[x] Quotes from 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.