Gaara of the Desert, is one of the iconic characters in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto. Originally debuting as an antagonist, he has undergone significant character growth and became complicated friend from downright villain by overcoming his traumas and finding the meaning of his journey.
Gaara is an extremely powerful shinobi, becoming Kazekage by the time he was 15, and later during the Fourth Shinobi World War, he was appointed the Regimental Commander, and leader of the Allied Shinobi Forces’s Fourth Division. Powerful collection of inspirational Gaara quotes will make you think deeply.
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Famous Gaara Quotes
Peace under an illusion is not peace. It is only meaningful if the real world manages to accomplish it. – Gaara, ‘Naruto: Shippuden’
A soul needs a purpose to live…and so I concluded that my purpose was to kill everyone besides myself. I felt alive… – Gaara, ‘Naruto’
If love is just not a word, then why does it hurt so much when you realize it’s there? – Gaara, ‘Naruto Shippuden’
I used to think ‘friend’ was just another word… Nothing more, nothing less. But when I met you, I realized what was important was the word’s meaning. – Gaara, ‘Naruto’
In order to escape a road of solitude, one has to work hard, and forge a new path with their own power. – Gaara
It’s nothing that complicated, I just want to kill him. – Gaara, ‘Naruto’
We have walked through the darkness of the world, that’s why we are able to see even a sliver of light. – Gaara, ‘Naruto: Shippuden’
Just because someone is important to you, it doesn’t necessarily mean that person is good. Even if you knew that person was evil. – Gaara, ‘Naruto Shippuden’
Naruto…When you become Hokage, let’s have a drink together. – Gaara
This is where it all starts for me. Starting with this small bond. I too want to become someone who is needed, instead of a weapon that is feared. And as the Kazekage of Sunagakure. – Gaara, ‘Naruto: Shippuden’
I know him well. He takes too many risks when it comes to his friends…that’s why. – Gaara, ‘Naruto: Shippuden’
I want to be needed, this is what I’ve learned from meeting and fighting Uzumaki Naruto. – Gaara, ‘Naruto’
I took the life of the woman I was supposed to call mother in the process of being born… in order to become the world’s strongest shinobi… an incarnation of sand was implanted inside of me. – Gaara, ‘Naruto’
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. – Gaara
It’s no use, the sand gets in the way. – Gaara, ‘Naruto: Shippuden’
Family? Let me tell you what kind of link I have with them. They are just lumps of meat linked by hatred and murderous intent! – Gaara
I am a relic they want to get rid of, so why do I exist and live? – Gaara, ‘Naruto’
Naruto… Just so you know, there will be a war to protect the Eight-Tails and Nine-Tails. In other words – you. For the sake of the ninja world and as the Kazekage, I will guard you with my life. If as a member of Akatsuki, Sasuke Uchiha stands in the way of the ninja coalition… I will show him no mercy. – Gaara
One day I’d like to become something precious to others. – Gaara, ‘Naruto: Shippuden’
People cannot win against their loneliness. – Gaara, ‘Naruto’
If all other people exist to magnify that love, then there is no more a splendid universe than this one. – Gaara, ‘Naruto’
I think of you as a friend. I used to think “friend” was just another word… Nothing more, nothing less. But when I met you, I realized what was important was the word’s meaning. – Gaara to Naruto
When did you throw yourselves away? – Gaara, ‘Naruto: Shippuden’
Up until now, my bonds with others have only been ones of hatred and murder. But, seeing him fight so hard made me wonder what a bond really is. I think I understand a little now. Suffering, sadness…and joy. To be able to share it with another person. Naruto Uzumaki…when I fought him, I feel that is what he taught me. – Gaara
Between those who experience the same pain, there can be no hate. – Gaara
Perhaps the companionship of an evil person is preferable to loneliness. – Gaara
You’re the same then. When you feel the honor of your idol under scrutiny… you become enraged, as if it were your own honor being questioned. The more precious your idol is to you… the harder you fight for him. – Gaara
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! – Gaara, ‘Naruto: Shippuden’
You have the same eyes as I do…the eyes, filled with hatred and death, that long for strength… Just like mine. Your eyes tell me how badly you wish to kill the one who put you through the hell called loneliness. – Gaara to Sasuke
When did you forsake yourselves? – Gaara
Can Sasuke come out to Die? – Gaara, ‘Naruto’
It’s too bad I don’t think of you as anything. If you get in my way… I’ll kill you. – Gaara
I shall kill you. I will not cease to exist. – Gaara, ‘Naruto’
You can make a rain of 1,000 needles. I will make it rain blood. – Gaara
I fight for my sake only and live to love no one but myself. – Gaara, ‘Naruto’
He was the one who taught me to deepen my bond with my people. Thanks to him, I was able to regain my true self. That village has him, the one who cherishes a friend’s bond more than anyone I know. Naruto Uzumaki… Knowing him and the friends he holds so dear, they will overcome this disaster and grow even stronger from it. – Gaara
Bitter crimson tears flow from lifeless eyes, and mingle with the endless sands… Bestowing ever greater power upon the demon god. – Gaara, ‘Naruto Shippuden’
There are no enemies here because we’ve all suffered at Akatsuki’s hand! So there is no Suna, no Iwa, no Konoha, no Kiri, and no Kumo! There are only “shinobi”! – Gaara
As long as there are people in this world for me to kill and continue to feel that joy of living my existence will not vanish. – Gaara, ‘Naruto’.
I am a relic they want to get rid of, so why do I exist and live? In order to exist you need a purpose, to exist for no reason is the same as being dead… I would love only myself and fight for only myself. If all other people exist to magnify that love, then there is no more a splendid universe than this one… – Gaara
Well… Is that all you’ve got?… I hope not…cuz you haven’t finished entertaining me yet. – Gaara, ‘Naruto’
I finally understand… I’m alone. I won’t believe in anyone, or love anyone. I’m alone. – Gaara
Naruto: I bet you’re dying to know my name! Gaara: I couldn’t care less.
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. – Gaara, ‘Naruto: Shippuden’
If you’re truly prepared to take up the mantle of a Kage, then as Sasuke’s friend, you know what you have to do. – Gaara to Naruto, ‘Naruto Shippuden’.
In order to exist you need a purpose, to exist without a purpose is the same as being dead. – Gaara, ‘Naruto’
What does pain feel like? – Gaara, ‘Naruto Shippuden’
Just like mine. Your eyes tell me how badly you wish to kill the one who put you through the hell called loneliness. – Gaara, ‘Naruto’
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… – Gaara, ‘Naruto Shippuden’
It’s not bleeding but… it hurts really bad… right here. – Gaara, ‘Naruto Shippuden’
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! – Gaara
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