I kind of used this already when I did the 30 Day Anime Challenge in December, but here’s my very favorite quote, from (no surprise) Kenma.
I’m not good with people, and I don’t want to interact with them.
It’s not exactly inspirational or iconic, but it’s something I struggle with on a daily basis. It’s not so easy to have to explain to someone that you’re too nervous to even go up to a cashier and ask a question. And I’ve been that cashier too. It’s always a problem for me to talk to other people unless I’ve known them for years, and even then, sometimes it’s difficult. People I’ve gone to school with since I was five still intimidate me because they don’t know me well enough and I don’t know them well enough either.
Quotes like these let me feel like there are other people who can also relate to me, and it puts me more at ease.
Though in technicality, this is my favorite, I’ll throw in some more “sports anime type” quotes for good measure. (This basically means I skimmed the wikia to find quotes)
The chance to let your talent truly blossom, perhaps it’s today. Or maybe, it’s tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, or next year. Or perhaps even when you’re 30? In regards to physique, I can’t say much. But if you yourself think that you don’t have talent, then you’ll probably never have it.
-Oikawa Tooru to Seijoh
Sometimes we forget that Oikawa sometimes has inspirational things to say, and this quote rings truth no matter what situation you’re in.
We’re like the blood in our veins. We must flow without stopping. Keep the oxygen moving and your mind working.
-Kuroo Tetsurou to Nekoma
I couldn’t just leave this one out. He says it every time they play a game. And it’s a good quote, something to get the team’s mind clear before diving into a game.
So long as I’m here, you will be the strongest.
-Kageyama Tobio to Hinata Shoyo
I’ve spoken on how much I love the friendship between Kageyama and Hinata, and man, this one gets me every time. They really have to work together to show the other’s potential. A setter can’t be amazing without an amazing spiker, and vice versa. It just doesn’t work that way.
Even if we’re not confident that we’ll win, even if others tell us we don’t stand a chance, we must never tell ourselves that.
-Sawamura Daichi to Michimiya Yui (Karasuno’s girls’ volleyball captain)
This one is similar to Oikawa’s. If you tell yourself you can’t, then you can’t. But if you put faith in yourself, you have a chance. There’s no guarantee, but it’s always better than ruining yourself before you’ve even begun.
I took yesterday off from blogging because I’d just taken the SAT and I was a little worn out from it. I’m still a bit worn out, and I’m starting my job tomorrow, but I should get a larger post out on Friday still. I didn’t have it in me to even finish one for today. This was all I could manage.
I still have that bonus post to finish, though it may be a while before it’s done. I have to look some things up before I can really finish it. Maybe this weekend I’ll finish? I’m not sure.
I should have Tuesday and Friday posts next week, though I don’t know what my work schedule will be like yet. I’ll keep everyone up to date on my Twitter.