110 My Hero Academia Quotes to Become a Real Hero

If you’re looking for My Hero Academia quotes to motivate you to pursue your dreams, then this is for you!

Kohei Horikoshi created My Hero Academia, a Japanese manga and anime series.

It’s about Izuku Midoriya, a young boy who aspires to be a superhero despite his lack of superpowers.

In real life, you don’t need a superpower to help other people.

All you need is a compassionate heart to serve others without expecting anything in return.

We’ve collected these quotes to encourage you to be your own hero and help others in any situation.

Start reading here.

And make sure to check out these All Might quotes.

Best My Hero Academia Quotes

1. “Whether you win or lose, looking back and learning from your experience is a part of life.” – All Might 

2. “Don’t worry about what other people think. Hold your head up high and plunge forward.” – Izuku Midoriya 

3. “If you wanna stop this, then stand up. Because I’ve got one thing to say to you. Never forget who you want to become!” – Shoto Todoroki 

4. “It’s not bad to dream. But you also have to consider what’s realistic.” – All Might 

5. “My motivation might seem trivial compared to yours, but I can’t lose, either. I have to live up to the hopes of those who supported me.” – Izuku Midoriya 

6. “I have to work harder than anyone else to make it! I’ll never catch up otherwise. I want to be like you—like you! The strongest hero.” – Izuku Midoriya

7. “Sometimes, I do feel like I’m a failure. Like there’s no hope for me. But even so, I’m not gonna give up. Ever!” – Izuku Midoriya

8. “A hero’s job is to risk his life to turn his promises into reality!” – Izuku Midoriya 

9. “Wanting to do it, and being suitable for it, are different issues.” – Tenya Lida 

10. “There’s nothing crueler than letting a dream end midway.” – Shouta Aizawa

11. “Should we have let people die, all in the name of the law? Isn’t it a hero’s job to save people?” – Shoto Todoroki 

12. “Even trash has its pride. If someone has expectations for us, then we need to meet them.” – Yu Hojo 

13. “It’s through my actions that I’ll realize my ultimate dream.” – Tenya Lida 

14. “I don’t have a short temper, I just have a quick reaction to bullshit.” – Katsuki Bakugou

15. “Stop thinking you can’t, start thinking you can. Failing is a part of success so don’t ever stop trying.” – Todoroki Shoto

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Famous My Hero Academia Quotes

16. “A goal with no plan is called a delusion. You need a plan in order to achieve your goal.” – Overhaul

17. “When the enemy becomes certain of their victory, that will be our chance.” – Izuku Midoriya

18. “I can’t afford to fall behind. I will be going for it with everything I have.” – Izuku Midoriya

19. “A smiling, dependable, cool hero—that’s what I wanna be! That’s why I’m giving it everything. For everyone!” – Izuku Midoriya

20. “No matter how scary it gets, you must always wear a smile that says—I’m fine!” – Nana Shimura

21. “I’m someone who eats even the Sun. That’s why I’m Suneater.” – Tamaki Amajiki

22. “Become the hero you want to be.” – Shoto Todoroki

23. “I’m gonna beat you all. Enjoy your win. It’ll never happen again, dammit!” – Katsuki Bakugou

24. ”The most inflated egos are often the most fragile.” – All Might

25. “Dreams can become reality!” – Izuku Midoriya

26. “I want to be a hero too!” – Shoto Todoroki

27. “We should always start with the basics to develop the depth of learning. We must strive to devote ourselves wholeheartedly.” – Momo Yaoyorozu

28. “When there’s nothing to be gained, rising to the challenge at those times, is surely the mark of a true hero!” – All Might

29. “It’s true that heroes have many things to protect. And that’s why—we can’t lose!” – All Might

30. “If I can’t save the one small girl in front of me, how can I become a hero that saves everyone?” – Izuku Midoriya

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Inspirational My Hero Academia Quotes

31. “Whatever you say, All Might, I’ll step up to this challenge! As long as you’re by my side, I can do anything. That’s how I feel anyway.” – Izuku Midoriya

32. “The deeper the darkness, the more dazzling the light shines!” – Izuku Midoriya

33. “If you feel yourself hitting up against your limit, remember for what cause you clench your fists! Remember why you started down this path, and let that memory carry you beyond your limit.” – All Might

34. “Maybe I failed this time, but I’m not giving up. I’ll show them I’ve got what it takes to make it to the hero course, and I’ll become a greater hero than all of you.” – Hitoshi Shinso

35. “I know I’m hurt, but if I can still move at all, I can’t stay still. I have to do something.” – Izuku Midoriya

36. “My power has been declining faster than I expected—but I must do this. Why? Because I am the symbol of peace!” – All Might

37. “All men are not created equal. This was the reality I learned about society at the young age of four. And that was my first and last setback.” – Izuku Midoriya

38. “You’re the best. That’s why I want to defeat you!” – Izuku Midoriya

39. “Because in this world, the ones who are smiling are the strongest!” – Nana Shimura

40. “I’m not gonna be your worthless punching bag Deku forever. Kacchan, I’m—I’m the Deku who always does his best!” – Izuku Midoriya

41. “It’s like All Might said, giving help that’s not asked for—is what makes a true hero!” – Izuku Midoriya

42. “Stop talking, I will win. That’s what heroes do!” – Katsuki Bakugou

43. “If I match my pace with everyone else, then I’ll never be number one.” – Izuku Midoriya

44. “I will save people with a smile! The symbol of peace cannot be daunted by evil. I smile to show the pressure of heroes and to trick the fear inside of me.” – All Might

45. “I break and break myself—even if it means twisting myself, I’ll win the way I choose.” – Katsuki Bakugou

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My Hero Academia Quotes That Are Filled With Insight and Wisdom

46. “‘I have to get stronger quickly,’ you say. It’s true. Time is not on your side—nor on your enemies. And they won’t wait for you to get stronger.” – Sorahiko Torino

47. “The slight difference between those who always aim for the top and those who don’t, it’ll come to matter in a big way once you all emerge into society.” – All Might

48. “You are not just an aspiring hero following in my footsteps. You are on your own path toward greatness. As your teacher, I must walk beside you.” – All Might

49. “If you’re going to become a hero, you don’t have time for such leisurely events.” – Shouta Aizawa

50. “With your positions revealed, you’re in my crosshairs. And there’s no hiding from the coming storm. As Hawks would say—speed beats power.” – Tokoyami Fumikage

51. “A hero can always break out of a tough spot.” – All Might

52. “Ever since your brother got taken down—I’ve had my eye on you. Because all that building resentment was written over your face. I know that when I see it. And I know just how much grudges like that can cloud a person’s vision.” – Shoto Todoroki

53. “Symbol of peace? Hah! In the end, you’re just a tool for violence—made to keep us down. And violence only breeds more violence.” – Tomura Shigaraki 

54. “You’ll regret making a fool of me—I’ll freaking kill you! I’m taking the first to end all firsts. There’s no point in winning against some half-assed punk. No point If I can’t do better than Deku! So if you’re not trying to win, get the hell outta my face!” – Bakugou Katsuki

55. “They’ve been exposed to the outside world, up close and personal. They’ve had that fear planted in them. And they’ve endured it. Overcome it. Each has grown from that experience. And forgotten how to hesitate.” – Shota Aizawa

56. “I’m going to be a hero. I’ll make that money so that my mom and dad can have easier lives!” – Ochaco Uraraka

57. “I’ll win with my mom’s power alone. I’ll never use your power in battle!” – Shoto Todoroki

58. “If you do this, we just might win. But there’s no time to hesitate, so do it now! You wanna be a hero, don’t you?! Then let’s pass this test.” – Kyoka Jiro

59. “Get a hold of yourself, you’re an adult aren’t you?” – Shoto Todoroki

60. “Can’t stand morons like you who can’t get the damned point! Basically, you’re saying we wanna cause trouble, be our pal! What a joke! I’ve always admired All Might’s triumphs. No matter what any of you jerks say, nothing’s ever gonna change that.” – Bakugou Katsuki

My Hero Academia Quotes That Are Sure to Interest You

61. “When I saw him struggling, with the odds stacked against him, it got me thinking—who protects the heroes when they need protecting?” – Ochaco Uraraka

62. “I want to be strong enough that no one will worry about me.” – Izuku Midoriya

63. “The flame I passed on to you is still small, but in the future, it will be exposed to wind and rain and grow even bigger. And then, I will slowly become weak and disappear, and I will finish my job.” – All Might

64. “If all the villains attacking tonight are on his level, everyone’s in trouble. And they might be after us students. I need to tell Mr. Aizawa and the wild, Wild Pussycats what I know. If my actions can save any of them—then I’ve gotta do something.” – Izuku Midoriya

65. “I’ll help you get back on your feet. You were dealt a bad hand, but you can atone for your deeds and start over. Because you’re a good person.” – Keigo Takami

66. “I live every day of my life like there’s no tomorrow so that when my number’s up, I can check out with no regrets! No way this horde of zombies is gonna end Mirko the hero.” – Rumi Usagiyama

67. “Meddling when you don’t need to is the true essence of a hero!” – All Might

68. “There will always be people beyond our reach that we can’t protect. Which is why we have to save people we can reach.” – Izuku Midoriya

69. “It is almost like—you are scared, so you want to keep distance from him, and for that, you act so menacing.” – Ochaco Uraraka

70. “I saw the news and hopped over! You’re part of the league, right? I’ll kick your butt!” – Rumi Usagiyama

71. “Quick as a rabbit! It’s no sweat. If you’re going to die, get the job done first. Mirko! Not done yet! Because a hero never, ever gives up!” – Rumi Usagiyama

72. “Don’t underestimate me! Besides, even if you’re just acting, even if you’re an upperclassman—villains are villains!” – Bakugo Katsuki

73. “With so much time left, I thought I’d park myself at the gate. But, well, taking that approach is just no fun at all, because watching you run and shriek like a baby—makes the sadist in me ache for a chance to play.” – Nemuri Kayama

74. “Not following through to the end can be fatal.” – Tamaki Amajiki

75. “I have always been supported by others. That was the case earlier too. I am here because of the people who have supported me!” – Izuku Midoriya

My Hero Academia Quotes to Ponder On

76. “A society without cheer and humor will not have a bright future.” – Mirai Sasaki

77. “Wanting to do what you can to help those in trouble—is part of the basics for a hero. Right?” – Mirio Togata

78. “It’s not about having confidence or not knowing fear. I’m a hero and that’s why I protect people! Once I’ve decided that in my heart, then it’s something I’d die for. Just living a life with no regrets—that’s what chivalry means to me!” – Crimson Riot

79. “I gave Shoto everything. By age 20, I’d already climbed to the #2 position. It was because I made that climb that I understood—unless I reached the summit, it was all for nothing. If all I cared about was titles, I could’ve worn a smile like you—and played the part of the lovable fool. But I wanted to be the strongest!” – Enji Todoroki

80. “I’m not especially interested in nurturing the next generation or anything, but it’s great that you’re putting in effort to cover your weak points, like short-distance combat, but you shouldn’t neglect improving on your strong points either. You’re capable of moving much more freely. Look, take it from a fellow bird. If you’ve got wings, you should stretch them out and fly. There’s no need for you to be confined to the ground.” – Keigo Takami

81. “You only know bits and pieces about these guys. Don’t insult what you don’t know.” – Kaminari Denki

82. “I’ve become a great spear! There’s one reason for your defeat. You guys underestimated—you guys, and I as well. Underestimated the hero named Red Riot and his chivalrous spirit!” – Fat Gum

83. “My power is only strong because I made it that way.” – Mirio Togata

84. “Bakugo, you said you wanted to learn what you couldn’t do right? Your ability is top notch, well for a rookie at least. But as you are, you will never be able to surpass me. This winter might just be training, but if you’re too slow, you won’t be able to use your normal excuse anymore. This is not a classroom, if you’re ever too slow, you won’t be losing points, but rather human lives.” – Enji Todoroki

85. “When a person’s backed into a corner or when they’re truly free—that’s when they show their true nature. That’s why I think Bubaigawara was a decent guy—who was just desperate to be help and I feel—the same way.” – Keigo Takami

86. “I just wanna enjoy myself. Seriously. Do some leisurely patrolling, put in a few appearances, say, ‘Aw shucks, no trouble today,’ and get a good night’s sleep! That’s my ideal life! I wanna make this world one where heroes have time to kill.” – Keigo Takami

87. “Anyone who isn’t afraid of almost certain death is just a huge idiot! I’m scared of villains and of dying! But I know something even scarier. The last expression of someone dying, and the pain of being unable to save them.” – Crimson Riot

88. “You who are obsessed with strength. You are me, from the past or from another future. Burn up and be put to rest.” – Enji Todoroki

89. “It doesn’t matter what your Quirk is if you’ve got a chivalrous heart!” – Crimson Riot

90. “The old you’s not going anywhere with that emo look on your face! If you overcome that gloomy self of yours, let me know. Or else, I’ll start spreading rumors about high school debut man.” – Mina Ashido

Short but Profound My Hero Academia Quotes

91. “Until I finish training him, I can’t die.” – All Might

92. “Hey villain, have you ever heard these words? Go beyond! Plus—ultraaaa!” – All Might

93. “I’ll be a hero and save people.” – Mirio Togata

94. “It is fine now. Why? Because I am here!” – All Might

95. “Victim whose story hasn’t been told.” – Dabi

96. “If you don’t fight, then don’t cry for what you lose.” – Katsuki Bakugou

My Hero Academia Quotes That Will Give You a Glimpse of Evil and Darkness

97. “I will obliterate everything you protected.” – All For One

98. “Heroes and villains both thrive on violence, but we’re still categorized. ‘You’re good,’ ‘You’re evil.’ That’s how it is!” – Shigaraki Tomura

99. “This will just be a signal fire. We’ll fill those heroes full of holes—and put them in their place. All for a brighter future.” – Dabi

100. “Listen Ochaco, when I think about the people I love, it makes me wanna become them. This desire to take all their blood for myself gushes up till I just can’t stand it. I get all emotional just thinking about it. That’s how I am, but other people aren’t like that. It’s so hard for me to live like this.” – Toga Himiko

101. “You must’ve thought, ‘As long as I face the future, I can be better!’ I can tell you’re at a loss for words, so here’s the answer! The past never dies! Get it yet! Y’reap what you sow! Let’s tango, you and me—Enji Todoroki! A dance with your son, here in hell!” – Dabi

102. “My dream is not so trivial that I can just give it up when someone tells me to.” – Danjuro Tobita

103. “You heroes pretend to be society’s guardians. For generations, you pretended not to see those you couldn’t protect and swept their pain under the rug. It’s tainted everything you’ve built. That means your system’s all rotten from the inside with maggots crawling out. It all builds up, little by little, over time. You’ve got the common trash, all too dependent on being protected. And the brave guardians who created the trash that need coddling. It’s a corrupt, vicious cycle. Everything I’ve witnessed, this whole system you’ve built has always rejected me. Now I’m ready to reject it. That’s why I destroy. That’s why I took this power for myself.” – Shigaraki Tomura

104. “Where do they draw the line? If Heroes are supposed to save people, then was Jin not considered a person? Will they kill me too? That’s what I want to ask Izuku and Ochaco. Depending on their answer I’ll be fine.” – Toga Himiko

105. “Quite worthy of being an instructor at U.A. Ain’t that right, hero? Is it because your students are so precious? Hope you got what it takes to protect them. See ya later.” – Dabi

106. “Create a world without All Might, and cause enough destruction to show them all how fragile their justice really is. From this day forward—that’s my conviction. It’s all about All Might.” – Shigaraki Tomura

107. “Even if this hero society comes crashing down—even if I rise to rule the underworld—that weight in my heart is never gonna go away. It’s why I hate everything. Every living, breathing thing just rubs me the wrong way. So why not destroy it all? Why not destroy everything?” – Shigaraki Tomura

108. “No one has proved that your love was not enough!” – Danjuro Tobita

109. “I just wanna love, live, and die my way. My normal way. I wanna be even more like the people I love.” – Toga Himiko

110. “If you blame others, then you won’t be able to grow.” – Danjuro Tobita

What Kind of Superhero Powers Do You Want to Have?

My Hero Academia is a manga and anime series that teaches valuable lessons about life. Izuku Midoriya pursues his goal of being a hero, even though he lacks superpower abilities. He demonstrates that through hard work and perseverance, nothing is impossible.

This is also true in real life, where hard work and determination are the keys to success. Even when faced with many obstacles, we must not give up and keep going. Don’t allow others to determine your fate; you are the one who will make it. 

These My Hero Academia quotes are your guide to always do your best to help. Life is full of challenges and will continue to put us to the test. Have the courage to face it all and believe in your own abilities.

Which My Hero Academia quotes inspired you to achieve your goals? Please, don’t forget to share them in the comments section.

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