Shikamaru is one of the most intelligent characters in the Naruto series.

He was born in the Nara clan which is known for their intelligence and the use of shadow techniques.

I have curated some of the best ‘Shikamaru’ quotes and captions for you to read.


Shikamaru Quotes

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Sometimes I wish I was just a cloud, floating along. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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See, you and I have different beliefs. I believe in the Will of Fire. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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You would think just this once, when it was life or death, I could pull through. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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Man…What a drag… ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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Subtle as a rhino… she might even be scarier than my mom. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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That doesn’t scare me. We believe in different things. I believe in the will of fire. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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He turned a room full of strangers into a room full of enemies with just one sentence. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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We might be trying to do something really risky…Please look after us, Asuma…Sensei. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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How many times do I have to tell you? The first move is always a feint. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

Best Shikamaru Quotes

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When you have that kid, I’ll have to protect it. So I’ve gotta grow up to be a cool adult too! ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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It’s stupid to talk about things you’re not. Be yourself and you’ll be fine. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

Laziness is the mother of all bad habits, but ultimately she is a mother and we should respect her. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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When you curse someone, you dig two holes. You know what that means? ~ Shikamaru Nara.

It’s the will of fire…the will to protect our village. Goodbye, Sensei… ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

Famous Shikamaru Quotes

How many times do I have to tell you? The first move is always a feint. It’s the most basic thing, to land a hit with the second move. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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I’m not as rational as you say I am. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

The mission order is still on, right? We formed a new team and we are going to execute the mission. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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That pathetic Lord Jashin or whatever isn’t your God anymore. I am. Now I will hand down judgment. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

It’s because we help out when they’re in trouble that we can count on them to come running when we need it. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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We’re not stupid enough to go out there planning to die. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

What a drag… I say a single thing against Sasuke, and I have to get that evil look from her eyes. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

Popular Shikamaru Quotes

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If you curse to kill someone, you also get killed in retribution, that’s why you need two holes for the burial. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

It’s just that…how should I put it…it’s because I’m concerned about Choji and Ino and other guys in the unit. And well, Naruto…so I’m just hanging around. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

Sometimes I wish I was a cloud… Just floating along, going wherever the breeze takes me. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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There’s no advantage to hurrying through life. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

Someday you’ll be the one to treat others to ramen and you’ll be called Naruto Sensei. We can’t stay kids forever, like Asuma and Jiraiya, I wanna be as cool as them. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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I know I usually seem like a pretty lazy guy, but not today. Because now, I’m responsible for your lives too. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

Top Shikamaru Quotes

If women made you a better person, I wouldn’t want to know what you were like before. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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It’s not because I’m lazy, it’s just because I don’t care. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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These woods are a special place in the Land of Fire. Our family is the only one allowed in. No one else comes here. Our family will always keep an eye on you. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

We are not that stupid. I have no intention to die…but, I don’t want to give up without setting things straight…I don’t want to live a crappy life like that. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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My master entrusted me with a lot, from big things to little things. It’s the same for you, an unlimited number of things. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

Great Shikamaru Nara Quotes

This keepsake lighter… when I have this, it’s as if Asuma Sensei is nearby. It’s as if he is protecting us. It just feels that way. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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Sorry I am late, but I won’t hesitate anymore. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

Don’t you think it’s about time for us to be the ones who entrust, not the entrusted. It’s a drag, but I can’t say that. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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In life, nothing good comes out of hurrying. ~ Shikamaru Nara.

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. ~ Shikamaru Nara.



So these were the 43 quotes from Shikamaru Nara.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other popular blog posts on the topics of Death Note quotes and Gintama quotes and Demon Slayer quotes.