Fear. That is what we live with. And we live it everyday. Only in death are we free of it.
The difference between stupidity and genius, is that genius has its limits.
People share only one common fate... death.
Hinata... this is the unalterable difference in strength... the distinction that separates the elite from the failure. This is the unchangeable reality. From the moment you said you wouldn't run, your defeat was inevitable. The only possible outcome was your present despair... Withdraw!
[To Hinata At Chuunin Exams] So you're not going to withdraw? Then don't blame me for what happens to you.
You are the strongest enemy I have ever fought.
No one can determine another's destiny.
The heavens will not allow a pawn who can only seek victory at the cost of himself to advance...
*about Gai* He's so childish. He acts like a seven-year-old!
*about Lee and Gai* As usual, I can't keep up with their craziness.
Because Naruto... you saved me from the darkness.
All this time I've been called a genius, so I cannot lose.
Sasuke's out there right now, heading toward Orochimaru. We can't allow such evil to take someone from our village... that is not our way.
Naruto... Sometimes, your eyes are even better than mine.
Father, is a person's destiny a thing like a cloud flowing with an inescapable flow? Or can a person choose the flow he wishes... I still don't know the answer to this. Either way the destination may be the same in the end. However by choosing to live like the latter, a person can live and strive towards a goal. And in this match I have finally understood those who have that are truly strong. Father, I have but one goal, I want to become stronger... Enough not to lose to anyone... That's how I feel. Father, the birds are flying freely today... They look so happy.
There's no method but death to escape this horrible curse.
The curse represents a mark of the bird in a cage... It is... the symbol of being tied down to an inescapable destiny.
*to Naruto* These eyes of mine show me many things. One thing they've shown me...people's limitations are set, fixed, and unchangeable. Only a fool wastes his time trying to become something he can never be!
Do you understand now? You have no way of beating me! Once a failure, always a failure. You can't change that.