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The Best Shikamaru Nara Quotes

Updated June 6, 2018 10.7k votes 1.9k voters 53.8k views29 items

For a character that thinks life is such a drag, there sure are a lot of great Shikamaru Nara quotes from the Naruto series. This genius shinobi often has some really wise things to say, and there are definitely a fair share of epic Shikamaru quotes as well.

Many of Shikamaru's best quotes are about how lazy he is - "Laziness is the mother of all bad habits. But ultimately she is a mother and we should respect her." On the other hand, Shikamaru has some really badass lines, particularly in Naruto Shippuden. When he got his revenge for Asuma's death, he uttered this amazing line to Hidan - "That pathetic Lord Jashin or whatever isn't your God anymore. I am. The only one bringing down vengeance is me."

No matter what your favorite Shikamaru Nara quote is, vote it up below so that it rises to the top of the list. You can also downvote any lines that didn't really impact you in a big way.

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    Respect Your Mother

    "Laziness is the mother of all bad habits. But ultimately she is a mother and we should respect her."

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      Man

      "Man... What a drag..."

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        Lazy

        "It's not because I'm lazy, it's just because I don't care."

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          I'm not sad

          "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"

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