Itachi Uchiha was one of Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden’s most inspiring characters.
At first, he was portrayed as a cold-blooded villain who killed his parents and the entire Uchiha family but it was discovered to everyone’s delight that he was one of the heroes who fought to defend his village.
He continued to fight in the shadows until the final.
The unwavering loyalty he had towards the Hidden Leaf Village and his devotion to Sasuke Uchiha, his brother. Sasuke Uchiha’s key motives were behind every decision he took.
In all honesty, he was certainly one of the most talented shinobi around. Itachi is in a completely different realm in terms of the skills that were evaluated, compared to others and has been rewarded with an avid fan base.
Although he was only able to spend a few minutes on the computer and reading manga, he managed to give inspiring and thought-provoking quotes.
Here’s a list of the top quotes by Itachi Uchiha that will blow your mind.
“There is no value in killing the likes of you… Foolish little brother, if you wish to kill me, then hate me, detest me, curse me, and survive in an unsightly way. Run, run and cling to your pitiful life.”Itachi Uchiha
The only dialogue that makes us dislike Itachi from the start is the opening one. After killing all of the Uchiha family, Itachi speaks to his brother in need, presenting himself as the most brutal cold-blooded villain. But after the shocking revelation in Shippuden, we know how difficult it was for Itachi to even declare this. Every time we hear this, it is like a tear overtakes our hearts.
“People Live their Lives bound by what they accept as correct and true. That is how they define “Reality”. But what does it mean to be “correct” or “true”? They are merely vague concepts… Their “Reality” may all be a mirage. Can we consider them to be simply living in their own world, shaped by their beliefs?“Itachi Uchiha
Itachi communicates this message to Sasuke in their final fight. Then, after capturing Sasuke in an array of genjutsu, Itachi conveys a powerful message, which becomes evident once the actual motives are exposed. He managed to convince the world that he was a villain, and that was merely an illusion.
“We aren’t fish, we are human. No matter who you are, you do not know what kind of human you are until the very end. As death comes to embrace you, you will realize what you are. That’s the view of death, don’t you think?“Itachi Uchiha
Itachi shares this with Kisame in their first encounter. Kisame attempts to make it seem like a threatening Itachi to tell his stories of sharks and cannibalism. However, Itachi counters with his own words, edging out Kisame effortlessly.
You don’t become a hokage to be acknowledged by everyone,the ones who get acknowledged by everyone becomes a hokage.Itachi Uchiha
Itachi advises Naruto what it is to be a Hokage and what he can do to become one.
“Obsessed with Organization, obsessed with the clan, obsessed with ourselves. A worthless compulsion that enslaves us and limits our capabilities, leading us to fear what we don’t understand. You focus on the trivial, and lose sight of what is most important, Change is impossible in this fog of ignorance. How can we evolve when regulation is all we know?“Itachi Uchiha
Itachi informs Uchiha clan members that they are beginning to question his involvement in the death of Shisui Uchiha. This scene demonstrates how disenchanted Itachi was with the whole clan, and how he was resentful of the way they had changed. It is all of these things, together with Danzo’s manipulative ways, that force Itachi to take down his clan.
“It is not wise to judge others based on your own preconceptions and by their appearances.”Itachi Uchiha
Another great Itachi Uchiha quote, which is said from the very first meeting of Itachi Kisame and Kisame. This is a true statement in the real world when people make assumptions about people based on their appearances and beliefs, which is clearly wrong.
“If you want to know who you are, you have to look at your real self and acknowledge what you see.”Itachi Uchiha
The whole Kabuto against Sasuke and Itachi story is about self-realization. Therefore, the quotes from Itachi’s fight are a reflection of the similarity. Kabuto has struggled for the majority of his life to discover who he was. After Itachi places himself under Izanami, he can think about the things Itachi made clear and acknowledge his own.
“I am always going to be there for you, even if it is only as an obstacle for you to overcome, you and I have to live together, even if it means hating each other. That… is what big brothers are for…”Itachi Uchiha
Sasuke recalls Itachi telling him this when he thinks about the time they both lived alongside their families. If you have a sibling, you’re aware that this conversation applies in a certain way and even today. Sasuke is often looked up to as Itachi in all he does, and it causes stress for little Sasuke. That’s why Itachi provides him with his advice.
“Forgive me Sasuke….But this is the end!”Itachi Uchiha
Itachi’s last words to Sasuke before his death. Along with the well-known two-finger forehead poke, it’s among the most moving scenes and dialogues from the entire series. Itachi’s words are read out as Sasuke is recalling his brother’s memories from his time in the Fourth Great Shinobi War.
“If I had been open with you from the start… and looked you straight in the eyes and told you the truth, then I wouldn’t have had to stand before you, from above, as a failure, telling you all of this. I failed. I won’t put myself above you and tell you this and that, it’s too late. So this time for once, let me tell you one small truth. It’s all right if you never forgive me, but no matter what you become, I will always love you.”Itachi Uchiha
The lyrics are reincarnated from Itachi’s final words to Sasuke as he exposes him to the full truth about what caused the Uchiha clan’s demise. The stand is among the more moving dialogues of the entire series, as well as an eye poke.
“No matter what darkness or contradictions lie within the village, I AM STILL ITACHI UCHIHA OF THE LEAF.”Itachi Uchiha
Then there is that line from Itachi which can give goosebumps. Itachi proudly proclaims to Kabuto during the fight that, despite his shortcomings within the village and regardless of what people think about him, he’s KONOHA and not UCHIHA.
Here are some of our favourite Itachi Uchiha Quotes that you might like.
- “People’s lives don’t end when they die, it ends when they lose faith.”
- “So tell me where should I go? To the left, where nothing is right.. Or to the right, where
- nothing is left…”
- “Teachings that do not speak of pain have no meaning, for humankind cannot gain anything in return.”
- “It is foolish to fear what we have yet to see and know.”
- “Those who turn their hands against comrades, are sure to die a terrible death.”