quotes below talk about the relationship between two or more shinobis. As we know, Kakashi has lost countless comrades during his ninja career.
You can see the respect and love Kakashi has gained for every comrade, no matter who or what they were. Kakashi used Obito’s dialogue in the first quote; as Obito’s words were engraved into Kakashi’s heart forever.
“In the ninja world, those who break the rules are scum, that’s true, but those who abandon their friends are worse than scum.”
“I won’t allow my comrades to die. I’ll protect you with my life. Trust me.”
“If comrades that you trust gather around you, hope can take physical form and become visible. That`s what I believe…”
“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 Quotes On Life And Philosophy:
Kakashi said all of these quotes to someone as advice. He is a man who speaks from his experience and doesn’t sugarcoat the truth. You can see in the quotes above that he speaks from all of his experience, good or bad. This is what makes him a good teacher, someone who can tell the honest truth to his students while helping them grow.
“To know what is right and choose to ignore it is the act of a coward.”
“In society, those who don’t have many abilities, tend to complain 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.”
“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. At least you and I have been lucky enough to find new comrades to help fill the void.”
“I’m telling you this because you don’t get it. You think you get it, which is not the same as actually getting it. Get it?”
“You’re wrong. As long as we’re alive, we have to continue fighting. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a shinobi or a regular person. Wielding a kunai or wielding banknotes, it’s the same thing. The very fact of living itself means you’re always fighting for your life.”
“They say that the nail that sticks up is the one that gets hammered down.”
Introspective Quotes by Kakashi:
As one would expect, Kakashi thinks a lot about himself, his regrets and his pain. We’ve seen him continuously wash his hands for days after he killed Rin.
He knows that he isn’t perfect, and he tries to accept it; which is apparent in the last quote as he calls himself “shinobi trash” and also mentions how he or someone else can fill that void.
“Hello students, today I got lost on the road of life.”
“This place makes me think about the mistakes I’ve made in the past… and I’ve made so many of them. ”
“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. 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’s Ninja advice:
Being a teacher, it is apparent that Kakashi will impart knowledge about being a shinobi and the shinobi world. Again, his saying isn’t one dimensional. There are sayings about morals, ethics, duty and passing the torch; things which are inevitable in the shinobi world.
“A ninja must see underneath the underneath.”
“The next generation will always surpass the previous one. It’s one of the never-ending cycles in life.”
“Don’t look away… When you live like a Shinobi, this is how it ends”
“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.”
“To abandon your duty is not courageous. Below the courageous, there is nothing.”
“They’re no longer your students, they’re my soldiers now!”
Here are our picks for the best Kakashi quotes, the iconic sensei from the Naruto series. Which are your favourite quotes? We have also the best quotes from Itachi Uchiha as well. Which ones would you remove and which quote would you add? Let us know in the comments below!