Quotes by Nara Shikamaru from Naruto
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!
When you have that kid, I'll have to protect it. So I've gotta grow up to be a cool adult too!
I could say I'm not sad, but I'd be lying. The problem is the world won't let me stay a kid forever, so I can't lie around crying about it either.
I never really liked Sasuke, but all the same, he's a member of the Hidden Leaf village, he's a comrade and I'll put my life on the line to help him, that's the way of our village. I know I usually seem like a pretty lazy guy, but not today. Because now, I'm responsible for your lives too.
*To himself, while fighting Temari* Oh man... those clouds are so lucky. so free. More to the point, I didn't feel like doing this in the first place. And I only became a ninja because I thought life would've been more interesting as one... I suppose things aren't gonna be that simple.
*about Ino* What a drag... I say a single thing against Sasuke, and I have to get that evil look from her eyes.
*about women, to his father* If women made you a better person, I wouldn't want to know what you were like before.
*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.
Laziness is the mother of all bad habits. But ultimately she is a mother and we should respect her.
*to Hidan* That pathetic Lord Jashin or whatever isn't your God anymore. I am. The only one bringing down vengeance is me.
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.
It’s because we help out when they’re in trouble that we can count on them to come running when we need it.