Halloween’s only a few days away and I was recommended to post something spooky and horrifying, but then I thought, what’s more scary than our life itself? So, here are 10 quotes that not only reflect how the protagonist challenge the life’s challenges but also how they are quite relatable and inspirational in any given situation.
“Sometimes I do feel like I’m a failure. Like there’s no hope for me. But even so, I’m not gonna give up. Ever!”
#10 My Hero Academia
What’s more convincing than to hear this overly-used slogan of never giving up from a shounen protagonist, a zero that literally trained to become a hero? Izuku Midoriya, is the base definition of how a small dream can spark into something bigger than himself, despite numerously assured that he can’t. And look where that slogan got him – season 4.
“What you can’t accomplish alone, becomes doable when you’re with someone else.”
#9 Kokoro Connect
A heart-warming sentence anyone would wish to hear from one of their friends, especially if one is in a pinch. Kokoro Connect is an anime about friendship on a personal level, which makes this quote more genuine compared to how it’s normally used. Share your concerns, express your difficulties and the solution will unfold.
“It’s not about winning or losing! It’s about me taking you on, right here, right now!”
#8 One Punch Man
What is a hero? For Christopher Reeves, they are ordinary individuals who find the strength to preserve and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. Mumen Rider, despite knowing he’s not match for a sea monster, bought time until the arrival of Saitama. His action hinted that the progress in facing unexpected challenges head-on should be a priority, with results in second.
So you should shout this quote inside your heart whenever a challenge arises. ( unless it’s a critical event that would have the Earth destroyed if you lose, then you should scream loudly to power up! )
“The pain in my feet will go away eventually. But the regrets won’t, not even in 10 years.”
Have you ever had a regret that makes you want to time travel so badly so that you could’ve done things differently? Why not take the chances now, and smile 10 years in the future that you did?
“I shall grieve, and I shall weep. But I shall never regret.”
Rejoice! For you’ve been blessed by the wise words of the King of Conquerors, buffy Alexander the Great. He’s the type of character that fights hard in war and enjoy everything to the fullest, which even after he fulfilled his job, still leaves a big impact to Waver. He’s one out of many that can move on without being drowned by regrets, can you?
“Human beings are strong because we can change ourselves.”
#5 One Punch Man
YES. A year and a half of 100 daily push-ups, sit-ups, and squats, plus 10 km daily running to become as strong as Bald Cape. Once a salary-man, now the strongest man on Earth. Changes could be made both physically, environmentally, mentally, inside the social circle or going with decisions that you wouldn’t choose. If you don’t like it, evaluate your options, then change for the better, happier.
“If you wanna make people dream, you’ve gotta start by believing in that dream yourself!”
#4 Amagi Brillant Park
Have you heard of it? It’s a beat-up park on quite a deserted area that not many people have heard of, let alone visited it. But, through the transformation with the ideas of one self-admiring guy, Senya Kanie, the magical park has regained their long lost reputation, created attraction never before seen, which was all once thought to be impossible. You know where I’m getting at with this.
“I made the decision to consider my feelings more. And you need to pick up things you feel are important.”
#3 Mob Psycho 100 II
Coming from Mob that has been isolated by his peers his whole life and never have any real goal to achieve with his power, this sentence reflects his development so true that it hurts. Sometimes, there are just things that you should put your feelings in front of logic, even when it’s against the atmosphere and others will ridicule you for it. This is just one perk of being Mob, and perhaps, as human when we have something we need to protect.
“Because people don’t have wings, they look for ways to fly.”
I really love how this quote fit the very spirit that the anime presents, especially when this is said by their coach that once belitted them. Because humans are creatures that don’t like to be bounded by rules, we consistently seek for ways to improve our life, walk less few steps and to achieve something even if it’s gonna take way longer than the shortest route. We, unconsciously, look for ways to swim among the clouds in the sky.
“Life is not a game of luck. If you wanna win, work hard.”
#1 No Game No Life
Who could guess, behind the fantasy and fanservices, that NGNL has quotes that ring so true that it can resonate with us and pretty much sum up all his strategies and ideals in the virtual world. It’s just as simple as it sounds, all that’s left is how you work hard for it.
I’ve always wanted to make a list of quotes like these because even if the characters are fictional, their words are not. Allow them to reach you when you need it, because the only person that could motivate you is
a gif of Kakashi being emo
Hope this cup of tea is to your heart’s content. For once in a while, do something new and you might be surprised by how it turns out. See you next month!