72 Hatake Kakashi Quotes (for all the Naruto fans!)

Hatake Kakashi, also known as the Copy Ninja, is a Jonin from Konoha.

He’s the first sensei of Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura (in team 7), and plays a central role in Naruto’s success as a shinobi.

Kakashi is a well-rounded ninja, respected by all; let’s dive deep in his character with 72 awesome Kakashi quotes!


Kakashi Best Quotes

Kakashi is one of the main characters from Naruto, which means there’s no shortage of great quotes from him.

To make it easier for you to browse through all of these 72 quotes, I’ve split them in 7 categories:

  • the best ones
  • the funny ones
  • motivational/inspirational
  • quotes about friends
  • quotes about love
  • quotes about revenge
  • ... and all the rest


Let’s start with our first category, the best quotes from Kakashi.


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Below are all of Kakashi best quotes:

  1. “A ninja must see underneath the underneath.” Hatake Kakashi
  2. “Don’t look away... When you live like a Shinobi, this is how it ends.” Hatake Kakashi
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    I also have important things that I want to protect, as a shinobi.

    — Kakashi Hatake
  4. “I don’t care if you are one of the legendary Sannin, the great shinobi of legend. I swear, take one more step towards Sasuke, and one of us will die here!” Hatake Kakashi, to Orochimaru
  5. “Do you really believe that I’ve managed to survive with just Sharingan? Here’s something I didn’t copy. A Jitsu of my own.” Hatake Kakashi
  6. “In society, those who don’t have many abilities, tend to complain more.” Hatake Kakashi


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  1. “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.” Kakashi Hatake
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    Regardless of what happened, you did the best you could. I understand that now... you broke the rules for all our sakes I’m proud of you now...”

    — Kakashi Hatake
  3. “He’s always trying his best to get people to acknowledge him... For the dream, he’d risk his life at any time... He’s probably sick and tired of crying, he knows what it really means to be strong.” Kakashi Hatake
  4. “The next generation will always surpass the previous one. It is one of the never-ending cycles in life.” Hatake Kakashi


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And there you have them, the 10 best Hatake Kakashi quotes!

These were the best all-around, but now let’s go in deep with quotes based on specific topics.


Kakashi Funny Quotes

Kakashi is undoubtedly one of the funniest characters in Naruto; not because of what he does, but mostly because he always has witty comments.

Whether it’s jokes about why he’s late again, or snarky remarks about his students and Naruto, Kakashi quotes always make me laugh in the anime.


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Find all Kakashi funny quotes:

  1. “Naruto, it’s nice that you removed the poison so spiritedly, but you’ll bleed to death if you lose any more blood... Seriously...” Kakashi Hatake
  2. “That’s a stupid question.” Kakashi Hatake
  3. “Hello students, today I got lost on the road of life.” Hatake Kakashi
  4. “Look, it takes a lot to get me worked up, but this time my boiling point’s as low as it’s ever been. The ‘Copy Ninja’ Kakashi, the man who copied one thousand techniques is about to go on a rampage!” Hatake Kakashi
  5. “If I’m still sane by the time I finish their training, it’ll be a miracle.” Hatake Kakashi


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    Leaf Village Secret-Finger Justu... 1,000 Years of Death!!!

    — Kakashi Hatake
  2. “This place makes me think about the mistakes I’ve made in the past... and I’ve made a lot.” Hatake Kakashi
  3. “You can’t kill the client, Naruto, it doesn’t work that way.” Kakashi Hatake
  4. “Sorry I’m late guys, a black cat crossed my path so I had to go the long way.” Hatake Kakashi
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    “Hmmm... how do I put this?” My first impression of this group... you’re a bunch of idiots!

    — Kakashi Hatake
  6. “A cute girl stopped me on the way, so I danced.” Hatake Kakashi


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  1. “Sorry, I knew you wouldn’t want to sit still for a lecture, so I figured I’d have to pin you down.” Kakashi Hatake
  2. “I’m Hatake Kakashi. Things I like and things I hate? I don’t feel like telling you that... my dreams for the future? Never really thought about that. As for my hobbies... I have lots of hobbies.” Hatake Kakashi
  3. “Behind this mask is... Another mask! Pretty cool, huh?” Kakashi Hatake
  4. “Sorry, I’m late. You wouldn’t believe the traffic.” Hatake Kakashi
  5. “If I’m still sane by the time I finish their training, it’ll be a miracle!” Kakashi Hatake


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Which Kakashi Hatake quote did you find the funniest?

For me it’s the excuse about being late because of traffic... Hilarious 😀


Kakashi Motivational Quotes

As a sensei, it’s Kakashi’s job to train his students.

But he doesn’t only train them physically, but also mentally. He’s the motivational figure in their life, and he’s always there to lift others up.

Because of that, it was easy to find some great Kakashi motivational quotes for you.


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Read some great Kakashi inspirational quotes:

  1. “You can’t open the mind to anyone if your mind is not open as well.” Kakashi Hatake
  2. “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 Hatake
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    Only because you face adversity and difficulties is no reason to surrender.

    — Kakashi Hatake


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  1. “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!” Hatake Kakashi
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    To know what is right and choose to ignore it is the act of a coward.

    — Hatake Kakashi
  3. “As long as you don’t give up, you can still be saved!” Hatake Kakashi


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  1. “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.” Hatake Kakashi
  2. “To abandon your duty is not courageous. Below the courageous, there is nothing.” Kakashi Hatake


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I hope you got inspired by these Kakashi quotes; Naruto sure did!


Kakashi Hatake Quotes About Friends

Let’s keep it going with our next category, dedicated to Kakashi Hatake quotes about friends.

The relationships between shinobis are a central part of Naruto, and Kakashi often highlights the importance of friends in life.


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Get your favorite Kakashi friend quote in this selection:

  1. “I’m just a piece of trash... but there are things I learned. The hole in your heart is something other people can fill.” Hatake Kakashi
  2. “In the shinobi world, those that break the written and unwritten rules are deemed trash... but be that as it may... Those that would disregard their comrades so easily are even worse than trash. And those who don’t have the decency to respect the memories of their comrades are the worst.” Hatake Kakashi
  3. “I will not let my comrades die. I will protect you with my life. Trust me.” Hatake Kakashi


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    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.

    — Hatake Kakashi
  2. “Naruto has a mysterious power... even without saying much, he can become friends with anyone quickly.” Kakashi Hatake
  3. “The hole in one’s heart gets filled by others around you. Friends won’t flock to someone who abandons the memory of his friends and gives up on the world just because things don’t go the way he wants them to... That won’t help fill the hole in your heart. And people won’t help those who run away and do nothing... As long as you don’t give up, there will always be salvation.” Hatake Kakashi
  4. “Don’t you remember Naruto’s words that it’s most painful not to have real comrades inside one’s heart?” Hatake Kakashi
  5. “If comrades that you trust gather around you, hope can take physical form and become visible. That’s what I believe...” Hatake Kakashi


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That was it, 8 great quotes about friendship from Kakashi.

And while we’re on the topic of relationships, let’s move to our next category dedicated to love! ❤️


Kakashi Quotes About Love

Truth is, there is no real love story for Kakashi in the manga.

Because of that, there aren’t really a lot of Kakashi quotes about love.

I’ve managed to find a few, though, mostly from Kakashi talking about the love of others.


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Here’s the shortlist of Kakashi Hatake sayings about love:

  1. “Obito... this is the Jitsu you made me perfect. Rin... Obito cared about you, he loved you. You were everything to him, that’s why he gave his life to protect you.” Hatake Kakashi
  2. “No matter how far Orochimaru fell, he still loved him... Now I know how the Third Hokage felt.” Hatake Kakashi
  3. “I don’t know what this boy means to you, Guy, but I shouldn’t have to tell you that we never bring our personal feelings into play. I didn’t think you were capable of it.” Hatake Kakashi


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Yes I know, there wasn’t that many.

But hey, if you want more love quotes, check out this compilation of Naruto quotes about love!


Kakashi Quotes About Revenge

Kakashi himself isn’t revengeful.

He is, however, the sensei of Sasuke, which is all about revenge.

In his interactions with Sasuke, Kakashi often talks about revenge, to try to discourage Sasuke from pursuing it.


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Find below Kakashi best dialogue lines about revenge:

  1. “Even if you do succeed in getting revenge, the only thing that remains is emptiness.” Hatake Kakashi
  2. “Sasuke, there’s more to you than just your clan.... more than just hatred. Take another look... deep inside your heart.” Kakashi Hatake
  3. “You’ll only tear yourself apart and even if you succeed with your revenge, what would you have then... nothing, emptiness.” Kakashi Hatake


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    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.

    — Kakashi Hatake
  2. “Let it go, you’ve got to forget about revenge. Believe me, in this work I’ve met a lot of guys who feel the way you do. Trust me, for those who follow the path of revenge, it never ends well.” Kakashi Hatake


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Did you find the right Kakashi revenge quote you were looking for? Sure hope so!

Anyways, if you want to keep browsing, I have a lot Kakashi sensei quotes waiting for you below 👇


More Great Kakashi Sensei Quotes

And finally, the last category of Kakashi quotes and sayings.

The quotes below don’t fall in any of the previous categories, but that doesn’t mean they’re any less awesome!


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Here are even more Kakashi Naruto quotes:

  1. “Gai... what I said earlier... I was out of line. I was being a self-righteous fool. I realize now that if I’d been in your shoes, I probably couldn’t have stopped him, either.” Kakashi Hatake
  2. “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.” Hatake Kakashi
  3. “If I use my Kamui again, it will be the last of my energy and chakra, no doubt I will die! But for now, I must trust the living with this information, it’s the best thing I can do to save the village of Konoha!” Kakashi Hatake
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    They say that the nail that sticks up is the one that gets hammered down.

    — Kakashi Hatake
  5. “As the fate of the two who founded the village of Konoha, Naruto and Sasuke, their destinies are like theirs.” Hatake Kakashi
  6. “They’re no longer your students, they’re my soldiers now!” Hatake Kakashi
  7. “Can you sense it? You are always before his eyes, inspiring him. You make him strong, you do know that, don’t you, Sasuke?” Kakashi Hatake
  8. “There’s no time like the present, I guess.” Kakashi Hatake


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  1. “Every day, I eat, I sleep, I worry about stupid things. My job is to make sure these kids have as many days as they can where they can be idiots like this.” Hatake Kakashi
  2. “Whether you hate me or not, I’m the leader. If the team is scattered, there’s only one leader. Therefore, you must follow the instructions of the commander. Obito, you haven’t got any strength. Because of that, I’m the leader.” Kakashi Hatake
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    You’ve become as strong... if not stronger than me.

    — Kakashi Hatake to Naruto
  4. “It seems like you guys want to kill me. I think eventually the three of you start to like me.” Kakashi Hatake
  5. “Walking down a path without knowing where you really want to go... Having a grace period like that isn’t so bad.” Hatake Kakashi


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  1. “There’s nothing more boring than a stranger bragging... It’s about time. I’ll make my move! I’ll tell you that the same Jitsu won’t work on me twice.” Hatake Kakashi
  2. “Because you’re the only shinobi in the world who can surpass the Fourth. That’s what I believe.” Hatake Kakashi
  3. “I miss the cute students who’d react to every little thing I say.” Kakashi Hatake
  4. “The bigger the technique, the more risk it runs who executes it.” Kakashi Hatake
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    The very fact of living itself means you’re always fighting for your life.

    — Kakashi Hatake


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  1. “While I’d like to act cool and say, ‘You go on ahead’, I won’t be able to hold him off by myself.” Kakashi Hatake
  2. “I will show you my own move.” Kakashi Hatake
  3. “I’m telling you this because you don’t get it. You think you get it, which is not same as actually getting it. Get it?” Hatake Kakashi
  4. “Father, I always wanted to ask you something. I wanted to know why you, the ‘White Fang Of The Leaf’, willingly chose to ignore the village code, to abandon a crucial mission to save your comrades?” Hatake Kakashi


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And boom, there you have them all, the 72 quotes from Kakashi Hatake!

Let’s end it with one last thing, to identify the most famous quote from him.


What Is Kakashi Famous Quote?

“In the Ninja world, those who break the rules are scum, that’s true. But those who abandon their friends are worse than scum.”

This is the most famous quote from Kakashi, initially said by his friend Obito.

Obito’s words really got through to Kakashi’s heart, and he’s made this quote his ever since (also known as the Kakashi scum quote).



Wow congrats, you made it to the end!

I hope you liked reading through this list, and rediscovering some of the most iconic quotes from the anime.

By the way, what was your favorite quote of them all? Let me know in the comments below and tell me why you loved it!

If I had to choose just one quote Kakashi said in the manga, my pick would be #8 “Regardless of what happened, you did the best you could. I understand that now... you broke the rules for all our sakes I’m proud of you now...” – such an emotional moment when Kakashi finally understands his father’s choice and tells him he’s proud of him.

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