"One day I'd like to become something precious to others" is the perfect Gaara quote that touches on the inner demons he has struggled with throughout the Naruto series. In the beginning of Naruto, Gaara's quotes were terrifying, as he was hellbent on killing whoever got in his way. However, even though Gaara is introduced as a villain, he eventually conquers the skeletons in his closet, and even goes on to become the Kazekage.
One of the best Gaara quotes is "Peace under an illusion is not true peace. It's only meaningful if the real world manages to accomplish it." Not only is this line relevant to the series, but it also holds true in the real world.
Vote up your favorite Gaara quotes that really impacted you and stayed with you long after hearing them!
Not As A Frightening Weapon
"Now there's something I understand a little better. Hate, sadness, even joy. To be able to share it with another person... Naruto Uzumaki. From fighting him I learned that. He knew pain like I did and then he taught me that you can change your path. I wish that one day I can be needed by someone. Not as a frightening weapon... But as the sand's Kazekage."
If Love Is Just A Word
"If love is just a word, then why does it hurt so much if you realize it isn't there?"
Protect Our World
"Three times now... We've fought world wars for our own nations, our own villages. We've hurt one another. We've hated one another. That hatred bred a lust for power, and that lust for power created ME. I was a Jinchuuriki, the embodiment of hatred and power. And I hated this world, and all the people in it... I wanted to destroy it with my own hands. The exact same thing Akatsuki is trying to do today. But one man, one ninja from Konoha stopped me. I was his enemy, yet he wept for me! I hurt him, yet he called me his friend! He saved me! My enemy, my fellow Jinchuuriki... He suffered the same pain as me, yet bore no ill will! There are no enemies here because we've all suffered at Akatsuki's hand! SO THERE IS NO SAND, NO STONE, NO LEAF, NO MIST, NO CLOUD! THERE ARE ONLY SHINOBI! And if you still hold a grudge against the Sand, then when this war is over, come and take my head instead! Our enemies are after the friend who saved my life! If they take him, if we hand him over, our world is finished! I want to protect him, and I want to protect our world! But I'm too young to protect it all on my own! All of you lend me your aid!"