Naruto is a critically acclaimed anime and manga series that has millions of fans around the world. The cast of the series has created a superior sense of relatability with fictional characters as a whole for numerous people.
This sense of relatability surely comes from a lot of pain, hardships and suffering numerous characters faced in the series. Here, we’ve listed the 20 most sad and heart-breaking quotes from the Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden series.
Saddest quotes from Naruto:
“When a man learns to love, he must bear the risk of hatred.”Madara Uchiha
“The smoke gets in my eyes.”Shikamaru Nara
“It doesn’t bleed, but I have been having a lot of pain Around here.”Gaara
“Sorry, Sasuke… but this is the end.”Itachi Uchiha
“I Knew From The First Time I Had To Kill My Comrades… Kill A Mist Ninja As A Mist Ninja. What Does That Make Me? Am I A Friend Or Foe? What Is My Purpose And My Position? Where Do I Go? Where Can I Go? I’m Well Aware That My Entire Life Has Been One Giant Lie.”Kisame
Most of these quotes revolve around the loss of a loved person. The Seven Ninja Swordsmen shared quite a tragic backstory and Kisame is no different. This quote completely sums up the condition of a young kid who aspired to be a ninja. Killing your own comrades and friends for a status, only to be used by another person and the cycle keeps on repeating. Moreover, the trauma of killing so many friends at such a young age blurs the line of killing and “good” or “bad”; as Kisame rightly states himself which leads to further ambiguity about life, existence and everything else.
“The longer you live, the more you realise that reality is just made of pain, suffering and emptiness…”Madara Uchiha
“Man seeks peace, yet at the same time yearning for war… Those are the two realms belonging solely to man. Thinking of peace whilst spilling blood is something that only humans could do. They’re two sides of the same coin… to protect something… another must be sacrificed.”Madara Uchiha
“War Will Never Cease To Exist. Reasons Can Always Be Thought Of After The Fact. Human Nature Pursues Strife. Religion, Ideology, Resources, Land, Spite, Love, Or Just Because. No Matter How Pathetic The Reason, It’s Enough To Start A War.”Pain
By Knowing People’s Pain And Shedding The Same Tears, We Can Eventually Get Closer To The Real World.Pain
“War brings death. And wounds and pain to both sides. There’s nothing harder to accept, than the deaths of those you love. So you believe they could never die. Especially those who haven’t known war.”Nagato
The quotes mentioned above are heavily war focused, as they talk about the reasons for war and the pain and suffering they bring to people who get involved. The Pain and Nagato quotes go well together, as they have the exact same ideologies. Their sense of justice, to bring pain to everyone so that people understand each other is crooked, but understandable as well.
“While you’re alive, you need a reason for your existence. Being unable to find one is the same as being dead.”Naruto Uzumaki
“Fear. That is what we live with. And we live with it every day. Only in death are we free of it.”Neji Hyuga
It’s too late to regret. Reality is just cruelly moving forward.Obito Uchiha
“People cannot show each other their true feelings. Fear, suspicion, and resentment never subside.”Madara Uchiha
This set of quotes revolve around the sentiments of fear and regret. We all have our regrets and fears, and ways to deal with them as well. In the last quote, Madara has come to this conclusion by looking back to his past experiences with people. His brother and clan, Hashirama and the whole Leaf Village as well. This lack of trust that Uchihas always faced created resentment inside Madara. Moreover, he became conscious of sharing the issues they faced openly at one point too, all of this pent up feelings created an explosion as they burst out.
“Once more just before I leave this world… I wish to hear him call me elder brother.”Itachi Uchiha
“You don’t have to forgive me… but no matter what happens to you from here on out… I will always love you…”Itachi Uchiha
“Sasuke, I always knew you were alone. In the beginning, I was glad because I thought you were like me – I wanted to talk to you! But you… didn’t speak. You always had everyone watching you. You could do everything and we were too different. So I decided that you would become my rival. I didn’t want to lose because I was called a loser all the time. Even when we became Team 7, I still thought this way. I always tried to lie but… but the truth is… I always wanted to be like you. I aspired to be like you. Because of that… I was glad that you wanted to fight me.”Naruto Uzumaki
“If anyone else tries to ridicule the way I live, I’ll slaughter everyone they ever cared about. And then maybe they’ll understand what it’s like to taste… a little of my hatred.”Sasuke Uchiha
“Just shut up for once! What the hell do you know about it? It’s not like you ever had a family in the first place! You were on your own right from the beginning, what makes you think you know anything about it?! Huh?! I’m suffering now because I had those ties, how on earth could you possibly understand, what it feels like to lose all that?”Sasuke Uchiha
Our last set of quotes revolve heavily around Sasuke Uchiha. He is arguably the most complex character in the series, as someone who has faced numerous problems internally and physically as well. In the last quote, Sasuke speaks truthfully to Naruto. While both have been lonely since they were kids, Sasuke witnessed a massacre, that too by the hands of his idol and elder brother Itachi Uchiha. Their conditions are quite different and Sasuke is fuelled with rage and anguish against his brother, so committed such a grave crime.
How the hell could you seal the kyuubi in your own son? I’ve been through hell and back because of it.Naruto Uzumaki
Look, There is nothing in my heart, I don’t even feel pain. You don’t have to feel guilty, Kakashi.Obito Uchiha
I wanted him to keep watching over me. i wanted to have him watch me become hokage.Naruto Uzumaki
Well , I guess if the worst does happen and both of us end up dying, you won’t be an Uchiha and I won’t be the Kyubi’s Jinchuriki anymore, we’ll be free of our burdens.Sasuke Uchiha
The tale of Jiraya, the gallant. Well now it’ll end a little bit better I hope. The final chapter I’ll call it “Frog, at the Bottom of the Well, Drifts off into the Great Ocean” Hehe, Just barely glorious, but glorious, indeed. Now I suppose it’s about time I put down my pen. Oh that’s right. What should I name the sequel? wonder. Let’s see “The tale of Naruto Uzamaki” Ah, Yes. That has a nice ring to it.Jiraiya
The above set of quotes dwell into the mind and the emptiness, sorrow or resentment the characters feel. The first quote is from Naruto’s conversation with his father Minato, where he was frustrated because of his father’s choice to make him a jhinchuriki, as it only brought him sorrow. Rest of the quotes are of similar themes as Obito talks about how he is empty, quite literally and emotionally as well. Sasuke talks about how he and Naruto and bound by their burdens of having huge amounts of power and responsibilities.
Sasuke is the lone survivor of one of the strongest clans in history while Naruto is the current home for Nine Tails, a beast capable enough of destroying Nations in just a few minutes. In the last quote, Jiraiya talks about the final chapter to his story; and how the sequel’s name will be called “The tale of Naruto Uzumaki”; implying that Naruto is the child of prophecy, who would bring peace and harmony to the world.
Well, these are our picks for the saddest Naruto quotes! Do you agree with our list? It sure did make us shed a tear or two, Comment your top picks below!