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Source: facebook.com/onepieceofficial | A picture of Shanks with a quote by him that reads, "By experiencing both victory and defeat, running away and shedding tears, a man will become a man."
Source: facebook.com/onepieceofficial | A picture of Shanks with a quote by him that reads, "By experiencing both victory and defeat, running away and shedding tears, a man will become a man."

25 Shanks Quotes from the Charming ‘One Piece’ Pirate

Dayna Remus
Feb 27, 2023
02:00 P.M.
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Everyone loves a good pirate story, and the anime series "One Piece" has just that, complete with Shanks, a dearly beloved of characters in the series and viewers alike. Read his 25 quotes below.

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As he goes by, the legendary pirate "Red-Haired Shanks" holds high status among the seas in the anime show "One Piece." He has claimed the 5th highest bounty in pirating history and is one of the Grand Line ocean route emperors. These are just two of his many achievements.

He entered the world of piracy studying under the iconic Pirate King, Gol D. Roger, but, as anyone can see, he made a name for himself, separate from this association. Read the 25 quotes below to find out more about him.

Shanks’ quote: "I've come to end this war!" | Image: AmoDays

Shanks’ quote: "I've come to end this war!" | Image: AmoDays

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Passionate Shanks Quotes

"I didn't say that!" — Shanks

"The box! Did you eat what was in the box?!" — Shanks

"You can spill drinks on me, even spit on me, I'll just laugh about it, But, good reason or not, nobody hurts a friend of mine." — Shanks

"If you keep on fighting, both sides will suffer more pointless casualties. If anyone still wants to fight, then come. We will be your opponents." — Shanks

"I've come to end this war!" Shanks

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Shanks’ quote: "I didn't say that!" | Image: AmoDays

Shanks’ quote: "I didn't say that!" | Image: AmoDays

Shanks Quotes about Life

"Your honor isn't worth your life." — Shanks

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"It's okay to cry, but you have to move on." Shanks

"By experiencing both victory and defeat, running away and shedding tears, a man will become a man." — Shanks

Shanks Quotes about Piracy

"We're pirates; We don't play by the rules." Shanks

Shanks' quote: "But...good reason or not...nobody hurts a friend of mine!" | Image: AmoDays

Shanks' quote: "But...good reason or not...nobody hurts a friend of mine!" | Image: AmoDays

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"I won't call you Marines cowardly... or underhanded for this, but... won't you agree it's bad form to go after these worn-out saplings...when they're exhausted from making pirate history?! Does the new age...frighten you that much?!" Shanks

"I'll leave this hat with you. It's dear to me. Take good care of it! Bring it back to me someday once you've become a great pirate!" — Shanks

"Oh, you're Marco of the first division, right? Why don't you join my gang?" — Shanks

"If we want to go there, we'll make it with our own ships someday!" — Shanks

A Pirates Life for Me Quotes

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"Good job, you young Navy soldier. The courageous moment that you created by risking your life just now has changed the future of the world tremendously, for better or worse..." — Shanks

Shanks' quote: "Your honor isn't worth your life." | Image: AmoDays

Shanks' quote: "Your honor isn't worth your life." | Image: AmoDays

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"Eating out of frustration, Luffy?" — Shanks

"Whitebeard...I've experienced many battles and received many scars, but the scar that throbs right now is this one. This wasn't a wound received from an adventure or one received from Hawk Eye. The one who gave me this scar was one of your men...Blackbeard Teach." — Shanks

"I bet this arm on a new era." — Shanks

"See, you are a kid! Ha!" — Shanks

"Are you a monster or something?" — Shanks

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Shanks' quote: "I'll leave this hat with you. It's dear to me. Take good care of it! Bring it back to me someday once you've become a great pirate!" | Image: AmoDays

Shanks' quote: "I'll leave this hat with you. It's dear to me. Take good care of it! Bring it back to me someday once you've become a great pirate!" | Image: AmoDays

"Nah, I had an inkling this would happen." — Shanks

"My apologies. Looks like we drank the whole place dry. Sorry! You can have this if you'd like. It hasn't been opened yet." — Shanks

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"Your face is red, and you're burning up, so lie quietly." — Shanks

"Now the floor's all wet." — Shanks

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"Oh, I'm fine. No problem at all." — Shanks

"Pistols aren't for threats; they're for actions. Are you willing to risk your life?" Shanks

Shanks' quote: “The courageous moment that you created by risking your life just now has changed the future of the world tremendously, for better or worse..." | Image: AmoDays

Shanks' quote: “The courageous moment that you created by risking your life just now has changed the future of the world tremendously, for better or worse..." | Image: AmoDays

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"One Piece" centers around the pirate Monkey D. Luffy, who is set on becoming the Pirate King. To do so, he needs to find a treasure called One Piece, sailing the ocean with his crew to do just that.

This protagonist was originally inspired by Shanks himself, whom he met when he was young, and the red-haired pirate was an adult. They formed an endearing and almost father-like bond. To find out more about Luffy, read 62 of his quotes.

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