Quotes by "Nara Shikamaru"

It’s because we help out when they’re in trouble that we can count on them to come running when we need it.

Laziness is the mother of all bad habits. But ultimately she is a mother and we should respect her.

It's not because I'm lazy, it's just because I don't care.

There's no advantage to hurrying through life.

It's stupid to talk about things you're not. Be yourself and you'll be fine.

Regardless of our limitations, we can always be of some use. Our power may seem insignificant... but it may just prove to be useful in the grand scheme of things. Stay focused. Never avert your eyes, because if an opening arises, even our insignificant power may be enough to determine the fate of the world. Which is why everyone must stay alert and ready to strike at any moment!

Someday, I just want to marry a regular girl who isn't too ugly and not too pretty. Have two children, first a girl, then a boy. Retire after my daughter is married and my son becomes a successful ninja, and spend the rest of my life playing shōgi or Go. Then die of old age before my wife.

In life, nothing good comes out of hurrying.

*To Tayuya* How many times do I have to tell you? The first move is always a feint. It's the most basic thing, to land a hit with the second move.

*To Temari* It really doesn't matter to me if I ever become a chūnin or not, but I guess I shouldn't let myself be beaten by a female, so let's do it.

*To himself, while fighting Temari* Oh man... those clouds are so lucky. so free. More to the point, I didn't feel like doing this in the first place. And I only became a ninja because I thought life would've been more interesting as one... I suppose things aren't gonna be that simple.

I could say I'm not sad, but I'd be lying. The problem is the world won't let me stay a kid forever, so I can't lie around crying about it either.

He turned a room full of strangers into a room full of enemies with just one sentence.

My master entrusted me with a lot, from big things to little things. It's the same for you an unlimited number of things, don't you think it's about time for us, to be the ones who entrust not the entrusted, it's a pain in the ass but I can't say that. Someday you'll be the one to treat others to ramen and you'll be called Master Naruto... We can't stay kids forever, like Asuma and Jiraiya, I wanna be as cool as them.

*about Temari* Subtle as a rhino... she might even be scarier than my mom.

*about women, to his father* If women made you a better person, I wouldn't want to know what you were like before.

*about girls* C'mon. You know what they're like. You can never figure them out. You never know where you could stand with them. The smallest things could put you in their bad side. Always playing little mind games with you. Trying to make you do what they want. They're just a big pain basically.

When you have that kid, I'll have to protect it. So I've gotta grow up to be a cool adult too!

We're not stupid enough to go out there planning to die.

*to Hidan* That pathetic Lord Jashin or whatever isn't your God anymore. I am. The only one bringing down vengeance is me.