Who is Hatake Kakashi and while we are asking questions about him, why does he always wear a mask? He is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.
Kakashi is the teacher of Team 7, a group of ninjas made up of the series’ principal characters: Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, and Sakura Haruno.
Kakashi’s face is covered because he didn’t want anyone to observe him getting a nosebleed. (If you are an anime fan, you already know that a nosebleed isn’t a sign of injury or illness, but rather, a way to show that a character is having adult thoughts.)
He initially appears detached and apathetic. However, as the series continues, he develops a strong sense of loyalty to his friends and students. Kishimoto, the author of the series, intended for Kakashi’s teaching style to be harsh, but ultimately changed his mind.
He is more of a calming presence for his students. His personality development is easy to discern in these Kakashi quotes! Kakashi’s past is a large part of the plot in the series.
Don’t forget to also check out these Naruto Uzumaki quotes about life, success and relationships.
Best Kakashi Hatake quotes about shinobi and comrades
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
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 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
4. “Because you’re the only shinobi in the world who can surpass the Fourth. That’s what I believe.” — Hatake Kakashi
5. “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
6. “Don’t look away… When you live like a Shinobi, this is how it ends.” — Hatake Kakashi
7. “I won’t allow my comrades to die. I’ll protect you with my life. Trust me.” — Hatake Kakashi
8. “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
9. “If comrades that you trust gather around you, hope can take physical form and become visible. That’s what I believe…” — Hatake Kakashi
10. “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
Kakashi quotes about time and being late
11. “Hello students, today I got lost on the road of life.” — Hatake Kakashi
12. “Sorry, I’m late guys. A black cat crossed my path, so I had to go the long way.” — Hatake Kakashi
13. “Sorry, I’m late. You wouldn’t believe the traffic.” — Hatake Kakashi
14. “A cute girl stopped me on the way, so I danced.” — Hatake Kakashi
15. “There’s no time like the present, I guess.” — Hatake Kakashi
16. “If I’m still sane by the time I finish their training, it’ll be a miracle!” — Hatake Kakashi
Wise Kakashi quotes you can use every day
17. “To know what is right and choose to ignore it is the act of a coward.” — Hatake Kakashi
18. “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
19. “In society, those who don’t have many abilities tend to complain more.” — Hatake Kakashi
20. “The next generation will always surpass the previous one. It’s one of the never-ending cycles in life.” — Hatake Kakashi
21. “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.” — Hatake Kakashi
22. “To abandon your duty is not courageous. Below the courageous, there is nothing.” — Hatake Kakashi
23. “Sorry, I knew you wouldn’t want to sit still for a lecture, so I figured I’d have to pin you down.” — Hatake Kakashi
24. “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.” — Hatake Kakashi
Kakashi quotes about himself and other ninjas
25. “In the ninja world, those who break the rules are scum, that’s true, but those who abandon their friends are worse than scum.” — Hatake Kakashi
26. “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
27. “This place makes me think about the mistakes I’ve made in the past… and I’ve made a lot.” — Hatake Kakashi
28. “Hmmm… how do I put this? My first impression of this group…you’re a bunch of idiots!” — Hatake Kakashi
29. “You’ve become as strong… if not stronger than me.” — Hatake Kakashi
30. “I will show you my own move.” — Hatake Kakashi
31. “A ninja must see underneath the underneath.” — Hatake Kakashi
32. “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.” — Hatake Kakashi
33. “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
34. “They’re no longer your students, they’re my soldiers now!” — Hatake Kakashi
35. “Naruto, it’s nice that you removed the poison so spiritedly, but you’ll bleed to death if you lose any more blood… Seriously…” — Hatake Kakashi
36. “Leaf Village Secret-Finger Justu…1,000 Years of Death!!!” — Hatake Kakashi
37. “I don’t know what this boy means to you, Gai, 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
38. “Like the fate of the two who founded the village of Konoha… Naruto and Sasuke… your fates are like theirs.” — Hatake Kakashi
39. “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
40. “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.” — Hatake Kakashi
Kakashi quotes that make you think a little deeper
41. “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.” — Hatake Kakashi
42. “I’m telling you this because you don’t get it. You think you get it, which is not the same as actually getting it. Get it?” — Hatake Kakashi
43. “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…” — Hatake Kakashi
44. “Behind this mask is… Another mask! Pretty cool, huh?” — Hatake Kakashi
45. “I’ve lived longer than you. And times have been bad. I know the pain of loss. You and I haven’t really been fortunate. It’s true. But it could be worse. For me, and for you, too… We’ve found good friends, haven’t we? Because of your losses, you should understand.” — Hatake Kakashi
46. “No matter how far Orochimaru fell, he still loved him… Now I know how the Third Hokage felt.” — Hatake Kakashi
47. “They say that the nail that sticks up is the one that gets hammered down.” — Hatake Kakashi
48. “You can’t kill the client, Naruto, it doesn’t work that way.” — Hatake Kakashi
49. “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.” — Hatake Kakashi
50. “You’ll only tear yourself apart and even if you succeed with your revenge, what would you have then… nothing, emptiness.” — Hatake Kakashi
Which of these Kakashi quotes is your favorite?
Kakashi has appeared in many types of Naruto media. His character appears in the featured films from the series, the original videos, and the video games.
Kakashi’s character often receives mixed reviews from various anime and manga publications. They have both praised and criticized the character. He has been popular with the fan base of readers, likely because the duality of his character makes him easier to relate to. He also says a lot of inspirational things while teaching his students.
Some fans want to know more, like was Kakashi ever married? The answer is no because he never found the right person. Although, he and Hanare are in love with one another.
If you are a fan then you likely haven’t had a problem finding Kakashi merch! There is no shortage of Kakashi merchandise and includes everything from key chains to plush dolls. Do you own any? What are your favorite Kakashi quotes and lines? Let us know in the comment section below.